View Full Version : [Poll] Is Sonar back again for you?

03-31-2004, 01:44 PM

03-31-2004, 01:44 PM
Can you hear other planes sneaking up on you since you upgraded to AEP? I can't but I've heard that others can.

I noticed that I can't bounce people online anymore, at first I thought they had been told by a wingie or that they were just lucky to check their 6 at the right moment.

If you only have it in some planes then please elaborate (open cockpit planes don't count)

Also please state if you use headphones.


03-31-2004, 02:12 PM
Sometimes I can hear enemies firing at me but usually it is at close range. I do get bounced from time to time but that is by pilots that hold their fire until almost too late. Last night I was chasing an enemy and heard cannon and mg fire, looked around and saw a 109 firing on another allied plane. They were DF'ing close to me, between .5 and 1.25 roughley but no farther than 1.25.

As far as I can tell, the cockpit isn't as quiet as it was in 1.21/1.22(whichever one that sonar left us). But It is not as noisy either. If you can hear 'past' the engine noise then you can hear mg and cannons in the very near distance.

I use Headphones.


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03-31-2004, 02:37 PM
I can hear planes from 100m.


04-01-2004, 08:40 AM
101 views and only 10 votes?

04-01-2004, 08:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Xnomad:
101 views and only 10 votes?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wrong question / answers ??

I did have sonar again after AEP.
I also got kicked without cause from games.

Solutions were : I switched off the Hardware acceleration, and put it back to 8 channels.
And I use the beta msg_snd.dll (see TonyT's sticky in the Community help forum).

Now it works fine again http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif (well as fine as FB can get with this crappy sound system http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ).

Night is better than Day

04-01-2004, 10:15 AM
I even hear planes and gun sounds that are kilometers away!! (sometimes)

Thats annoying...http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Online unterwegs als "Hundsbube"

04-01-2004, 10:40 AM
Don't remember my ol' P40 having a towed array and never saw a plane that had. However, I've seen some players who had, online - oh, damn, that was SubCommand... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

No, seriously, I regulary sneak up on planes online and they must be really deaf, if this would be true, because I usually fire at 250m and less.
The only view you really can hear for miles is the outside view - but of course, no serious dogfighter uses this, right? Besides that, at least offline, the direction of the sounds isn't right in that view, so this all-mighty sonar doesn't help you a bit, IMHO.



04-01-2004, 10:46 AM
Well, I hear it on certain planes. On the 110 I hear it only in the gunners position due to the engine noises that are louder in the pilot seat. Going full throttle its kind of hard to hear sonar, but when at criusing alt. and prop pitch set I hear a plane before I see his dot. Not all planes do this but most do. I have the sound patch and it did improve it but I still hear sonar every now and then.

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04-01-2004, 12:06 PM
in many cases now, im hearing other peoples cockpits.

i can hear their engine conkin out, or taking hits from fire into their aircraft. yet no agressor is around.

spidey sense is tingling......