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  1. Can't see why not, its your money. Perhaps have a look at the recommended specs thread and see if your Notebook satisfies them first? Unless you mean "transferring" a license you already have from one PC to to the Notebook? That wont work since AFAIK, they are linked to specific machines.
  2. Daylight Saving has ended and the number of time zones have shrunk. In addition, the experiment with Wednesdays is over (at least for the time being). This meeting marks the return to Thursday nights. By now most readers will already know who BG ANZAC is, so I'll put the information relevant to this week in first, then background, etc. If you are new to the Forum, feel free to read the entire post. IMPORTANT: As a serving Officer, I am not allowed to make "public comment" about topics without clearance. This is why my signature block says what it says to cover written comment. Recorded audio on YouTube = "Public Comment", especially if I were to express a personal opinion (without knowing someone was recording). In addition recording people's voices in Australia is illegal without their permission or a Warrant. If you want to record a session, ASK! We maybe about fit you in (I maybe able to play the OPFOR, etc.). If you don't ask: a. Expect me to ask you to remove the YouTube (or other media). b. Don't be too surprised if you aren't welcomed back. BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): Your Local time: Click on this link for Local time in your part of the world Count down: Time remaining until Meeting start Mission will start promptly at 0900 GMT. If you want a pre game "chat" then by all means come on line at say 0830 GMT, but so that the Kiwi's aren't after Midnight, the Mission will commence promptly at 0900 GMT. Agenda: Based on the recent sustained good attendance, we are embarking on a more structured approach (only sustainable if the attendance is maintained). Planned Agenda: 1st meeting: Teach / Discuss a topic (Attack, Defence, Convoy Escort, Reserve Demolition, OPs, ...) using a scenario / map as the basis for discussion. As to what we cover, that will be will be determined by the response to the related email "newsletter" for this Wednesday sent to regular attendees. 2nd meeting: First volunteer develops a plan for the tactical problem and we see how they go. There will be a brief debrief at the end looking at strengths / weaknesses of their solution, which the person COing the next week is free to incorporate into their solution. 3rd meeting: We play the same scenario with a different CO (each able to improve / adjust their plan based on their predecessor). 4th meeting: We play the same scenario with a different CO (each able to improve / adjust their plan based on their predecessor). 5th meeting (if there is one in a given month): Q & A - You need to supply the questions or a "player's choice" determined by responses here / to email. As always, visitors (apart from one individual) / first timers / spectators are welcome. Current Standard: 4.163 (either download from scratch or download and patch 4.162) Refer here: Please use the new Calendar RSVP function or post here to facilitate planning. Background: Who is BG ANZAC? https://www.bganzac.org Described here: http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbforums/showthread.php?t=21753 A couple of examples of the BattleGroup at work: Multi Player session: Training session: Timings: Wednesday evenings, Australian East Coast time. Daylight Saving has ended and the number of time zones have shrunk Next meeting: 0900 GMT on Thursday, April 16th. 1000 in London (BST) 1700 in Perth 1830 in Darwin 1830 in Adelaide 1900 in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra 1900 in Brisbane 2100 in Auckland In game chat / Communications: You'll need access to "Teamspeak" to communicate with us. The Teamspeak software is available here: Download Teamspeak client software How to connect and use it is detailed here: Steel Beasts Wiki Entry - Starter Pack Remote Access / Screen Sharing / Whiteboard Sessions: We continue the use of TeamViewer so people without the Steel Beasts software can connect and see and hear what we see and hear (looking over our shoulder if you like). Team Viewer available here This maybe a suitable vehicle for people to see what the software is all about (you can even use it on a Mac), without having to invest in even a short time limited copy. Anyway we'll see how it goes. So if you are interested, visit our web site https://www.bganzac.org and sign up.
  3. Did you look in the Calendar? Did you look in the posts here? If you had you would have worked out there was a clash.
  4. Well it will clash with BG ANZAC. We go out of our way to NOT conflict with you guys (or accommodate you in the case of when we conduct Rolling Thunder) and you just ride roughshod over others.
  5. Sorry just reading this and off to work. There is a scheduled session at 080900ZAPR20 though (BG ANZAC) .
  6. Not sure about your part of the world but this is Easter Sunday / Monday here - so I can make it. Usual "no risk of being recorded" position please.
