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  1. Things like this aren't unique to CW. Quick Battle automatic force selection have always given "interesting" results, across all the titles. QBs work best as H2H where each player can choose their own forces and that would eliminate these oddities, barring mistakes by the players. Depending on how you are playing you can choose your own forces, then hit suggestions for the opponent and tweak them to repair anything that shows up like missing observers, etc. You may not want to do that though and lose the element of surprise. I'd say, though, that in the CW era, you probably had a quite good idea of what is in front of you, so it may not be that unrealistic. As far as fixing, the force selections are much improved over what they used to be after they did some fixing up to the logic (which sounds simple and I don't think was simple at all). They are better now as they tend to pick complete formations, minus some items to fit the point criteria. So the lack of supporting items probably shows more in smaller battles than large ones. They are probably about as good as they are going to get at this point. Dave
  2. I put in a request for the ideal solution being a list of different types of text in the game with a button for each bringing up some kind of color picker. Can't hurt to ask 🙂 I described the ideal. Have to let Charles figure out what's possible based on that. Good idea. Dave
  3. I am as well, but I'm not aware of any mods like that. Dave
  4. Can you send a copy of the save file you received. I'm on a mac and can take a look at it. That would help narrow down whether it's a CM problem or a problem with your installation. Dave
  5. Can you provide more details, and preferably a save file for investigation? Dave
  6. It's not to hard to make one. Copy the BN one to your RT folder. Open it in a text editor (wordpad, Notepad++, etc), and you'll see that the only thing that has to change is the name of the executable. Make sure you change that name correctly to the Red Thunder executable, save, run it and you should be in business. (Note : I'm also on a Mac but I think if I remember the scripts are almost the same - it should be obvious when you open it in a text editor). Dave
  7. I'm confused by this question (you may be too 🙂 ) You don't "have it in 7zip". 7 zip is a utility to open compressed files. It's just a program/app. Do you still have the downloaded installer in .rar format? If so, then once you've downloaded Bandizip, open Bandizip and select whatever menu choice gets you to specify a file to open (I'm assuming File/Open or File/Uncompress but I don't have it, so I'm guessing - it should be very obvious). Once it does it's thing you should then have an installer that is executable that you can just double click on and it will run. The installer for PC should end in .exe. You don't have to throw 7-zip away if you don't want to. I've always found it to be a pretty good utility. One more comment. You say "move the install to Bandizip" Just leave the downloaded installer .rar file in your Downloads directory. Direct Bandizep to open that file. The installer will take care of putting the files in all the right places. Hope that helps. Dave [edit] corrected. I meant .rar, not .zip and fixed that (for anyone else reading since I see you got it running)
  8. Back in the late 70 s and 80s our rule of thumb was if we fired 6 volleys from a position it was time to leave before the couterbattery arrived (assuming against the Russians). Probably cliscc we go that 4 minutes (or even less). We counted it in rounds fired and tracked rather than time. So we figured our mode would not be a set battery position but one hipshoot after another. I don’t know how that translates to today’s world but I’d assume counterbattery radar has only gotten better. How many countries have top line capability would be the question. Dave.
  9. Look in the installation folder. There’s a script that is titled “Activate Additional Products”. Run that script and a window will pop up where you can enter your DLC serial number. Then the window will show all the things licensed and a play button. You are good to go then.
  10. 7zip is a good utility for compressed files. And it’s free.
  11. Our second one died after about 5 years. First one lasted about 10 years. We've gone back to a Hamilton Beach that uses Mr. Coffee style filter and just buy good coffee for it. It also has a second part with a small gold mesh filter to only make one cup at a time, and enough headroom for a travel mug, for those times (frequent) that I want more coffee but my wife doesn't. We liked them a lot when we had them. We also have a little one cup Moka pot, which makes nice coffee. Dave
  12. I don't believe so. I think the PBEM++ system takes the place of current PBEM. Same system (more or less) as other PBEM++ capable games. Dave
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