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TOcarroll
02-26-2004, 01:50 PM
I'm still an novice at IL-2FB, and trying to fly onlin. One thing I don't get is how to use the padlock view. I know how to rurn it on, and see the red triangle appear around my "target". What I don't get is what to do when he cuts around me. I can follow him with my eyes (view), but then how can I see where I'm going. Do I just turn till I can see both the target and my instrument panel? Or can I switch the view on & off, alternating between looking at the target and my forward view. Some ace please give me some tips. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

TOcarroll
02-26-2004, 01:50 PM
I'm still an novice at IL-2FB, and trying to fly onlin. One thing I don't get is how to use the padlock view. I know how to rurn it on, and see the red triangle appear around my "target". What I don't get is what to do when he cuts around me. I can follow him with my eyes (view), but then how can I see where I'm going. Do I just turn till I can see both the target and my instrument panel? Or can I switch the view on & off, alternating between looking at the target and my forward view. Some ace please give me some tips. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

georgeo76
02-26-2004, 04:05 PM
there is a command called 'forward view with padlock' or something like that. While this key is pressed, you will look forward and snap back to padlock when you let it go.

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TOcarroll
02-27-2004, 05:34 AM
Thank you Georgio. That little trick is one of a number of semi-undocumented features, which the folks at this forum have shared with me.

Tom O'Carroll

tsisqua
02-27-2004, 06:20 AM
If you have enough buttons on your joystick, you can map the forward view with padlock to one of those buttons. Default is Num 0 (Ins). I use this alot for offline games.

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