hi, i love the game operation flashpoint but, i am finding it hard to locate the enemy soldiers so i can shoot them...i have to almost put my face against the screen to see them and even then i don't know if they are friendly or enemy...has anyone got an idea how to locate enemy soldiers........so i can kill them.
thanks for your help
It sounds like you need to tweak your video settings to make the image brighter and/or get more contrast.
Load the "Find the Car" single-player mission, and play with the monitor controls as well as the settings in the Video Options dialog. Also, keep in mind that all soldiers wear some sort of camouflage, so they are supposed to be hard to see.
steal the car.
for identification, look at their uniform. not guns.
There is a system for this:
East soldier characteristics:
Light camo pattern. Mixes a light olive green with lighter colors, creating an almost snowy look.
Olive drab helmet. No camo cover. Officers wear a black beret.
Usually the game selects the whitest, pastiest faced soldiers to be Russians, so that's a little tip for ya. Also, no black guys in the Red Army.
East crewmen wear all black pajama lookin things. East pilots look alot like West pilots, so just shoot first and ask later.
Spetsnaz wear bandannas.
Woodland camo. They are darker than Russian units, and on an island like Nogova that is a real difference to take advantage of.
The West helmet is a variant of the classic "Fritz" helmet, sporting a woodland camo cover. West officers wear a camo pattern cap, NOT a black beret. that is a dead giveaway right there.
West crewman wear an odd looking helmet with large earphones built into them. West pilots... see above.
West Blackops come in two flavors: black pajama with balaclava, or woodland camo with fritz helmet plus balaclava
Your screen resolution plays an important role too.
I am stuck in 800*600 to have a smooth OFP , but if i up the resolution to 1024*768 i can see really well an opposite soldier in the distance.
Between those 2 resolutions, there is really a big difference, so i suppose that with higher resolution that 1024*768 it is more obvious to recognize the side of a soldier.
So if your PC can, push up the resolution.
One tip i can give to you if you begin to play , when you are on patrol, searching for an opposing force , go prone often in the woods and brush , then do not move , even in the lower resolution, if there is someone you will be able to notice him at the horizon, then carefully try to see what is the kind of camo he has .
With lot of training, you will be able to notice really the difference, even in forest at night
The first times i played OFP , i team killed a lot of friendly AI (and they will killed me back a lot too ) , but now it never happens anymore.
Training all the way
And remember , if you are not sure, but the guy you spotted fire at you or to your squad , open fire , 99% you will be right
With pilots there is a difference-Commie pilots have white helmuts and West pilots have green helmuts(the same green as their uniforms.)
I remember back in my early days of OFP, I was a black op (in a user made mission where I wasn't the leader) and I lawed a tank or something. So a bit later, I see some guys in all black running 100m away, and I'm like shit, they're running to the next waypoint or objective. So I start to run after them. They head over a hill and when I get to the other side, the 3 of them were laying prone. I jog up to them, and I notice they didn't have MP5s, but AK!!! Oh fuck, they were crew from the tank! I blasted them where they layed. That was a funny moment for me.
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Biggest difference is that Russian pilot has light grey uniform and US pilot has light green uniform with USA flag on it.
Go to third person view. ***See what you look like? *** yes? *** OK, now shoot anything that doesn't look like you..... ***
Binocs are helpfull also....
or here is a dumb way.
if you see someone coming towards you, take cover, and aim at him. if he sees you AND fires at you, then he is enemy. ofcourse, you should be ready to shoot him when aiming at him.