  7. Daylight Saving has ended and the number of time zones have shrunk. This will likely be the last Wednesday session before reverting to Thursdays, post Easter. By now most readers will already know who BG ANZAC is, so I'll put the information relevant to this week in first, then background, etc. If you are new to the Forum, feel free to read the entire post. IMPORTANT: As a serving Officer, I am not allowed to make "public comment" about topics without clearance. This is why my signature block says what it says to cover written comment. Recorded audio on YouTube = "Public Comment", especially if I were to express a personal opinion (without knowing someone was recording). In addition recording people's voices in Australia is illegal without their permission or a Warrant. If you want to record a session, ASK! We maybe about fit you in (I maybe able to play the OPFOR, etc.). If you don't ask: a. Expect me to ask you to remove the YouTube (or other media). b. Don't be too surprised if you aren't welcomed back. BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): Your Local time: Click on this link for Local time in your part of the world Count down: Time remaining until Meeting start Mission will start promptly at 0900 GMT. If you want a pre game "chat" then by all means come on line at say 0830 GMT, but so that the Kiwi's aren't after Midnight, the Mission will commence promptly at 0900 GMT. Agenda: Based on the recent sustained good attendance, we are embarking on a more structured approach (only sustainable if the attendance is maintained). Planned Agenda: 1st meeting: Teach / Discuss a topic (Attack, Defence, Convoy Escort, Reserve Demolition, OPs, ...) using a scenario / map as the basis for discussion. As to what we cover, that will be will be determined by the response to the related email "newsletter" for this Wednesday sent to regular attendees. 2nd meeting: First volunteer develops a plan for the tactical problem and we see how they go. There will be a brief debrief at the end looking at strengths / weaknesses of their solution, which the person COing the next week is free to incorporate into their solution. 3rd meeting: We play the same scenario with a different CO (each able to improve / adjust their plan based on their predecessor). 4th meeting: We play the same scenario with a different CO (each able to improve / adjust their plan based on their predecessor). 5th meeting (if there is one in a given month): Q & A - You need to supply the questions or a "player's choice" determined by responses here / to email. As always, visitors (apart from one individual) / first timers / spectators are welcome. Current Standard: 4.163 (either download from scratch or download and patch 4.162) Refer here: Please use the new Calendar RSVP function or post here to facilitate planning. Background: Who is BG ANZAC? https://www.bganzac.org Described here: http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbforums/showthread.php?t=21753 A couple of examples of the BattleGroup at work: Multi Player session: Training session: Timings: Wednesday evenings, Australian East Coast time. Daylight Saving has ended and the number of time zones have shrunk Next meeting: 0900 GMT on Wednesday, April 8th. 1000 in London (BST?) 1700 in Perth 1830 in Darwin 1830 in Adelaide 1900 in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra 1900 in Brisbane 2100 in Auckland In game chat / Communications: You'll need access to "Teamspeak" to communicate with us. The Teamspeak software is available here: Download Teamspeak client software How to connect and use it is detailed here: Steel Beasts Wiki Entry - Starter Pack Remote Access / Screen Sharing / Whiteboard Sessions: We continue the use of TeamViewer so people without the Steel Beasts software can connect and see and hear what we see and hear (looking over our shoulder if you like). Team Viewer available here This maybe a suitable vehicle for people to see what the software is all about (you can even use it on a Mac), without having to invest in even a short time limited copy. Anyway we'll see how it goes. So if you are interested, visit our web site https://www.bganzac.org and sign up.
  8. I'm afraid without a picture I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve. No you can't assume. If you are letting the AI move the vehicles and in F8 then "yes". If you are a Gunner or Commander, then "no" as part of your responsibilities / decisions are to determine when to reload. I'm afraid this is rapidly turning into 20 Questions so perhaps it might be better to have dedicated session where I can save my fingers from incessant typing and work through these issues?
  9. No. Recently uploaded scenarios should ideally include the version number. Ones without may require the legacy map installer, available here: https://www.esimgames.com/?page_id=1607 No. You are the JTAC - you specify the grid and that's where the mission strikes. There is no "search these 20 grid squares and shoot something" option.
  10. You might want to also print off the default keyboard assignments - there's a PDF in the "Docs" folder.
  11. Assuming the scenario designer hasn't locked it down, just double click on the other unit icon. Yes, just right click on the unit and select "Divide unit". This will split a 4 vehicle unit into two units of 2. Repeat the process to further split the two unit icon into two individual unit icons. Be careful of what you wish for though as you'll need to continue to give those vehicles individual routes, etc. until you recombine. There is a way to give multiple individual icons a "group move" and that is in the manual. What routes were you using? Things like "march" default to column until you change it back. If you click on the icon on the bottom of the screen it will say the quantity. Alternatively if its still grouped as a Platoon, you go to the 3D world in the lower right corner there will be a number of vehicle outlines corresponding to the number of vehicles. I suspect that might be hard given the multitude of joystick options, their software and personal preferences.
  12. Its built into the AI. With the wire for example you place the vehicle, setup where you want the wire (you should see a "deployment circle" around the vehicle), set it orientation and type and then the obstacle is built by the AI. Similarly with the vehicle emplacements. With those you can also specify emplacement times depending on whether you want it to be realistic or accelerated to ensure they are built within the average, short scenario, length. If you have some spare time, let me know and I can walk you through it, or we can do it Wednesday morning (your time) during the next BG ANZAC session.
  13. Well there's actually a couple of demo scenarios that come with the product too.
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