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  1. I'm doing the DVD build. Looking good, have all three previous volumes plus the new fourth volume, plus The Rescue in it's entirety, and about 1 GB worth of miscellaneous humor/community/beta-game stuff. Finishing off in the next few days, hurry up with the links! Not going to have time to do a thorough youtube search!!!!
  2. Downloading all your stuff now for the DVD build. Again, if it's at filefront or your squad website it's more likely to make it, saved youtube films are less then optimal.
  3. It is that time again- time for the Best of WWIIONLINE video contest! The idea is to promote the making of quality videos that are fun to watch and can interest people in playing the game by highlighting the better ones, reward participation in the annual Convention, and make the spreading of these videos not dependent on a given individual or website staying active. As before, this is a contest run by me, selected by me, according to my tastes, so don't complain about my choices, run your own darn contest. The winning videos are collected in a CD, which I burn multiple copies of and give them to the Rats, squaddies and friends of the squad at the Con. I then give away sets of all the CDs to randomly selected players who are attending the Con. Many of the Youtube entries you see were uploaded directly from video contest CDs. I also select a Best of the Best video from each collection- each winner is eligible to automatically get a complete set at any Con they attend. This year will be the fourth year I have done this (started doing it at the Dallas minicons that preceded the official Con). It will be different for two reasons- this year I will be switching to DVD format, and I will be downloading Youtube videos and making them into files. The latter is not my preference, we will always get better results from original files rather then conversions, but too many quality videos are only available there and should not be excluded merely because they are in an inconvenient format. So if you have a video you would especially like to be considered for this contest and it is on Youtube, please get your file hosted at FileFront or some other service, so I can skip the conversion and deliver a better archival version of your masterpiece. Also, if there are squad-based videos you are aware of, get them posted to this thread, Post your ww2online movies in War Stories. I look forward to more quality videos to share!
  4. They have automated programs that detect speedhack and other cheats, you may have an unusual situation on your PC that makes the programs think that.
  5. Cedd I was in the same boat and bought then, but I'm still ingame and doing well with the current rig. Out of curiosity what did you get? For comparison I got AMD 3800 SC BFG 7900 GTOC Abit 570 chipset SLI-capable (not that I will use SLI) Corsair 2 x1GB 6400C4
  6. Massaman Memorial....
  7. Hey Indo, just because it was end of map and I was bored I upped my machine to 2.6+ GhZ on air. I'm getting 35-45 in Amiens with approximately 50 players on both sides high player resolution and medium settings (including wavy water but no updates). If I lower the performance I can get better). 85-100 country, 100+ flying except in combat and very very few laggy air seconds. I'm telling you, the 3800SC is just a great tidemeover CPU for the AM2 slot.
  8. Ready my reply in the other forum.
  9. My squad is named after an historical regiment from North Africa (the idea was that we would be ready to go to a North African environment, and meantime RCAs historically came back to France to fight including WWII). We could not find out what had happened historically, we knew the regiment had it's one big battle as part of the early going, got beat on, then paraded for De Gaulle and became the Free French armor training unit. That is, until now. From the France 1940 forum- From the France 1940 group- what happened at Medjez...
  10. Babelfish translation-
  11. A posting the redoubtable David Lehmann made on the Axis History forums on all the Vichy RCAs- And the whole regimental history-
  12. I started playing the AM2 game from the getgo Indo, I'm able to fly just fine into all but the laggiest bombing mission just fine, on a 3800 SC, 2 GB and a BFG 7900GTOC. The SC gets me real nice performance for a bargain, but is vulnerable to poorly performing anti-virus interrupting my game. The 3800 x2 will likely handle that scenario better but not play the game as well, but if you OC you may make it up nicely.
  13. I'm pretty convinced that lag is the internet and sometimes server/client code, and otherwise beyond a certain point what you run on your machine re: drivers, antivirus, etc. has far more to do with your FPS then anything else.
  14. My playing with overclocking had made me think the 800 was a bottleneck but I haven't had enough performance concerns to go that direction. Thanks for the tip. I'm not so certain about this, I'm definitely seeing the greater load speed (due to the dual channel if nothing else). That's meh baybee, except I have a BFG 7900 GTOC and not as good Antec case. That price/performance 3800 SC was what made the machine for me, get to AM2, max out on other components, then bring the CPU along later. Yeah, backwards compatability was a big thing for me given the strategy, another reason I went ahead with this configuration rather then wait the extra month for Core Duo, and I trust AMD to do it far moreso then Intel. AMD better get cracking, Intel is riding hard and not taking prisoners.
  15. I got these, would have liked to get the 6400C3s or 8500s but they were just too outrageous pricewise at the time- So like I said I got overhead to play with.
  16. On the current patch my $1000 7 month old AM2 is getting 35-80 fps in town and 60-100+ at FBs with Medium settings and maxed visual players. This on the 3800 SC with NO overclocking. So I have overhead to go with just a cooling improvement and overclock room to spare, and an upgrade plan that will only likely cost me $200 two years from now, which is what I designed for. The NT compatability setting that I missed changing on the last few patches is a big part of that, care with drivers is another- if I didn't take care of those I would likely get half that. A bad virus security package upgrade took it down half again before I went back to the earlier version. So watching your software usage is a Big Deal and can easily double your performance. Keep that in mind when figuring out your system. A machine-hungry Vista is another factor to consider. Bottom line, a lot of the planning of your machine should be based on how long it will have to last you with the machine you are buying, and an upgrade path if you going for anything less then the best. I have a squaddie who is still in game with a PC from 4 years ago. He hasn't been able to fly for years, but he got the best he could get then and the RAMDAC memory that was on that box is likely what kept him from being completely gone from the game. His outrageously expensive machine for the time ended up being a good investment given his finances has not allowed for a replacement.
  17. There were several African units in BoF 1940- in particular there was a Senegalese-based unit that there was controversial executions of. The Tunisian force was the first of the Vichy units to turn, of which the unit my squad is named after was the armored spearhead, and immediately went into action (actually they were 'camping' the Bizerte airfield but were ordered off, thus allowing the large air reinforcement to flow in).
  18. Layz, your friend (and me) should be able to get an AM3 CPU in his current setup and upgrade the motherboard, then memory at his convenience. It's just the servers that are going F.
  19. Thanks Okie, we do deserve the love.
  20. Does your screen freeze and your mouse go inoperative? What board/CPU/RAM do you have?
  21. Can you please put this in the movie thread in this same forum? We try to keep a copy there so it is saved all in one place.
  22. Dear HelpHere's Mom, I hope that you reconsider and let your son play in WWII Online. As others have noted, this game REQUIRES teamwork and interaction for success. It is an international game, and so he will be exposed to people from all over the world. It is an historical game, and so he will likely want to study up on events mentioned by others in the game of his own accord. This community is very child friendly and is one of the most mature in online gaming. We are talking typically 30-50 year olds (I am 44). I know on the allied side that there are many mothers (some who are generals in command!) that play regularly that make sure the language and commentary are appropriate to a game that teenagers may be playing. Like any game you should of course make sure it does not interfere with his studies (it can be very absorbing), but in general this will be a positive not a negative.
  23. The reason to go with an FX chip is overclocking, they do not have their processor cycles tied to the memory multiplier like the Athlon 64s so they are far easier to overclock. Not sure if your bios will support it though. If you do go that way definitely get a cooler. Not familiar with the X series of cards, I had a 9700 256mb AGP/Intel 2.4 Ghz and was doing okay with it before my current setup. Lazy may have it right, your budget move may be the 4000 and a better card. BTW I am running an AM2 3800 with a PCI-E BFG 7900GTOC and 2x1GB TWIN2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 Corsair, at the lesser settings (performance + max players) I can do 100 FPS on the ground incountry and 30-50 in heavy battle. Kind of fun to be Neo for awhile. I went a bit lowend on the CPU as a cost-savings measure because I anticipated picking up another CPU at the tailend of the system's lifecycle in about 2 years and figured the video card would muscle my way through the current setup. I'm watching those 5000 series and FX prices like a hawk, want to swoop in and grab them for cheap right before AMD closes them out. I bought right at that month when AM2 came out, dropped $100, and Core Duo was announced but not out. Eh, wrong horse, but I'll still make out like a bandit with some care in how I use and configure the machine.
  24. If you have a 939 mobo there are so many sweet CPU deals, WWIIOL tends to be more CPU and memory constrained then video card, and there are newer functions the Rats have purposely held off on implementing to keep the lower end guys in so I would be more focussed on that. Think of it this way, you are buying memory and video card money on a PC you are going to give to the kids anyway. A real video and memory upgrade is going to require a whole new everything (power, mobo, etc.). Pop a CPU in and you will be better off. Newegg FXs, that's the ticket (just look at FX-50s, the FX-60s are for AM2 and FX-70s for Socket F).