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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:10 AM
I'm new to IL2 but already hooked, this may be a silly question but how do you land at night I just can't find the runway. I hang back and watch the other planes landing but by the time I come in to land I can't see it. Is there away of turning some sort of guide on when you need it?

Robbie.

XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:10 AM
I'm new to IL2 but already hooked, this may be a silly question but how do you land at night I just can't find the runway. I hang back and watch the other planes landing but by the time I come in to land I can't see it. Is there away of turning some sort of guide on when you need it?

Robbie.

XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:17 AM
In the Full Mission Builder under the objects menu under static objects you see airfield campfires. You must place them along the runway and then you can find it and land--after daytime practice of course. Its sexy cos when you pass the burning barrels they light up your cockpit especially instrument panel.

XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:32 AM
If you know how to tweak the mission files you can also change the time to 12:00 noon.

Seriously though, the campfires are the way to go.

XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:37 AM
Use your 'auto-landing mechanism'. What, you didn't know they had them back then? Oh yes, you must be above the airbase and then press 'ctrl-E', voila you have landed.

Plane? What plane Squadron Commander?

XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 08:24 PM
If you are flying russian planes, try turning on the landing light. It might help! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 08:27 PM
Ctrl+L lights up your dials.

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sniper-690.

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 09:35 AM
Thanks everyone for your help, the camp fires do look great I ended up changing the time of preset missions and adding the camp fires to them, I can't make out the full mission builder from scratch although I'll probably keep trying as it looks to be really interesting.

Thanks again.