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  1. PC Specs: GTX 970 4gb i5-6400 8gb ram 1tb HDD When Al Bashar was added I started having problems with my FPS. Normally when I used to be in a 60-70 player server I'd get around 50 FPS. Now when I join any game what-so ever on the lowest settings I get 10-13 fps, which is unplayable but this isn't the weird part is. Last night I decided that I'd try again but this time change my settings to a higher setting just got sh*ts & giggles and lo and behold on a 68 player server (Map was First Light, But it works ever other map as well.) I was getting 80-90 fps with my mediocre PC specs on epic settings. Sadly this wasn't by any means a complete fix, after about 20 minutes my FPS dropped down to ~60 and then plummeted back down to 10. The only way I managed to achieve higher than 10-15 fps was to change my settings to low and back to high/epic. One thing that I noticed is that when changing my settings to low my FPS would never go higher than 10-13 but higher settings would allow me to get higher FPS. I just wanted to make a post because as of this point Squad is completely unplayable for me as of right now and I really want to be able to play ;-; I also pointed out my specific issue and odd findings in hopes that the dev team could look into it and pull out something useful possibly further optimizing the game in future updates. TL;DR: -FPS after v9 update went down significantly around the release of Al Bashar -Messed around with settings one day and set my graphics from LOW to EPIC on a full 68 player server; this caused my FPS to increase from around ~13 to over 80 fps -The first map I discovered this on was Op First Light; but this worked on every other map I tried it on was well. -Was not a permanent fix and something happened (I do not know what, possibly physics/effects related?) made my FPS immediately plummet after about 20 minutes of no hiccups -One important note I took away from it is that my FPS could not manage to get past ~13 FPS when set on LOW settings; MEDIUM settings would raise my FPS higher, but any noticeable difference was when my settings were on HIGH/EPIC Thnx for reading :3
  2. Hi guys, Since the V9 update I experience the grass and bushes flickering. its really weird. Also when moving the ground also seems to have a weird flickering thing about it I have a GTX 970 i54670 and 8gb ram. My friend has the same setup and also notice this. I've tried it with reshade on, removed reshade etc and it wont go away. The game itself runs fine btw, good fps but maybe some less since V9. Anyway just wanted to know if someone else is having the same problem and if there is something i can do about it. Great game and thanks!
  3. Having a few problems with V9. First is the scoreboard, which just refuses to fit to my screen. I am not running in 4k and am running in 1680x1050. I have checked windows scaling and the squad config and nothing is wrong, but the scoreboard is still refusing to work. I have tried to reinstall and clear the game cash, but the problem still remains. I have a screenshot below of the issue: as you can see, the word scoreboard is cut in half and the "next map" is off the screen. The Stryker issue is another weird one. It only happens when I'm on a server, but I will be in the gunner seat for maybe 5-10 seconds and the white text saying "Press (Enter) to open the spawn screen" will pop up in the middle of my screen until I switch seats or get out of the vehicle. Its pretty annoying as it takes up the center of the targeting reticule. I have not had long enough in the BTRs or the tracked vehicles in v9 to test if they have the issue aswell.
  4. Hello fellow Squaddies, Alpha 9 is finally here and we had some time to play around with the new Assets, Maps like Gorodok and Yehiorvka really want you to use those Goodies as long as possible and everybody gets hyped about the sound when a 30 Milimeter goes off right next to you. Unfortunately with more Assets, there is more Responsibility to them, there is more things to adapt to, new tactics to learn, and different ways of what to do with those Assets. I played with a lot of the new Assets, got some positive Feedback from the Community and just want to share some of my knowledge. All of the following tipps are not the "one and only way" to do it. We are still early in that phase of the Squad, so i ask you to experiment and invent effective ways for Mechanized Squads. I am long time Squadlead and mostly i work with Vehicles as Squadlead. This is a way of using the new vehicles which worked with high effectiveness. This shall not be a big discussion thread, but if you feel like adding tipps just let me know. Anyway. Here we go: Tipps for Squadleaders: 1. Dear Squadleaders, first of all i want you to be aware of one thing. If you claim a Vehicle, YOU are responsible for its use. We are not playing Battlefield, Loose of a Vehicle equals Loose of Tickets. Loose of Tickets equals the loose of a Match. They are strong, really strong if used correctly. But as Spiderman told us, with great power comes great responsibilty. Keep that in Mind. 2. If you choose to claim a Vehicle to go the "Mechanized" Squad route, be aware of the Fact that you should change your Squads purpose to work with the Vehicle. For me personal that means: If you claim a 30 Mil BTR or MTLB, your Squads priority target will be to wreck enemy vehicles. Destroy their Infrastructure, take away their Logis, their Strykers. That means for your Infantery that they are not fighting for themselfs. That means for your Infantery to support your Vehicle against enemy Infantery, protect it, scout for it. You choose a 14.5 Mil BTR ? Well, maybe its not Vehicle Hunting anymore, maybe its more fighting for Flags and be the "Core" Combat Unit of your Team. Different Vehicles for different Jobs. But with a Vehicle Claim you define the JOB of your Squad for this round. And u want to do this Job. 3. Adjust the Rest of your Squads Loadout to complement the Vehicle Choice. Lets take the 30 Milimeter again for example. You got the biggest Bang against any kind of Vehicles already with you. So you gotta prepare your Infantery against those sneaky LAT and HAT Soldiers which will try to come and ruin your Day. You have a NVG MTLB with the juicy Kord on it? Maybe you should make sure to have some LAT with you to fight against Vehicles. 14.5 BTR or Stryker? Maybe one LAT will do and you can take the additional MG to have some additional lead against those mean dudes with their rockets. 4. Everything can be destroyed. But playing safe will always be better then rushing into Flags and loosing your Asset + your whole Squad. I prefer taking 5 Minutes longer to safely reach and conquer the flag over taking 15 seconds to get rekt and loose the Match. As you as SL should already know, not giving up, staying alive and staying in Combat as long as possible, controlling Areas is mostly the best way to have a good round. If you keep your Men close to your Vehicle, you will be able to scout enemy vehicles early, fight AT threats early and the highest survivability will be given. However sometimes the Tandem will just come. At that point you will hopefully have cost the Enemy Team more Tickets then your Vehicle was worth. 5. Giving individual Orders to your Vehicle Crew and Infantery is something you can do. The Binocs and Squadleading Radial Menu (T) are your best friends for it. You are the one who is supposed to know what is going on on the map. For yourself staying close to your Vehicle, Binocing around and help to spot targets of any kind is a good way too make sure you are in the middle of the action and can coordinate stuff. Just not mentioning that if a sniper got you in sight you easily can evade by jumping into the cosy safety of your Stryker. Having those 5 Things in Mind as Squadleader already should help you in succesfully work with vehicles. Anyway the Squadlead is not the guy operating the Machines, therefore the next part is Tipps for Crews: 1. Here the same as for Squadleads. U guys in your Vehicle wield a lot of Power. But ultimately, in 8 out of 10 cases you are the once to blame if your Machine is lost. So act responsible, work with your Squad and listen to your Squadlead. Maybe things will go do wrong time by time, but nobody is perfect and we all - hopefully - learn out of mistakes. 2. Work as a Team, not only with your Squad, but more important as a Crew. That naturally means that you should operate the Assets as a Team. With two persons. Single operation will not work as good as it did in earlier Versions of Squad since there is a lot more threats out there with Alpha 9. The 2 Seconds it will take to switch seats is sometimes the 2 seconds too much. Make sure to communicate properly inside your Vehicle. Use the Local Chat ( at this point some Audio Engineering with the Local Voice and Effect Slider will help) to talk with your Buddy and make sure to have things sorted out. Harmony inside a Crew is important. 3. Drive carefully and thoughtfull. Even with the Introduction of the Offroad Mode (Shift) you can maneuver into Dead Ends or get unluckily stuck. Dont push in unknown territory. Stick to your Infantery and drive their walking Speed if you push together. Another important thing for the Driver is to actually have a safe fallback route. Here too, the 5 seconds it will take you to turn your Craft around might be the 5 seconds the LAT needs to reload. Full reverse is often the better choice. This will be tricky if you operate in Forests so you wanna make sure there is no tree/shack/building/wreck or whatever right behind you. In that regard navigating with the Map is a really handy skill to learn. 4. Even if you feel strong, as before, everything can be destroyed. So do not overcommit. If you have eaten 1 LAT, just engaged with a vehicle, or you are even just low on ammo because u are doing so exceptionaly well, fall back to the next repair station. By playing the style this guide suggests, it means that you and your vehicle are the core purpose of your Squad. So you want to keep it alive. You want to keep it in action and rip the enemies as many tickets as possible. But before you go, let your Squad know that you wont be available for a couple of minutes so they can adapt and hunker down until your return. 5.If you plan to crew a vehicle do NOT take any special Kits. Since you are 2 people your infantery is down to 6 (excluding SL). You want to make sure they have the best equipment possible. An exception might be the Scout Kit for the Driver since a Binoc might come in handy if you are spotting for enemy vehicles. 6. Psychological Warfare. Never forget that your vehicle will have a big influence on the Battlefield. Even if you "just" have a NVG MTLB laying surpressing fire on the Capzone your Squad is engaging. Everybody will see you, everybody will hear you and everybody will fear you. Good side is you can help your Squad just by letting those Cowards pee their pants, bad side is the whole enemy presence will try to take you out asap. Be aware of that. After reading all of that, you should not be confused about the next part. Tipps for Mechanised Squaddies: 1. Of course all the basic rules of Squad Gameplay still apply to you as Mechanised Infantery. Stick to your Squad, Listen to your Squadlead, Communicate, wait for the Medics, stay alive. I guess if you have read up to that part those basic rules should be familiar for you already anyway. 2. So, now you as Squaddie are part of a Mechanised Squad. You better start worshipping that beast. It will provide you with fire power, it will taxi you around, it will destroy those annoying Humvees, Tekkies or even the nasty Sniper which is pinning you down. Your Job is to protect your Baby, to cover its butt of rockets, to be its eyes and ears. Therefore you should try helping to idenftify and neutralize - if possible - threats for your Squads vehicle. 