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Snoop_Baron
09-07-2004, 09:04 PM
I wanted to know if there was something wrong with the way the Zero's reticle is modeled because the orange lines have strange fuzzy orange splotches around them. Is this purposely modeled this way because of some known problem with the Zero's reticle or is this simply a bug?

I noticed this oddity when the Zero was first added. But I was just flying it again doing some carrier practice because PF is coming soon and wanted this cleared up.

Here is an image that shows what I mean:
http://snoopbaron.com.h3.homepageuniverse.com/ZeroReticle.jpg ]

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Snoop_Baron
09-07-2004, 09:04 PM
I wanted to know if there was something wrong with the way the Zero's reticle is modeled because the orange lines have strange fuzzy orange splotches around them. Is this purposely modeled this way because of some known problem with the Zero's reticle or is this simply a bug?

I noticed this oddity when the Zero was first added. But I was just flying it again doing some carrier practice because PF is coming soon and wanted this cleared up.

Here is an image that shows what I mean:
http://snoopbaron.com.h3.homepageuniverse.com/ZeroReticle.jpg ]

Thanks,
Snoop

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XyZspineZyX
09-07-2004, 10:07 PM
Er......what's the problem exactly?

The orange "haze" is simply a bit of "glow" around the lines reflected onto the gunsight. I don't think it'd hide anything or obscure a shot.... wish we could say the same about muzzle blast.

VMF513_Sandman
09-08-2004, 05:29 AM
ever notice stig that practically every nose mounted weapon has the 'nuclear blast fx's'? exception: p-38's. before aep, only the 37mm cannon on the p-39's had the nuclear blast...now, even the mg's have it rather badly. also note the p-63. unless u have either a: gunpod's, or b: point blank range, u aint gonna hit a gnat's azz in a p-63.
i can see the 'nuclear blast' with extreme cannon rounds; mk108's...but with just machine guns?! ummm, i think NOT.

Snoop_Baron
09-08-2004, 08:25 AM
It could be some sort of glow. But if that was the case I would expect a more uniform glow on all the lines in the reticle. Also I would expect a similar glow on other reticles. Anyone have any other ideas?

I'm not saying there is a problem, I'm asking if there is a problem. Get the difference.

Also please don't see this as some sort of whine because I think this plane has some sort of performance disadvantage. Just wanted to get this cleared up incase it was a mistake. Also please don't turn this into a nother muzzle flash thread, we have had enough of those already. I think most of us already agree they are over done in this sim. Lets try to stay on topic.

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XyZspineZyX
09-08-2004, 11:27 AM
I don't think it was a "univeral thickness" type of effect. If it were, it'd look quite a bit worse. I feel it's well done here.

I also understood your question as a simple query and not a statement that you'd made up your mind. But you did ask if "something was wrong", so I commented I didn't 'see a problem'.

It's all good.

Xnomad
09-08-2004, 04:14 PM
Maybe it's like this?

http://www.grand-illusions.com/images/lingelh_1.jpg

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09-08-2004, 06:31 PM
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09-08-2004, 07:04 PM
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Triple_AA
09-09-2004, 01:03 PM
I one wrote Oleg about this. I believe it was right after the Zero was added to the sim.

I don't recall his exact words, but he said that's the way they looked in real life and he wished all the planes in the sim looked the same.

Personally, I think the person who modeled the thing, no doubt using the real thing as an example, simply forgot to use some Windex to wipe off the 60 year old smudge and ended up "modeling" it in. But hey, what do I know.

There are lots of "little" things that are screwy in FB including the muzzel flash, but stuborness won't allow their change.

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Snoop_Baron
09-09-2004, 05:57 PM
Who knows m8, I've never seen a WWII reticle actualy on in real life before. Has anyone on this forum seen one? Maybe they have some sort of "glow" or maybe the reference was just a bit dirty as you suggest. I have no clue, either way.

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