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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 10:35 PM
I'm questioning (and frustrated about) the trajectory of the LW ammo, especially the 109s. I personally feel the trajectories are highly exaggerated and inaccurate and unreal. It seems to me that when I close in behind a con and commence firing , I have no idea where the rounds are going to go. It is almost like I am lobbing snowballs, with some kind of unreal arch to the flight path of the rounds, not only that, ..but at the same time the rounds are criss-crossing and going all over the place, (not to mention the highly overdone tracer smoke).On the other hand ,when you compare it to the allied planes , eg., the p40s or Hurris, or WS planes..tracers are basically straight as a dime, which in my humble opinion gives these planes a HUGE advantage. If the LW ammo has more drop, I can live with some, but Man...you guys who did the modelling have this ammo dropping out of the sky like these rounds weigh 4 pounds apiece, and the way you have it curving all over the place , one would be led to believe all the LW guns are smoothbore and this stuff is tumbling. Just an observation on my part. Anyone agree?

Lev

XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 10:35 PM
I'm questioning (and frustrated about) the trajectory of the LW ammo, especially the 109s. I personally feel the trajectories are highly exaggerated and inaccurate and unreal. It seems to me that when I close in behind a con and commence firing , I have no idea where the rounds are going to go. It is almost like I am lobbing snowballs, with some kind of unreal arch to the flight path of the rounds, not only that, ..but at the same time the rounds are criss-crossing and going all over the place, (not to mention the highly overdone tracer smoke).On the other hand ,when you compare it to the allied planes , eg., the p40s or Hurris, or WS planes..tracers are basically straight as a dime, which in my humble opinion gives these planes a HUGE advantage. If the LW ammo has more drop, I can live with some, but Man...you guys who did the modelling have this ammo dropping out of the sky like these rounds weigh 4 pounds apiece, and the way you have it curving all over the place , one would be led to believe all the LW guns are smoothbore and this stuff is tumbling. Just an observation on my part. Anyone agree?

Lev

XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 10:39 PM
you are absolutely right, but this will never get fixxed.. I've haveen whined about this for 2 years, and we are still at the same point.. Mostly I mean MG17 and MG131 ridiculous flight trajectory.. Just compare them to UBS and Shkas.. UBS won't loose any speed after 2km /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Like a laser gun

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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 11:24 PM
How do you know they do not loose speed ?

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XyZspineZyX
09-24-2003, 11:34 PM
Hi,

If you're finding that your rounds 'cross over' each other then you almost certainly have your convergence distance set to a short range.

I'm also interested in what you have to say about the Hurricane and P40 - as far as I know there's no other guns in the game, with the exception of the Mk108, that has a more wobbly possible trajectory than the .303 and .50 cal rounds. The P40 is one of the more stable platforms in the game, for some reason, but the same guns mounted to the P-39s nose, or the P-51 or P-47s wings, tend to produce quite bizarre trajectories that almost seem to 'bend' the second they leave the gun barrel. With the wing mounted guns, I can see how this could be a factor, but it's bizarre seeing rounds almost penetrating through the prop spinner as they leave the barrel on the P-39.

Certainly there's a good project to be done by someone with a lot of spare time and a lot of hosting space for screenshots and tracks. Turn arcade mode on and range icons on, put static cameras down, and take potshots at various planes and ground targets at known ranges. Damage comparisons and range comparisons would then be quite easy.



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