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Title: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on October 21, 2019, 09:17:21 AM
Hi folks,

Today we proudly present the "Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos" Mod.
This Mod replaces the stock cockpit photos with short "Pilots Notes" which come handy during flight, containing engine operation limits, speeds, general notes of importance etc.

Download Link (Mediafire): IL-2 Great Battles Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 (http://www.mediafire.com/file/p03xo58yh3prhht)

Installation:
This mod is ready to be dropped into your JSGME "MODS" folder.
Alternatively you can extract the files to the IL-2 Great Battles Game folder directly. In that case make sure to use available options properly.
NOTE: This Mod works even when "Enable Mods" is unticked, i.e. you are in "MODS OFF" mode.

Usage:
Activation is from JSGME.
"PNCP Base Version - Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos" is the base version of the mod. Whenever you want to use this mod, make sure that the base version is activated in JSGME.
5 Options are available:
Option 1 "Metric values for GB and US Planes" replaces speed and altitude values on the notes for british and U.S. planes by their metric equivalents. This is mainly focused on newcomers who are using the game's HUD in order to estimate speed and altitude and who have set their HUD to always show metric values.
Option 2a "German Notes for Luftwaffe" shows the notes for Luftwaffe planes in german language.
Option 2b "Fraktur for Luftwaffe" shows the notes for Luftwaffe planes in "Fraktur" typeface (english language).
Option 2c "German Fraktur for Luftwaffe" shows the notes for Luftwaffe planes in "Fraktur" typeface (german language).
Option 2d "German Sütterlin for Luftwaffe" shows the notes for Luftwaffe planes in "Sütterlin" typeface (german language).

You can only activate one of the "Option 2" versions at a given time as they all touch the same files.
You can activate no option (and just use the base version with english "Typewriter" fontface for all notes), or just Option 1, or just one of the "Option 2" versions, or Option 1 and one of the "Option 2" versions together, that's up to you.

These are some examples what the different flavours look like. Click for full image size.

Base Version, P-40 E-1:
(https://i.ibb.co/tb1Q3zq/PNCP-1-00-Base-P40.jpg)

Base Version, Bf 109 F-4:
(https://i.ibb.co/Fw608CL/PNCP-1-00-Base-109.jpg)

Option 1 "Metric values for GB and US Planes", P-40 E-1:
(https://i.ibb.co/M1GBrYQ/PNCP-1-00-Option-1.jpg)

Option 2a "German Notes for Luftwaffe", Bf 109 F-4:
(https://i.ibb.co/N2TqfvT/PNCP-1-00-Option-2a.jpg)

Option 2b "Fraktur for Luftwaffe", Bf 109 F-4:
(https://i.ibb.co/LN2h6Ch/PNCP-1-00-Option-2b.jpg)

Option 2c "German Fraktur for Luftwaffe", Bf 109 F-4:
(https://i.ibb.co/dJ4ttbG/PNCP-1-00-Option-2c.jpg)

Option 2d "German Sütterlin for Luftwaffe", Bf 109 F-4:
(https://i.ibb.co/cXMmqRP/PNCP-1-00-Option-2d.jpg)

All available WW2 planes are covered.
"Flying Circus" Planes are not covered as the required specs are missing.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Skylla on October 21, 2019, 09:55:15 AM
Outstanding! Many thanks Mike :D
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00
Post by: Flying H on October 21, 2019, 03:23:29 PM
THX, Mike!
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00 [MOD]
Post by: Wa99el on October 21, 2019, 05:46:51 PM
Nice mod. I will need it  ;D
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00 [MOD]
Post by: T_O_A_D on October 24, 2019, 07:59:15 PM
Very Nice! Thanks
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00 [MOD]
Post by: K5083 on October 25, 2019, 06:31:44 AM
What a great mod idea. All of these games have always needed a kneeboard feature of some kind. I’ve been printing out cards with this type of info for each plane I fly in BAT. Wish there was some way to implement this feature in 1946/BAT, even as a HUD pop-up.

August
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00
Post by: taraboulba on October 25, 2019, 07:58:49 AM
Hi Storebror,

Splendid!
Thanks a lot!
/BR
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00 [MOD]
Post by: MetalHead89250 on October 26, 2019, 12:54:56 AM
Thanks Mike. You are the man!
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00 [MOD]
Post by: 352nd_Hoss on October 29, 2019, 05:09:03 PM
Thanks Mike, much appreciated by all I'm sure

Hoss/Mike
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00 [MOD]
Post by: marcost on October 30, 2019, 02:36:30 PM
Great mod, thank you
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.00 [MOD]
Post by: dpeters95 on November 06, 2019, 12:39:40 PM
Great job!  Thanks Mike!
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.01 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 22, 2020, 09:54:22 AM
Updated version 1.01 available in 1st post.
Changes:

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on May 24, 2020, 07:29:23 AM
Updated version 1.02 available in 1st post.
Changes:

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: tzigy on October 13, 2020, 04:55:34 PM
best thing ever....using stand alone/pick and choose from downloaded folders...absolutely essential for planes i dont fly often...btw P-38 radiator fixed? and thx again
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: shardana on October 14, 2020, 06:10:30 AM
Great!
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: 352nd_Hoss on November 14, 2020, 03:55:41 PM
Has anyone got the checklist for P-47D22, or is the D27 exactly the same?............. also the Hurricane list, I know the 109G6 Late should be out around Tues to Thursday next week. 

