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  1. Yesterday
  2. Reputation will be kept. Only physical in game purchases, looted items and aUEC will be wiped. Agree on the ships. I have just ccd my Cutlass for the Prospector. I have the MSR for multi crew and transport - I felt the Cutlass was a ship to buy in game if needed but the Prospector opens up Mining sooner given its cost in game (hope that makes sense?) I think the Hurricane, Mole and some sort of bulk transport like the C2/M2 mighr be usefull to aime for in game. I would say Hurricane is the No 1.
  3. I am happy to help re accumulate armor and weapons, etc.
  4. And does it include a reputation reset? @Cent~SPARTA~ you and I need to have a priority list of what ships we need to buy because as much as I love the Herc we do not use it For me a Pisces is top of the list
  5. Last week
  6. New patch iincludes new derelict outpost and missions to go with them that include the new planetary Navmesh - the Navmesh allows NPC's to move around the area freely and also allows for dynamic reinforcement (from ships). Lots of bug fixes and a few suprises Oh and a database wipe which includes all items (including ships) and aUEC wallet. Sorry.
  7. for any one intrested in the devlopment of the game (and how much it is being devloped) its worth taking a bucher at there site as it has a fair bit of detail on the roadmap and update progress https://www.groundbranch.com/
  8. Enjoying this far more than i thought i would. Running two teams on separate comms channels and attacking OBL's compound at night! whats not to love! Plus the statutory Custard team killing! ace.
  9. We have a Dedi Server set up named 'Sparta Dedicated Server' Donzi Luggage Zeno Cent Samurai Adder Custard Have been participating playing co op, a PVP server has been mentioned but not set up yet
  10. It can be tense, I found myself holding my breath as I was moving slowly around the map. Luggage bought it as well and is annoyingly good at the game.
  11. Have also picked this up and look forward to making some mistakes !
  12. Lot's of fun 👍 Mistakes were made 🤣
  13. Thanks <£15, purchased
  14. Ground Branch is available on Steam at a 40% discount
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  16. This is a bit disappointing, however I was a bit confused about pricing. Usually there is a pre release period where a 30% discount is offered, but on release it goes to full price. With this Razbam did not offer a pre release, but did offer a 20% initial discount. Now that discount is gone and its at full price. I am not unhappy to have bought it but would not recommend it. However the problem with the Harriers not engaging air targets has been fixed. in my San Carlos bay scenario, some of the problems have been addressed. I changed the weather to heavy overcast with a cloud base at 7000 feet, technically the A4s should fly below the clouds to be able to see the target. I am using the Illustious carrier mod, which has a ski jump. Razbams Invincible does not. The illustrious engages the A4s at range and now they are flying lower the Rapiers are engaging as well. Harriers also engaged the A4s but 2 were shot down. I will recreate this scenario on the Marianas map or the Caucusus map using Crimea as a surrogate for the Falklands. That way people will be able to play the Argentinians and try to rewrite history or the brits defending the task force. Only the A4 mod and the Illustrious mod will be required. My concern is Razbam is not big, most of us are waiting on the F15E, but they are also working on the Pucara, Mirage III, Super Etendard, Sea Harrier and the Veintecinco de Mayo Carrier as well as filling out this map. My hope is that they focus on the F15E, but even though I like their products they come across as a bit haphazard in their approach to finishing products. On the other hand they do work to constantly improve their stuff even years after release.
  17. I saw this pop up the other day shows the completion staus of the map so far, think it has quite a bit of work left to will be intresting to see the progession.
  18. That's one helluva project, nice motor there aren't many BMWs on my 'I like list' that is one of the few that are 👍
  19. DCS Open Beta has been updated amongst other things the South Atlantic Map Asset Pack has been added. Unlike the WW2 Asset Pack my understanding is that this asset pack will be added to the free to play base game, but I need to check this. This is for Cent DCS: South Atlantic Added South atlantic assets: Naval: Castle class patrol vessel Harbour tug HMS Invincible aircraft carrier HMS Achilles frigate HHS Andromeda frigate HMS Ariadne frigate Almirante Lynch frigate Almirante Condell frigate ARA Santa Fe Submarine Vehicles: LARC V TACR2A Placeable: Tower crane Small lighthouse Wind turbine (Offshore and Land based) KAT345L Excavator Known Asset pack issues: No RWR missile launch warning from HMS Invincible HARM missile and HTS can not detect Leander class or Invincible Missing textures on Sea Dart missile, and booster detach animation missing AI AV-8B can have problems landing on HMS Invincible with weapons loaded SeaCat and SeaDart launchers have no rotation limits Leander class frigates are missing sounds
  20. Thanks for sharing this story. My condolences over the loss of your father, from the stories you have told me you had shared a few memorable adventures with him, As I have told you, this shape 6 series is one of my favourite BMW body styles (next to the E46 M3) and one of the few classic cars I would want. I watch a bunch of automotive You Tubers and this lady is working through a restoration of a 1985 E24 635 CSi, although not the M it may have some useful tips and tricks. Good luck with your build. PS Welcome to the forums! Feel free to post pictures!
