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Title: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: Guano on May 31, 2021, 09:31:51 AM
Getting a bit better but there are 3 areas where I'm unsure.

1.  If I take a position and shut the engine down and listen, when they are moving, I can hear the treads.  I have 4 gz pc using realtek sound and a really good video card. But, with all that I am still nothing but cannon fodder.  Tankers can move up close, I can't see them and they put me away.  I Don't use headphones, but rather use really expensive hearing aids that I can connect to the PC via bluetooth, and they are better than the headphones I used.  I can track the oncoming swinging the turret back and forth and listen to the volume change in either ear.

2. Distance contact.  I have all the zoom features set to my controller, but I can never see the guy who shoots me from a great distance.  Possibly he shoots from great cover. I scan the area then see the shell come right for me.

3.  In the M4 that supports rockets I can't figure out how to select them using Select Secondary, then fire them.  I know they work because I saw a guy launce the rockets during an attack on a town.

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: TyFoo on May 31, 2021, 02:06:01 PM
Guano,

1) I dont know how old your computer is. But some of the older computers when we switched to AH3 offset the sound 30 to 60 degrees. As an example, I would be looking in one direction where I hear the sound but see the tank left or right of my position 30-60 degrees from where I was looking. This may or may not be the case for you. It was for me, and before I upgraded computers I did upgrade my sound card which rectified this situation.

2) Again it would help to know the age of your computer. If you have your setting turned down so that you can run the game with an older video card, you will not be able to see the Enemy tanks at long distance. Otherwise, it could be guys in Panthers, Tigers etc that have better zoom capabilities than the standard M4s, Panzers, or T-34s etc.


3) The M4-75 is the tank that carries Rockets. You can select Rockets or alternate ordnance by using the "Backspace Button".
It helps if you are inside the tank looking at the Gun sight. It will tell you weather you have selected HE, SMK, AP, or Rockets on the bottom of the reticle.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: Guano on May 31, 2021, 03:49:59 PM
The system described below is less than 6 months old.  The manufacturer is Cyberpower .  I can run Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 pretty much maxed out with no problems, and that sim is resource hog, much more than in here

Processor   Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz   3.70 GHz
Installed RAM   32.0 GB
Device ID   A04632B4-A600-420D-86F8-856947C83AC6
Product ID   00325-81841-72969-AAOEM
System type   64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch   No pen or touch input is available for this display

When I Hear another tank, the sound is not offset.  I've tested this by looking at moving friendlies. I think I suck at situational awareness and marksmanship.

Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: JimmyD3 on May 31, 2021, 10:45:45 PM
Guano, not sure if you have done this or not,but here is something that could help. In Preferences , select Game Sounds, select Advanced, turn your engine sound down to where you barely hear it( for me that is 4% ) , and make sure the External Engine sound is at 100%. I run a Sound Blaster sound card, with my engine off, I can start hearing distant gv's at about 3.2k. With my engine running, I can hear another gv at about 840 yds.

Remember an M4 with rockets is going to stick out like a sore thumb with those tubes over the turret.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: Puma44 on June 01, 2021, 09:35:03 AM
The level of ďsuckageĒ will get better with practice.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: Guano on June 01, 2021, 10:20:44 AM
Thanks to all for the help. I appreciated Pumas literary response.

Guano
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: LCADolby on June 01, 2021, 11:20:33 AM
The level of ďsuckageĒ will get better with practice.

I'm unsure as to the need for higher quality suckage...  :D
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: Puma44 on June 01, 2021, 12:05:01 PM
I'm unsure as to the need for higher quality suckage...  :D

The idea was less ďsuckageĒ with practice, ya know, a positive outlook. :D :aok
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: fuzeman on June 03, 2021, 10:54:27 AM
Sounds like your a step ahead of me;
I usually donít see the incoming rounds lately.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: Max on June 05, 2021, 02:14:22 AM
Could you guys recommend a sound card, preferably under 50 bucks. Sandblaster has quite a few of them. This will be for a desktop. Thanks.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: RotBaron on June 05, 2021, 03:40:23 PM
The ground game is quite different from the A2A in that the terrain, e.g. trees, vegetation, hills, valleys etc, factor into seeing the enemy tank.

