View Full Version : The RAF74 Historical Dogfight Server is live!

01-02-2010, 08:35 AM

The members of RAF74, a squadron with over ten years of active participation in online combat flights sims, are proud to announce our latest endeavor: The RAF74 Historical Dogfight Server!

Using many of the new capabilities provided by the latest mods, we have created a diverse set of objective-driven maps that offer a combination of action and historical fidelity. Our missions reward coordination and team play that focuses on achieving the goals laid out for each map; we encourage players to utilize our public TeamSpeak server. Normal run-time for our maps is two hours, so there is plenty of opportunity to allow the action to develop. Moreover, a full set of AI flights is provided in every map, so there's always something going on!

Our missions take place over Slovakia, Thailand/Burma, El Alamein, Bessarabia, Italy, Midway, Finland, and Libya, with more in development. Each has been researched and developed to offer a fun, balanced scenario placed within the historical context. Where possible, we have tried to adhere closely to historical events as they happened; in other cases, we have made limited changes in order to offer players the best possible online flying experience.

So if you want to fly with the 3rd Squadron of the American Volunteer Group as they race to intercept Sallys bound for Rangoon on Christmas morning 1941, or join LLv24 in a ski-equipped Fokker D.XXI as they tangle with Soviet I-15s and I-16s over frozen Finnish lakes during the Winter War, or fly low across the dunes in a Desert Air Force Hurricane as the British attempt to halt Rommel's last desperate drive into Egypt, head over to Hyperlobby and look for “RAF74Historical”. See you in the skies!


What mods package do you use?

- We use the latest Ultrapack mods. Currently this is version 2.0.

What should I enable in JSGME?

- The following mods are run on our server:

What are the difficulty settings?

- We run all settings on (“full switch”) except for the Speedbar.

How do I join your TeamSpeak server?

- Point your TS client to

Do you run CRT=2?

- Currently no. The reason for this that that UP2.0 has introduced checks that prohibit custom skins on the client side. While we would prefer to continue to offer players the opportunity to use their own skins while flying on the RAF74 Historical Dogfight Server, we reserve the right to institute CRT=2 if circumstances warrant.

I tried to join, but I couldn't find the server on Hyperlobby?

- Our server also hosts the Forgotten Skies online war, which runs Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday between 9.00-11.30pm Eastern time. At these times the RAF74 Historical Dogfight Server will be unavailable. We regret any inconvenience.

I have more questions. Where can I get answers?

- RAF74 has set up a public forum dedicated to the Dogfight Server. You can find it at: http://www.raf74.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8

01-11-2010, 10:44 AM
We've recently added two maps to the rotation. The first is RAF74_Drummer's Operation JUBILEE, covering the Dieppe Raid of August 1942. Ground attack, anti-shipping work, and dogfights over the Channel all in one.

The next depicts the "Little War" between Hungary and Slovakia in March 1938. A straight air superiority mission for both sides. Lots of biplane action over the gorgeous Slovakia map. A set of default skins for the Hungarian side to give proper markings is available here: http://www.4shared.com/file/19...akia_1938_Skins.html (http://www.4shared.com/file/192477613/7bb704a7/RAF74_Slovakia_1938_Skins.html) Just drop them into your jsgmemods folder and enable through JSGME.

More on the way. Stay tuned!

01-11-2010, 01:05 PM
This sounds great, I hope you get some traffic.

The speedbar thing is another plus for me as I still use an old CRT monitor and the instruments can be hard to read.

01-11-2010, 10:38 PM
It does sound like a great concept, though I know that on top of getting lost I'd get bounced by the pixel I failed to see. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Good luck though.

01-12-2010, 06:58 AM
We have been getting some good traffic on the server, but of course we'd like to see more. Everyone is invited to join and see what it's about.

01-12-2010, 07:22 AM
@Mega....1024x768 res and there will be a lot less pixels bouncing you unexpectedly...

01-12-2010, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by ytareh:
@Mega....1024x768 res and there will be a lot less pixels bouncing you unexpectedly...

I prefer icons enabled instead of going back to the standard resolution of a decade ago. Even with 1024x768, you're flying blind compared to your normal vision.

01-31-2010, 07:23 AM
RAF74, along with WingWalkers and II./JG1, wrapped up our Operation TORCH mini-campaign last night. This historically accurate mission depicting the battles over Casablanca between the U.S. Navy and the Vichy French air force in November of 1942 is now in regular rotation on the dogfight server. A pack of default skins, set to install in JSGME for your convenience, is also available here: Torch skinpack (http://www.4shared.com/file/192479007/8193fa7e/RAF74_Torch_Skins.html)

A few pics of last night's action:





01-31-2010, 07:24 AM
More pics:




02-02-2010, 02:38 PM
Everyone is welcome to join RAF74 for our squad's Thursday Fun Fly! This Thursday (4 Feb) we'll be debuting a new map on the dogfight server:


A pack of default skins, easily enabled (and disabled) in JSGME, is available here: RAF74 Arab-Israeli War Skins (http://www.4shared.com/file/213882218/653ffeaf/RAF74_Sinai_1948_Skins.html)

We'll start the new map at 2100EST, but the DF server will be available all day as usual. Just look for the "RAF74Historical" server on HyperLobby. Hope to see you there!