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The problem isn't with the .bat files, they either work or they don't. It sounds like they're working fine now that you've moved them.
It's likely that:
a) Somewhere along the line one of your downloads was corrupt or otherwise incomplete.
b) Extracting the patches into the MC folder (rather than just the CoH root directory) is causing SCAR errors.
Did you experience this error before patching to 1.017 or 1.018? Was there one particular patch that caused it?
Or has the error always been present?
You need at least one version of CoH (the original, Opposing Fronts and/or Tales of Valor). Note that to use all 3 Modern Combat factions you should have all 4 vCoH factions unlocked.
Download and install full release 1.016. Following that, download and extract patch 1.017 and then patch 1.018 (instructions are on the download page).
You need to bring it up manually. Check our download page for guidance:
Make a shortcut to either/both of the .bat files inside your ModernCombat folder.
Maybe. Although the number of special forces units (Marine Special operators + Navy SEALs) is still the same.
We experimented with direct fire for hardcore mode, but it led to sporadic crashes. So we removed it.
That sounds exactly like the problem hotfix 1.018 was released to fix.
Are you sure you extracted either/both patches to the right place? Should have been in your CoH root folder. Mine for example:
"C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Company of Heroes Relaunch".
PS: If you downloaded hotfix 1.018 after 22/01/14 then the files are in the right place. They were only incorrect in an earlier version of the patch.
There may be some similar changes sometime in the future. Voices will have to stay as they are though, that's something we're powerless to change atm. :/
If you play using CoH v2.602, then online multiplayer will be disabled. You'll need to use external clients like Hamachi instead (basically long-distance LAN connectivity).
Not with our current team, no.
Yes. But it's recommended that you use the "new Steam version", which is unlocked when you input your CD key(s) into Steam.
Which version of MC do you have installed? And are you up-to-date with the latest patch(es)?
Change your graphics shader setting to "high".
Sorry for the late reply.
Did you download and extract patches 1.017 and 1.018? 1.018 was released specifically to fix this problem (which was caused by the recent 2.700.2.22 Steam CoH update).
The HK416 may appear sometime, we'll see. It'd be nice to have a proper model for the M27 IAR.
ACR I doubt.
What light mortar carrier do you mean?
Are you sure you're running the new Steam version? It counts as an entirely new game in your Steam library, so you may be launching the old version instead.
It's only vehicles that aren't showing up, right?
We considered infantry with miniguns, but figured that forcing US players to tech to armour straight away would be somewhat unbalanced.
I suggest you hold off until I get the chance to upload the RAR version. There's been a wave of recent issues with the installer, and as such we intend to go with something less complicated.
This problem usually occurs because you have different files somewhere.
You could connect to others when you were using 1.016 right? Did you reinstall after that?
If it's only following patches 1.017 and 1.018 then something must have downloaded incorrectly.
So you have version 2.602?
What happens when you try to launch the mod?
Either, although due to Relic's faction lockouts owning just the original will prevent you from using certain factions. ToV would be best.
Sounds like it might have already downloaded correctly. Which version of CoH are you running, the non-Steam retail version (2.602) or the new Steam version (2.700.2.22)?
The 404 error has been popping up a lot recently, we intend to release a simple RAR version of the mod in lieu of the current installer. Should fix all compatibility problems.
Did either of you have a previous version of the mod already installed? And did you both download and install patches 1.017 and 1.018 correctly?
What happens when you try to launch the game? Are you sure you installed patches 1.017 and 1.018 in the right place?
Thanks for the sentiment, but the competition ended last year. :P
It's a known bug that we've been unable to solve (and since the harrier will eventually be replaced by the Super Cobra, it's not a priority anyway).
In the meantime, you can fix the bug by holding down Alt and rotating the camera around it. No idea why it works, but it does. :P
We're making some big revisions, it may even be a complete re-release depending on the scale. No definitive date.
MARSOC are in the Air Superiority tree. :)
AFAIK that issue isn't anything to do with the MC installer. See this thread for more info (hopefully it helps somewhat):