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  1. Building a new PC, and optimizing it for WWIIOL. What is the best sound card for this game? Or should I just use the onboard (on motherboard) sound?
  2. Did you know that Barack Obama has banned nearly a million American made rifles? Nearly a million rifles. Banned by Barack Obama and his anti-gun cronies. In a quiet move the Obama Administration has secretly blocked the re-importation of American made M-1 Garand and Carbine rifles being stored in South Korea. These rifles were used by the US military during the Korean War and left there after the war was over. With one stroke of his pen, he by-passed the legislative process and banned nearly a million American made rifles by executive fiat. That’s why I instructed my staff to prepared a petition and video against Obama’s Historic Rifle Ban. Click here to watch the video and then sign the petition to President Obama and congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid stating your opposition to the Historic Rifle Ban. Make no mistake, these rifles were made in America, by Americans and used by American soldiers to defend freedom on foreign shores and are greatly sought after by American shooters and collectors. Now State Department officials claim these antique, collector rifles could be used to commit crimes. While the radical anti-gun crowd is giddy with praise for Obama’s latest back-door gun ban, law-abiding citizens across the United States are crying foul. These outrageous claims are a thinly veiled attempt to distract from Obama’s special interest payback to the radical anti-gun crowd. This desperate pandering must not be allowed to continue. That’s why we’ve prepared a petition and video against Obama’s Historic Rifle Ban. Click here to watch the video and sign the petition. It has been common practice since the end of World War II to re-import these American made rifles from the foreign allies they were lent to after the war. During the Reagan Administration a similar import request for 200,000 Garand rifles was approved. State Department officials say they are working with South Korea to “dispose” of these American made rifles. You and I both know that is bureaucratic code for the melting down and destruction of these iconic American made rifles. On top of banning American citizens from owning these rifles, Obama’s State Department is arranging for the destruction of nearly one million historic, American rifles. To help dispel some of the myths surrounding this iconic American rifle, Director of Operations Luke O’Dell interviewed M-1 Garand expert Rory Edwards. Click to view the video. Let me be clear: at no time in U.S. history has the ownership of any part of this gun been restricted or banned. These firearms -- truly pieces of American history -- rightly belong in the hands of U.S. citizens, and Obama has banned nearly one million of them without cause. Please click here to learn more about the M-1 Garand and Barack Obama’s ban on the re-import of nearly one million American made rifles. Once you’ve watched the video, please sign the petition against Obama’s Historic Rifle Ban. The National Association for Gun Rights’ staff will compile your petitions and forward them to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Thank you, in advance for joining me in standing up against this outrageous anti-gun action. For liberty, Dudley Brown Executive Director P.S. In a secret move, President Barack Obama has secretly blocked the re-import of nearly a million American made rifles. That’s nearly a million historic rifles that Obama doesn’t want in the hands of American citizens like you and me. Please click here to watch a video about the M-1 Garand rifle and sign a petition against Barack Obama’s Historic Rifle Ban.
  3. Actually, criminals rarely use automatic weapons. And it's very rare for criminals to even possess legally owned automatic weapons (no legally owned NFA weapon has ever been used in a crime in the U.S.).
  4. Some of you know me in-game. So I figured I'd post what I do for a living, since it is likely of interest to many in this game (at least in the U.S.).
  5. I'm looking at buying a new laptop, but want to make sure it will run BE. I've got an XPS laptop (Vista, core 2 duo T7500 2.2ghz, 4gb RAM) now, with a 8600m gt vid card, and can't get the game to load (either it just fails to start and CTD's, or it starts the game with terrible graphics and is unplayable). But I can give the XPS to a staff member and buy a new machine (aaah, the luxuries of being the boss). So I'm looking for a new machine. It has been suggested to buy the ASUS (they make a darn good laptop for gaming), but the form factor on that machine is....well, a brick. For work, it would be a disaster (huge and cumbersome for travel). I'm looking at an HP Envy but not sure the vid card is up to snuff for this game. Here's what it looks like: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit • Intel® Core i5-430M Dual Core processor (2.26GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.53GHz• 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830 Graphics [HDMI] - For i5 and i7-620M Processors• 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)Anyone think there are problems with this machine? Is the vid card stout enough?
  6. Two questions: 1. How is this game playing on Windows 7 machines? Is it working well? 2. I've never -- EVER -- been able to get this game to play on a laptop, even though I have a Dell XPS with a hotShi'ite vid card. But that machine is running vista. Advice?
  7. I bought an HP Envy 14, with the top cpu they put in it (i7) and an ATI 5650 gpu. Should do ok. But now I need to figure out how to drive vehicles/panzers and atgs with a keyboard and mouse.
  8. Well, I ordered the HP Envy 14, with the full-blown i7 cpu. I guess we'll see if the vid card is good enough.
  9. It looks like that ASUS is the only laptop (within non-Rockerfeller price range) that has the 5870 vid card. I'm open to suggestions for other laptops, if someone has any more.
