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Tobak
09-30-2005, 03:01 PM
I'm pretty sure that it is an idea with no chance at all to be included in PF FP AEP in the future, but still, I'm curious about your opinions. It would be awesome to have changing weather in the game. I imagine it in two ways in FMB (although I think it has already been posted before me in that section, but anyways).

First: The time could be set for for example 10 minutes, and after that the weather would be worse or better with one level (kinda timeout thing). So for example after a decent 50 minutes of flight time starting the mission with pure blue sky and with the Sun shining, we could end up in a rainy situation on landing (landing the damaged plane in a storm! Think about it! Maybe I'm a bit of a suicidal type...).

Second: Different areas on a map could have different weather conditions, say rain over Berlin, but only hazy weather above Frankfurt. It could be somewhat like the destruction thing, or something like that.

Anyway I hope it will be in BoB!!! It would be great.

Cheers!

Tobak
09-30-2005, 03:01 PM
I'm pretty sure that it is an idea with no chance at all to be included in PF FP AEP in the future, but still, I'm curious about your opinions. It would be awesome to have changing weather in the game. I imagine it in two ways in FMB (although I think it has already been posted before me in that section, but anyways).

First: The time could be set for for example 10 minutes, and after that the weather would be worse or better with one level (kinda timeout thing). So for example after a decent 50 minutes of flight time starting the mission with pure blue sky and with the Sun shining, we could end up in a rainy situation on landing (landing the damaged plane in a storm! Think about it! Maybe I'm a bit of a suicidal type...).

Second: Different areas on a map could have different weather conditions, say rain over Berlin, but only hazy weather above Frankfurt. It could be somewhat like the destruction thing, or something like that.

Anyway I hope it will be in BoB!!! It would be great.

Cheers!

Kuna15
09-30-2005, 03:42 PM
It would be adding more immersion, yes.
Good idea.

LEXX_Luthor
09-30-2005, 07:06 PM
Tobak:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Second: Different areas on a map could have different weather conditions, say rain over Berlin, but only hazy weather above Frankfurt. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Like this...?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Cumulonimbus Calvus
Guam, US Pacific Territory, October 2000

This awesome tropical cloud looks like it's growing from the ocean. Well, it basically is, growing into incredible heights. In the dark portion to the left it's raining, to the right the weather is fair. This shows how quickly weather can change in the tropics.

http://www.chitambo.com/clouds/cloudsimages/low/cb_cal_guam_oct00.jpg

~ http://www.chitambo.com/clouds/cloudshtml/calvus.html#Anchorcal1
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Europe too - a tale of two Titans over Moscow... <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Cumulonimbus Capillatus
Moscow, Russia, July 2001

Two massive formations with very clear horizontal extensions in all directions.

http://www.chitambo.com/clouds/cloudsimages/low/cb_cap_moscow_russia_jul01.jpg

~ http://www.chitambo.com/clouds/cloudshtml/capillatus.html
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Those two giants reach up at least 12km altitude (40,000 feet). You see the tiny white "spots" scattered here and there across the bottom of this pic? The smallest of those white spots are the traditional industry standard "flight sim" flak puff cumulus clouds. Someday flight sim Devs everywhere will look at large clouds and the history of the air warfare environment. They can now make Earth mountains render fast on old primitive ATI-9200 video cards (southeast Kuban map, Online Summer 4 map), they can make giant mountainous clouds even faster on today's video cards.
Maybe for BoB And Beyond. http://www.ubisoft.de/smileys/3.gif

Stackhouse25th
09-30-2005, 07:45 PM
i personally would like to fly a P39 into a thunderstorm.

LEXX_Luthor
09-30-2005, 08:06 PM
No you don't. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The Challenge is avoiding the cumulonimbus like you avoid mountains, by flying very high above the storm clouds (P-39...not likely http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif), or navigating around them (short range P-39...not likely http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif), or return to base, or fly through them if needed, with the icing and turbulence. Good Luck.

Griffon_25th
10-01-2005, 01:19 AM
Way to be a rain cloud Luthor.

jds1978
10-01-2005, 06:09 AM
awesome idea and great pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif