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Blottogg
09-18-2004, 04:42 AM
Okay, it's not an Earth-shattering change to the game, but I wanted to add a little more detail to the aircraft designators in the briefings and in my list of kills. The list of designations is kept in the various message files in the DGen folder (format "xx_MessageEn.dat" without the quotes, where xx is a different abbreviation for each theater, FI, HU, nn, etc. Files with "En" are in English, with other files for French, German etc.) Open up the .dat file with notepad, and scroll down to the section marked "Plane names to appear in briefings". The designation on the left is the in-game code for that aircraft type, so don't change that one. The designation to the right is the text as it appears in the briefings, and this right hand text is what you can edit to your liking. Tired of wondering what version of LaGG, Il-2 or Bf-109G6 you shot down twenty missions ago? Just type in the aircraft designation you want to see. I've tried it and it works, though as always, make a backup of the original files before you edit them in case you type something the game engine doesn't like. My substituted list is as follows:

<IL_2T> <IL-2T>
<PE_2SERIES1> <Pe-2 Series 1>
<PE_2SERIES84> <Pe-2 Series 84>
<PE_2SERIES110> <Pe-2 Series 110>
<PE_2SERIES359> <Pe-2 Series 359>
<PE_3SERIES1> <Pe-3>
<PE_3BIS> <Pe-3 bis>
<TU_2S> <Tu-2S>
<PE_8> <Pe-8>
<JU_87B2> <Ju-87B2>
<JU_87D3> <Ju-87D3>
<JU_87D5> <Ju-87D5>
<JU_87G1> <Ju-87G1>
<JU_52_3MG4E> <Ju-52 3MG4E>
<LI_2> <Li-2>
<IL_2_1940Early> <IL-2 Series 1>
<IL_2_1940Late> <IL-2 Series 2>
<IL_2_1941Early> <IL-2 Series 3>
<IL_2_1941Late> <IL-2 Field Mod>
<IL_2MEarly> <IL-2M early>
<IL_2MLate> <IL-2M late>
<IL_2Type3> <IL-2 Type 3>
<IL_2Type3M> <IL-2 Type 3M>
<I_153_M62> <I-153/M62>
<I_153P> <I-153P>
<I_16TYPE24> <I-16 type 24>
<I_16TYPE18> <I-16 type 18>
<LA_7> <LA-7>
<P_39N> <P-39N>
<P_39Q1> <P-39Q1>
<P_39Q10> <P-39Q10>
<LAGG_3SERIES4> <LaGG-3 Series 4>
<LAGG_3IT> <LaGG-3IT>
<LAGG_3SERIES66> <LaGG-3 Series 66>
<LA_5FN> <La-5FN>
<MIG_3EARLY> <MiG-3>
<MIG_3UD> <MiG-3UD>
<MIG_3U> <MiG-3U>
<MIG_3UB> <MiG-3UB>
<MIG_3AM38> <MiG-3 AM38>
<MIG_3SHVAK> <MiG-3 ShVAK>
<YAK_1> <Yak-1>
<YAK_1B> <Yak-1B>
<YAK_7B> <Yak-7B>
<YAK_3> <Yak-3>
<YAK_9> <Yak-9>
<YAK_9D> <Yak-9D>
<YAK_9K> <Yak-9K>
<YAK_9T> <Yak-9T>
<YAK_9U> <Yak-9U>
<R_10> <R-10>
<U_2VS> <U-2VS>
<BF_109E4> <BF-109E4>
<BF_109E4B> <BF-109E4B>
<BF_109E7> <BF-109E7>
<BF_109E7NZ> <BF-109E7Z>
<BF_109F2> <BF-109F2>
<BF_109F4> <BF-109F4>
<BF_109G2> <BF-109G2>
<BF_109G6> <BF-109G6>
<BF_109G6Late> <BF-109G6late>
<BF_109G6AS> <BF-109G6AS>
<FW_189A2> <FW-189A2>
<FW_190A4> <FW-190A4>
<FW_190A5> <FW-190A5>
<FW_190A8> <FW-190A8>
<FW_190A9> <FW-190A9>
<FW_190F8> <FW-190F8>
<FW_190D9> <FW-190D9>
<FW_190D9LATE> <FW-190D-9late>
<JU_88A4> <Ju-88A4>
<HE_111H2> <He-111H2>
<HE_111H6> <He-111H6>
<HS_129B2> <Hs-129B2>
<HS_129B3Wa> <Hs-129B3Wa>
<P_11C> <P-11c>
<IL_2I> <IL-2I>
<LA_5> <LA-5>
<LA_5F> <LA-5F>
<LA_7B20> <LA-7 3xB20>
<P_40E> <P-40E>
<P_40EM105> <P-40E M105>
<P_40M> <P-40M>
<BF_110C4> <BF-110C4>
<BF_110C4B> <BF-110C4B>
<BF_110G2> <BF-110G2>
<HurricaneMkIa> <Hurricane MkIa>
<HurricaneMkIIb> <Hurricane MkIIb>
<HurricaneMkIIc> <Hurricane MkIIc>
<HurricaneMkIIbMod> <Hurricane MkIIbMod>
<BLENHEIM1> <Blenheim MkI>
<BLENHEIM4> <Blenheim MkIV>
<SB_2M100A> <SB-2 M100A>
<SB_2M103> <SB-2 M103>
<TB_3_4M_17> <TB-3-17>
<TB_3_4M_34R> <TB-3-34R>
<ME_262A1A> <Me-262A1a>
<ME_262A2A> <Me-262A2a>
<ME_262A1AU4> <Me-262A1aU4>

