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Author Topic: Dynamic Westfront (ETO) campaign for HSFX 6 - update *30/06/2013*  (Read 52591 times)

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Boelcke

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The campaign contains the following parts:

Belgium 1939, Phoney war
Belgium 1940, Blitzkrieg
France 1940, Battle of france
France 1941: Circus (june 1941 till december 1941)
Channel front spring 1942: Butcher Bird
France autumn 1942: Fortresses ahead
Channel front January 1943: All quiet at the western front
Channel autumn 1943: War of attrition
France may 1944: Pre invasion phase
Normandy june 1944: DDay
Normandy july 1944: Breakout
Northern germany fall 1944: Throes of death
Ardennes: Operation Bodenplatte
Northern germany 1945: Defeat


The campaign is available for

Luftwaffe fighters, RAF and USAAF fighters, fighter bombers and bombers - some 2000 missions all together! you are able to fly nearly everything which was used in ww2 in the ETO. I´ve added some new content from 4.11 and HSFX 6 into the campaign like the Do 17, Hs 123, Hurri Bomber, early two blade Hurricane and so on.

The bomber campaign will start 1941 and ends with the invasion cause the other maps are to small for bomber operations.

The RAF fighter bomber campaign will start also in june 1941. In reality the RAF didn´t made use of fighter bombers before early 1942 in the ETO in day time raids, but hey, it´s fun.  ;)

The USAAF campaigns are starting in 1942 of course.


Flyable planes: Everything which is historical correct and available in HSFX ...

Used maps are Normandy, Ardennes and Northwest Europe. The maps are highly populated with objects from various mission/map template artists.



What do you need to get the campaign working: HSFX 6.01 and dgen.exe 4.0.8.6


The campaign is available here:

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.715

skin packs:

USAAF skins: http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.521

RAF and Luftwaffe skin packs (new Vers. 1.1):

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?5465




update 01/05/2013: patch for Cyberolas map repaint of the Ardennes map

if you are using Cyberolas map repaint of the Ardennes map:

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,34403.0.html

download this small patch and you will see his great winter and summer texures together with some changed airfields:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/99684525/Patch_Ardennes_map_RRR.zip

just unzip it and copy all the included files into the \DGEN folder, on top to the existing campaign and overwrite the old ones - i think ongoing campaigns will not be affected




Changes V 1.1:

- Fixing the loadout bug for the Bf 109 G6 Erla´s and Mid which can crash the campaign

- Added the Fw190 A4 FR to the campaign (thx to TheFruitBat)

- Added the Bf 109 E7N

- Removed the LaGG3 fake DW 520

- Changed the loadouts for the Typhoon: The Typhoon IB has now always bombs as loadouts, the IB Late always Rockets - so you can choose what´s the best for your taste.

- Both DDay subcampaigns are much more enriched with ground objects and effects like Arti barrage and fire and somke to make it more vivid, like a living battlefield

Be carefull, the rear area has now masses of german AA guns in the eastern direction of the map, the bridges are now heavy defended.
I recommend the allied DDay fighter bomber campaigns, much fun! But much more difficult than before.


Changes V 1.2:

- fixed some problems with the objects in the dday subcampaigns and populated more German airfields

Changes V 1.3:

- cleaned the crowded airfields to avoid crashes for the AI planes when landing and taxing to the dispersal area (thx to Blaubär for report)
- balanced the early war RAF subcampaigns for the AI in 4.11
- many minor fixes and changes in the other parts of the campaign

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Boelcke

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- Requirements:

dgen.exe 4.0.8.6

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.525


- Installation:

unzip all the files into the \DGEN folder from Il2


- The campaign was tested with the following values in the conf.ini [DGEN] section:

[DGen]
RandomFlights=3
HistoricalRanks=1
NoAirfieldHighlight=1
MaxFLAK=40
MissionDistance=75
MaxBomberSkill=0

If you don´t find a [DGEN] section in your conf.ini file, copy and paste the whole values posted above into the conf.ini and start the campaign

Very important is

MaxFlak: I inserted a lot of anti aircraft guns in the Normandie map, make sure that MaxFlak is NOT more than 40 or you will have a flak hell over the Normandie coastal defences. It also matches my Defense of the Reich campaign.

MaxBomberSkill: Set it to "0" or the sniper gunners of the Fortresses will shoot you to pieces from huge distances.

DISABLE "UseParkedPlanes" or the campaign will crash when changing to the NWE and Ardennes maps.


A guide how to tweak your dgen campaigns according to your taste is available here:

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?1539



- Skins: 

To get all the skins from the skin pack into the proper folder please copy the skins from the

                      - Bf 109 E7N folder into the Bf 109 E7Z folder and

                      - the Hurricane IIc skins into the HurricaneIICB folder

                      - and the FW-190A-4F skins into the FW-190A-4FR folder.

It´s not needed to get the campaign working, but it adds a lot of immersion to it.



KOWN ISSUES:

- The Hurricane Ia doesn´t work for allies as flyers plane, so i used the HUrricane Ib insted.

- The early RAF subcampaigns before summer 1941 do have some problems with the dates and time. It´s a software restriction that dgen.exe can´t support dates before the invasion of Russi in June 1941, so i had to choose wrong dates for the 1939-41 parts for the RAF, it will appear with dates from 1941 and 1942. From the channel part on it´s correct. For the Luftwaffe campaigns it was possible to choose the correct dates and times in 1940 and 41.

- In the autumn 1944 subcampaign, the Temptest V has airstarts. I couldn´t find the reason for it, as it is only the Tempest, the Spitfires are working well. So, we have to live with it.


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CharlieChap

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Totally Awesome Boelcke  :)
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yep agree with Charlie, great stuff, downloading now.

One question, did you replace the FW190A4's with the fully rated version that shipped with 4.11?
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@CharlieChap: PM sended

@thefruitbat: No, not yet. The campaign was designed for DBW and Il2 4.10 which doesn´t have this Fw190 type. I´ve inserted some new planes from 4.11 and HSFX 6, like Do 17, Hs123, HurriBomber, but not the new A4.

I think there will be some small bugs from the transition to HSFX, perhaps the loadouts or other stuff. The campaign is too large to test all the parts by myself. I want to collect all the user reports for an update and i can also easily insert the A4 in this process. Btw, when was this plane deployed? I assume in spring 1943?
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Awesome, thanks man.
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@Boelcke check PM's
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<Gunny>

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This looks like fun but I need a little help.
I have all down loaded and have the Dgen in place I think.
Now where do I put the mission?
Do I make a folder and place that in the Dgen main folder?

Thanks for the help.I have never added a Dgen mission and really dont want to screw up my install.
Cheer's

I have it working . 
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Boelcke

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This looks like fun but I need a little help.
I have all down loaded and have the Dgen in place I think.
Now where do I put the mission?
Do I make a folder and place that in the Dgen main folder?

Thanks for the help.I have never added a Dgen mission and really dont want to screw up my install.
Cheer's

I have it working . 

Gunny, the zip file contains only campaign files, unzip the files into the \DGEN folder from il2, no subfolder or anything else - that´s it. The campaign will show up in the campaign rooster as "Boelckes Fighter campaign for  ... " (or fighter bomber campaign or bomber campaign) for Luftwaffe, RAF and USAAF

If you never added dgen campaigns, you surely need the latest dgen.exe, version 4.0.8.6 which is availabel here:

http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.525

It´s also a zip file which contains only the dgen.exe - unzip the exe into the IL2 root folder, overwrite the old one.

Without it, the campaign will not work.

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<Gunny>

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Thank for the info.
I did down load every thing and winged it.  IT WORKS.

This is very nice thank you.
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Re: Dynamic Westfront (ETO) campaign for Il2 4.11 and HSFX 6.01 available
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 01:57:33 PM »

Thanks, Boelcke !

Question : I have a 4.0.8.7 DGen exe. Will it work too, or does it work only with 4.0.8.6 ?

Thanks for the tip !



EDIT :

I try with both versions of the DGen, but I always got a DGen error, and can't load any campaign.

Look :

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= DGen 4.0.8.7 (30/04/08) =
seed: 7490828
DGen initialization. Side: gb, Rank: 6
MaxBomberSkill=0
Distance=75 km
Length=VeryLong
AI=Normal
Missions=Normal
AirIntensity=Medium
GroundIntensity=Medium
SlowFire=5.0
PromotionRate=1.000000
Career ID: Gb7
Normandy:FB_channel40
Inherits FB_channel40
ReadDB sorties:1

PlayerWing found:RAF_No001SQN
TestWing(f,s): I_JG26 0 00
TestWing(f,s): I_JG2 0 00
TestWing(f,s): II_JG2 0 00
TestWing(f,s): III_JG2 0 00
TestWing(f,s): I_JG26 0 00
TestWing(f,s): I_JG2 0 00
TestWing(f,s): II_JG2 0 00
TestWing(f,s): III_JG2 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No001SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No003SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No081SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No087SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No091SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No001SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No003SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No081SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No087SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No091SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No001SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No003SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No001SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No003SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No001SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No003SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No081SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No087SQN 0 00
TestWing(f,s): RAF_No091SQN 0 00
Blue skill set: 5 20 30
Red skill set: 15 50 30
Inherits operations from DGen\opsB_Channel42.dat
MissionDistance set, testing DGen\FB_channel40Red0.mis
Can't open!
MissionDistance set, testing DGen\FB_channel40Blue0.mis
Can't open!
Dangerous areas
Red:1 Blue:15
Can't open Message file DGen\GB_MessageRu.dat

Any idea ?
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Re: Dynamic Westfront (ETO) campaign for Il2 4.11 and HSFX 6.01 available
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 10:28:26 PM »

I have every thing installed.
The German missions work.
The USAF missions work.
When I try the RAF and click the button to load the mission all I get is a BEEP.
I do need help I think.
The others are fun. Thank you for your hard work.
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