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  1. Virtual Reality support?

    Oh dear! Read my first post in this thread. Yes I do use VR daily! But one other thing you seem to have missed, many people who use Steel Beasts like to play infantry 'realistically'. I do sometimes wonder when some people take a throw away line and not see the mildly humorous side.
  2. Virtual Reality support?

    I can not see the major customers customers paying to up grade to VR soon. But thank you for the picture I now have in my mind, of people running around with boxes strapped to their faces, yelling 'tank tank'; as they struggle to point and click on the correct button of the interface. I have in the past run around the bush shouting 'tank tank', but that was a long time ago and my face was not covered.
  3. Virtual Reality support?

    Yes and all that data and programming has to run on consumer grade CPUs and GPUs. Oh and running around the house with a box strapped to your face just looks silly. The hardware needs to be robust and 'cheap' for VR to 'take off'. I have not found a game I would like to play in VR, and I don't think anything as detailed as Steel Beasts would be easy to play in VR, the interface being not flexible enough. There are a lot first person shooters, but then Unity tutorials give you a step by step guide to building them. What I enjoy at the moment are 'movie clips' shot with VR cameras; the 'immersion' is fantastic, even with the apparent lack of fidelity. Personally I want to create 3D models of places I have been, not only 360 deg pics but things you an walk through as well. For most programs and games it is just plain easier to look at a screen and use your keyboard than strap the head set on and use the controls provided. I think that the popularity of VR will increase as the production of VR TV programs and movies increases. Then again when an alternative to the headset is available.
  4. Virtual Reality support?

    In the last few months I purchased a new 'gaming' PC, from our local computer shop which happens to specialize in VR. I wrote the specs for the PC including a CPU and GPU 'just' below the 'top of the range'; even so while the PC was in test in shop, one of the staff commented to me that the test was going great and he had never seen a PC with 'specs like these' before. After 'bedding' the PC in at home and talking extensively with the shop owner, I went back, tried their demo set up and purchased a Rift. I am happy with it. The apparent resolution is no where near my perceived resolution on a 1920 x 1080 display, but the depth perception is great. In my opinion it's a case of the software being ahead of the hardware in this area and I think other technologies will overtake the headsets before the resolution increases enough. In my humble opinion probably some form of holographic display. Putting two high enough definition displays right in front of your eyes is probably a hard problem to solve.
  5. Virtual Reality support?

    Have you tried just opening a Steel Beasts windows in Oculus? I have not tried it and I am sure the controls would not be easy manage. But you can now open any WinOs window in the Rift, or so they say.
  6. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    Yes please, perfect for me!
  7. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    I hate to think it will never be
  8. ITEC 2017 Rotterdam.

    That is a drop bear, not a Koala. There is a difference.
  9. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    Found a reference that is still available: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3296462,00.html I do recall a list of how many of which model were damaged etc, I think it was from the IDF. Can not locate that.
  10. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    So has the 4 in Lebanon 2006, with few damaged. In fact some of the propaganda at the time showed a Magach on it's side, claiming it was a knocked out Merkava 5. I have gone to try and find the stats for the Merkava performance, can't locate those figures at the moment. But I have confirmed that the 4 entered service in 2002.
  11. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    Merkava 4s would be nice
  12. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    Why do you say that? I prefer to have a wide selection of vehicles available and I don't care if they have playable crew positions or not. I use Steel Beasts without using those positions and enjoy it immensely. I have never played DCS : combined arms, but a quick look at their web page gives me the feeling of inferiority to Steel Beasts.
  13. Most aesthetically pleasing tank

    Definitely the Merkava!
  14. Challenger 2 Pack WIP

    It's always sad when a beloved pet passes away. We always have a pair and a spare (as the oldest ages). The oldest went a few months ago. Having the pair left made it easier on his mates. Our youngest is a rescue and it appears they lied about his age, he has taken so long to calm down. And we have no idea where he gets his absolute hatred of the postman from!
  15. Steel Beasts: Content Wish List

    Thank you, for these stats! Though personally I have not seen anything overly annoying. Patience solves most of my problems. Version 3 was excellent and four is even better! Thank you (and the team)!
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