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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 12:29:11 AM   
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ROFL!!! Do you ever forget anything? I thought you said you had gray hair....how can that be if you remember the content of every post on this forum????!!!!

What we said was when we do partisans YOU get a female partisan to go with the guys.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 12:33:00 AM   
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What we said was when we do partisans YOU get a female partisan to go with the guys.





Oooooh!!! Give him the 'Bearded Lady Partisan' model!

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 12:36:11 AM   
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You know there's some roleplay in having different sexes during the battles. It doesn't have to be george killed lenny all the time.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 12:46:00 AM   
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No, it could be Natasha killed Fritz sometimes too.


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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 1:35:48 AM   
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I want a russian female sniper unit also

Oh and mountable out houses. In kellysheroes crapshoot and that other soldier were near or in out houses when an explosion hit.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:00:22 AM   
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I decided to take the plunge. Highly doubt I'll be disappointed. Download was fast. Install may take longer than download though!

Not worried about how it will run on my system. As for CMBN I'm probably going to get it, but for some reason its not a must have the first day sort of thing. For those who mentioned the RTS aspect of it is a turn off, I can say from the Shockforce series the RTS is very different and can be a challenge. In shockforce you can set it to be turned based-which makes it a completely different game. Don't know if that will be the case with CMBN.

Anyway back to PC Ostfront...I t looks like it finished installing.

 

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:07:48 AM   
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AWESOME! You have got to try the scenario "The farm" designed by the Mad Russian. It's pretty wild.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:11:06 AM   
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MR has a boat load of scenarios that he is working on. During development we kept getting new builds before he could finish them and the changes caused him to start over with some of them. He has the patience and perseverance of a saint and the talent to make maps and battles.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:22:38 AM   
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quote:

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AWESOME! You have got to try the scenario "The farm" designed by the Mad Russian. It's pretty wild.


Good thing I went and checked that scenario before responding to you. It's actually called "Buying the Farm" and I was surprised when you gave me the credit for making it.

I did 3 things with that scenario.

1) Named it.
2) Helped pin down the map location for Mobius.
3) Playtested it for Mobius to make sure the balance was good.

How my name got on the credits I don't know but I can't take credit for this one, but I'll agree with you that it's a really good scenario.

Without a doubt this scenario is Mobius' work.

One really easy way to tell if the scenario was done by me is the unit ID names. I use actual commander names and not unit numbers for the ID's. And I usually put my name as the scenario designer too.

I'm just not used to getting credit for work I didn't do as in this case.



Good Hunting.

MR

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:23:10 AM   
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Thanks...I'll give it a try, but for now I have to plod through the tutorial scenario to learn the ins and outs.

I running a system with dual monitors and have to CTRL-ESC out of the game and back onto Windows Desktop to get to the second monitor where I can scroll through the .pdf. Not a big deal.


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AWESOME! You have got to try the scenario "The farm" designed by the Mad Russian. It's pretty wild.


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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:28:33 AM   
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For those of you that have played any of the HSG scenarios for CMBB you will probably see some of those converted for PCO play. I've had some requests already and I'm working on at least 5 either new or converted KC series battles for PCO.  You might well see an HSG KC expansion pack.

I also have the 2nd Demo scenario that didn't get finished in time for release. That one should be done pretty soon. Within a week possibly, we'll see. It needs a bit more playtesting to see how it plays out.

Then there are a couple of campaigns that may be released in an expansion as well.

The entire team is working on more material to release within the next 60 days or so. Getting you the game was only part of what we've been doing. That was the most important, it allows us to build on what we've already got done but to continue to get to the goal of a completed series.

Good Gaming.

Good Fortune to You.

Good Hunting.

MR



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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:33:08 AM   
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MR and I started to work on it together but his computer was too weak at the time and choked on the map. So started out using his unit names but had to change some so they would be used in other scenarios of the campaign.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:53:03 AM   
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Thanks, we'll check it out.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 3:01:23 AM   
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A long install.........

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 3:04:44 AM   
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A long install means it's a BIG GAME....I promise it'll be worth the long install....

Good Hunting.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 3:48:13 AM   
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After playing some and learning the game I've decided I like it and glad I bought it. Graphics are not bad. Not cutting edge, but not everyone is going to be running a liquid cooled beast with 8 gigs of memory. The treads, sprockets and bogie wheels operate. I'm happy.

Another thing I like is NO ODIOUS DRM scheme.

Looks like another winner from Matrix.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 3:52:51 AM   
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Agree
I bought PCK 7 months ago waiting for this day. I was a CM person since 1999/2000, so this cool game is WIP to me.

I wish I wasn't getting 8 fps thou

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 3:58:31 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Richie61

Agree
I bought PCK 7 months ago waiting for this day. I was a CM person since 1999/2000, so this cool game is WIP to me.

I wish I wasn't getting 8 fps thou


You can turn down your viewing resolution a level and turn off the grass which will help alleviate the problem. We weren't aware that the grass was such a resource hog. You play something 15 hours a day and think you know it inside and out and within hours find out you have an "issue". The good news is that of all the issues to have this one is probably a pretty easy fix.

I was a CM person too since 03. I did a few scenarios for CMBB and CMAK. Now we'll see if I can get some scenarios done for this game system as well.

Good Hunting.