  21. Copy/Paste from the BMW Forum. Too Lazy to edit I have assumed his account to keep track of his old post history for the various cars etc. I may change the profile name, but I haven't decided yet. Grab a beer, or a whiskey and put your reading glasses on (I know you’re mostly a bunch of old-timers like Dad and need glasses haha)… This is the start of a build/reno thread Car: 1987 E24 M6, 145K miles, Black, White-ish leather interior with a LIKE NEW backseat, 5sp manual, 12/86 Build date (just like me, kind of serendipitous), stock except for some damn 1990’s Wolf of Wall-Street car cell phone antenna with RJ11 plug and an ancient car alarm system…more on that later History: Dad fell in love with the E24 and 80's body style BMWs when he was stationed in Germany back in the 80's and 90's. He eventually was able to buy a white L6 automatic sometime in the very late 90's but was never happy with it being an automatic, and not being an M. He found a Black 1987 M6 at auction and quickly sold the L6 and bought his M6 in 2000. I remember riding with him in the car once, maybe twice before he parked the M6 in the garage back in 2002, not too long after he bought it. He had received 2 speeding tickets in ONE WEEK with it and, being the miserly man he was, decided the insurance/temptation was too much. I was in High School at this time, so there was no way in hell he was going to let me drive his beloved M6 either. As we're all well aware with life, one thing led to another, and the car hasn't been driven since (that I know of). He retired from 30yrs active duty in the Army as a CW5 and Master Army Aviator and began trying to "get it back on the road" somewhere around 2015. I think he had swapped out the front control arms and sway bars, the front coolant reservoir, and a small list of other items, but I can't seem to find that damn list anymore. Plan: -I'm going to treat the car as a Barn Find since it "ran when parked" but that was 20 years ago. -I’ll borescope the gas tank for how bad the rust is this weekend, I can't imagine it is anything short of terrible. The gauge is showing empty right now, so maybe Dad started down that road already… -Replace the fuel pump and fuel filter regardless (unless it is obvious he just did that) -Flush the fuel lines with fresh ethanol free 93 -Replace the spark plugs and check the coil packs (this thing has coil packs or something equivalent I assume…right?) -New air filter and cabin air filter, check the MAF (again, I assume there is a MAF…right?) -He had mentioned the week before he passed away that the A/C compressor was bad and he either HAD or was GOING TO get a special replacement from a forum member out of FL (I think). I think the Freon needs to be updated or modernized it sounded like -The tires are showing definite signs of Dry-Rot but are holding air and will need to be replaced before I drive it any further than the gas station. I don’t think they’re the original tires, but they’re OLD. -Then, I guess I’ll just go from there……. Currently: -When I pulled it out of my parents place 2 weeks ago, I was elated that when I hooked it up to the jumper cables on the truck, the seats worked, lights came on, dash lit up, but I couldn’t get any of the windows to work. Three of them were down, with a massive line of thunder storms between my parents place, and my place. I chalked it up to a bad switch, or relay….or something. No time to wrench, needed to get on the road and make the trek back home as the wife and kid were getting hangry. We got it winched up onto a car trailer with a friend’s Jeep, got a car cover from AutoZone that fit surprisingly well, and hit the road. 2 days later (only a 90 min drive, I was just lazy) we got it pushed off the trailer and into my driveway, but not into the garage. There was some mold in the car from sitting for so long and I didn’t want to seed that mold into my own garage. -I did some research and found that a mixture of warm water, vinegar and a dash of borax works wonders to kill and remove mold from porous surfaces. I’ve spent the last week doing just that, combined with an Ozone machine intermittingly. Once I knocked back the mold to a level I was comfortable sitting in the car at, I began cleaning the seats and putting some moisture back into them with Lexol. They needed it pretty bad. The driver’s seat should probably be reupholstered, the passenger seat it pretty decent, and the back seat, to quote the wife, “looks pretty damn comfortable and new.” The headliner and rear pillars had most of the surface mold, but other than that, it’s in great shape. I did find a small mouse house and dead field mouse in the glove box with some droppings in the floor board, but the ozone machine took care of any smells surprisingly well. -Today, I spent some time researching the window issue, looking for anyone with similar issues. It brought me right back here to a post from 2011 with an excellent answer by “master6” https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...ws-not-working I never in my life would have thought there was a damn circuit breaker in the dash that locked out the windows. So I got a new battery from AutoZone over my lunch break (fits great, is an exact fit Group Size 93 and Made in Germany, $199) and tossed it in the car after work. Hopped in, and turned the key over, fighting every childish instinct in me to try and start it (I won thankfully, I didn’t try and turn it over). All the lights came on again, the antenna went up, the A/C or heat started spooling up and blowing, it just came ALIVE. I reset the crusty feeling circuit breaker and started mashing on window controls to see if that was really all it was. The driver’s side goes right up, SWEET! Now for the rear windows as the passenger side was always up. They don’t budge. So I mash on the rear controls to see if I have a dead switch. Nothing. Then I find what looks like probably the child window lock button, fiddle with that, then try again. The left rear decides to go up now! Two down one to go. I try every combination of button presses and old TV Antenna alignment tricks to no avail on that last window. Then I try the passenger window to see if it will go down, it does, then goes back up when I ask it to. For the hell of it I try the right rear one more time. It goes up! Now I can wash 20years of dirt and dust off this poor car. -There’s a rumor that it has a bad computer and won’t run/start, but I can’t confirm that. My uncle said my dad told him he had driven it up to the mailbox and back “recently”, but I can’t confirm that either. The driver’s side kick panel is out and there’s some wires dangling, it looks like he was messing with something as there were some tools and bolts laying around. I just found today what looked like maybe an old car alarm (it turned out to be exactly that) velcro’d to something else and a kill switch or remote control maybe? “Code-Alarm Model TRX-717SD” I’m hoping the computer is fine and the alarm system has failed and is locking out the starter/computer or something to that effect. Maybe the dash is apart because Dad figured that out, bypassed it and got it started and drove it to the mailbox? It is quite the quandary…… -I confirmed I have the dreaded TRX rims and tires, so I’ll be looking for some “new” BBS or similar modern rims in a 17” with modern rubber. As I understand it, the M brakes are good enough and to just leave them alone (no upgrades needed) SO, what have I overlooked, where should I start looking, and what should I look out for? I started wrenching on older Audis when I was 20, so I’m familiar and comfortable with the German engineering mindset, just need to learn this new platform. I know my way around a car forum and how to use the search feature, I just don’t know what I don’t know. So now I sit here about to post this, reminiscing about Dad, thinking about how I’m going to finally get this car on the road, make him proud, and daily driver an M6 for work. (2 mile roundtrip, 3x a week…I love my commute haha)
  22. If by chance you visit the forum, I wanted to wish you a happy birthday.
  23. disapointing, but thanks for the heads up. I'll hold off for now.
  24. I have had a little play with the map in the mission editor. Its a little bit disappointing so I cannot recommend it for now. The map is vast and covers the southern tip of south America, comprising of Argentina and Chile, and of course the Falkland Islands. I wasn't going to buy this map, but changed my mind when I saw the terrain on the west coast of the mainland. It has many fjords and of course the Andes mountain range (the longest IN THE WORLD, channelling my inner Clarkson). However when I bought it I found there are only 4 airports/bases in this part of south america, this makes it harder to defend the flords from my imaginary attacks. Then I tried to recreate the San Carlos bay attack, since its about 400 nautical miles to the Falklands I could not recreate the Argentinian attack starting from land (too long to get there), I decided that the Veinticinco de Mayo carrier was used for the air assaults using the A4 Skyhawk mod. Ironically the Veinticinco de Mayo carrier was originally named HMS Venerable, then became HNLMS Karel Doorman before the Argentinians acquired her in 1968, she was scrapped in 1990. Of course there is no mod for this carrier so I am using the Forrestal or Stennis. In my tests I launched 16 A4s from the carrier to attack the RN at San Carlos at low level. In Defence of San Carlos I added Rapier SAM systems and a squadron (12) of AV8Bs. This did not work! 1 the Skyhawks detected the Rapiers and climbed to 20,000 feet. 2 without the old RN destroyers I am using WW2 ships with no missile capability. If I use more modern ships all the Skyhawks would be shot down by SM2s 3 At 20,000 feet the Rapiers would not engage. 4 I had the Harriers orbiting the RN Ships at 20,000 feet armed with 4 AIM 9 Sidewinders each, but they would not engage the Skyhawks (AV8Bs cannot be assigned to CAP). 5 After the Skyhawks expended their 96 mk82s on the ships, sinking several they turned on the AV8Bs and shot down all of them. Out of the 16 Skyhawks 5 made it back, the rest ran out of fuel going back to the carrier. All of this is wrong, the Skyhawks flew at low level when attacking the ships, the Sea Harriers avoided flying high because they were outmatched at altitude by the Argentinian Mirage IIIs. Mirage IIIs could not stay on station long as they were not equipped for air to air refuelling, the A4s were. Some Dassault Super Etendards were used to launch the Exocet missile. So I cannot create imaginary sorties into the Chilean Fjords and I cannot recreate the Falklands conflict yet. I will still amuse myself with this map but unless you are interested in this era save your pennies until its more developed.
  25. @Cent~SPARTA~since when was this a thing?
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