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B.A.T. V3.1 OPERATION SEALION
« on: August 09, 2017, 07:26:50 PM »

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B.A.T. V3.1 EXPANSION PACK 'OPERATION SEALION'

WITH SUPER EASY INSTALL.EXE




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DOWNLOAD ALL FOUR PARTS + EXE AND PLACE INTO A COMMON FOLDER

This dedicated B.A.T. Expansion 'OPERATION SEALION' comprises B.A.T. Expansion Thirteen.  Just run BAT Operation Sealion Install.exe to setup Expansion Thirteen.

'OPERATION SEALION' also acts as a full B.A.T. backup.  Running the BAT Operation Sealion Install.exe at any time will clean and reset your B.A.T. install to Expansion Thirteen - Version 3.1.

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B.A.T. EXPANSION THIRTEEN
This dedicated B.A.T. Expansion is entitled "Operation Sealion".  This follows on from "Checkpoint Charlie".  All users, new and old, should have Checkpoint Charlie and run the executable in order to fully upgrade to B.A.T. V3.0 and then V3.1. 

DO THIS ONE FIRST PLEASE
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,56368.0.html



ALL MODULES
STATIC.INI Updates throughout.  Air.INI Updates by SAS~Storebror.

We have several general map upgrades and fixes, all designed for Britain and Northern Europe.  Because this is B.A.T. the maps of all other modules are also upgraded.



HG_retextured Ashehouse's Battle of France map hguderian
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,33778.msg364837.html#msg364837
Its great to have this map back and part of B.A.T.

La Chute Concrete Circle bug at Scampton fixed
Quite a difficult fix this one, because the latest version is for 4:13 and B.A.T. remains based in 4:12.  All working now though.



CanonUK/Tbauchot map upgrades by JPTEN
New map_T file adds railroad lines to Dungness to make the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.  New 1940ed_m01 (big map) modifies RAF airfield symbols to not block out some town names.  New names list adds names for every marked urban area on the map and for several unmarked but town textured areas on the 3d world.  On top of this there are several Mission Templates included, which are used to selectively add further detailed scenery in areas of interest under your flightpath.

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SPEECHPACKS
It surprised me that the extra Speechpacks were never officially installed anywhere.  These are the base packages installed with Operation Sealion:

BULGARIA
BG-Bulgaria
CZ-Czechoslovakia
CH-Switzerland
CN-China
DK-Denmark
DU-Netherlands
ES-Spain Republican
SP-Spain Nationalist
GB-RAF
IT-Regia Aeronautica
KP-Korea North (Blue)
RA-RAAF
YU-Yugoslavia RYAF

Full credits and details are to be found in SPEECH-Readme.txt

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IN FLIGHT TUNING TO RADIO STATIONS

Prior to flying the included Battle of Britain Campaigns and Missions do remember to set up your Hotkeys.  You need to be able to 'Select Next Beacon' and 'Select Previous Beacon'.  Since I have a Throttle Stick I use the + and - keys for these functions.  From the 'Realism' Menu make sure you have selected 'Realistic Navigation'.  Finally, you can do this in-flight or from any menu, switch on 'Play Music'.  Don't select any other music though, keep it realistic and quite and begin your flight.  Once airborne, and from the cockpit, use  'Select Next Beacon' and 'Select Previous Beacon' to tune through available stations! 

There will be plenty of contemporary music and nationalistic programs which you will hear loud and clear over the other sounds.  Depending on your location you might pick up the BBC, Radio Free Paris, a US Themed Jazz Station, The German National Field Broadcasts, even Radio Roma and others.  All of the music files and radio programs are supplied here.  Set it up and enjoy yet another added dimension to the best combat flightsim anywhere.

The effect is particularly good during the longer Luftwaffe bomber missions.  You might also imagine that Adolf Galland would have tuned into some cheery tunes, as he lit another cigar, on his way back over the 'Kanal'.  You can also turn the Music OFF by tuning it out, to a blank area.  In this way I often like to tune in on the way home after a successful sortie in the old Spit or Hurri.  If you are lucky enough to survive these encounters, and it can be done, then you are usually having to wind the engine back and take it easy as you cool off on the way home.



THE GOLDEN AGE
Much Spanish Civil War tweaking, Ship and Vehicle names.



WORLD AT WAR
Bolton Paul Defiant Upgrades and Skins SAS~Monty27
Ectoflyer’s excellent little frankenplane was never previously skinned because it would require re-colouring the TGAs deep in the 3Do model.  Job done!



Vehicle Upgrades.  Housekeeping and minor fixes SAS~Monty27

Ju87 Family Thinner Antennas - Barnsey12 and SAS~Monty27

Barnsey's original work on the Stuka antennas extended to cover all models.

Westland Lysander by MissionBUG
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,55466.0.html
MissionBUGS masterpiece is at last out.  We actually get to fly it on a survey mission, in one of the campaigns, and a dedicated Lysander set, with many tricky tight landings, is also underway.



Definitive British Speechpack by Compans and Friends
Re-Mixed by SAS~Monty27
The best British Empire voices, loud, exitable, often rude and crude.  This excellent set is compiled from many sources over the years.  The orignal enthusiastic group of talented voice artists began this project way back in 2007.

This set has also been extensively cleaned up with a lot less repetition than the original.  We have cleaned out the endless dialogue loops on landing and during navigation waypoint to waypoint.  The chatter is applied more during combat and manouvres.  Some of the original contained lower quality recordings that spoiled the effect.  These have been cleaned out and re-balanced with the original RAF Speechpack and De-Cluttering *.wavs.

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JSGME SPEECH OPTIONS

#BAT_00-CHAT-GB
Adds the RAF Chatter Pack to massively extend banter and in flight chatter for RAF Squadrons. Add and Remove with JSGME.   

+ JSGME Options to change Controllers, Male or Female choices for German and British.



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TEN CAMPAIGNS AND HUNDREDS OF NEW BATTLE OF BRITAIN MISSIONS WRITTEN FOR B.A.T.

MISSIONS
Battle of Britain Campaigns, Single Missions and Templates by Hangar-19 and Co.  See the new Operation Sealion PDF.



Battle of Britain Skinpack
RDDR, eMeL, Rock, Shooter, Phas3e, VPMedia, Monty27, MAXTheHitman.



Everything is skinned!  On the ground and in the air, every AI, the player flights, the scenic parked aircraft.  RDDR in particular made hundreds of new skins.  eMeL, the master template maker made many more possible and also added several beautifully rendered fighters.  The other people named here are the byword in bespoke skins and experts in period markings.



PROPER JU88A1's
From the family upgrade by YT2 and re-skinned by RDDR.  All of our Battle of Britain mission Ju88's are now the authentic model!




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SOVIET HEAVY FLIGHTLINE OVERHAUL

A much larger Jet Age upgrade is next on the agenda, along with the maps.  However, part of that massive overhaul is already available and installs with Operation Sealion:

THE JET AGE
F-84F Thunderstreak mapping fix in Light and Dark Grey + JSGME Options:
#JTW-ALT F-84F DORSAL01/02

Tu-4A Redfox
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,50973.msg556059.html#msg556059
Fixed by Redfox for CUP and now fully set in B.A.T. again and featuring a new skinpack based on the old RRG schemes.



Tu-85
This frankenplane is improved with a low-vis scheme and some crucial re-mapping.  Includes a full set of marked skins.



Tu-95
Ranwer's Bear is already perfect but looks even meaner in this weathered silver scheme by 'Teico'.



Tu-126
The AWACS Bear also benefits from the new scheme, plus some re-mapping and new textures.



Tu-195
Bison_M's Superbear looks great in its natural black finish and also works well in the weathered silver scheme.



Kong Jiang
This aircraft now enjoys a new skinpack, based on the old RRG skins, re-mapped to encompass the new engines.



Myasishchev 3MD Bison C
Another of Bison_M's frankenplanes also gets a fully marked set of skins to enhance its appearance.



