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kenspiker
07-13-2008, 03:34 PM
I've been playing Il-2 for a few weeks, single player missions and I'm getting familiar with the game. (A great sim!) I have a sort of general question: how to know what specifically fulfills a mission. It's not always easy for me to tell. Of course it would be different for every mission, but is it hitting all the waypoints? And surviving? I remember getting the mission completed message, but I could still be killed trying to land. I have missed waypoints and still completed missions. Scoring kills? I have completed missions without scoring any kills.

I will turn on Autopilot to let it lead me to the next waypoint but sometimes the autopilot trns my plane back along the track I just came. (This was not in the vicinity of enemy aircraft.) At one time it sent me in the opposite direction of the waypoint, out into the ocean, then declared I'd completed the mission.

I know this is a rather vague question, but it's been bothering me because I"m not always sure what it wants me to do next. I do read the briefing, but it's often phrased in general terms. Thanx.

Zeus-cat
07-13-2008, 05:01 PM
This happens when you do not fly close to each waypoint. I think you must be within 1 to 1.5 km of a waypoint for it to be considered flown over.

If you "miss" waypoint #2 and you manually fly up to waypoint #5 and then engage autopilot, the computer will turn around and return to waypoint #2. Then it will fly to waypoint #3, #4 and then #5.

WTE_Galway
07-13-2008, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by kenspiker:
I've been playing Il-2 for a few weeks, single player missions and I'm getting familiar with the game. (A great sim!) I have a sort of general question: how to know what specifically fulfills a mission. It's not always easy for me to tell. Of course it would be different for every mission, but is it hitting all the waypoints? And surviving? I remember getting the mission completed message, but I could still be killed trying to land. I have missed waypoints and still completed missions. Scoring kills? I have completed missions without scoring any kills.

I will turn on Autopilot to let it lead me to the next waypoint but sometimes the autopilot trns my plane back along the track I just came. (This was not in the vicinity of enemy aircraft.) At one time it sent me in the opposite direction of the waypoint, out into the ocean, then declared I'd completed the mission.

I know this is a rather vague question, but it's been bothering me because I"m not always sure what it wants me to do next. I do read the briefing, but it's often phrased in general terms. Thanx.

First point, if you get "mission complete" whilst still flying you no longer need to return to base, if you quit immediately without landing you still get the option to apply the mission and proceed to the next one. You may of course opt to RTB and land anyway for role play reasons or decide to continue and rack up a few more kills before exiting.

As for the mission complete message itself. I have seen it appear after killing specific random aircraft (often bombers) after crossing certian waypoints, on escort missions upon passing waypoints while close to the flight you are assigned to escort, I have seen it turn up when you cross back into friendly territtory.

In one peculiar case (an airbase defence mission) "mission complete" occurred when I crossed INTO enemy territory, well from the base I was defending. I had destroyed the incoming bogies and was off on an unauthorised frolic to hit a ground target.

You will eventually get a feel for the sort of things the DGEN commonly assigns mission complete too, but it always remains unpredictable.