May 8th, 2012, 11:35 AM
Tracking Ground Targets & Bombing
I was wondering if there is a way to select and cycle through ground targets (with the use of the yellow brackets) much like you do while in air combat?
Additionally, is there a reason why they do not appear on the radar? (Can this setting be modified)
Finally, I am absolutely horrible at ground pounding in this game (using bombs) and was wondering are there any words of wisdom (I did well in IL-2 but cannot seem to do the same in CFS2).
Thank you in advance.
May 8th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Bring up your data display, then hit the "T" key. The changing letter displayed in the left upper corner will show "no letter", "G"=Ground, "V"= vehicles, "S" = ships. When in the particular display pick what your bracket will surround and on the main screen should be a title of what it is.:salute:
As to mud moving, it is like going to Carnegie Hall in NY. "Practice, Practice, Practice". Suggestion is take some of the bombing lessons in the "Training" module.
May 8th, 2012, 04:14 PM
It may be a simple case of a slight difference in the bomb delivery and gravitational physics of the two sims. After all, their code was written by two entirely different teams with different approaches to applied physics.
Whether glide-bombing or dive-bombing, the natural instinct is the pull back on the controls immediately after releasing the ordnance. Resist the urge and hold your angle of attack on the target for a minimum of two seconds after release. In CFS2, this causes the ordnance to stay on the same flight path as the player longer before gravity begins to affect the trajectory of the ordnance. This produces better results. Perhaps due to the way the sim engine correlates the players flight path to that of the separating ordnance, if you pull out too quickly after release, the bombs tend to land long of the target. So just try keeping the target in the "sweet spot" of your sight longer.
"If you're in a fair fight, you didn't plan it right"
May 8th, 2012, 04:39 PM
Then there is the "bomb trainer" cheat...
Paste this onto the top of your CFS2.cfg file and change the 0 to a 1
Lead the multicolored star to your target and release.
May 9th, 2012, 04:41 AM
Thank you all so very much!
Practice does make perfect so that is what I need to do.
I appreciate all of the help!
May 9th, 2012, 09:33 AM
I was going to mention that bomb trainer but decided not to. I had installed it and used it for awhile then for other reasons was away from the game for awhile. When I restarted, the trainer drove me nuts! I forgot I had installedit and what it was. Also nobody else seemed to remeber what caused those likes!!
I was going bonkers over it till I found a old note to myself about it being installed.
Moral, if you install it, make a prominent note to yourself so that you know what it is and how to get rid of it!
May 9th, 2012, 10:38 AM
There is a program that adds a menu to CFS2 from where you can toggle the settings of cheats, even during a flight. Itīs called CFO_Weather by Martin Wright: http://www.mwgfx.co.uk/Cfsops/Module...Weather_75.htm
Originally Posted by Fibber
May 9th, 2012, 10:52 AM
Bingo! a very usefull utility indeed!
Originally Posted by Discus
May 9th, 2012, 03:40 PM
As Homer would say;
DOH!!!!!!!!! have that also and forgot it does that!!!:salute: (That is not a salute but me slapping my head!)
This is a salute :salute:
May 9th, 2012, 06:06 PM
I play IL-2 1946 also and never had a problem hitting ground targets with it or CFS2.I don't use any of the cheats either. I just always had a knack for bombing,dive bombing was always easiest for me. I also like to glide bomb with the B-25.
I haven't mastered the skipbombing in IL-2 yet but working on it.