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  1. What he said (above) - also try running in compatibility mode. There's a bunch of similar threads - you might find some useful info - just browse through the first 3 or 4 pages. It would also help if you posted your system specs
  2. WWIIOL ran smoothly from day for me on W7 - I think I was pretty lucky because I know a lot of people who had issues. Just out of curiosity, did you install WWIIOL on the backup machine from scratch using the most recent up to date downloaded file?
  3. Even after playing for 5 years on and off, I still consider myself very much on the newbie end of the learning curve. I still remember my first time logging in all those years ago. Back then my poor laptop struggled to load the game, and when I finally got in the interface that greeted me (although old looking) was very straight forward. Pick a side - Pick Army, Navy or Air - Pick a Brigade/Mission (this was meaningless to me at that time I just wanted in so I could pew pew) - Pick a Unit type and away we go. I think it needs to be kept this simple - because the game itself has a pretty steep learning curve - which is one of the compelling reasones I still play it. I like the idea of an advanced UI option for those inclined - but I think that the majority of active players would probably keep the simple one. I realise that High Command and Mission Leaders need some advanced features, but I am guessing that the majority of players are not in this category (hell after 5 years I still don't do any of that stuff). The Quick Play idea makes sense - as long as there is an easy path for regular folks to jump in and start playing the game - after all that's the real reason for logging in. Lastly, well done on all the work you are doing with stimulating discussion on the UI - I most certainly think that the UI (both in game and pre-game) needs some major work - so it's good to see this all being discussed.
  4. Anyone having probs with the Logitech 3D Extreme Pro here is the fix for the Slider control (courtesy of a support email from the Rats): To get it to work in game, just go to the keymapper and select a category of vehicle, such as Fighters and Bombers, double-click the Primary column for throttle, move the throttle on the stick up and down. You should see joystick 1 slider1 axis appear in the column. Then click the Save Changes button.
  5. I'm running W7 64 bit, and just plugged in my shiny new Logitech 3D Extreme Pro. Everything works, except the slider/throttle. It works fine in Microsoft FlightSim X - so I know the slider works, but WWIIOL isn't reading it at all. My older Logitech Attack 3 works in WWIIOL just fine - slider and all. Any ideas?
  6. Are you guys still active? Looking hard for an AUS based squad.
  7. Is there a way to change my in game display "Game Name"? At the moment it's just the same as my user/login name and I would like to change it if possible. Cheers S!
  8. I wasn't expecting THAT to be the answer
  9. Addendum: I ran the checknet program and all tests resolve ok. Firewall is ok, etc etc. No settings have changed since I last played a few nights ago.
  10. Hi, I'm trying to connect and when I click the usual PLAY icon, nothing loads but my web browser points to this URL: http://www.playnet.com/bv/error.jsp?error=authconnect This website looks like a parked webspace and of no help at all It's asking if I want to back order the domain... uhm... not today, no thanks. Any ideas? b
  11. I just updated the latest patch and can no longer log into the game. After I enter my user name and password, the game just crashes out half way through loading the different objects, sounds, etc. I get this message in my abort log file: File version: 1, 28, 0, 255 Date and time: 1/24/2008 22:08:29 WWIIOL aborted via improper means
  12. Hi, I've been away from the game for about a year and want to do some offline training before I jump back in the cockpit in game. How do I fire it up in the off-line mode?
  13. Hi, I am a returning player and have re-downloaded the full install file. When I double click it - there is a brief flash of a cmd dialogue box and then nothing, nothing at all =/ Any ideas?