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  1. 9 hours ago, 12Alfa said:




    Z Force is an unfortunate phrase for me; last time I was in Vic Barracks (which was a long time ago) there was still a Z Force HQ. Refers to a unit that under took special operations in WWII.

  2. I personally don't need 'playable' not really interested in the crew positions; having said that I would like all Israeli vehicles modeled.


    'I don't think we even know how much they tricked out their M-60s and Shermans even'.

    I remember back in the late 90s and early 2000s, someone, I think he may still a web site, said he had access to the all the modification records for the M60s. He made up names for all different 'varieties' of M60s.

    But later I came across references to their servicing procedures; it appears that the reason there were so many different looking M60s was that, when in for servicing the M60 and M48 was to be updated to whatever the current standard was and if they did not have all the parts available they fitted what they had in stock.

  3. I have a little scenario to upload, but I don't know where the map came from; I think it maybe pre 4.1. Is there a list of maps distributed with the version 4.2** ?

    Have opened the Map Transfer Manager and inquired if the package UID was listed; the message I received was that it is on disc. Is that my local disc or the map servers disc?

    As I am not sure where I got the map from, I think from SB v3, I don't want to upload it if it violates someones copyright. I am assuming that if it was in v3 and not v4.1 then it was withdrawn for a reason.

  4. I have something similar happening, it is in a complex scenario but it is consistent. A vehicle traveling along an 'engage' route, stops and picks up infantry that is there to hold a bridgehead, on it's way passed.


    It has not happened every time, I think only since I added 'red' units to that area. At least it has been consistent for the last ten or so runs.


  5. 18 hours ago, Lumituisku said:

    why not to have a kind flat base where rotary encoders are hidden into, and connected to finger wheels,   small wheels that can be rotated with tone finger with ease

    Has anyone thought of the humble trackball?

  6. Thank you, good stuff!


    I usually give the shop a couple of options for every thing and they come back with comments and suggestions in their quote. I include a description of use, this time I think it will be gaming and general use. Last time I mentioned VR and that led me down a rabbit hole that back filled behind me.

  7. I usually replace my computer when it turns four years old. This time I intended to hang on to it a little longer for financial reasons and because we had doubts the computer shop was still trading.

    The current PC is just over three and a half years old and it has developed a problem that causes it to reboot ' The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.' Oddly it seems to occur when chrome is running only, it is mostly avoidable.
    Additionally occasional SB just ceases to proceed, restart of SB being an easy fix. Two nights ago I looked at the CPU temp while running SB; about 60 deg C and up to 95 +, I suspect a fan or two no longer function. Last night the PC failed to proceed while running SB and refused to restart. It booted up fine this morning.
    So I am lightning the load on the PC and physically rearranging things so it gets better airflow; to allow time to write the specs for a new PC; as well as write up and print out all the info I need to switch to a new one. Fortunately some new tax breaks have been announced for this tax year :)
    It will be at least a month before a new PC would arrive.
    I am assuming that the heat of the CPU was affected by the restricted multi-threading in SB (obviously not the major cause), so one question is might multi-threading be increased in December's release?
    And any advice on the specs for the new machine, I usually go one step + back from the top of the line for longevity, that didn't work this last time time:(
    I have not looked at what is available now, so any advice would be gratefully received. Here are the specs so far:

    Above Intel Core i7 8700

    32 GB memory

    Above nVidia RTX 2060 video 14 GB + memory

  8. While were talking about map displays etc; I do miss not having the info of last know position and direction of travel of enemy units. If I remember correctly Tacops had another map screen to show this, it was along time ago maybe someone else remembers the interface more accurately.

  9. I read recently 'that the robot dogs' were to be used for base security. Which irremediably triggered a recollection of 'police' drones in central park (I think) that scared people (911 calls were made) and people actually tried to report 'crimes' to the drones, but the drones were being run as a test by a private company and nothing was passed on to the police.

  10. OK,

    Just checked my email, it started 0n 5/10/14 and ended 25/10/14. I had to use their sales e mail, because it existed and I got this error when trying to open an support ticket:



    Here is the info I put into the 'support' form:

    New Ticket
    1 error prohibited this guest request from being saved

    There were problems with the following fields:

    • Ticket queue incorrect id


    They pointed me to the help desk e mail


    The last email I received from them included:

    " Which brings us to how we can help you now. The error code that you are getting is not one that I have seen before. It looks like Martin is the one who replied in the email exchange that you included in your initial contact. He's been around this a lot longer than me and even said "I've never seen it before." "

    So all confidence in any of their products disappeared!

  11. Combat Mission may be a wonderful game, but I used it, enjoyed it, then stopped loading.


    I had to contact 'customer support' by e mail (that was the only choice I had) because the game would not load anymore. These e mails went on for months with no solution offered, except an inference that I should buy it again. I was pushing to get a fresh download and try that, since I had already bought it. Finally one of them told me (after I had said I was done with this farce) it can stop working for many reasons, even just plugging a new USB can stop it opening.


    So ditched it, not because it was a bad game; because of the customer support!


    I'm sure others have had much better experiences than mine, but come on an additional USB breaks it! Maybe they have fixed that now, but I'll never go back.

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