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    European Politics Thread.

    The fact that you even mention degrees of hatred against other countries speaks for itself, methinks...
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    DMA LIBYA

    It certainly does! I've just given "Bleed for Oil" a go, and it's a blast. The island is truly beautiful, and it's great to see the mapfact baracks being put to good use. The UK Military Base looks marvellous. It's great that you actually have to walk up to a bloke to request insertion, instead of justing using the radio menu (like in Dynamic Afghanistan). On another note: I have to agree with what Akd said. Don't get me wrong: I still enjoy the Dynamic Missions immensly, but after a few hours of playing the pattern becomes quite clear. It would be nice if, for example, not all the AI would feel the urge to rush your positions in the open desert. All you have to do then is lie down, and let the AI do the work. No need to fire a single shot yourself... That's a bit of a pity. If some of the AI would choose to hang back at the location you are trying to assault/raid/whatever, you could get some nice urban fights Furthermore, I also get the idea that the enemy AI only spawns at/near the mission objective. Could you confirm whether that is true, Honchoblack? If it is, it's a bit of a shame. It would be fun to see AI spawn not only at the mission objective, but also at random, albeit logical locations (e.g. cities). Let me give you an example of what I mean: On Dynamic Afghanistan, I received a Patrol Mission. I got tired of using the chopper for transportation, so I decided to pack my squad into two BMP's. We soon left for the mission objective (incidentally, it would be nice if the Patrol objective was more than just a round area; perhaps a strech of road or something similar). At this point I had to face a dillema: should I try to get there off-road, or should I just use the roads, which are much faster? The problem was, the roads ran through two small cities/villages. At that point I didn't know what to expect there. Was I going to get shot at? Will I get an rpg up my arse? Despite the perceived risks I decided to take the roads. I have to tell you, the moment I hit those badly-lit (it was night) village streets, the tension rose fivefold. Nothing happened, of course, but the excitement was there Any chance of more randomness in the dynamic missions?.. Regards, X.
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    DMA LIBYA

    Hey ThudBlunder, As I've had that happen to me so often, it was the first thing I checked. Everything seems to be in order... but still no go. Sigh, I think I'll try reinstalling OFP altogether. Unless someone has other ideas as to how to solve this conundrum? regards, X. Edit: I've solved the mystery. The zipped addonpacks automatically create a mod folder called DMA LIBYA. I'm using OFP Watch for managing my modfolders, and apparently it doesn't like modfolder names with spaces in them. I renamed the folder to 'Libya', et voila! Everything works. Just played the downed chopper mission, great fun:) The British troops are really excellent!
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    DMA LIBYA

    Hello, I seem to be only posting about problems in the DMA threads... Sorry in advance:) I've just downloaded the mission, as well as the required addons pack, including the troops & vehicles packs. However, I can't get the mission to start. I get the following error message: Strangely enough, all these addons are present in my DMA LIBYA modfolder, but they are spelled differently, ie. JAM_Magazines.pbo instead of jam_magazines.pbo etc. I tried renaming the pbo's but to no avail. I haven't seen anyone else having a similar problem, soooo... anyone have a clue as to what's going on?? Regards, X.
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    Dynamic Afghanistan

    I expected ECP to be the cause of the problem but sadly, it isn't I started up DA without ECP, using a seperate mod-folder and all. Smack in the middle of a Raid, OFP coughed and CTD'ed. I have the sneaking suspicion that DA was about to give me the "mission complete, RTB" message... Could some scripts be conflicting? I have no ideas left... I recently reinstalled OFP, so it's pretty clean - the only non-BIS addon in the Res/addons folder is the editor upgrade. Incidentally, I'm getting an error message about a missing magazine when I start up DA (sorry, haven't written down what it says exactly). Bah! I was having so much fun with DA...
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    Dynamic Afghanistan

    Hey all, I'm having a rather annoying problem with DA. After 20-30 minutes of playing (sometimes shorter) OFP crashes back to desktop for no apparent reason. There is no OFP error message, just the usual MS 'send us a report' crap. Perhaps this has been discussed already but I still don't feel like reading 30+ pages Just to make my situation clear: I've put all the addons in a seperate mod folder, and I run DA in conjunction with ECP. I believe I've seen someone mention compatibility issues with ECP in one of the other DMA threads. Could this be it? Thanks for any help, regards, X.
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    European Politics Thread.

    Well, I'm sure it's going to be great fun. Sigh. I'm disgusted to see PiS win. Granted, that is not saying much seeing as Polish politics are stomach turning overall. No room whatsoever for a pragmatical approach, only emotional, ideological witchhunts. 4 years of right; they bollock it up. 4 years of left; they bollock it up. 4 years of right; they bollock it up. 4 years of left - yes, they bollock it up as well. Now, we get four years of right again, with a homophobic, moralist and self-righteous party in control. Bah. I would much rather see the SDPL win: The Polish Social Democracy. Borowski is the only politician who managed to retain a decent level of integrity while in the SLD. It would be nice to see him become the President in two weeks...
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    Dynamic Afghanistan

    Hello all, I have just finished playing Dynamic Afghanistan after 4 h of gaming, and I feel obligated to say: excellent work! Especially in combination with ECP. What atmosphere! I just wish the Russian voice comms pack would be released soon; immersion would be complete then:) Just one question, one which has certainly been asked before (can't be arsed to read 33+ pages of posts though;)): is DA MP compatible? I believe I've seen a few mentions of it being SP only when I scanned the contents of the posts; if this is true, are there any plans of making DA MP compatible? Is that possible at all? Would be great fun to play it with some friends... Regards, X.
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    The Unholy Cult

    Also, expect superior corny-ness from LoserOne's and mine voiceacting
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    European Politics Thread.

    Let's not forget that Gotovina's popularity among the Croatians is far from insignificant. Another factor which does little to ease the tensions. Incidentally, I disagree with you Denoir about the situation being handled poorly. I confess upfront that my knowledge about the issue is fairly limited, but I see no problem in excercising political pressure to bring a suspect to justice. Through the lense of realpolitik, upsetting the relationship with a poor candidate country in times of little support for further EU expansion does not sound like a blocking argument. I admit this is relatively short-sighted, but given the politicians' short horizon it is not entirely illogical I do realise that this pressure has far-reaching consequences for Croatia. It damages its reputation and, consequently, its economy. On the other hand, I can imagine that Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands are keen to reaffirm the International Criminal Court's raison d'etre. What better way to achieve that than by ensuring the effectiveness of one of its predecessors, the International Criminal Tribunal?
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    European Politics Thread.

    Del Ponte accuses Vatican of protecting Gotovina I read this in my Dutch paper, NRC Handelsblad. The Telegraph was the only English-language paper I could find that reported this as well. While I cannot say whether the Telegraph is a reliable paper, I can certainly vouch for the NRC. Sorry about the poor formatting, by the way. The original article. Well, this is an interesting development, isn't it?
  12. Hello all. I've recently reinstalled OFP and OFP:R. I couldn't find my Red Hammer cd however, so now whenever I play on the Russian side the soldiers speak with surprisingly American accents... Come to think of it, the 'Russian' voices introduced by Red Hammer weren't much better either; they sounded like something from a crappy James Bond film. So, I was wondering: has anyone released a mod which replaces the poor East comms with proper Russian voices? FDF has shown that it's possible... Much obliged for any info on this matter. Regards, Xawery
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    Russian radio voices

    Ah, it seems moving the topic to A&M:D has generated a lot more responses. Thank you, Herr Ueberverwalter Being the law-abiding forum user that I am, I did a search before posting this topic, but it had resulted in too many hits, so I was unable to find anything meaningful. Retaliation (which is quite splendid indeed) had very good voice acting and the AI Russian chatter in ECP is very immersive, but the radio comms remain either pseudo-Russian or American... Which completely destroys the atmosphere. I've taken a look at the thread posted by Maxpain, and I liked what I heard! The demo soundfile sounded pretty good. Now, Thunderbird and ofpforum mentioned an old Russian voicepack. Any idea where I could find it? The Search function still yields bugger all... Thanks for all the responses, kind regards, Xawery
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    Russian radio voices

    Hello all. I've recently reinstalled OFP and OFP:R. I couldn't find my Red Hammer cd however, so now whenever I play on the Russian side the soldiers speak with surprisingly American accents... Come to think of it, the 'Russian' voices introduced by Red Hammer weren't much better either; they sounded like something from a crappy James Bond film. So, I was wondering: has anyone released a mod which replaces the poor East comms with proper Russian voices? FDF has shown that it's possible... Much obliged for any info on this matter. Regards, Xawery
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    USA Politics Thread - *No gun debate*

