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Old 08-06-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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hi all when is the sim "steel armor" coming out in the uk if at all?? it looks like a good tank sim
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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I have a bit wider question about Graviteam productions. As I've found on their websites there are several tank games present:

- Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942
- Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943
- Achtung Panzer: Operation Star
- Steel Armor: Blaze of War

So I am confused which one is a tank simulator i.e. player can play as driver, gunner, commander inside tank?
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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Hi all, here`s Ivan the Producer for the International Release of "Steel Armor - Blaze of War". This is a FULL Battlefield simulation, which means that you have to take ALL strategic and tactical decisions and in addition to that, you also command plattoons in battle and of coruse your commanders tank, where you can play ALL positions, even loader
This is 100% real simulation, no arcade or action, presented in great 3D optics.

http://worthplaying.com/article/2011/11/24/news/84251/
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #4
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I have a bit wider question about Graviteam productions. As I've found on their websites there are several tank games present:

- Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942
- Achtung Panzer: Kharkov 1943
- Achtung Panzer: Operation Star
- Steel Armor: Blaze of War

So I am confused which one is a tank simulator i.e. player can play as driver, gunner, commander inside tank?
OK Gorshkov it's very simple:

1) Steel Fury is a tank Simulator that is you play inside the tank as driver, gunner, commander or machine gunner.

2) Achtung Panzer both verions Kharkov 1943 and Operation Star are RTS( Real Time Simulators) like men of war, Heroes of WWII, Code name panzers, Theatre of War, Combat Missions etc.Thus you cannot play inside the tanks you simply play as general and move your units on a map.

3) Steel Armour Blaze of War is a combo or a hybrid of a Simulator and RTS which means you can play both inside a tank in the various positions and also on the tactical side that is you can move the units as you do it in an RTS.So it combines both types.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:17 AM   #5
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3) Steel Armour Blaze of War is a combo or a hybrid of a Simulator and RTS which means you can play both inside a tank in the various positions and also on the tactical side that is you can move the units as you do it in an RTS.So it combines both types.
This is a pretty good description, but it lacks the fact that the Operation - basically the entire war - is fought turn-based. You have the big strategy map where you take your turns. Then each turn is fought in RTT ( Real Time Tactics) where you can jump into the commanders vehicles and take Simulation positions. Everytime a push, skirmish, battle has been fought, you return to the operational (strategy) map again for turn-based Strategy gameplay.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #6
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Hi Ivan,

Thank you very much for the information. It looks like a very interesting game !

Let me ask one question: when are you planning to release it?

In amazon.de they have December, 14th as release date... Is it accurate?

Thanks again for all the information !


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Old 11-28-2011, 11:02 AM   #7
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In amazon.de they have December, 14th as release date... Is it accurate?
This is allright for the GERMAN version, and the English one will be released soon after worldwide. The russian version is published / distributed by Novidisk, we (UIG) take the rest of the world.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:46 PM   #8
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Great!

So I'd rather wait for Steel Armor Blaze of War if it is intended to be released shortly! It's great this game puts together both Graviteam's "genres".

BTW, as Lighthouse Interactive - the publisher of STK42 and TvT - went bankrupt a while ago it is possible to buy STK42 anywhere? If so, at what price?

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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You can buy it here:

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SFURY/s...y-kharkov-1942

I do recommend it. It is a very good WWII tank sim !!

You can see the Graviteam forums here:

http://www.graviteam.com/forum/

and here:

http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.ph...team_Sims.html


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Old 12-18-2011, 05:18 AM   #10
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The english Version was just released!
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SABW/st...r-blaze-of-war

Have fun!
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:49 PM   #11
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The english Version was just released!
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SABW/st...r-blaze-of-war

Have fun!
I noticed that on the Gamersgate description it say DRM free but in the manual it mentions activations? Which is it?
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:41 PM   #12
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is this sim multiplayer? really hope it is, cant believe the only multiplayer tank game is WOT and that game is just an insult to the senses
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #13
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is this sim multiplayer? really hope it is, cant believe the only multiplayer tank game is WOT and that game is just an insult to the senses
No mp. SBProPE does have MP if you want something that is a hardcore sim


Screenies from SAWOT
http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.ph...eel_Armor.html
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #14
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Default solid base for upcoming mods/updates

Hello everybody!
Since a few days I am playing around with the german version and I would say, this title is a must have!
Besides a few minor flaws (line of sight bug through bushes etc.) I have a big problem with the operation editor: it does
not work/crashes.The parameters/features were taken over from the ACHTUNG PANZER OPERATION STAR game engine
and I have no idea, how to get this to work.
The editor manuals are written in russian language,which I am not able to read.The game forum at Graviteam is also in Russian.
Can anybody help me?
The game itself and the quick battle editor run fine without
any problems.The AI does its job well and the player has the ability to call for Air/Arty-support(I love those MIG-27!).
There are no predefined missions, IMO the campaigns are too short and too restricted.Also,handling the M60 Tank is
a real challenge- STEEL FURY was more accessable and made more fun to me.
In a STEEL ARMOR promotion trailer I have seen a quite different terrain/landscape (eastern-or central europe woods
and buildings),but nothing in here in the DVD retail version.
Playing the Iranian side,there is even no air support for you
I have already done all campaings several times in a week
of playing,so the fun is limited.
Restricted to only 2 playable tanks and 3 rather flat campaign areas, I am looking forward to see soon some
updates and mods and more maps (polygons).At least there should soon come out a patch, which fixes the issues.
Like in STEEL FURY, I think the retail version is a good base
for future game enhancements/mods and gives the player
enough entertainment for a while.

Best regards

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Old 12-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #15
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It says on the system requirements:"Game is not started on video cards series nVidia GeForce FX"

Apparently the current version of the game is only ATI Radeon compatible video cards...i hope they make it Nvidia Geforce FX series friendly soon.


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