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Offline Krabb

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Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:25:09 AM »
Renewed rerelease on GamersGate
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-SABW/steel-armor-blaze-of-war



From Gravi's Facebook:
- updated to the recent version of GTOS engine
- international version (Eng/Rus in one package; determined from the OS language)
- slightly modified interface and adjusted game mechanics
- revised Iran battlefield and training battlefields
- M60 and T-62 interactive cockpit
- M60 and T-62 driver night vision devices added

If you bought the game earlier, simply redownload it in your library.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 08:32:05 AM by Krabb »

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 09:12:12 AM »
Kick ass.  Revised interface?  I don't expect the world there, but improved UI with this guy's games is always a plus. 

As with their Achtung Panzer/Graviteam Tactics, it's fun because it's dual-layered.  Strategy & Sim together.  Now that I have SBPro, which has a playable T-62 IIRC, I probably don't need to bother with the T-62 except maybe if I feel like the specific settings in SABOW.  But a playable M-60 is welcome when I want some retro 105 from the 70s.

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 03:07:04 PM »
Nice. Maybe it's time to play again. I like the sound when your tank gets hit. Like sitting inside a metal drum and someone bangs at it.

fond memories. I have a blog post about this back in 2011.
http://jomnisgames.blogspot.sg/2011/12/steel-armor-cold-war-tank-showdown.html
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 03:09:51 PM by jomni »

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 03:25:50 PM »
I have had SABOW for a while and think it is great.

Nice blog entry Jomni :)

I have been using Steel Fury Khatkov 42 lately. That is also excellent.
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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 09:57:08 AM »
Just wondering - I have APOS and the Zhalanskol, Operation Hooper, and Shield of the Prophet modern dlcs. Is this a rehash of the same or something quite new?
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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 10:24:22 AM »
Just wondering - I have APOS and the Zhalanskol, Operation Hooper, and Shield of the Prophet modern dlcs. Is this a rehash of the same or something quite new?

You're talking about a totally different game. Steel Armor is primarily a tank simulation, with a strategic element. APOS is completely strategic, with no direct simulation or control of vehicles.
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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 10:53:17 AM »
Just wondering - I have APOS and the Zhalanskol, Operation Hooper, and Shield of the Prophet modern dlcs. Is this a rehash of the same or something quite new?

You're talking about a totally different game. Steel Armor is primarily a tank simulation, with a strategic element. APOS is completely strategic, with no direct simulation or control of vehicles.
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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 02:27:38 PM »
Just wondering - I have APOS and the Zhalanskol, Operation Hooper, and Shield of the Prophet modern dlcs. Is this a rehash of the same or something quite new?

You're talking about a totally different game. Steel Armor is primarily a tank simulation, with a strategic element. APOS is completely strategic, with no direct simulation or control of vehicles.
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But Op Hooper and Shield of the Prophet campaigns ported over from SABOW to AP/GT.  They were originally done for SABOW.

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 05:31:24 PM »
They did that just to confuse everyone.

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2015, 08:08:26 PM »
Just wondering - I have APOS and the Zhalanskol, Operation Hooper, and Shield of the Prophet modern dlcs. Is this a rehash of the same or something quite new?

You're talking about a totally different game. Steel Armor is primarily a tank simulation, with a strategic element. APOS is completely strategic, with no direct simulation or control of vehicles.
Gotcha! O0

But Op Hooper and Shield of the Prophet campaigns ported over from SABOW to AP/GT.  They were originally done for SABOW.

But SABOW  has the same operational map and tactical game.  You can even give commands to them exactly in the same way as Graviteam Tactics.  But they auto resolve battles that do not involve the drivable  tanks and not let you play them like GT. 

Wish they made all tanks drivable and play all operational and tactical battles like GT. That would the the killer app.

Just played and interface still sucks.   Have to relearn everthing.

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 06:46:18 AM »
I dunno.  But I feel the UI became worse.  >:D

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 04:43:12 AM »
Turorial:
http://graviteam.com/forum/index.php?topic=11215.0

Despite owning the game for so long,  I learned something new like the WP smoke, anti-personnel rounds, M60 range finder, and the commander auto-ranging. :D
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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 12:12:09 PM »

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2015, 06:01:36 PM »
Big warning from Graviteam. Gamersgate Steel Armor installer will install on your Graviteam Tactics by default. Users must change the path manually. Only for Gamersgate Graviteam Tactics. Lucky I have Steam GT.

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Re: Graviteam's Steel Armor Blaze of War returns
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2015, 06:11:58 AM »
The warning is no longer in effect. Installer has been updated on GamersGate.