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Offline Gielovic

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(Review completed)[SP/AD] Fly Like An Eagle
« on: 01 May 2008, 20:43:21 »
Originally posted by the Mission Makers Unit now updated by the original author, SaOk

Fly Like An Eagle
Is a Single Player Mission in Arma which offers various facets of combat, from aerial tasks to ground objectives, from combined operational assaults to Rambo style Fury.

A long and action packed mission in which features:
- Use of Kronzky's Urban Patrol script
- Many other cool scripts
- Detailed briefing
- Over 200 custom sounds
- Unlimited Savegames

Mission design and concept by Saok.

More (contact) details can be found in the readme



Addons Needed:
Lowfly's EditorUpdate v1.02

The Download:
Fly Like An Eagle v1.65 (29 mb...hehe custom sounds right:P)
An overview pic, readme file and high resolution picture can be found in the package as well.

Some more details:
role: Pilot/SF assistant
island: Sahrani
side: US
ArmA version: created and tested with 1.12 beta...1.09 beta is working as well and we see no reason why it should not work with older versions. Also working with 1.14.

Change Log:
- More typos fixed
- One possible enemy presence in forest meeting removed
- Radio visible on map after load game
- Changes in SF diversion
- Evac chopper should survive better
- SF moves faster to Eponia from diversion hill
- Error between RTEditor and UPS fixed 
- Some other fixes
Change log:
v1.1:
- Fixed few typos and corrected sidechats (when repairing the chopper).
- Few conditions for scripts are updated too when operating on north island.
v1.2:
- Should be fixed a problem where sometime POWs left holding cell
v1.3:
- Fixed a problem in chopper cutscene which caused chopper to crash to island sometimes
v1.4:
- Few typos fixed
- Few voices are little louder in mercalillo
- Condition for shilkas is better
- Friendly choppers should crash less likely when spawning
- Player is captive in forest cutscene now
v1.5:
- More typos fixed
- One possible enemy presence in forest meeting removed
- Radio visible on map after load game
- Changes in SF diversion
- Evac chopper should survive better
- SF moves faster to Eponia from diversion hill
- Error between RTEditor and UPS fixed *
- Some other fixes
v1.6:
-Rewritten objectives, dialog
-Remade forest cutscene
-Remade much more complex SF behaviour (Player isnt playing the key role anymore)
-Dynamic reinforcements for SF
-Over 200 new voice files (for cutscene, sidechats and dynamic random voices during mission/close combat)
-Difficulty Selection (affects to available weapons in SF ammobox, enemy manpower and flying part)
-Dynamic Markers for SF
-Objective hints
-Appendid outro
-Many other bug fixes, tweaks
v1.61
Removed some objects from tent in cinematic. They were presumed to be the cause of a player death bug.
v1.65:
-Added more enemy units for "Hard" and "Very Hard"
-Changes in Eponia for better AI movement
-More reliable reinforcement system
-Many other bug fixes and tweaks

« Last Edit: 02 Jul 2014, 19:50:32 by savedbygrace »

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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #1 on: 01 May 2008, 20:43:33 »
Review Please :D

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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #2 on: 02 May 2008, 00:32:22 »
What?

No, beta testing first, you want a review straight away?


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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #3 on: 02 May 2008, 02:22:12 »
Our Team has beta tested this project for over 3 months now. But testing by you guys is more than welcome, as I am sure you guys could find the bugs. But considering that we have refined this project until we are nearly sick of looking at it, I don't forsee us changing anything other than a major bug. But yes, please, since it's  preferred here to beta test before we release material to our patrons, then absolutely. Thanks Planck.

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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #4 on: 02 May 2008, 11:29:23 »
This is the disadvantage of the new submission system in my opinion :D
But as savedbygrace said, the project has undergone lot's of testing from different persons.

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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #5 on: 02 May 2008, 11:35:30 »
Ah well. Better to have all the bugs out before review ;). But you are free to have it out for review when you want it to.

I'm not sure if raedor's sandbag fix is required though, wasn't it that in some patch the sandbag issue got fixed?
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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #6 on: 02 May 2008, 12:09:18 »
you're right, but it's in the sqm file still so i guess we have to live with it;)
I don't know if the patch really did fix things up though:(

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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #7 on: 02 May 2008, 12:17:56 »
well, if it's in the mission.sqm file you can remove it pretty easy. Just close the mission/ArmA and remove it from the mission.sqm. Load up ArmA ├ęt voila - no longer requires the addon.
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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #8 on: 02 May 2008, 13:47:51 »
I removed it from the mission.sqm, tested and reuploaded the file...
if anything is wrong right now...it's my fault

happy reviewing:D

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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #9 on: 05 May 2008, 14:09:30 »
Hi, just did a pre-review test, and I encountered a showstopper!

Right when I am back at the MASH site, 2 m close to the helo pad and I am re-tasked to pick up some special forces, I am not able to restart my engine again. Note that the damage from bumpy landings is small, about 5-10 percent of the armor bar. Please look into this, else this mission could not be reviewed.

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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #10 on: 05 May 2008, 15:16:29 »
Very strange. I have never had that bug while playing that part at least about 30 times. I think it must be some bug in arma engine and have nothing to do with the mission. Did you try to restart the mission and play it again?



#removed quote of previous post - bedges
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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #11 on: 05 May 2008, 15:37:04 »
That sounds like an ARMA bug too me...
and with only 5-10% damage on the armor...i think it is not impossible for the heli to stop flying >:(

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« Reply #12 on: 05 May 2008, 16:58:11 »
Hmm, it's not really a bug I guess. It has a lot to do with ArmA's damage model as far as I know.

You can compare it with the following example found as infantry. If you get hit in your leg you can't walk and are forced to crawl your way towards the enemy. If you use the getdammage command while injured this way, you will get something like 0.3 (just a guess).

Same with helicopters. The HUD shows the damage of the helicopter in the same way as the getdammage command. If you get in and try to start your engine, you fail if a fuel line or engine component has been hit. Only way to make it work is to repair the helicopter.

Imagine yourself as an infantry soldier, with a HUD indicating the amount of damage done. Let's say it's at 95% (like the malfunctioning helicopter). You have only 5% damage but can be incapacitated in some way: not being able to walk.

To fix this, you could try a script that checks for the 'canMove' command.

[/i]if !canMove then setdammage the helicopter to 0;
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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #13 on: 05 May 2008, 17:29:41 »
Well the buggers won't even get in to my helo - they must have heard about my piloting skills :D
I've tried every LZ now and I repaired & refueled my blackhawk at M.A.S.H 4077th  - please tell me there is a doc called Hawkeye there, Cpl. Klinger would be better :P
In OFP I used to use a trigger that inflamed four fires around the right LZ to use but you could use smoke etc.

With regard to the radio messages it might be better to have them trigger activated. I was reporting I was lifting off when I was just getting out of the repair truck. You can guarantee that players will never do what you expect them to do ;)

The trigger on the first objective went off a little early. They were popping smoke and I was still just by Corozol  :blink:

Also there is a typo in the first radio message from Southburn
"This is SOUTBURN tower"

and one in the briefing under Friendly forces "redployment"

That's all so far.

« Last Edit: 05 May 2008, 17:31:54 by Denz »
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Re: [SP] Fly Like An Eagle (Review Please)
« Reply #14 on: 05 May 2008, 18:53:31 »
Good point. I forgot to test what happens in scripts while repairing but i think it only in that one script. I start to work on the fixes (but i leave that canmove for helichopper out). I realised that there is one bug in later part too which could happen if player dosent follow the briefing good. I let you know when the patch is ready. Hopefully later today or tommorrow.
« Last Edit: 05 May 2008, 19:00:29 by SaOk »