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About Aussie_Osiris

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  1. Aussie_Osiris

    Gamespot Reader's Choice, vote for ARMA 3

    There are plenty of thick forest canopy's in ARMA II. And you don't need to be in a forest to see sun shafts. Though I do agree that bloom is used far to extensively in games. Although concrete can seem bright if you've been in the dark or dim light I don't think concrete has ever bloomed when I've been outside for a minute or more. And yeah I've never seen a good example of teamwork and tactics in CoD. It's probably the reason why I'm so put off by it. I guess I could have won Best Implantation of User Content, but isn't it still a popularity contest? And far more people are familiar with SC2 than ARMA II
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    Gamespot Reader's Choice, vote for ARMA 3

    Yes ARMA should win Best Tactical Shooter. But don't belittle the tactics in Battlefield. A team that can actually work together in that game is almost unstoppable
  3. Aussie_Osiris

    Gamespot Reader's Choice, vote for ARMA 3

    I don't know why people have such a hard time in finding female gamers in hardcore fps. I come across at least 1 in every match of BF2, UT, TF2, CS and Killing Floor I play. Although I only play ARMA II with a few friends and not in clan and I don't play CoD cause it's not my kind of fps, I know plenty of women who do play CoD and are really quite good at it.
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    Gamespot Reader's Choice, vote for ARMA 3

    Some facts from The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) The average game player is 37 years old and has been playing games for 12 years. The average age of the most frequent game purchaser is 41 years old. Forty-two percent of all game players are women. In fact, women over the age of 18 represent a significantly greater portion of the game-playing population (37 percent) than boys age 17 or younger (13 percent). SOURCE: http://www.theesa.com/facts/index.asp
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    Also be mindful that DirectX 10/11 is a much more efficient API than DirectX 9. It uses a lot less CPU power when the game is coded correctly for it so it is possible that ARMA III could in fact run better on the same PC than ARMA II
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    keep in mind that the minimum specs they've released for ARMA 3 costs you about $300-$500 to build from scratch TODAY and by the time the game comes out the minimum spec computer will be really cheap EDIT: I've actually found the parts and made a complete system minus the case Motherboard ----- $ 88 Intel i5 CPU ------ $189 AMD 5770 -------- $119 2GB DDR3 RAM -- $ 24 500GB HDD ------ $ 37 Win 7 64-bit ------ $ 96 _____________________ TOTAL ------------ $553 _____________________ IF EXCLUDE HDD & OS _____________________ TOTAL ------------ $420 _____________________ Although these prices are in Aussie dollar the parts are usually about the same or cheaper on amazon (Prices taken from http://www.umart.com.au/) EDIT: Also note that an AMD processor and board are usually cheaper than their Intel counterpart
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    ARMA 3 Engine Handling of Objects at Range

    It looks like in those images the shadow map resolution is significantly deceased. I don't know what the default "close" shadow map resolution so I couldn't give you a guesstimate.
  8. As body armour (armor for Americans) is designed to spread out the force and try to remove it. I'd like to see a double penetration actually being possible going through 3 layers (entry, exit, entry) of armour and flesh
  9. I doubt that they'll change the dead body physical properties from ARMA 2. The amount of times a dead body has saved me from fire and provided better cover in an open area I do not know
  10. Aussie_Osiris

    Will you buy ARMAIII?

    Considering BI are trying to get more people to buy this game by trying to appeal more mass market and the fact that the core of the game is already working quite well. They have a lot of time to iron out the game breaking bugs and fix the smaller one as well so.... hopefully all the best to BI and them releasing the game that they want to release.
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    Customizable Soldier Load ( seriously?? )

    Yes. DirectX 11 made the API multi-threaded. And the good news is that it's backwards compatible. If you have a DirectX 10 card it just limits you from using those features while still being able to use the multi-threaded API and other performance benefits that affect the API :D
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    Customizable Soldier Load ( seriously?? )

    Yeah. It was the start of Microsoft actually getting feedback from a community (the game developers and hardware manufacturers) to make their product better. It's also the reason why if BI made ARMA II DirectX 10/11 and properly programmed it for that API it would us faaaaaar less CPU just because DirectX 9 liked to get all that CPU ass for itself
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    Will you buy ARMAIII?

    pointless thread is pointless
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    Customizable Soldier Load ( seriously?? )

    FYI for changing textures on uniforms. DirectX 10/11 has the ability to have the same model with a completely different texture and use significantly less RAM then DirectX 9 did so if BI do let you choose your uniform there will be a very minor RAM usage even if you had 50 different uniform textures on the same model.
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    Particle engine

    Check out the Unreal Engine Samaritan demo ( ). It's real time but it's run on a tri-SLI setup. Tim Sweeney knows how to make a damn good engine, that's for sure