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VCR Bug and Version #'s - 11/13/2000 11:34:00 AM   
GrinningDwarf

 

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I've only been playing this game a week or so. I first got the 3.0 version on a PC Gamer CD. Yesterday I got the 4.0 version on the Computer Gaming World CD. I want to play this with friends around the world, so the PBEM feature is of high importance. I've read a lot on this forum that the VCR replay doesn't work right in PBEM. The VCR replay seems highly important for PBEM. Here's what I found at Tankhead's SPW@W site http://tankhead.home.icq.com/main.html (edited to fit my particular question):
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STEEL PANTHERS WORLD AT WAR v4.4 FEATURES, CHANGES and BUG FIXES IN v4.4 NEW FEATURES, ENHANCEMENTS and BUG FIXES v4.4: ... 2. PBEM saves should save properly in slots 10, 11, 12 now. 3. Fixed PBEM VCR replay stopping prematurely. ... 6. Added a much larger VCR replay buffer and now saved the VCR replay as a separate file so it compresses better. 7. Units disappearing bug fixed and VCR playback missing units corrected also.
Does this mean that the only players having problems with PBEM are those who havn't downloaded the 4.4 patch, or are there still problems with PBEM? Should I stick with an earlier version if I want PBEM? (I tried to put enough info in this post to help out other FNGs, too. )

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- 11/13/2000 1:24:00 PM   
Tom Proudfoot


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There seems to be problems with the "much larger buffer" not being as large as it is supposed to be, thus the replay problem is still there. Tom

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- 11/13/2000 2:58:00 PM   
Fredde

 

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It's well possible to still play a PBEM game despite this bug. I do believe that the advantages of patching the game up to 4.4 version (extra stuff built in/bugs fixed etc) are greater than the sometimes functional vcr replay in the earlier versions. Think about it as a denser fog of war.. you'll get used to it

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- 11/14/2000 1:45:00 AM   
Gallo Rojo


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Please Fix the VCR! Yes? Are you going to fix it? Tell me that you will do, please. I need to play this incredible game with my friends! pleeeaaaseee, pleeeaaaseee, yes?

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