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The most significant update in the upcoming version is that I completely rewrote part of the NPC flight logic and gave them the concept of formation flying.

Take a look at these 60 shots I just uploaded.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that I synchronized the GALCOM version of the missing man formation, in loving memory of Douglas Adams. These are in the first few shots.

[ 05-19-2001: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ]

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> We've got 30 of the screens today, the other 30 will be shown tomorrow! Please don't drool whilst looking at the screens!

Almost needed this warning today!

How can I put them into a formation? Make them escort each other? Escort the formation leader?

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I said it before and I will say it again, truly stunning!

I especially love the eerie green space gas, oh and the texture of that gray planet as seen from space. Then there are the fiery effects from the craft engines (mmm… toasty), and the water… Will there be any fish?

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How can I put them into a formation? Make them escort each other? Escort the formation leader?

They are intelligent enough to assume a good formation. All they need is an Escort order and the leader does the rest.

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Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr:

They are intelligent enough to assume a good formation. All they need is an Escort order and the leader does the rest.

I assume we are talking of capital ships too? (and even nested formations? like every fighter/ship in formation with what they are escorting, which is in formation with what they are escorting?)

Oh, and "good formation" - does that mean a formation appropriate for the situation? A line (also called abreast) formation or stack form. is much better when passing through an area filled with ground based air defenders, then echelon, delta, or worse yet, trail...

A somewhat "stealthy" formation would be to place themselves so the target only sees one dot instead of many. For the normal fighter of today stack will do about the same thing.

If you haven't added this yet (or manual selection of formation, however you would add that), consider doing it for an addon

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