0: go to kcae with no scenery installed at allThe first thing to note is how specific and small each step is. These steps are much more precise than most of the bug reports we get. And yet, they must be that specific - the bug was so tweaky that skipping virtually any of those steps will cause it to not appear.
1: open the 777
2: go to aircraft:aircraft and situations
3: go to second tab
4: set total num acf to 1
5: go to first tab
6: select 'carrier catshot'
7: release the brakes, with throttle at idle
8: enjoy the cat.. ease the plane gently onto the water, gear down, pwer off
9: note that the water is 'hard'... the yter is telling us that we are on land not water. hit brakes. stop. u r walking on water!
The biggest problem I see with bug reports sent to me is the use of "any", e.g. "open any aircraft". That's not very specific! And Murphy's law says: the one airplane I pick will just happen to be the one airplane that you haven't tried and happens to not show the bug for some strange reason.
So always be absolutely specific. When we ask for tiny steps, it's not that we don't know how to use the sim - it's just that we need to use the sim exactly the same way you did!
EDIT: bug report pages.