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RAF74_Buzzsaw
01-01-2005, 08:50 PM
Salute All

I have created a 14 mission Scripted Campaign for the Beaufighter, set in Northwest Europe between 1942 and 1945, and based on historical mission types.

This is a challenging set of missions, many of which are set at night, and cover the many roles which this versatile aircraft performed in combat.

Some of the mission types include NightFighter, Night Intruder, Anti-shipping, Longrange escort, etc.

I have had a problem in getting them hosted on the UBISOFT mission board, I am not getting a response to my submissions, so I have asked the people at FRANCE-SIMULATION to post them, and they have kindly hosted them at their site. Even if you don't speak french, they are easy to spot, with the 'Buzzsaw' logo.

They are available here:

http://www.france-simulation.com/

Please take the time to read the READ ME included in the Zip file, there are instructions for installation and running the campaign.

Hope people enjoy them. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Edit:

Euro_Snoopy at Air Warfare has also agreed to host the missions, and they are available at his site for those who are french language challenged http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_campaigns.htm


Cheers Buzzsaw

Athosd
01-01-2005, 09:25 PM
Great stuff! Thanks Buzzsaw.

Salute

Athos

AWL_Spinner
01-02-2005, 04:50 AM
Thanks Buzzsaw, look forward to trying this out.

Cheers, Spinner

Muddy_Longbow
01-02-2005, 06:53 AM
S! Buzzsaw,

Penguin here, long time no see.
I just downloaded the missions and will give them a fly.

RocketDog
01-02-2005, 07:31 AM
Downloaded and will try.

Thanks, Buzzsaw.

Regards,

RocketDog.

No105_Swoose
01-02-2005, 08:35 AM
Thanks for your work on making this campaign Buzzsaw and for taking the initiative to host the mission at France Simulation when UbiSoft dragged their heels. I've downloaded it and am looking forward to trying it. Now how's that Malta Beaufighter campaign coming? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

RAF74_Buzzsaw
01-02-2005, 12:21 PM
Salute

Euro_Snoopy at Air Warfare has also agreed to host the missions, and they are available at his site:

http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_campaigns.htm

CdnSpits
01-02-2005, 01:23 PM
Buzzsaw I myself have made several Campaigns and I have a suggestion for you, or some constructive critisism(spelling).

When making a Camapaign you should create a campaign.ini file and a info.properties file and then just zip a folder called in this case Beaufighter or whatever you want. You should keep your file names simple like beau1.mis, beau2.mis and so on. I tried to combine your missions into a proper campaign form but the titles are too complex and I would have to rename them all.

If you include a campaign.ini file and info.properties file your campaign will show up in the campaign section of the game and run in linear form. It's a very simple and effective way of having missions run in the proper sequence without having to just drop all of these missions in the single player folder.

If you like I can email you a copy of a simple Wake Island campaign I made that has a campign.ini file and info properties file. that are easy to copy and paste and simply adjust to the camapaign you have or will make.

You have done some excellent work and I really like the readme file with the background story of the Beaufighter, which is one of my favourite planes in the game.

This is just a little piece of advice from one mission builder to another....Great Work!!

gerhardius
01-02-2005, 02:24 PM
Thanks Buzzsaw! A late friend of my Father's was a Beaufighter pilot during WW2 and one of my cherished memories is going to the RAF museum at Hendon with Mr. Power and my Dad when I was 10 or so. Mr. Power held the attention of a number of museum people as he discussed combat flying without any direct mention of himself, concentrating on the action as a whole and the acts of others. When he passed away in 1989 my parents flew me home from Italy (to Canada) for his funeral and that was the first time I discovered he had been decorated for bravery more than once. When my Dad delivered the eulogy he said "Jack was a modest man and he felt the greatest honour was being associated with his fellow pilots." I don't know many specifics about Mr. Power's experiences but it is nice to try some of the mission types he had to deal with.

RAF74_Buzzsaw
01-02-2005, 02:39 PM
Salute Cdn Spits

Thanks for the info. I have PM'ed you with my e-mail if you want to send me those files and suggestions.

I have worked quite a bit with creating custom campaigns for Lowengrin's DYNAMIC CAMPAIGN GENERATOR, but not for the ingame Campaign generator.

I thought it would be simpler to make these part of the Single Missions. And I like having mission titles which correspond to the type.

CdnSpits
01-02-2005, 03:01 PM
Here's the link to my campaign at Airwarfare.

http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/files/campaigns/WakeCampaign.zip

You can still have nice names for the missions but they will be in the Short section of the description. For file names it is better to keep them simple for copy purposes.

Have a look at the campaign.ini file and the info.properties files. The campaign.ini file allows the missions to run in linear order and thus the game will keep track of the pilot's progress. The info file allows the campaign to show in your campaign section of the game and gives the general outline of the Campaign. By simply adjusting some of the lines you can suit it to run your campaign.

If you have any questions email me at mjh1717@hotmail.com..

P.S. Here I am known as CdnSpits but everywhere else I go by Hitman#17..I have several downloads available at Airwarfare.com.