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cragarion #1 Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:22 PM

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Flicking through youtube and found this:
 
Originally post by andrew louis: https://www.youtube....h?v=gurUr4FCZqM
 

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Pansenmann #2 Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:25 PM

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can't even properly link a video.

 

he did


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cragarion #3 Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:27 PM

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View PostPansenmann, on 27 August 2018 - 11:25 PM, said:

ffs

 

can't even properly link a video.

 

n00b

 

 

 

Yes i can actually if you check out some of my other posts don't know what went wrong here but something did.

vixu #4 Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:34 PM

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Hmm.... m4 looks awfully like one of the microprose games. Still, line-up seems to be missing a few titles. For example iconic "Team Yankee" game. 

cragarion #5 Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:41 PM

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View Postvixu, on 27 August 2018 - 11:34 PM, said:

Hmm.... m4 looks awfully like one of the microprose games. Still, line-up seems to be missing a few titles. For example iconic "Team Yankee" game. 

 

Yep you would think he would have the latest wot graphics at the end as well not hat dumb looking vr

PervyPastryPuffer #6 Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:00 AM

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This has been in my youtube's recommended section for a few days too...

kaneloon #7 Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:13 AM

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Can't think of an oldest simulation with a good gameplay.

That game was a blast.

And old but futuristic !

Edit : forgot to say it was released on apple ][ in 1983 ...


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Balc0ra #8 Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:25 AM

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Steel beast... I actually used a voice mod pack from that game for years on WOT, inc the shot ready sound. Until they changed the sound layout etc, so the mod died. Tho I've never played the first game in that video. Tho I did giggle when Panzer front did appear. I actually have that game, tho not played it for years. And it did not look that bad in my mind when I did try to remember it. 

Troubledove #9 Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:22 AM

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... simulator...?

Kurat666 #10 Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:32 AM

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View PostTroubledove, on 28 August 2018 - 06:22 AM, said:

... simulator...?

 

I am a bit confused too. OP:facepalm:, since when is WoT a simulator?



Jigabachi #11 Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:50 AM

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The creator of that video obviously doesn't know what "simulator" means.

jack_timber #12 Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:03 AM

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The first PC I had was an ex corporate DEC with a 286 cpu and a CGA monitor with 512k of ram, an absolute beast took 2 of you to carry it as it was an all in 1.

Anyways for my prized possession I remember buying, on 5.25 disks, M1 Platoon in the late 80's.

A tank "sim" I could now control 4 tanks. Back then it was great with laser like accuracy and no RNG!



Wintermute_1 #13 Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:07 AM

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You could tell the VR tank was American by the way they had a big red button marked 'Main Gun'.

Browarszky #14 Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:13 AM

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View PostKurat666, on 28 August 2018 - 06:32 AM, said:

 

I am a bit confused too. OP:facepalm:, since when is WoT a simulator?

 

So.. it's an emulator?

tumppi776 #15 Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:35 AM

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WoT is hardly a simulator. Its pure arcade. So i'll just put my * insert triple facepalm here *

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View PostBrowarszky, on 28 August 2018 - 09:13 AM, said:

 

So.. it's an emulator?

 

*fp*

 

are you a gamer ???

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And for not just facepalming. This game is spiritual ancestor for WoT:

 

It has basically everything WoT is based on plus Destructable envinronment all this in the year 1989 mind you

 



Dava_117 #16 Posted 28 August 2018 - 10:47 AM

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View PostTroubledove, on 28 August 2018 - 05:22 AM, said:

... simulator...?

 

Why not. Sure WoT is mainly an arcade game, but the tank warfare simulation is far from bad, just scaled down. Armour penetration mechanics is simple yet effective and this alone make WoT a simulator.

Have you ever tryed CoD War at War? T-34-85 with -20/-25 deg of gun depression penning Tiger2s head on!

Or Battlefield 3 were your Abram can be take out by APCs 75mm guns?

Heck, even Arma3 is not as good as WoT in armour simulation, ruining a bit an excellent war simulator.


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vixu #17 Posted 28 August 2018 - 11:18 AM

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View Postkaneloon, on 28 August 2018 - 01:13 AM, said:

Can't think of an oldest simulation with a good gameplay.

That game was a blast.

And old but futuristic !

Edit : forgot to say it was released on apple ][ in 1983 ...

 

called "Zone" on PC version ? :D

Edited by vixu, 28 August 2018 - 11:18 AM.


tumppi776 #18 Posted 28 August 2018 - 11:18 AM

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View PostDava_117, on 28 August 2018 - 09:47 AM, said:

 

Why not. Sure WoT is mainly an arcade game, but the tank warfare simulation is far from bad, just scaled down. Armour penetration mechanics is simple yet effective and this alone make WoT a simulator.

Have you ever tryed CoD War at War? T-34-85 with -20/-25 deg of gun depression penning Tiger2s head on!

Or Battlefield 3 were your Abram can be take out by APCs 75mm guns?

Heck, even Arma3 is not as good as WoT in armour simulation, ruining a bit an excellent war simulator.

 

Definition of simulator

: one that simulates; especially : a device that enables the operator to reproduce or represent under test conditions phenomena likely to occur in actual performance
 
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WoT is pure fantasy. The tanks look like tanks - but thats about it.


NUKLEAR_SLUG #19 Posted 28 August 2018 - 11:20 AM

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That thumbnail in OP is clearly an early version of the Type 5.

Dava_117 #20 Posted 28 August 2018 - 12:18 PM

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View Posttumppi776, on 28 August 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

 

Definition of simulator

: one that simulates; especially : a device that enables the operator to reproduce or represent under test conditions phenomena likely to occur in actual performance
 
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WoT is pure fantasy. The tanks look like tanks - but thats about it.

 

You can simulate things that doesn't exist too. And also simulation have different level of accuracy and approximation.

In this way, WoT have a quite good simulation considering it's mainly an arcade. This doesn't mean it's perfect or it got the best simulation armound, but that is quite good for the kind of game it is as I listed others arcade and simulator games that have far worst tank simulation mechanics.






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