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  • =Sarc=
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    LOMAC - Tour of the Caucasas

    Jex and I were flying the tour on Saturday and I got some cool screenshots. Riyker made an appearance later but ejected because he was hungry. Jex and I were smart to bring food in the cockpit. Well, I was the smartest because Jex ran out of fuel doing too many crazy tricks. Anyway, here are some screenshots of the occasion.



    Just some simple flying to start off, after all those weird beginning waypoints we wanted to fly straight for a bit. I turned up the water detail to medium and it looks pretty cool.




    We got out to the water and flew by some oil rigs. I hope we gave them a nice buzz! :icon_bigg





    Now we're getting bored with the tour. Couldn't they spring for audio to explain what we see? Oh right, I must have turned it off so I could listen to some cool tunes. Anyway, here's Jex trying to slice in between my smoke trails.



    He finally made in between the smoke trails! Oh, and so did Riyker, I mean show up to fly.





    Here's an impromptu formation loop maneuver. I was flying in external view and thought it would be cool to just start a loop. Jex happened to follow me and I guess Riyker didn't want to be left behind.



    We tried out some midair refueling but it didn't work out. The waypoints were too short for me to hook up, something always goes wrong when I try to refuel. We got that fixed and then Jex crashes into the KC-10, which happens frequently when I try to refuel in midair. :icon_razz I finally decided to do it in SP because I ended up crashing into another KC-10. Turbulence that close is tough to control! :icon15: Refueling is so easy when you can see the boom! You can't see it in MP unless you're the host.





    Gotta love that heat blur! I should have turned this option on a long time ago. It looks better in game because it's animated.

  • TG_JBRanger
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    I've enjoyed IL2 for some time now (1.5 years) and it keeps getting better. Making your own missions, flying with squadrons, etc...cool stuff. Planes are flyable. Learning curve is kinda steep but worth it if you're into flight sims at all. once you nail a deflection shot on a Fw190 from a Jug while coming out of a stall induced spin you'll be grinning from ear to ear....and sweating profusely.

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  • =Sarc=
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    For me, there seem to be few planes to fly but I'm a beginner pilot so learning the A10 and F15 takes a while to become proficient. IL2 does have more planes but I feel like most of them are the same. You don't have to do anything drastically different when flying. In LOMAC, it seems that planes are used differently so there's new things to learn when doing ground attack or air support. To me, it seems like there's more variety when flying missions. IL2 always seems it's get in the air and shoot stuff down. It does have cool graphics though. Well, both games have good graphics but IL2 doesn't take a beefy computer.

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  • LOWDRAG
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    Originally posted by USN_Squid
    Yes, we have a TS channel at TG for Lomac and IL2. I think you need exactly one button to get the plane off the ground. Several are optional:

    Mandatory
    1.Spool engine
    Of course throttle up and taxi to runway (ask for clearance from tower if you want).

    Optional
    2.Nav lights
    3.flaps
    4.various exterior view buttons so you can see how cool you look
    5.wing tip smoke
    6.we usually coordinate take off so we hold brake, throttle up to full military and release brake together.

    You're flyin'!
    Installing now

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  • USN_Squid
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    Re: LOMAC - Tour of the Caucasas

    Originally posted by MatDL
    i got a question, can you dogfight and blow stuff up? or is it just flying around?
    Yep the premise of the game is to dofight and blow stuff up. SP campaign is loosely based on a conflict between Russian/Ukraine and NATO. There are about 7 missions for each plane in SP. But the MP missions written by our TG guys and available elsewhere are better and more fun!

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  • MatDL
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    i got a question, can you dogfight and blow stuff up? or is it just flying around?

    *EDIT*
    lol i just saw that LOMAC stands for lock on modern air combat, so im guessing you can.
    Last edited by MatDL; 04-06-2004, 05:35 PM.

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  • USN_Squid
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    Originally posted by LOWDRAG
    That's the 50 million dollar question... Is LOMAC easy to learn.. are there 40 key's I've got to learn to get the jet off the ground??

    Nothing beat MS FlightSim imo for ease in learning to fly.

    Are you guys on TG Comms when flying?

    I'll check this game out , always thoght it looked good enough to try but those questions answered might push me either way.

    THANKS.
    Yes, we have a TS channel at TG for Lomac and IL2. I think you need exactly one button to get the plane off the ground. Several are optional:

    Mandatory
    1.Spool engine
    Of course throttle up and taxi to runway (ask for clearance from tower if you want).

    Optional
    2.Nav lights
    3.flaps
    4.various exterior view buttons so you can see how cool you look
    5.wing tip smoke
    6.we usually coordinate take off so we hold brake, throttle up to full military and release brake together.

    You're flyin'!

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  • fr1j0l3
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    hehehehe....


    Program I was on previous to this one was the F-18 ;) (although we never got to sit in those)... C-17, Kiowa warrior as well..

    Thanks for the joystick suggestion, looks like I'll be looking amongst these as well...

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  • USN_Squid
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    Originally posted by fr1j0l3
    I'm teetering with buying this too...

    What threw me off was the crazy ratio of flyable/unflyable plane ratio....

    for every plane you can fly, seems like there's 10 others you cant. Does it impact playability, or are the ones you can fly really the ones you want to anyways?

    (guess this should be in it's own thread, sorry)
    (jealous of Fri)

    I've found the variety of planes you can fly are pretty good, although I would really like to fly the F/A-18. It's hard enough learning the details of the aircraft that are available and getting proficient at real life tactics/procedures. That is the real challenge.

    And by the way, yes the game was unstable at first, but you just have to tweak the settings on your pc to fit your specs. I've got it running flawlessly now. I did add a pci slot fan to keep the vid card cool though.

    AMD xp2500 (no OC)
    Asus A7N8X-E dlx
    1gig corsair xms
    Nvidia 5800 128m
    windows xp

    BOT:
    Here is an excellent tutorial/track on refueling (got it on the 2nd try!):
    In-Air Refueling Track w/Voice over



    Also, I have an old Thrustmaster Top Gun After burner joystick which you can get for $35 nowadays. It does just fine with a hat switch and 8 programmable buttons.
    Last edited by USN_Squid; 03-22-2006, 03:43 PM.

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  • fr1j0l3
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    Oh, and kinda back on topic....

    I got to sit in the fuel delivery/boom seat in a KC-10 not too long ago.. (one of the airframes we're upgrading the s/w on)

    Those are some BIG ASS planes. There should be two rows of lights on the belly of the tanker to help guide you in too.

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  • fr1j0l3
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    I'm teetering with buying this too...

    What threw me off was the crazy ratio of flyable/unflyable plane ratio....

    for every plane you can fly, seems like there's 10 others you cant. Does it impact playability, or are the ones you can fly really the ones you want to anyways?

    (guess this should be in it's own thread, sorry)

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  • LOWDRAG
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    Originally posted by =Sarc=
    I found IL2 to be difficult to learn. It just happened that we did a lot more training with LOMAC and I enjoyed learning to fly with modern planes. If we had some specific training sessions with IL2, I'll fly. I keep at it with LOMAC because it doesn't crash as often as you think and I can actually accomplish objectives instead of stalling and dying.
    That's the 50 million dollar question... Is LOMAC easy to learn.. are there 40 key's I've got to learn to get the jet off the ground??

    Nothing beat MS FlightSim imo for ease in learning to fly.

    Are you guys on TG Comms when flying?

    I'll check this game out , always thoght it looked good enough to try but those questions answered might push me either way.

    THANKS.

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  • =Sarc=
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    Originally posted by NippleCorn
    Only if it doesn't crash you to your desktop first.

    I keep waiting for the jokers to play IL2 - guess I'm in for a long wait! LOL
    How come I've never seen you fly with us? IL2 or LOMAC? No point in waiting if you don't want to pioneer a game.

    I found IL2 to be difficult to learn. It just happened that we did a lot more training with LOMAC and I enjoyed learning to fly with modern planes. If we had some specific training sessions with IL2, I'll fly. I keep at it with LOMAC because it doesn't crash as often as you think and I can actually accomplish objectives instead of stalling and dying.

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  • NippleCorn
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    Originally posted by Q
    Can you die in this game ?
    Only if it doesn't crash you to your desktop first.

    I keep waiting for the jokers to play IL2 - guess I'm in for a long wait! LOL

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  • Q
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    Can you die in this game ?

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