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  1. thewood

    Wargames

    Sitting in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport browsing some videos and stumbled across this. Very cool comparison of the CM locations with the real battle location. This is why a lot of us play wargames.
  2. Galvanized steel is just a coating. If the coating process is not followed perfectly, you will eventually get corrosion. Also, concertina wire puts the coating under stress. I would imagine that decades of storage and use the coating will erode and rust will form.
  3. Barbed wire is usually made from standard steel wire. Razor wire is usually galvanized steel. Not universal, but generally the standard.
  4. Just making sure you know that SB is locked at 60-62 fps. If you are running at that, you are doing very well. There is a benchmark that was built and posted with expected results to look at. I had an i7 surfave book with a 1665 that ran SB in the 40-50 range in the benchmark. Thats pretty good.
  5. Can you please be less cryptic in your messages? I have no idea what you think is wrong and how you think the devs should fix it. Though you are at least better that Rad. You don't just drop a pic and walk away. But I have no idea what you're asking for.
  6. Before you reinstall...try reading the release notes. Its easier for most. And the first post showed in Missions.
  7. This has kind of become the anti-hype thread.
  8. I'm surprised that with over 600 posts and 15 years on the forum, you just came to this conclusion. This isn't a secret and has been discussed openly by both the devs and the community over the years. Sometimes at great length. This is something everyone of us players has had to come to grips with since the focus shifted a long time ago. People who can't deal with it, don't. People who can deal with it, do. While I too get frustrated sometimes with the pace of change due to technical debt on the military side, I still thank the gaming Gods that Ssnake doesn't just up and pull back from the gamer market. There really isn't anything else like SB. To make this self-funding on the gamer side of the market would require a lot of time/money and a much more narrowly focused scope (cough...GHPC...cough).
  9. Something is broken on your PC. I have both a 2080 laptop and a 3080 laptop. Both run 60 fps in the benchmark with graphics settings set to max. They both have i9 desktop cpus though. So I would check your PC before complaining about performance.
  10. How about doing it in the hundreds or thousands of other sites built for whatever argument you want? How about not doing it here? How about not bringing your politics into a T-72 thread on a Steel Beasts forum? How about a little self control from a couple of boomers and a couple of wokesters? I read this forum because I like Steel Beasts and now and was interested in what some people had to say about the T-72. Instead I end up with some idiots who seem to think they can jump into any thread with their verbal axes and start grinding away. You all seem to think everyone is sitting on the edge of their seat for your opinion on whats wrong with the world today. Well, here's my opinion...Whats wrong with the world today is idiots like you who lack any modicum of self-awareness and think just because they have an opinion, they need to tell every person they encounter. Grow up and shut up.
  11. Noticed it in the mission editor video on masking...T-72B3 2012 Also noticed BTR-82AT and Leopard 2A6MA2.
  12. thewood

    Ukranian T72B

    I love internet arguments without references or data. 100 T-72A/B, 33 (now 50) T-72AMTs, plus almost 1000 in long-term storage (probably useless). Only a few captured, most left from Soviet stocks. Source: Military Balance 2021 and Janes 2015
  13. I would say you're pretty good at trolling your self. Not sure what you were trying to accomplish beyond saying something just to get someone riled up. Troll much?
  14. People who say they meant no disrespect usually did and knew it when they said it.
  15. I don't really have a horse in this race, but this attitude doesn't make sense. This is just plain poor marketing in every sense of the word. Its basically saying anything customers say mean nothing, so I'll just do what I want. And this why programmers should be barred from talking to customers. So enlighten me on how you gather intelligence on your customer's wishes? Is it from all the giggling chats on the MP sessions. Or do actually go out and talk to every customer?
  16. So what's prognosis on this? If I only play single player and don't have any apparent issues, should I wait until this is straightened out?
  17. I love how we players are all insufferable asses until Ssnake comes in and clears the room.
  18. I think this comment should be considered a little more in discussions.
  19. Does increasing the cache slow the loading of the scenario in execution of editor modes? Is the PC having to spend more time loading the map into cache, versus pulling it as needed from the HD. I know in using MSFS2k, the impact of increasing map cache slows the loading of the flight.
  20. Agreed. Overall, a lot of the vehicles look a lot newer. Maybe its just the lighting, but overall great. I also really like fleshing out the Piranha lines and their armament.
  21. So even if we've already installed, we have to download and install again? Because of one round inadvertently making it in. I mean...we have a lot of bugs we grin and bear it on with no thought that any patch will be forthcoming for months and possibly years. But this one round will require a redownload and reinstall? Maybe I'm misunderstanding and my righteous indignation is misplaced.
  22. This is a long shot...hard drive space? With the size of the installs and the need for the temp files, that's chewing up maybe 40gb.
  23. thewood

    Wargames

    Saw that Combat Mission Black Sea is out on Steam now. No difference in the game other than the traditionally nightmarish patching and updating process is hopefully simplified. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1502380/Combat_Mission_Black_Sea/
  24. The big issue across all niche game sites is that few want to criticize scenario makers. You hate to criticize someone's hard work. You also expose yourself to pushback that you aren't grateful for the effort it took to build scenarios. Its easier to just not say anything.
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