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HART_dreyer
11-07-2008, 04:24 AM
Hello everyone,

It has been such a long time since I was active and involved in this community but now I'm finally back. I'll wager that most here have no clue who I am and as such the title of this thread will not wake much interest. In short I'm an ******* that enjoys excelling at air combat and additionally will share my online experiences by making my tracks available for download.

I had a personal adventure of organizing an online make believe role-playing game where I challenged my self to beat Erich Hartmann's' victory tally of 352. The tracks of my sorties were all posted online and made available for download. Unfortunately death came knocking before I could reach my goal leaving me at a respectable 282 victories.

All my tracks from this adventure will be made available for public download within a few days! Also with the help of the web archive I was able to find a copy of the website, although slightly outdated (updated up till 201 victories) this will also be made available shortly.

To begin I can entice you by offering my IL2 Track with Audio Commentary for the A6M2 (Zero), you can download it here:

http://www.aveimil.com/IL2/dreyer_A6M2_audio_commentary.zip

Perhaps some will find it useful still.

I recently found a new power cord (that I had misplaced) to my beloved MS SideWinder Force Feedback 2 which has inspired me to pick up a copy of IL2-1946 and I can't wait to get back to flying.

My intent is to start up a new attempt at beating Hartmann's 352 victory tally, hopefully within a few months. I need to practice first as I haven't flown seriously in years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

One question, does 1946 support widescreen resolutions? I currently own a 24" monitor and play in 1920x1200. I remember when looking into this a while ago that the screen would be cut, does this still apply?

Thank you!

PS: A big thanks and much kudos to pzSXY for making all my tracks available on an GMail account and giving me the password so I could retrieve them all, thanks so much man!

HART_dreyer
11-07-2008, 04:24 AM
Hello everyone,

It has been such a long time since I was active and involved in this community but now I'm finally back. I'll wager that most here have no clue who I am and as such the title of this thread will not wake much interest. In short I'm an ******* that enjoys excelling at air combat and additionally will share my online experiences by making my tracks available for download.

I had a personal adventure of organizing an online make believe role-playing game where I challenged my self to beat Erich Hartmann's' victory tally of 352. The tracks of my sorties were all posted online and made available for download. Unfortunately death came knocking before I could reach my goal leaving me at a respectable 282 victories.

All my tracks from this adventure will be made available for public download within a few days! Also with the help of the web archive I was able to find a copy of the website, although slightly outdated (updated up till 201 victories) this will also be made available shortly.

To begin I can entice you by offering my IL2 Track with Audio Commentary for the A6M2 (Zero), you can download it here:

http://www.aveimil.com/IL2/dreyer_A6M2_audio_commentary.zip

Perhaps some will find it useful still.

I recently found a new power cord (that I had misplaced) to my beloved MS SideWinder Force Feedback 2 which has inspired me to pick up a copy of IL2-1946 and I can't wait to get back to flying.

My intent is to start up a new attempt at beating Hartmann's 352 victory tally, hopefully within a few months. I need to practice first as I haven't flown seriously in years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

One question, does 1946 support widescreen resolutions? I currently own a 24" monitor and play in 1920x1200. I remember when looking into this a while ago that the screen would be cut, does this still apply?

Thank you!

PS: A big thanks and much kudos to pzSXY for making all my tracks available on an GMail account and giving me the password so I could retrieve them all, thanks so much man!

Codex1971
11-07-2008, 04:32 AM
S! Dreyer. Was wondering what happened to you.

Widescreen support - not officially; you'll have to change the conf.ini file.

Have a read of this to get your resolution working.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/7111009546

rnzoli
11-07-2008, 04:53 AM
I remember you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Besides the tracks and the advises, the other peculiar thing was your statement that TrackIR is too slow, you rather stick to using the keypad for looking around! Is that still the case? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Welcome back and read more about servers using checkRunTime=2.

HART_dreyer
11-07-2008, 05:04 AM
Thank you Codex1971.

rnzoli: Yes, well I have not played yet, hoping to have my first sorties tonight and over the weekend but unless something has changed drastically, then yes, I would still be off the opinion that keypad is superior (in terms of SA) to Track-IR, mainly because of superior speed.

I suspect this can change once games start to make use of 6DOF, however.

HART_dreyer
11-07-2008, 08:12 AM
So what servers are active these days?

What type of airplanes/scenario's are mostly used?

Are people flying around in jets on most 1946 servers?

Vacillator
11-07-2008, 08:47 AM
Yeah I remember your Hartmann game - great stuff.

Good to see you back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

PS I don't want to buy a washing machine...

HART_dreyer
11-07-2008, 09:01 AM
What about a dryer machine? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Vipez-
11-07-2008, 09:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rnzoli:
I remember you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Besides the tracks and the advises, the other peculiar thing was your statement that TrackIR is too slow, you rather stick to using the keypad for looking around! Is that still the case? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Welcome back and read more about servers using checkRunTime=2. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This reminds me, I kinda agree with dreyer about TIR beeing slow... I used to own TIR 3, and I never got the hang of it. It felt too slow. So I allways used keypad, which seemed to work fine for me for so many years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif However I don't know if TIR4 is improved...

And Welcome Back, HART_dreyer ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Perhaps soon I will try to join the skies as well. Problem is I have lost all my config files, and they are painfull to re-do. It has kept me offline..

steiner562
11-07-2008, 10:05 AM
Goood to see you back Drey great news your tracks will be available to the community again soon.

Erkki_M
11-07-2008, 10:17 AM
282? On Skies of Fire perhaps? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Tracks prove nothing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Xiolablu3
11-07-2008, 10:39 AM
He scored 282 on Greater Green and Warclouds, full real only, and all in the Bf109, with many 8-9 kill sorties.

Welcome back Dreyer, the best Full real servers are now Spits Vs 109's, Ukdedicated3 and Warclouds I think, although I dont fly on WC hardly ever because dont like having the same planeset every single map, it does my head in.

I like flying all historical planesets from 1939-45, not just late '44-45.

I'm glad there is a definite Bf109 ace around again, many people here claim that the 109K is a totally undermodelled aircraft. Hopefully uou can put them straight.

Personally I love the 109F4 and G2, but much prefer the FW190 by 1942,43

FlixFlix
11-07-2008, 11:17 AM
Hello Dreyer, good to have you back! Your ntrk collection was a great help for me back in the days to see how it's done. I learned a lot! (forgot everything though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif )

Good Luck on your second run. Hopefully I will get the chance to wing up with you and cover while you do your thing.

HART_dreyer
11-07-2008, 04:08 PM
Thanks everyone!

I will begin flying tomorrow, can't wait http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

slipBall
11-07-2008, 04:20 PM
Welcome back!

WTE_Ibis
11-07-2008, 05:06 PM
Welcome back, I have your Zero track with commentary and several others.
So you managed to find the tracks that you lost, great. Looking forward to more, especially more tutorials.
Cheers,
Ibis.


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Jaws2002
11-07-2008, 06:25 PM
Welcome back to You and the Dryer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HART_dreyer:
Thank you Codex1971.

rnzoli: Yes, well I have not played yet, hoping to have my first sorties tonight and over the weekend but unless something has changed drastically, then yes, I would still be off the opinion that keypad is superior (in terms of SA) to Track-IR, mainly because of superior speed.

I suspect this can change once games start to make use of 6DOF, however. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Before i got my trackIR4, about two years, I used for views all my hat switches of the fighter stick and one off the throttle. All of them in "Snap view" mode because i also liked the speed.

After i got trackIR I adjusted my profile to work quite fast and I find it at least as fast as the "snap view" on hat switch or key pad.

I think that with track iR is all in the profile and tailoring your profile for the monitor you have. If money is not a problem I would sugest giving it another try. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I wish you good luck against Hartmann http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

But i would like to warn you that things have changed dramatically in the Virtual Skies in the last years.
Sowly slowly,after the release of paciffic fighters, from patch to patch, a lot of planes changed dramatically.

First thing you'll notice is that in most servers a lot of people fly heavy hard hitting planes that flay fast,are maneuvrable at high speed, hit hard and can run away.
A lot of players are very, very good and 90% of the players have at least basic energy management skills. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
A lot of P-47's, a lot of P-51's, tempests and FW-190's. You won't see the server full of spits and 109's with here and there a Jug and a Foke Wulf.

If you plan to do the Hartmann challenge in a BF-109, I wish you all the luck. You have a very tough fight ahead.

Good luck. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Boosher
11-08-2008, 01:30 AM
Welcome back Dreyer, it's good to see you again.

Choctaw111
11-08-2008, 08:51 AM
Hello

Bearcat99
11-08-2008, 10:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HART_dreyer:

One question, does 1946 support widescreen resolutions? I currently own a 24" monitor and play in 1920x1200. I remember when looking into this a while ago that the screen would be cut, does this still apply?
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes it does but like Codex said you will have to change a line in your config file. I fly with a 24" monitor at the resolution you mentioned.. and it works out very well. There is a little cut off, but if you use TIR since you're entire viewing will be fluid the cutoff becomes a non issue.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
Yes, well I have not played yet, hoping to have my first sorties tonight and over the weekend but unless something has changed drastically, then yes, I would still be off the opinion that keypad is superior (in terms of SA) to Track-IR, mainly because of superior speed.
I suspect this can change once games start to make use of 6DOF, however. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually there are some unofficial mods out that make use of 6DoF (For mouse and TIR) and it works very well.. Even if you were to chose to NOT use the mods as they are not officially sanctioned or supported by UBI or 1C and for that reason some people have chosen to not use them, TIR 4 is a much better product so if you can see the way financially I think you will probably like it.

I remember you.. I was never a big DF server kind of guy.. and also was never a huge fan of the full switch option, so our paths probably rarely crossed.. (and from the sound of it.. they still would have crossed only briefly.. then I'd be in the vertical.. and not heading up.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif) although it certainly has it's place, but I do remember you. Welcome back.

You also mentioned jets.. there actually aren't a whole lot of jets out there.. I think most of us are prop heads http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif. The jets are cool to have for something different, but for me the props rule. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Brain32
11-08-2008, 10:56 AM
So HART is back huh? That sounds cool, maybe I'll start again now too.
Word of advice, if you decide to train for the comeback in 109's again and if(lol I mean "when" not "if") you see you keep getting on fire 9 out of 10 times, try switching to something flyable, very good chances are - it's not your fault http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

See you on WarClouds(If you decide to get back there) many people you should remember still fly there...
=S=!