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  1. Hey there- To answer your questions @[NOSIG]Salsam, 1. The stream function is actually designed to update in real time, however I have gotten many reports like yours (sorry you also suffer from this @JG4_Deciman). You can see it working in this video I made when I first added this feature: https://youtu.be/ScCG0I5_Q68. That test is on the same computer, of course, but it still goes out to my server and back, despite that. I just tested it a moment ago and it does still work... for me 😅 Unfortunately I used a pretty antiquated way of doing this sort of things with browsers (something called "chunked encoding" rather than more modern methods like websockets or SSE). This is likely why it's not as reliable as one would like. I do know it works on Chrome on my Windows machine, and have tested it with streaming to Safari on my iPhone and a few other ways. I'm sorry it's not working for you. 2. The import is not actually a game mission file, but rather a file exported by the mission planner itself. The planner has no direct interaction with the game. --- In general, I wrote this planner in 2016 when I was just two years into my career, so it's unfortunately a pretty crappy piece of software. Four years later, I have half a mind to rewrite the whole thing, given all I've learned over the years, but that's unfortunately not feasible given a) I barely play the game anymore and b) I bill at $150/hour for freelance work, which makes every weekend hour spent working on this project somewhat hard to justify in the face of other projects 😅 That's of course an absurd sum and I only mention it to explain honestly why I neglect the poor planner. It hurts my heart, given how much joy I've gotten from this community, but I just find it hard to find the motivation these days... Heck, just a few months ago when I added the new map I intended to give it some time, but other projects, my day job, and the holidays distracted me. I apologize to the community for not keeping my word on that. So, it is what it is, though I know MAGNUM does a much better job maintaining his Android app, and you can use a free emulator to run that app on your computer if the bugs in il2missionplanner are too much to handle. Again, my apologies for continuing to drop the ball here. I will try not to make promises I can't keep in the future. See you all in the skies, occasionally... o7
  2. I don’t own that game but if you can get me the map tiles I can give it a shot! I don’t see any reason why I couldn’t add any flat game maps, as long as I have the tiles. I haven’t tested that feature in a while but I will take a look! Can you please share your Operating System and Web Browser types/versions (e.g Windows 10 Chrome, Windows 7 Firefox, etc.)
  3. Thanks to Nocke and others for donating to the planner after my recent request for support. I really appreciate it!
  4. Alrighty, I've got Arras, Rheinland and Prokhorovka maps added, and Kuban updated. You can select from the available maps in the Settings menu, which is accessed by clicking the button with the gear symbol on the bottom right, near the help button. If you don't see the changes, you may need to force refresh your browser, which can be done with Control+Shift+R on Windows Chrome and usually something similar in other browsers. Please let me know if anything is broken or any of the distances and scaling are off. It's been a while since I've done this Finally, let me take a second to ask those that are able to throw a few bucks towards the planner on Patreon. While I haven't spent much time on it lately, besides today, hosting and server costs are about $30/month these days, which isn't covered by the $11/month I currently receive from the generous backers on Patreon. If you have discretionary income and enjoy the planner, your support would be appreciated. Regardless, I am sticking to my previous promise to keep the planner running for the community. At least as long as I have a job And with the begging concluded, cheers and enjoy the new maps! PS: I couldn't have done this without help from JG4_Deciman, so a big thanks to them as well!
  5. Hey all, Making great progress adding the Rheinland and Arras maps this morning. I realized, is there a tank map now too? I thought I remembered seeing one. I can add that too if @JG4_Deciman or someone can send it over?
  6. A big thanks to @JG4_Deciman for getting me the tiles I need to add the new maps! My goal is to get them added this weekend. I will let everyone know once I've done so. And perhaps this will be the kick in the butt I need to get working on the planner again!
  7. Hey there! I might have Kuban already but in case it changed again, all three you mentioned would be great. All three directories of dds files for each map would be perfect. I *think* I only use the most zoomed in directory (04) but I forget exactly how I used to do this, so having all three would prevent me having to ask again. If you can upload them to google drive or something and share a link I should be off and running! Thanks in advance!
  8. Hey folks- Sorry this took me a while, I haven't been active here much lately. I also haven't updated the maps in ages, but I really do need to, the Kuban map has been out of date for like a year Can anyone provide me with the new map tiles? (I have someone I can ask, but I've asked them a million times and I think everyone can access them now that mods are a thing...?) Once I have the tiles in hand, it's just a matter of finding some time and remembering some things and I can hopefully get them added. Cheers folks
  9. Folks, a quick update on my situation: Apologies for my absence and neglect of the mission planner over the last few months. The truth is, I haven't played this game since last summer, and as a result, have not been motivated to work on the planner. I debated cancelling the Patreon, but since the app still costs me about $20/month to operate, I have left it running and appreciate the contributors' support despite my neglect. They pay for about 75% of the costs at this point and truly appreciate it. The reason I haven't played lately is twofold: First, I've been very busy since changing jobs and moving up to Boston, but second, my VKB Gunfighter version 1 stick broke as a result of lack of documentation around spring limitations. At this point, I miss simming enough to buy another $400 stick, but neither VKB nor Virpil sticks have been in stock. Contacting VKB support about this failure was met with silence. Despite this, I will likely buy a new VKB stick if they are ever back in stock. At that point, I will hopefully be motivated to work on the planner again, since I'll actually be able to play the game again. Apologies if this seems selfish, but the reality is, it's hard to be motivated to work on an app for a game I don't play anymore. I also preordered BOBP and am yet to play with a single piece of that content. Looking forward to fixing my stick situation and getting into it. Sorry if this isn't great news, but it is the truth. Given my hourly billing rate for freelance work, it is hard to justify working more on the planner for a loss until I'm back in the air and can actually use the thing myself. I still have close to 2,000 users per month, however, so I will not shut things down, don't worry. Cheers, happy flights, and here's hoping stupid VKB will get their act together and take my money again soon 😂 Edit: As a final note, I do keep track of this thread in case of outages, but am yet to reproduce an outage whenever folks report them. Things seem to be working for me. Please continue posting if this is not the case, but if I cannot reproduce the issue, it is hard to correct. The more details the better, as I certainly want existing functionality to continue working, despite my lack of additional feature work.
  10. Hey folks- I don't normally like to talk about the money side of the planner, but I was recently looking at my Patreon dashboard and wanted to thank two members of the community for their contributions. Stephen P. and Petter G. - Thank you both so much for your contributions over the past year. You have each paid for six months of server time for the planner, and I cannot thank you enough! I've had a few beers here, and don't know the IL-2 usernames of these two individuals, but I wanted to thank them publicly for their support in the small way I am able 😁 Happy flights, folks!
  11. I’ve fixed it. Sorry about that folks. Same damn service keeps falling over every couple weeks, really bizarre after so long without issue but I still need to put in time to figure out the underlying issue. Thanks for the reports all. I’m not flying at the moment so I often don’t realize if there’s a problem unless you guys tell me. It is appreciated!
  12. I've had this extra EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 power supply in my closet for like a year and a half, still sealed: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKDETOC/ Honestly I was gonna say $50 and its yours but I'm never going to use it and its being wasted, so its yours for the cost of shipping if you want. My profile says Richmond, VA but I'm actually in Boston, MA now, so not too far from MI. PM me if you're interested. On topic, I have a very similar build and it's served me well for almost two years now, though I haven't tried with VR yet.
  13. You may have noticed it broke, but I fixed it. One of the services is unstable lately, was the same cause as the last outage. Not sure what it's problem is after years of stability, but generally the whole planner needs some TLC. Some version upgrades and other things... Someday I'll actually start playing this game again and put together il2missionplanner version 2, i swear
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