  10. I keep reading that vid cards aren't quite as important as the CPU (which hasn't been my experience, having played this game since it came out, but what the heck do I know about computers). I'm considering buying a new laptop for work, and might buy one that will run WWIIOL. I'm not going to buy a suitcase computer (50 lbs), and will probably stick with a 15 inch screen size. Suggestions? Which CPU? i5/i7?
  11. I don't have it here, but as I recall, it has a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT. At the time I bought it, it was one of the best laptop vid cards on the market. What is yours running? And, are there any special settings to run it on your laptop?
  12. I've been playing for at least 4 years with almost no issues. Even built an XP box solely for this game. But roughly two weeks ago, I started seeing MASSIVE performance issues. I've seen quite a bit of packet loss despite being on a T-1 (for the last 5 months or so). And now I'm getting issues of video lag. I'll drive a panzer, use the commander view, and it will freeze for 2 seconds or more.... then revert to normal. That happens almost all of the time that I play now. And, loading the game is taking about twice as long as it has in the past. I'm trying to figure out a gameplan to isolate my problems. Ideas?
  13. I'll fly LW. 190, please...ftw.
  14. 1) What is your Operation System? XP Home 32 - SP2 2) What is your CPU? Intel Core 2, 6400@2.13ghz, 3) How much system RAM do you have? 2GB 4) What is your Graphics/Video Card? 9800 GTX+ 4a) How much video RAM does it have? 768 4b) Are the Drivers up to date? yes 5) Does this happen Online AND Offline? ? 6) Does it happen for all unit types? I don't even get to the first screen when loading up the game * Infantry: * Armor/Trucks: * Aircraft: * Ships: 7) Does it happen at all locations? n/a
  15. I'm in the same boat. I can adjust the gamma setting in Nvidia's control panel but it does nothing to the game (just installed a new vid card, as the old one died on me -- that one worked fine for gamma settings).
  16. Yeah, Yeah, I know. Vista isn't supported (unless that changed recently). But I'm trying to get my laptop to play the game. It's a high-end XPS with a darn good vid card, plenty of ram, etc. But when I launch the game (online or in offline mode), the screen flickers then goes to desktop. Any ideas?
  17. Filed an initial trouble ticket, bloo responded via e-mail once, then nothing.....and he closed out that trouble ticket. Then I filed another, and am getting no response. Does CRS want my business or not??
  18. I did just that. No response. WHATSOEVER. I work in politics, and routinely have my phone calls returned by U.S. Senators and Governors. Even had a call from POTUS. So I'm a bit unaccustomed to being totally ignored.
  19. Getting a lot of errors with the game on my new setup. Falling through the earth, buildings not rendering, freeze ups, etc. Need Gnasche/CRS help here. Posting dxdiag: ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 1/30/2008, 13:59:20 Machine name: NAGR Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: INTEL_ System Model: DP965LT_ BIOS: Default System BIOS Processor: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs) Memory: 3062MB RAM Page File: 215MB used, 4731MB available Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX Setup Parameters: Not found DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ DirectX Files Tab: No problems found. Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer. Sound Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 2: No problems found. Music Tab: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found. Network Tab: No problems found. -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a) DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail) DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a) DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a) DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail) DirectSound: 0/5 (retail) DirectShow: 0/6 (retail) --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 8800 GTS DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0193&SUBSYS_042010DE&REV_A2 Display Memory: 320.0 MB Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200 Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll Driver Version: 6.14.0011.6906 (English) DDI Version: 9 (or higher) Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 11/6/2007 18:30:00, 5770880 bytes WHQL Logo'd: No WHQL Date Stamp: None VDD: n/a Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys Mini VDD Date: 11/6/2007 18:30:00, 7429088 bytes Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-42D3-11CF-9469-2B2403C2CB35} Vendor ID: 0x10DE Device ID: 0x0193 SubSys ID: 0x042010DE Revision ID: 0x00A2 Revision ID: 0x00A2 Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_B ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch Registry: OK DDraw Status: Enabled D3D Status: Enabled AGP Status: Enabled DDraw Test Result: Not run D3D7 Test Result: Not run D3D8 Test Result: Not run D3D9 Test Result: Not run
  20. Bump....to see if I can get an answer from CRS.
  21. Where do I file a "trouble ticket"?
  22. It ran 3DMark06 just fine. Score was 8643, which is pretty good, I think. No power failure. I'm at a loss. And, unlike when I first started playing this game, I can't get anyone at CRS to give suggestions.
  23. I don't play any other games. :-) I'll try benchmarking it. What would benchmark do if overloaded? Drop the program?
  24. Bump Gnasch, will you weigh in? Sure would like CRS to give some advice here.
  25. 500 watts. Brand new. Could that really be it?