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FlatSpinMan
07-05-2008, 07:48 AM
Ba$tards of the Slot DOWNLOAD LINK (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=52)

Now that the policy has changed I'd like to show a few pics to a wider audience of a short, completely half-ar$ed campaign I've been building in my spare time. It's purely for fun and to enjoy the goodies now on offer.

The player is a swashbuckling, rogueish unprincipled b$tard - so it shouldn't be too much of a change for most of you guys.

http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/intro1.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/intro2.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/inspiring.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/FlatSpinMan/riverattack2.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/FlatSpinMan/kaboom-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/FlatSpinMan/storchtaxistart.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/FlatSpinMan/storchnearvillage.jpg

http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/rocketsrising.jpg

http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/shhh.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/whatdidIsay.jpg

http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/overreefdogfightfar.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/overreefdogfight2.jpg

Enforcer572005
07-05-2008, 11:37 AM
Whoa! I just now saw this FSM. Yeah, this is gonna be some neat stuff. Ill post some screens of what's gonna be a bit different in a version of my 47 cmpn, which is still alive.

Those are some pretty nice screens man. Good perspectives.

PanzerAce
07-05-2008, 03:30 PM
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/overreefdogfight2.jpg

That looks like a truly EPIC furball

Bearcat99
07-05-2008, 03:33 PM
I am curious what kind of frames were you getting in that?

Sirrith
07-05-2008, 07:46 PM
Frames? I think he just posted a video http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Tab_Flettner
07-05-2008, 11:27 PM
The Slot map is spectacular. With the addition of the clouds shown in these screens, flying it just has to be experienced to be believed. I'm really looking forward to this one, FSM!

FlatSpinMan
07-08-2008, 08:23 AM
Thanks for teh comments. This campaign will be really short, just as many different mission ideas as I can think of with a story strung bewtween.
Bearcat - fraps were fine. I don't measure them but due to the fact that I placed almost no objects on the map and I have a good system it ran like a charm.
In fact, this is the .mis file for it so anyone can paste it into a notepad document and load it up in the fmb.
From a quick count it looks like 48 fighters. I have B-17 intercept missions waiting for a campaign I'm working on that have around 70 to 90 planes and they still run pretty smoothly.

