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adpol_jon
12-12-2004, 05:54 AM
Hey all, I know this is a bit OT for the pacific fighters forum, but this is the place I've been lurking and you guys seem helpful.

Waffle: I've just got back into sims after a good 3 yr break for uni playing in a band after spending most of my live enjoying any sim I could get my hands on (But I've always been a Falcon4 kinda guy (ie:jets with fancy computers onboard, more of a BVR type guy.. but things have changed!), so I've been lurking around trying to get a feel for things again.. I've just ordered a TrackIR3 thanks to all the comments from you guys, I'm just a *bit* excited! If only we'd had them during my F4 squadron days!!!!
Anyway, I've got PF, decided I wanted more so grabbed FB+AEP looking forward to the normandy map in particular, but I can't seem to find any missions for it, let alone a campaign? Have I missed something? I've been downloading from il2skins like a crazy fool, but haven't found anything quite as amazing with missions. For the time being I've knocked up a 4v4 over the coast (yes, finding out that I needed to use the insert key took a good few minutes..) but I'd love something a little more interesting.

Also, is it possible to unrestrict the number of screenshots taken per session in PF? I've always been a bit excitable on the screenshot button, and PF looks too good to resist a lot of the time.

Cheers!
Jon

adpol_jon
12-12-2004, 05:54 AM
Hey all, I know this is a bit OT for the pacific fighters forum, but this is the place I've been lurking and you guys seem helpful.

Waffle: I've just got back into sims after a good 3 yr break for uni playing in a band after spending most of my live enjoying any sim I could get my hands on (But I've always been a Falcon4 kinda guy (ie:jets with fancy computers onboard, more of a BVR type guy.. but things have changed!), so I've been lurking around trying to get a feel for things again.. I've just ordered a TrackIR3 thanks to all the comments from you guys, I'm just a *bit* excited! If only we'd had them during my F4 squadron days!!!!
Anyway, I've got PF, decided I wanted more so grabbed FB+AEP looking forward to the normandy map in particular, but I can't seem to find any missions for it, let alone a campaign? Have I missed something? I've been downloading from il2skins like a crazy fool, but haven't found anything quite as amazing with missions. For the time being I've knocked up a 4v4 over the coast (yes, finding out that I needed to use the insert key took a good few minutes..) but I'd love something a little more interesting.

Also, is it possible to unrestrict the number of screenshots taken per session in PF? I've always been a bit excitable on the screenshot button, and PF looks too good to resist a lot of the time.

Cheers!
Jon

Chuck_Older
12-12-2004, 07:17 AM
There are no Normandy campaigns that shipped with the game.

To acces the Normandy map (and others) you must choose them in the Full Mission Builder

The Full Mission Builder can be very confusing at first- it is not a very user-friendly interface, for some reason

For campaigns, there are several places to try, including the Il2:Forgotten battles website. I believe 'missions' are on the left hand side of the home page.

Also try il2missions.com and avsims.com

I need to get off my butt and re-submit things to avsims, they had a database problem a while back. Should be fixed now

It is possible to restrict the number of screen shots taken. Wear a pair of mittens. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VW-IceFire
12-12-2004, 08:18 AM
Yeah I was a little bummed at not seeing Normandy right off the bat. To make up for it, I've made a couple of single mission packs that may help you out here.

- USAAF mission pack (top of the page)
http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-18.html

- RAF mission pack (middle of the page)
http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-21.html

There's plenty of other missions there too. Quality varies...I'd like to think mine are pretty good. I've been told that people have really liked them alot so have a look.

Also in there on the last few pages I have a VVS and Luftwaffe single mission pack but not much on the Normandy map. Knock yourself out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

3.JG51_BigBear
12-12-2004, 08:25 AM
IceFire's missions are a lot of fun, definitely worth the dowload. You might also like to give Battle Over Europe a look. You can check it out at justflight.com

tanimbar
12-12-2004, 09:08 AM
Hi,
Look at this thread:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=26310365&m=1591034152

Then take a look at Uberdemon's website (http://www.uberdemon.com/index2.html) for the current version of UQMB.

It's ace software and has lots of canned missions and over Normandy - have a good read, you'll get the picture.

Good luck.

RAF74_Buzzsaw
12-12-2004, 02:46 PM
Salute

I'm going to be posting a Beaufighter Campaign which uses the Normandy map.

Also there maybe some online action using that map soon.

Athosd
12-12-2004, 04:56 PM
As BigBear mentioned there is a payware addon pack available titled "Battle over Europe". It was made by the same team that built the Western Europe maps and features dynamic campaigns for USAAF and RAF (added with a patch).
One of the most notable features of BoE is the large formations of B-17s - flying in combat box formation no less.

Salute

Athos