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    Flypast for Gypsy #1
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    Nearly home ... Painless and Fenrir, lead by Wiggy, from FT's cockpit What a joy!
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    Our DCS Server is up and running. In a Beta form still, stay tuned here for the latest news on it. - Runs the latest-1 version of Fenrir's 'DD_All Planes Jet Practise' mission, and it does so... endlessly at the moment. So, in the end, ships will reach the harbor, it will turn dark, it will hang itself probably. Ie. there's no automatic restart yet... - A4 is in the mission, but only on ground start, so it will go BOOM!
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    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/52553-and-now-for-something-completely-different/ Anyone up for it? It could be an 'event', periodically, if you see what I mean? We used to have them......
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    I'm sad that I didn't get to know Bill better , but no matter, Bill is Dangerdogz and therefore my brother! Goodbye for now brother, see you by and by in the sky!
  9. 2 points
    It was a pleasure knowing and flying with you Bill. Thanks for being a part of my life and sharing your incredibly valuable time with us Dogz. Blue skies mate.
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    I'll probably not be running it again for the time being - I've only got the 4K skins now and I'm pretty happy with what I have so... It's a fantastic thing you've done there FT - thank you
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    In the end, there are three options here: 1. ChkSkins full - all skins downloaded/uploaded, some 3700 at the moment, 40 GB 2. ChkSkins 4K - Limited to 1550 skins at the moment, 30GB 3. No ChkSkins The idea was to easily share skins ... and that has been achieved. In mission, I see a lot more custom skins than before. So, now remind me, where the problem is? If you think your free disk space gets too low, by all means, delete some, and do not run ChkSkins any more.
  13. 2 points
    Apart from the convenience of having the same skins so we will able to see each other' in mission, I also enjoy this laziness Both were basically the goal of this little project ...
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    From todays Newsletter.... Yay!!!
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    Currently working on a thing called CheckSkins ... The idea is to run it every now and then on your gaming PC. It will have the same usage restriction as CheckMods had: One has to be a DD to use it! (Could open it up for everybody - but we would probably run into Bandwidth issues - lol) * It will upload all your skins to a central location, if they are not there already. * It will download all skins from the central location to your skins folder, if they are not there already. * It will be file-name based, including only .dds files. It will not be contents based. Yes, this will pose a problem when you update a skin! Not sure how to handle this, and whether this will be a problem! (It's always possible to manually delete files from the central location...) On the one hand, I would like it to be as automated as possible - you start it, and it does its thing, up- and download missing skins. However, I can imagine one would want some options: 1. Only download locally missing skins 2. Only upload centrally missing skins (Wait, this one makes no sense at all!) 3. Both Here's a preview: Any suggestions? Remarks? Ideas? Feel free, go ahead!
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    Great idea FT, can i make a request though? Would it be possible to add a check box to only download 4k skins, should be easy to do given the 4k file size vs 2k file size? I'm also planning to work on something for myself which can be made available to all once done. As it really offends my sensibilities to not have all 4k skins as default and in particular not have proper German markings by default, I'm planning on altering an available mod to change all the default skins to 4k, for the ones that haven't already been updated to that standard, including the relevant normal maps, and correct German markings. This will make all the AI planes and any of you peasants using 2K skins appear in glorious 4k correct markings goodness! Edit Made all the easier since i've just found a current list of what i need to change and not change.....
