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Retail box confusion - 12/9/2009 12:32:04 PM   
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I ordered this game a bit more than a week ago and retailbox arrived yesterday. I'm a bit confused about the inside's of the retail box. Mine only has CD, no manual or anything else. Is there supposed to be anything else, if not I'm perfectly happy with the way it is but it feels a bit empty at the moment =D.

E: I was apparently suffering from blindness. I just noticed that product info in EDTBTR's page says clearly that manual is in pdf. format. Sorry for bothering, nothing to see here anymore

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RE: Retail box confusion - 12/9/2009 1:05:48 PM   
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RE: Retail box confusion - 12/9/2009 1:07:29 PM   
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okay, see you seen that part

that is the way things are now a days

for what it is worth, I not a big fan of PDF manuals either

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RE: Retail box confusion - 12/9/2009 3:46:46 PM   
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There are numerous helpful players on the forums who do provide different types of info using spreadsheets, etc.

What would be really nice would be to have a Compendium of those various documents stickied on the forum website for easy access and printout. I know some are buried in the forum pages and some are in Scenarios and Modding, but some players will not go to Scenarios and Modding looking for Manuals, so something like Player Made Game Manuals or Player Made Game Aids and Documents would better direct players looking for help, and be a better repository for these really good and helpful documents. Heck, they could even have sub-menus to separate the different types within.

The easiest format would obviously be .pdf, but not everybody has a full copy of acrobat. An open source doc might work well too. The main problem would be the formatting that could be lost, messed up, or inexistent when switching between file formats - e.g. .doc 07 versus .doc 03, .doc 03 opened with worpad or notepad, etc.

I, for example, would love to see a colour manual with 1, 2, or more planes per sheet with the picture of the aircraft and it stats. The stats could also indicate how the planes can progress over time and with add-ons, etc. While the pages in the game are helpful, nothing is better than being able to see it all on paper. For those acquainted with the TW series, I am kind of referring to something like the FAUST http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=143664 (mediafire).

However, I do not possess all the skills necessary to do this, so I have to bow to those who do and could maybe do these wonderful documents, or at least make sure they get stickied with the name Game Aids or Manuals, or something similar.

Thanks again to all those who help in these areas!

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RE: Retail box confusion - 12/9/2009 6:39:55 PM   
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I'm in agreement with MajorDude.

If there was a Read Only sticky section where the manual was placed then we could reference neebie questions to that particuar section.

When a member posts a good tutorial or explanation, then an administrator could move/copy that post to a sub-menu in the ruleboook section, also.

If an upgrade was published, with rule changes, then the latest-greatest copy of the manual would be posted in this section.

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RE: Retail box confusion - 12/10/2009 12:39:32 AM   
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I have posted a few questions and got no response.What they need is a wiki for this game,listing tips,data on planes,targets etc.

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RE: Retail box confusion - 12/10/2009 1:00:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: bairdlander

I have posted a few questions and got no response.

Be patient. When the BOB Axis players get a chance they'll answer or direct you to a thread where the Axis Offensive strategies & tactics were being discussed. Swifty & Kevin have a good AAR going, check out that section.

What they need is a wiki for this game,listing tips,data on planes,targets etc.

What I see as a Wiki problem is, who is going to write the correct article? This simulation is filled with many correct methods, and what might work in Oct '43, might not work in Oct '44. Heck, what worked today, may not work tomorrow. There is alot of variables going on.



I guess this makes me an offensive Ally

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