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Swervin Irvin
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posted 10-17-2000 10:04 AM     Profile for Swervin Irvin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I'm having some fun with this game, especially since the A2A missles almost never miss, but all that jumping around from plane to plane is getting a little distracting.

I've never played a sim where you need to fly different planes to have a good chance of mission success. I must have frantically cycled through four flights at least three times each in one mission last night, anybody else find this sort of annoying?

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The Whistler
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posted 10-17-2000 01:16 PM     Profile for The Whistler   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Never try USAF.

I like it, it lets you see tonnes of action. I don't find that you need do do it to complete the mission. A lot of times I stay on the escort flights and the AI gets the rest done perfectly. But in USAF you HAVE to fly all flights if you want to complete the mission.

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Swervin Irvin
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posted 10-18-2000 06:35 PM     Profile for Swervin Irvin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Whistler, I sure agree with you about seeing tons of action. Another problem, I guess, is that I forget the various mission requirements for the various flights, and suspending the intense action to read the briefing again just screws the pooch for the immersion.

Perhaps I should try to stay with just one flight, what enemy AI are you running?

I've got mine set to max, and there seems to have been at least one mission where I only succeeded after multiple attempts by flying all the planes.

Thanks for the feedback.

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The Whistler
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posted 10-19-2000 01:08 PM     Profile for The Whistler   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Mine is set at expert. Do you have the patch (1.1)?? I read that pre-patch Expert AI had a bug that made it identical to rookie, the patch fixed that.

P.S. Ive always liked IAF. The only thing is that once you beat it (finish all the missions) there isn't anything left to do (except the same thing again).


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Swervin Irvin
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posted 10-19-2000 02:02 PM     Profile for Swervin Irvin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Yeah, I'm running 1.1 too.

Isn't there a mission builder button that will generate random missions? Or does it just randomize the order of all the preset ones?

I like the game too, once I got over the graphics... some aspects, like the mountains, are outstanding to my eye. But the overall blockiness/patchwork from lower altitudes is rather ugly I think. How strange to have such great and awful visual aspects of the same game!

Took a while to get used to that arrow, pointing who knew where, in the padlock as well.

I find almost any type of padlock has me losing horison reference too easily because I fight so much in the vertical. Since I tend to rely on split second timing, having to break out of padlock to find the horizon costs me valuable angles.

I wish more games were like EAW... my favorite setup is to have "look up 45 degrees " and "look straight up" as pinky and thumb buttons on my CH stick. Then I can use that little red square target director box to really fine tune my lift line relative to the bogey when he's outide those favorite views.

For me there's no better setup for flying effective high and low yo-yo's.

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posted 10-20-2000 12:27 PM     Profile for Turbo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Swervin Irvin "...but all that jumping around from plane to plane is getting a little distracting...."

I know what you mean, I really hate that. IAF is a great sim, but that Hop Along Cassidy stuff's gotta go. I bought USAF and shelved it after it started with that hopping cockpits junk.


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