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[RESOLVED] Issue opening documents - 11/18/2017 9:31:10 PM   
Johnus

 

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To the powers that be at Matrix. I want to be able to read the "What's New" file in the "Manuals" section of the game file tonight. I am an old Matrix consumer. I have 60+ games on the members registered games section. So happens I have Microsoft Office (apparently necessary to read the file in question) on my offices computers, however, I don't want it on this computer (or to drive down to my office to get it) and I don't want a Microsoft Account on this computer, so I can try office on a trial arrangement just so I can read a file on a game I purchased in good faith. I no longer have time or the frustration tolerance for this type of bullshit. I know this threat will leave you trembling, however, in the event I do not receive said "what's new" file tonight in a format I can open without complication (ie. Acrobat/Adobe) (before midnight) eastern time, I am done with Matrix. This is supposed to be a hobby, something to enjoy in one's leisure time. Frustration and anger are not conducive to leisure.


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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/18/2017 9:37:02 PM   
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If you had asked someone probably would have provided it. With that attitude I'm not going to take effort to supply it.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/18/2017 9:37:11 PM   
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Kamerad, the manual and the What's New stuff are easily accessible.

Both documents, .PDF and .DOC are in the \The Operational Art of War IV\Manuals
folder.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/18/2017 9:37:36 PM   
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I saved the word doc as a pdf then had to zip it so that it was a recognizable file type to upload. Hope this helps.

Attachment (1)

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/18/2017 9:43:09 PM   
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Thank you guys. And my apologies to Matrix for the rant. It has been a bad week. Thanks again. And sorry again; my post was inappropriate.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/18/2017 9:52:32 PM   
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While its great you apologized...what the heck is wrong with some people on this forum. Idiots running around claiming Matrix robbed them, bait & Switched, scammed, providing incomplete products, etc. I've never seen anything like this around TOAW before. Its been around over 20 years and people are ranting about the stupidest stuff without ever looking into it before posting a rant.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/18/2017 11:06:25 PM   
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quote:

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While its great you apologized...what the heck is wrong with some people on this forum. Idiots running around claiming Matrix robbed them, bait & Switched, scammed, providing incomplete products, etc. I've never seen anything like this around TOAW before. Its been around over 20 years and people are ranting about the stupidest stuff without ever looking into it before posting a rant.

I actually see that as a good thing. It means that new people are willing to check it out.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/18/2017 11:08:37 PM   
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Well well

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/18/2017 11:34:17 PM   
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Its a good thing unless you are looking to purchase and get scared off by it. I saw on another wargaming forum that some people are concerned about what they are reading on this forum and some threads.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 12:36:10 AM   
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Agree that these inappropriate rants demonstrate some offensive laziness and that includes this one by the OP, who is not 'new people,' owning 60+ Matrix games by own admission.

Of course it's possible to see the silver lining in any cloud but it's a stretch in this case.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 12:47:40 AM   
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What's wrong with people? what's next, a guy complaining that the game require a keyboard to play?

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 1:04:59 AM   
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could someone also post the tutorial file as a pdf?

thanks

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 1:13:53 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CommC

could someone also post the tutorial file as a pdf?

thanks


Just used an online converter. looks good, apparently. Don't know how long the link will be alive

https://w6-de.ilovepdf.com/serve/f01b4f84c3bc33dc514c32ef2edec66f_917d0cb8fc7e672a0574cff1e43bf148

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 1:53:23 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: thewood1

While its great you apologized...what the heck is wrong with some people on this forum. Idiots running around claiming Matrix robbed them, bait & Switched, scammed, providing incomplete products, etc. I've never seen anything like this around TOAW before. Its been around over 20 years and people are ranting about the stupidest stuff without ever looking into it before posting a rant.


Once again, I agree with you.

Since this game was released it seems a lot of people suddenly got stupid.


I don't care who I offend here. WTF is wrong with these people who buy a wargame and then can't figure out how to do basic stuff on a computer that would have been taken for granted 10 years ago.

I find it incredible that this polished gem of a game would attract so many bloody idiots.



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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 1:58:31 AM   
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I wish we could all just get along. And that the people that
need help with their purchase get it. It's a hard world out
there and they have to live in it too. We don't know what kind
of life they are living, probably a student, poor, or a retired
guy on a fixed budget. It's easy to be offended with something
doesn't work right if you're already primed from life in
general. Let's work together and help each other.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 2:00:37 AM   
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If people get as mad as some of the ones here over a PC wargame, I am sure glad they are not backing me up on the real world battlefield. There might be some fratricide...

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 2:04:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: larryfulkerson

I wish we could all just get along. And that the people that
need help with their purchase get it. It's a hard world out
there and they have to live in it too. We don't know what kind
of life they are living, probably a student, poor, or a retired
guy on a fixed budget. It's easy to be offended with something
doesn't work right if you're already primed from life in
general. Let's work together and help each other.


I agree with you. I really do.

Being poor isn't an excuse for being ignorant or downright stupid. A few days ago I debated with a guy who didn't want to read a manual because it was 2017




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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 2:07:58 AM   
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Well most of all I'm surprised by these attitudes. Specially considering that this genre tends to attract mature players. Is it always like that when a game is released?

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 2:11:13 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Meyer1

Well most of all I'm surprised by these attitudes. Specially considering that this genre tends to attract mature players. Is it always like that when a game is released?


No. Not at all.



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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 2:15:50 AM   
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I am also surprised at the vehemence shown. I have had a few problems but mostly self-inflicted. Ralph et.al. have been very helpful. There's a guy blaming Matrix for his phobia about Word!

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 2:16:52 AM   
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Too many self worth people out there that make it only about themselves. If it isn't on youtube for the subject to be explained for them they cry. The crying comes in this facade that is a computer screen to our screens. I equate this to a new born child that is at the mercy of their parents unable to do anything and must be done for them or "else". This forum has multitudes of people that would have been willing to help in a very helpful way but instead we get a ton of garbage to read that has yet to be removed by the moderators. It doesn't matter if an apology was made, it is still visible and who is to believe that the 1st saying is true or the 2nd since they are both there. I just shake my head in disbelief.



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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 6:12:56 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: XXXCorps

quote:

ORIGINAL: thewood1

While its great you apologized...what the heck is wrong with some people on this forum. Idiots running around claiming Matrix robbed them, bait & Switched, scammed, providing incomplete products, etc. I've never seen anything like this around TOAW before. Its been around over 20 years and people are ranting about the stupidest stuff without ever looking into it before posting a rant.


Once again, I agree with you.

Since this game was released it seems a lot of people suddenly got stupid.


I don't care who I offend here. WTF is wrong with these people who buy a wargame and then can't figure out how to do basic stuff on a computer that would have been taken for granted 10 years ago.

I find it incredible that this polished gem of a game would attract so many bloody idiots.



-moderators feel free to delete this. I'm v. angry and I apologise.





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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 6:21:17 AM   
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I've certainly had my share of moments of being an idiot, appreciate the apology, it's more than a lot of others do. These are just games people.......just games.

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RE: I want what I purchased. And now. - 11/19/2017 6:30:11 AM   
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It's good to have passion for the game, but yes let's try to stay civil. Since the original issue has been taken care of, I'll close this down.

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