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Bluesbear
02-01-2005, 08:00 PM
How come my saved track files sometimes playback a different outcome (ie. instead of a recording of my kill-I'm killed)? Can I fix this or is it a bug?

Bluesbear
02-01-2005, 08:00 PM
How come my saved track files sometimes playback a different outcome (ie. instead of a recording of my kill-I'm killed)? Can I fix this or is it a bug?

Hiriyu
02-01-2005, 08:20 PM
Yup. I've got this too, but it doesn't necessarily happen with each saved ntrk. May be a bug, but if so, it is at least a very minor one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Would be interesting to know if anyone else is seeing this.

Edit - see this thread : http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=26310365&m=9791044072

lkemling
02-01-2005, 08:27 PM
What use to bug me was watching myself firing at thin air instead of the Heinkel I shot full of holes..lol

Bluesbear
02-01-2005, 08:53 PM
Ya, the recorded firing into thin air sure sucks. You guys are right at least its a minor bug.

Tully__
02-02-2005, 05:18 AM
There are two types of track file:

1. The file saved when using the "Save Track" button at the debrief screen after an offline mission is a .trk file. It records the starting conditions (basically the mission file) and the player's control inputs. For accurate playback it relies on the control inputs being played back with exactly the same timing as they were recorded and the aircraft responding in the same way. Any small change in timing or response will mess up the results for the rest of the playback. Things that can cause timing errors are marginal PC performance and using time compression or pause. Patch files almost always include flight model tweaks which will change the aircraft's response to the inputs recorded under a previous patch version.

2. Files recorded using the "Start/Stop quick save" keyboard control or the "Start recording" button in the ESC menu are .ntrk files. In addition to mission start conditions, they record damage, location, speed and attitude information for all objects in the mission throughout the entire mission. This results in a much larger file than the .trk format, but almost entirely eliminates gross variations from the original recorded events. You will still see shots "missing" their target by a small margin, but as damage is also recorded the target that was damaged in the original will still suffer damage in the playback.

Bluesbear
02-02-2005, 08:48 AM
Ah! thanks for explaining this. That is exactly what I did ,I'll save them as .ntrk's from now on http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hoatee
02-02-2005, 12:58 PM
Time compression messed up some of my tracks. Appreciate the info.