This thread needs some editing. I will take the opportunity afforded by having a post here to try to update a few things.
First, the links above may still work, but at some point they won't, as they are old shockwaveproductions.com links.
If you find them broken, replace "shockewaveproductions" with "a2asimulations".
Also, the current manual version as of this edit is the v2.10 edition, but we may have a v2.13 version out within the next year.
The manual can be downloaded independent of the game, from this link: http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtop ... 64#p101264
I'm putting this post here so I can find this item again easily (perhaps I'll add some more in future, if it occurs to me). This is a link to the thread describing GlobalExplorer's GIS intelligent searchable BoB2 world map system: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=8866