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  1. Riksen, sorry man, but right now the app is sort of frozen in its current state, so whatever behavior you observe is the best I’ve got, unfortunately. I’m guessing the sharing and streaming export/import bits of code don’t handle escaping/unescaping of HTML codes gracefully. In a non-streaming situation, where you manually export and import the map state, it might be possible to repair the file if the bug occurs on export, but it’s also possible the issue is in the import, which does t offer many options for a hacky fix. I regret I don’t have a more helpful answer for you. I appreciate your encouragement and support for the app over its better years!
  2. @coconut Sorry my inbox is full! You have my full permission to use the tiles API for any of your projects! Serving those doesn't cost much so please don't feel obligated to make a donation (most of my costs are related to the "streaming" / mission sharing function- serving static assets is cheap). One caveat is I can't guarantee they will stay full up to date, but any of the assets at http://tiles.il2missionplanner.com/ or in https://github.com/gavincabbage/tiles.il2missionplanner.com are available to you!
  3. @HairyBrenndog and everyone else, I have some bad news unfortunately. Long story short, for technical reasons, I am unable to make any changes to the mission planner at this time. Long story long: When I set things up years ago, I used a tool called TravisCI to automate the process of taking my code from GitHub.com, packaging it up and deploying it to my cloud provider. The service was free for small-scale, open-source users like myself. About a year ago, TravisCI was purchased by another company, and promptly dumped most of their engineering team. Then, since I updated the maps last fall, they have redone their pricing model and completely broken the automation on which I've relied for ~4 years. Ostensibly I could get it back for like $70/month, which isn't going to happen There are better, cheaper alternatives available, so the planner is not doomed forever, but the truth is I don't have the time now to rebuild that automation on another platform. That means that map, server and functionality updates are off the table for the foreseeable future. Frankly, this totally sucks and I'm sorry to you all. The news of TravisCI's changes was a big deal in the engineering community a few months ago, and I was afraid I would be affected, and disappointed to see my fears come true. In the meantime @HairyBrenndog your users can use the Import button on the bottom left of the planner screen to import your JSON themselves. I'm sorry I'm not able to set up the integration I promised at this time.
  4. Thanks @JG4_Deciman! @HairyBrenndog apologies but I haven't had a chance to get your server added yet. I'm traveling again over the next few days but hopefully next week 😓
  5. Cool! Sorry I just saw this now. I'm going away tomorrow morning for the weekend, but I will try to remember to get this in next week.
  6. @FlyingNutcase IIRC that's correctly, I don't think I ever added a total time. Seems like a silly omission in retrospect. Sorry about that! @HairyBrenndog I think you're referring to the feature where the mission planner will automatically load a server's state, like this example for combat box: https://il2missionplanner.com/#combatbox? The basic idea is your server needs to expose a piece of JSON, which you can update as often as you like (once at mission start, or periodically, up to you.) You give me an endpoint from which to grab the JSON and I can add a mapping from "#yourservername" to that endpoint, and the planner will go and grab the JSON when you load that URL. Continuing with the Combat Box example, their JSON is exposed here: https://static.combatbox.net/current-map.json. The format is specific to the mission planner, so you will need to create a script or some other mechanism to generate it from your mission state (I don't think coconut made this automatic with his server control but I might be wrong). It's a bit of a PITA and if I rewrote the planner I would implement this feature differently, but as it stands, that's the process. Let me know if you have questions.
  7. 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
  8. 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.)
  9. Thanks to Nocke and others for donating to the planner after my recent request for support. I really appreciate it!
  10. 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!
  11. 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?
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
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