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    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/54643-p-51-d-skins/ https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/54579-p-51d-mustang-4k-skins/ https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28697-blackhellhound1s-skin-museum-20/?tab=comments#comment-461526 Update: 08/10/19 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/42650-raptorattackers-skinhouse/?do=findComment&comment=831728 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/54643-p-51-d-skins/?do=findComment&comment=831910 Update: 09/10/19 AM https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/54643-p-51-d-skins/?do=findComment&comment=832735 Update: 09/10/19 PM https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28332-szelljr-skindeposit-®-™-©/?do=findComment&comment=830026 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28332-szelljr-skindeposit-®-™-©/?do=findComment&comment=830295 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28332-szelljr-skindeposit-®-™-©/?do=findComment&comment=830499 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28332-szelljr-skindeposit-®-™-©/?do=findComment&comment=831372 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28332-szelljr-skindeposit-®-™-©/?do=findComment&comment=831608 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28332-szelljr-skindeposit-®-™-©/?do=findComment&comment=832200 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28332-szelljr-skindeposit-®-™-©/?do=findComment&comment=832380 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28332-szelljr-skindeposit-®-™-©/?do=findComment&comment=833064 https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/54643-p-51-d-skins/?do=findComment&comment=832986
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    Showcasing one of the new flyable aircraft for IL-2 Cliffs of Dover 5.0.The highly anticipated Spitfire Vb Tropical variant. Update also includes new sounds and the new theater, North Africa. A more in depth look at the Vb will be released in the near future.The North Africa map is still in Alpha. It does not include the new cloud systems and weather, or other details such as rock formations or rocky abuttments, distance views, etc. etc. which will be seen in the final version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFvQ3RC54R4 Cheers, Pattle
  19. 2 points
    Updated California Cutie and also Skylark IV attached, similar to CC but without the D Day stripes P38J25_SKYLARK_IV.dds P38J25_California_Cutie.dds
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    It was all going so well....until the a.i. intervened!
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    Okay so set up a test campaign on my PC to see what the gen is currently... Accomplished: Generated a competitive co-op campaign. Going by the list at the top of this thread I was able to generate a mission for the 9 of us, with spaces allocated to individual players! Nice! Played the mission with AI occupying all the absent DDz slots and it was 👍 Pros: It worked! Cons: No prototypical FG available for P-38 currently. Florennes seemingly unavailable as an airfield to operate from. Only hot start runway available. Runway spawns slightly misaligned with runway On ending the mission and attempting to get PWCG to accept its results and generate a new mission I got an error warning. More work needed methinks.
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    Thomas and I at the Trap club :)
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    So “John, Thomas” ?? My what big guns you have 😘
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    I was just about to guide you to the right path until I read the last bit on your post. Good you got it going. Yeah stupid isn't it, its like they don't want people to put profiles i. They changed that a long long time ago, as found out after been frustrated Oh then the AppData file was hidden. Yeah WTF. LOL
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    Went a run today to the Jim Clark Museum in his hometown of Duns . For those who dont know about Jim here is a summery James Clark Jr. OBE (4 March 1936 – 7 April 1968) was a British Formula One racing driver from Scotland, who won two World Championships, in 1963 and 1965. Clark was a versatile driver who competed in sports cars, touring cars and in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965.[2][3][4] He was particularly associated with the Lotus marque. Clark was killed in a Formula Two racing accident in 1968 in Hockenheim, West Germany.[5][6][7] At the time of his death, aged 32, he had won more Grand Prix races (25) and achieved more Grand Prix pole positions (33) than any other driver. In 2009, The Times placed Clark at the top of a list of the greatest-ever Formula One drivers.[8] Road down, sunny and empty roads Selfie Museum Jim Clark His record Trophys Indionapolis 500 trophy Jim raced in many caregories , touring cars F1 F2 these are his championship trophys from 1 year his cars On 7 April 1968, Clark died in a racing accident at the Hockenheimring in West Germany Legend
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    Are now starting to be available https://btcloud.bt.com/web/app/share/view/pthsBHFuhZ?shareUid=5e5495aa161c4b4b9f31ae395eded5d4 and another https://mega.nz/#!Y2hCACTI!sF1gPgbRfyB09Zgg349Y_c-3dEkcPYaF5PY40J18HOE and another http://www.mediafire.com/file/0t0lnkpp95iacm1/P38J25_MARGE.dds/file
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    From today's mission, it started early morning On our way back ...
