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Author Topic: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2 and Later  (Read 4786 times)

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UberDemon

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Download Link:  http://www.uberdemon.net/dzzmods/UD_IL2StaticCampaignPatchForBAT.zip

Below are the contents of the Readme file.  Enjoy, and happy New Years!  We are living in the 20's!
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IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 Stock Static Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m Compatible with SAS BAT 3.7.2 and Later)
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Adaptation by UberDemon (AKA danzigzag/DZZ) released on 3 Jan 2020, version 1.0
Based on the community pack work led by whistler at SAS (sas1946.com)

READ Installation at bottom of file.

What is included -> Patches to allow playability in BAT of all Static Stock campaigns:
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* Only missions that required modifications are included, to save space and allow easy JSGME Mod installation
* Problematic missions in original beloved campaigns are now all compatible with BAT 3.7.2.
* Below is a list of affected campaigns:
-- Germany (Fighter: 16; 1946 Fighter: 1; 1946 Bomber: 2)
-- Japanese Navy (Fighter: 4)
-- USSR (IL-10: 3; Blinding Sun: 1; Burning Ridge: 1; Bomber: 4; Fighter: 6; Pe-2 Frontline: 3)

BACKGROUND:
Almost 20 years of modding have rendered some original content incompatible.  Thanks to the huge work at SAS (sas1946.com), in this case led by whistler, a lot of original content is now compatible with the greatest mod pack ever for IL-2 Sturmovik 1946, B.A.T.  This included missions from the past or from other versions.  One of the most appealing group of missions came from static (non-dynamic) campaigns which have been around since the original IL-2 Sturmovik from 2001.

WHY:
If you have Obsessive "Campaign" Disorder (OCD) like me, you like things tidy, and you want things to work.  Upgrades should not make things bad.  Stock should be sacred.  Well, that is just not realistic.  With enormous work like BAT, things are liable to change.  Still, whenever I got the dreaded pink plane I fell down in a fit of rage or just went into the fetal position...

WELL:
Since the release of all stock and other content (led by whistler) for single player enjoyment, taking advantage of new mission generation features, that meant all stock campaign mission content was available, so I decided to create a simple patch so I could go back to the campaigns.  Single player is good and all, but in the end of the day, the sense of accomplishment that comes from a campaign is awesome.

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO IT?
No changes.  I used the content from the Community packs and packaged them as a patch to re-enable the static campaigns already present in your installations.

AND?!?!
Well, you can play them as campaigns as they were originally intended.

DISCLAIMER
Use at your own risk.  If you do not like any of this, there is a great key in your PC which can help you with this:  "Delete."  Any anguish or happiness resulting from this is up to you, and I can't be held responsible for anything because you have a choice.

WARNING
If it is illegal for you to own this content in your computer because of the place you live in, then do not download it.  Not my fault if you did not read or understand the language this was written in.  Sorry to be to the point but I don't want me or anyone else to get in trouble because of a hobby.

INSTALLATTION:
This has only been tested with SAS BAT 3.7.2 and this is the only version I'll support.  Extract the zip file to anywhere you want.  Copy the unzipped "#UD_IL2StaticCampaignPatchForBAT" folder to the BATMODS folder.  Install MOD from JSGME.  Start BAT.  Play.  Win.

CREDITS and Thanks:
* Putting up with a helpless obsession:  My wife (who survived IL-2 since the Beta Test), and kids, who were all "made" after IL-2.
* IL-2 Sturmovik, and all versions up to 1946:  Oleg Maddox, Maddox Games and 1C
* Original Lead on Compatibility for BAT:  whistler @ SAS (sas1946.com)
* This adaptation/design/testing/tracks&comments:  UberDemon (AKA danzigzag/DZZ)
* The keepers of the dream:  SAS
* BAT:  SAS~Monty27 and his "Staff"
* Keeping me in check (not related to this project alone):  SAS~Storebror
* Other people I have forgotten:  {insert your name here}

Support SAS! (https://www.sas1946.com)
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http://www.uberdemon.net
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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 02:18:30 AM »

THIS is the help that is appreciated and needed :)

Thanks a lot UD!
And do believe me, as an old and disordered missioneer myself, I am keeping changes to an absolute minimum. I even went back to reestablish "lost" stock loadouts in my time at the helm.

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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 01:52:05 PM »

Hi Uberdemon. As instructed I have transferred the unzipped file to BAT MODS in BAT372 and activated it via the jsgme. I checked the career section but did not notice any difference in the Luftwaffe campaign list for example. Am I missing something. Can you tell me which campaigns or careers I am looking for that I didn't have before.
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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 03:13:16 PM »

Maybe read what UD has posted above

"What is included -> Patches to allow playability in BAT of all Static Stock campaigns"

Nothing new, but updated missions to make the campaigns playable in BAT...
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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2020, 03:41:33 PM »

Thanks Griffon. I didn't realise stock campaigns didn't work before. I have been flying some in BAT with no problem. e.g B239 in Finnish AF and Bf109 in Luftwaffe Fighter North.
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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2020, 03:50:33 PM »

Well...most of the older mission might work but not necessarily..we have new modded 109s, new modded Zeros and the likes and these might cause troubles...older content is a hit or miss affair...if you are not sure if a mission works run it through the FMB and you will see if you receive any error reports like missing aircraft or ships or vehicles...
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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2020, 04:08:37 PM »

Thanks Griffon. I didn't realise stock campaigns didn't work before. I have been flying some in BAT with no problem. e.g B239 in Finnish AF and Bf109 in Luftwaffe Fighter North.

larschance, no problem at all.  The thing to keep in mind is that older "static" campaigns (that is the ones with pre-set content, as opposed to dynamically generated campaigns which change every time you re-start them) at times became incompatible with modded versions due to change in syntax (aircraft code name or most of the time, change in weapon loads) or code altogether (perhaps missing content or map features).  Not all static campaigns were affected, but the ones that were should be playable.  Some examples are the original (2001 IL-2 Sturmovik 1.0 release) static campaigns, which were "monstrous" in size (German Fighter campaign, which is simply called 'Fighter' in the game interface (Missions\Campaign\DE\Bf-109) Soviet Fighter campaign, which is called 'Fighter' (Missions\Campaign\RU\Lagg-3), and Soviet Bomber campaign, which is called 'Bomber' (Missions\Campaign\RU\IL-2).

The B239 campaign and German Fighter North are both dynamic campaigns.  Dynamic campaigns are generally prefixed with a * or (x).

There can be incompatibilities with dynamic campaigs in BAT as well, so I highly recommend you install the DGEN updates:  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,61913.0.html

Hope that clarifies things.

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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2020, 03:18:06 AM »

Very well done UberDemon!

You got it right: the Single Mission Community Packs are a repository, ready to borrow from. It is up to people now to update campaigns out there and why not, improve them along the way!

Thank you.
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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2020, 05:03:28 AM »

Thank you Uberdemon. I will check this out. Keep up the good work.
Happy New Year.
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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2020, 06:47:24 AM »

quick question from me: as I do not have a stock game backup available right now and do not want to install the whole monty just to get a list of stock campaigns, can someone post which campaigns were included in the stock IL2 1946?

i need just the names and countries to which they belong as I have a 4.10 and 4.11 backup with loads of campaigns in it (I was not that thorough in backing up back then to just back up stock content but threw in what I had as well...)

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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2020, 03:21:56 PM »

With the release of 1946, the following static campaigns were included:

[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\DE\46Bomber
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\DE\46Fighter
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\DE\Bf-109
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\IN\JSak
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\RU\59Gshad
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\RU\ColdWinter
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\RU\DuklikPereval
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\RU\IL-2
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\RU\LaGG-3
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\RU\Pe-2_front
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\RU\Pe-2_navy
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\RU\VVS_46

Sometime between 4.09 and 4.11 the following static campaigns were released:
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\FI\FiatsForFinland
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\FI\KarelianHawks
[IL-2'46 directory]\Missions\Campaign\FI\TheLegendaryFokkersOfWinterWar


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Re: Release -> IL2'46 Stock Campaign Patch (Up to 4.12m) for BAT 3.7.2
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2020, 12:23:54 AM »

Hi UD any news on an updated UQMG?
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