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About S.h.r.i.k.e.

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  1. I have a AMD Phenom II X2 555 Callisto BE 3.2GHz AM3 overclocked to 3.5GHz. It is dual core, obviously. I know that Black Shark doesn't really take direct advantage of dual cores, except minorly. I have a socket AM3 motherboard. I am just wondering if there is a better CPU (that will give noticeable fps improvement) I can buy without having to change out my motherboard. There are a bunch of better multiple cored socket AM3 processors, but since BS cant really take advantage of the multiple cores, I'm not sure any would really provide a noticeable improvement. Am I wrong?
  2. I have done a lot of tweaks and stuff to improve my fps in Black Shark. They have helped a lot; however, I still find my game stuttering or in the low to mid 30 fps frequently. I would just like to smooth things out a bit. I have ~$140-150 to spend. Is there anything I can upgrade in that price range that will allow me to see a noticeable improvement? AMD Phenom II X2 255 Callisto BE 3.2GHz AM3 Overclocked to 3.5GHz Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 1 GB DDR3 Crucial 4x1GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333 (PC3 10600) Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB Th
  3. I would just like to clarify a point concerning the combat employment of the Ka-50. Russian doctrine does not allow for hovering while in combat, correct? They instruct their pilots to always be moving, right? If so, I have a lot of practicing to do before I'm even close to combat effective... :blush: I guess it makes sense. Even though the pilot would have a much more difficult job killing things, it would significantly reduce the chances of a random shoot down. For example, if you hovered behind a tree line in order to Vihkr some tanks a couple thousand meters off, there could
  4. The 30mm gun on the Ka-50 has 2 rate of fire settings, high and low. In what sorts of circumstances should each rate of fire be employed?
  5. I have the downloaded copy of BS. I needed to upgrade my processor to make the game smoother on my sysem. The only thing I changed out was my processor. The game decided that I switched systems and forced me to use up another activation. That kind of sucks...
  6. Hello, I'm in the process of remapping my controls. My CH Products USB Pro Throttle has a mouse like control on it. I would like to map the clickable cockpit mouse x/y axis to that. Also, I would need to map the actual cockpit clickable mouse click to another button on the throttle. Is this possible?
  7. I'm new to the sim and was messing the "Instant Action" mission on fake realism. Anyway the first tanks you encounter in the valley on that mission appear to be T-72's (not sure of type though). Anyway, I was ~600m high at their 5'oclock. The laser rangefinder showed that I was 1200m away. Anyway I dumped ~80 rounds of AP 30mm into the top rear of one of the tanks. I did it in 5-10 round bursts. With most of them impacting the tank. It did not seem to hurt it at all, no smoke or anything. I switched to the ATGM to finish them off. It seems to only takes 5-15 rounds to kill a BMP fr
  8. I do not believe I can swing enough money for the Phenom ii X4. However, if you guys think I will see enough of an improvement going to the Phenom II X2 555 3.2 GHz, then I could do that. But to clarify, even though my Athlon II X2 is overclocked to 3.2GHz and that Phenom is the same 3.2GHz, I will still see a significant improvement? Is the increased CPU cache amount what really matters to Black Shark?
  9. I did the tweaks from the tweak guide and have messed with a few settings. BS is fairly smooth now. However, I get stutters a little too often. That kills the whole immersion factor for me. So what processor would I have to upgrade to in order to notice a decent improvment in Black Shark FPS and smoothness? I'm running an Athlon II X2 2.9GHz overclocked to 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, ATI HD 4670 1GB, on Win7 64. The mother board is socket AM3, so I would need to keep that socket.
  10. Mi-28 vs. Ka-50 which is the better attack helicopter (all things cosidered)? Also, does anyone know how many of each have been built (all variants)?
  11. Thanks for the info guys! I just pulled out the Windows 7 64bit disc and installed it. I ordered 2 more GB of DDR3 Ram (which will put me at 4GB total). Do you really think my processor, Athlon II X2 245 2.9GHz is bad enough to warrant an upgrade there? If so, which AM3 AMD chip would be good enough?
  12. I can't believe this! I just reinstalled the original Lock On. I jumped in the A-10 on that quick start mission in the main menu. I did a strafing run at the 2 trucks driving down the road and destroyed them. I was ~100m away from them as they exploded. My frame rates must have dropped to single digits because the game started to chug. Once I flew past the smoke/explosions, everything instantly went smooth again. Something is seriously wrong with the game coding if my new system (which has to be better than the top of the line system when the game was first made) still chuggs at those
  13. Thanks for the info guys. I just got on ebay and ordered a new TrackIR 4 + Trackclip Pro for $121.50 shipped - $9.72 bing cashback = ~$112. Now when you factor in that can sell my TrackIR 2 on ebay for something like $30? (don't know really how much it is worth), it makes the overall total not quite as bad.
  14. I have an old Saitek X45 joystick from a few years ago. I just got it out of storage and it seems to have become noticeably less smooth. I'm just wondering if there is a way to lubricate it and if so, what sorts of lubs are OK?
  15. I would like to purchase a printed manual for Black Shark. However, at the only place I could find: http://www.kengray.co.uk/lockonbuy.htm They are charging me $53.19 (including shipping) to get it to the USA. That is more than the actual game! Is there anyplace else I can get it more reasonably priced? Thanks
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