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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 02:43:58 PM »
Nice. I haven't chatted with Christopher in a while. Might be a good time to catch up.

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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 08:06:18 AM »
I downloaded the screenshots and this game looks very interesting. Hope to hear some impressions from you all soon.
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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 08:29:31 AM »
I too downloaded those screenshots. I know the game isn't about the graphics, but am I the only one who thought they were, well, almost hard on the eyes?

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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 08:31:28 AM »
I too downloaded those screenshots. I know the game isn't about the graphics, but am I the only one who thought they were, well, almost hard on the eyes?

Agreed...although graphics would be secondary to me, they were a little difficult to see and seemed to be kind of a blob.  Never played a game in this series so will be interested in feedback before even considering.

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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 09:00:35 AM »
I too downloaded those screenshots. I know the game isn't about the graphics, but am I the only one who thought they were, well, almost hard on the eyes?

I agree with you two... the yellow and blue were really rough to make out. I always had this problem with Harpoon, unless they put it on the black.

In fact, I am having trouble making out how the game is controlled and such as well (i.e. the UI doesn't have much detail in those screens).

I wonder if the game scales to widescreen?
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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 04:20:02 PM »
It looks a bit like HPS' Jutland w/out the hand-drawn ship tiles info boxes. The ships look better at zoom though.
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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 10:49:00 AM »
I like the concept, but when you want to play single player, the game needs a campaign.  Single scenarios are fine for PBEM, and what if this ship or that ship met.

Of course from NWS side of things they had SAS, and it didn't do well, so go figure.

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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012, 11:09:05 AM »
A demo is supposed to be in the works.
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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012, 01:03:02 PM »
I bought it this morning, and took it for a very quick spin.

It does scale to your full native resolution, so I was playing it in 1920x1200.

You can change the colors of the water, land & ships. So that helps at least a little. It won't win any beauty contests, of course.

Busy day for me today, so I probably won't get much quality time with it. I'll post again later when I have something to share.

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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2012, 02:00:44 PM »
Cool. Thanks for the quick look.

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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2012, 02:51:12 PM »
Will look forward to impression!
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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2012, 06:28:54 PM »
a) You can change the mapping interface colors in SAI - even the ship deck colors can be changed.

b) So far first impressions have been very good for SAI, which BTW launched last night...
http://forums.navalwarfare.net/showthread.php?2405-Player-comments-thread-Updated-2-5-2013

c) SAS is making a good comeback .. TG has made outstanding strides with the engine based on constant player feedback. Updates over the last year have brought about a lot of improvements and new features.

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Re: Steam and Iron almost out!
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2012, 09:45:39 PM »
First impressions: plays a lot like HPS Jutland, but seems much more fluid and smoother;  almost no learning curve if you are at all familiar with this type of game;  battle generator instantly and realistically creates fog of war in the North Sea; the scenario editor is easy to use.

Exactly what I was hoping for.  You can play the Dogger Bank action (or let the computer create a similar size variant of the same and play that out) in an hour or less.  Perfect for the WW1 or Jutland freak.

Drawings of the ships in side boxes ala HPS (or, even better, photos) would be nice but the game plays very nicely as is.

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