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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 12:14:51 AM »
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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 01:19:54 AM »
General question for people on this board:  Roughly how many hours did it take to go from "what the hell am I doing" to "hey I'm actually having fun!" for this sim?

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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 03:38:43 AM »
General question for people on this board:  Roughly how many hours did it take to go from "what the hell am I doing" to "hey I'm actually having fun!" for this sim?

i have owned it for many years....i had fun with it right from the start, but still likely donít know how to do everything:)  i am not as good as others, nor likely as serious, but i have always felt i got my money worth even with the high prices.  if your not sure, they have various time based licenses you could try first for cheaper initially.

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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 05:04:19 AM »
Just shoot at the targets in the training range. It's a lot of fun.

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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2019, 07:04:24 AM »
Its not too daunting actually. There's good tutorials in the sim and a welcoming, helpful and mature online community (and online is the best way to get good). I've been playing on and off (mix of SP and regular MP) since 2006. I would not consider myself good even now, but it only took a few weeks to get the hang of the sim and how to stay alive in it.

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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2019, 07:34:31 AM »
So what exactly is new? I havenít been able to find a concise change log anywhere.
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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2019, 01:04:19 PM »
They said release notes in near future but believe this is largely the enhanced terrain features they were supposed to deliver with the last upgrade

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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2019, 03:03:44 PM »
They said release notes in near future but believe this is largely the enhanced terrain features they were supposed to deliver with the last upgrade

Wasn't that enhanced terrain to be released for free to owners of 4.0?

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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2019, 03:16:27 PM »
Pete, yes, but check their forum quite an extensive thread(s) about it.

Engineer functionality is new (or expanded); you can dig those tank emplacements with engineer units now.

Several new units will be added (dutch gear! yay!).

New (deformable) terrain engine.

Full suspension animations (or was that already in last upgrade?)

New tracer effects

New fragmentation calculation system (new HE modelling)

New environmental engine ((sun)light, water, weather)

New Anti-Air options and Programmable Ordnance

Better pathfinding for AI

« Last Edit: June 30, 2019, 03:37:37 PM by Yskonyn »
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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2019, 04:22:57 PM »
They said release notes in near future but believe this is largely the enhanced terrain features they were supposed to deliver with the last upgrade

Wasn't that enhanced terrain to be released for free to owners of 4.0?

Originally yes, but not anymore....something about took longer and harder than they thought

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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2019, 04:30:45 PM »
Unlike tank crew they have infantry.
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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2019, 06:51:27 PM »
I have never gotten my money's worth out of Steel Beasts.  I keep paying for the upgrades, I play it for an hour or so and decide that this is going to be the time when I learn the game properly....and then I forget all about it.

I think maybe I'll just pass this time and stick with the numerous "lite" tanks sims.
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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2019, 10:23:00 PM »
Unlike tank crew they have infantry.

Who whoa whoa. Let's pump the brakes on that

ATGM, LMG, HMG, AGLs, are all playable infantry units, and very nice to have because you have the freedom to operate them as a playable entity.

Riflemen, on the other hand, are not good. They can't be directly  controlled and suffer big problems when it comes to effectively engaging anything.



It's really unfortunate, because it's such an immersion killer.
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Re: steel beasts 4.1 upgrade pre order available
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2019, 12:50:18 AM »
Apoc, the Rifleman issue was something that got better with 4.0 didnít it?
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