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    Hey,

    Got an issue I have not figured out yet. I put my own music files to play while in flight, and those files DO play just fine.

    The problem is that the switch channel function does not work. I have tried assigning it to different keys, but the program will not switch sound files. The other, related, issue is contrary to what the manual says, the songs played are not random. It plays the same sequence not matter how many times I take to the air.

    Obviously, hearing the same sequence of music and sound clips wears thin fast. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.
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    Hey,

    Got an issue I have not figured out yet. I put my own music files to play while in flight, and those files DO play just fine.

    The problem is that the switch channel function does not work. I have tried assigning it to different keys, but the program will not switch sound files. The other, related, issue is contrary to what the manual says, the songs played are not random. It plays the same sequence not matter how many times I take to the air.

    Obviously, hearing the same sequence of music and sound clips wears thin fast. Any idea what the problem is? Thanks.
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    Oops, I'll post this in community help...
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    By switch channel function I assume you mean "enemy or friendly" What that means is you will hear the AI chatter of whichever side you chose nothing more.

    The only way to change music once in the sim I know of is via a collection of folders and .cmd files i made, in an easy to extract patch you can find here.....Following I'll post the readme.

    Chatter Pack Bandaid

    Supplemental Chatter File Control Pack.......

    --==++**WARNING!!!..IMPORTANT!!!**++==--
    The creator of this file set is a pc software/script/hardware ****** who cannot boil water, is virtually illiterate, and most assuredly a programming moron of epic proportions.

    DO NOT unzip this file unless you are one of the fools that go where angels fear to tread.

    The creator of this Pack will accept no liability for software corruption, pc failure, subsequent damages to home, family, life, limb, sexual function, financial losses, or any other damages as a result of the files contained.

    If problems do occur, please feel free to sue the cr*p out of me as I have nothing, and my attorneys are exceedingly better then yours.
    --==++**WARNING!!!..IMPORTANT!!!**++==--

    Purpose:
    That said, this pack of files and folders/directories is intended to help generate a "band aid" fix to using chatter packs online.

    This is not a replacement for Dan Humphrey's-TechnoMedia IL2FBwav.exe chatter pack control program, yet meant to supplement it due to the inability to change out chatter files once in the sim "online".

    These various files and folders were inspired by some work WW-Sensei had done along similar lines and the lessons I learned from it. My most sincere thanks to him and the rest of the WingWalkers for letting me bounce ideas off them. (However, any praise for this work goes to them, all problems and liability goes to me).

    If installed correctly, this collection of files and folders will allow you to change what ".wav file sets" you normally hear on the fly once in the sim. This is meant to help if say you join a coop having Japanese chatter packs loaded, and find yourself to be flying British.


    What is contained in this Zip file:
    1. ReadMeFirst.txt (file of which you are reading now)
    2. 14 .cmd files (which will be placed in your IL2FB-AEP-PF directory)
    3. 13 Folders/Directories each containing a DeleteThisFile.txt file (which will be placed in your IL2FB-AEP-PF\Samples\Music directory)

    Item 2 .cmd files ONLY contain lines similar as follows:
    music PATH Music\RadioChatIJA
    music PLAY

    Item 3 Folders contain a DeleteThisFile.txt file only so WinZip can have something to latch onto (being I know no other way being a PC ignoramus). It is worthless and should be deleted after extraction.


    Installation:
    1. IMPORTANT!!! Back-up by copying your IL2FB-AEP-PF\rcu file and IL2FB-AEP-PF\Samples\Music folder and all sub folders and files therein to a secure location before proceeding.

    2. IMPORTANT!!! If a message occurs asking if you want to overwrite any files of the same name, refuse, and extract to a temporary folder instead. (It does not overwrite any for me, but I know what is contained and what is being added to my files)

    3. Unzip the contents of the Zipfile into your IL2FB-AEP-PF folder insuring that "use folder names" is checked in extraction options.

