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crazyivan1970
04-25-2007, 09:42 AM
Just wanted to say quick thanks to the owners of Zeke vs Wildcat server. Simply outstanding server. Definitely one of the best out there. I am not a huge fan of PTO, usually hanging around Winds Of War or Wingwalkers - which are both fantasctic servers as well and fit my liking... But i have to say, spending few hours on Zeke vs Wildcat Warbirds blew me away. Outstanding teamwork, some really good sticks - absolute blast. I might even like PTO after all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Well done Warbirds of Prey, keep up the good work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

faustnik
04-25-2007, 10:01 AM
I agree, great server, fun maps, good settings.

Old_Canuck
04-25-2007, 10:18 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed a couple of A20 missions last night beating up convoys on the Kakoda trail. Like you said teamwork and great maps. On the second mission, a P-40 was actually waiting for my A 20 to take off so he could escort. Rock on Z Vs W!

WWSpinDry
04-25-2007, 10:21 AM
Hmm, they have the A-20, you say? Interesting ...

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-25-2007, 12:18 PM
Yeah. Blue is frequently light in there and I just love taking the Ki61-hei or A6M and a decent wingman and trying to run down those P-38J's. Timing the angle and distance is soooo tough because if you go too steep, you lose junk off your bird and if you go too shallow, you never catch them.


TB

xTHRUDx
04-25-2007, 12:50 PM
yes, good server. Just as they went to PTO to grab all the pacific pilots, at Historia, we went MTO to grab all the Med pilots.

T_O_A_D
04-25-2007, 01:12 PM
Been awhile since I was in there, But I always like bouncing those SBD's Plus the scenery makes it so easy to pick out the boogies compared to MTO pr ETO.

I fly whatever side is weakest on numbers, Usually Blue, but when I do get a chance to fly red, those Japanese torches are fun to burn.

VonTonar
04-25-2007, 02:30 PM
Yup great server, I'm a Betty fan really. I love watching all those red come swooping down on me. I just know they have a big smile on there face. Until I fill them full of holes from the gunner position. and the full switch helps me hide some.

~S~

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-25-2007, 03:05 PM
Well its about d@mn time you realized this CI! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I been flying ZvW since the WoP guys first put it up on HL. Its a truly great server and has very respectful and team minded regulars. The admins are first class and the server runs smoooooth with great and historic missions.

Frequent_Flyer
04-25-2007, 09:06 PM
Would this be a good server for a first timer ?

faustnik
04-25-2007, 09:19 PM
I think it would be an excellent server for a first timer. Take you time, get you bearing before you take off and don't rush into the fight. Full real settings tend to slow the fight down, which might be better for a new guy than the brutal, arcade furball.

jensenpark
04-25-2007, 09:28 PM
Yup...great server.

Second home to a bunch of DD's and Hellhounds.

Treetop64
04-25-2007, 10:33 PM
For CI to have more than two words to say about anything certainly marks as either an exceptionally strong endorsement or ruthlessly harsh condemnation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

buglord
04-26-2007, 01:21 AM
You should pop in more often Ivan. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BGs_Ricky
04-26-2007, 02:04 AM
Very nice server indeed, great for practicing B'n'Z in a Hellcat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TC_Stele
04-26-2007, 02:15 AM
This is all I ever fly. This server has me hooked.

Feathered_IV
04-26-2007, 02:27 AM
My favourite too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

WWSpinDry
04-26-2007, 07:13 AM
A few questions ...

I looked into some of these servers last night. From the map screen I picked a blue base, then typed <planes into the chat window. I got back one response, an Arado (234?). Then I picked a red base, did the same thing, and got nothing back at all.

Does that mean all the other aircraft were used up in that server cycle, or is there something I'm missing?

I noted that the only red bases there appeared to be carriers. Someone mentioned flying an A-20 there; are there different maps at different times, where the red side has ground bases available?

Last question: I couldn't find the Historia MTO server on Hyperlobby at all. Is it only up at certain times?

BM357_Sniper
04-26-2007, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by WWSpinDry:
A few questions ...

I looked into some of these servers last night. From the map screen I picked a blue base, then typed <planes into the chat window. I got back one response, an Arado (234?). Then I picked a red base, did the same thing, and got nothing back at all.

Does that mean all the other aircraft were used up in that server cycle, or is there something I'm missing?

I noted that the only red bases there appeared to be carriers. Someone mentioned flying an A-20 there; are there different maps at different times, where the red side has ground bases available?

Last question: I couldn't find the Historia MTO server on Hyperlobby at all. Is it only up at certain times?

There are a lot of different maps, they cycle when the time is up or the mission objectives have been met by the red or blue side. The missions for the most part are as historically accurate as possible. Last but not least, the aircraft types are not limited as they are on Spits vs 109's.

WWSpinDry
04-26-2007, 08:05 AM
Okay, so the <planes giving no results did mean that server was out of aircraft I could use? Does the result stand for that whole side, or just the specific base you have selected when you enter the command?

Thanks for the responses.

T_O_A_D
04-26-2007, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by WWSpinDry:
A few questions ...


Last question: I couldn't find the Historia MTO server on Hyperlobby at all. Is it only up at certain times?

Last night Historia had a techincal problem, but it should be up and running again.

WOLFMondo
04-26-2007, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by Frequent_Flyer:
Would this be a good server for a first timer ?

If your used to a full real environment then it certainly is. Make sure to join there TS server.

Theres some nice maps on there, nicely laid out, longish flight times compared with most DF servers but the object is historical match ups so not a problem if you like that sort of thing (I do!).

sunflower1
04-26-2007, 11:59 AM
I think the <planes command is for use with Server Commander (spits v 109's) and not FBDaemon (Zekes). This is the software that allows the admins to do a multitude of fancy things. On Zekes you simply won't be able to join a particular home base if there are no A/C available.

Frequent Flyer, be sure to get at least a cheap headset/microphone and join the Team Speak server when you play. The Full Switch settings can be mind-numbingly frustrating for reasonably accomplished online pilots so its likely that having somebody there to quickly answer basic questions and provide some cover will do you real favors.

Logitech makes a headset that Walmart sells for about $15 USD, the mic works BEAUTIFULLY and doesn't pick up desktop speakers if TS is configured correctly. Don't fear getting it set up.

The servers people've been naming in this thread are my favs.

Rattler68
04-26-2007, 08:28 PM
Sunflower flies the Big Top.


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

erco415
04-26-2007, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by Rattler68:
Sunflower flies the Big Top.


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I'm lovin ZvsW as well, come see my big orange George!

ViktorViktor
04-27-2007, 03:37 AM
Online I'm just a newbie, and you probably know this, but since no one has answered you - I was on Spitfires vs 109s last night for a brief period. I typed <planes from the map screen, and got only the AR234. Then I picked a base (and clicked?), the next screen came up with the aircraft available (Bf109-G6) at that base along with a pic of said aircraft. I clicked on the button next to the aircraft and a drop-down list appeared. Both the Bf-109 and the FW190A-8 were on this list. I picked the FW190A-8, clicked FLY, and then spawned on the airfield in a FW190. ForceFeedback was very weak here, but that's another story.

So aircraft available varies from base to base.

tcalla
04-27-2007, 06:13 AM
I'm new to Il-2 too, but checked this server out last night. I had a good time, got killed pretty quick, but then that happens on all the servers. What I'd like is to meet up with some people and fly with them, learn a bit from them. Anybody know if the teams are welcoming to noobs that way? Don't want to mess their formations, etc.

Manu-6S
04-27-2007, 06:26 AM
I like this server too, but takeoffs from carriers are so pissing with all the respawn issues...

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-27-2007, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by Manu-6S:
I like this server too, but takeoffs from carriers are so pissing with all the respawn issues...

Roger that Manu, Most of the time it's not too bad, but for proper carrier ops (at least as they are now) you need everyone on coms and have someone act as a Deck-Boss...and that's just an unrealistic expectation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

KIMURA
04-27-2007, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by Manu-6S:
I like this server too, but takeoffs from carriers are so pissing with all the respawn issues...

Watch the chat line before hitting refly button, that may help you to find the right time for spawning without collision. If someone of your team is shot down the chat line will show that. Then wait for some time and spawn then.

DooDaH2007
04-27-2007, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by tcalla:
I'm new to Il-2 too, but checked this server out last night. I had a good time, got killed pretty quick, but then that happens on all the servers. What I'd like is to meet up with some people and fly with them, learn a bit from them. Anybody know if the teams are welcoming to noobs that way? Don't want to mess their formations, etc.

Try the warclouds server and get on their teamspeak...
You can meet up with people and fly together because there are icons (though very limited ones) so you can see who is who...

I was very worried, beeing a newbie, that I would piss of regulars with my inabilities, but they welcomed me with open arms and were very helpfull and patient with me...

And the next evening, when they went to another server after warclouds became a bit empty, I was promptly invited to join them there as part of the gang...

A tip: download a program called "teamspeak overlay", so you can see the names of the people who are talking in-game...

WWSpinDry
04-27-2007, 08:22 AM
Originally posted by ViktorViktor:
Online I'm just a newbie, and you probably know this, but since no one has answered you - I was on Spitfires vs 109s last night for a brief period. I typed <planes from the map screen, and got only the AR234. Then I picked a base (and clicked?), the next screen came up with the aircraft available (Bf109-G6) at that base along with a pic of said aircraft. I clicked on the button next to the aircraft and a drop-down list appeared. Both the Bf-109 and the FW190A-8 were on this list. I picked the FW190A-8, clicked FLY, and then spawned on the airfield in a FW190.
Okay, I thought that you'd always see drop-down arming list entries for every aircraft a given base was set up to provide, even if the numbers were limited and they'd been used up already. So if, for example, the 190s were all gone in your example you'd still be able to pick one, but the server would kick you if you actually spawned. I thought that's what the <planes command was all about. What am I missing here?

sunflower1
04-27-2007, 10:11 AM
SpinDry, that's right, on Spits you can pick a plane that you shouldn't fly because its numbers have been depleted. You need to use the <planes command to make sure you're not going to get penalized. On Zeke's you will be asked to await confirmation of your home base, which won't come until somebody leaves a limited plane vacant. Make sense?

CI should be a stock tout, this thread started some busy maps!

FunGus1968
04-27-2007, 10:38 AM
I am a regular on Zekes. In my opinion, it is a great server for any skill level.

Since many of the maps are over water and are carrier or island based, routes to targets tend to be focused. Since pilots have to navigate over open water without a map icon, most tend to stay within certain boundaries. This means that even though there may be some longish flight times (compared to other servers), there are many opportunities to engage the enemy.

Check out their server.

http://www.warbirdsofprey.org/

Grey_Mouser67
04-27-2007, 11:16 AM
My absolute favorite server....I've been on enough to get to know many of the regulars and there is always good chat, good fighting and respectful behavior.

The missions are reasonably assembled to balance teams while maintaining some historical accuracies. The settings are great...took me awhile to get used to no map icons and no aircraft icons but the uncertainty of who is friend and who is foe creates much anticipation and allows for escape and suprise...

Never forget the second time I was on the server and I was flying a Bubble top Jug and made a pass at an enemy aircraft, he broke and his wingman fell into formation with me not recognizing my plane nor understanding what happened to his wingman....right in front of my guns! Needless to say, I ruined his flight for him and it was very gratifying!

This only happens with no icons

xTHRUDx
04-27-2007, 06:44 PM
This only happens with no icons

i agree, icons suck

fordfan25
04-28-2007, 10:29 AM
be nice if thay could clear out some of the rude 12 year olds lol. but yea good server. i prefer the old settings that were like what war clouds used. many i miss the map icon and speed bar. i have a small monitor and tring to see the instruments is realy tough not to mentune IDing planes. but the missions are fun. iv also been digging Spits vs 109. i love the way the maps are done in there and wish every server had the feature of limated types of planes. maby then we would not see a room full of more ta-152's than actualy flew IRL lol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-28-2007, 12:24 PM
i prefer the old settings that were like what war clouds used. many i miss the map icon and speed bar.

Old settings? To my knowledge ZvW has never ran minimap or icons. They might have had speedbar on back in the day. I been flying this server since they put it up and dont recall the old settings you speak of.

msalama
04-28-2007, 12:41 PM
Yeah, ZvW rox http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif One of the best definitely!

WWSpinDry
04-28-2007, 04:19 PM
I guess it'd help to know something about flying off a carrier. Heh. Never done it. Probably not the place for a first attempt, eh? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-28-2007, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by WWSpinDry:
I guess it'd help to know something about flying off a carrier. Heh. Never done it. Probably not the place for a first attempt, eh? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Might want to practice that offline first...yes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Flaps down, lock tail wheel, full power, set trim, release chalks, and prepare to add a good amount of rudder.

fordfan25
04-28-2007, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">i prefer the old settings that were like what war clouds used. many i miss the map icon and speed bar.

Old settings? To my knowledge ZvW has never ran minimap or icons. They might have had speedbar on back in the day. I been flying this server since they put it up and dont recall the old settings you speak of. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thay did in fact have mini map icon and tags just like warclouds when i first started plaing in there. its were i got recruited into the CIA squad. I stoped playing in there when thay switched to full switch untill just a cou[ple of weeks ago

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-28-2007, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">i prefer the old settings that were like what war clouds used. many i miss the map icon and speed bar.

Old settings? To my knowledge ZvW has never ran minimap or icons. They might have had speedbar on back in the day. I been flying this server since they put it up and dont recall the old settings you speak of. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thay did in fact have mini map icon and tags just like warclouds when i first started plaing in there. its were i got recruited into the CIA squad. I stoped playing in there when thay switched to full switch untill just a cou[ple of weeks ago </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm must have in the first few weeks. I dont remember map icons. I believe ya though. But Im positive it never had icons...maybe for week one. Warclouds would be better if it would at least go to no enemy icons.

crazyivan1970
04-28-2007, 07:17 PM
I think Spits vs 109s had map icons. Z v W i dont recall having them.

fordfan25
04-28-2007, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">i prefer the old settings that were like what war clouds used. many i miss the map icon and speed bar.

Old settings? To my knowledge ZvW has never ran minimap or icons. They might have had speedbar on back in the day. I been flying this server since they put it up and dont recall the old settings you speak of. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thay did in fact have mini map icon and tags just like warclouds when i first started plaing in there. its were i got recruited into the CIA squad. I stoped playing in there when thay switched to full switch untill just a cou[ple of weeks ago </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm must have in the first few weeks. I dont remember map icons. I believe ya though. But Im positive it never had icons...maybe for week one. Warclouds would be better if it would at least go to no enemy icons. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>i played on there for at least a few months. if you get the chance ask one of the admins who has defenitly been there from day one. im 100% sure about this as it was myt fav server till full switch started. it had the map icon for the player only and tags set at a rstricted distence just like warclouds. at the time there were alot of maps with water base's that players copuld spawn into with float planes and its before all the hurrican and late war maps.

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-29-2007, 12:45 AM
hurrican and late war maps.

There are a few of these yes, but server is still dominated by early PTO. Many of us have been flying this server for it would seem like 2 years already and even though we love early PTO it does get old and the missions get stale after awhile. The maps makers were limited to what they could create since PF was missing so much stuff. Its a nice change to have match ups, like RAF vs JAP or RUS vs JAP. And of course I appreciate some maps that feature the Corsair! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Knight or ChicagoChad would be the ones to ask about early settings. Although I have not seen CC in ages. But the server is pretty much perfect the way it is and probably has the most dedicated fan base in HL and continues to be one of the most populated in the history of the series on HL.

Speedfellow
04-29-2007, 03:26 AM
ZvW server is an excellent server. I been flying there for over 2yrs, in fact it was the first il2 server I ever flew on. In the early days when it was a PF standalone server it did have icons.
http://www.speedfellow.f2s.com/pic1.jpg

WWSpinDry
04-29-2007, 07:21 AM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWSpinDry:
I guess it'd help to know something about flying off a carrier. Heh. Never done it. Probably not the place for a first attempt, eh? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Might want to practice that offline first...yes. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Flaps down, lock tail wheel, full power, set trim, release chalks, and prepare to add a good amount of rudder. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Heh. I noticed a distinct lack of landing checklist info in that. I imagine that'll be the least of my worries for quite some time--surviving long enough to land, I mean. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Manu-6S
04-29-2007, 08:06 AM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
I think Spits vs 109s had map icons. Z v W i dont recall having them.

Wrong, the difficulty is the same. "Warbird of Prey" servers are full difficulty.

Some time ago I really hated Spitsvs109s because of his planeset-mission package, but lately I fly there with frequency... finally they understood that '44 B25 in a '41 planeset was wrong so they replaced it with A20 and there aren't uber-red maps. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Now I really like both the servers. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

crazyivan1970
04-29-2007, 08:45 AM
Manu, "had" and "has" two different animals. If you read it carefully you`ll see that i am talking about early WB of pray http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Grey_Mouser67
04-29-2007, 08:51 AM
I don't know if it is possible, but one thing I'd love to change is put the icon of the # of the aircraft with no red or blue designation at very short range to help with communication without giving away the type or side of the aircraft....

So my #67 would be visible to all at short distance say 50 meters for formation flying and identification...but I can live with out that ....just gotta get on comms and map the lights so you can flash to your wingman.

WWSpinDry
04-29-2007, 08:54 AM
I believe that's possible, yes. The WW frequently set things up with very tight friendly icons for just that reason: easy ID in formation flying. There are numerous range settings for almost every aspect of the icons, and they can be set differently for friend and foe. For stuff you don't want to show up just set the distance at, say, 1 meter.

Manu-6S
04-30-2007, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
Manu, "had" and "has" two different animals. If you read it carefully you`ll see that i am talking about early WB of pray http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Sorry Ivan! I missed the word http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

striker-85
04-30-2007, 10:07 AM
I have been addicted to the ZvW server for about a year now. I keep thinking I should see what else is out there, but hey it is too much fun to leave. It is a great server for those who love the PTO!

The recent addition of a Russian vs Japan map was fun, although a lot of friendly kills occurred, lol, most of the regulars were having trouble with the new plane identifications and Red Stars vs Red Circles.

Crash_Moses
04-30-2007, 11:02 AM
I was there from the start back when I had broadband...really loved level bombing in my PBJ...with cover!

But if ZvsW is full or you'd like to try another full real PTO server I recommend Pacific Conflict. Great mission based maps and a mature crowd.

S!

ElAurens
04-30-2007, 04:19 PM
Well, I have not been flying for weeks, I was burned out with IL2, and having fun with SH4. I decided to get back in the cockpit over the weekend and ZvW was the first place I went.

Still a great server.

Feathered_IV
04-30-2007, 06:17 PM
One thing Zekes' really needs is some Nomonohan missions. TB-3's, I-16 and 153's vs Ki-27's. It'd be a blast. Anyone have the ear of the chaps over at the Warbirds home forum?

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-30-2007, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
One thing Zekes' really needs is some Nomonohan missions. TB-3's, I-16 and 153's vs Ki-27's. It'd be a blast. Anyone have the ear of the chaps over at the Warbirds home forum?

You can. Just go over there and ask them or even better create the mission and they will give it a run through and edit as needed.

Ccrashh
04-30-2007, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
One thing Zekes' really needs is some Nomonohan missions. TB-3's, I-16 and 153's vs Ki-27's. It'd be a blast. Anyone have the ear of the chaps over at the Warbirds home forum?

SALUTE! Feathered
I'm one of the admins and a mission builder on Zekes v Wildcats.

We agree with you 100%. Ideas for that map have been thrown around. Look for it soon.

To all:
Thanks for the kind words about the server.


Ccrashh
1st Horseman

Heavy_Metal1982
04-30-2007, 08:29 PM
Best server out there IMO. I fly there all the time... of course not lately... *grumble* damn HOTAS

BadA1m
04-30-2007, 09:40 PM
I've become a regular there myself lately, and I love it. I was on the night you came in Ivan and was involved in one of the most intense dogfights of my 7+ year virtual fighter pilot career, we (Zeros) were intent on protecting our bombers and they (F4Fs) were intent on protecting thier ships and it turned into an on the deck slugfest (the quitissential 'knife fight in a phonebooth'). Wild night.

For those who are less experienced and want to try it, just have patience and find a more experienced guy to hang with to show you the ropes. (and by all means do your homework, learn the different aircraft types, what they look like and thier relative strengths).

And yeah, you don't have to worry about landing right away ( if your blue FunGus will see to that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

VMF-214_HaVoK
05-01-2007, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by Heavy_Metal1982:
Best server out there IMO. I fly there all the time... of course not lately... *grumble* damn HOTAS

I got a Sidewinder Precision 2 (excellent stick btw) stick just setting here collecting dust. Interested? Its not the Hotas like you had but it will do the job until your back up and running.

Longpo
05-01-2007, 07:35 PM
Always liked Zekes, been playing on it the past few days and have been on a bit of a hotstreak.

Can't say I'm very fond of Japanese aircraft but when I fly them I seem to click very well with them.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

jensenpark
05-01-2007, 09:08 PM
Some of us are going to try to do an intervention with SF1 from the Hellhounds...

Try to help him with his Betty addiction.

faustnik
05-02-2007, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by Ccrashh:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
One thing Zekes' really needs is some Nomonohan missions. TB-3's, I-16 and 153's vs Ki-27's. It'd be a blast. Anyone have the ear of the chaps over at the Warbirds home forum?

SALUTE! Feathered
I'm one of the admins and a mission builder on Zekes v Wildcats.

We agree with you 100%. Ideas for that map have been thrown around. Look for it soon.

To all:
Thanks for the kind words about the server.


Ccrashh
1st Horseman </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just flew the Nomonohan map last night and it was great! The idea of putting the targets in the walled castle was really fun. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

crazyivan1970
05-02-2007, 10:49 AM
Was actually funny to see allied fighter hanging around 5-6k while axis wiped out all ground targets http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Great map, indeed!

TC_Stele
05-02-2007, 02:59 PM
I have to emphasize that the admins take the effort and time to ensure that the planesets are balanced. Last night Vultures Row was flying the Java map and flying the Zeros 21s against Hurris and Buffalos. Red team had an excellent CAP over their ships and managed to take us out almost everytime we ventured too closely to them. The maps on this server offer great strategies to engage targets or fighter sweeps.

As one of my squad mates says, when you run out of quarters for the arcade servers, jump in Zekes vs Wildcats.

VMF-214_HaVoK
05-02-2007, 07:01 PM
As one of my squad mates says, when you run out of quarters for the arcade servers, jump in Zekes vs Wildcats.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Roblex
05-03-2007, 07:59 AM
I am not sure what options are available for icon settings but in Zeke V Wildcat is it possible to allow friendly icons for short ranges? Last night a few of us were trying to rendezvous to continue to target together but nobody knew who they had managed to find. We had small groups of people flying together but not knowing which group they were with and it was all a bit chaotic. I realise you want to recreate the uncertainty of recognising friend from Foe but in Real Life our eye sight would be a lot clearer than the PC screen. I am only asking about short ranges.

crazyivan1970
05-03-2007, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by Roblex:
I am not sure what options are available for icon settings but in Zeke V Wildcat is it possible to allow friendly icons for short ranges? Last night a few of us were trying to rendezvous to continue to target together but nobody knew who they had managed to find. We had small groups of people flying together but not knowing which group they were with and it was all a bit chaotic. I realise you want to recreate the uncertainty of recognising friend from Foe but in Real Life our eye sight would be a lot clearer than the PC screen. I am only asking about short ranges.

Nawww, that would ruin it. Use nav lights and smoke to identify each other. We fly as a group too... 3-4 of us on TS and we have no problems knowing where everyone is. Having icons is not an option IMO. But that just me.

Krt_Bong
05-03-2007, 09:10 AM
Very early on we experimented with different settings on the Server, We had Icons on then we had Icons at range, friendlies further out, then only friendlies, then none at all. Same with the Map. After a while we decided that the game really needed to be filtered at least by skill level to those who were really serious Sim Pilots who would follow the rules and bring some realism to the Server by way of working in a full real situation, Using real world flying discipline, (taxiing to the end of the runway to take off and not just ramming the throttle forward from the spawn point is a biggie) and hitting objectives in a team or squadron level effort.
When I started flying there, there were but a few of us and all sharing a love of flying and Warbirds. We began to think in terms of making missions based on Real missions or Historical events. Many flying hours later we have a lot more pilots coming to the Server and joining us regularly and we are very happy about that, we have a pretty healthy Forum of late also. There are more than a few rules but they are intended to give everyone a great simulation experience and it is the way we fly, and we have fun. We also have many mixed types of missions on Both servers, there is always something for most every type of pilot whether you you prefer Ground Attack, Bomber or Fighter. Please visit us www.Warbirdsofprey.org (http://www.Warbirdsofprey.org)
Flying Online as RAF238th_Bong

crazyivan1970
05-03-2007, 10:05 AM
Good post Bong.

HellToupee
05-03-2007, 10:35 AM
yes but friendly icons on is no more realistic than using lights and smoke to find ur team mates in a sea of confusion of random players, who half of which wont even be on teamspeak.

In real life they could much more easily see plane markings and didnt have to move the entire plane to shift their view.

I like simulation experience with more team work thus i play on servers with friendly icons.

Roblex
05-03-2007, 10:59 AM
I am sure you are thinking that you made your decision and don't want to discuss it any further but I have to agree with Helltoupee. using smoke and nav lights to compensate for lack of definition on computer screens is actually less realistic than using having someones name or callsign pop up at close range to simulate getting a good visual ID as you would in real life. How many peopLE went to war with airshow smoke canisters? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I am completely with you when it comes to using icons of any sort at anything over 100ft but at anything less I would expect to be able to see at a glance exactly where & who each squadron member is. I would also expect to be able to do it during the heat of battle when nobody is going to be playing with their lights or pumping out smoke signals! Yesterday we were trying to get together for mutual protection before the enemy spotted us so laying smoke trails was not only unrealistic but also inadvisable.

Being dedicated to realism means adjusting the parameters to give the most accurate experience not the most 'hairshirt masochistic' experience http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-03-2007, 11:24 AM
I use zoom view and rarely have any trouble identifying not only team mates but particular team mates. I'm not any better than anyone else, but will say that icons (even close-friendly) don't make anything more realistic. It's a matter of preference is all and IMO doesn't effect teamwork any more than your paintscheme.

Not being on coms effects teamwork (or lack thereof) more than anything and even a cross-eyed dyslexic can learn to ID aircraft and navigate with no minimap...but it takes a little time and effort. Not wanting to take the time or put in the effort doesn't make anyone less of a pilot. Again, it's just a matter of preference.

What I look for is a stable server population and an emphasis on goal-oriented missions. For the same reason I look for these things, some look for relaxed settings including minimap and icons. They may simply want to spend their time vectoring as-the-crow-flies to the killing zone instead of learning the ins and outs of navigation and/or aircraft identification.

Heck, there are also the limitations some have via hardware. A 17" monitor at 1024x768 isn't going to show the same detail as a 20" at 1280x960 (duh)

My flying time is more limited these days and I want (or need rather) the possibility of immediate gratification. Because of this I don't always fly on a single, particular server and icon settings don't affect that decision as much for me though they do play a part. The one setting I'm inflexible on is externals. The only exception to that is a group trying to get a formation of AI heavies together. The need for enabling externals for THAT is different.

For me, at least for now, gone are the days of sitting on my pc and TS for 5 hours at a time with impunity.

