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Gwalker70
02-13-2006, 01:17 AM
http://www.steelbeasts.com/index.php

125 bucks but worth it if it floats your boat.. the US army I guess is buying it as well.

Waldo.Pepper
02-13-2006, 01:34 AM
$125 sheeeeet!

It can't be that good!

madsarmy
02-13-2006, 01:39 AM
No shadows http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

NonWonderDog
02-13-2006, 02:43 AM
The old version is very, very good. This is supposed to be better, and I don't doubt it. I probably don't really care, though... tank sims are hard.

joeap
02-13-2006, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by madsarmy:
No shadows http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Used as a military trainer so other stuff more important are there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Reason for the high price tag. Too bad it's modern might have been tempted.

ImpStarDuece
02-13-2006, 03:15 AM
The guy that is one of the lead programmers for Steel-Beasts is the Oleg of armour sims.

He used to hang out at tank-net.org and SimHQ (he still might, I haven't really checked their forums in a few months) and he REALLY knows his stuff. He's dedicated, thoughtful, a touch arrogant (what genius isn't though) and determined to make the best armour sim possible.

I don't have all the details, but I believe that SB will be released in several different versions, from the full-blown, "used by 17 different countries to train their troops" armour simulation with realistic radio, command and control interfaces for each nation, down to the personal version, with less bells and whistles (such as realtime, multi-tiered command structures for artilley and air-support) but still more than enough to keep the tread heads happy.

kidsmoke1959
02-13-2006, 03:48 AM
I'd rather watch my pubes grow back in.

madsarmy
02-13-2006, 03:52 AM
Originally posted by joeap:
Too bad it's modern might have been tempted.

If it was WW11 & had shadows I might have been tempted http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SeaFireLIV
02-13-2006, 03:57 AM
But it`s SO expensive. i`m sorry, but it`s going to have to be godlike for me to even think of trying it (and I wouldn`t spend that kind of money on it anyway).

But, really, how can it be worth so much? Simply because the programmer worked on it a lot?

nakamura_kenji
02-13-2006, 04:06 AM
stick operation flashpoint think look forward armed assault also. no real sim but do me + cheap ^_^

joeap
02-13-2006, 04:42 AM
Originally posted by madsarmy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by joeap:
Too bad it's modern might have been tempted.

If it was WW11 & had shadows I might have been tempted http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup, but good news for us retro guys.
Hardcore WWII tanksim coming? (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=000586)

Read through look at the pics:
http://halfevil.de/ww2scalemodeler/gallery/rainer_rohde/ww2-tank-sim/2005-11-09/Back_Left.jpg

http://halfevil.de/ww2scalemodeler/gallery/rainer_rohde/ww2-tank-sim/2005-12-28/T-34_85_1942/T347642_01.jpg

http://halfevil.de/ww2scalemodeler/gallery/rainer_rohde/ww2-tank-sim/2005-12-28/Tiger_Ausf_E/TIGER_E_01.jpg

http://www.halfevil.de/ww2scalemodeler/gallery/rainer_rohde/ww2-tank-sim/2005-12-29/T-34_85_interior_prototype/T348544_C_01.jpg

And other stuff:

http://halfevil.de/ww2scalemodeler/gallery/rainer_rohde/ww2-tank-sim/2005-12-28/German_Halftruck/HANOMAG_01.jpg

PLEASE PLEASE!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

MadBadVlad
02-13-2006, 04:54 AM
Yeah, i've been watching that one on the Turret Talk forums and it is really looking like the WWII tank sim we all wanted.

I watched the videos for Steel Beasts and quite frankly it doesn't look all that hot with generic turret explosions and the AI seemed very unresponsive to the fact that they were being blown to hell by one tank most of the time. I think I will steer well clear of it and stick to T-72 BoF. At least with the latter I get to ride in a T-34-85 as well as a T-72 and T-55

p-11.cAce
02-13-2006, 05:20 AM
I think joeap point is being missed here and it is a very important one - your computer has only so much power and it can be spent on making things look pretty or making them perform in a realistic way. For every pretty thing the computer must render you sacrafice power which might otherwise be used to calculate, for instance, the effect of humidity on shell trajectory. If this is really being used for training I am sure that the government is more concerned about producing accurate gunners than impressing the trainees with pretty explosions.

joeap
02-13-2006, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
I think joeap point is being missed here and it is a very important one - your computer has only so much power and it can be spent on making things look pretty or making them perform in a realistic way. For every pretty thing the computer must render you sacrafice power which might otherwise be used to calculate, for instance, the effect of humidity on shell trajectory. If this is really being used for training I am sure that the government is more concerned about producing accurate gunners than impressing the trainees with pretty explosions.

You got it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif