Hello! I would really appreciate some help on this problem (see pic). Why the F is this sign showing, even after a clean reinstall and all(!) folders have been deleted. I've tried time and again, but the 1.04 patch won't install and I have the old version of C&CGZH (Deluxe version). What to do? Is it a registry problem (Windows 10)?
Well it says in the readme of KE (this is a direct extraction of the text of what it says it needs to run on ZH) "This modification will ONLY run on C&C Generals ZH, patched to version 1.02" so if only one could make a ZH 1.04 version of the mod I don't see how else it can be depatched to 1.02 for TFD ZH, oh well. Thanks for the support though everyone, I mean it.
Nonsense. I know that if you put a cracked .exe ONLY (not game.dat) of the version 1.00, and then patch it to 1.04, it will still work. Generals and post-Generals games have the .exe only to run the .dat or .skudef files, they're not programmed like the classics. If you put a cracked 1.00 game.dat and then try patching it to 1.04, it won't work, as it will not be recognized by the patch program.
Thanks so much for helping me out you guys, I really do appreciate it and i'm sure other TFDers will as well and I mean it. Also i'm just clarifying that I do indeed have the TFD installer disc (non-pirated) yet I have the TFD-103 rev 4 patch so I don't need the stupid TFD disc inserted to run ZH and whatnot plus it also runs the movies/cutscenes that are cut from the automatic TFD installation including C&C TD and RA. XP I would gladly uninstall it and reinstall it so that it would revert back to ol' 1.04 but I need a way to change it to 1.02 so KE will run properly as the marauder and scout bugs still remain and it crashes everytime it is built by either the AI or human player and even when it pre-exists on a certain map(s) so yeah. I would LOVE to use KE as it seems the final chinese mission of ZH won't run on most popular mods including ZH Reborn which kicks major ass but if I found out how to revert my ZH to 1.02 i'm sure KE would run on ZH perfectly as I can see why it doesn't work for the final chinese mission as there is Marauder tanks that pre-exist in the starting cutscene that makes KE crash every time I load the auto-save for the final chinese mission but if ZH were patched to 1.02 i'm sure KE would run all perfectly, even on the final chinese mission. ^^ I can wait for as long as you possibly need to have time to search for a possible TFD ZH 1.02 patcher of some sort that can work, truly. Again, thanks so much you guys, no lie.
As for a solution without a no-cd patch i don't believe there is one. Windows 10 doesn't support the driver that is used by C&C generals to lock down the game. Until EA or Microsoft makes a patch / releases a fix for it i think this is your only bet.
Coupled dilatancy-diffusion processes resulting from microscopically brittle damage due to precursory cracking have been observed in the laboratory and suggested as a mechanism for earthquake precursors. One reason precursors have proven elusive may be the scaling in space: recent geodetic and seismic data placing strong limits on the spatial extent of the nucleation zone for recent earthquakes. Another may be the scaling in time: recent laboratory results on axi-symmetric samples show both a systematic decrease in circumferential extensional strain at failure and a delayed and a sharper acceleration of acoustic emission event rate as strain rate is decreased. Here we examine the scaling of such processes in time from laboratory to field conditions using brittle creep (constant stress loading) to failure tests, in an attempt to bridge part of the strain rate gap to natural conditions, and discuss the implications for forecasting the failure time. Dilatancy rate is strongly correlated to strain rate, and decreases to zero in the steady-rate creep phase at strain rates around 10-9 s-1 for a basalt from Mount Etna. The data are well described by a creep model based on the linear superposition of transient (decelerating) and accelerating micro-crack growth due to stress corrosion. The model produces good fits to the failure time in retrospect using the accelerating acoustic emission event rate, but in prospective tests on synthetic data with the same properties we find failure-time forecasting is subject to systematic epistemic and aleatory uncertainties that degrade predictability. The next stage is to use the technology developed to attempt failure forecasting in real time, using live streamed data and a public web-based portal to quantify the prospective forecast quality under such controlled laboratory conditions.
