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    PatrickLA_CA's Avatar

    Breaking the seat limit

    Can't wait for those 29 Chinook kills
    Posted 2020-09-26 at 22:32 by PatrickLA_CA PatrickLA_CA is online now
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    Breaking the seat limit

    Would this mean that squads could have 9 people now, given that transporting 8+ is no longer a problem?
    Posted 2020-09-26 at 22:02 by Aleon Aleon is offline
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    Filamu's Avatar

    Breaking the seat limit

    That is just fantastic! It is gonna change quite a few things, and no leaving people behind.
    If it wouldn't be too weird I would for gameplay sake up the +7 man apcs to 8 just to avoid the old chopper issue.
    Posted 2020-09-26 at 20:56 by Filamu Filamu is offline
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    CmndrFello's Avatar

    Breaking the seat limit

    Amazing work! very nice to hear this kind of achievement!
    Can't wait to see how it plays out in gameplay
    Posted 2020-09-26 at 20:38 by CmndrFello CmndrFello is offline
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    Niki-Tret's Avatar

    Kamov Ka-52K Katran helicopter

    When is it coming to the game? Because there was LOT of small patches.
    Posted 2020-09-12 at 22:21 by Niki-Tret Niki-Tret is offline
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    Rico's Avatar

    Sangin - nearly ready for testing...

    This is awesome Rank! Always checking back to see how this map is going, so if you need any help testing let me know.
    Posted 2020-07-25 at 17:17 by Rico Rico is offline
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    Login server rework

    thank you guys game working again
    Posted 2020-07-21 at 01:20 by [NRNS]Killer-5A [NRNS]Killer-5A is offline
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    Dr Rank's Avatar

    Sangin - nearly ready for testing...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rabbit View Comment
    How did you manage the non crap lod stuff.
    I duplicated the overgrowth objects I was using, say for example the grassfield_100m, renamed the duplicate and every file in it to something else, in this case grassfield_100st. I then opened every .con file in the folder and changed every reference to the file name, updating them all by adding st at the end of grassfield_100m. I then deleted the lod .staticmesh file, created a copy of the main .staticmesh file, and renamed it as the lod one. The engine then treats the copy of the main mesh as a LOD and is fine with it being in the surrounding terrain.

    The main downside to this method is that most of the overgrowth you add will not then switch to the normal, tri saving LODs at any range, so you have to be pretty sparing with it. I just use it to roughly the point in the distance where, if you're stood at the edge or the map, you'd be able see it's main model before it would switch to the LOD anyway. Beyond that point I've just used LOD overgrowth as you normally would.

    However, the grassfields have been coded differently and still switch to a LOD, even after you replace the lod staticmesh. Not sure how it works, but I presume the same method could be used for other overgrowth in the future. I've put the grassfields far enough back into the surrounding terrain to mean that, unless you actively go looking for them to end, you're not going to see to the point where they stop.

    I've not noticed any impact on performance.

    I also had to increase the draw distance of the tree LODs, again using duplicate files (otherwise they only drew to about 400m) just using the cull radius line in the lod.con file i.e.

    Code:
    GeometryTemplate.create StaticMesh tree_deciduous_3astlod_lod
    
    ObjectTemplate.create SimpleObject tree_deciduous_3astlod_lod
    ObjectTemplate.saveInSeparateFile 1
    ObjectTemplate.cullRadiusScale 15
    ObjectTemplate.creator MB03:mb
    ObjectTemplate.geometry tree_deciduous_3astlod_lod
    Also, as is usually done for the fields, I changed the isOvergrowth to 0 for all the LOD overgrowth in the surrounding terrain.
    Posted 2020-05-17 at 02:52 by Dr Rank Dr Rank is offline
    Updated 2020-05-17 at 11:00 by Dr Rank (It was like 3am when I post it originally, just made it make more sense)
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    Rabbit's Avatar

    Sangin - nearly ready for testing...

    How did you manage the non crap lod stuff.
    Posted 2020-05-16 at 15:41 by Rabbit Rabbit is offline
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    Login server rework

    I can't log in for some reason and by that i mean after i selected my profile pressed "Play" the launcher closed by itself and a new window opened and says "PR:BF2 has closed, cleaning up resources" , i've already done the following:
    -redownload the game
    -reinstalled the game
    -steam login (new account)
    -changed my steam account privacy
    -calculating my account level
    Posted 2020-05-14 at 10:47 by FudgeHead FudgeHead is offline

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