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OPEN  Feature request #4113  -  aircraft should search for ground missions
Posted Jan 20, 2013 - updated Feb 01, 2013
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geever (geever) has been working on this issue since January 28, 2013 (20:49)
Issue details
  • Type of issue
    Feature request
  • Status
     
    Accepted
  • Assigned to
     geever
  • Type of bug
    Not triaged
  • Likelihood
    Not triaged
  • Effect
    Not triaged
  • Posted by
     geever
  • Owned by
    Not owned by anyone
  • Category
    Campaign
  • Priority
    4. Useful
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Issue description
Item 629 imported from sourceforge.net tracker on 2013-01-28 20:23:02

Currently only base and installation radars can detect a mission on the ground. It was possibly well hidden as most of the time player detects the UFO that lands for a mission.

missions.cpp:CP_CheckMissionVisibleOnGeoscape calls RADAR_CheckRadarSensored, which only checks installations and bases. The function has a

@note aircraft radars are not checked (and this is intended)

so, the "why" should be investigated.

Note that the mechanism makes aircraft capable of detecting an alien base is different:

CP_CampaignRun -> CP_CampaignFunctionPeriodicCall -> AB_UpdateStealthForAllBase

which iterates through all aircraft of all base. But base radars don't check for alien bases themselves! Strange things....

-geever

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quizer85 (2013-01-22 09:23:03.544000)  ⇑ top
Thank you geever for posting this. To clarify, the request is to make it possible for aircraft to find grounded missions. This would make sending aircraft to sweep areas outside the base's radar range a viable game tactic.

Also, consider whether ground-based radar should be able to find alien bases, though this being impossible seems fair to me, since another ground based installation has to be difficult / impossible to spot with ground-based radar, due to curvature alone if not other factors.
natewr (2013-01-22 15:12:19.123000)  ⇑ top
- **status**: open --> accepted - **assigned_to**: Tamás Fehérvári - **priority**: 1 --> 6