Rescue 193 Posted April 11, 2020 Report Share Posted April 11, 2020 Thanks to the help of the Matrix/Slitherine Help Desk I managed to retrieve my account thingummy and reloaded my Harpoon ( "Larry Bond's HARPOON Ultimate Edition Build 2015.027"). So after a long hiatus I am, as they say, back in the in the game. However, I have one general questions and a couple about air-to-air refuelling that I'm hoping that somebody kind and knowledgable soul can answer for me. First, and most obvious, are there any updates, patches or what-have-you that I should add to my present version of the game and, if so, where might I find them? I have an update of sorts named HC2017.011GESEDBDUBSBB.exe which, I seem to recall, worked fine back in the day. But, when I re-installed it this time it killed the game and advised me that it was an expired beta and that I should refer to AGSI for later versions, so that was a bit of a dead end. Second, air -to-air refuelling, doesn't appear to work quite as I recall it used to. The tanker a/c in a serial replenishes its receiving a/c as it should (when the receiving a/c are at 20% or thereabouts or when refuelling is forced) and the 'report window' message tells me that refuelling is taking place. However, when the evolution is complete (and the tanker is dry) the 'report window' continues to indicate that refuelling continues. Its possible to check that refuelling is complete in the 'unit window' by clicking on the tanker in the serial and getting the message 'No More Refuels' but it is a bit fiddly especially when things are busy. Even after the tanker is split from the serial to RTB the 'report window' for the now tanker-less serial continues to indicate refuelling is in progress. It is possible to 'clear' the errant message by, say, directing the serial to land and then immediately returning it to its original mission (but simply altering course, speed or altitude doesn't). I'm pretty sure it didn't used to work like this (and I seem to think the defunct HC2017.011 patch fixed it) but I might be wrong. Finally, in the various Harpoon Designer's Series scenarios air-to-air refuelling wasn't an option although, when the capability was introduce it was introduced in updates to the game (with the EC2000 scenarios as I recall) it was added to the original suite of Harpoon scenarios but it never made it to the HDS series. So, my question is is there some sort of database update (or other fix?) that adds an air-to-air refuelling capability to the HDS scenarios? Many thanks for any help you can provide. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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