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SHAKER214
01-27-2005, 12:08 AM
Is this a bug? Or am I doing something wrong?
It seems that more often than not, when I review a track of a mission I have flown.... the events that occur in the track are not even close to what happened during the mission. This has happened several times, and I have even watched the same track numerous times, only to have things change with subsequent viewings of the track file.
One example: I was on the default USAAF mission (in the single mission menu), and as I flew in over the target airbase in my P-47, I saw a nice fat hangar by one end of the runway with a couple of... (I think they were ME-110's) sitting there. I rolledin on a course that wuold let me drop my eggs on target, and let 'em go... Hit the hanger, and destroyed both planes. I then commanded my flight to attack the airbase, and flew around and watched the fireworks for a while.
As I flew back through and strafed some other aircraft sitting on the aprons, I noticed a nice plume of smoke rolling along across a bridge into a nearby town. I flew into position to strafe the train, and actually was a little low on my attack, so debris from the train exploding actually damaged my bird, but I was able to egress, and get my squadron out of there. (although my plane was heavily damaged.
Here's the catch... The first two times I veiwed the Track, everything went as it did in the mission. The third time I viewed it... my guns completely missed the train!!!! Arrrggg! How can I show my friends what an awesome ground pounder I am when my story gets changed and I have no proof!!! Okay..... Ummmmm.... I may have went a little too far there... But really, why aren't the track files a little more reliable? Any help on this would be appreciated. Thanks
By the way, I'm running the 3.04m patch)
S! SHAKER

WTE_Ibis
01-27-2005, 04:47 AM
Only the ntrk is accurate m8
You have to click escape while playing then "START RECORDING" option then "SAVE" and type the name when you want to record.
The save AFTER the mission just isn't accurate and the tracks are not playable in next patch. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif
Cheers, Ibis.

plumps_
01-27-2005, 05:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Ibis:
Only the ntrk is accurate m8
You have to click escape while playing then "START RECORDING" option then "SAVE" and type the name when you want to record.
The save AFTER the mission just isn't accurate and the tracks are not playable in next patch. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif
Cheers, Ibis. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If they work without faults the .trks are more accurate than the .ntrks.

Here's what the FAQ says about Why don't my tracks missions work? (http://www.airwarfare.com/sturmovik_101/FAQ_Pilots.htm#071):

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
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2) You might have used a lot of time compression or pausing in the mission that you recorded. If you want to make sure a track will be replayable then
- don't use time acceleration and deceleration
- don't switch views too frequently
- don't pause the game
This is especially important for slower PCs.

Also, the longer your track is the higher the possibility that it'll get screwed up. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

For me .trks work correctly even in 3.04.

WTE_Ibis
01-27-2005, 05:41 AM
That maybe true m8 but still they don't carry over
so your best are lost next patch anyway.
I take your point but I only use ntrk as I have lost too many good memories to take the risk.
Cheers and may you fly with a tail wind.
Ibis. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

plumps_
01-27-2005, 06:32 AM
You don't necessarily lose them. You can have several versions of the game on your HD or patch back to an older version to watch your old tracks. Personally I have ~10 versions of IL-2, FB, AEP and PF on my drives and I can get even more by exchanging some files. I know I'm not the average user, though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif