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mortoma
05-10-2010, 06:21 PM
Since this game started, as most of you know, there were always readme files associated with every patch and upgrade. Does anyone have a collection of all of these handy-dandy files? I find myself struggling to remember how to use the special techniques to do things like release the Mistel JU-88 bomb from the FW-190A8 or maybe how to set up a V2 rocket, things like that. All that stuff is in those files. Or is there a fan website that has archived them all?? I have some of them but not all of them, maybe half of them?

TheGrunch
05-10-2010, 06:39 PM
If no one else drums them up I'll ask my dad, he's got every Il-2 patch he's ever downloaded backed up somewhere (compulsive hoarder and backer-upper), and he's bought every incarnation of the series so he probably has a fair few of them.
First, though, try Gamershell or 3DGamers or one of the websites where updates used to be posted, they'll have them I bet.

Aviar
05-10-2010, 09:59 PM
For some reason I started saving copies of all the readme's since the original IL-2. I think I have all of them (24 total). The size of the folder is 8.77 MB.

For mortoma:

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Using the V-1 rocket

The V-1 rocket is a completely new object type with a new set of parameters. To use it, open Full Mission Builder, load a map, and in the object browser find a Rocket object set. From here you have a choice of a V-1 Ground and a V-1 Air object. These basically function the same, except the Ground object starts on a rail while the Air object starts in mid-air.

You can place an Air V-1 anywhere, while a ground V-1 should be placed on flat ground. Both should be places with no mountains, hills or buildings immediately in front of its path. Pressing Insert or ctrl-clicking the ground places the rocket under the mouse cursor. This is its starting waypoint, one of only two possible. The final waypoint is not created in the same way as plane or vehicle waypoints. Instead you must go to the Rocket tab of the Object window with the V-1 selected, press the Set button, and drag and click the target waypoint on the target area. You can drag and drop it later to fine-tune the aiming.

The rocket always flies to target at around 2625 +/-200 meters of altitude; thus for Ground V-1s your target should be far enough for it to climb to that altitude. Usually it’s not a good idea to place a V-1 target close to its launch point since it’s very likely to miss in this case.

There are more important parameters you must set in the Rocket tab of the object window, namely the Timeout, Count and Period.
The Timeout parameter sets the initial time between the start of the mission and the launch of the first V-1. The first box is hours, the second is minutes. It’s best to set this value to at least two minutes (0:2) to allow the first V-1 to launch correctly. Setting it to a lower value may cause the first rocket not to launch at all.
The Count parameter sets the total number of V-1s launched from the current point towards the current target. If you want several V-1s to launch from the same point but towards different targets, you must create multiple launch points with different targets, and set their Timeouts to different values.
Finally, the Period parameter sets the time interval between the launches of each subsequent rocket from this point.

The rocket itself appears on the rail at exactly half the Timeout or Period time; during the other half of the interval the rail appears empty. For example, if the Timeout is set to 10 minutes and Period is set to 20, then the rail will appear empty for the first 5 minutes of the mission (timeout / 2); the rocket will appear on it for the next 5 minutes and launch at 00:10 of game time; then the rail will appear empty for the next 10 minutes (Period / 2) and then the rocket will sit on it for the remaining 10 minutes of the Period; etc.

The last important point is that the V-1 is not an airplane but rather a special other type of object; therefore it will not have a plane-like camera attached to it. In order to watch the V-1s take-off and fly you must place ground cameras around its launch point or across its mission path.

But of course the best way to look at V-1s is from an airplane. Our V-1s are “tippable”. They pack a lot of explosives so it’s not always a good idea to shoot at one; it may take it with you when it explodes. A better historical way to destroy it is to fly alongside it matching your airspeeds, close formation and then gently touch its wingtip with yours. Since the V-1 has no ability to stabilize itself horizontally it will go into a diving turn and hit the ground below instead of exploding in your face. Good luck!
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Using the Mistel

We have conflicting reports and pilot accounts regarding the weapons on the FW-190 part of the Mistel. It appears that there were versions with a regular armed FW-190 which could detach and fight, and versions where all armament on the FW-190 was removed. We are only modeling the armed FW-190 version.

The Mistel aircraft in FB is a very peculiar bird which presented our team with some unique challenges. The modified Ju-88 strapped to the flyable FW-190 is really a one of a kind object in the game. On one hand it's a droppable weapon. On another hand it's a player's aircraft since your input goes to its control surfaces. Finally it's an AI plane that has a simple "stay on course" AI routine. And the most unique thing is that it has to exist in all three states within one mission. The game engine was never designed to accommodate such very special objects, therefore we had to make some concessions to make this work.

First of all, our AI routine would need a complete overwrite to allow for complete realistic Mistel operations. Unfortunately we could not afford to spend another year building and testing the Mistel, so our AI Mistels cannot take-off, land or attack targets. The most an AI Mistel can do is follow a set of waypoints in the air, basically serving as a large target for other flights.

Another important limitation is that Mistels cannot be flown in online dogfight games; however they can be flown in co-op missions.

Player-controlled Mistels however do work like other FB planes. You can start on the ground and take-off in them, land with or without the attached Ju-88 bomb, and detach the Ju-88 bomb in the air and launch it at targets. You must launch the Mistel at least from 1 km away from the target; historically they were launched from even farther away. Just lower your engine power to about 33% of throttle, hold your target in the crosshairs for a few seconds and press the Attach/Detach Aircraft button to separate from the Ju-88. It will follow on your current course, while you should try to get away from the target area. The Mistel's blast is pretty big, and it will damage or destroy objects on the ground and in the air in a very large radius.

Creating a mission with a Mistel is easy: just create two waypoints for the Ju-88 (Mistel), then place waypoints for the FW-190A-8 (Mistel). With the FW-190 selected, go to the Waypoint tab of the Object window, click the Set button and click on the Mistel. This will link the two in the beginning of the mission.
NOTE: You can set the first waypoint of the pair to be Take-Off, but AI flown Mistels will not be able to take-off.

Additional notes:

- When releasing the Mistel from low altitudes and at a shallow angle, it may hit the ground without exploding. Its detonator was located in the tip of its long nose, so if the Mistel hits the ground with its fuselage without an impact on the nose it will not detonate.
- combat/take off/landing flaps will only work on the Fw-190 and not extend on the Ju-88.
- when the Mistel hits the ground you may sometimes hear the "I’m hit, I am going down" radio call.
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Aviar

mortoma
05-11-2010, 09:54 AM
Wow, cool thanks for the info. I hope to see a repository of these files somewhere someday. Maybe the best thing would be to just download all of the old patches again and I could extract those files and get them all that way.

stalkervision
05-11-2010, 10:08 AM
we should make up an "alternative read me" more in befitting the spirit of these forums. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

wheelsup_cavu
05-11-2010, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
Since this game started, as most of you know, there were always readme files associated with every patch and upgrade. Does anyone have a collection of all of these handy-dandy files? I find myself struggling to remember how to use the special techniques to do things like release the Mistel JU-88 bomb from the FW-190A8 or maybe how to set up a V2 rocket, things like that. All that stuff is in those files. Or is there a fan website that has archived them all?? I have some of them but not all of them, maybe half of them?
I think most of what you want is in the Knowledge Base at M4T or has been made into a tutorial by Flying_Nutcase already.

<span class="ev_code_yellow">M4T Knowledge Base:</span>
How do you setup the Mistel? (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=149)
How do you set up the V1 rockets so they launch from the launching rail? (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=148)
How do I get a glider to be towed? (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=136)
How do I guide the X4 rocket ? (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=188)
There's several more articles too.
I found these using the Search feature in about 15 minutes.

<span class="ev_code_yellow">Flying_Nutcase's Full mission Builder tutorials:</span>
Setting up the Mistel (http://www.il2-fullmissionbuilder.com/mistel.html)
How to launch the V1 Rocket (http://www.il2-fullmissionbuilder.com/v1-rocket.html)
Paratroopers & Supply Drops (http://www.il2-fullmissionbuilder.com/paratroopers.html)
He also has several videos that <span class="ev_code_yellow">will</span> help you learn how to use the FMB.


Wheels

mortoma
05-11-2010, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by wheelsup_cavu:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
Since this game started, as most of you know, there were always readme files associated with every patch and upgrade. Does anyone have a collection of all of these handy-dandy files? I find myself struggling to remember how to use the special techniques to do things like release the Mistel JU-88 bomb from the FW-190A8 or maybe how to set up a V2 rocket, things like that. All that stuff is in those files. Or is there a fan website that has archived them all?? I have some of them but not all of them, maybe half of them?
I think most of what you want is in the Knowledge Base at M4T or has been made into a tutorial by Flying_Nutcase already.

<span class="ev_code_yellow">M4T Knowledge Base:</span>
How do you setup the Mistel? (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=149)
How do you set up the V1 rockets so they launch from the launching rail? (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=148)
How do I get a glider to be towed? (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=136)
How do I guide the X4 rocket ? (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=188)
There's several more articles too.
I found these using the Search feature in about 15 minutes.

<span class="ev_code_yellow">Flying_Nutcase's Full mission Builder tutorials:</span>
Setting up the Mistel (http://www.il2-fullmissionbuilder.com/mistel.html)
How to launch the V1 Rocket (http://www.il2-fullmissionbuilder.com/v1-rocket.html)
Paratroopers & Supply Drops (http://www.il2-fullmissionbuilder.com/paratroopers.html)
He also has several videos that <span class="ev_code_yellow">will</span> help you learn how to use the FMB.


Wheels </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Very interesting and helpful but I think there are many more techniques for specialty things in this sim. But it's good to have some of them. What about how to use the K-14 gun sights? Or the German dive bombing sights? Or even just how to level bomb? They all require special techniques and knowledge. Hopefully, someone will get together info for every single one of them. I'll go look at the M4T since I'm a member over there.

wheelsup_cavu
05-11-2010, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
Very interesting and helpful but I think there are many more techniques for specialty things in this sim. But it's good to have some of them. What about how to use the K-14 gun sights? Or the German dive bombing sights? Or even just how to level bomb? They all require special techniques and knowledge. Hopefully, someone will get together info for every single one of them. I'll go look at the M4T since I'm a member over there.
Manual for the IL2 FB K-14 gunsight: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=289 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=289)

Dive Bombing with the JU-88: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=371 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=371)
Dive-bombing With The Stuvi: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=280 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=280)
Dive Bombing With The D3A: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=279 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=279)
Using the Stuvi gunsight: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=370 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=370)


HE-111 Bombing Guide: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=283 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=283)
B-25 Bombing Guide: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=277 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=277)
B-25 Manual Bombing Guide: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=278 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=278)
Norden Bombsight Training Video: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=424 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=424)

How do you skip bomb?: http://www.mission4today.com/i...Base&op=show&kid=162 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=162)

And I just found all the read me files from all the patches through v4.08m.
Read me files: http://www.mission4today.com/i...nowledge_Base&cat=20 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&cat=20)


Wheels

Aviar
05-11-2010, 05:03 PM
From the readme's:

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Using the K-14 gunsight

Use the ‘Toggle Sight Mode (Auto)’ button to switch gunsight mode. Use the ‘Adjust Sight Control to Right’ and ‘Adjust Sight Control to Left’ buttons to select the target aircraft type. Use the ‘Increase Sight Distance’ and ‘Decrease Sight Distance’ buttons to adjust the sight circle for the target aircraft to fit in it. Track the target aircraft for at least 2 seconds to maintain correct lead.
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Using the Stuvi gunsight

Before the dive in your Ju-87D-5 (Ju-88) you must set your dive airspeed (true) by buttons “Increase Sight Velocity” and “Decrease Sight Velocity” and bomb drop altitude by buttons “Increase Sight Altitude” and “Decrease Sight Altitude”. When the plane enters the dive you must place the crosshairs onto your target and keep it there. When the plane reaches the preset altitude the warning horn will sound. The pilot should drop the bombs at this point, after which point the plane will be automatically leveled off.
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Dive Bombing Method in the Ju-88

These are the actual instructions from the historical Fl Üb 8-179/4 manual.
(Traditional method with "Dive Automation")

1. Close radiator.
2. Set propeller pitch to 100% (Auto).
3. Set bombsight speed to estimated drop speed (can also adjust during dive).
4. Set bombsight altitude (for example 1000m).
5. Center trim (on Ju88 red marks).
6. Press Divebrake button (this will also trim plane to dive).
7. Set power to idle (0%).
8. Take aim with ring in top part of the sight. Also take note of the dive
bombing marker ("Krawatte") below the ring on the vertical line.
9. Hold target in the ring until you hear the drop altitude warning buzzer.
10. Pull up so that the dive bombing marker becomes superimposed on the
target. Hold steady for a moment.
11. Press the bomb release button (this will also initiate the pull-out by centering
the trim again).12. Press the divebrake button again to raise the brakes up.
13. Apply power slowly to avoid overspeeding the engines.
14. Open the radiator and adjust prop pitch for cruise, if necessary.
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Aviar

mortoma
05-11-2010, 06:29 PM
Aviar, besides making some of the best Coops in HL you are also a resource for readme instructions! I'm going to copy and paste all of that stuff into notepad and put it on my desktop.

danjama
05-12-2010, 06:08 AM
Be aware that the Ju87 actually releases your load automatically at the set altitude. Not sure if this is a change that has come about over time, or if the above info. is incorrect.

If you want to release it at your own will, set the sight altitude to 0m.

LEBillfish
05-12-2010, 06:57 AM
Shift+F1 to center your gunsight or raise lenscap....

Hope that helps http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

K2

JtD
05-12-2010, 08:57 AM
I've still got all the old patches. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DKoor
05-15-2010, 05:34 AM
Originally posted by danjama:
Be aware that the Ju87 actually releases your load automatically at the set altitude. Not sure if this is a change that has come about over time, or if the above info. is incorrect.

If you want to release it at your own will, set the sight altitude to 0m.
Yes it is very cool I remember when I got it for the first time... it isn't neccesary but it is nice and can occasionally save our butt (to avoid lawn darting).

I'm quite lazy and have never really learned to bomb from that thing properly.
I guess I spend A LOT more time in the SBD pit and although they are similar there are some quite big differences biggest probably being the gunsight (mounted on -3).

R_Target
05-15-2010, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by JtD:
I've still got all the old patches. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ha! Me too. I even have "Boonty Box" Pe-2 d/l and activation key stashed somewhere. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

mortoma
05-16-2010, 05:06 PM
If any of you are mission4today members it would be cool to get with the guy that runs that and upload every single one of them there for people to download. Any takers? I'm sure that guy would be all for it, as you can't really have too many resources for any game really. Nobody would complain and it might end up a popular resource too.

wheelsup_cavu
05-17-2010, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
If any of you are mission4today members it would be cool to get with the guy that runs that and upload every single one of them there for people to download. Any takers? I'm sure that guy would be all for it, as you can't really have too many resources for any game really. Nobody would complain and it might end up a popular resource too.
I am not sure what you are asking for Mortoma but the readme's are already a part of the the Knowledge base and can be printed by anyone already. I put a link to them in my prior post.

Originally posted by wheelsup_cavu:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...501011168#4501011168 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2661048068?r=4501011168#4501011168)

And I just found all the read me files from all the patches through v4.08m.
Read me files: http://www.mission4today.com/i...nowledge_Base&cat=20 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&cat=20)


Wheels

jermin122
05-19-2010, 09:37 PM
Missing 3.04m, which features the finest FM of all time in my opinion.

Aviar
05-19-2010, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by jermin122:
Missing 3.04m, which features the finest FM of all time in my opinion.


**Actually, these readme's are also missing from that M4T link:

1.1b
1.11
2.0
3.04
4.0
4.01
4.02
4.03
4.071m
4.09m

For instance, here is the readme for 2.0 (Ace Expansion Pack):



Il-2 Sturmovik. Forgotten Battles
ACE EXPANSION PACK
README

Installation Notes
We recommend to save all custom built missions and campaigns before installing the Ace Expansion Pack. This is necessary because user-created folders, subfolders or missions may have names duplicating those used in the expansion pack. If you do not back up your missions they may be overwritten by our installation. After the installation you may check your saved missions, rename them if needed and copy them back into the game folder.
Attention: If you choose the uninstall option, this procedure will uninstall both IL-2 Forgotten Battles and the Ace Expansion Pack completely leaving only your custom missions, skins or campaigns.

Additional features for ATI 9500+ and Geforce FX video cards (Shaders 2.0):

We've added the following new user options to the conf.ini file that control the water quality

Water = 0, Fastest water, without ground reflection
Water = 1, Normal water: ground and clouds reflections, cloud shadows
Water = 2, Perfect water: same as Water = 1, plus wavy ground reflections and weather-dependant wave types


Ace Expansion Pack list of recommended drivers

1C:Maddox Games recommends the following video card drivers to be used with Ace Expansion Pack with the best graphics options. The game may not function properly with other driver versions due to issues outside our control.

NVIDIA
Display Driver Version: 45.33
Release Date: October 9, 2003
WHQL Certified
http://www.nvidia.com/object/pc_winxp-2k_45.33.html

ATI
CATALYST™ 4.1
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/wx...-031212a-013118c.exe (http://www2.ati.com/drivers/wxp-w2k-catalyst-7-97-031212a-013118c.exe)
And old one is also suitable.
CATALYST™ 3.7
Driver Build 6.14.10.63787-93-030812a1-010735c


Designations for Spitfires in the game menus:

Spitfire Mk.Vb with Merlin 45 engine - Spitfire Mk.Vb
Spitfire Mk.Vb with clipped wings and Merlin 46 engine - Spitfire Mk.Vb (CW)
Spitfire LF. Mk.Vb with Merlin 50 engine - Spitfire L.F. Mk.Vb
Spitfire LF. Mk.Vb with clipped wings and Merlin 50 engine - Spitfire L.F. Mk.Vb (CW)

Using the SPB

The SPB consists of the TB-3 mothership and a pair of attached I-16s. There are special versions of these, TB-3 4M-34R SPB and I-16type24 SPB.
When building a mission, you can attach the I-16 to the mothership the same way you attach gliders to planes – set up a flight of I-16s with one waypoint, and set the waypoint’s target to the TB-3 (go to the Waypoint tab of the Object window with your I-16 selected, hit the Set button and click on the TB-3). The I-16 will be attached to the TB-3 in the beginning of the mission. You cannot build missions where I-16s start detached from the TB-3 and attach afterwards.
AI flying these I-16s will automatically detach when the TB-3 approaches a GATTACK waypoint. The I-16s then will attack the site and return to escort the TB-3 back. You may use the “Aircraft Attach/Detach” button when flying these planes to detach from the TB-3, or drop the I-16s if you’re flying the TB-3.
In dogfight mode, you may attach your I-16 to the TB-3 mothership while on the airfield. To do so, taxi the plane to the attachment port under the TB-3’s wing, and press the “Aircraft Attach/Detach” button. Your plane will be attached to the mothership and your landing gear will be raised automatically.
Note that while attached to a TB-3, I-16s drain the mothership’s fuel reserve, and if their engines are left at low RPM their fuel tanks will slowly refill to 100%.

According to historical sources there were many different versions of the SPB link-up. We only model one of them which was used in 1942 and later.

Using the V-1 rocket

The V-1 rocket is a completely new object type with a new set of parameters. To use it, open Full Mission Builder, load a map, and in the object browser find a Rocket object set. From here you have a choice of a V-1 Ground and a V-1 Air object. These basically function the same, except the Ground object starts on a rail while the Air object starts in mid-air.

You can place an Air V-1 anywhere, while a ground V-1 should be placed on flat ground. Both should be places with no mountains, hills or buildings immediately in front of its path. Pressing Insert or ctrl-clicking the ground places the rocket under the mouse cursor. This is its starting waypoint, one of only two possible. The final waypoint is not created in the same way as plane or vehicle waypoints. Instead you must go to the Rocket tab of the Object window with the V-1 selected, press the Set button, and drag and click the target waypoint on the target area. You can drag and drop it later to fine-tune the aiming.

The rocket always flies to target at around 2625 +/-200 meters of altitude; thus for Ground V-1s your target should be far enough for it to climb to that altitude. Usually it’s not a good idea to place a V-1 target close to its launch point since it’s very likely to miss in this case.

There are more important parameters you must set in the Rocket tab of the object window, namely the Timeout, Count and Period.
The Timeout parameter sets the initial time between the start of the mission and the launch of the first V-1. The first box is hours, the second is minutes. It’s best to set this value to at least two minutes (0:2) to allow the first V-1 to launch correctly. Setting it to a lower value may cause the first rocket not to launch at all.
The Count parameter sets the total number of V-1s launched from the current point towards the current target. If you want several V-1s to launch from the same point but towards different targets, you must create multiple launch points with different targets, and set their Timeouts to different values.
Finally, the Period parameter sets the time interval between the launches of each subsequent rocket from this point.

The rocket itself appears on the rail at exactly half the Timeout or Period time; during the other half of the interval the rail appears empty. For example, if the Timeout is set to 10 minutes and Period is set to 20, then the rail will appear empty for the first 5 minutes of the mission (timeout / 2); the rocket will appear on it for the next 5 minutes and launch at 00:10 of game time; then the rail will appear empty for the next 10 minutes (Period / 2) and then the rocket will sit on it for the remaining 10 minutes of the Period; etc.

The last important point is that the V-1 is not an airplane but rather a special other type of object; therefore it will not have a plane-like camera attached to it. In order to watch the V-1s take-off and fly you must place ground cameras around its launch point or across its mission path.

But of course the best way to look at V-1s is from an airplane. Our V-1s are “tippable”. They pack a lot of explosives so it’s not always a good idea to shoot at one; it may take it with you when it explodes. A better historical way to destroy it is to fly alongside it matching your airspeeds, close formation and then gently touch its wingtip with yours. Since the V-1 has no ability to stabilize itself horizontally it will go into a diving turn and hit the ground below instead of exploding in your face. Good luck!

Using the K-14 gunsight

Use the ‘Toggle Sight Mode (Auto)’ button to switch gunsight mode. Use the ‘Adjust Sight Control to Right’ and ‘Adjust Sight Control to Left’ buttons to select the target aircraft type. Use the ‘Increase Sight Distance’ and ‘Decrease Sight Distance’ buttons to adjust the sight circle for the target aircraft to fit in it. Track the target aircraft for at least 2 seconds to maintain correct lead.

Using the Stuvi gunsight

Before the dive in your Ju-87D-5 you must set your dive airspeed (true) by buttons “Increase Sight Velocity” and “Decrease Sight Velocity” and bomb drop altitude by buttons “Increase Sight Altitude” and “Decrease Sight Altitude”. When the plane enters the dive you must place the crosshairs onto your target and keep it there. When the plane reaches the preset altitude the warning horn will sound. The pilot should drop the bombs at this point, after which point the plane will be automatically leveled off.

Using the Mistel

We have conflicting reports and pilot accounts regarding the weapons on the FW-190 part of the Mistel. It appears that there were versions with a regular armed FW-190 which could detach and fight, and versions where all armament on the FW-190 was removed. We are only modeling the armed FW-190 version.

