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whistler

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NG-PAL v1.2
« on: August 28, 2021, 10:52:10 AM »

Next Gen PAL (NG-PAL) Mod v1.2
:: for IL-2 1946 4.12 & 4.13 ::



PAL is your new IL-2 companion. The name is also in homage to the original creator of the "Walking Pilot" mod, benitomuso or Pablo, aka P.A.L. Credits to benitomuso for his amazing initiatives. Special thanks to Storebror for having found the way of making this mod self-contained, independent of EngineMod.

I have been toying with this mod for a few years now although I wasn't sure I would have ever published anything. Thing is, as nice as the WalkingPilot is, there wasn't much you could do with it. Besides, the code to hijack other aircraft is buggy. The first decision I took was to get rid of this code: you no longer can jump into any plane other than yours. Truth is it was very difficult to hijack a different plane: shortly after a mission starts all planes are airborne and planes disappear after landing.

Here is my take.

If you eject in the air your plane is a lost cause but when you eject on ground or at sea (including aircraft carriers), you can jump out and back into your plane as many times as you like and for as long as the plane is in good condition but remember this: your plane remains vulnerable at all times! park it in a safe place...

Take the mod seriously or not, up to you.

If you choose to be an adventurer you can land your plane and explore a village, take or deliver "the goods" (whatever your mission is), or follow the path to the hidden temple and look for the lost idol... if you make it back home, you will have a story to tell!




It's so dark tonight... Thank god I have a flashlight with me but now it's dark and SPOOKY!




You can alternatively choose to become a super-soldier:

PAL can run faster than bullets...




...and wreak havoc with his rocket launcher.




Whatever path you choose remember that PAL is vulnerable.

Other considerations:
  • PAL will heal (if wounded) when re-entering the plane.
  • PAL is purposely disabled for online play.
  • AI won't attack PAL but if you get in the line of fire PAL can die.
  • Some modded planes don't have collision boxes and you cannot re-enter, unfortunately.
  • To preserve the quality of your (existing and new) tracks you cannot use PAL if you are recording a track. You (and your crew) will just bail out normally.
You can control PAL with the following keys:
  • W: Move forwards
  • S: Move backwards
  • A: Turn left
  • D: Turn right
Special keys and combos:
  • W+S: Speed up (ad infinitum)
  • Q: Turn around
  • E: Fire rocket (aim with the mouse)
(If your keyboard has an AZERTY layout set the conf.ini setting ngPALkeyboard=1 and use Z/S/Q/D/Z+S/A/E respectively)

And yes, you can control PAL during the freefall 8)




Please note if you switch to another actor (external views) you can find PAL with SHIFT+F2. The following settings must be enabled/disabled for PAL to work properly:

[DISABLE] Difficulty > Views > No Friendly Views
[ENABLE] Setup > Misc Settings > General > Show Paratroopers in External Views


DOWNLOADS

NG-PAL works best in combination with NG-CAM v2.0 (or later) and inertia mode on (the camera will follow PAL's turns).

Download the mod from Mission4Today:
https://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=2985

Have fun with PAL and see you in the skies!

whistler



Changelog

v1.2 [05/10/2021]
- Bug-fix: compatibility with TestRunway & TransparentTestRunway
- Added entering cockpit sound

v1.1 [31/08/2021]
- Bug-fix: compatibility with the "Realistic Pilot Vulnerability" diff. setting

v1.0 [28/08/2021]
- Initial release



Alt. download link: https://www.mediafire.com/file/xtztl4q33rb511i/IL-2_NG-PAL_v1.2.zip/file
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2021, 10:59:21 AM »

Fantastic! Can't wait to try this out.
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2021, 11:16:10 AM »

Downloading and testing right now..
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2021, 05:05:50 PM »

G'day Whistler

This doesn't directly relate to this mod, are you able to make a standalone refuel and rearm mod from VisualMod9?

I asked Pablo a year or 2 ago if he could expand this feature so players had the option of refuel only or rearm only.
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2021, 12:50:01 AM »

Hi genXgamer,

I'd rather fly several short missions with their own goals and stories than a three hour-long mission where I have to land three times. Regardless, someday... perhaps.
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2021, 02:24:05 AM »

Can we have a direct (i.e. Mediafire) D/L please?
Some of us are unable to access M4T.

]cheers[
Mike
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2021, 02:28:00 AM »

Sure. First post updated.
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2021, 02:28:43 AM »

thx :)
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2021, 03:21:10 AM »


Many, many thanks Whistler ]hello2[
This is what suits me, finally you can stretch your legs in long flights ( in one direction and at the same height) ]crybaby2[

Very cool variety, certainly better than redoing 15 versions of a battle that everyone knows, with the same aircraft types. ]violent1[

Much health and creative ideas






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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2021, 04:22:06 AM »

Very very funny!!!    iL2-GTA !!!
Would it be possible to add an anti-aircraft machine gun? With rockets it is very difficult to shoot down planes.
Thanks for your mod, it's really fun.
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2021, 04:39:25 AM »

[...] it's really fun.

That's the key. Modders work hard to produce compelling and historically accurate mods and I hope nobody gets offended.

And yes, PAL can learn new skills.
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Re: NG-PAL v1.0 ~ NEW MOD ~
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2021, 07:04:12 AM »

Hi Yaro59,

lmao... :))  I love justice.


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