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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 12:15 AM
Since dedicated server solved, or nearly solved spawn stutter and skin download is enabled now... i started to think about enabling external views and disabling icons and padlock. That would leave only exntenal view and minimap... whadda you guys say? Let`s show off our custom skins...or i shouldn`t?

Opinions please


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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 12:15 AM
Since dedicated server solved, or nearly solved spawn stutter and skin download is enabled now... i started to think about enabling external views and disabling icons and padlock. That would leave only exntenal view and minimap... whadda you guys say? Let`s show off our custom skins...or i shouldn`t?

Opinions please


Regards,
VFC*Crazyivan
http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/ivan-reaper.gif

"No matter how good the violin may be, much depends on the violinist. I always felt respect for an enemy pilot whose plane I failed to down." Ivan Kozhedub

adlabs6
10-16-2003, 12:20 AM
I have come to like no externals. The fight is always to much more nerve wracking, not knowing who is where, or how high they are.

Skins? I don't know. I don't use custom skins really.

Whatever you do is good though. I fly no matter the settings.

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 12:23 AM
Show them skins off Ivan! lol Flew your server last night. Very,very smooth. No hiccups or stutters at all. Thanks! S!

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 12:58 AM
if I would fly w/ a cockpitit woul be externals and icons

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 01:02 AM
Disable externals.
But why are you disabling padlock?


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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 01:29 AM
I'd go for no externals, but skins are a must if you can include them without harming gameplay. Skins are good for immersion.


I'll have to get onto your dedicated server again when I've got more time. I visited it the other day and all seemed well.

Good work...

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 01:31 AM
I vote nay to the externals, Ivan. It's too big a trade off for gameplay just to see skins.

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 01:41 AM
Externals and minimap and speedbar (for those VVS compasses you can't see) are the settings I favor.

Of the three, externals are the most expendable. To me, externals are really only important on the ground to avoid colliding, but they are important. In the air, they are a bit of a cheat, but I sure like looking at this pretty game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Looking forward to giving your server a try.;

S!

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 01:42 AM
No. That would render all my custom skins useless. I worked hard on that camoflague, ya know! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 01:58 AM
Ok ok, hosting the regular way... padlock, limited friendly icons @1.5KM and minimap /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 07:16 AM
I like it as it is. . though I do kinda like skin dl on, and at least on our server we didn't observe a change in performance. (though it is on an OC3 connection with lotsa head room)

In my dream world more servers would run maps that had some different weather, and time changes. . but that is just me.

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 07:41 AM
Sir...

NO EXTERNALS....

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 07:46 AM
Sir...

NO EXTERNALS....

Personnaly I like icons set up in two ways.

Padlock on, no foe icons, and freindly icons of ID only out to about 15K.

or

Padlock off, foe icons of TYPE only out to about 5K and friendly icons of ID only out to 15K.


Many people have limited time frames to fly and for me there is nothing worse than flying for 20 minutes just to find a bog or even worse flying that time and find out it is a teammate.

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