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    #21
    Originally posted by Whiskey Greg View Post
    I'll try out some other missions, but I know for sure that I was in multiple situations where I should have seen them. Like chasing down an AN-26 and coming up behind it. I intentionally did this with the F10 menu. Switching to RWS didn't help either, even within 10nm.
    There's not enough data to tell you what happened. Make a track, video or screenshots, whatever. The target can be notching when beaming and flying lower than you, can be doppler filtered depending on closure rate, can be outside of your search cone, you forgot the radar was in standby... we don't know.
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      #22
      Looks good. I'm glad the guard thing is fixed. It became part of startup procedure to change to guard.

      I made another template with VF-32 on the Harry Truman off of Syria, but forgot to try and take off the HUD cam. Probably tonight.
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        #23
        Originally posted by Whiskey Greg View Post
        I'll try out some other missions, but I know for sure that I was in multiple situations where I should have seen them. Like chasing down an AN-26 and coming up behind it. I intentionally did this with the F10 menu. Switching to RWS didn't help either, even within 10nm.



        At 10nm the cone is so thin, that it is better to switch to the pilot acquisition modes, even a small movement of your nose will put the target just outside of the radar's gimbals quickly, especially with a changing distance to target and no STT lock of course. If you were chasing the guy, it is possible the closure rate was too small for the radar to pick it up, which again makes the use of PAL, etc.. preferable.

        We did an online test last week on the 104th server and some squadrons joined to fill it with numbers. Unfortunately - and that is not to say we dont believe some of you experience issues - for us everything worked perfectly. And I don't mean that as an overstatement, it literally worked down to the tee as expected, all of it. Understandably, this was the disappointing part. We finally wanted to see the Jester RWS bug for ourselves, the TWS-A issues, etc etc.. However in 3 hrs of online flying, everything worked as advertised. Solid locks, solid sanitization and sorting of targets, and yes expected ghosting here and there, etc, but nothing out of the ordinary. I bagged a 6-0 until the end where I got shot down, because we started recapping the issues while still flying, else, we would have all landed intact with a shared 15 or more kills in between us. The phoenix, while doing its wonky thing, guided to target, Jester behaved like a good pupil... meanwhile we were praying for a bug to happen... Why am I saying this? I think there is currently a mix between real issues that happen which we acknowledge 100% (I mean we have seen proof enough, even if we ourselves cannot reproduce it), but also a bit of user error, or limited understanding of the radar/ learning curve etc that muddies the line atm a bit between what really is buggy radar behavior, and what is simply an old radar working as advertised. I will open a new thread soon, so we can observe new reports only and clean out a bit old impressions, etc... Of course this is not meant to pass judgement on anyone's radar skills.

        That's just on a side note to let you guys know how our internal testing went last weak. Suffice to say, we really hoped to experience the issues ourselves. But, it also points towards these issues likely becoming less likely, so to speak. Which is very positive, at least from our point of view. If they would be frequent still, we would have seen at least something. Yet, we didn't. Even in the density of reports and player feedback I get directly from online players, it seems to have improved lately a lot. Hence, for the time being, I am approaching all reports concerning the radar with caution. Needless to say that we don't take them any less serious because of that.

        Please let me know how your other missions went. If you have the PG map, try on devil's edge. Personally I get 100% detection every time I fly it and 100% kill ratio on both 29s.
        Last edited 09-25-2020, 08:53 PM.
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          #24
          Horribly loud Jester Menu/RWR/Radar Alt ETC sound still excists for over 3 updates now.

          Please make this a top priority because it makes the tomcat awfully unpleasant to fly with it trying to blow my eardrums out.

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            #25
            DCS still crashes after compressor stall when closed both Inlets in supersonic flight. Few bangs and fire effects and game crashes. If the A model comes in next month, those TF-30's stalling a lot more don't sound nice.

            And that Jester background sounds way too loud.
            Last edited 09-25-2020, 09:44 PM.

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              #26
              Originally posted by HunterICX View Post
              Horribly loud Jester Menu/RWR/Radar Alt ETC sound still excists for over 3 updates now.

              Please make this a top priority because it makes the tomcat awfully unpleasant to fly with it trying to blow my eardrums out.
              adjust the volumes in the plane.
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                #27
                Originally posted by will- View Post
                adjust the volumes in the plane.

                adjusting the volume knobs in the plane like that of the ICS don't affect the Jester Menu background noise when the menu is open. The sounds like that of the Jester Menu, RWR and Radar Alt. are compared to the other sounds in the pit very loud.
                Last edited 09-25-2020, 10:35 PM.

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                  #28
                  Originally posted by HunterICX View Post
                  adjusting the volume knobs in the plane like that of the ICS don't affect the Jester Menu background noise when the menu is open. The sounds like that of the Jester Menu, RWR and Radar Alt. are compared to the other sounds in the pit very loud.



                  Can you show us your sound settings, too, please? Thank you.
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                    #29
                    What is TCS trim support?
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                      #30
                      Originally posted by IronMike View Post
                      Can you show us your sound settings, too, please? Thank you.

                      Here they are:

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                        #31
                        Originally posted by EightyEightMike (Mongo) View Post
                        Was the HUD recorder really an issue? I appreciate the attention to detail if real world drivers were removing it, but I barely notice it's there and I fly in VR full time.
                        That's the point. You won't really notice it that much in VR anyway, but on a screen it would obstruct quite a bit of the HUD image I'd guess. What bothers me now though, but that's clearly ED's fault there, is that I always see that friggen tooltip for the switchology, which is bad enough in other modules already. They really have to get that straight. Yesterday! I just wish they'd read the VR subforums... it's like a No Fly Zone for them as it seems. Bummer...

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                          #32
                          Originally posted by HunterICX View Post
                          Here they are:




                          Thank you, I see now. In general we recommend not using "hear like in helmet", in our opinion it is an option that should not exist in the first place. It cripples the sounds basically, cuts off a range, and thus more or less destroys the work of the sound artits. It throws all the fine tuning over board, too.

                          Instead I would turn the "helmet" slider down slightly, which will also lower the Jester volume and the radio calls from AI, which are too loud at 100% as well when not using "hear like in helmet". With that option on, there is nothing we can do to fix it, without unbalancing it for everyone else who doesnt use the option but the pure sounds as tuned by us. All in cockpit sounds, etc are already tuned to sound like in a cockpit. I can only say it again: we strongly recommend against using "hear like in helmet".

                          Apologies if this an unsatisfying answer.
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                            #33
                            Originally posted by Zooker View Post
                            What is TCS trim support?
                            Adjusting the TCS (Television Camera Set) line of sight to boresight.
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                              #34
                              Originally posted by IronMike View Post
                              Apologies if this an unsatisfying answer.

                              It's never an unsatisfying answer if it helps the issue, I'll get on working on turning of that feature, adjust the volume sliders of the helmet instead and see if I can find a balance so it won't blow my ear drums out


                              Thanks for looking into it and giving me something to work with.

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                                #35
                                Originally posted by captain_dalan View Post
                                Possible memory leak. FPS is high (generally above 50) but periodically drops to bellow 20 for short periods of time, and then returns to normal. The dips don't last longer then a second.

                                Not sure if introduced with the current patch, as i didn't flew long enough previously. Happened to me on two occasions with the F-14. Generally after about 40-60 minutes of flying. First time during the AAR Caucasus mission, and the second time, during a home made BVR one-on-one mission. Plugged into the F-16 and F-18, to see if i can reproduce in those planes too. So far negative. Maybe i need to fly them for a longer period of time.

                                Oddly, swapping a plane seams to eliminate the stutters. Switched to the F-16 after the 2nd occurrence then back to the F-14. Everything went smoothly. No time to do further tests this evening.

                                All the flights were in SP.
                                Fiddling with graphics settings and erasing contents of the metashader or fxo folders. The issue didn't reappear.

                                On something completely unrelated, thanks for the new Sparrows! FOX 1 is fun again!!!
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                                Modules in waiting: F-14A, MiG-23, F-4U, F-8, Falklands Map


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                                  #36
                                  Originally posted by IronMike View Post
                                  Thank you, I see now. In general we recommend not using "hear like in helmet", in our opinion it is an option that should not exist in the first place. It cripples the sounds basically, cuts off a range, and thus more or less destroys the work of the sound artits. It throws all the fine tuning over board, too.

                                  Instead I would turn the "helmet" slider down slightly, which will also lower the Jester volume and the radio calls from AI, which are too loud at 100% as well when not using "hear like in helmet". With that option on, there is nothing we can do to fix it, without unbalancing it for everyone else who doesnt use the option but the pure sounds as tuned by us. All in cockpit sounds, etc are already tuned to sound like in a cockpit. I can only say it again: we strongly recommend against using "hear like in helmet".

                                  Apologies if this an unsatisfying answer.
                                  Sorry but no, the loud as heck switch noises and fake engine volume is NOT tuned to sound like being in the cockpit while flying. It's a cartoony exaggeration. The Radio, RWR, and Jester volume worked fine a few updates ago WITH "hear like in helmet" on.

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                                    #37
                                    Is there a place to file bugs? Or just reply here?
                                    I and my squadron mates flying the F-14 have Sparrows go dumb off the rails every time. If you've got a place I can throw some Tacviews, I can show this happening.
                                    Happens with a PD-STT lock and launch as well as Pulse modes, either through ACM or through P-STT.


                                    Ha found the bug report place, posting now.
                                    Last edited 09-27-2020, 05:24 AM.

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                                      #38
                                      Originally posted by Kula66 View Post
                                      Being able to remove the camera is neat; however, now in VR, the normal pointer cross changes to a larger green 'switch below' symbol which is a tad annoying. Perhaps make it an option rather than a in cockpit button?
                                      I recommend they move the target to the base of it, so it doesn't do this in your FOV. I noticed this in VR head pointing as well, since you many times are looking right in that general area and having the cross switch to the green indicator is indeed annoying.

                                      Last edited 09-27-2020, 05:36 AM.
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                                        #39
                                        Originally posted by IronMike View Post
                                        Instead I would turn the "helmet" slider down slightly, which will also lower the Jester volume and the radio calls from AI, which are too loud at 100% as well when not using "hear like in helmet"
                                        Excellent tip. I knew something was bugging me but not what and this helped! Thanks!

                                        Any graphical or keybind settings you'd recommend off the top of your head?
                                        Last edited 09-27-2020, 08:23 AM.
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                                          #40
                                          Originally posted by LASooner View Post
                                          I recommend they move the target to the base of it, so it doesn't do this in your FOV. I noticed this in VR head pointing as well, since you many times are looking right in that general area and having the cross switch to the green indicator is indeed annoying.

                                          Agreed. I tried this for a couple traps today. Honestly would rather have a keybind, as well since trying not to use the mouse anymore.
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