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tagTaken2
03-02-2006, 04:50 PM
I've removed every possible cue for a russian campaign, all on-screen text (except for stupid compass heading, don't think can be gotten rid of), no chatter (realistic for russian), full switch, disabled auto/time shift keys.

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As a result, it's become a much better game.

Now I'm sweating over every little thing, taking off with 100% fuel because I might just need it, having to research overheat temperatures and oil pressure (hoping gauges are accurate), doing circuits over a village to decide just how big it looks on the map...

Late last night I was almost back from second mission, 1 hard earned kill/minus leader, looking for coast, when the 109 that had been creeping up behind me for 10 minutes opened up. I literally shouted out loud and jumped in my seat. Survived, but it was a sweaty, shaky landing... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

If you're not flying like this offline, you just may be missing out.

Might not try pacific yet though...

AKA_TAGERT
03-02-2006, 04:50 PM
prom night one handed bra removal in the dark while telling her you love her difficult

vocatx
03-02-2006, 05:03 PM
Yeah, full switch is the most fun for me, too. Keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

The HUD can be totally disabled by binding a key to "Toggle Speed Bar". If I recall, it will cycle through knts/hr, mph, kph, heading only, and none.

danjama
03-02-2006, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
prom night one handed bra removal in the dark while telling her you love her difficult

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jds1978
03-02-2006, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by tagTaken2:
I've removed every possible cue for a russian campaign, all on-screen text (except for stupid compass heading, don't think can be gotten rid of), no chatter (realistic for russian), full switch, disabled auto/time shift keys.

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

As a result, it's become a much better game.

Now I'm sweating over every little thing, taking off with 100% fuel because I might just need it, having to research overheat temperatures and oil pressure (hoping gauges are accurate), doing circuits over a village to decide just how big it looks on the map...

Late last night I was almost back from second mission, 1 hard earned kill/minus leader, looking for coast, when the 109 that had been creeping up behind me for 10 minutes opened up. I literally shouted out loud and jumped in my seat. Survived, but it was a sweaty, shaky landing... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

If you're not flying like this offline, you just may be missing out.

Might not try pacific yet though...

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LStarosta
03-02-2006, 05:48 PM
I've been told that Dan likes it pretty hard...


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p-11.cAce
03-02-2006, 05:56 PM
Full switch is where it is at http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
prom night one handed bra removal in the dark while telling her you love her difficult You know I had my first date the other night since my divorce and man is that a lot harder to do than I had remembered (at least you don't have to throw in the "I love you" at this age to get that far) you get out of practice after being married for awhile!

tagTaken2
03-02-2006, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
Full switch is where it is at http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
prom night one handed bra removal in the dark while telling her you love her difficult You know I had my first date the other night since my divorce and man is that a lot harder to do than I had remembered (at least you don't have to throw in the "I love you" at this age to get that far) you get out of practice after being married for awhile! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good to see people focused on the things that really matter. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

p-11 ace, glad it's working out for you.

First time with my girlfriend, I got impatient and tore her bra in half.
She forgave me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

p-11.cAce
03-02-2006, 07:12 PM
Thanks - dating is WAY scarier than I remembered it being! Its like the difference between flying offline and online. Offline is just like being married - you know what to expect, the AI basically makes the same moves at the same time in the same way. You start thinking "I'm the $hit". Then BAM you have to go online and suddenly nothing is predictable, you see crazy **** you'd never see offline, and all the moves that worked so well offline just leave you a flaming streamered mess! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif But you practice and get shot down a lot then suddenly you get on someones six and it all comes together - http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif - and its WAY better than offline http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

han freak solo
03-02-2006, 07:15 PM
Finally, a thread about "full difficulty" not "full real".

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

I'm only about 95% difficult. Ask anyone that knows me.

rnzoli
03-03-2006, 02:17 AM
I wish HUD messages would be a server-side option during online.

F6_Ace
03-03-2006, 06:31 AM
I like F6 and F7 keys. No need for all that worrying then. Instead, do crossword or find solution for world poverty and let F6 acemaker device take the strain.

han freak solo
03-03-2006, 12:12 PM
Okay, remind me what the default for the F6 & F7 keys are. Your sig has made me curious for days.

My F6 is "extend flaps".

Jumoschwanz
03-03-2006, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
Finally, a thread about "full difficulty" not "full real".

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

I'm only about 95% difficult. Ask anyone that knows me.

