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  1. 3 hours ago, Crash said:

    Here is an idea, due to the low turnout on Tuesday nights, and it has been this way for a long time, how about alternate 1946-BoX on Tuesdays?

    I seem to remember this being a suggestion last year but I can't find the thread. If I remember correctly we decided that Official Dogz nights could be Sunday as a '46 night, Tuesday would eventually turn into BoX night when it became accepted by the Dogz and thursday would be CloD night. Other than those official ones peeps would do and join with eachother in whatever way they wanted. 

  2. On 09/04/2018 at 7:22 AM, Gypsy said:

    Installed and tested. Works ok but I am not shot in the ass with color graphics. Greens seem to have a "minty" flavor to them. I running most things on medium to high,  clocking FPSs in 100-150s, but the overall color of the terrain just looks strange. Cockpit and my P51 look okyt. So I am looking for suggestions/settings to get back to the 1.5.8 look like I had. Now I know my TN  panel ain't gonna get the best color rendition but the mint green in weird looking to me. Monitor is an ASUS VG248QE 144hrz I ms grey to grey running thru the displayport.  Rest of my system specs are in my signature line. Thanks.

    I had the blurry image and also not so good colours when I updated the 2.5.0 beta to the new version. When installing the new version I allowed the new one to import settings from the beta and I think that was the problem.

    I carried out the simple instrctions here https://stormbirds.blog/2018/01/31/what-to-do-if-your-dcs-world-2-5-doesnt-look-right/  and now have a lovely shiny new game. Just a case of deleting old imported settings and letting the new installation sort itself out with new ones. I know it refers to installing the 2.5 beta but it works going from beta to new 2.5.


  3. Hi mate, hope these help. Here are two sheets of info that I use as an aide memoire and backup. First is a list of my key mappings (Aircraft controls.doc) the second is a pictorial view of my controls that is a quick reference for me in game. it's worth remembering that the key mappings are particular to me and linked in with my Saitek X52 stick profiles but it gives you an idea of what is needed. I use Mode 2 (the middle column) on the controls reference picture for bombing, it keeps it seperate from flight and engine modes (1 and 3 respectively). Hope you can read the handwriting, I'm not renowned for legible handwriting!!

    Also you will see controls on the picture that are for my offline BAT IL2 46 install eg. wing sweep and drag chute and aren't relevant to our Dogz HSFX installation.




    Aircraft controls.doc

    control buttons.jpg

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  4. 21 hours ago, BluBear said:

    Hello chaps, it appears Cherry Hinton is now fully booked for the Legends weekend, which is what I thought might happen...

    Who has booked that has a spare bed? :P

    You could always do a Fruitbat and just kip on the floor in mine and Painless's room...the hotel won't be any the wiser 

  5. 7 hours ago, delta7 said:

    I was going to get the fighterstick but read that ch isn't supporting software and there are issues since last windows 10 update. 

    The saitek sticks are getting a bit of bad reviews over quality  so as I was stuck I had another go and managed to fix my existing one again,  the issue is a poor connection between throttle and stick so once I had this sorted I superglued the connection to hopefully stop it happening.

    It's probably only a temporary fix but will give me more time to decide what the best option is

    Hey Dave, just seen this post. My X52 is a number of years old...don't know how many though. I didn't have any issues with it until last year when the stick part wasn't connecting to the computer. It turned out to be an intermittant connection fault between the stick and the throttle section. I could get it to stay connected sometimes by waggling the connection into the stick but eventually secured it in position by curving the joining cable to give a positive pressure on the stick connection and securing it with tape. My Hotas and two saitek quadrants are all mounted on a board so can't move so no issues since then.

  6. Cheers Dave. Being a sporty car, does the cam need to be mounted on the windscreen below the rear view mirror or is there enough room to mount it behind? Does it block your forward view much?


    On 14/11/2017 at 10:51 PM, delta7 said:

    For me il2 is still the king- it offers the diversity of planesets and gameplay that the others simply do not. However how long can it still reign ? 

    If it is coming to its end then obviously we must look at alternatives. So here are my thoughts on the pretenders to the crown

    CloD - this is a hobbiest development, cant see where its going or how fast

    DCS - too complicated for the more casual type of flyer which I think is the majority

    BoX- looks to be the best option, but still frustrated by cost of getting into it and lack of some game modes such as co-op. If they can fix this then Id be willing to move to it

    Where does that leave the Dogz , well firstly unless we sort out the finances and support the site then at one point we will be even more casual. 

    I also dont believe we will recruit many more younger players to join us as the WW2 sim base was always smallish and generally appeals to older folk with the likes of battlefield more suited to the younger generation.

    For the established players the variaty of sims has split even this small base,with mod versions and other sims.

    We are known in the IL2 community and have a server for CLod so that leaves the alternatives and why would anyone established in BoX leave their squad for us?  

    So in summery to keep the Dogz going I think we sort out the finances and wait developments. Once BoX has co-ops then we can have a further discussion on hosting these, however this would split the group further as we already host il2, CloD and DCS.


    I agree with delta's comments.

    I also think that there are two aspects that need addressing by the Dogz. What we fly and how we cover the associated costs. This is a topic about what we fly so I won't comment further on website and server costs.

    What we fly as a group is the most important reason for us being together. As individuals we can fly whatever flight sim we want when we want, sharing these times with others that choose to take part. However as a group that chooses to spend time together at certain times on certain days then we have to fly something at those times that is accessible to all that turn up. By accessible I mean it has to have minimal cost implication, relatively simple to run on pcs and relatively simple to set up and fly. The only sims that I know of that meet these criteria are IL2 1946 and CloD so it is understandable that these are the ones flown officially on particular days at particular times. We are so used to the '46 sim by now and, apart from computer glitches and pilot error, I believe it suits our purpose brilliantly. I would like to see IL2 46 flown by the Dogz until the time comes it naturally falls due to lack of technical or pilot support. CloD just doesn't do it for me because there is no variety. Some Dogz have said that even though it represents the period well it can be repetitive. 

    I will fly IL2 46 for as long as it is physically and technically possible. It is fun, frustrating and I love the banter from the Dogz. I have absolutely no control over the technical support and progression of the game so the length of time it remains workable is guesswork, I am just grateful that it still works after all this time. I would like to believe we have a few years left in the game. We have a huge collection of missions to fly and Dogz are making efforts to improve and provide more content, teamwork and competitiveness in order to keep our pilots and perhaps encourage new members. What would be a shame in my view is IL2 46 dropping out of favour amongst the Dogz because pilots are spending their valuable flying time on other sims during official IL2 46 flying sessions. Their choice but my view.

    I will be concentrating on setting up and supporting BoS etc. because that is my next step outside of '46. The content and plane set is expanding and it interests me. I understand that doing so isn't supporting the Dogz as much because I have chosen not to fly CloD and I also understand that this path is going to cost me money to get the full sim. Not every Dog would want to pay for content but unless CloD expands to make it more than just a speciality sim I don't see how we can move on from IL2 46 when it eventually expires.

    So, for me:

    1. IL2 46, 2. BoS etc, 3. CloD 4. DCS


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  8. On 18/10/2017 at 1:37 PM, DD_Arthur said:

    Well after six months I must say BT and I are very happy together.  I've had no problems and so far as I'm aware my connection has not dipped below the promised 50mb/s.

    In fact they seem to like me sooooo much that they're upgrading me to 76mb/s before the middle of November.

    Good show BT:salute:

    Same here...took them on six months ago when I moved and I'm getting a boost like you too!!

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