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I posted this on Reddit and didn't really get much attention from it so I thought I would post it over here. So i know a lot of people are looking forward to more game modes being added and I had my own twist on a game mode that might help with current frustrations that AAS and Invasion brings. The game mode would work like something as follows: - Both teams start at main base with no vehicles. - After the first cap point is captured, only transports and Mrap's/ techies spawn. - After the second point is captured, logis spawn. - After third point is captured, APCs spawn. Since in my idea the bigger vehicles cannot spawn until the third capture point, something like this would only work on bigger maps, and it would be made so that you would only see the enemy's first capture point after you captured your first capture point. Now, I know from a developer/ programming aspect this would probably be a little difficult to do, but I had thought about something like this for awhile that would stop everyone from rushing middle cap and would similar to randomized AAS. Thoughts?
Ive just bought the game on steam summer sales and when i was launching the game the loading window showed up and it was loading but when it was loaded 100% this error popped out: Squad.exe - Apllication Error The instruction at 0x00007FF7E7281345 referenced memory at 0x0000000000000000. The memory could not be read Any fixes for this?
Gilead posted a topic in Feedback & SuggestionsHello, First post, so I'll try to keep it brief. My suggestion has to do with weapon switching and reloading. I'm not going to go into the reload or weapon switch speed (which has already been covered), so instead I'll talk a little bit about weapon switching. When a regular person or soldier comes face to face with an enemy and they have something other than their weapon in their hands, they're going to go for their weapon as fast as possible. Switch speed notwithstanding, I think that things like slowly and deliberately flipping down each RPG sight in a moment of urgent need is a little unrealistic and breaks immersion. Similar mechanics are flipping on the safety of a pistol before reholstering, bringing a rifle down to low-ready and holding it there for an inexplicable second and half before switching from an under-barrel grenade launcher and the rifle itself, or completely collapsing and stowing a LAW before switching weapons. My suggestion would be to implement a mechanic that can detect when one is face-to-face with an enemy and possibly under fire, and change the animation to something that a real, panicked person would do, such as immediately stowing the weapon without taking the time to do the little things that cost precious milliseconds. For balance's sake, it may be necessary to also add a mechanic that breaks and/or damages RPG sights (having ostensibly been caught on debris because they're still up), negligently fires a grenade round, limits player mobility when they have a big long M72 on their back, or some sort of negligent discharge with unsafed pistols. This might not be feasible/reasonable, though. And I'm sure it's already been discussed, but a drop/pickup weapon mechanic might allow players to simply drop their weapon and hurriedly grab their primaries/secondaries. This might cause issues with players dropping their crap when they don't want to, though. It's actually my job IRL to criticize things, so if you guys think this is a good suggestion, I'd be willing to compile a dossier about a whole bunch of (sourced) things once I have a lot more hours in this game. Great game, great community. Props to the devs. Gilead