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by PoorOldSpike
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.0.4 is available
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.0.4 is available

For the record 5 minutes ago when I clicked on "Check for update" at my (non-Steam) OOB splash screen it said "You already have the latest update" (which is 7.1.8 ).
by PoorOldSpike
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.0.4 is available
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Order of Battle: World War II - v8.0.4 is available

Steam has an unwelcome habit of updating our games/sims whether we want it to or not, but luckily I bought my OOB and its DLC direct from Matrix/Slitherine. I don't think I'll buy anything from Steam again. PS- anyway, download times of Steam games/sims are horrendous (for me at least), for example ...
by PoorOldSpike
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: new News!
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: new News!

A few eye-candy pics- http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Skypath_Vintage_20s-30s/SU-76-1st-Belorussian-Front_zps3wctmtad.jpg~original http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Skypath_Vintage_20s-30s/Russian-jeep_zpsvim6iqj0.jpg~original http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64...
by PoorOldSpike
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Does simulating history matter in OOB?
Replies: 67
Views: 2787

Re: Does simulating history matter in OOB?

OOB is a "FUN" game which is why I like it, so don't take it too seriously, I've tried plenty of "realistic" games but they bored the krap out of me..:)
by PoorOldSpike
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Still frustrated with Trigger Timer
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Still frustrated with Trigger Timer

The Trigger Condition called "Trigger Timer"... ....the function is so untrustworthy to me that I better leave it out to prevent players from wondering why the left-flank division never showed up.. Good for you mate, the simpler and more streamlined we can make our scens, the better. There are othe...
by PoorOldSpike
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Still frustrated with Trigger Timer
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Still frustrated with Trigger Timer

conboy wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:29 pm
...There is nothing I can do to make it go beyond one turn from the triggering event.
What's the specific trigger event you're talking about? What exactly are you trying to trigger?
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Can You Create Factions?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Can You Create Factions?

aercanbrack2 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:57 pm
..Does anyone know if the editor allows you to build factions?
Depends what you mean. The editor is very flexible so why not simply use standard units and rename them "Dragon Faction" or whatever?
by PoorOldSpike
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are there any developers today who can program
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Are there any developers today who can program

I've been PC wargaming for 36 years and despite playing many wargame titles over the years I've never found one that's made me think "Wow, this AI is bloody good!" Some games have got better AI than others, but even so, any reasonably skilful human should be able to beat any AI opponent in any game ...
by PoorOldSpike
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: AI Move Orders for Ground Units
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: AI Move Orders for Ground Units

Nice posts mate, they'll help us understand what's going on in the AI's little brain..:)
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do laptops have enough horsepower?
Replies: 26
Views: 851

Re: Do laptops have enough horsepower?

There are several laptops on the market that are more for gaming... while gaming and laptop is a special combination at best... well, anyhow you should look for some dedicated graphics (GPU)... I also don't really want to promote any specific manufacturer or model on this forum but maybe compare th...
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do laptops have enough horsepower?
Replies: 26
Views: 851

Re: Do laptops have enough horsepower?

Okay I've been browsing the local shops online catalogue, there are about 20 laptops in there ranging from cheap to expensive- https://computerbase.co.uk/index.php/shop/page/2/?swoof=1&product_cat=notebooks-laptops The most expensive is 499 GB pounds (634 US dollars) so shall I buy that one on the a...
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Submarine Warfare

BTW, there's still the old graphical bug left, that does not update the strength plates correctly. You have to select the enemy unit and check the unit stats in the UI. But it should be updated on every turn start Thanks mate that's good news so I've just started a new thread entitled "Blind bombar...
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Blind bombardments DO hurt ground units
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Blind bombardments DO hurt ground units

I already knew blind bombardments cause efficiency loss to enemy units, but GabeKnight has pointed out that they also inflict strength point loss which is very good news, so I ran this test to confirm it (7.1.8 vanilla)..:) 1- I order the four US 105mm's to bombard the circled hex because I placed a...
by PoorOldSpike
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Submarine Warfare

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by PoorOldSpike
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Submarine Warfare
Replies: 43
Views: 1562

Re: Submarine Warfare

You guys might want to glance at my 24 June 13:36 post which contains test screenshots entitled-
THE BOMBARD ORDER HAS NO EFFECT ON SURFACED SUBS

and-
BOMBARDING DOESN'T SCRATCH SHIPS EITHER
by PoorOldSpike
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?
Replies: 22
Views: 507

Re: Lazy units? Why part of AI team(s) sits it out?

conboy wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:55 pm
..I fixed the problem by moving all the Armor to exclusively Armor AI Teams
Good for you mate, that's exactly what I suggested in my earlier post when I proclaimed- "create a brand new team containing just the panzers".
Great minds think alike..:)
by PoorOldSpike
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - Scenario Design
Topic: Why can't my planes see surfaced subs?
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Why can't my planes see surfaced subs?

Only submerged subs that did not move or attack can not be detected by sonar. Thanks that's very useful to know, I'll edit it into my 'Submarine Warfare' thread later. It means subs can sit quietly on the sea bed in key ambush locations without being detected until they're forced to surface to rech...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do laptops have enough horsepower?
Replies: 26
Views: 851

Re: Do laptops have enough horsepower?

screen no problem, power for OOB is more for GPU so a good card in a medium powered laptop would be fine for it, just make sure it's got 2gb of ram, and then a i5 cpu etc and you will be fine so no onboard VGA, make sure and ask, for a dedicated card Thanks, I'll see what laptops the local shop has...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do laptops have enough horsepower?
Replies: 26
Views: 851

Re: Do laptops have enough horsepower?

4 for difficulty and 3 to 4 on the power rating imo so more of a GPU side not CPU rated Thanks, so would I only need to buy a mid-range laptop to play OOB? I wouldn't need to buy a more powerful laptop would I? PS- and whatever laptop I buy I wouldn't use its screen, I'd plug it into my 27" monitor...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do laptops have enough horsepower?
Replies: 26
Views: 851

Re: Do laptops have enough horsepower?

Incidentally, on a scale of '1' (simple arcade games) to '10' (big complex strategy games/flight sims), where would OOB rank?

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