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  1. As many will know, precise coordinates are given in-game not only by stating the grid square an object is located in (i.e. Golf 9), but also a "keypad" which represents one of 9 numbers oriented like a number pad. Thing is, for the longest time I've been reporting grid coordinates using a telephone number pad as a basis for the orientation of these numbers. But I've come to find that other people actually rely on the orientation of a keyboard numpad, which might make more intuitive sense as most people (though not myself) have keyboards with numpads right in front of them. So, the question is, what have you been using? I'm wondering if I've just been doing it wrong and this is a standard, or if there's a wide community disparity; if the latter is true, then I may post a suggestion for Squad's in-game map to have very subtle numbers on the smaller squares inside each grid reference. For reference, here's the two different kinds of number pads; notice that the middle row (4, 5 and 6) are the same, but the top and bottom rows are simply switched:
  2. Squad System Requirments

    I know there are system requirements on the steam version, but most of them on games are some what inaccurate. I have an Intel Core i5 4590 3.3Ghz. I was wondering if that CPU will be enough to run this game at decent at least 60fps and at least on medium settings. My GPU is more than enough to run it at high, but i'm not sure about my CPU. Hopefully i'm posting this in the right forum section lol. Thanks all.
  3. How Bad is the AMD "Problem"?

    Apologies if this is in the incorrect section. Specs: Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 ASUS STRIX RAM 16 GB (Corsair) Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10240), 64-bit I know that AMD performance is far worse, and that v8.0 should bring some great performance changes around November. I'm looking to buy the game, but I thought I would ask you that in the current state of the game, how bad actually is the FPS? Is it enough to make aiming a difficulty? Does it impact on how fun the game plays? Is it even that noticeable? I'm wondering this because I was watching some videos of guys with roughly the same specs as me playing around 4-5 months ago and I couldn't even tell the game was lagging. (See here for that video) Thanks in advance.
  4. Hey guys, Just wondering if there's a way to join new games or not. Most of the time I join games halfway through which I don't mind, but I then 80% of the time get kicked when a new round is starting because of other users paying the server or something. I'm sure I'm just doing something dumb/wrong. Thanks for helping. CoNzz *if this has been asked before sorry just let me know and I'll delete the thread*
  5. I'm seeking clarification. Obviously, there are in Squad a number of weapons lacking in authenticity; the M1014 over the M590A1, the M9A1 over the M9, the RPK-74M over the PKP, to name a few. Their use has been heavily discussed. I have heard from a number of community members that these weapons are placeholders, which presumably means it's the intention of the devs to replace these weapons with more authentic ones at some point in development. However, I'm not really clear on all this, so I seek clarification for the following: 1. Is "placeholder" a term used for these weapons by the devs? 2. Is it the intention of the devs to replace these placeholder weapons with more authentic ones at some point in development, whether it's two months from now or two years from now? 3. Did the devs implement these weapons under the false impression that they were the authentic choice, or were they implemented under an assumption? I have not personally heard from the devs their intention to eventually replace all these placeholder weapons. I have heard, for example, Z-Trooper say something along the lines of "We won't bother" when asked about every using the M9 over the M9A1. I'm not pointing fingers at the devs nor anyone else, so do not assume otherwise. Thank you.
  6. Hey can someone or one of the Devs tell me how the IED's will function in Squad? I'm intrigued by the art of "ALLAHU AKBARING" and I would very much like the IED's to resemble much of like real life, maybe a medium blast range (75m) and a very loud explosion that can be heard miles away, followed by gorgeous black/thick smoke effects shooting up way into the sky like a cloud, that should make people feel terrified. Shrapnel would carry over the length of the bomb blast, clinking against solid objects. If close to the explosion a vibration should be heard, like a really loud speaker, followed by a Tinnitus sound effect, and a ringing of the ear (in game audio of course). Sound should also in my opinion channel around different urban/non-urban settings (through corridors, mountains, etc). Even have the sound of the explosion sound different indoors. Dirt should spit up on detonation of the bomb, heck, even add a small stringy like blood effect to be seen when enemies are caught in the explosion. The new smoke physics being implemented will make for some great smoke effects. (Maybe even add a voice that yells something in Arabic, before he activates the detonation, if not that's okay). In regards to the placement of explosives, AT Mines should function like they do in PR (digging them underneath the ground), and i also think IED's should be more like Insurgency where you just place it down instead, or maybe give an option to set them down however you like: disguised or not disguised (that's where shovels will come into play). Edit: okay maybe 500m is a bit of a fetch. I think the blast radius of the IED in game should be around like 75-100 at most. 150m should maybe be for like a car/truck bomb or something. P.S because I'm on mobile when I was creating this discussion it duplicated the post, please don't forget to check out the other same post as it has some interesting discussion in it: http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/13024-how-bigloud-will-the-explosion-of-the-ieds-be-in-squad/
  7. Hello and good evening, (NOTE: Searching the web forum here with keywords like "GRENADIER", "GRENADIER ADS", "ADS" and so on didn't result fruitful.) I'ts been roughly 1-2 weeks playing SQUAD now. I learned a lot and still have to learn and adapt, but one of the few mysteries in weaponry and ADS is the grenadier (when firing a grenade). I don't quite understand, which "distance mark" (I call them like that, I don't know the exact proper English word for it) stands for which distance. I tested it on the firing range...to my confusion with no constant results. Would somebody be so kind and explain this problem to me? This problem also faced me when playing INSURGENCY and several other "real combat"-simulation games. I also tried to find an explanation on YouTube, but it seems, I only find the actual work routine of a grenadier.....but not on how to understand the weapon when ADS (firing a grenade). Cheers, Thund3rb1rd P.S.: Sorry for my bad english. It's not my mother tongue.
  8. Hey can someone or one of the Devs tell me how the IED's will function in Squad? I'm intrigued by the art of "ALLAHU AKBARING" and I would very much like the IED's to resemble much of like real life, maybe a medium blast range (500m) and a very loud explosion that can be heard miles away, followed by gorgeous black/thick smoke effects shooting up way into the sky like a cloud, that should make people feel terrified. (Maybe even add a voice that yells something in Arabic, before he activates the detonation, if not that's okay).
  9. I just got the game and so far it takes a good minute to actually get the game running then once I'm in game it takes a good 3 minutes on the loading screen pauses and takes me back to the home screen. How can I fix this? My PC specs are decent.
  10. Upgrade Rifleman Payment? No CD-key?

