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icrash
04-15-2006, 11:38 PM
I wanted a WWII tank shooter & bought this one even though it's mostly an online game. It's pretty cool cause you get the famed (or infamous depending on the side you take)T-34, T-34/84, Tiger I, Mark IV with long barreled 75mm, Panther, IS2, and a couple of self propelled guns. You can even select between AP & HE rounds. It sure puts BF1942 and WWII tank commander to shame. Anyway, I was wondering how you took screenies & where you found them afterwards. The little book that comes with the game doesn't mention it. Thanks for the assist.

icrash
04-15-2006, 11:38 PM
I wanted a WWII tank shooter & bought this one even though it's mostly an online game. It's pretty cool cause you get the famed (or infamous depending on the side you take)T-34, T-34/84, Tiger I, Mark IV with long barreled 75mm, Panther, IS2, and a couple of self propelled guns. You can even select between AP & HE rounds. It sure puts BF1942 and WWII tank commander to shame. Anyway, I was wondering how you took screenies & where you found them afterwards. The little book that comes with the game doesn't mention it. Thanks for the assist.

Nubarus
04-16-2006, 02:04 AM
Default key for screenshot is F9.

You can download a key ref. map of their website.

danjama
04-16-2006, 11:28 AM
Polak5 plays it. Megile too. As soon as i get a wireless router im gona be back online and will purchase the game!

Nubarus
04-16-2006, 02:45 PM
I play it too, love the tanks but unlike BF2 I actually enjoy infantry warfare too.

F19_Orheim
04-16-2006, 03:44 PM
I play it... and enjoy it... under the name "F19_Orheim"http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Panzerfaust rox!!!

JG54_Arnie
04-17-2006, 06:52 AM
Raises hand http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Its a kickass game! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Megile_
04-17-2006, 09:58 AM
It's better than a kick in the face http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You will usually find me behind the controls of a Panzer IV on Barashka http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

thefruitbat
04-17-2006, 12:22 PM
hey Megile, i remember when you got it people were talking about bugs in it, and steam were working on a patch. Any updates yet??

fruitbat

Megile_
04-17-2006, 12:27 PM
They released a patch about a week ago.
I haven't noticed any differences... but then I never noticed any bugs... but quite a few silly things.

Its still a good game.. even if the tanks drive like go-carts

thefruitbat
04-17-2006, 12:40 PM
i like go-carts!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

i think i'll be downloading it next week sometime anyway. as long as it dosent have jerky infantry movement like pacific assualt, and to some degree farcry i wont mind.

cheers fruitbat

icrash
04-17-2006, 12:41 PM
Cool. Hmmm... They DID list F9 as the screenie key in the book. Guess I should have looked better but then I was more worried about how to adjust the sights in the tanks & moving them around. Ya gotta just love the loud clang & seeing the AP round deflecting off the armor.Too bad I couldn't get the tank moving after that before the Tiger I ambushed brewed me up. I found a different map & they turn ya loose with a KV1.

russ.nl
04-17-2006, 02:11 PM
Any one know where I can get it in Holland? It should be released 14-03 but I havn't seen it yet.

Sultan_of_Swing
04-17-2006, 02:25 PM
I am surprised you guys all seem to like RO. I had heard so much about it that I purchased it on Steam. Wow, was I disappointed. It looks terrible, and the was laggy as all get out. I would like to hear a bit what you like so much about it. Maybe I'll go back and take a second look. As of now, it's just money down the drain.

danjama
04-17-2006, 02:46 PM
There are ways to make it look nice if u have the system i hear. Also, i find the RO forums (http://www.redorchestragame.com/forum/) a great place to see how active the crowd is and also get updated on any bugs or even how to make the game look better. Forums are a godsend, as you guys should already know since you post here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

icrash
04-17-2006, 05:46 PM
I get an occassional hiccup with 3gig processor, 2 gig corsair ram & Radeon x1600pro vid card. I'm also running it at real high settings & resolution along with a bunch of garbage in the background working. Was the IS2 really that good? In game, broadside, it'll brew up a Panzer IV one shot. Head on against the Tiger's front armor, sets it on fire.

SgtMeep
04-18-2006, 12:48 AM
long time ro fan here. since mod versoin 1.1 several years ago.. RO is the best in-action realism combined arms FPS - in action meaning excluding the non combat parts of infantry combat. as a straight tank simulator its fun but not amazing. personaly i think the angling of tanks to deflect shells is slightly overdone in weaker tanks like the t60 etc.

-That IS2 packs a 122mm cannon so i dont imagine it would struggle with dated, unsloped armour of german early designs like the tiger and PZIV

But for those thinking of getting it (or not thinking of getting it) and who are a bit put off by twitch fest fps ive got a small twtich summary. Moving requires thought out descisions and skill to put you in a well covered vantage point where you can rest your gun on the terrain or to help you flank those rifle men etc. The actualy gunnery however its fairly twitchy but you have to be accurate in aiming your shots so its not as twitchy as say CS or BF1942

Holy **** its arnie!! i asked you how to fly the bf waaayyy back in ro mod forums when i was a complete il2 noob. user name on those forums was lt. hill. new name is DeusIrae on the ostfront forums. good to see ya!

MadRuski
04-18-2006, 02:57 AM
so would this game be avalabe as a demo download, i cant seem to find it on the net.

sakai2005
04-18-2006, 03:54 AM
http://www.redorchestragame.com/

danjama
04-18-2006, 03:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MadRuski:
so would this game be avalabe as a demo download, i cant seem to find it on the net. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Again if you visit the forums, they are saying there will be one eventually, there is also talk of a free weekend like they did with DoD:S (which was a huge success apparently).

danjama
04-18-2006, 03:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by icrash:
I get an occassional hiccup with 3gig processor, 2 gig corsair ram & Radeon x1600pro vid card. I'm also running it at real high settings & resolution along with a bunch of garbage in the background working. Was the IS2 really that good? In game, broadside, it'll brew up a Panzer IV one shot. Head on against the Tiger's front armor, sets it on fire. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You should visit the forums, the technical help forum is crammed with help. You shouldnt be having problems with that system. Even my system could run RO well (i run DoDS at highest with 60+) and im only on a ath643200+ (overclocled to 2.9) and a 6600GT oc'd.

KIMURA
04-18-2006, 05:41 AM
over there @ the German off topic forum there's a 13 page Fred about Red Orchestra, including some screenies. But sadly for U the whole thing is in German.
http://forums-de.ubi.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/797105322/m/4151018114

Nubarus
04-20-2006, 12:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by icrash:
Was the IS2 really that good? In game, broadside, it'll brew up a Panzer IV one shot. Head on against the Tiger's front armor, sets it on fire. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Eh, you do realize that the IS2 had a massive 122mm gun on it.

The 122mm D-25 gun could penetrate 152mm of armor under 90 degrees at 500 meters and 122mm of armor under 90 degrees at 2000 meters.
I am not even going to mention the Panzer IV in this regard since it's armor isn't even worth mentioning when a 122mm AP shell is knocking on the "door".

The Tiger I also doesn't have sloped armor so be lucky the game developers went for balance instead of realism since it's frontal armor is 110mm thick, so do the math. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

1.JaVA_Hornet
04-20-2006, 01:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by russ.nl:
Any one know where I can get it in Holland? It should be released 14-03 but I havn't seen it yet. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Russ, je moet het online bestellen met
een creditcard. Ik baal er ook verschrikkelijk
van.

JG52Karaya-X
04-20-2006, 02:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nubarus:
The 122mm D-25 gun could penetrate 152mm of armor under 90 degrees at 500 meters and 122mm of armor under 90 degrees at 2000 meters. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

IRL the IS-2s problem with the Tiger I&II would be first to get within the distance at which it can knock out that tank. Pretty though as the TigerIs 88 is already better in AP than the 122mm (calibre not ALWAYS makes a gun better) of the IS and can kill it from a much farther distance then other way 'round!

