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  1. Who has what

    IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad Premium Edition Battle of Moscow - Standard Edition No idea what is included though. Yea, an IL2 ...
  2. Wing Walkers TeamSpeak Server

    Thanks for the information. Too bad it's necessary ...
  3. You must be doing something wrong. It's there! Thanks for the post, server had restarted, but there's no autologon procedure, so the game won't start ... Fixed now!
  4. Here's an overview on how our Cliffs Of Dover server 'works', ie. what's happening on it. If you have any issues with the server, remarks, questions, ideas or suggestions, put them in this thread, or PM me and/or Fruitbat. - One single mission is running over three hours (Increased from two hours, on July 31st 2014) - After three hours, the CloD server program is being restarted. Be careful, because you will then have to disconnect, and wait a few minutes before re-joining. - In this single mission, several pre-programmed waves of aircraft (mostly blue bombers) will appear on fixed timings, ie. in each three hour run, the pre-programmed flights will show up at the same time as in the previous run. Newly added: CloD Random AC Loader - Over the time time the mission is running, at intervals in between 20 and 40 minutes (randomly determined) one of seven (randomly determined) different pre-programmed flights of some type of aircraft will be spawned in. After one flight is spawned in, the interval for the next one is determined. Once the interval has passed, the next one of the seven flights will be spawned in. And so on. (So, yes, it is so very random that it is possible the same flight will be spawned in twice in a row. Or three times even... This is being realized by a separately programmed utility. I'm pretty sure it can be done within CloD's scripting engine, but I would not know how) Note: As of July 30th 2014, our Clod Server is running on a new box. It is different in setup, and it might show some issues, mainly when it is time to relaunch the mission, after the three hours have passed. The name of the server is the same as it was, as is the password, so from client perspective, connecting to the server is still the same as it used to be. Euro pilots will experience higher pings (from 30's to 90's) and NA pilots may experience lower pings (from 180's down to 90's) Future: After hearing about the 'CloD Random AC Loader', Fenrir suggested to remove all pre-programmed flights from the mission completely, and have them all spawn in via the random method described above. Now, that's a brilliant idea, and I'd like to follow up on it, however I do not have a clue yet on how to realise that. Maybe I can figure it out quickly, or maybe Fruitbat can help? Anyways, all this just for your information, and hopefully you all will have some fun with it! As of Aug 1st 2014: - Base map, emptied of all AI aircraft will run in three hour sessions. - The CRAL (Clod Random Ac Loader) will randomly launch aircraft/flights out of the following series: 1. 109's Northsee to Manston 2. D017-109's Ambleteuse to Folkstone 3. HE111-109 Oye Plage to Manston 4. Stuka-110 Framzelle to Dover 5. Wellington-Hurricane to France 6. 109's-From-Thames-To-Audembert 7. 110-Attack-Southampton 8. Spits-Folkstone-To-Manston-Channel 9. Blenheims-Beaufighters-Attack-Shipping 10. 109a.mis 11. do17.mis More may be added later on and/or removed.
  5. DCS 2.5 progress update

    Wot? No Hurricane? Thanks Fenrir for the update!
  6. Still in a startup phase, yet rather cool: https://miniot.com/pages/wheel-by-miniot
  7. New Toy Mmm

    Yeah, nice, but... so COLD!
  8. IWM Film Archives

    No, surely merely coïncidental, Sir!
  9. IWM Film Archives

    Thanks Chris, great stuff! Footage of low level strikes... rather spectacular http://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/2027 And at 3:11, low level deflection shooting -> 190 on fire 00:04:19 [OPF 277. 17th April 1945] Shots showing four de Havilland Mosquito F.B. Mk VI light bombers belonging to RAF 487 Squadron flying at very low level over the North Sea on the camera aircraft's port side; on the starboard side, another Mosquito is seen flying about 80 feet above the waves
  10. So, yeah, for years I've had just two Game Controllers, the MS FFB2 (with twist of the stick removed, and converted into a brake lever) and my lunchbox-Bodnar-based-Controller.... very nice, did the job just fine. Sure, there was the controller ID swap, but by switching off Hibernation it was cool, and never happened again. Well until I got a new Motherbord/Memory/CPU upgrade done. So, oh well, only have to re-assign all the controls of the 4 (?) games once. That's do-able, no worries. And so, I did. Done. Let's have some fun! Yeah, that worked fine until I started suffering from the FFB carping out every now and then while flying... And no real cause or fix for that. Besides maybe adding a power USB 2.0 hub. Yeah, try and buy one nowadays.That's a challenge, especially if you want it on a PCIx board. Oh well, found an old one at work. Nice! 7 ports on it! So, yeah, all good and fine. Until - yeah. You probably guessed what happened: The ID's swapped - again! Darn! I'm now going to switch hibernation on, and boot /shut down / shut up the thing until they have swapped again!!
  11. Oh The Joys of them Game Controllers !

    Interesting observation that... I've hooked up the USB 2.0 hub, and so far (4x 110 killed in a Hurricane in CloD, flew some P51 over the Ardennes, crashed a 190 into a Sherman tank - all with FFB in good order.... so, I'll keep reporting, besides spacing this watch ...
  12. Oh The Joys of them Game Controllers !

    lol! Too bad any windows version over XP is not!
  13. Spent some time yesterday checking Artie's Pc... Even using TeamViewer. It shows the little steam popup box that the game is launching. That then disappears, the mouse cursor show the busy state ... then nothing. Tried so many things, and none worked. Verify files, renamed the 1C softclub/cliffs of dover blitz folder (starting the game did re-create the folder and contents though.) In the event viewer an application error showed up with a reference to Visuall C++ Runtime... Even un-installed and re-installed all Visual re-distributables. In the end, as Artie typed inthe chat bar, he did change some settings in Steam. But it's unknown which one. There is that 'Beta' option that should be set to 'Opt out' - if not set at that, the game might not launch - read that over at the Atag forums somewhere. Well, initially we checked that, it was set correctly... It's running now, so... All is well again! Edit: Link to topic at Atag: https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28130
  14. Just reinstalled and got this error

    Indeed, what Arthur said, side-by-side configuration appears to be related to the likes of DirectX and them Visual C++ re-distributables: Got that from here: https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/side-by-side-configuration-is-incorrect-in-windows-10-fixed/
  15. Upgrading - The fool's way

    So, as my I5-2500K / 12GB combo, bought in 2011 is getting old, I decided it's upgrade time! But then, I quickly got tired of all the options to choose from, and simply looked at what would fit my case, and Power supply. Which will remain. As will my 970GTX. And, I ran across a kit! Motherboard, CPU (I7-8700K) and memory DDR4-3200 16GB, and a big CPU cooler too. The stuff should arrive tomorrow... As it's a kit, it should all fit together nicely Then I remembered a site where you can enter your Pc's components, and thus determine it's bottleneck (theoretically) : http://thebottlenecker.com Had used it before on my current system, and I had forgotten the result, as I was not looking to upgrade at time: 12% bottleneck on the 970GTX. (Anything over 10% is considered to be a bottleneck) So, now with the new stuff: 29% bottleneck on the 970GTX. lol. The suggest I get me a 1080ti. Brilliant! Oh well, I hope I can get it to run quickly and nicely, and will be able to transfer my W10 license
  16. My Mobo died 3 weeks ago

    Yes, even when you use the media creation tool now, it creates a USB stick with an old version of W10. That will get updates to 1709 (Fall Creeators update) and that process leaves the windows.old version. I get rid of it using Disk Cleanup.
  17. My Mobo died 3 weeks ago

    Yes, I have one now. A W10 one. Maybe not call them, but use the chat. Use Copy/Paste Or let them remotely control your PC. Good Luck!
  18. My Mobo died 3 weeks ago

    I had the exact same thing. This is what I did: Install Windows 10, skipping the key entry at the installer. After I could not activate it with my key, I started a chat with an MS Employee. Raj S. was his name. Explained what I did - New Mobo + CPU, Gave him my W10 code, ánd the original W7 code. He then gave me a brand new code, and with that one I could activate W10.
  19. Upgrading - The fool's way

    So, it kinda is all running good. Managed to get the water cooler set over from the old board to the new one. Nice! But, now I got a screaming big cooler lying around ... Sure, the two game controllers have swapped position ... oh well. As I reinstalled W10 from scratch, a lot of things need re-assigning. No worries there. Regularly, some tick-tock-clicking sounds come from the system, as if an old style HDD is going to go bad, and as I got two of 'm in there ... Currently running with one of 'm disconnected. Weird thing though is that the contents of the disks are available just fine while the clicking is happening. Already discovered it also clicks when my 2TB disk is disconnected, so it looks like that's not the one in trouble. Hm. It's all good. I think.
  20. online servers

    Me thinks Monday is better for me than Wednesday... will try and show up!
  21. Upgrading - The fool's way

    Here ya go, link to the Dutch shop, there's a UK version of it, but I could not find that specific kit in there (did not spend a lot of time on it though) https://www.alternate.nl/ALTERNATE/Upgrade-Kit-Prime-Z370-P-i7-8700K-16GB/html/product/1409186?lk=17219
  22. Regarding the weird issues during dogfights/coops lately ... like 109's without hoods, F6F's / Avengers flying with wings folded.... One way to try and fix this, is to disable Lancaster Mod, and the Carrier take off mod. Or better yet, have as little mods as possible running. So, currently, I've adjusted ChkMods, so if you run it, and let it fix stuff, you will only have History FX, Expert Mode and Perfect Map Textures. (Lanc and t/o are still there, but just not active...) In the meantime, I am going to try (lol, emphasis there) to record in which missions such mishaps are occurring, and maybe even record who's connected/playing. Maybe... we can track down an installation problem this way... It's not like we need to set CRT=2 on, but I would like to call out to you all, to limit the number of Mods you have actively running, (Usually, in these cases, I always tend to overreact, and make too big a fuzz of it all, but hey, I hate that weird shift happening!!) Salute!
  23. My Mobo died 3 weeks ago

    All boards will have some integrated video nowadays me thinks. CPU's have a GPU in them, don't they? Looks like it's normal. Got mine switched off in the Bios. (I5 2500K Oc-ed up to 4.3Ghz. It's from 2011)
  24. My Mobo died 3 weeks ago

    Hm, get an i5 with good speed. Some board, some memory with some o/c capability.... Really, I do not know which exactly, and I got a feeling it doesn't matter as much as it used to, which components you pick. But, that's probably just me: just get some decent stuff for some decent amount of money... nothing too complex, too fancy, so it will last a while, and stay steady and dependable
  25. One suggestion: right click Il-2.exe, run as administrator (?)