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Reese1950
12-20-2006, 01:25 PM
Hi All, I couldn't find any specifics on this in the forum. Our group occassionally enjoys navigation flights. Is there a way to set up a dogfight style mission and set waypoints so the guages work? I'm trying to do a night time, foul weather, zero visibility, mission and I can't figure out how to set a waypoint so the guages will work. I can do it in coop mode but not in dogfight mode. I would like dogfight mode so we don't have to keep restarting the mission for late comers, crashes, and etc.

Thanks.

Reese1950
12-20-2006, 01:25 PM
Hi All, I couldn't find any specifics on this in the forum. Our group occassionally enjoys navigation flights. Is there a way to set up a dogfight style mission and set waypoints so the guages work? I'm trying to do a night time, foul weather, zero visibility, mission and I can't figure out how to set a waypoint so the guages will work. I can do it in coop mode but not in dogfight mode. I would like dogfight mode so we don't have to keep restarting the mission for late comers, crashes, and etc.

Thanks.

Zoom2136
12-20-2006, 02:39 PM
Build a coop map and not a dogfight map and this should do the trick<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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XyZspineZyX
12-20-2006, 06:11 PM
If you use the radio pointer thingie majig telling you where your next waypoint is, its not a real navigation exercise.

Best thing to do is name your waypoints in the brief and use a printed map and a compass on your lap to find the heading and so on....Its not that hard.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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vocatx
12-20-2006, 08:21 PM
Four of us flew a series of about 45 co-op missions on the New Guinea map earlier this year. The guy who made the missions would e-mail "orders" to each of us with our take off time, load-out, course and way-points, and objectives. We each printed out a fairly large map and covered it with plasic. Using dry-erase pens we could mark our course, altitude, etc. on the map for each mission. It really added to the immersion factor. He didn't put way-points into the mission file, so the radio compass only showed the way home.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Tully__
12-21-2006, 12:31 AM
In DF missions the only thing the pointer will give you is the direction home. It's either coop mode or you'll really have to navigate I'm afraid. In any even, as has already been pointed out with not much practice at all clear weather navigation flights are fairly easy when you're not fighting off rampaging enemies all the time.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Flying_Nutcase
12-21-2006, 01:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by vocatx:
Four of us flew a series of about 45 co-op missions on the New Guinea map earlier this year. The guy who made the missions would e-mail "orders" to each of us with our take off time, load-out, course and way-points, and objectives. We each printed out a fairly large map and covered it with plasic. Using dry-erase pens we could mark our course, altitude, etc. on the map for each mission. It really added to the immersion factor. He didn't put way-points into the mission file, so the radio compass only showed the way home. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Awesome. Manual navigation is huge for immersion. I wonder how many people do it. I bet those missions stick in your mind like you were there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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