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oddglob
08-29-2004, 11:50 PM
I've been running through a couple of DGen campaigns in which some of the missions have required me to defend a balloon (as the German side).

The problem is that there is no actual ballon to defend. I have checked the missions themselves in both notepad and via the full mission builder, and the balloon itself is definitely not there.

This is using the stock campaigns.

Any idea idea how to fix this, or should I just delete the balloon missions out of the ops files, as they seemingly do not work.

oddglob
08-29-2004, 11:50 PM
I've been running through a couple of DGen campaigns in which some of the missions have required me to defend a balloon (as the German side).

The problem is that there is no actual ballon to defend. I have checked the missions themselves in both notepad and via the full mission builder, and the balloon itself is definitely not there.

This is using the stock campaigns.

Any idea idea how to fix this, or should I just delete the balloon missions out of the ops files, as they seemingly do not work.

Tully__
08-30-2004, 12:58 AM
You checked for both Barrage and Observation ballons? From a test mission file:

0_Static vehicles.aeronautics.Aeronautics$BarrageBalloon_60 0m 1 77036.17 74424.34 360.00 0.0
1_Static vehicles.aeronautics.Aeronautics$ObservBalloon_30m 2 76977.09 74389.97 360.00 0.0

The first is a 600m Barrage balloon, the second is a 30m Observation balloon.

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oddglob
08-30-2004, 01:20 AM
Yes, I checked and none were there. I also noticed the mission templates do not have any balloon objects in them either. (I'm using the Dgen from version 1.11).

I was wondering if the balloons were supposed to be auto-generated by DGen or had to exist in the template to start with.

Tully__
08-30-2004, 01:27 AM
I'm not sure if they're auto generated or in the profile, but I get them in 2.04, I just checked. I don't have a 1.11 version installed but I'll check 1.22, I do have that. I'll report back shortly.

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Tully__
08-30-2004, 01:39 AM
Balloons present in ver1.22 DGen missions also. Which map are your missions on and which template are they using?

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oddglob
08-30-2004, 01:57 AM
Hi Tully,

This was the Kuban 1942 campaign using the ops42-E.dat ops file (easy). I was using the BF109F4. The only change I had made to the sim was to include a classesDeF.dat file that enabled the BF109F4 to perform LIGHT operations rather than a just as a fighter (although that classes feature is officially documented).

Tully__
08-30-2004, 02:13 AM
It appears to be a template problem. The missions I'm seeing it appear in are from the Smolensk map. The Smolensk template for Blue (BarbarossaBlue.mis) does include the balloons, the Kuban42Blue.mis template does not.

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oddglob
08-30-2004, 02:28 AM
Yeh, I notice on my version 1.11 there is only 1 whole balloon on the smolensk template. I might try adding a few to the blue Kuban template and see if the DGen program "picks up" on them or not. If not, I'll just have to delete the missions, as I can't upgrade from 1.0 due to sound issues.

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