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Old 05-17-2010, 04:52 PM
MACADEMIC MACADEMIC is offline
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Default The P-51 Mustang Purist Club / Simulator / PS3



Hello P-51 Mustang Simulator Enthusiasts,

MIRGERVIN and I recently had the idea to fly the P-51 in the purest and most challenging way, in cockpit view and with max sensitivity. It's quite hard at first (especially the max sensitivity!), but lots of fun and realistic (to an extent, with restrictions imposed by the game. See my post #47 'Why it's so easy to lose control' later in this thread, and my posts #53, #55 and #57 about Custom Setting your pad) since you do stall if you're not very careful.

It would be fun if others would join so everyone would fly under the same settings and could fly against/with each other that way, be it in 1 vs 1 dogfights, team battles, formation flying or any other mode. Later on we could do a competition / ladder system or something the like.

Club Rules are:

- P-51 B or P-51 D5
- Cockpit View Only (no switching to Virtual at any time)
- Full sensitivity(!) on Elevator and Ailerons*
- HUD disabled
- Limited Fuel/Ammo
- Winner is who dies less; equal deaths = draw
- Optional: NO MAP; see Special Club games below

* if you're using the PS3 controller (pad), it might make a lot of sense to make a custom layout of your controller. See my messages #47,#53, #55, #57 under this thread for info and instructions. French pilots find thread on this topic here: bug de la version francaise sur ps3+solution

As these settings aren't enforceable it goes without saying that all joining do so under gentlemen's agreement and are responsible for having their settings right in a P-51 club game. A word of warning: From personal experience, this setup can be quite nervewrecking for some time, so I suggest you first give it a try in training to see if you can deal with that.

I'll keep updating this first post here with the PSN of club members, so just reply to this thread, PM or send me a message on the Playstation Network if you wish to join. This will make it easier to find each other online. P-51 club games should be agreed on between members so there are no misunderstandings about the settings, e.g. by sending a message to other members stating 'P-51 club?', etc.

If you think you got what it takes, join today!*

Happy pure P-51 flying,

MACADEMIC

NEWS:

We are today (18/02/2011) introducing a variant of Club Rules - Club Rules Light - which should make it easier for Friends, members and outsiders to find their way into the cockpit.

Club Rules Light (CRL) are:

- No HUD
- Cockpit Only
- Limited Fuel/Ammo
- Who dies less wins.

All Club games designated as CRL can be played under these rules. All other Club principles still apply (Gentlemen's agreement, etc.).

Member list as of 11/04/2011:

- MIRGERVIN................................PAD/STANDARD
- MACADEMIC...............................PAD/CUSTOM/'AVIATOR'
- Mage_016..................................PAD/CUSTOM/'AVIATOR'
- Varcus2.....................................STICK/THRUSTMASTER
- tagemandbagem.........................PAD/CUSTOM/'AVIATOR'
- winny1973.................................STICK/THRUSTMASTER
- firepilote...................................PAD/AVIATOR
- wolfsalt.....................................PAD/CUSTOM/'STANDARD'
- BRIGGBOY.................................STICK/THRUSTMASTER
- Vdomini.....................................PAD/AVIATOR
- Kavorland..................................PAD/LAYOUT 3
- olife-.........................................PAD/AVIATOR
- dbnfk777....................................PAD/CUSTOM/'AVIATOR'
- reaper1526.................................STICK/THRUSTMASTER
- fukairei......................................STIC K/THRUSTMASTER
- tommykocher..............................PAD/CUSTOM/'AVIATOR'
- edal86........................................PAD/AVIATOR
- wakespeak..................................STICK/THRUSTMASTER
- swoop117....................................PAD/CUSTOM/'AVIATOR'
- The_Stapler.................................PAD/CUSTOM
- TheMeistor..................................PAD/CUSTOM/'STANDARD'
- McQ59........................................STICK/THRUSTMASTER
- Burnator13..................................?
- JRHOODY1...................................PAD/AVIATOR

About setting up a Club game:

In order to ensure that only Club members are entering a game room, it's best to set up a text chat first and invite any online Club member you want to participate in the game. Before the host sets up the game, the participants should move to the appropriate 'Custom Match' section (Online/Custom Match/ Dogfight or Team Battle or Capture Airfields or Strike) and wait for the game to appear. The host should then set up the desired game for the expected number of Club members. Members should then join immediately so the room becomes full with Club members only.

About the grading of Club games:

Since a major challenge of flying under Club Rules is to keep control of the aircraft and not crash, it makes sense not to rely on the counting system the game provides. As a general rule: who dies less, wins. equal number of deaths results in a draw. This rule applies to all Club games in the nature of aerial battles, be it 1 vs 1 games or team battles, in whatever mode they are played. Excepted are true Capture Airfield and Strike Missions, where the party with the higher amount of remaining tickets wins. In these cases deaths are accounted for by a reduction of tickets, therefore stay true to the guiding principle of Club Rules.

Special Club game: FOX AND HOUNDS

We created a game which is lots of fun and provides an excellent training opportunity for all Club members to finetune their riding skills. You find the latest rules in post #66 under this thread.

Special Club game: AERIAL FOOTBALL

Celebrating the Football World Cup 2010 in South Africa, we created our own little version of football for us to chill and enjoy after watching some exciting games. See post #94 for the rules.

Special Club game: NO MAP

This brings us even closer to the real thing. See post #109 for games where the use of map is not allowed.

Special Club game: OTHER AIRPLANES

While the Club should clearly remain focused on our beloved wild horses (if you can ride them, you can ride anything), testing our hard earned skills on other airplane types under Club rules will just add fun and experience. The Special Club game can be played under three conditions:

1. only airplanes with cockpits are allowed
2. Club rules except for airplane type
3. all players have to fly the same airplane

All games as applicable can be played as this Special Club game.

Special Club game: AERIAL BATTLES - P-51 MUSTANG PURIST CLUB AGAINST LUFTWAFFE

The Aerial Battles are played in Strike Mode. Ground targets must not be attacked. Sole purpose of the game is to establish Air Superiority by counting fewer casualties than the enemy. The game is played on three maps: Britain, Bulge and Berlin. See post #225 for details.


Traduction en Français: http://translate.google.com/translat...72&sl=en&tl=fr


Перевод на русский язык: http://translate.google.com/translat...72&sl=en&tl=ru


Traducción al Español: http://translate.google.com/translat...38&sl=en&tl=es


Übersetzung auf Deutsch: http://translate.google.com/translat...72&sl=en&tl=de


Traduzione in Italiano: http://translate.google.com/translat...72&sl=en&tl=it


* Substantial Sim experience required for admission. Might be subject to evaluation.

Last edited by MACADEMIC; 04-11-2011 at 11:14 AM.
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