Jet Age Slots by Vampire_Pilot
The AH64 Apache and AH1W Super Cobra get independent slots which basically adds 2 new helos to the Jet Age flightline.



Mission_BUG regularly updates all of the static aircraft for FMB.  Most of the latest models are now covered.

A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) by Ranwers & 4S_Vega
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,55349.0.html
Meaner than a junk yard dog!  The classic A-10 comes to the Jet Age, wonderful!



F-104 Starfighter by gio963tto - V1.2 20170706 4S_Vega
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,55916.0.html
Another superb classic makes it to B.A.T.  Thanks to all involved, WOW!



Here are some extra Russian Heavy Skins:
http://www.mediafire.com/?roo279d8dx3729z


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PERFORMANCE BOOSTER

The biggest difference between B.A.T. and any other modset is the sheer number aircraft available in the Air.INI.  The number of aircraft listed in the Air.INI does have an impact on performance.  Future fixes for this, a memory leak based on error log accumulation, will come in time.  However, an instant quickfix is to JSGME Load an appropriately reduced Air.INI.  For the BoB, for example, load: '#WAW_00-AIRBOOST BOB'.  For Pacific scenarios, or Desert scenarios, there will also be appropriate 'AIRBOOST' options.  '#WAW_00-AIRBOOST BOB' is included with Operation Sealion.

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GET THE LATEST BATBOOKS HERE!



Easy Install Guide
Mission Builder Resources
Campaign Companions
Smaller File Size Overall

BATBOOKS 01-03
http://www.mediafire.com/?3fcspruldastci9

BAT04-Dawn of Flight.PDF is now fixed and re-uploaded.

BATBOOKS 04-06
http://www.mediafire.com/?61akcl58jsqq7pj




NOTAMS:
The Spanish Civil War Campaigns are not all complete just yet.  They are on the list though and are all well underway.  We should see them all out fairly soon.  'Modern Warfare' is still WIP, but it has come a long way and is worth looking at.  It will be updated and completed eventually.

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OPERATION SEALION DOWNLOAD

Operation Sealion - 01
http://www.mediafire.com/?brau2bgbr82im5k

Operation Sealion - 02
http://www.mediafire.com/?vm41e4611xzw450

Operation Sealion - 03
http://www.mediafire.com/?mlzlv2cn3qf7dig

Operation Sealion - 04
http://www.mediafire.com/?ghs14ew5rbtx88n

Operation Sealion - INSTALLER
http://www.mediafire.com/?685rhl815d8rj7q


Put the *.ZIPs and EXE into any folder and run the installer.

Point to your BAT Install and wait for the Installer to complete the task.

From now on each B.A.T. Expansion will be a complete Restore Point with its own Executable.

HUGE KUDOS to SAS~Storebror for creating the B.A.T. Installer and Torrents

TORRENTS:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bk51b4y3v6dfodu/BAT_Operation_Sealion.torrent


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OPERATION SEALION MANUAL EXTRAS

B.A.T. INSTANT LOG FILES

Classes-!SAS-InstantLog was inadvertently left out of the main mod folders.  This has no impact on B.A.T. except that your log capability is compromised.  This patch will simply add Classes-!SAS-InstantLog back into your mod folders.

You can do this anytime, it doesn't effect anything else and it is not even mandatory, you don't have to have them.

The next B.A.T. expansion will correct this minor omission.

B.A.T. INSTANT LOG FILES
http://www.mediafire.com/?l4ivkrnz52d7sx8


FULL SELF CONTAINED JSGME OPTIONS (BATMODS)

There has been much work on the JSGME Options.  As B.A.T. expands there are some new ones but also a lot of old stuff that needs to cleaned out.  JSGME still remains an excellent utility to quickly change small parts of the sim and add, or remove, certain options.

This is the definitive list and content, to be automatically included in the next expansion.  For now this useful backup set may be added manually. 

Firstly; you should disable all JSGME Options and REM (rename with a -) your old BATMODS folder.  Next; simply unZIP this new BATMODS folder to your main Il2 Directory.

