From: Bangor, Maine, USA
The verdict is in . . . partially. I had to buy a new computer today:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 480 @ 2.67GHz (4CPUs), ~2.7GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
1366 d 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
This compares quite favorably to the old one. Plus, they threw in (free of charge) a HDMI cable that should let me connect up to my flat-screen TV and use it as a second monitor (I'm a repeat customer). Unfortunately, until I get used to it, the keyboard is giving me trouble. My last laptop did not have a separate numeric keypad (which I wanted but couldn't get), and this one does. It completely changes the position of a lot of buttons, so I'm having to retype a lot of stuff.
The point to all of this is that anywhere from 20-30% of my files are probably non-recoverable, including the game I've been working on, and it's going to take several days to reconstruct all of the files and programs I need to conitnue my work. Or, at least that 70-80% that I'm certain I can recover. I did make backups of most everything, but that drive is a goner, too. Call it bad luck, if you like. Fortunately, many of the things I need are in the hands of others, too, like Unit Master files, many of the saves I need, and other things fo that kind.
What this does mean is that I'm going to have to start that Globar War scenario fresh. That's damn annoying. However, it does allow me to implement a little bit of that "Choose your own Adventure" idea I'd been thinking about. If fact, I'm going to start the thread as soon as I'm done with this post, and I'll listen to all the ideas that get put out there. Be aware that I do intend to try to close the Med again, but with your help I might have a better showing by both the CW and the Axis (if that's possible).
I'll start the thread, and please make some suggestions about setup (if I can, I'll show you what units are available for each country and let you offer advice). This may or may not work, but I'm willing to give it a shot. Until then . .
Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it!
-Lazarus Long, RAH