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  1. Credit to you guys. This is such a neat project. Happy to see it's still going! Midtown is one of those districts I always wished I could've seen for myself. Used to even have some images of it way back. Sadly those are gone and even if I did have 'em I'm not sure if I could share those. There's some absolutely fascinating and beautiful unreleased areas from APB's earlier days. I mean, look at one of the old building interiors that sadly never was: What I'd give to have them go over some of those older areas & districts with us players.
  2. Yeeeeep. It isn't just about trying to get better performance. There is a competitive advantage to doing things like that which is why they are so popular. I personally just don't care about anything but it looking good and performing well. But, I get why all kinds of crazy tricks are done when they yield such easy benefits. Most I do is admittedly play around with some things I probably shouldn't, but I don't dip below 100fps (rare exception or two) and average 132fps+ according to AMD performance monitoring. With no notable stuttering to speak of. All while looking like I'm playing on all maxed out settings. So, yeah. I get why everyone tweaks crap. Kinda just part of APB if you want to get the most you can out of it. Even if some of the things people do you technically aren't allowed to. In my case it's just to get the damn thing to not stutter, seemingly drop frames, and not generally perform badly on high end hardware. Others are doing it to make guns not handle so freaking weirdly, have things stand out better while making the game also not run like garbage, and other such things. Like what you mentioned. Which I'm not a fan of.. but I get it. To keep on topic: cheaters suck. APB has a few sadly. LO seems to be trying their best to find an anticheat that can do what they need without some crazy drawbacks/problems. About all you can ask really.
  3. Bunch of old SPCT pushed heavily for that back when they were testing the damn things. Was super vocal about it myself. Just didn't see it going over well. Yet they thought it'd be better to leave them the way they are now. Even with the pushback from most saying it was a bad, bad plan. Kinda crazy to look back at now. Heh. Anyways I'd rather they just be perm. I view them as "visual" mods. They have a model associated with them or effect that could be monetized. Alternative appearances and the likes with the base ones just being a thing that exists. Would also let them expand out a bit with what they could offer up for holiday rewards. Would rather they just put in rare "jackpots" of JT, APB$, or some old un-used gun variants, maybe car unlocks, etc. Could even use something like short duration of armas/JT guns to really flesh out the pool. Anyway I'll quit whining and trying to pitch old ideas (..how many years ago was that? ._.). Especially since I'm 99% certain no such system is currently in place to allow for them to easily setup modifcations with alternate appearances. Well.. maybe. Don't recall much, but there's always a slim chance they could be configured in a manner similar to that of weapon variants. Aaaaanyway now I'm shutting up.
  4. Agreed a thousand times over. I'd rather see presets be used as content for newer players/lazy people in-game. Something to help bridge that gap if you don't have mods to stick in your slots. Not as a moneypit like they are now, as you pointed out. That just isn't right.
  5. That said I still preferred Fairfight. At least it was fairly solid at catching cheaters while also being non-existent in terms of problems on the users end. Save for the people being in control of it screwing up.. but I'd blame Tiggs n' crew for that. They allegedly banned people they didn't like under the guise of Fairfight. Meanwhile the people supposed to be tweaking it didn't seem to really be doing that. So. Yeah. I don't know. Just my opinion on it. Wasn't the best option by far, but it got a bad rap because of people in charge using it as a cover for bull**** bans for the majority of it being around. That and yeah it sucks royally if setup poorly, but at least we could play the game without being kicked for every other program on our PC's.
  6. By far the best answer. Definitely suggest going the joker ticket store route too. They'll be the same gun in most cases. Slight variants at worst. Gives a very solid idea of how the gun will perform and if you'll enjoy using it.
  7. It definitely worries me too. Out of the people I spoke to it seemed to be almost on par or running significantly slower. It didn't even really look much different, certainly not better by any real stretch. I'd have hoped that by now the engine upgrade would've been in a better state. At the very least look better or run faster, but it doesn't seem to. Instead it appeared to be struggling to match the frankensteined tower of spaghetti code we have on live now. Maybe there was some sort of bizarre issue with the test?
  8. Kinda wondering about this myself. Seems like we just plain aren't gonna get it in and that they've probably gained all the information they could from this test by now. At least far as login problems go.
  9. Never really occurred to me that not too many people know about this. Thank you for letting everyone know! Speaking of, I didn't know the default for the advanced launcher tool was so low (5000). If you've got a pretty good machine you'd probably be okay with that value as-is. Almost definitely enough to stop the crazy dips without nuking the quality in my own experience. Would only really go lower if you have to. I used to run a much higher value, as by default the higher end graphics options in-game would set it to an unlimited 0 value as I recall. Caused all kinds of crazy dips until you put a reasonable limit in place. Believe I used to run it at 10000. Which caused dips but they were far more reasonable. Anything past that was a bit annoying, I think, I haven't actively played in forever but I doubt that's changed. That or I'm remembering it completely wrong. I might be. Anyway, thank you again for posting this @Mitne. Seems like it's helped out a lot of people!
  10. Sh** happens. Whatever. Thank you for saying sorry
  11. Technically couldn't one simply close Steam before starting the game if they aren't comfortable with registry stuff n' things?
  12. It was available through the boxes at one point in time. You'd get a 365 day lease. Believe at one point the box descriptions stated you could get a permanent version of it. Yet I only saw the leases. So that might've been a typo (If not I want mine damnit ). After a while it was removed from the boxes and hasn't been seen since. Prior to the joker garbage boxes it was only released through a German magazine. You'd get a permanent version of both I believe. It was stated to be a limited item, and is one of the only ones that has remained as such. Which is a bit odd seeing as nearly every other item that was exclusive/limited/"never" coming back again/etc has been re-released ad nauseam. So there's a bit of an argument both for it and against it I suppose.
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