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Bogged Down - Chin Up

  Posted by Flexman, 12 December 2011 · 202 views

I apologise for lack of updates, long time since the last one (weeks it seems although I have two unpublished ones which are no longer relevant). I've been avoiding online spaces during this time, work has been bogged down with the multitude of tasks not just relating to the Combat Helo game.

I'm working on the flight model again this week so...


Quick update - optimisations

  Posted by Flexman, 17 November 2011 · 167 views

Last week I identified one issue relating to UserEntityData introduced with the last engine update which prevents consistent update of Enity data due to some change in the hierarchy and no documentation on what was changed.

So I'm faced with having to re-factor (meaning to changing code but same behaviour) core sensor code. It's the sort of thing...


Lest we forget

  Posted by Flexman, 11 November 2011 · 180 views

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Random pics of the Day

  Posted by Flexman, 11 November 2011 · 206 views

Some pics of the day.

Posted ImageBattlezoneesque - eerie (debug...


US Army showcases AB3 - Apache Block II to Block III in video

  Posted by Flexman, 06 November 2011 · 347 views

US Army released video showcasing the new Block III Apache in a virtual training environment.

The video covers in a nutshell...

Weight reduction
Improved software upgrade pipeline
Increased engine power 701-D engines and improved drive system
Better digital battlefield intergration
UAV commanding
IFR certified...



  Posted by Flexman, 26 October 2011 · 187 views

While Dave is away hopefully keeping his head above water (all those Bear Grylls survival videos should come in handy) I've got not much else to do except worry and get on with my to-do list.

C-SCOPE was something I remember saying wouldn't make it but turned out to be a freebie since everything was available to simply drop it...


Rain Stops Play - Bangkok Floods

  Posted by Flexman, 22 October 2011 · 153 views

Dave who is the artist on Combat-Helo is currently in the process of evacuating his home in Thailand as the floods in Bangkok have made living difficult. With no fresh drinking water for days, no supplies in the shops and place of work closed, services breaking down it's time to jump...


Don't Panic

  Posted by Flexman, 19 October 2011 · 170 views

Yes Panic.

When you're rushing to get a reasonable build ready for hammering out problems I'm finding I'm making all new problems. Going over the HMD code I realise how badly it needs rebuilding, there are existing elements that need updating, a few new ones that require adding. There's no way to rebuild the HUD in time.

Another problem....


Amazing what you can find on the internet today.

  Posted by Flexman, 19 October 2011 · 180 views

Not a Combat-Helo post. I'm engaged in a spot of design and research but was looking for some old material online and found I had left a digital trail pre-dating commercial internet use.

28 Years ago I drew this. I was in high school. Shocking really. I used Z80 machine code to generate the 'impressive' sound and visual...


Minigame...I mean gun

  Posted by Flexman, 17 October 2011 · 164 views

AD has started some great work on the armaments of the CH47 that will form the first major DLC pack for the full release of Combat-Helo. Each door position will offer a fun interactive activity, usually in the form of throwing out obscene amounts of virtual lead.

For more pictures please see:...