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jhorne125
07-13-2007, 10:11 AM
whew!! after i dont know how many practice runs, i finally landed on a carrier without damaging my plane! i need to do it many more times before im ready to finish a battle with a carrier landing tho.

one interesting thing i noted when i tried an air battle. i flew around dogfighting for a while, until i started catching some rounds myself. my screen went blank, but im sure i remember the sounds continued. uh... i died in the cockpit?

man what a realistic game! everything ive ever thouht i learned from other flight games (especiallly bf1942 and bfvietnam) just cause stalls and spins!

jhorne125
07-13-2007, 10:11 AM
whew!! after i dont know how many practice runs, i finally landed on a carrier without damaging my plane! i need to do it many more times before im ready to finish a battle with a carrier landing tho.

one interesting thing i noted when i tried an air battle. i flew around dogfighting for a while, until i started catching some rounds myself. my screen went blank, but im sure i remember the sounds continued. uh... i died in the cockpit?

man what a realistic game! everything ive ever thouht i learned from other flight games (especiallly bf1942 and bfvietnam) just cause stalls and spins!

Crash_Moses
07-13-2007, 10:50 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifCongrats! And welcome to our addiction...

jhorne125
07-13-2007, 11:10 AM
was wondering if the game was programed that realistically, if to track the penetration paths of bullets, and whether or not they pass thru the pilot of the aircraft. is it that detailed?

Crash_Moses
07-13-2007, 11:19 AM
I don't think individual bullets are tracked with that kind of detail but you can certainly be wounded or killed.

I've seen cockpit damage to the instruments. There's a mode called "arcade". It shows arrows where the bullets hit. You have to edit the conf.ini and change arcade from 0 to 1 I believe. Might be the other way around.

crucislancer
07-13-2007, 02:18 PM
Congrats on the carrier landing. I'm still working on it as well. I crash more often then not, but I'm getting there. There was one campaign mission I flew where I got chased back to my carrier group by Zekes, and while dodging fire from them I made a perfect carrier landing. I was pretty surprised.

I've also been surprised with the damage that's modeled in the cockpit. I've seen bullet holes, broken instruments, and in a couple of occasions the gunsight is knocked away or the reflector glass breaks.

hi_stik
07-13-2007, 02:55 PM
yeah, now come to the Zekes vs. Wildcats server, and you can experience every damage possibility imaginable within the first 5 minutes!


WOOOHOOOOO

Zeus-cat
07-13-2007, 09:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">was wondering if the game was programed that realistically, if to track the penetration paths of bullets, and whether or not they pass thru the pilot of the aircraft. is it that detailed? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think the answer is almost certainly no. Bullet hits to a specific area on the aircraft have a probability of doing damage to that area. One of the areas is the cockpit and one damage possibility is a pilot kill.

The developer of this sim says that in the next sim he makes the individual bullets will be tracked and the damage they cause will be based on their path.

By the way, comparing this sim to bf1942 is like comparing apples to orangutans. You can do it, but there really isn't much point.

Check out my training campaign, Straight From the Farm, if you haven't already done so.

FritzGryphon
07-13-2007, 10:40 PM
The pilot is in fact it's own hit location in IL-2. Also, the head is separate from the body.

It's even possible to kill the pilot with 1 well placed 7mm bullet to the head, if there's no armor in the way.

In BoB there will be an increase in the number of items that can be damaged, from coolant radiators to tires. I also recall Oleg saying that structural damage will reduce the load limits for a part of the plane. So, for example, if you wing is damaged it'll be more likely to collapse in a hard turn.

mortoma
07-18-2007, 07:50 AM
Keep it up, even us vets can muck a landing or two though. If I try to land on a carrier after not having done it for a long time, look out!! And I have zillions of hours flying sims. Keep practicing and you should be as good as anybody soon.

corsair0772
07-18-2007, 01:27 PM
Congrats on the landing, what plane were you using? I have been playing this one for about 3 months now, but I have always had a nack for the flight sims, by no means am I amazing, but practice makes perfect. ( I wanted to be a fighter pilot). Go to www.dartspage.com, (http://www.dartspage.com,) I believe that is the correct sight. This really helped me to get the carrier landing down. After watching the videos, it took 2 trys to get it right, now it is second nature to me. If you go to the sight, I hope it helps and once again, welcome to the group and congrats on the landing.

corsair0772
07-18-2007, 01:31 PM
Sorry for the wrong sight. Just confirmed it, www.darts-page.com (http://www.darts-page.com). This is the one, good luck.

