View Full Version : anyone else NOT use hud log?

06-03-2004, 11:24 PM

06-03-2004, 11:24 PM

06-03-2004, 11:36 PM
Not sure why that would be the first thing I turn off as a n00b, and with lack of any other input, I'd be reluctant to turn off radiator position indicator.

Not sure where you are going with this, other than having it on warns you that your engine is running hot. You can see that from the guages though.

Really strange thread topic. I won't vote on this one.

06-03-2004, 11:42 PM
I have HUD log on, and haven't turned it off ever. I don't NEED it, but don't see the point of turning it off either.


06-03-2004, 11:58 PM
The Hud log is subtitles for a language any pilot should understand.

06-04-2004, 12:02 AM
exactly georgeo.

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06-04-2004, 03:21 AM
I would be all for not using the 'speedbar?' were it not for the fact that in some aircraft you simply cannot see some of the gauges...specifically the compass. That, coupled with my mental Mph to Kph converter being a little rusty! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

06-04-2004, 03:43 AM
Hud OFF for me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I too cannot use radiator cyclical settings so I can't use Overheat without working guages, but offhwine this does not matter except for loss of gameplay. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

However--the I~185 cowl flaps in your face is way cool, I can see the radiator flap position so don't need radiator setting messages and if engine overheats that ruins your gunnery worse than Fw and so I am tempted to use Overheat cos I love having to play with I~185 cowl flaps--very visual.

Text shoved in YOUR FACE is less realistic than Overheat.

I also miss "rear gunner killed" message as that is often needed. However periodic attempts to change seat can compensate for lack of that message.

No "Fuel Leak" message is FUN cos you must pay attention to fuel guage.

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06-04-2004, 04:17 AM
after i heard you could turn it off from one of the movie maker posts, i tried it.
i dont miss it,

06-04-2004, 04:21 AM
I hate the HUD and have flown offline without it. On line I will reactivate simply to get my overheating messages, as far as i know only a few planes such as the P40 actually warn you if you`re overheating.

But agreed, it`s much better and `realistic` off, not sure if you`re outta ammo till you fire, or what`s busted, or if that bogey really went down or not.

06-04-2004, 04:45 AM
HUD, is that the circles and whatnot when you are getting rid of the crosshairs?
Wonderwoman all the way WITHOUT CROSSHAIRS.
We want nothing interfering with looking the cool clouds

06-04-2004, 05:45 AM
I'd love to fly with it off. As a matter of fact, I DID turn it off for awhile. But for some reason, Oleg has seen fit to make certain things impossible (or next to it). Like flying without the speed bar in certain planes because of the poor rendering of certain items in the cockpit (like such non-essential items as the compass).

Some of the newer planes do now have a lever inside the pit so that you can see what position your radiator is in if you glance down at it. But this IS alittle cumbersome.

Simple solution - put the cowl flaps on an AXIS!
Or, not quite as good, but better than we have, have a Raditor open, radiator close button instead of the dumb cycle radiator button. This way, if you get lost, you have the option to either close or open the radiator all the way and you know where you are again.

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06-04-2004, 05:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hawgdog:
HUD, is that the circles and whatnot when you are getting rid of the crosshairs?
Wonderwoman all the way WITHOUT CROSSHAIRS.
We want nothing interfering with looking the cool clouds<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
HUD is the flaps/radiator/engine overheat/throttle messages on the right side of the screen just under where the map appears.



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06-04-2004, 06:19 AM
It would be nice if the hud text and subtitles were less intrusive, like semi-transparent. And have the font customisable for those who need larger type. Maybe something for Pacific Fighters?

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06-04-2004, 06:31 AM
I can go either way depending on my mood. I sometimes turn it off for long periods, When I am flying offline I like one way but online another. What I would like to see is somekind of moveable control.. like say on the throttle,pitch,trim,even the K-14 sight on the D-20s.. there are moveable reference points.. I have yet to find them for the radiator.. on any plane so far. If they are there I missed them.

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06-04-2004, 06:44 AM
Ive never used HUD. I turn the subtitles off too. Can be a bit of a pain when youre on VOW or VEF, trying to find ur way home lol

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06-04-2004, 07:03 AM
I have not flown any aircraft but I think it must be much easier to fly and see in real life than looking into a small screen and even smaller gauges,so I guess hud is a good substite for real life advantage.

06-04-2004, 08:31 AM
I think HUD is very useful in this game, since not all gages are visible, reading correct value or even moving at all! However, It does irritate me like hell from time to time.

Well, I guess nothing is perfect, right (least of all me!)?



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06-04-2004, 08:36 AM
I do not use HUD log... well most of the time. I like full real campaigns so I enable it from time to time in QMB. It's fun. Especially for practicing boom and zoom tactics against bomber formations without cockpit and with HUD on.

06-04-2004, 08:42 AM
It depends on whether or not I can see the compass, so it depends on the plane. The Russian planes have the compass hidden by the gunsight, usually.


06-04-2004, 08:44 AM
We all need it to start with at least.

For example, IL-2, FB and AEP has never shipped with any readme or docs to tell us what overheat temperatures are for the many and varied engines. HUD log at least gives a way of learning what they are.

Aside from that, it can be on and off, so like many things IL-2, you can chose the setting that you feel suits you best.

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06-04-2004, 08:55 AM
Turned off the HUD and subtitles as soon as I learned how. Too unrealistic. But the problems Lexx mentioned, with non-functional guages, complicates things a bit.

The subtitles don't add any information in offline play where I spend 90% of my time. So I copied voices in my language (English) to all voice folders. It sounds a little strange hearing a midwestern U.S. drawl in the cockpit of a Zeke or Frank, but, hey, it works.

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06-04-2004, 09:23 AM
I've been flying with no chatter, no hud and no speedbar for about a year now... I just wanted not to have any helpers, feel more "into it" ... and I love it. yes, it is bit harder and the only downside to it is that you can't tell your radiator position but to me it's rewarding experience. But again I remember to just count how many times I hit the button and normally leave radiator to 6 position and just leave it there. I hardly get overheating that way as I very much limit the use of full power in any aircraft I fly. Also the P-40 which I love to fly the most has a very handy red light bulb for overheat, and also low fuel indicator http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I think the P-40 has the best instruments layout. The only thing missing is the working fuel gauge. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Ah, maybe one day http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif


06-04-2004, 10:24 AM
Cant you edit the hud messages then?

Cos then you could just edit the messages you dont want to nothing.

06-04-2004, 12:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by spiffalski:
Cant you edit the hud messages then?

Sadly, no http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

06-04-2004, 12:23 PM
Somewhat off topic, but regarding the Speedbar - why can't the game be designed to allow one to choose what, if any, of the three pieces of information is shown?

Having just the compass but not the speed and altitude would work great in a Yak.

For me, having the speed indicator would be helpful in an "imperial" plane, but I could learn it if required I suppose.

I did try editing the HUD but it resulted in errors (i.e., messed up the text display - maybe it was just me not being careful enough, not really sure).

You can edit your netmessages and create some neat/funny onscreen messages (but only you're see them).


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