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Old December 10th, 2008, 02:49 PM

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Thank you for this WONDERFUL game!

I discovered this, quite by accident, and I am very pleased. I joined this board, a LOOONG time ago, and promptly never went back! Unusual, as I really enjoy the product lines from Shrapnel Games.

In a word, I would describe myself as a grognard. Military history has always been a passion, as has gaming.

I remember playing Tactics II, from Avalon Hill, more years ago than I care to admit...but I will say, Nixon was President!

Now...my issue.

It seems that I am quite unable to view the game manual.

I use firefox, and it crashes out each and every time I attempt to load it.

Now, I consider myself a reasonably bright guy, and in the limited time I have played this excellent game, I have figured out about 90% of what I need.

But, it would be particulary useful to read up on the game mechanics, and some of the insights listed in the manual.

Is there something I can do to get the manual, or do I need to reinstall the Windows Explorer browser that came with Vista?

Vista sucks, btw...thanks for the thread which carefully explained how to work around it.

Sorry if this is in a different thread.

Oh...also, when I have sufficient experience, I would be interested in building scenarios, and eventually, campaigns. In these regards, the bar has been set very, very high.

Thanks in advance!
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theres nothing wrong with my manual and i use firefox, BTW: re-install your internet explorer or you'll have problems with updates, installs and such things
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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:29 PM

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theres nothing wrong with my manual and i use firefox, BTW: re-install your internet explorer or you'll have problems with updates, installs and such things
I should...but I would rather face a Tiger tank in a Sherman than expose my computer to risk by using Explorer!
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theres nothing wrong with my manual and i use firefox, BTW: re-install your internet explorer or you'll have problems with updates, installs and such things
I should...but I would rather face a Tiger tank in a Sherman than expose my computer to risk by using Explorer!
I use firefox, and have absolutely no problems with viewing the Game Guide, whether launched from the Game Options programme or manually.

You should leave Microsoft Internet Exploder installed even if you do not plan to use it. I don't apart from checking for updates. Microsoft Widows update uses it (active X controls that only work in exploder) and any programme such as the Game Options programme that calls shellexecute needs it to be there, (as the initial O/S "hook" I believe) even if the O/S then redirects the URL to the new default browser.

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theres nothing wrong with my manual and i use firefox, BTW: re-install your internet explorer or you'll have problems with updates, installs and such things
I should...but I would rather face a Tiger tank in a Sherman than expose my computer to risk by using Explorer!
I use firefox, and have absolutely no problems with viewing the Game Guide, whether launched from the Game Options programme or manually.

You should leave Microsoft Internet Exploder installed even if you do not plan to use it. I don't apart from checking for updates. Microsoft Widows update uses it (active X controls that only work in exploder) and any programme such as the Game Options programme that calls shellexecute needs it to be there, (as the initial O/S "hook" I believe) even if the O/S then redirects the URL to the new default browser.

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OK, this I understand.

I haven't actually un-installed Explorer, the O/S clearly won't let me.

I use Firefox as my default browser, and I have deleted the shortcut to Explorer to prevent my wife and daughter from accessing it. Time for Plan "B", which is the same thing I say when I see Panzers.

Thanks for taking the time to help me with this.
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I should...but I would rather face a Tiger tank in a Sherman than expose my computer to risk by using Explorer!
I use firefox, and have absolutely no problems with viewing the Game Guide, whether launched from the Game Options programme or manually.

You should leave Microsoft Internet Exploder installed even if you do not plan to use it. I don't apart from checking for updates. Microsoft Widows update uses it (active X controls that only work in exploder) and any programme such as the Game Options programme that calls shellexecute needs it to be there, (as the initial O/S "hook" I believe) even if the O/S then redirects the URL to the new default browser.

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OK, this I understand.

I haven't actually un-installed Explorer, the O/S clearly won't let me.

I use Firefox as my default browser, and I have deleted the shortcut to Explorer to prevent my wife and daughter from accessing it. Time for Plan "B", which is the same thing I say when I see Panzers.

Thanks for taking the time to help me with this.
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I created a chm file of the game guide. Please check whether it is useful.

I use firefox myself and there is no problem.
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I created a chm file of the game guide. Please check whether it is useful.

I use firefox myself and there is no problem.
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What is a chm file my work computer doesn't seem to recognize it?

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chm is a format for help files by Microsoft. I think it stands for Compiled HtMl. MS provides a free tool "HTML workshop". Basically it can compile a group of html files into a single file. It should be working under win98 or later, IIRC.

Are you using Linux, or win95?

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If you can use FF or IE to view GG, use it. For the chm I created, you can't use "open in new tab" to have a full view of a page -- the index side form is always there. I don't how to get rid of it, not a good user for the help workshop.
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I created a chm file of the game guide. Please check whether it is useful.

I use firefox myself and there is no problem.
Perfect!!!! Thank you very much!

I just finished a 36 turn random game, US vs. Germans, January 1930.

I had a fair number of light tanks, and he had a HUGE number of halftracks! One of my tanks had 8 kills!

I blew up an enormous number of his troops, but still only got a marginal victory...despite controlling all the vp hexes. I did lose three of my tanks, however.

Quick question:

Is there a quick and dirty ratio between the number of hexes vs. the number of build points? I used 750 points, for a 40 x 40 map, meeting engagement, and it seemed a little light on forces.
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