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posted 12-02-2000 07:08 AM     Profile for Screamin'Eagle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Does anyone know if it is possible to alter the floatation/ditching properties of a/c? I downloaded Ian Boys' "Recon in Force" mission:

with this came a very good Catalina, however, there is one problem - it doesn't float which sort of defeats the point of it. Can anyone help?


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posted 12-02-2000 05:55 PM     Profile for Essel   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I even experimented with a Float Beaver from FS2k (available at, to no avail. Looked at dps, cfgs, ship cfgs to spot differences; no luck. As far as I know, nothing that flies can float in CFS2 stock scenery.
That said, I remember a post from awhile back stating that the Crete addon scenery has landable water around the island (from memory) so it's doable, but not without an additionnal scenery layer.

nibbio, are you out of things to do yet? hehe


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posted 12-02-2000 06:22 PM     Profile for OSOK     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
i believe the trick in it is on the water texture... im not too sure, but i think this has been discussed before, try doing a search
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posted 12-03-2000 06:11 AM     Profile for Wasp   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Ditched planes float for a few seconds and then sink, so there must be something that controls how the plane floats/sinks.
Hoping for better ditching

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Ken Wright
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posted 12-03-2000 07:38 AM     Profile for Ken Wright   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I've got an Emily and a F1M2 floatplane on my CFS2 that look really nice but could do with some sort of 'float' instruction - especially that F1M2 as it has no u/c at all and look distinctly weird taking off from land on one float

Do you think there may be some sort of editable command line that controls the rate of sinking? Is so it would be great if it could be stopped after a foot or so.


They mostly come at night .... mostly

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