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splashmike
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posted 11-18-2000 04:40 PM     Profile for splashmike   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I seem to have trouble viewing other objects and planes. I use the Control + F4 key and then Tab to cycle through ships and planes, but it takes forever and by the time I find what I am looking for and then return to my plane I've crashed. Any suggestions?
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Su-27
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posted 11-18-2000 04:43 PM     Profile for Su-27   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I am also used to the F1 key from other sims. So somethimes when I go from external view to internal view I press the F1 key and it brings up help

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BadBooze
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posted 11-18-2000 05:54 PM     Profile for BadBooze   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Howdy Guys ---

Yes, the views need some work in this sim. MS did a better job in FS2000, where they had certain features that were removed before introduction (they are shown in the manual and mentioned in the HELP) --- such as "view transition control (on-off)" -- I and others HATE the "floaty" behaviour of the external views especially when doing precision flying outside the plane!!! We need a FIXED viewpoint that is slewable!!!

Anyway -- yep, the views control needs work!!

Have Fun -- Keep Flyin! -- BB --


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Tyler McFly
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posted 11-19-2000 09:17 AM     Profile for Tyler McFly   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
An "Orbit Camera" like in Falcon 4 would be nice! I guess there is no "You to wingman" or "wingman to you" either.

Another complaint I have is that the front, outside view is from a higher angle than the others. Preventing you from seeing what's directly behind you. Is there any way to alter this view? - McFly


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Tyler McFly
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posted 11-19-2000 09:25 AM     Profile for Tyler McFly   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I join in the complaint about searching with the Cnt+F4+Tab. More times than not when you return you've become a 'hole in the ocean'. Couldn't we have an 'azimuth/altitude hold' at least while in the looking around mode? - McFly
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