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BaldieJr
05-06-2004, 05:41 PM
Can we have a "hardcore" setting in conf.ini that allows us to always start with a 'blank' plane on the runway?

Magnetos off, radiator closed, chargers on stage 1 and what-not.

I also would like complete manual control of everything in US planes.

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Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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BaldieJr
05-06-2004, 05:41 PM
Can we have a "hardcore" setting in conf.ini that allows us to always start with a 'blank' plane on the runway?

Magnetos off, radiator closed, chargers on stage 1 and what-not.

I also would like complete manual control of everything in US planes.

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Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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xTHRUDx
05-06-2004, 05:44 PM
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Merlin (FZG_Immel)
05-06-2004, 06:11 PM
thats a good idea !!!

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noshens
05-06-2004, 08:32 PM
Yea, and dont forget the mixture! At least there will be some use for magnetos.

PlaneEater
05-07-2004, 12:09 AM
Definitely has my vote.

The more switches and levers I have to throw before the plane starts, the cooler it is. Especially when it's Maddox accurate.

That's the *one* thing I liked about CFS3--the multi-step manual starts. Mags on, breakers set, fuel pump on, battery switch on, energize, flip starter until the engine turns over.

Much better than just pressing 'I'.

IAFS_Painter
05-07-2004, 12:50 AM
Hmmm .... if this is implemented, we'd want various levels of difficulty ...

Some of these planes took 1/2 hour to warm up ready for flight (we are talking 1940's technology).

NOT funny on a DF server with a vulcher hanging about ...

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VVS-Manuc
05-07-2004, 02:05 AM
These things would make a real Complex Engine Management as it was promised for FB. But now it is crippled...who cares about magnetos? fuel pumps don't exist in FB/AEP... selecting fuel tanks is not necessary ...mixture has only small effects etc.

Stalker58
05-07-2004, 02:08 AM
I have even cooler idea:
Can we have a setting in conf.ini that allows us to always start as black hole on the runway? That way I'd spare a lot of time on futile attemps to take off without crashing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Altitude, speed, manoeuvre and.... CRASH!

609IAP_Recon
05-07-2004, 04:41 AM
good one.

As mentioned, if only all this had more effect - would be wonderful.

I push for more simulator and less arcade personally.

Salute!

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edmh
05-07-2004, 05:52 AM
please please please could we have a taxi
waypoint?

we know the ai can steer columns of trucks
over the ground and around corners, so it
could do the same with planes.

then you could start a mission in the air
park, start engines whichever way you prefer,
taxi out, fly, land, taxi back.

The final taxi point at mission end could have
a timeout so that objects can time out and
disappear, if this has got to happen.

just my $0.02.

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BaldieJr
05-07-2004, 09:02 AM
Taxi waypoints are cool, but have nothing to do with my Coolest Idea Ever thread.

I like the idea of longer start-squences and more manual control for those who want it.

I'd also like to see more fragile engines. These guys who constantly zoom around at max power just drive me nuts.

Oh, and a random bad engine wouldn't be too bad either.

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
Specs:
More expensive than the dining set.
Less expensive than the couch.
Smaller than the dishwasher.
Just as noisy as the refridgerator.
Faster than the cars' computer.
Less practical than the car.
Face it, people who put thier computer specs in thier signature are pretty ****ing wierd.

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Snuffy_Hadden
05-07-2004, 09:16 AM
B-17II has a feature where you can start run and control the plane by mousing over the controls on the instrument clusters and controls levers.

It would be a boon to have the ability to do the same type of control here as well.

I also second the idea of starting planes on hardstands or near the hangars so a taxi route is necessary for take off. The heavies don't get much runway all lined up like that on a strip.

I would also like to see the incoropration of a SOP for grouping up and SOP for landing. No more racing to catch the leader, or weaving or bobbing hoping that your chance at a runway for landing is available.

Daiichidoku
09-15-2004, 01:17 PM
it would be nice to have to taxi out, then run up the engine, do a mag check, etc....

random engine failures would certainly make take offs MUCH more critical...wont get ding-dongs trapasing over the grass willy-nilly if yo umight get an engine out and not be able to set 'er back down on some decent patch...

I know its unworkable, but it woudl be VERY nice to have random comms go out, as well....one moment, your espeaking to your wing, the next all is silent...your radio has packed up....or even no transmitter in early russian types....

finally, how about random gunsight bulb failures?

WUAF_Badsight
09-16-2004, 12:53 AM
if a plane didnt have a manuel control for a setting that FB also has . . . . . then its not in FB

i.e. mix or pitch , or supercharger level

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FA_Whisky
09-16-2004, 02:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> if a plane didnt have a manuel control for a setting that FB also has . . . . . then its not in FB

i.e. mix or pitch , or supercharger level

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Not really. P51d had manual supercharger and auto. Manual mixture and auto mixture.

Willey
09-16-2004, 09:23 AM
That's how CEM *S*H*O*U*L*D* be!!!

zjulik
09-16-2004, 09:33 AM
It`s a cool idea alright, but not as cool as this: A helmet connected to the game, giving you electrical charges (of configurable voltage for the arcade gang) upon "player wounded" messages.

Once the helmet catches on, we could have full suits.

BaldieJr
09-16-2004, 11:11 AM
be masochistic on your own time

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AusDerReihe
09-16-2004, 07:11 PM
random engine failures would be nice, but maybe not too fun for the poor bastard who fails to take off in coop and has to wait 45mins for the next mission load...

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F19_Orheim
09-17-2004, 07:46 AM
Cool idea Baldie, still not the coolest idea you have had. That one is a server with only ONE plane flyable, and that plane should be a CR@P plane. really miss ithttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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heywooood
09-17-2004, 11:27 PM
I really could not agree more with Baldie on this.

check the fuel selector to main - check the battery - on

pump the primer handle twice - mixture full rich - brake set

switch on - hit the starter..count blades one, two, three she catches... cycle the prop

...check the mags..set flaps...

check oil pressure and temp...open the rad when the temp needle moves...

call the tower when ready to taxi...

Yes - I left out some stuff but this is what is missing from 'simulated' startup.

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Mashie_Nibblick
09-24-2004, 08:19 PM
I couldn't agree with Zjulik less.

I couldn't agree with Baldie more. Pressing 'I' and letting 'er rip just doesn't measure up. My magneto switches feel neglected.

BaldieJr
09-25-2004, 01:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
Cool idea Baldie, still not the coolest idea you have had. That one is a server with only ONE plane flyable, and that plane should be a CR@P plane. really miss ithttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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You are not the only one who misses it!

I can't believe noone else has done it. I think most people are afraid of taking the "uber plane" excuse away.

Single-plane match-ups are the best!

F19_Orheim
09-25-2004, 08:26 AM
well Baldie, when I get my other rig up I will definately put it up, with your blessing?

BaldieJr
09-25-2004, 10:51 AM
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