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WilhelmSchulz.
04-27-2007, 09:13 PM
I hear its so great but what dose it do?

WilhelmSchulz.
04-27-2007, 09:13 PM
I hear its so great but what dose it do?

Treetop64
04-27-2007, 09:36 PM
Any user of DCG is always happy to answer that question! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DCG (Dynamic Campaign Generator) is a TRUE dynamic campaign generator for IL-2. What this means is that, ultimately, your campaigns have an unpredictable outcome, and the player becomes a part of a much bigger, dynamic, and more fluid world. There are many dozens more aircraft from different squadrons in the air than in the standard DGen campaigns, all flying their own missions. There are also real ground fights happening on an active front while you fly. Some of these ground battles can get very intense, and show a lot of fireworks! The frequency and intensity of the random flights and ground battles is ajustable and you can tweak these to your preferable settings.

DCG has many ajustable settings covering just about any type of mission setting you can think of, from just how many aircraft, ground objects, and ground columns populate the map, to what type of specific mission you want to fly, to much more. One of my favorite settings included in one of the latest versions of DCG is the radio chatter filter. With all of the activity going on the radio chatter can become an endless stream of repeating messages, especially between the aircraft and the tower during their landing cycles. With the radio filter I can now hear only the chatter from my own squadron and only the airfield that my squad uses (not everyone else's on the map). It takes a while to learn, but the DCG interface is intuitive and easy to use, and is more than worth the effort and time taken to learn it.

The only drawback of using DCG is that, again depending on what settings you use, is that all of the activity going on can really put a big load on your CPU and bring framerates to a crawl. This is especially true if you use any of Jasta's add-on DCG campaigns, which add even more activity and, in particular, ground objects. However, you really only have to worry about this if you use full settings on a minimal system. If you have a more robust system then you can really enjoy the full benefits of DCG. I run a Pentium 4 3.8GHz with 2Gigs of DDR2 RAM, with an ATI X1900XTX 512MB card, all on a PCI-Express board, and I can generally run DCG with full settings on just about everything while sufferning no hit on performance.

DCG is well supported by it's developer. It has gone through many versions (now up to v3.34) and there is an active website for DCG as well. Go to www.lowengrin.com (http://www.lowengrin.com)

In short, it is one of the top three most useful add-ons available IMO for the IL-2 series, alongside MAT Manager and Hyperlobby.

A brilliant piece of work, honestly.

Sillius_Sodus
04-27-2007, 09:55 PM
Hi,

When using DCG, is DGEN disabled? In other words, can you still fly the stock campaigns and user-made DGEN missions/campaigns?

Thanks and good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

Treetop64
04-27-2007, 10:01 PM
DGen is disabled while using DCG to fly campaigns. However, the switch back to DGen is as easy as a mouse click on the DCG "Mode" drop-down menu, and either selecting or deselecting the "Replace Career Generator" option. When you replace DGen with DCG, a backup of DGen is automatically created so when you swich back the original DGen.exe is restored.

Sillius_Sodus
04-27-2007, 10:15 PM
Thanks Treetop64, definately worth a try then.

Good hunting,
Sillius_Sodus

Scharnhorst1943
04-27-2007, 10:30 PM
Also, you can still do third party scripted campaigns with DCG. Only the DGEN campaigns are effected. However, from my point of view ... it is not much of a loss.

For me, WilhelmSchultz, DCG adds IMMERSION. In the original stock DGen campaigns, you always fly at the same time of day. You always have perfectly clear weather. There are only two flights per mission... yours and one enemy flight. DCG changes that. With DCG there are flights spawning and taking off throughout the mission. There are tanks that are moving across the map. So in your campaign you might have several missions where the tank colums besiege a town or factory district to capture it and move the front. In DCG you have strategic bombing that actually takes an effect and can be a possible outcome to win a map in the campaign. In DCG you could fly on a clear day, a cloudy day, or in a thunderstorm with lightning. You could fly daytime, nightime, dawn or dusk, (at random). In DCG you could get jumped on takeoff by enemy flights, or randomly come across a bomber formation with escort.

Also, DCG lets you edit that campaigns to your taste with the ease of a mouse click. You do not have to hand edit any files, unlike DGen, which in order to tweak you have to delve into code ...

DCG gives me more exciting dynamic campaigns with more imersion. If you fly off-line, you will get board very fast ... that is unless you have DCG, and you are perfectly content http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

So to summ it up, DCG makes you feel like you are actually in the middle of a war with things going on around you. As to how much goes on around you is up to you and your rig http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

At least try it. You will probably need some help to set it up, and I have already offered my services. So let me pose a question ...

What have you got to lose? If you don't like it, you can go back to DGen. But don't miss an oprotunity ...

lowfighter
04-27-2007, 10:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">

There are tanks that are moving across the map. So in your campaign you might have several missions where the tank colums besiege a town or factory district to capture it and move the front </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


One question: can you have a true battle with tanks advancing over a say 2000m broad front and rushing towards the enemy defences? Or is it just that the tanks are driving on the road approaching the factory or whatever other target? I think it's the second but please confirm or disprove.

Treetop64
04-27-2007, 11:02 PM
All of the tanks and supply columns maintan column formation while transiting the map and while approaching their target battle area. They separate and spread out a little bit once they've reached their objective, but as of yet the tanks do not attack using a broad line of advancing armor.

However, their direction of approach often creates a situation where all tanks in a column can attack with their broadsides to the target area. That is, they do not always attack head-on so that only the lead tank has a shot, but from an angle. And they do not always stay on the road. I have yet to save a track and see a battle where all tanks engaged in a battle aren't firing at something.

I wouldn't be surprised to see this part imporved in a later version of DCG. There have already been tons of improvements so far and Paul has already indicated there will be further revisions to DCG. He actively reveiws and implements user-suggested improvements to DCG whenever possible. Honestly, I don't see how he has the time, as I'm sure he has a life to maintain as well!

Sometimes in a battle the forces being attacked can see that they have no chance of winning, and will actually retreat from the area! It's fun to then see the attacking armor chase after the retreating forces and pick them off.

I'm a fan of WWII armor so sometimes just watching the armored columns advancing can be interesting enough. I've seen as many as 12 tanks traveling on a road lined up in three columns of four machines, followed by two or more supply colums. And this is just on one part of one road on the map.

Scharnhorst1943
04-27-2007, 11:14 PM
They will a little bit, but nothing epic like The Battle of the Bulge movie or anything. They will actually spread out alittle bit, though. And when they occupy a town, they spread out throughout the town, which is pretty cool too.

One more thing DCG adds over DGen, and that is campaigns for Bomber pilots. If you like level bombing in medium bombers, DCG offers something far beyond anything else, both scripted and DGen.

lowfighter
04-27-2007, 11:30 PM
Thanks for the info gentlemen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Some more questions to come soon.

Treetop64
04-28-2007, 12:16 AM
Level bombing with the AI under any condition is always a tricky proposition in IL-2. Low-level ground pounding in a tactical bomber in DCG, however, is arguably the best flight experinece in IL-2. You have a much more direct impact (excuse the pun) on the immediate outcome of the campaign on that part of the map. Also, your suvivability becomes a real issue, not only from the ground fire you'll recieve at the target (and on the way to the target), but that you can be jumped by enemy fighters at any time. Fighters jumping you may have been specifically dispatched to intercept your flight, or they may simply be passers-by on another mission who happen to spot you, then turn to take you down. It's even possible that you may not be jumped at all. At any rate, you become doubly vigilant.

The situation becomes more intersting if you have "Map Icons" turned off on the in-game difficulty menu. In fact, I recommend never having map icons turned on. Map waypoints can be helpful, esspecially if you're flying an aircraft that has another crewman who can "act as your nav", but map icons takes away too much from the experinece.

WilhelmSchulz.
04-29-2007, 12:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Treetop64:
DGen is disabled while using DCG to fly campaigns. However, the switch back to DGen is as easy as a mouse click on the DCG "Mode" drop-down menu, and either selecting or deselecting the "Replace Career Generator" option. When you replace DGen with DCG, a backup of DGen is automatically created so when you swich back the original DGen.exe is restored. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Dose that mean that you cant play the scriped campaigns?

WWSensei
04-29-2007, 01:00 PM
No, you can play scripted campaigns just fine. They don't use DGen or DCG since those missions are pre-made. I'm flying a DCG Marianas '44 campaign and the White Sun, Blue Sky scripted campaign with no problems.

WilhelmSchulz.
04-29-2007, 02:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWSensei:
No, you can play scripted campaigns just fine. They don't use DGen or DCG since those missions are pre-made. I'm flying a DCG Marianas '44 campaign and the White Sun, Blue Sky scripted campaign with no problems. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
So you cant play scriped campaigns with DCG? is there a Africa campaing in it?

NonWonderDog
04-29-2007, 02:41 PM
Scripted campaigns don't use DCG because they don't use DGEN. They're scripted. Using DCG in place of DGEN will have no effect on your ability to play scripted campaigns.

DCG does add a couple extra dynamic campaigns, though. I don't know if any of them are in Africa.

Scharnhorst1943
04-29-2007, 05:00 PM
You <span class="ev_code_GREEN">CAN</span> play scripted campaigns with DCG no problem. You <span class="ev_code_GREEN">CAN NOT</span> play DGen campaigns with DCG campaigns.

Yes. DCG comes with a north africa campaign, but there is another campaign for DCG that you can download. Go to This Site (http://www.lowengrin.com/download.php?view.114) and This Site (http://www.lowengrin.com/download.php?view.108) to download them for DCG. OR you could go to the home page and see them HERE (http://www.lowengrin.com/news.php). You will have to scroll down the page, though.

WilhelmSchulz.
04-29-2007, 05:09 PM
Whats DGen?

Scharnhorst1943
04-29-2007, 05:21 PM
DGen is the default campaign generator that comes with IL-2 1946. It generates missions for off-line campaigns.

DCG is a third party program that replaces the default, off-line campaign generator. So DCG now tracks and controls the off-line campaign, instead of the one that comes with IL-2.

Other campaigns are scripted. Every time you play them it is the same mission. DGen and DCG are DYNAMIC, meaning you could play through the campaign, then restart the same campaign and play it again, only you would not fly the same missions in the same order. It is randomized, which adds to replayability.

So scripted campaigns are just that. DGen campaigns are somewhat dynamic, and are somewhat scripted. DCG is truly dynamic. So in DCG, it is possible for Japan to win the Battle of Midway, but Japan may STILL lose the war ... Or it is possible for the Germans to win at Stalingrad, but STILL lose the war.

With DCG, you can rig it to get your historical outcome, or you can have it be dynamic, and play through your campaign. DCG will do both. DCG gives you more options. So you could play a DCG campaign in which it is possible for the Germans to sack Alexandria ... Or you could play the same campaign and it is such that the Germans can never win in Africa. That choice is up to you. Even if you decide to play historical campaigns with DCG, you will STILL find the immersion to be better than DGen.

Treetop64
04-29-2007, 06:24 PM
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What he said, basically.

In short:
DGen - Dynamically generated random missions played out in a campaign that, regardless of how you or the AI perform during missions, ultimately sticks rigidly to historical timelines and results (on the big picture strategic level only, not on individual missions). This is the default campaign generator that ships with the game.

DCG - Dynamically generated missions played out in a capaign that is completely independent of historical timelines and results. The actual happenings on the map determine the outcome. The AI's and player's performance has either direct or indirect influences on how the campaign progresses, and the degree of that influence varies depending on many variables. A truly dynamic and fluid situation.

Many answers are on Paul's site. There is plenty to read there that perfectly describes what DCG is and how to best use it for your preferences.

WilhelmSchulz.
04-30-2007, 01:06 PM
Where do I get it?

rnzoli
04-30-2007, 01:07 PM
www.lowengrin.com (http://www.lowengrin.com)

Scharnhorst1943
04-30-2007, 01:43 PM
They beat me to it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Here is a direct link to download it, but basically yeah ...

Dynamic Campaign Genorator (http://www.lowengrin.com/download.php?view.116)

If you have questions about it or setting it up, post back in here. We will be more than happy to help in any way we can http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Vike
04-30-2007, 04:52 PM
Thank you a lot Treetop,

Excellent summary! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

i learn something tonight thanks to you! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

@+

WilhelmSchulz.
04-30-2007, 05:08 PM
Ok I dlowloaded it but I dont know how to install it/use it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Lead-Brick
04-30-2007, 07:23 PM
Cool

I'm going to try this tonight!

Hopefully DCG will put an end to the strikes against pacific carriers by 15 zero's with 250kg bombs (who are supposed to be escorting 8 kates on their bombing mission) streaking in at wave top height and sinking my carrier. This probably wouldn't be a problem if....
A) There was a fighter CAP.
B) The zero's dropped their bombs early to cover the kates.
C) They didn't always hit the carrier
D) There were more F4F's than me and the other 5 planes in my wing.
E) If we had more time to take off, turn and gain alt.

The stock Dgen pacific campaigns killed the whole pacific theatre for me. Sounds like DCG might fix the problem.

Scharnhorst1943
04-30-2007, 09:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
Ok I dlowloaded it but I dont know how to install it/use it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll walk you through it. It is really easy.

1. have you unziped the file to a folder (It should be titled "il2dcg334")? If so, cut and paste this file into your "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946" folder.

2. Now that the "il2dcg334" folder is in your IL-2 game folder, open the "il2dcg" folder. Double-click the "il2dcg.exe;" two dialog boxes will open. In the first window, you need to tell DCG where it is on your computer. So navigate to "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2dcg334" and select the "il2dcg.exe" and say OK. You may have to minimize all the windows to see the second window. In the second window, you are telling DCG where to find your IL-2 game. So navigate to "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946" and select "il2.exe" and say OK. DCG should now start up.

3. On the DCG menu bar, go to Mode and make sure "Off-Line Career (Full Auto-Generation)" as well as "Replace Career Generator (DGen)" are selected. Now you can minimize DCG. You need to start 1946 and start a DCG campaign. You cannot tweak DCG if there is not a campaign to tweak. Start a campaign for any country, it does not matter. Now exit 1946.

4. Now that you have a campaign started, you need to set up DCG how you want. On the menu bar, select "Options." I recomend checking the following (I can explain them in detail if you wish):
Active Front
Air Starts
Delayed Start Times
Normandy British Base
On-Line Briefing
Paratroopers
Squadron Management
Tank Downgrades
Track Losses
Stats Reset on Death
Track On-Line Players

Below the menu bar you will see a row of icons. The first one is where you set up squadron density, ground unit density, static object density, action radius, ... My recomendation ... Set Squadron Density to "Dense" or "Heavy." Set Column Density to "Full," Stationary Object Density to "Full" or "Dense," Action Radius from "250" - "400," Max Flights / Squadron to "Two," and Flight Size leave at "Default."

In the next Icon, you can change squadron names, what planes each squadron flies, which airfield each squadron is flying from, and which paint scheme each squadron uses. You can also edit skill too.

In the next panel, you can change the date, change locations along the front, or change location alligence to Axis or Allied.

I would recomend leaving the fourth icon alone. it is more for advanced users, but I can explain it if you wish.

In the fith icon, you can generate missions for your campaign. If you generate a mission for a campaign, the new generated mission will replace the one you were about to fly before you generated a new one. Here you can also change the weather and time of day settings. This is what I recomend:
Destination - Random
Best Condition - Clear
Worst Condition - Thinder Showers
Cloud Height - Random
Day / Night - By start/end time
Start Time - 03:00
End Time - 23:00

*(this way you will get some missions at dawn, some at dusk, some at night, and some durring day. Also you will get some missions with clear weather, some with cloudy weather, and some durring thunderstorms.)*

Intersept Chance - Random
Set Enemy - Unknown
*(Make sure you select save after you make any changes, even on other panels.)*

The next to the last panel lets you edit things about aircraft. Basically, you can change wether the plane is a bomber or fighter type, or change when the plane enters service, or chagne the default load outs for certian types of missions, among other things ...

The last Icon edits any ground objects in your campaign (including Ships).

Once you have all this done, you are ready to start a campaign and try it out. Remember, you can always re-open DCG and tweak the campaign if something is not to your liking.

Hope this helps, let me know http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Scharnhorst1943
04-30-2007, 09:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lead-Brick:
Cool

I'm going to try this tonight!

Hopefully DCG will put an end to the strikes against pacific carriers by 15 zero's with 250kg bombs (who are supposed to be escorting 8 kates on their bombing mission) streaking in at wave top height and sinking my carrier. This probably wouldn't be a problem if....
A) There was a fighter CAP.
B) The zero's dropped their bombs early to cover the kates.
C) They didn't always hit the carrier
D) There were more F4F's than me and the other 5 planes in my wing.
E) If we had more time to take off, turn and gain alt.

