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by JimWC
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander - Europe at War : General Discussion
Topic: Growing the CEAW player base?
Replies: 14
Views: 3222

Re: Growing the CEAW player base?

Growing the CAEW user base is a good idea. I really like the game and I've been unhappy to see the user base dwindle over the years. Let me suggest however, that if you really want to increase the number of players, you need to find a way for somebody to make money out of it. I've played it for 7 (?...
by JimWC
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander - Europe at War : General Discussion
Topic: CEAW-GS v3.20 Progress
Replies: 22
Views: 8763

Re: CEAW-GS v3.20 Progress

I have never understood why anti-tank is devastating against ARMs, but completely useless against the thin-skinned armored vehicles in a MECH?
by JimWC
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander - Europe at War : General Discussion
Topic: An easy way to solve the reloading problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: An easy way to solve the reloading problem

In my mind, the bigger problem is that the reloader can get intelligence about where hidden units are. Averaging combat results doesn't help with that problem at all. Besides, luck plays an important part in war and anomalous results should happen sometimes. The ultimate solution is a server based g...
by JimWC
Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: New MP-game crash during replay
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: New MP-game crash during replay

Okay -- the patch fixes the crashes in MP replay, but it appears to break single player mode. The AI crashes immediately in single player. I can still play single player if I select the old .exe. Also, I have found what appears to be a big bug. I don't think it's related to the patch. Building an ar...
by JimWC
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: New MP-game crash during replay
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: New MP-game crash during replay

This also seems to have corrected the problem for me.
by JimWC
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: New MP-game crash during replay
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Re: New MP-game crash during replay

This has happened to me 3 times now and once to an opponent of mine. I have not played the current version of the game very many times, so this is an alarming failure rate. In one case the game crashes before loading the intro screen. In the other 3 instances it crashes during replay -- always at th...
by JimWC
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: different versions in the same forum
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: different versions in the same forum

lordzimoa wrote:They can continue, just not accept or start new games, until they are upgraded.
This does not appear to be true any longer. I have not upgraded to 1.4, nor has my opponent. I now get an error message that my client is out of date and I need to upgrade it.
by JimWC
Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: different versions in the same forum
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: different versions in the same forum

What about players who have ongoing games under an old version?
by JimWC
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: different versions in the same forum
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: different versions in the same forum

You should have a way to identify which version of the game the player is using before someone chooses to respond. It seems likely there will be players using the forum who have different released versions of the game as well. Not everybody upgrades at the same time.
by JimWC
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Commander - The Great War: Tech Support
Topic: different versions in the same forum
Replies: 7
Views: 983

different versions in the same forum

I just ran into an annoying problem. I responded to an open challenge and discovered after a few turns that my opponent is on the 1.4 beta. I'm not, but there was no way to determine that when I responded to the challenge. The game is now crashing -- not a surprise since we're on different program v...
by JimWC
Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Commander - The Great War
Topic: Commander: The Great War 1.4.0 Public Beta
Replies: 17
Views: 3338

Re: Commander: The Great War 1.4.0 Public Beta

Has any thought been given to limiting the number of units the Brits can plop down in Egypt? I guess these represent Commonwealth forces, but it's kind of unrealistic that all of the British forces can appear, without planning or premeditation, in Egypt.
by JimWC
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Introducing a "homemade historical variants" -concept
Replies: 26
Views: 7346

Re: Introducing a "homemade historical variants" -concept

Homemade historical variants is a brilliant idea. It doesn't matter whether the scenario variants are historically plausible. Introduce interesting variants into the game and shake things up. Keep it fresh and exciting.
by JimWC
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies
Replies: 201
Views: 29179

Re: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies

Lordz have plans with Slitherine and Matrixgames to make CEAW 2 using the same game engine used for their WW1 game.
Glad to hear it. I hope they put in all the good ideas from the GS versions.
by JimWC
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies
Replies: 201
Views: 29179

Re: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies

I think you forget what GS actually is. It is the BJR mod that Jim, Ronnie and I made to the vanilla game to make it more like we wanted. It wasnt even intended for others. Then Slitherine offered to host the mod so others could benefit from it. The mod is free so it`s not like anyone is obliged to...
by JimWC
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies
Replies: 201
Views: 29179

Re: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies

What people want out of a game is different. What I want from GS is different from you and since I can develop it then I can steer in in a way that *I* find fun (being quite historical etc.). I wouldn't like a game like you want where you can do a lot of ahistorical things and get away with it. And...
by JimWC
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies
Replies: 201
Views: 29179

Re: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies

For my part, I'm just disappointed that 3.0 doesn't address the terrible imbalance that existed previously. If you want a suggestion for improving balance, I'd reduce Allied initial tech levels (especially Russian) but increase their PP production in the latter stages of the game. But that's just on...
by JimWC
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies
Replies: 201
Views: 29179

Re: GS 3.0 Plaid Axis vs Morris Allies

At the risk of intruding on a private conversation, I’d like to put in my two cents on what I see as the major theme under discussion. First, let me say that CAEW is one of the great wargames of all time, and the enhancement versions have enriched it magnificently. However, I have two points of diff...
by JimWC
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: MILITARY HISTORY™ Commander - Europe at War : General Discussion
Topic: Commander Europe at War Grand Strategy 3.0 Out Now!
Replies: 11
Views: 16247

Re: CAEW Grand Strategy 3.0 Out Now!

If you upgrade to 3.0 will 2.1 still be functional?
by JimWC
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : AAR's
Topic: Alex Axis vs Morris Allies 1941 scenario
Replies: 54
Views: 12906

Re: Alex Axis vs Morris Allies 1941 scenario

Since it didn't seem like Alex was posting any secrets and the post was several turns behind where we are in the game, I assumed I could look in on this. (Alex -- please let me know if you'd prefer me not to). In answer to a question somebody raised earlier, here's a synopsis of the other theaters i...
by JimWC
Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Commander Europe at War : Opponent Finder
Topic: Looking for a 2.1 game
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Looking for a 2.1 game

I'm looking to start 1 or 2 new 2.1 games, either side. In about 20 2.1 PBEM games I have managed to win 1 as the Axis and lose 1 as the Allies, but the Axis is still an interesting challenge. I can normally manage at least 1 turn a day. Prefer not to play folks who disappear in the middle of a game.

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