Nubarus
04-20-2006, 03:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Karaya-X:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nubarus:
The 122mm D-25 gun could penetrate 152mm of armor under 90 degrees at 500 meters and 122mm of armor under 90 degrees at 2000 meters. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

IRL the IS-2s problem with the Tiger I&II would be first to get within the distance at which it can knock out that tank. Pretty though as the TigerIs 88 is already better in AP than the 122mm (calibre not ALWAYS makes a gun better) of the IS and can kill it from a much farther distance then other way 'round! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, it must be really hard to get within 2000 meters of a Tiger I. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
The Tiger II I can imagine since it had sloped armor but the Tiger I's reputation come's more the West front then the East front, untill the Sherman Firefly entered the war the Western Allies didn't have a tank that had a gun powerful enough to take on the Tiger I.
The Russians on the other hand had tanks that could take em on far better.

It looks like you took the reputation the Tiger I had on the Western front and transfered it to the Eastern front.

As I posted above the IS-2's 122mm gun, the D-25 had an 80% probability of penetrating 122mm of armor at 90 degrees at 2000 meters.
So I don't really see what the problem was IRL since the Tiger I's frontal armor was 110mm at 90 degrees.

I would have thought that you knew that one of the many flaws the Tiger I had was the lack of sloping armor.
It also had an engine that was too weak for it's weight, the same goes for the susspension and the gear box, not to mention the turret motor since it took a full minute to do a complete 360 degree turn.

As for the 88mm gun the Tiger I had, yes it was a good gun but the 75mm gun mounted on the Panther was better when it came to penetrating power.

Vipez-
04-20-2006, 04:11 PM
Imho it really is not that simple.. When comparing, Tiger I vs IS-2, Tiger had few serious advantages: usually the tank that spots the other was good was winner: usually same in air combat, the pilot who the other first usually came on the top. Tiger had superior optics, whick meant it could open fire at much longer ranges. It had significantly better hit rate. I'm not even going to start with the Panther (dual range optics was really advanced for it's time). Tiger I also had it's rate of fire was significantly better, than IS-2 had.In Korean war Shermans vs Russian T-34s, Shermans were usually considered better tank due to it's better optics over the russians..

On paper IS-2 looks better. But russians still had the problem with bad quality AP-ammo,even in 1944. That is why russians had to constantly icrease the calibre to keep up with the heavy german cats. Other factor is, allthough Tiger I didn't have sloped armor, it had the finest quality of armor of all german heavies, even the russians stated this (probably the reason one Tiger I costs as much as two Panthers). King tiger didn't have nearly as good quality armor as the earlier Tiger Is, allthough sloped armor greatly made up for this. Towards the end of the war, quality of german armor had however dropped.. As seen in some reports of Panthers having occasional flaws in front hull armor. Besides, I though IS-2 was considered more as a "heavy break-trough tank", rather than Tank destroyer (also this is why it usually carried much more HE-ammo, than AP-ammo) by the russians. What really plagued the Tiger, was it's bad transmission and suspension.

If the Tiger was such a bad tank, it doesn't explain why it created so much panzer aces: Wittman, Franz Backe, Willi Fey, Franz Staudegger etc. On west it took average 5 shermans to knock out a Tiger I, and one was to return from this engagement. According to statistics, on east it took 10 T34 to knock out a single Tiger I, and one T-34 was to return from this engagement. Not bad, if we are mainly comparing a 1942 (Tiger I) tank with 1944 tank (IS-2). What really killed the Tiger was the numbers: 1,350 Tigers and fewer than 500 Tiger IIs were built. By comparison, alongside the 58000 T-34s produced there were 4600 KV-1s and over 3500 IS-2s. In total over 66,000 medium and heavy Soviet tanks to 1,850 Tigers.

