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Old 08-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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In response to ongoing pleas for player assistance, a Harpoon for Dummies channel has opened on YouTube to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience. These series of video tutorials will continue to be written as needed and as requested. Many thanks to Ian Bowes (a.k.a. Spelk), amongst others, for speaking up and specifically requesting such videos be made and for the kind assistance he provided in reviewing them.

Presently, videos are available to demonstrate:

1) Installation procedures for the PlayersDB and scenarios
2) Basic game functions through a comprehensive tutorial for H3
3) Thorough use of the scenario editor for H3
4) Thorough use of the scenario editor for ANW
5) A complete sample scenario session

Folks who have never played a Harpoon scenario can watch the complete scenario run from beginning to end:

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonk.../0/MqDFDZZ0r-k

Harpoon3.6.3 users can get the Complete PlayersDB Harpoon 3.6.3 Library
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Harpoon HUE users can get the Complete PlayersDB Harpoon HUE Library
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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Harpoon for Dummies


In response to ongoing pleas for player assistance, a tutorial video for the Harpoon Classic Commanders' Edition has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

Folks who have never played a Harpoon scenario can watch the complete scenario run from beginning to end:

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Old 08-24-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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When AGM HARMs are launched from Hornets you can select the sensor at which they are targeted, so the question here is; which radar sensor to choose...??
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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All Anti-Radiation Missiles [ARMs] can be assigned a specific sensor target. With respect to selection of sensor for destruction, that is more difficult.

If you look in the PlayersDB while playing, you can select a unit such as the BCGN Kirov and then hit the Database function. Once the unit appears, you can select the Sensors button to show the various sensors aboard that unit.

Under the sensors shown, you can select the Top Dome radar and a text description appears:
"SA-N-6 missile guidance group"


Unfortunately, not all radar systems have text like this written for them. The only way to know which sensor is assigned to which weapon is through experience or use of the database editor, at this time.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:35 PM   #5
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Thx HERMAN While I don't have Harpoon 3 I'll watch Videos you've provided and If it looks like my cup of tea I'll go hunting at EBay and maybe even Amazon.

Thx again Herman
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:53 PM   #6
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You are very welcome. Always happy to support SubSim and it's membership in any way possible.

Should you decide to purchase this bundle of games, please let me know as there is another SubSim member who is trying to sell his copy of the Harpoon Ultimate Edition.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
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Just got back from shopping, On Amazon "Harpoon 3 or Admirals Edition 2" are "Currently Unavailable" Assumed it would be that way.

BUT EBAY !!! Nada, Niet, Nothing.

This may be hard to find but, that's in a way a Good thing. Plenty of Support.

Will keep looking.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:44 AM   #8
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Herman ; it would be interesting to have some video focused on the use and creation of missions in games, this is a topic I have not fully understood yet.
Thanks a lot
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:33 PM   #9
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I tried to create a small scenario (for my own learning and testing purposes) in which an F-15C had a mission to intercept a CH-53. His distance was ~43 nautical miles.

The F-15 had an AAW loadout and was at low altitude, the CH-53 was flying nap of the earth.

The idea for the F-15 was simply to upon scenario start kill the CH-53 (there are others trying to defend it).

I tried several things and could not get the plane to do what I wanted it to do.

The first was to simply create an intercept mission. The second was to manually have it fly and maybe I would get lucky. The third is AAW patrol, but I think I did something horribly wrong there (I put out 2 reference points? Possibly needed more?) because he just spun around in the air looking for something to do, wasting good ole tax dollars on that cheap ole gas.

I did realize one fatal error... I forgot to turn his radar on (who says Eagles can't be blind and still hunt?) So I attempted active radar at intervals to maintain a bit of stealth. Still... no luck.

I asked a veteran for some help on the issue... his answer... put a unit on the ground to spot the CH-53. Not exactly what I wanted... but I imagine it works (haven't tried it as of this posting).

So... he asked me to put this post up to see if any of the community had thoughts on how to do this effectively and/or correctly so a video can be made for creating interception missions. (at least I hope that's what he was wanting).

Does anyone know how to do my scenario effectively, or any air intercept mission effectively for that matter?
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:37 PM   #10
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I'll get to work on some basic tutorial lessons and videos for the creation and use of Missions.

They will be along the lines of the current tutorials already posted on Harpoon for Dummies. If those are insufficient, just let me know what addition details are required.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:09 AM   #11
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I was looking at the video tutorials already posted. Have you reviewed Lesson 07 Mission Editor ?



It seems as though the AAW mission is covered in it and would be appropriate for this situation. Creating an AAW Area Patrol mission surrounding the helicopter would allow the F-15 to find and attack the helo.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:25 PM   #12
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I was looking at the video tutorials already posted. Have you reviewed Lesson 07 Mission Editor ?



It seems as though the AAW mission is covered in it and would be appropriate for this situation. Creating an AAW Area Patrol mission surrounding the helicopter would allow the F-15 to find and attack the helo.
Sorry, I just saw the video and it´s so clear now.I ll gonna try this in some simple scen.
Thanks again
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:02 AM   #13
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In response to ongoing pleas for player assistance, additional videos for the Harpoon3 Tutorial have been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

Eight additional Lessons have been added to H3 Tutorial to show the basic procedure for the creation and use of Missions in the game.

Lesson 21 Missions Overview
Lesson 22 Transit Missions
Lesson 23 Ferry Mission
Lesson 24 Air Intercept Mission
Lesson 25 Strike Missions
Lesson 26 Plotted Strike Missions
Lesson 27 Area Missions
Lesson 28 Reconnaissance Missions

http://www.youtube.com/user/HarPlonk.../0/M70t0oCavlw
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:43 AM   #14
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In direct response to yet another user request,

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Could you post a scenario play-through where you use the "missions" feature of the game? I noticed that you haven't used that feature in? any of your scenario tutorials yet (except for the tutorial of course). Thanks.
another video After-Action Report for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

You can watch the complete scenario run from beginning to end:

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Old 10-08-2011, 02:27 PM   #15
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In direct response to yet another user request,

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ORIGINAL: MartinB

Of course the next request has to be that some of you pros running the Guardian by hand and show us how it is done.
another video After-Action Report for Harpoon3 has been added to the YouTube Harpoon for Dummies channel to help Harpoon players navigate the complexities of the game and to deliver the best possible playing experience.

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