As of yesterday I'm finally the proud owner of a copy of Steel Beasts Pro PE. Had to get it from the customs office where the package seems to have been stuck for a least a week, but I won't complain.
Played through a dozen tutorial missions yesterday evening and I have to say I'm completely stunned by the quality of this sim. It runs extremely well on my aging system and looks absolutely terrific! I can't emphasize this enough: the game looks incredibly realistic. The colours, the haze, it's unbelievable how close the terrain ingame comes to the look of the world outside my window. And the sounds! Simply among the best I've ever heard in a sim. Again, it just sounds right
And I haven't even started about the core of the game: the simulation of tanks. In one word: incredible.
Also, the dongle copy protection worked without problems, a nice change from some of the copy protection schemes used by other companies lately.
To say my 1st impression would be "favourable" would be a tremendous understatement.
One small question though: is it possible to zoom in/out of the external F8 view?