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geogob
31st Mar 2000, 05:30 PM
First, I apollogice if this as already been discussed... but I don't think so...

I saw in the roadmap that binoculars are planned. Two oder items that would be usefull, especially in dark matches, are two night vision systems... infrared and light amplification.

I have some trouble thinking of a swat team (or something similar) going in a dark building only with a flashlight...

What your opinion on that???


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Bad.Mojo
31st Mar 2000, 05:42 PM
I especially like this idea. I think infrared would be fairly easy to implement, as far as graphics go, I mean, raise a modified binocular model, and then the screen washes out the colour going to a full-bright black and white pallette rotation, with some scanlines.

For the light amplification, (i'm assuming you mean CCF or "green" nv) I think it could be done, again, going fullbright and applying scanlines and a green-only pallette rotation.

Course, the fullbright may be needed to be dampened a little.

Also, going out into light with the night vision system enabled should cause temporary blindness (not very long, just a few seconds) but noticeable enough, like you're in a dark hallway, and then it goes to bright, it causes the nv system to have to rapidly recalibrate. Same with if you see a flash bang or grenade or whatnot go off directly, or somebody points their flashlight at you.

Of course, IR wouldn't be suscetible to the light trick (though intense thermals would do it, like grenades or flares) making them slightly more expensive for loadout, but still not infallible.

Even if nv systems have been brought up, it'd be nice to discuss their specifics and such, and the feasibility of 'em

added in in the edit: C7A1's a very nice gun, btw. Modified M16A1E1 with semi or full auto, with the carrying handle removed and replaced with a low profile sight. Nice to see another Canadian around here. =) Where did you train?

[This message has been edited by Bad.Mojo (edited 03-31-2000).]

Mr. T
31st Mar 2000, 05:56 PM
Check the "Infravision or nightgoggles" topic posted by white rabbit. On 2nd page right now I believe. It goes into some discussion on this.

Bad.Mojo
1st Apr 2000, 07:42 PM
You went navy, I went army. I was air cadets too, but I'm not fond of heights (or water). I figure man was meant to walk. So thats where I'm staying. Falling a few thousand feet or drowning are two of the most unpleasant deaths I can think of. Getting a bullet in you is probably the sweetest way to go, quick and painless. So yiah, in the army cadets, the good ol' FN-C1A1. I remember one girl on the range set her gas valve to 0. Whoops. That is some serious kick. The right side of her face was pretty mashed in. If you don't like so much kick, you can always set it to 9. You ever have the Lee Enfield .303? That was the first rifle I ever learned to field strip. Named after a Canadian, too. I can't remember if it was Lee or Enfield =P I think it was Lee who designed it, produced by Enfield in Britain. But my WWI weapons aren't up to snuff. Neither are my WWII, so I dunno if its one of those, either =). Still, first gun I learned to field strip. =P

I'm not sure how hard it would be to actually implement the goggles. I think Warren or Beppo said it would be pretty hard, but I'm not sure, it would just depend how you do it, because I have seen it done and implemented, scan lines and all.

Love how the on-topic comes at the end of my post. I'm just a chatty guy =P