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posted 02-12-2000 08:10 AM     Profile for TRON   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Guten Morgen die Herren!

Here are some questions I have about EAW / Addons:

1. Does the terrain detail setting has any influence when using CFS-terrain?

2. How does Extra Squads work in different missions? It seems that if you have order to fly escort it just increases the amount of enemy flights, if it's a sweep both you and the enemy getting more flights... Somebody has more detailed experience?

3. Instead of the target box I would like to have just a pixel sized green or red dot. For more "realism" I mostly fly with target box off, but if you head on to a lot of planes in the air - say 30 or so - it is useful to get an idea to which one your view is actually locked on. In such cases I find the big box disturbing, also it obscures your view on which manoeuver the plane performs when it is in large or medium distance. Any possibilities to change the box?

4. I have a PII 450, 128 MB, Voodoo 3000. Changing the object detail setting dramatically influences the framerate (setting from low to medium costs me approximately half of my fps when flying low). So usually I fly with low object detail (which means no objects at all). On the other hand the trees give a good idea as how close you are to the ground when dogfighting low. Is there any possibility to get a compromise setting between low and medium detail?

5. Is there a tool to measure fps in glide mode?

Hopefully awaiting your comments,


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Der Fremd Fokker
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posted 02-13-2000 12:38 PM     Profile for Der Fremd Fokker   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
S! Herr Tron,

1) I would think so, but I don't use the CFS terrain, so I can't say for sure.

2) Check out the following thread for some good info:

3) I don't think you can change the shape of the 'target box', just the colour. I only have 'target ID' on, which sits above the target, rather than on it . I also find it less distracting as it doesn't change size or get in the way of the target plane.

4) I have the same system except for TnT2 instead of Voodoo 3. Sounds like you are using a pretty high resolution. I only noticed a drop in framerate at 1280x1024 with a large formation of smoking bombers in sight. However, I prefer 800x600 because it gives the best field of view, with a perfect framerate under all conditions. Unfortunately, I can't help you with the object detail options, because I always have them at maximum.

5) I don't think so, but I may be wrong. The Voodoo is probably faster in Glide than Direct 3d, but there may be a drop in image quality.

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posted 02-13-2000 03:05 PM     Profile for LLv34_Snefens   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
2) After having read that thread mentioned above I tried to use ExtraSquad at 5. When I was intercepting boombers there were usually 5 or 6 flights with me and about 3 bomber waves WITHOUT escort

Unfortunately I still got crashes when the bombers started their bombing, perhaps caused by too many objects in the air at once for my system to handle.

"Head-ons are for pilots that don't know what their next move should be"

LLv34 Snefens
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