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Asas_Portuga1
04-15-2008, 05:31 AM
Hi,

I'm playing a campaign (Stalingrad, 1942) and started with a BF 109G2. However, after 50 missions, the aircraft, changed, and now I am flying a FW 190Fa (?). I love it, real nice plane, fast, great firepower http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ... but it stalls very easily. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif


Can u guys, especially the experts in FW 190, give me same tips in flying/combat (against Russians and RAF), so that I do not stall so often? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif




Cheers

Thanks all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ASAS

Xiolablu3
04-15-2008, 05:36 AM
Hi,

The FW190 is not a turnfighter/dogfighter like the Bf109/Spitfire, if you really do have a Fw190F, then its a ground attack plane, but ANY of the FW190A's dont turn so well on the horizontal.

The FW190 DOES turn well at high speeds, so try and not bleed of all your speed in tight turns, try and keep your speed high through the fight.

Also think in the vertical not the horizontal. Dive down really fast onto your opponent, shoot, and climb away whether you hit or not.

Dont follow your opponent through more than quarter or half a turn, if they keep turning then you climb back up to your safe perch, then when you are back in position above them, think about a diving attack again.

Try to always arrive well above the enemy.

If you get attacked from above, then dive hard and fast, this works well online vs human opponents in worse diving planes, whether it works vs the AI I am not sure.


Basically, think 'energy fighting' and not 'close-in dogfighting'.

cawimmer430
04-15-2008, 06:21 AM
One thing I always hated about German fighter pilot careers in this sim is that you go from "fighter pilot" to "JABO" missions when they give you the FW-190A4 / A5. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I want to shoot down planes, not attack ground targets. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

vanir
04-15-2008, 06:27 AM
I'm definitely not an IL2 expert and most of the best points are taken by that excellent post of Xiolablu3.

I'd however add for the 190 in particular (any model) keeping it cool is going to really help you. When I fly that plane it gets hot at any but the econocruise setting and once it is hot you lose much of your military&WEP power.

So again altitude is airspeed, don't overwork the engine thinking it's a car. Climb high and dive on your attacker with the throttle chopped. This cools your engine. Use the firepower of the Focke Wulf and you should blow anything to bits with a good shot. Don't bleed your airspeed again with tight manoeuvring, but use it to get some distance and climb back up at full emergency power (back off to climb power the minute you get some distance). And as soon as you trade your airspeed back to altitude, when you can, chop the throttle again and prepare to dive for another pass.

Keeping the engine cool will give you the emergency power if you need it, but use it sparingly and get back up to altitude so you can cool the motor. Use your wingmen as a tag team, through the tab/radio control, so you can all keep your engines cool by rotating attackers.

The 190A is a very powerful fighter used in this manner.

Asas_Portuga1
04-15-2008, 07:49 AM
excellent Reply Xiolablu http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Thanks to cawinner and vanir too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Xiolablu , u said it all.
I never tried the FW before, and so i did what i usualy do when i "dogfitgh" with a BF-109 or a yak, i'll follow my opponent and try to shoot him at his 6 o'clock,i know this is not a very good way to make a kill, cause i waste my energy, and often loose sigth of the bandit. when i have a bandit shooting at me, i normaly make a roll or invert flith, to escape http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif,
OK. i'm not an ACE..... But, i'm trying to improve. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

As far as the FW concernes, i'm realy glad for your tips,because my "ACM"...LOL...did not work out agaist the AI.


thanks m8
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P.S_ Hey, xiolablu, u r moderator now???
best wishes
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ASAS

Xiolablu3
04-15-2008, 07:58 AM
Thanks for your comments about my post, there are much better experts on the Fw190 than me, hopefully Jaws or Ratsack will give some advice.

The temptation when you are a new pilot is to dogfight everything, as in keep turning around and around until you are on the enemies tail.

this works fine until you meet a enemy plane which turns better than you, then you have to rethink tactics.

The best tactics which work in real life and in the game in this situation are 'energy tactics' where a faster, better diving plane can outfight a better turning plane by using his head in the fight. Its how the germans fought in WW2 with great success, attack from on high, make some passes on the target and then dive away at high speed, while the RAF tried to draw them into dogfights which their better turning Spitfires and Hurricanes.

If you are having trouble picturing it in your head, think about the path of a Yo-Yo as you play with it, dive down, attack then zoom back up, then repeat. If you miss your shot, no problem because after you attack and zoom back up you are ready to attack again.

Its also how the US and Allies managed to out-fight the better turning nimble Japanese planes in the second half of WW2.

Try and read up on energy-fighting also called Boom and zoom. Once you learn how to do it well, Dogfighting seems pretty pointless. Energy fighting doesnt give the enemy a chance to fight back when done right, all he can do is try to avoid your attacks and amybe get a snapshot as you zoom back up and are still within his gunrange for a second or two. If he manages to score some hits in this very breif period of seconds, he must be very lucky.

TinyTim
04-15-2008, 08:26 AM
Yes, Xiola said it all well! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Maybe just a hint I gave someone yesterday: If you'd like to learn how to deal with enemy fighters in a Fw190, set up a Fw190D-9, set your enemies to 4 hurricanes (or, if they still manage to shoot you down, P.11c), set their pilots to ACE, and fire away. Now, when you'll be able to consistently destroy all 4 P.11c with your D-9, gradually change your opponents from P-11c to HurriMk1/Lagg, then to SpitMkV/Yak1 etc., and/or you also change (when you feel confident enough) from D-9 firstly to A-6 and then to A/F-8.

Problem flying offline is indeed that dive limit is not modelled for AI planes, so you won't be able to outdive russian opponents (as opposed to what should be one of your biggest advantages over them). Things are different online and I must admint I almost never again touched offline after I started flying online, and unability to outdive AI opponents was one of major reasons for that.

Anyway, you'll climb ropes incredibly fast, if you come online to one of good servers, set up a teamspeak and ask + listen (I'd reccomend UKD1/2 if you like to fly with externals enabled, or UKD3 for full real). Don't be afraid to be considered a "newb", we all were once, right? And good pilots know that and will be eager to share their knowledge.