[MAIN]
MAP Slot/load_1242.ini
TIME 12.0
CloudType 3
CloudHeight 1000.0
player IJN_H_701z00
army 2
playerNum 0
[Wing]
IJN_H_701z00
IJN_H_701z01
IJN_H_701z02
IJN_H_701z03
IJN_H_701z10
IJN_H_701z11
321Squadronmaritime00
321Squadronmaritime01
321Squadronmaritime02
321Squadronmaritime03
321Squadronmaritime10
321Squadronmaritime11
[IJN_H_701z00]
Planes 4
Skill0 1
Skill1 2
Skill2 1
Skill3 1
skin1 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
skin2 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
skin3 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
pilot1 Hu_18.bmp
pilot2 gb_21.bmp
pilot3 Sk_08.bmp
Class air.A5M4
Fuel 100
weapons default
[IJN_H_701z00_Way]
NORMFLY 599231.21 492840.53 2000.00 300.00 &0
NORMFLY 597922.02 507643.60 2000.00 300.00 &1
[IJN_H_701z01]
Planes 4
Skill0 1
Skill1 1
Skill2 1
Skill3 3
skin0 Red.bmp
skin1 Red.bmp
skin2 Red.bmp
skin3 Red.bmp
pilot0 UN_00.bmp
pilot1 Hu_26.bmp
pilot2 UN_22.bmp
pilot3 it_27.bmp
Class air.A5M4
Fuel 100
weapons default
[IJN_H_701z01_Way]
NORMFLY 599418.39 492930.38 2000.00 300.00 &1
NORMFLY 598158.27 507732.41 2000.00 300.00 &1
LANDING 550654.93 484623.17 0 0 0_Chief 1 &1
[IJN_H_701z02]
Planes 4
Skill0 2
Skill1 1
Skill2 2
Skill3 1
skin0 Red.bmp
skin1 Red.bmp
skin2 Red.bmp
skin3 Red.bmp
pilot0 UN_28.bmp
pilot1 US_ 5G.bmp
pilot2 De_23.bmp
pilot3 DAK_02_sw.bmp
Class air.A5M4
Fuel 100
weapons default
[IJN_H_701z02_Way]
NORMFLY 599602.70 493009.01 2000.00 300.00 &1
NORMFLY 598442.83 507700.93 2000.00 300.00 &1
LANDING 557545.52 480112.97 0 0 0_Chief 1 &0
[IJN_H_701z03]
Planes 4
Skill0 1
Skill1 2
Skill2 1
Skill3 1
skin0 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
skin1 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
skin2 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
skin3 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
pilot0 ru1_11.bmp
pilot1 Ja_06.bmp
pilot2 Sk_01.bmp
pilot3 it_28.bmp
Class air.A5M4
Fuel 100
weapons default
[IJN_H_701z03_Way]
NORMFLY 599050.22 492763.79 2000.00 300.00 &1
NORMFLY 597718.91 507311.51 2000.00 300.00 &1
LANDING 552251.12 482071.11 0 0 0_Chief 1 &1
[IJN_H_701z10]
Planes 4
Skill0 1
Skill1 1
Skill2 2
Skill3 1
skin0 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
skin1 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
skin2 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
skin3 Matsuo Hagiri.bmp
pilot0 DAK_10.bmp
pilot1 Sk_08.bmp
pilot2 fi_19.bmp
pilot3 fr_00.bmp
Class air.A5M4
Fuel 100
weapons default
[IJN_H_701z10_Way]
NORMFLY 598856.61 492673.66 2000.00 300.00 &1
NORMFLY 597465.74 507677.47 2000.00 300.00 &1
LANDING 548706.83 485517.24 0 0 &1
[IJN_H_701z11]
Planes 4
Skill0 1
Skill1 1
Skill2 0
Skill3 1
skin0 Red.bmp
skin1 Red.bmp
skin2 Red.bmp
skin3 Red.bmp
pilot0 fr_24.bmp
pilot1 Ru3_07.bmp
pilot2 BoB_LW_b_03.bmp
pilot3 Ja_28.bmp
Class air.A5M4
Fuel 100
weapons default
[IJN_H_701z11_Way]
NORMFLY 599781.10 493043.28 2000.00 300.00 &1
NORMFLY 598745.23 507713.77 2000.00 300.00 &1
LANDING 555773.58 481180.40 0 0 0_Chief 1 &0
[321Squadronmaritime00]
Planes 4
Skill 1
skin0 Finland2.bmp
skin1 Finland2.bmp
skin2 Finland2.bmp
skin3 Finland2.bmp
pilot0 Du_14.bmp
pilot3 Sk_15.bmp
Class air.GLADIATOR1J8A
Fuel 100
weapons default
[321Squadronmaritime00_Way]
NORMFLY 598201.14 511732.14 2000.00 300.00 &0
NORMFLY 599167.69 501674.80 2000.00 300.00 &0
[321Squadronmaritime01]
Planes 4
Skill0 1
Skill1 2
Skill2 1
Skill3 1
skin0 Finland1.bmp
skin1 Finland1.bmp
skin2 Finland1.bmp
skin3 Finland1.bmp
pilot2 Hu_10.bmp
pilot3 ru2_18.bmp
Class air.GLADIATOR1J8A
Fuel 100
weapons default
[321Squadronmaritime01_Way]
NORMFLY 597859.40 511713.01 2000.00 300.00 &0
NORMFLY 598865.00 501548.88 2000.00 300.00 &0
[321Squadronmaritime02]
Planes 4
Skill0 2
Skill1 2
Skill2 1
Skill3 1
pilot0 Du_22.bmp
pilot1 Du_14.bmp
pilot2 Du_28.bmp
pilot3 Du_05.bmp
Class air.GLADIATOR1J8A
Fuel 100
weapons default
[321Squadronmaritime02_Way]
NORMFLY 597480.95 511681.35 2000.00 300.00 &0
NORMFLY 598653.18 501529.88 2000.00 300.00 &0
[321Squadronmaritime03]
Planes 4
Skill0 1
Skill1 1
Skill2 1
Skill3 0
pilot0 fi_12.bmp
pilot1 fi_29.bmp
pilot2 fi_18.bmp
pilot3 fi_11.bmp
Class air.GLADIATOR1J8A
Fuel 100
weapons default
[321Squadronmaritime03_Way]
NORMFLY 597168.37 511636.27 2000.00 300.00 &0
NORMFLY 598382.82 501431.97 2000.00 300.00 &0
[321Squadronmaritime10]
Planes 4
Skill 1
skin0 Finland2.bmp
skin1 Finland2.bmp
skin2 Finland2.bmp
skin3 Finland2.bmp
pilot0 ru1_01.bmp
pilot1 De_23.bmp
pilot3 gb_20.bmp
Class air.GLADIATOR1J8A
Fuel 100
weapons default
[321Squadronmaritime10_Way]
NORMFLY 596756.94 511589.81 2000.00 300.00 &0
NORMFLY 598265.88 501136.90 2000.00 300.00 &0
[321Squadronmaritime11]
Planes 4
Skill0 2
Skill1 1
Skill2 1
Skill3 1
skin0 Finland1.bmp
skin1 Finland1.bmp
skin2 Finland1.bmp
skin3 Finland1.bmp
pilot0 De_31.bmp
pilot2 Du_10.bmp
pilot3 Ja_13.bmp
Class air.GLADIATOR1J8A
Fuel 100
weapons default
[321Squadronmaritime11_Way]
NORMFLY 596410.72 511553.07 2000.00 300.00 &0
NORMFLY 598093.43 500856.43 2000.00 300.00 &0
[Chiefs]
0_Chief Ships.IJNShokakuCV 2 0 2 1.0
[0_Chief_Road]
576784.63 467476.50 120.00 0 2 8.745555877685547
533409.38 496608.53 120.00
[NStationary]
[Buildings]
[Target]
3 1 1 59 500 553202 482614 2550
[Bridge]
[House]