The stock Dgen pacific campaigns killed the whole pacific theatre for me. Sounds like DCG might fix the problem. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It should. DCG is the only reason I still play this game. And I ain't foolin` neither ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Nimits
04-30-2007, 11:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lead-Brick:
Cool

I'm going to try this tonight!

Hopefully DCG will put an end to the strikes against pacific carriers by 15 zero's with 250kg bombs (who are supposed to be escorting 8 kates on their bombing mission) streaking in at wave top height and sinking my carrier. This probably wouldn't be a problem if....
A) There was a fighter CAP.
B) The zero's dropped their bombs early to cover the kates.
C) They didn't always hit the carrier
D) There were more F4F's than me and the other 5 planes in my wing.
E) If we had more time to take off, turn and gain alt.

The stock Dgen pacific campaigns killed the whole pacific theatre for me. Sounds like DCG might fix the problem. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I tried to fix those problems with True Pacific (DGen), and I sort of corrected a couple of them, but eventually I gave up and now tinker with DCG . . .

cobaltz0rz
04-30-2007, 11:48 PM
Is it okay to choose the regular german campaign "Fight; army group south" after having dcg replace the dgen. or do you have to choose the dcg fighter campaign?

Scharnhorst1943
05-01-2007, 12:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cobaltz0rz:
Is it okay to choose the regular german campaign "Fight; army group south" after having dcg replace the dgen. or do you have to choose the dcg fighter campaign? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

All of the DGen campaigns will still be in the folders, but you cannot play them. So yes, you have to select a campaign that says "(DCG)" at the end of it. Otherwise you might get a crash to desktop or something. If you want to go back to DGen, in DCG interface go to "mode," and then uncheck "Replace Career Generator (DGen)" After that you should be able to play DGen campaigns ... but why would you want to?

Treetop64
05-01-2007, 03:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
Ok I dlowloaded it but I dont know how to install it/use it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Read the instructions in the "Read me" file that comes with the download. I'll be happy to answer any specific questions you might have later.

Treetop64
05-01-2007, 03:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cobaltz0rz:
Is it okay to choose the regular german campaign "Fight; army group south" after having dcg replace the dgen. or do you have to choose the dcg fighter campaign? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

All of the DGen campaigns will still be in the folders, but you cannot play them. So yes, you have to select a campaign that says "(DCG)" at the end of it. Otherwise you might get a crash to desktop or something. If you want to go back to DGen, in DCG interface go to "mode," and then uncheck "Replace Career Generator (DGen)" After that you should be able to play DGen campaigns ... but why would you want to? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is simply not true. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

DCG installs specific DCG campaigns that can be played. These are preceeded by "DCG" in the in-game campaign section screen. However, with DCG enabled you can still fly the stock DGen campaigns (Crimea '41, for example) except this time DCG manages the proceedings, not DGen.

I'm currently on my tenth mission of the '41 Crimean campaign now, flying for the Germans.

You DO NOT have to go back to DGen to fly the traditionally DGen managed campaigns! Again, with DCG enabled, the traditional DGen campaigns are still playable, but activity is generated by DCG, not DGen! This, obviously, greatly improves the stock DGen campaigns. DCG runs just as well with the stock campaigns as it does with it's own installed campaigns.

Unless you've grossly overestimated your specific system's capabilities, and completely maxed out every single option in DCG, you will not get crashes to desktop.

WWSensei
05-01-2007, 06:08 AM
Correct Tree, if you start a DGen campaign with DCG already replaced it will work. Where people get into trouble is when they start a campaign with DGen, then replace Dgen mid-campaign. Because they use slightly different formats you can end up with a crash but that's because you've done a brain transplant in the middle of the deal.

Scharnhorst1943
05-01-2007, 08:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Treetop64:

That is simply not true. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

DCG installs specific DCG campaigns that can be played. These are preceeded by "DCG" in the in-game campaign section screen. However, with DCG enabled you can still fly the stock DGen campaigns (Crimea '41, for example) except this time DCG manages the proceedings, not DGen.

I'm currently on my tenth mission of the '41 Crimean campaign now, flying for the Germans.

You DO NOT have to go back to DGen to fly the traditionally DGen managed campaigns! Again, with DCG enabled, the traditional DGen campaigns are still playable, but activity is generated by DCG, not DGen! This, obviously, greatly improves the stock DGen campaigns. DCG runs just as well with the stock campaigns as it does with it's own installed campaigns.

Unless you've grossly overestimated your specific system's capabilities, and completely maxed out every single option in DCG, you will not get crashes to desktop. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

But my understanding was that you could play some of the DGen campaigns, not all of them, since the map names are not the same (ie. Crimea vs. Crimea41). I thought that DCG uses its own "Crimea" master map for the DGen campaigns to set iti up and manage it, therefore completely bypassing DGen, unless I am totally missunderstanding http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif. In the allcampaigns.dcg file, DCG sets up each and every campaign that is playable as far as who owns what at the beginning of the campaign. To my knowledge, Paul has gone in and added all the DGen campaign map names, but told DCG to use his master map files, therefore making DGen campaigns use DCG maps????? That and the grandcampaign.dcg file specifies which order maps are played in. So, so even if you start a DGen campaign, it will not go in the order of the DGen maps, but will go in the order of the DCG maps.

Unless I missed something. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
05-01-2007, 02:21 PM
When I tried to start a DCG campaign(Germany, poland 1939) I got Invalid file name. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Edit: fixed

DKoor
05-01-2007, 04:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
DCG is the only reason I still play this game. And I ain't foolin` neither ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I agree. Stock campaigns are awfully done. Really awfully, even worse than in FB, which was tough thing to accomplish, TBH. But they did it!

DCG is really a fine piece of software although at times somewhat tough to understand.

Now can someone say how to set all bombers to rookie because this "sniper" gunner issue is really annoying.

cobaltz0rz
05-01-2007, 06:14 PM
DCG is a lot of fun, but I have to overclock the **** out of my cpu to fully enjoy it ];

Scharnhorst1943
05-01-2007, 08:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
When I tried to start a DCG campaign(Germany, poland 1939) I got Invalid file name. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Edit: fixed </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So you got it working or you are still lost?

Scharnhorst1943
05-01-2007, 08:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cobaltz0rz:
DCG is a lot of fun, but I have to overclock the **** out of my cpu to fully enjoy it ]; </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

SERIOUSLY ... but it is SOOOO worth it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Scharnhorst1943
05-01-2007, 08:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
DCG is the only reason I still play this game. And I ain't foolin` neither ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I agree. Stock campaigns are awfully done. Really awfully, even worse than in FB, which was tough thing to accomplish, TBH. But they did it!

DCG is really a fine piece of software although at times somewhat tough to understand.

Now can someone say how to set all bombers to rookie because this "sniper" gunner issue is really annoying. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, yes. If you open DCG and go to the Squadron editor panel, you can set a level for the AI. If you download the new updated version, it will say "Rookie, Ace...," but if you have an older version, it might say, "Skill1, skill2..." (Skill 1 being Ace ... I think)

gx-warspite
05-02-2007, 02:00 AM
It's too bad Il-2 AI is so terrible. It really holds DCG back.

BTW,
Did DCG finally introduce plane upgrades for your squadron, or am I going to be flying a 109E-4 in 1944? :P

muchaclopiec
05-02-2007, 04:13 AM
do you need to install all of the files, from 326 to 334?

DKoor
05-02-2007, 04:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
DCG is the only reason I still play this game. And I ain't foolin` neither ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I agree. Stock campaigns are awfully done. Really awfully, even worse than in FB, which was tough thing to accomplish, TBH. But they did it!

DCG is really a fine piece of software although at times somewhat tough to understand.

Now can someone say how to set all bombers to rookie because this "sniper" gunner issue is really annoying. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, yes. If you open DCG and go to the Squadron editor panel, you can set a level for the AI. If you download the new updated version, it will say "Rookie, Ace...," but if you have an older version, it might say, "Skill1, skill2..." (Skill 1 being Ace ... I think) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thanks.... I was hoping for some "global" solution but I guess this will do http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DKoor
05-02-2007, 04:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by muchaclopiec:
do you need to install all of the files, from 326 to 334? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>No, just install the latest version of the game, and click to replace DGen with DCG. After that it is very easy. All you have to do is go to game and start a new career. DCG will take care of the rest.

Scharnhorst1943
05-02-2007, 07:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gx-warspite:
BTW,
Did DCG finally introduce plane upgrades for your squadron, or am I going to be flying a 109E-4 in 1944? :P </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes. If you select Historical Production Dates in the "Options" tab on the main menu in DCG interface, your plane will upgrade. That and you can always open up your campaign, go to squadron editor and just change the plane type to a newer variant of 109, save and generate new mission.

Treetop64
05-02-2007, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gx-warspite:
It's too bad Il-2 AI is so terrible. It really holds DCG back.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The AI is not terrible. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

It definitely has its flaws, yes, but "terrible"? Not by a long shot.

As complicated as some AI routines are (and considering the difficulty in typing AI code) the AI actually is pretty good. Name one game similarly complex as IL-2 that has unflawed AI.

WWSensei
05-02-2007, 10:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gx-warspite:

BTW,
Did DCG finally introduce plane upgrades for your squadron, or am I going to be flying a 109E-4 in 1944? :P </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's had that capability for a couple of years now.

WilhelmSchulz.
05-02-2007, 02:49 PM
How do you use the SBD in the DCG campaign?

Scharnhorst1943
05-02-2007, 08:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WilhelmSchulz.:
How do you use the SBD in the DCG campaign? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Have you started a campaign for a USN bomber pilot? If you do not already start with the plane you want, start up DCG. Click the manila folder on the menu bar, and go to your campaign folder. IT should be something like "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\Missions\Campaigns\USN." You need to select the campaign in that folder you want to edit, that is IF you have more than one campaign for a particular country or service.
Now go to the "Squadron Editor Panel" The player squadron is always the first squadron listed. Where it says plane type, select "SBD-3." Now go to the "Custom Mission Panel" and click save, then generate mission. Now if you start IL-2 and go to your campaign, you should be equiped with the new airplane.

partic_3
05-03-2007, 04:28 AM
Odd. I remember using DCG a couple of years ago and it seemed to introduce some instability to the game. I can't imagine why to be honest. Anyway, reading this thread inspired me to give it another go. My first mission, a Finnish career starting in '43 and 5 minutes into it SPLAT... a crash to desktop. That has never happened before. anyone else had similar problems? It seems strange to me that a mission generator would do this but there you go.

Scharnhorst1943
05-03-2007, 08:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by partic_3:
Odd. I remember using DCG a couple of years ago and it seemed to introduce some instability to the game. I can't imagine why to be honest. Anyway, reading this thread inspired me to give it another go. My first mission, a Finnish career starting in '43 and 5 minutes into it SPLAT... a crash to desktop. That has never happened before. anyone else had similar problems? It seems strange to me that a mission generator would do this but there you go. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have been playing with DCG for about 2 years now, and I have <span class="ev_code_RED">NEVER</span> had a crash to desk top from a DCG mission. Now I have gone in and changed some of the DCG code, but the most that did was cause a campaign not to generate ...

Scharnhorst1943
05-03-2007, 08:11 AM
Partic_3,

When you were flying the mission, was it really choppy, like your computer was giving all it had, or was your mission going along smoothly?

WWSensei
05-03-2007, 08:14 AM
DCG doesn't do anything you can't do with FMB. About the only other thing I can think of is that DCG can load a LOT of objects and aircraft in a mission and that might cause your system to either overheat, or perhaps access a part of your memory that may be faulty.

I've never had it crash my system though.

Stew278
05-03-2007, 10:09 AM
I've used DCG for over a year and I've never had any crashes. Some maps seemed to really strain the system though. Back when I had a less capable computer flying on the Leningrad map was a slide show. Even with the computer I have now things can get choppy when I fly a USAF campaign on the Berlin map.

Still DCG is great because it adds dynamic campaigns for places like Poland, France, Italy, etc. The missions created by DGEN sometimes seem too synchronized. You always encounter the enemy at such and such point in the mission; its too predictable. With DCG I think you encounter more randomized air traffic and the sides aren't always evenly balanced. Try flying a hurricane during the Battle of France and you'll almost always be outnumbered, which seems to make more historical sense than constantly having 4vs4 matchups.

The ground war becomes a bigger factor too in DCG. I had one late war German campaign where the front line was so close to the airbase that my plane kept getting shelled on the runway. Very frustrating, but probably not unrealistic.

partic_3
05-04-2007, 05:40 AM
I had set most of the options up high and I suspect my 1Gb of RAM was struggling. It really is odd because I've flown some user created missions that were pretty busy and never had a problem. It's odd too that I had misgivings on installing it again because I remember having the feeling that the last time I installed it I had the feeling that it had introduced some instability to the game. But first bluddy mission, SPLAT! I realise that this doesn't make much sense, it's almost like I willed it to happen. It's a bugger too because I'm an exclusively offline player. I'll try starting a new career and tone down some settings.

LGN1
05-04-2007, 02:10 PM
Hi all,

I have just installed DCG and would like to use it to play a coop campaign. Now I have two small questions:

1.) Before a mission is created I can see a list of all squadrons. Behind each squadron I can choose for spawn either yes/no/random. What does these options mean?

2.) I want to fly exclusively for the red or blue side. However, when I choose a plane I can see both red and blue planes. Is it possible that I can only see the planes of one side, i.e., either only red or blue planes?

Thank you very much for your help!

Cheers, LGN1

Schaefer40
05-05-2007, 03:44 AM
Hi,

I have the same problem. Does anyone know a solution.

Thx, Schaefer

Widowmaker214
05-05-2007, 08:49 AM
LGN for your question about Spawn Yes/Random/No
Just leave it at random. This is a somewhat newer function of DCG. And mainly it only matters if you have squadron density set to less than full. If its at full all squadrons in the campaign fly every mission. If its less than full, there is a % chance that a squadron will not fly in a particular mission (Unless a squadron is check marked as active. If its set active it spawns every mission regardless)
So.. If you have squadron density set to less than full, you can, from the campaign start up screen, manually select which squadrons are active (select Yes) which will rely on the random chance spawn from DCG (select random). Or you can select a squadron not to be used at all in the campaign (select no)


On to the rest of the thread.
DCG is simply fantastic. And its pretty much all my squadron uses.
Paul is constantly making improvements...
required recon flights before carrier strikes..
adding ferrys to get ground unit paths to cross open water (so your troops can cross a bay, river etc) and alot more.

And that to the fact you can create you own campaigns (I've done over 40) and its a never ending toy chest.
For those making your own campaigns, by use of the timetable file.. you can have the campaign generate scripted messages at different times during the campaign., bring in reinforcements on certain dates. Add/remove/reposition troops and squadrons at points. Change the axis/allied oil and supply levels and alot more.

with out it, I wouldn't be flying IL2 as long as I have.

wolfman2100
05-08-2007, 01:19 PM
I can't get this to work it at all - it's hopelessly confusing.

wolfman2100
05-08-2007, 01:27 PM
What's great about this?


Nothing from what i can see, it's hopelessly confusing. Replace this replace that, generate this generate that - the "campaigns" never appear in the game, and now the DCG doesn't generate at all.

Hopeless.

The whole thing is a total mess, it doesn't matter how many times i follow instructions to the letter - and that's two sets i have, one from the site and a walkthru from elsehwere, and info off the notepad.

Utterly and completely frustrating.

It's a shame because it looks fantastic and i have the PC to handle anything it can throw at me.

Wolfman.

DKoor
05-08-2007, 01:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wolfman2100:
I can't get this to work it at all - it's hopelessly confusing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>No it's actually hopelessly easy!

Listen to me:
1.Install DCG
2.Double click DCG icon and set up the game paths when asked
3.Click "Mode" from drop down menu and enable "Off-Line career (Full Auto-Generation)"
4.Start IL-2 Sturmovik game
5.Select any DCG career in Pilot Career
6.Play your campaign
.....
7.Optionally set up the settings up to your likings, mission types and all other things you can customize just about ANYTHING that is customizable, you can fly full variety of missions......

Scharnhorst1943
05-08-2007, 07:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wolfman2100:
What's great about this?


Nothing from what i can see, it's hopelessly confusing. Replace this replace that, generate this generate that - the "campaigns" never appear in the game, and now the DCG doesn't generate at all.

Hopeless.

The whole thing is a total mess, it doesn't matter how many times i follow instructions to the letter - and that's two sets i have, one from the site and a walkthru from elsehwere, and info off the notepad.

Utterly and completely frustrating.

It's a shame because it looks fantastic and i have the PC to handle anything it can throw at me.

