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Shamrock
22nd Jan 2007, 18:54
I thought I would do a little guide for new players to the game and explain some of the basics.


Launching Planes

If you are a air base or Carrier you will be controlling planes. To launch Planes press the Right Bumper. This will bring up your launch screen. 3 slots of planes will be show representing 3 Squads. When you have your squad highlighted you can press down on the D-Pad to change what type of planes to launch and the amount of planes you want in the squad (max 3). Torpedo Bombers are best for attacking ships, Dive Bombers are best for attacking Land Targets such as air bases/shipyards and Fighters are best for attacking other planes.

Launching Boats

If you are a Shipyard you will be controlling ships. To launch ships press the Right Bumper. This will bring up your launch screen. You can launch 4 different type of ships depending on which shipyard your controlling. A Crusier, a Battle Ship, a Destroyer, or a Sub. Crusier is a balance of Power and speed though not as strong as a BB or as fast as a DD, Battle Ship is heavy armored with Big Firepower but slow, A destroyer is fast, weak with artillery, but has torpedos and is the only ship that can hunt submerged Subs.

Using the Strategic Map

The map is by far the most useful tool in the game. This is where you order your units around. To open the Map press the "Back Button". Once you have your map open you can press right on the D-Pad to move between your controllable units. When you have the proper unit highlighted you move can move the cursor on the map by utilizing the right thumbstick. Simply put the cursor over the enemy you wish your unit to attack and press A. The Computer AI will now begin to move your unit and attack when in position. At any time you can jump in and take over the action for that unit, but you should always give every unit a order, that way if you need to look in the map or switch to other units the computer AI will continue moving toward/attacking your selected target.

Giving a teammate a unit or base

Go to the strategic Map (back button) Highlight the unit you wish to give away with the cursor. Once the unit is highlighted click in the left thumbstick. A menu will appear asking you which teammate to give selected unit to. NOTE: You can not give a unit to a teammate you are currently controlling. So make sure the icon of the ship/base your trying to give is not yellow (indicating the unit your currently controlling).


Helpful Hints

It is always a good idea to escort bombers with at least 1 unit of Fighters or Coridinate with your other air base to provide fighters to cover Bombers. You can select fighters to escort Bombers by using the strategic map, highlighting your fighter unit (pressing right on D-Pad), move the cursor over the bomber you want escorted and press A. You will see a green line indicating that the fighters will now follow that unit wherever they go. This can also be done to assign fighters to protect shipyards, airbases, or friendly ships.

If you want to win you should constantly utilize the strategic Map, whenever units are not given a order, either planes or ships they circle one spot of the map and are waisted units. You should constantly be switching to your map to make sure your units all have orders and are being fully utilized at all times.



Hope this helps and others feel free to contribute to this thread. I covered most of the ordering units around. If others want to chime in on specific controlls while using units in action that would be great.

Liberaror45
22nd Jan 2007, 20:21
How do you set waypoints on the map for ships/planes to follow?

Shamrock
22nd Jan 2007, 20:24
How do you set waypoints on the map for ships/planes to follow?


Open the map, press right on the D-Pad until the unit you want is yellow. Then move the cursor to where you want that unit to move and press A. Just repeat to set multiple waypoints.

PrimaryParadox
22nd Jan 2007, 21:49
This thread has already been posted, u should reivew the posting thread terms before submiting a thread

http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=64562

Shamrock
23rd Jan 2007, 03:10
This thread has already been posted, u should reivew the posting thread terms before submiting a thread

http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=64562

No offense to you, but you don't need to get all bent out of shape because you posted a guide that is burried so far down in the forums no one can find it. Also I think you did a poor job of explaining how to order units around on the map. You did a good job of explaining individual unit controll, but ordering units is more important. You can be the best Ace fighter in the game controlling a plane individually, but that person still won't help a team as much as a player who knows how to order all its units using the map.

xIGuNDoCIx
23rd Jan 2007, 03:43
No offense to you, but you don't need to get all bent out of shape because you posted a guide that is burried so far down in the forums no one can find it. Also I think you did a poor job of explaining how to order units around on the map. You did a good job of explaining individual unit controll, but ordering units is more important. You can be the best Ace fighter in the game controlling a plane individually, but that person still won't help a team as much as a player who knows how to order all its units using the map.

Its called the "search" button. I wish all these new guides would be compiled into one thread but I guess some people are just too lazy to look before they post.

Muddled Muppet
23rd Jan 2007, 12:03
If it's easy to look for guides using the search button he hasn't detracted from that, and the option remains to look for various guides.

The guy was doing a post to try and help others get into the game, can't see the need for flaming that.

Keir
23rd Jan 2007, 12:13
If it's easy to look for guides using the search button he hasn't detracted from that, and the option remains to look for various guides.

The guy was doing a post to try and help others get into the game, can't see the need for flaming that.

What he said :thumbsup:

Thanks for the guide Shamrock. I think it's OK to have a few guides floating around focussing on different sections from different people's ponts of view. As Muddled Muppet said, people can always search a check out a couple.

PrimaryParadox
23rd Jan 2007, 16:37
im not flaming ur guide im just pointing out that there is already a guide out there and if things are missing u should post it in the appropreate thread....its to keep the forums organized and not have 100 threads that are all the same

Unity2012
30th Jan 2007, 13:45
Shamrock thank you :for taking the time to explain in detail the way to use the map. Your info paid off very well online.

Keep up the good work.

:D