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Cobra427so
02-23-2006, 09:14 PM
After extensive testing on my own, I think I've covered all the bases... and I can bypass the beta-testing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif That means you all get it sooner! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Feedback is appreciated, I hope you all thoroughly enjoy it.

I've uploaded it to Airwarfare, you can get it here:

BOB - Hurricane Season Download page (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_campaigns_bobhurriseason.htm)

This is a 14 meg file, so be patient!

Regards and happy flying!
Cobra427
http://www.triadsolutionsgroup.com/woh/images/bob1.jpg

Snyde-Dastardly
02-23-2006, 10:00 PM
DL. now! Cant wait!!!

Feathered_IV
02-24-2006, 01:47 AM
Woohoo!

WTE_Ibis
02-24-2006, 05:26 AM
Thank you, thank you.

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jasonbirder
02-24-2006, 05:54 AM
Looks awesome!!! Downloaded last night and will get my full attention when i've finished the Kondor Legion campaign...
Theres just so much good stuff being written at the moment...keep it up!

FlatSpinMan
02-24-2006, 08:11 AM
Hi Cobra,
So far I'm 3missions in (have to refly no.3 as I got PKed - it's teaching me good attacking habits again though).
I like it a lot so far. I printed the map out and made use of it during the orientation flight. You have done some really good detail work with the ports, factory smoke, and my favourite - the lights on the control tower. Very carefully done.
Lots of targets, already a variety of weather conditions and time of day so that keeps things fresh. Nice map, too.
In addition to all that, there is something so Romantic about this period and these aircraft, I just love the brown and green camo schemes and the lovely, gallant Hurricanes. So far, so good!

TC_Stele
02-24-2006, 10:24 AM
AUSUMME!

danjama
02-24-2006, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
After extensive testing on my own, I think I've covered all the bases... and I can bypass the beta-testing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif That means you all get it sooner! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Feedback is appreciated, I hope you all thoroughly enjoy it.

I've uploaded it to Airwarfare, you can get it here:

BOB - Hurricane Season Download page (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_campaigns_bobhurriseason.htm)

This is a 14 meg file, so be patient!

Regards and happy flying!
Cobra427
http://www.triadsolutionsgroup.com/woh/images/bob1.jpg

Ill be honest i dont fly campaigns at all, but this has caught my eye the past month and it looks really cool, thanks for putting the work in. This will be handy for days when i just dont feel like dealing with the hubub of online so cheers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MJDYKAS
02-24-2006, 11:00 AM
Excellent campaign!!! I've been enjoying every minute of it. Great attention to detail, and it is fun flying the Hurricanes

Thx
Mike

Wild.Bill.Kelso
02-24-2006, 11:27 AM
Downloaded, Installed, and Ready to Blow the **** out of a bunch of stuff Sir! ~S!~

Saunders1953
02-24-2006, 11:36 AM
I got the first two missions in last night. I really like the scenery--Middle Wallop(I think that was where we started the first mission) really set the atmosphere for me--the train, factory and plain field runway set the mood nicely. Spain (Legion Kondor), the Far East/SW Pacific (Subaro Sakai), and England all in one week--I'm getting jet lag! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

JG52Uther
02-24-2006, 11:53 AM
I sont normally fly campaigns,but i think i will like this one!

Jumoschwanz
02-24-2006, 01:06 PM
ooooooh goody, thanks....

han freak solo
02-24-2006, 01:43 PM
Oooooh! Ahhhh!

JG52Uther
02-24-2006, 04:40 PM
Up to mission 4 now and its fantastic!Lots of little details and a very nice 'feel' to the missions http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

MB_Avro_UK
02-24-2006, 04:53 PM
hi all,

Just completed the third mission...almost in one piece...holes in the windscreen and a 'dodgy' engine. Almost 'bought it' and could have 'gone for a Burton' but landed and downed a strong mug of sweet tea http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif Briefings are superb http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

(I've reduced my FB Settings due to the high
end activity and this seems to work).

But will I survive??

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

Cobra427so
02-24-2006, 04:59 PM
You can survive, but you gotta use your head and tactics. Just diving in, in most missions will get your wings clipped. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Cobra427

Cobra427so
02-24-2006, 05:10 PM
We've found a problem with mission 6, you start in the wrong aircraft, a Spitfire...

I've looked over the mission and now placed all the Spit flights in the 2nd Squadron... FMB is supposed to put you in the 1st Flight of the 1st Squadron... for whatever reason you end up in the 3rd Flight 1st Squadron.

FMB is puzzling sometimes. It's now corrected.

The link below is to a zip with a new .mis file for mission #6. Copy the file into your BOB Hurricane Season file - C:\IL2 FB\Missions\Campaign\GB\BattleofBritain

http://www.triadsolutionsgroup.com/woh/images/BOB_HSmis6.zip

Cobra427so

blackpulpit1970
02-24-2006, 05:30 PM
I did everything to the T as far as downloading to desktop and extract into the missions/campaigns/GB folder, but i cant find it anywere. could someone show me were it should be and how to navigate to it, i never play camopaigns so im illiterate about this. thanks

klemlao
02-25-2006, 01:12 AM
blackpulpit1970

In the GB folder you need a text file called

all.ini

If it doesn't exist create it using Notepad. Put the following in it.

[list]
BattleofBritain

[list] and other campaigns may already exist if you had that file available in which case just add BattleofBritain to the list.

Fire her up and you should find it under Pilot Career (then select RAF)

FlatSpinMan
02-25-2006, 07:16 AM
@blackpulpit - Not wanting to sound annoying are you sure you put it into the CAMPAIGN folder and not the SINGLE mission or NET missions folders? I did that once and it took me a while to work it out.

I don't have an all.ini file in my GB folder but it works just fine.

I find it easier to install things by having a shortcut to the main Il-2 folder on my desktop(to make a shortcut just right-click on the folder and select that option then cut and paste it onto the desktop). Then I can just copy and paste skins, campaigns, etc into the appropriate folders more clearly and simply.

JG52Uther
02-25-2006, 07:29 AM
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LT.INSTG8R
02-25-2006, 09:35 AM
Great Campaign! Love the attention to detail! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Oh how I wish there were Mk.II's available(but that is my own personal battle not yours http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif)
I will continue to slug thru it with my limited ability, being happy to take down one plane with my entire loadout....

Cobra427so
02-25-2006, 10:04 AM
LT.INSTG8R,

I originally had MkIIs (cuz I like them better too) and someone pointed out that they were not available untill after the Battle of Britain... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif which is what I feared. So to be correct as possible, I did the right thing,,, *sigh*. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif It just makes you be more careful, you've got to get in real close... and dodge those gunners!

Cobra427

Gold_Monkey
02-25-2006, 10:16 AM
Excellent Cobra, Tank you Berry much. Got shot down on my first mission so I know everything works as advertised. Two Thumbs Up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cobra427so
02-25-2006, 10:19 AM
blackpulpit1970,

Normally, I DL to desktop, unzip to desktop with folders checked. Then open a Windows explorer window and navigate to my IL2 install. Find the Missions then the campaign file then to GB (Great Britain).



INSIDE the "BOB Hurricane Season" file that's on your desktop are 8 folders and 3 single files: COpy the "background.TGA" file into the GB file. PRINT the "BOB_MAP.jpg" file, the README file has important info in it.

The "BattleofBritain" folder goes INTO your "GB" folder as a whole. Don't even open it, just drop it in.

The other 7 folders are skin folders for aircraft paint. Stay in your IL2 installation but navigate to your paint folders: FB\PaintSchemes\Skins

For each plane, copy the contents of the 7 folders, one at a time, into the matching skin folder of the same name. OK< done.

Close it all, and launch IL2. Start a new career, choose "RAF", choose "Pilot Officer" as rank and choose "Battle of Britain - Hurricane Season" in the right window. Set your difficulty settings with the button, when you come back just start!

I hope that helps, because nothing else is needed.

Cobra427

klemlao
02-25-2006, 11:54 AM
I don't have an all.ini file in my GB folder but it works just fine.

for the sake of blackpulpit's sanity, mine DEFINITELY didn't work without the all.ini file and it's mentioned in the IL2 manual that it should be created.

Ref the Mk II I imagine you mean the Hurricane MkII? Welll, no that wasn't available in the BoB. Unfortunately neither was the Spit MkV. Even the Spit Mk II was only available in limited numbers.

Cobra427so I hope you got my pm about the geography and I hope it was of interest. I know changing things can be a *&!" when you have gone to so much hard work so if I suggested anything you're not happy with just forget it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And thanks again for the good work.

ploughman
02-25-2006, 12:16 PM
Great campaign, already playing it and enjoying the fruit of your labours. However....


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/hurriseasonwtf.jpg


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Cobra427so
02-25-2006, 12:51 PM
Hi Klem,

Yep I got it, just hadn't had time to get back to you. Thanks for the input. I am aware of some of the misplacements but that's the limitation of not having a true GB map. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif For playability I had to make some accuracy sacrafices... I used real WWII RAF Sector maps to compare to the Kuban map and make the setup. I wanted the player to be in a main Sector airfield - (Tangmere) and the Kuban map had only 1 that fit the bill, which is the one I used. I really hope Olegs new BOB Wings of Victory has everything correct because I can't wait, I really look forward to it. I simply found the BOB period to be amazing, a real lesson in sheer will and determination leading to perseverence and preservation.

I hope your first hand knowledge of the inaccuracies don't tarnish your playing experience.

As ploughman pointed out, there is an American flag on the Tangmere base... that's because there IS no GB flag, the US flag is the only allied flag available.

Salute,
Cobra427

blackpulpit1970
02-25-2006, 01:08 PM
Got it, thank you gentleman, worked perfect now.

klemlao
02-25-2006, 01:18 PM
"the US flag is the only allied flag available."

hehe take it down! <ducks>

I hope Oleg includes the triple railway crossing at the bottom of our road which the LW tried several times to flatten but missed <g>

Thanks again Cobra427so

ploughman
02-25-2006, 01:32 PM
I hope Oleg includes the triple railway crossing at the bottom of our road which the LW tried several times to flatten but missed <g>


They got the pub though didn't they? Always get the pub those Lufties, they're like a militant temperance movement. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

klemlao
02-25-2006, 02:21 PM
"They got the pub though didn't they?"

lol I was born in a place called Penge just after the war. The locals made two great claims to fame:

1. The most pubs per square mile in London (it only measured about 1 sq mile)
2. The most V1 hits per sq mile in London.

I don't know if either are true although there were at least ten pubs to my knowledge - all left standing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif We also had several bomb sites to grow up on not counting the several others that had already been built on (one being a large expanse of 'Prefabs' alongside said triple railway crossing)

And for British tv humour fans - they also missed the chip-shop http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ploughman
02-25-2006, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by klemlao:
"They got the pub though didn't they?"

lol I was born in a place called Penge just after the war. The locals made two great claims to fame:

1. The most pubs per square mile in London (it only measured about 1 sq mile)
2. The most V1 hits per sq mile in London.

I don't know if either are true although there were at least ten pubs to my knowledge - all left standing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif We also had several bomb sites to grow up on not counting the several others that had already been built on (one being a large expanse of 'Prefabs' alongside said triple railway crossing)

And for British tv humour fans - they also missed the chip-shop http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Me from York, which has (allegedly) 365 pubs within the city walls alone which is approximately 1 square mile. As such I deduce that the Luftwaffle reduced your bit of the big smoke's tavernage by 97%. They got your pubs. Be sure.

The Lufties bombed York in the vain hope of hitting the railway station and suceeded in obliterating the strategically important 'foyer to the ticket office' but also demolished vast swaithes of the city's vital beer dispensing facilities. A pub I used to drink in still has shrapnel damage to the porcelain urinals in the 'Gents.' The publicans saw this as a source of pride, I viewed this as a well over-due repair opportunity.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-25-2006, 02:43 PM
The V-1 damage in Penge bit is true.

And just to comfirm another point, my local has a history board which notes damaged by enemy action...twice. The pub that would have been nearest to my present abode was destroyed, never to reopen again...

Dr...Watson
02-25-2006, 02:48 PM
Is it possible to fly the campaign with a buddy joining on an IP address?

Will be doing it alone all the same, great work!

MB_Avro_UK
02-25-2006, 05:59 PM
hi all.

It's a pity that we don't have a Battle of Britain Mk 1 Hurricane. The one we have is a 1938 version exported to Finland that has a 900 hp engine rather than the 1940 1,000 hp.

Anyway, a great campaign and using full difficulty settings (limited ammo of course!) I have one kill by the end of mission 3 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Nice touch with the Ambulance next to the runway with headlights on...

Best Regards,
MB_Avro

Cobra427so
02-25-2006, 08:55 PM
(Is it possible to fly the campaign with a buddy joining on an IP address?)

Y'know Dr Watson, I really don't know... maybe someone here with more tech experience than me might know. I suppose if you copied the missions into the Co-op folders, yes you might.

(Anyway, a great campaign and using full difficulty settings (limited ammo of course!) I have one kill by the end of mission 3)

Thanks MB_Avro! Don't feel bad, with as many times as I've flown it testing and now re-flying it as a whole, I think I have 2 at the end of mission 3. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Like I said, survival is the key!

Cobra427

TAW_Oilburner
02-25-2006, 11:57 PM
I'm at the end of 4 with 3 kills. HE111's are hard to take down but those 303's do a number on the Stuka's. So far the 109's have left me alone and gone after others...hope my luck holds out!

Excellent so far!!!

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klemlao
02-26-2006, 04:32 AM
Just flown missions 1 and 2. Really good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Stayed with my section leader and got total 600 pts and 1 kill (Ju87) so far at the cost of a few holes in my canopy.

Takeoff NE from 'Tangmere' is eerily realistic with the backdrop of the 'South Downs' ahead. I look across the old airfield site quite often in that direction.

It's only when the water comes into view that the illusion shifts. Cobra47so, that really is like taking off from the old Beaulieu airfield across Southampton Water http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It was used for heavies (liberators etc maritime I think) and 9th AF fighters. Some info:

"Beaulieu, Station 408: RAF 244 Sq., 311 (Czech) Sq., 53 Sq., US 2nd Tactical AF, 9th USAAF, 365th FG (386/387/388 FS), 323rd BG from Earls Colne (453/454/455/456 BS) with B-26s, RAF Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment (-1950). "

Even more eery - the footprint of the airfield is still visible on Earth Google. Search for 'East Boldre uk' and zoom out a little until the ghost of an airfield shows up to the west of East Boldre.

Looking forward to the next missions http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeaFireLIV
02-26-2006, 05:59 AM
Looks good, I`ll check it out. thnx. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

billboyoung
02-26-2006, 07:48 AM
Thankyou Cobra for all your hard work, I thought it was a superb campaign. The convoys and harbours looked great. Charging head on at 30 Stukas, pea shooters blazing was a real thrill. I have improved my flying and gunnery as a result of it being so tough. Can't wait for the next installment.

claypidgon
02-26-2006, 10:21 AM
Now this deal is makeing me feel like a real IDIOT!!!! I have been flying this sim for awhile and I cant the plane off the ground in the first mission.So rough it keeps noseing over no matter what I do...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

bartay
02-26-2006, 10:21 AM
I had two other campaigns on the go and dropped them both in favour of yours. Excellent!!

I especially liked the rush I got when trucks crossed the runway during my takeoff. 'Got to practise STOL techniques in a Hurricane no less! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TAW_Oilburner
02-26-2006, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by claypidgon:
Now this deal is makeing me feel like a real IDIOT!!!! I have been flying this sim for awhile and I cant the plane off the ground in the first mission.So rough it keeps noseing over no matter what I do...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Yes, only part of the campagin I don't like...would have preferred one of the test runways. What you need to do is put your landing flaps down, hold the brake, let the engine reach full power, release the brake and get it up (wobbly all the same) as fast as possible.

One again I must say just how much fun this campaign is!
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ploughman
02-26-2006, 11:15 AM
You can get take off flaps on the Hurricane by switching to auto-pilot, it'll drop take off flaps and then you switch back to manual. To raise the flaps you need to open and then close them. Keep the stick back to stop it nosing over and be gentle on the rudder or it nods down to the right and sticks your prop into the dirt.

Cobra427so
02-26-2006, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Claypidgeon, there is the invisible test runway on the ground there... I don't have any problms getting her off the ground, not sure why you're having that problem. (I have the same problem with a Spit on a concrete runway - LOL). Some of the suggestions here might be really helpful. Don't give up.

Cobra427

claypidgon
02-26-2006, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
Thanks for the compliments guys! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Claypidgeon, there is the invisible test runway on the ground there... I don't have any problms getting her off the ground, not sure why you're having that problem. (I have the same problem with a Spit on a concrete runway - LOL). Some of the suggestions here might be really helpful. Don't give up.

Cobra427

Well I thought I was a halfway compent flyer but I have tried all of the suggestions and cannot get it off..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Cobra427so
02-26-2006, 10:05 PM
Hi claypidgeon,

Sorry you're having a problem. The AI will take off successfully... why not let them get it off the ground, then take over. This is the only takeoff from a dirt strip, all other starts are from concrete, so you should be ok there. I'm not a bad pilot, but I'm not the greatest either. I made all the missions so that I could survive them... I figured that gives everybody a fair chance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Cobra427

claypidgon
02-26-2006, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
claypidgon,

It's odd, I know I didn't make it too hard cuz I'm just ok, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif and if I couldn't get to the end of a mission, I'd make adjustments so I could, so everyone would have a chance. Tell you what, let the AI take off, then take over when in the air. It's the only start on a dirt strip, all the others are on concrete, so you shouldn't have a problem.

