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Anybody else find "hard" too hard?
Hello all!

I have played FS2 some years ago and completed it on the "medium" difficulty AFAIR. No real problems except maybe towards the end with the Shivan juggernauts.

But now that I have installed FS:O and embarked upon playing the FS2 campaign on "hard", I cannot even finish The Romans Blunder mission (no.6) no matter how hard I try. And that's only the beginning of FS2's difficulty slope, isn't it? :)

The problem is probably the other squadron members who mindlessly rush into the final encounter with the two warships+escorts, getting blown to pieces in a matter of 15 seconds on this difficulty, thus leaving me all alone against the enemy ships, who just refuse to get lured out of the cruiser's firing range.

Also, I have bought a Logitech Extreme 3d Pro joystick in hope to get a better aim at those enemies, but I find it even harder now to keep em locked in the firing position. Been fiddling with the Sens/Dead settings, but on higher sensitivities the stick gets a slight yaw or pitch momentum even when I am not touching it. Any one have any recommendations on how to set up this kind of joystick for FS2? Maybe a logitech profile even? That'd be really appreciated.

So, in conclusion, is it my age, the stick, or did FS2 just get harder on "harder" in the open release?

 

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It might be harder due to a few minor bugs (IIRC tracking on tornadoes is not what it once was.)

Try playing medium but using the -fov 0.4 (experiment with the number a little) command line to make your field of view smaller. I've always found that makes the game a little more challenging :)
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i found the tornado tracking better than retail. :D

about the aiming thing; if you haven't played FS2 for a while, you may just be out of practice.

and the AI was optimised in FSO, for reasons like fixing turret targetting or stuff like that, AFAIK. :)
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I've found my wingmen stay alive longer and are generally more useful in FSO. At least on Medium. Same with capships. They're better able to stave off bomber attacks.

 

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I've always found it pretty challenging on hard, and since I no longer have a joystick it's even worse now. I think I'mm gonna buy a £10 cheapy thing from somewhere, I mean I only want a stick and two buttons. (Primary and secondary. But a third might be nice for targeting next hostile.)

 

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I played the campaign on insane through FSO a month ago and didn't find anything remarkably different than how I remember it in retail FS2. The usual tricks for each mission still work. The wingmen always die quickly, but that's no different from how it used to be.

There are a handful of small changes/bugs that may possibly make some parts harder, such as the turret AI firing anti-capital beams at your bombs and accidentally vaporizing you in the process, but stuff like that is pretty rare. I don't remember anything unusual with tornadoes, although I think I might not have ever used those at all.
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Answer to the topic title: No. Well, not in Mulit Player. Alwasy insane in Mulit.
SinglePlayer i fight on Hard or Insane.
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god, can't you just spell correctly? for some reason seeing you murder the english language pisses me off. :nervous:

and the reason it's always insane is the fact that most of your opponents are human players. :p
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At least he uses capitalization.  You used a question mark, so I know that shift key of yours works. :p

But spelling "Multi[player]" as "mulit" (which bears a lot of phonetic similarity to a certain unfashionable hairstyle) - twice - is pretty bad, I'll admit.
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Originally posted by StratComm
At least he uses capitalization.  You used a question mark, so I know that shift key of yours works. :p

But spelling "Multi[player]" as "mulit" (which bears a lot of phoenetic similarity to a certain unfashionable hairstyle) - twice - is pretty bad, I'll admit.


well, see, i'm lazy. at least i don't misspell words left and right. :p

it's in his sig too, about his now-dead EVO squadron.
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I wept. Mysterious forces beyond my ken had reached into my beautiful mission and energized its pilots with inhuman bomb-firing abilities. I could only imagine the GTVA warriors giving a mighty KIAAIIIIIII shout as they worked their triggers, their biceps bulging with sinew after years of Ivan Drago-esque steroid therapy and weight training. - General Battuta

 

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Warning! Grammar police alert! Whoo whoooo!

 

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Grammer, spelling... "Niether of which is gonna help you when the missile lock warning goes off pilot!" :D
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I can't believe you spelt grammar wrong!

 

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This is getting hilarious. :D

 

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Cut the stupidity, or the thread gets it.
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It's no better than where the threads about joysticks lead.

 

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Originally posted by Raa
Cut the stupidity, or the thread gets it.


sorry about that, didn't know what my spelling post would have caused. :p :nervous:
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Originally posted by Ferret
It's no better than where the threads about joysticks lead.


Ah, but I wasn't around to lock those. ;)

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sorry about that, didn't know what my spelling post would have caused. :p :nervous:


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I can't believe you spelt grammar wrong!


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No one expects the Grammar Inquisition!!!