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Bewolf
07-12-2008, 02:19 PM
Hey, I am tinkering around in offline mode quite a bit lately.

Just wondering, what are your expiriences with offline campaigns and are there any special ones for advise? I looked around on missions4today and airwarfare but have no idea which ones to chose. I am mostly interested in MTO and PTO missions atm, though I'd not complain about a good Luftwaffe campaign if available.

Cheers

Xiolablu3
07-12-2008, 02:20 PM
Icefires Stormclouds Tempest Campaigns are well worth a look.

Multimetal
07-12-2008, 02:58 PM
The Il-10 Sturmoviks over Manchuria campaign is pretty good too.

Bewolf
07-12-2008, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Icefires Stormclouds Tempest Campaigns are well worth a look.

Superb recommondation, Xio. Just played the first two missions and this is exactly the stuff I've been looking for. Very well laid out missions in a believeable environment and living world, wrapped in very good mission briefings holding up the atmosphere. Choice of map is also great!

Icefire, if you read this, many thanks, mate, fantastic work.

More of this stuff, please =)


Originally posted by Multimetal:
The Il-10 Sturmoviks over Manchuria campaign is pretty good too.

Rgr, will check that one out, too!

crucislancer
07-12-2008, 03:08 PM
For PTO:

If you like the Corsair, try PhilK's Hell in the Pacific series (Peleliu, Guam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa). The first 3 are amazing, I can't comment on Okinawa as it brings my rig to it's knees, sadly.

for the Wildcat fan, there is Cactus Diary by Bird_Brain, great Guandalcanal campaign.

And, Cat 'O Nine Tails which is also by Bird_Brain, which takes you from Operation Torch in the Wildcat to the PTO in the Hellcat.

For MTO:

Try Luftwaffe Pilot: Afrika! by FlatSpinMan, 58 mission in the 109E-7, on both desert maps.

The Dust Devils by PhilK, is a P-38 campaign in Tunsia, as well as The Fighting ***** which is a P-47D campaign in Italy.

There's a campaign that follows the exploits of Clive Caldwell, flying the P-40 in the desert and Spitfire in the PTO. I've never played this one, but it's highly recommended over at M4T.

And, if you don't mind a Luftwaffe campaign or two, aside from the one above, try Green Hearts: Kurland by IceFire (Fw190A8) or Wilde Sau by Chameleon.

I agree with Xiolablu, Storm Clouds 1 & 2 turned me into a life long Tempest fan. Also, if a hypothetical campaign is something you might be interested in, give These Foolish Things a try, by Stathem. Tempest in late war PTO, very interesting and the campaign was a lot of fun.

Bewolf
07-12-2008, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by crucislancer:
For PTO:

If you like the Corsair, try PhilK's Hell in the Pacific series (Peleliu, Guam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa). The first 3 are amazing, I can't comment on Okinawa as it brings my rig to it's knees, sadly.

for the Wildcat fan, there is Cactus Diary by Bird_Brain, great Guandalcanal campaign.

And, Cat 'O Nine Tails which is also by Bird_Brain, which takes you from Operation Torch in the Wildcat to the PTO in the Hellcat.

For MTO:

Try Luftwaffe Pilot: Afrika! by FlatSpinMan, 58 mission in the 109E-7, on both desert maps.

The Dust Devils by PhilK, is a P-38 campaign in Tunsia, as well as The Fighting ***** which is a P-47D campaign in Italy.

There's a campaign that follows the exploits of Clive Caldwell, flying the P-40 in the desert and Spitfire in the PTO. I've never played this one, but it's highly recommended over at M4T.

And, if you don't mind a Luftwaffe campaign or two, aside from the one above, try Green Hearts: Kurland by IceFire (Fw190A8) or Wilde Sau by Chameleon.

I agree with Xiolablu, Storm Clouds 1 & 2 turned me into a life long Tempest fan. Also, if a hypothetical campaign is something you might be interested in, give These Foolish Things a try, by Stathem. Tempest in late war PTO, very interesting and the campaign was a lot of fun.

Couldn't ask ask for a more elaborated answer, crucis. Thanks a lot there!

You know where to find these campaigns? all on missions4today and airwarfare?

P.S. Never mind. Found this perfect listing ; )
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/50910533/m/3471086183

DmdSeeker
07-12-2008, 03:23 PM
Faith, Hope and Charity for the MTO; and I'd really recommend "Against overwhelming odds"; the 163 campaign.

They're very different, obviously http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The Malta campaign is a work of art, and very nicely historic and despite some obvious substitutions really gives an immersive feel. You have to be very much a team player to ensure the surivial of enough fire power to make certain buff kills in significant numbers, you'll need multiple attacks, they will vary rarely be one pass kills on a multi engine buff in a Gladiator, and then there's the escort.

The 163 campaign has one of the best introductions to type I've seen, and it's a very different game, you're alone from the start and it shows. You've not the fuel nor ammo for multiple passes on anything, friend nor foe; so once in it's fast kills and out again.

Every one says alt is every thing, but running out of gas at the top of the loop at 35 thousand feet in an ammo-less 163 and having to dive through the angry mustangs to dead stick home can challenge that view.

Bewolf
07-12-2008, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by DmdSeeker:
Faith, Hope and Charity for the MTO; and I'd really recommend "Against overwhelming odds"; the 163 campaign.

They're very different, obviously http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The Malta campaign is a work of art, and very nicely historic and despite some obvious substitutions really gives an immersive feel. You have to be very much a team player to ensure the surivial of enough fire power to make certain buff kills in significant numbers, you'll need multiple attacks, they will vary rarely be one pass kills on a multi engine buff in a Gladiator, and then there's the escort.

The 163 campaign has one of the best introductions to type I've seen, and it's a very different game, you're alone from the start and it shows. You've not the fuel nor ammo for multiple passes on anything, friend nor foe; so once in it's fast kills and out again.

Every one says alt is every thing, but running out of gas at the top of the loop at 35 thousand feet in an ammo-less 163 and having to dive through the angry mustangs to dead stick home can challenge that view.

Thx Seeker. That does not sound too bad either =)

joeap
07-12-2008, 03:35 PM
Wow some tips I could use as well, thanks guys!!

bolox00
07-12-2008, 03:41 PM
white sun blue sky
http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=2166
is one of the alltime 'greats' of campaigns in IL2

not a great PTO fan but i really enjoyed The Big E
http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3325

Flatspinman's continuing series of campaigns are always good his african adventures being particularly enjoyable
http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=2471

another series which i think is a real 'must try' is Compan's 32sqn series- complete voice packs included along with some rather nice skins http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3439
this one can be a real 'rig killer' with the amount of ground detail and you might not want your maiden aunt to hear the radio chatter in a furball http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif but i think this one really raised the bar for campaign builders.

these really stood out to me, hope you get as much enjoyment as i have.

VW-IceFire
07-12-2008, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by Bewolf:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Icefires Stormclouds Tempest Campaigns are well worth a look.

Superb recommondation, Xio. Just played the first two missions and this is exactly the stuff I've been looking for. Very well laid out missions in a believeable environment and living world, wrapped in very good mission briefings holding up the atmosphere. Choice of map is also great!

Icefire, if you read this, many thanks, mate, fantastic work.

More of this stuff, please =)


Originally posted by Multimetal:
The Il-10 Sturmoviks over Manchuria campaign is pretty good too.

Rgr, will check that one out, too! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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

I'd check out some of my other campaigns on Mission4Today as well. I generally stick to the same style although my more recent efforts are better than my earlier efforts for sure.

Right now I'm working on Storm Clouds 2.0 which will combine Part 1 and 2 of the original campaign into one, plus some tweaks, plus a new FW190D-9 campaign (not as long as the Tempest campaign).

Chris0382
07-12-2008, 03:54 PM
I second White Sun Blue Sky. The P-40 owns in this game.

Just amazing fun

boxduty
07-12-2008, 04:55 PM
White Sun Blue Sky is really really REALLY good.

Bewolf
07-13-2008, 05:26 AM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bewolf:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Icefires Stormclouds Tempest Campaigns are well worth a look.

Superb recommondation, Xio. Just played the first two missions and this is exactly the stuff I've been looking for. Very well laid out missions in a believeable environment and living world, wrapped in very good mission briefings holding up the atmosphere. Choice of map is also great!

Icefire, if you read this, many thanks, mate, fantastic work.

More of this stuff, please =)


Originally posted by Multimetal:
The Il-10 Sturmoviks over Manchuria campaign is pretty good too.

Rgr, will check that one out, too! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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

I'd check out some of my other campaigns on Mission4Today as well. I generally stick to the same style although my more recent efforts are better than my earlier efforts for sure.

Right now I'm working on Storm Clouds 2.0 which will combine Part 1 and 2 of the original campaign into one, plus some tweaks, plus a new FW190D-9 campaign (not as long as the Tempest campaign). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Did! Your Kurland campaign is equally good, I gotta say. Keep it up Ice, espeically the new maps need a lot of love right now! You certainly have a fan sitting here, hehe.

White Sun Blue Sky is fantastic as well. Really atmospheric and those bomber swarms are nothing short of awesome. The only gripes I have with it is the map choice. I flew this russian map so often it is hard to try to ignore its russian background. I suppose when it came out propper maps were not available. Then again it's so immersive there are moments you completly forget about it.

I also tried the Big E, makes a very good impression as well. For now I certainly have a lot of material to work with here for a couple weeks to come. Thanks a lot guys!

TTU_Phoenix
07-13-2008, 08:57 AM
I would recommend all of PhilK's campaigns, they're excellent. I've played The Storm Birds and Summer's Last Swallow, as well as fooling around with The Emperor's Hellcats. They're tons of fun, with a very high immersion factor. They generally range in length from 10-18 missions.

Multimetal
07-13-2008, 10:02 AM
I started Icefire's Tempest campaign yesterday, I've got to say that it's the best user-created campaign I've EVER flown to date. Great mission variety, and if you're using mods, the new Tempest engine sounds, gunsight reticle, and map textures are amazing. My wife, who is not impressed by computer games, actually said "wow, that looks so real!" as I was playing-I can't think of any higher endorsement than that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

crucislancer
07-13-2008, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by TTU_Phoenix:
I would recommend all of PhilK's campaigns, they're excellent. I've played The Storm Birds and Summer's Last Swallow, as well as fooling around with The Emperor's Hellcats. They're tons of fun, with a very high immersion factor. They generally range in length from 10-18 missions.

+1

Brilliant work, IMHO. I just finished his latest, Stalin's Falcons (10 mission La-7 campaign), and it was a blast. Emperor's Hellcats was a lot of fun, the only campaign I can think of with FAA Hellcats against Luftwaffe aircraft. I've been working on Arctic Hunters, but I can't seem to get past the second mission. Something about the P-39 catching fire when a 109 breathes on it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I keep a list of all the campaigns I have and which I've finished (and how I did!), and most of the ones that are complete are from either PhilK or IceFire.

VW-IceFire
07-13-2008, 07:48 PM
I can vouch for Phil_k's campaigns and White Sun, Blue Sky as well. They are fantastic campaigns and they have their own flavours.

Oh and...VPMedia...he does some great skins but he's also put together some really detailed campaigns as well. I really enjoyed his Hungarian airforce campaign. The opponents are limited but the action is historical and of course the skins are all custom made by him and very beautiful.

Zeus-cat
07-13-2008, 09:33 PM
I am a little surprised that no one has mentioned Castaways by Dubbo. One of the most original and interesting campaigns out there.

If you like campaigns for crap planes then you could check out any of my campaigns - two for the Rufe (Japanese seaplane), two for the SBD-3 (carrier-based dive-bomber) and one for the IL-2T (torpedo bomber).

vpmedia
07-14-2008, 01:11 AM
theres a top20 section at m4t: http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads
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