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XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 01:50 AM
Oleg,

You've seen the development of UQMG through IL-2's existence and I stand ready to continue support when your new flight sim arrives. Also please let me know the outcome of those files I sent you.

If you have not seen the latest in my application, you should enjoy it. When you have time, please take a look at my site www.uberdemon.com (http://www.uberdemon.com)

Thank you
(Posted latest Update below)
UQMG for IL2FB UPGRADE! Now More than 32 planes!

Greetings to all UQMG and IL2 FB Users.

It is my greatest pleasure to announce the first major upgrade to the UQMG (UberQuick Mission Generator) for IL-2 Forgotten Battles. upgrade can be obtained at www.uberdemon.com (http://www.uberdemon.com) . Before I post the README content, this is probably the most exciting and requested feature of all:

- More than 32 Aircraft per mission. No longer will you be limited to a mere 32 planes. Through an algorithm I created called "Cloning" you can have an extremely high number of planes with the SAME ease you have come to expect from UQMG... yeah a few clicks can give you in seconds a mission with 40, 50, 80, 200, 400, whatever you want planes... I am not joking. You can have anything from one plane to over 1400 in a UQMG mission if you really wanted. Go to my site and look at the 3 pictures I have there with swarms of Pe-8's everywhere... no more than a few clicks my friends.

Well, I'll let the README do the talking. Thank you for your continued support.

I. New Features
=================
* (Way) More than 32 aircraft per mission now is enabled in UQMG with a feature I developed called Cloning, which uses algorithms I developed. Finally UQMG should become a real alternative to QMB allowing more than 32 total aircraft per mission. Each flight in UQMG can have up to 45 Clone flights which are placed in different positions in relation to the original flight. This means that a mission could have a total of 368 Flights, or 1472 Aircraft. Although most PC's today would choke at those figures, I have developed algorithms that make using that many aircraft a reality through possible waves of flights which are automatically calculated for you.

The important thing is that you have more flexibility than ever. You can set up your missions in an almost infinite set of ways. For example, you could have the original flight have 2 planes. Which means all clones of that flight would have 2 aircraft as well. You could have a flight of 1 plane and have clones of one plane. Similarly you could have flights of 3 or 4 aircraft that have clones of the same quantity.

This means you could have a mission of huge proportions just using one friendly flight and one enemy flight. Take for example a traditional simple UQMG mission with 2 P-39's against 3 He-111's. That is a fun mission on its own. With the Cloning feature, all you have to do is go to the usual Flight editor and select how many Clones you want. So lets say you select 6 Clones of your flight and 12 clones of the enemy flight... Now suddenly with a couple of extra clicks you have a fairly huge battle in the air comprising of:

* 2 + 2x6 = 14 P-39's
* 3 + 3x12 = 39 He-111

Dont' forget you still have all the cool features you are used to... and that was using just two flights... you still have 6 to spare, and the fact you have up to 45 Clones per flight... Are you getting excited yet? Remember that all missions get copied as Coop missions as well so you can have some pretty exciting Coop missions. I have built missions with a over 100 planes that worked pretty well.

Special Flights of Tugs with Gliders, a favorite UQMG feature, was not left out. So if you have a flight of Tug/Glider combo, you can Clone it like anything else. It is that simple, up to 45 Clones for that flight.

An important part of this algorithm is Taking Off behavior. You can start your mission in takeoff mode with 3 Choices in the Flight Editor
1 - Have the Original Flight Take off normally, and all cloned flights begin mission flying over the runway.
2 - Have Delayed takeoff done normally. This is done with a special algorithm that automatically calculates when a flight will appear depending on flight, and clone magnitude. This avoids flights appearing and crashing at runway. Most importatnly this feature adds Wave effect. You could have a mission with a huge number of planes but only have them appear in intervals, ensuring a constant flow of aircraft in a mission.
3 - You can have aircraft start normally. If the number of Clones is too high, you may run the risk of overcrowding a runway, meaning the mission may not start.

Limitations/Problems with this feature:
- You can presently only have up to 4 types of aircraft per team per mission.
- Due to the way UQMG and IL-2 are set up, a total of 1472 aircraft is a ceiling until more regiments on the Red side are added. For every two Red regiments added to IL-2, an additional Clone can be possible. It will be a while until you can surpass this limit anyway.
- The more aircraft you have, the slower the performance of your game, and the more possible collisions.
- Historical Ace flights are Cloned exactly as the original... which means you could have in a flight up to 46 Erich Hartmanns out there with 3x46 Bf109G6s... no way around that at the moment. I recommend using these flights without clones.
- Sometimes a few tug/glider combos do not get cloned correctly. It happens in the blue side and only in up to 4 cloned flights.
- There are only up to 16 flights per generic country regiment, such as r01, g01 usa01, fr01, etc... meaning that if you clone an American flight more than 15 times, you will have aircraft that use markings for another country. No way around that. There is a limitation on IL-2 in that.