Asas_Portuga1
04-15-2008, 08:31 AM
Outstanding post. I Cannot ask for nothing more. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Xiolablu, don't take this complements as, how do u call it? Being "bogus "or something. The thing is, I believe, that when someone helps a lot, one should express.

As far as the Boom and Zoom stuff tactics, can u recommend any reading? Not very technical, if u could.


cheers m8 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ASAS

Asas_Portuga1
04-15-2008, 08:46 AM
hi TinyTim

thanks for your tips.
(QUOTE)
Maybe just a hint I gave someone yesterday: If you'd like to learn how to deal with enemy fighters in a Fw190, set up a Fw190D-9, set your enemies to 4 hurricanes (or, if they still manage to shoot you down, P.11c), set their pilots to ACE, and fire away. Now, when you'll be able to consistently destroy all 4 P.11c with your D-9, gradually change your opponents from P-11c to HurriMk1/Lagg, then to SpitMkV/Yak1 etc., and/or you also change (when you feel confident enough) from D-9 firstly to A-6 and then to A/F-8.(QUOTE)

your training Program is GREAT http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif. I'll give a try.

As far as the online thing, today going to do an upgrade in my PC, so when i'm got it ready i'll try to go online.

as a matter of fact, i did promise that to Xiolabu once, but i must confess that was a bit scared, cause I'm a noob, and I don't know the rules and the reaction of the others, if I make some mistake.

but thanks anyway and hope to see u online

cy a m8
asas

Xiolablu3
04-15-2008, 10:29 AM
A quick youtube search of boom and zoom showed these two results,

I am not sure if that language is spanish or Portugese, but the pictures show the technique anyway, there are more videos by this guy, check those out :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGeNk4Ce9aE


This next one shows a single B&Z attack on a B25 with a Me262, much easier in a Me262 than a Fw190 or similar plane, because its climb rate is so fast, he has no problems getting above the B25, but at least it breifly shows the technique. Notice how he keeps out of the line of fire of the rear gunner at all times, the B25 barely gets a shot at him :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-athDsGZLE

Xiolablu3
04-15-2008, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by Asas_Portuga1:
but i must confess that was a bit scared, cause I'm a noob, and I don't know the rules and the reaction of the others, if I make some mistake.



EVERYONE makes mistakes, even the experts.

Its all about your attitude, if you make a mistake and apologise immediatley, 99% of people dont mind at all.

Its just if you are an a**hole AND make mistakes that people get annoyed.

Trust me, this fear will disappear after the very first night you play online and you will wonder why you didnt do it sooner http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thats what happened to me and to most people.

dirkpit7
04-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by cawimmer430:
One thing I always hated about German fighter pilot careers in this sim is that you go from "fighter pilot" to "JABO" missions when they give you the FW-190A4 / A5. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I want to shoot down planes, not attack ground targets. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

You can change this.

It is done by adding a classes***.dat -file to the DGen folder where *** is a code that is unique for each campaign. For example, the code for the German Fighter North -campaign is DeN. You can find the correct code by looking for campaigns***.dat -files. They include the description you see in game when campaign is selected. Check them until you find the right one. Then remember which code there is in the file name. Also use common sense, German campaigns have a code that starts with De, Russian with Ru, and so on.

The classes***.dat file can be created with Notepad. Stock campaigns mostly don't have the classes***.dat -file so it must be created. Here is an example what is inside:

FW_190A4 FIGHTER
FW_190A5 LIGHT
FW_190F8 JABO
BF_110G2 ALL
JU_88A4 GROUND

As you can see, first comes the aircraft code, then the role where it's used. The complete list of aircraft codes can be found somewhere in these forums (Mission Builder maybe??), and those are the roles I'm aware of. They are quite understandable I think.

So if you're playing say, the German North Fighter campaign and get Jabo-missions with FW-190A-4, just create a classesDeN.dat-file, add line FW_190A4 FIGHTER, and save to DGen folder. It should work.

Xiolablu3
04-15-2008, 01:39 PM
You can also pick your whoile careers worth of planes before you start the career, pick which plane you want to change too.

I only found this out recently, its when you start the campaign, and you get the options for plane at teh start.

dirkpit7
04-15-2008, 02:02 PM
This thread has codes for all aircraft:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/50910533/m/302103162/p/3

There are two type of codes, and if I understood correcly, one is used in online dogfight maps and the other in offline mission and DGen files.

Fw-190A-4: This is for online maps
FW_190A4: This is for DGen and mission files.

So make sure to use the latter.

GIAP.Shura
04-15-2008, 02:03 PM
Here you go Asas:

Boom and Zoom article. (http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_024a.html)

PapaLazarou.LoG
04-15-2008, 03:19 PM
My hard way to force myself to BnZ offline was doing a lot of bf109k4 vs 4xp51d ace, starting at 3km alt. It's also a nice training for hammerheads/stall and knowing your plane better on extremes, smooth dive recovery on trim, distance control, and of course, big cannon deflection snapshots, because until you clean one or two bandits, chances will be rare. Given the better speed characteristics of the FW190, a d9 or late A would be easier as you won't fight brick elevators, but run-for-your-life-vertical-climbs-to-hammer-over-them-as-they-fall-behind-you will be harder if you're caught in the need of one.
If you lose a little bit chasing someone's tail instead of keeping well above the pack you're meat!

Good luck on your training! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VW-IceFire
04-15-2008, 03:37 PM
Also worth noting a few things about the FW190F-8 that you're flying. The F-8 is a fighter bomber (or "jabo") variation of the FW190. The F-8 was designed with some specific modifications that make it different than the standard FW190 models. I'm not 100% sure on the modeling of this but the F-8 in real life had extra armor protection around the pilot and engine.

The bomb load is similar to fully bombed up FW190A-5 and A-4 variations (so a maximum of 1x500kg on the centerline and four SC80 bombs on the wings). The F-8 does not have outer wing cannons...only the inner. So its firepower is less than a standard FW190...however...its still significant as far as the average fighter goes and compared to the G-2 that you were flying its easily more than double the weight of fire.

I find the F-8 is a great aircraft down low...it feels sluggish sometimes but you have to really get it up to speed before it starts to behave. Stay fast, use engine boost when you get in to trouble, avoid turns lasting more than a few seconds and never do a loop at slower speeds.

If you get in trouble...stick to rolling and diving away as the FW190 does this extremely well in all variations. If the year is 1942 then most of your opponents will be slower than you and you can dash away provided there is enough time to get a head start.

Asas_Portuga1
04-16-2008, 07:23 AM
u all give me a lot a stuff to read, practice and learn so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif to everyone.

i'll check the BnZ, and read more accuratly all your posts.

THANKS

cheers
ASAS

cawimmer430
04-16-2008, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by dirkpit7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cawimmer430:
One thing I always hated about German fighter pilot careers in this sim is that you go from "fighter pilot" to "JABO" missions when they give you the FW-190A4 / A5. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I want to shoot down planes, not attack ground targets. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

You can change this.

It is done by adding a classes***.dat -file to the DGen folder where *** is a code that is unique for each campaign. For example, the code for the German Fighter North -campaign is DeN. You can find the correct code by looking for campaigns***.dat -files. They include the description you see in game when campaign is selected. Check them until you find the right one. Then remember which code there is in the file name. Also use common sense, German campaigns have a code that starts with De, Russian with Ru, and so on.

The classes***.dat file can be created with Notepad. Stock campaigns mostly don't have the classes***.dat -file so it must be created. Here is an example what is inside:

FW_190A4 FIGHTER
FW_190A5 LIGHT
FW_190F8 JABO
BF_110G2 ALL
JU_88A4 GROUND

As you can see, first comes the aircraft code, then the role where it's used. The complete list of aircraft codes can be found somewhere in these forums (Mission Builder maybe??), and those are the roles I'm aware of. They are quite understandable I think.

So if you're playing say, the German North Fighter campaign and get Jabo-missions with FW-190A-4, just create a classesDeN.dat-file, add line FW_190A4 FIGHTER, and save to DGen folder. It should work. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lifesaver! Thanks so much for this information! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif


EDIT: Ok, so just to reconfirm. If I say want the Dornier Do-335 in my Berlin missions, I add:

DO_335A0

Is this correct? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



Wimmer,Christian ,Muhldorf,1922
Stab_JG51
dir=missions\campaign\de\DGen_C_Typhoondoe0
Language=English
instant=false
Typhoon BF_109F4
Rzhev42 FW_190A4
Kursk FW_190A5
Bagration BF_109G6Late
Lvov44 BF_109G10
Berlin FW_190D9LATE

dirkpit7
04-16-2008, 11:31 AM
EDIT: Ok, so just to reconfirm. If I say want the Dornier Do-335 in my Berlin missions, I add:

DO_335A0

Is this correct?


Yes, that's the right code for Do-335A-0. Did you see the link I posted above? All codes are there (3rd page, 1st post).

cawimmer430
04-16-2008, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by dirkpit7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> EDIT: Ok, so just to reconfirm. If I say want the Dornier Do-335 in my Berlin missions, I add:

DO_335A0

Is this correct?


Yes, that's the right code for Do-335A-0. Did you see the link I posted above? All codes are there (3rd page, 1st post). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep, saw that link. That's how I managed to spell "DO_335A0" correctly! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks again! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I am tempted to substitute the Do-335 for my Zero pilot career but I know I can never take off the aircraft carrier with that thing! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

dirkpit7
04-16-2008, 02:19 PM
I am tempted to substitute the Do-335 for my Zero pilot career but I know I can never take off the aircraft carrier with that thing!


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

The DGen files are really worth a deeper look if one likes offline play. It's fascinating how much you can do by tweaking them. And although they seem complicated at first, they're actually fairly simple and logic.

cawimmer430
04-16-2008, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by dirkpit7:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I am tempted to substitute the Do-335 for my Zero pilot career but I know I can never take off the aircraft carrier with that thing!


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

The DGen files are really worth a deeper look if one likes offline play. It's fascinating how much you can do by tweaking them. And although they seem complicated at first, they're actually fairly simple and logic. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi,

I hope I don't sound like a dumba$$ but I don't think it is working.

Here's my DGen file for my RAAF campaign in Singapore:

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 HurricaneMkIIb
NewGuinea BEAU21


And this is what I want (the Hurricane MkIIc for better hitting power):

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 <span class="ev_code_RED">HurricaneMkIIc</span>
NewGuinea BEAU21


When I saved the file, nothing happened. I still start the mission with the Hurricane MkIIb.

WHAT am I doing wrong? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Should I also type this:

HurricaneMkIIc FIGHTER


Could I kindly ask you to run me through how to create the new file and what I should save it as. Should I replace the existing "confra" with a new "confra" in which I have the Hurricane MkIIc?

Or should I name it dgen_1_singapore2doe6, the name of the campaign?

I've reread your helpful description about a hundred times now but I kind of suck at these things... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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

cawimmer430
04-16-2008, 06:48 PM
BUMP

dirkpit7
04-17-2008, 01:44 AM
Hi cawinmmer,


Here's my DGen file for my RAAF campaign in Singapore:

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 HurricaneMkIIb
NewGuinea BEAU21


And this is what I want (the Hurricane MkIIc for better hitting power):

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 HurricaneMkIIc
NewGuinea BEAU21


When I saved the file, nothing happened. I still start the mission with the Hurricane MkIIb.

WHAT am I doing wrong?

Should I also type this:

HurricaneMkIIc FIGHTER


I think you did right. If you change the plane, you still have to fly one mission with the old (in this occasion Hurricane IIb) because the mission is generated before you made the change. After that DGen generates the next mission with the IIc-model.


Could I kindly ask you to run me through how to create the new file and what I should save it as. Should I replace the existing "confra" with a new "confra" in which I have the Hurricane MkIIc?

Or should I name it dgen_1_singapore2doe6, the name of the campaign?

I've reread your helpful description about a hundred times now but I kind of suck at these things...

Hmm...

I'm not sure if I made myself clear with my original post. What I tried to explain was not how to change to a different plane, but how to change the role of your current plane. Reading your initial post, I thought that was what you wanted to do. Is that correct?

Also, the new classes***.dat-file I mentioned must be saved to the main DGen folder. (.../IL-2 Sturmovik 1946/DGen).

