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Search and Rescue heir apparent - missed opportunity?

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The more I've played Take On Helicopters, the more I'm coming to believe and regret that we might have missed an opportunity to have an updated Search and Rescue series based on TOH. I'm pretty sure development has ceased on TOH. With the animations, atmosphere, and capability of the mission editor (including cut-scenes and detailed briefings), I think TOH would have been a great successor to the SAR series. Particularly when you consider you can fly in Arma 2 maps, and you have first person capabilities including weapons capability, switching drivable/flyable units, etc...

:sigh:

On one of the individual rescue missions..I noticed that the sea-state can be changed according to the mission designer too. Tough to see in the screenshot, but the swell is quite well done as far as the animation of it..

http://www.mudspike.com/ARMA/SAR02.jpg (198 kB)

Heading for the hospital to pick up a medic...

http://www.mudspike.com/ARMA/SAR01.jpg (184 kB)

http://www.mudspike.com/ARMA/SAR04.jpg (191 kB)

Enroute to the scene call...

http://www.mudspike.com/ARMA/SAR03.jpg (188 kB)

One scene - deploying the medic to pick up the victims...

http://www.mudspike.com/ARMA/SAR05.jpg (182 kB)

TOH has some of the best lighting and environmental effects in any sim...

http://www.mudspike.com/ARMA/SAR06.jpg (178 kB)

A 2:30 time limit to race the victims to the hospital helipad...

http://www.mudspike.com/ARMA/SAR07.jpg (164 kB)

:thumbsup:

Damn shame this sim is withering on the vine...it has a great mixture of sim/game elements...

BeachAV8R

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If only they would tell us how to use the winch system in the editor.

If they did, then we would be able to make SAR missions. That is the reason that no SAR missions come out, even by the players.

Is it not possible to open the mission files that use the winch in the stock campaign and reverse engineer it? Or is it not that simple? (It must not be..lol..or it would have already been done I suppose..)

BeachAV8R

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Is it not possible to open the mission files that use the winch in the stock campaign and reverse engineer it?

Exactly. I haven't been able to open any missions from TOH.

I think one of the tutorials mentioned how to do it for AI.

What tutorial?

I think there is only one and that one is about sling-loading a crate.

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