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Battlefield - Airborne - Tactical (BAT) => BAT Tech Help => Topic started by: MrStitch on September 22, 2017, 12:46:29 PM

Title: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T. [not a bug]
Post by: MrStitch on September 22, 2017, 12:46:29 PM
Hi guys, im a bit new here but wanted to ask for some help. ive looked around the forums and have come close to an answer but am still a bit lost. I have my Il 2 1946 installed and updated to operation sealion but when I try to play some of the single player missions i start off as a crash. good example would be luftwaffa German mission Bf109-n1. Also I want to upgrade the graphics for WAW to VP Modpack standards. I have seen that it is possible but the guide I found here https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,54755.0.html
is a bit disorienting. especially since the mod pack has so much inside of it. can some one guide me through this so i can get it working? also no log file. sorry but it hasn't been generated due to fresh install. Thanks for any help. aim high. out.
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: SAS~vampire_pilot on September 22, 2017, 12:51:39 PM
a logfile is generated for each Il2 session. so "no logile because new install" is no excuse.

But your question can be answered generally.
If you "crash on spwan", the mission you want to play is not compatible to the modpack you are in at that point.
Most likely it is a missing or changed loadout denomination or a whole aircraft missing.

Sadly that is an issue with the many years of service and versions of Il2 out there now. Can't be helped.

Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: MrStitch on September 22, 2017, 02:15:19 PM
Thanks vampire_pilot for the swift answer. I managed to create a log.txt but its crazy to read in notepad. I know that there is a way or program that makes it more legible but cant find it. Still need to know how to install VP modpack on top of BAT. Any help would be grateful. Here is my log.txt         pastebin.com/0cuUhXnG        i did it with pastebin.com
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 23, 2017, 12:29:18 AM
Okay let's see...

Your logfile reports:
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[7:49:41 PM]    java.lang.ClassNotFoundException
[7:49:41 PM]        at com.maddox.rts.ObjIO.classForName(ObjIO.java:138)
[7:49:41 PM]        at com.maddox.il2.gui.GUIBriefingGeneric._enter(GUIBriefingGeneric.java:1379)

GUIBriefingGeneric line 1379 is:
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Class oriplaneClass = ObjIO.classForName(Main.cur().campaign.originalPlaneName());
That means the game couldn't load a plane required for your campaign.

The campaign you're trying to play is:
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[7:48:02 PM]    Mission: campaign/fi/DGen_F_Finland41doe0/10625.mis is Playing
That's the "Dynamic campaign for Finnish fighter pilot", living in the file "campaignsFiF.dat" inside the "DGen" folder.
"10625" is the very first mission according to the campaing schedule from "Finland41.DB" in the same folder.
The first mission set according to "campaignsFiF.dat" is "Finland41 Continuation War 1941".
In "planesFiF.dat" in the same folder, the regarding section reads:
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[Finland41]
GLADIATOR1J8A
G50
F2A_B239
HurricaneMkIa

All 4 planes listed there do exist in BAT Operation Sealion.
This means that you have installed something on top of your BAT game that screwed up everything.
Either you know what you did (but forgot to tell us), in that case unroll it.
Otherwise: Start from scratch. We cannot know which mod(s) you've put on top unless you clearly tell us the full truth.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: MrStitch on September 23, 2017, 03:32:09 AM
Thank you Mike for the reply. I did play the Finish dynamic campaign before posting my log file and it seemed to work fine. I did have issues with the first mission in the German Luftwaffa BF109-N1 single player mission and a couple others. After installing operation sealion, I went into my back up before i sent my log file and imported the missions folder. Still crashing on start up so i didnt notice a difference. Im not the most tech savvy guy so i didnt think it would make all that much difference. honestly i dont think anything really changed but I dont know. I just want to know how to get the vp modpack to run along BAT if someone could help me with that. thanks for all the advice.
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: DougW60 on September 23, 2017, 08:29:55 AM
MrStitch

Strongly advise not to attempt to merge VP with BAT, regardless of how little it may seem.  If you have the hard drive space, create two distinct IL-2 games - one for BAT and one for VP.

Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 23, 2017, 08:39:54 AM
Let me add that the basic procedure is to get one thing to work smoothly first, and only then consider adding another thing on top.

The issue report is somewhat confusing.
You write that you've played the finnish campaign successfully before creating the log?
Why did you do that? We weren't asking for a log of a successful campaign, we were asking for an error log.
You write that the issues occured on the first mission in the "German Luftwaffa BF109-N1 single player mission". Why didn't you post a log of this one?
What's "a couple others"?

Sorry to say, but you won't go to your car dealer either with the following error report:
"Sir, my Mercedes is doing weird things, can't say exactly what, and a few other cars in my garage do the same. Here is my VW, it worked fine yesterday. Please fix my Mercedes and the others."

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: MrStitch on September 25, 2017, 10:18:11 AM
Hey guys, hope all is well with you all. I deleted my Il 2 1946 folder and re installed everything again up to operation sealion. It took a day or so. Things look a bit better this time around however im still having issues with the first single player mission for Luftwaffa bf109-n1. specifically the mdtt bf109 1943 that the mission defaults to. I can see it in the viewer but every time I load the mission I insta crash. Also while running through the viewer I realized that the Piper j3 cub 1938 is missing, the Mshi A7m2 sam 1944 is purple....I think its missing textures and there is something at the bottom called Kubelwagen 1936 and Jeep 1936 that look like broken land vehicles with propellers on top and wheels in the air. Dont know what thats about. If anyone knows how to fix these issues it would mean a lot to me. My other question is this. I have been told not to install the VP modpack ontop of BAT so I wont but is there a way to get the effects and hi res textures that the mod provides and move it to BAT? Also here is a new log file from my current install with the first Luftwaffa mission.     https://pastebin.com/XpDiJUsN    any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: SAS~Storebror on September 26, 2017, 02:12:05 AM
Okay I see.
The issue is caused by a name change in the weapon declaration for the Bf 109G-6.
I have no idea what the idea nor the reason behind changing names for existing loadouts is, but as a matter of fact, it will break existing missions and campaigns.
The cause of this is that BAT includes the Bf-109 Ultimate Pack v4 (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,37634.0.html), with enhanced loadouts, but unfortunately also with some identical loadouts under different names.

Here is a list of Bf 109G-6 loadouts for example:
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Stock 4.12.2      Bf 109 Pack

default           default
R1-SC250          R1-SC250
                  R1-AB250
R1-SC500          R1-SC500
                  R1-AB500
R2-SC50           R2-SC50
                  R2-AB23
2xWfrGr21         R2-WfrGr21
R3-DROPTANK       R3-DROPTANK
R5-MK108          R4-2XMK108
R6-MG151-20       R6-2XMG151-20
2xWfrGr21-R3      R2R3-TANKWfrGr21
R3R6-MG151-20     R3R6-MG151-20
                  R3R4-2XMK108
U3-MK108          U3-MK108
                  U4R2-MK108WfrGr21
U4R3-MK108        U4R3-TANK1XMK108
                  U4R4-3XMK108
U3R6-MG151-20     U4R6-MK1082XMG151-20
                  U4R3R4-3XMK108
                  U4R3R6-MK1082XMG151-20
                  U3-NOMG131
                  U3R3-TANK-NOMG131
                  R2-RECON
                  R2-RECON-DROPTANK
                  R3-RECON-2XDROPTANK
none              none

In your particular case, the mission wants to load a Bf 109G-6 with "U3R6-MG151-20" loadout, but that doesn't exist in the Bf-109 Ultimate Pack v4 (https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,37634.0.html) (and therefore also not in BAT), it would have to be renamed to "U4R6-MK1082XMG151-20" in the mission file.

Best regards - Mike
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: MrStitch on September 26, 2017, 07:59:39 AM
Thanks Mike. Does that mean that I would have to go to the mission folder open said .mis and edit the file. If so how would i go about doing that?
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: vpmedia on September 26, 2017, 08:05:22 AM
Open the file with notepad and change 'weapons U3R6-MG151-20' to 'weapons default' and the mission will work. This is a bug in  Bf-109 Ultimate Pack v4 because I'm getting the same crash in that mission.
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: MrStitch on September 27, 2017, 01:42:24 AM
I tried what you mentioned but am still crashing on startup.I also changed it to U4R6-MK1082XMG151-20 as Mike suggested and same result. I will send a picture to see if I did it correctly. Could somebody link me to a fix for my other issues. I really want to stabilize the sim.
(https://s26.postimg.cc/ug0gbvfix/mission_edit.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: MrStitch on September 28, 2017, 05:46:31 PM
I have been trying to tweak this all weak now. I think im going to revert to vanilla until BAT patches itself up and resolves its issues. There is a lot of content but many things are not cohesive or just down right broken and I will wait the 50 plus gigs untill its gotten the attention that it needs. I think i might give up on this for now or maybe try another modpack. I really would like to get this up in the air but alas.
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: PhantomII on September 28, 2017, 07:08:55 PM
Hi MrStitch, I just did a test on the mission you are trying to run. If you are still exploding when the mission starts try changing this section also:

[g0111]
  Planes 1
  Skill 3
  Class air.BF_109G6
  Fuel 100
  weapons U4R6-MK1082XMG151-20

I was having the same results as you until I changed this section also.
Title: Re: Missing missions and Vp modpack install for B.A.T.
Post by: MrStitch on September 30, 2017, 07:05:29 AM
Hi MrStitch, I just did a test on the mission you are trying to run. If you are still exploding when the mission starts try changing this section also:

[g0111]
  Planes 1
  Skill 3
  Class air.BF_109G6
  Fuel 100
  weapons U4R6-MK1082XMG151-20

I was having the same results as you until I changed this section also.
OMG, dude you are the man. this tottaly worked and fixed an age old headache. I reverted back to vanilla and then reinstalled BAT in one folder and Vp media mod in another and it works in both cases. Thank you, Thank you sweet baby Jesus.