View Full Version : Please Please PLEASE correct this IC Maddox

01-13-2005, 11:51 AM

I am referring to the poor Bf109s mipmaps and LoDs. For years I have wanted to ask for this to be corrected. This is the problem:

When you are in a mission with Bf109s, it is SO EASY to tell them apart from the other aircraft!! Why? well because the Bf109s mipmaps and LODs are SOOO Blocky and change to this horrible blocky shape relatively quickly and from a near distance to you.

Just set up a fight with 4 Spits v 4 Bf109s and watch what i mean, its just so easy to tell which ones are the Bf109s by their change of shape meaning its TOTALLY unrealistic in a dogfight!

Some 109 mipmaps and LoDs are worse than others for instance the Emil (E4) is TERRIBLY BLOCKY at short distances, the Gs are not so bad but still nowhere near the quality of the Spits and the hurricane LoDs for instance.

Now I have no idea what is involved in resetting the LoDs and at what distance each kicks in, it could be that the far away LoD models of the 109s need to be redone and if thats the case, I know that this will not be addressed due to resources....this I do understand btw.

BUT if its just a case of resetting the distances between each LoD this surely could be addressed in a patch could it not!!?? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway, Oleg and Team, the IL2 series is just unbelieveable and the best 110 pounds I ever spent....WONDERFULL and the BEST WWII simulation ever by a huge margin.

Many thanks


01-13-2005, 01:11 PM
Bump for this. If it's posible. It looks that it is... but who knows.

01-13-2005, 01:18 PM
also,it seems that the 109 is just as big as a Stuka from distance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif For one of the smallest planes in the war is quite disturbing...

01-13-2005, 02:17 PM
The Stuka seems to have improved a bit from distance with various patches... I may be imagining that tho http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

One thing I am NOT imagining is this crappy shape shifting 109 that you can spot in a dogfight from too far off. Jeeezzz it does my head in http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


01-13-2005, 03:26 PM
I like being able to tell them apart. In the real at LOD distance, if you could see then
you could tell apart. I don't want anonymous everyone past 400m!

BUT since the IL2 demo even not only is the 109 LOD blocky it is bigger and darker, much
easier to spot. Never do we know why. 109 is not a big fighter, is it? I think not!

01-13-2005, 03:26 PM
Wonder why a 109 should be so much easier to spot than any other comparably-sized aircraft?


01-13-2005, 03:51 PM
LW & US fighters dhow up larger and darker. USSR and RAF fighters show up lighter and smaller. You can identify them at a distance this way. Old IL-2 1.0 trick. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-13-2005, 07:44 PM
Yes it seems its old original IL2 code that has never been corrected or identified until now maybe!!

It is a real royal pain in the **** because I don't have to even try to identifiy my foe with the 109s, the LoDs do it for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Now come on Oleg Maddox, this does not affect ANY other fighter in the game like it does the 109s and I am British http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif This is computer graphic discrimination between fighters and surely it can be a real possible show stopper if one wished to dwell on it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Seems nobody noticed it until now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Well anyway, can it be fixed Oleg?

My BIG BIG regards to all the IC/IL2 Maddox Team, thank you for what I already have http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif!!


01-13-2005, 10:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stiglr:
Wonder why a 109 should be so much easier to spot than any other comparably-sized aircraft?

Hmmmm....hmmmm.... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its a conspiracy be sure LOL

01-14-2005, 02:48 AM
Its been that way for three years, not sure they will change it now, if anything I thing it was much more noticeable in the original Il-2, they do have a shape that is easy to identify anyway.


01-14-2005, 03:03 AM
Really there should be some characteristics and there's not a lot of pixels
to be using in LOD's.