MR

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 4:00:21 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mad Russian

quote:

ORIGINAL: Richie61

Agree
I bought PCK 7 months ago waiting for this day. I was a CM person since 1999/2000, so this cool game is WIP to me.

I wish I wasn't getting 8 fps thou


You can turn down your viewing resolution a level and turn off the grass which will help alleviate the problem. We weren't aware that the grass was such a resource hog. You play something 15 hours a day and think you know it inside and out and within hours find out you have an "issue". The good news is that of all the issues to have this one is probably a pretty easy fix.

I was a CM person too since 03. I did a few scenarios for CMBB and CMAK. Now we'll see if I can get some scenarios done for this game system as well.

Good Hunting.

MR


That's like saying we'll see if Oscar Mayer can make some hot dogs...

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 4:03:27 AM   
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Can they?

Good Hunting.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 4:34:40 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mad Russian

I was a CM person too since 03. I did a few scenarios for CMBB and CMAK. Now we'll see if I can get some scenarios done for this game system as well.

Good Hunting.

MR


You sir made a lot of VERY AWESOME CMBB missions!!!
http://robmin.50megs.com/cm/about.html
What ever happened to Tom "Warmonger" Grace? Is he still around?


The CMBB scenario is would love to see in PCO is Steppe Pillbox by BANNON DC
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Brief Description
Germans must destroy single Russian Bunker. Terrain is open Steppe. I designed this as a "training mission" for myself. Can be over in 5 or 6 turns or can chew you up if unlucky.






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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 4:46:31 AM   
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There is a really interesting rumor going around that Warmonger just got 2 more reference books heading his way today. POSSIBLY in preparation to doing some PCO scenarios. 

That's just a rumor mind you....

You think I made some good CMBB scenario's? Mine are nothing compared to the rest of the scenario designers in HSG. There's a reason I invited those guys to join HSG, they are the Best of the Best and they taught me a lot. Still my work pales in comparison to designers like Warmonger.

And that link to Rob's old CSDT page is like taking a trip back down memory road! It's a blast from the past! That was back when I'd first bought CMBB. I was with CSDT for about 3 months before it died and  I started HSG.

The Eastern Front is my favorite battle location and I'm sure you'll see some HSG scenarios show up for that theater.

I have to say that what HSG did in the past with CMBB and CMAK will be nothing compared to what we can do with PC and the Map Maker and editors that are included in this game! "You ain't seen nothing yet!", certainly applies to what HSG has planned for the PC series starting very soon.






Once the real potential of PC becomes known I expect other CM design groups to come over and new groups that do only PC scenarios to start up.

We support all their efforts.

Good Hunting.

MR

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 5:18:02 AM   
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Steve, You are selling your self short....Sir 

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What about Kingfisher? Is he still out there in cyberspace?

PS:
I loaded PCO on my (work) Win 7 machine with 24 GB of RAM and I am getting 55 fps with a drop of only 35 fps for the Kursk battle


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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 5:21:38 AM   
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He still does CMx1 scenarios the last I knew. Been awhile since I talked with him though.

I'm actually not selling myself short. I have some good work but it's nothing like Warmonger can put out as an example, or British Tommy, or Enigma. Those guys are in a class of their own.

Good Hunting.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 5:50:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mad Russian

I have some good work but it's nothing like Warmonger can put out as an example, or British Tommy, or Enigma. Those guys are in a class of their own.

Good Hunting.

MR



Man, those are the names from the past You and them kept me very happy over the years


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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 6:04:15 AM   
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From futher testing it has something to do with trying to setup a random battle with 40:0 second default turns. I made up 3 diffenent ones and they all CTD, but, when I made a 60:0 one it worked as well as the regular player made scenario's work. But, 40:0 is not working in random battle setups.

From the Log: 5/12/2011 5:43:54 PM: Cannot load animation mesh: C:\GAMES\Panzer Command Ostfront\Data/Infantry/Russian Rifle 42/russian_regularrifle_02.x

In all 3 crashes that ^ is the common denominator.


Diablo,

What other settings were you using for the 40:0 Random Battle. I've been trying to duplicate the problem with the 40:0 and haven't been able to.

If you could do a screen print after you've made your setting but before you hit the build button maybe that would help me duplicate.

thanks!
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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 6:10:37 AM   
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Possible that diablo modded his infantry xml to show more than 5 men and typed something wrong?

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 1:38:25 PM   
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Nothing in depth to add here except I played part of a scenario this morning and loved it. It seems alot more immersive for me. Graphics are great.

Thank you.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:15:36 PM   
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Thanks everyone for the good feedback, we're glad you are enjoying the game!

Richie, the graphics configuration has a lot of options and in the in-game options turning off Shadows, keeping Limit Infantry On and turning of Grass will all help your performance. Unless your home system is quite old, you should be able to get higher FPS by turning off the extra eye candy and turning down the other settings.

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RE: Official Game First Impressions thread! - 5/13/2011 2:43:19 PM   
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Erik,

Would you guys consider this an "ok" system?

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Windows XP - Sp3
Pentiun 3.20GHz
3.00 GB of RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT - 512 MB
1920 x 1200


I just hate to turn down the "eye candy"
The "grass" which I love is worth 15 to 20 fps. I am really shock with this one

BUT.
I love the update and I am slowly getting the hang of PC.







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