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  1. Yes, I have that book too, outstanding quality. I just want to point out that that is a manual for a Tank Company, not a Regiment, so the small units make both these books relevant to the scale of Combat mission. I think the tank book can be bought from here: https://www.lulu.com/shop/bernhard-kast-and-christoph-bergs/german-army-regulation-on-the-medium-tank-company-h-dv-4707-mittlere-panzerkompanie-from-may-1941-deutschenglish/paperback/product-24459401.html

  2. 34 minutes ago, danfrodo said:

    Dumb question:  Other than BFC getting lots more love & money, what advantages do y'all see from Steam?  I get that purchasing is easier.  what else do you see that makes this good for existing BFC customers?  -- honest question, I really don't know the answer but given the excitement I am obviously missing something.

    I used to use steam to play Assault Squad and COH, and I really didn't like how much Steam took over my computer, causing delays on startup.  Fortunately I found BFC and can no longer imagine why I played those very silly games.  My current plan is to continue to purchase outside of Steam.

    For me, the biggest thing will be automatic patching, and also easy installation compared to having to hunt for and download installation files on a website.

  3. On 5/8/2019 at 9:43 AM, JSj said:

    My God, installing patches manually is so... decades old. I installed the patch, everything seemed fine, CMFB updated from v2.00 to v2.01. But now the list of battles and campaigns are both empty when I go there... sigh. I guess I will just have to reinstall the whole game again.

    I just updated to 2.03, and the same thing happend again. The game is updated to the new version, but the battles and campaigns are gone. I guess I will just make a new full install again, that's how I solved it last time. I really hope that the existing WWII titles will all come to Steam, so that I will not have to deal with these kinds of things again. Are you supposed to put the patch file in the game folder or something before updating? Doesn't it work from the desktop? My game is in the default folder, so that is not the issue.

  4. 3 hours ago, Battlefront.com said:

    That said, in the unlikely event that things go in an unexpectedly negative direction we do have the ability to call off the experiment and avoid Steam in the future.  Slitherine gave us that option.

    bomberburn, they already answered that. This is obviously a test to se how it will be received. So if it goes well and there will be good sales numbers and many new players, the other games will surely be added to Steam too.

  5. 2 minutes ago, BFCElvis said:

    Every game using the Game Engine 4 (and 3 for CMBN) have all-in-one full game installers which install everything through the most recent patch. Never drive yourself nuts with the step by step installation again. 

    Thanks. It was quite smooth though, I just ran the installers one after the other. Where can I find the latest full game installer? When I look under "My Orders" on the site, the base game seem to have a file called "CM Final Blitzkrieg Engine 3 CMFB-BGV3". Then there is the file "CMFB Upgrade 4 CMFB-UPV4" listed under my order for the upgrade to engine 4. But this order has the 10$ price listed, so this seems to just be the upgrade, not a full installer? Both are links to files at battlefront.sharefile.com.

  6. 6 hours ago, Aragorn2002 said:

    I wouldn't be too hasty with a new install of the entire game though. Check your scenarios and campaigns map first.

    I did a new install, and it went smoothly. Everything works now. By the way, when doing a new install, do you need to install all patches again, or can you skip some? I installed the CMFB base game, then 1.02, then the 2.00 upgrade, and finally the current 2.01. Could I have skipped some of these installs? Could I have gone from the base game directly to 2.00, for instance?

    Also, are there newer, updated install files for the base game available with some patches integrated, or is the base game installer the same as when the game was released? I did this from an old install file for the base game that I had saved on my computer.

  7. 1 hour ago, BFCElvis said:

    I do apologize for not giving you an ETA. It is certainly reasonable and understandable that you're asking for one. But, I posted short of giving an ETA for a couple of reasons. The biggest one is that until it is ready to be uploaded for release things can (and have) come to light and cause delays. It would be unfair to you try to slap a date or timeline that may not be met. I can say, as I did in my post, that it is in the final throes of creation.

    Yeah, giving an ETA that can not be followed would be awkward. It's not like someone has already talked about a before March 2019 ETA, right? 🙂

  8. 6 minutes ago, Frenchy56 said:

    Chastise me for comparing CM to Graviteam all the time, but even they have a dev answering questions on the Steam and Graviteam forums most of the time. He's not very good at being PR-friendly (he's kind of a dick sometimes, actually) but at least he gives answers.

    I don't expect BF to have the resources to hire someone to answer questions here on the forum full time, but as I wrote before, surely they could spend a few minutes once in a while so we could get just a few lines of information to find out what is going on, instead of Months and Months of nothing.

  9. 18 minutes ago, Jaskier said:

    Well who said 2019? :D

    Actually, Steve did:

    "At the moment we're doing some last minute TO&E fixes.  While making Rome to Victory I got into some retro revisions which had a ripple effect.  Almost done with it.

    These last minute fixes do delay things, but worth it IMHO.  I'm still thinking that we can have them out before March (yes, of 2019). "

  10. 5 hours ago, Battlefront.com said:

    Can you guys imagine how much mischief we could cause if we did have the AI cheat?  "Hmm.  So the Human just called in 3 batteries of 155 artillery on my rifle platoon that is out in the open, eh?  Well, let's see how well that works if we kill the FO unit seconds before it makes the fire for effect call".  Yeah, that sounds like it could be fun ;)

    But, can you guys imagine how many times we have experienced mischief just like that? It must be dozens of times! So it was you all along causing this to happen deliberately!!! Oh, those thousands and thousands of times when this did not happen? Meh, those must have been just coincidences. 🙂

  11. I didn't think it was going to be a long wait either, in the fall of 2015, when it was said that the release of Final Blitzkrieg was close. Then, as time went on, I thought there was going to be a release at the anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge, in December... but no, it was not released until in April 2016. So, I am not holding my breath for CMSF 2 or an Engine 4 patch anytime soon. Like I said, we're on Battlefront time here.

  12. On 6/11/2018 at 3:46 AM, sburke said:

    Thing is if you do the full download (yes a bit more of a pain) you will always have the latest. Patches don’t happen that often so in my view it is just easier to do the full download AND SAVE IT SOMEWHERE SAFE than to try worrying about patches 

    If only Combat Mission was available on Steam, we wouldn't have to worry about patches and all the different versions. On Steam, the latest version is always available for easy downloading.

  13. 7 minutes ago, Bulletpoint said:

    I'm not a hardcore Steam fan, and I don't really care if they go on Steam or not. But I thought I'd take a look at the numbers.

    Steve might be right that the vast bulk of Steam users hate Combat Mission, who knows? But even then, Steam now has 18,5 million users.

    If just one in a hundred of those users has the intelligence and interest in realistic WW2 games required to be a match for Combat Mission, that's 185,000

    Agreed, I much prefer games that are on Steam. The purchasing, downloading,  and everything else is so much easier than having to search for download links on a game developer's home page. And as you said, of all the millions of Steam users, there must be quite a few that are potential Combat Mission customers.

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