Cobra427

Sorry I dont understand what you are saying? I dont know what you mean to take over in the air.I let the AI go first and then I try to take off.

Cobra427so
02-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Set it on autopilot, the AI in your plane will take off for you, then you can take over once it's in flight.

Cobra427

skissors
02-27-2006, 05:12 AM
Thanks Cobra, Great Campaign lots of fun.
First Campaign i have tried and enjoying myself, still a bit of a noob.

4th time playing the 2nd mission, just wondering why the speed holes that keep appearing on my plane, slow it down instead of speading it up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Friendly_flyer
02-27-2006, 08:55 AM
Originally posted by Dr...Watson:
Is it possible to fly the campaign with a buddy joining on an IP address?


I don't think you can fly campaigns as multi player. What you could do is copying a mission you like into your coop folder, set up a coop server and have your friend joyning you.

claypidgon
02-27-2006, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
Set it on autopilot, the AI in your plane will take off for you, then you can take over once it's in flight.

Cobra427

HMMMM I didnt know you could do that,I will try it..This is really embrassing for me..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

claypidgon
02-27-2006, 10:50 AM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
Set it on autopilot, the AI in your plane will take off for you, then you can take over once it's in flight.

Cobra427

HE HE got it,learned something new....http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Treetop64
02-27-2006, 03:31 PM
Reading a lot of good stuff about this campaign! I think I'll DL and give it a try...

MB_Avro_UK
02-27-2006, 05:26 PM
Hi all,

The Hurricane in this mission is the 1938 version as supplied to Finland.

It has a 900 hp version as against the 1,000 hp of the RAF in 1940.

Good luck,
MB_Avro

Treetop64
02-27-2006, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

The Hurricane in this mission is the 1938 version as supplied to Finland.

It has a 900 hp version as against the 1,000 hp of the RAF in 1940.

Good luck,
MB_Avro

Wooden fixed prop? If so, then I'm definitely game! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

If not, then no worries; I'm sure I'll still enjoy it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Cobra427so
02-27-2006, 08:03 PM
Hi Treetop,

I don't think this Hurricane has a fixed prop... but it is a little underpowered. The model used in BOB was I believe the MKIIa. The MK1 which is used for the campaign is definitely the closest representation we have to use in IL2. The MkIIb (the next model up from the MkI that we have) has 12 guns instead of 8 and wasn't available to the Brits untill after the BOB.

Cobra427

necrobaron
02-27-2006, 08:23 PM
I'm really enjoying this campaign. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

US_8th_Dosiere
02-28-2006, 09:10 AM
great so far, thoroughly enjoying it. I noticed the "patch" about starting out in a Spitfire, I must confess I neglected to download :P although i haven't gotten that far. Good job m8.

selev
02-28-2006, 03:03 PM
Thanks for your hard work on this m8,very immersive and the skins are top notch.
i'm having a great time ... although i'm not surviving very long http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SithSpeeder
03-01-2006, 07:20 AM
If the previous posters hadn't posted the solution, I never would have got off the ground in the first mission and would have abandoned this campaign long ago. AFter the 4th flipped aircraft, I just let the autopilot do it. And I've been doing IL2:FB for like 3 years now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

* _54th_Speeder *

Cobra427so
03-01-2006, 09:26 AM
I'm glad you didn't abandon it Speeder, people seem to be having alot of fun with it. I didn't think people would have that much trouble getting off the ground at the factory, it's a pretty flat field... it jus tells me I need to us a real runway strip next time.

This is my first campaign so I'm still learnig those "little" but very important things.

Thanks for sticking with it!
Cobra427

claypidgon
03-01-2006, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by SithSpeeder:
If the previous posters hadn't posted the solution, I never would have got off the ground in the first mission and would have abandoned this campaign long ago. AFter the 4th flipped aircraft, I just let the autopilot do it. And I've been doing IL2:FB for like 3 years now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

* _54th_Speeder *

Man I'm glad to see I wasnt the only one.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif Cobra if this is your first campaign I cant wait to see your 2nd.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

nealn
03-01-2006, 12:30 PM
Cobra

THANKS and GREAT JOB!

I am mostly an offline player (due to time constraints and the occaisional interuptions of my wonderful kids), and look forward to campaigns made by members of the community. I downlaoded and started playing Hurricane Season a few days ago and am loving it! Everything from the text, to the skins and missionsis first rate. Keep up the good work.

Neal

While I am at it thanks also to Icefire, Birdbrain and all of the others whose campaigns I have downloaded and enjoyed. Your work is truly appreciated.

Jungmann
03-01-2006, 05:04 PM
Thumbs up for a great campaign. I actually get a knot in my stomach sometimes when I take my poor Hurribox out to sea against those LW hordes.

And thanks for keeping the incoming stuff low, so we don't spent half the night clawing for altitude.

Cheers,

claypidgon
03-01-2006, 09:13 PM
Mission 6!!Why cant I get by it.I shot down one enemy plane took some damage and land at the strip by the fight.Then it says I have to refly it..Why..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Cobra427so
03-01-2006, 10:40 PM
Hi CP,

Probably because there's a glitch in that mission, (some people get past it). DL this zip and there's a replacement .mis file for mission six. Drop it into the BOB Hurricane Season mission folder and let it overwrite the original. Then replay and you should be ok.

Cobra427

http://www.triadsolutionsgroup.com/woh/images/BOB_HSmis6.zip

SithSpeeder
03-01-2006, 10:49 PM
OK, mission 2...flying to intercept, I'm about 3/4 of the way out to the fleet, following my leader closely in a nice tight formation. Just for grins, I look around a bit (TrackIR), then look up just in time to see a HUGE Hurri filling my rear view mirror (re: "Objects in Mirror are Larger than they appear" warning here!)--WHAM! I duck in my virtual cockpit. The bloody git overflew me and took off my rudder--the whole freakin thing! I was PEEVED.

I successfully RTB'd just as they engaged over the Channel, and hit Refly.

The second go-round, I watched those buggers carefully as they passed me (I briefly considered shooting the second element leader's rudder off, but my aim is not that good http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif ). Even downed one Ju-87 (who strangely never shot back at me), then RTB'd.

* _54th_Speeder *

claypidgon
03-02-2006, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
Hi CP,

Probably because there's a glitch in that mission, (some people get past it). DL this zip and there's a replacement .mis file for mission six. Drop it into the BOB Hurricane Season mission folder and let it overwrite the original. Then replay and you should be ok.

Cobra427

http://www.triadsolutionsgroup.com/woh/images/BOB_HSmis6.zip

Thank you......http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

sparrow420
03-02-2006, 01:35 PM
Jolly good show!
Enjoying every minute of it...

Only one complaint: it's not good for my night's rest... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Thanks a lot!

Sparrow

JG52Uther
03-02-2006, 03:10 PM
Finished it! Survived all the missions,did'nt shoot many down (2 JU87's, 1 JU88, 1 BF109) But i flew to survive.Great fun,and cant wait for the next installment! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dingzoom
03-02-2006, 04:01 PM
hi..
I have the downloaded folder on my desktop but???

I never did find anything that was checked "Use Folder Names" so I don't know if it is checked or not... but, I do have an unziped folder on my desktop called "BOB Hurricane Season"

I do not have a text tile called "all.ini" in my GB folder. Do I just open notepad & type:

all.ini
[list]
BattleofBritian

and then drag that notepad txt file into & drop it in the GB folder...? Is that what is called creating an all.ini file?

klemlao
03-02-2006, 05:24 PM
open the .zip file, move the entire "BattleofBritain" folder to missions\campaign\GB\ as a subdirectory. Copy all skins to appropriate plane skins directories.

Create the "all.ini" file just as you said.

Remember to get the mission 6 patch from earlier posts on this thread.

<S>

Dingzoom
03-02-2006, 08:12 PM
Hmmm...I started one of il2's campaigns about 2 years ago & gave up out of frustration to ...I don't even remember now...It has been a long time..
anyway, I can't get it to go from the first mission to the second.

I did an AP t/o & then flew to the field landed, taxied in & shut down. I got two separate messages that I had completed hidden something.
I waited for something to happen after shutting down but nothing ever did so I hit Esc & went from there.
Why doesn't it go on to mission #2?

Cobra427so
03-02-2006, 08:41 PM
Once you've landed, you have to escape to end the mission, (like any offline mission). That will bring you to the review screen where you have to accept the results to move to the next mission. It will also give you the option to refly if you're not happy with the mission results.

