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Hi all,

         Well I am back to Steel Beasts. Where have I been? Mainly WOT. WOT is about to take a major downturn with something called Crew 2.0. Or as they call it on their forum...sCrew 2.0  It's a pretty obvious money grab by the former Soviet Union game company and most players are pretty peed off about it. I suspect many will bail and try and find something else to play. Today I tried going back to Armored Warfare, but having a single server in Amsterdam doesn't do a whole lot to prevent lag and slideshow. So it's back to Steel Beasts and solitaire play. 😊  

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1 hour ago, Deputy276 said:

So it's back to Steel Beasts and solitaire play.

There is a network experience to be had, just not at any given moment but during scheduled events. Mostly with people who are competent in their play and teamwork. Wouldn't that be a nice change?

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Thanks Gibson. Brave rifles!!! 😅

 

Ssnake...does the newest version of SBPE have problems with frame rates? My computer is pretty much a "potato" when it comes to performance. Version 4.0 ran just fine. Have the graphics gotten a major boost?

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That's not easy to answer.

- With stronger graphics cards, version 4.1 (and 4.2) runs generally faster than SB Pro PE 4.0.

- Medium class graphics cards don't seem to profit much, but they fare no worse.

- For rather old graphics cards, the optimizations that we managed to squeeze from the code have no effect, and some additional tricks to make things look pretty cost additional frame rate. 

 

So, your mileage will vary. Upgrading to a version 4.1 classic license from 4.0 would cost you $30.- (and you could participate in multiplayer sessions with the rest of the community). A one-month license to try and see for yourself is $9.50. It might save you $20.50, but I wouldn't recommend this as an insurance policy TBH. Were you to upgrade from version 2.6 or older it'd be totally worth it.

 

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7 minutes ago, Ssnake said:

That's not easy to answer.

- With stronger graphics cards, version 4.1 (and 4.2) runs generally faster than SB Pro PE 4.0.

- Medium class graphics cards don't seem to profit much, but they fare no worse.

- For rather old graphics cards, the optimizations that we managed to squeeze from the code have no effect, and some additional tricks to make things look pretty cost additional frame rate. 

 

So, your mileage will vary. Upgrading to a version 4.1 classic license from 4.0 would cost you $30.- (and you could participate in multiplayer sessions with the rest of the community). A one-month license to try and see for yourself is $9.50. It might save you $20.50, but I wouldn't recommend this as an insurance policy TBH. Were you to upgrade from version 2.6 or older it'd be totally worth it.

 

I have four identical comps. All four have 16GIG RAM and dual Xeon 3.8 Processors.  The best graphics card is a GTX960 OC with 4 GIG onboard RAM. The comp I am on right now has a GTX 950 with 2 GIG onboard ram. 

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