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  1. Might not work for him in A2 😉
  2. I don't think there is, certainly not T-14/15. The T90 is obviously in there but can't remember seeing the MS version. I'm not well up on tanks, so would ask, what is the difference between T-90 to T-90MS ? Welcome to the forums. 🙂
  3. Hello @greywulf58 Let me first say I'm glad your older than me, not by much it has to be said, but it's nice to have someone to call 'old geezer'.. 😉 I saw on the A2 forum a few weeks back, that you were asking about A2/steam etc. I'm not sure what the steam issue was/is with A2. You can run A2 without steam easily, I do, even though it is from the steam folder (BAT file). But that is by the by. With A3 you have to have steam, can't play it without (IIRC). A3 runs better than A2 imo, performance wise. It's better optimised I think. However, I play A2. The rig there looks o.k for most games nowadays, however I'm not so sure for A3. It will play o.k. but if you are against many ai or indeed other players, then you will be turning the settings down, imo. That said it 'will' play A3, but it won't breeze through it, so just be aware of that. Keep the VD down to around 2-3km's, should be o.k. Plus, turning some settings down, doesn't always mean better performance in many cases either, this series is odd like that, trial and error really, same with A2. Anyway, enjoy A3 when you get there. Oh, just to add, I've never been sold on SSD's. I guess I'm a little old school and like my HDD's. I can load up and run A2 from a HDD (external), but there you go. 🙂
  4. chrisb

    My RC Shilka model

    Neat. ;)
  5. chrisb

    Greenhorn Reporting In!

    You've chosen the best game in the series, or those that bought it for you did. I hope you have many hours, 1000's most likely. Plus, get many of those hours in the 'editor', which is the best thing about the series, it's where dreams are made.. :)
  6. chrisb

    Happy New Year wishes

    Go on then.. ;) Happy New Year for 2019. :)
  7. No, not much experience in A3 playing wise. But I tested a few ai mods from A2 in A3, they crossed over, but not very well, unfortunately. One mod I was testing for A3 would have been very good, but the devs discontinued it, which was a great shame really, but probably understandable. It's easier to mod a game that is more or less finished, don't have to worry too much on game updates spoiling your work. Testing different mod setups is the only way you'll get good results really. But it can take quite a while. They are there though.
  8. A really good modded A2 ai, is way ahead of A3. Even ai mods that are publically available for A2, do a much better job than the A3 ai offer. Flanking better, rearming, dragging and carrying, calling in support, splitting groups, working together, reacting to suppression, laying down suppression etc. The only thing that A3 offers, other than graphics (and who cares about graphics, we need game-play), is better ai character movement. Although with SMK_anims you get a little closer to that in A2. :)
  9. Great looking Tank's there. Good to know your still into A2, I never really left. Just too good to leave behind. :)
  10. I don't think the pc will make it look or run much better than it does now. But.. we will be able to map/macro controls, because I'm not that great with the xbox controller, I'm so use to pc. I would love to play it again with better controls. Yes, I agree the day cycles and weather are spoiling it a little, but I think I forgive that, because it is an outstanding game for any platform.
  11. Should always leave time for playing. It is playing really, mod making or mission making, but in a hobby sence. I call that playing, as do you "I had a wonderfull time playing around with Arma". If you don't leave time for actual playing of the game though, well I think you miss out a lot.
  12. The 'Editor' is king in this series, always has been. I think every player that really plays Arma, or indeed OFP/Elite, know that. Without touching any of the campaign's I've managed to play for, well regularly, since Arma, every week for several hours per week making missions for our group/friends. I dabbled with ofp & elite on the xbox. Its the editor I found in ofp (pc) that decided me on getting my mates to play the game, which started in earnest at Arma launch. Moving from hex based wargaming really. Took me a few years to convince them that it was a very viable option/alternative to the type of gaming we had been playing for a few decades at that point. But A2 + all the dlc's remains the King of the series, just for me that is, not for everyone. Every player has their own fav game in the series and rightly so. Believe it or not, I loved the xbox (ofp-elite) version too. The editor in that was amazing for an early xbox machine, when compared to pc's around at the time. BI did an incredible job making that work so well on the xbox, big achievement.
  13. I would probably put Red Dead Redemption 2 in this catagory. I bought a Xbox One X to play this and frankly, its incredible. The detail, world, game-play and existence within that world is very immersive and a big plus for a console game, looks amazing, feels amazing too. Maybe coming to pc in a year or two, I have heard. I would buy it for that too.
  14. Really what it boils down too.. In 20yrs time, it will be the AI playing the game..;) Humans will watch on and think 'err' why didn't we think of that. Just a matter of time. Modded ai, certain mods anyway, are very good at doing what soldiers & the military as a whole do, which isn't necessarily human nature. But trained behaviour. Its all trained, not human nature or human behaviour in general.