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XyZspineZyX
07-22-2003, 08:21 AM
Is it to late to get such a simple change into the upcoming patch, ie add two simple configurable settings
1 - Range to Aquire lock.
2 - Range to Break lock

To my simple mind it would only appear to be the additional of 2 simple logical statements into the code plus the ability to configure the settings.

Once you have these configurable the heat goes out of the Padlock debate as side of the debate is free to set the host how they like.

The reason for the 2 seperate settings is to allow for the fact that initially it is hard to find an aircraft in the sky but once you have it spotted you can track it to greater distances.

The second reason is that it will allow those of us that prefer it to limit the artificial assistance Padlock gives to spotting aircraft but still allow Padlock to be useable while in an engagement as it allows Lock to be maintained.

XyZspineZyX
07-22-2003, 08:21 AM
Is it to late to get such a simple change into the upcoming patch, ie add two simple configurable settings
1 - Range to Aquire lock.
2 - Range to Break lock

To my simple mind it would only appear to be the additional of 2 simple logical statements into the code plus the ability to configure the settings.

Once you have these configurable the heat goes out of the Padlock debate as side of the debate is free to set the host how they like.

The reason for the 2 seperate settings is to allow for the fact that initially it is hard to find an aircraft in the sky but once you have it spotted you can track it to greater distances.

The second reason is that it will allow those of us that prefer it to limit the artificial assistance Padlock gives to spotting aircraft but still allow Padlock to be useable while in an engagement as it allows Lock to be maintained.

XyZspineZyX
07-22-2003, 09:06 AM
Also, if the icons switch is on, padlock should not be able to tell friend or foe until the MP_DOTRANGE COLOR variable is in range.

example: You have range-only icons that turn color inside 500m. Outside of 500m padlock should act like it does with icons off (can't differentiate). Inside of the 500m color variable, padlock should act like it does with icons-on.

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XyZspineZyX
07-22-2003, 09:18 PM
See my post, top of page 2 for latest update.

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