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Old 05-29-2017, 12:59 AM   #1021
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Hi Cap.

I have one question regarding plane traffic.

As you know, I am running Ralles mod pac (TMO RSRD OTC) but I have found something strange here.

I was patrolling no more than 100km away from the Jap coastline . I could day cruise everyday with no planes bothering me at all and....isn't that suppose to be weird? To get some better thoughts, I changed area, this time I went to the Solomons area and the only thing that appears are sea planes unarmed!! If I don't submerge, a lot will come in but completely unarmed and even like that, they dare to attack with slingshots maybe? (September 42)

Long time ago I used to play TMO_RSRD without OTC (years ago), but with the OTC mod, planes and sometimes escorts behave in an unusual way (at least to me). As again, planes with not even a single bomb or 20kg rock to throw which it is not as it is supposed to be right? I need to be afraid of planes.

Would you have any thoughts?
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:11 PM   #1022
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Some of you may know that PhotoBucket established a new policy recently forcing any images that are being used on Third Party Sites (like SubSim), to be mandated to pay for such use. The images will be held for "ransom" until the owner upgrades his plan from "Free Access" to a paid plan. That "new" plan costs $399.00 American!!

I'm a long time user of Photobucket (for the past 13 years), this new "Pay Plan" is ridiculous! I have no desire to pay for what was once a "Free Access" agreement.

The unfortunate issue is, all of my previous images are "quarantined" to PhotoBucket's grip. To circumvent this, I have taken the time to reload some of my images to another site and have painstakingly replaced them on the first 20 pages of this Optical Targeting Correction thread.

I'm sorry I won't be able to do more at this time. I hope the first 20 pages will answer your questions. If for some reason there's a past "Reply" that you wish to have clarification on (due to "lost" images), please let me know. I'll try to find them and post as required.

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Old 09-04-2017, 01:31 PM   #1023
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Hi CapnScurvy,

how did you decide which FoV to use for the bridge view? I once thought about this and couldn't find a good way of determining this. Especially, because I once read that German periscopes used 1.5x magnification so that ships 'appeared' to have the same size as from the bridge view

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Old 09-05-2017, 02:48 PM   #1024
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Hi CapnScurvy,

how did you decide which FoV to use for the bridge view? I once thought about this and couldn't find a good way of determining this. Especially, because I once read that German periscopes used 1.5x magnification so that ships 'appeared' to have the same size as from the bridge view

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It's been years since I looked into this stuff but I believe the German periscope were set to 1.7x magnification at low power.

Its the American periscopes that made their periscopes at 1.5x for low power, with a multiple of 4, giving the high power a 6.0x magnification. That's why the American periscope had a 32 degree Field of View.....it can translate the same Telemeter Divisions (32 of them) into either the Low or High Power magnification easily (either one can have the multiple of 4 divide into 32). American "Fractions" come into play, when dividing up a 32 piece of pie. You couldn't do that with the German periscope.....being metric based and their magnification was set to 1.7x Low Power.

But, getting to your question. The OTC outside Bridge view is different than stock for the very reason of using the correct FoV in the periscope. Since the Low Power 1.5x magnification of the periscope can be measured using the 32 degree FoV and knowing the "range" of the 32 degree arc....from edge to edge, the OTC periscope is accurate in its view of the world.....either at Low Power, or High. With this as a base, the Bridge view was modified to have objects appear at slightly smaller size than a 1.5x magnification of the Low Power periscope.

Actually, a 1.5x is a very small magnification.....and, it is NOT 1.5 times larger than the original! It's only .5 times larger than the original size.

You can try this comparison with any stationary object to see why I came up with the Bridge view that OTC has. When in port, go to the bridge and look at a stationary object....ship, building whatever. Now go to the periscope and look at the same object in Low Power. Shift back and forth between the two views.......you'll notice only a slight change in "size" of the object between the two views. The Bridge view having the slightly smaller sized object.

That's why the Bridge view in OTC is as it is.....due to the corrected/accurate FoV from the measurable periscope. The outside world should at least be as accurately sized as the periscope view. That's what OTC does over any other mod or the stock game.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:39 AM   #1025
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I know this is maybe silly since the omnimeter might be considered a central feature of this mod, but I don't use it and prefer having the messages window at the top of the screen so I am wondering whether there an easy way of getting rid of it without breaking the mod.

I am guessing deleting both the omnimeter.dds and .tga files under data/menu/skins/american/gui and changing some entries in data/menu menu_1024_768.ini.

I could maybe figure it out by trial and error but I'd appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction and tell me exactly what files to edit or delete.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:59 AM   #1026
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I know this is maybe silly since the omnimeter might be considered a central feature of this mod, but I don't use it and prefer having the messages window at the top of the screen so I am wondering whether there an easy way of getting rid of it without breaking the mod.

I am guessing deleting both the omnimeter.dds and .tga files under data/menu/skins/american/gui and changing some entries in data/menu menu_1024_768.ini.

I could maybe figure it out by trial and error but I'd appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction and tell me exactly what files to edit or delete.
Pepe, there is no easy way to eliminate the Omnimeter from the mod. You're welcome to try. Within the mod you'll find a "Documents" folder that contains a specific file highlighting the "menu_1024_768.ini Log" which has the changes that was made to the stock game .ini file. You can follow it to make a determination of what was changed to add the Omnimeter. It should help in figuring out how to remove it.

You're statement: "I could maybe figure it out by trial and error....." is what all of us have had to do. Welcome to modding!!
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:34 AM   #1027
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Good idea Pepe le Moko!

I am also not using Omnimeter in OTC 1.5.

If You figure out how to remove the Omnimeter, without breaking the OTC 1.5 mod (which is very good) please inform us.

I am currently modding another PC game (Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe), so i don't have enough time to look into OTC 1.5 mod files.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:08 AM   #1028
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Within the mod you'll find a "Documents" folder that contains a specific file highlighting the "menu_1024_768.ini Log" which has the changes that was made to the stock game .ini file.
Thanks this is really useful.

I am going to have to decide how important it really is to have the message window on top though
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