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XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 05:11 AM
Hi

Thinking of getting IL2 Original or Forgotten Battles.

Can movies be created of the display - i.e. saved as Quicktime or AVI files?

Or at least created to play a given simulation back again from a variety of POVs? Apparently Jane's (which I have) could do that, but one has to edit the code to set it up properly. Not sure if it could save out a movie file. I think not.

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 05:11 AM
Hi

Thinking of getting IL2 Original or Forgotten Battles.

Can movies be created of the display - i.e. saved as Quicktime or AVI files?

Or at least created to play a given simulation back again from a variety of POVs? Apparently Jane's (which I have) could do that, but one has to edit the code to set it up properly. Not sure if it could save out a movie file. I think not.

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 05:12 AM
yes you can create movies, or tracks, w/o any mods.

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XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 05:20 AM
You need to go to UCLANUPE'S and Wiley's sites. These guys have over a hundred movies just made for FB. If you like movies like me you are going to love FB. Welcome fellow newbie!

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 08:27 AM
IL2 saves your game in a "track" that can be replayed and visualized using lots of different camera angles.

To make a movie (avi) you need a program to capture the game. This can be done during actual playing of the game or when replaying a track. The quality is identical.

To capture the film to an avi I think everybody uses FRAPS which is available for free. A standard trick is to run the game at half speed and capture 15fps. Then, when finalizing the movie, increase the speed to 30fps to obtain normal speed. This procedure gives fluid motion without any stuttering. The quality of the movie can be extraordinary good - see for instance stranger on http://www.nr.no/~pab/il2.html

Be aware that you need a lot of disk space to capture movies (avi) using FRAPS.

The tracks are very small so you can store numerous tracks for replay.



Good luck.
Petter

XyZspineZyX
09-26-2003, 06:18 PM
Hi bdigger

That's a common question, so instead of doing a long search here just go the the Virtual War Cinema Forum

http://www.blacksheepwebdesign.net/VirtualWarCinema/

Today the site is down but hopefully will be back this weekend, that's the place where the whole FB movie making community is gathering since ubisoft dropped the ball on us again on the request of creating that forum here.


Good flight to you !