Hope that helps...
Cobra427

Dingzoom
03-03-2006, 02:14 AM
Ha ha yeah, thats what I thought I was doing. I never did get the accept tab...
oh well, I guess I'll just have to fly the whole thing again & see what happens..
at least the scenry is fine.

FlatSpinMan
03-03-2006, 06:39 AM
Hi Cobra,
I like the way you changed the pilots' faces for most aircraft. I often look for little touches like this. Nice work, most don't notice but I think it makes a difference.

Aeronautico
03-03-2006, 07:03 AM
To my understanding the all.ini is no longer needed in FB. It was in the original IL-2. None of my folders includes any of them, and all campaigns that I fit in show and work just fine.

FlatSpinMan
03-03-2006, 07:23 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

JerryFodder
03-03-2006, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by klemlao:
"They got the pub though didn't they?"

lol I was born in a place called Penge just after the war. The locals made two great claims to fame:

1. The most pubs per square mile in London (it only measured about 1 sq mile)
2. The most V1 hits per sq mile in London.

I don't know if either are true although there were at least ten pubs to my knowledge - all left standing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif We also had several bomb sites to grow up on not counting the several others that had already been built on (one being a large expanse of 'Prefabs' alongside said triple railway crossing)

And for British tv humour fans - they also missed the chip-shop http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My mum was born in Penge in 48 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The V1's had stopped by then.......
Penge, being in South London, was prone to being hit a lot because false intelligence was fed to the germans about V1's overshooting so they'd lessen the range to stop them landing in the city - of course this meant a lot more fell short on Penge, Thornton Heath, Selhurst, Addiscombe <insert south london borough here> etc etc. My nan came home one day Thornton Heath) to find a V1 had landed 1/2 mile up the road and the blast had blown the front door off, up the stairs and into the back bedroom!

I've done 2 missions, shot down a JU87 in the second mission but got engine damage doing it - managed to get home OK though. I have a question about the flight leader and his coords though. I'm no navigator but it's clear to me that the flight leader calls out incorrect headings and altitudes - is anyone else find ing this?
It doesn't bother me because I follow to combat and then just do what I want http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JerryFodder
03-03-2006, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
I'm glad you didn't abandon it Speeder, people seem to be having alot of fun with it. I didn't think people would have that much trouble getting off the ground at the factory, it's a pretty flat field... it jus tells me I need to us a real runway strip next time.

This is my first campaign so I'm still learnig those "little" but very important things.

Thanks for sticking with it!
Cobra427

Funny, because I consider myself rubbish, but I had no trouble getting airbourne from the first mission - it was a bit bumpy thats all. I guess it must be all my flying MiG 3's, nasty b@stards to get into the air, focus the mind and all that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JerryFodder
03-03-2006, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by SithSpeeder:
......Even downed one Ju-87 (who strangely never shot back at me), then RTB'd.

* _54th_Speeder *

Sounds like your first burst killed the rear gunner. I tend to attack the 87 from behind and below, trying not to rise up into his gunfire view. Anyone got any other recommendations? What about the 111's? They are weak at the front but let's face it, with poxy browning 30's unless you kill the pilot she won't go down.

Cobra427so
03-03-2006, 10:50 AM
When I started, I was using the Hurricane MKIIb, which has 12 guns... I had alot more kills in testing then I did once someone reminded me the MKIIb wasn't available until after BOB and I switched all the 'Canes to the earlier model. I make the first pass head in as often as possible and shoot for the cockpit - sometimes you down one on the first pass, sometimes you see it fall off the formation and become a straggler... Stragglers are GOOOD... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif I watch for other stragglers as I swing back around... get altitude and hang back in pursuit, be the cleanup man, finish off the stragglers that might otherwise make it home but can't keep the pace. You also eliminate the rear gunner cross-fire cone when they are out of formation. Your survival rate comes up.

But all-in-all, getting maybe 10 or so kills in 20 missions is probably realistic in the big scheme of things, after all most of these guys flew almost every day and we're flying about 1/2 the missions in as much time. Don't forget, BOB at this point is only 1/2 over too, I have 20 missions left to build.

I'm not sure about the British aces, what were their totals like in kills for the BOB period? Were there lots of high scoring aces like the Germans when they were on the defense over Germany?

Cobra427

DarkCanuck420
03-03-2006, 11:27 AM
sexy, just fin dling it ill fire her up in a minute
Tally ho!

Rebel_Yell_21
03-03-2006, 11:30 AM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
I'm not sure about the British aces, what were their totals like in kills for the BOB period? Were there lots of high scoring aces like the Germans when they were on the defense over Germany?

Cobra427

Not a lot of good info, due to British policy of downplaying individual achievement, but this list is likely pretty close to the truth.

RANK PILOT A/C FLOWN KILLS
1 Sgt J Frantisek#, 303 Sqn Hurricane 17
2 PO ES Lock, 41 Sqn Spitfire 16 + 1/2
3 Sgt JH Lacey, 501 Sqn Hurricane 15 + 1/2
FO BJG Carbury, 603 Sqn Spitfire 15 + 1/2
5 PO RFT Doe, 234 & 238 Sqns Spit/Hurricane 15
6 F/L PC Hughes, 234 Sqn Spitfire 14 + 3 x 1/2
7 PO CF Gray, 54 Sqn Spitfire 14 + 2 x 1/2
8 F/L AA McKellar, 605 Sqn Hurricane 14 + 1/2
9 FO W Urbanowicz, 145 & 303 Sqns Hurricane 14
10 FO CR Davis#, 601 Sqn Hurricane 11 + 1/2
11 Sgt A McDowall, 602 Sqn Spitfire 11
Sgt RT Llewellyn, 213 Sqn Hurricane 11

Cobra427so
03-04-2006, 01:33 PM
S then, all-in-all, when we're getting 15 or so kills in th course of the campaign, were pretty well matched historically ... cool

Cobra427

claypidgon
03-04-2006, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
S then, all-in-all, when we're getting 15 or so kills in th course of the campaign, were pretty well matched historically ... cool

Cobra427
HMMM!!! Well then I guess I'm not doing so good..I think I'm on mission 13 and only have 5 kills...I never said that I was a pilot... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif This is a GREAT campaign.When is the other part going to be done....

Cobra427so
03-04-2006, 09:23 PM
[When is the other part going to be done....]

I'm figuring about 8-10 weeks for the next 20 missions... that's after I get the map templates done. I'm working on that now. Of course that's barring any other things that pull me away from the project while it's in process.

Cobra427

iridium88
03-04-2006, 09:57 PM
Just downloaded the campaign.

What do I need to play? I only have IL2/FB/AEP. Do I need to be totally patched to the latest version? As there was no GB folder in my campaign folders? Do I have to have PF as well to play?

Cobra427so
03-04-2006, 10:58 PM
I think you have evrything you need... but I'm not positive. If you do not have a GB folder in your campaign folders you can add one. I think you can just add a new folder and name it GB. I would reccommend updating your install with all the latest patches up to and including 4.04. I don't remember but it may have been one of the free updates that adds the GB folder.

One of the other guys here might know more.

Cobra427

iridium88
03-04-2006, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
I think you have evrything you need... but I'm not positive. If you do not have a GB folder in your campaign folders you can add one. I think you can just add a new folder and name it GB. I would reccommend updating your install with all the latest patches up to and including 4.04. I don't remember but it may have been one of the free updates that adds the GB folder.

One of the other guys here might know more.

Cobra427

I thought the rest of the patches were for PF? I am patched up tp 2.04 for IL2 AEP?

I have tried manually adding the GB folder as well as the all.ini text file but no joy?

When I start a new career, all I get to choose from is United kingdom (not RAF) and there is no campaign for that choice?

TAW_Oilburner
03-05-2006, 12:06 AM
I must be lucky..i've got 18 kills after 16 missions but it's because on 1 mission i got 8 stukas's. I could never repeat it. I must have been at perfect convergence because each short burst was rewarding me with them dropping their bombs and leaving the long black smoke. It took a while to get the "enemy aircraft destroyed" message, but they eventually went down. Attacking the from underneath is definately the best way, i work my way from the front towards the back (let them overtake me from above).

klemlao
03-05-2006, 04:47 AM
iridium88

here's the latest full install:

IL2 Forgotten Battles
plus
IL2 Ace Expansion Pack
plus
Pacific Fighters.

Install the CDs above one after the other without patches.

Then go here:
http://www.pacific-fighters.com/en/updates.php
scroll down the page for the oldest patches, those that are required as follows (note that 3.04m is not required in this sequence:-

pf_303m.exe (102Mb), patch 3.03m > installs over version 3.0 (the above out-of-the-box CDs)
Note the 'm' before .exe - the file with no 'm' is only for standalone Pacific Fighters which Firebirds don't run.

