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ToiletSiphon
04-17-2004, 09:21 PM
My personal request for PF would be shorter, more exciting campaigns. I like flying a big variety of airplanes, but I can't stant to let something unfinished. So in FB, I just tried to finish a campaign before starting another. And it gets quite boring, missions are pretty much the same every time. And those "new airfield travel" missions are boring as hell.

What I would like is short campaigns, like 10-12 missions, that would focus on major battles of the war. But what would give a lot of replay value is that you could play every campaign with a lot of different planes. For example, I'd love to play Midway in a F4U, then replay it in a SB-3 or a Zero, so I could see many facettes of the battle and never get bored to fly always the same plane in the same type of missions (I think I flew 35 missions with the Brewster in FB, I'm starting to hate that plane even if I never got shot down...)

ToiletSiphon
04-17-2004, 09:21 PM
My personal request for PF would be shorter, more exciting campaigns. I like flying a big variety of airplanes, but I can't stant to let something unfinished. So in FB, I just tried to finish a campaign before starting another. And it gets quite boring, missions are pretty much the same every time. And those "new airfield travel" missions are boring as hell.

What I would like is short campaigns, like 10-12 missions, that would focus on major battles of the war. But what would give a lot of replay value is that you could play every campaign with a lot of different planes. For example, I'd love to play Midway in a F4U, then replay it in a SB-3 or a Zero, so I could see many facettes of the battle and never get bored to fly always the same plane in the same type of missions (I think I flew 35 missions with the Brewster in FB, I'm starting to hate that plane even if I never got shot down...)

Nimits
04-17-2004, 09:51 PM
You should join my lobby for a Kamikaze campaign. Complete a campaign in one session; fly with any plane. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BTW, the F4U (Corsair) was not at Midway; Nor was the Russian SB-3 medium bomber.

Fennec_P
04-17-2004, 10:04 PM
Don't worry, I'm sure there will be torpedo bomber campaigns.

http://members.shaw.ca/fennec/urban.jpg

ToiletSiphon
04-18-2004, 06:58 PM
I meant SBD-3 and F4F... I always mix those letter up...

But does anyone thinks like me?

olaleier
04-18-2004, 07:10 PM
I agree.

Aren't there already .cfg tweaks for DGen campaign length in FB?

Something similar will probably be carried over.

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ToiletSiphon
04-18-2004, 08:59 PM
maybe... I wasn't aware of them. Do you know what they are?

TacticalSkirmsh
04-19-2004, 06:38 AM
Hi mate, just edit your conf.ini file in your game directory. Add [DGen] section then you can change all sorts of campaign settings. With regards to your specific question use the following -

CampaignLength=Very Short - now you only play around 10-12 missions per campaign.

Do a search for all the other parameters (sorry at work and can't provide you with them). If you have trouble PM me mate.

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Chuck_Older
04-19-2004, 03:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ToiletSiphon:
My personal request for PF would be shorter, more exciting campaigns. I like flying a big variety of airplanes, but I can't stant to let something unfinished. So in FB, I just tried to finish a campaign before starting another. And it gets quite boring, missions are pretty much the same every time. And those "new airfield travel" missions are boring as hell.

What I would like is short campaigns, like 10-12 missions, that would focus on major battles of the war. But what would give a lot of replay value is that you could play every campaign with a lot of different planes. For example, I'd love to play Midway in a F4U, then replay it in a SB-3 or a Zero, so I could see many facettes of the battle and never get bored to fly always the same plane in the same type of missions (I think I flew 35 missions with the Brewster in FB, I'm starting to hate that plane even if I never got shot down...)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It sounds to me like what you really want isn't campaign mode at all, it is an overview OF a campaign, where specific parts of a battle are fought from many perspectives, and from each side.

The whole premise of a campaign is to fly all those missions as you would if you really WERE a pilot in service during the war. To change that is changing the way a "campaign" works. If that's what you want, fine, but please, do not call this an option for campaigns. Changing campaigns to reflect what you are talking about is not a campaign, it is an overview of a battle.

I have no problem with what you suggest, but shorter, more exciting, less redundant, and from all sides of the battle and from different sides is no longer a "campaign", it's not what that means.

I am not simply correcting your English, by the way. I think your idea is a good one but I do not like the idea of the campaign structure being changed.

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olaleier
04-19-2004, 04:36 PM
ToiletSiphon, the exact DGen tweaks can be found in the FB 1.11 readme.

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ToiletSiphon
04-20-2004, 08:57 PM
Thank you, I will take a look at it!

About my english... sorry but it's not my native language, maybe I didn't chose the right words.

When I say 10-12 mission, I think 10-12 missions with the same plane. It would not be a complete tour of duty, but it would definitly highlight specific battles.