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Forum: Mission Editor Discussion and Questions 11-12-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By JackDant
Awesome, that fixed the crash (not the warning)...

Awesome, that fixed the crash (not the warning) in my simple reproduction. I'll need to test it in my full mission later this week.

Thank you!
Forum: Mission Editor Discussion and Questions 11-11-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By JackDant
(MIST) Mission crashes DCS if re-run

Hi,

Posting here first as I'm not sure whether this is a MIST or DCS bug (or both).

I have a mission where I have a JTAC unit, and a deactivated group for targets. At mission startup, this...
Forum: Mission Editor Discussion and Questions 12-08-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By JackDant
Then it might be easiest to use a box volume: ...

Then it might be easiest to use a box volume:


local vol = {
id = world.VolumeType.BOX,
params = {
min = {x=center.x-radius, z=center.y-radius, y=0},
max = {x=center.x+radius,...
Forum: Mission Editor Discussion and Questions 12-08-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By JackDant
You can search in a sphere, and then use...

You can search in a sphere, and then use land.getHeight to filter out anything not on the ground.

FYI, in 1.5 I've found searchObjects is a bit fragile when the callback has any sort of error. It...
Forum: Mission Editor Discussion and Questions 11-17-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 410,615
Posted By JackDant
Sorry if this already known or intended, but I...

Sorry if this already known or intended, but I think I found a bug in mist.getNorthCorrection. If called with a Vec2, the first thing it does is turn it into a Vec3:


if not point.z then --Vec2;...
Forum: Mission Editor Discussion and Questions 11-14-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By JackDant
Thanks Grimes, I've looked into those functions,...

Thanks Grimes, I've looked into those functions, and while I can get speed from them (another thing I was missing), I still can't get the maximum engagement range. I'm talking in particular about the...
Forum: Mission Editor Discussion and Questions 11-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By JackDant
Accessing unit attributes (like max range)

Hi all,

I'm working on some scripting to improve and automate ground AI behaviour and reactions, and I'm a bit stumped when it comes to an unit's engagement range.

The range is visible in the...
Forum: DCS World 1.x (read only) 09-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,142
Posted By JackDant
Since Wags already said the Nevada map (which is...

Since Wags already said the Nevada map (which is 360x360km, or 130,000 km2) has different resolutions in different spots, we know the minimum of what's possible for ED and EDGE. I would also assume...
Forum: DCS World 1.x (read only) 09-04-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 74,166
Posted By JackDant
This, and it can easily include Vladivostok,...

This, and it can easily include Vladivostok, giving the russian planes a reason to be on the map (and ED is a russian company with many russian users).

We know the Nevada map is 360x360km...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 10-14-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,557
Posted By JackDant
May I suggest looking into a Steam release? I...

May I suggest looking into a Steam release? I believe greenlight access is relatively cheap.

And, in any case, some companies have released DRM free software without issues: If you make it easy...
Forum: Military and Aviation 10-13-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,533
Posted By JackDant
That'll buff out. Edit: For those who don't...

That'll buff out.

Edit: For those who don't feel like repairing the link on their own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adU8IAMqHbM
Forum: Chit-Chat 10-12-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,057
Posted By JackDant
Quite shocking for everyone. She had recovered...

Quite shocking for everyone. She had recovered completely (except for the eye patch), married, even had a pretty good career going as an inspirational speaker. Then something breaks loose in her head...
Forum: Chit-Chat 10-10-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 1,955,350
Posted By JackDant
Someone mentioned another variation of this that...

Someone mentioned another variation of this that has been used in flightsims before. Once you "collide" with the "forest" the game checks if you collided with an actual tree.

You could make it a 3...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 10-06-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 67,422
Posted By JackDant
With the SDK release coming to backers soon(TM),...

With the SDK release coming to backers soon(TM), presumably lots of people will attempt to create their own terrain.

What can you tell us about the workflow for terrain creation? What's your...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 10-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 67,422
Posted By JackDant
When I was a kid, 2000 was the future. Then...

When I was a kid, 2000 was the future. Then around 1995, the future started being 2010. These days, I'm not sure what the future even is, maybe 2030? Anyway, I've learned there is always another...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 10-04-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 67,422
Posted By JackDant
I thoroughly agree with the sentiment, but I can...

I thoroughly agree with the sentiment, but I can understand ED's point of view. Most of their non-gaming products are helicopter simulators, or like the A-10C, avionics trainers. In those, the...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 09-30-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,453
Posted By JackDant
The goal is to have a successful game and...

The goal is to have a successful game and platform that attracts the highest possible number of customers who keep buying extra modules/DLCs for years.

For that, ideally, you would want at least...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 09-30-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,453
Posted By JackDant
And where is the "substantial free base game"? ...

And where is the "substantial free base game"?


Not really. You can fly Su-25T's for the blue coalition, as Georgia. Now imagine the reaction of the forums if the normal scenario for DCS:WW2 had...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 09-30-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,453
Posted By JackDant
Oh noes, I want to play a "free to play" game for...

Oh noes, I want to play a "free to play" game for free! The horror!

The F2P model works by offering a substantial free base game, and premium content at a price. You hook people with the free...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 09-30-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,453
Posted By JackDant
One free aircraft for each country made perfect...

One free aircraft for each country made perfect sense and is not a "mistake" until you take the limited budget into account. Even then, fixing that "mistake" reeks of desperation and strong-armed...
Forum: Western Europe 1944-1945 09-30-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,453
Posted By JackDant
I have been holding off on pledging, and at this...

I have been holding off on pledging, and at this point I'm unlikely to. So take what I say with a grain of salt.

Threatening those of us who haven't pledged with taking away the free planes will...
Forum: DCS: A-10C Warthog 09-22-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,166
Posted By JackDant
I suggest you also set a 50% deadzone on the...

I suggest you also set a 50% deadzone on the brake axes. My CH pedal brakes are very sensitive, and for some reason the "raw" signal starts at 50%.

It made the aircraft very hard to taxi until I...
Forum: DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight 09-20-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 65,023
Posted By JackDant
Honestly, if a 60% discount yields you so many...

Honestly, if a 60% discount yields you so many more sales, perhaps your original price was too high.

Personally, I'm quite happy about the sale, and I may buy Mi-8 key now which I wouln't have...
Forum: DCS World 1.x (read only) 09-20-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,868
Posted By JackDant
I do feel that, in the tradition of AIs...

I do feel that, in the tradition of AIs everywhere, the tank MGs are too accurate.

Shooting at a moving aircraft with a tank-mounted machine gun cannot be easy, and even worse for the coaxial one....
Forum: DCS Wishlist 09-19-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,401
Posted By JackDant
An easy, quick, way to fix this: Create an...

An easy, quick, way to fix this: Create an autostart sequence for the SU-25T (I'm not sure it has one at the moment), and allow it to be run from the radio menu. Easy to find for new players.
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