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World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/18/2013 10:54:59 PM   
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v1.0.3 - November 18, 2013

Second Post-Release Update

    Windows Advisory


      • Languages with double byte characters (e.g., Chinese and Japanese) cannot be used to play World in Flames at this time. To change your system’s language to English: go to Control panel-> Regional and language -> select tap: system management -> change the non-Unicode language to English (US). Then restart the computer.

    Bug Fixes

      • For NetPlay, fixed a problem with starting a new NetPlay game. This bug was introduced in version 1.0.2. These modifications return the program’s behavior for starting a NetPlay game to what had been before version 1.0.2.

      • Added a check for a colon (‘:’) in a filename. A colon indicates that the characters in front of the colon are for a disk drive or equivalent. The equivalent may include an IP address in the form ww.xx.yy.zz, which obviously has a lot of periods, which are now ignored when checking for more than 1 period.

      • For NetPlay, changed the messages for when the program is unable to connect to the NetPlay forum server or the NetPlay Game-in-Progress server so the messages are less cryptic.

      • For NetPlay, added a check to avoid a fatal crash when moving the mouse on the detailed map after terminating a NetPlay game to restore another NetPlay game. A change in version 1.0.2 prevents restoring a NetPlay game from within a NetPlay game, so this check is probably unnecessary, but this redundancy doesn’t hurt anything.

      • Added a check to avoid a fatal crash when terminating a NetPlay game that had problems in the Air-to-air combat sub-phase.

      • Added a check to avoid a rare, but fatal, crash when using the Reorganize form.

      • Added a check to avoid a rare, but fatal, crash when calculating supply.

      • Added a check to avoid a very rare, but fatal, problem when moving HQ units.

      • Added a check to avoid a fatal error when a player clicks on a blank cell in the Flyouts.

      • Added a conditional statement to trap problems initializing a media player for sound effects. The program now generates a warning message when that problem occurs.

    Cosmetic

      • Corrected a couple of typos in the Blucher unit write-up.

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/296/downloads/

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/20/2013 9:20:06 PM   
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Dear All,

having just succumbed to temptation and ordered, I would be most grateful for advice concerning PC hardware issues:

As I have in my life not possessed a pc and would imagine the official hard ware requirements to be somewhat generic, the question is:

Has anybody out there ideas, recommendations ... towards the hardware optimal for game play?

As I will go shopping anyway, I might as well get it right.

Anything special I might want to think of?

Very much looking forward to feedback...

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/20/2013 9:31:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kathi51!

Dear All,

having just succumbed to temptation and ordered, I would be most grateful for advice concerning PC hardware issues:

As I have in my life not possessed a pc and would imagine the official hard ware requirements to be somewhat generic, the question is:

Has anybody out there ideas, recommendations ... towards the hardware optimal for game play?

As I will go shopping anyway, I might as well get it right.

Anything special I might want to think of?

Very much looking forward to feedback...

Wow!

What is your budget? Do you intend to use the computer for other activities? How much space do you have available for the computer system? Do you want the computer to be portable?

Visualize how you would like the computer to fit into your life. What time of day you will access it. How critical will is it that you don't have any problems with it?

There are a lot of choices. Did you have a store in mind for where you will shop? That may limit the selection & people's advice.

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/20/2013 10:12:09 PM   
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Hi there!

Thanks for the lightning speed response:

Budget- What it takes...

Other activities- nope - a wif machine! I'm a MAC guy otherwise.

Space - a very large desk/ 3 - 4 22+ inch monitors would not present a problem. From board WIF experience I would imagine 2 x 22 maybe larger + 1 smaller should work out?

As far as the other points are concerned: I would be looking for an " as stable as possible " system and hope to spend a much time as possible wiffing.

General PC support and hardware availabillity should not be the issue.

So it´s me more or less looking for the "in game perspective"for configuration.

Thanks in advance and best regards





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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 12:37:48 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kathi51!

Budget- What it takes...



You are a blessed person. I wish I could be so lucky. :o)

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 2:30:32 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kathi51!

Hi there!

Thanks for the lightning speed response:

Budget- What it takes...

Other activities- nope - a wif machine! I'm a MAC guy otherwise.

Space - a very large desk/ 3 - 4 22+ inch monitors would not present a problem. From board WIF experience I would imagine 2 x 22 maybe larger + 1 smaller should work out?

As far as the other points are concerned: I would be looking for an " as stable as possible " system and hope to spend a much time as possible wiffing.

General PC support and hardware availabillity should not be the issue.

So it´s me more or less looking for the "in game perspective"for configuration.

Thanks in advance and best regards






Okay, I'll take a crack at this. This is what I would buy.

1 - fast CPU (I don't know exactly what is considered fast these days) but you don't need super fast. Bells, but no whistles?
2 - 8 GB main memory. You can get by with less.
3 - 0.5 TB to 1 TB disk space. You don't really need that much but disk memory is cheap.
4 - internet connection
5 - two 27" monitors + one 17". Or you could go with two 30" Dell U3014 which is what I just bought a month ago. I don't think you would need a third monitor then. The 3 monitors would cost less.
6 - graphics card(s) that support those 3 or 4 monitors. DVI connections. You do not need anything special in a graphics card. Support for the DVI connections to the monitors is all. I just bought a replace card when I got the 30 " monitors and there are dozens of cards to choose from, even by just one manufacturer. Most of them are for high speed and/or 3D graphics. You don't need any of that for MWIF. I bought an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650.
7 - I really like the wireless keyboard and mouse by Logitech I've been using for the past 3 years.
8 - Some kind of power strip to protect against power surges.

Not much in the way of software. You can, and would prefer to, use your MAC for correspondence I would guess.

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 5:02:18 AM   
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Perfect.

Many Thanks!

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 3:28:15 PM   
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Neither the updater nor the ftp site is working.

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 5:21:01 PM   
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I am getting my disk today, then the game is going onto my computer. Do I have to separately download updates 1.01, 1.02, and 1.03 or just 1.03? Thanks.

I'm barely computer literate, only a casual user of computers, if the question above is a bit dopey.

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 5:26:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gendarme

I am getting my disk today, then the game is going onto my computer. Do I have to separately download updates 1.01, 1.02, and 1.03 or just 1.03? Thanks.

I'm barely computer literate, only a casual user of computers, if the question above is a bit dopey.

Anthony DeChristopher


Install using the disk. Start the program, then click on the update button. The Updater will do the rest for you.

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 5:50:22 PM   
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Thanks Axe

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 6:25:53 PM   
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The updates are comprehensive, so you only need the latest one. The easiest way to update is to click on the "Check for Update" link in the menu that appears when you double-click on your World in Flames desktop shortcut. The backup if that doesn't work for you for whatever reason, is to go here: http://www.matrixgames.com/products/296/downloads/ and click on the latest update link to download it, then run the included .exe installer to install the update.

Regards,

- Erik


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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 6:55:23 PM   
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The Updater doesn't work, and the ftp is down also :(

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 7:10:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kathi51!

Hi there!

Thanks for the lightning speed response:

Budget- What it takes...

Other activities- nope - a wif machine! I'm a MAC guy otherwise.

Space - a very large desk/ 3 - 4 22+ inch monitors would not present a problem. From board WIF experience I would imagine 2 x 22 maybe larger + 1 smaller should work out?

As far as the other points are concerned: I would be looking for an " as stable as possible " system and hope to spend a much time as possible wiffing.

General PC support and hardware availabillity should not be the issue.

So it´s me more or less looking for the "in game perspective"for configuration.

Thanks in advance and best regards






Okay, I'll take a crack at this. This is what I would buy.

1 - fast CPU (I don't know exactly what is considered fast these days) but you don't need super fast. Bells, but no whistles?
2 - 8 GB main memory. You can get by with less.
3 - 0.5 TB to 1 TB disk space. You don't really need that much but disk memory is cheap.
4 - internet connection
5 - two 27" monitors + one 17". Or you could go with two 30" Dell U3014 which is what I just bought a month ago. I don't think you would need a third monitor then. The 3 monitors would cost less.
6 - graphics card(s) that support those 3 or 4 monitors. DVI connections. You do not need anything special in a graphics card. Support for the DVI connections to the monitors is all. I just bought a replace card when I got the 30 " monitors and there are dozens of cards to choose from, even by just one manufacturer. Most of them are for high speed and/or 3D graphics. You don't need any of that for MWIF. I bought an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650.
7 - I really like the wireless keyboard and mouse by Logitech I've been using for the past 3 years.
8 - Some kind of power strip to protect against power surges.

Not much in the way of software. You can, and would prefer to, use your MAC for correspondence I would guess.

Wow. Is that ever overkill for a MWIF machine. I use a virtual machine to run the game on my Linux laptop. You could easily do the same on your Mac for the price of a Windows 7 licence. I mean, those specs are good and somewhat future proof if all you plan to own is a PC, but in your case? Too much. Then again, triple monitor would make playing MWIF a joy, so if money isn't an issue, go for it!


