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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/6/2017 3:25:30 PM   
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Tough crowd

I've been acquainted with CC since the 90s, and I have to say, I personally quite like what I see in the screenshots! I haven't thought far into how it will affect the game's function - but what I do see definitely feels very "Close-Combaty" to me. One of the risks of going from 2D to 3D is disorientation and cluttering - there's a lot of opportunities to put more "stuff" on the screen. But what I see in the screenshots is quite clean and readable - so obviously that's been very effectively avoided in this alpha build. I look forward to seeing how this develops

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/7/2017 1:22:08 AM   
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It is already so in Ambush and Defend. Move Fast is already so as well. What is the question is being capable of seeing this now to have some sort of affirmation that you can see the targets? I might not understand what is being discussed.

I had different experiences than you. They are not worth citing here.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/20/2017 5:04:37 AM   
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So is there any new release date updates or is it all still in limbo?

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/20/2017 6:43:49 PM   
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Also, 45 degree view of 1/8 angle is 5.625 degrees. XD

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/20/2017 7:22:00 PM   
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Regarding the 360 degree view vs the current LOS "radar sweeping" as you named it - I am not in favor of a 360 degree viewshed during unit deployment as this seems unrealistic. To know when and where the LOS begins and ends at 50m, 100m, and so forth with respect to depressions in the terrain, environmental obstacles, and structures, is not realistic in this capacity. In the reality, one would indeed have to focus on a specific feature with fieldglasses and make a guess as to where the field of fire is limited. With that, the LOS "radar sweeping" represents this exercise in a more realistic manner.

I understand that it would be nice to just drop a 75mm AT Gun on the map and instantly know every potential target it could possibly reach within that field of fire, but this is just fake and takes away from the game.


"In my experience as an M163 gunner, a crew/team knows where the blind zones are from any position it occupies in much less time than it takes to do a classic CC LOS 'radar sweep', no field glasses required. A 360 viewshed tool makes LOS determination far more realistic when the observer is at ground level as opposed to having a top down/oblique perspective.

Elevation contour is a prime example. At ground level a person's grasp of the effect that even minor elevation variance has on LOS is almost intuitive. From a top down perspective elevation changes immediately below are difficult to even detect unless they're fairly severe, and nigh impossible to determine their effect on LOS. In this respect a viewshed tool serves a function similar to the assumed light source of a shaded relief map in illuminating elevation effects. The concept is better understood when you consider intervening obstacles as simply terrain features composed primarily of varying elevations (a 2m bush, a 4m structure, a 12m tree etc)."

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If your barrel is which is 1.5 in height and are viewing a target area that is 50m distant from your position, what is the area that is your blindspot from an object that has the following dimensions height of 10m, length of 15m, and width of 20m, located halfway between your position and the target area?

Furthermore, take the question, solve it. Now add in that you are travelling across uneven terrain, at variable speeds, and so is the enemy. Furthermore, you have never been there before.

In the game the targets become visible when they are seen. All you need to do to do know which unit can see the target is look at the sitrep.

But the major difference between the game and reality is that the terrain features within your blindspots would be unknown, where as in the game they are not. The issue arises that with a viewshed of 360 degrees, you would now know precisely where the enemy is within a vicinity, and judging the terrain features within your blindspot, predict where they likely are. This is not something that is possible if you have never previously recconoitered the terrain, and even to this extent it would require a good memory or very detailed maps.

"What is too often lacking w/r/t CC LOS is a tactical AI that would auto-prompt defending units/individuals to make minor position changes to gain LOS when a suitable target is known to them but just out of view."

To state that they would make a change of position to hit a target that is known but out of view implies the ability for the target to be seen by someone and that information be communicated to the person who cannot see that target, or it relies on the ability to predict where a target will be after it moves out of sight.

A scenario where this already does happen in the game (close quarters combat is a prime example of this in the game mechanics with regard to individual soldiers throwing grenades, engaging in hand-to-hand combat, and etc,). However, to fire at a target at greater distances would require significant changes in postion.




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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/30/2017 1:31:34 PM   
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Soft map edges: We're experimenting with this. Allowing an angled and rotating camera means you either see off the map edge or there will be parts of the map you can't see with the angled / rotated view -- if you look at the outline of the 'visible map area' on the mini-map you'll see it's a trapezoid rather than a rectangle. Feedback so far is that people really want to be able to rotate the camera and aren't as concerned about seeing the edge of the map.

To avoid unsightly black map borders I'd suggest creating slightly oversized maps then define the out of bounds perimeter area with shading or crosshatch.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/30/2017 5:12:26 PM   
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Soft map edges: We're experimenting with this. Allowing an angled and rotating camera means you either see off the map edge or there will be parts of the map you can't see with the angled / rotated view -- if you look at the outline of the 'visible map area' on the mini-map you'll see it's a trapezoid rather than a rectangle. Feedback so far is that people really want to be able to rotate the camera and aren't as concerned about seeing the edge of the map.

To avoid unsightly black map borders I'd suggest creating slightly oversized maps then define the out of bounds perimeter area with shading or crosshatch.


It's not really practical. For any reasonably free viewpoint you would end up making more map border than actual play area.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/31/2017 11:35:12 AM   
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More border area than map must mean the border has to allow for potential camera views such as the one shown in black below. Would filling the border with just terrain mesh without any 3D objects be feasible or still too resource intensive?




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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/31/2017 2:42:32 PM   
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It is an issue that we are debating, but extending the maps is a non-starter for a variety of reasons. There are also gameplay issues (you still end up with a hard border so the player can tell where the playable area finishes). And no matter how much we add, someone will ask why they can't go lower/zoom out farther

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 5/31/2017 9:23:08 PM   
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For the record, I do not like the idea from mickxe5. The game would look bad. In other games where you can use a full 3D camera, just you do not see nothing. Just the border of the map and nothing more.

PipFromSlitherine, can you publish another two screenshots at least? we have not see nothing after the unique two from the new published. It looks as the Halley's Comet, we saw it and we must wait a lot of more time for to see more.;) I suppose that you can not confirm us if the game will be published this year.

Well, while you answer or not, I go to continue playing other from your non-released yet games, from my point of view, the best game from this year in the Slitherine games. I do not lie or joke. It is my favourite by the moment.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 6/1/2017 11:04:11 AM   
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For the record, I do not like the idea from mickxe5. The game would look bad. In other games where you can use a full 3D camera, just you do not see nothing. Just the border of the map and nothing more.

Steel Division: 44 takes an approach other than see nothing to its map borders. Its 1v1 tactical map is embedded within a larger multiplayer map which itself is bordered by a 'game table'. Not bad looking at all.

Since different game engines are involved I can accept that expanding TBF maps into the border area isnt an option. But, as Pip indicates that map borders are under discussion, at this point its worthwhile to add our $.02 to the pot.




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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 6/1/2017 6:10:46 PM   
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It is a design decision with a lot of factors involved, and a lot of debate going on. I'll see about getting a screenshot posted once there's something beyond the 'quick and dirty experiment' stage to show.

Steve

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 6/1/2017 8:50:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mickxe5

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ORIGINAL: Nomada_Firefox
For the record, I do not like the idea from mickxe5. The game would look bad. In other games where you can use a full 3D camera, just you do not see nothing. Just the border of the map and nothing more.

Steel Division: 44 takes an approach other than see nothing to its map borders. Its 1v1 tactical map is embedded within a larger multiplayer map which itself is bordered by a 'game table'. Not bad looking at all.

Since different game engines are involved I can accept that expanding TBF maps into the border area isnt an option. But, as Pip indicates that map borders are under discussion, at this point its worthwhile to add our $.02 to the pot.




For the record, I have played Steel Division and it is not very fun. It is not more than the engine from Wargame Airland with some small moral changes and at the end, it is just another RTS with very few from Wargame.

And at comparation with BF, they do not want people modding it. They will not release a map editor, you can not add new models and just it can be edited at a very small level of code.

By these reasons, I continue thinking how BF will be the best.;)

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 6/2/2017 1:09:50 AM   
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I was only referencing SD44's maps. Hard to believe they went to all that effort in making gorgeous photo-accurate maps for gameplay that looks to be about as realistic as rock-paper-scissors.

Anyway..TBF's map borders would look less stark with even a yellow-flecked green or brown-flecked tan pattern, depending on the setting, to visually smooth the transition. Something approximating the basic palette of the map skin.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 6/2/2017 8:07:52 AM   
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Hard to believe they went to all that effort in making gorgeous photo-accurate maps for gameplay that looks to be about as realistic as rock-paper-scissors.

As if it was the first game with great graphics and few tactics........but for the record, the graphics were not made by them, they are in the same level from the Wargame Airland games. When you try the game and you see the bullets tracers at first place, you will understand how it is not realistic. It looks more as if they were firing lasers.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 6/5/2017 8:41:17 AM   
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As this hasn't been said anywhere that I see in a while, what is the current projection for release? As this is a thread for that...

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 6/5/2017 3:39:36 PM   
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We aren't releasing a projected date at this time. We want to get done asap, but we also want to be done right.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 7/16/2017 10:16:32 AM   
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We aren't releasing a projected date at this time. We want to get done asap, but we also want to be done right.

Cheers

Pip


Can you tell us anything? :) we have not known nothing at two months.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 7/16/2017 8:53:48 PM   
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Another game in development right now is Il-2 Sturmovik. - Its a simulation too - of aircombat, but thats where similarities with CCBF end.
The company seems to take their customers very seriously and they even publish news with screenshots of progress quite often: https://il2sturmovik.com/news/ - Even if their product is nowhere near complete or finished.

I really wish the developer of CCBF -Matrixgames could treat its potential customers a bit more like the company developing said flightsimulator.
- I am not asking for weekly updates on progress but just a little more information and communication on what is going on with this potential game. - If its still in development ?






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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 7/17/2017 5:23:42 PM   
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PipFromSlitherine is out of the office for a bit. Development is indeed happening, SchnelleMeyer. I will see what I can do about getting UI-related screen shots for release, but expect it to take some time to get approved.

Steve

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 7/17/2017 10:34:13 PM   
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Thanks at least for confirming you are still developing the game and for trying to release som PR shots.- Just saying TIKs Youtube video he made out of the 2 Screenshots published so far has 1700 views.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 7/20/2017 11:27:59 PM   
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Last time it took the "Marketing Department" several months to approve a screenshot.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 7/21/2017 12:53:39 AM   
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Hey, guys and girls. Been waiting for this game since when I thought it was going to come out last year :)

Not trying to rush or harass you, just letting you know there's a lot of us eagerly awaiting a new CC game and I'm really looking forward to the release or at least some hype or release date. Hopefully you have someone in the marketing department that will build the hype back up, make regular updates, and get the word out. I want you guys to do well and sell a lot of copies because I want to keep playing your games!
Keep it up, I know there's a lot of pressure from your die hard fans, but I know you'll take the time to release the best CC game we've ever seen.

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RE: Close Combat - The Bloody First, dates update - 8/3/2017 9:05:24 AM   
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Thanks shroyhammer
We're working on it. Believe you me, we're eagerly looking forward to finishing it and getting it to you guys!
Everything is moving forward but still a way to go yet, but I think its fair to say we are happier with recent progress

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