Next.... patch 4.01m - installs over 3.03m

8/11/05 NOW UP TO PATCH 4.02 - installs over 4.01m

09/02/06 NOW UP TO PATCH 4.03 - installs over 4.02m

22/02/06 NOW UP TO PATCH 4.04 - installs over 4.03m

iridium88
03-05-2006, 05:12 AM
Originally posted by klemlao:
iridium88

here's the latest full install:

IL2 Forgotten Battles
plus
IL2 Ace Expansion Pack
plus
Pacific Fighters.

Install the CDs above one after the other without patches.

Then go here:
http://www.pacific-fighters.com/en/updates.php
scroll down the page for the oldest patches, those that are required as follows (note that 3.04m is not required in this sequence:-

pf_303m.exe (102Mb), patch 3.03m > installs over version 3.0 (the above out-of-the-box CDs)
Note the 'm' before .exe - the file with no 'm' is only for standalone Pacific Fighters which Firebirds don't run.

Next.... patch 4.01m - installs over 3.03m

8/11/05 NOW UP TO PATCH 4.02 - installs over 4.01m

09/02/06 NOW UP TO PATCH 4.03 - installs over 4.02m

22/02/06 NOW UP TO PATCH 4.04 - installs over 4.03m

Thanks for that. Basically, I have to buy PF to play this campaign? Somewhere in those sequence of patches, the GB folder is added i am guessing? Oh well ebay here I come http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

klemlao
03-05-2006, 07:10 AM
Cobra427so may be able to tell you if you need PF to play this. It may not use any of the PF resources. You could try just IL2 + AEP.

A problem may be that I think the patches up to 4.04 all assume that you have IL2+AEP+PF. If there are resources in those patches needed for this campaign then you may have problems running it without the patches and I don't think the patches will install without PF, Perhaps a question to OLEG on this forum somewhere?

Also, if you are going to play online, presumably through Hyperlobby, you'll find that you'll need the full install because I don't think anyone is running anything less on their host servers and your player version has to match the host server version.

Cobra427so
03-05-2006, 11:13 AM
Well, the campaign is built using a full install: FB+AEP+PF and patched to 4.04. What I'm remembering is somewhere one of the patches, gave us the GB folder and the RAF abilities... which one, I don't remember. But as patches progress, they give us extra ground items, new planes etc... now I didn't use anything out of the ordinary, but there may be some elements I used that don't exist in the earlier install without knowing it. Probably ground elements at the very least.

Now, PF has dropped in price at the stores, and I saw it on Amazon.com for $18 - $14... I'm not telling you to get it just to play the campaign, do it because it is an amazing addition to what you already have. You won't regret it, ask anyone here...

Cobra427

VF-17_DWolf
03-05-2006, 12:29 PM
Cobra427so, I'd like to thank you for a great campaign, I feel like I'm in England during the BoB.

One thing I would like to know.

Is it possible to convert this to a Online Campaign?

The only thing I can do is take out the Video part and Cmpgn.ini and put all the missions files (21) of them plus their Properties files into a Net/COOP folder, and it works. I can bring them up one at a time. But I do have to add a few more flyable Hurricanes, in most cases I just uncheck the AI only box, and take the check off player only aircraft so I can have my pick of planes.

I miss having the video at the beginning, nicely done by the way.

And I don't have the Campaign generator, But the rest of the Squadron and a few others who fly with VF-17 can enjoy the BoB Hurricane season as 21 individual COOP's. I left your briefings and name in them so you can get all the credit. Great briefs also.

Can't wait for the second half, sounds like it will be a winner.

VF-17_DWolf

EPP_Gibbs
03-06-2006, 01:36 PM
Cobra427, I'd like to do your campaign..but it won't list in the RAF campaign menu window. I've read the replies on the subject and have tried creating the all.ini file as described. It makes no difference. The other nationality folders don't have all.ini files anyway. My game is correctly patched to 4.04m. I unzipped and dumped the whole BoB Hurricane Season folder into the GB campaign folder, where it quietly sits. Any other ideas?

Cheers,

VF-17_DWolf
03-06-2006, 03:06 PM
EPP_Gibbs go into your Campaigns folder and the GB folder. it sounds like you put the whole BoB-Hurricane season in the GB Folder.

What you need to do is open the BoB-Hurricane season folder, in it you will see a folder marked BattlofBritain typed all one word like I just typed. Grab or copy that folder and put it in the GB folder, you'll also see skins and a few changes to the background, the background files go in the GB folder and the skins go in the Airplanes indicated on the folders. Just put the skins in the skins folder not the folder itself.

If all else fails read the directions in the "read me" It says to put the BattlofBritain FOLDER in C:\Program Files\IL2 FB\Missions\Campaign\GB and don't rename it.

He also gave precise directions of where to put the other things like the skins...etc.

That should do it.

Good Luck,

VF-17_DWolf

EPP_Gibbs
03-06-2006, 03:33 PM
DWolf,

All ok now. I feel like a prat. As you correctly worked out, it was a case of RTFM, ie Read The F***ing Manual! I missed the readme, and just dumped the whole folder in the GB directory. What amazes me is my eyes didn't see it afterwards when messing around creating useless all.ini files and putting them here, there, and everywhere. Thanks a million for the help.

Cheers,

VF-17_DWolf
03-06-2006, 03:38 PM
Don't feel bad EPP_Gibbs, I did the exact same thing you did. Thats why I put the post up to help you, I had the same fustrated feeling.....LOL

Best Regards,

VF-17_DWolf

claypidgon
03-06-2006, 06:02 PM
Well I finished the campaign.Had 7 kill's,4025 points and a rank of Wing Commander with 2 medals.I'm going to do it again.A couple of the missions like 18 I think and another one brought my system almost to a stop. Anyone else experiance this? What a great job by Cobra tho...

System
AMD ATHLON 2.2 socketA
Abit NF7-S(NVIDA-NFORCE2)
ATI X800XT-PE--CAT6.1
Corsair PC3200 Low Latency Daul Channel 2x512@400MHz
2x80gig Maxtor in raid array
Creative Audigy2
Netgear FA311 Nic
Windows XP ser pac2
MultiSync FE2111sb@1280x960-100 refresh
Video card at 71 latency and audio at 64
Cable Internet

hotspace
03-06-2006, 07:14 PM
I have to say thats one of the best campaigns I've tried m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Well made, loads of planes but not too many to cause stutter, great game play. It's just as good as E.1's: Battle over Britain http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Ralph_Phillips
03-06-2006, 09:24 PM
Am enjoying this campaign -- richly detailed and immersive. My only criticism is on the makeup of some of the flight elements. As it is, the RAF tend to fly in groups of two or four and the escorting 109s are in groups of three (from what I've seen so far). Shouldn't this be the other way around? RAF used "vics" of three ships versus LW "schwarmes" of two "rottes" -- where a rotte was comprised of two fighters, and the two pairs would cover each other. RAF switched to the 4-ship element later on. Not a big deal, and excellent work overall.

S!

Cobra427so
03-06-2006, 09:27 PM
VF-17_DWolf,

I have no idea how to convert this to an online campaign... sorry. But if you do it successfully, be sure to let me know! And I hope you guys have great fun flying this as coops!

Cobra427

Cobra427so
03-06-2006, 09:31 PM
Claypidgeon,

There are alot of things at play here... if for those missions (probably at night with flack and searchlights), you set your graphics a little less detailed, it shought lighten up the load.

Cobra427

claypidgon
03-06-2006, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
Claypidgeon,

There are alot of things at play here... if for those missions (probably at night with flack and searchlights), you set your graphics a little less detailed, it shought lighten up the load.

Cobra427

Hey Cobra I was in no way faulting your work and great work it is..I turned down the graphics from perfect to excellent.I think maybe there is something wrong with my system I'm getting ready to build a new one..I just wondered if anyone else had experianced this..

DarkCanuck420
03-06-2006, 10:13 PM
so far its great! good work. One thing I did notice, I dont know if you have anypower over it. But at the airfield the flags are american...

SithSpeeder
03-06-2006, 10:39 PM
I just get owned by the He-111s and the 109s. The 111s seem invincible, the 109s are faster, climb better, and have greater hitting power (especially from further out). The engine cutout during negative g's is ANNOYING to say the least http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif I've re-flown mission 6 (?...I think) several times now and only didn't get shot down once while trying to be productive.

Great campaign, but I haven't figured out how to be effective against the invaders yet.

* _54th_Speeder *

***
If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing.
--Warren Miller video
***

Cobra427so
03-06-2006, 11:33 PM
CP, no, I understand what you meant, and thanks for the compliments. What I meant is that the night missions have alot of demand as well as the large bomber flights... when I turn down from perfect to excellent, it helps me too.

Canuk, yes unfortunately, theres no other allied flag. I would've loved to add a Brit flag.

Sith Speeder, survival is all that counts... the best is a head on first pass, then follow the cripples and finish them off, (carefully). Look for the smokers and wait till they fall out of formation, they're more vulnerable then.

