Now I'm pissed off! I spent more than two hours on this stupid mission and it wouldn't let me win.
First, when the convoy was ambushed and I took command, everyone had to tell me 'ready'. That took about 30 seconds, so when I finally got to give some orders, the battle was already over. Well, almost. Oh well, that's a familiar problem. Let's get on with the mission.
I told everyone to get in the truck (which survived the fight). About four minutes later, everyone finally found their way, and got in, except nr 2, who was now lying prone next to the truck. 'Negative', 'injured'. I repeated the order a number of times, and suddenly he stood up and decided to get in. Hrmm.
We got back to Lamentin and when I told 'all' to disembark, one of the medics simply ran off. He apparently decided to heal nr 2, at the location of the ambush. But nr 2 was in Lamentin with the rest of us. The medic ignored all my orders, ('supporting'), so I had to do without him.
When the enemy attacked, my framerate went from 30+ to something like 10. No comment. I had to reload three or four times, but finally managed to kill all the tanks, BMPs and choppers, and I still had nine guys left in the squad (I think). Great! Then nothing happened.
After a while, I walked from the center of the village to the machine gun nests, (where the 'hold' waypoint is). Then an enemy infantry squad came at us, and there was radio chatter about me taking command, a second time! Several of my guys got themselves killed by running around (looking for their new CO?). Then the radio sequence about spotting 'three, no four T72:s' and that stuff was also repeated. It was like all mission triggers had been reset somehow.
Anyway, we won, and were told there was a boat coming for us. Excellent, except the boat had six seats, and there were seven of us. What the ####? Couldn't they have sent two boats? And since the boat wouldn't move, I figured one of us had to have an accident. Nr 2 volunteered. Then we all got into the boat and went home. Not. The boat still wouldn't move. After trying various ideas, I shot the driver and took his place. (Now there was one free seat in the back... sigh.)
Finally we could go home. I got three red crosses. 'Court martial - you didn't follow your orders!' WHAT?
Okay, I'm done. Sorry, I just had to vent. I'm going to log off and read a book or something now. At least they work as expected.
It was stated that this particular mission requires a pretty hefty machine to run it smoothly. I believe they said something like 1Ghz or faster CPU and probably 256MB RAM as well. Just FYI.
My pathetic PC won't even come close, so I haven't bothered to try. I have a meager PIII-650 w/256MB and GeForece 2MX w/64MB. Not quite up to snuff for that size mission. (sigh)
Umm not getting your bug but getting others. (I've already posted about them on the BUGS forum.) When i get to the second auto save point ht egame crashes back to windows when it tries to autosave. But! if i kill all the russians in the ambush before the auto save it works fine. And then after, in Lamintine, the 3rd autosave crashes ... am i surpose to wait outside the town and kill the BMP and the T72 before comming inside??
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Quote: from Cantata on 11:48 pm on Nov. 13, 2001
It was stated that this particular mission requires a pretty hefty machine to run it smoothly.[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>Actually, that was the other mission (C02). But either way, it's okay. Big games require big computers.
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When i get to the second auto save point ht egame crashes back to windows when it tries to autosave.[/QUOTE]<span id='postcolor'>I suppose your swapfile is 400 Mb or more?
Yea ive had trouble with that mission the ai sometimes ran away and the meds sometimes wouldn't med the wounded and sometimes after the wounded were meded they would still apper red on the hud screen as injured even though they didn't hve a scratch on them
CO1...I really wanna edit this mission why wont they give the open code/files for it on the official site? (whats the deal with that)
And heres what I did;
As soon as you get attacked with the convoy, do not stop, just rush as fast as you can (on the road) back to Lamintine.
Get in the Jeep w/MG then rush through the middle of that chunk of forest with it. then get to the nearest base, which is the medical buildings...and then you win.
And yes. I have played this mission for like 5 hours!!! I have tried alot of ideas and this mission rocks, its fun. I will next try to do the hardest thing...escape in the M2A2 Bradley to that medical outpost/base...
I'd like to either add an empty M2A2 or detach the crew with the one already in thier, with the editor, because the AI scews up with that team attached to the M2A2 in Lamintine. You can get all your squad in because the ai crew keeps chasing you in order to get in the APC with you. uhh!
Excuse my french, but his mission is a little son of a b*tch...It took me a good 15 tries to defeat the ambush and get my men back in the truck. ***The real problem??? By the time I get back to Lamentin I have ***a good 90 secs to prepare for the attack. Finally I get to the strategy of putting two in the vulcan, two with aa weapons, and me and one other in the bradley(had to run the original crew over because if ur not careful theyll come jump in later on during the battle and keep u from moving). ***Well, 9 out of 10 times the vulcan cant kill the hind and ends up getting destroyed. ***So then I have to destroy the hind with my bradley, leaving with very few rounds left. ***Using tows on the tanks along with support from the two aa soldiers, ***I defeat all the tanks. *** This is after about 4 hrs of play and MANY,MANY retries...So, im happy, I thought i did it, when all of a sudden my m2 blows up instantly without warning. ***Im guessing this was the russian infantry squad that shows up late. ***Needless to say, I didnt play again to figure out. ***My one complaint?? The triggers are messed up, the attack shouldnt start til after u arrive in Lamentin.
(Edited by Mr ThunderMakeR at 10:04 am on Nov. 14, 2001)
(Edited by Mr ThunderMakeR at 10:05 am on Nov. 14, 2001)
Nice to know I'm not the only one having problems with this mission. It really is a bit of an amateurish mess isn't it. Hope this isn't an indication of what Red Hammer will be offering.
Ok, i am having real problems with this mission. im at the auto retry when u are back in lamentin. i have no men in my squad left, they were all killed in the ambush. i can beat the first attack from the road where the ambush was, and there is still a tank left in the town. what i do is kill the helicopter with the vulcan (on my own) and then destroy the tank that is waiting in the town with my LAWS (again, all on my own at this time i have noone under my command). when the second attack comes, that' when i get killed. grr.