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#3761384 - 04/02/13 03:51 PM Special offer  
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Steel Beasts Pro PE 2.654 is now for sale for just $75.- instead of the regular $100.- price. This offer is time-limited until SB Pro PE 3.0 will be released in June.

Thought you might like to know. smile


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#3761615 - 04/02/13 10:38 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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Nice.... And 3.0 in June, even nicer... Thx ssnake

#3761718 - 04/03/13 03:41 AM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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Snake, do you have any news posted on what to expect in 3.0? Thanks in advance.


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#3762051 - 04/03/13 06:46 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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By the time I'm ready to spill the beans, you'll see the news here and at SteelBeasts.com, and possibly on other gaming or military oriented websites like Rock Paper Shotgun. I'll spend the six weeks prior to the release to present the details. That would make it mid to end of April (I'll be away for a week in late May which may hamper me in releasing info on a daily basis, and a few details of the DVD production aren't yet decided (if made locally under control of our office in California it'll take a week longer - not so, if we can have them made in Texas ... but it's unclear if that will work out (the guy responsible for it does not yet know about it)).

Well, we'll all get it sorted, no doubt. Don't worry that you might miss the news. smile


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#3762413 - 04/04/13 10:13 AM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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MMmmmmmmm Upgrade computer you must. Clear moths out of wallet you will. Old computer i fear, Sb3 run will not.



So i have a few months to think of a strategy to get an upgrade allowed from Mrs Bogusheadbox.

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#3762594 - 04/04/13 04:41 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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There's an obvious by costly strategy - buy something nice for Household Six as well. Or do the kind of jobs that she always wanted you to do, like cleaning out the garage ... ah, well - let's not overdo it. Shopping some shooos with her will do fine. wink

#3762869 - 04/05/13 01:36 AM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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Hey Ssnake - will SB 3.0 be a 64 bit program?

#3762973 - 04/05/13 08:07 AM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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No. The question is whether SB Pro PE will ever need to be one. The biggest memory consumption are big maps, and as the map size is limited in the Personal Edition this isn't so much of an issue. Another possible bottleneck is that some function calls that we're using need a relatively large chunk of contiguous RAM address area which may require a Windows reboot if there isn't enough. But that could be solved by using a different function call or other changes in the code.

It's more important to gradually transition SB Pro to profit from multiple CPU cores - something that does happen already, but does not yet have a dramatic effect. At some point it will certainly become noticeable (just not for this coming release).


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#3763530 - 04/06/13 09:21 AM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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Thanks for the reply.

#3763625 - 04/06/13 04:41 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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So does buying this entitle you to 3.0 or do you need to buy an upgrade after that?

#3764171 - 04/07/13 09:56 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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No, the upgrade will go extra. But we're always reducing the price of versions prior to a new release for those who'd like to try it out without paying the full price from the start.


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#3771146 - 04/21/13 05:03 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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How much extra or will it be full price. What will 3 cost?
I was really looking hard at this a few weeks ago and allllllll most bought It so the new price is very tempting. However if there isn't a upgrade path and I have to buy 3.0 at full price I Dont see the point in buying the current version. Seems like it would be an expensive "try" if I liked it and then wanted the new version.

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#3771187 - 04/21/13 07:25 PM Re: Special offer [Re: piiman]  
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Originally Posted By: piiman
How much extra or will it be full price. What will 3 cost?
I was really looking hard at this a few weeks ago and allllllll most bought It so the new price is very tempting. However if there isn't a upgrade path and I have to buy 3.0 at full price I Dont see the point in buying the current version. Seems like it would be an expensive "try" if I liked it and then wanted the new version.


Esims policy so far has been to reduce the price prior to an upgrade that approx. (price of reduced version+update)=price of the new version.

So you don't have a risk here. You can buy version 2.654 now(and play now) and then buy the update. Buying the new version after its release will cost you the same.

Buying 3.0 from scratch(so with dongle and all) will be 125$ again I guess...

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#3771217 - 04/21/13 09:54 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ronin_GE]  
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Originally Posted By: piiman
How much extra or will it be full price. What will 3 cost?
I was really looking hard at this a few weeks ago and allllllll most bought It so the new price is very tempting. However if there isn't a upgrade path and I have to buy 3.0 at full price I Dont see the point in buying the current version. Seems like it would be an expensive "try" if I liked it and then wanted the new version.


Esims policy so far has been to reduce the price prior to an upgrade that approx. (price of reduced version+update)=price of the new version.

So you don't have a risk here. You can buy version 2.654 now(and play now) and then buy the update. Buying the new version after its release will cost you the same.

Buying 3.0 from scratch(so with dongle and all) will be 125$ again I guess...


That's cool then it almost like making payments instead of paying all at once

#3771220 - 04/21/13 10:02 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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We don't want to punish anybody to buy a copy prior to the release of a new version. At the same time, getting the old version at a reduced price shortly before the release of a new one will hopefully get new players interested. smile

Ideally they will like what they got, learn the basics in the weeks before the new version comes out, and thereby reduce the need to ask others for help at a time when everybody, including the experienced players, is busy discovering all the new stuff in a new version. While I try to inform the community about what to expect from an upgrade to the best of my abilities, it's always one thing to hear about it and quite another to try it out yourself.


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#3771222 - 04/21/13 10:24 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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I'm sold but still going bug everyone when the new version comes out.

#3771480 - 04/22/13 03:09 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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Not yet.


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#3771590 - 04/22/13 06:18 PM Re: Special offer [Re: Ssnake]  
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Surely i'm the dumbest person in the house, and the question answered hundred times. But i don't understand if i have the version 2.538 cd and dongle, can i upgrade this to version 3?
What i need buy? Upgrade/secondary license, SB Pro PE v(actual version)?

I'm really sorry, but i have language difficulties. And don't understand every answer here.

#3771624 - 04/22/13 07:35 PM Re: Special offer [Re: apelles]  
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apelles - wait until the details for 3.0 are released, and everything will become more clear.

you will be able to buy the 3.0 upgrade license for SB Pro PE, but Ssnake and eSim Games have not announced the price yet.

you won't have to buy SB Pro PE 3.0 at the full price. you will only have to buy the upgrade license, which costs considerably less.

#3771643 - 04/22/13 08:13 PM Re: Special offer [Re: kramer]  
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Thank you for your clear answer kramer. That's what i need. :-)

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