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Hello, So since I got the game I had problems with freezing. Randomly in game, my screen freezes and all I hear is a repeating sound. It’s usually in vehicles, but still nothing big is happening, never had reoccurring problems in combat or with big explosions. I do not have any logs that I can trace due to me having to restart my computer. Here are my specs: i5-8600k OC 4.6 GTX 1080 OC 50 core 100 memory 16 GB Ram 3200 MHz 2 SSDs 500 Gb with at least 80 Gb free 650 w Gold+ Corsair PSU i use a 1080p Monitor with 144 hz refresh rate settings are are on ultra and I don’t use sharpening
The last time I will slowly get sad again, the game what was so cool with the NearVoice, Squad Chat and SquadLeader chat slowly gets the problem of Teamspeak to feel, as well as of people the Squad with COD confuse. I come as Medic an People Respawn. All the Time, they die, i will bandage and respawn... SquadLeaders simply do not talk, whole squads refuse squadleader communication and do what they want. I do not know where it comes from all of a sudden, but I notice it clearly now. I have no exact idea how to avoid this, but maybe the brilliant team of Squad has an idea how to remind the people that we are not with COD and these VoiceChat functions are not for no reason. Russia spawn on German or English Server and only speak Russia. i love the game, but it is a little bit sad Maybe even a microphone patch with check to be squadleader? The Squaleaders are the Important Roles. When this guys dont speak and the squad do what he want , the other squads get even though they then communicate ticket problems and many more problems Please do not blame me for this post, it should only provide information to keep the game at the level where it actually belongs. In the hard tactical shooter area. I hope my english is okay. i am german and not so good in english
Hi guys, Im having trouble with Audio in Game, Mainly for games such as this i use Headset. Problem is that whenever i join ingame squad, after 30secs+- sounds "breaks" and theres just dull sound like jammer or something, but when i use my classic reproductors, everything runs fine, ive tried many different settings of "set as default" in win taskbar. Thanks for possible solutions
Hi all, Since downloading V7 I'm not getting any of interaction or 'local' sounds anymore. I can hear weapons being fired (including my own) but I can't hear any footsteps, bullets flying over me etc. I also cant hear anything if I get hit or when I'm patching myself up etc - only the wider game sounds like gunshots, the radio, explosions and vehicles. Any ideas? I've already deleted all local files, reinstalled the game and verified the files in Steam... Thanks, J
Howdy, I'm not sure if this is the right place but, I recently saw the email for the in-game credits thing and I followed the instructions and linked my account, and I did some more looking and, I never got my Perk Key on the 29th of April, I've thoroughly gone through my emails and I only use one email address, I still have the email when I purchased the Squad Leader tier and I've been hyped for the founder bonuses but, I don't have those bonuses yet, I don't know what to do other than post here, but I never got the Perk Key email sent out on the 29th of April. If an admin or someone can help me that'd be much appreciated, because I spent a lot of money to get the founder tier, and by a lot, I mean I'm Australian and the conversion rate is very rough, I can provide all of the purchase emails if needed because I kept all of those. On 19/08/15 I purchased the Rifleman Tier. On 14/10/15 I got the Rifleman Upgrade to Squad Leader. On 21/10/15 I got my Alpha Key as well as registered on the forum to use it and play in the Alpha. On 5/12/15 I got the Steam Key, If I recall Correctly this was the release date of Squad. then nothing regarding squad in April in my massive email history And on June 30th I got the In-game Credits email. I'd really appreciate it if one of the members could help me out with this, like I said, I spent a lot of money trying to get early access and the bonuses. And yes, I went through my emails with a fine tooth comb multiple times, it's simply not there, only thing I can think of is because I got the Rifleman tier and upgraded to Squad Leader that it didn't count but I was lead to believe it did, I was told the Upgrade was to aide those who are tight on money so they could pre-order and upgrade later.
I have played Squad for more then 130 hours, half of the time i am dedicated Squad leader. I will list the common problems with being a squad leader (in a public server). Since the squad leader has an unique sign, it must remain on point so people know who to follow - let squad leader pick a point man with unique symbol or color for the map When i want to order specific people, i need to press Enter and hover over the names to see who i need to order, this is bad for fast reactions - allow squad leaders to see squad names instantly when pressing (M) for map It is hard for a squad leader to know where his Sniper, Grenadier, AT and AR's are - add map icons for every class in his squad (only squad members can see each others symbols)
I'm sure it's a long way off but I was wondering when we would be getting new maps because the ones in game currently, in my opinion, are pretty bad. I know sumari bala is just a piece of a much larger work but the in game map is so horribly inaccurate it makes it hard to find good routes to maneuver. I also feel like the other maps lack detail when trying to spot the enemy and place markers. As it stands right now I would prefer a pure elevation map. Anyways, I'm sure these will be made better at some point I was just wondering when.
Whats up Squadies?! I went ahead and made a lil Squad video including some pointers for new players. Some of the commentary I was ready to pass out X) So beware. Might seem drowsy. Squad - Showcase + Pointers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIqdBp_pYT0
In a situation where you and your squad are moving around to a flank for a better attack position but end up getting suppressed. The problem with that scenario is the fact you cannot locate the enemy shooters postion which leaves the squad totally defenseless, well i had a thought what if effects were added that showed the shooters postion by dust getting kicked up from the discharge of the weapon as he fired it. That would add a more realistic feel to the immersion and would do nicely with the foliage already in place. The effects wouldn't be placed for every rifle but rather ones that had a high recoil rate like the long range rifles and machine guns, if you wanted to go deeper into it I would say the dust kick up wouldn't be the same size for every rifle as not every gun has the same power. So as you and a couple men are being pinned down, you don't have to completely expose yourself to the enemy shooter but instead watch as the dust is kicked up...just a little idea I guess.
IMHO: I'd like to say that having experienced a game where kills don't come with announcements and instant feedback, not even for teamkills, is epic. It will take some getting used to. Sometimes I don't know if I just killed a friendly or if the enemy is dead, and I don't care. It's weird after all the arcade-y games out there, but it's how it should be. Admins will have to be on the ball for TKs, as players won't be able to give them accurate information unless they actually see the player's tags.