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  1. I sometimes play Steel Armor: Blaze of War and the FPS I get is a lot worse than SB. But the fact is, both are far worse than any other 3D games I have. Maybe this is because the priority is accurate physics over eye-candy. On the other hand, tank simulators are such a niche product that a big graphics overhaul probably isn't worth the cost. It's about economies of scale - you have to divide a fixed cost by the number of sales. I'm fairly happy with what SB is given what I pay for it. That's all capitalism can ever offer ...🙂
  2. The flexibility of the TC override in the Abrams is enough to make me switch from the Leopard 2, whether or not it reflects a real-world difference. I'm still learning the game though, and I'm sure I will find a reason to switch back. 🙂 All I want now is for the override to toggle...
  3. Interesting replies, many thanks. I was basically wondering if a TC on an M1A2 had something like a pair of goggles connected to the tank's electronics, so that an override would point the barrel exactly where the TC is looking. Maybe that's something for future generations of tanks - the technology is certainly there. Or maybe the idea of sticking your head outside of a tank is outdated given the amount of data from all the sensors. Then again, maybe the entire concept of having any humans inside the tank at all won't last long...
  4. Hello. I have some more questions, but didn't want to start a new thread so I thought I'd post them here. Really enjoying the game so far! 🙂 - Can I change the settings on the M1A2 so that the TC override toggles instead of having to constantly press 'p' or click the mouse wheel? - On the M1A2 I can operate the override as a TC while standing up outside the tank and looking around, which is very cool. Is this available on any Leopard 2 models? If not, does that reflect a difference in the real-life tanks or is it just something missing from the game mechanics? The only reason
  5. How do you spend your SB Pro PE time? 1) Dying. 2) Trying to avoid the creepy gaze of the loader guy, or whoever it is that sits to the left of the TC (Leopard 2) 3) Admiring the technology on a modern tank - lasing and dynamic lead seems like cheating. 4) See no 1.
  6. Of course. I've done all the tutorials for the Leopard 2 at least twice (A4 and A5), and the TC tutorials many times. (As a Brit, I would have chosen the Challenger 2 but the internal graphics are too basic.)
  7. I don't get that message in the briefing for "instant action". It just says you are constrained within a circle. Nothing about which position is best. I probably need to download or create a scenario called "a simple one-on-one for a moron". 🙂
  8. F8 is disabled when I click on "instant action". Also, for me, that view ruins the sense of immersion which is what I am looking for in a simulator.
  9. Thanks for the reply. I'm still working out the game. 🙂 So far, I've only played single player ("Instant Action") and I always hit F7 and stay as the Tank Commander for the entire encounter (5 mins if I'm lucky). I also drive around using the WASD (plus X) keys, and it doesn't help that the gunner swings the barrel so much. I've only learned the Leopard 2 so far, so I either stare out of a tiny block window (which the gunner swings around), stand up (slightly better because the cupola seems to keep more-or-less still, but I still can't see the front of the tank because the turret i
  10. It would make it easier to drive while unbuttoned or staring out of a small window.
  11. I get that shift+arrow key can order the gunner to scan different areas, but how do you get them to keep still? I don't want to slave them to the TC's scope, just stop them doing constant and pointless scans 45 degrees left and right.
  12. Cheers for the offer. I think I need many more hours before diving into online play, though! I'm on GMT (London). Which would make GibsonM's sessions about midnight for me.
  13. I look forward to online play someday. I need to work out what I'm doing first!
  14. Thanks for the replies. 🙂 The more I play the game the more I realise you spend most of the time staring through a fuzzy TIS or a small window anyway. If you unbutton, stand up and admire the scenery, then a frame rate drop is the least of your problems.
  15. Thanks for your reply! This is copied from my Task Manager: CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz Base speed: 3.70 GHz Sockets: 1 Cores: 6 Memory 16.0 GB Speed: 2666 MHz Slots used: 2 of 2 Form factor: DIMM GPU 0 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Driver version: 27.21.14.6172 Driver date: 23/02/2021 DirectX version: 12 (FL 12.1) Physical location: PCI bus 1, device 0, function 0 Utilisation 3% Dedicated GPU memor
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