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  1. Check out some of SpiritusMortem's work - unless this is for the GB series in which case don't mind me :salute:

    On 10/23/2018 at 6:43 AM, Bonkin said:

    And just before I close this months update here are a few extra snippets for you that didn't make it into the video... enjoy!

















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  2. I've never had an issue with mine, runs flawlessly in both Cliffs and BoX.

    Make sure that in the gamesettings.ini (AppData/TSNotifier) you have these lines in the file:


    Also make sure that in the tray right-click menu > General that 'Show Speaker' and non-speaker are ticked. Running as admin may help as well.

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  3. Hi BlitzPig


    It is possible to copy over the old config .ini files with some minor modification necessary to get it to work straight away. I wrote a guide to doing so here: https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27296



    Hi all,
    Have figured out a way of fairly painlessly remapping your controls on 4.5 Blitz Edition, instead of manually going through and rebinding everything, which can be a bit of a pain if you have many controllers. If you like what you see, read on.

    You will require a text editor that is capable of finding and replacing text (Notepad included with Windows will do this) and your old 4.3 config files. This method will work with buttons and axes binded to joysticks, throttles, pedals and any other sort of USB controller used by CloD. Keyboard bindings have not changed format and will require no editing. 

    Instructions are as follows:

    1. Start Blitz and go into Options>Controls. There, find the unique ID for each controller you use ingame by binding a button or axis to any setting you like. Doesn't matter which, as all you are doing is noting down what the ID's for each controller are and not actually binding controls at this point.

    2. Make notes of which ID corresponds to which controller on BOTH versions of CloD, i.e. write down "TWCSThrottle34GR5EA" = "Joystick2" for all the controllers. This task will be much easier if you can refer back to 4.3 to check which controller is which, but you may be able to remember or make an educated guess by looking at the .ini files.

    3. Make a copy of your 4.3 confUser.ini (located in Documents/1C SoftClub/il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover - MOD) and place it in an accessible location. There, open it with your text editor of choice and use the Find and Replace feature to swap out all the "Joystick#" entries for the corresponding controller entries. For example, entries that previously were "Joystick2+Key4=dropbombs" should now appear as "TWCSThrottle34GR5EA+Key4=dropbombs".

    4. Overwrite the Blitz confUser.ini with the copied 4.3 one you just modified with the new IDs.

    5. Launch Blitz. All your control settings should be working.

    Also note that you can carry over your other conf/confs/bldconf.ini (graphics, net settings etc) with no issues, and your user.ini is mostly intact insofar that it keeps squadrons, identification codes and gun convergences but gun loadouts may be changed due to the new/removed loadout options, and different skins may show up. New 4.5 aircraft will also be on default settings.

    Hope this helps get people up and running - have fun all th_salute.gif



    If you need a hand getting up to speed on the Cliffs planes and other features don't hesitate to hop on the ATAG TeamSpeak server and ask, we're a friendly bunch. :salute:

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  4. S! all,


    The Antipodean evening timezones tend to have things a bit harder when it comes to seeing numbers on servers as the more flight-simmer-populated side of the globe is asleep and consequently not flying. Setting a time when us from down under can rally round gives us a bit more of a chance of seeing some action on comms and in the skies.


    That said - there is an upcoming gathering for this purpose on Sunday 20th January 0800GMT on the ATAG Axis vs. Allies Cliffs of Dover Blitz server. In relevant timezones that is: 2100 NZDT - 1900 AEDT - 1830 ACDT - 1600 AWST - 0900 CET (if we have any interested EUR flyers).


    This is informal and as such there are no plans for missions or raids - but no matter if you are a hardened Battle of Britain veteran or just getting started with Cliffs, feel free to turn up if you can and fly, people will be on TeamSpeak to talk with and to help out.


    More information in this thread here: https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12641


    ATAG Teamspeak address: Password available here: https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23120


    Blue skies :dance:

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  5. S! all,

    I've noticed recently flying the 'Last Assault' 1941 mission on Wings of Liberty that it seems to have a significantly higher number of lag and desync issues than any other missions. On one occasion I was flying a 110 sortie to the Russian airfield target - I made my first pass dropping my 250's and noticed no flak was firing. The bombs, upon explosion, did not damage any targets. About 60 seconds later I saw the flak open up and the targets that I had bombed flashed into dust and appeared destroyed, along with the accompanying messages. A few times during my attack I noticed the aircraft received a number of sporadic hits while the flak appeared to lag behind to shoot at my position ~60 seconds ago. and the messages 'Outdated hit data - SERVER-WINGS > ATAG_kiwiflieger 62.7 sec' (or some similar time) would appear. I also noticed these messages originating from a number of other people during the sortie.


    On another sortie I engaged a Pe-2 and, seeing no gunner fire, parked on his 6 and fired the entirety of my cannon ammo and about 1/2 of my MG ammo (I was in 109E7) into the aircraft. I noticed the hit puffs appearing but no visual damage was occuring on his aircraft. I broke off and engaged a MiG-3 firing MG ammo and the same thing occured - hit puffs but no apparent damage. After ~120 seconds I received light damage to my aircraft that appeared to originate from thin air, but the 'Outdated hit data' messages that appeared indicated I was being hit by the Pe-2 rear gunner. Not wanting to risk catastrophic damage I bailed out.


    In both these sorties I used my navigation lights to verify position to my other fliers on TeamSpeak, which did not appear while I had them illuminated but instead about 2 minutes later, which was roughly consistent with the delay time appearing in 'Outdated hit data' messages.


    I hope this helps the mission builders in some way.

  6. Toss up between the Bf 110 and the Fw 190... I prefer the 110 in Cliffs because it's more competitive against RAF but still enjoy it very much in BoX for groundpounding. The 190 though has to be my favourite single-engine, for glorious speed and armament :pilot:

  7. I'm not so familiar with the He 111 and Ju 88, but I find it gets very difficult to take off in the Bf110E-2 when above about 60% fuel and with full bombload. Try reducing your fuel-load on all the aircraft until it gets easier. Holding it on the runway to get plenty of speed before you rotate helps (but not so much that your wheels blow out).



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  8. As Buzzsaw said, no special drivers/software are strictly needed for the X3D Pro, the ones that Windows automatically installs do fine.


    Currently the sim doesn't assign default stick bindings and must be done manually on initial setup. This video by the ever-present Sokol (S!) shows how:


    If attempting to assign them doesn't work, check your stick is calibrated properly in the Windows Control Panel>Devices and printers>right click the stick symbol>Game controller settings>Properties.

    Also make sure that in Steam Settings>Controller>General Controller Settings that 'Generic Gamepad Config. Support' is unchecked.


    Salute :salute:

  9. Cliffs gunner AI has changed a bit since 2015 as well, it used to be that gunners were either steely eyed snipers at 400m or couldn't hit the broad side of a barn at two paces. I was attacking Wellingtons yesterday with a 110 in a Battle of Wilhelmshaven-type engagement, beam attacks with a vertical component were the best method that myself and my wingman found, and even then they were sporadically pinging us depending on how close we got. Close 6 with little relative movement is suicide, just as BoX is.