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karla

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USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« on: March 01, 2017, 01:17:38 PM »



USS Nimitz CVN-68 Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier


Here is USS Nimitz for you to enjoy. The Nimitz supercarrier is nearly fifty years old and, as a major part of a system, is one of the most powerful weapons in the world. This IL-2 model has been created with a very high level of detail - especially in the views from your cockpit - so that you get the best naval pilot simulation possible.

FEATURES

Very highly detailed model with high resolution, weathered texturing. Among other things it has: detailed flight deck, highly detailed island, detailed flight deck crew, flight deck vehicles, fully modelled animated radars, sponsons weapons equipment, catwalks details, pierced hull, open hanger 3, detailed doors, extensive railing, curved whip antennae and more.

The emphasis was on detail. There are no plain or plastic-looking surfaces because every object was mapped with textured areas to give variation in hues and tones. Light and dark areas were superimposed also to give the illusion of reality. It is accurate a model as you can expect in this - or any - game but there are many areas where there is a lack of source detail and reasonable assumptions were made about some of the features. Additions were made rather than being omitted; the reasoning being that it is better for you - the pilot - to glimpse a slightly inaccurate feature than have none there at all. There are no damage models and only flight deck area collision boxes were created. This was a logical step to save memory, time and to use the game engine power for a high visual realism rather than arcade thrills. The model is intended to be used in plausible scenarios and enemy shell or missile damage, colliding into hull or masts is considered to be unreal. An optical landing system is installed but doesn't yet work in BAT; it may work in 4.12.2m but not tested.

REQUIREMENTS
1) IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 original version 4.07/8
2) IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 version 4.12.2m mega patch -http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,38443.0.html
3) Battlefield Airborne Tactical (BAT) mega patch -
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53512.0.html
4) BAT Expansion Packs - including 7 https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,54269.0.html
5) SAS Engine Mod patch by western
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=52489.0 post #5


TYPICAL FILE LOCATIONS
D:\sims\IL_2_1946 - typical basic installation of the IL-2 game
D:\sims\IL_2_BAT - your working installation
D:\sims\IL-2_BAT\#JTW2\STD\com\maddox\il2\objects - for .ini files
D:\sims\IL-2_BAT\#JTW2\STD\i18n - the technics.properties file
D:\sims\IL-2_BAT\#JTW2 - installation of the USS_Nimitz_CVN_68 folder
D:\sims\IL-2_BAT\#JTW2\USS_Nimitz_CVN_68\3do\Ships\ShipkarCV2___UssNimitz - contains the hier.him file

INSTALLATION IN B.A.T.

USS Nimitz HD model is best installed in your BAT '...\#JTW2 folder'. now included in BAT Expansion Pack 7.

1) First, ensure that IL-2 is running and ready under BAT. For example, create an installation called 'D:\sims\IL_2_BAT'.
2) Install Western's 'SAS_Engine_2.7.2w_patch BETA_20170118' patch in the '...\#JTW2\Classes-!SAS-EngineMod_2.7.1W' folder.
3) Also install the two parts of 'ShipExtention2.20.5(4122)patch' in the '...\#JTW2' and '...\#JTW2\ShipAIMod' folders.
4) Extract 'USS_Nimitz_CVN_68_xxxxx.rar' file to a temporary location.
5) Copy and paste the unzipped 'USS_Nimitz_CVN_68' folder to your '...\#JTW2' folder. Make sure that the file path to the 'hier.him' file is like this - '...\#JTW2\USS_Nimitz_CVN_68\3do\Ships\ShipkarCV2___UssNimitz\....'.
6) Open  '...\Catapults.ini' with a text editor. Add the lines from 'catapults_ini.txt' to the end of the 'Catapults.ini' file. The default setting is for an F/A-18 Hornet. Two other options are available in the 'catapults_ini.txt' file and you can also customise the catapult for your favourite aircraft.
7) Open '...\chief.ini' with a text editor. Add the first line from 'chief_ini.txt' after the US warships section. Add the second and third lines in the other US warships section further down in the 'chief.ini' file.
8] Open '...\ships.ini' with a text editor. Add all the lines from 'ships_ini.txt' at the end of the 'ships.ini' file.
9) Open '...\stationary.ini' with a text editor. Add the line from 'stationary_ini.txt' at the end of the US warships section.
10) Open '...\technics.properties' (not technics.ini) with a text editor. Add the single line from 'technics_properties.txt' after the US warships section.

11) Use Full Mission Builder to create a scenario containing USS Nimitz.

12) Have loads of fun.


INSTALLATION IN 4.12.2m

It is recommended to install in use B.A.T. However, if you wish, you will need:

IL-2 version 4.12.2m
SAS_Modact_5.30_for_Il-2_4.12.2 http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,37662.0.html
SAS_Utils_mod_1.09 http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=40490.0
SAS_Engine_2.7.3w_full_20170218 http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,52489.0.html
IL-2 1956 Jet Era v1.33 http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,15649.0.html
HD_TrueColor mod http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,42744.0.html
ShipExtention2.2 0.0 (4122) http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,39077.0.html
ShipExtention2.20.5(4122)patch http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,39077.0.html
Clemenceau Carrier: http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,23336.0.html


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Diving_Hawk for Early Essex carrier mods
Western0221 for Essex angled deck carriers, FLOLS, other assistance and Java slot
The_Woz for the really useful Blender exporter
Stainless for his IL-2 Modding Tool
Asheshouse for technical assistance
Nimitz development thread http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,51699.0.html

Thanks most of all to you IL-2 SAS enthusiasts, talented modellers and artists for making this one of history's most enduring computer games


DOWNLOAD  http://www.mediafire.com/file/5dgi6eeei9ubwkf/USS_Nimitz_CVN_68_24786.rar


updated version (if necessary)
Original version 24786 28Feb17


EDIT RECORDS:
-6Mar17 - 4.12.2m installation requirements
-8Mar17 - BAT update & below
Edit by SAS~Bombsaway. For those installing this in anything other than BAT, you need this..  http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,23336.0.html
Thanks to Fly for finding this out for us.

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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 01:31:51 PM »

Brilliant. You have renewed my interest in jets.
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 01:37:44 PM »

Hi Karla
Congratulations on the wonderful work.
We waited for the aircraft.
I question whether it works outside BAT?
I have Modact SAS 5.3 and the latest Engine Mod
Thank you for your work.
Thank you in advance for your answer.
Regards
Seb
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 01:57:39 PM »

@Seb I wrote in the readme.txt file that it is possible to use the carrier in other IL-2 versions, but not recommended. Some time ago I decided to concentrate on Nimitz installation in BAT only but, during debugging, got her to load in 4.12.2m as well - but the catapults didn't seem to work.

If you find the time, install Nimitz in 4.12.2m and make a backup copy of your ..\#SAS\!SAS_Engine_Mod folder and try various '2.7' Engine Mod patches of western0221 and test them. If you get the cats to work please let us know.

Good luck.
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 02:29:18 PM »


FANTASTIC !!!!  8) Thank you very much Karla !



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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 02:48:47 PM »

Thank you very much Karla. She looks fantastic.
I understand you based it on BAT. I only have SASModAct 5.3. I installed it and it works in game but I cannot set a takeoff point to the carrier in a mission. I put it in place of a carried in a mission I had already made and the plane just drops into the water. Would you have an idea of how I might get it to work?
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 03:30:14 PM »

Hello Karla.  Thanks for this great project of yours.  But where do i put the folders Java files, Extra Crew and Low resolution?  By the way, I am putting this mod in CUP.  Should be OK, right?
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 04:03:09 PM »

IL 1946 has just won the heavy weight belt in naval aviation division! Thank you so much Karla, I have no words!

Great video with music and footage from The Final Countdown:
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 08:09:19 PM »

It's working, Thanks Karla, She is A Best Carrier, The Nimitz AKA, Old Salt.
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 08:54:58 PM »

Holy Shit!! 

Thanks so much Karla!!! Congrats a million times!
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 10:37:05 PM »

the plane just drops into the water.

Only AI planes does a proper TakeOff, for Players Plane read here:

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Known bugs waiting fixed
- Player cannot use full Autopilot carrier catapult launching. After jumped-to the catapult by Autopilot, Player has to disable Autopilot and release Chocks by manual.

Installed the Nimitz in MA5.30 + latest EngMod, ShipAI-Mod etc., works OK.

Some years ago noone ever would have expected to see a SuperCarrier sailing
in Il-2s waters, now this dream come true. Congrats and many thanks
to all involved with this.  :)
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Re: USS Nimitz Supercarrier
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2017, 10:42:42 PM »

Definitely worth waiting for, great job karla!
This must be the biggest and greatest carrier IL2 has ever seen!

Best regards - Mike
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