I'm thinking that the "mega-patch" for CC Cross of Iron made things worse instead of better. I am back to playing the orginal CC3, which begs the question, why did I purchase this.
Just a short background to let you know that I have been playing wargames since the 1970's and pc wargames since they came on the scene with things like the amiga pc. Anyway, for a game that has been out so very long, which so many folks improving it, it seems questionable that there are so many problems. I play mainly with friends online, and for example, we play a campaign and then for no reason it will crash and save after a crash, so nullify the campaign. AI is still ridulous with units, especially AT guns in critical positions that continuously turn in place (even while adjacent to leader), etc, etc. The problems are especially evident on the "new maps", maps that were not in the original game -- they are really bad with both the campaign crashes and ai issues, like the pirouetting units.
I am very computer literate and run my small company's lan of 8 pcs. So I have no issues with software, installation, or anything like that. In fact my main pc has a new hard drive, new Win7, and new CoI install. I don't really get it, in the sense of -- don't you guys get complaints on this, or are we such a small, eclectic group that no one really plays it to the extent we do. Dunno, but I would rather get credit to buy another game than keep wasting time with this, unless some other patch is being released. Please advise.