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    So, I bought the F16 on a whim yesterday, and happened upon a Fenrir in the evening, so.... Short mountain run vid, A much longer than i realized vid, 30mins!!! Tom, the bit of the flight where you tried to loose me is from around 17 mins, if you want to see it from my cockpit, plus my rather haphazard first landing is in at the end !!!! Twas fun!!!
  31. 1 point
    Hold your horses there boys, there are still some hurdles to cross: 1. The unit we have chosen, is, to the best of my knowledge still unavailable; there seems to be a way I can manually add units to the a campaign structure but for some reason it's not working currently with the USAAF squadrons. Pat Wilson is investigating. As soon as I have a solution I will let you know. 2. Need some volunteers to play flight commanders, ideally 3-4. These guys will start at Captain rank, and will, well, command flights! 3. Once the above are established I need to create a campaign and run a couple of test missions before we commit because there are bound to be teething troubles, and I suggest myself and the Captains do so in a private server whilst the rest of the Dogz play co-ops/DFs on the DDZ Dedicated GBS, to avoid the sucking off teeth, twiddiling of thumbs and the impatient exhales of frustration. 4. Once done we can go all in!
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    First this is not meant as a critisicm of anyone but rather hopefully a way to improve our sessions Over the last few weeks when I have flown I have done two missions per night. Missions are lasting 30. 40 mins or longer , there are some who are happy to fly the whole mission including taking a long time to RTB and land. Alternatively some may find it a bit boring waiting on others to finish and if you stuff up your ground attack, get shot down , have a technical glitch or wish to join it means that there is a long time you are doing nothing until next mission loads. In the old days BG had a rule that if so many were down or not engaged then the mission was ended so others could fly. Im not sure if the squad has the same sentiments now. I would like to suggest that we run a dogfight server alongside the co-ops so those who are not active in the co-op have something to do , with our squadmates, until the next mission loads. I have no idea how to host, last time i tried it with 46 was a stutter fest so I realise I am asking others to step up here and help, there may also be issues with comms but I hope the squad can get together and find a practical solution to this issue. Regards Dave
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    I think Dave is spot-on here; having a D/F host available to act as a lobby for people either late for a co-op start or subject to an unfortunate event mid-mission is a great idea and would certainly help attenuate the sometimes 20-45 minute wait till next co-op commences. The logistics is the issue. The options are: 1. Have a second DangerDogz GBS Dedicated Server This requires I assume another VM and the resources (time/money/willpower) to run. or Someone with a spare PC and a good/reliable connection (and the wherewithal/will) to host . 2. Latecomers/early departures host on their home machines Plus for low cost. However, anyone hosting a Reserve D/F Server will only do so whilst they are not in a co-op; latecomers would have to host themselves. Since no-one knows when they are going to be late/suffer an unfortunate event, everyone potentially would have to be able to host so, as the first one out or first latecomer, they can provide the platform for others. This requires the necessary computing horsepower to run a mission with a reasonable amount of AI, a reasonable network connection, the requisite ports open and at least one D/F mission in their personal vault to draw on. Comms could be as simple as setting a keybinding for TS to jump to a particular channel away from the Main Lobby. Personally I enjoy the full take-off - fly - fight - fly - land experience and would not want to compromise that too much, however, I appreciate that it's not for all; perhaps a the alternating of air-start/full length missions might be appropriate.
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    Thanks Todd, i went hunting for it the other day after you mentioned it,.great little program 👍
  37. 1 point
    I agree going through a 30 gig witch hunt is crazy. But in IMO a specific DD set, with one (IE) "Big Beautiful Doll" 4k per aircraft type only makes sense. Later on as we do them, Individual DD Pilot skins would be nice. Or if we are doing a campaign together a Historical Squadron could easily be added in. Possibly we could post the skin as a poll before we just willy nilly push it up to the Skault??? It's a great prog FT is an extreme value, but the rest of us could turn his good work into a major resource hog full of trash.
