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For some reason I don't get credit for any of my kills. The debriefing/reply shows target as killed by me, then they are credited to AI wingmen, or as crashes. Is it bug, feature, waiting to be implemented? PWCG for RoF had claim mechanism after mission, I don't see it here.

It's there. Right on the first screen when you do combat report.

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Yep,I claimed 2 Fws while flying an attack mission in sturmovik.I did not shot them down,they dived on me from stratosphere and did not pull out.3 of them.Boy that was fun.3 consecutive BOOM...BOOM...BOOM behind me,right to the snowy field  :biggrin: The last one was very reluctant to attack me,maybe he was still in shock that he made it from the dive.And my claim was approved by the HQ! So I am on a good way to become yet another pilot overboosting his killing score.Very historical,I love it  :lol:

 

AI has lots of problems,it is not mature enough to perform at its full potential.So you can cheat death by flying very low,almost treetop level and they will just hoover 100-200m up behind you,no shooting,just scissoring from left to right untill they run out of fuel or you reach your AF.

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If you had Warham IL-2 Career Generator installed before then the Startup.cfg contains an additional line that places the mission log files in the folder "Log\ILCG".  This will prevent PWCG from finding the mission log files and the Mission Report function will be grayed out. So delete that line from Startup.cfg.

I just made a new version for IL2CG. Now it uses a standard folder for logs. So you can use both apps without editing Startup.cfg.

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I also noticed that flying PWCG missions in the august snow, the white is so blinding, I cannot see any textures. It's like flying in an emptiness. It's probably not PWCG's fault, though.

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Oh please do. I'd happily donate a couple of bucks towards the effort. I've always admired your design work. It's hard to imagine that you're really colour blind.

 

That's okay, its something I'd happily like to do anyway. 

The colour blindness thing is a bit of a bore.  I can never be trusted to buy a shirt on my own...

I thought something with similar menus to BoS would be nice if possible.  That way it keeps you in the same headspace when moving between missions.

 

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I also noticed that flying PWCG missions in the august snow, the white is so blinding, I cannot see any textures. It's like flying in an emptiness. It's probably not PWCG's fault, though.

 

Because there's not a proper map for this date - Summer/Autumn - the game set the sun according month:

 

http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/18671-pwcg-bos-beta-1-available-testing/page-2?do=findComment&comment=294122

 

So set mission dates properly for the actual Stalingrad map: November+

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If I will not click Fw190 as owned plane,will it stop appearing in my missions? Or can I edit smtg to get rid of it for Stalingrad? Thanks in advance for the answer from more clever heads then mine :biggrin:

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It's there. Right on the first screen when you do combat report.

Oh, right, you make claims before the debriefing. Makes sense. Thanks for help, everyone!

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Just a quick word of thanks to Pat Wilson and to all who contribute. As a stictly SP-player I am verry pleased with this development.

 

Keept it up!

 

RedeyeStorm

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So far I am really enjoying setting up my own missions using PWCG. For the most part, trouble free! 

 

I have a couple of observations, not sure if they could be considered features, so please feel free to enlighten me! :)

 

When adding the entire squadron of pilots to the mission, very rarely will they all fly with me? 

Usually it just seems to default to whoever was assigned with me when I generated the mission.

I thought this might be due to my rank within the squadron.

However when I add the majority of the squadron (like 6 out of the 7 squaddies) it works fine. They all turn up, steal my kills, and everyone is happy.

 

When doing airstarts, I have spawned in a number of times at quite reasonable altitudes. Not sure of the exact height but it was  much higher than my squaddies. 1, 2 klicks higher.

I always spawn with Landing Gear and Flaps down, not an issue really, but it's odd when you're already much higher than your squadron.

I hadn't made any adjustments to the waypoints and their elevation either? 

 

When encountering enemies with a much higher altitude, they tend to dive on me or my squad and not pull up very often.

This is handy if you want to milk a few cheap kills. Claim them on the debrief screen, and they're always awarded.

I know this pretty much worked the same way in the RoF PWCG. But the kamikaze enemies is a tad comical.

 

GUI Bug? When Generating, Scrubbing and then regenerating missions in quick succession (I'm picky with my missions ok!) The Java application freezes sometimes. 

 

 

All in all this is some seriously impressive work Pat, and my issues seem to be pretty minor anyway with regard to running PWCG in general.

 

Thanks! 

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To be fixed:


Circling planes.  Can't promise, but I think I might know why this happens.


Stalingrad structures not there.  I have what I have (from the template files).  I will look into whether I am not including something.


Add Windsock.


Verify AI landings.


Artillery piece spawns under building.  Might be difficult to fix as it would require checking against all static structures, but I will see what I can do.  Ground units will end up in water and other inappropriate spots sometimes and there is not much I can do about that.


Wound mod reference to be removed from advanced config


Cobby is a place holder until I get a real ace.  Remove him..


