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tagTaken2
02-17-2005, 06:45 PM
I'm routinely getting my clock cleaned by the AI, even on the average setting, and would like to do something about it. With a view to moving online eventually.

Could anybody suggest a readily available book?

tagTaken2
02-17-2005, 06:45 PM
I'm routinely getting my clock cleaned by the AI, even on the average setting, and would like to do something about it. With a view to moving online eventually.

Could anybody suggest a readily available book?

VonGraf
02-17-2005, 07:02 PM
"How to live and die in the virtual sky" by Dan "Crash Crenshaw about 15$ if I rember right, thats about what I paid for it.

"Fighter Combat" by Robert L. Shaw. About 45$ new, thats what I paid.

Also there are numerous websites such as:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/Tailspin/index.htm

http://www.sci.fi/~fta/acmintro.htm

http://www.simhq.com/_air/acc_library.html

bird_brain
02-17-2005, 08:50 PM
Definately order "Fighter Combat" by Shaw. The 1st couple of chapters will set you right.

Then Practice. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
02-17-2005, 08:56 PM
After getting the book, get on coms with someone with at least a decent basic understanding to fly with as well. many of the servers on HL offer free server TeamSpeak hosting for the pilots online. Give it a shot and watch and listen. Practice and be prepared to learn fast and die ALOT!.

If you arent' comfortable getting online and flying against other real pilots you can always fly a coop WITH real pilots as wingmen and see how they handle themselves.

TB

tagTaken2
02-17-2005, 09:09 PM
Okay, thanks.

Shaw book is on the way.

Have flown against a friend who has experience in other flightsims, and it is a great deal more gratifying. Particularly as it didn't occur to him that 25% fuel is a more realistic load. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

BlackShrike
02-17-2005, 09:22 PM
i picked up shaws fighter combat recently on ebay in mint new condition for 30 bucks. parts are dry but the dogfighting stuff is good.

ive been online flying for over 6yrs now so i pretty much do all that stuff like riding a bike now anyway but its interesting to see it in print and put a name to the things you do

Franzen
02-17-2005, 11:02 PM
"Women are from Venus, men are from Mars"? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif