Game BugsAirfix Dogfighter has a few known bugs,some of which are discusssed here.
Multiplayer GamesJoining or hosting games is quite a lottery, sometimes it works and sometimes it dosnt.See the Multiplayer Help page for help with joining games.One of the biggest drawbacks of afd is its instability.You can start hosting a multiplayer game and all goes well, then suddenly everyone else vanishes, they imediatly try to rejoin but even using the console cant connect.If this happens its best to quit the game completly and start again.Sometimes the game just crashes leaving you staring at a windows error reporting box that you must click on to get back to windows, If you try hitting the windows key or alt-tabbing then your pc will freeze and youll have to do a risky and potentially damaging reset.
Ghostflyer BugThere is a bug which i shall call the "GhostFlyer Bug".This is where one or more of the players in a multiplayer game become invisible,either just on radar or completly! This mainly happens when using one of the attic maps in a multiplayer game.It can be quite annoying and can only be fixed by the flyer who is invisible leaving and rejoining, or the host restarting the game.
Spawn JamOcassionally, usually whilst playing on another server, you can become jammed in a spawn situation. The game simply will not allow you to spawn. You have to shutdown Airfix Dogfighter completely, restart and rejoin. Going back to the game menu and trying to rejoin usually leaves you in the same "spawn jammed" state.
Out Of Bounds BugThere is the "Out of Bounds" bug.This enables the flyers to leave the normal boundaries of the game and play.Some players have found a way to place furniture in this"out of bounds" area creating some great new multiplayer maps." Boxing wars" is one(perhaps the best)of these maps,screenshots below(click for fullsize)
GraphicsAnother problem I have experienced is when the normal graphics textures are replaced with blocks of white. This occurs sometimes when you use Alt and Tab to switch from the game to other windows tasks. Screenshots of this graphics problem are shown below:
Disappearing IP Address BookOcassionally the ip address book just dissappears as shown below(click for fullsize)
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