<F2A_B239> <Brewster>
<MS406> <M.S.406>
<MS410> <M.S.410>
<MSMORKO> <M.S. Morko>
<G50> <Fiat G-50>
<P_47D10> <P-47D10>
<P_47D22> <P-47D22>
<P_47D27> <P-47D27>
<ME_210CA1> <Me-210>
<ME_210CA1ZSTR> <Me-210Ca1ZSTR>
<P_51D20NA> <P-51D20>
<P_51D5NT> <P-51D5>
<P_51B> <P-51B>
<P_51C> <P-51C>
<P_38J> <P-38J>
<P_38L> <P-38L>
<P_63C> <P-63>
<P_36A3> <P-36A3>
<P_36A4> <P-36A4>
<GLADIATOR1> <Gladiator MkI>
<GLADIATOR2> <Gladiator MkII>
<GLADIATOR1J8A> <J8A>
<SPITFIRE5B> <Spitfire MkVb>
<SPITFIRE5BCLP> <Spitfire MkVbCW>
<SPITFIRE5BLF> <Spitfire MkVbLF>
<SPITFIRE5BLFCLP> <Spitfire MkVbLFCW>
<SU_2> <Su-2>

<B_25C25> <B-25C>
<B_25G1> <B-25G>
<B_25H1> <B-25H>
<B_25J1> <B-25J>
<SPITFIRE9C> <Spitfire MkIXc>
<SPITFIRE9CCLP> <Spitfire MkIXcCW>
<SPITFIRE9E> <Spitfire MkIXe>
<SPITFIRE9ECLP> <Spitfire MkIXeCW>
<SPITFIRE9EHF> <Spitfire MkIXeHF>
<FW_190A6> <FW-190A6>
<IAR_80> <IAR-80>
<IAR_81A> <IAR-81A>
<IAR_81C> <IAR-81C>
<LAGG_3SERIES29> <LaGG-3 Series 29>
<LAGG_3SERIES35> <LaGG-3 Series 35>
<YAK_7A> <YAK-7A>
<YAK_9B> <YAK-9B>
<YAK_9M> <YAK-9M>
<YAK_3P> <YAK-3P>
<YAK_9UT> <YAK-9UT>
<I_185M71> <I-185M71>
<I_185M82A> <I-185M82A>

Hope some of you find this change useful.

