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Aces_High_2
12-12-2004, 06:19 AM
Hi all,

Sorry I've been a bit thin on the ground this week but I've been hard at work on IL2-MAT Manager v2.

Below is a quick progress update. First up, there's a new set of weathered RAF numbers/letters and a new National Markings option for Greek 335 squadron, this interested me as they had Greek alphabet call letters.

I have seperated the New Zealand markings from their previous home into in the British national markings section to their own drop-down box.

I have added an option to the Netherlands national markings drop-down box to display the triangle marking at a reduced size, thanks to Tachyon for the pictures and information.

Unfortunately the Australian (RAAF) markings are still shared with the Royal Navy option but I have extended the range of markings in this drop-down box to incorporate an additional two options which enable weathered and faded versions of the "shared" marking as a compromise solution although I have also retained the option to use Britian as a "surrogate" nationality to display RAAF markings so you have a pretty good choice.

Lastly I have re-coded the program to incorporate a new option to switch the path that MAT files are copied to in advance of the game version supporting non-clearance of the PaintSchemes\Cache folder. This will allow full backward-compatibility with IL-2 Sturmovik and all other game versions prior to the new version with support for this feature. I considered having the program detect the game version but, the game executables don't contain any version information and date and size is a problematical way of doing things so decided on a simple switch in the Control Panel.

That's it for now, I'll post more news later in the week.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MAT_Manager_v2_WiP.jpg

Best Regards

Aces

Doctor_Feelgood
12-12-2004, 09:11 AM
This is must-have software.

NTESLA
12-12-2004, 09:24 AM
Hello Aces,

I am a big follower of your great work! Keep up this fine masterpiece, can't wait when it comes out!

TangmerePhilipp
12-12-2004, 09:28 AM
Fantastic! Love the UI-The Greek lettering even more!;-)

TangmerePhilipp
12-12-2004, 09:57 AM
BTW, 1.95 will only work when I launch the game through the IL2MAT icon in the systray. Not when I use the game's own shortcut or Hyperlobby...

Any ideas?

actionhank1786
12-12-2004, 10:09 AM
YES!
Greek Markings, haha my Boss is Greek!

Aces_High_2
12-12-2004, 11:22 AM
Thanks guys,

Here's a bigger screenshot of the Greek letering and roundels.

http://www.aces-artwork.co.uk/335Sq_Greek_Hurricanes_MMv2_WiP.jpg

TangmerePhilipp,

Hi mate, you need to unzip the il2fbhook.dll file included in the download into your IL2-MAT folder in place of the one that's installed with IL2-MAT. This dll will enable IL2-MAT to detect the later program executables il2fb.exe and pf.exe.

Cheers and Regards

Aces