Would it be possible do this: Have a high atlitidue air war, similiar to a GC space map but only surrounded by sky. With a view distance set at the maximum the map could handle. for seeing from far away. The bottom texture would be cloud and how ground looks from very high and the bombers would be fixed in place (maybe with more hitpoints then normal.) Everything would spawn in the air- lots fighters for both sides, which could fly around. The bombers however, would be fixed in a grid and would be the objective. (like a grid of b-17s for example). They could be spawned into to fire the defense guns, but not actually flown. To accomdate reloading, the spawn area where the fighters are might have to have a ammo reloading area-pointed out by floating flags. Reloading on bomber could be accomplished by perhaps a slow reload. Some idea for effects would be if possible make that vapor trails behind the engins going into the distance, such seen in painting and photos. Maybe use the burning smoke code, except change to white, thin out, and make longer. Another idea would be to have computer controlled flak go off around the formation occiasionly. It would also be a oppurunty to model the inside of the aircraft, so people could move around inside of a bomber for example. The aviator uniforms could be done as well since its pilots only. Also, nearly every gunner postion could be done on the b17 or b24 as there would be no pilot psotion needed. Also, the fully operational jet and rocket aircraft which FH as done could be depicted in addition to a mix of 109s and 190s. Specifically, another map for the 262, and perhaps a 163 as well which is only alpen right now. good overview of 262 trackrecord agaisnt bombersrs http://www.2worldwar2.com/me-262. For the time and place, the b17s daylight bombing over such seen in paintings is one option (or perhaps b24's if they are done). ALso over japan with b29 might be another option, or perhaps a night map. Though mainly I am thinking of those daylight bombing runs of b-17s. A mix of say a formation of b-17s and and lancasters is an idea too to have some variety, depending how large a mpa could be made. A big air battle between fighters primarily, and allies could man the bomber guns to try and defend them set high in the sky. pics of what im talking about. This is the critical idea of the map, that is like GC space map in that it is all up in the air. SPecifcially look a the photo's of the large formations and clouds, distant ground below. http://www.normandiememoire.com/NM60Anglais/photos/pages/h3_p10_USA_01.htm http://www.normandiememoire.com/NM60Anglais/photos/pages/h3_p10_USA_02.htm model of b17 pilot uniform http://www.scaleminiatures.btinternet.co.uk/b17.jpg good collection, misc. shots. http://www.todo-aviones.com.ar/usa/b17/gal_b17.html a few different color schemes for later b17s http://www.todo-aviones.com.ar/usa/b17/b17-42.jpg some very good shots. http://www.reese-457th.org/457.html contrails, clouds- http://www.reese-457th.org/trails.jpg A shot of a b17 interior- http://www.reese-457th.org/b17waist.jpg same location with ppl.(low altidue not wearing masks) http://www.reese-457th.org/waist1.jpg another pic- Large painting of b24s, fighters in distance http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/st/~jgaffney/aviation/images/ww2/b24.jpg another site- http://www.390th.org/museum/gallery/Vintage/Vintage.htm closeup http://www.390th.org/museum/gallery/Vintage/B17-V3.htm the clouds far below- http://www.390th.org/museum/gallery/Vintage/B17-V2.htm contrail of fighter high above a group. http://www.390th.org/museum/gallery/Vintage/topcoverphoto.htm
why not just do a misson like bombing the riech but with americans bombing the wermacte with b's17,24,26 and p's51,47,40,and38. i suggested this before. but good idea but i think it would be laggy.
7th December 2003
That's a very original idea and because noone ever tired something like this I have absolutely no idea how it would work out :) I imagine that i could be fun :)
Bombers fixed in place? How can planes be fixed in the sky?
Part of it is a very good idea but having the bombers fixed may make things a little wierd.. We could give it a try, it could be fun..
are animated skyboxes possible?:confused:
Neighbor Kidwhy not just do a misson like bombing the riech but with americans bombing the wermacte with b's17,24,26 and p's51,47,40,and38. i suggested this before. but good idea but i think it would be laggy.
But thats just the same as all the other aerial maps, completely unrealistic. Im liking the sound of this idea...
You would have to give the b17's rediculous hit points...or else it would just end in seconds...Lol a 262 in game drops a b17 in about 3 shots...oh and if anyone is going to try and make this please leave the parachutes out of it...i can see it already, " Nub 1 is no more". But if possible it would be fun.
Would be cool to get a flaming hulk animation for when a bomber gets blown down.
That would be pretty good, I understand what you're saying.
Like in DC Weapons bunkers, the game would end when all the objectives (bombers) had been destroyed. People could spawn in their various planes, and not be allowed to bail out (for the logistics of gameplay). And the bombers would need a lot more hit points, although they would be a bit harder to hit since they would be stationary in relation to the fighters. That would also give the bomber crews more opportunities to shoot down the enemy fighters...
Thats a really good idea, if anyone can make it...