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T34-851962
09-29-2011, 04:26 PM
Hey All

Is the Canvas Knights mod available as yet or still in development?
I have a hankering to play a WW1 sim but the ones I have are old and good but graphically lacking.
Any suggestions?

Also, can anybody say whether they can get IL2 19467 to work on windows 7,
I dual boot Win 7 and XP PRO SP3 but I think my 1946 disc is 'kaput' and gets error after error.......doh!

Cheers

Tully__
09-29-2011, 05:51 PM
IL2 on Win7 fix... click here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/2861000908)

I don't know about the Canvas Knights mod but you might want to have a glance at Rise of Flight (http://riseofflight.com/en) which is a relatively recent and graphically advanced WWI sim.

AndyJWest
09-29-2011, 07:27 PM
You should be able to get IL-2 '46 running under Win 7 ok. Don't install it in 'program files' though - this can cause problems. There is more advice on Win 7 installs here: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...9310655/m/2861000908 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/2861000908)

Regarding 'Canvas Knights', we aren't supposed to give advice on mods in this forum, but in this case there isn't much to tell - the plans to make it an IL-2 mod were abandoned, and it was supposed to be released as a new stand-alone sim - though nothing much seems to have happened since. As Tully says, if you are into WWI sims, Rise of Flight is the way to go. You get the chance to do this to your plane:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/2011_9_29__17_52_48.jpg
The result of a misjudged low-level strafing run - stalled, cartwheeled, and bent it a little. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

There's plenty of life in IL-2 '46 still (new patch due soonish, with some interesting goodies), and of course, for those with the hardware, and a tolerance for it's rather unfinished state, theirs Cliffs of Dover. Plenty of prop-driven fun to be had, all round.

RickRuski
09-29-2011, 08:42 PM
Canvas Knights is nolonger a "Mod" for IL2. That situation changed some time ago.It is now going to be a completely new stand alone sim (WW1) due for release about mid 2012

Treetop64
09-29-2011, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
There's plenty of life in IL-2 '46 still (new patch due soonish, with some interesting goodies)

Indeed it does. IL-2 is in her prime now and still hasn't quite peaked. That'll happen when v4.11 is loosed.

T34-851962
09-30-2011, 05:41 AM
Hey you guys

Thanks for the heads up regarding CK and win 7.

Shame about CK. Looks like I may have to float test Rise of Flight and see how that pans out. CK was looking like an option as I already have and have played all the IL2's.

As for Win 7 issue. The reason I'm having issues is that I had a HDD issue and had to format (had a substantial backup but not games).

Had an urge to replay IL2 1946 and just wouldn't work at all......invalid win32 app nonsense.

Will the above suggestions though I think it may be a duff disc. Failing that I can buy from Direct2Drive for less than a tenner or search bargain bins in my area.

Anyway cheers again chaps!!!!

Feathered_IV
09-30-2011, 09:17 AM
Visit the RoF website and download the core game. It's free.

http://riseofflight.com/tryrof/en

DKoor
10-06-2011, 03:24 AM
Rise of Flight is super cool sim, good career and campaign mode and nice multi player...

Fokker E.III http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/rof/2011_9_28__11_43_33.jpg

BTW I love machine guns in this game they really punch hard.

Feathered_IV
10-06-2011, 05:20 AM
EIII? Nah, this is where I like to hang out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd119/Feathered_IV/2010_5_31__3_32_2.jpg

AndyJWest
10-06-2011, 10:41 AM
Yup, there is nothing quite like a Sopwith:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/2011_10_5__21_4_59.jpg

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/2011_10_2__1_12_7.jpg

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/2011_9_30__0_24_34.jpg

I suppose I may be a bit biased - I'm living only a couple of miles from where they were built. For looks, I'd rate the Triplane tops - easier to fly than Fokker's rip-off too... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Stiletto-
10-06-2011, 07:40 PM
You guys and your Camels..

http://webpages.charter.net/scottomatic/FD84b.jpg

AndyJWest
10-06-2011, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by Stiletto-:
You guys and your Camels..

Erm, I'd practice your aircraft recognition a bit more. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

The Fokker flying ironing-board has its merits I suppose, though it does look like something that Fokker created to get rid of surplus Triplane fuselages. He probably mixed up the orders for the Dr.I, and only made enough wings for biplanes - when he ran out, he pretended he knew what he was doing all along. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I see that a Harry Tate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RE_8) is in the pipeline. That should be fun in a masochistic sort of way. I think it was designed to scare the enemy away on account of its ugliness - it doesn't seem to have any other advantages:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/RE8_duxford_001.jpg/1024px-RE8_duxford_001.jpg
Note the distinctly upward-pointing propeller - I think they nearly invented the helicopter by mistake...

Feathered_IV
10-06-2011, 11:17 PM
The four blade propellor was perfect for the RE-8, as you could split it in half to make a gravestone for both the pilot and the observer.

Stiletto-
10-07-2011, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
The Fokker flying ironing-board has its merits I suppose, though it does look like something that Fokker created to get rid of surplus Triplane fuselages. He probably mixed up the orders for the Dr.I, and only made enough wings for biplanes - when he ran out, he pretended he knew what he was doing all along. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Well happy accident or not, he got alot of performance out of that aircraft for using the same 110 hp engine that was in the Dr.I. A very slippery aircraft. The thing would probably be a clown wagon with a late war high powered rotary engine. Oh well, I think it does pretty good as is.. Its no Junkers monoplane though!

As for the Tate, Masochist or not.. I will buy an aircraft if the quality is good. If the only area that is disappointing is its performance I will certainly be picking it up sometime in the future.

Atleast when I die in a less than stellar aircraft I can try to blame it on the plane. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Luno13
10-07-2011, 02:04 AM
The fuselage of the E.V is only superficially similar to that of the Dr.I.

And it's not an ironing board, it's a razor http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

BTW those screens look awesome. I tried ROF but I couldn't run it on my computer. Maybe in a couple years when I get a new machine...

DKoor
10-07-2011, 07:49 PM
Not sure whether that was the case IRL but the Rise of Flight Camel is IL-2 equivalent LA-7+Spit 25lbs. I have limited online experience but this aircraft is unbeatable in any kind of maneuvering combat 1 vs 1.
OK I admit I haven't yet bought Fokker D.VIIF which is supposed to be even better according to some which I seriously doubt because not sure what kind of stuff can beat literally turning around the telephone pole, decent speed at all alts, monkey climb and 2x7,62.
Some also indicate that Dr.I could fight good vs Camel, but my comment is only raising eyebrows and silently saying haha.
I realized what was the prob so I took Gotha bomber and went on 7 kill without death streak http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Great fun.

Stiletto-
10-08-2011, 05:36 PM
I have not flown the Camel or the D.VIIF enough to know very well how they perform against each other, but the VIIF should own the sky above 3000 meters, and most likely get its *** handed to it on the deck where the Camel is supreme.

Game testing apparently has shown the Camel as being too fast but atleast it's performance gets severely crippled at high altitude as it should. While most action online happens down low which is not the typical historical engagement altitude, if the Camel tries to play with planes up at 3000 or 4000 meters it's going to run into much more trouble.

A good Dr.I pilot should be a good match for the Camel but if you put 2 average pilots in each craft the Camel will probably have the easier time. This is probably the best match up for the Sopwith though, unless you are trying to boom and zoom it from high altitude with a D7F, or a Pfalz D12 as the Camel is too fast and none of the current Central fighters have the speed to steadily escape the Camel except the D7F and D12 at high altitude where you probably aren't going to find it anyway. The biggest problem with Central aircraft is that you don't have any other B&Z type planes for later war scenarios and the Pfalz D12 isn't really known for having any other good traits besides its high altitude speed.

I do believe a smartly flown Albatross D.Va, Pfalz D.III or Fokker D.VIII can handle a Camel though, as long as you manage the energy situation well. If one runs you down from above with a jump on you though, you are probably done!

On the other side of things, nothing beats sneaking across the lines and bombing the crap out of an enemy base! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mortoma
10-10-2011, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by T34-851962:
Hey you guys

Thanks for the heads up regarding CK and win 7.

Shame about CK. Looks like I may have to float test Rise of Flight and see how that pans out. CK was looking like an option as I already have and have played all the IL2's.

As for Win 7 issue. The reason I'm having issues is that I had a HDD issue and had to format (had a substantial backup but not games).

Had an urge to replay IL2 1946 and just wouldn't work at all......invalid win32 app nonsense.

Will the above suggestions though I think it may be a duff disc. Failing that I can buy from Direct2Drive for less than a tenner or search bargain bins in my area.

Anyway cheers again chaps!!!! Why do you say it's a shame about CK? How is it bad that they decided to make it a new development instead of modding IL2? It may take a while but it will be a far more complete game than ROF, which is mostly just eye candy. Plus they make you have constant online connection like CLoD does. They took the requirement away for a while only to make you connect again if you want to play a campaign, which doesn't make any sense. Most reviews of ROF I've read indicate it's very limited in it's scope. And introducing new planes every now and then is not helping that fact they say. I'm waiting for CK, the eye candy will be good enough and it will be more promising, overall.