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  1. 2 points
    Sounds good to me! Well, depending on the results of the Pulmonary Function Test next Monday (am I stable, declining, etc), I will pre-order.
  2. 2 points
    As a rule for all FC3 level aircraft (and even the full blown jet modules) these are the primary bindings to map to joystick or throttle as you'll reference them often and usually under stress!: 1. Target Designator Cursor (TDC) Up, Down, Left, Right - put this on a hat switch. Yes, even if it means banishing trim control to the keyboard; you'll use TDC control more! 2. Weapon Select 3. Airbrake 4. Chaff and Flare dispense
  3. 2 points
    yap, just got L-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad Premium Edition - intend to use it in vr if i can
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    Well dipping my toes in the newer stuff. Keeping it simple for now. Bought the A10A and the F15. Complicated enough for now and I will save what brain cells I have left for the F-14. I see a Warthog Hotas in my future..maybe around black Friday..
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    Hi there. Some of you may know I have done a bit of skinning for 1946. Now that I'm getting into Battle Over Stalingrad I of course wanted to try my hand at skinning. It's been a daunting quest. In 1946 I skin using Paint Shop Pro. However it has limited ability to save files as .dds. Yes the option is there but it becomes complicated (it doesn't want to save the alpha layer) and frustrating. 😖 So...I got GIMP. I saved the skin as a .psd because GIMP won't accept .pspimage files. 🙄 Then I had to learn how to save/export it. At first I couldn't flatten it to add the needed alpha layer. But finally I figured that out. (I still need a lot of practice to refine these processes. So, with some reservation, I present my first Great Battles skin, and IL-2M42. Now I like making hacks over at M4T and unusual skins have always interested me. Hacks are not really needed here (yet). So here is a skin for a real plane* now in the Central Air Force Museum in Monino Russia. Apparently the odd colors come from the fact that proper this most unusual coloration was due to shortages of the correct aircraft paints during the moving of the factories East of the Urals to avoid being attacked by the Germans. * The actual plane I used as a reference is a later IL-2 M version with a rear gunner but I don't have that expansion of GB yet. I did see a version of a single-seater as a scale model with the same color scheme. So without further ado..(be kind, remember it's a WIP and I need to do some, well a lot, more work on it)
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    drop! >---------------------------------------------------------------> v v v v v !BOOM!
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    Thanks to FT and AP for last nights fun
  8. 2 points
    Hello you Dogs. It's been a while. Since I was last here... 1. I finally retired. I have all the time now in the world and at the same time no time at all. I'm sure you retirees know what I'm talking about. 2. My old squad, the HellHounds has disbanded. We went our separate ways but still keep in touch. Sadly Tim, Quazimoto, whom some of you might remember as the Tech Forums Moderator at the Ubi Forums has passed away. He is sorely missed by all of us. He was such a friendly helpful guy and one of my best friends. 3. I've dabbled with mods for IL-2 1946. Mostly though I like the "stock/vanilla" version best. However I have for reference and occasional use the following mod version: B.A.T Linebacker VP Modpack 4.12.2 DBW 1.71 HSFX 7.0.3 4.12.2m Modact 5.2 UP3RC4 UP 2..01 I also have the original IL-2 Demo installed. That's an interesting change of place. My how the sim has improved. I am a part time consultant to Team Daidalos. I don't directly create content but do occasionally beta test stuff. A few of my skins are now defaults in the game. Plus, I have had Battle Over Stalingrad, (just the base game, only the P-40 added and the 'Green Stalingrad' mod), installed for quite some time but never really got into it. Now I am looking at it more. It sure looks great! I will be looking through your Great Battles forum for help. Thanks to DD_Arthur for reminding me to check in. I'll most likely try and find some online DD sever to join soon. I still Admin at Mission 4 Today. If you have any questions about that site I will gladly try and help. Anyway, thought I'd drop by and say HI!
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    Oh good! I'll set my wing tips on fire to be sure I'm seen. 😀
  10. 2 points
    Hello chaps and chapesses, New DCS update dropped today for you stable version users. The big news: MiG-29 Professional Flight Model is available to those who own the DCS Flaming Cliffs 3 content. It's a lotta fun! Many other fixes and tweaks, but... still no dice for the Spitfire canopy/windshield issues, alas....
  11. 1 point
    😎 Gypsy jump right in, the waters warm M8.