    Hi Guys Must get this a lot on the forums but I couldn't find any answers. I just brought the game a few minutes ago and got a receipt from pay-pal. I haven't got an email of the cd-key. I paid $40 for the game which is the Upgrade Rifleman. Is there any way to get a cd-key?
  11. So guys. I am a fan of Project Reality and I heard about Squad from Bluedrake42. But I think I would have to pass the opportunity to play this game as my pc specs are: CPU: Intel Dual Core E8400 3.0 Ghz GPU: AMD HD Radeon 7950 Sapphire 3GB Boost Edition RAM: 4 GB OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64-bit So can you guys help and tell me if the game will be optimized to play with those pc specs. I would also request an answer from the developers. I would like to run the game on medium textures. Ambient Occlusion at least 4x, V-Sync turned on and basically to not be ugly. Thank you for reading. Please read the questions and answer. Also put your opinions down below. Thank you for reading. Sincerely, Kydric
  12. How do I get access right now

    Hello, guys how do I get access to alpha, It is simply by donate or something? Can someone explain that better to me(than "faq")? (Step by step). Please.
  13. I was wondering, because of PR having many different armies and locations with their own weapons and vehicles etc, are the devs gonna do the same for Squad? or are they just keeping it within the middle east with modern warfare? because that could get slightly boring.
  14. Fanmade Soundtrack

    Hello Community and Devs! I would like to show my support and honor the work of the devs in form of art. To be more specific: I want to do an orchestral (well, or electronic, or both?) soundtrack and would like to know from you guys what you think about that. Also, I have some pretty good ideas in my head, but I would love some input from your guys aswell. So, give me suggestions of how it should sound like (maybe like the main theme of pr? or something completely different?). And by the way - if one of you guys can sing, has a good mic and would like to contribute with their voice - feel free to contact me! I am looking forward to your guys' input! LG
  15. In The Detail! > Devs

    Devs have you considered adding in the use of bandages into SQUAD but with a difference, everytime someone uses and or gets bandaged there player model gets a bandage either around the arm, head, chest, leg.. This could make the game add just that slight bit more detail than most you see published nowadays. It would also look great! adding in that extra aspect that shows the pure struggle you might go through in a round. Any thoughts?? I'm going to keep positing random questions/ideas to help. - Daruth [EDIT]: This would only be a cosmetic feature in SQUAD, where the player gets extra bandages surrounding areas of the body after healed (as generally described above). This isn't a number one priority for the dev team its for the small details later in development... Thank you for the great comments so far everyone.
  16. Q. What is the time Frame or period that conflicts are intended to take place in?
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