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  1. Buzzsaw

    TFS Update: Tobruk Discussion

    We expect to have a video update in the next short while which will showcase some of the new aircraft.
  2. Buzzsaw

    Bug Tracker - colour me confused?

    We have a new bugtracker manager who has been making some changes. All the issues in bugtracker have been noted and when there is an opportunity to fix the issues, they are being addressed.
  3. The behaviour of AI vehicles and the roadnet mapping is one which is being examined... as we make progress we will release updates.
  4. We are working on a number of changes to the rendering systems in the game. As for example, the grass rendering as seen from the cockpit... there have been a number of changes there. As we finalize these, we will include them in updates. Thanks
  5. Buzzsaw

    Tobruk new planes

    I can't answer your question exactly because I am not involved in BoX's development. But I am sure there is a logical reason why the boost levels are lower. BoX may have a different boost setting because the Soviet Airforce used different Avgas than the Western Allies. Typically Soviet gas octane ratings were much lower until lendlease fuel started to arrive later in the war... the US supplied 100 octane fuel was higher octane. The initial USAAC boost rating for the P-40C was 41 inHG... USAAC P-40E manuals in 1942 specify 56 inHG. But those boost levels could not be run with a lower octane fuel.
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    Tobruk new planes

    Hello bubo No, we won't see K model... although yes, we do hope to see the F model in a later expansion after TF 5.0... but remember, the F models were powered by the Packard-Merlin V-1650-1, not an Allison. (F model was basically an E model with the Packard Merlin and slightly altered cowling) On to the second question: When the Allison powered aircraft first arrived in N Africa they were running lower levels of boost, based on the original factory recommendations as tested in England. As the RAF mechanics got more familiar with the Allison engine and realized how well it tolerated increased boost, they increased the maximum setting. So the early versions of the Tomahawk might have only run 41 inchs HG in England, but by the end of its service, it was running the same level as the P-40E, i.e. 56 inches. (By late 1942, P-40E's eventually used 60 inHG commonly and some Squadrons ran 66 inHG) In much the same way as the early Spits and their use of +12 boost, the only benefit of raising allowable boost in the Allison was at lower altitudes... the small supercharger impeller on the early Allison engines simply wasn't large enough to compress large volumes of air and to allow real gains at higher altitudes... it wasn't till the later Allison engine models arrived with bigger impellers that an improvement at high altitudes was seen. (and the Allison's never were high altitude worldbeaters with the single stage supercharger)
  7. Buzzsaw

    Scripting API documentation?

    Hello Temuri The Scripting in CoD is one of the game's strengths... it is capable of any number of possible events during a mission. The game does require some knowledge of C# though. We expect to include a guide in TF 5.0 to using C# and some standardized scripts to allow less experienced builders to work with the Full Mission Builder more easily. And we would also like to create a Quick Mission Builder along the lines of the one in IL-2 1946... but can't put a deadline on that.
  8. Buzzsaw

    fuel mixture and prop pitch after take off

    Hello Roberts I have moved this to the CLIFFS OF DOVER section. First question: Did you make sure your radiator was open? Rad should be open 100% on takeoff, and I would recommend no less than 75% for normal flight considering you are a beginner and will have problems remembering to watch your temperature gauges. 100% open in combat. As a beginner you should leave the mixture in rich all the time for all the British carbureted aircraft. Only when you have some experience in flying should you consider switching to lean mix... and remember when you are running lean, you cannot exceed +0 boost and 2600 rpm in the Merlin engined types and +0 boost and 2400 rpm in the radials. If you exceed these limits you will burn out your engine. For the Italian aircraft, you do need to adjust the mix gradually to more lean as you gain altitude... but the changes are only one or two clicks. Be careful not to adjust too lean or you will burn out your engine.
  9. Buzzsaw

    CoD - Blitz doesn't start

    Hello Mercast If you haven't played the game for two years, there are a lot of changes. Are you playing 'IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover', or 'IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - Blitz'? Did you install the 'Blitz' edition? These are two separate games, two different listings in Steam. 'Blitz' is a free upgrade for those who own the original game or the TF modded game. This is what everyone is playing. There is also a free 'Beta' on Steam for the original game, which you can select if you want... this is basically TF 4.312... but does not include the extra 7 aircraft included in 'Blitz'. I would recommend you install 'Blitz'... when you launch Steam you should see it listed in your game's directory... but it will need to be installed. BEFORE YOU INSTALL Both games use the same user profile folder in 'Documents/1C SoftClub/IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover/'. If you install Blitz before changing this, you may have a problem. First thing you need to do is rename the existing folder IL-2 folder you have in the above directory... call it 'IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover1' or something different. Then install the 'Blitz' edition Please see the 'Beginner's Guide' here: https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5058&p=52711 If you have any problems, please see the common list of issues here on the 1C Cliffs of Dover Tech forum: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/forum/110-technical-assistance/
  10. Buzzsaw

    Visual Effects Feedback Thread

    As Vino said, work continues on the effects... we hope to improve them for TF 5.0. Thanks to everyone for their comments.
  11. Buzzsaw

    Selecting aircraft load outs

    Hello Jetdoc If you are flying in Quick mission, you are limited to the options as listed there... not much. If you are flying in Multiplayer, you should have the full option of what you want to load in the way of ammunition after you spawn in. From the 'TF Beginner's Guide': Full Beginner's Guide: https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5058&p=52711 In addition, please check out Chuck Owl's guides: https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16592 There are also loadout tools from users. Below is one for RAF fighters: https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11427&highlight=loadout+tool
  12. A number of players have reported an improvement in both FPS and smoothness in game when using this method: - Go into Task Manager, (Ctrl/Alt/Delete) while Cliffs is running - Right-click on its entry in the Details tab - Set Priority to 'High'. Players may need to change the priority each time CLIFFS starts or alternately program a command for starting CLIFFS in an 'High' priority.
  13. Hello Nickshot (have moved this thread from the BoX area to the CoD area) Your problem would appear to be a result of the install... the files are not correct. 1) Have you tried exiting Steam, and then re-entering and re-validating? 2) Did you previously have the original game? If you did have the previous game, and ran the old CLIFFS OF DOVER game, then you should go into your: Documents/1CSoftClub/ folder and re-name the 'il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover' folder there... just add a 1 to the end. Then try verifying your install again. 3) Did you look through the list of common issues on this Tech forum? There are a number of issues which will cause a problem... most resulting from Steam overlays or other programs running in the background.
  14. Buzzsaw

    TF is looking for Mission Builders to join our Team

    Veteran66: You replied to this post... but when I replied to you the forum indicated you cannot receive messages. You should PM me again and include your email. Thanks