Blotto

"Speed is life." - Anon
"Sight is life. Speed is merely groovy." - "Junior"

Blottogg
09-18-2004, 04:42 AM
Okay, it's not an Earth-shattering change to the game, but I wanted to add a little more detail to the aircraft designators in the briefings and in my list of kills. The list of designations is kept in the various message files in the DGen folder (format "xx_MessageEn.dat" without the quotes, where xx is a different abbreviation for each theater, FI, HU, nn, etc. Files with "En" are in English, with other files for French, German etc.) Open up the .dat file with notepad, and scroll down to the section marked "Plane names to appear in briefings". The designation on the left is the in-game code for that aircraft type, so don't change that one. The designation to the right is the text as it appears in the briefings, and this right hand text is what you can edit to your liking. Tired of wondering what version of LaGG, Il-2 or Bf-109G6 you shot down twenty missions ago? Just type in the aircraft designation you want to see. I've tried it and it works, though as always, make a backup of the original files before you edit them in case you type something the game engine doesn't like. My substituted list is as follows:

&lt;IL_2T&gt; &lt;IL-2T&gt;
&lt;PE_2SERIES1&gt; &lt;Pe-2 Series 1&gt;
&lt;PE_2SERIES84&gt; &lt;Pe-2 Series 84&gt;
&lt;PE_2SERIES110&gt; &lt;Pe-2 Series 110&gt;
&lt;PE_2SERIES359&gt; &lt;Pe-2 Series 359&gt;
&lt;PE_3SERIES1&gt; &lt;Pe-3&gt;
&lt;PE_3BIS&gt; &lt;Pe-3 bis&gt;
&lt;TU_2S&gt; &lt;Tu-2S&gt;
&lt;PE_8&gt; &lt;Pe-8&gt;
&lt;JU_87B2&gt; &lt;Ju-87B2&gt;
&lt;JU_87D3&gt; &lt;Ju-87D3&gt;
&lt;JU_87D5&gt; &lt;Ju-87D5&gt;
&lt;JU_87G1&gt; &lt;Ju-87G1&gt;
&lt;JU_52_3MG4E&gt; &lt;Ju-52 3MG4E&gt;
&lt;LI_2&gt; &lt;Li-2&gt;
&lt;IL_2_1940Early&gt; &lt;IL-2 Series 1&gt;
&lt;IL_2_1940Late&gt; &lt;IL-2 Series 2&gt;
&lt;IL_2_1941Early&gt; &lt;IL-2 Series 3&gt;
&lt;IL_2_1941Late&gt; &lt;IL-2 Field Mod&gt;
&lt;IL_2MEarly&gt; &lt;IL-2M early&gt;
&lt;IL_2MLate&gt; &lt;IL-2M late&gt;
&lt;IL_2Type3&gt; &lt;IL-2 Type 3&gt;
&lt;IL_2Type3M&gt; &lt;IL-2 Type 3M&gt;
&lt;I_153_M62&gt; &lt;I-153/M62&gt;
&lt;I_153P&gt; &lt;I-153P&gt;
&lt;I_16TYPE24&gt; &lt;I-16 type 24&gt;
&lt;I_16TYPE18&gt; &lt;I-16 type 18&gt;
&lt;LA_7&gt; &lt;LA-7&gt;
&lt;P_39N&gt; &lt;P-39N&gt;
&lt;P_39Q1&gt; &lt;P-39Q1&gt;
&lt;P_39Q10&gt; &lt;P-39Q10&gt;
&lt;LAGG_3SERIES4&gt; &lt;LaGG-3 Series 4&gt;
&lt;LAGG_3IT&gt; &lt;LaGG-3IT&gt;
&lt;LAGG_3SERIES66&gt; &lt;LaGG-3 Series 66&gt;
&lt;LA_5FN&gt; &lt;La-5FN&gt;
&lt;MIG_3EARLY&gt; &lt;MiG-3&gt;
&lt;MIG_3UD&gt; &lt;MiG-3UD&gt;
&lt;MIG_3U&gt; &lt;MiG-3U&gt;
&lt;MIG_3UB&gt; &lt;MiG-3UB&gt;
&lt;MIG_3AM38&gt; &lt;MiG-3 AM38&gt;
&lt;MIG_3SHVAK&gt; &lt;MiG-3 ShVAK&gt;
&lt;YAK_1&gt; &lt;Yak-1&gt;
&lt;YAK_1B&gt; &lt;Yak-1B&gt;
&lt;YAK_7B&gt; &lt;Yak-7B&gt;
&lt;YAK_3&gt; &lt;Yak-3&gt;
&lt;YAK_9&gt; &lt;Yak-9&gt;
&lt;YAK_9D&gt; &lt;Yak-9D&gt;
&lt;YAK_9K&gt; &lt;Yak-9K&gt;
&lt;YAK_9T&gt; &lt;Yak-9T&gt;
&lt;YAK_9U&gt; &lt;Yak-9U&gt;
&lt;R_10&gt; &lt;R-10&gt;
&lt;U_2VS&gt; &lt;U-2VS&gt;
&lt;BF_109E4&gt; &lt;BF-109E4&gt;
&lt;BF_109E4B&gt; &lt;BF-109E4B&gt;
&lt;BF_109E7&gt; &lt;BF-109E7&gt;
&lt;BF_109E7NZ&gt; &lt;BF-109E7Z&gt;
&lt;BF_109F2&gt; &lt;BF-109F2&gt;
&lt;BF_109F4&gt; &lt;BF-109F4&gt;
&lt;BF_109G2&gt; &lt;BF-109G2&gt;
&lt;BF_109G6&gt; &lt;BF-109G6&gt;
&lt;BF_109G6Late&gt; &lt;BF-109G6late&gt;
&lt;BF_109G6AS&gt; &lt;BF-109G6AS&gt;
&lt;FW_189A2&gt; &lt;FW-189A2&gt;
&lt;FW_190A4&gt; &lt;FW-190A4&gt;
&lt;FW_190A5&gt; &lt;FW-190A5&gt;
&lt;FW_190A8&gt; &lt;FW-190A8&gt;
&lt;FW_190A9&gt; &lt;FW-190A9&gt;
&lt;FW_190F8&gt; &lt;FW-190F8&gt;
&lt;FW_190D9&gt; &lt;FW-190D9&gt;
&lt;FW_190D9LATE&gt; &lt;FW-190D-9late&gt;
&lt;JU_88A4&gt; &lt;Ju-88A4&gt;
&lt;HE_111H2&gt; &lt;He-111H2&gt;
&lt;HE_111H6&gt; &lt;He-111H6&gt;
&lt;HS_129B2&gt; &lt;Hs-129B2&gt;
&lt;HS_129B3Wa&gt; &lt;Hs-129B3Wa&gt;
&lt;P_11C&gt; &lt;P-11c&gt;
&lt;IL_2I&gt; &lt;IL-2I&gt;
&lt;LA_5&gt; &lt;LA-5&gt;
&lt;LA_5F&gt; &lt;LA-5F&gt;
&lt;LA_7B20&gt; &lt;LA-7 3xB20&gt;
&lt;P_40E&gt; &lt;P-40E&gt;
&lt;P_40EM105&gt; &lt;P-40E M105&gt;
&lt;P_40M&gt; &lt;P-40M&gt;
&lt;BF_110C4&gt; &lt;BF-110C4&gt;
&lt;BF_110C4B&gt; &lt;BF-110C4B&gt;
&lt;BF_110G2&gt; &lt;BF-110G2&gt;
&lt;HurricaneMkIa&gt; &lt;Hurricane MkIa&gt;
&lt;HurricaneMkIIb&gt; &lt;Hurricane MkIIb&gt;
&lt;HurricaneMkIIc&gt; &lt;Hurricane MkIIc&gt;
&lt;HurricaneMkIIbMod&gt; &lt;Hurricane MkIIbMod&gt;
&lt;BLENHEIM1&gt; &lt;Blenheim MkI&gt;
&lt;BLENHEIM4&gt; &lt;Blenheim MkIV&gt;
&lt;SB_2M100A&gt; &lt;SB-2 M100A&gt;
&lt;SB_2M103&gt; &lt;SB-2 M103&gt;
&lt;TB_3_4M_17&gt; &lt;TB-3-17&gt;
&lt;TB_3_4M_34R&gt; &lt;TB-3-34R&gt;
&lt;ME_262A1A&gt; &lt;Me-262A1a&gt;
&lt;ME_262A2A&gt; &lt;Me-262A2a&gt;
&lt;ME_262A1AU4&gt; &lt;Me-262A1aU4&gt;