Sorry for being unclear. Just point out what you actually wanted to do and what was not clear in my post. I'll try to help as much as I can.

cawimmer430
04-17-2008, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by dirkpit7:
Hi cawinmmer,

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Here's my DGen file for my RAAF campaign in Singapore:

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 HurricaneMkIIb
NewGuinea BEAU21


And this is what I want (the Hurricane MkIIc for better hitting power):

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 HurricaneMkIIc
NewGuinea BEAU21


When I saved the file, nothing happened. I still start the mission with the Hurricane MkIIb.

WHAT am I doing wrong?

Should I also type this:

HurricaneMkIIc FIGHTER


I think you did right. If you change the plane, you still have to fly one mission with the old (in this occasion Hurricane IIb) because the mission is generated before you made the change. After that DGen generates the next mission with the IIc-model.


Could I kindly ask you to run me through how to create the new file and what I should save it as. Should I replace the existing "confra" with a new "confra" in which I have the Hurricane MkIIc?

Or should I name it dgen_1_singapore2doe6, the name of the campaign?

I've reread your helpful description about a hundred times now but I kind of suck at these things...

Hmm...

I'm not sure if I made myself clear with my original post. What I tried to explain was not how to change to a different plane, but how to change the role of your current plane. Reading your initial post, I thought that was what you wanted to do. Is that correct?

Also, the new classes***.dat-file I mentioned must be saved to the main DGen folder. (.../IL-2 Sturmovik 1946/DGen).

Sorry for being unclear. Just point out what you actually wanted to do and what was not clear in my post. I'll try to help as much as I can. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


THANKS AGAIN!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

I guess I could do one more mission with the Hurricane MkIIb. Betty's and Oscar's light up like flies anyway! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I think you expressed yourself very clearly, it's just that when it comes to computers and things like this I am a bit of a *******. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

cawimmer430
04-17-2008, 05:46 AM
More bad news!

It's just not working!

I really don't know what I am doing wrong. As far as I know I've done everything you told me to do but the next mission will still see me flying the old Hurricane MkIIb, not the MkIIc.


Here's what I do, step-by-step...

1) In my IL-2 1946 folder, I access the folder called DGen.

2) There is a notepad file for my Royal Australian Air Force pilot career which is named confra (A German pilot career is confDe, an American confum / confus etc.).

3) I open it up and this is what the original file looks like:

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 <span class="ev_code_RED">HurricaneMkIIb</span>
NewGuinea BEAU21


4) When I am done changing the Hurricane model from MkIIb to MkIIc it, it looks like this:

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 <span class="ev_code_GREEN">HurricaneMkIIc</span>
NewGuinea BEAU21

5) I save the file (confra).

6) I then start IL-2 1946, select RAAF pilot career and load the old mission with the Hurricane MkIIb.

*Perhaps I am doing something wrong here? Because I am not "playing" the mission just merely letting it load and then quitting so I can play the next mission. Should I really "play" the old mission until the "Mission Complete" notice comes up and then in the next mission the MkIIc Hurricane will be activated?

7) And as already stated, when the next mission loads I am still stuck with the Hurricane MkIIb. No MkIIc anywhere in sight. I've skipped about two other missions - no Hurricane MkIIc. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif



What exactly am I doing wrong? Is there a different file I should be editing?

DKoor
04-17-2008, 06:11 AM
I thought you were flying for red side.
You don't need help while flying FW-190 or Bf-109 in 1942 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .

DKoor
04-17-2008, 06:13 AM
Originally posted by cawimmer430:
More bad news!

It's just not working!

I really don't know what I am doing wrong. As far as I know I've done everything you told me to do but the next mission will still see me flying the old Hurricane MkIIb, not the MkIIc.


Here's what I do, step-by-step...

1) In my IL-2 1946 folder, I access the folder called DGen.

2) There is a notepad file for my Royal Australian Air Force pilot career which is named confra (A German pilot career is confDe, an American confum / confus etc.).

3) I open it up and this is what the original file looks like:

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 <span class="ev_code_RED">HurricaneMkIIb</span>
NewGuinea BEAU21


4) When I am done changing the Hurricane model from MkIIb to MkIIc it, it looks like this:

Wimmer,Christian ,Brisbane,1927
21SquadronearlyRAAF
dir=missions\campaign\ra\DGen_1_Singapore2doe6
Language=English
instant=false
Singapore2 <span class="ev_code_GREEN">HurricaneMkIIc</span>
NewGuinea BEAU21

5) I save the file (confra).

6) I then start IL-2 1946, select RAAF pilot career and load the old mission with the Hurricane MkIIb.

*Perhaps I am doing something wrong here? Because I am not "playing" the mission just merely letting it load and then quitting so I can play the next mission. Should I really "play" the old mission until the "Mission Complete" notice comes up and then in the next mission the MkIIc Hurricane will be activated?

7) And as already stated, when the next mission loads I am still stuck with the Hurricane MkIIb. No MkIIc anywhere in sight. I've skipped about two other missions - no Hurricane MkIIc. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif



What exactly am I doing wrong? Is there a different file I should be editing?


This can be done by editing either; conf.dat or status.dat

If you edit status.dat you will shift to your new plane from next mission, and if you edit your conf.dat you will shift to your plane of choice on the beggining of the next subcampaign.
Be carefull; backup your missions and users folder within main IL-2 folder. These contain all neccesary info about your settings and campaigns etc. you do not want to mess that up do you? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Here's how this is done.

This is status.dat file:

31001
Kubanlate43
30930.mis oDePatrolTown 79945.00 121056.00
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span>
II_JG5_2
4 0
9
178
Kuna,1918
1 34BAP000 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP001 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP002 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP010 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP011 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP012 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP020 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP021 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP022 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 161IAP000 P_40M None,None
1 161IAP001 P_40M None,None
1 161IAP002 P_40M None,None
1 161IAP003 P_40M None,None
1 120IAP000 LA_5F None,None
1 120IAP001 LA_5F None,None
1 120IAP002 LA_5F None,None
1 120IAP003 LA_5F None,None
2 II_JG5_2000 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span> Wenzl,Hartmut
2 II_JG5_2001 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span> Bahlsen,Helmut
2 II_JG5_2002 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span> Kaufmann,Lothar
2 II_JG5_2003 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span> Probst,Dieter
2 II_JG5_2010 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span> Kuna
2 II_JG5_2011 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span> Keller,Konrad
2 II_JG5_2012 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span> Woll,Otto
2 II_JG5_2013 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G6</span> Scherf,Heinz
2 III_JG5_2000 BF_109G2 None,None
2 III_JG5_2001 BF_109G2 None,None
2 III_JG5_2002 BF_109G2 None,None
2 III_JG5_2003 BF_109G2 None,None
2 g01000 BF_109G2 None,None
2 g01010 BF_109G2 None,None
2 g01011 BF_109G2 None,None

just edit planes from your flight and the type of plane on top. I currently fly on Bf-109G (yellow marked). OK if I want Fw190A4 (edit marked red), then my status.dat would look like

31001
Kubanlate43
30930.mis oDePatrolTown 79945.00 121056.00
<span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span>
II_JG5_2
4 0
9
178
Kuna,1918
1 34BAP000 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP001 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP002 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP010 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP011 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP012 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP020 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP021 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 34BAP022 PE_2SERIES110 None,None
1 161IAP000 P_40M None,None
1 161IAP001 P_40M None,None
1 161IAP002 P_40M None,None
1 161IAP003 P_40M None,None
1 120IAP000 LA_5F None,None
1 120IAP001 LA_5F None,None
1 120IAP002 LA_5F None,None
1 120IAP003 LA_5F None,None
2 II_JG5_2000 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span> Wenzl,Hartmut
2 II_JG5_2001 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span> Bahlsen,Helmut
2 II_JG5_2002 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span> Kaufmann,Lothar
2 II_JG5_2003 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span> Probst,Dieter
2 II_JG5_2010 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span> Kuna
2 II_JG5_2011 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span> Keller,Konrad
2 II_JG5_2012 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span> Woll,Otto
2 II_JG5_2013 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span> Scherf,Heinz
2 III_JG5_2000 BF_109G2 None,None
2 III_JG5_2001 BF_109G2 None,None
2 III_JG5_2002 BF_109G2 None,None
2 III_JG5_2003 BF_109G2 None,None
2 g01000 BF_109G2 None,None
2 g01010 BF_109G2 None,None
2 g01011 BF_109G2 None,None

And that's it. From next flight mission I'm on Fw190. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If you however want to change plane from next subcampaign you can do that by editing your conf.dat
It should look like

Kuna,1918
II_JG5_2
dir=missions\campaign\de\DGen_F_Crimea41doe0
Language=English
instant=false
Crimea41 BF_109F2
Crimea42 BF_109F4
Kuban42 <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">BF_109G2</span>
Stalingrad BF_109G2
Stalingrad2 BF_109G2
Kuban43 BF_109G2
Prokhorovka BF_109G6
Kubanlate43 BF_109G6
Crimea44 BF_109G6
Lvov44 BF_109G6Late
Balaton BF_109G10

And say you're on subcampiagn Crimea42. When you went from Crimea42 to Kuban42, you want to fly Fw-190A-4. Then you simply edit

Kuna,1918
II_JG5_2
dir=missions\campaign\de\DGen_F_Crimea41doe0
Language=English
instant=false
Crimea41 BF_109F2
Crimea42 BF_109F4
Kuban42 <span class="ev_code_RED">FW_190A4</span>
Stalingrad BF_109G2
Stalingrad2 BF_109G2
Kuban43 BF_109G2
Prokhorovka BF_109G6
Kubanlate43 BF_109G6
Crimea44 BF_109G6
Lvov44 BF_109G6Late
Balaton BF_109G10

And that's it. When you switch to Kuban subcampaign you're on Fw-190A-4.

Take note that it isn't possible to fly all available planes this way..
Oh yes, here are plane codes:

------------------------------------------------
<span class="ev_code_red">Allied Flyables</span>
-------------
A_20G
B_25J1
BI_1
F2A2
F2A_B339
F4F3
F4F4
F4F_FM2
F4U1A
F4U1C
F4U1D
F4UCORSAIR1
F4UCORSAIR2
F4UCORSAIR4
F6F3
F6F5
HurricaneMkIIb
HurricaneMkIIc
HurricaneMkIIbMod
I_153_M62
I_153P
I_16TYPE18
I_16TYPE24
I_16TYPE24DRONE
I_185M71
I_185M82A
IL_2_1940Early
IL_2_1940Late
IL_2_1941Early
IL_2_1941Late
IL_2I
IL_2MEarly
IL_2MLate
IL_2Type3
IL_2Type3M
IL_2T
LA_5
LA_5F
LA_5FN
LA_7
LA_7B20
LAGG_3SERIES4
LAGG_3SERIES29
LAGG_3SERIES35
LAGG_3SERIES66
LAGG_3IT
MIG_3EARLY
MIG_3SHVAK
MIG_3AM38
MIG_3U
MIG_3UB
MIG_3UD
P_38J
P_38L
P_38LLate
P_39D1
P_39D2
P_39N
P_39Q1
P_39Q10
P_400
P_40E
P_40EM105
P_40M
P_40SUKAISVOLOCHHAWKA2 (Hawk-81A2)
P_40SUKAISVOLOCHB (P-40B)
P_40SUKAISVOLOCHC (P-40C)
P_40SUKAISVOLOCH2A (Tomahawk Mk.IIa)
P_40SUKAISVOLOCH2B (Tomahawk Mk.IIb)
P_47D10
P_47D22
P_47D27
P_47D
P_51B
P_51C
P_51CM
P_51D5NT
P_51D20NA
P_63C
P_80A
SBD3
SBD5
SEAFIRE3
SEAFIRE3F
SPITFIRE5B
SPITFIRE5C2
SPITFIRE5C4
SPITFIRE5BCLP
SPITFIRE5BLF
SPITFIRE5BLFCLP
SPITFIRE8
SPITFIRE8CLP
SPITFIRE9C
SPITFIRE9CCLP
SPITFIRE9E
SPITFIRE9ECLP
SPITFIRE9EHF
TB_3_4M_17
TB_3_4M_34R
TB_3_4M_34R_SPB
YAK_1
YAK_1B
YAK_3
YAK_3P
YAK_7A
YAK_7B
YAK_7BPF
YAK_9
YAK_9B
YAK_9D
YAK_9K
YAK_9M
YAK_9T
YAK_9U
YAK_9UT
------------------------------------------------
<span class="ev_code_pink">Allied AI</span>
--------
B_17D
B_17E
B_17F
B_17G
B_25C25
B_25G1
B_25H1
B_25J1
B_29
C_47
G_11
IL_4_DB3B
IL_4_DB3M
IL_4_DB3T
IL_4_DB3F
IL_4_IL4
LI_2
MBR_2AM34
PBN1
PE_2SERIES1
PE_2SERIES84
PE_2SERIES110
PE_2SERIES359
PE_3SERIES1
PE_3BIS
PE_8
R_10
SB_2M100A
SB_2M103
SU_2
TBF1
TBF1C
TBM3
TBM3AVENGER3
TEMPEST5
TU_2S
U_2VS
------------------------------------------------
<span class="ev_code_blue">Axis Flyables</span>
------------
A6M2
A6M2_21
A6M2_N
A6M3
A6M5
A6M5A
A6M5B
A6M5C
A6M7_62
A6M7_63
BF_109E4
BF_109E4B
BF_109E7
BF_109E7NZ
BF_109F2
BF_109F4
BF_109G2
BF_109G6
BF_109G6Late
BF_109G6AS
BF_109G10
BF_109G14
BF_109K4
BF_109Z
BF_110G2
CR_42
D3A1
F2A_B239
FW_190A4
FW_190A5
FW_190A6
FW_190A8
FW_190A8MSTL
FW_190A9
FW_190D9
FW_190D9LATE
FW_190F8
TA_152H1
G50
GLADIATOR1J8A
G4M1_11
GO_229A1 (bug: this aircraft is recognized by DGen as allied plane)
HE_111H2
HE_111H6
HE_162A2
HurricaneMkIa
IAR_80
IAR_81A
IAR_80C
JU_87B2
JU_87D3
JU_87D5
JU_87G1
KI_43_IA
KI_43_IB
KI_43_IC
KI_61_IKO
KI_61_IHEI
KI_61_IOTSU
KI_84_IA
KI_84_IB
KI_84_IC
KI_100_IKO
ME_163B1A
ME_262A1A
ME_262A1AU4
ME_262A2A
P_11C
------------------------------------------------
<span class="ev_code_purple">Axis AI</span>
-------
AR_196A3
B5N2
BF_110C4
BF_110C4B
BLENHEIM1
BLENHEIM4
FI_156
FW_189A2
FW_200C3U4
GLADIATOR1
GLADIATOR2
G4M2E
H8K1
HE_111Z
HS_129B2
HS_129B3Wa
J2M3
JU_52_3MG4E
JU_52_3MG5E
JU_88A4
JU_88MSTL
KI_43_II
KI_43_IIKAI
KI_46_OTSU
KI_46_RECCE
KI_46_OTSUHEI
L2D
ME_210CA1
ME_210CA1ZSTR
ME_321
ME_323
MC_202
MS406
MS410
MSMORKO
MXY_7
N1K1J
N1K1JA
P_36A3
P_36A4

cawimmer430
04-17-2008, 06:21 AM
Hi DKoor,


Thanks a lot for this information. I am editing the status.dat file as we speak. If I don't reply, it's working and I am blasting away at Oscars and Betty's with 20mm cannons! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

DKoor
04-17-2008, 06:26 AM
Allied list

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
ONLINE DOGFIGHT designations OFFLINE+COOP designations FLYABLE?
A-20C A_20C F
A-20G A_20G F
B-17D B_17D
B-17E B_17E
B-17F B_17F
B-17G B_17G
B-24J-100-CF B_24J100
B-29 B_29
B-25C-25NA B_25C25
B-25G-1NA B_25G1
B-25H-1NA B_25H1
B-25J-1NA B_25J1 F
BeaufighterMk21 BEAU21
BlenheimMkIV BLENHEIM4
BI-1 BI_1 F
BI-6 BI_6 F
BuffaloMkI F2A_B339 F
C-47 C_47
DB-3b IL_4_DB3B
DB-3M IL_4_DB3M
DB-3T IL_4_DB3T
DB-3F IL_4_DB3F
F2A-2 F2A2 F
F4F-3 F4F3 F
F4F-4 F4F4 F
FM-2 F4F_FM2 F
F4U-1A F4U1A F
F4U-1C F4U1C F
F4U-1D F4U1D F
CorsairMkI F4UCORSAIR1 F
CorsairMkII F4UCORSAIR2 F
CorsairMkIV F4UCORSAIR4 F
F6F-3 F6F3 F
F6F-5 F6F5 F
G-11 G_11
HurricaneMkIIb HurricaneMkIIb F
HurricaneMkIIc HurricaneMkIIc F
HurricaneMkIIbMod HurricaneMkIIbMod F
I-153M62 I_153_M62 F
I-153P I_153P F
I-16type18 I_16TYPE18 F
I-16type24 I_16TYPE24 F
I-16type24_SPB I_16TYPE24DRONE F
I-185M-71 I_185M71 F
I-185M-82A I_185M82A F
I-250 I_250 F
Il-2_1940_Early IL_2_1940Early F
Il-2_1940_Late IL_2_1940Late F
Il-2_1941_Early IL_2_1941Early F
Il-2_1941_Late IL_2_1941Late F
Il-2I IL_2I F
Il-2M_Early IL_2MEarly F
Il-2M_Late IL_2MLate F
Il-2T IL_2T F
Il-2_3 IL_2Type3 F
Il-2_M3 IL_2Type3M F
Il-4 IL_4_IL4
Il-10 IL_10 F
LaGG-3series4 LAGG_3SERIES4 F
LaGG-3series29 LAGG_3SERIES29 F
LaGG-3series35 LAGG_3SERIES35 F
LaGG-3IT LAGG_3IT F
LaGG-3series66 LAGG_3SERIES66 F
LaGG-3RD LAGG_3RD F
La-5 LA_5 F
La-5F LA_5F F
La-5FN LA_5FN F
La-7 LA_7 F
La-73xB20 LA_7B20 F
La-7R LA_7R F
Li-2 LI_2
MBR-2-AM-34 MBR_2AM34
MiG-3 MIG_3EARLY F
MiG-3ud MIG_3UD F
MiG-3-2xUB MIG_3UB F
MiG-3-2xShVAK MIG_3SHVAK F
MiG-3-AM-38 MIG_3AM38 F
MiG-3U MIG_3U F
MiG-9protoF-2 MIG_9_I_300 F
MiG-9FS MIG_9FS F
MosquitoBMkIV MOSQUITO4
MosquitoFBMkVI MOSQUITO6 F
P_11c P_11C F
P-36A-3 P_36A3
P-36A-4 P_36A4
P-38J P_38J F
P-38L P_38L F
P-38L_Late P_38LLate F
P-400 P_400 F
P-39D1 P_39D1 F
P-39D2 P_39D2 F
P-39N1 P_39N F
P-39Q-1 P_39Q1 F
P-39Q-10 P_39Q10 F
Hawk81A-2 P_40SUKAISVOLOCHHAWKA2 F
P-40B P_40SUKAISVOLOCHB F
P-40C P_40SUKAISVOLOCHC F
TomahawkMkIIa P_40SUKAISVOLOCH2A F
TomahawkMkIIb P_40SUKAISVOLOCH2B F
P-40E P_40E F
P-40E-M-105 P_40EM105 F
P-40M P_40M F
P-47D-10 P_47D10 F
P-47D-22 P_47D22 F
P-47D-27 P_47D27 F
P-47D P_47D F
P-51B-NA P_51B F
P-51C-NT P_51C F
P-51D-5NT P_51D5NT F
P-51D-20NA P_51D20NA F
MustangIII P_51CM F
P-63C P_63C F
PBN-1 PBN1
Pe-2series1 PE_2SERIES1 F
Pe-2series84 PE_2SERIES84 F
Pe-2series110 PE_2SERIES110 F
Pe-2series359 PE_2SERIES359 F
Pe-3series1 PE_3SERIES1 F
Pe-3bis PE_3BIS F
Pe-8 PE_8
R-10 R_10
SB_2M-100A SB_2M100A
SB_2M-103 SB_2M103
SBD-3 SBD3 F
SBD-5 SBD5 F
SeafireMkIII SEAFIRE3 F
SeafireFMkIII SEAFIRE3F F
SpitfireMkVb SPITFIRE5B F
SpitfireMkVbCLP SPITFIRE5BCLP F
SpitfireMkVbLF SPITFIRE5BLF F
SpitfireMkVbLFCLP SPITFIRE5BLFCLP F
SpitfireMkVc SPITFIRE5C2 F
SpitfireMkVc4xH SPITFIRE5C4 F
SpitfireMkVIII SPITFIRE8 F
SpitfireMkVIIICLP SPITFIRE8CLP F
SpitfireMkIXc SPITFIRE9C F
SpitfireMkIXcCLP SPITFIRE9CCLP F
SpitfireMkIXe SPITFIRE9E F
SpitfireMkIXeCLP SPITFIRE9ECLP F
SpitfireMkIXeHF SPITFIRE9EHF F
SpitfireMkIX25lbs SPITFIRE925LBS F
Su-2 SU_2
TempestMkV TEMPEST5 F
TB-3_4M-17 TB_3_4M_17 F
TB-3_4M-34R TB_3_4M_34R F
TB-3_4M-34R_SPB TB_3_4M_34R_SPB F
TBF-1 TBF1
TBF-1C TBF1C
TBM-3 TBM3
AvengerMkIII TBM3AVENGER3
Tu-2S TU_2S
U-2VS U_2VS
Yak-1 YAK_1 F
Yak-1B YAK_1B F
Yak-3 YAK_3 F
Yak-3P YAK_3P F
Yak-3VK-107 YAK_3VK107 F
Yak-3R YAK_3R F
Yak-7A YAK_7A F
Yak-7B YAK_7B F
Yak-7BPF YAK_7BPF F
Yak-9 YAK_9 F
Yak-9B YAK_9B F
Yak-9D YAK_9D F
Yak-9K YAK_9M F
Yak-9M YAK_9K F
Yak-9T YAK_9T F
Yak-9U YAK_9U F
Yak-9UT YAK_9UT F
Yak-15 YAK_15 F
P-80A P_80A F
</pre>

DKoor
04-17-2008, 06:28 AM
Axis list

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
ONLINE DOGFIGHT designations OFFLINE+COOP designations FLYABLE?
A5M4 A5M4
A6M2 A6M2 F
A6M2-21 A6M2_21 F
A6M2-N A6M2N F
A6M3 A6M3 F
A6M5 A6M5 F
A6M5a A6M5A F
A6M5b A6M5B F
A6M5c A6M5C F
A6M7_Model62 A6M7_62 F
A6M7_Model63 A6M7_63 F
Ar-196A-3 AR_196A3
Ar-234B-2 AR_234B2 F
B5N2 B5N2
B6N2 B6N2
B-239 F2A_B239 F
Bf-109E-4 BF_109E4 F
Bf-109E-4/B BF_109E4B F
Bf-109E-7 BF_109E7 F
Bf-109E-7Z BF_109E7NZ F
Bf-109F-2 BF_109F2 F
Bf-109F-4 BF_109F4 F
Bf-109G-2 BF_109G2 F
Bf-109G-6 BF_109G6 F
Bf-109G-6_Late BF_109G6Late F
Bf-109G-6AS BF_109G6AS F
Bf-109G-10 BF_109G10 F
Bf-109G-14 BF_109G14 F
Bf-109K-4 BF_109K4 F
Bf-109K-4C3 BF_109K4C3 F
Bf-109Z BF_109Z F
Bf-110C-4 BF_110C4
Bf-110C-4B BF_110C4B
Bf-110G-2 BF_110G2 F
BlenheimMkI BLENHEIM1
D3A1 D3A1 F
Do-335A-0 DO_335A0 F
Do-335V-13 DO_335V13 F
Fi-156 FI_156
Fw-189A-2 FW_189A2
Fw-190A-4 FW_190A4 F
Fw-190A-5 FW_190A5 F
Fw-190A-5165ATA FW_190A5165ATA F
Fw-190A-6 FW_190A6 F
Fw-190A-8 FW_190A8 F
Fw-190A-9 FW_190A9 F
Fw-190D-9 FW_190D9 F
Fw-190D-9_Late FW_190D9LATE F
Ta-152H-1 TA_152H1 F
Ta-152C TA_152C F
Fw-190F-8 FW_190F8 F
Fw-190A-8Mistel FW_190A8MSTL F
FW-200C-3U4 FW_200C3U4
CR_42 CR_42 F
G_50 G50 F
G4M1_11 G4M1_11 F
G4M2E G4M2E
GladiatorMkI GLADIATOR1
GladiatorMkII GLADIATOR2
Go-229A-1 GO_229A1 F
H8K1 H8K1
He-111H-2 HE_111H2 F
He-111H-6 HE_111H6 F
He-111Z HE_111Z
He-162A-2 HE_162A2 F
He-162C HE_162C F
He-162B HE_162B F
He-L-IIIB2 HE_LERCHE3 F
HurricaneMkI HurricaneMkIa F
Hs-129B-2 HS_129B2
Hs-129B-3/Wa HS_129B3Wa
IAR80 IAR_80 F
IAR81a IAR_81A F
IAR81c IAR_81C F
J2M3 J2M3 F
J2M5 J2M5 F
J8A GLADIATOR1J8A F
Ju-52/3mg4e JU_52_3MG4E
Ju-52/3mg5e JU_52_3MG5E
Ju-87B-2 JU_87B2 F
Ju-87D-3 JU_87D3 F
Ju-87D-5 JU_87D5 F
Ju-87G-1 JU_87G1 F
Ju-88A-4 JU_88A4 F
Ju-88Mistel JU_88MSTL
Ki-21-I KI_21_I
Ki-21-II KI_21_II
Ki-27-Ko KI_27_KO F
Ki-27-Otsu KI_27_OTSU F
Ki-43-Ia KI_43_IA F
Ki-43-Ib KI_43_IB F
Ki-43-Ic KI_43_IC F
Ki-43-II KI_43_II F
Ki-43-II-Kai KI_43_IIKAI F
Ki-46-Otsu KI_46_OTSU
Ki-46-Otsu-Hei KI_46_OTSUHEI
Ki-46-Recce KI_46_RECCE
Ki-61-I-Ko KI_61_IKO F
Ki-61-I-Hei KI_61_IHEI F
Ki-61-I-Otsu KI_61_IOTSU F
Ki-84-Ia KI_84_IA F
Ki-84-Ib KI_84_IB F
Ki-84-Ic KI_84_IC F
Ki-100-I-Ko KI_100_IKO F
L2D L2D
MC-200series1 MC_200_1
MC-200series3 MC_200_3 F
MC-200series7 MC_200_7
MC-200series7FB MC_200_7FB
MC-202_III MC_202
MC-202 MC_202_3 F
MC-202_VII MC_202_7 F
MC-202_XII MC_202_12 F
MC-205_I MC_205_1 F
MC-205_III MC_205_3 F
Me-163B-1a ME_163B1A F
Me-210Ca-1 ME_210CA1
Me-210Ca-1ZSTR ME_210CA1ZSTR
Me-262A-1a ME_262A1A F
Me-262A-1aU4 ME_262A1AU4 F
Me-262A-2a ME_262A2A F
Me-262HG-II ME_262HGII F
Me-321 ME_321
Me-323 ME_323
MS406 MS406
MS410 MS410
MS-Morko MSMORKO
MXY-7-11 MXY_7
N1K1-J N1K1J
N1K1-Ja N1K1JA
N1K2-Ja N1K2JA F
Ta-183 TA_183 F
</pre>

DKoor
04-17-2008, 06:31 AM
Aces plane list

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
ONLINE DOGFIGHT designationsOFFLINE+COOP designations
Durand_Yak-9T YAK_9TALBERT
Safonovs_I-16_24 I_16TYPE24SAFONOV
Pokryshkins_MiG-3 MIG_3POKRYSHKIN
Pokryshkins_P-39N1 P_39NPOKRYSHKIN
Rechkalovs_P-39Q15 P_39Q15RECHKALOV
Kojedubs_La-7 LA_7KOJEDUB
Graf_Bf-109G-6 BF_109G6GRAF
Hartmann_Bf-109G-6 BF_109G6HARTMANN
Hans_Rudels_Ju-87G-2 JU_87G2RUDEL
Heppes_Bf-109G-6 BF_109G6HEPPES
Kovacs_Bf-109G-6 BF_109G6KOVACS
Molnar_Bf-109G-6 BF_109G6MOLNAR
Fabian_Bf-109G-10 BF_109G10FABIAN
Nowotnys_Me-262A-1a ME_262A1ANOWOTNY
</pre>

DKoor
04-17-2008, 06:32 AM
Hey Caw,

above you have complete v4.08 plane list and codes.
Hope that helps too.

cawimmer430
04-17-2008, 06:34 AM
MANY THANKS! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I am going to try the game again (I should be working on something but that can wait! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)...

DKoor
04-17-2008, 06:36 AM
Not a prob mate, I'm glad to help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif .

zardozid
04-17-2008, 07:23 AM
Learning how to take a snap shot is the key to the boom and zoom. Learn about leading your target, estimating range with your sight, and angles (off target)...all key words for your research.

I assume you already know about finding "your" gun convergence range...

Do you have rudder pedals? Rudder pedals are really useful for last minute correction in aim.

Their is essentially two kinds of "boom and zoom", the dive and zoom climb, and the dive then zoom away (followed by a climb). Learning which one to use when is all about knowing your enemy's energy state in relation to your own, and being aware of your tactical options in the ever changing 3D battlefield of the sky...

good luck

p.s. "GIAP.Shura" has supplied you with a very useful article, "SimHQ" has a lot of good stuff to look at. Look for anything written by "Dart"...also check out Darts IL2 web page he has some good video tutorials...

cawimmer430
04-17-2008, 08:39 AM
It works! It works! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Thanks DirkPit and DKoor! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

dirkpit7
04-17-2008, 11:30 AM
That's good to hear.

How did you do it finally?

DKoor
04-17-2008, 02:50 PM
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cawimmer430
04-17-2008, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by dirkpit7:
That's good to hear.

How did you do it finally?

I edited the status.dat file under "MISSIONS". I left the file "confra" in "DGEN" alone. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif