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MBot
01-18-2004, 03:57 PM
The wingtip smoke we now have in FB is great for learning and training, cause it outlines nicely the attitute of the plane. But for aerobatics it doesn't look quite right. Especially in tight formations with multiple planes the smoke effect is quite bad cause every plane produces two smoke streams. The smoke should outline the participating planes, but it looks rather confusing in FB. If you have ever seen the Red Arrows or another group you know what I mean...

My idea would be to add a new solide smoke to the game. Just replace the effect with the black smoke you get when your plane burns. I don't think this would be a big task ( altough I'm no programmer... ).

You could activate the new smoke via the .ini file. Perhaps "NewAerobaticsSmoke=1" would change the effect from the wingtip smoke to aerobatic-smoke. Then perhaps some parameters to change the smoke colour and time it stays in the air.

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MBot
01-18-2004, 03:57 PM
The wingtip smoke we now have in FB is great for learning and training, cause it outlines nicely the attitute of the plane. But for aerobatics it doesn't look quite right. Especially in tight formations with multiple planes the smoke effect is quite bad cause every plane produces two smoke streams. The smoke should outline the participating planes, but it looks rather confusing in FB. If you have ever seen the Red Arrows or another group you know what I mean...

My idea would be to add a new solide smoke to the game. Just replace the effect with the black smoke you get when your plane burns. I don't think this would be a big task ( altough I'm no programmer... ).

You could activate the new smoke via the .ini file. Perhaps "NewAerobaticsSmoke=1" would change the effect from the wingtip smoke to aerobatic-smoke. Then perhaps some parameters to change the smoke colour and time it stays in the air.

Would be a nice addition for the comming addon http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MBot
01-24-2004, 09:32 AM
Bumb for acro-smoke. Just make it an .ini option to replace the wingtop smoke with some sort of colloured burning-plane-smoke.

Would this look much better ?

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/330049/M/

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/327536/M/

FI.Spitsfire
01-24-2004, 04:55 PM
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Bobsqueek
01-25-2004, 06:11 AM
sounds good

but it could be an FPS issue

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To lose one war is bad luck..to lose two is just plain careless

MBot
01-25-2004, 05:33 PM
Perhaps an FPS issue. But if you fly group aerobatics with your friends, there aren't normaly that much units on the map. Just a standart dogfight map with 4-5 planes.