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  1. Is that like a dance where you lean backwards under a pole Where does the thong come into it? Also, Ren, good to see you, and thanks. @ Shot, why can't we carry on with the 29th with HH in absentia? I am hoisting a few beers with Dr. D. down TX way this week, we'll see about this mysterious lambada then.
  2. Thanks, good to see you still here - one of the old hands!
  3. Gary Owen! Well, I might pick up VASL again too, but Shot has a dismaying ability for rolling criticals. @ Gibson - I am SO rusty. I don't even want to state what my first range score was with the M1. I fiddled a bit with all the platforms, some pretty cool stuff out there. A few of the platforms are pretty hard to run. I can't see becoming expert at all of them... 12A - thanks. Any idea what the active membership or participation in the Friday romps might be? @ Rat - hello, sewer-kin!
  4. So far, it really hasn't been an elegant process. Uninstalled v2.251. Paid for and dl v2.6x, then installed it. Double checked that the CM runtime version survived the uninstall. Went back for DirectX9. And... now were UP! Off to the range. Or bed. Something.
  5. Ok, fixed the CM stick challenge by going to the wibu site and DLing their latest runtime engine. Now I have to figure out how to get my SB Pro PE upgraded to the last level that I paid for, given that my email archive is corrupt. Hopefully, my CM stick license will reflect the correct level. Sending email to Ssnake.
  6. Greetings all - I have been reading and spinning up my gyros to re-enter the sim. I plan to drag at least one of the kids in after me. Currently working through installation debugging with the CM stick, hopefully I will be up and running soon. Then it is off to the "Tanks!", if it is still there... I plan to drag Shotmagnet kicking and screaming in after me. We'll see, it might be tough. He went and got a VASL-ectomy for playing the fabled Avalon Hill game.
  7. Dr. D!!! W00t- awesome to see you! PM en route...
  8. Good to see you back, I remember the Battlelabs too. Lots of good skull sweat in your initial post. A quick question, are you certain that the vehicles with 2 crew were more efficient than the single player vehicles? My experience was that it was really hard to coordinate...
  9. I was looking for a stick and the HOTAS options were all pretty expensive. I found reman Logitechs for $20 on eBay.
  10. I really like both of the OOBs proposed by the Ball of Tar-ness as well the doughty Hunter of Large Metal Boxes - now all I need is time. Like someone pointed out, a credible backstory doesn't just make pre-game trash talk easier, but aids the sce designer. Given the IDF preference for first strike, usually by air, I wonder what steps would lead to an armor clash. If we postulate IDF air superiority in any conflict limited to just Israel and Egypt, any sce would have to have ample helo and air spt for the Israelis. I need to go look at a map of the Sinai and Jane's Armor.
  11. Re: tanks of the 80's - some M60's showing up in Tashkir Square in Cairo right now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Egyptian_M60A3_Tank_Side_View_in_Cairo,_29th_January_2011.jpg
  12. The difficulty in simulating a Merk IV with any of the existing tanks adds to the likelihood that 'buildable' sce would be Egypt versus Saudi, or China, or Libya etc. Given the closed model architecture of the sim, and the paucity of attributable tech info about Israeli tanks, simulating the Egypt/Israeli battles is a bridge too far.
  13. Much of the news coverage of the events in Egypt features still or video imagery of M1 tanks in Cairo. Are any of our esteemed scenario builders considering new work, perhaps inspired by this new development? How about Egypt versus Saudi? Or Egypt versus China somewhere in Africa?
  14. Red Leopard Deux - down with this in 2011.
  15. Arrrg - getting a bad Data11 cab file file error when I unpack the 9 files - re-DLing now one through six now (7-9 didn't return an error). Oh - we received 47cm of snow last night. I will go shovel now.
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