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Flight Sims: Discussion Thread

Post by BabylonCome » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:59 pm

Post your hints and tips on Lock On here...
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:46 am

Ok, time you lot started making missions. Its a peice of piss. I suggest this Wed night we take 1hour for me to give you guys the basics. You can learn most things in an hour its so easy. Its very easy to take a sigle player mission and edit it to add more players and enemies. Anyone who wants to learn ill be on wed 7pmGMT onwards.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:40 pm

Ok, just found a major one! Its a bundle of tweeks and new skins etc all in one install. Just released last week.

I downloaded Modman 7.3
http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=54353
and installed.

Then I downloaded A10-F15C-Su27 Extended Version 2.1
http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=62621
Put this file in your main/root lockonFC2 folder.
Dont unzip the file, you dont have to.
Run Modman. Select Flaming Cliffs 2.
Ignore the error. Its a win7/vista problem regarding file locations. Modman runs better if you have lockon and modman installed at root level. ie: c:\games\lockon flaming cliffs 2 & c:\modman. But it seams to work fine for me.

Click on 'mods installer'
The file list should be empty. Along the top, click 'Add'
Browse for the 'A10-F15C-Su27 Extended Version 2.1' zip file you downloaded.
Then click, 'install'
It will report an error, but thats it just telling you the new texture files are bigger than the old ones. Click OK.
When its done, go to 'exit'
Then from modman, click RUN GAME or RUN GAME (MULTI) to run the game with this mod pack running.

This makes the whole game 100% better graphics on my machine. All the jets and cockpits are much clearer and easier to read. The landscape is brighter, effects are better. This is a must have tbh.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by swingline43 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:30 pm

I'll hold off until you test it but sounds great :thumbup:
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:56 pm

Works fine, infact, works great. Had some problems with shadows but I just changed the graphic setting and it all looks good. It is all heavy on my PC, it struggles abit and it warns its not to be used on low end PCs. But id say this pack is a must. :clap:

There is also a mod to unlock another field of movement on tracker IR. So you can lean side to side. Trying to make that work next.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by swingline43 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:21 pm

Jah,

Downloaded and works "excellent". Nice skins on the planes and defo improves the entire GFX experience!

Thanks for finding it and walking us through it :thumbup:

Cheers!
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:50 am

Celt_87 wrote:Downloaded, installed and i'm inpressed. Huge difference, awesome
Are you getting the errors when you start modman celt? We are but it seams to work anyway. The best way to run mods is to do a clean install of LOFC2 to something like c:\games\lockonflamingcliffs2 and modman to c:\modman.
Mod man doesnt like the c:\programe files(86) file extension but it seams to work. Im just wondering if the errors stop some of the tweeks from working. Looks fine to me tho.
I have worked out how to skin our own logo onto the jets. Anyone has any ideas of a logo, let me see it!
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:25 pm

Got another good one working.
ARMA2 & Lockon have 4 fields of movement in track IR. This mod gives you 6. You can now lean and look right out the back of your bird and move around freely. You can slouch down and sit up in your seat too. Just tested it and it works 100%. 8)
Same setup as before. Download this file: http://www.lockonfiles.com/index.php?/f ... 6dof-mod-/
You may need to sign up. But you should anyway, lockonfiles has loads of shit for download.

Drop it in your lockon main dir.
Go to modman, mod installer, add the file, tick it, Hit install and thats it done.
Run the game with modman. :thumbup:
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by swingline43 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:45 pm

JahManRed wrote: Are you getting the errors when you start modman celt? We are but it seams to work anyway. The best way to run mods is to do a clean install of LOFC2 to something like c:\games\lockonflamingcliffs2 and modman to c:\modman.
Mod man doesnt like the c:\programe files(86) file extension but it seams to work. Im just wondering if the errors stop some of the tweeks from working. Looks fine to me tho.
I have worked out how to skin our own logo onto the jets. Anyone has any ideas of a logo, let me see it!
Well as we are the lock on "Mafia" something "Mafia"like......... I'll look around and see what I can find on the net.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:31 pm

2 new missions for testing and updated missions for server hosts sent via email.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by swingline43 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:25 pm

got em.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:44 am

This little prog will record your session on Lockon and then you can watch it back in a 3d tactical model and see your turns, mistakes, etc
http://lomac.strasoftware.com/tacview-en.php

Also, if like me you had a hard time taking screen shots. You hit print screen, but in win7 you cannot see the images in the "screenshot" folder. If you click, "view compatibility files" they will show up.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:56 pm

Little video I threw together in 15mins using Windows Movie Maker. Not great. Only a little bit of combat shown as actual combat is only 10-15% of the game. Escort, refueling, carrier landing etc is the real hard stuff. Video is mostly me & celt with some swing thrown in. Cus of DRM issues I put some of my own music on it. Should be in 720p HD.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by AacAac » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:09 pm

Cool, I need to get some more time in the air.... Arma or Lockon ..... it always a tough call.

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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:10 pm

AacAac wrote:Cool, I need to get some more time in the air.... Arma or Lockon ..... it always a tough call.
I play lockon until I see people playing ARMA. We should try and set aside a night a week for lockon. Prob Wed nights is best with the other guys PR testing.
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by swingline43 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:39 pm

Looks great Jah :thumbup: Yeah Acc it's not one or the other, as Jah says we fly a bit until folks want to play some Arma and then we do that........it's a fantastic combination :D
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by swingline43 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:34 am

Happy New Year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To the "Mafia" :wink: let's keep flying :thumbup:
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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by AacAac » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:40 am

In my opinion Track IR is the best thing since sliced bread for POV games, its a shame more don't support it. I know if I play Arma without it now I feel as if I am looking down a tunnel. It 's great in LockOn as well as you can really look around the sky and see what is going on and keep your eyes on a target.

I held back for a while due to the cost, even tried FreeTrack but if I was honest you needed to spend as much to get that working properly as it costs for the Track IR and it was not as good.

I think Track Clip Pro is a must as well to get the best from it.

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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by AacAac » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:49 pm

Yes that's right its not a freebe. You get the files then to do the install you need a Key which is what you get when you pay the money. Its big as I assume it is updating all the models and textures as well as game code.

I paid about £4 for lockon and then $29 for the FC2 addon, which is in effect a new game as I understand it.

If you want to print out the manual that will probably cost you another £20 in ink and paper its that big :) .

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Re: Lock On: Discussion Thread

Post by JahManRed » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:14 pm

Get track IR it makes the game 100% better, infact in makes any game it supports much better. I couldnt play ARMA2 without it now.

Look back thro this thread, I have put up links to mods packs and how to install them. Makes the stock game look even better again.

If you need any help, dont be afraid to grab one of us in TS.
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