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Posts posted by drdavid

  1. Have to say I was a bit worried about the flight dynamics before the 1.03 RC, but, having flown around with the latest version for a couple of hours, I'm much happier.

    You've removed the harsh ground effect and put a quite realistic feel to the controls - pendulum effect is great, as is torque induced yaw. Even managed to complete the Landing Training excercise (all 3) in Expert without using Auto-Hover - I'm stoked!

    Congrats to the Team - I'm really impressed.

    Now, if only I could get my head round the Editor...

    Cheers - Dai. :cool:

  2. Thanks, b101 - but I'm still in the dark! Here's some more background:

    1. At End of Mission 10's 'office dialog', and having agreed to try the contract (career), I found myself in the Light and when I started, the rotors came off and the game suspended. On re-starting 10, I found the Light in the Hangar - where someone had pushed it after I finished with it in the previous Mission (I think). Rotor on ground in pieces. Now, a maintnence 'dialog' started - with a list of unknown problems posted on the screen (top right). Dutifully found all the problems, bar 1 ($137) and, as I couldn't start the Light, found a 'Buy/Sell' dialog at the work bench. Sold it ($160,000) and leased another.

    2. The 'new' Light also needed a maintenance dialog, but after finishing that, the machine is still in the Hangar so I can't 'fly' it out and I haven't the strength (will power, more like) to drag it out...

    3. Go outside to find the Heavy. Needs maintenance - so go through that again, but still that $137 problem outstanding. Notice that the Heavy is already loaded with some nice police types and our friend the Security man. So, get in and try to Auto-Start. Then comes the 're-fuelling' - here's a pic:


    Now, you're going to say - Why is the cockpit 'cold and dark' and no instruments showing? Very good point - Why is etc, etc?

    Was it the incomplete maintenance? (Dunno!) Have I missed Patch 1.03? (I'll check). Is the maintenance dialog 'programmed in' to the start of 10? Who pushed the Light into the Hangar in the first place? (Sneaky Vrana operatives, Santa's little helpers, etc)

    Great Game, though - makes you think. Although I wish the actors could get their lip-synch right...

    Oh, and thanks for reading the above - sorry if I got carried away. Any help much appreciated!

    Cheers - Dai. :cool:

  3. Just an update - changed from wireless mouse (possibly on blink) to an old wired mouse and ToH ran solid for more than an hour. No problems at all. Must have been the wireless mouse electronics sending random signals which caused the problem.

    So, Thanks for your suggestions - I hope I don't have to use them now...

    Here's one happy virtual heli-pilot bunny!

    Cheers - Dai. :cool:

  4. That's very interesting Ziggy - but why does ToH crash like that?

    By the way, is there any way that you can run ToH in windowed mode - that way players with a problem like this could access the Bohemia website for help. Maybe ARMA2 doesn't let you do this...

    This is not meant to be anything other than a plea for help - I'm not trying to be clever or start a range war! Just want the game to work without exiting randomly.


    Cheers - Dai. :cool:

    ---------- Post added at 10:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:27 PM ----------

    Just re-started ToH (Patch 1.02 installed). Same problem after only 2 minutes. PC does not respond to your suggested 'flush' commands. Any other suggestions, please?

    This is somewhat embarassing - I've no previous with ARMA2 - just flight sim. I'm preparing a Review of ToH for my home forum (Mutley's Hangar) so help would be good.

    Thanks - Dai.

  5. Maybe ARMA2 doesn't permit the game to be Paused other than by the ESC key, but it would be really good to be able to Pause the game so that you could produce screen shots that do ToH justice. Right now, the display goes blurred when you press ESC. Why not keep the game view in focus and allow the player to take a screen shot - either internal or external. I'm sure the excellent promotional shots required this sort of facility - or maybe your developers are proficient enough to take these shots 'on the fly', as it were!


    Cheers - Dai. :cool:

  6. Maybe this is the same issue. I do not get CTD or BSoD - I get a blank (no display) screen with the background sound still playing. If I press ESC, the sound stops and the (big) ToH cursor appears. Moving it around and clicking doesn't do much.

    Exit ToH via CTRL+ALT+DEL and end via Task Manager.

    Is this the same problem or have I spawned a new one?

    Cheers - Dai. :cool:

  7. First post so a Big Hi to all!

    O.K. - I'm new to ARMA2 and ToH in particular but I have a question about Pause-ing the Game...

    I've searched the Forum for 'Pause' but not found anything that really helps. I'd like to know "Is there a PAUSE function that FREEZES the Game?" I don't want to exit the action - even if it's temporary. I just want to Pause the Game so that I can get an external view of the helo and take a couple of screenshots (FRAPS). I know this is a simple function in sims like FSX but can I do it in ToH.

    Many thanks!

    Cheers - Dai. :cool: