Re: 00:00 crash - Yeah the problem is this is a bug that isn't going to be replicateable every single game. I'm guessing nominal operation between a 56k modem and DSL can be expected for MOST of the time. However when it does happen I'm guessing it's because one or the other connection is timing out due to lag.
Re: Afrika vs. GJS - Oh absolutely! Duh! LOL Come one now! My momma didn't raise no fool.
All joking aside, I started with GJS as the framework but by the time me and the team were done there wasn't a facet of the game that wasn't tweaked in some way. Nearly all of the weapons data are different. Nearly all of the vehicle data are different save a handful. Uh the elements file is revamped with only about 40% of GJS data remaining in that file. Of course all 44 maps, etc. Completely new strat layer of my own design. So in the end it's almost a completely new mod. There isn't really any tweaking that can be done to the exe with the exception of strat layer, naval, arty and soldier colors so that was relatively unchanged but given they were able to mod the same features it too under went massive changes.
So I guess your assesement of the sounds setting the tone was an accurate one. Maybe that's what your perceiving. However my bren sound is more accurate IMHO. I changed most of the rifle sounds to be deeper and throatier rather than the familiar GJS "pop". I went more the route of Band Of Brothers with some tweaking of my own. However only 3 or 4 of those sounds were able to be used. Maybe it was just the huge impression GJS made on me. My philosophy was if I wanted a good mod to start with the best one out there and go from there. That's what I did. But again what I wound up with was about 95% different from what I began with.
Interesting side-topic but we should get back on topic.