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  1. As more and more players updating to windows 10 fall creators update,,which in turn makes the game crash at startup in DX11 mode,for some users,here is the fix. I think it affects players with AMD video cards only.So the fix is,you either switch the game to DX9 mode in game settings,,BEFORE the windows update,,or if too late,already updated.and can`t start the game,you can do it in the preferences.xml file in game folder : Get to game folder,and in preferences.xml file,change the : <label> GRAPHICS_API </label> <activeOption> 1 </activeOption> to <activeoption > 0......... so you change the 1 to 0 ,between the active options,,under the GRAPHICS_API line. It sets the game in dx9 mode,,try it pls. It helped me with the same issue . In case you did a clean install,,and don't have the preferences .xml file in game folder,,reboot pc in safe mode with networking,start game,it is going to start,don't worry,,in the game,change settings to dx9 mode,,exit game,reboot windows to normal mode,,and you are good to go.
  2. here it is,,again: Get to game folder,and in preferences.xml file,change the : <label> GRAPHICS_API </label> <activeOption> 1 </activeOption> to <activeoption > 0......... so you change the 1 to 0 ,between the active options,,under the GRAPHICS_API line. It sets the game in dx9 mode,,try it pls. It helped me with the same issue . In case you did a clean install,,and dont have the preferences .xml file in game folder,,reboot pc in safe mode with networking,start game,it is going to start,don`t worry,,in the game,change settings to dx9 mode,,exit game,reboot windows to nomal mode,,and you are good to go.
  3. admins should make this fix ,to crash on start after windows 10 update issue,pinned ,,untill devs comes up with an update to fix the issue,,but to be true,,it`s been months now,,couple of updates passed,,no fix.You have to run the game in dx9 mode,,dx11 won't work after the windows update.
  4. here it is,,again: Get to game folder,and in preferences.xml file,change the : <label> GRAPHICS_API </label> <activeOption> 1 </activeOption> to <activeoption > 0......... so you change the 1 to 0 ,between the active options,,under the GRAPHICS_API line. It sets the game in dx9 mode,,try it pls. It helped me with the same issue . In case you did a clean install,,and dont have the preferences .xml file in game folder,,reboot pc in safe mode with networking,start game,it is going to start,don`t worry,,in the game,change settings to dx9 mode,,exit game,reboot windows to nomal mode,,and you are good to go.
  5. oh yes,and did a lot worse than usually do,,spent way too much time shooting at smokescreens...........hitting nothing :-)
  6. well,, i just did 1 game with this x mod,,,,so far not impressed at all. To be frank,,it was a low tier (6) game,,with a german CL,,no targets behind islands and stuff,,couple of dds hiding in smoke,,the X thing did not help at all,,,i guess it really depends on the ship one using,and ,in certain situation,,,
  7. not what i meant,,,so the ship is spotted,,by somebody else,plane etc,,and you want to shoot at him,,but you cant actually aim at him,if you cant see him,,,right? But with the x mark on the minimap,,you can. You still not gonna get a lock on target,,but the chances to a hit is a lot better than trying to aim somewhere around the ship thru sniper mode...
  8. ok,i mean how do you physically aim your guns at the ships.sitting behind islands? Not meaning,that some part sticking out..Where do you move your aiming reticle ,,if you cant see the target? You either aim at the closest terrain feature like the island front of the ship,,or behind at the water,,and some shells might hit,,most of them not,,,,or how do you do it??
  9. funny,,that people WHO ARE USING this mod are saying it`s not really helpful ,but still using it,and trying to underscore it`s usefulness?? I`ll try it tonight,,,wanna see myself,,so most likely ,starting tomorrow,i`m gonna say it`s not helping at all,,so you all gonna know what that is really means.... :-)
  10. how? If you can`t aim at it,,how do you hit it? Unless you are using a spotter plane?
  11. ...there is more than a few added feature in that game mod pack,,that adds a lot of little, or more than little ,extra help to the players using it,, situational awareness stuff,that removes a lot of the "fog of war",,the guessing ,, blindness under combat strain bla bla stuff from the game,,, Like the above mentioned ship movements help..and the detection type help,,that tells you if u were spotted by plane or radar or hydro??? wth,,,none of that should be allowed at all. Somehow i thought that the approved modding only went for visual appearance and sounds and the likes,,but this is a lot more than should be approved ,,or if it`s approved ,,than make it official part of the game,,so there is no advantage over unaware players...
  12. the thing is,,if it were not useful,,players wouldn't use it,,,but they do.Just went over aslain mod forums,,and yes the verdict is,,it`s helping a lot when you don`t have direct visual contact on the target. Not just a bit,, but a lot...Don`t get it how it was approved by wargaming??
  13. if it`s officially part of the game,,than it`s fair game,,everybody knows about it,,everybody free to use it,,that is the diff. I did not even know about this x mark minimap mod until today,and wondering how many other mods are there,that can help players similar way.... Either everybody has them,or none,,that is the only fair way to go.
  14. ..one situation,when this mod could give an extremely good advantage is,,when you trying to aim an a ship that is behind island cover,,and you know your projectile arch is high enough,,but you just can`t aim on the darn thing,there you go,,,this mod is the answer....hope they ban it,or make it official part of the game. There should be no mods allowable that helps any way over players running the vanilla ,period. None.
  15. Would be extremely difficult to do so,,and hit constantly causing major damage without that mod. You might be extraordinary good aiming elevation ,but without this "mod" it was pure luck to hit that target in a cyclone... I`ll might even gonna try this mod,,to see firsthand,how much it helps,,but so far i`m convinced already,,that it gives an unfair advantage . Aiming thru the 2d interface of the minimap,takes out the 3dh dimension from the aiming process:the elevation,which is probably the most difficult in the 3 dimensional problem of the "aiming" at long distances....