What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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JebX
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What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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Hello there,

I am kind of new to the whole 2D, operational wargaming but this game has been on my list for a long time. Before I buy, however, I would like to inquire what the biggest changes in the upcoming 3.0 update will be? I understand that this brings this game on par with the Campaign Series: Vietnam game but unfortunately that does not help too much.

A short summary should suffice!

PS: I am a sucker for sounds. Are there improvements in that regard to be expected?
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Re: What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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Primary inclusions with the 3.00 UPDATE are:

1. All the Legacy AI Improvements will be included

2. The CS Event Engine (aka Scripted AI) overhaul and improvements will be included: This means that each of my scenarios will have (at least) one side scripted, so you can play against the computer and have a good playing experience.

3. The UI updates will be included (many many options and cleaner screens, etc, as found with Vietnam).

4. The Unit data updates/improvements will be included.

5. The new Air strike model will be included.

6. A Week in ... scenario will be made and included.

7. A wack load of under the hood improvements, including revamping sounds.

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Re: What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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Hello Jason!

Sorry for only getting back to you now. First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to give a such a good overview of what to expect.

This game (its setting, its modelling and processing of single units) should be perfect for me. As it stands, however, the actual controls and camera of the game are driving me nuts.

I don't know how the Vietnam game is coming along but I sure hope that the game won't almost crash anymore every time I give 4 units at once a movement order. The animation speed, even when cranked up, also needs a LOT of patience. But like I said the worst is the camera and the actual control of the units. The clicking and de-clicking of units is a mess. I often move my units without intention to do so. Every second time I try to use the upper or the right side of the UI, I oversteers slightly because of the ridiculous mouse sensitivity and then the whole screen starts to move. Why is there no

Sorry for the little rant but I really was under the impression that this game was a bit more modern than WinSPMBT...

Anyways... While I don't understand the limits of remaster a 30 year old game with an outdated engine, I sure know that they exist. I really, really hope that this version 3.0 will make this game enjoyable for me and also bring you a wider audience just like CS: Vietnam.
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Re: What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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Good day, Jeb

No worries at all, thank you for the interest!

You can watch me play live (Vietnam) on Wednesdays and Sundays here: https://www.twitch.tv/campaignserieslegion , or catch the follow ups on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7giuN ... z13dubeX-g

I think the 3.00 UPDATE will for enhance the game play, especially your experience against the AI, which is where the vast majority of the focus is.
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Re: What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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JebX wrote: Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:58 am
Every second time I try to use the upper or the right side of the UI, I oversteers slightly because of the ridiculous mouse sensitivity and then the whole screen starts to move.
I will see about maybe adding a 1/2 second or 1 second scrolling delay when the mouse pointer touches the game window or screen edge. (With the time delay perhaps customizable by way of Options > Scrolling > Time Delay...)

In the meantime, consider using Options > Scrolling > Scroll Bar if you find the automatic scrolling to be overly sensitive.
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Re: What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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offtopic but not worth a new post...

Is there any way to maximize CSME to hide the window and taskbar? It is really giving my OCD a field day! :shock:
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Re: What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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Good question, but by default I autohide my taskbar.

Right click on the Taskbar
Taskbar Settings
Automatically hide the taskbar
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Re: What's new with the upcoming 3.0 update?

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Jason Petho wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 7:06 pm Good question, but by default I autohide my taskbar.

Right click on the Taskbar
Taskbar Settings
Automatically hide the taskbar
Ah yeah...will give that a go lol cheers
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