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  1. Just got to say, this is THE BEST mod for any flight sim I’ve every used. Our little flying group love what you’ve done
  2. I couldn't get it to run at all with the Steam installed version, but I've found a workaround. Download the installer from your IL-2 profile page and run it. Once it starts downloading, close it. Go to your Steam IL-2 install and copy ONLY the data directory. Paste it into the new IL-2 installation overwriting any files when prompted. Start the installer again and it will analyze the files, then carry on downloading the rest without all the steam links, dll's and hooks, but it will only need about another 100MB or so, so it's much quicker than a new install. Launch the game and you'll be asked to login with your IL-2 account, and you're good to go!
  3. Same here, exactly the same scenario, loading bar progresses all the way across and then drops to desktop just after I see the spinning wheel where the authentication goes through.
  4. Thanks Pat, It can sometimes be tricky to hit them all exactly, especially with the ingress, egress and rendezvous ingress and egress such as displayed in this screenshot from one of our missions are spread out. They're not always this extreme, but often have complete direction changes to go back to near where you took off from after flying out to the front lines, so a zone around their loiter area would be a great change in my opinion. One other request when it comes to WayPoints, the generated mission always generates the waypoint for approach at the same end of the runway as the take off waypoint. Keep up the great work
  5. Hey Pat, First off, love your work. This utility has breathed new life into IL-2 for our little group of virtual pilots. My query is this, whenever we pull a bomber escort mission, we can never seem to get them to leave their rendezvous. they just orbit around and around. We've flown the flight paths exactly in a tight formation with all the players, at the assigned altitudes, but they never depart their loiter. We've also experienced it when we are to be escorted, and our escorts orbit and do not join us. We have found that if we include an AI pilot in our flight, they always depart correctly, is there something that we're missing to get them to continue with their mission? We're currently running 10.3.4, but have had the same issue since version 9 something.
  6. I'm actually using the Ender 3, and absolutely love it. Even my wife likes it as I've printed out several little things to fix items around the house
  7. Hey Guys and Girls, Just a quick post to show something that I've been using in IL-2 to make my life a little easier. For those of you that are unaware, inside your Thustmaster Warthog Throttle, there is a small plastic insert called the "Afterburner Detent" where the throttles come to a natural stop at Mil power and have to be pushed over the detent to go into Afterburner. Many Warthog owners are completely unaware that these are removable, and it's possible to create your own. This one I've linked is for the P51 when using the 150 Octane fuel, and has detents for the RPM on the left throttle, and Manifold pressure on the right throttle to drop the throttle into a little recess when you're at 2700 for RPM and at 46" and 61" of Manifold pressure. This makes flying and fighting the Mustang a whole lot easier without using the Technochat notifications. You may need to adjust your throttle dead zones very slightly for these to work perfectly, but out of our little virtual squadron of 4, only 1 of us had to do that and the other 3 all worked with the insert as it was. You can download the file to print here: Thrustmaster Warthog Throttle Insert for P-51 Before you ask, yes I do have them for other Aircraft, I've made the following and have now published them to Thingiverse A-20 P-38 P-39 P-47 Spitfire Mk IXe - Tempest Mk V - Published I have plans to make; Hurricane Mosquito P-40 Spitfire Mk V Spitfire Mk XIV Stuka Typhoon Mk Ib Finally, for anyone living in Australia who doesn't have access to a 3D printer, I'm willing to print and mail out the inserts for a nominal fee to cover the printing in PLA and postage to you. PM me if you're interested.
  8. Hey, late to the party here, but I’ve got so say thanks to the creator. I thought the clouds in IL2 since I’ve come back here again from DCS are great, but with this mod they’re really something else. Version 9.1 Rev 3 in VR with the cumulous is simply superb!
  9. +1 on this. I've been complaining about it for years however, and nobody seems to care that much... For me it's a big issue that's meant that I haven't flown in Il-2 for a couple of years now, other than trying each patch to see if they've eventually fixed it. I know it's possible to change your Steam VR room setup to Seated only, which gets rid of the chaperone, but for those of us that do use our VR in both room scale and seated in a cockpit setup on a regular basis, it's very frustrating to have to keep changing the room setup when you want to switch between one mode or the other...
  10. I always start SteamVR from PiTool, it makes no difference. I could of course reset the room in the developer settings as you've mentioned, but that means I have to re-run the room setup every time I want to switch to something that I do use room scale for, it's so frustrating...!
  11. How did you do that? I imported it into PiTool, but it still kind of starts SteamVR (1.8.20) in an odd background mode, and I see the chaperone still... and yes I've disabled the Steam VR settings to Start Steam VR when an App Starts...
