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A new dll to try ... FORMATION

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Hi all,To make it simple, the idea is to record one or more user flights and play them all back again in an interactive way

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G'day Laurent,Great idea! Sounds very interesting, the possibilities are endless.I'm off on holidays with my wife to the Great Barrier Reef (Dunk Island out from Cairns) for a week but when I get back I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for all the work you do for helping to make Fly! II so much more enjoyable.Cheers,Roger

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Hi RogerI live in Cairns!Drop in for a coffee!!e-mail me on aquintus@internode.on.netRegardsAlfred

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Hi Laurent,I just did a first test and I really like your "formation.dll" very much!Your planned feature list is very ambitious, much to code! But I would like to add 2 other features - if possible to create :-)1. that one can watch the recorded flight from outside the plane (also inside would be better but I think that is too much to wish!) as the default replay mode is very faulty!2. that one can load and save the flights - might be load a flight another FLYer has saved. Could be for fun or educational purposes (have a leading plane to follow to train procedures)Anyway, whatever will be the final result, it is a phantastic add-on for FLY! Thanks a lot!RegardsGeorg HeliFLYer EDDW

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Hi all,Of course, I'll try to complete HeliFLYer wishes. But I do believe feature #2 is still avalaible ... try to dowload and install LFPO-->LFPV flight added in http://balloon.flightsims.perso.cegetel.ne...FORMATION1.htmlas an example (I'm also preparing a canyon flight to share with you).BTW I improved somehow accuracy with more than 1 saved flight to follow, but I'm not quite satisfied (V1.0.1), then I'll spend some of the next days to find an acceptable solution. A third and fourth flaw I discovered this days are :- you can only save flights from planes with a medium and low model (BTD in other cases) - to save a model, you need to select it in the quicklaunch dialog- you can't use the "V" key to see the saved flight planes (BTD too) ... weird !... both issues I hope to fix in those very next days.Cheers,laurentC (rotw)

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Hi Laurent, hi all!This "formation.dll" is really great. I tried Laurents sample flight:1. You can easily check where the "AI-planes" are using the vector window:http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/122147.jpg2. The sample flight starts runway 25http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/122148.jpg3. Following the Cessnas with the Bell 407http://forums.avsim.net/user_files/122149.jpghttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/122150.jpgTry it - it's really great! And who creates the next sample flights? :-)Please! :-rotor Thank you very much, Laurent!RegardsGeorg HeliFLYer EDDW

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Hi all,Well, I've made some improvements to the first version : now, in v1.0.3 we can deal with 4 timers (timers and accuracy are altogether inversely proportional), have a nice lights effect that allows to follow planes in distance ... and, we can, at last, use the "V" key to cycle the views !Have at it !http://balloon.flightsims.perso.cegetel.ne...FORMATION1.htmlBut be careful to remove all old stuff before, since many files have changed.Cheers,laurentC (rotw)

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Hi Laurent, hi all!All worked very well when I tested 1.0.3 the first time. It is a big improvement that one can use the "V" key for observing the recorded flight directly.A hint for all FLY!ers: when I recorded my flight I did not think of using an aircraft also with low LOD - Laurent advised us to do so and of course I got the CTD. But I could save the recording by editing the AIModel0.nfo file (Formation_Data folder) with a texteditor and changing all FLYHAWK_XXXX entries (special repaint) to FLYHAWK. Remember this if you get a CTD when playing your recordings!Regards and many thanks to LaurentGeorg HeliFLYer EDDW

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Right Georg, thanks for having pointed this out and thanks for the feedback ... it's really important because one never knows if all will work properly until a fellow shouts ; "it works !!!"Anyway, the low model ACM is an issue I want to fix in the next days now that the foundations are hopefully implemented.Thanks again,CheerslaurentC (rotw)

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