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Title: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: UberDemon on October 17, 2020, 01:00:14 PM
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ANNOUNCEMENT:  UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE / 4.1 BLUE EDGE (RCBE) Released

(UPDATE 02 March 2021:  Update 004 Released Read More Below)

(http://www.uberdemon.net/pictures/uqmgpreview/uq621rel.jpg)

Greetings,

Mates, the first release is here.  It has taken a lot of work.   This thread will be the place for bug reporting, instructions, and help.  Development and news will continue to be posted in the previous thread:  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,64283.0.html 

Yes, UFOs were in fact sighted according to leaked reports from Area 52 (the cover name for Area 51)...
(http://www.uberdemon.net/pictures/uqmgpreview/uqprerel0001.jpg)

UQMG SUPER UPGRADE 0019 BAT WAW 4.0.0 Red Core
==============================================

BACKGROUND:
This is the first milestone of a pet project of mine that started at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the worst thing to hit humanity in a while.  Keeping up with all ModPacks is impossible, so I decided to re-vive parts of the old UQMG2013 project which was basically dead.  I used that work to create a new application called UQMG Converter Tool 2020 (UCT2020).

The purpose of the application is to take a lot of complex code from UQMG2013 project, so it was not completely wasted, to programmatically update UQMG Classic with some of the new MODs.  I have chosen SAS 1946 project which started with The Full Monty, progressed to other iterations, and eventually BAT, to me, THE STANDARD for IL-2 1946 Mod Packs.  This work was super overwhelming, as I had to re-teach myself not one, but 3 versions of Visual Basic, and try to make sense of things that I wrote up to 20 years ago.  There are also a whole lot of things involving Batch and PowerShell scripting, as well as using several IL-2 modding tools and BAT mod files.

There is a lot of work ahead, but this is the first release which is compatible with the Super Professional Red Core installation.  So here is what it includes:


The BAD News / What it does not include:

INSTALLATION

THANKS:

************** END OF RELEASE NOTES **************

[Please wait while I format the following post below with all instructions and links.]
Title: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 17, 2020, 01:00:58 PM
RESERVED for WAW-specific UQMG Releases and Hot Fixes


(UPDATE 02 March 2021:  Update 004 Released, Download below and Scroll past Main Install to for instructions.)

UQMG SUPER UPGRADE 0019 BAT WAW 4.0.0 Red Core / 4.1.0 Blue Edge (RCBE)
============================================================================
NOTE:  This is an update to UQMG Classic.  The instructions are for a clean Install.  If not you will need it before you proceed with the BAT WAW upgrade.

WARNING:  Read first before jumping the gun.

DOWNLOADS (Do not install until you download everything):
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IMPORTANT NOTE:  IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO RUN UQMG IN ADMIN MODE.  It decreases the chances of something going wrong.  You will not be able to launch IL-2 1946 / BAT from UQMG (a new feature in Update 003) unless you start UQMG in Admin mode, however if you do not start it in Admin mode, you will be still able to switch focus to IL-2 if it's running.

Install Core UQMG:
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All inclusive Upgrade #19 with Update 003 (Includes BAT WAW)
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Keep Reading for Easy Latest Update Instructions Below!!!

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Your JSGME should look  something like this:
(http://www.uberdemon.net/pictures/uqmgpreview/uqr0030.jpg)

And your UQMG installation directory should look something like this:
(http://www.uberdemon.net/pictures/uqmgpreview/uqr0020.jpg)

Playing BAT WAW Upgrade the first time
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In UQMG Help->Display Version Information you should see:
(http://www.uberdemon.net/pictures/uqmgpreview/uqr0040.jpg)


A word about Flight Groups in UQMG
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Below are some pictures of a sample mission which show the new expanded Flight Editor view with the Aircraft Viewer:
(http://www.uberdemon.net/pictures/uqmgpreview/uqr0100.jpg)

(http://www.uberdemon.net/pictures/uqmgpreview/uqr0110.jpg)

(http://www.uberdemon.net/pictures/uqmgpreview/uqr0115.jpg)

READ BELOW FOR UPDATE INSTALLATION:


NOTE:  I am choosing to use Update vs. Hot Fix terminology because these are not fixing functionality per se, but are adding features, so they are like upgrades/updates.



UPGRADE 0019 Update 004 - 02 March 2021
=======================================

UPGRADE 0019 Update 004 - 02 Mar 2020
=======================================
What it includes:
* This must be installed over the Large Update 003.  Updates beginning with this, 004 will be all-inclusive as long as they are installed over Update 003.
* Hot Fixes 001 and 002 updates
* UQMG Executable build 6.3.0 (previous update was at 6.2.5)
* Added support for all BAT WAW New planes and ground objects in 4.1.1
* Added missing flight editor viewer graphics from previous updates
* Better support for seaplanes and carrier operations (This took a lot of re-writing in the UQMG engine.)
* Amphibian aircraft such as the Seiran now are duplicated.  The entry with "(Seaplane)" in text label gets handled as a seaplane.  The one without it gets handled as a standard plane.  This is important for runway and carrier operations.  The Seiran, for example can use the I-400 submarine as a carrier.
* Mission Content
---   Located in the "save\_BATWAWRedCore" folder, access through UQMG File menu
---   15 Red Missions using new features and/or 4.1.1 planes
---   13 Blue Missions using new features and/or 4.1.1 planes

NOTE ABOUT LOAD/MISSION GENERATION TIME:  SAS BAT includes an enormous amount of content.  If UQMG seems to be not-responding, please be patient.

NOTE ABOUT Auto-Matching for Ground objects:  I have to fix some files in the future especially when dealing with seplane ground objects, at times some seplane ground objects will be replaced with standard default planes, so to fix that you can designate a custom seaplane in the Ground Object Editor.

NOTE ABOUT EXISTING MISSIONS:  If you created any new missions with custom ground objects, you will encounter errors and/or crash UQMG.  Sorry.

WHAT'S NEXT?
=============
* Support for Newer Versions
* DOF / TGA / JTW
* Maps?
* Aircraft single mods?
* Who knows!!!  Anything could happen now!!!

INSTALLATION:
=============

* You must install this over Update 003; if you have not updated UQMG with BAT super upgrade to Update 003, you need to do that first (scroll below for that under the update log below).
* Save your current UQMG mission file, if applicable (using File menu)
* Exit UQMG if it is running
* Unzip file in UQMG installation directory
* Use unzip here (make sure another folder is not created)
* Overwrite all files (although there should not be any overwrites)
* Start JSGME from UQMG installation directory
* Install the #modUpdate004, and overwrite everything
* Close JSGME
* Start UQMG and enjoy
* If at any point you get an error that you need to pick the BAT directory, do that.  When you re-start, if it gives you the same mistake, click on Cancel and that should fix it.

===================================================================
================= MODIFICATION LOG BELOW ==========================
===================================================================

UPGRADE 0019 Update 003 - 24 Dec 2020
=======================================
What it includes:
* Starting with Update 003 I will go back to only one upgrade at a time, no more multiple downloads
* Hot Fix 001 and 002 updates (Read about them in the change log below.)
* UQMG Executable build 6.2.5
* Added support for all BAT WAW Ground Objects in Ground Object Editor (Simple Map Template Substitutions)
--- Moving Armor/Tanks (including infantry)
--- Moving Vehicles (including infantry, cavalry, taxiing planes)
--- Moving Trains
--- Moving Ships
--- Static Artillery
--- Static Ships
--- Static Objects (includes everything which does not shoot, as well as C&C)
--- Buildings (used to remove racig pylons, but in this case all buildings/objects are available)
* Splash Screen Customization
--- 60 additional pictures edited by PO_MAK_249RIP
--- Select startup picture from existing 100 pictures (through 'Tools>Change Intro/Splash Screen' Menu option)
* Automatic Version Check for updates (requires Internet access)
* Ability to Launch IL-2 1946 / SAS BAT from UQMG, or swich application focus to IL-2 from UQMG
* Mission Content (as shown in https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,64283.msg719179.html#msg719179)
---   Located in the "save\_BATWAWRedCore" folder, access through UQMG File menu
---   Red & Blue versions of mission displayed in hyperlink above:
------   Red:  Fly in ramjet F-51s to intercept German bombers
------   Blue:  Fly bombing mission in Me-264 'Amerika Bomber'
------   Blue:  Fly as an alien in a UFO helping the Nazis
* Previous existing UQMG missions updated to support new ground object names
* Ground object fixes for non-BAT template version of UQMG discovered during development

INSTALLATION:
=============
* Save your current UQMG mission file, if applicable (using File menu)
* Exit UQMG if it is running
* Unzip file in UQMG installation directory
* Use unzip here (make sure another folder is not created)
* Overwrite all files
* Start UQMG and generate one mission
* Exit UQMG
* Start JSGME from UQMG installation directory
* REMOVE ALL PREVIOUS UPDATES / HOT FIXES with JSGME
* Install "#modBATWAWComplete003"
* Start UQMG and enjoy
* If at any point you get an error that you need to pick the BAT directory, do that.  When you re-start, if it gives you the same mistake, click on Cancel and that should fix it.

UPGRADE 0019 Hot Fix 002 - 11 Nov 2020
=======================================
What it includes:
* Hot Fix 001 updates (Except as noted)
* UQMG Executable build 6.2.1 (Many changes and improvements justifies jumping to 6.2)
* Updated GUI wording to reflect IL-1 1946 and BAT
* Direct links to SAS 1946 Home page and BAT Missions page (where updates to UQMG are posted) in the Help menu
* Mission Generation time cut by 2/3 of time for SP/Coop/DF (When checking the Hybrid DF Arena option)
* UQMM (Mission Manager) now fully supports BAT
* 100% Support for DF Hybrid Arenas within UQMG GUI
---   FMB no longer needed to modify UQMG mission
---   Support DF Arenas which allows support for dynamic/moving AI ground and
      scripted AI planes (As in Single Player and Coop Mode)
---   This allows, through the use of wave features available to flight clones
      for the creation of long lasting persistent arenas which can be played with
      your friends online or by yourself (Creating a DF session).
---   You can hop into new planes for each team endlessly while there is a war with
      fully operational aircraft flying and engaging each other as well as ground objects
* New Splash Screen:
---   Displays original picture or one of 40 random pictures edited by PO_MAK_249RIP
---   Includes pictures of different eras in anticipation of DOF/TGA/JTW support
---   Read here:  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,64283.msg716422.html#msg716422
* New In Game Background Picture for UQMG (In "Single\NN" None country) and it works in BAT
---   Pictures will change when DOF/TGA/JTW support begins
* 2x New permanent plane sets:
---   USSR vs Finland 1941 is now a permanent set (removes Hot Fix 001 Custom Set)
---   New UK vs. Germany 1940 plane set (for Battle of Britain scenarios)
* Mission Content
---   Located in the "save\_BATWAWtesting" folder, access through UQMG File menu
---   Red & Blue 2hr Persistent Arenas for USSR vs. Germany (1942)
---   Red & Blue 2hr Persistent Arenas for USSR vs. Finland (1941)
---   Red & Blue 2hr Persistent Arenas for UK vs. Germany (1940)

UPGRADE 0019 Hot Fix 001 - 26 Oct 2020
=======================================
What it includes:
* UQMG Executable build 6.1.3
* Adds ability to change supported IL-2 version in the Program (Tools Menu)
-- See pictures here:  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,64283.msg715476.html#msg715476
* Fixes Rule Set maker so you can create your own Rule-Sets (for BAT versions)
* One added custom Rule-Set to get you Going (USSR vs. Finland in 1941)
-- Access it through the "Random Rules & Sets" button

Extras UQMG Mission Content (Accessed through UQMG File menu):
* Single UQMG mission created during development (Falkes vs. Wellingtons)
-- blu_Falke001.uqmg
-- Pictures here:  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,64283.msg707848.html#msg707848
-- Located in the "save\_BATWAWtesting" folder, access through UQMG File menu
* 2 hour dogfight Arena with regenerating AI planes
-- red_2hrArenaDEvsRU42.uqmg
-- Located in the "save\_BATWAWtesting" folder, access through UQMG File menu
-- Additional info on using BAT Hybrid DF Arena with scripted AI Planes:  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,65160.0.html
-- Related information on UQMM (embedded Mission Manager):  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,65172.0.html
* 38  Ready-to-play missions created by GEORGES44 from SAS 1946
-- Located in the "save\_BATWAWtesting\_GEORGES44MissionSet" folder, access through UQMG File menu
-- Specially converted from UQMG classic to BAT WAW standard
-- Some of the missions have briefing in French

Enjoy.