< Message edited by Jones944 -- 11/21/2013 8:12:54 PM >

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 8:01:34 PM   
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Hey, my first question was about budget.

His goal seemed to be to separate MWIF from his other stuff (on the MAC). I can relate to that - I just can't realize it.

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 8:24:28 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Ecca74

The Updater doesn't work, and the ftp is down also :(


True dat. First healthcare.gov then the update server - oh, the humanity!

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 8:37:51 PM   
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Update 1.03 does not download here either.Error says to go to Matrigames site, so here I am...

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 9:03:47 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Shannon V. OKeets

Hey, my first question was about budget.

His goal seemed to be to separate MWIF from his other stuff (on the MAC). I can relate to that - I just can't realize it.

Yes, I know. The machine you described is one that I would like to play the game on too! One should consider your specs to be the top end and mine (with a "free" windows license) to be the bottom end. I'd much rather have a system matching your specs than the 1280x800 laptop screen that I've got!

< Message edited by Jones944 -- 11/21/2013 10:05:14 PM >

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 9:36:18 PM   
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Assembling PC components is pretty easy, so don't be afraid to "DIY". Here is what I would recommend for the performance-critical components:

$67 Intel G3220
$77 8GB 1600Mhz RAM G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
$80 120GB SSD Kingston SV300S37A
$75 MSI B85-G41 Motherboard

For a monitor I would recommend the Monoprice 27" IPS 2560x1440, despite the $450 sticker shock. Those pixels really make a huge difference over typical 1080p displays.

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 9:43:01 PM   
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It is working now for me, both through the updater and the download page.

http://www.matrixgames.com/products/296/downloads/

Are you still having issues?

Best Regards,
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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/21/2013 9:52:01 PM   
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Hi there,

you got it totally right - it is about separation ( and more ) ... - thanks again for the advice.

To clarify and make " a point " - at least one of importance to me:

WIF is a beautifully designed game - appealing not only to the mind, but to the eye ( I could add soul, but let´s not get carried away ...).

As far as analog WIF goes, big money ( I started as an undergrad - dirt poor... ) was spent on the game ( classic, deluxe, pif, aif, cif... ), boxes, glue..., and was WELL INVESTED.

Looking now at the computer release it´s about beauty and math.

From all I see a lot of dedication went into recreation - that I want to see ( 30 inch ... ), play, enjoy....

The math: At the worst - 100 hours of brousing + 10 games 39 - 45 ads up to 1500 - 2000+ hours. With about 1000 + Euro for hardware ( not little of the fun lies in the EYE of the beholder ) + game Euro 130, I would imagine myself enjoying a AAA+ past time at something between 50 and 80 cent/ hour.

That be worst case..., I might be at single digits in no time.

Best regards








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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/22/2013 11:55:20 AM   
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You can play the game on a wide screen lap top quite good. I've been testing the game on such a machine for a long time. So you don't need to spend so much money at all. I will crush anyone here (well, try to crush them), using this simple machine...

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/22/2013 4:19:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Centuur

You can play the game on a wide screen lap top quite good. I've been testing the game on such a machine for a long time. So you don't need to spend so much money at all. I will crush anyone here (well, try to crush them), using this simple machine...


But my load times during netplay with you are so much nicer!

If there is budget: go for it! Good for the economy as well!

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/22/2013 5:51:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: AxelNL


quote:

ORIGINAL: Centuur

You can play the game on a wide screen lap top quite good. I've been testing the game on such a machine for a long time. So you don't need to spend so much money at all. I will crush anyone here (well, try to crush them), using this simple machine...


But my load times during netplay with you are so much nicer!

If there is budget: go for it! Good for the economy as well!


Now AxelNL, this year I've bought a car, bought an new washing machine, went to the Oktoberfest, went on seperate holidays in Germany and Austria, spend a whole lot of money on funfairs (my other hobby)... Last year we bought a brand new kitchen. I think I did enough for the economy. Also known as: the bottom of the treasury is in sight at this moment... As it should be in times of low interest and economic demise. Spend, they say... So I spend and am getting a lot of very nice offers also, because I go against the economic tyde...
If the economy is booming: stay low, because everything is to expensive. If it isn't: start spending money, since you are getting the best deals possible...


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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/22/2013 6:27:52 PM   
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Patch loaded fine now.

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RE: World in Flames v1.03 Update now Available! - 11/22/2013 6:45:55 PM   
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Patch loaded fine now.

That's good news! One less thing for me to worry about.

< Message edited by Shannon V. OKeets -- 11/22/2013 7:46:42 PM >


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