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Moezilla

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DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« on: April 15, 2012, 02:59:54 PM »

[DCG Cyrenaica 1941 DBW v1.0]

[Features]:
  • Accurate OOBs for air force, army and navy with historical skins which change automatically as campaign progresses.
  • Campaigns for Italian, German and British pilots in 5 aircraft (G50, Ju87, Bf110, Bf109 and Ju88)
  • New squadrons and new airforces join the campaign at historical dates (SAAF, RAAF)
  • Scripted land and sea battles for you to influence (Operations Brevity, Battleaxe, Crusader, Cultivate & Tiger)







[Readme]:
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-=[Cyrenaica41 V1.0 for DBW & DCG]=-

A dynamic campaign covering events from April to December 1941 centered on the besieged port town
 of Tobruk.


-=[Installation]=-
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1. Unzip "Cyrenaica41" folder and its contents to DCG main folder.

2. Make a backup of your "<< IL2 1946 Folder >>\DGen" folder!
    Copy the files from "Cyrenaica41\DGen" folder into your "<< IL2 1946 Folder >>\DGen" folder.

3. Unzip the "PaintSchemes" folder and its contents to your "<< IL2 1946 Folder >>".

4. Start DCG. From the "Files" menu, choose "Optional Third Party Data Folder".
    Browse to "Cyrenaica41" folder. Choose the "allcampaigns.dcg" file and click "Open".

5. Choose under "Mode" the option "Replace Career Generator (DGen) and set DCG
     to operate in "off Line Career (Full Auto-Generation Mode)".

6. Choose under "Edit" the option "General Campaign Settings" and tweak as desired. Also "Options"
     menu. Recommended settings are below under heading "DCG Settings".
   
   
-=[Starting]=-
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For the LW/RA and RAF there are separate Fighter/Ground Attack/Dive Bomber/Bomber pilot careers available.
   
1. Start IL2 1946

2. Choose a Nation/Service from list above and look for e.g.
   * German Dive Bomber Pilot - Cyrenaica 1941 (DCG)
     or
   * RAF Fighter Pilot - Cyrenaica 1941 (DCG) 

3. Click on a Campaign and then "Start"

   
-=[Notes]=-
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1. Why are some of the Luftwaffe planes not in desert camouflage at the start of the campaign?
Many of the Luftwaffe squadrons were transferred from Italy/Balkans/Greece/Crete and were wearing the ETO/temperate camo scheme used in those operations.
Desert camouflage was added over the summer of 1941 and the timetable.dcg file will do this for the AI planes automatically.

2. As always you have to select your own skin for your plane. Here are the recommendations based on the squadrons available to you via the Career interface in IL2:

German Dive Bomber Pilot: II/StG2
                          Apr-Jun = st_LW_early41_nm.bmp
  Jun-Dec = vp_StG2_mid41_nm (the snake is there too, of course)

German Ground Attack Pilot: III/ZG26
                            Apr-Jun = vp_IIIZG26_early41_nm.bmp
Jun-Dec = vp_IIIZG26_late41_nm.bmp

German Bomber Pilot: III/LG1
                     Apr-Jun = vp_IIILG1_early41_nm.bmp
Jun-Dec = vp_IIILG1_mid41_nm.bmp

German Fighter Pilot: I/JG27
                      Apr-Jun = cn_1JG27_early41_nm.bmp
  Jun-Nov = cn_2JG27_mid41_nm.bmp
  Nov-Dec = cn_JG27_late41_nm.bmp
 
Italian Fighter Pilot: 360/378 Squadriglia
                           Apr-Dec = vp_generic_41_rnds.bmp
   
RAF Fighter Pilot:
   73Sqn Apr-Dec = cn_RAF_73Sqn_41_nm.bmp
   274Sqn Apr-Jun = jb_RAF_274Sqn_early41_rnds.bmp
   274Sqn Jun-Dec = jb_RAF_274Sqn_mid41_rnds.bmp
   
3. The campaign is aimed to be as historically accurate as possible however some concessions had to be made to playability, so not every possible squadron
   is represented nor are they always at the right airfield due to AI takeoff troubles. Besides, it's a DYNAMIC Campaign so the moment the action starts
   events will deviate from history. In particular if you are flying as a RAF pilot you may feel like you are really up against it in terms of opposition numbers
   on the ground and in the air. I have included an alternate timetable.dcg file in the alt_files folder which supposes that the Operation Tiger convoy (early May) carried
   HurricaneMkIIbs as well as Crusader tanks. Then you can do some ground pounding instead of the interceptions/shipping cover missions that were flown historically. Also,
   as we all know, the Stuka isn't the fastest ship in the galaxy so feel free to move your squadron up to Tmimi or Gazala for a shorter flight.
   
