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CIG is not currently a member of the BBB, nor do they plan to join.

Ass covering PR.   I'm more curious about the aeigis sabre you get with new Intel SSD's referenced in the article.


Curious as a marketing / previously unknown to me revenue stream?
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Gaming Discussion / Re: What are you playing right now?
« Last post by deathspeed on February 19, 2018, 11:39:59 pm »
I picked up Jane's Advance Tactical Fighters on a Steam sale, and have already put in about 6 hours (a ton of time for me, with kids, family, maintenance stuff around the house, etc.). 

It gets a lot of hate on Steam reviews because apparently many Jane's fanatics were expecting a full-blown sim, like most Jane's titles, but this one is definitely an arcade shooter.  I just wanted an accessible, fun jet combat game, and I got it!  It even works great with my Sidewinder  joystick, although there are no force-feedback effects.   

You unlock more planes as you progress and can choose any plane for any mission, and there is enough difference that you can tell you are flying a different plane.  Even with missiles, you might not get far if you take an A-10 on a mission that is primarily air-to-air.  You cannot customize loadouts, but some planes do have multiple variations with different loadouts.  The storyline is nothing to write home about, but it generally makes sense and it made me laugh a few times. E.g.  [heavy Eastern European accent] - "They spent three hundred million on that research facility.  I'll give you fifteen dollars to blow it up."  I don't play games like this for the story anyway.  The campaign is linear, with missions usually lasting about 15-30 minutes.

It has been well worth the $2.49 I paid.  Recommended if you just want to hop into a jet and start shooting stuff down and blowing things up.
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Mission & Campaign Releases / Re: Burning Heaven Campaign Launched + Patch 1.1!
« Last post by CT27 on February 19, 2018, 11:16:14 pm »
I figured out what I did wrong, thanks anyway.
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The FreeSpace Campaign Restoration Project / Re: RELEASE: fixed 100% revenge
« Last post by CT27 on February 19, 2018, 11:15:04 pm »
The mission "Making Plans" is currently impossible to complete.

The GTC docks with the GTD Titan but then the Nelson all of a sudden self-destructs and I failed the mission.
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Mission & Campaign Releases / Re: Burning Heaven Campaign Launched + Patch 1.1!
« Last post by PIe on February 19, 2018, 10:07:46 pm »
Firing the missile at it does nothing, and as you approach the Constantine it triggers an enemy to say something
The Constantine is supposed to be tagged and then destroyed.  Is the message either "This is Murmillo Squadron. We've located the escort to Kappa by the first Jump Point. Kappa's escort are insurgents! Stop them!" or "This is Murmillo Squadron. We've located debris belonging to the Colonial Security escort with Kappa. Kappa's escort are insurgents!"?  If either of those two messages were played, that means you were too slow to tag the Constantine and you'll be automatically jumped out.
then goes to a cutscene outside your ship and just hangs there. You can push the comms key and hear the sound but nothing else works. Tried this about 10 times and I'm tired of wasting time. Any help is appreciated.
The auto-leave had a bug where the break-warp sexp was called at the beginning of the mission but the corresponding fix-warp was never called at the appropriate time.  Try updating and I think you should at least be able to finish the mission (although if the above situation is true, you'll fail).

After I've assumed the role of Kappa and defended the transport from a Colonial attack, I'm supposed to move on to the part where I actually tag the Constantine.  However after my jump begins I just continually move past the Constantine and don't stop so I can't play the final part of the mission.
I'm not sure what's happening there.
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FreeSpace Discussion / GTF Ares - Ugly Duckling
« Last post by AV8R on February 19, 2018, 09:55:45 pm »
While the GTF Ares has always been one of my favorite go-to ships to fly at the end of FS2, while messing around with the new PBR light settings to see how they looked in game I really began to notice the unattractive features of the Ares' exterior. Good God did the builders at Nankam Aeronautical attach the hull plating with giant ball-peen hammers?



Yikes, just look at the metallic mess on the side of that ship - yuk! If that is what the depleted uranium armor upgrade looks like, it's a whole lot of ugly. No amount of paint in the world is gonna cover that nasty bit o' pitted plating.   :nervous:

Something else I noticed about this model too - the upper and lower forward engine glows can bee see thru the cowls that are suppose to direct/cover the thrusters. You can see it in the pic: notice the glow showing through the upper engine cowl and the line of the cowl covering on the lower engine thruster. Even better, when you view those engines from the front of the ship it's as if the cowls are meant to be transparent - you can see the glows clearly through the metal (unless the cowls are supposed to be made of some sort of transparent aluminum or similar sci-fi space metal).   ;7

In other news, still trying to get that nice, dark, metallic look back to the models that was so easy in pre-3.8.0 builds - but still haven't found anything comparable yet.   :sigh:
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Mission & Campaign Releases / Re: Burning Heaven Campaign Launched + Patch 1.1!
« Last post by CT27 on February 19, 2018, 08:16:37 pm »
I'm having trouble on that mission but with a different part.

After I've assumed the role of Kappa and defended the transport from a Colonial attack, I'm supposed to move on to the part where I actually tag the Constantine.  However after my jump begins I just continually move past the Constantine and don't stop so I can't play the final part of the mission.
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Blue Planet / Re: The Blue Planet Oracle (full BP2/3 spoilers within!)
« Last post by Hellstryker on February 19, 2018, 07:57:00 pm »
Is Laporte a relative of FS1A1 / is Nagari sensitivity hereditary?

What was threatening the Orion Arm arteria to such an extent that it necessitated 100 Sathanas class juggernauts to form a uh, Transabyssal Connection?
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General Discussion / Re: *SPOILER THREAD* Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« Last post by Colonol Dekker on February 19, 2018, 02:53:19 pm »
May the star wars be with star wars.



Also it has no leia character..   A fitty for the dads to covet.
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