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This FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions] is maintained by the developers. All the important information will be in the top message. If you feel that something happens enough to warrant an entry, please reply to this post, and it may be added. We're trying to keep this to the top obscure questions.
What is the latest version
188.8.131.52, available in the member's section.
What other FAQs and resources are out there covering COW.
WarfareHQ has a detailed FAQ.
Gamesquad (formerly known as WHQ, SZO, and XtremeGamer) has a forum, a ladder system, and a number of scenarios and articles.
Rugged Defense has a forum, a ladder system, and a number of scenarios and articles.
The Blitz has a forum, a ladder system, and a number of scenarios and articles.
TDG has a number of scenarios and articles. It also has an active forum that a lot of designers post to.
Why can't I run TOAW.
The biggest complaint that we've seen is that some machines won't play all the opening movies. If this happens to you, please rename the Talonsoft and TOAW_Studio AVI files to different filenames. If this still doesn't work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the COW 1.06 Patch
The last playable version of COW was 1.04. Version 1.06 was released for a short time and then withdrawn. It was never fully released. It includes changes to the combat routines so that rounds have a chance of hitting the side armor at various angles. This should provide a slight help to hordes of weaker tanks against stronger. It has been recently discovered that there may have been changes to the reorganization routines and other areas. These changes may help make "ant" attacks less profitable.
How do I switch to European date format (D/M/Y)
An updated 'Language' file is be available in the members area.
Where did my scenarios go?
There's a button on the far left labeled HQ. If you click on it, it will bring up a Windows folder dialog, and allow you to select a specific folder. Select an era and theater that you want to play. Feel free to add your own branches.
Why can't I exit a PBEM game?
You can, when you exit or end the turn, you exit the game as well.
Why is the view/options/text contrast now on the beginning menu.
While it would be very ugly to play with, some of the scenario briefings are hard to read on the bitmap background with some monitors. The maximum contrast option is ideal for reading some of the long briefings.
My system doesn't meet the minumum requirements, will it still run?
Probably. The memory used has increased to fix a compatibility issue with some NVidia 6800 based systems. If your system is light on memory, turning off the sound will probably help the most, the sound system hasn't been fine-tuned yet and takes up more memory than it should.
What does a Physical Disk Contain
Boxed copy options (Physical + Digital and Physical Only) cost $10 US more than the Digital Download Only price. Unfortunately, there is no "upgrade" to the physical options from the digital download only. The boxed copy itself is a full color printed DVD box with an included full color printed CD that is personalized with your Order # and Serial # (so that you won't lose them).
Also, since we get this question a lot - all versions include a searchable PDF manual.
Why is Jose's name the only one in RED in the credits?
Where can I find a list of scenarios that ship with the game?
See the .pdf file attached to this post.
I don't have Microsoft Word installed, and can't open the scenario docs in a readable fashion. What can I do?
Microsoft offers a free file viewer for its MS Word files. You can get it by clicking on this link
Thanks to General Staff for this tip.
How do I make animated GIFs?
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