Wolfman. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It will be hopeless if you want it to be hopeless. I can only do my part to help, but if you have your heart set on it not working, then that is not my deal.

This should help. I am going to referr to my previous post (It seemed to work for WilhelmSchultz, because I have not heard back with any complaints ...)

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
1. have you unziped the file to a folder (It should be titled "il2dcg334")? If so, cut and paste this file into your "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946" folder.

2. Now that the "il2dcg334" folder is in your IL-2 game folder, open the "il2dcg" folder. Double-click the "il2dcg.exe;" two dialog boxes will open. In the first window, you need to tell DCG where it is on your computer. So navigate to "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2dcg334" and select the "il2dcg.exe" and say OK. You may have to minimize all the windows to see the second window. In the second window, you are telling DCG where to find your IL-2 game. So navigate to "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946" and select "il2.exe" and say OK. DCG should now start up.

3. On the DCG menu bar, go to Mode and make sure "Off-Line Career (Full Auto-Generation)" as well as "Replace Career Generator (DGen)" are selected. Now you can minimize DCG. You need to start 1946 and start a DCG campaign. You cannot tweak DCG if there is not a campaign to tweak. Start a campaign for any country, it does not matter. Now exit 1946.

4. Now that you have a campaign started, you need to set up DCG how you want. On the menu bar, select "Options." I recomend checking the following (I can explain them in detail if you wish):
Active Front
Air Starts
Delayed Start Times
Normandy British Base
On-Line Briefing
Paratroopers
Squadron Management
Tank Downgrades
Track Losses
Stats Reset on Death
Track On-Line Players

Below the menu bar you will see a row of icons. The first one is where you set up squadron density, ground unit density, static object density, action radius, ... My recomendation ... Set Squadron Density to "Dense" or "Heavy." Set Column Density to "Full," Stationary Object Density to "Full" or "Dense," Action Radius from "250" - "400," Max Flights / Squadron to "Two," and Flight Size leave at "Default."

In the next Icon, you can change squadron names, what planes each squadron flies, which airfield each squadron is flying from, and which paint scheme each squadron uses. You can also edit skill too.

In the next panel, you can change the date, change locations along the front, or change location alligence to Axis or Allied.

I would recomend leaving the fourth icon alone. it is more for advanced users, but I can explain it if you wish.

In the fith icon, you can generate missions for your campaign. If you generate a mission for a campaign, the new generated mission will replace the one you were about to fly before you generated a new one. Here you can also change the weather and time of day settings. This is what I recomend:
Destination - Random
Best Condition - Clear
Worst Condition - Thinder Showers
Cloud Height - Random
Day / Night - By start/end time
Start Time - 03:00
End Time - 23:00

*(this way you will get some missions at dawn, some at dusk, some at night, and some durring day. Also you will get some missions with clear weather, some with cloudy weather, and some durring thunderstorms.)*

Intersept Chance - Random
Set Enemy - Unknown
*(Make sure you select save after you make any changes, even on other panels.)*

The next to the last panel lets you edit things about aircraft. Basically, you can change wether the plane is a bomber or fighter type, or change when the plane enters service, or chagne the default load outs for certian types of missions, among other things ...

The last Icon edits any ground objects in your campaign (including Ships).

Once you have all this done, you are ready to start a campaign and try it out. Remember, you can always re-open DCG and tweak the campaign if something is not to your liking.quote:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cobaltz0rz:
Is it okay to choose the regular german campaign "Fight; army group south" after having dcg replace the dgen. or do you have to choose the dcg fighter campaign? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


All of the DGen campaigns will still be in the folders, but you can play them. So yes, you have to select a campaign that says "(DCG)" at the end of it. If you want to go back to DGen, in DCG interface go to "mode," and then uncheck "Replace Career Generator (DGen)" After that you should be able to play DGen campaigns ... but why would you want to?


</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

rnzoli
05-09-2007, 04:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wolfman2100:
I can't get this to work it at all - it's hopelessly confusing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Solution #1. Give a short remote access to your PC for the guys who know how to set it up and they will do it for you in 10 minutes. They will also answer your questions along the way, if needed.

Solution #2. Fly DCG campaigns online. You can find 2 new dedicated co-op servers online in in the list (http://web.t-online.hu/rnzoli/IL2DSC/intro-coop.html#servers) with focusing on online DCG missions entirely. (NB. These 2 are not fully accessible to the public, if you want to try them, always contact their squad first.)

wolfman2100
05-09-2007, 06:35 AM
Thanks for the help but it's no use.


Like i said before THE CAMPAIGNS DO NOT APPEAR.


I followed Sharnhorsts guide from the beginning to the letter.

I'm going to uninistall the whole Kaboodle and try again

1. I'm playing 46 1.07 (0.8 would not patch).

2. I've selected il-2 FB -1946 as the version type in DCG.

3. Even with 46, are the countries supposed to be limited to four?

Thanks, i'll try again. I'm not a computer idiot by the way.

wolfman2100
05-09-2007, 06:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">2. Now that the "il2dcg334" folder is in your IL-2 game folder, open the "il2dcg" folder. Double-click the "il2dcg.exe;" two dialog boxes will open. In the first window, you need to tell DCG where it is on your computer. So navigate to "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\il2dcg334" and select the "il2dcg.exe" and say OK. You may have to minimize all the windows to see the second window. In the second window, you are telling DCG where to find your IL-2 game. So navigate to "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946" and select "il2.exe" and say OK. DCG should now start up. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



There's no second window. DCG just starts.

It doesn't say "ok" it says "open".


This is total nonsense, now it says "Warning: A career campaign must be selected in IL-2 Forgotten battles"

FB was just uninstalled by 15 minutes ago.

On the plus side DCG now shows all the countries, but the same "settings" ie "Barbarossa etc.

DKoor
05-09-2007, 06:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wolfman2100:
Thanks for the help but it's no use. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That's because you don't listen to me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Like i said before THE CAMPAIGNS DO NOT APPEAR. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>If you have followed my instructions then you can select ANY campaign on your list. Any campaign. When you press start campaign button, DCG will take it from there.

wolfman2100
05-09-2007, 06:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DKoor:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wolfman2100:
Thanks for the help but it's no use. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That's because you don't listen to me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Like i said before THE CAMPAIGNS DO NOT APPEAR. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>If you have followed my instructions then you can select ANY campaign on your list. Any campaign. When you press start campaign button, DCG will take it from there. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


The campaings do not appear, i know how to select them, they do not appear. I dunno how to make that clearer.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Codex1971
05-09-2007, 07:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
I have been playing with DCG for about 2 years now, and I have <span class="ev_code_RED">NEVER</span> had a crash to desk top from a DCG mission. Now I have gone in and changed some of the DCG code, but the most that did was cause a campaign not to generate ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Please tell me the secret, because every time I run a DCG campaign offline I always get a CTD with the following error:

IL2.exe-Application error
The instruction at "0x5ed04034" Referenced memory at "0x0000051c". The memory could not be "read"

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 09:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Codex1971:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
I have been playing with DCG for about 2 years now, and I have <span class="ev_code_RED">NEVER</span> had a crash to desk top from a DCG mission. Now I have gone in and changed some of the DCG code, but the most that did was cause a campaign not to generate ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Please tell me the secret, because every time I run a DCG campaign offline I always get a CTD with the following error:

IL2.exe-Application error
The instruction at "0x5ed04034" Referenced memory at "0x0000051c". The memory could not be "read" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The only time I have gotten crashes using DCG is whe I tinker. I am working on my own DCG campaigns, and I periodically check my progress. When I goof up a file, I get crashes like that. Sign in in the forums HERE (http://forums.jg1.org/index.php?c=4). The guy who will answer your post is the creator of DCG. He has helped me several times to help me set up DCG and help fix some problems I caused with my tinkering. You will need to login or sign up, but He will be able to help you out.

My only question to you is, have you updated DCG, or are you still on the same version you downloaded. Becasause if you don't update the program properly, you could overwrite some files and get that kind of error ... Just a thought.

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 09:24 AM
Codex1971

At what exact screen do you get the CTD?

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 09:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wolfman2100:

This is total nonsense, now it says "Warning: A career campaign must be selected in IL-2 Forgotten battles" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You have to have a campaign started in order to edit options. You cannot edit a campaign if no campaign exists.

Try this:

Start up IL-2 1946 and start a arbitrary campaign for any country, any plane, any map. It does not matter.

CLOSE IL-2

Open DCG. On the DCG menu bar click the yellow folder. Now navigate to the campaign that you started. So if your campaign was for the USAF, you would navigate to "C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\Missions\Campaigns\Us." Select the Squadron file in that folder and say ok or open or whatever.

Now you should be able to edit that campaign to your liking. You have to have an ACTIVE DCG CAMPAIGN started in IL-2 to tweak DCG. You start an active DCG campaign in IL-2 itself. You do not use DCG. DCG only edits the campaign. You have to have that campaign started in IL-2.

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 09:43 AM
Wolfman

If that does not help, get back with me.

wolfman2100
05-09-2007, 10:32 AM
The campaings don't appear in the folder you specified in DCG. I went thru the folder icon in DCG.

The DCG campaigns in 1946 will not even start.

I did this times over and nothing happened (using different parameters, they won't generate a campaign to tweak it seems to me.

46 start menu &gt; Pilot career &gt; New &gt; USSR (Russian Pilot in Eastern Europe - DCG (Description - Dynamic campaign for RP....using full auto gen mode) &gt; Start &gt; Select Riga '41 or whatever - Generate - NOTHING.


It doesn't matter what i do, the campaigns do not start, and they do not appear in DCG.

thefruitbat
05-09-2007, 10:49 AM
Hi all, in light of this thread, i decided to try installing this again (the last time being some years ago), and now have a coupke of questions for you guys.

1) can u have multiple dcg campaignes on the go, ie say, a f4 moscow winter, and a la5 stalingrad?

2) I've set myself up a la5 stalingrad dcg, changing my plane in the squadrons tab, Now obviously i looked to see what the other squadrons were flying, and there was 3 german squadrons of f2's. Now are these the enemy squdrons i will be flying against? If so, surely in the time frame should these not be f4's and some g2's?? Obviously, if these are the planes i will be flying against i'll change it, just want to check.

cheers fruitbat.

PS, oh loving the ease with which i can dress my enemy up nicely before i shoot them down, much better than editing db files.

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 11:28 AM
In DCG, under "Mode" on the menu bar, Do you have the following check marked?

- Off-Line Career (Full Auto-Generation)

- Replace Career Generator (DGen)

????

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 11:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by thefruitbat:
Hi all, in light of this thread, i decided to try installing this again (the last time being some years ago), and now have a coupke of questions for you guys.

1) can u have multiple dcg campaignes on the go, ie say, a f4 moscow winter, and a la5 stalingrad?

2) I've set myself up a la5 stalingrad dcg, changing my plane in the squadrons tab, Now obviously i looked to see what the other squadrons were flying, and there was 3 german squadrons of f2's. Now are these the enemy squdrons i will be flying against? If so, surely in the time frame should these not be f4's and some g2's?? Obviously, if these are the planes i will be flying against i'll change it, just want to check.

cheers fruitbat.

PS, oh loving the ease with which i can dress my enemy up nicely before i shoot them down, much better than editing db files. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

1) Yes. You can have more than that. You could have a campaign for a Bf109, Fw190, Stuka, He111, Ju88 all going at the same time. You just have to make sure you open the corect campaign to edit it all. You can have multiple campaigns for multiple countries at the same time and DCG will keep track of them all.

2) DCG will update to new planes when they become avialable. Or, you can manually change them yourself. Yes, those are the planes you will fly against. So when the campaign date reaches the start production date of the 109g2, the squadrons will have their 109f2/109f4's replaces with 109g2's. (Depending upon the options you have checked or unchecked ...)

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 11:36 AM
Wolfman

Is the folder that contains your DCG program inside your IL-2 1946 folder?

wolfman2100
05-09-2007, 11:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
In DCG, under "Mode" on the menu bar, Do you have the following check marked?

- Off-Line Career (Full Auto-Generation)

- Replace Career Generator (DGen)

???? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yes both.

wolfman2100
05-09-2007, 11:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
Wolfman

Is the folder that contains your DCG program inside your IL-2 1946 folder? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes.

thefruitbat
05-09-2007, 11:42 AM
Cool, thanks for the reply.

on an historical aside, were the germans still flying f2's in aug '42, i thought they were all retro fitted with mg151 20mm to make them f4's by this time?, is this my bad?

also, are these the/some actual squadrons that flew in the said battles, or are they just generated?

fruitbat

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 12:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by thefruitbat:
Cool, thanks for the reply.

on an historical aside, were the germans still flying f2's in aug '42, i thought they were all retro fitted with mg151 20mm to make them f4's by this time?, is this my bad?

also, are these the/some actual squadrons that flew in the said battles, or are they just generated?

fruitbat </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I personally don't know, But I think so. The F2 and F4 were only introduced in 1941? I know a little more about the Western Front, but I cannot say for sure.

I am not sure if Paul has these as historical squadrons or not. You can always pop into his forum and ask him http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

If not, you can always change it to the correct squadron name yourself too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 12:06 PM
Wolfman

From what it sounds like to me, this is not necessarily a DCG issue, but maybe something to do with your install.

I recomend going to this forum (http://forums.jg1.org/index.php?c=4). Post in the help section. Paul Lowengrin is the creator of DCG. He knows both IL-2 and DCG very well. He should be able to set you up, because there is something I am obviously missing.

I honestly don't understand why you are having so much difficulty. I have used several versions of DCG for several years now. It should not be this difficult to set up ...

WWSensei
05-09-2007, 12:12 PM
Scharnhorst is right. If you can't install the 4.0.8 patch you have something else botched on your system before DCG is even involved. Until you straighten that out it's not possible to debug your problem. It takes less than 5 minutes to get DCG up and running (10 if you need to customize the settings) and then once you start you don't ever need to fire up DCG again if you do it right.

wolfman2100
05-09-2007, 12:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWSensei:
Scharnhorst is right. If you can't install the 4.0.8 patch you have something else botched on your system before DCG is even involved. Until you straighten that out it's not possible to debug your problem. It takes less than 5 minutes to get DCG up and running (10 if you need to customize the settings) and then once you start you don't ever need to fire up DCG again if you do it right. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Cheers chaps, i think it's the install, might be something to do with Vista, but the game runs great itself.

One thing, could the shortcut i use be a problem, the gam won't run from the disc, and it also won't run from the little "IL2" icon in DCG in the top right corner?

I'm going to re-install tommorow and go from scratch.

Scharnhorst1943
05-09-2007, 01:06 PM
I am pretty sure that is it. Once you get the reinstall done, if you still have questions let us know.

Codex1971
05-10-2007, 02:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
Codex1971

At what exact screen do you get the CTD? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not in the DCG menu's, it when in game flying a DCG mission. My sounds starts to stutter with short but frequent pauses and then one big pause then the CTD happens.

It doesn't occur in DGEN mission or online DCG missions, just offline.

wolfman2100
05-10-2007, 06:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
Wolfman

From what it sounds like to me, this is not necessarily a DCG issue, but maybe something to do with your install.

I recomend going to this forum (http://forums.jg1.org/index.php?c=4). Post in the help section. Paul Lowengrin is the creator of DCG. He knows both IL-2 and DCG very well. He should be able to set you up, because there is something I am obviously missing.

I honestly don't understand why you are having so much difficulty. I have used several versions of DCG for several years now. It should not be this difficult to set up ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Clean install, tried it all again - same result.

Nah, i won't bother taking it further with Paul Lowengrin, i'm tired of ****ing about with something that clearly just does not want to work on my machine.

I've been at this for about four days and i've had enough.

Thanks for your efforts anyway.

What a shame, i have a really good machine now for IL-2 etc, and i can't use the best mod for it.

Wolfman.

Yskonyn23
05-10-2007, 06:55 AM
There's always a solution, Wolfman.

4 days troubleshooting is nothing, software can be a pain I know. Just keep at it, its really worth it and once it works you'll have quickly forgotten how long it took to set it up.

Scharnhorst1943
05-10-2007, 08:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Codex1971:
Not in the DCG menu's, it when in game flying a DCG mission. My sounds starts to stutter with short but frequent pauses and then one big pause then the CTD happens.

It doesn't occur in DGEN mission or online DCG missions, just offline. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That doesn't sound like a DCG issue, but rather an install issue or an IL-2 game issue. The only time I have had DCG hickup is when I generate a campaign, and even then the worst it does is not generate the campaign with an irritating beeping noise. THAT is something totally different ...

Seriously, check in with Paul. He knows both DCG and IL-2 very well. I don't know what is causing that but I bet good money Paul will be able to find out what is.

Scharnhorst1943
05-10-2007, 09:22 AM
Hey guys. In light of many new comers to DCG ... Here is a link to a thread awhile back where I gave some rather in depth tweaking advice for DCG. Some of you may find it very useful. If you read down into the thread, I explain many if not most of the editor panels. If this starts more questions, that would be great. So here you go, I hope it is useful.

DCG Tweak Thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/8621065625?r=4021095625#4021095625)

OneMug
05-10-2007, 09:52 AM
Summary: Got DCG to run a new campaign. Question on existing campaigns below.

I recently read this thread, d/l DCG, followed the instructions listed herein, & set up a new Brit Singapore mission (Hurricanes). Ran great. Nice misty atmosphere. Saw the Ki-27 for the first time - dang, those things can turn on a dime! Now I can tweak the campaign.

As I understand it, I can select any of my old campaigns in which I've flown several missions and DCG will convert them too. Right?

My question is about existing multiple campaigns for ONE pilot, for example, one of my pilots is named "German 1946 Missions"*. Under that name, I have multiple campaigns that I set up with the "new" button on the Pilot career screen: Fighters North, Middle, & South; He-111, Me-110, etc.

If I select that one pilot, will DCG convert all of the campaigns? Doesn't seem like it would because they're differnt locations and aircraft. Maybe I have to separate the fighters, bombers, 110s, etc. into single pilots with just one campaign?

I'd just go ahead and try it but I don't want to screw my old missions up, so I'm asking for some advice from you helpful and patient people.

OneMug
*I used to think up names, like "Heinrich Schikelgruber" (Sp?) & "Prang Biggles" but I decided to go for one pilot, multiple campaigns.

ake109
05-10-2007, 10:01 AM
Need some help here!

I ran the DCG Mareth Line 43 campaign as a German pilot. After a heap of missions, got to the part where they say 'The British have retreated'.

So what now? When I load the campaign it just gives me a map devoid of all stuff. Just my flight and nothing else.

Is that supposed to happen? For DCG, can I continue with my pilot(with the kill record and medals) onto the next German Campaign? Say Germany 44? Or do I have to start a fresh campaign with a new rookie pilot?

Scharnhorst1943
05-10-2007, 10:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OneMug:
Summary: Got DCG to run a new campaign. Question on existing campaigns below.

I recently read this thread, d/l DCG, followed the instructions listed herein, & set up a new Brit Singapore mission (Hurricanes). Ran great. Nice misty atmosphere. Saw the Ki-27 for the first time - dang, those things can turn on a dime! Now I can tweak the campaign.

As I understand it, I can select any of my old campaigns in which I've flown several missions and DCG will convert them too. Right?

My question is about existing multiple campaigns for ONE pilot, for example, one of my pilots is named "German 1946 Missions"*. Under that name, I have multiple campaigns that I set up with the "new" button on the Pilot career screen: Fighters North, Middle, & South; He-111, Me-110, etc.

If I select that one pilot, will DCG convert all of the campaigns? Doesn't seem like it would because they're differnt locations and aircraft. Maybe I have to separate the fighters, bombers, 110s, etc. into single pilots with just one campaign?

I'd just go ahead and try it but I don't want to screw my old missions up, so I'm asking for some advice from you helpful and patient people.

OneMug
*I used to think up names, like "Heinrich Schikelgruber" (Sp?) & "Prang Biggles" but I decided to go for one pilot, multiple campaigns. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As for multiple campaigns for one pilot, you could have a campaign for every brach of service for every country possible, and DCG would track them all. You have no need to split it up into several pilots, but I guess you could do that. It will actually be easier to just combine them all under one pilot ...

These old missions ... are they DGen missions or DCG missions? If they are DGen missions, you cannot continue them. You can restart any of the DGen campaigns, but they will now be run by DCG. So you can start DGen campaigns in DCG, but you cannot "Transferr them over." However, you can switch back and forth between DCG and DGen easily, but why would you want to?

Hope this helps. Any more questions just ask http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Scharnhorst1943
05-10-2007, 10:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ake109:
Need some help here!

I ran the DCG Mareth Line 43 campaign as a German pilot. After a heap of missions, got to the part where they say 'The British have retreated'.

So what now? When I load the campaign it just gives me a map devoid of all stuff. Just my flight and nothing else.

Is that supposed to happen? For DCG, can I continue with my pilot(with the kill record and medals) onto the next German Campaign? Say Germany 44? Or do I have to start a fresh campaign with a new rookie pilot? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is what happens when the campaign ends. Obviously, there is no map after that. You see, there is an order of maps. So if you are playing a campaign in the West, the order of maps might be: France, Britian, Norway, Med41, Tobruk, Napoli, Normandy, Germany, Berlin ...
If you start your campaign in the Berlin map, there are no other maps that follow. It is really easy to edit this and change the order of maps. I can show you how if you like. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

thefruitbat
05-10-2007, 10:43 AM
Quick question, Under squadrons what does the active button do when checked vs not checked, as it dosent seem to make much diff for enemy squadrons, only friendlies?

Other than that loving dcg, and thanks for the help scharnhorst, and the thread link.

cheers fruitbat

Scharnhorst1943
05-10-2007, 10:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by thefruitbat:
Quick question, Under squadrons what does the active button do when checked vs not checked, as it dosent seem to make much diff for enemy squadrons, only friendlies?

Other than that loving dcg, and thanks for the help scharnhorst, and the thread link.

cheers fruitbat </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you check a squadron, it will fly every mission, all the time. If you leave them unchecked, there is a %chance that they will fly. That way you get alot of variation in enemy squadrons that you meet, or friendly ones that you protect. If you are playing a Pacific campaign, I recomend having a Torpedo squadron and a Dive Bombing Squadron active, that way they will double team carriers and your odds of sinking one to win the campaign are greater ...

Scharnhorst1943
05-10-2007, 10:59 AM
Also, Friutbat

If you have your Squadron Density setting at Max, then it won't matter if you check or uncheck because every squadron will fly every mission. If you have it set on dense, there might be a 70% chance of any squadron flying that mission, except for checked squadrons, which fly every mission reguardless.

ake109
05-10-2007, 11:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:

That is what happens when the campaign ends. Obviously, there is no map after that. You see, there is an order of maps. So if you are playing a campaign in the West, the order of maps might be: France, Britian, Norway, Med41, Tobruk, Napoli, Normandy, Germany, Berlin ...
If you start your campaign in the Berlin map, there are no other maps that follow. It is really easy to edit this and change the order of maps. I can show you how if you like. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OK, how do you do that? I would like my Mareth 43 pilot to continue on into Normandy and Germany 44! Thanks!

Scharnhorst1943
05-10-2007, 12:46 PM
ake109 - check your PM's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

OneMug
05-10-2007, 01:41 PM
Scharnhorst wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">These old missions ... are they DGen missions or DCG missions? If they are DGen missions, you cannot continue them. You can restart any of the DGen campaigns, but they will now be run by DCG. [quote]

They're Dgen missions. If I understand you correctly, when I DCG "restart" my old Dgen campaigns, they will be overwritten and start over at the beginning with DCG settings? Guess I could just redo new "one pilot" campaigns and DCG them. Then I could go back to Dgen and finish my "old" campaigns.

[quote] So you can start DGen campaigns in DCG, but you cannot "Transferr them over." However, you can switch back and forth between DCG and DGen easily, but why would you want to? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, I'm almost done with a couple of the new 1946 Campaigns (I think - the Allies are mighty close to Berlin) and I'll probably finish them with Dgen, then try them with DCG. I've read it's "easy" to switch back & forth. All my learnings have steep curves http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Thank you for your helpful and civil responses (to ALL) OneMug
P.S. Hope my attempt, above, to split a quote into two section comes out OK. I'll see in a second. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

OneMug
05-10-2007, 01:45 PM
Nope, my split quote attempt didn't work. I think now I should've quoted one bit, wrote my reply, then quoted the next bit, etc.

If something is not "foolproof", I'm the fool who can break it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

OneMug (not)

Scharnhorst1943
05-10-2007, 05:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OneMug:
Well, I'm almost done with a couple of the new 1946 Campaigns (I think - the Allies are mighty close to Berlin) and I'll probably finish them with Dgen, then try them with DCG. I've read it's "easy" to switch back & forth. All my learnings have steep curves http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Fair enough http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

OneMug
05-11-2007, 01:36 PM
OK, DCG missions are working. Two quick dumb@ss questions. (I've read Faqs, checked all the DCG set up windows, etc. No joy.)

