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Destroyer110
07-25-2005, 05:53 PM
Ok, I've created some new scenarios with version 401 and replayed some old ones but some AI problems are still there.

(1) FW200 Condor top front gunner still points 180o away from enemy. I've seen this problem before with other bombers, B-17 I think?

(2) Bomber groups still continue onto the target even though they've been shot up, losing height and have ditched their bombloads. One bomber formation reached the target at a height of .. hmm .. roof top, looked to me, needless to say, when the only bomber left with bombs dropped them ... he blew up immediately. The lead bomber contined on until he slide into the ground.

(3) I cannot get AI planes to ESCORT another AI group. I'd like to setup a squadron of fighters to escort bombers BUT TARGET and ESCORT options don't work for AI groups???

(4) Cherry Blossoms work until it hits it's target .. a ship, with sails on regardless .. still firing!!??. I had the same problem with Ju88 Mistals. Torpedos seem to work on ships but not flying bombs?

(5) And why cant I set TARGET - DEFEND friendly item (ship) as an OBJECTIVE in campaign mode?

Could these finally be fixed??? thanks

Destroyer110
07-25-2005, 05:53 PM
Ok, I've created some new scenarios with version 401 and replayed some old ones but some AI problems are still there.

(1) FW200 Condor top front gunner still points 180o away from enemy. I've seen this problem before with other bombers, B-17 I think?

(2) Bomber groups still continue onto the target even though they've been shot up, losing height and have ditched their bombloads. One bomber formation reached the target at a height of .. hmm .. roof top, looked to me, needless to say, when the only bomber left with bombs dropped them ... he blew up immediately. The lead bomber contined on until he slide into the ground.

(3) I cannot get AI planes to ESCORT another AI group. I'd like to setup a squadron of fighters to escort bombers BUT TARGET and ESCORT options don't work for AI groups???

(4) Cherry Blossoms work until it hits it's target .. a ship, with sails on regardless .. still firing!!??. I had the same problem with Ju88 Mistals. Torpedos seem to work on ships but not flying bombs?

(5) And why cant I set TARGET - DEFEND friendly item (ship) as an OBJECTIVE in campaign mode?

Could these finally be fixed??? thanks

carguy_
07-25-2005, 06:34 PM
bumpage

Aye,AI`s stupidity caused me some serious frustrations.

TimTam27
07-28-2005, 08:10 AM
(3) Fix
Set bomber waypoints normally. Set waypoints for escorting fighters basically the same as bombers. To get the AI fighters to escort the bombers you have to have your fighters "target" the friendly bombers by clicking on the set target button and then on the flight you want them to target. I have found though that the command doesn't work if you use the first fighters waypoint. (It doesn't matter for the bombers) I always set two waypoints for the AI fighters very close together at the beginning and use the second waypoint to "set target". For the longest time I could not get my AI fighters to escort the bombers but stumbled across this fix and have not had any problems since.

Tater-SW-
07-28-2005, 09:31 AM
(6) Bombers will perform a rolling climb upon dropping parafrags.

tater

plumps_
07-28-2005, 02:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Destroyer110:
(3) I cannot get AI planes to ESCORT another AI group. I'd like to setup a squadron of fighters to escort bombers BUT TARGET and ESCORT options don't work for AI groups??? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Those "Escort" target objects are not meant to influence AI behaviour. They just determine mission success or failure. Targets can only be assigned to one side.

To set up an escort go to the waypoint tab and click on the "Set" button like TimTam27 suggested.

Destroyer110
08-01-2005, 10:09 PM
thanks repliers, got the escorting working but BOY! does it act strange!

Scenario - I had a squadron of Defiants (R-10s) flying at 1500M being escorted by high cover, a squadron of Hurricanes @ 2000M. The hurricanes dropped height to just about 200 feet about, It looked like? but way out to the rear. Any time they caugh up to the R10's, they turned around and back to the rear (barely visible).

Flying into these guys were quadrons of HE111 and JU-88's being escorted by 110s and 109s. I set the Defiants to attack the bombers,hoping the 110's would protect their wards ... but after a huge mess of aircraft clashed, the bombers flew on being shotup by the defiants, who were unmolested by the 110's or 109s??? ...they were back in the mess having fun with the hurricans!

Not what I expected.

I thought escorters MAIN priority was to defend their wards and avoid unrelated combat?