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crzyhawk #1 Posted 05 July 2019 - 10:42 PM

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...short of installing a mod, is there a setting somewhere that I can select to show all names?

 

I seem to remember when I played right after 2.0 came out that I could see the names of all friendlies and enemies.  Now, all I see is the is the airplane type symbol unless I have the plane selected as a target.  I'd like to see all that information; name and plane type.


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CorvusCorvax #2 Posted 05 July 2019 - 11:13 PM

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Press down on the left ALT key.

 



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View Postcrzyhawk, on 05 July 2019 - 05:42 PM, said:

...short of installing a mod, is there a setting somewhere that I can select to show all names?

 

I seem to remember when I played right after 2.0 came out that I could see the names of all friendlies and enemies.  Now, all I see is the is the airplane type symbol unless I have the plane selected as a target.  I'd like to see all that information; name and plane type.

I am glad they did away with all the screen clutter.

Now I just shoot the white and red markers.

Do not worry, you will see the names if you get close enough.



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View Postcrzyhawk, on 05 July 2019 - 02:42 PM, said:

...short of installing a mod, is there a setting somewhere that I can select to show all names?

 

I seem to remember when I played right after 2.0 came out that I could see the names of all friendlies and enemies.  Now, all I see is the is the airplane type symbol unless I have the plane selected as a target.  I'd like to see all that information; name and plane type.

u can set Alt to toggle in the control setting



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View Postdesert786, on 05 July 2019 - 06:40 PM, said:

u can set Alt to toggle in the control setting


This is as close as you're going to get to the old setup - it's still not quite the same (unless I'm somehow missing something) but it's better than nothing!

 

Just click the 'alt' text in the settings and select the toggle function rather than the 'hold' function.

 

 

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crzyhawk #6 Posted 06 July 2019 - 12:52 AM

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Thanks!  That shows more than what I was looking for and will take some getting used to, but I think it will be useful.

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wylleEcoyote #7 Posted 06 July 2019 - 01:35 AM

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Press the Tab key. this brings up your map. and a list of all players and theire current score/ standings

 


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I can't fly without alt-interface now.     


I need that constant flow of distance info to all of the possible targets and to the most dangerous humans


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Bluegoose02 #9 Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:07 PM

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That don't work and hasn't for me for a long time.I only see your name if I shoot at you.

View PostCorvusCorvax, on 05 July 2019 - 06:13 PM, said:

Press down on the left ALT key.

 


It would be nice to select what you want to see all the time or not. Tired of head hunters sneaking up from behind and not being able to find them.



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View PostBluegoose02, on 06 July 2019 - 09:07 AM, said:

That don't work and hasn't for me for a long time.I only see your name if I shoot at you.


It would be nice to select what you want to see all the time or not. Tired of head hunters sneaking up from behind and not being able to find them.

 

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Mercsn #11 Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:55 PM

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View PostCorvusCorvax, on 05 July 2019 - 05:13 PM, said:

Press down on the left ALT key.

 

 

This, but it still only works if you're close enough to display them.  You can also set the Left Alt key to press and release instead of press and hold, in keybinds.  In some menu or other, you can customize what info is shown in the normal view and what is shown in the Left Alt view.


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and PS...play more, forum less.  Your opinion might be more credible.

Mercsn #12 Posted 07 July 2019 - 01:02 PM

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View PostBluegoose02, on 06 July 2019 - 09:07 AM, said:

That don't work and hasn't for me for a long time.I only see your name if I shoot at you.


It would be nice to select what you want to see all the time or not. Tired of head hunters sneaking up from behind and not being able to find them.

 

See my above reply.  Look through the menus and you'll find a section that allows you to set what info is shown in which view.  Again, it will only show all players names at a certain range. 

 

You can manually search for other humans by pressing your next or cycle targets key to highlight and get info on players farther out.  This can help you locate other human enemies.  Then, if you know that Pilot A is "over there" and you're going to attack this sector "over here", then you should watch for a blip on the mini map coming towards you from "over there".  If you know that pilot is in a fighter (diamond icon), then when you cycle between views to see that it's a diamond moving towards you, it's  a good bet it's  a human and you'll want to turn to engage him (or boost to run away) before he gets in guns range. 

 

Here's the problem with display certain info all the time.  To make best use of the minimap, you need to use both views.  One view tells you direction of the blip with an arrow. The other view shows you what class the blip is.  You use both of these pieces of info, as I describe above, to prevent players (or hacky ace skill bots) from sneaking up on you.


All the Important Thread Links (go here for answers!) Might be outdated!

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The below was said to me (Mercsn), from a concerned player:

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and PS...play more, forum less.  Your opinion might be more credible.

Bluegoose02 #13 Posted 07 July 2019 - 03:20 PM

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View PostMercsn, on 07 July 2019 - 08:02 AM, said:

 

See my above reply.  Look through the menus and you'll find a section that allows you to set what info is shown in which view.  Again, it will only show all players names at a certain range. 

 

You can manually search for other humans by pressing your next or cycle targets key to highlight and get info on players farther out.  This can help you locate other human enemies.  Then, if you know that Pilot A is "over there" and you're going to attack this sector "over here", then you should watch for a blip on the mini map coming towards you from "over there".  If you know that pilot is in a fighter (diamond icon), then when you cycle between views to see that it's a diamond moving towards you, it's  a good bet it's  a human and you'll want to turn to engage him (or boost to run away) before he gets in guns range. 

 

Here's the problem with display certain info all the time.  To make best use of the minimap, you need to use both views.  One view tells you direction of the blip with an arrow. The other view shows you what class the blip is.  You use both of these pieces of info, as I describe above, to prevent players (or hacky ace skill bots) from sneaking up on you.


Dude I know ,but what part of "IT HASN'T WORK IN AGES DON'T YOU GET". And scrolling though 12 planes to find 1 is to slow most of the time.It will show me HP, type of craft .It only shows your name if I shoot at you.


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Bluegoose02 #14 Posted 07 July 2019 - 03:23 PM

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Also my mini map only only shows little arrows showing what direction the plane is flying. It doesn't tell me the type of plane.

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View PostBluegoose02, on 07 July 2019 - 11:23 PM, said:

Also my mini map only only shows little arrows showing what direction the plane is flying. It doesn't tell me the type of plane.

 

Hit ALT. Just do a tap and scan.


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View PostBluegoose02, on 07 July 2019 - 10:20 AM, said:


Dude I know ,but what part of "IT HASN'T WORK IN AGES DON'T YOU GET". And scrolling though 12 planes to find 1 is to slow most of the time.It will show me HP, type of craft .It only shows your name if I shoot at you.


And l when you use the tab button to look at the map screen and players you will note that usually there is only 2-3 of any particular class (sometimes you get 2 low alt fighters +2 high altitude light fighters ) flying on the red team. When you see the type of plane a high priority target is flying, all you REALLY need to is to keep an eye out for that particular class icon.

You can map out all these key binds  INCLUDING however much combat info you want to you see whenever you hit Left ALT in the advanced settings menu.

ANd lastly i recommend a using a Mod that identifies bots with an asterisk in front of the name.  SO you can readily distinguish Humans from the likes of *Mechislav *Goddard *Adam *Timur *Gustav *Ottmar or *Keith.
Its particularly useful against humans that pick a player name that can be confused with a bot. (or get a Bot named 'almost' after them or for that matter.  I have met a bot named *Wylie, on occasion.
Apparently the robot overlords already have a plan to replace me. :hiding:


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Usually I start on the right track and then a make a weird left turn and get lost in the weeds ... 
And yet it doesn't stop me from speculation.

Specialist Planes I have from : USA, UK, Germany, USSR, Europe
Light Fighters:  XP-31, Model 81A-1, P-40, P-51A, P-39N-1, XF15C, DH.100 F1, Fw 56, He 112, Bf 109 B / E / E-3, Me209v4, Me209 A, I-17
Multi-Roles: F11C-2, F4F, P-47B, Fw 190 A-1 / A-5 / D, I- 5 / 15 / 16(e)(l)

Heavy Fighters: P-38 F/J,  XP-58, Tu-1, Bf 110 C-6, SE 100, Me 410, Do 335 A-1, Me 262

Attack Aircraft: Hs 123, Ha 137, Hs 129 A, Ju 87 G, Me 265, Me 1099 B-2
Bombers: Do 17 Z, He 111 H2, Pe-2, Do 217 M
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crzyhawk #17 Posted 07 July 2019 - 07:11 PM

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I've run into a guy named Air_Defense_Aircraft a few times lol

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View Postcrzyhawk, on 07 July 2019 - 02:11 PM, said:

I've run into a guy named Air_Defense_Aircraft a few times lol

 

Oh yeah, took me like 3 matches to realize he was human...sometimes I am slow when low on coffee.






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