View Full Version : Changing Players aircraft in offline campaigns

01-16-2005, 04:22 PM
Hey Guys,

Can anyone tell me how to change the aircraft the player flies in the offline DGen campaigns?

For example, how would I change the F4U-1C's that you get at Iwo Jima to F4U-1D's?

01-16-2005, 04:26 PM
Either wait till you get one assigned or start a new campaign if you can. These campaigns follow years and planes available at the time(ie: 1942,1943, etc..

01-16-2005, 04:30 PM
Once a campaing is started, as far as I know, there's no way of changing aircraft, other then doing well, get good progress and maybe you'll get a different aircraft automatically.
I think it would be possible to manually edit campaign and missions files....but how to do that? Sure beats me!
Well, I'll stick around this thread, I might learn a thing or two....

01-16-2005, 04:37 PM
lol, thanks guys. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have no idea either of course, but I have heard that it was possible to do. So, anyone else been able to change their plane in an offline campaign?

01-16-2005, 04:51 PM
When you start your campaign, at the screen where you get to choose where to start it, you will see the aircraft assigned to each era of the campaign. If you click the aircraft name a dropdown box will come up showing alternative aircraft to fly. If you set the aircraft for future areas in the campaign you will fly those planes when you get to that part.

Did this to fly FW190s instead of 109s in a German campaign and it worked.

01-16-2005, 08:01 PM
Thanks Dukayn, for the assist, but I'm not following you my friend. When I go to the Iwo Jima Campaign, I can only choose the F4U-1C in the drop down menu, at Okinawa you only get the F4U-1D.

So how would I get to fly an F4U-1C after Iwo Jima? And for that matter, how would I get to fly the F4U-1D at Iwo Jima instead of the -1C? There isn't a choice for other planes in the USMC campaign.

01-16-2005, 11:22 PM

In FB you can edit the aircraft types assigned to an era/ campaign individually in the config.ini file (or in the campaign folders under as specific country, don't remember exactly what the file path was), I believe. I did this earlier after someone else's post...don't remember who. You need to open the file with notepad and then under the campaign name there will be a list of plane designations for each...just delete the ones you don't like and add the designation for the ones you want. The only problem is I don't remember the structure for the way the designations were written! (shouldn't be too hard if you use the pattern structure of planes that are already there). Anyways...if somebody nows the actual process please post it with a list of plane designations. Now that I've got PF I want to do this again also!


01-17-2005, 02:49 AM
Check this thread here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=752106344&p=1)

01-17-2005, 08:00 AM
Start the campaign, then exit it at the briefing page.
Go to Full Mission builder and at load, navigate to missions/campaign/country (eg JA for Japanese army) and you should see a folder with the campaign and your pilots name (eg in my case dgen_a_newguineamcslope0) open this folder and double click on the mission file. It will have a number, if there is more than one mission file, the largest number will be the last mission you got to the briefing stage. That file will now open in full mission builder and you can change any of the parameters (aircraft type, numbers, waypoints Etc). Save the changes and exit FMB. Go back to your campaign it will open at the mission you originally started with, but with the changes you made.
This works fine, though unfortunately you have to make changes as above to each subsequent mission. You also need to know how to work FMB.
It lets you replay campaigns with different aircraft, to stop it getting boring

Hope this helps

01-17-2005, 03:46 PM
Didn't think of editing the missions in FMB, but yeah that'd work too.

I only knew the dropdown list thingy, but I guess there's not always an option to change aircraft. I'm guessing there's a reason they don't allow this in some scenarios.

01-17-2005, 05:07 PM

This just came down from your squadron CO.

MARINE! Just who dahell do you think you are, the President? You signed up to fly what ever crate with wings we tell you to fly! YOU don't get to pick and choose! Your ****ed lucky you weren't washed out and sent to the trenches to fight the enemy! IF... and that's a very BIG "if"... you manage to survive in the plane you are assigned to you might get a newer model plane some day.....provided that the DoD send us a better plane!

Now! I don't want to hear any more bellyaching out of you! Or you might find yourself on latreen duty!

DO I MAKE MY SELF CLEAR MARINE!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif


I think he was a bit pissed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

01-17-2005, 06:03 PM
Hey guys, thanks for all the help, that's exactly what I was looking for.

LOL Latico, thanks for the laugh http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I just picture R. Lee Ermey saying all that you posted. In case you didn't know, R. Lee Ermey is this guy:


He's a great guy in person, and a boost for morale. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif He's been typecast in many shows here in the U.S.

01-17-2005, 11:39 PM

It was intended in fun Almighty. As I was typing it, I was imagining a crusty Marine Gunny reemin out a new recruit for what ever.

LMAO http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif