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Rotareneg

SB Pro PE 4.0 - Discussion thread

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I figured it was something to do with being a test/dev release or something like that.

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I like the models already! Also, thanks for answering my question on new models/cockpits. Can't wait!

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Possibly to early to ask such questions but will the new weather effects effect sighting systems IE, obscure there view etc.

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Any chance that there's a gunner position for the player on these helicopters?

 

The new models look good. 

Edited by Apocalypse 31

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1 hour ago, Marko said:

Possibly to early to ask such questions but will the new weather effects effect sighting systems IE, obscure there view etc.

 

Yes, it does have an effect, particularly on thermal imaging systems.

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1 hour ago, Apocalypse 31 said:

Any chance that there's a gunner position for the player on these helicopters?

 

No.

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23 minutes ago, Ssnake said:

 

Yes, it does have an effect, particularly on thermal imaging systems.

Excellent just what I was hoping for

 

for the real world tankers does adverse weather effect laser range finders I have heard heavy fog can effect them.

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Yes, it does (in real life). Will it in Steel Beasts? I don't know. Then again, you don't lase what you can't see to begin with, so maybe it's a moot point in this context.

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In my experience snow and ice don't have much effect on thermic scopes (Artillery ones portable) as there are still a big difference between targets and the surrounding landscape but rime have a very negative effect as it cools every surface and in the air down in a whole other way with vapor on the surface in effect making everything the same temperature , otherwise it have to snow really really heavy like a whiteout in the arctic regions otherwise it dossent effect TIS in the ranges we use.

 

This is with technology from the 1990is and forward and lately in the 2010s i have had it on the Danish 800 class patrol boats where i were the xo in the naval homeguard crew and then it was the same when we search for people both live and on exercises.  

Edited by Major duck

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12 hours ago, RENEGADE-623 said:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the edit model choice on the menu

That's Ssnake's "Add New Vehicle" feature.

 

Only those worthy of the holy decree of implementation are allowed access to such hallowed "Hmm!" Features.

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No, I never touched that function. It's for the artists only, to try out their work before it's handed off to the programmers for integration.

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A summary of what we know so far...because I have no idea whats coming in 4.0.

 

1. New force templates for the Mission Editor

http://www.steelbeasts.com/topic/10354-sb-pro-pe-40-the-new-features-thread/?do=findComment&comment=150058

 

2. No new Map Editor

http://www.steelbeasts.com/topic/10340-fng-educate-me/?do=findComment&comment=149910

 

3. New map relief features for the Mission Editor 

http://www.steelbeasts.com/topic/10355-sb-pro-pe-40-discussion-thread/?do=findComment&comment=150068

 

4. Snow effects

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7MFvmXPq_g

 

5. New Mi8/Mi17, and a new variant of Mi24 - none of which are 'playable' (players cannot manually gun). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7MFvmXPq_g

http://www.steelbeasts.com/topic/10355-sb-pro-pe-40-discussion-thread/?do=findComment&comment=150242

 

6. Self Recovery is now possible of like-weighted vehicles

http://www.steelbeasts.com/topic/10355-sb-pro-pe-40-discussion-thread/?do=findComment&comment=150267

 

New powerlines in the video? 1:26 mark

 

Not that I'm checking my email religiously for updates or anything.

 

A few follow on questions

1. I didn't see any heat effects for the choppers - does that mean we aren't getting the particle system, or is heat not modeled for vehicles yet?

2. The cargo Mi8 - will it be able to resupply units? I see ammo racks in the back - is that just artwork?

Edited by Apocalypse 31

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The video doesn't show much particle stuff, but even then, no heat blur particles in the initial release.

The boxes in the Mi-8 rear are just artwork. I'd be hard pressed to make a statement whether the landed helicopter has an actual resupply function right now, I'll have to check that.

 

Right, one more thing: All (military) (land) vehicles can tow other vehicles in the same weight class now.

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59 minutes ago, Ssnake said:

Right, one more thing: All (military) (land) vehicles can tow other vehicles in the same weight class now.

 

Self recovery, awesome. 

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Is the night sky in the intro sequence an actual in-game effect or just clever video editing?

Edited by Rotareneg

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