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Aces_High_2
12-31-2004, 05:45 AM
IL2-MAT Manager v2.10 available for download.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/whats_new_in_v2_10.jpg

Happy New Year everyone.

Hi all,

I have just uploaded the latest version of IL2-MAT Manager, version 3.10. The following new features are included in this version. I have drastically expanded the range of Luftwaffe lettering for bomber and twin-engined fighters to include 18 different colours and styles of lettering/numbering including outlined types. Also new in v2.10 are two new features to display smaller Geschwader code letters on Luftwaffe bomner and/or single-engined fighter aircraft such as the He-111, Ju-88, Ju-87, Bf-110 etc. I have also seperated the emblem sizing options for single-engined "Zerstoerergeschwaders" so that they have their own drop-down box selection and no longer share a drop-down box with bomber and reconnaisance units. Lasty theie is a completely new option, at the top of the interface screen there are 10 "Tabs" these tabs represent different theatres of war and wartime time periods. Clicking on on of these tabs will quickly setup national markings and lettering/numbering options to match your selected theatre of operations such as, for example, faded numbering/lettering and national markings for theatres such as North Africa and the Pacific. You can of course manually over-ride these settings at any time prior to exiting the program should they not be to your tastes.Also included in the new version are two additional weathered RAF lettering options, thanks to Extreme-one for kindly producing the excellent markings graphics files.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MAT_v2_10_WiP_tabs.jpg

I have extensively revised the program documentation both to explain the use of new features and to explain the correct usage of the use of the "ClearCache=0" conf.ini command added in the recent game version 3.03 and the corresponding IL2-MAT Manager Control Panel "PF v3.03+" command. Please read the documentation file as it takes a long time to create and revise and contains detailed information on the installation and configuration of the program and markings options.

Download Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL-2MAT_and_IL-2_MAT_Manager_V2.10_Installers.zip)

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

I'm Taking a break from IL2-MAT Manager.

I've been giving things quite a bit of thought lately. IL2-MAT Manager has been a very enjoyable and rewarding project throughout the year not in the least part due to your excellent company and enthusiasm however the workload to produce the program has gotten excessive. I guess that I have only myself to blame for wishing to push the program as far I could but every new version demands a huge workload and not more than a certain degree of associated worries, "have I introduced any new bugs?", "have I created the installer right?", "does every new feature work?", "have I gotten all the right MATs and TGAs (all 90,000 of them) in there?" etc. etc.. On top of this there's the documentation, website, bulletin boards and user support enquiries to deal with, just creating the installers now takes about an hour and a half every time, that's without beta builds.

With this all firmly in mind I've decided to call things a day for the time being and return to flight-siming obscurity http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif . I may continue work on the project in the background when I feel inspired and do what I enjoy the most, experimenting with new ideas and creating the markings artwork. I'm "never saying never" as the saying goes but I feel that the program now does everything that I hoped it ever would and a lot more besides. When I look at the program interface and what is now possible it hardly seems like the same program that we released back in February of this year. At that time I never imagined such things as randomised numbering, RAF and Luftwaffe bomber/twin-engined numbering and lettering etc. would ever be included.

I hope you enjoy using the new version.

Best Regards and Happy New Year to all.

Aces

Aces_High_2
12-31-2004, 05:45 AM
IL2-MAT Manager v2.10 available for download.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/whats_new_in_v2_10.jpg

Happy New Year everyone.

Hi all,

I have just uploaded the latest version of IL2-MAT Manager, version 3.10. The following new features are included in this version. I have drastically expanded the range of Luftwaffe lettering for bomber and twin-engined fighters to include 18 different colours and styles of lettering/numbering including outlined types. Also new in v2.10 are two new features to display smaller Geschwader code letters on Luftwaffe bomner and/or single-engined fighter aircraft such as the He-111, Ju-88, Ju-87, Bf-110 etc. I have also seperated the emblem sizing options for single-engined "Zerstoerergeschwaders" so that they have their own drop-down box selection and no longer share a drop-down box with bomber and reconnaisance units. Lasty theie is a completely new option, at the top of the interface screen there are 10 "Tabs" these tabs represent different theatres of war and wartime time periods. Clicking on on of these tabs will quickly setup national markings and lettering/numbering options to match your selected theatre of operations such as, for example, faded numbering/lettering and national markings for theatres such as North Africa and the Pacific. You can of course manually over-ride these settings at any time prior to exiting the program should they not be to your tastes.Also included in the new version are two additional weathered RAF lettering options, thanks to Extreme-one for kindly producing the excellent markings graphics files.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MAT_v2_10_WiP_tabs.jpg

I have extensively revised the program documentation both to explain the use of new features and to explain the correct usage of the use of the "ClearCache=0" conf.ini command added in the recent game version 3.03 and the corresponding IL2-MAT Manager Control Panel "PF v3.03+" command. Please read the documentation file as it takes a long time to create and revise and contains detailed information on the installation and configuration of the program and markings options.

Download Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL-2MAT_and_IL-2_MAT_Manager_V2.10_Installers.zip)

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

I'm Taking a break from IL2-MAT Manager.

I've been giving things quite a bit of thought lately. IL2-MAT Manager has been a very enjoyable and rewarding project throughout the year not in the least part due to your excellent company and enthusiasm however the workload to produce the program has gotten excessive. I guess that I have only myself to blame for wishing to push the program as far I could but every new version demands a huge workload and not more than a certain degree of associated worries, "have I introduced any new bugs?", "have I created the installer right?", "does every new feature work?", "have I gotten all the right MATs and TGAs (all 90,000 of them) in there?" etc. etc.. On top of this there's the documentation, website, bulletin boards and user support enquiries to deal with, just creating the installers now takes about an hour and a half every time, that's without beta builds.

With this all firmly in mind I've decided to call things a day for the time being and return to flight-siming obscurity http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif . I may continue work on the project in the background when I feel inspired and do what I enjoy the most, experimenting with new ideas and creating the markings artwork. I'm "never saying never" as the saying goes but I feel that the program now does everything that I hoped it ever would and a lot more besides. When I look at the program interface and what is now possible it hardly seems like the same program that we released back in February of this year. At that time I never imagined such things as randomised numbering, RAF and Luftwaffe bomber/twin-engined numbering and lettering etc. would ever be included.

I hope you enjoy using the new version.

Best Regards and Happy New Year to all.

Aces

jeroen_R90S
12-31-2004, 05:49 AM
Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome

.... and did I say AWESOME?

Thanks for all your hard work, d/l as I type http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Best wishes for 2005,

Jeroen

Aces_High_2
12-31-2004, 11:23 AM
Thanks Jeroen,

I will be working on the program but not producing new versions as frequently as I have throughout the year. Having said that, when I do release the next version it probably will contain a good amount of new stuff http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Happy New Year to you and your family

Aces

Beckh_3.JG51
12-31-2004, 11:42 AM
Thank You so much Ace, what a nice program, is good to have smart people around http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Happy new year!

Targ
12-31-2004, 11:49 AM
Great work mate!
You certainly deserve some time off to enjoy flying the sim and life in general.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Atomic_Marten
12-31-2004, 12:32 PM
Excellent work. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Vacillator
12-31-2004, 12:37 PM
Great stuff Aces, excellent work. Running with 3.03 and works a treat.
You deserve some time off (to fly some planes obviously http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif).
Many thanks.

Fehler
12-31-2004, 12:41 PM
You are a super sexual machine!

I love your program. This game is not nearly as great without it!

Aces_High_2
12-31-2004, 12:53 PM
Cheers chaps,

This isn't the end of the line for MAT Manager but a pause to take breath and some time to work quietly with the beta testers and others interested in the program to discuss ideas for future versions and "experiment" with new ideas ,graphics and coding. I still believe that there is much that can be achieved but I think it a good idea to ease off and say release once a month rather than every couple of weeks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> You are a super sexual machine!
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm going to show the wife this posting Fehler m8 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cheers

Aces

zetareticulan
12-31-2004, 09:37 PM
and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for entertainment is...

woofiedog
01-01-2005, 02:45 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Thank's Ace's... and Happy New Year!

Quote from Ace's
{With this all firmly in mind I've decided to call things a day for the time being and return to flight-siming obscurity.}

I hope You the Best in what You do next Ace's. You have given us a Great Program to make our Gaming with IL-2 more exciting and interesting.
Thank You for Giving us Your Time and this Fantistic Program!

Cpt-Madcowz
01-01-2005, 03:34 AM
Thank you.

And now go and spend some quality family time.


/Mad

Aces_High_2
01-01-2005, 06:22 AM
Hi all,

I found a bug in v2.10 which effected the JABO and Esquadrilya Azul options. It was causing a "53" error. It was a real swine to find but I've fixed it and produced a small mini-patch to update your IL2-MAT Manager program version to 2.11.

The download only contains the v2.11 program executable. Please install to your IL2-MAT Manager folder.

IL2-MAT Manager version 2.10 to version 2.11 mini-patch download link. (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/IL2-MAT_Manager_version_2_11_update_patch.exe)

Best Regards

Aces