* Added ability to keep Clone settings when switching between mision types and maps. Settings are saved.

* Added the ability to manually configure IL2 FB location. That should help some users. The feature is in the Tools menu.

* Added minor ability to communicate with Shift_E's Quick Mission Tuner EXCELLENT IL-2 FB 3rd party application. As you may know, we are trying to collaborate on some projects. You can configure it from the Tools menu in UQMG. After you generate a mission, you can run QMT going to one of the UQMG directoroes in IL2 and fine tune a mission, adding things like Skins, etc. I highly recommend this application.

* 8 new "uqmg" missions that can be loaded from the UQMG File->Open Menu using the new cloning feature. 4 are for Red Team and 4 are for Blue Team. The missions are:

- "patch 0002 - Red - 14xP-39 vs 180xMe-321.uqmg" - Just what it says. You fly a P-39 with extra ammo and you do a turkey shoot against count them, 180 Gigant gliders. This is on the Islands map. It work OK because the Me-321 does not have overtaxiing AI.

- "patch 0002 - Red - Huge BoB.uqmg" - Too much to describe in this Battle of Britain scenario. You will fly a Hurricane, and gradually more aircraft are going to appear. As you struggle against the Germans, your Blenheims will make attempts accross the Channel. There are plenty of aircraft that come in waves. Much more than 32 but not enough to kill enjoyment.

- "patch 0002 - Red - P40 vs Ju52.uqmg" - 12 P-40's vs 54 unnescorted Ju-52's. Enough said.

- "patch 0002 - Red - P47&Tug vs IAR&210.uqmg" - You lead 16 P-47's that are escorting 16 (yes count them) British C-47/Air Horsa Tug/Glider Combos (Li-2/G-11). While you try to fend-off 16 pesky IAR 80's, you have to protect your cargos from 8 Hungarian Me-210s.

- "patch 0002 - Blue - 14x190 vs 90xPe-8.uqmg" - The name kinda gives it away. Over the sea, you lead 14 Fw190's with dual MG151/20 gondolas, you stumble upon 90 (yes - ninety) unescorted B-17's (Pe-8's) from the USAAF and RAF. Do your worst.

- "patch 0002 - Blue - Biplanes.uqmg" - A fun and wacky mission with 20 German I-153's, 20 German U-2 bombers, 20 French I-153s, and 20 British U-2 bombers.

- "patch 0002 - Blue - Huge BoB.uqmg" - Same as the Red mission with some modifications. You fly Jabo in this large mission.

- "patch 0002 - Blue - Seaplane Fest.uqmg" - You lead 12 Bf109K's with MK108 gondolas and go against the enemy's 20 Beriev's and 20 Catalina float planes. The enemy is flying 12 Yak-9Ts, and is trying to shoot down your 20 Ar-196s and 20 Ju-52 Float planes.

*** REMEMBER you can play these missions in Coop as well, as well as build your own, or modify these.

* When you re-start UQMG, mission "patch 0002 - Red - P40 vs Ju52.uqmg" will be loaded.

II. Modifications
==================
* All previous Demon/UberDemon "produced" uqmg data mission files are overwritten in order to be updated with new format so you will not have messages from program.
* This add-on does not include any previous add-on or patch. Always install them in the order they were released. It is possible to skip patch 0001 and just install this. The addons still need to be applied before this patch.

III. Installation
=================
* Download file to the installation directory of UQMG for IL-2 FB, which is most likely "c:\program files\uberquickfb\"
* UnZip (www.winzip.com (http://www.winzip.com)) file in that directory. If you created any new directories, you did something wrong. The best way to do this is by right-clicking on the zip file and selecting Winzip->Extract Here.
* If you get asked to overwrite a file, say "Yes to All".

IV. Contact
============
* uberdemon@uberdemon.com
* http://www.uberdemon.com

Enjoy.

Best Regards,
Demon/├┼ôberDemon
uberdemon@uberdemon.com
http://www.uberdemon.com

XyZspineZyX
10-08-2003, 01:50 AM
Oleg,

You've seen the development of UQMG through IL-2's existence and I stand ready to continue support when your new flight sim arrives. Also please let me know the outcome of those files I sent you.

If you have not seen the latest in my application, you should enjoy it. When you have time, please take a look at my site www.uberdemon.com (http://www.uberdemon.com)

Thank you
(Posted latest Update below)
UQMG for IL2FB UPGRADE! Now More than 32 planes!

Greetings to all UQMG and IL2 FB Users.

It is my greatest pleasure to announce the first major upgrade to the UQMG (UberQuick Mission Generator) for IL-2 Forgotten Battles. upgrade can be obtained at www.uberdemon.com (http://www.uberdemon.com) . Before I post the README content, this is probably the most exciting and requested feature of all:

- More than 32 Aircraft per mission. No longer will you be limited to a mere 32 planes. Through an algorithm I created called "Cloning" you can have an extremely high number of planes with the SAME ease you have come to expect from UQMG... yeah a few clicks can give you in seconds a mission with 40, 50, 80, 200, 400, whatever you want planes... I am not joking. You can have anything from one plane to over 1400 in a UQMG mission if you really wanted. Go to my site and look at the 3 pictures I have there with swarms of Pe-8's everywhere... no more than a few clicks my friends.

Well, I'll let the README do the talking. Thank you for your continued support.

I. New Features
=================
* (Way) More than 32 aircraft per mission now is enabled in UQMG with a feature I developed called Cloning, which uses algorithms I developed. Finally UQMG should become a real alternative to QMB allowing more than 32 total aircraft per mission. Each flight in UQMG can have up to 45 Clone flights which are placed in different positions in relation to the original flight. This means that a mission could have a total of 368 Flights, or 1472 Aircraft. Although most PC's today would choke at those figures, I have developed algorithms that make using that many aircraft a reality through possible waves of flights which are automatically calculated for you.

The important thing is that you have more flexibility than ever. You can set up your missions in an almost infinite set of ways. For example, you could have the original flight have 2 planes. Which means all clones of that flight would have 2 aircraft as well. You could have a flight of 1 plane and have clones of one plane. Similarly you could have flights of 3 or 4 aircraft that have clones of the same quantity.

This means you could have a mission of huge proportions just using one friendly flight and one enemy flight. Take for example a traditional simple UQMG mission with 2 P-39's against 3 He-111's. That is a fun mission on its own. With the Cloning feature, all you have to do is go to the usual Flight editor and select how many Clones you want. So lets say you select 6 Clones of your flight and 12 clones of the enemy flight... Now suddenly with a couple of extra clicks you have a fairly huge battle in the air comprising of:

* 2 + 2x6 = 14 P-39's
* 3 + 3x12 = 39 He-111

Dont' forget you still have all the cool features you are used to... and that was using just two flights... you still have 6 to spare, and the fact you have up to 45 Clones per flight... Are you getting excited yet? Remember that all missions get copied as Coop missions as well so you can have some pretty exciting Coop missions. I have built missions with a over 100 planes that worked pretty well.

Special Flights of Tugs with Gliders, a favorite UQMG feature, was not left out. So if you have a flight of Tug/Glider combo, you can Clone it like anything else. It is that simple, up to 45 Clones for that flight.

An important part of this algorithm is Taking Off behavior. You can start your mission in takeoff mode with 3 Choices in the Flight Editor
1 - Have the Original Flight Take off normally, and all cloned flights begin mission flying over the runway.
2 - Have Delayed takeoff done normally. This is done with a special algorithm that automatically calculates when a flight will appear depending on flight, and clone magnitude. This avoids flights appearing and crashing at runway. Most importatnly this feature adds Wave effect. You could have a mission with a huge number of planes but only have them appear in intervals, ensuring a constant flow of aircraft in a mission.
3 - You can have aircraft start normally. If the number of Clones is too high, you may run the risk of overcrowding a runway, meaning the mission may not start.

Limitations/Problems with this feature:
- You can presently only have up to 4 types of aircraft per team per mission.
- Due to the way UQMG and IL-2 are set up, a total of 1472 aircraft is a ceiling until more regiments on the Red side are added. For every two Red regiments added to IL-2, an additional Clone can be possible. It will be a while until you can surpass this limit anyway.
- The more aircraft you have, the slower the performance of your game, and the more possible collisions.
- Historical Ace flights are Cloned exactly as the original... which means you could have in a flight up to 46 Erich Hartmanns out there with 3x46 Bf109G6s... no way around that at the moment. I recommend using these flights without clones.
- Sometimes a few tug/glider combos do not get cloned correctly. It happens in the blue side and only in up to 4 cloned flights.
- There are only up to 16 flights per generic country regiment, such as r01, g01 usa01, fr01, etc... meaning that if you clone an American flight more than 15 times, you will have aircraft that use markings for another country. No way around that. There is a limitation on IL-2 in that.

* Added ability to keep Clone settings when switching between mision types and maps. Settings are saved.

* Added the ability to manually configure IL2 FB location. That should help some users. The feature is in the Tools menu.

* Added minor ability to communicate with Shift_E's Quick Mission Tuner EXCELLENT IL-2 FB 3rd party application. As you may know, we are trying to collaborate on some projects. You can configure it from the Tools menu in UQMG. After you generate a mission, you can run QMT going to one of the UQMG directoroes in IL2 and fine tune a mission, adding things like Skins, etc. I highly recommend this application.

* 8 new "uqmg" missions that can be loaded from the UQMG File->Open Menu using the new cloning feature. 4 are for Red Team and 4 are for Blue Team. The missions are:

- "patch 0002 - Red - 14xP-39 vs 180xMe-321.uqmg" - Just what it says. You fly a P-39 with extra ammo and you do a turkey shoot against count them, 180 Gigant gliders. This is on the Islands map. It work OK because the Me-321 does not have overtaxiing AI.

- "patch 0002 - Red - Huge BoB.uqmg" - Too much to describe in this Battle of Britain scenario. You will fly a Hurricane, and gradually more aircraft are going to appear. As you struggle against the Germans, your Blenheims will make attempts accross the Channel. There are plenty of aircraft that come in waves. Much more than 32 but not enough to kill enjoyment.

- "patch 0002 - Red - P40 vs Ju52.uqmg" - 12 P-40's vs 54 unnescorted Ju-52's. Enough said.

- "patch 0002 - Red - P47&Tug vs IAR&210.uqmg" - You lead 16 P-47's that are escorting 16 (yes count them) British C-47/Air Horsa Tug/Glider Combos (Li-2/G-11). While you try to fend-off 16 pesky IAR 80's, you have to protect your cargos from 8 Hungarian Me-210s.

- "patch 0002 - Blue - 14x190 vs 90xPe-8.uqmg" - The name kinda gives it away. Over the sea, you lead 14 Fw190's with dual MG151/20 gondolas, you stumble upon 90 (yes - ninety) unescorted B-17's (Pe-8's) from the USAAF and RAF. Do your worst.

- "patch 0002 - Blue - Biplanes.uqmg" - A fun and wacky mission with 20 German I-153's, 20 German U-2 bombers, 20 French I-153s, and 20 British U-2 bombers.

- "patch 0002 - Blue - Huge BoB.uqmg" - Same as the Red mission with some modifications. You fly Jabo in this large mission.

- "patch 0002 - Blue - Seaplane Fest.uqmg" - You lead 12 Bf109K's with MK108 gondolas and go against the enemy's 20 Beriev's and 20 Catalina float planes. The enemy is flying 12 Yak-9Ts, and is trying to shoot down your 20 Ar-196s and 20 Ju-52 Float planes.

*** REMEMBER you can play these missions in Coop as well, as well as build your own, or modify these.

* When you re-start UQMG, mission "patch 0002 - Red - P40 vs Ju52.uqmg" will be loaded.

II. Modifications
==================
* All previous Demon/UberDemon "produced" uqmg data mission files are overwritten in order to be updated with new format so you will not have messages from program.
* This add-on does not include any previous add-on or patch. Always install them in the order they were released. It is possible to skip patch 0001 and just install this. The addons still need to be applied before this patch.

III. Installation
=================
* Download file to the installation directory of UQMG for IL-2 FB, which is most likely "c:\program files\uberquickfb\"
* UnZip (www.winzip.com (http://www.winzip.com)) file in that directory. If you created any new directories, you did something wrong. The best way to do this is by right-clicking on the zip file and selecting Winzip->Extract Here.
* If you get asked to overwrite a file, say "Yes to All".

IV. Contact
============
* uberdemon@uberdemon.com
* http://www.uberdemon.com

Enjoy.

Best Regards,
Demon/├┼ôberDemon
uberdemon@uberdemon.com
http://www.uberdemon.com