1. How can I be a squadron commander, flight leader, or even a section leader? Even though I start the campaign at the highest rank, I'm always number 2 in a flight of 4 or 8 a/c. I "switched positions" with the Colonel but that didn't work.

2. I have 100% chance of intercept selected but on a couple of the Pearl Harbor missions, my flight landed before any enemy a/c showed up. I chose NOT to land and went to meet the attack but I was surrounded in a furball of Japanese a/c. I took a couple down but spent most of my time dodging bullets and got wasted. In the end I had to bail out and was lucky not to have been killed.

#2 gets back to #1. Had I been Sqdn Ldr, etc. I could have ignored the flight plan path & flown north of Oahu to find some incoming.

OneMug

OneMug
05-11-2007, 01:42 PM
One more DCG item.

On my first USAAF mission, I shot down 3 B5Ns, the scenery was gorgeous, and I felt great.

Loaded the 2nd mission (Vals incoming) and at 20-30% got this error msg: "Mission loading failed: String Index out of Range:2".

I set up a new mission but anyone know what might have caused that? I've done 3 DCG campaign set ups and, so far, the error hasn't shown up (yet) OneMug

Scharnhorst1943
05-11-2007, 02:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OneMug:
1. How can I be a squadron commander, flight leader, or even a section leader? Even though I start the campaign at the highest rank, I'm always number 2 in a flight of 4 or 8 a/c. I "switched positions" with the Colonel but that didn't work.
OneMug </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

1. Every time I put myself at the highest rank, I am ALWAYS the flight commander. I honestly have no clue why this is the case for you, unless you thought you selected the highest, but mistakenly did not. All I can say is that, it works for me. If you select the highest rank, you should be the flight leader.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OneMug:
I have 100% chance of intercept selected but on a couple of the Pearl Harbor missions, my flight landed before any enemy a/c showed up. I chose NOT to land and went to meet the attack but I was surrounded in a furball of Japanese a/c. I took a couple down but spent most of my time dodging bullets and got wasted. In the end I had to bail out and was lucky not to have been killed.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

2. Does that not sound historical?

Scharnhorst1943
05-11-2007, 02:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OneMug:
One more DCG item.

On my first USAAF mission, I shot down 3 B5Ns, the scenery was gorgeous, and I felt great.

Loaded the 2nd mission (Vals incoming) and at 20-30% got this error msg: "Mission loading failed: String Index out of Range:2".

I set up a new mission but anyone know what might have caused that? I've done 3 DCG campaign set ups and, so far, the error hasn't shown up (yet) OneMug </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have not had this error message. Then again, I am not running the latest DCG version either. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I have been meaning to update, but have not gotten around to it yet. The real world is prohibiting me from doing so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

DmdSeeker
05-11-2007, 05:42 PM
Any one know how one would edit campaign length/number of missions?

Scharnhorst1943
05-11-2007, 08:08 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DmdSeeker:
Any one know how one would edit campaign length/number of missions? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes. Open up DCG and from the main screen, click the first icon to the right of the folder icon. If you put your curser over it it should say, "Campaign Settings Panel."

At the bottom left there is an drop box called "Time Passage." In that drop menu you can select how fast you want your campaigns to go. Normal is one mission / day. slow is two missions / day (I think), and moderate is one mission every two days. Select one and keep a close eye on the date ...

OneMug
05-11-2007, 09:24 PM
In my SP missions, my rank determined my position in the flight. I thought that DCG would be the same but, no matter what your rank below the highest possible, you are put in as the wingman of the Squadron leader. ??? Seems and unusual inflexibility for a "more flexible" generator.

Well, anyway, I made a USAAF campaign as Squadron leader and alles gut. I can be a little more flexible on flight path.

As for selecting 100% intercept, vs. random, seems like random would be more "realistic" and 100% would force an every mission engagement. Maybe its the operation radius of 250 km?

Thanks for all the input. OneMug
P.S. I signed up for the DCG Jg1 site but it doesn't recognize my ID/PW, even tho' I was approved yesterday. Computi fan tutti. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Scharnhorst1943
05-11-2007, 10:48 PM
Actually, yes. If the action radius does not include the Japanese aircraft carriers, then you won't ever intercept them. Stick with it. Besides, the Pearl Harbor campaign is short and hard to do. You will really see DCG shine when you move on to New Guinea or Guadalcanal http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

WWSensei
05-12-2007, 04:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OneMug:
In my SP missions, my rank determined my position in the flight. I thought that DCG would be the same but, no matter what your rank below the highest possible, you are put in as the wingman of the Squadron leader. ??? Seems and unusual inflexibility for a "more flexible" generator.

Well, anyway, I made a USAAF campaign as Squadron leader and alles gut. I can be a little more flexible on flight path.

As for selecting 100% intercept, vs. random, seems like random would be more "realistic" and 100% would force an every mission engagement. Maybe its the operation radius of 250 km?

Thanks for all the input. OneMug
P.S. I signed up for the DCG Jg1 site but it doesn't recognize my ID/PW, even tho' I was approved yesterday. Computi fan tutti. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm, never had that problem. If I am the highest rank I am always the flight/squadron commander. Have you checked the pilot list in DCG to see that you are the highest rank?

OneMug
05-12-2007, 09:40 AM
1. I re-started my missions and am Sqdn Cmdr now, so that's taken care of.

Still can't figure why selecting the next highest rank down puts you as #2 on the leader's wing. In Dgen, at the 2nd or 3rd rank down, you're put in to lead the 2nd section or schwarm.

2. I started 3 Coral Sea USN campaigns last night (bomber,fighter,DCG navy pilot), flew the SBD & F4F first missions and, again, no enemy a/c got close enough to engage. Guess for the Pacific theater, I'm going to have to increase my radius of action.

Q. Does a/c density setting influence the chance of running into opposing forces? I've got a PIII 2.6 6CPU, 1 Gig Ram, Radeon 9800. Works fine with Dgen but I lowered the density a bit for DCG. Actually, the one mission I flew with full density only skipped frames when I was at 8X acceleration. When I went to normal, it flew fine. But come to think of it, I didn't encounter any enemies on that first flight either. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

3. I registered a new ID/PW with Jg1 and got on right away. I must've porked something with my first registration. Gotta search how to go back to Dgen so I can finish a couple of 1946 campaigns.

End of Ramble, OneMug

OneMug
05-12-2007, 03:11 PM
Duh, 3d msg of this thread has the simple way to shift back & forth between Dgen & DCG.

OneMug (not)

DmdSeeker
05-12-2007, 06:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Scharnhorst1943:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DmdSeeker:
Any one know how one would edit campaign length/number of missions? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes. Open up DCG and from the main screen, click the first icon to the right of the folder icon. If you put your curser over it it should say, "Campaign Settings Panel."

At the bottom left there is an drop box called "Time Passage." In that drop menu you can select how fast you want your campaigns to go. Normal is one mission / day. slow is two missions / day (I think), and moderate is one mission every two days. Select one and keep a close eye on the date ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks!

But what I'm really after is a way to limit a campaign to say, thirty missions or so.

Really long mega campaigns bore me, I'm afraid http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

D-XXI
05-13-2007, 01:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Treetop64:
DCG has many ajustable settings covering just about any type of mission setting you can think of, from just how many aircraft, ground objects, and ground columns populate the map, to what type of specific mission you want to fly, to much more. One of my favorite settings included in one of the latest versions of DCG is the radio chatter filter. With all of the activity going on the radio chatter can become an endless stream of repeating messages, especially between the aircraft and the tower during their landing cycles. With the radio filter I can now hear only the chatter from my own squadron and only the airfield that my squad uses (not everyone else's on the map). It takes a while to learn, but the DCG interface is intuitive and easy to use, and is more than worth the effort and time taken to learn it.

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The radio chatter filter you described, is something I like to try but I can't find it in the DCG settings. How do I set the filter? I'm using DCG version 3.34.

OneMug
05-17-2007, 05:46 PM
D-XXI
[/QUOTE]The radio chatter filter you described, is something I like to try but I can't find it in the DCG settings. How do I set the filter? I'm using DCG version 3.34.[/QUOTE]

Open DCG,select "Waypoint Settings Panel", the last window in the left column, "Default Settings" is the Radio settings. Select you preference.

I have "player squadron only" but, even then, I get too much chatter when another section is trying to land and they get waved off over & over & over!

OneMug