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Recording Campaign
« on: March 11, 2018, 07:49:25 pm »
S! WarDogs,

Enjoyed my first official campaign mission with you all first and foremost!

So I went to go record a track and it wasn't able to start recording in game. Gos mentioned to me that the ability to record .ntrk/trk files were disabled on the server side.

My first question is; is it possible for this to be enabled?

If not, may I record our missions using my own external recording software (without voice recording)?

I enjoy video editing on Vegas Pro from time to time and thought I could put something together for the campaign when its done.

Regards,
Dash
« Last Edit: March 11, 2018, 07:59:19 pm by AKA_Dash »
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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 08:58:33 pm »
Rel, can you address this?
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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 09:18:15 pm »
Just checking - is this something we want to allow? I forget why we turned it off, just checking :).

If it’s OK I’ll have to look for the setting and see about updating it before the next mission.

Oh, and glad you enjoyed th campaign mission Dash :).

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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 04:27:36 am »
I thought we turned them off because people where finding targets with the external view. I'm probably wrong though my guess.

Personally, I don't care.

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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 09:26:55 am »
I thought we turned them off because people where finding targets with the external view.

This. Exactly this.

Shortly after I posted my question I realized how it could be used to gain an upper hand. I have no intention of using it for that purpose but you are absolutely right on that Big10. BTW, I'm sure glad Big10 and MoGas are on our side. The escort capabilities of these guys would have sent my blood pressure up if I was on the opposing side ;P
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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 12:02:52 pm »
I thought we turned them off because people where finding targets with the external view.

This. Exactly this.

Shortly after I posted my question I realized how it could be used to gain an upper hand. I have no intention of using it for that purpose but you are absolutely right on that Big10. BTW, I'm sure glad Big10 and MoGas are on our side. The escort capabilities of these guys would have sent my blood pressure up if I was on the opposing side ;P

Lol Dash, just beginners luck that's all.

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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 04:53:12 pm »

Lol Dash, just beginners luck that's all.

I like the cut of your jib. A humble man can be the most dangerous one of all ;)
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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 08:26:15 am »
I think Ntrk was switched off for 2 reasons 

1. That recon advantage

2  lag issues when  someone  turned on Ntrack during a dog fight caused a spike in packet loss casing the warping.( but this was back in the days of 1 gig computers and external veiws )

but if Dash uses an external source just for making film clips it should not affect the game play .. although he will have to keep all his recording( intel) to himself until the end of the campaign.
S! J
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 08:38:32 am by AKA_Jericho »

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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2018, 08:49:51 am »
Will do Jericho. Thanks for the information and help on this matter everyone.
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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 12:16:04 pm »
I’m not as concerned about the potential for cheating part, but I am concerned about introducing lag to the experience.  Now that Jericho mentioned it I do recall this as probably the biggest reason it was turned off.

Given the fact that the first campaign mission didn’t run the full 3 hours, plus the number of objects still “alive” in the campaign, I’m a little leery about turning on the recording feature.  If we introduce it to an already taxed environment (I could tell the frames were already affected later in that first mission), it may cause playability issues that would spoil the fun for all.

Dash, could you give a little more background on what you want/need?  To safeguard the campaign missions against additional lag or changes that could affect performance, what about trying to record on the practice dogfight server?

Thanks,
S! Rel

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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 12:43:04 pm »
Honestly the only reason I was going to record would be for the external view. The theme of the video was going to be boom and zoom style footage since the current side I'm playing is allied. I enjoy using 1st person footage as well as a 3rd person external pan view of targeted enemy so that the camera pan's around according to where I am from my intended target's position. Makes great footage for B&Z style passes on enemy aircraft and is great for bomb runs as well.

Hope I was able to articulate that well enough. Really though, its no big deal I don't want to cause any issue's with the server or worse cause a crash that grounds everyone. I'll just use an external recording software to record my own flight via 1st person and not release until "intel" from video clips is no longer valid to the campaign.

Regards,
Dash
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 12:53:21 pm by AKA_Dash »
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Re: Recording Campaign
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2018, 02:51:38 pm »
Hey Dash - externals are enabled on the dogfight server, and recording may be enabled there as well - although I’m not sure.  However, since it’s using a mission generated by the campaign mission generator, the gameplay should be the same (just that there’s no aircraft  limitations, etc).

If you just wanted to make some movies of BnZ action, it should suit your needs without any ill affects on the campaign :).

S! Rel