Cobra427

SithSpeeder
03-07-2006, 10:20 AM
Sith Speeder, survival is all that counts... If that's true, why would you "fight for your country" or even your beliefs? Sure, I can get Hidden Mission Complete by flying the waypoints, maybe attacking from a distance, and running for home to land in an undamaged bird. But that's like the spectator of a street fight who occasionally punches or kicks the competitor of a 1 on 1 fight when he gets close to the edge of the spectator circle.

That's just my opinion, mind you. If you don't stop the bombers, it's the innocents below who get killed. Somehow, I need to figure out a way to defeat the enemy, not just survive. I think stringing these together as a co-op with team tactics would be a really fun approach to that end.

* _54th_Speeder *

***
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face
is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs
and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the
great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the
best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at
the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that
his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know
neither victory nor defeat."

Teddy Roosevelt
***

Deacon352nd
03-08-2006, 11:45 AM
Cobra,
Turning your magnificent campaign into online coop sessions is very easy. I'm in the process of doing that now for my group. I just don't want to have them all ready at the sametime because you can't savor the work you've put into this campaign if you just jump online and fly. We're flying no more than two missions at any time. I can't wait for the second series of 20 missions to be made by you.
In fact I modified the map down by the Dover area so that the cliffs are present.
I just wish that you had more map area available so that I could have our beloved Bodney base available to us. I'm thinking of cheating just a bit and modifiy the map a little more to put a Bodney base in the NorthEast corner of the map.
I am not making your campaign turned into online coop sessions available to the public without your permission. These are just for my private use. A few of the missions couldn't or shouldn't be modified without changing the intent of your work.
Any publication of your great work should give you the credit you deserve.

Cobra427so
03-08-2006, 09:38 PM
Thank you Deacon,

I'm glad you guys are enjoying the missions, (offline or online). You'll be happy to know that the new operational area for the next 20 missions covers from London to Dover and the cliffs are present in the new map I'm working on. I considered putting them in there originally but since there were no operational flights in that area I didn't see a reason to.

I appreciate the credit given if you adjust and share the online adaptations of the missions with you group. It seems many people have had the same ideas and I'm wondering if I should do a version like that. I thought it would be too hard for online because of the large flights, but maybe not...

Cobra427

OlavFalco
03-10-2006, 12:17 PM
Cobra... damn good work mate... been enjoying this campaign for a couple of days now..

Keep up the good work!

Menden_602sqd
03-11-2006, 03:14 AM
Excellent work ... as they say "I'm loving it"

klemlao
03-11-2006, 09:57 AM
aaaarrrrggggghhhhhh !

I don't have a lot of time to fly off-line and I had to refly mission 3 twice because my leader kept 'engaging superior forces' with inevitable results http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

So on mission 3 he behaves himself and we are heading rtb, me with three kills in my pocket (ok, I stole my leader's He111 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ) and I am 1000m behind him on finals. I watch the distance, ease off the power to stay behind him - but I can't. When I get to almost not closing the gap on him - at about 300m behind - the damn thing stalled into the ground! I could see he had flaps and gear down just like me. I thought the AI had the same flight model?!

ggrrrrrrrr......

Anyway I'm enjoying it.
Thanks Cobra427so
<gets out flight briefing for sortie #3 AGAIN! )

SithSpeeder
03-11-2006, 04:07 PM
klemlao--

I started following my leader the first few missions. Then, I started ignoring him--he doesn't know squat except how to fly the waypoint better than me. Use that and ONLY that to your advantage. (he yells at me in the mean time, but you learn to ignore him).

My point? The 109s climb better and move faster through the air than the Hurri's. The only solution that I have found that has given me much more success is climb and keep climbing. Follow your leader from way above and behind. (My opinion is that) you need to engage enemy fighters with at least a 2500m advantage. With this advantage, I boom and zoom the 109s until they are nearly co-E with me. But by that time, the battle has usually swung into my favor and I am usually not hit (except once where I believe friendly ground fire took off my tail IN ONE HIT!). So far, my strategy has been beat off the 109s, then go for the bombers (again with at least 1.5 km altitude advantage, slashing attacks, repeat). Now that I am in like mission 7, I've been promoted to lead so now when I go high, at least my wing goes with me, giving them an advantage as well. I also can direct them to engage fighters, then once we have them under control, engage the bombers. It makes a world of difference.

As far as landing goes, a limitation of the game (not Cobra's campaign) is that a player requesting to land does not figure in to the AI requests to land. I.e., the tower will allow one AI to come in at a time and wave off all other AI--but they won't wave you off. So, my solution has been to land on the taxiway Right (when flying northward). The Hurri is a very controllable plane and fairly forgiving. Once you land, get off the taxiway, just in case an AI lander comes barrelling through (because he won't stop even if you are sitting in the middle of it).

Hope that helps. YMMV.

* _54th_Speeder *

Crozbone
03-12-2006, 04:05 PM
I followed all the instructions to the best of my limited ability and I still can't get the campaign to run. Anyone have an idea or should I just give up?

Cobra427so
03-12-2006, 09:20 PM
Crozbone,

Did you read the "README" file enclosed in the zip file?

Cobra427so

Dr...Watson
03-19-2006, 05:33 AM
I just added a wingman to the flight. Put all the missions into the coop section. Joined with a freind and flew mission 1 no problem. Just have to do them individually. Makes a big diff having your wingmen as a human on voice com (msn voice comm works great btw...less hassle than any other software)

Dafe1984
03-19-2006, 07:57 AM
A quick question about this campaign and the IL2 DCG:

I very much enjoyed this campaign, and much prefer the map created for it to the one provided for Britain in the IL2 DCG.

I was wondering if it is possible to somehow replace this map for the old one in the DCG so I can use it to generate BoB campaigns?

Is this possible, and if so can anyone explain how it is done, or direct me to some instructions?

Thanks in advance.

El Turo
03-19-2006, 02:28 PM
Wow.. what a great find! I just saw this thread and started playing this morning.. SO GOOD! Thanks a bunch for creating this.

===========

Sith,

Make sure you're setting your convergence to under 200m and that you are firing bursts as you close just before you reach that convergence until just after you leave that convergence. If you find yourself consistently firing at targets from closer than 200m, then reset your convergence accordingly. Just remember that your bullets lose energy (and thusly, hitting power) the farther away your are from your target. I set my convergence to 125m and that seems to work great for me. For He111's, try the cockpit spray on the first pass, then set up attacks from their high10 and high 2, aiming for the wingroots just inboard of the #2 and #3 engines.

Not as an attempt to brag, but just to show that it is entirely possible to get kills with good tactics and gunnery.. my results thus far after three missions (two of these were he-111's that I nailed pretty hard before they overflew the convoy and got finished off, and another he-111 on the big raid mission was a straggler that I finished off, but the rest were solid kills, 2 stukas, 3 he-111's. I got a 109 smoking fairly good but I ran out of ammo before I could hit something more vital.. and so he got away:

http://home.comcast.net/~el_turo/BattleofBritain3_7.jpg

Happy hunting!

SithSpeeder
03-19-2006, 05:27 PM
Turo--

I'm glad you have found a combination of superior tactics and the ability to pull them off and appreciate you sharing them with me.

Aiming? You can freakin' aim at 400km+ in an off axis dive and "hit the cockpit" or "wingroots"? You da' man! With 200m convergence and at that speed, the window of opportunity to fire is very small indeed.

Plus, in the Hurri, it takes a long time to get superior E on a fast moving He-111 (or even a 109).

Ah, but when you get to fly the Spit V in a couple of missions later on, there is no more zooming away by Jerry and getting pounced from above--it's hunt down time! I was getting into the less than 200m envelope and whacking him with Hispanos. I found myself so much more effective in the Spit V (same dive speed limit and only a 20kph top speed disadvantage instead of the 66kph disadvantage of the Hurri).

Just today on mission 18 or 19, I would sneak up on some 109s and as soon as I lined up on each Jerry within 450m, the buggers would turn off their lights and Split-S away (faster than my Hurri could dive by at least 60kph). Buggers.

I will try some QMB, maybe work on bomber busting. I feel sorry for those chaps who had to do it in real life (ESPECIALLY in the Hurri). Although I know this is only a game.

* _54th_Speeder *

El Turo
03-19-2006, 06:06 PM
The trick is to anticipate where your target is going to be (which is a lot easier vs a straight-flying bomber) and to aim your aircraft at that point. I regularly fly past my target bomber with just meters to spare as I nail them on the way by. The firing window is small, yes. But.. that means you only use maybe a second of ammo per pass, which gets you around 10-15 passes before you run out of ammo. The head on pass is the easiest because the off-angle deflection is least.. but the closure rate is a bit scary and the danger of colliding is high if your convergence is under 200m.

Try out a short convergence between 100 and 150 and see if you don't get more consistent kills that way.. it's not only easier to hit your target a such ranges, but your bullets do more damage too!

The Hispanos sure are nice, I agree. Didn't figure on getting a Spitfire in this campaign given the title.. but we'll see how it all works out! I'm having a blast so far.

!S

SithSpeeder
03-19-2006, 07:06 PM
Didn't figure on getting a Spitfire in this campaign given the title.. Oh, they don't GIVE you one, but an opportunity or two presents itself to TAKE one, LOL. You'll see what I mean later http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

* _54th_Speeder *

El Turo
03-20-2006, 08:36 AM
Ah, I see. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'll probably stick with my ole girl for the duration regardless. I've got a bit of a soft spot for her.

El Turo
03-20-2006, 03:44 PM
I was just about to post a question on how to manually (if we even can) up the difficulty levels because I've found the German escort fighters to be to few and rather unskilled.. and then I ran into the first 110 mission. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

What a great furball! My guys get fairly hammered in this mission (mission 11-ish?).. but it's been the most difficult and hair-raising yet. WOW!

Heh.. yeehaw! I replayed it twice just because I thought it was so much fun. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The 'duck hunting' missions with the Ju87's are kind of fish-in-a-barrel runs (which I'm curious if there's a way to include more escorts or make the existing escorts more effective in one of the variable files?) I'm not much of a tweaker and/or code guy.. so I don't really know how to do all that without someone walking me through it.

The Stukas are easy meat.. just come up on them from low six and then pop them with a second or two of fire at convergence and they light up or start belching thick black smoke almost every time (which is as good as a kill in a minute or two after their engine dies or they catch fire anyway). I think I got 7 in one mission. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

So far, after 11-ish missions, I'm at about 40 kills. Great fun!

edit: Sith, while it's not against bombers, per se.. I did record the last furball engagement that shows the kind of gunnery I'm talking about. If you're interested, I can email it to ya, but it's like 3-4megs.

A couple of quick tips: If your target is at a 45 degree off-angle from you, fire when they are touching the edge of your reticle's outer circle (and of course lined up appropriately along their flight path). If you aren't using the icons, and are flying the Hurricane or Spitfire, a 109 is 100m away from you when they fill your gunsight wingtip to wingtip, 200m when their wings touch the innermost points of the side-bars (that poke into the circle).. which is precisely 1/2 the diameter of the circle. 300m would be 1/3, 400m would be 1/4.. and so on. Set your convergence accordingly and be mindful of the relationship between how far away your target is and what you have your convergence set to.

For example, if you have your convergence set to 200m and your target is closer than 200m, then you must aim slightly left or right of center for your guns (at least one wing) to hit home. In the track I recorded, I got a PK on the last 110 I down with only my single MG firing it's last rounds (maybe the last bullet) by doing just this.. intentionally firing just to the "left" of the target at extremely close range so I could try to cram my pea shooter into his earhole before firing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway, sorry for rambling. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif Ciao!

~T.

El Turo
03-20-2006, 09:04 PM
Isn't there some way to see a log that shows your sortie results, mission by mission?

I thought I remembered that being in Il2 in the past, but I can't find it in this campaign for the life of me (maybe it's only part of the original campaigns?).. I've just reinstalled Il2 after about a year off.. so forgive my re-noobishness.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

james_ander
03-21-2006, 05:20 AM
I haven't been playing that much lately, but unpacked the campaign last night and gave it a try. It's great so far, I'm about 4 missions in. Not a single kill yet, but lots of fun. One night mission, took a bullet from a He rear gunner which seized the engine, got coordinates for home base and found it lit up in the night. Had a nail-biting glide back wondering whether to land or bail. Made it in for a crash landing on the tarmac but survived. Ususally I only have fun if I get lots of kills, but this is great stuff. This campaign has that immersive quality that is so hard to find. Thanks for making it for us.

Dutchie_59
03-21-2006, 11:52 AM
Compliments to Cobra427so for this campaign. Good show! In my opinion the human touch in it, the story and last but not least the campaigns make the very difference with 'shoot them up'-missions which usually means taking-off, straight to the targets, blasting everything out of the skies and get back to base to see the score. In the first mission the take-off can be difficult due to the bumpy airstrip, but that keeps you sharp, doesn't it? I've played the whole several times, with different results but I enjoyed it every time. Cobra427SO, keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to your next announced campaign!

El Turo
03-21-2006, 01:47 PM
I've lost two birds so far, but survived both losses. One was to a collision on short final where the AI decided to ram me from behind (wth?).. and the second was a plane that I lost my engine coming home and had to ditch it short of the airfield.

El Turo
03-21-2006, 11:59 PM
Punt for settings question.

Cobra427so
03-22-2006, 12:49 AM
El Turo,

You could go into mission builder, open a mission, select the BF109 flights and in their properties, increase the number of planes in their flight. You can also go into each single plane's properties "Plane 1", "Plane 2" etc, and increase the pilot's experience level.

Hope that helps...

Cobra427so

El Turo
03-22-2006, 01:51 AM
Hey cool! Thanks a bunch. I've never even fired up the mission builder software before (I know, noob!).. but I'll see if I can't throw in a few more escorts to make things spicier.

Mc_Wolf
03-22-2006, 07:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif I must say again this campaign is very good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif look forward to play in German side....

Heavy lost in this mission....
http://www.uuzone.com/images/upload/907000/mclan2006032123375164_big.jpg

So many stuka...hehe
http://www.uuzone.com/images/upload/907000/mclan2006032123375480_big.jpg

Hard owrk for us...
http://www.uuzone.com/images/upload/907000/mclan200603212337562_big.jpg

Deacon352nd
03-22-2006, 10:32 AM
Cobra,
Please contact me through email as I need to ask a direct question of you concerning your campaign. Thanks.
deacon352nd@yahoo.com

Gold_Monkey
03-22-2006, 02:14 PM
Hey Cobra I'm still having fun with "Hurricane Season" DLd it when you first posted. Thanks Again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif But that guy is still yelling at me to stay with my leader http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

El Turo
03-22-2006, 02:47 PM
Just finished the last mission.. what a great campaign. I think maybe the best I've ever played. ~S~

Totals: 20 missions, 58 kills, 10k points.

Can't wait for Spittin' Fire! (And a 3 day pass.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gifwoot!)

Hehe..

~T.

El Turo
03-22-2006, 11:44 PM
Out of (selfish) curiosity.. how far along is the follow up campaign, anyway? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cobra427so
03-23-2006, 12:36 AM
"how far along is the follow up campaign..?"

Well the map is more extensive than the last, the area covered is from London to Dover. The map is complete and I'm working on the first video... that's it. It'll be awhile... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Cobra427so

El Turo
03-23-2006, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
It'll be awhile...

Cobra427so

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Cobra427so
03-23-2006, 10:29 AM
Chin up El Turo, I'll release some teasers as I go, so everybody sees the progress. And in the end, I might just release a German side version of the whole thing. Of course all missions would be air-starts... don't know if that would go over too well... Hmmm, something to consider.

Cobra427

El Turo
03-23-2006, 10:56 AM
I really quite enjoyed the quick time to engagement of most of the missions. It was a good change of pace from the uber-realism 'fly for an hour and fight a couple of guys and go home' scenarios.. which have their place, but I found your campaign refreshing in that it not only had a relatively short time-to-action but it made it all seem plausible and believable.

Having the mission screens indicate enroute conversations between pilots (like you did in Hurricane Season) would be a great way to accomplish it. The flight back could be a bit rough, but I suppose that's why God made the time-lapse buttons. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Perrazi
03-24-2006, 08:28 PM
this is a fabulous campaign. got up to the 7th mission without dying and getting some kills. for all those out there who want to build campaigns,look at this one. this is the way. you should be doing this for pay from ubisoft/maddox. can't wait to start up again tomorrow with mission 8

Daytraders
03-24-2006, 09:57 PM
yes a very nice campaign m8 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif does anyone know of a bombers campaign upto this standard, thx

JerryFodder
04-02-2006, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
"how far along is the follow up campaign..?"

Well the map is more extensive than the last, the area covered is from London to Dover.

Please put in Brighton and Hove Albion's old Goldstone ground. I'm a Palace fan and would like to strafe it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Stuck on mission 3! (or 4) where about 30 ju87's attack - no matter how many I kill, even if I live, the mission reports failure. Any tips?

Cobra427so
04-03-2006, 12:04 AM
Hi JerryFodder,

Mission 2 and 5 have extensive Ju87s, 3&4 deal with He111s. Not sure what problem you're having, no one else has mentioned anythng. The only thing I can say is fly your waypoints to the encounter... after that it doesn't matter, but be sure to land at base. Once you land, come to a stop and shut down - that should do it.

