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Aces_High_2
02-25-2004, 03:18 PM
Hi All,

A small update to the IL2-MAT Manager.exe to correct the problem with the "off" option not working on the "Germany" line in the Weathered National Markings section and also enable display of unweathered German Haken and Balken crosses and Finish Hakencrosses.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bugfix_1_0_2.jpg

This download also includes issues corrected in the recent v1.01 update which fixed the "T1/T2/Off" settings in tbe Weathered VVS Numbering section being incorrectly linked to the "FB" button.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bugfix_v1_0_1.jpg

Please unzip the file and run BOTH installer programs. One installer will update your IL2-MAT Manager program EXE file and the other installer will add new MAT files needed by v1.0.2 to you Forgotten Battles\CoopRegt\National Markings folder.

MAT Manager v1.0.2 Patch Download Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL2-MAT_Manager_v1.02_Patch.zip)

Best Regards

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
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Discussion Forum http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion

[This message was edited by Aces_High_2 on Thu February 26 2004 at 03:48 AM.]

Aces_High_2
02-25-2004, 03:18 PM
Hi All,

A small update to the IL2-MAT Manager.exe to correct the problem with the "off" option not working on the "Germany" line in the Weathered National Markings section and also enable display of unweathered German Haken and Balken crosses and Finish Hakencrosses.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bugfix_1_0_2.jpg

This download also includes issues corrected in the recent v1.01 update which fixed the "T1/T2/Off" settings in tbe Weathered VVS Numbering section being incorrectly linked to the "FB" button.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bugfix_v1_0_1.jpg

Please unzip the file and run BOTH installer programs. One installer will update your IL2-MAT Manager program EXE file and the other installer will add new MAT files needed by v1.0.2 to you Forgotten Battles\CoopRegt\National Markings folder.

MAT Manager v1.0.2 Patch Download Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL2-MAT_Manager_v1.02_Patch.zip)

Best Regards

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
Guestbook http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guestbook.html
Discussion Forum http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion

[This message was edited by Aces_High_2 on Thu February 26 2004 at 03:48 AM.]

pacettid
02-25-2004, 03:43 PM
Great work Aces...love this application...nicely done my friend!

All the best, Don

Aces_High_2
02-25-2004, 04:41 PM
Thanks Don,

I'm very pleased that you are enjoying using it. We have many interesting and new ideas for the next main version. I thought that I would post mini patches on-the-fly to resolve the issues that have surfaced to date rather than wait some while and then release a patch as so far these issues have been minor and easy to fix and I really want people to enjoy things working 100% as intended.

Best wishes my friend

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
Guestbook http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guestbook.html
Discussion Forum http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion

Oso2323
02-25-2004, 07:25 PM
Help!!!

I've installed and configured the program (and I even tried to follow the instructions!) but it just doesn't seem to work. The manager program seems to work: I click on exit and it appears to write files to FB. I've configured the MAT program as per the instructions - yet the markings in the game (offline - QMB) do not change.

Where/how should I troubleshoot?

Many thanks in advance.

Aces_High_2
02-26-2004, 01:50 AM
Hi Oso2323,

IL2-MAT Manager does work in the QMB but please see the text below which I think explains the answer to your question taken from another of my posts on this board.

"One thing that I've been thinking about quite a bit that has occured to me through the feedback that I've had so far is the Quick Mission Builder. As you know it only displays staffel 1, gruppe 1 markings and I thought that I would have a look into the possibility of including in the next version increased options for the 1st staffel to display ANY of the coloured numbering sets and this would allow people to have different coloured numbers simmulating other staffel colours in the QMB.

I don't use the QMB much except for the odd test flight or taking screenshots so I never though that this idea would have much appeal to others but it would seem that people would like to be able to do this. It would entail the production of a large number of additional MAT files and work on the GUI but that's okay."

Hope this helps.

Best Regards

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
Guestbook http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guestbook.html
Discussion Forum http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion

pacettid
02-26-2004, 05:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Oso2323:
Help!!!

I've installed and configured the program (and I even tried to follow the instructions!) but it just doesn't seem to work. The manager program seems to work: I click on exit and it appears to write files to FB. I've configured the MAT program as per the instructions - yet the markings in the game (offline - QMB) do not change.

Where/how should I troubleshoot?

Many thanks in advance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oso, the most common thing I have seen users do that causes problems is they don't have IL2 MAT running and active.

IL2 MAT Manager gets the correct graphics files in the right place, but you have to have IL2 MAT running and active also in order to see them.

All the best, Don

Oso2323
02-26-2004, 07:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pacettid:
Oso, the most common thing I have seen users do that causes problems is they don't have IL2 MAT running and active.

All the best, Don<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks! Great program btw. Is there a way to insert our own custom graphics? I'm interested in different RAF roundrels and perhaps removing some of those awful stock squadron badges. Perhaps some of the smaller late war LW squadron numbers.....

Cheers!

Aces_High_2
02-27-2004, 01:22 AM
Hi Don,

Thanks for helping out, much appreciated.

Hi Oso2323,

Thanks, I'm glad that you are enjoying using the program. Yes you could produced your own TGA graphics files. There's a tutorial on MAT and TGA files on my Tutorial page on my webite which covers creating TGA files and editing MAT files:

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MAT%20Files%20Explained.htm

From memory there are 4 british roundel TGA files and the MATs that load them included in IL2-MAT Manager in the ../CoopRegt/National Markings/Britian folder (which contains the MAT files) and the TGA files are in the ../PaintSchemes/Regiments folder.

Remember that TGA files need Alpha transparency as described in the Turorial. The tutorial examples refer to number TGA and MAT files but the process for producing other graphics is identical.

If you produce unit emblem TGA files for British units them you can use IL2-MAT's "Squadrons" configuration tab to "substitute" these for unit in the game.
Regarding the smaller LW number, then you could experiment with the scaling and positioning parameters in the MAT files which load the numbers, again I have an example of this in the tutorial.

Best Regards

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
Guestbook http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guestbook.html
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Extreme_One
02-27-2004, 05:18 AM
Love the app Aces.

I'm still not getting "letters" instead of numbers for my USSAF flights of Mustangs and T'bolts...

Am I doing something wrong perhaps?

S! Simon
'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' '''''
Download the RAF campaign folder here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-9.html).

Download the USAAF campaign folder here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-9.html). *NEW* Updated for FB 1.21

http://extremeone.4t.com/images/raf_sig.jpg

Aces_High_2
02-27-2004, 05:53 AM
Hi ExtremeOne,

I did have a look at this the other evening and couldn't spot anything amiss but I will certianly look again tonight. As you know I have released two recent mini-patches to correct issues raised so far and, if there ias a problem then I'll fix it ASAP.

I'm also going to spend a part of this weekend working with the program on experimenting with some new ideas for features http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif and may well release an updated version to introduce at least one of these ideas in the not too distant future. This will mean re-designing the GUI to some degree or other and also producing more MAT files. More information on this in the near future.

Best Regards

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
Guestbook http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guestbook.html
Discussion Forum http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion

jamesdietz
02-27-2004, 09:59 AM
thanks so much - you guys are great!!!