Now, when BoB comes out... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


TB

crazyivan1970
05-03-2007, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by HellToupee:
yes but friendly icons on is no more realistic than using lights and smoke to find ur team mates in a sea of confusion of random players, who half of which wont even be on teamspeak.

In real life they could much more easily see plane markings and didnt have to move the entire plane to shift their view.

I like simulation experience with more team work thus i play on servers with friendly icons.

Disagreed, i mean, yes you are right the lights, etc ...is not the most realistic way... but icons taking away much bigger part... plane identification. If you know who you are attacking from 2k away or whatever distance is set... that`s huge for me. Needless to say i really HATE to see all those signs attached to the dots flying around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif But once again, it is just me... talking out loud. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

WWSpinDry
05-03-2007, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by TgD Thunderbolt56:
I use zoom view and rarely have any trouble identifying not only team mates but particular team mates.
Consider me someone who wants to be convinced. How, using zoom, are you able to tell one identical-appearing friendly aircraft from another?

crazyivan1970
05-03-2007, 11:31 AM
numbers perhaps?

TheGozr
05-03-2007, 11:33 AM
I am 1000 % agree with crazyivan1970..

Death to the tags.. You will never see a tags in Normandie-Niemen and HISTORIA servers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif BoP did a great choice not to add them..

faustnik
05-03-2007, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HellToupee:
yes but friendly icons on is no more realistic than using lights and smoke to find ur team mates in a sea of confusion of random players, who half of which wont even be on teamspeak.

In real life they could much more easily see plane markings and didnt have to move the entire plane to shift their view.

I like simulation experience with more team work thus i play on servers with friendly icons.

Disagreed, i mean, yes you are right the lights, etc ...is not the most realistic way... but icons taking away much bigger part... plane identification. If you know who you are attacking from 2k away or whatever distance is set... that`s huge for me. Needless to say i really HATE to see all those signs attached to the dots flying around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif But once again, it is just me... talking out loud. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The only reason I like icons is because certain planes completely vanish at the first LOD on my system. The worst offenders are Spitfires and I-16s.

Overall, I prefer no icons. Planes with mirrors can really pic up the icon at 6 easily. All they have to do is look for the red or blue letters and turn out of a bounce.

Roblex
05-03-2007, 11:45 AM
Not being on coms effects teamwork (or lack thereof) more than anything

Maybe I am doing something wrong or just flying at the wrong times but I rarely find anyone using TS on the server. We will have perhaps 30 pilots and maybe 8 people logged into the Wildcat v Zeke TS servers Allied & Axis channels but not talking. A few days back I stepped through the other channels and found some East Europeans having a chat so I know my TS is working.

crazyivan1970
05-03-2007, 11:50 AM
That is probably because squads are using their own TS.

WWSpinDry
05-03-2007, 12:05 PM
EDIT: nevermind. I'm sure I'll figure it out when the time comes.

Flying_Mex
05-04-2007, 01:32 AM
Well I have become a regular there myself late nights in US times (I fly under the covert name of _VR_JavierLQ :P).

My name is _VR_JavierLQ and I have a problem...I am addicted to this server. THe plane sets are great, and I appreciate the amount of detail that the builder of the maps go to to make sure that the maps are both fair and as historical as they can make it.

The admins are great, and can take a joke or two (as well as a couple of bullets here and there :P). The people are, for the most part, great as well. You will get your kill stealers, or those that get in front of you from time to time, but for the most part if they are there doing it on purpose they are either taken care of by admins, get bore and go back to the other arcade servers, or quickly learn and follow the rules.

I have also had a lot of fun learning the other people. I can recognize the regulars there, and I believe there are very very good squads flying here. A few come to mind that have great players like 4H, BSS, kz, VBF-12 and 609. Great individual playesr as well, such as Bombs, Heavy Metal, and Faust (who is an admin). I am not sure if these latter are in squads, but they are great players nevertheless.

Anyway, all in all, it is a great server, and by far my favorite. Spend at least 1 hr a night on it, and have very memorable moments. Thanks for the server and for your work and dedication to it, sure has made mine (and many others) experience a lot better.


*Salute*

Feathered_IV
05-04-2007, 07:15 AM
Originally posted by Roblex:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Not being on coms effects teamwork (or lack thereof) more than anything

Maybe I am doing something wrong or just flying at the wrong times but I rarely find anyone using TS on the server. We will have perhaps 30 pilots and maybe 8 people logged into the Wildcat v Zeke TS servers Allied & Axis channels but not talking. A few days back I stepped through the other channels and found some East Europeans having a chat so I know my TS is working. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Historically it's pretty accurate for the IJ side to have poor communications. One of the reasons I like Zekes. It's quite a thrill when you know you are up against opponents with much better coordination and team work. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bellator_1
05-05-2007, 07:15 AM
Ivan do you fly alot on the WarClouds servers ?

I think I saw you there some time ago, flying in an A-8 against you and some other guy.

HellToupee
05-07-2007, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HellToupee:
yes but friendly icons on is no more realistic than using lights and smoke to find ur team mates in a sea of confusion of random players, who half of which wont even be on teamspeak.

In real life they could much more easily see plane markings and didnt have to move the entire plane to shift their view.

I like simulation experience with more team work thus i play on servers with friendly icons.

Disagreed, i mean, yes you are right the lights, etc ...is not the most realistic way... but icons taking away much bigger part... plane identification. If you know who you are attacking from 2k away or whatever distance is set... that`s huge for me. Needless to say i really HATE to see all those signs attached to the dots flying around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif But once again, it is just me... talking out loud. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

thats why servers can customise icon settings, eg range they appear what colour and what information. I perfer only friendly icons as i have zero problem seeing any plane at any range with my new monitor and vid card, its just i like to know where the hell my wing man is, looking at plane markings is difficult with a hatswitch and no 6dof, plus people often have identical markings.

