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  1. mort

    No Cockpit?

    As was pointed out earlier in the thread, more options often means an increased QA surface area which means more resources required to fully test builds. Whether or not that would be the case for this feature is not really knowable by anyone without detailed knowledge of the product's implementation. I always see the "the more options the better" and "why not as long as it's an option" responses on threads like this. I get why it would seem that way at first for those that haven't been involved in software development, but options are almost never zero cost and usually that cost is a recurring one.
  2. ... <snip> You sound like network engineers I've worked with but with suspiciously less swearing and none of the really (really) colorful analogies. Not sure if I can trust you ...
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    AI Waypoint Flying Speed

    I've been too busy trying to keep myself alive and trying to ensure I don't drop my bomb on my own troops or airfield when I ditch it. I'll try to remember to check if my wingmen drop theirs next time.
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    AI Waypoint Flying Speed

    I have an E-7 campaign going that I switched to Hard/Dense and it has been brutal so far. The last two or three missions we've been bounced before reaching the first waypoint and end up dropping the ordinance and getting into a furball before crossing into enemy territory. At least I'm not far from the airfield for setting down my crippled plane, I don't think my wingmen fare as well. I should note I'm also on the closest airfield to the frontline (in BoM) so I guess I'm asking for it a bit. Still I've been game for these and they are nice and harrowing. I noticed another area of potential improvement before I had changed my difficulty/density settings. My entire flight ended up killed or missing in an airfield attack. Things went fine for the initial run with bombs dropped to good effect and no serious damage taken by my flight. However, they then proceeded to continuously strafe the airfield with guns until they were all knocked out of commission. I'm not sure if we missed some primary objective on the first run that an RTB wasn't triggered or what. It may also have just been a one off.
  5. Neat. FYI, the page title for the Landing tab says "Fuel Data". I noticed as I bookmarked.
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    Thoughts on the P39...

    If one is willing to assume that within the same dataset the factor by which the values are off is roughly the same for all plane types then you can make comparisons between the types within the same dataset given the difference in values between types is non-negligible. Whether that's a reasonable assumption to make, I don't know.
  7. As I mentioned previously in this thread the instructions from MS linked below worked for me. I had installed the older driver from Nvidia and once I figured out it was Windows Update that upgraded, I was able to follow the instructions below and it's been fine since. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3073930/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-driver-update-from-reinstalling-in-windows-10 Summarizing what worked for me, starting from after Windows Update has upgraded from the working older manually installed working Nvidia driver state, rollback from the properties page opened via device manager, download and run the app linked in the page above, select the let me choose what updates to block, select the nvidia driver, hit ok or apply or whatever confirms your choice and closes it, and you're done.
  8. No worries and thanks for getting it sorted. I definitely understand bugs happen, especially with a small team and an aggressive schedule.
  9. I also had some issues. Their CC processing service (authorize.net I think) seems to be kind of flaky. As only one promo code can be applied to a cart at a time I tried to make 4 purchases. I had to resubmit once for the second purchase on the CC service site, like 4 or 5 on the third purchase, and on the fourth the CC site failed to work, gave me no error message and would not let me re-submit. My bank has no record of the fourth attempt either. I was just buying extras to support the development so it doesn't matter much to me that I've 3 new plane keys for 4 used promo codes, however others may want to stick to the PayPal method. I'm not sure why I didn't use the PayPal method after the first issue, I'm not sure my brain woke up with me this morning.
  10. I interpreted the article as something of an introduction to their six-volume "Black Cross/Red Star: Air War Over the Eastern Front" book series that, presumably, tries to substantiate those claims with more academic rigor. I believe the same author has a more recent series that updates some of the data in "Black Cross/Red Star" as well.
  11. In my case it was Windows Update that kept re-upgrading it. I was able to prevent it using the instructions linked below. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3073930/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-driver-update-from-reinstalling-in-windows-10
  12. You can delete the saved snapview files. Below is one of many posts describing what to do. https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/17488-easiest-way-reset-view-back-default/?p=275255 I changed my keybinding for that after the first time I hosed up my default head position. F10 is a little too easy for me to hit.
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    What/WHO is the VVS?

    Agent provocateur.
  14. I couldn't find a follow up on the Cyberlife system from 1998, the article leaves it at "in a few weeks they'll compete with RAF pilots". Presumably if this was a solved problem in 1998, by a gaming company no less, it would be standard fare for sims. The recently demoed system seems to be more about modern BVR engagements for now. There's a whole different class of problems involved with a WWII era dogfight. It's interesting work, but it's not something anyone should expect to see in their off the shelf WWII flight sim, at least in the short term. This summary from a commenter on Ars Technica (naxes) covers this better than I could. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/06/ai-bests-air-force-combat-tactics-experts-in-simulated-dogfights/?comments=1&post=31464757
  15. mort

    'Collector Planes' overpriced?

    If I read the announcement correctly, everyone now has access to the unlock button, not just premium account holders.