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XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 04:41 PM
Scragbat had a GREAT idea posted below, and I wanted to do more than bump it... I also wanted to append it.

Option to Disable/Enable Icons in TRK and NTRK playback.
Option to Show/Hide the Ping Graph from Network Games and NTRK playback.
Option to Show/Hide Chat Window from Network Games and NTRK playback.
Option to toggle Smoke on any Targeted Aircraft *.
Option to "HotSeat" (Cockpit switch) any flyable aircraft from any viewpoint.**
Movie mode on track playback (Black and White option, Wide Screen Option, etc.)

etc.



* User understands framerate hit (decreased performance) when enabling smoke on many aircraft at once.

** User understands that this is merely placing the Cockpit Model over the viewpoint; control surface animations and views aren't recorded for each player craft.



Message Edited on 08/11/0308:41AM by tolwyn.com

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 04:41 PM
Scragbat had a GREAT idea posted below, and I wanted to do more than bump it... I also wanted to append it.

Option to Disable/Enable Icons in TRK and NTRK playback.
Option to Show/Hide the Ping Graph from Network Games and NTRK playback.
Option to Show/Hide Chat Window from Network Games and NTRK playback.
Option to toggle Smoke on any Targeted Aircraft *.
Option to "HotSeat" (Cockpit switch) any flyable aircraft from any viewpoint.**
Movie mode on track playback (Black and White option, Wide Screen Option, etc.)

etc.



* User understands framerate hit (decreased performance) when enabling smoke on many aircraft at once.

** User understands that this is merely placing the Cockpit Model over the viewpoint; control surface animations and views aren't recorded for each player craft.



Message Edited on 08/11/0308:41AM by tolwyn.com

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 10:58 PM
Thnx Tolwyn...

and not forgetting...
Some method of jumping to position in time in the track. Fastforward can take tooooo long on a big track and you could miss the part you were trying to get to and have to play it all over again.
Oleg said 'rewind' was impossible but we need some sort of compromise.
If your great escape, impossible landing on one wheel with your tail shot off and engine on fire is 37 minutes into a track... Well how frustrating is that to get to?
...and if you shoot past it with fastforward...?

well tears usually follow...

ammendment -

Option to jump to a track time position or implement some stunning piece of coding Master Oleg for rewind feature...

Can you imagine track playback with a 'Media player' style cue bar? Heaven!

tolwyn.com wrote:
- Scragbat had a GREAT idea posted below, and I
- wanted to do more than bump it... I also wanted to
- append it.
-
- Option to Disable/Enable Icons in TRK and NTRK
- playback.
- Option to Show/Hide the Ping Graph from Network
- Games and NTRK playback.
- Option to Show/Hide Chat Window from Network Games
- and NTRK playback.
- Option to toggle Smoke on any Targeted Aircraft *.
- Option to "HotSeat" (Cockpit switch) any flyable
- aircraft from any viewpoint.**
- Movie mode on track playback (Black and White
- option, Wide Screen Option, etc.)
-
- etc.
-
-
-
- * User understands framerate hit (decreased
- performance) when enabling smoke on many aircraft at
- once.
-
- ** User understands that this is merely placing the
- Cockpit Model over the viewpoint; control surface
- animations and views aren't recorded for each player
- craft.
-
-
-
- Message Edited on 08/11/03 08:41AM by
- tolwyn.com





Message Edited on 08/11/0311:03PM by Scragbat

XyZspineZyX
08-11-2003, 11:52 PM
Scragbat wrote:
- Thnx Tolwyn...
-
- and not forgetting...
- Some method of jumping to position in time in the
- track. Fastforward can take tooooo long on a big
- track and you could miss the part you were trying to
- get to and have to play it all over again.
- ammendment -
-
- Option to jump to a track time position or implement
- some stunning piece of coding Master Oleg for rewind
- feature...
-
- Can you imagine track playback with a 'Media player'
- style cue bar? Heaven!

I seem to recall that AOTP and AOE had that feature. Track recording is actually what hooked me on flight sims /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-12-2003, 12:06 AM
I'm reminded of Quake and Quake2 demo editing.
It wasn't possible there either; however, to Oleg's credit, you can record demos OF demos in process...

So, painfully watch it once, and then NTRK record (start/stop) as much as you want from the "master" NTRK file (or TRK file).

I don't forsee media player controls, and I have a good idea WHY that won't happen... the files are read in a linear fashion.

You can buy FRAPS and record AVI files (with sound now in version 2.x). And there is your media controls. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif