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  1. 4 points
  2. WWNatops' Memorial Flight video has been completed. You may find it here in our local vault. A copy has been forwarded to Jerry's family via US Postal Service https://www.wingwalkers.org/vault/memorial/WWNatops-Memorial.mp4 A copy is being uploaded to YouTube -as I type this- however there might be copyright or trademark issues, so if that doesn't work, you can download a copy from the vaulted link above. YouTube hosted: https://youtu.be/QCXj8_o_sqI
    4 points
  3. Most things on sale 'til Nov. 3. https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/news/2021-10-22/
    3 points
  4. Well they made sure the WingWalkers could not do it by making the city area out of bounds.
    3 points
  5. As in start practicing with the F2. I do not have the mission complete enough yet to post the mission brief, but next Tuesday will be an early war mission: At the Gates of Moscow If you guys like that mission I will make a mini campaign with that map and plane set for the following weeks while we wait for the next map release and the MOSQUITO! so I can do a British campaign. 109 F2's, 110 E2's, Stuka, & JU88 (maybe a reserve squadron of Macchi's) vs. Laggs, Migs, and Ishak's (I-16).
    3 points
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  7. For review, like this one, re-worked the mottling and some other color layers.
    3 points
  8. Hope to make this one. I just need to spend a little more time perfecting Gold Flights strategy.
    3 points
  9. 2 points
  10. Tried the VR headset HP Reverb G2. TL;DR: 100% Full immersion from a visual context, -110% in everything else. Long version: From feeling like you are sitting in a pit and looking around it works great. As actual immersion in GA aircraft, it's a bust. Here's why. If you are doing a fighter sim HOTAS where you don't move your hands much then it would work well. DCS was fine with full VR as long as I had all primary functions mapped to a keys. In GA aircraft, however, using something as simple as a G1000 Garmin is an exercise in futility that completely takes you out of the immersion. The main reason is you have to use the mouse for everything--and twisting knobs by click, hold and drag is iffy at best. Simply taking off in a C-172 is 3X harder than in real life because you are like a blind man reaching for your flaps and throttle, tuning the radio, etc. I find using a trackIR for GA aircraft to be far superior. When I look down I can see my hands, I see the controls etc. You don't get that in the VR helmet. You look down and you have no body, no hands, little relation to your layout and God help you if you need to hit a key combo on your keyboard for anything. So, the G2 goes back tomorrow. Looks like I'll pick up another monitor for the new simpit.
    2 points
  11. Here are 2 versions for consideration.
    2 points
  12. We can take as many as want to fly. Just select a WWGeneric Hurricane from the plane menu. Just a reminder though for those that are new to the Tusani Hurrikaani missions: These are meant to be a bit more realistic patrol type missions with an emphasis on flying as a team and trying to stay alive and bring your plane home while completing the objective, and not about scoring personal kills. The enemy AI has morale in these missions and may try to run away if damaged, don't let them drag you away from the group as you chase after them for a kill. (also the Hurricane has a limited ammo supply) The mission is dead is dead (like coop) with spectator mode turned on so you can watch others if you are knocked out. If something screwy happens with the mission build or a stupid mulligan happens we do have the ability to allow a respawn now though.
    2 points
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  14. The Re-Kuban series draws to an end with the Soviets giving the Germans a kick in the ass on the way out of the Taman peninsula.
    2 points
  15. Correct, any skins you wish to load up on Haluters is ok by me. If I recall correctly, none of the FC skins I did were in 4K. Also, I tended to skin mostly in 2K in an effort to manage the size of the files/folders while also providing enough variety for each model. So there's going to be a LOT of culling of older skins.
    2 points
  16. After a year and a half of waiting to see the new Dune movie I was worried it would not live up to the hype. IT IS AWESOME, a nearly perfect adaptation of the stellar book. Unfortunately it is only the first half so now the waiting begins again. At least I watched on HBO Max so I can see it again, and again, and probably again.
    1 point
  17. Salute! and have a Great day.
    1 point
  18. This mission starts at 07:50 so we have 40 minutes, to locate, deliver the parts, and protect while the plane is fixed before the Soviets war machine kicks in to high gear. The clock starts as soon as the server starts so we need to be ready to go, if you are late to arrive that is fine, you will just have to navigate to the location on your own to find us. While it is pretty dark at the start daylight slowly creeps in. I do not think anyone will have a problem with the snow reflecting light so well but you can always adjust the Gamma brightness setting while in game by hitting Esc: Options/Basic settings (higher is brighter) The Rescue plane is in the plane menu selection, it can be either a P40 or Hurricane. Pilot roster update: Red Flight: 1: WWCraven: Hurricane 2: (Any other WW that joins) 3: WWGreyWolfe: Hurricane 4: WWDarkdiz: Hurricane Viking Flight: 1: WWCephas: P40 (2 weeks) 2: WWSandman: P40 (2 weeks) 3: WWSittingDuck: P40 (last week) 4: WWPlague: P40 (last week)
    1 point
  19. So, reason (excuse) #918 why Darkdiz crashed, once again, into the damn trees... Was fixated on the cockpit photo of my RAF honey. Wait, what? WTF happened to my cockpit notes? Turns out when you do a file integrity verification (like I did when I couldn't log onto Steam on Tue), the custom_photo.dds files of the cockpit notes that replace the original photo of your honey gets overwritten back to your honey. Issue fixed, and backup cockpit notes, complete with correct folder structure, saved to the vault in my folder (WWDarkdiz/Cockpit Photos/planes). So if you need any/all of the cockpit notes pics, they are all there, simply download the planes folder, copy it to your game data/graphics folders, it will overwrite the cockpit photos of your honey (all of the notes are custom_photo.dds for each aircraft). The next time you fly, the honey pic will show up as cockpit notes for that plane. As new planes and cockpit notes come out, I'll try and keep this folder updated.
