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Offline Frankie

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Modding Tornado
« on: August 03, 2017, 03:30:17 AM »
This sticky topic is to present and discuss the latest Tornado modding work by AH.

AH is a Tornado fan who works in the aviation industry. He was inspired by Tornado when it came out in 1993. Having rediscovered Tornado in 2017 through the Tornado website, he has combined his past 16-bit assembly language knowledge, with his love for flight simulation and his aviation experience to see what he can do to enhance Tornado. He also plays DCS.

Disclaimer: AH's mods only work on the NON-Operation Desert Storm of Tornado. In addition he is a busy person and mods only when time and real-life permits.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 09:24:54 AM by Frankie »

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Re: Modding Tornado
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 03:35:09 AM »
Tornado Hello World!

Mod: Hello World
By AH
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zbqp5g6hpvdy09x/FLIGHT.EXE?dl=0
Instructions: Make a backup of your tornado folder and then replace the original FLIGHT.exe in the /FLIGHT/ folder with the modded FLIGHT.exe. Then go to game, start a flight and press F2....and check if you see anything new... ;)
Screenshot:

Notes: See bottom-right corner of the screen. Now that's different!
          A very minor and trivial change to Tornado, but nevertheless, a very good start.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 07:25:04 AM by Frankie »

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Re: Modding Tornado
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 03:37:48 AM »
Gear up with shudder; Good Landing tire/rumble sound on good landings

Mod: Hello World
By AH
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ox1yonguqzeaxbf/Flight_08_02_2017.zip?dl=0
Instructions: Make a backup of your tornado folder and then replace the original FLIGHT.exe in the /FLIGHT/ folder with the modded FLIGHT.exe.

Notes:
08.02.2017 Added a small cockpit shake when lowering or rising landing gear. A nice touch!
08.02.2017 Added tire touchdown/rumble sound (placeholder) when pilot makes a good landing.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 08:20:31 AM by Frankie »

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Re: Modding Tornado
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 09:39:02 AM »
Whole lotta shakin' going on

Mod: Pilot and Navigator screens shake throughout flight
By AH
Link: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/342700290493120512/345991172122083334/FLIGHT_12_08_2017.zip
Instructions: Make a backup of your tornado folder and then replace the original FLIGHT.exe in the /FLIGHT/ folder with the modded FLIGHT.exe.

Note: prolonged usage of mod will induce headaches and eye-fatigue. This is again proof-of-concept and exists as work in progress.


New features:
(model.asm)
08.02.2017 Added a small shake when lowering or rising landing gear
02.08.2017 Added tire touchdown sound when pilot makes a good landing
12.08.2017 Added cockpit shake effect for normal flight

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Re: Modding Tornado
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 05:13:47 AM »
Hi Frankie,

In the right dose I think this effect would increase the realism, especially for missions flown when visibility is restricted such as night, fog and flying in clouds.  :thumbsup

And using a "horizontal shake" for turbulence helps differentiate the effect from the "vertical shake" DI used for airframe buffet.

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