Lightning Team GSG 9
My specs :
CPU : Intel Core i7-920 - 4 Core Processor ( Cores overclocked @ 3,9 Ghz )
GPU : MSI Geforce GTX 1080 Ti
RAM : 12 GB Corsair DDR 3 ( low latency )
Soundcard (PCI slot): Soundblaster Z
Drive : Samsung SSD 840 Pro -512 GB
i am Lightning and Team GSG 9 is my Clan which exists since 1998 !
- I prefer playing COOP games with my teammates versus A.I. Bots
- Realistic and tactical gameplay with good ingame voice communication is very important for me.
- I care for my teammates by covering them and giving fire support as good as i can.
- Close Quarters Combat (CQC) / Close Quarters Battle (CQB) is my favourite !
- I mostly do fast moves from cover to cover, i am a quick aimer and a very efficient and reliable pointman in a squad !
--> I am as quick as a lightning strike .. that´s why my Nickname is Lightning ;-)
Ingame i am playing as :
LIGHTNING Team GSG 9
Believe or not but my CPU was overclocked since the very beginning of it´s life in my PC.
Regular speed was 2.66 GHZ and i overclocked to 3,9 GHZ and its been 10 years now.
The CPU works like day one !
It never had ANY heat problems because i use a big Thermaltake CPU air-cooler with two 120 mm fans mounted on it which are blowing the air to the backside and out of the PC housing.
A third fan is on the front of the PC housing in the same height of the other two fans so the way of the air is not disturbed from getting in and out of the PC.
I am cleaning the fans and the cooler from dust from time to time ( every 4 months ) to keep the cooling level at a good rate.
I can put some heavy load on it with CPU stress-software and the temperature never rises more than 70 degrees Celsius. In games its mostly at 45-50 degrees Celsius because no game i played so far put the stress on it like that mentioned CPU stress software ( HeavyLoad , Prime95 ).
So how long do you think can a CPU run with standard clocking ?
20 years ?
30 years ?
I say it all depends on the cooling !
By the way a CPU older than 15 - 20 years is a dinasor under the newer CPU generations and you cannot expect comparable super computing power.
But my 3,9 GHZ - 4 Core ( 8 Threads ) CPU is still able to handle all new games ( combined working with a MSI - GTX 1080 Ti Graphics card ) and all games ( including ARMA 3 and DCS Flight simulator ) run like a charm.
Especially Unreal Engine 4 games are very hardware intensive and they need so much computing power.
Insurgency Sandstorm is the only game that has some serious FPS drops so far ( between approx. 65 - 110 FPS )
Buddy this game is really hardware demanding and we all know that it needs optimization but i can assure you that you don´t use the full potential of your CPU right at the moment with only 2.2 GHZ.
If you google you will find many websites and videos how to overclock that specific CPU to 4.1 GHZ and more with some basic knowledge of your BIOS of your Mainboard !
I also overclocked my 10 years old Core-i7 from regular 2,66 GHZ to stable 3,9 GHZ ( only using a better aircooler than the standard one )
That might help to push the FPS up a little until NWI finds a way to make this game more CPU and GPU demanding.
Right now its only using 35-45 % CPU and 30-45 % GPU processing power.
Why not 80% or 90 % ! ?
Anyway i get between 65-110 FPS in the game, depending on situation and bot count.
By the way , did you try this guide for optimizing your graphics performance ?
I dont know what you mean exactly with coop games versus A.I. bots are not fast paced !?
I think you never spent any time on custom coop servers that have a huge amount of bots that are trying to attack the mission objectives from different entrances at the same time.
Boy , i can assure you that it is fast paced ! You must be able to encounter several assaulting bots entering the objective from different doors at the exact same time.
No human player coordinated attack has that exact timing as of those from bots. The only exception might be some friends/clanmates who communicate very well during their attack.
Been a while since i played PvP but i didn´t see lots of those coordinated attacks in PvP.
As i said Sandstorm wants to be realistic in some points while it is unrealistic on others . It´s a good mixture of both the way it is right now.
Jumping and shooting same time definatly is coming from arcade games which have nothing to do with realism.
Have you ever seen any video of real soldiers who are jumping in the contact zone ?
Sliding is also uncommon in a war scenario. If you have suicidal tendencies you might try your luck in CQB / CQC and look how far you come with sliding down a corner on your knee protectors.
It is a very unstable body position and if you miss your shots on the enemy/enemies you will not have any hard cover to protect you from being shot.
In FPS games though i like the dynamic slide move only if the player can shoot during slide ( last time seen in Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - GRAW , which has been a few years now ).
All the little details matter !
NWI does get very much negative criticism since game release about many aspects of the game that don´t work proper.
Someone has to do the search work for bugs and if i am not wrong this is one.
So why don´t you concentrate on your little bugs and post them here if not already done by someone else ?