    1 point
  20. So I was nostalgic for the Pacific Theater so I reloaded the Old IL2-46 and gave it a spin. It sure loads fast with SSD drives now! Too bad I cannot say much for the graphics though. WOW In my memory it was so much better than it actually is. I felt like I was flying early 90's Aces over the Pacific again. The flight model and damage model also showed its age very evidently. Still I got to fly a Zero and down some Wildcats, so I am happy. Did I mention I love the Zero???? I need a GB A6M3 bad!
    1 point
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  22. Happy Birthday Ron, salute to another Libra, hope you have a great day
    1 point
  23. 1 point
  24. Hope you're a having a good one!!! ...from a fellow Libra
    1 point
  25. Yep-- I read that it was all steam like you originally thought-- seems if you have files from c1 website and steam, steam wasnt syncing up with c1 files. But you could play offline... all good now- thanks for skins
    1 point
  26. Was a Steam problem per this post on the GB forums,
    1 point
  27. I re-uploaded the correct tail# to HSD and the vault, so whenever you want them, they are there.
    1 point
  28. Great pictures as always Sandman, and thanks for sharing...........the comment about you guys joining the Army in '81 for some reason made me think of the movie - Stripes!! .............."Thats the fact Jack!!"
    1 point
  29. Standard gamma (1.0) unless you have issues. It is not full on night and the snow lightens things up. It gets progressively brighter during the mission.
    1 point
  30. Was thinking the same on the rescue, Hurri has a wider base than the P-40 so might be easier to land on the ice.
    1 point
  31. Am I correct in my assumption that Red is escort/CAP for Viking? Will we be escorting the downed plane/Viking back to home base if replacement parts are successfully delivered? Again, assuming the server will provide a message to that effect when we should RTB? Have you tried using IL-2 FlightPlanner at all Cephas? Just wondering if it might be a tool you could use. There is also a program called Ruler, might be a better tool but doesn't allow you to switch between KPH/MPH whereas IL-2 MissonPlanner does. Attached screen shots of both programs. Ruler
    1 point
  32. I just updated WWDarkdiz - P51D-Raptor and WWDarkdiz - P51D-RCAF on Haluters. Same file name, so HSD should automatically download and update the files in your game folder if you have them downloaded. The updated files are also in the vault (WWDarkdiz/BOS Skins/...)
    1 point
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  35. So I took the initiative and uploaded all of the skins I have (so all of Haluters WW catalog plus all of the scripted campaign skins that come with any scripted campaign) to the vault. I kept the structure the same as for the game, so all anyone has to do in the absence of Haluters is put the airplane.dds file into the same folder in your game (data/graphics/skins/airplane name) as you find it in the vault. Right now, they are in my folder under skins. If required I can move them to the WW Skins folder. I also included the updated spreadsheet with all of the WW skins currently on HSD, and will continue to update this as new skins are created. If this goes against the wishes of the sqn, or is not in accordance with the sqn skins plan, let me know. At least all of the files are there, and can be moved/organized as required. Cheers Diz
    1 point
  36. Make sure they are 4K, if I recall many of Dub's were 2K. When I asked him (many months ago in this forum) he indicated he was fine with uploading anything he did to HSD. On a related note, I added several skins to HSD, which are there and available now. Spreadsheet has been updated. Since I have all of the WW skins on HSD, should I upload them to the vault, organized appropriately? That way, we start getting the skins issue organized (we have to start somewhere/sometime). Once the HSD skins are there, as we add more, we can upload them to HSD and duplicate them in the vault. I have some ideas on structure, mirroring the game folder structure on the vault would make it easy for members to copy and paste into the correct folder direct from the vault. Thoughts?
    1 point
  37. Welcome... to the real world.
    1 point
  38. I'll trade my Hurricane for a P-40, if anyone is having issues with flying the P-40. I did ah'right in it tonight. An air kill and a ton of ground kills. Suits me. OMG! ... the stats were totally confused tonight, because apparently all I had to do was think about firing my guns and I got hits on the bad guys. Look at this hit percentage stat from my single P-40 sortie: "Gunnery Accuracy 10975.0% Number of shots 4 Number of bullets hit the target 439" LMAO!
    1 point
  39. Submitted for consideration.
    1 point
  40. Submitted for consideration.
    1 point
  41. Well, THAT was less than optimum... No idea why I couldn't get the game started. Spent the rest of the night updating drivers etc, now it seems to work. SMFH
    0 points
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