Hows it going? I was going to ask some questions about how to install this map mod, after I had read through ALL the postings, which I have, but after what happened it is now a moot point.
Last week I had modified my version of 3.06 Mod significantly, with the addition of the beautiful Ju88G, and the wonderful Ju188. Both of these planes installed flawlessly, and flew very well in the game! To the creators of these two planes, I must compliment you on your skills, VERY WELL DONE!! I had also installed this mod GurnerFX_V4.2_modact_4.10, which I really liked a lot! In short I had my game all cleaned up, and running smooth as silk!
So, flushed with success, this Saturday, 6/30/12, I decided to install this map mod. I carefully read through ALL the postings on this forum, indeed I read for more then a day just to make sure that I understood what to do. Unhappily, I did have some problems. No matter what I did these maps would not show up in the game? WTH? I read with interest, posting #159, as this was exactly the same reaction that I was having. I unfortunately did NOT have the =Boomer Object pack= as referenced by posting #160. I WAS going to D/L this Boomer object pack, when I had tried every thing else first!
I tried to imitate as best I could what I saw in these postings with no results, the game would load, but the maps would not display at all? So, I tried one last time by disabling all of my mods in Jsgme, then activating the map mods first, Then, I activated the rest of the mods that I had running before. The result was a catastrophe!
I turned the game on, and much to my utter amazement the Focke Wulf .tga file that I had been using for a year and that displays when the game first starts was gone! In it's place was the generic Hungarian Bf109 .tga that displays when Sas 3.06 starts!
I can 'run' the game, but I CANNOT play the game. I did find and replace the Focke Wulf 190 back ground .tga, so yes the game does load up 'normally', now. When I get to the first screen in game, the main menu, I can pick on almost all of the buttons, and there will be a normal response, but when I pick on quick mission, then, I will get a blank me262.tga back ground and nothing else!
Normally in quick mission, you pick fly, and a 'stand by' message will appear, but not in this case.
I also am able to load up Fmb and even create a mission, but when I hit 'fly” I get a application error, i.e., “The memory could not be read at 0x5ed0530e', and Il2 will crash!
Just FYI this is from my eventlog after I tried to fly in Fmb...
[01.07.2012 16:00:44] Mission: Single/US/test Wildcat after Mod .mis is Playing
09:37:00 Mission BEGIN........(That's it! Not a clue of what is going on in the back ground!)
So, NOT the result that I anticipated or expected, to say the least! I guess that I will be updating to DBW a lot sooner then I thought. But, having said that, I would like to ask you guys here for a small indulgence, specifically a bit of knowledge, what is the EXACT web address for me to d/l Up 3.0! To install DBW you need Up 3, right? Can I down load Up 3 in one fell swoop, or will it have to be D/L via torrent? (!) I have two options here, I can d/l SAS 3.6 again, and rebuilt the WHOLE game over, groan, OR I can try what appears to be a more advanced update for il2, DBW, either way, I have to start from scratch again......My aching noggin!
I'm very frustrated, obviously, as I did take the time and put in a fair amount of effort, and I still went 'down in flames!' Reminds me of my OLD USAF days LONG ago! Boy, I was loving those two Junkers, and those new 'effects!' Sigh! Just before my 'crash', I did a boom and zoom in a wildcat on three Zekes, in one blazing pass two Zekes became fireballs! I LOVED the fire effects from that mod!
Just FYI, I am running 4.101m with SAS Modact 3.06 (or should I say, 'was' running?)
Thanks in advance for your patience!