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Grue_
04-05-2005, 05:20 AM
There is lots of WWII footage of British, German, Russian etc aircraft all racing across a field and taking off in groups.

Hopefully this will be possible in BoB but I was just wondering how hard this would be to put into the current game?

Everyone hurtling across a field in an on-line co-op would be a hoot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also gets rid of the over modelled dust clouds http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BBB_Hyperion
04-05-2005, 08:40 AM
Imagine you take off with 4 planes (3 ai) and 1 plane takes off .) Rest is missing somewhere in the barn , field , wood, building etc http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fennec_P
04-05-2005, 07:48 PM
If you create a takeoff waypoint for a flight in the middle of open ground (ie. not an airfield), the planes will spawn in an echelon.

If the planes are AI controlled, they will take off one at a time. But if they are human, you can do a formation takeoff if you want.

But, if you use a whole bunch of single plane AI flights lined up next to each other on open ground, they will take off at once.

Only problem is taking off from open grass is bumpy and might kill some types of planes that have crummy suspension.

Another way is to use an online map that has those parallel runways bunched together. Put one or two planes on each runway, and they'll all take off together.

Don't quote me on this, but I remember something about formation takeoffs in BoB, along with more realistic open grass runways, rather than the thin grass strip ones in IL-2.

plumps_
04-06-2005, 03:01 AM
I heard that there will already be a few more realistic airfields on the new Murmansk and Kurland maps in 4.0.

Grue_
04-06-2005, 05:45 AM
"Only problem is taking off from open grass is bumpy and might kill some types of planes that have crummy suspension."

Glad my garden isn't like IL-2 grass. I'd need 12" of ground clearance on the mower http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Fingers crossed for 4.0.

stubby
04-06-2005, 06:57 AM
Taking off in formation is very cool and exciting. I really hope they add that element to BoB. This is very important in those scramble missions. As it stands now, I dread being the tail end charlie when the base air raid siren is screaming. It seems to take forever until it's my turn to take-off. I admit, attempting to do it now (two planes abreast on the runway) is challenging but when its executed, you don't have to worry about overheating your plane to catch the leader because you're already formed up.