The Mistel aircraft in FB is a very peculiar bird which presented our team with some unique challenges. The modified Ju-88 strapped to the flyable FW-190 is really a one of a kind object in the game. On one hand it's a droppable weapon. On another hand it's a player's aircraft since your input goes to its control surfaces. Finally it's an AI plane that has a simple "stay on course" AI routine. And the most unique thing is that it has to exist in all three states within one mission. The IL-2:FB engine was never designed to accommodate such very special objects, therefore we had to make some concessions to make this work.

First of all, our AI routine would need a complete overwrite to allow for complete realistic Mistel operations. Unfortunately we could not afford to spend another year building and testing the Mistel, so our AI Mistels cannot take-off, land or attack targets. The most an AI Mistel can do is follow a set of waypoints in the air, basically serving as a large target for other flights.

Another important limitation is that Mistels cannot be flown in online dogfight games; however they can be flown in co-op missions.

Player-controlled Mistels however do work like other FB planes. You can start on the ground and take-off in them, land with or without the attached Ju-88 bomb, and detach the Ju-88 bomb in the air and launch it at targets. You must launch the Mistel at least from 1 km away from the target; historically they were launched from even farther away. Just lower your engine power to about 33% of throttle, hold your target in the crosshairs for a few seconds and press the Attach/Detach Aircraft button to separate from the Ju-88. It will follow on your current course, while you should try to get away from the target area. The Mistel's blast is pretty big, and it will damage or destroy objects on the ground and in the air in a very large radius.

Creating a mission with a Mistel is easy: just create two waypoints for the Ju-88 (Mistel), then place waypoints for the FW-190A-8 (Mistel). With the FW-190 selected, go to the Waypoint tab of the Object window, click the Set button and click on the Mistel. This will link the two in the beginning of the mission.
NOTE: You can set the first waypoint of the pair to be Take-Off, but AI flown Mistels will not be able to take-off.

Additional notes:

- When releasing the Mistel from low altitudes and at a shallow angle, it may hit the ground without exploding. Its detonator was located in the tip of its long nose, so if the Mistel hits the ground with its fuselage without an impact on the nose it will not detonate.
- combat/take off/landing flaps will only work on the Fw-190 and not extend on the Ju-88.
- when the Mistel hits the ground you may sometimes hear the "I’m hit, I am going down" radio call.


Notes on Ta-152H-1

This plane has two systems of engine boost: GM-1 for high altitudes and MW-50 for low altitudes.

GM-1 should be used at altitudes above 9,000 m
1. If you reach that altitude with the MW-50 Off, you can turn on the GM-1 by hitting W button (default).
2. If you reach that altitude with the MW-50 enabled, then you need to switch it off by hitting W and then press W again to engage the GM-1.
Bellow 9,000 m the W key operated only the MW-50 as normal.
3. If the GM-1 was engaged at a high altitude and was not disengaged below 9,000 meters, then the engine will not be damaged as on DB-605s; however no extra power will be gained from the device. This is historically correct.


Notes on He-162 and Go-229

Both the He-162 and Go-229 are equipped with ejection seats. However these are not modern 0-0 ejection seats, and you have a very low chance of survival punching out below 500 meters of altitude or stationary on the ground. Also, try not to eject when flying inverted at tree-top level.

Go-229 is modeled without the historically optional drag chute; you must brake with only wheel brakes as on other planes.
We have also modeled small air brakes on this aircraft used for low speed stability and for spin recovery.

Changes in Quick Mission Builder

Changed the Advantage-Disadvantage procedure in code. Now your advantage or disadvantage means 700 m separation in altitude to the enemy aircraft.
We also added a new map into the QMB - online "Pacific" map.
Note: On the new “Pacific” map in QMB, if you set altitude of flight bellow 1000 m for AI aircraft, some of them may crash in mountains on the way to home base.



Aviar

wheelsup_cavu
05-26-2010, 08:00 PM
I added v4.09 after you mentioned it was missing Aviar.

So far I have not found anything that was posted in this thread that isn't in one of the readme's at M4T.
I am not saying that every single patch readme is there but so far all the information I have seen in this thread is in one or more of them.


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