View Full Version : screen icons question

08-01-2008, 10:38 AM
i believe its possible to mod the range that aircraft icons appear on the screen so for example, enemy aircraft would appear at 500 metres!

how it it done? i would fly with them off but i find it impossible to tell the difference between FOF.

08-01-2008, 01:14 PM
This is definitely possible and is allowed for in the stock game. Not sure how to do it myself but it's set in a config file somewhere.

08-01-2008, 02:02 PM
yeah i checked the config file but i couldnt see anythin in there that would affect this.

08-01-2008, 02:16 PM
I found this link a while ago at Mission4today to change some of those settings myself but actually I still don't know how to do it. It still is Chinese to me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

But maybe it is helpful to you (look under icon Settings):


08-01-2008, 02:17 PM
Try Here (http://www.il2-fullmissionbuilder.com/custom-icons.html)

08-01-2008, 05:42 PM
In your main folder is a file called:


It should open automatically with Notepad, wherein you can change the distance of first sight as a dot, when colors show, type of plane shows, etc. I changed mine to the following:

mp_dotrange FRIENDLY DOT 20.000 COLOR 1.00 RANGE 0.700 TYPE 0.900 ID 0.900 NAME 0.900
mp_dotrange FOE DOT 20.000 COLOR 1.00 RANGE 0.700 TYPE 0.900 ID 0.900 NAME 0.900
timeout 60000 file il2stab.rcu

I stumbled across this file and figured it out myself so it is really easy.

08-01-2008, 05:44 PM
cheers guys.