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    In general, it does indeed what it says on-the-tin, and yes, if we do not look too closely, it's perfect. Yet... there's stuff like this: For sure, this is a 2K skin, so... but it does show a problem. This is probably 100% the very same skin, but it's there three times, just because somebody decided to download it more than once (hence the (1) addition) plus the name has an extra trailing space before the dot. Yep. And I found this 'skin', it the I16t24 folder: So, somebody saved it there, but it should not be there at all, me thinks. Yet, there's a chance everybody has it now, apart from the Only4K Crowd. What I now need are suggestions in the absolute technical part: What could I add to ChkSkins that would make it help us get rid of rubbish? Mind you, I am not talking fuzzy logics, or some level of AI or self learning, and please nothing like : "ChkSkins has gladly offered you this nice skin. How do you rate it on a scale of 1-10.000 where the higher one would be "Over the top me in my Rift just had an out of 3D experience just by looking at it" ... !) No, something simple and sensible. ... Yeah, if it were that simple, I'd have thought about it already! \\:)// As for the more complex solution: I could try and have ChkSkins create a blueprint of each and every skin found locally, compare it with the blueprint in the vault... and use that to compare equal skins... then delete all the equal ones locally, and download the one in the Vault, using one unique name... but... that'd probably slow stuff down like mad! Or maybe not? Still, that'd leave us with deciding what is a good skin, what's a bad one. What Kevin states: Yes, I am all for that: We do not want to go look through 30Gb of skin files looking for the bad ones! So, putting this all together, my suggestion would be: 1. ChkSkins will use 4K skins as a default: this will weed out a lot of "bad" skins. The Skault will not have any only 4K skins in it, and ChkSkins will no longer delete any local non-4K skins. That way, you can use your personal photo's at will. ChkSkins will still have an option 'Delete local non-4K Skins' 2. ChSkins will have a cleanup option for the Skault: It will make a blueprint of all files in the Skault, and clean it up for any duplicates. It will also record the names of these duplicates, and will prevent any new skins with that blueprint yet with a different name to be uploaded. (No, is my initial reaction, way too much work, yet on the other hand, this could be a brilliant idea!) 3. ChkSkins will suggest you that when the disk where your skins are downloaded runs out of disk space, to buy a new one. A bigger one. To fund this, it will randomly select one of the following tips: Sell your car Sell your second car Sell all of the kids Sell your second wife Sell your facebook account. So, in the end, please post any bwilliant hot ideas on this. You can't go wrong. Anything is welcome. Thank you very much. It's cool. I'm not crazy, my mother never had me tested, but there's no need to, she believes me on my blue eyes. (Mind you, in her defense, they are bright, just as bright I am!)
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    Thanks Fen. Will do the updating malarky on my install now. Interesting quote from the above post regarding the MiG19; New cockpit and external model with VR improvements I've got the Harrier and the MiG19. In VR the Harrier is a much smoother, stutter-free experience than the MiG19. Interesting that VR performance can vary between planes in the same sim
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    Ok, I'm in the thirty gig club. Nice one FT
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    A problem yes, but error no....... your skin folder doesn't exist on your C drive, so its perfectly correct I know, i'm not being very helpful!!!
  42. 1 point
    Uh-oh. Better take a big axe to my skins folder then
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    Indeed, such a return to 1946 is a good idea. Although - whenever it 'd be up, I suspect the number of "My %$**&& Controls are ffttupped!" will make it all rather short lived! 😎
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    Spit 2 has a higher service ceiling, something which irl was highly desirable, in the game much less so. Unless you plan fighting at 30,000ft, take the mk 1 100 octane.
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    Link was from here https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/55155-p-38j-california-cutie-released/
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    I feel the same way about my underwear FT.
  48. 1 point
    For all the stuff (ie. "missions") hosted via our dedicated server, the alternative visibility is now Off, as well as the Navigational Icons. Not sure why I changed it, I just felt I wanted to ... and as I could, well, I just did!
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    Slipped into a little blue number myself tonight
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