Empirical mechanistic models have been applied to the description of the stress and strain rate upon failure for heterogeneous materials. The behaviour of porous rocks and their analogous two-phase viscoelastic suspensions are particularly well-described by such models. Nevertheless, failure cannot yet be predicted forcing a reliance on other empirical prediction tools such as the Failure Forecast Method (FFM). Measurable, accelerating rates of physical signals (e.g., seismicity and deformation) preceding failure are often used as proxies for damage accumulation in the FFM. Previous studies have already statistically assessed the applicability and performance of the FFM, but none (to the best of our knowledge) has done so in terms of intrinsic material properties. Here we use a rheological standard glass, which has been powdered and then sintered for different times (up to 32 hours) at high temperature (675°C) in order to achieve a sample suite with porosities in the range of 0.10-0.45 gas volume fraction. This sample suite was then subjected to mechanical tests in a uniaxial press at a constant strain rate of 10-3 s-1 and a temperature in the region of the glass transition. A dual acoustic emission (AE) rig has been employed to test the success of the FFM in these materials of systematically varying porosity. The pore-emanating crack model describes well the peak stress at failure in the elastic regime for these materials. We show that the FFM predicts failure within 0-15% error at porosities >0.2. However, when porosities are 100%. We interpret these results as a function of the low efficiency with which strain energy can be released in the scenario where there are few or no heterogeneities from which cracks can propagate. These observations shed light on questions surrounding the variable efficacy of the FFM applied to active volcanoes. In particular, they provide a systematic
High cycle fatigue of metals typically occurs through long term exposure to time varying loads which, although modest in amplitude, give rise to microscopic cracks that can ultimately propagate to failure. The fatigue life of a component is primarily dependent on the stress amplitude response at critical failure locations. For most vibration tests, it is common to assume a Gaussian distribution of both the input acceleration and stress response. In real life, however, it is common to experience non-Gaussian acceleration input, and this can cause the response to be non-Gaussian. Examples of non-Gaussian loads include road irregularities such as potholes in the automotive world or turbulent boundary layer pressure fluctuations for the aerospace sector or more generally wind, wave or high amplitude acoustic loads. The paper first reviews some of the methods used to generate non-Gaussian excitation signals with a given power spectral density and kurtosis. The kurtosis of the response is examined once the signal is passed through a linear time invariant system. Finally an algorithm is presented that determines the output kurtosis based upon the input kurtosis, the input power spectral density and the frequency response function of the system. The algorithm is validated using numerical simulations. Direct applications of these results include improved fatigue life estimations and a method to accelerate shaker tests by generating high kurtosis, non-Gaussian drive signals.
Along with many others, volcanic unrest is regarded as a catastrophic material failure phenomenon and is often preceded by diverse precursory signals. Although a volcanic system intrinsically behave in a non-linear and stochastic way, these precursors display systematic evolutionary trends to upcoming eruptions. Seismic signals in particular are in general dramatically increasing prior to an eruption and have been extensively reported to show accelerating rates through time, as well as in the laboratory before failure of rock samples. At the lab-scale, acoustic emissions (AE) are high frequency transient stress waves used to track fracture initiation and propagation inside a rock sample. Synthesized glass samples featuring a range of porosities (0 - 30%) and natural rock samples from volcán de Colima, Mexico, have been failed under high temperature uniaxial compression experiments at constant stresses and strain rates. Using the monitored AEs and the generated mechanical work during deformation, we investigated the evolutionary trends of energy patterns associated to different degrees of heterogeneity. We observed that the failure of dense, poorly porous glasses is achieved by exceeding elevated strength and thus requires a significant accumulation of strain, meaning only pervasive small-scale cracking is occurring. More porous glasses as well as volcanic samples need much lower applied stress and deformation to fail, as fractures are nucleating, propagating and coalescing into localized large-scale cracks, taking the advantage of the existence of numerous defects (voids for glasses, voids and crystals for volcanic rocks). These observations demonstrate that the mechanical work generated through cracking is efficiently distributed inside denser and more homogeneous samples, as underlined by the overall lower AE energy released during experiments. In contrast, the quicker and larger AE energy released during the loading of heterogeneous samples shows that the 2b1af7f3a8