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In LOFC2, the map editor has start loop and end loop options.

But in DCS map editor, they are gone. And the tutorial tells nothing about it.

 

Does anyone know how to do it?

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Two ways.

 

1. Set Orbit waypoint task action. You will have two orbit types, one is a circle, the other is racetrack.

 

2. Using switch waypoint task. If you want an aircraft to orbit around a flight plan of 2 or more waypoints you can simply use the waypoint action "Switch waypoints" to send the flight back to the first waypoint of the orbit.

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Two ways.

 

1. Set Orbit waypoint task action. You will have two orbit types, one is a circle, the other is racetrack.

 

2. Using switch waypoint task. If you want an aircraft to orbit around a flight plan of 2 or more waypoints you can simply use the waypoint action "Switch waypoints" to send the flight back to the first waypoint of the orbit.

 

Could you tell me how to do 2nd one? I just entered DCS and can not find switch wp task

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Under advanced waypoint actions. Add a task, and then pick the category "Perform Command" then choose "switch waypoint". Set whichever waypoint you want the AI to go back to, whenever they reach teh waypoint with the command, they will go back to the WP specified.

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Under advanced waypoint actions. Add a task, and then pick the category "Perform Command" then choose "switch waypoint". Set whichever waypoint you want the AI to go back to, whenever they reach teh waypoint with the command, they will go back to the WP specified.

 

Thank you very much

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Its fully part of Mist 3.2 now and fully functional. The script I posted in that thread wasn't 100% complete and has some oddities to it.

http://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=1885136&postcount=324

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mist.ground.patrol (

table/string

groupTable/groupName, , string patrolType, string



formation, number speed)

 

Which becomes this:

 

mist.ground.patrol('myGroup', nil, 'diamond', 10)

 

As per the 3.2 guide... since I'm currently working with the same function... I believe the patrol type you want is doubleBack (as opposed to nil)... and as you may already know the variables 'diamond' and 10 can be changed to suit your purposes. If you go to the scripting engine wiki you can see the proper entries for the different formations available.




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The function is named mist.ground.patrol :)

 

I wanted to keep commands for the different group types like that separate because each group type is slightly unique. Fixed wing aircraft and helicopters are similar, but they have different speed and altitude requirements. Ships and ground vehicles are similar, but they have different formation types and check different valid terrain types. I'll add the command for ships sooner or later.

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