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major_setback
05-17-2006, 07:25 AM
The trees in this game sway in the breeze (honest!).

After a crash yesterday I was panning and zooming in external mode and I noticed a tree swaying. I thought at first that it must be the mouse that was moving, but after checking that it was still I noticed it was the tree that was moving.

The only trees and bushes that move are the extra ones you get with the 'Perfect' setting in 'Landscape Detail'.
The 'old' trees that are used in towns and populated areas don't sway!
This only works in Perfect settings, and possibly only with object detail set to Excellent (and might only work with certain graphics cards).
The ones that sway most are the 'birch' type which have several moving parts on each tree, though the tall pointed evergreens also move (the top is the only part that sways on these).
The bushes also move slightly - this shows best on the smaller ones; though you have to get in quite close to notice it.

Please let me know if you can see this too, I'd prefer to be told if I'm just imagining it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Aero_Shodanjo
05-17-2006, 07:40 AM
If you wait a little longer, you'll see they begin to grow fruits http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

yup the "perfect" trees and bushes are swaying. try to play the intro2 (or 3) ntrk - the japanese attack on Midway track - with forest=3. when the Zeros attacking, you can see the swaying bush right in front of your face...

...and obscuring the view of strafed Wildcats on the runway http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
05-17-2006, 07:41 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Hmm will have to check that out.

Aero_Shodanjo
05-17-2006, 07:43 AM
Err.. forget the fruits...

The running little men ate them all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

rnzoli
05-17-2006, 07:51 AM
good that this is discovered every once in a while

i have never saw them (not-so-good-graphics-card), but the below threads prove you right:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m...461043793#9461043793 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9461043793/r/9461043793#9461043793)

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m...501037632#9501037632 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9501037632/r/9501037632#9501037632)

Worf101
05-17-2006, 08:14 AM
" you can see the swaying bush right in front of your face...":

Don't know about you but that sentence made me... Laugh so hard I was almost chit myself. All I could see was myself at "the Canadian Ballet" with dollar bills in my teeth..

Da Worfster

Low_Flyer_MkVb
05-17-2006, 08:29 AM
Got track, Worf? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

danjama
05-17-2006, 09:12 AM
I had a video of this up just to prove it to all the dickheads but ive lost the upload link, if anyones interested lemme know.

papotex
05-17-2006, 11:33 AM
guys listen.... this feature was present already when the first release of IL2-FB 1.0 but since then, in later patches, the developers had to tweak the trees effect because it was causing problems for on-line play.

but when IL2-FB was first released(1.0) that effect was the best because the trees moved way more realistic than what you see now.

for example:
when siting on a runway, one could clearly see the tips of pine trees moving independent from eachother and it gave you a feeling that
it was windy outside while you were just sitting inside the cockpit.

but the tree effect i liked more of all in 1.0
(before they had to cut them off) was that one could actually see trees sway in breez while flying over them. As one were flying with strong winds.

now THAT was an incredible effect.
Awseom when flying ground attack missions with the IL2

actually I took that effect(since it was so pronounced) to make up for the poor flight models when FB first released.

then in later patches the developers actually
CUT off the tree sway effect completelly,i guess
they were figuring out how to re-add the effect
so it wouldt affect on-line play.

thats what we have today. I even requested ones in this forum for the developers to allow me to switch the trees to 1.0 effect because it was so feakin cool..but you know how that goes.

hope BOB will have that candy again

shahram177
05-17-2006, 02:44 PM
You guys!
I tell ya!
Spoiled little brats!
You have no idea how good you really have it here do you!
Better patches every other month,
particle effect when you fly low.
dynamic crashes and black outs!
trees that move!
Vibrent environmnet!
you know how much eye candy this game has!
I use to be a x plane nut untill i found this game!
haven't gone back since!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
05-17-2006, 03:12 PM
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Vuco1
05-17-2006, 05:16 PM
Yeah, you should all be forced to play simulations that use vector graphics.
Flanker 1.0 rules!!!
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~ianboys/flank2.jpg

