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Offline Traveler

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P38 all models
« on: December 05, 2020, 06:27:54 PM »
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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2020, 10:40:34 AM »
Confirmed.  That and the mirror does not show the view behind, only part of the bulkhead.

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 01:55:50 PM »
I also noticed the reflective oval area on the inside of the engine booms reflect part of the cockpit side panels, not the area of the nose gear as it should.

For those that don't know what I'm taking about, IRL that oval shaped area was left unpainted and polished so that the pilot could look over and see that the nose gear had operated.

Either way the best you can get reflection-wise on the mirror(s) only happens with the environmental slider max'd out. That in and of itself is a major performance killer. Combine that with the mirrors not working remotely like mirrors makes them kinda useless. More of an obstruction than anything else. Should be an option until it can be fixed IMHO.

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2020, 03:31:33 PM »
Even if you max the environmental update rate I expect the mirror would be unlikely to show other aircraft.

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2020, 03:36:57 PM »
So what would be the point of even having it then?

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2020, 04:23:49 PM »
Just like everything else that blocks your views, it's historical realism.   :D

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2020, 04:38:17 PM »
So you're saying that a mirror was added to the 38 where the mirror would be to bring no function as a mirror but only to block the view? Because that was it's historic function?



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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2020, 04:50:29 PM »
Of course not. That would be silly.

I'm saying a mirror was added because the cockpits had mirrors, and it's non- functional because we don't have functional mirrors in Aces High. Blocking your view is just a natural result not the intent.

As to why the mirror was finally added or if it will eventually be functional, I have no idea.

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2020, 05:39:09 PM »
Hey you know I'm a huge 38 guy so I'm perfectly OK with the cockpit getting some love. It's much improved to be sure. Maybe I'm just a little bit spoiled by my random dabbling with IL2 where the 38 is just gorgeous in every respect, the cockpit looks great, especially in VR.... and the mirrors work too.

But the question really is why add that now? To this bird? There are more than a few birds that could use a little love I'd have thought before my bird did. Great big shrug.

I was a beta tester for the current version of AH (cripes! How long ago was that now?). The reflections have never worked properly since then. When I saw the mirror I had hoped it'd been fixed. Maybe it's something that's in the works? Who knows?

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2020, 09:10:52 PM »
Of course not. That would be silly.

I'm saying a mirror was added because the cockpits had mirrors, and it's non- functional because we don't have functional mirrors in Aces High. Blocking your view is just a natural result not the intent.

As to why the mirror was finally added or if it will eventually be functional, I have no idea.

The mirror does work, you need to have "reflections" "on". If you zoom in on it you can more the view around with the arrow and page keys. It dark, but it does have a reflection there.
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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2020, 10:56:44 PM »
The mirror does work, you need to have "reflections" "on". If you zoom in on it you can more the view around with the arrow and page keys. It dark, but it does have a reflection there.

That's correct the mirror is a flat surface with environmental mapping. Let me know if you see an aircraft there.

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2020, 11:54:02 AM »
So you're saying that a mirror was added to the 38 where the mirror would be to bring no function as a mirror but only to block the view? Because that was it's historic function?



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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2020, 10:45:48 AM »
Fixed for the next patch.

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2020, 11:59:47 PM »
Fixed for the next patch.

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Re: P38 all models
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2020, 08:04:15 AM »
Just like everything else that blocks your views, it's historical realism.   :D
It's not historical realism, the real thing did block the forward up view but in exchange offered a view of your six.  The AH version just blocks your view, that's not historically accurate, now is it?
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