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Griffon_301

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Re: Update Pack 3 for "IL-2 SCW" available now!
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2013, 02:11:15 AM »

Hello Marko!

thanks for your kind words :) but that is why I love dedicated forums - it´s a give and take and also the only way IMHO to keep the great sim that IL2 is alive and kicking :)

concerning the maps: how a map looks like is defined in the load.ini for that map; you can modify the map if you tell the load.ini for that map to load other textures for example;
of course you can have different load.ini files for the same map, they are just called slightly different then; for example load_w.ini or load_s.ini for winter and summer maps (this is veeery simplified though, almost all mapmakers produced dedicated winter and summer versions of their maps, often also autumn and spring versions with different load.ini files of course);
depending on which load.ini is called from inside the missionfile of the mission you are flying, you get differently looking maps albeit basically, it is still the same map; for example there was an old Malta campaign I played ages ago which was released for the then current Malta map but you could also modify that Malta map with more bomb craters, loading new textures via a modified load.ini; of course you had to manually modify the missionfiles then too, telling the mission to load the new crater splattered map :)

but you are right when you say it is best to use the dedicated game version for a certain campaign, avoiding loads of trouble with missing planes, objects or other stuff...

@Metatron: just browse through this thread, you will find the solution for your question there ;)
that´s why basically the same map might look slightly different in some campaigns
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Re: Update Pack 3 for "IL-2 SCW" available now!
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2013, 02:20:48 AM »

thanks for your kind words :) but that is why I love dedicated forums - it´s a give and take and also the only way IMHO to keep the great sim that IL2 is alive and kicking :)

This is also my thought!!!!!
Ciao!

Marco
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Re: Update Pack 3 for "IL-2 SCW" available now!
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2013, 10:18:48 AM »

I have read through this thread, as I understand it the DBW content remains alongside the SCW content with the selector?
What I would like to attempt is to have a selectable install of IL2 with ONLY the SCW content, to allow for faster running, and a separate one with the ww2 content.
I imagine this would be a big task though.
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Re: Update Pack 3 for "IL-2 SCW" available now!
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2013, 10:50:20 AM »

Hello Metatron!

well what you think about is not possible because of the structure and character of the game!
IL2 is basically a WW2 flight sim;
DBW, all other modpacks, SCW or whatever builds upon this core and therefor can be viewed as add on packs;

as you need DBW for running SCW, you could basically view SCW as addon pack to the addon that DBW is itself;
therefor, you will not be able to run only SCW without WW2 content;
you can run SCW with all the DBW content but you do not need other addon content like TFM, newTFM for example;

the selector in this scenario lets you choose which addon pack to DBW you want to run, SCW, 1916, TFM, newTFM or other self generated content; it just depends which packs you have added to your install
but whatever you choose via the selector, it will ADD stuff to an existing DBW install, that contains all the WW2 stuff that was packed into DBW originally;

but trust me, if you run pure SCW on a DBW install, it runs and loads very fast, because nearly all of the DBW stuff is packed neatly into sfs files already, making loading times for the SCW modpack very fast! mine loads under 45 seconds...and its worth the effort!
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Re: Update Pack 3 for "IL-2 SCW" available now!
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2013, 08:18:14 PM »

Thanks for the precise reply.
I don't know,
 I think my computer is struggling to run all the DBW content plus non compressed mods.
I get low fps without anything much going on, so I assume it's the weight of the content that need to be loaded.

 I might be converting to HSFX which is a lighter install if I can't solve the problem.
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