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karla

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USS Hancock CVA-19
« on: September 16, 2013, 04:20:04 PM »






USS Hancock CVA-19 circa 1968 with HD textures.


FACTS
Displacement 32,800 tons
Length 895 feet Beam 103 feet
Armament 4 x 5 inches
Aircraft 60 to 70
Speed 33 Knots
Crew 2000 plus 1500 air
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Whiskey - Lima - Delta
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "RAMPAGE"

IL2 MODEL
This carrier was arbitarily selected for IL2 modification and probably the only accurate item in the model is the number '19'. Details were fairly well researched but, often, sensible compromises or good guesses had to be made. However, it is hoped that enough has been done to make a pilot think he's on the 'Fighting Hanna'. Features include: enhanced textures, remodelled island and mast, more railings, elevator structures, safety netting, door details, 3D pipework, water outlets, hanger interiors and sponson details. Original thread http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,35230.0.html

MODIFICATION
Large texture maps were used wherever possible. There are very few plain surfaces, most objects were mapped onto textured areas to give variation in hues and tones. No damage models and few collision boxes were included to save memory, time and to maintain realism. Similarly, smoke and flags were excluded. Modelling was carried out in Blender 2.67 (see reference 1) using a mesh convertor (reference 2) and exported via GMax using BuggyBuggy exporter (3). Textures were created or reworked in Gimp 2.8 (4). It was tested in DBW 1.71 on Vista 32 SP2 and separately also in DBW 1.71 on Vista 64 SP2, but it should also work in other configurations. There was no significant change in FPS using a Q6600 CPU, 3GB RAM and 1GB GF GT240.

INSTALLATION
USS Hancock CVA-19 HD model is to replace "USSHancockCV19_1968" in western0221 ....\XXX\USSEssexCVs_SCB125\3do\Ships\.. folder. So -

1) If you haven't already, you need western0221 Essex SCB-125 carriers installed and working (see reference 5).

2) You also need to install the amazing High Resolution / True Color Textures Mod package by Carsmaster and Storebror (reference 6).

3) Unzip 'USSHancock_CVA19_1968_remodel.zip' file (see reference 7) to a temporary location.

4) Copy and paste the unzipped 'USSHancockCV19_1968' folder to your XXX\USS Essex SCB-125\3d0\ships folder, where XXX = 'MODS' or '#DBW' or '#UP#'.

5) Open .....XXX\STD\com\maddox\il2\objects\Ships.ini with a text editor (NotePad, TextPad or Gedit). Use Ctrl-F or other search method to find the beginning of the entry for "USSHancockCV19_1968". Delete the whole entry containing Parts 0 to 60. Replace it with the new one from "Ships_ini.txt" containing Parts 0 to 13.

6) Installation of the catapult mod is almost mandatory; see western's advice on this (8 ).

7) Essex carrier crew by Ranwners is a must (9), but you will have to change the  ....\XXX\0USSEssexCVs_crew\3do\Ships\USSHancockCV19_1968\Hier.him file. Replace it with the new one.


SIMPLIFIED OPERATIONS FOR F-4
Task Force
CVA-19 centre; cruiser 1 o'clock 800 m; destroyer 3 o'clock 800 m; destroyer 5 o'clock 500 m; destroyer 7 o'clock 500 m; destroyer 9 o'clock 800 m; cruiser 11 o'clock 800 m; helicopter 4 o'clock 500 m at 500 ft.

Wind Over Deck
Wind at 5 m/s; turn into wind at 57 k/h.

Takeoff - wide angle view; lights on; engine on; panel lights on; canopy open; chocks off-chocks on; check speedbrake; chocks off; brake; taxi; brake; catapult link; wings down; flaps takeoff; elevator trim; canopy close; engine revs; shoot; gear up; trim; slight heading left/right; trim; flaps up one; trim; flaps up two; trim; max altitude 500 ft; trim; 2 miles join track.

Landing (10) - overhead Hanna 800 ft; check load; landing lights; turn left descend; trim; wide angle view; 700 ft 200 knots crosswind; lower gear; trim; 600 ft 180 knots downwind; flaps; trim; flaps; trim; 500 ft base; lower hook; trim; 400 ft finals; trim; 150 knots; no flare; stop/bolter; wings up; canopy open; taxi as directed.

REFERENCES
1) Blender http://www.blender.org/
2) Mesh convertor by Dr Jones http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,3004.0.html
3) BuggyBuggy IL2 exporter by Fatduck http://allaircraftsimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=28667&sid=ae02fc2b53af1f47b3f1aedb547b0b35
4) Gimp http://www.gimp.org/
5) western0221 Essex carriers http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,24177.0.html?PHPSESSID=5cb3fd69d58e51a842cf6bb5d06f12f6
6) HD mod by carsmaster and SA~Storebror http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,33239.0.html
7) Remodelled USS Hancock CV-19, MediaFire download http://www.mediafire.com/download/j40wad95w94alnw/USSHancock_CVA19_1968_remodel.zip
8 ) see western0221 for details on catapults http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,24177.0.html?PHPSESSID=5cb3fd69d58e51a842cf6bb5d06f12f6
9) Essex carrier crew by Ranwners http://www.mediafire.com/?s9486es3ekq5e1k
10) see diagram in post #28 http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,33626.24.html

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
early carrier mods by Diving_Hawk
western0221 Essex angled deck carriers
asheshouse for friendly assistance
Also thanks to all you hard working modellers and artists.

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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 11:39:27 PM »

very, very nice, karla - thanks! :D
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 06:06:23 AM »

Very good looking ship. Thank you. One issue I have is I followed your instructions and the ship shows but I have a top portion of the mast in the middle of the flight deck. The mast on the top of the tower is there and correct but I have a second one on the flght deck.
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 06:59:52 AM »

Very good looking ship. Thank you. One issue I have is I followed your instructions and the ship shows but I have a top portion of the mast in the middle of the flight deck. The mast on the top of the tower is there and correct but I have a second one on the flght deck.

Same here.
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 01:59:55 PM »

I know you guys are serious about this ship and I hope you get Fighting Hannie running faultlessly.

Early on, I attempted to develop FLOLS, alternative parking and animated steam catapult leaks - but I didn't leave any debris around! She's only been tested in DBW 1.7.1 under Vista 32 and 64 bit with GF9300 and GT240 NVIDIA graphics cards but should work most other places. I really can't think of any area to start looking to help you. A post of the error log file wouldn't really be of any use to me, I'm afraid - but you can try if you want. If you have western0221 angled deck Essex carriers working, the remodelled and re-installed USS Hancock should also be OK.

First, check that you have the latest version 2.02 of western's carriers; download the Essex1960Pack2.02.7z.

Also make sure that your ......\STD\com\maddox\il2\objects\Ships.ini and ......\0USSEssexCVs_crew\3do\Ships\USSHancockCV19_1968\hier.him files have been changed according to the instructions.

Good luck.

EDIT 18Sep13 corrected hier.him file path
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 07:54:57 AM »

I found my error. I placed your hier.him in the carrier folder instead of the correct place in Ranwer deck crew folder. :) I love the detail of the inside view...



This guy is so happy that he is dancing.....



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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2013, 08:05:48 AM »

 :P
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 08:12:14 AM »

Glad you got it 'Bombs'. Hope it applies to you also, 'Eddie'.

I may have misled you by quoting the carrier hier file - which is already in the carrier file and doesn't need changing. I've edited my post #4 to emphasise the Rawner's crew change instead.
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2013, 12:36:36 PM »

Karla

Sorted, nothing wrong with your mod mate, a lot wrong with my ships.ini   :-[  Duplicated files for the Hancock all over the place made matters worse so I had a good sort out and now it works beautifully.

Thanks again for all the work you put into this, she was well worth the effort to sort my mess out and I am delighted I got her to work. 

Moral of the story, when you remove things remove all of it.   :-X

Eddie
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 01:54:21 PM »

Hey guys -

I'm just wondering if there's a simpler solution to installing this? I've tried to follow the directions exactly and between all the pre-requisite downloads, and multiple ".ini" changes, I can't get it to work (and have in fact re-installed Il-2 all together after messing it up so bad).

Thanks,
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2014, 10:48:10 PM »

Hi there -

So I finally got this amazing ship working after much trial and error. I now have the problem where the mast sticks up through the deck. So I replaced the Rawner hier.him with yours and the mast went away BUT the deck crew have now disappeared. So, I read your instructions again:

"Also make sure that your ......\STD\com\maddox\il2\objects\Ships.ini and ......\0USSEssexCVs_crew\3do\Ships\USSHancockCV19_1968\hier.him files have been changed according to the instructions."

....But can't seem to find what the problem is. Any ideas?

EDIT: Resolved - the hier.him file in the Hancock ship download needs to be applied last, after the crew addon is installed.

Thanks!
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Re: USS Hancock CVA-19
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2014, 04:20:51 AM »

its the dl link below this line:  ;)

7) Remodelled USS Hancock CV-19, MediaFire download

see also this one:

9) Essex carrier crew by Ranwners
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