  12. Brief description: Controller missing after 3.012 update Detailed description, conditions: After the recent update to 3.012 my Thrustmaster Warthog Joystick is no longer recognized by IL2. Previous mappings for the controller are still present, but attempting to remap a binding with the controller's buttons or axis is not recognized. There is no third party software such as T.A.R.G.E.T in use, the controller was directly connected. I have connected another controller since the update which was recognized when I first started (F16 MFD). Troubleshooting; Disconnected new F16 MFD - No effect Connecting the Joystick to another USB port - No effect Re-created (renamed existing) input folder - No effect but Warthog stick is now missing from the list of controllers in devices.txt Uninstalled IL2 in Steam and reinstalled to a new drive - No effect The controller works normally in other games and Windows Controllers settings. Additional assets (videos, screenshots, logs): Old devices.txt configId,guid,model| 0,%22a75793a0-a95c-11e8-0000545345440180%22,Throttle%20-%20HOTAS%20Warthog| 1,%22a759b680-a95c-11e8-0000545345440480%22,Saitek%20Pro%20Gamer%20Command%20Unit| 2,%22a75aa0e0-a95c-11e8-0000545345440580%22,Joystick%20-%20HOTAS%20Warthog| 3,%22a75b8b40-a95c-11e8-0000545345440680%22,X52%20Flight%20Controller| 4,%22a75c4e90-a95c-11e8-0000545345440780%22,Saitek%20Pro%20Flight%20Yoke| 5,%22a75d11e0-a95c-11e8-0000545345440880%22,MFG%20Crosswind%20V2| 6,%22a75e2350-a95c-11e8-0000545345440a80%22,DSD%20Flight%20Series%20Button%20Controller| 7,%22a75d8710-a95c-11e8-0000545345440980%22,Razer%20Nostromo| 8,%22a7601f20-a95c-11e8-0000545345440d80%22,Logitech%20G27%20Racing%20Wheel%20USB| New devices.txt configId,guid,model| 0,%22a75793a0-a95c-11e8-0000545345440180%22,Throttle%20-%20HOTAS%20Warthog| 1,%22e1eaf610-1d97-11e9-0000545345440280%22,F16%20MFD%201| 2,%22e7fbf900-44cf-11e9-0000545345440180%22,Razer%20Tartarus%20V2| 3,%22e0115410-1d97-11e9-0000545345440180%22,F16%20MFD%202| 4,%22a75c4e90-a95c-11e8-0000545345440780%22,Saitek%20Pro%20Flight%20Yoke| 5,%22a75e2350-a95c-11e8-0000545345440a80%22,DSD%20Flight%20Series%20Button%20Controller| 6,%22a7601f20-a95c-11e8-0000545345440d80%22,Logitech%20G27%20Racing%20Wheel%20USB| 7,%22a75d11e0-a95c-11e8-0000545345440880%22,MFG%20Crosswind%20V2 Your PC config data (OS, drivers, specific software): Windows 10 64bit Home IL2 3.012 Further Testing: To troubleshoot this issue further, I started IL2 with the Thrustmaster Warthog Joystick disconnected, then when in the control bindings I connected the device. This caused IL2 to hang for around 20 seconds. After that, IL2 resumed, but still no Thrustmaster Warthog stick. Disconnecting also has the same effect and devices.txt is unchanged... Further, Further Testing: Uninstalled IL-2 again and cleaned out all directories and registry entries, disabled all controllers except my Primary sets (8 devices) and the controls worked perfectly! Shut down IL-2, re-enabled the additional controllers and started IL-2. Pop up window stated that new controllers had been detected and the devices.txt updated with the 2 of the 3 new controllers. IL-2 was VERY laggy at this point and didn't respond for almost 3 minutes before I could accept the prompt to Cancel the key mapping swap from another controller. Note how the option is to map the Warthog Joystick and X-52 across to the new controller. Went to the keybindings and the Warthog Stick was no longer recognized again. Shut down IL-2, disabled the 2 x F-16 MFD's, deleted the entries for them in devices.txt and started again. Pop up window stated that new controllers had been detected and the devices.txt was updated with the controller. IL-2 was VERY laggy at this point and didn't respond for almost 3 minutes before I could accept the prompt to Cancel the key mapping swap from another controller. Note how the option is to map the X-52 across to the new controller. Went to keybindings and the Warthog stick was back! Checking the X-52 however, showed that it was NOT recognized. Repeated all of the above steps a second time to confirm the issues successfully. Also noted that at the first step where the Warthog Stick and X52 are shown as available for mapping swaps that at this point, neither controller was recognized within IL-2. Conclusion IL-2 seems to be capped at recognizing 8 controllers, and the user has no opportunity to dictate what these controllers should be, thus when starting IL-2 with more than 8 recognized controllers the program seems to determine for itself which controllers to drop in favor of the new ones. Request adding the option for more controllers, or choosing which controller the user would like to use/disable if there is no option of increasing the number of controllers addressed by the program. Also, tried the instructions in this guide: but it didn't make any difference...
  13. After the last update (3.0.12), IL2 has "lost" my Thrustmaster Warthog stick, all of the other controls are there, and the mappings still exist, but it's not seen. If I try to re-map the controller none of its buttons or axis are recognized by IL2. The controller works fine in everything else... I backed up the devices.txt and let IL2 create a new one and the Warthog stick is indeed missing from the list, how do I get it back!
  14. Purchased FC the instant it was announced as have many here. It would be a nice gesture to extend that discount to those who jumped in an purchased before the announcement of the discount. I'd happily use it against Tank crew instead if it were possible.
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