PDA

View Full Version : Pacific FIghters - it's time to tell us about MAPS



nearmiss
08-09-2004, 07:38 PM
It's about time! We'll be asked to buy the PF within a few short months.

How about some information on Maps

http://avsims.com/portal/modules/liens/images/banner.gif (http://avsims.com/portal/)

nearmiss
08-09-2004, 07:38 PM
It's about time! We'll be asked to buy the PF within a few short months.

How about some information on Maps

http://avsims.com/portal/modules/liens/images/banner.gif (http://avsims.com/portal/)

609IAP_Recon
08-09-2004, 10:35 PM
Lots of water and a few pieces of land http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

S!
609IAP_Recon
http://www.leeboats.com/609/sig/609_recon3.jpg


Full Real Virtual Online War: Forgotten Skies (http://www.forgottenskies.com)

ASH at S-MART
08-09-2004, 10:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 609IAP_Recon:
Lots of water and a few pieces of land http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>ROTFL

ASH HOUSEWARES GROOVY (http://www.garnersclassics.com/wavs/army/groovy.wav)
http://surbrook.devermore.net/adaptionsmovie/ash.jpg

VW-IceFire
08-10-2004, 06:59 AM
I'm sure they will tell us all in one giant shot. It'll be great!

Well we'll see anyways http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://home.cogeco.ca/~cczerneda/sigs/tmv-sig1.jpg
RCAF 412 Falcon Squadron - "Swift to Avenge"

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2004, 04:14 PM
Although there is a helluva lot of water...

it's not just tiny atolls out in the S. Pacific.

New Guinea is HUGE. Hundreds of miles wide by hundreds across and with a 10K+ feet mountain range creasing it. Bougainville is very large. New Britain covers a lot of land, too. Guadalcanal looks like a "tiny little bean" against the vastness of the entire Pacific, but you won't fly over it in 5 minutes unless you're in a jet.

Anyone who's flown in Target:Rabaul (http://www.targetware.net) on full scale maps of the area knows this. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ST__Spyke
08-10-2004, 04:38 PM
kinda like cfs2

_____________________________
A hero is no braver than any other man, he's just brave 5 minutes longer...

My Skins (http://www.il2skins.com/?planeidfilter=all&planefamilyfilter=all&screenshotfilter=allskins&countryidfilter=all&authoridfilter=Spyke75024&historicalidfilter=all&searchkey=&action=list&ts=1086288095)

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2004, 05:19 PM
...only WITH a flight model. And a damned good one. Really. At no extra charge.

China Flanker 1
08-10-2004, 08:57 PM
do the weather contain typhoon?i want fly zero in the center of a typhoon and see what i could do http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

http://www.chinapro.com/888/dngs.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2004, 09:45 PM
Needless to say, not many planes actually flew in typhoons; they'd be grounded. I'm sure a few might have come across some nasty weather systems during long trips... but typhoons? Come on...

Anyway, this is supposed to be a combat sim, not so much a navigation and weather sim.

LEXX_Luthor
08-10-2004, 10:17 PM
No, we don't need weather Typhoons, but we do need Flyable Typhoons. Flyable Hurricanes are good too. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Stiglr:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Anyway, this is supposed to be a combat sim, not so much a navigation and weather sim.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
You don't know anything about air warfare, apparently. Prove me wrong, please. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

__________________
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif Flyable Swedish "Gladiator" listed as J8A ...in Aces Expansion Pack

"You will still have FB , you will lose nothing" ~WUAF_Badsight
"I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait..." ~Bearcat99
"Gladiator and Falco, elegant weapons of a more civilized age" ~ElAurens
:
"Damn.....Where you did read about Spitfire made from a wood?
Close this book forever and don't open anymore!" ~Oleg_Maddox http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2004, 08:53 AM
Why would I have to prove anything to YOU, Luthor? You have yet to post anything intelligent on this board that I've seen.

I am fairly well read on air combat, and history, and give numerous examples of it. Which you can read yourself.

LEXX_Luthor
08-11-2004, 10:22 AM
Agreed. Most of your air combat stories Warp over the navigation and weather parts.


__________________
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif Flyable Swedish "Gladiator" listed as J8A ...in Aces Expansion Pack

"You will still have FB , you will lose nothing" ~WUAF_Badsight
"I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait..." ~Bearcat99
"Gladiator and Falco, elegant weapons of a more civilized age" ~ElAurens
:
"Damn.....Where you did read about Spitfire made from a wood?
Close this book forever and don't open anymore!" ~Oleg_Maddox http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2004, 10:42 AM
Well, just to be fair...

Just last night I finished reading "Jungle Ace", about the career of P-38 ace Gerald Johnson. It ends abruptly when a ferry B-25 piloted by the Lighting ace encounters a really bad squall, and with only 4 chutes for 6 passengers, Johnson elects not to use his, and lets 4 guys bail out. He's never seen again.

So, see, it does happen.

LEXX_Luthor
08-11-2004, 10:59 AM
mmm, you may be right. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif Navigation and weather may be the core of real life air combat, or at least air warfare...a slight difference possibly.

Petalyakov died in bad flying weather, as did Werner Molders. Although both these were during transport and of course not combat missions.

__________________
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif Flyable Swedish "Gladiator" listed as J8A ...in Aces Expansion Pack

"You will still have FB , you will lose nothing" ~WUAF_Badsight
"I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait..." ~Bearcat99
"Gladiator and Falco, elegant weapons of a more civilized age" ~ElAurens
:
"Damn.....Where you did read about Spitfire made from a wood?
Close this book forever and don't open anymore!" ~Oleg_Maddox http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2004, 10:57 PM
Yes, but then again, we don't simulate "briefings", eating, diving into slit trenches when enemy attack....

What's the point? This is a combat flight sim.

Also, if you've read any of MY AARs for Warbirds, IL-2 and Targetware, you'll find screenies that show navigating and mission planning.

Still, it's the combat bits that people really wanna hear about, right?

LEXX_Luthor
08-12-2004, 12:31 AM
Yes, I am intrigued by the Nav aspects of your TagertWare...and the huge maps.

If you like air combat only, you can Space Warp to the nearest Dogfight (helps get over that evil AA too). If you are interested in air warfare, Nav is your first subject of study, as probably required by TagertWare maps.

well, okay Nav (and weather) are the first subjects of study after learning to fly the plane. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


__________________
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif Flyable Swedish "Gladiator" listed as J8A ...in Aces Expansion Pack

"You will still have FB , you will lose nothing" ~WUAF_Badsight
"I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait..." ~Bearcat99
"Gladiator and Falco, elegant weapons of a more civilized age" ~ElAurens
:
"Damn.....Where you did read about Spitfire made from a wood?
Close this book forever and don't open anymore!" ~Oleg_Maddox http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-13-2004, 12:12 AM
Y'know, Lexx, you ought to just try Targetware (http://www.targtware.net). You might find you like it.

The 1:1 scale maps are great; nothing worse than the kludges this sim has for trying to represent some vast areas and make it easy for people with the attention span of a 5-year old.

Targetware solves the problem beautifully. For missions where you're, say, capping or defending your base, you can take off from your field normally.

But, if you're a Japanese Zero pilot in mid '42 attacking Guadalcanal, you flew in all the way from Rabaul, over 400 miles distant. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif Do you have to fly 3+ hours to and fro on a leaned out engine and drop tanks in Target:Rabaul? No, who wants to do that? You get an airstart about over Savo Island, some 40 miles out of Henderson. The sim computes how much of your drop tank you've burned off, so you start with about 7% fuel remaining in the tanks.

Punch those off and go take out some Wildcats. But don't overstay your welcome, because if you don't have enough fuel to make it back by the time you hit the disengagement circle edge (another great idea), you're judged as LOST, because your plane splashes down short of home. And no, the disengagement circle won't save you if you reach it with a pursuer right behind you.

A very intelligent thoughtful solution that provides the best gameplay, and doesn't dweeb out and try to jam a few "kinda-sorta representative islands on a map and call it the South Pacific.