    4. Add the following lines to your IL2FB-AEP-PF\rcu file using notepad....
    @a radiochatru file RadioChatCCCP.cmd
    @a radiochaton file RadioChatDEFAULT.cmd
    @a radiochatija file RadioChatIJA.cmd
    @a radiochatijn file RadioChatIJN.cmd
    @a radiochatdewf file RadioChatLWWF.cmd
    @a radiochatdeef file RadioChatLWEF.cmd
    @a radiochatgbpac file RadioChatRAFPAC.cmd
    @a radiochatgbwf file RadioChatRAFWF.cmd
    @a radiochatgbn file RadioChatRNASPAC.cmd
    @a radiochatuswf file RadioChatUSAAC.cmd
    @a radiochatusm file RadioChatUSM.cmd
    @a radiochatusn file RadioChatUSN.cmd
    @a radiomusicpac file RadioMusicPAC.cmd
    @a radiomusicwf file RadioMusicWF.cmd
    @a radiochatoff music PATH Music

    5. "Copy" any chatter or music files (.wav) you wish into each applicable sub-folder generated in IL2FB-AEP-PF\Samples\Music directory.

    6. Folder names mean the following:
    RadioChatCCCP = Russian Chatter
    RadioChatIJA = Japanese Ground Based
    RadioChatIJN = Japanese Carrier Based
    RadioChatLWWF = German Western Front/Europe/Africa
    RadioChatLWEF = German Eastern Front/Russia
    RadioChatRAFPAC = British Pacific Land Based
    RadioChatRAFWF = British Western Front/Europe/Africa
    RadioChatRNASPAC = British Pacific Carrier Based
    RadioChatUSAAC = U.S. Western Front/Europe/Africa
    RadioChatUSM = U.S. Pacific Ground Based
    RadioChatUSN = U.S. Pacific Carrier Based
    RadioMusicPAC = Music or civilian radio one might hear in the Pacific
    RadioMusicWF = Music or civilian radio one might hear in Europe
    (as a tip, I will add a couple of enemy radio traffic files in with friendly as though some cross radio traffic was encountered. EX. In "RadioChatLWEF" I will have all German files, and place 2 Russian files in random locations naming them so it flows...This is why theatres of operation are considered for potential enemies)


    In Sim Commands (how to use):

    Once within the Sim the files you have normally loaded in TakeOff/InFlight/Crash will normally play (this includes those installed by IL2FBwav.exe).

    If you find you are changing sides, or it is a different theatre then expected, then in chat type one of the following commands:
    >radiochatru
    >radiochaton
    >radiochatija
    >radiochatijn
    >radiochatdewf
    >radiochatdeef
    >radiochatgbpac
    >radiochatgbwf
    >radiochatgbn
    >radiochatuswf
    >radiochatusm
    >radiochatusn
    >radiomusicpac
    >radiomusicwf
    >radiochatoff


    >radiochatru plays RadioChatCCCP files
    >radiochaton plays Takeoff/Inflight/Crash files as normal
    >radiochatija plays RadioChatIJA files
    >radiochatijn plays RadioChatIJN files
    >radiochatdewf plays RadioChatLWWF files
    >radiochatdeef plays RadioChatLWEF files
    >radiochatgbpac plays RadioChatRAFPAC files
    >radiochatgbwf plays RadioChatRAFWF files
    >radiochatgbn plays RadioChatRNASPAC files
    >radiochatuswf plays RadioChatUSAAC files
    >radiochatusm plays RadioChatUSM files
    >radiochatusn plays RadioChatUSN files
    >radiomusicpac plays RadioMusicPAC files
    >radiomusicwf plays RadioMusicWF files
    >radiochatoff turns all music off

    (the reason for commands not exactly matching folder names is to utilize nationality naming we are all used to. The reason for such long commands is to insure they are clear and not easily forgotten nor interfere with existing commands)

    ***Caution***
    You will find if you use any command above except radiochat-off/on/musicpac-wf you will hear nothing. This is due to the fact files normally play in place of "InFlight" files. Once you take off they will begin.


    Feel free to comment in this thread or by emailing me at k2kellyirie@yahoo.com. Also feel free to distribute, use, post and alter this zipfile as you wish.

    Billfish
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