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tmdgm1
04-01-2004, 07:39 AM
I know it's WAY early for this, but I have a low end system and run FB just fine for my liking (low amount of planes). I was planning on upgrading when BOB came out, but now I'm not sure. I'd really like to wait to upgrade until BOB if Pacific can run the same quality/speed as FB does right now. But everything I'm reading makes me think it won't. Especially given the fact that flak kills my FPS. Attacking the fifth fleet will probably be a slideshow. Darn it anyway!

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tmdgm1
04-01-2004, 07:39 AM
I know it's WAY early for this, but I have a low end system and run FB just fine for my liking (low amount of planes). I was planning on upgrading when BOB came out, but now I'm not sure. I'd really like to wait to upgrade until BOB if Pacific can run the same quality/speed as FB does right now. But everything I'm reading makes me think it won't. Especially given the fact that flak kills my FPS. Attacking the fifth fleet will probably be a slideshow. Darn it anyway!

P3 933
512 sdram
geforce 4 ti 4200
audigy gamer
win me

Capt._Tenneal
04-01-2004, 08:04 AM
The new (but not high-end) PC I ordered, just because of FB/AEP, is to be delivered this Saturday, but with the announcement of PF, I'm already saving up for upgrades. I'm not really worried -- maybe an extra stick of memory and upgrade to the vid card after Pacific Fighters is released might help a bit.

Sigma1
04-01-2004, 10:11 AM
What is very clear to me is that in every video i've seen about pacific battles, the sky is always filled with tripple AAA and flak bursts. Ecspecially the battle of Midway. If your like me you want that recreated in the game and not just one ship shooting off one stream of tracer rounds, but a carrier group lighting the sky up in defense of itself. I would assume action like this would be a major frame rate hit so I'd have to say yes this will require an upgrade.

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LEXX_Luthor
04-01-2004, 12:10 PM
Just a thought....Oleg may agree to simplify the AA code for PF.

Think about it, when you have 2 or 3 flak guns firing at you in your IL~2 or Stuka, you want the flak as realistically modded as possible.

When you have hundreds of ship AA firing at you, your realism is found in the *numbers* of AA and all the flak puffs above the ships and the ocean spray the flak makes as you aim your torpedo. So for this kind of realism, maybe Oleg will simplify the AA code for PF. By simplifying, maybe use a more abstract statistical calculation instead of calculating the path of every shot fire...if that is what he does now I dunno.

Just a thought. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

fordfan25
04-01-2004, 04:04 PM
we can only hope