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#4412466 - 03/23/18 10:07 PM Flyin' Solo  
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I just read Arthur Gould Lee's excellent "No Parachute" (highly recommended) and I'm AMAZED at how closely WOFF mimics nearly everything he described.

However, there is one thing I wish WOFF had (but maybe it has and I'm missing it?) and that is the opportunity to take a craft up whenever I want. Lee mentions several times (especially when his squadron received Camels) how he and other pilots would simply go up and fly locally, getting a handle for the craft, or also touring the countryside to get grips on local landmarks and navigation.

Is this possible in WOFF? I haven't found a way as the campaign always assigns me missions.

#4412469 - 03/23/18 10:22 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: Giesemaschine]  
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Giesemaschine;

You can do that but you have to do it through the ME mod created by JJJ65. It is available along with a lengthy "ReadMe" tutorial, on Sandbagger's mods page. Look for it and if you have any problems just let us know.

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additional note: check this link for the mod:

mod thread about ME (Mission Editor)

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#4412470 - 03/23/18 10:24 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: Giesemaschine]  
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Go to Quick Combat and set it to “free flight” (I think that’s what it’s called), select your plane, area, altitude, season, time of day, etc and fly to your heart’s content.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4412471 - 03/23/18 10:25 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: Giesemaschine]  
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Fullofit;

I think he is talking about "Campaign" missions and not Quick Combat but if I am wrong then your point is valid.


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#4412486 - 03/23/18 11:44 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: Giesemaschine]  
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That’s the point, to fly around and get to grips with local landmarks, you don’t need to be in the Campaign. And if one absolutely needs to be in the Campaign, then flying a mission and not following the rest of the flight to the front is another option. WOFF is flexible enough to give you all these options. Plus Lone Wolf missions with or without ME.


"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."
#4412487 - 03/23/18 11:44 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: Giesemaschine]  
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As Robert said, the Mission Editor will allow you to do this. It's my favorite mod and is highly recommended. I also use it to select my plane when the game assigns the best ones to the historical aces even though my rank and number of victories makes me more deserving than most of them.

If you don't want to use the mod you can just wait until you're airborne and then use the S key to "split" from the formation. This will work even if you're the flight leader. The rest of your flight will continue with the original mission instead of following you around.

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#4412578 - 03/24/18 03:12 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: Giesemaschine]  
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No need to mod anything. Just use Quick Combat. That's why in WOFF the whole ethos is you create a pilot, and take care of him. Normally QC can kill him if you crash for example just as in campaign, (unless you choose to use the "never dies" options).
Choose Freeflight and fly around to your hearts content.

If you choose to log QC and Campaign in (workshop settings) then it will also be counted towards your flight hours etc just like you decided to go for a freeflight.

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#4414502 - 04/03/18 03:52 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: Giesemaschine]  
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Pol, quick question on this: is there ever any chance of encountering EA when flying QC free flight?

#4414513 - 04/03/18 05:16 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: Giesemaschine]  
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Quick answer - nope smile .

#4414525 - 04/03/18 06:58 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: JJJ65]  
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Originally Posted by JJJ65
Quick answer - nope smile .

That's why you'd want to use the editor with Campaign Mode smile

#4414531 - 04/03/18 07:42 PM Re: Flyin' Solo [Re: HarryH]  
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Originally Posted by HarryH
Pol, quick question on this: is there ever any chance of encountering EA when flying QC free flight?


Why not fidle with the adjustments, in QC?


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