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Aces_High_2
12-31-2004, 05:46 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

Feathered_IV
12-31-2004, 08:07 AM
Pure Genius. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

actionhank1786
12-31-2004, 08:32 AM
I've got a new computer, and now i've got Il-2 MAT manager!
Couldn't be a better new year!
Thanks as always for all your hard work to make this game even better!

SeaFireLIV
12-31-2004, 08:54 AM
Well, thanx for the great work. Your rest is well-deserved. Thankyou and Happy new Year.

MGBMike
12-31-2004, 01:14 PM
Leigh,
I've used your program pretty much since the beginning, as have many others, and am still amazed at what you have accomplished M8. My heartfelt thanks to you and Happy New Year!

Aces_High_2
01-01-2005, 06:23 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