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  1. @DoctorMcBatman - Iam not saying I don´t have a +2k PC rig, which took me four years before I could spare the money to buy it! Iam saying NOT everybody can do that. - You said it, mixing ram GENERALLY works, I personally don´t like to risk money especially on something that is bound to be obsolite sooner then later. When I bought more ram, I only had one PC, but knew it´s not going to hold up to much longer. Spending €100 on more ram was quite a decision, because I could basically build a new PC with €300, that´s if I had another €200 to spare at the time. Which brings to the next decision, if I did build a new €300 PC, my simulators would not run smoothly either, so the benefit was not in cue with what I wanted to do. Putting in ram was just a band-aid that cost me €100. Here´s the exact store and ram, but cost was €100 8 months ago... G-Skill Sniper 1866MHz DDR-3 DCL-9 Do you really think Iam going to spend another €60 just to play WW3? Just for the record, I don´t buy from eBay or used. Flight simulators may, or may not be considered games. Most civil flight simulators are used for training, and or to practise procedures, or to practise ATC protocols (see PilotEdge), because real flight hours cost money! Not everybody has a full blown homemade cockpit like the video I posted, but what alot of serious flight simmers have in common is a dedicated flight PC. That could be with 1, 2 or 3 monitors, added modules or what ever configuration they can afford, all the way up to a full blown B737 cockpit. I doubt anybody who spends thousands of $ on a home built cockpit like that will think his simulator is a simple game... There´s a reason why flight simmers go through all that trouble, the least thing they need is there PC to crap out on them. World photorealistic scenery, real world elevation data, real-time true weather engine, now add a fully modled working B747, air traffic and possible real-time ATC controller. All in real-time, ALL the world and no loading screen trasitions. Happy now? @Enigma Kai Tak (HGK) that´s a tricky landing, especially if you never landed there before. DCS in VR and a bit more
  2. @Enigma Yes, the 486, I use to play "Gunnship" (helo) on that, that´s what got my into PC´s in the first place, and the Commodor 64 and Cubase for recording guitars. IIRC, Gunship ran on Windows 3.11. Man that´s many years ago @DoctorMcBatman There´s nothing silly about having 2 PC´s, one for gaming and another for more serious things. Not because you think in a way means it´s how others think. Let me say this, these are examples of isolated higher end PC´s... Graphical design studios (big projects, alot of calculations), Musical work stations DAW´s (same deal), 3D artist (same deal, redering), Engineering stress test (same deal), flight simmulators (same deal), just to name a few. Aside from this, there´s also people who don´t want to be connected permanetly to the web, due to security reasons and/or personall information. There´s plenty of peolpe with this configuration. Again, the more BS you have installed in a PC, the less reliable it is. As for RAM goes, tell me why motherboard brands recomend (tested) certain RAM brands? Why don´t they just say, use with ANY 1600Mhz DDR-3 module? Also, I don´t care what price you find in the US, I live in EU and the price I paid is that, so stop questioning what is true, or what I can do or not do. Ask this guy if he has ANY shooter installed in his PC!
  3. @Enigma Ahh, so you have a piggy bank full of RAM? Yeah, I know you can set the timing in the BIOS, but the usuall and safe way is to match your other sticks. When this PC dies, then and only then I will think of adding another SSD for my "other" games on my other rig. I do have The Division 2 and Star Citizen on my better rig, but only because those games to me are worth it play wise. To add another shooter, Iam just fine how it is. So you get an Idea, I have been playing shooters since the first Rainbow 6, and Ghost Recon back in 1998. HLL is real cool, I think it´s the only game that really captures what others intend to do, teamwork. Even if others in your squad don´t play as a team, you still feel like a unit with the rest of the team. Maybe you should give that a try. Most people do play it right, but as always there can be your tipical a-hole that I just ignore or switch squad.
