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Far Flight
08-31-2004, 02:18 PM
You have alot of diffeculty options in the game but whitch options make the game really harder. I know that I am still to noob to use: Stall and Spin so that's turned off but what do the others do??

Far Flight
08-31-2004, 02:18 PM
You have alot of diffeculty options in the game but whitch options make the game really harder. I know that I am still to noob to use: Stall and Spin so that's turned off but what do the others do??

LStarosta
08-31-2004, 02:33 PM
Uhh....

Anything that sounds hard probably is.

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JG7_Rall
08-31-2004, 02:33 PM
Press Cntrl + E for a more thorough explination on all the difficulty options and their meanings.

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1.JaVA_Hornet
08-31-2004, 03:12 PM
weather circumstances, as rain, storm, snow,
very low outside temperature.

But one point i really miss is wind!

BBB_Hyperion
08-31-2004, 03:14 PM
Harder it gets when you disable realistic options .)

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Friendly_flyer
08-31-2004, 03:16 PM
Well, cockpit always on and no externals view are self explanatory, but also makes playing a lot harder. I have just started playing with stalls and spin enabled. You need to start out in a fairly forgiving plane, then move your way up to the difficult ones (the Germans).

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Ankanor
08-31-2004, 03:42 PM
I would say, "cockpit always on" off, "no external view" off, "no minimap path" off,"realistic gunnery" off. You already have "stalls and spins" off, yeah, I almost forgot,"icons off" off. I would see more but I have sweared not to open my FB till Friday afternoon http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif Yes, yes, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif, I know http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Essen,23.02.2004 20:53

ComradeBadinov
08-31-2004, 04:54 PM
Try playin with the monitor turned off, now that's difficult. Got 4 kills the other night that way... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

Ankanor
08-31-2004, 05:28 PM
Enemy kills? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

O, how I want to hold you,
To feel your breath
And hear your laughter in my ears.
To look into your eyes
And see myself in there.
Caress you with my lips.
To hold your hands in mine
And find the hidden smile in your dimple
That makes you irresistible
And stops the breathing in my chest.
To be with you when you are weeping,
To wipe away the tears and take away the sorrow.
To watch you while you are sleeping
Like there is no tomorrow.

And with a tender kiss to wake you up.

Essen,23.02.2004 20:53

Chuck_Older
08-31-2004, 06:16 PM
Jeez, you guys musta smelled blood.

Gotta love the old ctrl+E trick though. It's still a classic

But Far Flight is actually asking what all the toggle choices mean, I should think.

Far Flight:
Which options are confusing you?

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lil_labbit
08-31-2004, 06:18 PM
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and
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with custom icons 100m visible http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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WTE_Galway
08-31-2004, 07:53 PM
we lil_rabbit is close but to make things properly hard:

1) you should also set icons off and edit your config file to set "hud_log" and "chatter" to 1 to disable the onscreen HUD on the RHS of the screen and the radio messages across the top

this will force you to guess your radiator and WEP position and you will have to translate the radio messages from german and russian

2) in addition if you are playing the dynamic campaign you can edit the parameters to make all the enemy ace and all your guys novice

3) you could edit the dynamic campaign so you fly a P11c and everyone else gets late-war birds or jets

4) always fly with a drop tank and do not drop it even in combat

5) get into the joystick profile and set it all to 100% so you are flying on a knife edge

Bearcat99
08-31-2004, 08:20 PM
Boy you guys are brutal... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

Do what Labbit and Galway said. But do it at night.

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Tully__
09-01-2004, 12:02 AM
<UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI> Seperate engine start - no effect unless you're flying multiple engined aircraft. If you're flying twin or four engined aircraft you'll have to select and start each engine individually if you're starting the mission at takeoff.
<LI> Complex engine management - enables the "advanced engine management" features: supercharger control, mixture control and propellor pitch/governor RPM. Even with this on you can set & forget in most aircraft without much penalty in performance, except those that aren't equipped with automatic mixture control and supercharger switching you have to watch your altitude.
<LI> Engine Overheat - If it's off your engine will never overheat. Leave it on, you learn more quickly to manage your energy state if you can't leave the throttle firewalled all day.
<LI> Torque & Gyro effects - while this makes some difference to take-off and a bit to shooting accuracy, I don't think it makes any difference to flying difficulty. Leave it on.
<LI> Flutter Effect - To do with control surface response in turbulence/at high speed?? Leave it on, it doesn't make a big difference.
<LI> Wind & Turbulence - With this on you'll get low altitude turbulence (affecting shooting accuracy in ground attack and low altitude fights) in all but the best of weather, and you'll get nasty crosswinds on takeoff & landing in really foul weather. Your choice on this one, but remember if you turn it on takeoffs & landings are going to be extremely challenging in foul weather.
<LI> Stalls & spins - I recommend leaving this on. While stalls & spins are frustrating at first, not having to deal with them leads to some very bad flying habits and I believe it's easier to learn not to stall & spin in the first place than it is to unlearn the bad habits later on.
<LI> Vulnerability - Turn it off and you can't be killed by weapons. You can still crash though. Good for gunnery practice in quick missions, but kinda boring in a campaign.
<LI> Blackouts & redouts - Turning too tightly at speed or pulling out of dives too quickly causes pilots to lose conciousness until the turn is eased off for a few seconds. Turn this off and you won't black out.
<LI> Realistic Gunnery - When off, you bullets don't drop with distance and are four times as effective. Leave it on for the same reason as Stalls & Spins. Leaving it off develops bad habits that are harder to unlearn than learning to do it right first time.
<LI> Limited Ammo - Off, never run out of ammo. In general it's your choice, but for a few of the aircraft capable of carrying bombs it's a nuisance. For instance on the Stuka, the wing bombs are released first followed by the centreline bomb, but with unlimited ammo you never run out of wing bombs so you can't use the centreline bomb.
<LI> Limited fuel - Turn it off, never run out of fuel. Your choice, but remember that aircraft perform better when carrying less weight, and full fuel tanks weigh more than almost empty ones.
<LI> Cockpit always on - When turned on, the "No Cockpit View" control (Ctrl-F1, also known as "Wonder Woman view") doesn't work. It doesn't affect how the plane flies at all, but can make a huge difference to the ease with which you spot enemy aircraft. Your choice intially, but some find it helps in avoiding disorientation if you leave the cockpit on.
<LI> No External Views - When on, you can't view your aircraft from the external view (F2) or other aircraft (Shift-F2 & Ctrl-F2). Also the external padlock controls wont work when it's on (F6, Shift-F6, F7, Shift-F7). Your choice, it doesn't affect flight at all.
<LI> Head Shake - When on your head moves around a bit when the guns fire or the aircraft flies in turbulence. Leave it on, it's disconcerting at first but you get used to it so quick it's not worth the worry.
<LI> No Icons - When on, no icons are displayed. I'd suggest leaving it off at first. There's a control you can assign in the controls screen to toggle icons on and off during a mission if this setting is off, so you can turn off icons if you find them annoying. It does have one other effect though... when on, padlock (F4) and padlock friendly (Shift-F4) will not distinguish between friendly and enemny aircraft. You will have to identify aircraft yourself before deciding whether to shoot or not.
<LI> No Padlock - When on, padlock and padlock friendly wont work (F4 & Shift-F4). Your choice.
<LI> Clouds - When off there'll be no clouds in missions. If you're flying only offline, leave it off. The computer controlled aircraft can see through clouds.
<LI> No Instant Success - When on, you must achieve the goals set in campaign missions in order to proceed to the next mission. In my opinion this is not realistic and I'd suggest leaving it off. This way you can advance to the next campaign mission provided you survive and you're not captured, which is more like reality.
<LI> Takeoff & Landing - When off, all missions start in the air and you don't have to land to achieve mission success. I'd suggest leaving it on, but if your computer time is limited missions are quicker with it off.
<LI> Realistic Landings - When off, you'll bounce rather than crash if you mess up a landing. Leave it on, it's disconcerting when you bounce after hitting the ground in combat & getting landings right is fun http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
<LI> No Map Icons - When off, all air & ground units are shown on your kneeboard map in flight. Your choice.
<LI> No Minimap Path - When off your flight plan and position are shown on the in flight kneeboard map. If you find navigation rewarding, leave it on but remeber to make very carefull notes in the pre-flight briefing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
<LI> No Speedbar - The red numbers showing speed, altitude and heading in the lower left corner of the screen are the speedbar. Like Icons, I recommend leaving this off as you can't see some instruments in some aircraft. Also like icons, there's a keyboard control you can use to toggle this information when the difficulty setting is off. This allows you to hide the information except when you need it if you find having it displayed ruins the "reality" of the flying experience.[/list]

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[This message was edited by Tully__ on Wed September 01 2004 at 07:23 AM.]

jada002
09-01-2004, 05:55 AM
Try flying with keyboard only http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif If thats not hard i dont know what is ....

609IAP_Recon
09-01-2004, 06:16 AM
full real = most difficult

It's tough at first, but later on you'll find no other way that gives such immersion.

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TgD Thunderbolt56
09-01-2004, 06:19 AM
WTE_Galway made some excellent suggestions to make the game ...er...more difficult. If I were to suggest toggles that make the game more difficult, I would say "Icons off" and "realistic gunnery" are the two that Kick it up a notch

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Far Flight
09-01-2004, 09:37 AM
Thx for that Tully__

Tully__
09-01-2004, 09:49 AM
You're welcome. Don't mind the peons, they mean well http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Friendly_flyer
09-01-2004, 11:01 AM
When you decide to fly with stalls and spin enabled for the first time, I recomend you start out with a plane with nice flight characteristics, like a Gladiator or I-185. Starting out with a German plane might become very frustrating.

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