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XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 06:05 PM
Normally I tend to be on the critical side, however lately I have noticed that many people seem to have problems with the term "bug".

There is a need to make a clear distinction between wishes and bugs so not to cloud the issue.

Just like any fanatical IL2/FB player I immediately downloaded the beta patch and started testing and like many I noticed some graphical problems (loss in direct-x performance) and sound problems (lowering sound volume).

Those are real bugs.

Graphical glitches are bugs
Sound glitches are bugs

The thing is to report your setup and to make sure that the next "official" patch has addressed these issues.

Plane-X rolls less than expected, or plane-Y is slower than it should be are not bugs. Unless it is clearly a glitch, it remains a matter of convincing that your take is superior to those of the developer. In said case you start a discussion a la Fw 190 forward view. If you are lucky they'll take your point of view, if not, though titi...

I'm not being hypocritical, since I've often been on the side of the argumentative, nagging a developer to change a certain thing according what I believed to be right. If presented in the right manner it can be done. You can always be stubborn, but BUGS they are not.

Currently I am having a ton of fun with the beta patch and hopefully they'll solve the major bugs within the next few months. The general FM feels much better and I love the new effects that were unexpected (like the new dust effect). Most types I tested seemed to be close to what I expected them to be.

Now all I need the the new a/c update and I am in heaven...


Ruy "SPADES" Horta
http://www.xs4all.nl/~rhorta
-----------------------------
Il-2 - VEF JG 77
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'95-02 - WB Jagdgeschwader 53
'99-00 - DoA Jagdstaffel 18
-----------------------------
The rest is history...

http:\\www.xs4all.nl\~rhorta\brother.jpg

Message Edited on 08/14/0307:05PM by rhorta

XyZspineZyX
08-14-2003, 06:05 PM
Normally I tend to be on the critical side, however lately I have noticed that many people seem to have problems with the term "bug".

There is a need to make a clear distinction between wishes and bugs so not to cloud the issue.

Just like any fanatical IL2/FB player I immediately downloaded the beta patch and started testing and like many I noticed some graphical problems (loss in direct-x performance) and sound problems (lowering sound volume).

Those are real bugs.

Graphical glitches are bugs
Sound glitches are bugs

The thing is to report your setup and to make sure that the next "official" patch has addressed these issues.

Plane-X rolls less than expected, or plane-Y is slower than it should be are not bugs. Unless it is clearly a glitch, it remains a matter of convincing that your take is superior to those of the developer. In said case you start a discussion a la Fw 190 forward view. If you are lucky they'll take your point of view, if not, though titi...

I'm not being hypocritical, since I've often been on the side of the argumentative, nagging a developer to change a certain thing according what I believed to be right. If presented in the right manner it can be done. You can always be stubborn, but BUGS they are not.

Currently I am having a ton of fun with the beta patch and hopefully they'll solve the major bugs within the next few months. The general FM feels much better and I love the new effects that were unexpected (like the new dust effect). Most types I tested seemed to be close to what I expected them to be.

Now all I need the the new a/c update and I am in heaven...


Ruy "SPADES" Horta
http://www.xs4all.nl/~rhorta
-----------------------------
Il-2 - VEF JG 77
-----------------------------
'95-02 - WB Jagdgeschwader 53
'99-00 - DoA Jagdstaffel 18
-----------------------------
The rest is history...

http:\\www.xs4all.nl\~rhorta\brother.jpg

Message Edited on 08/14/0307:05PM by rhorta

XyZspineZyX
08-15-2003, 12:57 AM
Please read http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=Olegmaddoxreadyroom&id=zvbzs

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