  4. @DoctorMcBatman I don´t know were you get you´re prices, but here in EU they are NOT the same. First, you need the same RAM, and if your set up is 2x4, that means you need another 2x4 stick set to get to 16GB of the same exact brand/type/speed/CL of RAM. Then you have to find it, and pay for it if you were lucky to find it, and I mean NEW sticks. My case some months ago, and paid €100 for a pair of 4GB of G-Skills Snipers. It´s NOT my first built BTW. One stick went bad for some odd reason which had me going crazy trying to figure out what was going on with my PC, and yes I did check to remove my RAM stick to see if that was the cause at first. Bottom line.... - Unless this i5 blows up, I wont use my other rig for run of the mill games (sorry FPS lovers). - If I can play all the mentioned games and have as much fun or more, why should I bother with WW3. - Dealt with fanbois many times, so don´t bother cuz I wont continue this pin-pong. A question was asked (Why you don´t play WW3 anymore) and I gave my opinion, of which I think I extended long enough. I don´t need strangers questioning me about if it´s true or not. Meet me on some HLL, Squad, Insurgency SS server to find out... BTW they ALL use the same engine! Red...out
  5. Sorry but I don´t say things for the heck of it. Iam over 50 and been at this for quite awhile, like 20 years now. Iam not going to bash WW3 just for kick´s. so the truth is what I already stated, I play those games without issues, and alot of others too on this PC. This is the only game that stuters to a point that it´s not worth playing, especially because it´s a FPS game. Same goes for GR Wildlands, it just wont run. That said, I can run 80% of the rest of games out there, so is it really just my PC? I used to run all my flight sims in this same PC last year, and again, no major problem (DCS, Prepar3D, Steel Beast Pro PE, IL-2). The key is to have a balanced PC when it comes to hardware, and this PC while old is balanced and well maintened. The same apply´s to game design, split work loads between GPU and CPU, and hopefully the load wont all be on one core BTW. Gamers think that you need a high end PC to play todays games, which is totaly not true. I built my wife a i5 (6th gen) with 8GB and a Zotac GTX 1050ti and she can play Assasins Creed Odyssey, Tomb Raider Shadow, A plagues Tale, The Witcher 3 among other titles with no problems. Might not have her settings set up high, but that´s about it. If games today were made to only run on next gen PC´s, then the industry would not be as high as it is now days either, think about that for awhile. So who is suprised here is me with your statment. While on the Unreal 4 engine, WW3 is not well optimized, at least for now. Will it be, I don´t know but what I do know is if not, then it will miss the piece of cake that the mainstream gamers with low-mid range PC´s could offer (sales). My choice not to use my i7 would not sound so bizzar to you if you knew what it takes to run a sim that loads the whole world, including a weather engine and a bunch of realistic flight models as add-ons and have it run smoothly. Also, the more games and BS you have installed in your PC, the worst it runs in most cases. But that´s not the point, I have it installed on this everyday i5 were I run my everyday games and surf the web. As I said before, I like WW3, I just think it could be better optimized, not to mention how bad it was on release, and how frustrated some of us were because of that while not bashing the devs like some did. Iam ok with EA, supporting and all that in general, but what it is, is what is, and that´s to demanding for what you get. But back to the topic, not everybody has 2-3k to spend on a PC so they can play WW3, again, that limits your player base, weather some like it or not. Red
  6. I have a i5 (3rd gen) with 8GB of ram, 2 HHD drives and a GTX Zotac 1060 (6GB vram). IIRC I have the in game settings in medium. Did follow up on game settings suggestions some time ago with WW3 but really didn´t see any changes. At one time I had 16GB of ram and WW3 ran alot better but one of the stick went bad on me, so now Iam back to 8. Without doing much setting tweaks my mentioned FPS games still run well on the specs above mention which is what matters to me. Iam not going to add better hardware just to play WW3. I have another higher tir PC, i7 (8th gen), 32GB ram, 2xSSD and a GTX 1070ti, but that PC is a flight sim dedicated PC were I don´t have/play FPS games. Red
  7. Sure, but what it comes down to is being able to play. As everything, there´s a balancing act involved in development. If you make the wrong decisions, you might pay a high price for it. If I can play a similar style game, what is it to me that this one has a bigger map? More players in-game? I already have that in BF 4, and works very smooth. The games I mentioned also had some optimization issues at first, but not any more. If you´re going to sacrifice optimization for bigger maps, then you just might get a lower player base. I would balance this issue out, thus maybe more people could play, and maybe more people happy about it too. As with regards to WW3 having bigger maps then those mentioned, you sure about that? Maybe one, which dosen´t justify it´s performance either.
  8. Basically because it´s my worst running game since launch, it runs a bit better now but still not like other FPS games I play, those are Hell Let Loose, Insurgency Sandstorm, Squad, Arma3, Ground Branch, SCUM, Day Z, Miscreated. All those run alot better then WW3 sorry to say. To play a bunny hopping game, I just rather play BF 4. If it ran better then I would rather play WW3.
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