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    Choosing where the player spawns parked in SP

    Hi again, is it possible to chose where the player spawns (parked) at the start of a single player mission.

    I have searched the web, the forum, and checked the videos (only seen MP spawn points).

    Please please please, don't send me onto dead links or methods that used to work before a patch in 20XX, or give cryptic answers, I am once again pulling my hair out!


    So far I set the aircraft as player, I've figured out wind now (phew!) and the runway position, I've got the spawn type as 'parked' so I can start up the engine... but CloD chooses to put my aircraft where it wants to, can I override this somehow please?


    Many thanks if you can solve this for me,

    Yours,

    Frustrated of the internet.
    I am Yo-Yo not YoYo

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    Re: Choosing where the player spawns parked in SP

    ...is it possible to chose where the player spawns (parked) at the start of a single player mission.
    No, each airbase have dozens of embed spawn points, some a hundred, and their use is front the high number, e. # 100 to # 1, being the high number the more far from from runway ends, what force players do length taxi run, for what the "hurricane effect" of wind on planes on ground don't help, and AI planes for make tight curves despawn and spawn meters ahead... Clod being "It's Clod!" at their best.

    And, if all spawn points of an airbase are occupied, plane spawn around base perimeter, sometimes in places that prevent move for run way, e.g. in middle of trees.

    Know workarounds.

    Block all existing spawn points - minus the ones you want that mission planes spawn, using for example a "storm weight" static object*, appropriated.

    Now if you want that plane span over runway, but with engine off, option that exist in CloD release, but was removed in some official patch, block all existing spawn points, then place a new runway over the default in map, and set spawn points (add branch) in the locations you want.

    This mission use this tricks for make the plane spawn on runway, engine off (someone ask for this): https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.c...d&downloadid=4

    * Back in time Salmo post a scrip for despawn these blocking objects some time after mission start, but I don't manage to make this work. Anyway a hundred of same model of objects don't cause noticeable performance impact.

    Thing is that Salmo talk like that Linux expert guy that when you ask a tip, he assume that you are too an Linux expert, and so their script tips are a bit of pieces that you should use in your own script. Please, this is not a critique, rant.

    Since properly fix CloD Channel map is now impossible, I think if are possible for TFS guys remove all map embed spawn points, roads spline lines, will be more easy - although more laborious; an casual mission makers use this map, placing spawn points where he want, vehicles paths where terrain allow... Invisible "landslides" block roads in several parts, even inside base perimeter, why in that first mission of "Battle of France" campaign auxiliary vehicles now move between planes, they are trying work around irregularities in "spline lines" paths.
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    Re: Choosing where the player spawns parked in SP

    Thank you! Even if it isn't really possible, I at least can rest in the knowledge that it isn't!

    I'll most likely work with the default positioning now, but very useful to know about possibly blocking the spawns off, thanks; a few static aricraft could serve as both blocks and decoration purposes, so good to know. I'll experiment at some point after getting my first campaign missions together.

    I finally get what 'It's clod' means; the simplest things are sometimes only achieved by the most bizarre approach!
    I am Yo-Yo not YoYo

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    Re: Choosing where the player spawns parked in SP

    I finally get what 'It's clod' means; the simplest things are sometimes only achieved by the most bizarre approach!
    Now you are 100% one of us, mate.

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