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Faster gameplay
06-02-2020, 10:41 AM,
#1
zicon 2  Faster gameplay
Gentlemen,
is there any good way to speed up the complete gameplay?

Haven't measured it but comparing PC to the Civil War or Napoleonic Battles series it seems to take twice as long(if not longer) to fire your own unit and for the possible AI defensive fire. With the large campaign scenarios that are much bigger then anything the other series can provide it seems that a lot time is wasted by the bad timing that the PC series provides here. If it would be fast as the CW or Napy series one could literally save days when playing a campaign scenario.
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06-02-2020, 01:26 PM,
#2
RE: Faster gameplay
Don't know against a person. Against ai, they have the fast ai in the menu. Against a person, just skip the replay and make your decisions. More fun that way. No Cdr has ever had the intel to peruse and then go for it. Especially, at two hour turns. They would have time before invasions, not after it starts.
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06-02-2020, 03:40 PM,
#3
RE: Faster gameplay
Select A/I from the drop down menu, select/tick Fast A/I processing, and yes it works watching PBEM file turn replay, no sound except during close assaults.
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06-02-2020, 05:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-02-2020, 09:20 PM by KAreil.)
#4
RE: Faster gameplay
For me FastAI is too fast.


Following works for me in PzC, MC, FWWC and PzB:

During the enemy turn replay I use F7 to speed up by increments until fast enough for me. When continuing right away with my turn (no saving and later loading or at least not closing the program) it will still be that fast with all the animations. IIRC you also have to disable the soundeffects in PzC because otherwise it will play the sound files with normal speed and you have to wait, PzB I think plays them faster in that situation.

It would be great if F7 would work in your own turn but currently it doesn't.
"Tapfer. Standhaft. Treu." - PzGrenB.13 Ried/Innkreis
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06-02-2020, 06:15 PM,
#5
RE: Faster gameplay
Shading something (command range, reachable hexes and so on) causes delays during movement, highlighting usually doesn't. I tend to play with reachable hexes on, and the delays when zoomed out or zoomed in are significant. At "normal" zoom levels, there is usually no delay.


The tip about fast-forwarding the replay and maintaining the increased speed is good. There are disadvantages, such as not being able to see the results of plotted artillery/air strikes that occur at the start of a turn (FWWC, Panzer Battles) at higher speeds, but it works well.

Sometimes I watch the replay twice, the first time fast-forwarded at several times normal speed and the second time fast-forwarded until near the end of the replay when I switch to normal speed and then slightly fast-forwarded speed.
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