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  1. I would call that a laptop at the high end of mid-range. That's based on the clock speed of the CPU being in the high 2's. The video card is decent, and a lot better than an Intel chip. You should be able to run pretty decently, but may have to drop shadows or back off on a couple other graphics features.
  2. Exactly...thank you.
  3. My point is that this has become a game help forum for you, not a content request list.
  4. Can I ask why that is a workaround? Its the way it is supposed to work and it works. Also, can you put your questions about how the game works in a separate thread, and not the wishlist thread?
  5. I'm sorry, I am missing your point.
  6. Last numbers I saw from 2015 and it was 75% of US and 76% of EU had broadband at greater than 200kB speeds. I see this all the time that urbanites and tech people online think everyone must have fast internet connections. There still large swaths of the US and Europe that don't even have reliable mobile phone coverage.
  7. "IF they were really such crap" Ever hear of the infamous missile gap? Western intelligence tended to not evaluate the actual quality of Soviet equipment. Billions of dollars were wasted chasing after Soviet prortypes. There are numerous examples of the analysts hyping Soviet capabilities that turned out to just that...hype. The IS-3 is a perfect example.
  8. Well, except when the module has failed, Eagle Dynamics has had to step in and finish the module themselves. It looks like the WW2 module caused all kinds of issues for ED and their involvement has delayed other development.
  9. To me its more about scale than turn/wego/real-time. Operational and strategic can work OK with hexes. But when you get down to tactical where units are single vehicles et al., hexes tend to create a lot of artificial rules and abstractions.
  10. I work for a company that does focus groups and market research. None of it is truly predictable. Its about informed risk.
  11. I read this book a couple months ago... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9FB828/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 It was stated that the T-10, and its immediate predecessor prototypes, was developed because the IS-3 was a complete dog. The above-mention armor cracking, terrible fighting compartment, barely operable engine due to vibration dismounting the engine during use, and under-strength transmission and suspension that broke down after limited use. It was stated that the IS-3 was only brought out for parades and full production ceased after less than a year. It was eventually modernized because the IS-4 was an even worse dog. The modernization was only marginally successful and most IS-3s stayed in the reserves and didn't participate in maneuvers. The Soviets seemed to have learned the lesson with the T-10 and T-10M.
  12. I understand there is no exact formula and there are many variables, but a swing from 60/40 to 95/5 just seemed a little extreme. I also understand statistical relevance is in play. Just seemed a pretty big difference.
  13. But doesn't the IDF study show that in that war, it was 60/40 turret/hull (or at worst, 70/30)? Am I comparing apples to oranges?
  14. To me its almost never the cost in money. Its the cost in the limited time I have. I spent way too much time waiting, testing, and trying all the different "beta" patches. The most frustrating part is they had it almost working and then went and ported it to the Tigers on the Hunt engine and cocked it all up worse then before. I literally threw the disc across the room and broke it after one session. bta, make sure you check the database and all the numbers in their for the different weapon systems. Last time I looked, there were some serious issues and I don't think anyone has touched that.