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Old 2022-12-26, 09:44   #1
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Default v.1.7.3 - Update Highlights

Welcome to the highlight of our v1.7.3 release, the last one for 2022! Happy holidays and enjoy the update. You can read the full changelog here.

Logarithmic depth buffer
This change is rather technical, but solves an issue that has been plaguing PR for a long time: Z-fighting. Z-fighting occurs when two objects are so close together, that the engine does not know which one to draw in front of the other. The result is visible flickering between the two objects. This can even get so bad, that you can see players hiding inside a building through the walls. With a logarithmic depth buffer this problem gets reduced massively and z-fighting will be barely noticeable in game.

Comparison between before and after

Mi-8 AMTSh and Ka-29T CAS variants
Just like the UH-1 Huey or Sokol, the Mi-8 and Ka-29T both can now be fielded in a air support role. The choppers will come equipped with S-8 unguided rockets and UPK-23 23mm gun pods.
The variants include:

Mi-8 AMTSh
  • 6x S-8KOM
  • 4x S-8KOM + 2x UPK-23
  • 2x UPK-23

  • 4x S-8KOM + GShG-7.62
  • 2x S-8KOM + GShG-7.62
  • 2x S-8KOM + 2x UPK-23 + GShG-7.62
  • 2x UPK-23 + GShG-7.62

The system is set up to be modular and adaptable to adjust for balance on individual maps or new weapons getting created.

Seasonal maps
As it is becoming tradition, we are releasing two seasonal winter maps for the next couple of months. This year will bring back Icebound (4km) with some quality of life improvements and additionally adds one new map: Quan (2km).

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- The Project Reality Team

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Old 2022-12-26, 12:29   #2
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Great work! Merry christmas to the team!

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Old 2022-12-26, 13:17   #3
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u r amazing

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Old 2022-12-26, 19:14   #4
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Nice update!

The only gripe I have for now is that it sucks that concrete bridges can't be destroyed, this was so fun (and useful for the Opfor) on Basra and Karbala, also on Grozny...
I don't quite see the reasoning behind this change. Even from the "realism" standpoint a concrete bridge should definitely be destroyed by a garry,
and as for gameplay, it wasn't OP or anything to destroy bridges with "mine IEDs", just a cool feature that most other games don't have...
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Old 2022-12-26, 23:15   #5
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You guys are amazing! Thanks!
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Old 2022-12-27, 07:38   #6
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Fantastic work as always
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Old 2022-12-28, 02:43   #7
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Great job. New CAS variants and z-fightng fix are awesome. Happy new year and merry Christmas.

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Old 2023-01-02, 10:57   #8
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Well done, as always guys!
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Old 2023-02-17, 21:00   #9
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Thanks guys! Played some rounds for the first time in a year or two in the past two days and the game is better than ever!

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