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No.8 wire man

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#1 12 years ago

After seeing the latest impressive update and the Chevy truck I was wondering if it is possible to have soft sand included in maps.

In the desert this was a nightmare for all vehicles and some useful inventions came from it like special sand tyres and metal plates for the vehicle to drive along.

Could this feature be included in some maps? It may simply slow vehicles down to a crawl or bog them down completely?

It maybe impossible to implement! Your thoughts.




snotvod

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#2 12 years ago

It would certainly add to the "feel" of the game, but i have no idea wether it's possible or not.




pvt. Allen

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#3 12 years ago

I think it's perfectly possible by modifing the layer material code. As far as I remember such code was laready available in Bf42.




wjlaslo

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#4 12 years ago

Yes you can modify different surfaces, for instance a jeep is coded to move faster on an ultra smooth bridge than a rough dirt road already. I hope it works with different vehicles, a tank shouldn't be bogged down by some rocks.




Cheatham

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#5 12 years ago

what, do you mean like when a tank go 40 mph gets stopped by a stump or 3 inch rock? (directed toward wjlaslo)




Weiss

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#6 12 years ago

He probably means pits of gravel. However I do remember from somewhere it was stated that there were incidents of the British using the terrain of the desert to bog down Rommel's tanks...now what the exact details were I have a hard time recalling but I believe it had something to do with the baked and cracked surface of certain desert plains? Someone who studied the african front in detail help out...




Frederf

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#7 12 years ago

That'd be really cool to have "sticky" bits in the soil for tanks and jeeps. That way jeeps might be faster than tanks.. ONLY if they avoid the ugly terrain. Hmmm.




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#8 12 years ago
Weiss;3349592He probably means pits of gravel. However I do remember from somewhere it was stated that there were incidents of the British using the terrain of the desert to bog down Rommel's tanks...now what the exact details were I have a hard time recalling but I believe it had something to do with the baked and cracked surface of certain desert plains? Someone who studied the african front in detail help out...

I'm not sure aswell, but I think I remember seeing that on History Channel. I think the British made fake tank divisions and placed them in that special sand so that Rommel would go there and get stuck. Or maybe they changed the road signs. I don't remember.




No.8 wire man

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#9 12 years ago

Soft sand traps could be used by the mapper as a defense mechanism against sneeky attacks on main bases especially on airfields or strategic locations if there was such a thing as objective maps.

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