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Postby No.54 FatBen (KL-F) » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:43 am

Anyone know how to have ground units fire signal flares when an aircraft enters a trigger zone?
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Re: Signal flares

Postby Admin (Philstyle) » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:56 am

Some information here, but the actual code is not provided.

1. The flares are hard to see during the day, people suggest having coloured smoke (if trying to mark a ground unit)
2. You can use a time-since-flag trigger to ensure that multiple flares fire one after the other.

This thread has some stuff about deploying smoke markers - See Ragtop's post at 11-08-2010, 03:28 PM :
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Re: Signal flares

Postby Little_D » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Hi Fat Ben,

it is nice and easy to do, the question is: Do you want to fire the flare every time a plane enter the triggerzone at any alt or do you only want to fire the flare if they are under atack, so the planes need to fly at a special alt?

In my map the groundtargets fire red flare when they get attacket and green flare when a frindly unit attack own ground forces. But they only fire if the plane is in attack rang and alt. so all planes over lets say 300m dont activate the trigger.

@Phil, the red and green flares are nice to see from 10 Km away and from an alt up 5000m.


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