View Full Version : Oleg...*please*...Offline players need 3.01 Dots + mp_dotrange

11-25-2004, 06:36 PM
With mp_dotrange, we get many-pixel "new" dot at medium range (4km) and old 1-pixel "old" dot at long range (8km). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif I set DOT=8 and for small fighter, the dot is small and faint at 7km and go away at 8km, but dot matches the visibility of aircraft LOD at close ranges when aircraft turns into dot.

Be Sure most who play FB/FP cannot see *old* dots even with 1024x768, and we don't like text icon labels.

YES--default Patch 3.01 dotrange setting is too long with the new dots--but we fix with mp_dotrange. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

We don't know if internet dogfighter servers control dots--please, we 95% offline simmers want new dots + mp_dotrange to make the new dots realistic.

Please do not make dots 1 pixel for all ranges medium range and long range same 1 pixel size. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif Very unrealistic, and makes us use text icon labels. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif



Most offline players seem interested in mp_dotrange to control their dots in their own home http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif but if any online players who have high end UltraPro video cards but run 1024x768 like me with ATI~9200 for who knows what reason, are interested, we can get "new" dots at medium range and "old" dots at long range--link here...

~> http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=63110913&m=1751051542

11-25-2004, 06:54 PM
Lexx... Tully gave default range at 11 and elsewhere I read it is 14.

What you think default range is? What reason why you think that?

If it is either above and you say 8 is right (for you, on your PC) then how is the
default range too short??

What you drinking for the holiday anyway? Or too much dessert?

For non-US, this is the holiday where all the harvest perishables got eaten in
pre-refridgerator days, you probably have something the same like Oktoberfest
in Germany? Anyway, that is my interpret of the pre-winter feast.

And tomorrow is the day of insane store sales... each store has a few of something
here and there at big-big discount and everything else at discount so people stand
in lines till opening to be first and get the best. I've done it and saved over
60% on some, wayyyy more on CDR's, by only freezing 1 hour or so. Some places with
special items, people start to line up before midnight for a 6am doors open time.
All day is discounts almost everywhere, for shoppers it is the real holiday. Got
my Oster breadmaker, my shop vac, my 48x CDRW that way for all less than 1/2 and
with some help, about 800 CDR's for only tax on sale price, rebates covered the
rest. We may have violence and pollution but whoooweee do we have a consumer based

11-25-2004, 07:04 PM
Default Patch 3.01 dotrange too long. I fixed it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

~thanks! --teamwork in action

Yes, 11km or 14km is way too large. The new dots remain large many pixels out to half that or more--not good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif --but at much lower ranges match my experience in aircraft spotting.

For my ATI~9200 at 1024x768 or 1152x864, DOT=8 works great, for those running 1280x960 or 1600x1200 maybe DOT=12 would be okay.

11-26-2004, 06:43 AM
14 too long ? I prefer to se it to maximum, to 25 km

11-28-2004, 11:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:
Lexx... Tully gave default range at 11 and elsewhere I read it is 14. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was in error, it's 14km. You can confirm by typing:


in console without any parameters, that will display the current settings.

11-29-2004, 02:46 AM
Hum 14 is too long..
6.5/7 or 8 is correct for the sim.

11-29-2004, 05:10 PM
Look, mp_dotrange is bugged in 3.02, its only working to half its value. The default may be 14, but that only makes dots appear at about 7km. IT IS BUGGED TRY IT YOURSELF.

11-29-2004, 05:22 PM
We talk about 3.01 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif pay attention please.

11-29-2004, 05:57 PM
I too, as a personal preference, preferred the dot arrangement/contrast of 3.01; 3.02 is useable, but goes back to marking the differences in equipment and users' vision.

My vote does - and did - go to 3.01.

11-29-2004, 06:25 PM
Nealg:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>3.02 is useable, but goes back to marking the differences in equipment and users' vision. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well said! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

3.02 dots are usable, at least at lower resolutions, and much better than 3.0 -- the proof was total lack of no-icon internet servers using 3.0 dots without text icon labels.

However, 3.01 dots let ~all~ simmers see and use dots in their flight sim, without needing text icon labels. My ATI~9200 is now running Patch 3.02 at 1280x960 resolution with steady 25 fps--full Excellent Mode settings. I intend to stay there ( ~thanks~ Oleg http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

11-29-2004, 06:37 PM
I have to agree.

3.01 dots and the ability to control dotrange on and off line would be very nice.

anything is better than icons

It would aslo be nice to be able to disable the triangle in padlock w/o icons enabled.

all the best,