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eddiemac0
01-18-2005, 06:56 PM
Hey all, just a few questions...

1. Do I have to select the planes I want to fly at the "Generation" screen, or does my performance determine it as I fly?
2. If I am stuck with the planes I chose at the generation screen, can I change my career file in some way (before I get to the next campaign) to change my next plane?
3. How many missions do campaigns last (is it based on performance) and is there away to view my squadron material status, and the enemy's stats?

Thanks.

Tully__
01-18-2005, 09:49 PM
1. Choose at the generation screen.

2. The career file is encrypted, no changes possible. I'm not sure if there may be something in the DGEN folder that could help, but AFAIK you're stuck with your starting choices.

3. Campaigns last until you're dead, captured or your squadron is decommisioned (usually at war's end) in most cases. How many missions that entails depends on whether you get injured or not. If you're out commission for a while with an injury you'll miss a big swathe of missions.

Atomic_Marten
01-19-2005, 04:46 PM
You can choose your planes (whatever available from drop down menu). Also you can change them, if you follow description below.

mortoma AFAIK, was the first one to post info how to change your plane in the middle of the campaign.

First is if you change your mind and want to change some planes that you will start with the next subcampaign, then edit your conf.dat within your campaign mission folder (for instance, IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\Missions\Campaign\JA\dgen_a_newguineadoe0) .

But if you want to change type of plane immediately (from the next mission http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif), open your status.dat file (within the same folder as above mentioned) and change the type of plane you will fly in the next mission. The change will effect immediatelly and will last untill you switch to your next subcampaign. There is however a problem and that is you must know exact code for your plane -- if you mistype it, you cannot fly it. But there is a lot of posts about plane code names around here so you will have to do a little search http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Example:


Before:
__________________________________________________ ______________
50615 0
Japan1
50610-0.mis oJpPatrolAF 147484.50 320662.99 4 4 0 14
KI_84_IB -->>******THIS IS YOUR CURRENT PLANE CODE NAME*****
IJA_F_C_10z
0 0
0 -619
83
Marten,Atomic,Croatia,1918
1 USA_FG_008_FS_035z100 P_47D27 None,None
1 USA_FG_008_FS_035z101 P_47D27 None,None
1 USA_FG_008_FS_035z102 P_47D27 None,None
1 USA_FG_008_FS_035z103 P_47D27 None,None
2 IJA_F_C_10z000 KI_84_IB Marten,Atomic
2 IJA_F_C_10z001 KI_84_IB Uehara,Sadao
2 IJA_F_C_10z002 KI_84_IB Sasakibara,Masao
2 IJA_F_C_10z003 KI_84_IB Nakaya,Yoshiichi
2 IJA_F_C_10z010 KI_84_IB Goto,Kurakazu
2 IJA_F_C_10z011 KI_84_IB Koga,Kiyoto
2 IJA_F_C_10z012 KI_84_IB Iwai,Tsutomu
2 IJA_F_C_10z013 KI_84_IB Kuroe,Yasuhiko
2 IJN_AG_1022z100 KI_46_OTSUHEI None,None
2 IJN_AG_1022z101 KI_46_OTSUHEI None,None

Your change:
__________________________________________________ ______________
50615 0
Japan1
50610-0.mis oJpPatrolAF 147484.50 320662.99 4 4 0 14
KI_84_IC -->>******THIS IS YOUR NEW PLANE CODE NAME, HAYATE "C" MODEL INSTEAD OF "B"*****
IJA_F_C_10z
0 0
0 -619
83
Marten,Atomic,Croatia,1918
1 USA_FG_008_FS_035z100 P_47D27 None,None
1 USA_FG_008_FS_035z101 P_47D27 None,None
1 USA_FG_008_FS_035z102 P_47D27 None,None
1 USA_FG_008_FS_035z103 P_47D27 None,None
2 IJA_F_C_10z000 KI_84_IC Marten,Atomic
2 IJA_F_C_10z001 KI_84_IC Uehara,Sadao
2 IJA_F_C_10z002 KI_84_IC Sasakibara,Masao
2 IJA_F_C_10z003 KI_84_IC Nakaya,Yoshiichi
2 IJA_F_C_10z010 KI_84_IC Goto,Kurakazu
2 IJA_F_C_10z011 KI_84_IC Koga,Kiyoto
2 IJA_F_C_10z012 KI_84_IC Iwai,Tsutomu
2 IJA_F_C_10z013 KI_84_IC Kuroe,Yasuhiko
2 IJN_AG_1022z100 KI_46_OTSUHEI None,None
2 IJN_AG_1022z101 KI_46_OTSUHEI None,None
__________________________________________________ ______________

About viewing status of your campaign you can also view that from damage.dat (there is number of various destroyed objects, that affects game also).

About campaign length (from beggining of war or first selectable date), they vary big time. From for example Hungarian which is some 80-85missions long, or German Center fighter which is around 180 missions. I'm playing currently IJA campaign and I have reached May 1945 with 85 missions. If you ask me that's pretty short http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. BTW all of these campaigns are on default length settings.(all default, I have made no changes in DGen (conf.ini) when I was played them).