&lt;F2A_B239&gt; &lt;Brewster&gt;
&lt;MS406&gt; &lt;M.S.406&gt;
&lt;MS410&gt; &lt;M.S.410&gt;
&lt;MSMORKO&gt; &lt;M.S. Morko&gt;
&lt;G50&gt; &lt;Fiat G-50&gt;
&lt;P_47D10&gt; &lt;P-47D10&gt;
&lt;P_47D22&gt; &lt;P-47D22&gt;
&lt;P_47D27&gt; &lt;P-47D27&gt;
&lt;ME_210CA1&gt; &lt;Me-210&gt;
&lt;ME_210CA1ZSTR&gt; &lt;Me-210Ca1ZSTR&gt;
&lt;P_51D20NA&gt; &lt;P-51D20&gt;
&lt;P_51D5NT&gt; &lt;P-51D5&gt;
&lt;P_51B&gt; &lt;P-51B&gt;
&lt;P_51C&gt; &lt;P-51C&gt;
&lt;P_38J&gt; &lt;P-38J&gt;
&lt;P_38L&gt; &lt;P-38L&gt;
&lt;P_63C&gt; &lt;P-63&gt;
&lt;P_36A3&gt; &lt;P-36A3&gt;
&lt;P_36A4&gt; &lt;P-36A4&gt;
&lt;GLADIATOR1&gt; &lt;Gladiator MkI&gt;
&lt;GLADIATOR2&gt; &lt;Gladiator MkII&gt;
&lt;GLADIATOR1J8A&gt; &lt;J8A&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE5B&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkVb&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE5BCLP&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkVbCW&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE5BLF&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkVbLF&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE5BLFCLP&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkVbLFCW&gt;
&lt;SU_2&gt; &lt;Su-2&gt;

&lt;B_25C25&gt; &lt;B-25C&gt;
&lt;B_25G1&gt; &lt;B-25G&gt;
&lt;B_25H1&gt; &lt;B-25H&gt;
&lt;B_25J1&gt; &lt;B-25J&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE9C&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkIXc&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE9CCLP&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkIXcCW&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE9E&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkIXe&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE9ECLP&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkIXeCW&gt;
&lt;SPITFIRE9EHF&gt; &lt;Spitfire MkIXeHF&gt;
&lt;FW_190A6&gt; &lt;FW-190A6&gt;
&lt;IAR_80&gt; &lt;IAR-80&gt;
&lt;IAR_81A&gt; &lt;IAR-81A&gt;
&lt;IAR_81C&gt; &lt;IAR-81C&gt;
&lt;LAGG_3SERIES29&gt; &lt;LaGG-3 Series 29&gt;
&lt;LAGG_3SERIES35&gt; &lt;LaGG-3 Series 35&gt;
&lt;YAK_7A&gt; &lt;YAK-7A&gt;
&lt;YAK_9B&gt; &lt;YAK-9B&gt;
&lt;YAK_9M&gt; &lt;YAK-9M&gt;
&lt;YAK_3P&gt; &lt;YAK-3P&gt;
&lt;YAK_9UT&gt; &lt;YAK-9UT&gt;
&lt;I_185M71&gt; &lt;I-185M71&gt;
&lt;I_185M82A&gt; &lt;I-185M82A&gt;

Hope some of you find this change useful.

Blotto

"Speed is life." - Anon
"Sight is life. Speed is merely groovy." - "Junior"

Heavy_Weather
09-18-2004, 07:37 AM
very interesting and time consuming. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

"To fly a combat mission is not a trip under the moon. Every attack, every bombing is a dance with death."
- Serafima Amsova-Taranenko: Noggle, Ann (1994): A Dance with Death.

GregSM
09-18-2004, 10:46 AM
Blottogg,


I assumed this was hardcoded - thanks for making the effort to show that it's doable from our end. Wonderful!


Cheers,


Greg