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Obi_Kwiet
08-27-2004, 11:22 AM
Ok, I like this game, but my biggest annoyance about it is the dumb looking tracer smoke. Tracers have very little smoke and it doesnâ't stretch across the sky in big think lines like they do in FB. It should disperse 30 or 40 feet behind the bullet into nothing. We've all seen the gun cam video's and no tracer smoke has come close to being as think or as long lasting as FB's. B172 did their tracer smoke perfectly 4 years ago. Please fix this for FB. I would give up many planes to have this fixed. At least let us turn it off!
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Obi_Kwiet
08-27-2004, 11:22 AM
Ok, I like this game, but my biggest annoyance about it is the dumb looking tracer smoke. Tracers have very little smoke and it doesnâ't stretch across the sky in big think lines like they do in FB. It should disperse 30 or 40 feet behind the bullet into nothing. We've all seen the gun cam video's and no tracer smoke has come close to being as think or as long lasting as FB's. B172 did their tracer smoke perfectly 4 years ago. Please fix this for FB. I would give up many planes to have this fixed. At least let us turn it off!
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Bob the Pilot
08-27-2004, 12:12 PM
german tracers i think look pretty good

Obi_Kwiet
08-27-2004, 12:25 PM
Read the post. I did not say a thing about tracers. I don't mid the tracers. I do not like their way to think and long lasting lasting smoke!

lkemling
08-27-2004, 12:29 PM
Suppose yah hate the muzzleflash's too huh!

BlakJakOfSpades
08-27-2004, 01:13 PM
perhaps this would be more useful in oleg's ready room, then again it also might turn into battle of the egos so ur choice, bump for realism

Covino
08-27-2004, 01:30 PM
Yeah, I think the smoke lasts too long and is a little too opaque. Aces High does tracer smoke pretty good.

cd_jakevas
08-27-2004, 01:36 PM
check out this vid

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Scen
08-27-2004, 01:56 PM
I don't think there is anything wrong with the tracer smoke.

Obi_Kwiet
08-27-2004, 02:06 PM
Wow. Thoes must have been big rounds. Still they had very wide moke that behaved like smoke. Our smoke is like grey rod. I hate the places where they start; that blocky cut off. I know B172 did an awesome job on tracer smoke, so I'm pretty sure we could have it In il2

In that video it shows that the smoke lasted about 2 sec before dissapearing compleatly.

Scen
08-27-2004, 03:22 PM
If you notice they where in a turn when he was firing so I don't know how long the smoke lasted... They look like cannon rounds cosidering one of the impacts on the spit looked pretty nasty. Most likely a nose cannon.

I really like the smoke. If you look carefully some of them leave spirils.

Notice the US planes don't leave any smoke trails...

cd_jakevas
08-27-2004, 05:03 PM
scen is right. notice that they are in a turn, and they seem to last more than 2 seconds, but as said before you have a limited fov and cant really see everything.. Also I believe its a 20mm cannon from a 109.

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Obi_Kwiet
08-27-2004, 05:21 PM
Actally if you look closely at the video you'll see some of them dissappear before they get out of view.
Also it've very close up and I'm sure that I dosen't last very long.

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/270804/kamikaze2.jpg

Notice how the tracer smoke dosen't dissapate at all. We all know that smoke dosn't do that.

Treetop64
08-27-2004, 08:53 PM
That Spit pilot in the video seemed so doggedly concentrated on the Ju88 that flew past that I wonder if he even realized he was being shot at before his wing took a hit! He was making no evasive maneuvers whatsoever!

VW-IceFire
08-27-2004, 11:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Treetop64:
That Spit pilot in the video seemed so doggedly concentrated on the Ju88 that flew past that I wonder if he even realized he was being shot at before his wing took a hit! He was making no evasive maneuvers whatsoever!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Keep in mind that its at half speed...so what you saw happened very quickly.

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Carnage2681
08-28-2004, 06:37 AM
I agree with the poster

the tracers are realistic, but could be smaller


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lil_labbit
08-28-2004, 10:56 AM
Geez !

I hope those tracer smoke is an OPTION !
This will induce MAJOR LAG online! (It does so now)...

It's the main reason I use 80+ mm flak in online maps http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif they just make a puff of smoke and don't lag the game...

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BennyMoore
08-28-2004, 03:46 PM
Also note that the Spitfire pilot fires at the bomber even as he is being shot at. And guess what? I see muzzle smoke, but no muzzle flashes. That's odd! I thought muzzle flashes would have lit up the sky like they do in IL-2.

CanonUK
08-28-2004, 05:18 PM
I quite like the tracer smoke. Sure, it might not be 100% accurate, but what is in a game?

I think it adds a nice touch, and it would be a shame to see it removed.

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Red_Russian13
08-28-2004, 05:37 PM
There are only two things I don't like about FB, and the tracer smoke isn't one of them.

One, as Benny mentions, is those bloody flashes. But it doesn't bother me too much.

Two (and this is trivial at best), is the fact that some of the planes (newer ones) aren't in the object viewer.

Other than those things, I don't have much to complain about other than my POOR piloting skills online (got shot down twice yesterday without getting a shot off - I suck!)

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