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Bad download, or significant changes? - 2/19/2013 12:37:47 AM   
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I was having problems with my editor recently, so I contacted Matrix and re-downloaded the game. I left my old game in place (everything works but the editor), and put the new download into a separate folder. The idea was to use one installation for PBEM, and the other for tinkering with the editor and for running sandbox tests. The new install seems to have worked - the game runs like it's supposed to. Both installations are patched up to one of the latest betas (1.7.11.23d) and should be the same. My problem is that they are not. In the latest download, I have access to only 6 scenarios, not the full spread. In the latest download, garrison requirements in China and elsewhere are either different or are missing completely, and starting ground force TOEs don't seem to be exactly the same either. I double checked (triple checked, actually) that I loaded the same scenario (1) for both games and that I am comparing apples to aples. Not sure quite what to make of this - I've run several turns with the new download and it otherwise behaves like it's supposed to. My question is, did I perhaps get an old or defective copy when I re-downloaded, or have a lot of things changed within the scenarios themselves over the past two years - meaning the new download is actually correct?

The screenshot below is from Dec 7, 1942 in both installs...




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RE: Bad download, or significant changes? - 2/19/2013 2:47:00 AM   
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There have been very significant changes introduced in the various patches. These are well documented in the accompanying readme docs.

It seems very much like you have downloaded the original, unpatched game.

The original came only with 6 official scenarios. Patch #1 introduced scenarios 7-10. Other additional scenarios have been introduced over time.

Patch #2 upped the garrison requirements for both the Allies and Japan in China.

That both screenshots display the "stockpiling" toggle merely confirms you are using beta 7 which is an .exe upgrade, not a database upgrade. Those only appear in an official patch.

Alfred

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RE: Bad download, or significant changes? - 2/19/2013 3:02:21 AM   
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One of the early patches did a lot of data changes. It looks like that isn't installed.

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RE: Bad download, or significant changes? - 2/19/2013 3:18:01 AM   
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Alfred and Bill - thank you. Apparently my patch didn't patch what (or where) I wanted it to the last time around.

I just did another install from scratch, patched to 1108r9 and then to beta, and this one looks like what I'm used to. Appreciate the help gentlemen!!

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