UberDemon/danzigzag (UD/dzz)
http://www.uberdemon.net

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Title: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 17, 2020, 01:01:18 PM
RESERVED for DOF-specific UQMG Releases and Hot Fixes


Title: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 17, 2020, 01:01:41 PM
RESERVED for JTW-specific UQMG Releases and Hot Fixes


Title: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 17, 2020, 01:02:10 PM
RESERVED for TGA-specific UQMG Releases and Hot Fixes


Title: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 17, 2020, 01:02:45 PM
RESERVED for Miscellaneous UQMG Releases and Hot Fixes


(SAS Staff, this is the last Reserved spot)

Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: GEORGES44 on October 18, 2020, 02:53:38 AM
HUGE THANKS for this splendid work! :) :) :) :)
That's Christmas before time.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: SAS~Poltava on October 18, 2020, 08:30:37 AM
Wow! Great job - Thanks!  :P
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: whistler on October 18, 2020, 12:10:20 PM
Congratulations UberDemon for achieving this gigantic milestone! I followed closely the developer notes and I was eager to get my hands dirty with UQMG for BAT. I admit I haven't used UQMG in years and it all is kinda new to me. The installation went all-right thanks to the detailed instructions and my UQMG for BAT-WAW is working as advertised. So many options! Where to start! Hmmm.... "Randomize Now"... that's my thing :D

THANKS! ]thumbsup[
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: asheshouse on October 18, 2020, 01:30:44 PM
Great! Thanks very much for this.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: Flying H on October 18, 2020, 03:31:33 PM
The waiting is over! Took a little more than two weeks but it was worth waiting for!
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 18, 2020, 05:38:37 PM
Thank you all for the constant support.  I have some really good news that I found out after the release (due to some stubborn trying... I do that a lot...).  I think it is any way, and I think it will bring some really good enjoyment to you.  And you have to do nothing about it if you installed this latest upgrade.

Sorry but I got to go back to some cooking.  I'll return soon enough.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: raf1659 on October 19, 2020, 12:38:47 AM
THANKS you are my new best friend !  :)
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: GEORGES44 on October 19, 2020, 10:16:04 AM
D/L and installed (following scrupulously the instructions) on OS Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon Winehq-staging 5.19~focal.

All went without a hitch! UQMG works flawlessly  :D :D :D
A tribute to your splendid work that it runs as expected on a non windows-OS .

(and a tribute too to the good advice of SAS Storebor on https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,55959.0.html  ;))

Now to complete my collection of UQMG missions that I have made since .....well, since the beginning of UQMG (missions that ,due to non-compatibility issue, I had often to modify with the FMB when I switched to a new version of IL2  ::()
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 19, 2020, 10:31:53 AM
D/L and installed (following scrupulously the instructions) on OS Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon Winehq-staging 5.19~focal.

All went without a hitch! UQMG works flawlessly  :D :D :D
A tribute to your splendid work that it runs as expected on a non windows-OS .

(and a tribute too to the good advice of SAS Storebor on https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,55959.0.html  ;))

Now to complete my collection of UQMG missions that I have made since .....well, since the beginning of UQMG (missions that ,due to non-compatibility issue, I had often to modify with the FMB when I switched to a new version of IL2  ::()

GEORGES44,

How many ".uqmg" missions did you make?  If you bundle them up and make them available to me, I can probably do a bulk conversion using my UCT2020 tool...  would take a few minutes for me to program a "custom" ability to convert the files but maybe better than the hours it would take you to convert them manually.

Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: GEORGES44 on October 19, 2020, 11:56:29 AM
Hello UberDemon,

And thanks for the offfer.

In answer to your question: how many UQMG missions?
Well , in my "basic" UQMG folder exactly 101 missions (oldest from 2005):
http://www.mediafire.com/file/sattgcqdw5twywz/(+++Saved+UberQuick+Missions++++).zip/file
(some names and briefings are in french : guess where I live :D)
(...and you'll guess that I love "furballs"!)

but I have other folders with a mix of UQMG/non-UQMG missions and I am too lazy to sort them out, especially since the UQMG missions have been heavily modified.

Thanks again for your hard work


 
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 19, 2020, 12:02:17 PM
ooooh... that would be a problem.  You are sending me the IL-2 mission files after they were generated by UQMG.  What I need are the ".uqmg" files you hopefully saved from UQMG.  Can you send me those?  I don't have a converter for the IL-2 mission files, only the native UQMG script files, like the ones in the "[UQMG installation path]\UberQuickPF\ini\fb100\main\save" folder.

Hopefully you saved them...
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: GEORGES44 on October 19, 2020, 12:36:14 PM
Hopefully you saved them...

Alas just a handful due to HD break-ups (I saved my IL2 installs but not the UGMG folders)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/2fhblw8qkawgklo/uqmg.zip/file
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 19, 2020, 02:58:56 PM
I'll give it a crack tonight.  Should be super easy.  Oh, do you mind me including your mission in French in the next UQMG update?  You would of course get the credit for it.

For your other missions... there may be another alternative.  I'll be posting the good news soon.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: GEORGES44 on October 20, 2020, 03:26:57 AM
No problem to include my missions. :)

And if you want me to translate the briefings in english, no problem also: just tell me how you want to proceed (translate the missions on my side and send it,  simply give you the text, or any way that suits you best).
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: greybeard307 on October 20, 2020, 04:56:35 AM
Downloaded and installed with no issues, thanks Uberdemon, now immersed in creating missions with fully populated maps at the click of a button, magnificent.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: Knochenlutscher on October 20, 2020, 06:10:29 AM
Il-2 Wayback Machine, this is cool, the old ancient Version was a trusty Mate,
gave hours of endless fun. Glad you hit the deck with this Upgrade.
Thanks for your precious work Uberdemon

Best wishes
Tobias
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on October 25, 2020, 07:37:04 AM
All installed in my much modified CUP 4.12m - just wondered if there was anyway of changing the opening screen picture? I found the 'background' .tga in fb100...\staging but adding a replacement just resulted in the original still showing up?
Wonderful work UberDemon !!!!!
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 25, 2020, 02:18:10 PM
All installed in my much modified CUP 4.12m - just wondered if there was anyway of changing the opening screen picture? I found the 'background' .tga in fb100...\staging but adding a replacement just resulted in the original still showing up?
Wonderful work UberDemon !!!!!

OK assuming you are using the update for BAT WAW, correct?  If so there are a couple of things to consider.  The UQMG background copies itself to the IL-2/BAT "Missions\Single\NN" folder, where the UQMG play files reside to be played in IL-2/BAT.

Depending on the version of IL-2 Mod you are working on, that does not matter because it is hard-coded in the Mod pack, like BAT, it only displays the default BAT stuff.  I can't remember if that is the case with CUP.

With that said, if your CUP installation supports it, then you can put your own background there.  It sounds like you would like to replace it in the UQMG directory, which hurts my feelings immensely.  I mean I can't sleep anymore.  I think I am triggered...

But to do that, go back to the UQMG directory, then go to the "ini" folder.  The current version you are using no longer uses anything in the "fb100" folder.  It now uses the "BAT_WAW" folder.  So the path you are looking for is actually:
* "UberQuickPF\ini\BAT_WAW\main\staging\background"

I hope I answered your question.

Go Spurs!!!!!!
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 25, 2020, 03:28:45 PM
All,

I alluded to this earlier that this update would be a long and bumpy journey.  Unfortunately I found out that currently you are not able to create your own plane sets in the new version.  This has to do with how double quotes are used in some fields.

I just fixed it in the code, and will release a hot-fix in not too long.  If you really want to create your sets right now and you are having problems you can fix it by doing some mass text substitution.

