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Mad Scientist Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:54pm
Dogfight mode events are completely scripted.
Just thought I would share this with people and wander if anyone else noticed. Recently I decided to play the game with a trainer for the fun of it so I could do ridiculous stuff like fire off ADMM missiles in the Nosferatu like a machine gun. In case you don't know a trainer is like a plug-in for a game that gives you cheats and other things that you can activate or deactivate with a single key press.

Anyway, I noticed in dogfights in EVERY mission any events were scripted. I would hit a plane with about 100 ADMM missiles in 5 seconds(not even joking) and they would take no damage. An example is in the oil fields mission where you get into one dogfight and you have to fly through the buildings and stuff. If you hit the plane you might see smoke and fire but it is only cosmetic damage to give the illusion that it is not scripted and you can't actually damage until you have gone past a certain point in the dogfight. Before that any shots you fire are just being wasted. I even found this is true to ENTIRE final boss fight. You can't kill him until after a certain point. Before that he can literally survive 1000 ADMM missiles hitting him.

This really annoyed me and made me hate dogfight mode ever since I found this out. It totally ruined the immersion knowing that they are scripted. Now whenever this a dogfight event that I know is scripted I just fly behind the plane without firing a single bullet until he will be able to take damage.
Last edited by Mad Scientist; Jul 26, 2013 @ 3:04pm
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Kiero Jul 29, 2013 @ 8:43am 
I noticed that when i played through and thought it was odd. So many planes i hit with two missiles, they caught on fire then seemed to repair themselves. As you said the last level was terrible for it, the boss kept doing it and the planes that crashed into the boat before the boss seemed scripted too. I could damage them then they would not take anymore damage and would crash into the boat

Thanks for proving this, was annoying not knowing if it was me just sucking at the game.
Mad Scientist Jul 30, 2013 @ 8:34am 
I figured out is any plane with TGT_LEAD will have a completely scripted event are invincible until a certain point. Any dogfights with a plane that is not TGT_LEAD is not scripted. Still annoying though.
T H E B A T H ™ Jul 30, 2013 @ 1:02pm 
Everyone knows that. Except from the fact some are scripted some aren't. Sometimes it pisses me off but tbh not many are. Some just do a rollercoaster ride
Stofen Aug 1, 2013 @ 1:59am 
I think we can all agree Markarov was the worst boss Ace Combat history. (Ignoring the fact that I've only played 4, 5, 0, and AH <-<)
The Lone Wolf Aug 1, 2013 @ 3:03am 
actually he's kinda fun to fight, for me at least...i didn't even need to resort that anti 4 QAAM trick....though i was only playing on pilot difficulty...u guys are right bout that TGT_LEAD thingy though...probably the only thing i dislike bout zee game...
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Date Posted: Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:54pm
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