This thread is dedicated to New Pilots flying Lomac
To play online, patch 1.02 is required. It is also important that LOMAC be patched from a fresh install of the original 1.00.
There are known issues patching from 1.01 to 1.02. If 1.01 is installed then LOMAC must be completely uninstalled including the "Eagle Dynamics" directory in "Program Files". Then reinstall LOMAC and patch using the 1.00 to 1.02 patch. It can be found here
Hyperlobby is the only place to play online. It can be downloaded here
Most players use Teamspeak and its what we the 169th recommend. It can be downloaded here
We have a Teamspeak Server linked to our Homepage. there is nearly always a few panthers connected and we are always happy to help out the new guys. Once you register to the 169th Panthers Website you will be able to just click on the Teamspeak window and join our "Ready Room" Channel
It is extremely important when joining a server that the connection speed be altered to "XDSL 128/128 Kbit/s".
This is done at the Multiplayer screen by switching to "STOP" and then changing the default setting "Modem 33.6" to "XDSL 128/128 Kbit/s"
The Golden Rules
** Always Read The Brief
** Most servers do not allow Vulching (shooting aircraft whilst they are still on the ground)
** If you change your loadout or create a new one it is most important to SAVE IT. If you dont save the load then your aircraft missiles will be invisible to everyone else on the server. Not only that but your kills will not register and you will not get a score.
** Do not use Mods unless the Server specifies. Not only are they looked apon as cheats, but they also make servers unstable when they don't have the same mods installed. Mods are not scenery changes. mods are aircraft modifications like the F16 and F18 or Loadout mods such as the AIM54C on Su27's
** Most of all have fun and respect your opponents.
"The best pilots are not the ones with the most kills. They are the ones who can acknowledge a good kill".
Originally posted here