The actual wording in this sim, for difficulty settings are EASY, NORMAL, and REALISTIC.

In the past I have advocated the use of "full-difficulty" over the wording "full-real", just because a band of arcade pilots had an ego problem with "full-real" and would cry about it in threads like this. Since there is no denying that it is truly more difficult to fly the sim when it is set to "realistic" , calling it full-difficulty instead of "full-real" gave some of them less of a reason to open their pie-holes.

But I just use plain old full-real lately, yes it will be argued endlessly that it isn't more realistic than open cockpit because of restrictions on the ability to see, but I don't think that argument has any merit, when open-cockpit allows totally unrealistic gunnery and shot making, because of the absence of the aircrafts nose, wings and cockpit floor.
Real pilots had to develop extraordinary gunnery skills and make many blind shots, which is all lost and null with open-cockpit.

So with only that one leg to stand on, and one drawback to full-real, the opponents arguments are just to soothe their egos inability to cope with the fact that they just do not "have it", that special something that enables many to enjoy and adapt to the Realistic setting that is avaliable in this sim, and to use it competently and competitively online in a hostile environment.

I am glad so many of varying mental abilities can dumb this sim down and enjoy it,
but the dedicated and/or successful full-real pilots in this sim, are the practicers of the highest art this sim has to offer. They truly "see the light".

Jumoschwanz

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han freak solo
03-03-2006, 12:40 PM
I hear ya Jumo. I like the scalability of difficulty in the game as well.

I've slowly progressed from my first try at IL2 with mostly easy settings and now I do have the difficulty turned up. My degrading vision is the reason I have to leave map icons and the little plane indicators on. Plus, I still have "no instant success" switched off because I think that bailing out over your own territory should allow you to pass on to the next mission.

For me, "full real" is sitting in the cockpit of a real plane and flying it. That's all.

rnzoli
03-03-2006, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
Okay, remind me what the default for the F6 & F7 keys are. Your sig has made me curious for days.

My F6 is "extend flaps".
Padlock. I think.

edit: I wonder who the hell is so offended by that. Someone got hurt really bad. I couldn't care less about F6 and/or becoming an ace.

Akronnick
03-03-2006, 02:14 PM
F6 is external padlock. When I was a noob, F6 was the only way I could maintain SA. Back then, the only time I would fly from the cockpit was when the bandit was right in my gunsight.

danjama
03-03-2006, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
I've been told that Dan likes it pretty hard...


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F6 gogogo

F6_Ace
03-04-2006, 09:49 AM
When I was a noob, F6 was the only way I could maintain SA

this man - he know what is what!

Not offended by F6. Amusement only at F6 aces

rnzoli
03-04-2006, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by F6_Ace:
Not offended by F6. Amusement only at F6 aces
I see, but what's up with that 15000 RPM?

Does it really matter, how often you use this aid? F6 is for noob aces when used only once, and also when used 15000 times per minute, isn't it? I am also amused http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BloodyBucket
03-04-2006, 02:21 PM
As a certified noob, I admire the players who disdain all but the most difficult/realistic settings, but I can't claim to be in that group.

I really appreciate the scalability in the game, as there are a lot of times that lower difficulty settings are desirable, for me at least. My kids like to try and fly, for instance, and my partner for coop missions doesn't like to deal with stalls and spins.

I'm glad that there are choices here. My hat is off to those skillful enough to enjoy the game maxed out, but there are probably a lot of dabblers out there like me that may never graduate to that level.

SnapdLikeAMutha
03-04-2006, 05:02 PM
Full real, cockpit on, icons off, etc etc

It's great. I mean, I don't actually get many kills, or actually see the enemy, or indeed have much of a clue where I am for most of the flight, but damned if it ain't immersive! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

slipBall
03-04-2006, 05:08 PM
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ATLAS_DEATH
03-04-2006, 10:30 PM
I've been spending most my time in the Wildcat vs Zeke server.. so 'full difficulty' ... waaay back in the day It seemed hard.. but all you have to do is... well.. just do it. Navigation becomes fun.. not just following a line and whatnot.. trying to ID planes can be exciting. I also like the fact that the people I'm playing against also have to deal with handicaps. So If I get shot down I know for certain it was based on skill.. give or take a few % (hardware)... and vise versa

JG5_UnKle
03-05-2006, 01:12 PM
Speedbar ON for those guys with cr@ppy instruments

That's it.