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#3523730 - 02/21/12 10:52 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! ***** [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Awesome work.

I only have one quibble -
Originally Posted By: 777 Studios - Jason
This manual is too big to be printed and stuffed in a box


I'd definately pay money ($10-$30 range, anyway) for a printed version of this . . .

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#3523866 - 02/22/12 02:48 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Thanks for all the compliments! smile The manual will definitely be updated over time.

#3523927 - 02/22/12 05:23 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Excellent! Thanks to all involved, looks to be a great read! thumbsup


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#3523931 - 02/22/12 05:32 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: LukeFF]  
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A quick but very enjoyable perusal suggests a quality effort, and one that took a lot of dedication and time.

Now printing .... in color!

Splendid, & very handy, muchas gracias chaps ... LukeFF, Charlo, Zoring, Squid, Jason and the RoF team!

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#3524044 - 02/22/12 01:31 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Had a good read of the manual now, and it is really terse and matter-of-fact. More for consultation than for "enjoyable perusing", which is just fine for a manual, I guess. I personally would have enjoyed a fun remark here and there, maybe some WWI quotes sprinkled throughout the text, but then again, I am not a very serious person... wink

Huge effort and super-useful. An example to follow for other sim makers, and yes, 1C, I am looking at you!


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#3524317 - 02/22/12 09:14 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: Freycinet]  
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Great job! Very nice presentation and useful information.

I haven't had a chance to look at through it thoroughly but I know I'll be using it when I finally start using my bombers.


looks very modernishy-phoney-windows eighty-tabletty like

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#3524370 - 02/22/12 10:33 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Absolutely excellent job. Well done, guys!


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#3526085 - 02/25/12 08:01 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Thanks!!! smile


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#3526127 - 02/25/12 10:13 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Dammed good show! Many thanks chaps!

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#3526156 - 02/25/12 10:52 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: Freycinet]  
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Originally Posted By: Freycinet
Had a good read of the manual now, and it is really terse and matter-of-fact. More for consultation than for "enjoyable perusing", which is just fine for a manual, I guess. I personally would have enjoyed a fun remark here and there, maybe some WWI quotes sprinkled throughout the text, but then again, I am not a very serious person... wink
Personally, I prefer it like this. All too often I find that fun remarks etc aren't much fun (could be my sense of humour, or lack of it biggrin ) or that they are just taking up space that should have been used for vital information. Another thing I dislike is when a flightsim manual lists pages of "historical background" or useless stuff about ground objects that you can find just as well on Wikipedia. Very happy to see that RoF doesn't go that route!

I perused the manual a bit and already learned some things (e.g. I never realised that the "Forward" command actually means "Attack" blush).

Since there will be revisions, one minor request if I may: could the "best climb speed" be included in the aircraft performance tables?

Last edited by Johan217; 02/25/12 10:52 PM.

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#3526173 - 02/25/12 11:19 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Really cool!!! thumbsup Thanks!

#3526312 - 02/26/12 06:36 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Very well done. thumbsup


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#3526396 - 02/26/12 12:56 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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I can't see any point in a printed manual when it will be constantly updated with content from future patches, new aircraft etc..

#3526449 - 02/26/12 03:28 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: Trooper117]  
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Originally Posted By: TROOPER117
I can't see any point in a printed manual when it will be constantly updated with content from future patches, new aircraft etc..


Because

(1) I hate and almost never read online manuals/books/etc.

(2) I can peruse a printed manual away from the computer.

(3) I'd easily buy an updated manual every year or two if they kept updating info (or, alternatively, a supplemental "aircraft handbook" or whatever).

(4) Printed manuals are just cool.

#3526522 - 02/26/12 05:57 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: Nimits]  
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Originally Posted By: Nimits

(4) Printed manuals are just cool.



Indeed.



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#3526613 - 02/26/12 09:14 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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I printed it out in B/W, but man, that looks cool!


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#3526886 - 02/27/12 08:41 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Hahaha Cichlid, you have the same keyboard as me smile.

Cheers and nice printout,

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#3544360 - 03/24/12 12:37 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Nothing on configuring controllers.

My Cougar is stuffed with the new updates.



The new input files have killed the Cougar.

#3544745 - 03/25/12 08:52 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: Darren]  
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Originally Posted By: Darren
Nothing on configuring controllers.


Yes, there is.

#3545021 - 03/25/12 10:26 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]  
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Well done on the manual Luke!
After seeing the pics above of the printed manual, I dl'ed it and started reading. Interestingly, I learned something about tracking my purchases.
2.5 Track Purchases: In addition to purchasing items in the ROF Store you can also track the purchases you have made by viewing the licenses you currently own within ROF. All items you purchase come with a unique identifying code that is stored in our database. You can view all of your purchases and corresponding codes by clicking on the Profile button and then the License button.

I've had times where I wasnt sure if I had everything and all the field mods, but this shows exactly what you have and when you bought it. Very nice!

I'm jealous of the manual above smile I miss the old days where you got a decent manual with your purchase.


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