Rotareneg Posted April 24, 2016 Share Posted April 24, 2016 (edited) It's probably a good idea to have one main thread for discussing 4.0, so here we are... SB Pro PE 4.0 download is up! Release notes for 4.0 are out. Windows 7 64 bit or later required, not Windows "9" as indicated in the release note, that's just a typo. SB Pro PE 4.0 will hopefully be released next week (Aug 8th+) Information about 4.0 performance More info on delay and possible interim release without higher resolution terrain. Videos: Video: Weather effects, Mi-8 and Mi-17, new larger power line pylons. Video: TAM vehicles (not crewable,) 3D crew in hatches. Terrain theme "bumpiness" visibly deforms terrain into bumps. Video: T-72s get a facelift along with a some new variants: T-72B m 1984, T-72B1 m 1984, T-72B1 m 2012. 3D models appear to be much more detailed, with individually modeled track links. New buildings with thatched roofs, some round, some rectangular. Video: Terrain smoothing / automatic road leveling. Lots of new vehicles, including: M1 TTB, Merkava MK II, Chieftain, AMX Leclerc. Visible exhaust (in daysight and thermal.) New smoke effects (tall pillar of smoke off in the distance.) Video: M1 TTB vs T-72B demo. New particle effects, including smoke, sabot impact effects, new tracer effects. New map in action. Video: M2A2 vs M1A1(HA). Shows 3D terrain bumpiness, moving suspension, new particle effects, 3D modeled projectiles in game and AAR. Video: Cobra AH-1, T-54AM2 (or similar variant,) and rain. Video: Engineer vehicles. Breaching a mine field, laying concertina wire during play. Video of M60A3 TTS in action. Video: Playable Marder. Sniper teams and "high value targets" for them to snipe. Overhead 3D view to command platoons. Demo of higher resolution terrain (based on 2 meter LIDAR elevation data.) Video: Short demo of T55 and T72B1 Video: Tour of BMP-2 interior. Video: Luchs and Marder demo. Missile teams now move like other infantry, can sprint and crawl. Video: T-72's in defense against M-60 attack. Video: BMP-2 ATGM tracking moving tank demo. Video: German units, including infantry firing an under-barrel grenade launcher and an MG 3 in HMG configuration on a tripod with a periscopic sight. Video: Infantry formations and city path finding Video: Demonstration of T-72B1 lead prediction Video: Driving Luchs Video: M47 Dragon ATGM Next, a list of new crewable vehicles (only includes NEW CREWABLE vehicles or vehicles NEWLY MADE CREWABLE): Tanks: Leopard 2A6 M60A3(TTS) Sho't Kal T-55A m.1970 T-72B1 m.1985 T-72B1 m.2012 PCs: AMV XA-360 BMP-2 BTR-60PB BTR-70 M113A2G Marder 1A3 Pandur 1 Pandur 1 (RWS) RG-31E 4x4 MRAP VEC-M1 Trucks: Dingo 2A2 Pinzgauer 710M Artillery: M113G4-DK/FO Piranha-IIIC TACP Others: M113 G3/OPMV M113 G3/Repair M113 G4-DK/OPMV SPz 2 Luchs A2 Engineer: Wisent AEV Screenshots showing entire SB 4 unit list. Force templates. Maps now optionally have shaded relief. Also, looks like there are major and minor contour lines instead of just one generic set of lines, not sure if that's always in effect or optional as well: http://i.imgur.com/TRQAiQv.gif Vehicles can now tow each other. Night sky now simulated with proper star constellations, moon phases, planet locations. Command detonated Claymore style mines, concertina wire obstacles. Option to force manual direction finding. 3D crew for most vehicles. Moving suspension More info on suspension. Info about system requirement changes Big post about terrain themes and weather interaction (wet ground for example.) Significant changes to how maps (both height map and terrain files) work with scenarios. Avenger ADS. MANPADs at a later date. Crewable M60A3 TTS, 3D crew in interior (not animated.) Events can play custom audio files. Units can surrender. Adjustable training level for troops: effects accuracy, stamina, and first aid (casualties can be revived.) Medics to more effectively revive casualties. Infantry now have multiple formations, line, column, and staggered double column. Better infantry pathfinding (they shouldn't get stuck around buildings for example.) Randomized stowage on vehicle exteriors. Edited August 9, 2016 by Rotareneg 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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