Message from Springbok in South African Border War: Operation Savannah #modeling

2019-03-16 15:43:11 UTC  

id believe that lol

2019-03-16 15:47:23 UTC  

In game, at the moment, it would be a promlem. I tnink it is the emrap, you can see the engine just in front of the suspension, and you can even use a knife to disable it

2019-03-16 15:48:07 UTC  

That's why in the mod I want players to be able to drive over enemies and kill them that way

2019-03-16 15:48:32 UTC  

As it was a tactic used in the Border War. Would be silly not to have that option to just squash any sneaky guys trying to do that.

2019-03-16 15:48:51 UTC  

i have seen some of the buffels with closed engines so that would help too if it can be closed

2019-03-16 15:50:24 UTC  

Buffel engine...

2019-03-16 15:50:43 UTC  

when its cloced

2019-03-16 15:50:50 UTC  

That's a Rhino IIRC?

2019-03-16 15:50:53 UTC  

Or Moffel

2019-03-16 15:51:44 UTC  

@Kooijpolloi will probably know.

2019-03-16 15:52:48 UTC  

well doesnt matter cause they were fast af for troop deployment

2019-03-16 15:53:53 UTC  

The chances of getting up to a Buffel to stab its engine is unlikely unless the crew have the situational awareness equivalent to a sloth.

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2019-03-16 15:55:20 UTC  

It is vulnerable to small arms fire though...

2019-03-16 15:55:48 UTC  

you could also decide how mush detail is needed 'in game', enough to be immersed, without impacting game performance ect...

2019-03-16 15:55:54 UTC  

I can see enemy players zoning in on the engine at least from certain angles. There is an armour plate covering the right side

2019-03-16 15:56:31 UTC  

Ja true. I will have to optimize the model a lot. The engine won't be as detailed as it is in reality. But the general shape will be as accurate as I can get it

2019-03-16 15:57:33 UTC  

As for RPG's they often caused through and through effects on the hull of the Buffel due to how thin the armour is

2019-03-16 15:57:58 UTC  

I'm certain that would piss off a lot of players though if they shoot the rear cabin only for it to kill one troop and exit the other side

2019-03-16 16:00:36 UTC  

send a pick of engine in current state pls cant remember how it looks at the moment .... at least some should survive a mine though ... bit of a trade-off

2019-03-16 16:01:01 UTC  

Well it's pretty much a box at the moment

2019-03-16 16:01:23 UTC  

You can see parts of it in the Buffel image

2019-03-16 16:01:28 UTC  

open the original and zoom in

2019-03-16 16:01:48 UTC  

lolz. i remember a bit more than a box

2019-03-16 16:01:56 UTC  

Alright will do a render quick

2019-03-16 16:01:57 UTC  

will do so

2019-03-16 16:04:22 UTC  

Standard buffel is the open engine compartment

2019-03-16 16:04:49 UTC  

Rhino upgrade is the enclosed engine and better driver compartment

2019-03-16 16:11:02 UTC  

so rhino upgrade is the way to go

2019-03-16 16:11:40 UTC  

Ja but it wasn't standard in the war as per reference the majority of the Buffels had the exposed engine so that will be the more common variant in the mod

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2019-03-16 16:12:33 UTC  

then i guess we'r running the basterds over

2019-03-16 16:13:00 UTC  

Engine looks like kak as you can see 😅 as it drove me on the verge of madness at the time so I never finished it. But will do so once I return to finish the Buffel

2019-03-16 16:13:27 UTC  

it looks good thb

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2019-03-16 16:13:39 UTC  

Indeed either run them over or shoot them. That's how it was done back then and how it'll be done in SABW: Operation Savannah 😉

2019-03-16 16:14:11 UTC