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#1533616 - 06/12/06 10:31 PM Re: Updates  
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DI's Super Hornet had a fully operational deck including people, a little like lego men as I remember!

The latest version of Strikefighters (wings over Europe) has a very good Harrier, but its an old sim engine and I'm sure JT will be even better....

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#1533617 - 06/16/06 03:49 PM Re: Updates  
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Ah, the forum has been moved...

I am glad that it continues here!

Cheers and keep in touch!

Arnold

p.s. still very busy... but I contact you asap


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#1533618 - 06/19/06 06:21 PM Re: Updates  
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Shoreline effect tests:

I've been experimenting with a shoreline effect (alpha channel) it could be animated resulting in a smooth tide reaching the shores - I could perhaps overlap 2 or 3 of these tide layers to create a more dense 'high tide' effect at shorelines...




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#1533619 - 06/20/06 04:05 AM Re: Updates  
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Again, very good looking. I think I can imagine what it would look like animated.
Don't know if it is only me, but the colours all appear to be very strong and dark, like in an expressionist's painting. Maybe it is related to your alpha settings. I like it.

Another question: Will the vector blast create sand clouds ?

#1533620 - 06/20/06 03:15 PM Re: Updates  
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Looks good. If you're looking for a source of inspiration, Il2 in its various incarnations does a very good job of this particular effect, AFAIK.

#1533621 - 06/20/06 05:30 PM Re: Updates  
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Looking good there guys! Colours look sort of "old war footage"-like. Very nice. I am so gonna love this sim! \:D


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#1533622 - 06/21/06 12:01 AM Re: Updates  
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very strong and dark, like in an expressionist's painting. Maybe it is related to your alpha settings. I like it.
Has to do with my time of day experiments. At the Autumm/Winter season in South Atlantic, days are quite short as expected due to the Latitude, so at 4:00PM you're already in a darkening setting.

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Another question: Will the vector blast create sand clouds ?
Thrust vector blast? I expect so, as well as possibility of foreign objects injestion if you continuously remain hovering at very low alt into a cloud of sand and dust.


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#1533623 - 06/21/06 03:25 AM Re: Updates  
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Thrust vector blast? I expect so, as well as possibility of foreign objects injestion if you continuously remain hovering at very low alt into a cloud of sand and dust.
Its getting better and better ... unbelieveable.

Maybe you could release a vid on this, later ?

#1533624 - 06/21/06 09:22 AM Re: Updates  
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Maybe you could release a vid on this, later ?
Unfortunately this will take a while - feature still on paper, to tell the truth - but could be done by checking relative alt/speed of aircraft plus nozzles position and add a particle emitter in the ground below the aircraft.

At the moment the biggest concern is the weapons loadout system - wonder why we didn't released many videos yet showing different weapons delivery - this is undergoing a serious re-write and is priority.


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#1533625 - 06/21/06 11:00 AM Re: Updates  
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Good Luck with that Dante ... Figured out Hexoid steering symbology yet ? .... \:\)

#1533626 - 06/21/06 06:04 PM Re: Updates  
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[QUOTE]At the moment the biggest concern is the weapons loadout system - wonder why we didn't released many videos yet showing different weapons delivery - this is undergoing a serious re-write and is priority.
well, if you come to a result ... I bet the audience would be grateful for a vid on this, too \:D

In terms of immersion, what about combat chatter and the battlefield enviroment ? Do you care for this ? At least for me, this makes a big difference in a sim: Realistic controllers, realistic combat chatter etc. Can you tell us something about the prospects ?

Anyway, already good work - bring it to a good end

#1533627 - 06/21/06 07:44 PM Re: Updates  
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Good Luck with that Dante ... Figured out Hexoid steering symbology yet ? ....
Hi Ivank! Long time no see you! \:\) There is so many things missing in our symbology that I don't know where to start...As you know, we got reference material about the FRS.1 that would be enough to create a Falcon4-like study sim of it, a pity we don't have the budget or the man-power to do so, would take several years per plane, so we're mining the flight manuals to extract the most relevant aspects of their operations - I think it's what IL2 devs do too, because in a flightsim featuring several flyable planes (survey sim?) it's humanly impossible to mimic entirely their actual flight manuals (I got some WW2 planes flightmanuals too and I see so many things left out - no blame on them, it's a question of priorities that we must understand).

But the hexoid steering will be there. \:\) As well as different HUD aircraft symbols (for VSTOL, reversionary modes etc), LFD target window, Sidewinder cross, Target Market Circle with the short radial line showing target aspect angle, and everything else which is useful to complete a interception. ;\)

DocW: yup, a planned JT website news update on weapon loadouts will appear soon. Ah, for sure the voices and comms part is a must - a bit of a program since we're in a shoestring budget and we're aware that good voice acting for games with British accent is quite expensive! But we'll find a workaround. ;\)


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#1533628 - 06/22/06 11:28 AM Re: Updates  
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About the external stores, I would really like to have the possibility of an external view, after having jettisoned the bombs, showing these bombs flying to the target, at first from near et progressively with a wider point of view (close-view and then progressively a more panoramic view from behind). Perhaps, during the few seconds when looking at the result of the attack, it could be possible to have the aircraft you fly making a realistic scriped escape manoeuver.

I'm also thinking of the same possibility for the Exocet of the Etendards. For instance, a few seconds, before the Exocet hits the targeted ship, you will lose automatically the cockpit view (option toggable, of course in case if you are in a combat)to see the last hundred meters of the missile towards its target.

#1533629 - 06/22/06 01:16 PM Re: Updates  
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About the external stores, I would really like to have the possibility of an external view, after having jettisoned the bombs, showing these bombs flying to the target, at first from near et progressively with a wider point of view (close-view and then progressively a more panoramic view from behind). Perhaps, during the few seconds when looking at the result of the attack, it could be possible to have the aircraft you fly making a realistic scriped escape manoeuver.
I'd second that.

#1533630 - 06/22/06 05:01 PM Re: Updates  
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Hello to Dante-JT and all!
Looking forward to this title, and reading the updates with interest.
Have you posted system requirements yet or maybe they are not known yet. I am not planning to upgrade for a while.
Will 3ghz P4, 1gb ram, 128mb video, still be okay to run this?

#1533631 - 06/22/06 06:36 PM Re: Updates  
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I hope Jet Thunder will not follow LOMAC example.....Graphics looks great but not excessively demanding......hope so ;\)
what matters for me is gameplay and "atmosphere" and in this respect Jet Thunder looks already very very great \:\)

#1533632 - 06/23/06 02:16 AM Re: Updates  
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About the external stores, I would really like to have the possibility of an external view, after having jettisoned the bombs, showing these bombs flying to the target, at first from near et progressively with a wider point of view (close-view and then progressively a more panoramic view from behind)
CHDT: Sounds good, I understand that flight simmers want to watch the action from all possible angles and positions, I'm a flight simmer too and I spend a lot of time watching recorded tracks in IL-2. If you play JT right now, you'll find it's view system too restricted: only a cockpit mouse-pan camera and a external chase camera, with an experimental fly-by camera with a couple of problems - hopefully we'd be revamping the whole view system to the standards of other flight sims around, including weapon view cameras and player-to-target cameras, things we seriously lack at the moment.

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Have you posted system requirements yet or maybe they are not known yet. I am not planning to upgrade for a while.
Will 3ghz P4, 1gb ram, 128mb video, still be okay to run this?
Mo1974: Yes, I've posted system requirements in our comprehensive internal design doc requested by the interested publishing companies. The system specs you've mentionated above are well inside the recommended specs, it will surely run very well in your system.

vince-16: thanks \:\) I should keep an eye all the time in JT's performance, sometimes stuff left behind in code hampered game's performance, but lately it's been very good, performance-wise.


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#1533633 - 06/23/06 07:32 AM Re: Updates  
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Thanks Dante-JT, that's good news. Good luck with the development.
Here's hoping Margaret Thatcher is going to be modelled in-game as a deployable super weapon :}

#1533634 - 06/27/06 05:45 PM Re: Updates  
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I look forward to the news item! Keep up the good work!

#1533635 - 07/13/06 04:58 AM Re: Updates  
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I've been working in the A-4B Skyhawk cockpit and getting it faithful to the instruments layout shown in the official Flight Manual; the argentineans got their used A-4D1 (A-4B) from "E" group surplus US Navy a/c (serials 142082 and upwards), there has been some extensive modification in the panel layouts of the Air Force A-4B (A-4P) with some local instruments added, but the CANA A-4Q didn't had too much modifications and the instruments layout was more close to standard A-4B group "E" planes, according to photos in the magazine "Aeroespacio" issue 567.


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