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Ace_Hyflyer
11-11-2005, 05:55 PM
Hi all,

Just started flying campaigns DiD, and wanted to share my success with you.

Here's the post I made on the SimHQ boards, enjoy!
SimHQ post (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=001688)

Chris

Chuck_Older
11-11-2005, 06:04 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

neural_dream
11-11-2005, 06:11 PM
congrats. My record is also about there, 16-17, something like that. Too bad the campaign was longer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif.

Badsight.
11-11-2005, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by Ace_Hyflyer:
Finished first ever campaign DiD (Dead is Dead) CONGATULATIONS !

never managed to do it myself :O

Feathered_IV
11-11-2005, 09:02 PM
Um, what is DiD? I think I must have missed that one...

HotelBushranger
11-11-2005, 09:05 PM
If you die in say the 7th mission, you have to go back and start again. There's no Refly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Ace_Hyflyer
11-11-2005, 11:17 PM
Pretty much correct, Bushranger, however I did allow myself to refly if I failed a mission objective and wasn't allowed to apply the mission.

Anyway, thanks for the congrats guys.

Now I just need to get PF merged !

Cya,
Chris

Feathered_IV
11-11-2005, 11:32 PM
Thanks Bushie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Is this an in-game setting or a self-imposed thing? I've taken to flying campaigns on full switch lately, this might help turn it up another notch.

Ace_Hyflyer
11-12-2005, 12:07 AM
Feathered,

It is a self-imposed thingie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Must say, it takes a heck of a lot of willpower, after you have been doing well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Then again, it does give you that extra http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif to deal with those D*(*&%^)&^% enemy fighters.

Cya round,
Chris

fighter_966
11-30-2005, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by Ace_Hyflyer:
Feathered,

It is a self-imposed thingie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Must say, it takes a heck of a lot of willpower, after you have been doing well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Then again, it does give you that extra http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif to deal with those D*(*&%^)&^% enemy fighters.

Cya round,
Chris
Good hunting Hyflyer!! Ihave not started yet my second try but ...

jds1978
11-30-2005, 06:40 AM
Hyflyer: Nice Job!...I'm still going strong on my campaign as well.

Feathered: It's a total masochist thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif...start playing this way at your own peril.

Actually it's a form of role playing that puts the premium on "survival" rather than racking up high scores.

see this thread for some standardized rules that Neural Dream cooked up.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3841015673

nakamura_kenji
11-30-2005, 06:47 AM
i get 25mission flying ki-61 then die on take off because computer pause for 10 second just as take off when start again i was smoke wreckage at side runway p_q. i not sure should start new or ignore and continue

neural_dream
11-30-2005, 06:57 AM
I'd refly.

CruiseTorpedo
11-30-2005, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by Ace_Hyflyer:
Pretty much correct, Bushranger, however I did allow myself to refly if I failed a mission objective and wasn't allowed to apply the mission.

Uncheck the option for instant success and you wont have to deal with that problem anymore.

neural_dream
11-30-2005, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by CruiseTorpedo:
Uncheck the option for instant success and you wont have to deal with that problem anymore.
Ace_Hyflyer is playing the original sturmovik, which didn't have that option.

Udidtoo
11-30-2005, 11:57 AM
My respect to anyone who can manage it even 1 time. I've been at this since the original hit the shelves and its still alluded me. Granted I find it very hard to stick with offline play after getting a taste for live play action but it used to be one of my main goals.

I could improve my SI, my tactics improved. So did my gunnery. I learned to avoid situations that endless reflies teaches you to throw caution to the wind and dive head long into.

What I couldn't improve was friendly AI flying/shooting through you to try and steal your target and flack dodging. It gets very frustrating to always, Always end up with skill and dedication being nullified by mathematical probability.

Kuna15
11-30-2005, 12:43 PM
I think it is doable in limited number of missions (shorter campaigns).

In bomber campaigns it is pure suicide attempt tho.

Currently I am flying SBD bomber USN carrer and must say that Zeros shot me numerous times although I didn't died from enemy AA not once (pure dive bomb runs from decent heights).
Also one note I NEVER flew easier plane for carrier landings than SBD. That plane can really glue to deck immediatelly on touch down. It may be my imagination but I never flew safer plane in this regard (so far I didn't mess not one landing).

neural_dream
11-30-2005, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by Kuna15:
I think it is doable in limited number of missions (shorter campaigns).

In bomber campaigns it is pure suicide attempt tho.
IMO DiD is rather easy in the American campaigns and too difficult in the jabo campaigns.

Kuna15
11-30-2005, 03:43 PM
Now if had B-17 B-24 or B-29 that would be almost walkover thru campaign. And we could have a fair chance to survive thru all war flying such monsters. With dive bomber ... well... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Owlsphone
11-30-2005, 04:22 PM
Originally posted by Kuna15:
Now if had B-17 B-24 or B-29 that would be almost walkover thru campaign. And we could have a fair chance to survive thru all war flying such monsters. With dive bomber ... well... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

You think flying a B17 in a campaign would be easy? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Kuna15
11-30-2005, 07:12 PM
Yes I think that bombers are real deal as far as survivability is concerned in PF PTO. Even online I can easily get a positive k/d ratio by flying B-17s B-29s... (didn't flew B-24s much online).

The only thing that can touch it are 'new' Japanese fighters J2M and N1K.
But nothing that several B-17 sniper gun turrets can't deal with more or less succesfully... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Currently I am manning SBD rear gun (in USN career) and I shot down ai Zeke's in approx. 2:1 ratio... meaning I kill them more frequently than they kill me. Now in B-17 that ratio would skyrocket in my favour and also FB Fortresses have awesome defensive firepower when combined - only fast BnZ fighter can pass unharmed and that is something ai fighter does not do often.

ETO is different -- more firepower and armoured aircrafts...

CPS_Vigilante33
12-01-2005, 02:55 AM
just downloaded operation overlord, great p-51 campaign......up to the 7th mission....was eaten alive by some AAA http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif now i've got to start all over......but love the DiD thing....(the p51 campaign is 90 some odd missions long).

hotspace
12-01-2005, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Um, what is DiD? I think I must have missed that one...

Yeah`, what is it and where can I find it folk's? I'll add it to the list of campaigns in the sticky thread in the Mission Forum.

Hot Space

neural_dream
12-01-2005, 08:16 AM
"Dead is Dead" is an RPG way of playing the game. We play the single-player campaigns (including yours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif) with only one life. He who dies dies and won't see the end of the campaign (http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif).

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3841015673

and if you don't like throwing dice and calculating stuff, this utility by Ace_Hyflyer will be useful: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3181091973

For those who have finished diaries or want to read the existing ones, click on my sig's link, or here: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/5631091873 (only one at the moment)

hotspace
12-01-2005, 08:44 AM
Right, time to look and feel a pratt time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Hot Space

neural_dream
12-01-2005, 08:47 AM
my turn http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif. What is pratt?

hotspace
12-01-2005, 09:01 AM
Any advance on pratt http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hot Space

neural_dream
12-01-2005, 09:30 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gifPratt & Whitney or is it Pratt, Kansas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif?

hotspace
12-01-2005, 09:56 AM
No, just pratt as in fool m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Hot Space

Duncan_Doenitz
12-01-2005, 10:35 AM
Aw jeez let the flashbacks begin!

This sounds so much like Red Baron 3D, which had an excellent one-life option for offline careers.

I remember making it through RB at least once, shot down at least five times, or was it seven? Stints healing in the hospital recovering from injuries, or returning to the career as an escaped POW, made survival possible.

Just like in IL-2, the game prvided many interesting ways to die. I remember one career ending when I dove under a dying enemy just above ground level, only to stall and die while looking back in amazement at the narrow escape.

Another RB career ended just a few days short of the end of the war, on what was probably the pilot's last flight of the war. I think flak ended that one.

AK Duncan Doenitz

PS: Even with a parachute I can't get through WWII.

BSS_Goat
12-07-2005, 07:18 AM
I'm gonna regret this......... I'm up to 30 missions flying full switch. I started Dec 1942 flying the P-39N. I've been shot down once and bailed twice. It's now Sept 1943 and I've been transfered 3 times.
It's getting stressfull now so I only fly 1-2 missions per day. I'll report back later.