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Old 02-16-2020, 12:09 PM   #1
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i was browsing an RGG in a campaign DotMis file and noticed a parameter which i could not explain.

what is a control zone radius?
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I am thinking that it is used in the Multi-Player missions, and has to do with player-controlled convoys... can't remember exactly KaleunMarco, but look in those missions under the "Game / Data / MultiMissions / ADV*.mis" files, and see if it isn't used in there. If memory serves (slow and inattentive service), it has to do with the range of Convoy Commanders influence on other ships and groups marked as "Tactical"... maybe.
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I am thinking that it is used in the Multi-Player missions, and has to do with player-controlled convoys... can't remember exactly KaleunMarco, but look in those missions under the "Game / Data / MultiMissions / ADV*.mis" files, and see if it isn't used in there. If memory serves (slow and inattentive service), it has to do with the range of Convoy Commanders influence on other ships and groups marked as "Tactical"... maybe.
the only parm that looks remotely close is:
[Group 1.Unit 1.Waypoint 1]
Speed=5.000000
Radius=0.000000
Loop=-1
LoopProbability=100
Long=16727234.000000
Lat=3882074.000000
Height=0.000000

could that be it?
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Naw. That's a bog-stock WayPoint parameter in all mis files that signifies how big of an area the ship / plane / group / whatever can stray from the waypoint as-placed. Of course, if the asset can't "make the turn", it does what it wants to anyway...

cgrimes uses them in the Aleutian Patrols, included in FotRSU in the Quick Patrols section, but I still don't understand what they do... It does draw a circle around the location of a given group with that set... ?? I don't understand the "why" though... It's been too long since I did an "ADV" Multi Mission with one of my kids... I wonder if I can talk one into doing that again, just to see which group does what in the scenarios... I cannot immediately see the "boss" convoy, and they definitely do not invoke the ControlZoneRadius in them, nor the "TacticalGroup" as "true"...
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