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Looking to finally get the 2.46 upgrade, but after hearing about some sort of summer release, I am wondering if I should hold off and maybe get everything all at once.

I understand the need for secrecy and all that but for those in the know....would it be benficial to hold on another month, or should I grab what I can now?

Thanks. :)

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Wait. Look for an announcement about the new update on July 10. (So, less than 24 hours or so.)

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"It depends". I hate going into some of the details as we need to settle a few issues, and I don't want to announce something that I have to retract later, It's not so much secrecy for the sake of it, but to provide you with reliable information.

That being said, the plan is to offer both a download version and a DVD version (provided that we can get certain critical IT infrastructure running, which the experts tell me that this won't be a problem. We shall see).

Those who don't own a copy will need at least the shipment of a CodeMeter stick (unless you already own one), so it doesn't make much sense to go for the download since it won't speed up things and it won't save a lot of bucks either.

We have currently reduced the price of SB Pro PE from the regular $125.- to now $100.- So, if you order now and later pay another $25.- for the update you will already have a CodeMeter stick so you can download the whole stuff, and have no waiting time for snail mail. And it won't cost you a single cent more.

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Im sorry. I wasnt real clear.

I have a code stick and disk from waaaay back in the early days so thats not an issue. What I meant was I never bought the $30 upgrade until now, but was wondering if I should hold off and maybe see what the new new upgrade is going to be first.

I am assuming...for sake of arguement that since I already have the stick, all I need is a new disk correct?

I am thinking $30 for upgrade #1 and another $30 for the July 10 upgrade (or is it a patch?) for a $60 new investment?

Is that correct?

Sorry If Im not being clear here, Im kinda confusing myself.

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Also to clarify....

For 2.46 I require a mailed cd even if I already have a disk correct?

For the July 10 upgrade I will only be required to DL something?

Thanks

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Since we will be issuing new licenses for the coming update, you probably won't need 2.460. If you want to update now, then Yes, we'd have to send you a 2.460 disk so you can apply the 2.483 patch, and that would cost $30.-

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For the July 10 upgrade I will only be required to DL something?

It'll be August 21, not July 10. But yes, if things go according to plan, we'll be offering a download option.

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Well, no, I'm sorry. I will start in the coming days to post news, ideally on a daily basis, both here an on other websites. The complete release notes will be posted about a week before we release 2.5x.

As a consolation, here's a first glimpse:

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I see a Challenger and I think I can see short walls and some new buildings? Need more intel.

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That picture reminds me of one of the first preview shots of PRO PE, showing a M1A1 looking over a valley..

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That picture reminds me of one of the first preview shots of PRO PE, showing a M1A1 looking over a valley..

But neither the M1 nor the valley looked as nice as this one. ;)

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Nice.

We still need some more Red tanks to face this wellspring of Blue equipment- we have two. It's all I can do to ponder the scenarios we could have with T-55/62 tanks.

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I really doubt that we will get T-55 or T-62 in this update, If one of the new vehicles is a Challenger maybe the other one is a Scimitar or a Scorpion or something like that.

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I wouldn't bet on it, either. However, it is ironic that past conflicts have shown more of a trend of facing older equipment rather than a T-80U. This makes sense, because adversaries typically make do with large stocks of cheaper, proven older equipment. From Iraq, to Afghanistan, to North Korea, past conflicts and hypothetical ones in the future, they form the backbone of a lot of armies. Plus you get the added bonus of re-creating historical battles that may not have a lot of training value to this day, but still form the basis for good entertainment. With the Leopard I and we might have a reasonably good representation of a Centurion, then we can have some early Cold War era conflicts, Arab-Israeli wars, and so on.

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Well.... how many of us expected to see a Challenger in this upgrade? Not me. I doubt it's playable (SSnake is keeping annoyingly tight-lipped), but even so, it's a great addition. GW1 scenarios just got a whole lot more interesting.

Scimitar would be amazing, as would any other dedicated recce afv, but I think the sim was desperately in need of some graphics updates, and a bit of environmental depth. From the look of that screenshot, we've got at least some of that.

Come on SSnake! Play fair and give us some info to really get our teeth into :debile2:

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My bet is we'll also see a Leclerc in this update.

nice! quite alot of new stuff in that pic!

Apart from the Challenger (!!) & the short walls (?), what else do you see as new stuff ?

Many THX Koen

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I'm not sure I see walls- I see what looks like a road network down in the valley. The way the engine renders buildings on a slope by cutting them off might sometimes looks as though there are walls.

Still would like to see something that was there since SB1- the effect of tracers bouncing off the ground, you could see them deflecting off your tank through the optics. That was always cool, it's too bad we lost it.

Also, there is a texture for a wheat field in your directory. It will be a happy day when that makes it in.

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Come on SSnake! Play fair and give us some info to really get our teeth into :debile2:

Don't bother the man today, there's some soccer game on that's apparently a big deal or something. :wink:

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Still would like to see something that was there since SB1- the effect of tracers bouncing off the ground, you could see them deflecting off your tank through the optics. That was always cool, it's too bad we lost it.

Ask, and ye shall receive. :)

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Originally Posted by Captain_Colossus View Post

Still would like to see something that was there since SB1- the effect of tracers bouncing off the ground, you could see them deflecting off your tank through the optics. That was always cool, it's too bad we lost it.

Ask, and ye shall receive.

Good answer. Looking forward to this! :thumbup: ;)

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