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XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 09:06 AM
I was just wondering if this is true...for example, say I am flying a plane with a service ceiling of 12,000m, and the enemy chasing me is in a plane that has one of 8,000m. If I climb to say 10,000m, will the AI still follow me up to that altitude regardless of its stats because of its bogus physics model, or will it actually stop climbing. I am going to test this in the morning, but I was wondering if anybody knew before I did so.

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 09:06 AM
I was just wondering if this is true...for example, say I am flying a plane with a service ceiling of 12,000m, and the enemy chasing me is in a plane that has one of 8,000m. If I climb to say 10,000m, will the AI still follow me up to that altitude regardless of its stats because of its bogus physics model, or will it actually stop climbing. I am going to test this in the morning, but I was wondering if anybody knew before I did so.

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 09:42 AM
Nobody knows? Okay, guess I will try it tomorrow.

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 09:53 AM
I don't know. Fill us in too with your results will ya'?

XyZspineZyX
08-24-2003, 07:23 PM
Well, I forgot to make the track, but I started out flying a bf109G-2 and the enemy was a I-16 type24. The 109's service ceiling is 12,000m, and the I-16's was 9,700m. So, we started out at 5000m, and I started a gradual spiral climb, so that he followed me as best he could up to altitude, and sure enough as I started to reach 10,000m he started to drop back and I gained speed and altitude on him. As I reached 11,000m, I started to notice a downgrade in my performance, and then noticed that the little I-16 was still puttzin around at about 9,500m. I would need to repeat the test, and provide evidence to prove it to you guys, but since I just wanted to know myself, I think I'm set, you could try it if you like.