B.A.T. 3.1 JSGME UPDATE
http://www.mediafire.com/?a469099lbgapryo


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B.A.T. OPERATION SEALION is a wide ranging update for all B.A.T. Modules.  However, its primary focus is the Battle of Britain with these detailed Campaigns and Mission Sets.  Full details are to be found inside the Operation Sealion Manual:





















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Re: B.A.T. V3.1 OPERATION SEALION
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 07:40:35 PM »

Hi everyone, Hoping you will enjoy.
Simon and I spent half our lives or so it seems to get this to you.
Here it is.
We want to thank our friend Mike AKA SAS~Storebror who was a wonderful help with a lot of great ideas.
So, strap on your chutes,climb on board and always keep your heads on a swivel.
You're gonna need a lot of luck,
All the best,
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 09:54:01 PM »

Thank you!  :) :) :) :)
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 10:23:12 PM »

Thank you very much Monty, RDDR, eMeL and all others involved in the creation of this great new BAT version.
SAS is blessed by your presence!

Best regards - Mike
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Re: B.A.T. V3.1 OPERATION SEALION
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 04:05:50 AM »

Simon, RDDR, eMeL, Mike, and all the crew, thank you again for your enormous effort and output!
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 04:23:15 AM »

This is superb - what a wonderful gift to the community. Simon, RDDR, eMeL, Mike, and everyone else involved in this -  you guys are amazing.

Now off to do some downloading!
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 04:30:11 AM »

It was a lot of fun lads!  We get plenty of help from the real modders and don't expect any undue credit or attention.  I'm sure you understand we are a very small team taking on some hugely ambitious projects.

In particular the number of skins we made, all of us, overhauls like the Defiant re-skin, new fighters and heavies, and some of the most exquisite Spits and Emils you have ever seen!

So far, over several years together, we have been able to iron out any issues that arise and move forward.

We have been test-flying these new BoB missions for many weeks now and truly felt like we were doing stuff, made possible in B.A.T., that has never been done before!  Activate your RAF Chatter Pack and do one of those crazy scrambles.  Or fly your Defiant up underneath an He111 and let your AI Gunner tear it up while you maintain position.  Its an absolute hoot, right up until the moment you get killed by some bastard you never even saw!

Flying the Heinkels and Dorniers over the Thames still gives me nightmares...
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 05:11:23 AM »

My better half send her grateful thanks to all the team! :) :) :)
Since I am due for retirement in a few weeks, she hopes this wondrous stuff will keep me out of bars, booze and easy women.
We'll see ;)
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 05:33:36 AM »

I am getting the "all files damaged" warning from the installer; it is now the third time I re-d/loaded all files; could it be an issue with the installer?
More specifically, I get this:
Operation_Sea_Lion_01zip is damaged
Checksum should be 92b89bf9
Operation_Sea_Lion_02zip is damaged
Checksum should be 718873cf
Operation_Sea_Lion_03zip is damaged
Checksum should be 984ccb79
Operation_Sea_Lion_04zip is damaged
Checksum should be d5a2ba79
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 05:51:21 AM »

Oh Heavens to bitsy!

Now I wish I wasn't so worried about disk space and uninstalled my B.A.T. installation. :-X

Still, good to know that we now have the MAIN install download and a pack comprising ALL the expansions. ;D When I work up the appetite to go download this complete monster again, I won't hesitate to grab a Spitfire and burn me up some Heinkels!
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 06:27:22 AM »

The Operation Sealion manual is a tour de force. Love the reconnaissance photos, what a great idea!
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 06:36:41 AM »

I am getting the "all files damaged" warning from the installer; it is now the third time I re-d/loaded all files; could it be an issue with the installer?
No, the files on mediafire are all fine, I have just re-downloaded and hashed them, the hashes should in fact be the ones stated by the installer as you've posted them here.
If your files show different hashes, then they're corrupted, even if you've downloaded them 10 times ;)
A good solution for this kind of unreliable downloads is to use the Torrent instead.
It's virtuall immune against such kind of file corruptions.

Best regards - Mike
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