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Sushi

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Glide Physics Question
« on: April 04, 2009, 03:53:58 PM »
I've noticed that although sidethrusters are very powerful in normal flight, they become much less so in glide mode. This is unfortunate: why aren't the sidethrusters equally effective (same accel) in both situations? I assume it's because of some quirk with FS2's engine, but can anything be done about it? Are there any plans for fixing it at some point?

EDIT: Just checked, the same issue exists for rear and forward thrust as well (although it doesn't seem nearly as pronounced for forward thrust).

EDIT2: Correction: the forward/rear thrusters are less powerful if $use newtonian damping is enabled. Otherwise, they are more powerful. This is the only difference I notice from changing the "$use newtonian damping" flag.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 03:26:58 AM »
Well, I went ahead and did something about it. You can check out my experimental code in this thread:

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,62235.0.html

If anyone is interested in trying the changes out in BTRL, please do and let me know how it goes. Thanks!

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 04:48:34 PM »
Even newer changes you might find interesting:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,62485.0.html