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  1. 1 hour ago, BFCElvis said:

    That could be why you're getting shredded. If I want to get troops safely into a building quickly I will use Fast or Quick to the door and then either Hunt or Move to enter the building. Fast and Quick moving units don't seek cover as well as Move and Hunt. Give it a try and see if you notice a difference.

    Ahhhh @BFCElvis, I'm playing @Artkin.  You shouldn't have told him that!  Now its gonna be a fair fight!


    59 minutes ago, LukeFF said:

    Not in CW - the commander has to stand farther up out of the hatch to look around, which then of course increases his exposure to enemy fire of all kinds. It was because for reasons like that, that Soviet doctrine specified that tank commanders were to remain buttoned up. 

    Since I usually play NATO I think Soviet tank commanders, especially those in T-64As, should stand up out of their turrets at all times. That way I can actually do some damage to 'em. 😁

  3. You guyz are totally off target. 😁

    Since CMCW already has desert terrain I'm guessing the mod is Israelis vs An Arab Coalition.  Well, I guess @Sgt.Squarehead was getting close:

    On 9/8/2021 at 12:14 PM, Sgt.Squarehead said:

    If we're adding extra theatres of war, I'd nominate Afghanistan (Real 1978-1992) & Iran (Fictional 1982-2000).

    I think the DLC will be set in the middle East. Prolly '67 to '82. Pre and post Merkava. My humble, but correct, opinion. 😁

  4. On 9/11/2021 at 7:29 AM, Heirloom_Tomato said:

    Go to www.Battlefront.com and log in. From here go to the My Account section and then to My Orders. I am going to assume you will have bought the Engine 4 Big Bundle Upgrade, find it in your orders, click on the download link and here you will find the Full installers for CMBS, CMRT, CMFI, CMFB and CMBN. You will then need to find your order for CMSF2 and CMCW and those download links will also bring you to a full installer page. Each of these full installers will give the most current version of each game.

    That is how I currently check for updates @Heirloom_Tomato. It does take a bit of work though. I'm often very good at finding the hardest way to do things.

    BTW, I still have our epic battle saved 😄. I think I was on the verge of making a comeback after your comeback, that was after my comeback. 🤣

  5. Hi@Howler

    Folks on Steam will have their games updated automatically.  That's one of the good things about Steam.  You can also revert to earlier versions if you need to. So I say this to just clarify that this topic would only be useful to folks who don't use Steam.

    Personally I would love a single thread updated by the moderators that I could refer to.  I keep a copy of all my installers on a flash drive so I would like a thread I could follow that is an easy reference and would email me with the release of an update since I'm following that thread. That sounds reasonable to me.

  6. @chuckdyke it's not that bad. I've been playing PBEM since day 1. (2020 not 2000) and have had at times 10+ games going when I was stuck in a hotel for a month (long story).  

      I have had problems with all of your points except one. I've found them relatively easy to work through.  The only one that I've never had problems with is mods. Can they really cause problems with PBEM games?

     The worst of your points is house rules as we often assume the other player knows them. That would be conditions concerning artillery and setup locations. Some play with no bombardment 1st turn. Some with no bombardment in a setup zone on the 1st turn. And some even play with no calling in pre-planned bombardment at all on first turn.

    I've made the mistake and I've had it happen to me. Just let your opponent know and they have always been gracious about it.

    I've found the biggest problem is one that you didn't mention and that is when Real Life gets in the way. Again, players have always been gracious and put games on hold or cease fired in extreme situations.

    Dropbox can be used to automate the process. Prolly something that will not be required over the coming year except maybe in complex multi-player games.

    What do you think @chuckdyke?

  7. This is just a rant, only mildly related, but some ‘legit’ install programs act like viruses. I installed Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Inventor. I can’t seem to get it completely uninstalled now, off of one of my Windows 10 machines.

    The uninstall seemed to crash during the process and now, no matter what I find and delete, or which processes I disable and kill, parts of it keep showing up in my task manager.

    Anyone know of an app that can find and cleanly uninstall these pesky parasitic programs?

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