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  1. I had seen this message coming up for others while in flight, but on Sunday on Flugpark I experienced it myself for the first time. Landing after a 1 1/2 hour recon deep behind enemy lines I managed to spot my airfield (why do they make them so difficult to see?) but had a propeller strike with my Bristol on landing. To my surprise this dumb message comes up saying that the 'fragile plates' have shattered and my mission is invalidated. Who thought this was a good idea? Granted ROF was extreme the other way and you could cartwheel and still complete successfully, but this was sufficiently annoying to trigger a rage disconnect and a change to another game that was fun.
  2. Good team-mate. Many times we divvied up the recons back in the day when everyone flew CP. 'Which target are you going for, Wrongway?'. Is the Sunday event FC or ROF?
  3. Tried that initially and found the 'official' method of turning it off via Windows, which doesn't work. I've now tried a more complicated method which involves wrestling control of 'Magnifier.exe' from TrustedInstaller and renaming it. We'll see if that works.....
  4. Anyone else encountered the problem where Windows Magnifier turns itself on during the game and places a box on the screen that you can't get rid of? I know that the key presses that turn Magnifier on are the same ones IL-2 uses for oil radiator, but if I'm running Il-2 I would expect the game to take precedence. I tried disabling Magnifier outside of the game, but apparently was unsuccessful.
  5. Playing my first scripted campaign, 'Sea Dragons', and finding it fairly immersive EXCEPT for the behaviour of my wingmen. I am supposed to be the flight leader and yet when we reach the penultimate waypoint a message from nowhere says to attack targets and they all slope off together ignoring me. It makes it impossible to organise a co-ordinated attack on one target and split the AA. There is no indication of whether they have released their weapons or not, so after a while I just have to give the Regroup command, which they mainly seem to follow. In a recent mission three of them tried to land at once, with predictable consequences.
  6. Looking on the bright side, the problem of every German being in a Tiger has just been solved by the latest update. 😉
  7. Presumably this is a what-if Battle of Normandy because IRL the Luftwaffe weren't a factor. Bearing in mind the predilection of on-line players for the German side we can look forward to hordes of AR-234s blasting the invasion beaches while a handful of Spitfires try in vain to catch them.
  8. We had to lock the gunner stations in FC because we had idiots 'humourously' jumping into the gunners seat and shooting your own tail or engines. Just what you need when you've spent twenty boring minutes climbing to altitude.
  9. OK I've got it back now. With RCtrl <Cursor keys>. Not sure why it didn't work with RShft <Cursor keys>, allotted, but it doesn't matter.
  10. I know this. I am 2/3 of the way through a Ju52 career. It has worked in the past for me. But now it has stopped working. Landing without flaps is 'interesting'. The trim axis keys no longer move the stabiliser. I tried assigning some joystick buttons to it but they still had no effect. Rudder and aileron trim still works.
  11. The Ju52 flaps control has stopped working. I press F and the 'broken flap' icon appears on the right side of the screen, but RShft <cursor> then has no effect. There have been a lot of updates recently and I wonder if they have affected it. The only things I have done are to enable Autopilot and allot 'Auto Enable' to 'A' in order to try out the new tank commands, then reallocate 'Auto Enable' to 'LCtrl A' when I went back to flying and found that full Autopilot can get invoked accidentally when you try to get Level Autopilot via LShft A.
  12. The gunner is very accurate though, and he identifies the target for you. Will be interesting to see if he refuses to fire at friendlies. It took me a minute to twig that AI gunner doesn't work with the T34 because you ARE the gunner. Perhaps the relevant Tilde menu keys should be greyed out.
  13. .... and assign a key to it. Thanks. I had autopilot disabled because it is always annoying when you try to go Shift A for level flight and the combat autopilot engages instead.
  14. Seems like somebody got their fingers caught in the keyboard when they were entering the data. 'Bertangles' is misspelt twice in two different ways.
  15. So I open a quick mission with a T34, go to the driver view and press 'A' and then go to the commander view and investigate the Tilde menus. My commander issues the commands and nothing happens. Should there be some indication after pressing 'A' that Auto mode has been entered? I've got a feeling that issuing commands via the Tilde menu is going to be too slow anyway. By the time you've gone through all that, you're dead. How about something like 'Click once to move at half-speed, double-click to move at full speed? I also wonder how well you are going to be able to click on destinations or targets when you are buttoned up.
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