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Old October 6th, 2017, 11:43 PM

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Hello:
Experimenting with the winSPWW2 tutorial. Maybe tried SPWAW a long time ago and was put off by the graphics but curious to give winSPWW2 a shot.

Kudos to all involved in keeping the game up-to-date. An amazing amount of content too. The game does a very good job of displaying a lot of data in a very concise way!

1) Wondering if there is some mod that helps see the hill contours a little better? I struggle with this in almost all computer wargames I have tried. Some hill masses are easy to see and I struggle with others.

2) I downloaded v5. Is the latest patch cumulative or do I have to install a series of patched to get up to date.

3) Would like to take screenshots of the unit list but it doesn't work well. Is that better now in the latest version?

4) In the tutorial I had a Pv IVh destroyed and even though I used Playback twice I couldn't see which unit hit it. Any tips on this?

Again a big thanks for the game!

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Old October 7th, 2017, 07:58 AM
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Hiya and welcome aboard!

1. I don't believe so - Hover over any hex and the height is displayed at the top of the screen in the red band, The mini map (bottom right) also attempts to show major height differences with colour. It is something that gets easier as you get used to it - try some desert maps to start with I find it easier on those.

2. The current version is 10.01. My understanding is you need to install V5, then the V9b consolidation patch and finally the V10.01 upgrade (all available for free on the Shrapnel site).

3. Never had an issue with screen shots... (run windowed mode with "Desktop" screen size- or highest you can with free version)

4. Units can remain hidden even after firing, you can often not know where enemy fire is coming from! - usual tips for spotting, ie use infantry, slow or no movement, etc.

Hope this helps - enjoy!
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Thanks very much.

I sometimes move units by accident when I left-click somewhere as the focus is still on the unit. How do you remove the focus from a unit so when you left-click nearby the unit will not move?

I can only play small scenarios in computer wargames. In the tutorial they list about 10 small ones. Anyway to know the size of the scenario from the in-game listing?

I am interested in the data at the bottom of the screen when you see or play back the AI's turn but if flies by quickly. No way to slow the replay I assume?

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Old October 7th, 2017, 02:07 PM

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Figured out how to do screen captures. Works with the Snipping tool in Windowed mode.
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No problem.

One of your units will ALWAYS have "focus", there is no way to select no unit. There is never a need to left-click except to move, fire or select another unit... "accidental" moves can be reversed with the undo button (provided the move did not provoke opportunity fire or reveal hidden enemy). We all accidentally move where we shouldn't just as in reality troops sometimes do so without the commander's knowledge or intent - I know many players (myself included) rarely click at all using the hot keys where possible.

Some scenario designers do mention the size of the forces in the scenario text but by no means all. There is no quick way, that I know of with the free game, to determine scenario size - remember you can save games so you can play a larger game over multiple sessions.

The "Misc" tab on the game options (start up) window includes several settings that can "slow down" how fast the game shows information play with these and the "message delay" setting in the in-game preferences screen to get what you prefer.
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Thanks. Appreciate it. Are you a Leeds fan by any chance?
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Thanks. Appreciate it. Are you a Leeds fan by any chance?
Yikes! No sorry I don't follow any soccer - I like my footballers to wear pads! Oakland Raiders!
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OK, I won't mention I live where that Orange team plays then!

Back on topic. Does Scenhack in the CD version sort by size (number of units)? I am not worried so much about the number of turns.
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OK, I won't mention I live where that Orange team plays then!

Back on topic. Does Scenhack in the CD version sort by size (number of units)? I am not worried so much about the number of turns.
No. Not number of units
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Thanks. Is there a way during the battle to see what is your current status in terms of victory points? Sorry for all the questions.
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