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Advanced Targeting

Dev WNP78  1.3 years ago
30,873 downloads
Version 1.0 Tool

A mod that adds two things:

  • A target lead predictor: shows a crosshair indicating where to aim when shooting a moving target
  • A bomb trajectory calculator: shows the trajectory and impact point of bombs when they are selected. Also shows a red target in front of the selected ground target indicating where it will be when the bomb impacts based on its current velocity. Line these two up when bombing ships or convoys. Remember, it's not just for dropping bombs. Detach force is simulated on detachers so it works with bomb cannons too!

They both require no configuration and can be used out of the box, but they can also be customised with HellFireKoder's Mod Settings Mod. A summary of the settings is listed here:

Bomb Predictor:

Bomb Predictor Enabled: Turn this off if you just want the lead predictor
Bomb Marker Size: The size on the screen of the marker, although it scales when zooming in/out.
Bomb Predictor Accuracy: 1 is totally accurate, as it uses the same time scale as the game's physics engine, anything below (0.5, 0.25...) decreases accuracy but runs faster and anything above 1 is pointless because the prediction would become more accurate than the game's physics engine, making it less useful than 1.
Bomb Predictor Max Simulation Time (s): The time of the simulation in seconds at which it should just stop simulating.

Lead Predictor:

Lead Calculator Enabled: Turn this off if you just want the bomb predictor.
Lead Projectile Velocity: The speed of the bullets to use in calculations. If set to -1, it will be the average (mean) of all guns on the plane. This can be broken, for instance, if there is simulated shell casings (made of scaled down bullets), which would affect the average.
Lead Accuracy: The number of passes the algorithm should make. 10 should be enough for normal use. Unless you're ultra-plane-sniping...
Lead Turret Mode: This should normally be off, as long as your guns are facing forwards. If, say, you're firing from a moving turret, this would need to be on for it to be accurate.

Vehicles used in screenshots:

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    @WNP78 can you make the bomb marker more visible on water surfaces?

    yesterday
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    287 Jerba

    Thanks!@WNP78

    4 days ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @Jerba It's a tanker from this mod. Though that mod is currently being overhauled (when I say currently, it's mostly done but I've got a lot of other stuff on).

    4 days ago
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    287 Jerba

    What’s the plane being shot down in the gif?

    5 days ago
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    @Simpleplaner656 Yes please

    9 days ago
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    Suggestion
    A recticle/"laser sight" to figure out where the recticle would be when in orbit/chase views

    +1 one month ago
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    Sad noises cause iOS. Mabye you could petition for hellfire to make it work in game. @WNP78

    one month ago
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    Helped me alot with my designs

    one month ago
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    The bomb trajectory is in my opinion more useful than the gun reticles, I have poor gunning skills

    one month ago
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    5,635 Lahoski107

    @WNP78 Ok, Thanks!

    2 months ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @Lahoski107 it should be based on the average muzzle velocity of all guns on the craft. Or you can override it with mod settings. But if set to -1 (as default) it should be muzzle velocity.

    +1 2 months ago
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    5,635 Lahoski107

    Hey @WNP78, If you ever update this, would you be able to update the lead predictor and base it on the muzzle velocity of the gun? Or is it already?

    2 months ago
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    60 Lietuva

    Lead predictor doesn't seem to be useful in game, bullets hit only when shot directly into airplane

    2 months ago
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    @ImmaChargingMahLazor It's distracting for me

    3 months ago
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    @Kyle123344 that is useful
    Especially if you want to kill planes with bombs

    3 months ago
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    Please add iOS! Just kidding XD

    +1 3 months ago
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    @WNP78 can you add an option to remove the green line but keep the bomb marker.

    +1 3 months ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @ThomasRoderick I've re-added the options, redownload the update unless you have it on the steam workshop where it should do it automatically.

    +3 3 months ago
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    @RedRoosterII I guess it would be the same mod, the 1.8 update really messed up with the settings, meaning that a lot of the older options are now gone

    +1 3 months ago
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    There’s s mod like this but it’s Air to Air

    Where is it?

    +1 3 months ago
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    @WNP78 Thanks.

    3 months ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @ThomasRoderick I had to temporarily disable it on the 1.8 version since Mod Settings broke with 1.8, though they have now been updated so I will have to update it again to enable settings.

    3 months ago
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    The steam workshop version seems to not work with the Mod Settings mod, I mean it does not show up on the Mod Settings menu at all.

    3 months ago
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    Dev WNP78

    @stoney041009 iOS does not support modding due to Apple's app store policies, and neither do some versions on OSX. If you got it via the apple app store on OSX, then again apple's policies prevent it. However if you got it from Steam, Gog or elsewhere then they should work.

    +1 3 months ago
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    It seems like on OSX and IOS we can't enable this mod... It just doesn't show up in the list of mods when I try to enable it. Is that possible to fix? Please, it's frustrating when I know it's a really good mod and now I can't use it

    3 months ago
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