Not to mention when trying to find ur mate with lights and smoke someone else is trying to do the same thing...

faustnik
05-07-2007, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by HellToupee:
i have zero problem seeing any plane at any range with my new monitor and vid card.

Which combo is that HellToupee? My combo, ViewSonic 19" LCD and ATI X800XT is great for dots but, awful for 1st LODs. I see a perfect, clear, dot then it vanishes at 1km (certain a/c are worse than others). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Krt_Bong
05-07-2007, 06:20 PM
You won't see Icons coming back to Warbirds at any distance, I understand the frustration of not being able to ID planes until you get close but I found the biggest reason for this is usually the video card that you have. I went from a 128 to a 512 vid card and my view distance improved measurably so in a rather large furball I can now easily distinguish cross from roundel and see aircraft against the ground, although on some of the newer maps the camoflage seems to work that much better now that I can see that as well.

VMF-214_HaVoK
05-07-2007, 06:34 PM
I can ID targets perfectly with no tags, and can do so at long range. Not to brag or anything but I have never to my knowledge on ZvW engaged and killed a friendly aircraft from gunfire. It could be a settings thing, a experience thing (most likely), or just knowing your aircraft. But Im almost certain if those that have trouble with this things would just have patience and give it time they will be successful as well. And in doing so they will realize just how much better and more realistic no icons is.

IMHO of course.
S!

crazyivan1970
05-07-2007, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by HellToupee:
thats why servers can customise icon settings, eg range they appear what colour and what information. I perfer only friendly icons as i have zero problem seeing any plane at any range with my new monitor and vid card, its just i like to know where the hell my wing man is, looking at plane markings is difficult with a hatswitch and no 6dof, plus people often have identical markings.

Not to mention when trying to find ur mate with lights and smoke someone else is trying to do the same thing...

It does not matter to me HT what kind of range or color... they are icons and i treat them as they on. Just like Havok said, i dont recall shooting down friendly intentionally, have absolutely no problem with plane identification and i absolutely 100% preffer servers with no icons on. Note: personal preference http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Flying_Mex
05-07-2007, 08:24 PM
just here to throw my 2 cents in here:

One of the reasons why I enjoy no icons (like ZvW) to limited icons (such as those in Warclouds) is even if you have set it to enemy icons only coming on at very short distances, the friendly come on at longer distances. What this means is that if you are closing in on a contact, and do not see friendly icons coming on, you know its enemy. You would treat it the same than if it had full long distance enemy icons.

Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that is what Warclouds uses? Friendly icons at say 2km away and enemy at <1km? So if I close closer than 2 km and do not see icons, its enemy, and I know to shoot. It still does not requier me to ID the aircraft.

I am not saying thatthose who fly at no icons are superior to those who don't, simply stating my preference and why I prefer no icons.

striker-85
05-07-2007, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
I can ID targets perfectly with no tags, and can do so at long range. Not to brag or anything but I have never to my knowledge on ZvW engaged and killed a friendly aircraft from gunfire.

I also have no problem with target recognition and prefer the no icons settings. I now find it distracting to fly in servers that support icons http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I also haven't mistakenly shot down a friendly... I just wish there was a fix for carrier spawn kills and for the times you clear a friends six and put a bullet in them, then they land and you get a friendly kill http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

ElAurens
05-07-2007, 09:40 PM
I flew on Zekes last night for the first time in weeks. Had a great time. I was the only one flying the A6M2N float plane. (I forget the map name). Made 4 sorties, bagged 1 Wildcat in each of 3 and had a head on collision in the other. ( I never break off first, ever.)

I love mixing it up with the Rufe. It's really fun as no one expects you to put up a fight.

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5033/ela6m2vw9.jpg

Fear teh Floats!!!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Old_Canuck
05-08-2007, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by ElAurens:
I flew on Zekes last night for the first time in weeks. Had a great time. I was the only one flying the A6M2N float plane. (I forget the map name). Made 4 sorties, bagged 1 Wildcat in each of 3 and had a head on collision in the other. ( I never break off first, ever.)

I love mixing it up with the Rufe. It's really fun as no one expects you to put up a fight.

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5033/ela6m2vw9.jpg

Fear teh Floats!!!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Was viewing a Z vs W track from last night and noticed one Rufe in the game. Could have been you. Will have to watch it again and marvel at your Wildcat-skinning skilz http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

hi_stik
05-08-2007, 12:49 AM
I love that plane, because it has it's very own bass boat!

ROCK ON!

Ccrashh
05-08-2007, 05:38 AM
Originally posted by ElAurens:
I flew on Zekes last night for the first time in weeks. Had a great time. I was the only one flying the A6M2N float plane. (I forget the map name). Made 4 sorties, bagged 1 Wildcat in each of 3 and had a head on collision in the other. ( I never break off first, ever.)

I love mixing it up with the Rufe. It's really fun as no one expects you to put up a fight.



Fear teh Floats!!!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

So your the ONE!!!

That map is called Maloelap, It represents the early war raids by USS ENTERPRISE and USS LEXINGTON against the Eniwetok and Maloelap atolls at the end of January 1942. This was the first US Navy offensive operation of the Pacific theatre. I know we have three carriers there but one is just for landing. With limited spawns available we had to use an extra carrier.
Please forgive the "tangent" from history.

I think you are the first to try the A6M2-N on that map.
Just one question please:
Did you see the Seaplane base landing area? It was to the west of the Taroa airfield and it was marked with a bright light.

If you land and taxi to the aircraft anchored just off the beach near the seaplane tender you should get a successfull RTB. We tested and it looked good but any input would be greatly appreciated.

Ccrashh
1st Horseman

Roblex
05-08-2007, 08:23 AM
I went from a 128 to a 512 vid card and my view distance improved measurably so in a rather large furball I can now easily distinguish cross from roundel and see aircraft against the ground,

That is very nice for you and I am sure the people responsible for the icon settings are similarly blessed but on my own card, that happily runs with highest video settings, I can barely read the country markings on planes flying in close formation! Reading anything more detailed is impossible.

I like flying the Zeke v Wildcat arena but I cannot take part in any mission that involves recognising people and have to restrict myself to solo bomber missions. I am sure it is not deliberate but the settings mean that the whole arena is biased towards those with the money to buy the latest hardware. That is often the case but here it is actually avoidable if the people in charge could recognise that not everyone has as good equipment as them. Even setting friendly icons on at 50m would be a big help in formation flying.

ElAurens
05-08-2007, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by Ccrashh:
I think you are the first to try the A6M2-N on that map.
Just one question please:
Did you see the Seaplane base landing area? It was to the west of the Taroa airfield and it was marked with a bright light.


Ccrashh
1st Horseman

Found it straight away, it worked just fine.

Thanks for taking the time to set up a proper place for the Rufe to put down. Usually I have to land next to a friendly carrier or try to get close to a land airfield and hope it gives me the RTB.

Who won that map BTW? I had to leave before it ended.

WWSpinDry
05-08-2007, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by Roblex:
... on my own card, that happily runs with highest video settings, I can barely read the country markings on planes flying in close formation! Reading anything more detailed is impossible.
Ditto for me--apart from the highest settings part. I run "excellent" scenery as my card can't handle "perfect." I can't read the side markings on friendlies even when in formation, that's why it's impossible for me to know with whom I'm forming up unless tight friendly icons are on (or a lot of chatter on TS). I know my aircraft silhouettes in real life, but I bet there are some blockiness issues with medium-distant LODs that could confuse me until I got really close. That screen shot of the Rufe and Wildcat? I've never seen anything that crisp and detailed on my own rig, even close up.

Ccrashh
05-08-2007, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by ElAurens:

Who won that map BTW? I had to leave before it ended.

Nobody yet. The map has been up three times in the rotation. So far RED had averaged 35% destruction of Blue Ship targets.
Blue averaging 33%.
On the air side BLUE is losing 48%
RED 52%
Pretty even so far.

Ccrashh
1st Horseman

VMF-214_HaVoK
05-08-2007, 02:10 PM
( I never break off first, ever.)

I can vouch for that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ElAurens
05-08-2007, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">( I never break off first, ever.)

I can vouch for that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's one of the little luxurys of flying for the Emperor.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Flying_Mex
05-08-2007, 03:38 PM
@Roblex and WWSpinDry:

Just wondering what kind of card you guys have? I am just thinking maybe its due to configs set up.

Roblex I have to disagree with this comment:

"I am sure it is not deliberate but the settings mean that the whole arena is biased towards those with the money to buy the latest hardware."

My pc is what I would call average or even below average. Running a P4 2.5 Ghz, 1gig RAM, and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro. I run it at highest exept for scenary which is at exellent rather than perfect. I have absoilutely no trouble seeing markings, and when in formation I have no problem even reading the numbers off the plane next to me.
One of my squadmates who also flies pretty much only on ZvW exept for some of our squad coops has pretty much the same system as I do, exept for a Radeon 9600 (i believe) and he as well has no problems.

I do not mean this as a flame or anything, just letting ya know that even with a system that is not worth much, specially the vid card, it is possible to fly fine. Perhaps it has to do with drivers, or configurations of both card or game, but it is possible and very fun.

But to each his own.

VMF-214_HaVoK
05-08-2007, 06:38 PM
I was able to ID aircraft just fine back in the day on my TI4600 and on my trusty old 9800Pro. Now I run a 7950GT 512MB card. The only difference is Im able to run higher AA settings and much higher resolution, 1680x1050 to be exact. But according to most here I should have a harder time IDing aircraft at that res, but I see them just fine. So who knows.

TheGozr
05-08-2007, 07:51 PM
above 1152 resolution and you will be blind.

Roblex
05-09-2007, 12:10 AM
Just wondering what kind of card you guys have? I am just thinking maybe its due to configs set up.

I am using a GeForce 7500 LE with 512 of RAM at 1280 x 1024 and this is what I get:-

http://wildroad.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/P47.jpg

Should I be getting better graphics? As you can see, I cannot read the number on the aircraft I am forming on. From inside the cockpit I would see even less.
Oh,my video is set to 'excellent'. I did not even know there was a 'perfect' setting as it is not offered as a choice.

whiteladder
05-09-2007, 02:08 AM
Roblex,

I would have a look at your AA settings for a start

WWSpinDry
05-09-2007, 07:23 AM
My vidcard is an ATI X600 mobility with 128MB of RAM. My screens look much like that one above, no way to read letters and in some cases can't make out national markings until I'm very close. So far as I know the AA settings max at 2, but even if they go to 4 I don't know that I could take the framerate hit.

ON EDIT: I have settings all at "excellent" (can't use "perfect" terrain, just get black mess if I try), except one of them, I think terrain lighting, I backed off on advice because it made seeing grass runways possible. Until then I had to be quite close before they'd show up.

VMF-214_HaVoK
05-09-2007, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by TheGozr:
above 1152 resolution and you will be blind.

1680x1050 and I see just fine. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif