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How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/18/2015 7:04:34 PM   
Ivan_Zaitzev


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I installed the Generals Edition of the game yesterday, launched The Desert Fox and to my surprise, the OOBs are wrong! For example, in the first scenario, the Lewiss MMG are represented by a truck!
I can't believe Matrix is selling the Generals Edition 8.403 and the Mega Campaigns, the only reason you would want to buy the GE, are not up to date.
Am I missing something here? Are there some patches or something that will fix The Desert Fox?
Thanks.
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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/18/2015 7:43:01 PM   
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I Z - I don't know for sure dude. Hey, I'm wrong lots of times about many things, but on this one I don't think you're gonna like the answer.
I really hope I'm wrong.




I'd suggest you send an PM/e-mail/or even start a new thread addressed to Erik Rutins about this, he's seems to be the point man for SPWaW right about now. He should be able to sort out this issue for you.


Good Luck


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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/18/2015 10:51:54 PM   
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They forgot to include the updates to the mega campaigns in the generals edition.

You can still download the update for Desert Fox mega campaign here:

ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/DesertFox1941/DesertFoxv1-1Update.zip

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This is a simple patch to correct some scenarios in Mega Campaign-The Desert Fox 41. Simply unzip the file and place these scenarios into your Megacam\The Desert Fox-41 folder.

They will overwrite the older scenarios. Allow them to do that. Then you are ready to go



Edit:
You may also want the pathces for the LOST VICTORIES MEGA CAMPAIGN from here:
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/fb.asp?m=3844564

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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/19/2015 1:03:17 AM   
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Thank you Riitaoja! This patches will work with version 8.403 then?
Will download Lost Victories and Watchtower too. I have played Screaming eagles and found no problem with it. Thanks to both of you.

And Marix should think in updating the download...

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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/19/2015 1:46:48 AM   
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Yes the patches should work with 8.403. You should not use any oob mods though and also remember to keep the COMMAND CONTROL option OFF or mega campaigns will crash (known bug).

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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/19/2015 2:12:48 AM   
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Sadly that patch did nothing for my problem with the Lewis HMG, it's still represented by a truck.
It's strange since it's the first scenario, how did they not spot it? The reality is they just don't care.

I downloaded v8.2, installed the Enhanced 2008 mod and it's patch for The Desert Fox and now its working. How can they sell a broken game?

Should I use this patches with version 8.2 or is that not necessary? Also should I use the Watchtower patch at all? Because I did and now that campaign is crashing for some reason...

And finally, what to do to play the briefing sounds?

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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/19/2015 10:46:40 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Riitaoja

...remember to keep the COMMAND CONTROL option OFF or mega campaigns will crash (known bug).



Since you mentioned this, I just wanted to say...

I HATE THIS WITH A PASSION. Without COMMAND & CONTROL the game is not fun at all. When I bought the Megas you can imagine my disappointment when I found they all crash when using this (what I and many others consider vital) game function. Like you, Ivan, I wonder how they can continue to ask so much money for something so broken!

Matrix, wake up and give this game some love!!!

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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/19/2015 11:49:19 AM   
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I'm not positive here, but are we able to play the mega campaigns with enhanced? Aren't units changed in the enhanced, that would surely screw up what units look like?!

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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/19/2015 12:08:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JEB Davis

Since you mentioned this, I just wanted to say...

I HATE THIS WITH A PASSION. Without COMMAND & CONTROL the game is not fun at all. When I bought the Megas you can imagine my disappointment when I found they all crash when using this (what I and many others consider vital) game function. Like you, Ivan, I wonder how they can continue to ask so much money for something so broken!

Matrix, wake up and give this game some love!!!

I'm not completely sure but I remember that the mega campaigns worked with C&C on in version 7.1. So one could try to run them with that old version and see if they work.



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ORIGINAL: Warhorse

I'm not positive here, but are we able to play the mega campaigns with enhanced? Aren't units changed in the enhanced, that would surely screw up what units look like?!

Indeed the mega campaigns will not work correctly with the enhanced mod but I think there are unofficial patches to make them compatible with it.

One problem is that apart from the Screaming Eagles all of the older megas have some oob issues. The oobs have been changed so much with all the releases of the game in the 2000 - 2004 period. To be certain that the mega campagins play correctyly one would need to use the older versions of the game. I think the first campaigns were made for SPWAW v.5.

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RE: How to play the Mega Campaigns? - 4/19/2015 12:33:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Ivan_Zaitzev

Should I use this patches with version 8.2 or is that not necessary? Also should I use the Watchtower patch at all? Because I did and now that campaign is crashing for some reason...

And finally, what to do to play the briefing sounds?


You should install the full game (8.2) first. Then install the patch 8.3 (this is important since it contains better oob's). Then you can install the 8.403 patch. (you can skip the 8.4 patch). Then you can install the patches for the maga campaigns Desert Fox and Lost Victories.

If you deside to use the Enhanced mod then you need to use the unofficial patches to make the mega campaigns work with that mod.

DO NOT install the Watchtower patch it is an old and obsolete patch.

The briefing sounds should play provided you have all the sounds enabled in the preferances. For the Lost victories campaign there is a sound patch.

P.S.

Personaly I do not use any third party mods. I have however customised the game by myself alot over the years. Sadly the game has been dead for the past 10 years as far as any official development goes. So the only person that can fix errors in the oob's / scenarios is the user. Luckily the editors that come with the game are good.


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