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#1 14 years ago

I noticed the vanilla radio pack in this screenshot taken by somone over in a screenshot thread on the other forum (general disc.) : attachment.php?attachmentid=3791 This radio pack is the in-game represtantion of what, in reality was a huge variety of different field radios used by different armies. There is also many other complex radio systems used by vechiles and infantry. Of course its not really possible to represent or have functiality anywhere near real life but I think somoething can be done beyond whats there now. One option would just be more accurate backpack radios. Im not sure what radio the DICE model is, but there are other various designs out there. For example, I came across this site which has many pictures of vinitage Axis radio eqipment, (including various field radios, such as would be used for calling arty). The sites picture idex: http://home.no.net/angrc9/index.htm In comparison to the current design, check out these german paratroopers on crete hauling a radio system around. (off the site I just mentioned) tornfu26.jpg (the radio here is a Torn.Fu.b1) So the current radio packs could potentially be replaced with more accurate time-period and country specific radio packs. Another idea to increase represtantion of radios in the game would be to do some of the radio vehicles, or even a enterable static radio station. This issue here is coming up with a in0game function for these things. As and idea, a radio vehicle might have the power to call in computer controlled arty, for example, or have a similair function as the scout plane. Other people might have ideas for functions of a radio truck or static radio station to make them worthwhile to use. I think there is a lot of potential for some interesting uses. Heres a example of axis radio communication truck from that same website: fykseb29.jpg




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#2 14 years ago

Well that's a detail that I don't think is really important right now. It looks strange enough as it is with officers carrying it around when it actually was a radio man "class"




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#3 14 years ago

Sure, but even having a single man 'radio class' can be inaccurate -for example those paratroopers are carrying ONE radio system. I think if we can move, even incrementally, toward greater realism in the case of these radio packs thats going to add something to the game. As for the bigger items, the idea is to find a way to make the radio eqipment important- to further justify having work done on it. It is a detail thats been neglected - perhaps justifiably, but what Im suggesting is that this dosn't have to be the case, and there is potential in this area.




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#4 14 years ago

the officers should the the brick sized walkie talkies in my opinion




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#5 14 years ago
USMA2010the officers should the the brick sized walkie talkies in my opinion

Radios did not get to be that small until later, after ww2.




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#6 14 years ago

like D-fens said.... this detail is not important




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#7 14 years ago

i think FH crew should get some new voices in, to replace the vanilla ones. id like to hear some german call out for anti tank support with a bit of ambience fire and static coming over the radio, it would add oh so much atmosphere.




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#8 14 years ago

I prefer clear sounds to garbled and staticky sounds. Alot of the Polish sounds from Fall Weiss should be redone, because they sound like they came from the speaker at a drive-thru. While radios were not crystal clear, added background gunfire and such will just distract from the actual gunfire going on around you. I'm sure someone may be yelling "Need Air Support" with a bomb going off in the background, and I will search the horizon looking for a bomb that didn't really go off. While I wouldn't mind new voices, I'd prefer them to be clear, so they will get the job done, and not try to simulate something that may not actually be there.




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#9 14 years ago
terminal-strikeRadios did not get to be that small until later, after ww2.

big bricks, the one mile range ones that never worked. not chickenshit me, you know what i was talking about.




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#10 14 years ago
USMA2010big bricks, the one mile range ones that never worked. not chickenshit me, you know what i was talking about.

I wish I did, Iv never heard of these things. I tried to see if I could find anything, but I could not- so if you have any pics/info it would be great to see. Also, I didn't know if u meant 'hand held' like some of vietnam era ones or just the smaller portable ones- which depending on how small you mean I also have not seen much of.