FlatSpinMan
07-08-2008, 08:28 AM
That was longer than it looked.
Anyway, a few more pics from the same mission. Ive been messing around tryingto make it more scenic and manic. The initial merge was insane but then the dogfight spread out (quite naturally) but I wanted to kep it more of a 'furball'.
The beginning.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/rumbleenemy.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/rumble.jpg
Approaching the merge.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/merging.jpg
The merge!
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/merge.jpg
Tracking a bandit across the lagoon.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/trackingacros****oon.jpg

na85
07-08-2008, 08:36 AM
This looks awesome.

jensenpark
07-08-2008, 08:38 AM
FSM - just great...well done as always.

Love the merge screenie.

FlatSpinMan
07-09-2008, 08:32 AM
Thanks na85 and JP. I apppreciate the encouragement.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/intothemouth.jpg

http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/neardeathexperience.jpg

Dead in the water.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/aviolentend.jpg

FlatSpinMan
07-19-2008, 12:35 AM
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/mistelsillierandsillier.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/mistelflak.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/mistelcominatya.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/sailaway.jpg

Metatron_123
07-19-2008, 09:30 PM
Looks interesting but i'm curious how you're going to pull off the storyline. Are custom skins going to be included? Who will the player be fighting against?

(By the way I have a question about your Legion Kondor campaign. There doesn't seem to be a He-112 skin for the Yak-9, do you know where i can find one?)

TinyTim
07-19-2008, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
The merge!
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/merge.jpg


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Apart from testing I don't fly offline, this campaign of yours FlatSpinMan however makes me wanna reconsider this stance. It looks great, lovely screenies! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

stalkervision
07-19-2008, 10:50 PM
WoW! What an imagimation FSM! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

FlatSpinMan
07-19-2008, 11:33 PM
Storyline? We don' need no steenkin' storyline http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
No, there's gonna be a very loose plot but basically I just think up something fun I've never tried before, build the mission and then wack it into the campaign. Each mission is short and currently there are only around 10 missions or so. It'll be playable in about two evenings I reckon. I am toying with adding missions from an old, unfinished campaign that would add a real twist to the plot. Don't know if I will yet or not.

The enemy is not any particular nationality and despite the markings, the player doesn't fly for teh Japanese but for some as yet unnamed bunch of pirates - hence, "Ba$tards of the Slot". I refer to them by different names as this takes place in a kind of parallel universe to ours.

Finally, there'll be no custom skins in this one. I usually do but as I don't know where I can upload this (dut to it using mods) I'm keeping the file size to an absolute minimum.
As for the Kondor Legion question, I honestly can't recall anymore but I don't think I ever included a skin for the "He-112". Thanks for downloading it.

Tiny Tim - have a bash when it's available. I guarantee you it'll be different. Good, now that's another thing, but different, yes.

Thank you Stalker (I think http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

FlatSpinMan
07-21-2008, 09:34 AM
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/a5mhangars.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/g11underfire.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/gunship.jpg

FlatSpinMan
07-31-2008, 08:31 PM
Just populating the base a bit. Here a crowd of onlookers watch and gamble on the take of of this unlikely combo.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/goodluckreverse.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/goodluck.jpg


Come on! Pay up.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/hadtahurt.jpg

Jabout
08-01-2008, 02:20 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

FlatSpinMan
08-03-2008, 06:43 AM
Just re-worked a mission (okay, actually I overwrote the orginal and had to remake it) and I really like how it turned out. Absolutely insane at the start of the mission with some fun floatplane on floatplane low-level dogfighting to close things out. Ahh, there's nothing like realism!
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/floatinvasion.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/floatattack.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/floatattack2.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/floatdeflection.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/floatonfloat.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/floatonfloatbright.jpg

FlatSpinMan
09-06-2008, 06:32 AM
PC problems, very busy Rl have kept me away for a while but last night I had fun making a new airfield asault mission in the majestic Su-2.

Meanwhile, back in the Pacific...
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/su2herewecome.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/su2hangar.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/su2onstrafingrun.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/su2chased.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/su2duskbombs.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/parabusy.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/pilotrunning.jpg

Enforcer572005
09-06-2008, 09:25 AM
Woo. You must have a pretty well equipped computer, as those soldiers, parachutes, and smoke would choke mine.

I expect the new one I'm having constructed will be able to handle this.

Those guys watching the mistel take off is a unique touch. Some great screens. I see stuff here I didn't even know existed.

Looks amazing. Never even saw the Su-2 drop bombs before. Neat.

FlatSpinMan
09-11-2008, 08:44 AM
Thanks Enforcer. I'm using lots of LAL-RONE's hangars and ground crew -think they're in the same mod.
I find it all runs okay but I got a new PC about 6 months ago. You'd be surprised how much your PC can handle I think. Want me to send you a file or two try out?

Here I let my imagination run away with me little. I like the effect and think I'm going to develop this part of the campaign more or turn it into a new one.

http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/tradetower.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/tradebros-1.jpg

Metatron_123
09-11-2008, 08:50 AM
Beautiful! Looks like Port Royal

FlatSpinMan
09-11-2008, 08:55 AM
Ta mate. It's a bit different though.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/tradebros3.jpg

-HH- Beebop
09-11-2008, 12:04 PM
O
M
G
!

I believe you've outdone yourself...again! This looks completely awesome.
A Japanese Mistel. Now that's creativity!
Excellent looking sets. I don't care if I only get 1FPS, I want to see this!

Enforcer572005
09-11-2008, 12:32 PM
Ditto what my CO said. Man this is pretty innovative. Check your PM.

I'm already planning an advanced version of my 47 project as soon as a few of the new planes come out. I'm gonna use those troops fer sure. I didn't realize they would look that good.

FlatSpinMan
09-11-2008, 05:25 PM
Email on the way, Enforcer.
FRPS should be fine, Beebop. The map as a whole has very few objects and I'm only plunking down at most a couple of hundred objects in one place.
In the above mission, there are hardly any objects due to the size of the individual 'pieces'.

The troops do look good but you have to a LOT, clustered together and then be VERY low to actually see them.

FlatSpinMan
10-12-2008, 09:26 PM
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/yellow2-1.jpg

Love the ship damage you get with mods.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/sinkingship.jpg

Duck!
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/thatwasclose.jpg

COMING SOON.

FlatSpinMan
10-22-2008, 06:48 AM
Nearly there. Just play-testing, correcting skin errors and making sure the player appears in the right plane. Will be up this weekend, maybe sooner!

This can't be good...
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/troublecoming.jpg

I love trying to shoot down the FW189 - it has a mean sting.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/fw189low.jpg

Trade Guild cruisers circling the very well hidden volcano-top airstrip. (You can just spot it in the pic below)
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/db3toverfield.jpg
Made it!
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/shorttakeoff.jpg

Unlucky noob pirates always drew the cra ppy duties.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/a5m4shorttakeoff.jpg

Pure murder. Got to love the spatters.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/murder.jpg

FlatSpinMan
10-22-2008, 06:54 AM
Some (highly plausible) aerial action.
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/a5m4overreef.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/a5m4diving.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/ar196kill.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/j8aoverclouds.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/a5m4attacksju52.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/c47.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/a6mnattacksmbr.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/a5m4dogfight.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk426/FSMplanepics/a5m4forcedlanding.jpg

This campaign is a great chance to fly and fight some of the lesser known beauties of the sim. I'm surprised at how much I like the Ar-196. It's cannons have a wicked punch, just needs a round or two to de-wing a transport plane. The A5M4 is also fun to fly but you have to make precise use of the telescope site to maximize your strikes. The guns fire dried out spitballs, it sometimes sems.

na85
10-22-2008, 11:26 AM
Can't wait!

Billy_DeLyon
10-22-2008, 05:42 PM
Ya, looks like mad fun!

FlatSpinMan
10-24-2008, 09:03 AM
I just uploaded it to Mission4Today for approval. I'll ad the link when it comes through.

FlatSpinMan
10-24-2008, 04:41 PM
Here's the link. Initially I had missed out one folder so if you downloaded it and it wouldn't install properly, download it again and all should be well.
Ba$tards of the Slot (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=52)

Divine-Wind
10-24-2008, 04:49 PM
Wow, just incredible mate!

I'm downloading now... I don't suppose anyone could PM me info on what exactly I need? (Been out of the loop for a while... Again)

FlatSpinMan
10-25-2008, 02:15 AM
Thanks D_W. All the links are in the readme. If you get the Unified Installer you'll just need to add a couple more things - just click ti install them. Let me know if you have any probs.

FlatSpinMan
10-25-2008, 11:20 PM
Error report:
One user has had aproblem when trying to play the first mission. A message comes about along the lines of
Tanker1 not found, or Ship not found.

If you have this problem read on.
I checked and found that I had missed removing the tanker1 object from a couple of missions. The object was part of the ShipPack v1 if I recall correctly. I had deleted all use of it from my missions as I knew that v2 was coming out and wouldn't be compatible. Unfortunately I missed a few missions. Anyway, I have now uploaded an updated set of mission files which should allow you to play. Alternatively you could just scan through the .MIS files looking for
ChiefsShips.Tanker1

If you spot it, replace it with

ChiefsShips.Tanker 1 [note the space between Tanker and 1]

I HOPE this fixes the problem. Let me know if it doesn't.


Any comments?

SidCheshire
10-26-2008, 01:57 AM
Downloading this as I write and am looking forward to some diversity...
Thoroughly enjoyed the Jederman series, thanks FSM

FlatSpinMan
10-26-2008, 05:56 AM
Thanks for downloading it Sid - I hope you have a laugh flying it. I haven't checked in at the Pound for quite some time now. My apologies to all.

Divine-Wind
10-26-2008, 07:01 AM
Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
Thanks D_W. All the links are in the readme. If you get the Unified Installer you'll just need to add a couple more things - just click ti install them. Let me know if you have any probs.
Alright, I'll check that when I install it. Spent most of yesterday getting the unified installer working (Copying a fully-decked out Il2 install is a real pain), but I somehow made it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif And wow! This opens up a whole new world of possibilites for Sea Dogs...

FlatSpinMan
10-26-2008, 07:54 AM
It opens up a world of possibilities for just about everything.
By the way, did you get the most recent version of the campaign? I updated it to avoid a mods-related clash.
If you want a hand with Sea Dogs just let me know. I don't have lots of time these days but you've got a pretty interesting concept going already.

SidCheshire
10-26-2008, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
Thanks for downloading it Sid - I hope you have a laugh flying it. I haven't checked in at the Pound for quite some time now. My apologies to all.

I'll pass them on later http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Divine-Wind
10-26-2008, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
It opens up a world of possibilities for just about everything.
By the way, did you get the most recent version of the campaign? I updated it to avoid a mods-related clash.
Eh, I guess I'll have to redownload it again.


If you want a hand with Sea Dogs just let me know. I don't have lots of time these days but you've got a pretty interesting concept going already.
Sure thing... I've got a couple ideas, but first I need to make sure I know where the story will go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

na85
10-27-2008, 02:05 AM
I'm going to fail my midterms because of this campaign. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

FlatSpinMan
10-28-2008, 07:22 AM
That's okay man.I'm probably going to fail the Master's paper I'm in theory studying this semester. We can always just take them again.

Divine-Wind
10-28-2008, 03:14 PM
Finally got it up and running... The first briefing had me in stitches, lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Top work, FSM, I will definitely be ripping off your ideas for Sea Dogs. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

FlatSpinMan
10-29-2008, 08:13 AM
Good to hear you enjoyed it. I liked writing that briefing too. Liked the little message the Bastards had laid out, too.
Childish, puerile? All good fun.
Rip off to your heart's content.

Divine-Wind
10-29-2008, 09:24 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Will do!

Divine-Wind
10-31-2008, 03:50 PM
So I just finished the campaign... Very fun, top work FSM! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

If for some incredibly absurd reason any of you have not downloaded this yet, you should definitely check it out, if only because you get to land a [plane] on a [runway-thing]. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

FlatSpinMan
10-31-2008, 08:31 PM
Nice quick missions to play, aren't they? Thanks for the plug.

Divine-Wind
11-01-2008, 09:35 AM
Yep, I will definitely be using that format for my future missions. (Quick and dirty)

Crazy_Goanna
11-01-2008, 09:05 PM
Hey FSM I really enjoyed the missions,
The dogfights are fantastic in these planes and your briefings are both humorous and true to the language style of the participants.
Great job!!

i have time to play this sim again as Uni is finished for the year(and nearly for good too)--
Study hard and play hard when you can
(I find it lot harder as a mature age student this time round - but amazed the brain still works remarkably well!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )

FlatSpinMan
11-02-2008, 05:01 AM
Thanks very much Goanna. Glad you liked the briefings as well as the missions. Quite a lot of variety in there, eh.
I think I liked the attack the fuel dump one and the Mistel one the most. I replayed them often. Not much going on in them, just satisfying if you were able to get away intact.

I'm doing some study at the moment too - a very part-time MA on top of everything else. Not finding it easy or fun I have to say. Finding a few hours, when I have no-one else around, am not tired and have nothing more urgent to do is the problem.

Cheers,
FSM

Divine-Wind
11-02-2008, 06:56 AM
I have to say the last mission was rather fun. Ironically, that was the first (And only) time I actually landed perfectly. Only one bent prop, and after mashing on the brakes incessantly, I stopped with about 5-10 meters in front of me. I was more than a little satisfied. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Billy_DeLyon
11-12-2008, 05:19 PM
FSM, I've been working my way thru this one and loving it. The missions are fun, at times hilarious. Totally unique, and also a great showcase for the Slot map.

Last night I flew a mission that ended with an experience I've never had in this sim.. Without being too much of a spoiler, it involved landing a STOL a/c in a small, sloping clearing, something I haven't had much practice with. I landed uphill with not much room to spare, and in my enthusiastic braking nosed over, hit the prop on the ground, killed the engine, and then the tailwheel came back down onto the ground. Then, because of the slope, the plane began rolling backwards, accelerating back down the hill into the village at its foot. Needless to say, the villagers were not amused as the plane exploded in one of their huts! I suppose my pilot was served for dinner that night.

I don't fly offline much but this one definitely makes it worthwhile.
S!

FlatSpinMan
11-13-2008, 06:01 AM
Well done DW. that's pretty impressive I think. I never managed to. Fun mission that one, I thought. Thanks for playing right through and giving some feedback.

Billy - thanks very much for the kind words. That reaction is exactly the one I was hoping to get - something different, something that shows off the Slot and is a bit of a laugh. Glad you're enjoying it. Your experience of the STOL mission is very similar to mine while making the thing.

stalkervision
11-13-2008, 06:15 AM
Someone's imagination went a bit wild developing this one huh! Where are the Nazi UFO"s FSM?? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/80/Naziufo.png

FlatSpinMan
11-13-2008, 08:22 AM
If we had biplane or cr@p plane UFO's they would be in there for sure. I was tempted to use some of the odd '46 stuff but wanted to keep the Crimson Skies feel to the campaign.

Urufu_Shinjiro
11-13-2008, 10:02 AM
Hey FSM, can you look at this thread: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/7601070407, still haven't determined if this happens in other static campaigns but maybe you have some ideas?

Divine-Wind
11-13-2008, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by FlatSpinMan:
If we had biplane or cr@p plane UFO's they would be in there for sure. I was tempted to use some of the odd '46 stuff but wanted to keep the Crimson Skies feel to the campaign.
I'm trying to do the same on my end... Sometimes it's kind of hard getting a variety of planes in and keeping them balanced.

It's awesome fun when you can, though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif