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Computer Wargaming / Re: Combat Mission status
« Last post by Grim.Reaper on Today at 04:42:38 AM »
As of this morning, my account was fully restored and available with my keys and downloads.....

With that said, not that I care much, no idea why they think this web site is much better than the old one...feels very similar to me.......
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Working My Way Back To F R I D A Y
« Last post by Destraex on Today at 04:12:04 AM »
sins of a solar empire
steel division
war thunder - ships aircraft and tanks
post scriptum - just a tiny bit.
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https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/37499-developer-diary-part-195-discussion/?page=4
On this page Jason confirms they do not have the time or resources to make infantry. So unfortunately this tank simulator is rather like a flight simulator with fighters and no bombers. 
What you essentially have is a fish bowl style simulator. Rather than a combat simulation you literally have the ability to drive around and shoot other vehicles in a vacuum. For $107 Australian I am amazed that they don't have the resources. I think they would get many more people on board if they did have infantry even as an addon. Perhaps we should lobby for an addon product that includes properly modelled infantry? Never going to happen right?

I'm not sure how he is defining "infantry"...I'm playing Tank Crew now, and I find groups of men moving around on the battlefield. They seem to be disembarking from trucks and APCs, or abandoning AT guns, artillery and destroyed tanks. They may not be "infantry" in the traditional sense, but its highly immersive, so I really don't care what you call them. Also, its not just shooting vehicles in a vacuum. I'm not really sure why you think this. You've obviously played IL-2 from the aerial perspective, no? Does it look like the land war is just in a vacuum from the air? No...it doesn't feel that way from the ground either. APCs, Artillery, towed weapons, light, medium and heavy armor, aviation and men are all moving and fighting. I really don't see what you are so disappointed about. I've played War Thunder and I can tell you Tank Crew blows it out of the water.

For my money. "Tank Crew" apart from the tank interiors, seems to offer the same experience to me as war thunder and post scriptum do. The only differences I can see are a few support vehicles like AT guns and transports. The latest il2 has a reputation for being a "light" simulator anyways that is not too far from war thunder with a little more to learn to take off. I suspect the same "cherry picking" will be applied to the tank game. This is even though considering they did a whole flight simulator, at the same price which is a much more complex undertaking. They don't seem to have the "resources" to do this tank simulator if it involves developing new things in the engine.

Again, I'm not really sure why there is confusion here...mostly seems to be from Jason's part, maybe because of the language barrier? They are using a third-party developer to build the tank exteriors and interiors and they are making a map from scratch specifically for the tank battles, so I don't see any issue involving resources.

All I can say is, I'm playing TC in VR and I absolutely love it.

Do you have any screenshots of said infantry? I would love to see them.
When I say infantry I do not mean crew but rather infantry that act in the infantry role moving with your tank forces or fighting against your tank. I realise there are at gun crew and the like.
As for playing il2 from the air. The ground war looks like I would expect a traditional flight simulator from the air should look. A few odd emplacements or convoys, maybe a train. On the ground I expect it to be ramped up somewhat.

Do you know if they plan to have tank crew inside the tanks? How many tanks do you work with at a time?
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Computer Wargaming / Re: Working My Way Back To F R I D A Y
« Last post by MikeGER on Today at 01:56:49 AM »
O0 I'll join you in that hoist to Ritchie 61.

+1   

i had planed that too O0
(i just didn't wanted to spoil his RIP thread with the idea)
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Wargaming / Re: What's on your table right now?
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Today at 12:40:26 AM »
We played a 4-player game of Star Trek Ascendancy tonight.  Klingons, Federation, Romulans, and Cardassians.  Great fun!  We drew random factions and I started with the Klingons which was a challenge as they don't suit my play style at all.  The Borg showed up fairly early in the game and forced us to team up to try and wipe them out.  The Romulans were able to knock out the one assimilated Borg world and then a combined Klingon & Federation fleet fought off a Borg cube (well the Klingons did.  The Federation cowards cut and run after the 3rd round of combat.) 

It was a long game that culminated in a 3-way fight between the Feds, the Romulans, and the Klingons (the Cardassian player was new to the game and so was pretty far behind by the end of it).  The fighting stalemated in the middle of the map but thanks to the Klingon's special ability to amass culture from inflicting losses in space battles, I was able to gain an Ascendancy victory a turn before the Federation would have done so.  Never seen the Klingons score a cultural win before.


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Computer Wargaming / Re: Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnoughts work in progress.
« Last post by CJReich46 on Yesterday at 11:53:19 PM »
Purty ships. Me like.

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Computer Wargaming / Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Discussion
« Last post by JudgeDredd on Yesterday at 11:04:26 PM »
I didn't notice if this had been posted...

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/38073-update-and-resolution-to-deactivated-steam-key-issue/

I didn't notice if this had been posted...

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/38073-update-and-resolution-to-deactivated-steam-key-issue/

Wow! JD...looks like you are back in business!  :coolsmiley:

woah!! That's great news. Unfortunately, I got a refund so I don't think I'll be on the receiving end.

However, this action has gone some way to restoring my faith in them and perhaps, just perhaps, they'll find their way to my wallet.

Thanks for the news.  O0

I would like to add that whilst I (as many) were accused of thieving their product - something I am not sure of nor anyone else could/did provide evidence of - it would be absolutely wrong of me to fill in their support form and get the game from them - being as I have had a refund. So that's something I won't do because I would be knowingly stealing their product.

But I may well buy it again. I'll see. It depends on how far away a DCS sale is
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Computer Wargaming / Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Discussion
« Last post by Jarhead0331 on Yesterday at 10:27:40 PM »
Again...its not the easiest to install and get setup, but its totally worth it if you're looking for WWII ground combat with tanks, support and infantry.

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Computer Wargaming / Re: Steam's 100 best selling games so far in 2018
« Last post by Toonces on Yesterday at 09:44:14 PM »
1 Gold
5 Bronze

Pretty much this, but maybe 1 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze.  Shocking how few of those games I have.  More shocking, the 6 I have, I have more than an hour invested in maybe half.

I suck at this.

Still awaiting Jarhead's tally.   :)
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