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Shakaali

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Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« on: April 23, 2017, 09:48:07 AM »

BATTLE OF GAZALA
A Dynamic Campaign for DCG and BAT




Download: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=2405

Version 1.1. Corrected incorrect Bf-109 F-4 and F-4 1,32 ATA ground attack payload.
Added skin folders.
Paste skin folders over PaintSchemes/Skins.


The battle of Gazala was fought in Northern Africa from 26 May to 21 June 1942. Axis forces consisted German and Italian unts, allied units were mainly British, Indian, South African and Free French.

I have tried to be as realistic as I could choosing units and their equipment and bases. See Battle Of Gazala OOBs.doc for details.

There are 42 units in this campaign, each of them uses different equipment and each of them is flyable.

You can select one of the following careers (select SAAF Squadrons under RAF):


ALLIED FORCES:

RAF/SAAF:    

No. 2 Squadron SAAF   Fighters      Kittyhawk I (P-40E)
No. 4 Squadron SAAF   Fighters      Tomahawk IIb
No. 12 Squadron SAAF   Bombers      Boston III

No. 33 Squadron RAF   Fighters      Hurricane IIa
No. 73 Squadron RAF   Fighters      Hurricane IIb
No. 80 Squadron RAF   Fighters      Hurricane IIc
No. 145 Squadron RAF   Fighters      Spitfire Vc
No. 252 Squadron RAF   Fighter-Bombers   Beaufighter IC
No. 39 Squadron RAF   Bombers      Beaufort II
No. 14 Squadron RAF   Bombers      Blenheim IV
No. 148 Squadron RAF   Bombers      Wellington
No. 267 SquadronRAF   Transport      Dakota (C-47)
No. 240 Squadron RAF   Seaplanes      Short Sunderland
RAF None      Recon      Hudson III


RN FAA:

No. 805 Squadron FAA   Fighters      Martlet II
No. 889 Squadron FAA   Fighters      Fulmar
No. 815 Squadron FAA   Bombers      Swordfish II
No. 821 Squadron FAA   Bombers      Albacore


RAAF:

No. 3 Squadron RAAF   Fighters      Tomahawk IIa



Free French:

GC n° 3/2 "Alsace"   Fighters      Hurricane I




AXIS FORCES:

Luftwaffe:

I/JG 27      Fighters      Bf-109 F-4
II/JG 27      Fighters      Bf-109 F-4 1.32 ATA
III/JG 53      Fighters      Bf-109 F-4/Z
IV/JG 53      Fighter-Bombers   Bf-109 E-7/B
7./ZG 26      Heavy Fighters   Bf-110 D-3
I/NJG 2      Night Fighters   Ju-88 C-6
I/StG 3      Dive Bombers   Ju-87 R-2
I/LG 1      Bombers      Ju-88 A-4
II/KG 100      Bombers      He-111 H-6
4.(H)/12      Recon      Hs-126 K-6


Regia Aeronautica:

88a Squadriglia   Fighters      MC.202
73a Squadriglia   Fighters      MC.202 Series III
363a Squadriglia   Fighters      MC.200 Series 7
393a Squadriglia   Fighters      Fiat G.50
394a Squadriglia   Fighters      Fiat CR.42
154a Squadriglia   Fighter-Bombers   Fiat CR.32
77a Squadriglia   Fighter-Bombers   MC.200CB
1 Stormo      Bombers      Cant.Z.1007bis
4 Stormo      Bombers      S.M.79
51 Stormo      Seaplanes      Cant.Z.501
34 Stormo      Recon      Caproni Ca.311
None      Transport      Caproni Ca.133



Requirements:

B.A.T Expansion pack 11 or later
DCG 3.49 Beta 11 or later, download from  http://il2dcg.blogspot.fi/ 

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:

Data Integrity Tool by sniperton: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,51325.0.html

Installation:

Decompress the Battle Of Gazala.zip into your DCG home directory.
Make a backup of the DGEN directory in you IL-2 game directory and copy DGEN folder from Battle Of Gazala folder to main game folder, overwrite if prompted. 
Start DCG, select Optional Third Party Data Folder.
Navigate to the Battle Of Gazala folder and select allcampaigns.dcg
Select Off Line Career (Full Auto-Generation Mode) in the DCG main screen.
Launch Il-2 and select one of the above-mentioned careers.

How to install DCG: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,20872.msg225690.html#msg225690


Credits and thanks:

SAS team for BAT
Paul Lowengrin for DCG
Tailspin and Lonestar for DCG tutorials that got me started creating DCG campaigns a long time ago
sniperton for DIT


If you encounter any bugs or oddities, please let me know!


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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 08:31:56 PM »

Thanks downloading,  :)
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 08:52:27 PM »

I'm really impressed.  Thanks for listing all the planes, I'll be playing the DCG for every one of them.  Many hours of delight with this one.
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 07:35:16 AM »

I'm really impressed.  Thanks for listing all the planes, I'll be playing the DCG for every one of them.  Many hours of delight with this one.

Thank you. That was my goal.  8)

Different people like to fly different planes. Some like fighters, some like bombers. Personally I like recon planes. Thats why I like to include all kinds of planes for a player to fly when I design a campaign.
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 06:14:06 PM »

Thank you Shakaali, excellent work.  I used to love this type of campaign.  Its really interesting but I always fall behind with DCG.  I can't remeber if I have it, what to do with it.  Can we set up a main page listing how/where to download and install the DCG setup?  I need a refresher course.  :P

If necessary we may even setup a DCG section for the BAT forum, because there is real value in this system of campaigns and your work is very good.  We have some other DCG'ers in B.A.T. as well and we need to put all this together.
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 11:35:59 PM »

Thanks, Monty  :)

You're right, we need dcg install and set up instructions. I'll add them in the first post some time later - right now I'm on a mobile device and adding links using a small touchscreen is a pain in the butt.

I'm not sure if we need a special dcg section as the number of campaigns is small. However, I think campaign creators should clearly indicate what type of campaign they post (dcg, dgen, static). As they usually do.

How about a dcg instructions sticky?
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 02:34:15 AM »

Looks very interesting. I'll also be looking to get DCG up and running again to give this campaign a try.
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 05:53:26 AM »

There is an installation/getting started manual: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,20872.msg225690.html#msg225690

It's five years old but still valid, except for the download link.
The new download page is:

 http://il2dcg.blogspot.fi/ 
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017, 08:25:43 AM »

I've tried DCG with BAT before with some of the standard campaigns but it would always crash during flight at some point. Can I expect to this campaign to work or did I mess something up with my DCG installation and it ought to work even with the standard (not specifically designed for BAT) campaigns?
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2017, 09:13:47 AM »

This campaign works with BAT. Occasional crashes may happen.

Out-of-the-box DCG is designed for vanilla 4.13. Any modpacks require fiddling with dcg files (class.dcg, allpayloads.dcg etc). Thats why they are always included with a campaign and third-party campaigns should always be started from third party data folder. That is where campaign creator puts the modified dcg files.

If campaign is designed for another modpack, it may or may not work. Campaigns designed for CUP should work with BAT.  Campaigns designed for vanilla Il-2 should work, but conflicting mods may cause the game to crash.

If DCG doesn't work with standard campaigns, it is because some mod has changed something, such as payloads or internal aircraft names.

 Too many variables  :(   

Edit: Just wanted to add that DCG s not difficult to install or use. Don't be intimidated by the zillion strangely-named files - it's up to us campaign creators to keep them working.
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2017, 04:43:01 PM »

Well put, Shakaali, on all counts. Lonestar's installation instruction is very good and holds up to this day. One other thing that some users may not realize is that DCG and DGEN can work together. DCG has a menu option that will let you toggle between the two. I like to fly DCG, DGEN, and static campaigns at different times depending on mood; all have their advantages.
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Re: Battle Of Gazala - A Campaign for DCG and BAT
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2017, 04:43:53 PM »

...but I rudely forgot to mention...thanks for this wonderful campaign!
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