View Full Version : Checkertails Across The Med! campaign ready for download at M4T

12-22-2008, 04:38 PM
Merry Christmas to all IL2 fans

My latest campaign - CHECKERTAILS ACROSS THE MED! is now available for download at M4T (specialised section)

The campaign follows the early days of the 325th FG in the MTO ( Mediterranean Theatre Of Operations)this fighter group goes on to become one of the most famous in WW2, and the Checkertail Clan as they become known, built up an outstanding record flying the P40 over Tunisia, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy.

This is my first campaign using the modded version of IL2, to take advantage of the superb Italy/Africa/Greece map by REDFOX. Further campaign info can be found at my homepage http://www.bigwing.net/index.html

Special thanks to -

HAYATE for his P40 skin collections
CPT FARREL for his custom BF109G skins
REDFOX as mentioned for his map which helped inspire me to finish the campaign!

Have a fantastic Christmas whatever your faith !!?? and a Healthy Happy New Year


Remember,This December,That love weighs more than gold!
-Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

12-23-2008, 01:00 AM
Excelent!Looks like a great campaign on a very cool map http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

downloading now,thanks for all your hard work Stiboo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif ~S~

12-23-2008, 02:13 AM
thanks for that Skarden,

i'm now off to Bonny Scotland for Christmas so will catch up in the New Year.

Cheers all
aka Stiboo

12-23-2008, 08:15 PM
You will generate a bit more interest if you post some screens with some of the scenarios u have included. These things take a tremendous amount of work (Im making my second) and they deserve a little extra marketing. Sounds like a good idea for a cmpn.

12-26-2008, 03:07 PM
Thanks Enforcer

What campaign are you working on ?

had problems with screens ! - I couldn't remember my photobucket details so tried using my Flickr account, but the images wouldn't show, then had to spend Christmas away for a few days..So now finally got back on Photobucket tonight so here goes..











12-28-2008, 10:31 AM

This is one of the best, most immersive campaigns I've flown yet. Hats of to the Checkertails!

One problem I've encountered that I can't seem to resolve is a mission loading error.

As soon as I complete the missions with the 39th(?) FS and get transferred, the next mission fails to load. I get a message that says:

Landscape loading error "vol_ItalyAfricaGreece/vol_ita_load.ini" failed to load.

Any ideas as to how I can fix this w/o losing my progress so far?

Tks in advance for any assistance.


12-28-2008, 02:44 PM
Hi Steir

glad you're enjoying the campaign...it gets even better ! ( in my humble opinion)

It seems you are having problems with the map mod - ItalyAfricaGreece , have you got mods installed and this map installed ? If yes then try and load the map in the FMB (full mission builder) and fly a plane on it to check it's installed ok.

I will also check what version of the map i have, and see if there's been an update...

Let me know the outcome here or email -




"There are 10 types of people in the world - Those who understand binary and those who don't"

12-28-2008, 02:53 PM
I do have MODS installed, but most likely not this map. I assumed it installed with the campaign.

Where can I get the map; and just in case....what folder do the maps go into?

Tks again for the help.

A very well done/well balanced campaign!

12-28-2008, 05:18 PM
Ok Steir

this link will take you to the map at AllAircraftArcade - home of mods ! it self installs as long as you have mod files already enabled.


Don't forget to give me some feedback when you complete the campaign !



"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former!" - Albert Einstein

12-28-2008, 05:34 PM

You can't post links to AAA. Please don't do it again.

12-28-2008, 09:51 PM

I got it! Working great now. Tks!

Again...appreciate all you guys do for the community making these great campaigns.


12-29-2008, 04:06 AM
That's great Stelr

and sorry about the link blairgowrie, will not do it again !

Happy New Year everyone - Less than 12 months to go and counting until SOW:BoB !!!???


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