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Aces_High_2
08-30-2004, 01:31 AM
Hi all,

I'm pleased to announce that the latest version of IL2-MAT Manager version 1.92 is available for download. As always please read the provided documentation for installation/re-installation information and details of new features.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MM_1_92_Whats_New_Small.jpg

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MM_1_92_Available_Now_Fw190.jpg

Download Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL-2MAT_and_IL-2_MAT_Manager_V1.92_Installers.zip)

Documentation Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL2-MAT_and_IL-2%20MAT_Manager_V1.92_Readme.doc)

Online (HTML) Documentation Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL2-MAT_and_IL-2%20MAT_Manager_V1.92_Readme.htm)

I hope you enjoy using the new version, my thanks as allways to the beta testers.

Best Regards

Aces

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"How much longer Ops.?, the engine's over-heating and so am I. We either take off or blow up, which do you want ?". (BoB 1969)

[This message was edited by Aces_High_2 on Mon August 30 2004 at 12:45 AM.]

Aces_High_2
08-30-2004, 01:31 AM
Hi all,

I'm pleased to announce that the latest version of IL2-MAT Manager version 1.92 is available for download. As always please read the provided documentation for installation/re-installation information and details of new features.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MM_1_92_Whats_New_Small.jpg

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MM_1_92_Available_Now_Fw190.jpg

Download Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL-2MAT_and_IL-2_MAT_Manager_V1.92_Installers.zip)

Documentation Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL2-MAT_and_IL-2%20MAT_Manager_V1.92_Readme.doc)

Online (HTML) Documentation Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL2-MAT_and_IL-2%20MAT_Manager_V1.92_Readme.htm)

I hope you enjoy using the new version, my thanks as allways to the beta testers.

Best Regards

Aces

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"How much longer Ops.?, the engine's over-heating and so am I. We either take off or blow up, which do you want ?". (BoB 1969)

[This message was edited by Aces_High_2 on Mon August 30 2004 at 12:45 AM.]

WUAF_Badsight
08-30-2004, 02:52 AM
hmmmmm nothing to see here . . . . .

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except for a Program to TOTALLY make your FB planes look 100% better than they do with the standard horrible markings

seriously if your not running this program when you fly your missing out

its ace , it really is

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Aces_High_2
08-30-2004, 03:14 AM
Thanks m8,

Hope you enjoy it, BTW the documentation includes the following picture to help in choosing LW markings options.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/fig99_Luftwaffe_Markings_Options_Small_opt.jpg

Best Regards

Aces

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"How much longer Ops.?, the engine's over-heating and so am I. We either take off or blow up, which do you want ?". (BoB 1969)

Dunkelgrun
08-30-2004, 03:29 AM
Just d/l the prog. Many thanks for this.
Cheers!

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elephant_il2
08-30-2004, 04:26 AM
Great work as usual Leigh !
Could you do anything about Italian numbering too?

269GA-Veltro
08-30-2004, 04:40 AM
GREAT!

Thank you very much! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

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zetareticulan
08-30-2004, 05:53 AM
haven't got round to installing 1.91 yet and look, here's 1.92!

today has been a really nice day.

Thank you.

Lord-Raptor
08-30-2004, 10:51 AM
Does it have RAF markings?

During the Battle of Britian, Hermann Goering asked Adolf Galland "What do you need to defeat the British?" to which Galland Replied "A Squadron of Spitfires"

WUAF_Badsight
08-30-2004, 11:50 PM
does it ever

& the difference in them over the default FB RAF markings is huge

really are what you want rather than what you got

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Aces_High_2
08-31-2004, 05:59 AM
Hi guys,

Hi elephant, I started work on some Italian numbers a short while back. They didn't make it into v1.92 but, all being well, I'll try and get them ready from v1.93 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Hi zetareticulan, sorry about the versions being so close together (2 weeks apart) but sometimes when I get some ideas I just want to share them with folks. I don't think there'll be another version for a while as I have much to organise for our holiday but when we return that's another matter ! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Hi Lord-Raptor, The program includes many RAF markings options. There is one BIG limitation however caused by the game sharing the under-wing and fusilage graphic with one MAT files so I've done the best that I can with this in mind.

Best Regards

Aces

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"How much longer Ops.?, the engine's over-heating and so am I. We either take off or blow up, which do you want ?". (BoB 1969)

Aces_High_2
08-31-2004, 11:57 AM
Hi all,

Thanks to SoupDragon for finding a small bug in IL2-MAT Manager v1.92. I have produced a small self-extracting zip file containing a fixed version of the IL2-MAT Manager.exe program.

Please unzip to your IL2-MAT Manager folder. No need to re-configure anything.

IL2-MAT Manager v.1.9.2.1 Mini patch download link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL-2MAT_Manager_V1.92.1_Patch.exe)

Found, fixed and patched http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sorry about the bug, BTW it was causing a program error when attempting to select VVS font 4 for the YAK-9 plane grouping.

Cheers and regards

Aces

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"How much longer Ops.?, the engine's over-heating and so am I. We either take off or blow up, which do you want ?". (BoB 1969)

WUAF_Badsight
08-31-2004, 11:40 PM
what the heck ?!?!

B.U.M.P

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zetareticulan
09-01-2004, 12:54 AM
Away with your apologies Aces. The day i complain about the magnificent work you guys do...
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif
The apologies are mine by the way. It's still toe curling stuff to remember fluffing up the Il2 Mat Manager interface and then publicising the results with Aces Artwork credit. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

That'd be enough to make a saint swear. And do you swear? Nope, you give us all v1.92

Sincerely Aces, thanks.

DuxCorvan
09-01-2004, 02:28 AM
Ok, I've installed, I've done everything the documentation says, I've run Il-2, and... nothing. I've exec QMB, and the markings are still the same than before.

What am I doing wrong?

elephant_il2
09-01-2004, 03:22 AM
Is il2MAT checked "active"?

DuxCorvan
09-01-2004, 04:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by elephant_il2:
Is il2MAT checked "active"?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes. I also overwrote that old .dll, and configured the right paths in both programs. I even launch FB from the Manager. But, it's all the same.

Aces_High_2
09-01-2004, 07:29 AM
Hi DuxCorvan,

Just a quick check, did you enter "MAT" into the "file types to be copied" section of the IL2-MAT configuration setting ?.

The following info that I sent some chap by e-mail might throw up a clue:

There are three main components to seting up the programs.

1. Install and configure the IL2-MAT program as per the step-by-step instructions in the documentation. Then make sure that it is running (it's in your system tray) then make sure that it is "active" eg. right click on it's system try icon and place a tick next to "active". To correctly configure the program you will need to make sure that you have entered the path to you FB folder, your custom markings location folder FB folder + "CoopRegt", typed in "MAT" in the filetypes to be copied section. Please see the screenshot in the instructions for a picture of the IL2-MAT configuration screen.

2. Unzip the "il2hook.dll" file supplied in the download into your IL2-MAT folder (normally C:\Program Files\il2mat) replacing the file of the same name allready in this folder.

3. Install the IL2-MAT Manager program. I recommend installing to it's default folder C:\Program Files\IL2-MAT Manager. When you run this installer it will first install all TGA and MAT files to your FB folder leave this path on default UNLESS you have your FB folder somewhere else in which case enter the correct path before unzipping the files. When unzipping MAT files go into sub-folders of a new folder called "CoopRegt". TGA files go into your "Regiments" folder and new sub-folders of this folder.

You shouldn't have to tell IL2-MAT Manager where FB is located UNLESS you have it in a different folder to it's default : C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles in which case you will be invited to enter the path of your FB folder when you first run the program.

When configured all you need to do is run IL2-MAT Manager, select your markings options, quit and launch FB.

Diagnostic fault finding:

If you launch FB and wait for ALL hard disk activity to stop then ALT+TAB and open Windows Explorer. Navigate to you FB folder.

If there are "MAT" files in your MAIN "CoopRegt" folder then IL2-MAT Manager is working correctly. If these MAT files are also in your \PaintSchemes\Cache folder then IL2-MAT is working properly. This should give you an idea where the problem lies.

Please let me know how you get on

Regards Aces

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"How much longer Ops.?, the engine's over-heating and so am I. We either take off or blow up, which do you want ?". (BoB 1969)

delhan
09-01-2004, 02:15 PM
Why i havent seen this kind of water surface in my IL2 FB ? (the "Available Now" picture above with the FW)

:: Squid ::

http://www.magnet.gr/monographix/vhaf/defotherm.gif

DuxCorvan
09-01-2004, 02:27 PM
Thank you, Aces, I'll try as soon as I can. I've done everything right excep that thing about typing *.MAT files to be copied.

GT182
09-01-2004, 02:36 PM
Excellent, AH2 and thanks. It looks great. ~S!~

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Aces_High_2
09-01-2004, 02:39 PM
Hi Dux,

My pleasure, hopefully that will do the trick.

Hi delhan that picture was taken with "perfect" settings. It's taken near the shoreline. You can see the shallower water on the left of the screenshot.

Best Regards

Aces

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IL2-MAT and IL2-MAT Manager Programs and Artwork,Cockpits,
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"How much longer Ops.?, the engine's over-heating and so am I. We either take off or blow up, which do you want ?". (BoB 1969)

woofiedog
09-01-2004, 02:50 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gifWhat a Great Job Aces!
You and the Others that give us all these Programs Need to take a BOW!
It's incrediable the amount of Work that You have put into these Programs that makes our Game easier or adds that Spiecal Touch to make it right. WOW!!!!
Thank's Aces! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


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HARD_Sarge
09-02-2004, 09:47 AM
Hi Aces
as always, great work, very easy to set up and understand what is what, great job my friend

hehe, I got the last two to work with out haveing to ask for help http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

keep up the great work

HARD_Sarge

Aces_High_2
09-03-2004, 04:21 AM
Hi,

Thanks guys, I've started work already on the highly-imaginatively named although I can't help thinking somewhat predictably-named "versionb 1.93" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. I hope to have this ready within the next two weeks before we leave for our holiday.
I'll post some work in progress stuff and screenshots soon.

Nice one Hard Sarge mate http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cheers and regards

Aces

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E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk or aces@aces-artwork.co.uk
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IL2-MAT and IL2-MAT Manager Programs and Artwork,Cockpits,
Luftwaffe Pilot Skins,Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Mike Swantak's
Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.

Website: http://www.acesartwork.co.uk and http://www.aces-artwork.co.uk
Guestbook: http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/guestbook_show
Discussion Forum & F.A.Q: http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion
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"How much longer Ops.?, the engine's over-heating and so am I. We either take off or blow up, which do you want ?". (BoB 1969)