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TPN_Cephas
09-24-2004, 08:53 PM
It seems to reason that if they have found a way to run 128 planes in multiplayer you could run that many AI planes in COOP without getting the horrible FPS hit that the current IL2 Aces suffers from when you get over 50 planes. It would be really cool if in the mission builder instead of just picking up to 4 planes per waypoint set you could pick up to 64 and be able to choose their formation (including the formation for a whole bomber group)

This is of course pointless if it supports 128 in theory, like if your running a super computer and the game has not been re-optimized for massive formations.

TPN_Cephas
09-24-2004, 08:53 PM
It seems to reason that if they have found a way to run 128 planes in multiplayer you could run that many AI planes in COOP without getting the horrible FPS hit that the current IL2 Aces suffers from when you get over 50 planes. It would be really cool if in the mission builder instead of just picking up to 4 planes per waypoint set you could pick up to 64 and be able to choose their formation (including the formation for a whole bomber group)

This is of course pointless if it supports 128 in theory, like if your running a super computer and the game has not been re-optimized for massive formations.

VW-IceFire
09-24-2004, 09:28 PM
I remember playing a COOP with pingu where we were flying about 10 jets against a massive formation of B-17's. It was a blast...so its certainly possible with the net connections we have.

I guess an auto generator would be nice but difficult.

The best solution now is to make two groups actually fly the target and make other groups set to follow the first. It works quite well...although you don't get any layering of formations at different alts.