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Martosaurus
06-24-2004, 10:08 PM
One of the features that I find sorely lacking in IL2 is an easy way to "check six" (i.e., a rear view) from the cockpit.Would it be technically feasible to provide a small window, say 1 by 1 1/2 inches on the screen to simulate the rear vision mirrors as attatched to the top of the windscreen of aircraft such as the Spitfire or Mustang?

Martosaurus
06-24-2004, 10:08 PM
One of the features that I find sorely lacking in IL2 is an easy way to "check six" (i.e., a rear view) from the cockpit.Would it be technically feasible to provide a small window, say 1 by 1 1/2 inches on the screen to simulate the rear vision mirrors as attatched to the top of the windscreen of aircraft such as the Spitfire or Mustang?

WTE_Galway
06-24-2004, 10:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Martosaurus:
One of the features that I find sorely lacking in IL2 is an easy way to "check six" (i.e., a rear view) from the cockpit.Would it be technically feasible to provide a small window, say 1 by 1 1/2 inches on the screen to simulate the rear vision mirrors as attatched to the top of the windscreen of aircraft such as the Spitfire or Mustang?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

aircraft that historically had a rearview mirror have on in IL2

by default it i sturned off as the frame rate hit is huge

map a key to the mirror and turn it on

BlakJakOfSpades
06-24-2004, 10:12 PM
you can have a rear view mirror, on the spit and hurricane and p-40 and p-47 and some others...maybe thats it anyways just assign a key for "Toggle Mirrors Show/Mode" and itll pop up

WTE_Galway
06-24-2004, 10:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BlakJakOfSpades:
you can have a rear view mirror, on the spit and hurricane and p-40 and p-47 and some others...maybe thats it anyways just assign a key for "Toggle Mirrors Show/Mode" and itll pop up<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

pretty sure the p38 does as well .. not sure what the complete list is

Martosaurus
06-24-2004, 10:29 PM
Sweet! Thanks!

S 8
06-25-2004, 12:57 AM
Or more idealist,A R2D2 unit.

IAFS_Painter
06-25-2004, 01:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BlakJakOfSpades:
you can have a rear view mirror, on the spit and hurricane and p-40 and p-47 and some others...maybe thats it anyways just assign a key for "Toggle Mirrors Show/Mode" and itll pop up<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

pretty sure the p38 does as well .. not sure what the complete list is<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup - and you can add the La7 to that list - probably other types too.


I'd suggest testing mirrors as part of your checks: either as you spawn; or imediatly after settling Gear Up.


Heads Up - mirror has three states ...
Off
Low Detail (see ground, but not see runways)
Detail (see runways reflected)

There is an FPS hit for mirrors - and they are no substitute for looking over your shoulder.

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Monson74
06-25-2004, 01:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Superluminal:
Or more idealist,A R2D2 unit.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thank you! Now I know why the X-wings & Y-wings had R2s installed - but why didn't they have blasters?

S!

Monson


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wimtergoose
06-25-2004, 03:30 AM
I am ussing the New View program.
There you can sett up sjeck six.
I have programmet like this :
Sjeck six left = Page down
Sjeck six right = page up

Here I can see ewerythin just as I was looking over my shoulders.

Sjekk mirror = home
Here I can sjeck my six in those planes that has a mirror.

When i touch the Delete button I can scan all the view from right six to left six all the way arround.
Werry good when I am on the way to a target.
I use it werry often in the mission with ME 110

F19_Ob
06-25-2004, 04:02 AM
There were rearmirrors in the later 109's too, dont know if they are modeled in fb though.
I never use mirrors because the simulation turns to slideshow on my comp http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif