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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2015, 04:25:45 AM »

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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2015, 04:41:50 AM »

If karla agrees, I can make another classfiles not to use JBD function but compatible to 4.10.1m-4.11.1m .

4.09m has another compatible problem for all carriers.
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2015, 01:30:41 PM »

@vampire_pilot

Best to use CVA-31 in IL-2 4.12.2m where the Jet Blast Deflectors work. However, it is possible to use the carrier in other IL-2 versions - but not recommended. Follow the instructions at the end of the "readme.txt" file. You, basically, substitute CVA-31 for an existing, working carrier.

@western0221 please leave the carrier as it is. The mod is actually useable in other versions of IL-2 if the user really wants and is prepared to use a proxy.

I have spent quite a few hours over the past two weeks trying to get a perfect texture rendering using differing configurations in Blender, GMax and Dr Jones exporters. For example, I've used the 'XForm' Reset and stack collapse facility in GMax as you suggested - and the corresponding Ctrl-A/1 function in Blender - without success. I haven't got a legal copy of 3DSMax, nor wish to start learning GMax all over again, in order to fix this small defect and I will continue to use Blender for my other non-IL-2 projects. As I said, I'll leave the carrier as it is - it isn't perfect - but it still looks reasonable to me.

Western, having said the above, I wonder if you would like to adopt CVA-31, export properly from 3DSM/GMax to give good textures and, maybe, add your new mirror landing system? I will gladly send you all the relevant files and maps so that you pick it up and make these and other improvements. PM me if you wish.
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2015, 02:43:12 AM »

Finger crossed!
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2015, 08:14:20 AM »

@vampire_pilot

Best to use CVA-31 in IL-2 4.12.2m where the Jet Blast Deflectors work. However, it is possible to use the carrier in other IL-2 versions - but not recommended. Follow the instructions at the end of the "readme.txt" file. You, basically, substitute CVA-31 for an existing, working carrier.

ugh, I am giving up.

"...Install western0221 SCB-125 carrier pack..."

I never got this to work at all despite several attempts. No new carriers for me then.
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2015, 08:45:07 AM »

@vampire_pilot

Best to use CVA-31 in IL-2 4.12.2m where the Jet Blast Deflectors work. However, it is possible to use the carrier in other IL-2 versions - but not recommended. Follow the instructions at the end of the "readme.txt" file. You, basically, substitute CVA-31 for an existing, working carrier.

ugh, I am giving up.

"...Install western0221 SCB-125 carrier pack..."

I never got this to work at all despite several attempts. No new carriers for me then.

My SCB-125 Essex pack is not compatible to 4.09m , but all of 4.10.1m - 4.12.2m are compatible.


When you want to solve SCB-125 installing problem, please post your error log to MY topic (not here).
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2015, 09:06:30 AM »

70% crashes, no error log

it was long ago, I just stopped trying again and again. Thanks for the offer though
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2015, 05:51:09 PM »

Paraphrased message received in PM today -

..... "and I've been following the evolution of the game since then, I came across a fantastic Mod that and BHR_CV31, I have done everything, but I can not install it in my game please me an indication of how to proceed in the same <installation>. Thank's for your attention."


My reply -

"I'm sorry you can't seem to get CVA-31 BHR installed. The "readme.txt" file in your downloaded and unzipped "USSBonHommeRichardCVA31_1965_v150731" folder is quite detailed and takes you through the installation stages gradually. You should be running IL-2 version 4.12.2m and preferably on a separate drive or directory from your Windows partition.

I guess you've installed a modded ship before and know that you usually have to make additions to the: ships.ini, stationary.ini, chief.ini and technics.properties files with a text editor. It seems quite a slog - but its worth it considering you have hundreds of man-hours of work for free.

The carrier also needs other mods installed for it to work as described in the readme.txt: Modact 5.3,  Engine MOD,  Engine MOD patch,  Common Utilities,  Ship Extension and High Resolution/True Color Textures Mod. If you have the space, I recommend have two or more copies of IL-2 on your PC. Install a clean version of IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 then patch to 4.09, 410, 4101, 411, 412 and then to 4.12.2m. Use this for the mods above only, then CVA-31. Add other mods later if you wish.

If you try again for several more hours with no luck please publish details of your IL-2 version and a summary of the installation stages and tell me where it goes wrong. ("I have done everything" does not really mean what it says).

I have not been notified of any actual problems in the installation of this ship so I hope you eventually get it working and let me know. I think it best to share problems similar to this in the "Essex Angled Deck Carrier" thread where someone else may find it useful.


Regards,

karla"
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #44 on: October 31, 2015, 04:15:42 PM »

Beautiful ship karla! The spinning radars are impressive looking.
But I can't takoff with the F-4 Phantom. No catapult.
It will not snap to the catapult, although I can TO from any of the Essex angled deck carriers with it by hit Control-C and snapping to the cat. I have placed the BHR catapult entries into the Engine Mod catapult.ini and I added
[Mods]
CatapultAllow=1
CatapultBoost=1
CatapultPower=30.0
CatapultPowerJets=60.0
;CatapultPower=19.0
;CatapultPowerJets=25.0 to the end of the Missions/Single/UN/F-4 Phantom/ mission

Could you or anyone reading this post a F-4 Phantom Takeoff .mis for me to try?

Thanks again, Fly!
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #45 on: October 31, 2015, 04:21:22 PM »

Beautiful ship karla! The spinning radars are impressive looking.
But I can't takoff with the F-4 Phantom. It will not snap to the catapult, although I can TO from any of the Essex angled deck carriers with it by hit Control-C and snapping to the cat.

Could you or anyone reading this post a F-4 Phantom Takeoff .mis for me to try?

Thanks again, Fly!

Have you added a new Catapults.ini entry noticed in the files catapult_ini.txt or catapult_ini_stern_parking.txt inside the publish archive?
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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #46 on: October 31, 2015, 05:03:24 PM »

Thanks western for your reply.

I've tried lining up here and also right at the red mark--NO SNAP
I tried substituting the hull3.msh hooks info with the  stern_parking hooks info like the Readme says,
and also at the end of the Engine Mod catapult.ini
like this:

[USSBonHommeRichardCVA31_1965]
dCatapultOffsetX 7.2
dCatapultOffsetY -40.0
dCatapultYaw   -1.4
dCatapultOffsetX2 24.8
dCatapultOffsetY2 -41.0
dCatapultYaw2   -1.0
catapultPower     30
catapultPowerJets  60
;catapultPower     22
;catapultPowerJets  35
bSteamCatapult 1

[Hooks]
_TOW00a <BASE>
_TOW00b <BASE>
_TOW01a <BASE>
_TOW01b <BASE>
_TOW02a <BASE>
_TOW02b <BASE>
_TOW03a <BASE>
_TOW03b <BASE>
_Park00 <BASE>
_Park01 <BASE>
_Park02 <BASE>
_Park03 <BASE>
_Park04 <BASE>
_Park05 <BASE>
_RWY_LDG <BASE>

[HookLoc]
1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  10.6 9.5 16.75
1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  -14.2 6.35 16.75
1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  10.45 21.90 16.75
1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  -15.7 18.55 16.75
1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  9.4 33.35 16.75
1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  -17.0 30.0 16.75
1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  8.35 45.35 16.75
1 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  -18.9 42.2 16.75
1 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 1  -6.5362 -103.3827 16.6
1 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 1  -6.6102 -60.5466 16.6
1 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 1  -6.7088 40.7099 16.6
1 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 1   19.5037  40.7099 16.6
1 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 1   19.5421 -60.5466 16.6
1 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 1   19.5294 -103.3827 16.6
0.207912 -0.978148 0   0.978148 0.207912 0   0 0 1     -6 12.3308 16.65


I also tried just substituting the hull3.msh hooks info with the  stern_parking hooks info.
Is this hooks info substitution needed to get the cat to work?


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Re: Essex Angled Deck Carrier
« Reply #47 on: October 31, 2015, 05:14:34 PM »

How about AI aircrafts or when you push Toggle Autopilot key ?

AI / Autopilot may jump to the catapult and when its position is different from 3D / 2D deck visual , _parkXX hooks and catapults.ini values are mismatching.
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