    Or you could press that small, seemingly insignificant 'profile' button under EiZei's post and find out for yourself that he lives in Finland. So as not to make this post a mere excerise in spamming, I would like to hear your opinion on the following matter. TBA has recently announced it's plans for resuming the production of Plutonium-238, for use in matters of "national security" and "space missions". The US have ceased producing Plutonium 238 when the Cold War ended. Plutonium 238 is a hundred times more radioactive than Plutonium 239, but it cannot be used for the manufacturing of nuclear weapons (239 can). 238 has been used in the past as a power source for espionage instruments. There was a number of accidents with such instruments in the sixties which resulted in leakage of radioactive material into the atmosphere. The US are planning to produce 150 kg of Plutonium 238 over a period of 30 years, which will result in 150,000 barrels of radioactive waste. Any thoughts on the matter?
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    Interesting article on the state of simulations

    Personally, I have good faith in BattleFront.com when it comes to good (military) simulators. The community may be not the most constructive one, but BattleFront has continued to publish deep, high-quality games, where graphics are hardly a priority. And they're quite cheap too - usually around $35. (Incidentally, should anyone feel like a game of Combat Missions PBEM, PM me )
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    winSP:MBT

    Combat... Mission... mentioned... must... respond... Anyway, if any of you chaps is up for a PBEM or other form of MP in CMBB, give me a call. Or mail. Or whatever. It would be a shame to have such a great WWII game go to waste, although my post is quite offtopic...
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    European Politics Thread.

    I agree that the EU is difficult to fully comprehend, but please show me who an average citizen who fully understands the workings of his/hers national government. I mean fully. The matter is simply too complex. The EU Constitution is more than a simple set of fundamental rules, it's a complete delineation of the EU's responsibilities and competences. Hence the length and complexity. Incidentally, I agree that the Dutch government failed to even acquaint the Dutch populace with the contents of the Constitution. The informational campaign started far too late and the brochures actually contained incorrect information. Still, it's just so easy to look up accurate information oneself. EU websites (in all 25 languages), Wikipedia (very good article) etc.
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    European Politics Thread.

    That's a nice anology, but hardly applicable. You overlook the option to make a blank vote. When, as a citizen in a representative democracy, you are given the chance to influence decision making directly, it's rather irresponsible to vote "no" simply because you do not understand the subject at hand, don't you think? Especially if it really isn't that hard to become at least acquainted with the matter. In short: you can't make a decision based on ignorance. Or rather, you can (as was shown in the Netherlands and France...) but that's just... ignorant.
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    If D-Day was today

    This statement says more about you than about Eizei's posts.
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    If D-Day was today

    That would certainly be an interesting discussion. However, posting inflammatory material where direct comparisons between a World War and a controversial skirmish in a 3rd world country are drawn is a poor basis for such a discussion. Just becaused GWB put 'Freedom' and 'Liberation' stickers on his little 'adventure' every chance he got, doesn't mean it should or could be compared to the great Allied effort of 1944.
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    European Politics Thread.

    Please explain to me how these two statements are not completely contradictory.
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    European Politics Thread.

    Granted, but please notice that the way I used 'indeed' suggests that I was simply concurring with a statement which had already been made. The formulation of your answer to my rethorical question on the other hand made it seem like it had not been answered already In Dutch, there is a rather telling name for such discussion: ant-fucking... Â Â Back on topic. While I agree with you that the EU is quite an achievement given the history of the European continent, I don't think that it is a new political concept. It fits the definition of the confederation rather well (from Wikipedia, of course...): While the EU doesn't match all of the characteristics mentioned above, it certainly does look a lot like a confederation in practice. In other words, it's not the concept which is original, but the fact that it has been applied to a continent which has been at war with itself for the past 700 years.
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    European Politics Thread.

    If you are a federalist, you won't be too happy about it. As a matter of fact, I personally think it is not going nearly far enough. Which is what I basically state in paragraph four, lines four/five of that post On a less obnoxious note, a two-speed Europe is indeed already a reality, on a monetary level. This paradigm could very well become an alternative for simultaneous integration, should the ratification of the treaty be compromised. Incidentally, a federalist manifesto containing this very scenario has already been published. I must say that the authors build their arguments well and present a solid, though somewhat utopian case. Well worth the read. Indeed. As it happens, this is a well established theory in political economics. The creation of an exclusive "club" (i.e. a high-speed EU) automatically limits the strategic options of non-members. As the exclusive club grows (in influence/size/etc.) the non-members' chances of establishing a viable alternative diminish. This would particularly be the case in the scenario established in the abovementioned manifesto. A "core" EU consisting of the original EC members would represent such an economic/political might that establishing a rival club would prove very difficult indeed. However, I cannot say it is very likely that the governments of Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg will be forsaking sovereignty any time soon
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    European Politics Thread.

    Because it was granted self-government by the Danish parliament in 1979.
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