Taylortony
05-17-2006, 06:11 PM
well they would do, cause if you fly at em side on they sure as hell don't have a trunk to stop em swaying

LEXX_Luthor
05-17-2006, 10:08 PM
there is no "breeze" in this sim

That Su-27 Flaker 1.0 from 1995 had strong aircraft pushing winds at altitude, and you could set the winds speeds and directions at two different levels. Granted, the AI didn't respond to the wind, it was just a player thing. But even player-centric wind from 1995 is something we don't see today.

Treetop64
05-17-2006, 11:38 PM
Yep. I just discovered the swaying trees myself just last week, and that's after nearly two years of playing this game.

I'll tell ya, this sim has so much to offer. A multiplicity of flyable aircraft (many of which I still haven't flown!), fantastic FMs and graphics (with the right hardware to take advantage), a vibrant online community, and strong third-party support.

WWMaxGunz
05-18-2006, 08:42 AM
I would be much happier with a windsock at the airfield.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
05-18-2006, 08:54 AM
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SeaFireLIV
05-18-2006, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
The trees in this game sway in the breeze (honest!).

After a crash yesterday I was panning and zooming in external mode and I noticed a tree swaying. I thought at first that it must be the mouse that was moving, but after checking that it was still I noticed it was the tree that was moving.

The only trees and bushes that move are the extra ones you get with the 'Perfect' setting in 'Landscape Detail'.
The 'old' trees that are used in towns and populated areas don't sway!
This only works in Perfect settings, and possibly only with object detail set to Excellent (and might only work with certain graphics cards).
The ones that sway most are the 'birch' type which have several moving parts on each tree, though the tall pointed evergreens also move (the top is the only part that sways on these).
The bushes also move slightly - this shows best on the smaller ones; though you have to get in quite close to notice it.

Please let me know if you can see this too, I'd prefer to be told if I'm just imagining it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


major_setback, tHeBaLrOgRoCkS, Treetop64 where`ve you guys been? I noticed this about a year ago after one of my many crash landings. It`s a nice touch.

I guess you`ve seen the waves lapping the shore, the sky gradually darkens over time, men running from trucks and the topless lady on one of the bridges in Leningrad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Treetop64
05-18-2006, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
major_setback, tHeBaLrOgRoCkS, Treetop64 where`ve you guys been? I noticed this about a year ago after one of my many crash landings. It`s a nice touch.

I guess you`ve seen the waves lapping the shore, the sky gradually darkens over time, men running from trucks and the topless lady on one of the bridges in Leningrad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Haven't noticed before because I haven't crash-landed before, silly!

Anyways, where's that topless chick? I'm gettin' tired of watching the same free 10 second video clips on the web... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

slipBall
05-18-2006, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:
I would be much happier with a windsock at the airfield.


I hope that we see them in BOB

major_setback
05-18-2006, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:



major_setback, tHeBaLrOgRoCkS, Treetop64 where`ve you guys been? I noticed this about a year ago after one of my many crash landings. It`s a nice touch.

I guess you`ve seen the waves lapping the shore, the sky gradually darkens over time, men running from trucks and the topless lady on one of the bridges in Leningrad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

I just got a new comp'. I couldn't really run on perfect before last week.

Last time this was covered was 11 January...I was abroad on holiday (my excuse http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif). Must have missed it (although I do go through the posts looking for interesting stuff).

WTE_Ibis
05-19-2006, 03:49 AM
Swaying women in the mess hall would be better.
Only mhop of course.

.

Crash_Moses
05-19-2006, 07:07 AM
Originally posted by Vuco1:
Yeah, you should all be forced to play simulations that use vector graphics.
Flanker 1.0 rules!!!
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~ianboys/flank2.jpg

At least you can read the compass!!!

But I wouldn't mind seeing flags waving...Not at all...not one bit