Flintlocke89
07-23-2007, 10:49 PM
haha, lucky you. So far most of my attempts have failed epically.
My first attempt I sheared my gear off on the edge of the deck, it took my prop out too, I glided over the deck and hit the sea. I survived that, all happy, then the carrier hit me and I blew up.

My second attempt wasn't too much better, I bounced off, but thi time the hook actually grabbed a cable, said cable yanked me out of the air and smacked me back onto the deck from about 10-15 meters up in the air, I blew up.

My 3rd attempt I decided to land from the other side so I had a load of runway to aim for and hopefully I;d have slowed down enough for one of the cables to stop me on the short bit of deck they were attached to.
I came in way too fast, and ended up dangling off the back of the carrier by one of the brake cables.

My fourth attempt, I ended up on the deck, no on fire (which is always good. Although not entirely in one piece, but hey I survived didn't I?
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2499/il2fb2007072311342137vg8.jpg

GerritJ9
07-25-2007, 05:24 AM
I don't do carrier landings very often, but my success rate at landing on a carrier is spotty. I usually have no problems landig the F2A-2 or F4F, more difficulty with A6M and am in serious trouble with Seafires and Hurricanes. Hurricanes, of course, don't have arrester hooks (which doesn't help) and I usually end up going over the bows; with Seafires I always manage to wreck the undercarriage. Haven't tried anything else.

RFait
07-25-2007, 06:08 AM
For some very good carrier landings with this software, go to youtube.com and search for my friend slrman. He has make some videos of carrier landings including with no engine on.

I am working for this, but I am not doing it yet. I was able to get a SBD under a bridge after many crashes. Slrman has posted that for me, too.

Nimits
07-25-2007, 08:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">is like comparing apples to orangutans. You can do it, but there really isn't much point. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL. That is going on my favorite quotes list.

Fireball_
07-25-2007, 08:58 AM
Of course there's always the tried and true Datter method if you're having trouble:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FLEzeI6DAqA

MaxMhz
07-25-2007, 10:08 AM
Congratulations on the landing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And yes, if you take a hit in the head the screen will black out and you'll be dead instantly. If you take a hit to other parts of your virtual pilot's body, it may only wound you depending on where you are hit. You may even survive it and cache your score by returning to base in time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Metabaron2005
07-25-2007, 10:42 AM
Try to land on this one now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5554/porteavionminiatureys9.jpg

corsair0772
07-25-2007, 05:59 PM
Thats pretty funny! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif I think that would be to hard, even for the most experienced pilots. Great picture though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Caseycappoen
07-25-2007, 06:56 PM
the F-23 can do it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif it's jet engine moves like the jets on a harrier.
I wish you could make moveing carriers in Dogfights. Coop is not very popular. Playing the AI aircraft and landing on a carrier can be fun too, for example the PE-8 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. It has a FAB5000 which is like a small nuke

corsair0772
07-26-2007, 07:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Captain.Uber:
haha, lucky you. So far most of my attempts have failed epically.
My first attempt I sheared my gear off on the edge of the deck, it took my prop out too, I glided over the deck and hit the sea. I survived that, all happy, then the carrier hit me and I blew up.

My second attempt wasn't too much better, I bounced off, but thi time the hook actually grabbed a cable, said cable yanked me out of the air and smacked me back onto the deck from about 10-15 meters up in the air, I blew up.

My 3rd attempt I decided to land from the other side so I had a load of runway to aim for and hopefully I;d have slowed down enough for one of the cables to stop me on the short bit of deck they were attached to.
I came in way too fast, and ended up dangling off the back of the carrier by one of the brake cables.

My fourth attempt, I ended up on the deck, no on fire (which is always good. Although not entirely in one piece, but hey I survived didn't I?
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2499/il2fb2007072311342137vg8.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Have you tried going to darts-page.com yet. I really helped me to get it down. I most often fly a Corsair, (hence the name corsair0772) and that is one of the toughest planes to land on a carrier. I must have crashed hundreds of time before I got it down. That sight gave me a bullitproof way to do it, and it also works with other planes as well. Worth anybodys while to check it out.