Say you are in the UQMG "ini\BAT_WAW\main\RandomSets" folder.  A custom Randomize file you create would be named something like "rnd_set10000.ini" (Custom files are always named from 10000 and higher).

A typical line would look like this:
(F) Curtiss P-40B, 1941,notused,[ru] <USSR>,1

But because I use the text that comes from BAT, I have to deal with commas in comma separated text fields.

To properly work, this field would have to be edited to (note the double quotes):
"(F) Curtiss P-40B, 1941",notused,[ru] <USSR>,1

The best way to do a mass text substitution would be to substitute all occurrences of {,notused,} with {",notused,}, and then add a double quote to as the first character in every line.

Really sorry about this.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 25, 2020, 04:38:26 PM
No problem to include my missions. :)

And if you want me to translate the briefings in english, no problem also: just tell me how you want to proceed (translate the missions on my side and send it,  simply give you the text, or any way that suits you best).

Had to re-write some routines in UCT2020 to get this done, but now I have a way to convert custom files for other people if they want.  Had some issues at first because in your PC the files are saved with "Vrai/Faux" instead of "True/False", but that was a fun programmatic problem to solve!

Will be releasing them soon.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on October 25, 2020, 10:54:53 PM
No intention to hurt your feelings m8 just like my own UI's in place :) I have created a lot of my own loading screens etc. Are you a yiddo by any chance? COYS!
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 25, 2020, 11:52:51 PM
All jokes for sure!  But  I hope I was able to help... ha ha!
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on October 26, 2020, 02:34:42 AM
Hi Uber I wanted to alter the P47 image that appears when you first open UQMM - but I assume its hard coded as you say? Any work around?
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: RealDarko on October 26, 2020, 06:29:14 AM
Getting this when I try to run the game the first time.

(https://i.imgur.com/D1TVXzV.jpg)
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on October 26, 2020, 07:14:59 AM
I had that - have you installed outside windows program files? It must be C (your drive)\UQMG and not in either of the program files folders (ie x86 etc). That worked for me!
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 26, 2020, 08:13:56 AM
Getting this when I try to run the game the first time.

(https://i.imgur.com/D1TVXzV.jpg)

Did you follow the install instructions closely?  Did you run the fb100.exe to install the required configuration files?  Something that seems to help specially in newer Windows 10 machines is to install in a non traditional installation directory.  Something like D:\Games\UberQuickPF.  In fact I highly recommend installing UQMG in a Flash Drive or a Solid State Drive, due to intense file processing that goes on.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 26, 2020, 08:16:50 AM
Hi Uber I wanted to alter the P47 image that appears when you first open UQMM - but I assume its hard coded as you say? Any work around?

Oh, OK, I get it.  No that is hardcoded in the "Splash Screen" form for the Program... I guess I could look into updating that but I have been lazy.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: RealDarko on October 26, 2020, 09:45:25 AM
Got it working after restarting from scratch. Now is time to try it! Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 26, 2020, 09:55:18 AM
Got it working after restarting from scratch. Now is time to try it! Thanks a lot!

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Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: RealDarko on October 26, 2020, 10:58:20 AM
I vote for the 5!
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: UberDemon on October 26, 2020, 05:07:05 PM
No problem to include my missions. :)

And if you want me to translate the briefings in english, no problem also: just tell me how you want to proceed (translate the missions on my side and send it,  simply give you the text, or any way that suits you best).

GEORGES44,

Your missions are converted and they were released as a part of Hot Fix 001.  Get it here:  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,65131.0.html

Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released
Post by: GEORGES44 on October 27, 2020, 08:13:45 AM
No problem to include my missions. :)

And if you want me to translate the briefings in english, no problem also: just tell me how you want to proceed (translate the missions on my side and send it,  simply give you the text, or any way that suits you best).

GEORGES44,

Your missions are converted and they were released as a part of Hot Fix 001.  Get it here:  https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,65131.0.html

Thanks, hotfix D/L and installed :)

Planning on building "furballs" for the DF Arena: covid curfew will at least give me time for that .

Thanks again for your splendid work

Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released (Update 26 Oct 2020: Hot Fix 001 Released)
Post by: PO_MAK_249RIP on October 28, 2020, 07:07:40 AM
I have sent you an email Uber for your perusal - you may like it?
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released (Update 26 Oct 2020: Hot Fix 001 Released)
Post by: UberDemon on October 28, 2020, 01:21:58 PM
I have sent you an email Uber for your perusal - you may like it?

Check your Private Message area in this site.
Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released (Update 26 Oct 2020: Hot Fix 001 Released)
Post by: UberDemon on November 12, 2020, 11:11:53 AM
All the time I want to try your UQMB, but I haven't tried it yet. :D 
Are the missions that he builds too heavy?  I mean, if the computer is weak, will it be able to digest the mission?

Yes.  Look below:

* In the main interface there is an "FPS Manager" area (FPS = Frames per second)
(https://i.postimg.cc/c4Q7T6pP/fps01.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

* Click on Select/View Options
(https://i.postimg.cc/fbbxwCVh/fps02.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

* Or if you don't want to think, select a Preset
(https://i.postimg.cc/sgmYdqDc/fps03.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

* You can quickly Clear the Grid to start from scratch
(https://i.postimg.cc/cL0Rz0ZC/fps04.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

* Clear all Settings if you wish for a default start
(https://i.postimg.cc/k5hWDSSR/fps06.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

* Or Choose from over 400 pre-made mission scripts ready for mission Generation (you can modify existing ones or save yours for posterity as well)
(https://i.postimg.cc/632nZQVj/fps07.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

* When you click Create Mission Now, you create 3 versions of the mission (SP/DF and Coop) placed automatically in the correct areas so you can get to playing without fuss

* Or you can use the Mission Manager (UQMM) to play ANY existing IL-2 mission (SP/Coop/Campaign) from the perspective of any plane with adjusted mission objectives (and you Generate three versions of that mission, so automatically you can play any SP as a Hybrid DF Arena (with moving objects and planes) as well as Coop... or take a Coop Version and play it as a true offline mission... without overwriting your original mission, and without file management fuss
(https://i.postimg.cc/mDvMyG8b/fps08.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

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Title: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.0 RED CORE Released (Update 13 Nov 2020: Hot Fix 002 Released)
Post by: UberDemon on November 13, 2020, 10:31:35 AM
Hot Fix 002 is released.  UQMG is upgraded to version 6.2.1 with new features, updates and new support features for BAT.  See original post in this thread for download and instructions (Hot Fixes are all inclusive, so you can remove the last one with JSGME and install the next one with one click, no fuss).
Title: Re: Merry Christmas: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1 RCBE Update 003 Released (24 Dec 2020)
Post by: herbertx on January 22, 2021, 03:03:21 PM
Any idea where to get QMT version 1.1.1?    Shift-E and his site are long gone.  Mission for Today only has version 2.09.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1 RCBE Update 003 Released (24 Dec 2020)
Post by: UberDemon on January 25, 2021, 07:35:25 PM
Any idea where to get QMT version 1.1.1?    Shift-E and his site are long gone.  Mission for Today only has version 2.09.

Oh boy, that is a trip to the past...  I have not used QMT in a while.  Not sure if it works with UQMG any longer...  But no, I am not sure where to get that.  I had a big computer blow out a couple of years ago and I lost a lot of stuff.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1 RCBE Update 003 Released (24 Dec 2020)
Post by: herbertx on January 27, 2021, 09:55:33 AM
OK Thanks for the info.  now I have another problem.  I installed all the patches up to 003 and enabled them in JSGME.   Now when I start UQMG it keeps asking me where the SAS BAT il2fb.exe is.  I point it to the correct location, it closes, then on restart ask the same question.   How to fix?
Title: Re: Merry Christmas: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1 RCBE Update 003 Released (24 Dec 2020)
Post by: UberDemon on January 27, 2021, 09:04:31 PM
OK Thanks for the info.  now I have another problem.  I installed all the patches up to 003 and enabled them in JSGME.   Now when I start UQMG it keeps asking me where the SAS BAT il2fb.exe is.  I point it to the correct location, it closes, then on restart ask the same question.   How to fix?

You know I had the same problem when I was installing it, and I realized two things:  (1) I was not following my own instructions, and (2) the information in my README was not accurate.

Here is what I suggest:
* Follow the detailed instructions in this original Post, and NOT the README file.
* Make sure you do not skip any steps.
* Make sure you are running UQMG and JSGME in Admin mode
* Do NOT install UQMG in the default Windows Program Files directory (Install in something like D:\MyPrograms\UberQuickPF\ or something like that

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1 RCBE Update 003 Released (24 Dec 2020)
Post by: UberDemon on March 01, 2021, 10:02:17 PM
OK Thanks for the info.  now I have another problem.  I installed all the patches up to 003 and enabled them in JSGME.   Now when I start UQMG it keeps asking me where the SAS BAT il2fb.exe is.  I point it to the correct location, it closes, then on restart ask the same question.   How to fix?

OK I experienced that again as I was building the update package.  Seems to be an issue at times when you first install Update 003.  If it happens, point to the il2fb.exe location of BAT.  When you restart it, and it says the same thing, click Cancel.  That should fix it.
Title: Re: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: greybeard307 on March 07, 2021, 12:26:07 PM
Update 004 download and installed with no issues. Thank you for your continuing efforts with your exceptional utility. I was wondering how difficult it would be to add maps to the utility ? I was thinking of maps like Pacific-a which I believe is by agracier , maybe one of the channel maps, they would both lend themselves to persistent dogfight with timed waves of opponents (my favourite type of session). I understand if this is a big ask. Once again thanks.
Title: Re: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: UberDemon on March 09, 2021, 01:11:58 PM
Maps is something I have planned for the future.  I am going to work on the DOF port next and may start looking into how I can have an easier way to add new templates.

Curious as to the update check feature.  Did it pop up for you when you started it telling you there was a new version out?
Title: Re: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: greybeard307 on March 09, 2021, 01:50:47 PM
Thanks for the response. I had not used the utility for a while before the update appeared here. I didn't know there was an update announcer but I will keep that in mind for the future and watch out for it. Working to include the other BAT modules makes perfect sense, all power to your elbow. Thanks for your continuing efforts on our behalf.
Title: Re: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: MiastowyPL on May 22, 2021, 11:59:39 PM
Hey I am delving deeper and deeper into the IL 1946 and found your program. I have a problem. "International Error Creating Directories" could not create directories in IL 2 folder missions. I tried to give permission to these folders but it didn't help. Could you please help me?

iT'S OK, I am reinstalled IL 2 and updates. Super App.

Title: Re: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: Pinguim on May 31, 2021, 09:17:11 PM
just passing by to say I'm loving this app  :)
Title: Re: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: UberDemon on July 22, 2021, 03:29:10 PM
Thank you, hope you continue to enjoy it!
Title: Re: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: Chaoic16 on October 01, 2021, 03:46:02 AM
Hello UberDemon,

I am surprised and is very pleasured to see your work here. I used to fly IL-2 1946 a long time ago with your tools.  Now seeing that you made it to work with BAT, I am joyed by this!

If you, any of chance, needs or want an alternative aircraft list to work with your program, let me know. I can help you with it.  I created one in my own style for the community at this link: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,67326.0.html

After seeing how you set up the aircraft list, I have a suggestion for you.  Due to steer numbers of aircraft, by adding the certain codes to the list, you could make the list being able to be filtered  by certain nations and the role.  That way, any specific aircraft would be found more quickly and easily.

I am now re-learning how to use your awesome tools for IL-2 1946 BAT. }

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Update: UQMG for B.A.T. WAW 4.1.1 RCBE Update 004 Released (02 March 2021)
Post by: Chaoic16 on October 03, 2021, 07:30:27 PM
Good evening everyone,

I have a question about the Random Rules & Sets.  Since UQMG is made for BAT 4.1.1 (please correct me if I am wrong), it means that creating random rules & Sets may be unstable if running with BAT 4.2, right?  The reason why I ask is because each time I try to load the new rules I made by following the tutorial, the software gave me error and crashed to desktop.

So I thought I would ask.  I am having a lot of fun creating the missions by using UQMG while following tutorials. I am able to create the missions with F4F-3, A6M2-11 and other aircraft.  I am going to try creating mission where I can take off from flying boats.