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Everything posted by drcancerman

  1. I'm enjoying the new sounds(maybe it is new? I don't remember, haven't played SB for a while) for the tank guns. The closets tank sounds way more powerful than the one that is further from you. I love it! I especially like the attention to detail in regards to sound delay.
  2. Oh, hey!! We have the same CPU gen! Mine is an i7 960 3.2GHz.
  3. The lighting is amazing, after getting killed by a rocket, I decided to look at the events... Maybe now, we can get a helicopter sim as well, using the same engine, on the same executable with an Integrated Battle Spac...ermm System! Especially because of how great the trees + terrain looks now. Would be awesome having a large map, with a "dynamic" campaign-esque where both sides fight each other in multiplayer. Kinda like, some of the servers you find in DCS.
  4. Thanks for the replies and clarifying a few things! Downloaded the map files, installed them and now I'm just waiting for the 4.1 license and the release of simulator itself
  5. Fascinating. And how one, such as us, players would go to obtain a LIDAR of a place, is it too expensive? In regards to roads, would OpenStreet Map be out of the question? I assume, an integration like that would help you guys and us, the players, with a more accurate map, including... prettier curves! haha On that note, that feature of softening road edges is most welcome! Giving us the choice to use or not use such a feature is always the best choice! Thanks for the explanation!!
  6. 4.5 or 4.8, on the least! And in regards to the roads, that's interesting. And what's the explanation for the sharp/polygonal bends we see on some screenshots and videos from the 4.1? I find those things fascinating.
  7. I've noticed that the roads don't seem to be following the terrain that well, or they seem a tad bit off. Are there any plans on improving it? You know, to match the awesome terrain engine. It's ok with me, but I'm curious if there are any plans for it.
  8. Will I be able to install the maps without the 4.1 license whilst I wait for the switch on my order?
  9. Yes, yes you are enjoying this! Taking pleasure on little things in life, like making us drool for the 4.1 and me waiting for the license hahaha 😄
  10. Not gonna lie, that new particle system is awesome sauce!
  11. Yep, I agree, Which is why I want to either switch the order and pay the difference, or cancel it and place a new one. I thought pre-orders were up until the 28th haha!
  12. Just sent you an e-mail, if that is the best option, instead of switching the order and paying the difference, then yes, that will be preferable. Since I can't afford paying extra $30 for the license. I'm sorry, I don't know what my brain was thinking, or if it was thinking at the time... heh!
  13. I'll drop you an e-mail to see if I can switch to the lincese version and pay the remaining. I'll do so in an hour.
  14. I think I may have done a booboo... reading Ssnake replies from a couple of the pages on the beginning of this thread, it seems I may not have bought the one with the license. I just bought the one that had $27.50 as it's price an hour or so ago. Sometimes I amaze myself with my stupidity.
  15. Just bought the printed manual with the USB stick version. Now, I'm unsure, does this one come with the license upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1?
  16. The best solution is, in my opinion, to use PCem. Grab a copy of Windows 95 or 98, install it using PCem, then install the game. You are good to go! That's how I got a few oldies to run on my Windows 10 machine. I think it is better than other emulators out there because it actually attempts to emulate the old hardware https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/
  17. Hum, that terrain modification, plus the extra bumpiness it adds, makes me think of using it for some Dakar style racing too! haha "Hey guys, stop shooting! I'm trying to win a race here!" 😁
  18. You can always right click on a game, and select: "Backup Game Files". Understood, and thank you for the clarification! I won't pester you guys about it anymore! 😉
  19. I know Ssnake already said he doesn't consider Steam as a good alternative. But with the amount of features it offers, one of those being server browser(much easier multiplayer matches), would be quite welcome, including workshop for all the mods. Steam has 1 billion registered users and 90 million active players. https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/steam-one-billion-accounts-1203201159/ So that's a LOT of people. (Of course, there is a LOT of spam, bots and fake accounts that 1 billion,. To give a comparison, Epic Games Store has 85 million REGISTERED people, the launcher required for Fornite) Eagle Dynamics, despite all its faults, is using Steam, and recently, started to offer pre-orders on their DLCs. Although it is very expensive on my side of the world, and barely takes into account the acquisitive power of those living in other places, it is easier for me to buy from them on Steam than it is for me to buy from eSim. I'll still buy the 4.1, with difficulty, but I will. If the 30% is the issue, you can always get a batch of free Steam keys and sell them on eSim website, so you can get 100% of the profits from those who prefer to give you guys 100% of the cut by ordering directly from eSim. Plus the better and easier auto-update so, hotfixes can be installed faster, without manually checking if there is an update available or something. Back to Eagle Dynamics, before they went to Steam, I wouldn't buy anything from them, and for Prepar3D, I rarely buy any addons. If Sim Market offered local payments for my side, it would certainly help a lot. Here's DCS World stats, basic simulator is free, and only recently they began to care for their Steam customers(it was bad before, like they forgot we, figuratively, existed bad) and the bulk of their users are from their own store, https://steamdb.info/app/223750/graphs/ but it can still give you an idea of its numbers. The peak of concurrent users is from the F-14 release 3 months ago. Of course, offering Steel Beasts for the general market will attract the people who has no patience for the simulator, and will bash it for its looks, nothing is perfect and we can see that on the recently released Space Engine. Despite being clear on what you get, there were still some negative reviews. But, it is Overwhelmingly positive, at 96% https://store.steampowered.com/app/314650/SpaceEngine/ . I think, Ssnake, you should reconsider using Steam. Even Aerosoft is there, at least, hopefully, Aerosoft can convince you guys to use Steam. Although, frankly, you should cut the middle guy and go directly to Steam https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/aerosoft Laminar Research is also there, with their X-Plane offering: https://store.steampowered.com/app/269950/XPlane_11/ Steam has also been VERY good to SCS Software with their Truck Simulator series, with their recently launched expansion of the Washington state topping the charts for a few days. A simulator(albeit light in some areas, but still a simulator) topping Steam charts... https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/SCSsoftware Of course, the stats show a 3 year or so game, that went through sales, and is much cheaper than Steel Beasts, plus it is a "light" simulator, but it should still give a general idea about their numbers: https://steamdb.info/app/270880/graphs/ And this is for Larian Studios, makers of Divinity: Original Sin: https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/steam-ist-nicht-euer-feind-macher-von-divinity-original-sin-2-swen-vincke-interview,3335089.html (Google translated) I know, "free" is not really telling everything in that quote. Free for the user, he play any of the free games, and use most of the features, and not pay a dime. But that 30% gives some leeway to Valve in absorbing some of the extra charges some of the regional payment processors charge. For example, Epic can't do that with their 12%, whilst Valve can with their 30% by coming out of their own pockets. You can also get some revenue with the Steam Trading Cards Yeah, I sound like I'm selling Steam or a salesman, hahaha, but what I'm doing is for the benefit of eSim, so they can extend their market share, and give us, people with closed markets, and protectionist economies a way to get your product more easily. So in summary, please reconsider it. I'll be happy if you, at least, give it a second thought about it. Also check the other stuff Valve offers, like a special branch for beta testing, which is easy to opt-in and opt-out.
  20. If you lived in, say... brazil, that would be the case. Since international credit cards are much harder to get, whilst domestic ones are easier. And no, we don't get inundated with letters from credit cards offering international credit cards. Oh, and you should be absolutely careful in even "forgetting" to pay for a month, since about last year, the interest rate was around 700%. It varies between 200% to 600% normally...
  21. I agree with you. If he knew how exceptionally hard it is to get an international credit card, plus all the taxes and fees for international transactions and the conversion rate(at least, speaking for myself here), he wouldn't be so dismissive.
  22. You choose how close and personal those customers can be. I've been helping a developer on Steam's forum for their simulator these last 2 or so months. And they have to pay for the downloads, the platform, and the other nice things Steam offers. They also cover up some of the regional pricing on their 30%, since some third party companies in third world countries LOVE to overcharge for their services. But, even with that overcharge, it is easier, and cheaper for us than to use an international credit card. Plus, you get more visibility, and you can get free Steam keys to sell on your site, in which Valve takes nothing from. For example, if people want to support your company directly, sell the keys on your site and you get 100% of the proceedings. But it is fine if you choose not to do it. This is just my opinion to make it easier for us to get your product.
  23. Looking forward to this!! Although, I will, cheekily say that I would really be happy if you guys released on Steam. It would seriously help me pay with the local currency, instead of the crazy exchange rates, and finding someone to loan me an international credit card(it is a pain in the ass to get one here) + taxes for international shopping + taxes on conversion rate. Either way, I've been a fan on Steel Beasts since 2.5, and never uninstalled it from my PC since I bought it. Hopefully, I can get an international credit card again for this upgrade.
  24. My small contribution to the joke :bigsmile:
  25. Oh, yesss!!! Please!!! :gun::gun::luxhello::luxhello::bigsmile:
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