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CrazySchmidt
04-26-2006, 03:19 AM
Dear Mission Mate Users,

I am please to tell you that Mission Mate v2.4 is now available for download in the Airwarfare.com FB Essential Files (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#028) section and at Flying Legends here (http://www.flying-legends.net/php/downloads/listings.php?cat_id=210)

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/CrazySchmidt/MM2.jpg

As you can see I have decided to use a theme for the main art with this release (and will be for future releases). I asked my good friend Dave €œBakshi€ for some help with ideas and artwork some time ago, with a brief of €œpreferably something Kiwi based, with a formation shot€. Dave came back to me with the Geoff Fisken idea, which caught my attention immediately and then sealed the deal with the new Mission Mate font arrangement and the offer to create a custom set of Fisken RNZAF skins for inclusion with this release. These skins are also used on the front art. Thanks a million buddy!!

What€s New?

This version of Mission Mate is primarily for updating the plane listings for €œPacific Fighters Merged€ version 4.04m.

In addition to the plane list update, there is also an original €œGeoff Fisken€ RNZAF P-40 skin pack kindly produced by Dave €œBakshi€. This P-40 skin pack will be installed (if selected by you at set-up) into both the P-40E and P-40M skin directories for Forgotten Battles/Pacific Fighters ready for your use.

Formal Introduction Of Mission Mate Parameter Files (*.mte):
Mission Mate can now save and read €œMission Mate Parameter Files€ which are essentially simple files that record all the settings and selections you have made (including skins, waypoints etc€¦) for the current quick mission session. This means that if you have created a mission that is working well, you may save it for later use perhaps as a template for similar missions in the future.

I have also included a series of sample parameter (*.mte) files accessible through the €œFile€ menu €œOpen Mission Mate Sample Files€¦€ in the quick mission interface, that provide examples of how to set up Mission Mate quick missions. These will be useful for new users wanting a quick start or for experienced users who wish to set up same template files.

File Associations (*.mte):
When installing, you are now given the option to associate the *.mte file type with Mission Mate. This means that windows will consider *.mte files to be a Mission Mate file and you will see the Mission Mate icon associated with these files. You will also be able to launch Mission Mate directly from double clicking on these files from inside windows Explorer as you may be familiar with for many other programmes.

Associate option at the bottom of this window.
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*.mte files with Mission Mate association.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/CrazySchmidt/MMmteFiles.jpg

As always, I hope you enjoy this latest release.

Cheers and best regards,
CrazySchmidt. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Aeronautico
04-26-2006, 03:39 AM
Thank you Sir, much appreciated.

96th_Nightshifter
04-26-2006, 05:38 PM
This is an awesome piece of work mate, I never have got into serious mission building and I like to have a quick dogfight using the quick mission builder but this has made so much difference.
Firstly I can create GREAT quick dogfights now and obviously so much more once I have used it a bit more, secondly - this has actually helped with my skins testing and final screenshots etc. e.g. setting up a screenshot for a skin pack for example would be so easy with this since you can assign custom skins to each aircraft in each flight instead of just the flight leaders.

Ok it wasn't meant for help with skinning but it's an added bonus http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Also, nice work on those skins "Bakshi", hope all is well mate.

Thankyou.

CrazySchmidt
04-26-2006, 06:04 PM
Hi 96th_Nightshifter,

It's interesting that you mention what you are using this for as far screen shots go, I have had messages from several different people using it for a lot of different things, some use it as a quick start point for larger missions to be completed in the full mission builder, one guy was using it for creating co-ops he was hosting. MM was not really designed for either of these but hey why not! If it works and saves time it's probably a good thing.

Glad you're enjoying it.

CS. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif