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About BadgerDog

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  • Birthday 05/18/1948

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    Toronto, Canada
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    Collecting old milsurps
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  1. Excellent ... a new recruit. 👍 As soon as we can arrange some time on Gibsonm's server, or I can get my Hamachi server running, we'll set up an small event. Thanks ....
  2. That would be terrific boss! 👍 Thanks ... 😀
  3. Maps! 😲 ... we have maps? 🤔 I can see I'm never going to live this one down. 🙄 ... although, it was a pretty unthinking move on my part ... so, I deserve to wear it. 😞
  4. Thanks for the feedback guys .. 👍 I currently have just 5 Mb/sec slow and sometimes unreliable Internet, but within the next 6 weeks they're installing 1.5 Gb/sec Fibre internet on our street. Once I have that, I'll be able to run SB4 and host better to arrange some times for small gatherings. Watch this thread for announcements. Regards, Doug
  5. Well, just watched the AAR ... and ... that certainly was embarrassing! 😲😟 Sorry about that Ash. 😞 No excuse.... I was observing what I thought was enemy frontage and all of sudden a tank came into view crossing from my right to left, which I wasn't expecting. 😲 I was staring through IR and saw the silhouette appear out of nowhere, but should have been sharper on my AFV recognition. Laid two TOWS into it and then began to wonder as an afterthought ... hmmm... are any of my guys out front here with me on the recce screen? I didn't hear anyone screaming "friendly fire!" at me on the radio, so I carried on. Again, sorry about that. I should have been less trigger happy and more patient until I knew for sure. Lesson learned! 😣 By the way, my radio comms via Internet were awful today, so I did the best I could maintaining SA and assuming what the CO wanted me to do next, with TEXT support chat relays from GibsonM. Regards, Doug
  6. Sitrep ... After a 5th install, but this time installing the Map Package first as suggested, then installing SB4 itself, I now have everything in a single directory like Gibsonm showed in the pics in his above post. 🙌 ... and SB3 is completely gone from my system ... R.I.P. I started this exercise for two reasons. 1. I wanted to find out where my printers went! 🤔 2. In last weeks Anzac outing, I loaded the map once successfully, but then someone who showed late arrived which forced all of us back to the waiting. When we all began the process of loading the scenario up a second time, may system alone crashed the scenario on loading. (see attached pic). I caused an embracing anf=d lengthy delay for everyone trying to re-start my computer and SB4 to see if I could get it loaded properly. Luckily, after a few more failures, it finally loaded successfully and I had a great time bumbling around in a Bradley, never having even tried it in the Tutorials. 😜 Fortunately, I'm still alive and ready for this Thursday's continuance. MY point? II wanted to try and fine out why my system crashed loading the scenario, so I went hunting in the logs while still tracking down my lost printers issue. I was able to duplicate it loading an Instant Action scenario. Here's the LOG of that crash. Instant Action M1A2.txt Not sure what's unusual about my system that would cause that error message, but it has something to do with a graphics call? Finally, the case of the missing printer list is solved! 🤙 Back Story ... I've been using a 15 year old Microsoft mechanical mouse, which for trying to sight and shoot is not granular enough. A friend bought me a brand new Razer Mouse with an incredible 1mm tracking capability, which has improved my gunnery a LOT! It came with software to set up the buttons, plus had an option to click within it and load any other application such as SB4. You simply told it where the application file was located and it did the rest when you clicked on it from its internal menu. I've had no issues using it with other applications, but apparently it messes with SB4's network printer listing. I removed SB4 from it's menu and instead loaded it directly. Now I have a functional network printer listing back in the SB4 map screen. ... and before you ask, no ... it's not involved in my scenarios randomly crashing on loading. Anyway, thanks for looking onto it Ssnake and Gibsonm, but it's obviously a self inflicted wound! 🙄 I'm printing fine again ... Regards, Doug
  7. Right clicked and they went to the garbage and I even deleted (emptied) the garbage. 😉 ... plus in the SB4 Program it refers to the path /SteelBeasts 4/maps/package which it created , with no way I can see to change that path to just Steelbeasts not Steelbeasts 4., which the installer created. It says I don't have the privileges to do that. 🤣 Edit: Also, it appears that the SB4 installer, as it's currently bring delivered, wants the Map Package in its own SB4 directory, I think is causing me some other issues? Installer Summary Output Destination location: C:\Program Files\eSim Games\SB Pro PE Map Package Folder: C:\ProgramData\eSim Games\Steel Beasts 4\maps\packages Setup type: Full installation Selected components: Program Files Extra Documents Scenarios Slide show Start Menu folder: eSim Games\Steel Beasts Pro PE Additional tasks: Additional shortcuts: Create a desktop shortcut Create a Quick Launch shortcut
  8. I did that boss.... 4 times ... 😏 ... and every time I run a fresh install of SB4, it recreates the directory structure I've been trying to tell people about. It creates ON ITS OWN a directory called Steel Beasts 4 and puts the maps/package in it, plus in the SB4 Program it refers to the path /SteelBeasts 4/maps/package, with no way I can see to change that path? I'm not making this stuff up and I welcome anyone who wants to login with TeamViewer of Anydesk to watch SB4 do this exercise on its own, as I've described. I'm willing to go around again for a 5th install if there's any takers. 🤣 Regards, Doug
  9. 1. Once again, I completely uninstalled EVERYTHING that's related to SB 3&4 using eSim's uninstaller. 2. I then cleaned my entire system of any remnants of SB3 or SB4. All directories, Files and Registry data. I then installed SB4 and the Maps Installer Package from scratch successfully ... 4 times now, repeating steps 1 and 2 each time. I need a simple favor? With SB4 installed, look in your Windows 10 under "Program Data/eSim/Steel Beasts" and "Program Data/eSim/Steel Beasts 4" and just list for me the sub-directory name structure that appears under each of those directories. I'd really appreciate it if someone could post that here. Thank you ... 😉 Regards, Doug ps: I'd also like to know from people where their Directories called "My Scenarios" and "My Operations" are installed on their systems. Mine end up in My username/Documents/eSim folder.
  10. Thanks Boss! 😁 That was an awesome training video ... thanks. I learned a lot more and I didn't realize one could jump to the bad guys vehicle and replay video of the engagement, including damage and hits?
  11. Good morning here. 😀 I completely uninstalled EVERYTHING that's related to SB 3&4 using eSim's uninstaller. I then installed SB4 from scratch. I still get the "error loading" on all tutorials, unless I copy the "scenarios" folder from a folder created by SB4 installer called "Steel Beasts" to another folder created by the SB4 installer called "Steel Beasts 4". I have no idea why the first folder was created anyway? I've uninstalled SB4 again and re-installed it with the same result. I'm going to work on it today and see if I can figure it out. I have "Anydesk" and "Teamviewer" if someone wants to login to my desktop and have a look.
  12. Thanks for the feedback ... I actually installed SB3 first, immediately followed by the SB 4 complete install. I would like to kill SB3 altogether and just leave SB4 installed!!!!
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