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I have FE1 and am running on W7 64 bit.I've found for some reason I can't drop bombs anymore.I tried the default command (enter) after selecting the bomb with the \ command but they won't drop.I tried assigning the fire/drop selected weapon to another key and also tried assigning the command to a joystick button ,but the bombs still won't drop.This is with all bomb carrying aircraft.It's as if the command no longer exists.Anyone have any ideas that aren't too involved ? Reinstalling isn't an option as I have far to many planes and mods installed.

Another proplem while I'm at it is many planes ,even with the engine off, start off moving from the takeoff position with the speed building to around 45 kph before dropping back to 0.Not big problems but kind of annoying.

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Mhhhm just a couple of ideas:

- Change the default key ('drop bombs') to something completely different

- Double check your joystick 'deadzone' ,e.g. check if the throttle is really set to '0'. Check within Windows

- Engine off is, AFAIK, something not availalbe within FE1 (and Gold). So the prop should spin around always

- Set everything to default by deleting the file 'default.ini' (within First Eagles\Controls)....BUT MAKE A BACKUP COPY FIRST

 

hope this helps

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Thankyou for your reply .I already tried changing the command for dropping bombs (fire selected weapon)to "B" but no joy.I deleted the default ini but other than having to reset my controls the bombs still won't drop and the planes still start from the take off position, moving, as I said in my first post.As for the engine I intentionly (spelling) shut it down using the "control I" (engine toggle),prop is stopped and throttle is at 0, to see if that would stop the plane from moving but it still accelerates to around 45 kph before dropping back to 0.I have found moving the null to full left seems to help but not always.

Looks like I'll just live with these small problems (I can always just say boom when I try and drop a bomb.)

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Same issue here. I can't even select the bombs in flight, the keys to select air-to-ground weapons is working as air-to-air. Another issue is that on bombing missions my squad don't follow any orders or waypoints.

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I can still select secondary weapons in flight but can't fire or drop them.The main guns fire otherwise I would have to try reinstalling the sim as it would be impossible to even try and dogfight.I wish I could remember if I could ever drop bombs in windows 7 ,I know they worked in xp.It's as if the command for fire or dropping bombs and secondary weapons never existed.

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You should have a key to select weapon. Select the bombs and after that you can release them with the proper key.

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I can select the weapon ok but the command to release the bomb (enter) doesn't work. I tried reassigning the command to another key or a button on my joystick ,still the bombs won't release.I tried deleteing the the default ini and letting it creat a new one but still the bombs won't release.As I said I don't remember if the bombs ever released in windows 7 ,so maybe this (along with the planes starting to move even at 0 throttle) is a windows 7 thing.

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Do you have a modded AIRCRAFTCONTROLLIST.ini in the Objects folder ?

If yes, move it out and try the bombs again (after making sure that the keybinding is OK after all the attempts)

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or an outdated (or wrong)  AircraftObject.ini. in the /Objects folder

also known to screw with the controls

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I don't know what either an AIRCRAFTCONTROLLIST.ini or an AIRCRAFTOBJECT.ini even is so I never modded either one on purpose.I have installed quite a few aircraft ,could just installing a new aircraft cause this?

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