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Originally posted by Philippe:

And a good one. If he can't find the page he'll start staring at the table of contents like I did. You can learn a lot of useful things that way.

I wish there was a CDV version of the index...

No real need for an index as Adobe Reader has a Command+F 'find' function - found 3 references to binoculars et viola :D
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Der Kunstler -- if you want an actual answer to your question... the spotting is improved and is always "on." That unit can always spot better.

For you manual wonks -- see page 102 of MY manual.

Also, Der Kunstler -- keep in mind spotting varies depending on what the unit is doing. A "hiding" unit will not spot as well as a unit that is not hiding. Moving, being buttoned up, experience level, etc. will also effect the spotting and identifying ability. I'm sure someone can quote you a page(s) in the manual for all this.

Eight responses to this poor community member's question and the thread turns into a debate about manual indices. Why not just answer the question? How about this... answer the question and identify your manual cite. That might actually be helpful.


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This parable sums up the value of learning and education:

“If you give a man a fish he can feed himself for a day – teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime” or sumfink ;)

We all have a PDF manual installed, a printed one within reach (hopefully), and the various searchable CM game forums based on the same engine and principles which is jam packed with knowledge and experience like a library, archived all the way back to 1999.

It is there for all to fish through! :D

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Originally posted by Der Kunstler:

Yeah I saw that - it says "greatly enhancing its long range spotting and identifying abilities" - so I'm assuming this is a "passive" ability - it works automatically - not like in Blitzkrieg where there was a "use binoculars" command.

The gentleman has obviously read the manual but still has a valid question. Help the guy out for goodness sake... don't beat him over the head with the manual. Provide the answer and cite the page in the manual if you want.

You don't have to reply to these questions. If these types of questions are a nuisence to you - just ignor them. You do the research and let the guy know what page the answer is on, but you won't answer the question. Would you throw a swimming manual to a drowning man... a hunting manual to a starving person? :eek: Why go to the trouble of researching the answer and stopping short of providing the answer?

You know... sometimes I sit at work and ponder CM questions. I don't have my manual with me. Sometimes I ask a question and I am interested in conversing with people about the answer. Sometimes the manual is unclear. Maybe I haven't played CM for a year and have packed away my manual. Maybe my dog ate it. In those cases, having some wonk tell me what page the answer is on is not really helpful.

You will fish, damn it! I demonstrated how to bate the hook and pointed to a good fishing hole! Now you know how to fish! Any questions, refer to page 359 in the fishing manual. Go fish! :D

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"Forty-two!" yelled Loonquawl. "Is that all you've got to show for seven and a half million years' work?"

"I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."


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Originally posted by Wicky:

We all have a PDF manual installed

Oddly enough I have a printed manual (and the downloaded PDF index that doesn't go with it), but no PDF manual.

Now as it happens I'm so old-fashioned that I prefer paper anyway, so I only care in an academic sense.

But are you quite sure that everybody is supposed to have a PDF manual? I may have to take a second look at the other disk to see if I overlooked something.

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Originally posted by MikeyD:

"Would you throw a swimming manual to a drowning man... a hunting manual to a starving person?"

They're Republicans.

English and Labour!

Looking up CM info is a little less life or death, more like: Would you tie an adult's shoelace when they have an evolutionary evolved opposable thumb...

Yes we do it for toddlers but then teach them to do it for themselves.

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Back to the Mod quarry for you! Political chat in the CMAK forum is scandalous especially when there are pitiful cries for modded Shermans going unheard :D

Originally posted by MikeyD:

"...evolutionary evolved..."

Ooooh, evolution! Definitely not a Republican!

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