View Full Version : Carrier landings at night?!?

01-18-2005, 11:59 PM
OK, am I missing something?

I just got to a mission in my campaign that starts at 2030. Aside from the dim sunlight past the horizon on one side and moonlight on the other, it's pitch black.

So, how do I land at the end of this mission?

01-19-2005, 01:44 AM
PRAY! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

01-19-2005, 03:30 AM
Use the landing light

01-19-2005, 03:51 AM
Landing lights on WW II era fighters was really for taxiing at night, it didn't project enough light to really locate a runway or carrier.

01-19-2005, 05:03 AM
Don't use landing lights - the glare will mess up your night vision.

Before the mission - switch off all lights in your room and let your eyes adjust to the darkness. The glare from the screen should be enough to see your keyboard - but have a small torch handy in case you need to search for a troublesome key.

Taking off is easy enough - landing takes practice - we recently did a recreation of the Tarento raid using IL2-Ts instead of Swordfish.
50% of the planes made it back safe onto the deck (and that's without arrestor hooks) by moonlight.

So it can be done

01-19-2005, 10:05 AM
Increase your monitor brightness or use your video card settings to increase gamma.

Regardless of what game time, messing with the brightness can make it bright as day.