4. If you wish to fly as a (historical) RAF 73 Squadron pilot then for the first two weeks of the campaign you might like to set the action radius down to 50km to keep your missions close to Tobruk.

5. Information used to make this campaign came from (but is not limited to) these internet sites:

  Axis History Forum - http://forum.axishistory.com/
  Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Desert_Campaign
  WW2DB - http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=258
  Naval History - http://www.naval-history.net/WW2CampaignsNorthAfrica.htm
  Orbat - http://sturmvogel.orbat.com/Lf2.html
  Blackwatch History - http://www.blackwatch.50megs.com/tobruk.html
  History of War - http://www.historyofwar.org/
  WW2 Vehicles - http://www.wwiivehicles.com/
  UBoat.net - http://www.uboat.net/
  Warlinks - http://www.warlinks.com/
  Crusader Project - http://crusaderproject.wordpress.com/
  Comando Supremo - http://comandosupremo.com/
  ww2.dk - http://www.ww2.dk
 

-=[DCG Settings]=-
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Campaigns have been tested offline with IL2 1946 V4.101m DBW 1.71 and the following DCG 3.47b6 settings:
   
   Active Front "On"
   Air Starts "On"
   Massed Bombers "Off"
   Delay Starts "On"
   No Transfers "On"
   Column Density "Full"
   Squadron Density "Dense"     
   Max. Flights/Squadron = 2
   Action Radius = 200km (50km if using RAF 73 Sqn. See note above)
   Resupply Rate = 3/Squadron/Week
   
   
-=[Credits]=-
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   [Software]
   ---------------------
   Maddox Games/Team Daidalos for IL2
   Paul Lowengrin for DCG
   Modders of the world for making the playground bigger.
   
   [Skins]
   ---------------------
   Thank you to all skinners out there but special thanks to those who gave permission for their skins to be included with the download.
   I attempted to contact all skinners credited here. If you are the skin maker and feel that you would not like your work distributed
   with this campaign then contact me at the address at the bottom of the readme.
   
   CanonUK - BF109E7; BF109F4; BF110C4; HurricaneMkI; HurricaneMkIIb
   vpmedia - BostonMkIII(Kristorf)*; BF109E7; BF109F4; BF110C4B; Blenheim; G50; HurricaneMkIIb; JU87B2; JU88A4(FBS)*; MC200(Abraxa)*; SM79; TomahawkMkIIb
   Kristorf - TomahawkMkIIb
   EAF_Johan - HurricaneMkI
   Mangas - JU87B2
   skuli_thor - JU87B2
   jbunnelle - JU87B2
   Tchaika - G50
   Unknown - TomahawkMkIIb (possibly from GilB's MedWar DCG campaign)
   
   * permission granted via vpmedias desert skin pack
   
   All skin file names are prefixed with a two letter code to identify the skinner:
   cn - CanonUK
   vp - vpmedia
   kr - Kristorf
   jb - EAF_Johan
   mg - Mangas
   st - skuli_thor
   jl - jbunnelle
   ta - Tchaika
   nn - unknown
   
   [Help/Advice/Testing]
   ---------------------
   78th_WindWpn - Started this little project rolling.
   pvi.it - Author(s) of original LIBIA41 campaign and gave permission to update it.
   Lonestar67 - Source of all knowledge. This era's Tailspin. Throw Barf a bone for me. ;-)
   soda - Mahalo bro!
   semor/tanda01 - Thanks for the ideas, feedback and enthusiasm.
   Slink - For the DBW compatible DCG files.
   
   
-=[Contact]=-
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   Email: moe_diddly@hotmail.com
   SAS Username: Moezilla
   
   Cyrenaica41 V1.0 DBW is a free add-on campaign to be used with DCG by Paul Lowengrin.
   Any commercial use, distribution, upload to internet sites is prohibited without prior permission
   of author.

[Download]:
DCG Cyrenaica41 V1.0 DBW (~19.3MB)
DCG Cyrenaica41 V1.01 DBW PATCH (~18KB)

[Changelog]:
2012-04-15 v1.0  - Initial release.
2012-05-01 v1.01 - Updated to work on Manysh's retexture.

It's in the readme but a big thank you to the modders, the skinners who granted permission, the beta testers, Slink & WindWpn for getting things moving and last but not least - Lonestar67 for all his help and advice, he's got a pretty big schwarz! ;-)

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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 03:33:23 PM »

Finally you´ve made it!! Absolute stunning work Moezilla.

Thank you very much.  :)  :)
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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 04:06:42 PM »

Hi,
Many thanks for your work and to all the others who were involved!
I think many people will take a breathe now and can expect more campaigns for other areas except the Pacific! ;)
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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 05:57:02 PM »

Are there any Ba 65s, or Ro37s in it?

cheers

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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 04:42:07 AM »

@David Prosser - Not in at the moment. I know they were in the area but the Ba65s were mainly held back in Tripolitania while the Ro37s were used in a reconnaissaince role. So (as stated in the readme) as I couldn't include every squadron I chose the more operationally significant types.

It would be no problem to replace the current recon plane (Bf110C4 of 2H14) with the Ro37 or maybe drop a Stuka gruppe in favour of a Ba65 squadriglia. Also had plans to include the new 4.11 Italian tanks and the Cant Z506 as a recon plane but wanted to draw a line under v1.0 and then get some feedback.

If you have any more information or questions please share them. All feedback is appreciated.

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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 06:36:59 AM »

 [Moezilla ]
@David Prosser - Not in at the moment.

No problem. Your rationale makes perfect sense.

cheers

David Prosser
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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 10:33:33 AM »

 :-[ Oops! I think I was mixing up the Ba65 and the BR20. The Ba65 went out of service in Feb 41 with Operation Compass. The BR20M was present in small numbers in Cyrenaica during the summer of 41 and if/when DreamK releases his version then I'll add it to the campaign.
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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 01:21:44 PM »

Loved this campaign when it first came out as Libia41. It's not only updated . . . it's much improved ! Thanks Moe

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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 03:23:54 PM »

Added a patch to first post to allow use of Manysh's retextured map.






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-=[Cyrenaica41 V1.01 for DBW & DCG]=-

A dynamic campaign covering events from April to December 1941 centered on the besieged port town
 of Tobruk.
 
-=[Changelog]=-
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2012-04-15 v1.0  - Initial release.
2012-05-01 v1.01 - Updated to work on Manysh's retexture.

-=[Notes]=-
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1. You will probably have to start a new campaign due to the changed routes that vehicles will use.

2. Uses the following path to the load.ini - Libya/JV69_M_load.ini if you have changed the folder name from Libya in your install
   then you will have to manually update line 2 of the .mis files in the download with your new folder name.

-=[Installation]=-
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1. Unzip "Cyrenaica41" folder and its contents to DCG main folder. Overwrite if asked.

2. Copy the 11 files from <<DCG Folder>>/Cyrenaica41/alt_files/ManyshRetexture to <<DCG Folder>>/Cyrenaica41 and overwrite if asked.

3. Start a new campaign in IL2.
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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2012, 03:27:54 PM »

Nice..thanx for update!

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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2012, 04:31:48 PM »

Nice, thanks for making good use of my (now quite frightfully old) skins!  Been waiting for a campaign like this, downloading now.  Do I need to have 4.11?  I have the SAS Big Huge Ass Pack over a clean install.  But it looks like it just takes the game to 4.10.1.

Thanks!
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Re: DCG Cyrenaica 1941 v1.0 DBW
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2012, 03:20:23 PM »

Hi jbunnelle,

Thanks for your Italian Stuka skins.

DBW and 4.10.1 was what it is built for so you should be good to go.

Hope you have some fun.
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