JG52_wunsch
04-20-2006, 09:07 PM
all the german tanks are undermodelled.only the panther is anything close to real.great game none the less,the infantry battles are intense sometimes.

icrash
04-20-2006, 10:17 PM
OK I didn't really mean to start a cat fight by asking about the IS-2 versus the Mark 4 or Tiger 1. At the time I posted that, I was @ work & couldn't spend the time needed to dredge up info on the IS-2. I don't have anything on tanks beyond Panzer Aces 1 and 2. While these are good books, they don't go into the nuts & bolts that a reference book would. I will plead guilty of taking the Tiger 1's rep from the west and assuming the same for the east. Well that, and seeing that the T-34/76 had to get practically point blank to negate the Tiger's range. From what I've been able to gather, part of the problem with the Tigers and the Panther was that they were too complex to really mass produce like the Russians could with the T-34. The two were also rushed to production before all the kinks could be worked out

Megile_
04-21-2006, 09:12 AM
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/1766/panzeriv6ia.jpg

Blew his commander out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

CaptainGelo
04-21-2006, 09:21 AM
I'v read somewhere that it could penitrate panzer armor in front and came out in the back
wich is nice http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

JG54_Arnie
04-21-2006, 10:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sultan_of_Swing:
I am surprised you guys all seem to like RO. I had heard so much about it that I purchased it on Steam. Wow, was I disappointed. It looks terrible, and the was laggy as all get out. I would like to hear a bit what you like so much about it. Maybe I'll go back and take a second look. As of now, it's just money down the drain. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It certainly doesnt look terrible and the gameplay is fantastic. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif If you found it laggy you should try a few different servers and remember the good ones. There's ofcourse a few that run with bad setups or bad connection to you, so you should avoid those.
I havent had much problems with lag, on the occasional server I notice it and just switch to another one.

Play the game some more and you'll find that it grows on you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And Russ, the game will be released on disk sometime soon, until now only the download through steam is an option in Holland, did it myself and finding no problems with it so far.
I think the release to shops should be within a few weeks, check their website to see if there's anything known on that.

Lodovik
04-21-2006, 01:59 PM
It's sure worth getting. I tried it out recently and liked the gritty feel. Some bugs and slight errors need ironing out (in the tanks mainly) but overall it's very impressive even now.
Just came on sale in retail in Finland this week. Probably been popping up around Europe for a while now.

Xiolablu3
04-21-2006, 02:50 PM
Might buy this, it loooks like my kind of game.

Thanks for the screens.

Just a quick note, COD2 MP is very arcade right now, but its only a matter of time before mods arrive which make the game much better.

COD1 modded and with custom maps is a fantastic game now if you pickl the correct servers witht he correct mods. Hopefully COD2 will be modded to this standard too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Anyone with COD1 and UO addon should reinsall and visit a few servers.

icrash
04-21-2006, 02:59 PM
Hey Megile, that's a beauty. Now I need to upload some of my other screenies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

danjama
04-21-2006, 04:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile_:
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/1766/panzeriv6ia.jpg

Blew his commander out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

omfg pwnag3!!111!!11eleven1

Call_me_Kanno
04-21-2006, 05:36 PM
Anyone see this bit of news?

BOLD GAMES ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION DETAILS FOR RED ORCHESTRA: OSTFRONT 41-45


MINNEAPOLIS, MN €" April 19, 2006 €" Bold Games, a division of Destineer Publishing, announces today international distribution partnerships with 1C, Frogster, SdLL, and Wendros, for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45.

That tank shot is from fighting to take the 88mm flak guns in the battle for the Rakowice airfield in Poland as the Russian army fought to retake it. One of my favorite maps.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Shot00001.jpg

One of my other favorites is battle of Konings Platz. The battle from the Kroll opera house across the park a few hundred meters to take the Reishstag building.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/Shot00019.jpg