On some spawns and bases I go exactly to where the enemy was shooting me from (switching sides atm) and still canít figure out how they could see me from that position. Looking at the film hasnít helped. Iím thinking itís my video settings....

Iíve been trying to see if I can adjust settings to see enemy GVs better, but so far not much luck (except gamma when itís dark). Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: RotBaron on June 05, 2021, 03:50:25 PM
Think my MSI gtx 660 ti is still up to doing the job in AH3?
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: hazmatt on June 05, 2021, 09:10:50 PM
Think my MSI gtx 660 ti is still up to doing the job in AH3?

My guess would be yes. Userbench says it' 92% faster then the GT 1030 that I have used.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: whiteman on June 07, 2021, 01:24:07 PM
Guys with VR might be your problem, from listening to them they can see some things better than screen users. Your positioning might be a problem, your tracks may be visible. You want to be behind vegetation and make them come through it to find you. That requires knowing the map and spots that are good to hide in. Also some guys live in tanks, they know all the tricks. Look for Mothman in game, he'll help you out.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: RotBaron on June 08, 2021, 01:06:27 PM
Thank you. I had thought about that a few times. Giving it a lot more consideration, Iíd bet youíre right that players with VR are able to see things that those of us without VR canít in GVs.

 :salute
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: hazmatt on June 10, 2021, 02:26:19 AM
For some reason VR doesn't work well for me in gvs. I end up using the monitor.
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: 1stpar3 on June 22, 2021, 03:27:27 AM
For some reason VR doesn't work well for me in gvs. I end up using the monitor.
Same! Only GV I use with VR, is Wirb. While flying in VR seems Instinctive, GVs feel wonky.  For me its way less frustrating, to GV, with my SpitXVI  :aok
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: 1stpar3 on June 22, 2021, 03:39:03 AM
Getting a bit better but there are 3 areas where I'm unsure.

1.  If I take a position and shut the engine down and listen, when they are moving, I can hear the treads.  I have 4 gz pc using realtek sound and a really good video card. But, with all that I am still nothing but cannon fodder.  Tankers can move up close, I can't see them and they put me away.  I Don't use headphones, but rather use really expensive hearing aids that I can connect to the PC via bluetooth, and they are better than the headphones I used.  I can track the oncoming swinging the turret back and forth and listen to the volume change in either ear.

2. Distance contact.  I have all the zoom features set to my controller, but I can never see the guy who shoots me from a great distance.  Possibly he shoots from great cover. I scan the area then see the shell come right for me.

3.  In the M4 that supports rockets I can't figure out how to select them using Select Secondary, then fire them.  I know they work because I saw a guy launce the rockets during an attack on a town.

Thanks for the help.
Brother,
Try to get with Tyfoo,Notar,BTbrando,Dcat, 8thjinx,Slaxer,Fishngy,Rain00,TWCmav or My squadie Mothman!   I lost Mothman to more than a couple of those guys, lol  "I guess I let my pride go? Cant beat them, so why not ask to play with them?"-Mothman     Now he is a BEAST! I would say Public Enemy #2(at least for Bishop)?   On Thursday Evenings, in AVA Arena, there is a Tank ONLY arena set up. Those guys are the BEST....if they cant help you out, nothing will!!!  8:pm EST
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: Eagler on June 22, 2021, 12:53:22 PM
Just the game telling you to fly like an eagle instead of crawling around in the dirt like prairie dogs hiding from each other :)

Eagler
Title: Re: Sucking in tanks COntinued
Post by: 1stpar3 on June 22, 2021, 02:43:19 PM
Just the game telling you to fly like an eagle instead of crawling around in the dirt like prairie dogs hiding from each other :)

Eagler
AMEN! OOO, Prairie Dogs.....FFUUNNNN :devil