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x__CRASH__x
11-21-2004, 12:13 AM
I've noticed that you can't see enemy airfields on the pilots map in the game, no matter what you do to try to get them to show up. Is this a new "feature" that we can't de-select? If not, how can we turn them back on in our DF maps?
If it is a new feature which we have no choice with, I propose making it a selectable feature. Here is an option for the FMB:

0 = No airfield highlighted at all, including friendly
1 = All fields shown as white fields on the map, probably most realistic
2 = No enemy airfields, only showing friendly and neutral white.
3 = Fields drawn with white for neutral, blue and red respectively, like it used to be.

x__CRASH__x
11-21-2004, 12:13 AM
I've noticed that you can't see enemy airfields on the pilots map in the game, no matter what you do to try to get them to show up. Is this a new "feature" that we can't de-select? If not, how can we turn them back on in our DF maps?
If it is a new feature which we have no choice with, I propose making it a selectable feature. Here is an option for the FMB:

0 = No airfield highlighted at all, including friendly
1 = All fields shown as white fields on the map, probably most realistic
2 = No enemy airfields, only showing friendly and neutral white.
3 = Fields drawn with white for neutral, blue and red respectively, like it used to be.

Jazz-Man
11-21-2004, 01:34 AM
I completely concur. Having this as an option would be very nice and probably not all that complicated to impliment.

x__CRASH__x
11-21-2004, 05:51 AM
Glad you think so! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-21-2004, 06:27 AM
Sounds good to me

x__CRASH__x
11-21-2004, 07:30 PM
good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bearcat99
11-21-2004, 08:06 PM
Wow I hadnt noticed that!! That kind of bites... I use DF maps to practice ground attack. I agree with you 100%.

WUAF_Badsight
11-21-2004, 09:48 PM
to get a enemy airfeild to show in your in-game map before PF , you had to have an object at that airfeild that was classed as "Artillery" (such as a light , or balloon , or a siren , or surprisingly enough a AAA gun)

so with this in place , the enemy airfeild wont show at all now ?

x__CRASH__x
11-21-2004, 11:17 PM
I put static aircraft on the airfield to get them to show the color of the enemy base, vice a neutral white.

Now the bases don't even show up no matter what I have tried to put on them.

Blackjack174
11-22-2004, 03:55 AM
would be nice to have such options , but i think the main reason enemy airfields dont show up is that carriers show themselfs as airfields on map , so they removed them so you cant see the enemy carrier on your flightmap http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
maybe the airfields and CVs are the same to the engine when it comes to map symbology, so perhabs such a feature is not possible

x__CRASH__x
11-22-2004, 12:30 PM
But affects enemy airbases on land as well.

x__CRASH__x
11-22-2004, 05:56 PM
I'm hearing that surrounding a base with markers will get them to show up.

I'll try it tonight when I get home from work.

antifreeze
11-22-2004, 06:08 PM
There's a new DGen parameter:
NoAirfieldHighlight

I wonder if it has something to do with that change?

Jazz-Man
11-23-2004, 03:12 AM
It's not a DGen issue, it's a DF server issue. When you create a DF map, no matter what you put around the airfields, if you spawn as Red, you don't see Blue airfields at all (they aren't even shown as white, which is insane, because honestly, I don't think the Allies were so ignorant as to not know where the airfields were, even if they knew nothing ofthe forces there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) on the in game map.

They show up on the spawn map, but never in game. It's an odd feature if it's a feature. I'd just like to see a conf.ini entry made for it so that you could atleast customize it on the server side.

Crash_Man
11-23-2004, 09:52 PM
For landbased maps, if you put nothing at the airfield, then it will show up on the pilot map as a white neutral base. If you put object with a specific side to color the base, then the map just does not appear on the opponent's map at all.

WUAF_Badsight
11-23-2004, 11:11 PM
i cannot get it too show now , no matter what i do

DarthBane_
11-24-2004, 02:28 AM
Lets bring it the way it was

JG53Frankyboy
11-24-2004, 04:05 AM
its a wonderfull feature !
espacially for COOP based online wars.
so the enemy does not exactly know from where you start. its mre a realistic feeling and its harder to camp over enemy bases.

in dogfight maps, well, wright down the mapgrid - you see the bases before selection http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

leave it like it is, great idea from developer team.