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WilhelmSchulz.
12-27-2007, 03:31 PM
Now many of you remember Sergs Mod where his PTs just shot 5" shells out of them. This mod by Racerboy shoots actual torpedos! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Its still a work in progress.

PT boats that shoot torpedoes! (http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=126216)

Carotio
12-27-2007, 04:15 PM
A video to show the idea was made by RB, but in such a huge size for 30 seconds that I converted it to a small divx vid, which can be seen here:

http://files.filefront.com/Racerboy+AI+torp+vidavi/;9186697;/fileinfo.html

Danlisa
12-28-2007, 01:33 AM
The idea was not Racerboy's and AI torps have been tackled by many others in the past.

However, they hit the same issues as he is now.

All torps align to due north, as there is no TDC data for the AI torp to use, also the AI torps will travel at +100kts.

Many who tried this before were not willing to sacrifice realism in this compromise.

WilhelmSchulz.
12-28-2007, 02:17 AM
Originally posted by danlisa:
The idea was not Racerboy's and AI torps have been tackled by many others in the past.
Im not saying that the idea is Racerboy's and he is not the only one who has done this. Im just saying this is a big delvolpment. I mean there actul torpedos.

Danlisa
12-28-2007, 03:30 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I never said you did but Carotio did.

AI torps are not new, Anvart made air dropped torpedoes about 1 yr ago.

Nevertheless, if this mod is developed to work properly, it's very interesting.

However, personally I will not use it if there is any kind of compromise in realism just for the sake of having them in game.

WilhelmSchulz.
12-28-2007, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by danlisa:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I never said you did but Carotio did.

Oh that! He was saying that Racerboy made a vid to show it off. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Carotio
12-28-2007, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by danlisa:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I never said you did but Carotio did.


I said:
A video to show the idea was made by RB

This sentence could have two meanings, either:
A VIDEO to show the idea WAS MADE BY RB
or
A video to show THE IDEA WAS MADE BY RB

but in my ears, the last sentence doesn't really sound English, if that's the meaning I want from the sentence. THEN I would have written something like:
"A video to show the original idea made up by RB, but in such a huge size for 30 seconds that I converted it to a small divx vid, can be seen here:"


But I didn't write that! Read what I write.
"A video to show the idea" is an entire construction serving as subject for the verbal part "was made".
If one chooses to follow the meaning of the second interpretation, one would end up with:
"the idea" = subject and "was made" = verb
and then an incomplete adverb/object? = "a video to show", which is floating in the air without real grammatical purpose.

No, there is only one real interpretation of my sentence, and that's the first given:
A VIDEO to show the idea WAS MADE BY RB

JU88
12-28-2007, 12:08 PM
@wilhelm, sorry to shoot you down here, but I really wouldnt get your hopes up over this.

As Dan Said, It has been done before (over a year ago) by at least Anvart, Ref and possibly Serg too.
Non of the above released it because of the problems highlighted by Danlisa.
Same problem for all who have tried before Racerboy, If it could be done properly, it would have been done by now.
100 knot torpedos? I'd rather Ai torps remained broken than live this that kind of compromise. Thanks but no thanks.

I would love to believe Racerboy could get it working correctly -i really would, but as sure as my *** has a hole in it - he wont, I'm sorry to say.
Instead he (or someone) should focus on the AI torpedo controller in SH4 - which works ok, but thus-far only planes use it.
Not sure if it can be imported in to SH3 somehow...