Regards,
Cobra427so

AFJ_Locust
04-03-2006, 10:39 AM
INSTALLATION:

€ BattleofBritain FOLDER - Drop the entire folder into your GB folder.
(C:\Program Files\IL2 FB\Missions\Campaign\GB) *NOTE* Do Not rename the BattleofBritain folder.

€ SKIN FOLDERS - Copy the contents of each skin folder into the respective skin folder in your IL2 installation.
C:\Program Files\IL2 FB\PaintSchemes\Skins\*Plane type*)
€ Background.TGA - A campaign load screen background. Drop it into your GB folder. *Backup or rename your stock TGA first. (C:\Program Files\IL2 FB\Missions\Campaign\GB)
€ BOB_Map.jpg - Full color printable map, will print on a standard 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. Helpful for immersion and understanding briefings.

================================================


I did all this but I still cant load campighn Battleof Brittan ???

what am I doing wrong

Divine-Wind
04-03-2006, 11:12 AM
Just put in your 'Missions\Campaigns\GB\' folder. Pretty simple eh?

AFJ_Locust
04-03-2006, 11:15 AM
Originally posted by Perrazi:
this is a fabulous campaign. got up to the 7th mission without dying and getting some kills. for all those out there who want to build campaigns,look at this one. this is the way. you should be doing this for pay from ubisoft/maddox. can't wait to start up again tomorrow with mission 8

I need help

I Installed this via the readme instructions but I cant load it ???

HELP

Divine-Wind
04-03-2006, 11:18 AM
What do you mean can't load it? You can't find it, or will it just not load? (like missions missing, etc?)

LSMart
04-05-2006, 08:08 AM
Downloaded and starting playing last night. It's awesome. Great stuff Cobra!!

james_ander
04-07-2006, 06:18 PM
Just finished playing your campiagn. You have brought out the best in this sim by creating excellent missions and providing immersion through the use of a great story line and good films. I can't wait until you next campaign. Thanks again for making it.

P.S. Have you made any other missions?campaigns? Where can I find them? Thanks.

Cobra427so
04-07-2006, 08:25 PM
LSMart, James Ander, thanks for the great compliments
guys!

This was my very first campaign and the sequel is in the works - the second half of the battle.

I'll be posting updates so keep an eye open!

Cobra427so

tanimbar
04-08-2006, 03:51 AM
Just finished the campaign.

Had a ball; got shot down a lot; shot down a lot. Good fun all round.

Thanks very much.

Overriding impression - if I had been a pilot in a Hurricane squadron then I would have done all I could to get onto Spitfires.

NekoReaperman
04-08-2006, 01:17 PM
Hurricaine is my favorite warbird ever, for some reason i dont like the spitfire at all, I Get more kills in the Hurri 1 then the SPit 1 (WWII Online)

heywooood
04-08-2006, 01:33 PM
Cobra - this is without doubt one of - if not the best - user made campaigns so far contributed IMO.

from briefings to maps to mission order of battle
the flights are well thought out and varied.

The little Hurri's are challenging to win with in combat consistently and like so many of the few - I often have to finish my sortie in the nearest clear field or dirt road. "ooopsie daisy, pranged 'er again I see, eh Leftenant?"

MB_Avro_UK
04-08-2006, 05:44 PM
Hi all,

I am working my way through this campaign and IMO its the best !! Great timing ,weather and the use of ground objects http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But...we are limited to a 1938 Mk 1 Hurricane that has 900 hp whereas the BoB Hurricane was of 1,000 hp. Also the Luftwaffe planeset is from 1941 and they had extra armour as a result of combat experience during the BoB in 1940.

This is not Cobra's fault but the limitations of il2.

Thanks again Cobra for a magnificant campaign http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

fabianfred
04-08-2006, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by El Turo:
Hey cool! Thanks a bunch. I've never even fired up the mission builder software before (I know, noob!).. but I'll see if I can't throw in a few more escorts to make things spicier.

Try 'shift E's QMT Quick mission tuner utility... it is great for little changes like that without going into FMB... available from Airwarfare.com

fabianfred
04-08-2006, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by JerryFodder:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Cobra427so:
"how far along is the follow up campaign..?"

Well the map is more extensive than the last, the area covered is from London to Dover.

Please put in Brighton and Hove Albion's old Goldstone ground. I'm a Palace fan and would like to strafe it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Stuck on mission 3! (or 4) where about 30 ju87's attack - no matter how many I kill, even if I live, the mission reports failure. Any tips? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was also stuck for about three goes... then I figured out that too many were getting throught o the target and causing damage (the target has a 'defend ground' icon)
so I started to shoot the stukas up enough to get them to drop their load prematurely then go on to the next one.... keeping well below them to avoid the sniper in the rear cockpit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

fabianfred
04-08-2006, 09:42 PM
don't forget that with all Battle of Britain style missions/campaigns you can help to even up some of the discrepancies in the a/c available by reducing the fuel of the 109's to about 15% or so, which means they only have a short time in combat before having to break-off and head for home... as was the case for them in BOB IRL

JerryFodder
04-19-2006, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by Cobra427so:
Hi JerryFodder,

Mission 2 and 5 have extensive Ju87s, 3&4 deal with He111s. Not sure what problem you're having, no one else has mentioned anythng. The only thing I can say is fly your waypoints to the encounter... after that it doesn't matter, but be sure to land at base. Once you land, come to a stop and shut down - that should do it.

Regards,
Cobra427so

It's ok, I did it. I basically let the autopilot take me where I was supposed to be and nailed the stragglers. One thing I know, i'd have died in 1940 in WW2 if I was a pilot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Cobra427so
04-19-2006, 01:52 PM
Hi Jerry,

Don't feel bad, that just means your human... Guys died... the wrong place, the wrong time, the golden bee-bee... I think luck and fate played a huge role in most survival stories.

When I was building this I was actually worried that I might make the campaign too easy. I think I'm a decent pilot, but I'm not great like some of the people here, so to even test the missions, I had to make them survivable for me. (Otherwise I'd never be able to test-fly the missions all the way through).

So I eliminated all the "targets" nothing to complete to win a mission - just survive, get home, any "home" really. At some point, with even the bravest person, (IRL) survival instincts should kick in and say, "hey, this 'aint a great idea, get us the heck outta here!"

Some missions are a little harder than others, I tried to take in account for things that might contribute to that - so keep going, and I hope you have fun.

Cobra427so

JerryFodder
05-14-2006, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Great campaign, already playing it and enjoying the fruit of your labours. However....


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/hurriseasonwtf.jpg


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


I'm afraid it's much worse than that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

The flag shown, when you pause and zoom up to it, is the 1959 50 star type and present day US flag. Throughout WW2 the US only had a 48 star flag like this one:

http://www.usflagdepot.com/store/media/48star.gif

Come on Oleg! Even Mel Gibson managed to get the right historic flag for Great Britain in that pile of bull****e "The Patriot" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cobra427so
05-16-2006, 03:24 PM
LOL! Holy cr@p! I never noticed that! Good eye Jerry!

Cobra427so

JerryFodder
05-20-2006, 08:04 AM
Well, when you had an empire like our one you've got to know your flags http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Just finished, 20 missions, 15 lost aircraft (which means I died a lot) and 19 kills. The only ac I didn't get was the Ju88.
Those Emils are damned hard in a Hurri, it's just outclassed - you only hope that the AI pilot is stupid enough to try and turn fight instead of just zooming. He111's also hard to bring down in the hurri, it's all because of a huge lack of performance in the bird - can't wait for Spitting Fire http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif When will it be ready???

Yellow_Sub
05-20-2006, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by AFJ_Locust:
I need help

I Installed this via the readme instructions but I cant load it ???

HELP

I guess the campaign doesn't show up. Make sure the folder BattleofBritain is right under \Missions\Campaign\GB\ and not under \Missions\Campaign\GB\BOB Hurricane Season\

Should be \Missions\Campaign\GB\BattleofBritain

Did it wrong too.

JerryFodder
05-26-2006, 07:22 AM
Any news on Spittin' Fire will be available???

FI-Skipper
07-08-2006, 10:33 AM
Fantastic campaign!Loved it from start to finish!Probably the best I've ever played!

Can't wait for part 2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

mavr6
07-08-2006, 01:45 PM
need some help guys...

mission 23 - scramble to intercept 4 ju88's

how do you get past it?

i fly to the first, a quick burst, then to the next closet and a head on burst then on to the other pair. i manage to get one down and land then.....

REFLY

????????????????????????????????

great by the way!

mavr6
08-13-2006, 05:37 AM
is this now a dead thread? was hoping for some help.....

DmdSeeker
08-13-2006, 06:52 AM
Just finished this campaign; and it was great; thanks a lot!

FlatSpinMan
08-13-2006, 08:18 AM
What's ailing you, mavr6?