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About Gibsonm

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  1. Well if the range was under 1700m it probably doesn't matter as its inside the range threshold for the problem.
  2. I must admit I'm surprised that you didn't ask me. If I'd wanted it there, I would have posted it there. Given that holding it or not is PM driven (that is, no PMs, no event) what is the point of posting it there when from week to week it may not even be on - if no one sends me a PM.
  3. Understood. Thanks for thinking about it. Just wasn't sure if it was still under consideration or if a final decision had been made. Now that I know its "locked in", will work within the new structure.
  4. Just under 48hrs to go and no PMs. Will confirm same time tomorrow if this is a "go" or "no go" for this week.
  5. Can I suggest: The notes beside "neutralise" cover just this eventuality.
  6. Ah so just destroy the fuel trucks then?
  7. Yes there was one indicating an issue with tank launched ATGMs in 4.019. It did say they would just hit the ground at approx 1700m and to avoid building scenarios with longer range ATGM engagements. It also said it had been addressed in the "upcoming" update. Of course can't find it now - I think it was posted by Dark, Retro or Grenny.
  8. Fully appreciate its a wish list. I suspect though that if eSim combined the request on the previous page for "larger maps" and your request for "the GM / Instructor Host mode", then there would be very little difference between the Commercial and Military versions. That would probably result in a price increase of the Commercial product to around that of the Military one - to reflect the lack of difference in feature set. Having said that, maybe I can help you with the "GM" functionality - depending on what you are trying to achieve (happy to start a PM conversation on the topic).?
  9. until

    This might help. Current* global equivalent timings as at 26 April: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=TGIF&iso=20170429T02&p1=1440 * Until various areas go on / off Summer time in / around October.
  10. Ah yes, lots of maritime applications there.
  11. Crusty, Perhaps as well as the still imagery, there is a need for some covert, grainy, out of focus, YouTube footage?
  12. Yes but "better" is subjective. If I'm using simulation to train a Cbt Team OC, a BG CO or a BDE staff where its primarily map / icons based - I don't care if I can count raindrops on the screen (quite apart from upgrading the 1000s of machines in our simulation fleet to cope with it). It also doesn't simulate that rain running down the person's neck, etc. (i.e. the impacts on fatigue, etc.) If I'm training a rifleman, then we'll just schedule a range practice in the rain, since doing it indoors and trying to "simulate" cold, wind, rain, etc. and their impacts on shooting accuracy is of questionable value. Sim is used primarily to provide initial training or continuation training. To a point weather, etc. is abstracted so the trainee can focus on the key skills (just like people's first lesson in driving a car is often in a shopping centre car pack, not on a autobahn on a wet day). Alternatively those doing continuation training already have the skills and we use simulation to retain currency or fine tune skills. In the rifleman example, I can say the person will gain a partial qualification in simulation with the need for a confirmatory practice with live ammunition under varying weather conditions.
  13. I dunno, its a bit out of the way. Enjoy the professional and social networking! Irish, you better watch out, in a year or two they may not let you go (or you'll need a passport).
  14. Understand your point of view. Especially as "better" graphics means more work and more money for you as a developer/designer. As an Army Officer of 30+ years experience, the last ten or so focused on using Simulation in some form or other for training outcomes, most of which are used to build capability for use on operations - I disagree. Its not always better.