  12. 1 point
    Oh my... I have been downloading jets? Really? Noooooo!
  13. 1 point
    Just FYI Bill, that 120GB refers to the HDD space required by the game if you are running at max settings. That does not take into account the amount of disk space DCS and the modules take up. I don't know what size the install for the big cat is but my DCS install + 6 modules comes in at just under 30GB. Make sure you have that 120GB free on your SSD and everything should be fine.
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    Another misread on my part. Went back and read a little more carefully. The 120gb is recommended space for the DCS 2.5 if running everything on high settings, not just the F-14. With that in mind, I should be okay. Will do some house keeping on the game drive too free up some space even tho I have plenty. Thanks again!
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    Excellent choice waiting for a sale. Especially given the base price of these simulations. Even half price hurts a bit, but then again, given the amount of work that went into the immense detail, one can understand the price tag, in theory.
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    I agree Kira, the non clickable 'pit is maddening (and harder cause I gotta memorize all the key bindings) but it will give a little entertainment for $15 while I wait for the next big ED sale. Plus I am learning about the weapons delivery systems.
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    The A-10 is a lot of fun, welcome to the Hog club Bill! I only have the A as part of FC3 and it's enough for me at the moment. Especially with the Harrier taking up enough of my grey matter. I'm sure you'll enjoy that gatling gun, what a tool.
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    Well done Bill.I am going to make do with what I have got at the moment.If I want to fly an A-10 then I fly my FSX version with TakPack. That will then leave the remaining grey matter for the F-14 {I must have been under the influence !!} and for keeping an eye on those pesky 109's😉
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    News just in..... Dear Pilots, I am wrapping up another trip to our Moscow studio where we discussed the current successes and future challenges that face our team and IL-2 Great Battles series. As always, we have a strong team and the will to keep powering on pushing the limits of ourselves and our products. Battle of Bodenplatte is coming along nicely along with the PO-2 which we will officially rename the U-2 to be more historically correct. This cool little bi-plane is finally nearing the final stage. Matter of fact, we had a real pilot who has experience flying an actual U-2 test our FM. He really liked it and gave us some small pointers that we will incorporate into the FM. Additionally, Flying Circus work continues as does Tank Crew work including tank platoon commands and the more complex damageable buildings for the Prokhorovka map. Before I catch my flight back to the U.S. here are some pics of the skins that will ship with the P-47 D-28 “Jug” and the updated faces of our American USAAF pilot and our WWI Entente pilots. Per your feedback we have made them look younger. Quite a rugged, good looking fellow custom fit for the part. See you soon when I’m back in America. Jason P.S. Some of the textures on the ordinance is not finished yet so don't panic.
  20. 1 point
    Thank you. It's eactly what I was looking for. It should be called "The Simon and Garfunkel Mod". You know, 'The Sounds of Silence'. 😁
  21. 1 point
    Here are a couple more. The Airfields war was the one we were flying the other day. Unzip as in the above post. There are lots of AI bad guys (aircraft) that re spawn as well as re spawning ground targets (in Fighter Sweep II) Dogfight missions.zip
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    BoS Premium/Founders Edition BoM Standard BoK Standard P-40E-1 Collector Plane
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    Lol. Try these Crash. Unzip them to your multiplayer/dogfight folder. Test mission two is Stalingrad map and test three is Moscow. All planes flyable and lots of ground targets. test dogfights.zip
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    It's a start Sheriff You've got further than I have in actually creating a mission. Meanwhile, I've got a couple of really good DF maps in my multiplayer folder that didn't have a mission file so I could not fiddle with the planes. Using what AP put up I can generate a new mission file and then add all the planes. Moscow map with various mods on and a very tough A20 added.
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    Ahhh, the calendar shows now. Thanks. Gentlemen, Thank You so much! I have always enjoyed flying with the Danger Dogs and now I am one. Being around all of you makes me feel .... (oh, that's a sheep...oops!) 🐑 Seriously, I look forward to flying with you. I'll probably start next Sunday with a more familiar 1946?HSFX then try a DF with BoS. I really still have a lot to learn about BoS so a DF would be great as I wouldn't impede everyone progress while I figure out how to get off the ground without crashing and not fly like a drunken sailor. (then again I would make an easy target so at lest I'll have something to contribute) Thanks again.