Cheers

Hoss
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 15, 2020, 12:49:40 AM
I'll be happy to get back to this once the devs fixed the indestructible 109 tail, .cal 50 marshmallows (and .303 for the same effect) and the HE nukes.
Until then - and this might very well last till eternity - I'm not even considering to touch anything BoX related at all.
The game is FUBAR in it's current state, why waste more time on it?

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: shardana on November 15, 2020, 01:56:59 AM
Hi Storebror any chance go have the same for BAT eventually?
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 15, 2020, 02:00:36 AM
nope.
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: shardana on November 15, 2020, 04:06:28 AM
Hahaha thank’s for the quick answer! Pity though 😀😀😀
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Ghost129er on November 15, 2020, 04:16:31 AM
Hahaha thank’s for the quick answer! Pity though 😀😀😀

If you want to take that pity and make it a reality, you could go over idk 1000+ cockpit files, editing them all manually, adding meshes, materials, etc, adding them to the him files and etc to get that wish to come true~ Not to mention /all/ the engine variation and limits for all existing, and what if engines (especially for those with no data).

Ain't nobody got time for that!


I'll be happy to get back to this once the devs fixed the indestructible 109 tail, .cal 50 marshmallows (and .303 for the same effect) and the HE nukes.

So maybe in the next life perhaps  8)
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: shardana on November 15, 2020, 07:41:40 AM
Never wanted to be a nuisance. I was just curious to know if there was an easy way. Sometimes the answer is yes sometimes is not. I’m old enough to know that that’s how things go in real life....
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on November 15, 2020, 07:49:28 AM
Yep, no need to get mad about it.
It simply isn't feasible and there's no plans to do it from anyone I know of.
Which doesn't mean that there isn't someone trying to without me knowing.
That's life :)

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Ghost129er on November 15, 2020, 08:07:46 AM
No sass or anything just explaining as to why it probably won't be done and etc so not only him hut everyone else understands too. I feel its important to share it from a modders point of view as to why we can't be fucked to do certain things that seem easy.

For BoX its easy - there's barely a variety of planes in it. Even vanilla 1946 has more planes than they do. And features lmao.
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: too-cool on December 22, 2020, 01:31:45 PM
Yep, no need to get mad about it.
It simply isn't feasible and there's no plans to do it from anyone I know of.
Which doesn't mean that there isn't someone trying to without me knowing.
That's life :)

]cheers[
Mike
Can you instruct me as to how to change the cockpit photo in the Hurricane, I added this one but it doesn't seem to work for the Hurricane,  I can place it in the Hurricane texture folder but it changes back to the photo of a lady. All other photo's work great, it's just the Hurricane I'm having issues with. Thanks TC
(https://i.postimg.cc/NMGQSx3V/custom-photo.png) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/NMGQSx3V/custom-photo.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on December 22, 2020, 10:54:50 PM
Sorry to say but due to the fact that the devs don't care to fix the most blatant issues in IL-2 Great Battles - namely the indestructible 109 tail and the completely nerfed cal .50 guns - for more than 9 months now, and instead advised their moderators to bully anyone who dares to speak about these facts, I decided in return not to play IL-2 Great Battles until this bullshit comes to an end.
For the time being, I consider IL-2 Great Battles a completely fucked up game, and the hole they've been digging becomes deeper with every update / patch released, until the devs finally come back to reason and address the main issues.
But that probably won't happen.
Bringing absolute nonsense payware addons and pre-selling endless content to be delivered when hell freezes over seems to be much more of a business agenda to them.
And as long as their customers keep kissing their asses for this bullshit, as long as Lufties can keep pissing themselves in joy and laughter over the very valid complains, as long as idiocy remains the order of the day, as long one nail after another will get hammered into this game's coffin (it's a game now at best, it might have been some kind of "simulator" long ago but it ain't anymore).

Having said that, I do own the Hurri and I've flown it for one day excessively, just to see that it suffers from the same nerfed AP ammo bug like the cal .50s - yes I know, nobody complains about it, but that's only because those weaky void-brainers always fly the 4 cannon armed Hurri all the time - and the flight model is off all over the place, quite like any other low-quality addon released during the past year.

No game play for me means no further modding and no support either.
Sorry for the rant, but I've wasted almost a thousand bucks on this and have been taken for a ride by the devs in return.

]cheers[
Mike
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: sniperton on December 23, 2020, 02:20:08 AM
Can you instruct me as to how to change the cockpit photo in the Hurricane, I added this one but it doesn't seem to work for the Hurricane,  I can place it in the Hurricane texture folder but it changes back to the photo of a lady. All other photo's work great, it's just the Hurricane I'm having issues with. Thanks TC

You're probably using a wrong dds format/encoding and therefore the game ignores the file.
(The Hurricane works just fine with already existing image files.)
Look for dds tech specs at the 1C game site.
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: pusswag on December 24, 2020, 08:05:50 PM

I got it working for you I posted a link to it to the orginal post on the il2 forum hope you dont mind I used your image.
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: 352nd_Hoss on January 08, 2021, 04:16:59 PM
Does anyone have the new photos for the P-47's with the higher octane fuel?
Title: Re: Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos v1.02 [MOD]
Post by: SAS~Storebror on April 23, 2021, 12:31:53 AM
To all those who have tried to reach me on il2sturmovik.com forums about this mod or any other work I've done:
Sorry guys, but I'm not playing this game anymore and I can't reply to you either cause I've been banned over there for not singing their song.

]cheers[
Mike