3. Complement your Vehicle. As in the SL section already said, make sure to complement your vehicles purpose. If your Squad is using a 30 Milimeter BTR maybe let the RPG at home and take an RPK with Scope, a Grenade Launcher, and a Marksman. Yes, you are reading correct, i said it. MARKSMEN. That does not mean though that you are allowed to wander off into the wastelands on your own, but it means that a rocket hits your BTR you are the one who did not make that Headshot on that LAT Soldier. Cause your Job as Infantery is mainly to complement and protect your Squads Vehicle. 4. Have in mind that movement is important. Move as a Unit together with your Vehicle. Do not when not necessary. Stamina changes have kicked in and you really do not want to be out of breath when you are crossing a street or run from a grenade. Monitoring the Landsacpe and watching your surroundings is done way easier in slow pace anyway. And its way more enjoyable too if you dont hurry through everything just to get shot. 5. Even if you are the expendable force on foot, your vehicle will be teared apart without you. So make sure to play safe too. Staying alive, even hunkering down for a while and holding your ground while your vehicle might be at the gas station to get you your cigarettes, is often a better choice then rushing into enemy fire to die and respawn. Area controlling and playing smooth and safe will get you to your objective. Alive. In the end i just want to add that all of this are experiences i did in almost 1 Week of Alpha 9 Gameplay. And since i dont want to just do a lot of BLABLA without any proof behind it. Here some cases where we are using different Kinds of Vehicles for different kinds of Jobs on different kind of Maps. Those Gameplay Rounds should underline that this type of Playstyle is not just theory but works effectively in practise too. I excuse myself in advance since all the gameplay is in german and live recorded. Using a NVG MTLB on Fools Road. Good show of Infantery Movement along with the MTLB and the usage of the MTLB as mobile Fireplattform for surpressive and supportive fire Using a 30 Milimeter MTLB on Kohat to attack Malak Abad and kill several enemy Vehicles. And last but not least. Some interesting Gameplay of Militia Squad using BRDMs in Combination with Tekkies for Ambushing and Later doing a Full Armoured Heavy Assault on Village. In the end a little thank you for your attention, and the gentle reminder that this is not supposed to be a Discussion Thread but a Help and a Guideline to a Playstyle with the new Assets. runningDuck out.
  5. After downloading SQUAD V9 the game ran fine then today I got on steam and tried to start Squad. The launcher opened as always but then after finishing loading it closed and the game never launched. I tried launching the game without steam and same thing happened then I launched the game without the launcher and it worked, but I previously knew it didn't matter because without launching with the launcher the game is unable to join online sessions. If anyone has a solution or any idea as to what is wrong I'd love to hear about it.
  6. Dear Offworld, Since the V9 update is out I have problems with the game crashing on me. I'm in love with Squad and I love the FPS I'm getting now on my old GFX card. I'm playing since 1.7 without problems. Version 1.8 and the 1.9 testing branch didn't give me any problems. Unfortunately Squad started crashing on me after I installed the new 1.9 version. It crashes to desktop and says my AMD display driver stopped working. I filled in the Unreal crash reports many times, but I feel like I should make this post for more publicity, because let's be honest.. I want to play! I tried the following: - Cleared my game cache once more, NOPE - Verified the game using Steam, NOPE - Reset GFX Card clock to factory default, NOPE - Updated my AMD Drivers to the latest version, NOPE - Uninstalled the game and reinstalled on my SDD, cleared game cache once again on first start (Nice performance boost! but ), NOPE Funny thing about this last point, is that I played 1.5 games without problems afterwards, so I was pretty hopeful, but it crashed soon after loading the next map. - Spent the night crying in bed, NOPE Today I decided to take another look at the forums and on Reddit to see if anyone else has this problem but it seems like either I'm the only one, I'm blind, or there are more people like me but they didn't speak out (yet). I stumbled upon the Squad Logs and this is what I find: It seems like Windows detects that the GFX card is hung or inactive. Every time Squad crashes it's when I have a notable frame drop going from 45-75 fps to around 15, then 0 fps and then it crashes either to desktop or it will just hang on that screen with no response from my computer (no ctrl-alt-delete response aswell, just a hard freeze). I had problems with FPS drops in 1.8 aswell but they where just annoying, freezing the screen for 2 seconds and continuing play afterwards. I used to have these every 4-5 minutes or so, but now it crashes and the game isn't playable anymore. I hope someone could recommend me a solution or you guys at Offworld could take a look at it. Greetings Kavi PS. for my specs check: DxDiag.txt
  7. Hi all, I would like to know when we can expect the release of v9.... And....any significant changes we can expect or that can be shared by those with such wisdom? There was a thread here that is getting quite long winded and off topic: I am finding it difficult to find any solid info about the upcoming release in that thread. We have seen in Oct/Nov/Dec a lot of buzz about the game and updates on the official website but the hype train seems to have jumped the track. Love the game! P.S. sorry in advance if I missed another thread out there....did a search in the search box for v9 related info and got a goose egg.