View Full Version : contrails...

18th June 2002, 12:06 AM
I have the NTSC Wipeout 3, and was wonderin why there aren't contails? I saw a guide mention them, and there's even a picture of the contrails on the back cover. So where are they?

18th June 2002, 03:47 AM
and even MORE important - what the H is a contrail ? :-?

18th June 2002, 11:48 AM
you ever played Ace Combat 4? errr...basically a contrail is a stream of condensed moisture that comes off of a wing tip at the right conditions.
look at the screenshots on the back of the box. one of them is an Auricom at P-Mar, and you can see the contrails there.

18th June 2002, 09:00 PM
perhaps they were removed for performance reasons?

18th June 2002, 09:20 PM
perhaps in the middle of the game being modified for ntsc, they were somehow lost???

anyway, i love those things :D

18th June 2002, 09:25 PM
They are not in the ntsc version. not sure why since ntsc runs at a faster framerate. It does make the game look a little better though.

19th June 2002, 08:18 AM
There are contrails in the PAL version (they appear only when going fast though) and when I first saw them while playing I thought they looked great and I still think so.

19th June 2002, 12:38 PM
how fast were you going?

19th June 2002, 10:45 PM
It's not necessary to go extremely fast. In the straight after the jump in Porto Kora (before the tunnel) it's quite easy to get it. I guess they took them out of NTSC and you won't be getting them. It's a shame :(

20th June 2002, 07:12 AM
Yes... and I love it when airbraking, that little parts of the ship go up and show that you're braking :) . Attention to detail... Love it.


28th June 2002, 08:37 AM
that's a shame seeing NTSC folks missing out. i don't really think contrails would have put performance down much. they aren't exactly an amazing feature on the PAL version. i notice them most during aggressive cornering.

27th February 2004, 03:00 AM
Em they are in My copy of NTSC WipEout 3 Folks ! Lets be Friends & Race on Folks !!

27th February 2004, 03:08 PM
Em.....now, that's confusing....

27th February 2004, 03:36 PM
Iv'e never seen them

27th February 2004, 05:34 PM
Glockster, are you talking about 'contrails' from the body parts such as 'wing' tips or do you mean the thruster trails? i've never seen anything but thruster trails on my NTSC copy of WO3

27th February 2004, 06:32 PM
Ah yeah duh ment "contrails" as in the engine thruster output sowwy lol oops !

27th February 2004, 07:23 PM
okay, that takes care of any confusion, then :)

27th February 2004, 10:13 PM
airbrakes dont move in WO3 ntsc do they? I didn't think they did, but I haven't played external view, well... ever! The only time I see external view is when others are playing, and unfortunately I haven't seen any of my wipeout playing friends in some time now.

Black Funkster
5th August 2004, 11:25 PM
Dangnabbit, I see contrails all the time in my PAL version...whether it's your ship's exhaust, or the silvery wisps of wind that stream off yuor wings, they're both there. One thing I wanna know though is....in the NTSC version, does each ship's exhaust trail's colour correspond with the colour of the actual ship?

Rapier Racer
5th August 2004, 11:30 PM
In wipeout Fusion when you press the back button why can't you see the engine thrust?? :-?

5th August 2004, 11:54 PM
Just an educated guess; maybe they tried to save some graphics resources.

6th August 2004, 12:12 AM
Just an educated guess #2, or maybe it's not there becouse it would draw pilot's attention?

6th August 2004, 01:31 AM
Blank Funkster, yes, in NTSC WO3 the exhaust jet colour is different for each team