Tfs comprehensive update thread for tf 5.0 tobruk electricity games

We are starting this thread which will serve as the main thread for information about 5.0/Tobruk. It will be closed but we will start separate threads for everyone to comment on. We will update this thread with new info, material, and screenshots/videos when we have them. I’m hopeful we can have bi-weekly updates for the next couple of months showcasing both new and old material, especially on the map and new aircraft. This way we will have a single area where people can go to to get info on 5.0/Tobruk. We will bump the thread when new material is added, along with a link to a newly created thread for everyone to comment on.

OnAircraftLanded and OnAircraftCrashLanded events are not called any more in multiplayer. We’ve been aware of this issue and the crippling effect it has on certain servers and have been working hard on finding a fix. We have found the cause of this issue and are making great progress with it and are close to having it corrected. It is still in testing but things are looking promising. We hope to have this ready shortly.

Cr.42 Cr.42 cockpit is finished and being imported. The Gladiator cockpit has been finished and imported, so these two new aircraft should make for some interesting scenarios over the desert (FYI, the W_Diffuse is not rendered on the exterior model).

[COLOR="#0000FF"] Bf-109F2 and F4 tropical/non-tropical Disclosure: The cockpit renders are of the F-2 non-tropcial, so they do not show the tropical changes. The external renders are from Max which means a few things. First, the reflection/bump maps will look much nicer in game and second, the skin colors will be adjusted once it is in game. As always, WiP.

The map team is continuing to decode all the files (tons) and are making great progress. More bugs are being corrected which is making life easier. The land/water draw issue has been corrected and the connection between objects and internal object IDs has also been fixed, which allows us to properly import new hard-coded static objects.

Contrails are also being worked on. This should stop the "squished" look that they get for the most part. However, since they are a 2d trail they will always get this "squished" look from certain angles, but this should only be from certain angles now rather than all the time.

Hello everyone, this will be a small update with some information just to let everyone know things are still progressing smoothly. Much more exciting and content filled updates will follow in approximately 3-4 weeks by our new PR representative. I’ll still respond to questions and help where needed, but as far as PR, I will be signing off after this post.

Our new PR rep is a member who is very well liked across the entire CloD community, one who is very knowledgeable with the game and one who has been contributing great things for the community for years. His first update will be up to him on when and what. Personally speaking, I’m very grateful and excited that he has joined TFS. His updates will be completely fresh in approach and I look forward to seeing them just as much as the rest of the community.

TFS has also welcomed several new members which will both speed up the process of getting 5.0 out, and also address certain noted gripes from the community. We have several additional coders which will help out in multiple areas, but most importantly the import/animation process for all the new objects, ships, and aircraft/cockpits that will be included for 5.0. We also have a member who will be taking over the bugtracker maintenance from our main coder and another coder who will be working on bringing a Dynamic Campaign Generator to CloD.

Multiple new aircraft have now been imported in game and are being tested, along with more static objects and turrets for new flyable aircraft. Work on the AI continues and within TFS we should have a big update from our AI coder tomorrow. I may break what I said earlier in this post and bring some news if I can about that front once we get it.