??? Are what happens when you translate cyrillic into ASCII.  Need English place names or remove,


Scour code for RoF references


Missing medal box


Medal text us not properly placed.


Pilot pic did not update


Intel screen tab names are not correct


Desk top is WWI - change to WWII


Fix custom skins


Use Russian ranks by Brano


Change Russian squadron names from regiment to squadron (need names).


Squadron mates not in formation in air starts


Squadron mates have gear down and flaps down in air starts.


 


Things that I believe are coded into BoS and I cannot fix:


AI flies too fast.  The WPs have reasonable speeds associated with them.  If the AI chooses not to use them I'm not sure what to do.


Yak-1 engine cutoff on runway


Planes flying into the ground for a multitude of reasons


 


Java issue: Rapid cycling of mission creation crashes program.  This is a Java Swing artifact.  I may be able to do something about it or maybe not, but the time  it would take would exceed the magnitude of the problem.

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help!

 

PWCG Error

Wed Oct 14 19:07:48 CDT 2015

rof.campaign.exception.PWCGIOException: ..\data\Missions\Hooves McGski 1942-08-01.mission (The system cannot find the path specified)

Exact same problem.

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Exact same problem.

 

Can you give me the rest of the stack trace from the logs?

 

Usually something like that indicates that PWCG is installed in the wrong directory.  The rest of the stack trace would help me be sure.

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Beta Test 2 Released:

 

Attempted fix for circling planes.

RemovedWound mod references

Removed WWI ace Cobby

Fixed Missing medal box

Changed desk top to WWII

Fixed Intel screen tab names

Add Windsock 30 meters left and 100 meters forward of runway.

Fixed medal text is not properly placed.

Changed RoF references to BoS

Used Russian ranks by Brano

Fixed error that prevented order of the red star from being awarded

Adjusted squadron skill to account for differences between German and Russian

 

Player has gear down and flaps down in air starts - could not recreate.  StartInAir parameter is correct for air and ground starts
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PWCG Error

Sat Oct 24 20:45:47 EDT 2015

rof.campaign.exception.PWCGIOException: ..\data\Missions\Dieter König 1942-08-01.mission (The system cannot find the path specified)

at rof.campaign.io.MissionFile.writeMission(MissionFile.java:186)

at rof.campaign.mission.Mission.write(Mission.java:215)

at rof.campaign.mission.Mission.finalizeMission(Mission.java:1037)

at rof.campaign.gui.rofmap.brief.BriefingMapGUI.finalizeMission(BriefingMapGUI.java:723)

at rof.campaign.gui.rofmap.brief.BriefingMapGUI.actionPerformed(BriefingMapGUI.java:839)

at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)

at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)

at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)

at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)

at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)

at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue.access$500(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(Unknown Source)

at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)

at java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)

at java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue$4.run(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue$4.run(Unknown Source)

at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)

at java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)

at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

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Thanks.  Definitely looks like it is not installed into the BoS main directory.  On my machine that is C:\Battle of Stalingrad\BoSCampaign.

 

PWCG uses a relative offset ../data/missions to find the missions folder.  If it is not unzipped into C:\Battle of Stalingrad it will not be able to write the missions.

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Roger that Pat - my bad - in the instructions it said to unzip so I kind of unconsciously pulled the contents of the BosCampaign folder out and pasted them into the Stalingrad directory, leaving the "BosCampaign" folder behind. 

That's all it was -  I just tried the version 2 beta and it works fine. Thanks! 

Cheers

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Ugh, new problem.

I can select  the mission from the menu on the left, in the mission tab when starting a game. I select it (it says mission decription loading, but never comes up) I select start, and the loading widget appears and just spins in circles. I gave up after 5 minutes of waiting. Not sure what went wrong.

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Java issue: Rapid cycling of mission creation crashes program.  This is a Java Swing artifact.  I may be able to do something about it or maybe not, but the time  it would take would exceed the magnitude of the problem.

 

 

On closer inspection I don't think it was PWCG causing it anyway . On a whim I reinstalled Java when Eclipse kept crashing on me. I haven't noticed it happening since! 

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My thanks once again to Pat and all helping him bring his PWCG to BOS. It is the SP element BOS needs.

 

I have a question.

 

Is there a way to tone down the number of Russian aircraft when flying the German side? After a few missions there seems to be

swarms of Russians to the point where I can shoot down one or two and then have approximately 3-6 or more chase me as far as my airfield. I end up alone against a sky full of Russians. I cant land nor survive that many attackers. This happens every mission after the first few whether I start a mission with a single friendly or five.

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My thanks once again to Pat and all helping him bring his PWCG to BOS. It is the SP element BOS needs.

 

I have a question.

 

Is there a way to tone down the number of Russian aircraft when flying the German side? After a few missions there seems to be

swarms of Russians to the point where I can shoot down one or two and then have approximately 3-6 or more chase me as far as my airfield. I end up alone against a sky full of Russians. I cant land nor survive that many attackers. This happens every mission after the first few whether I start a mission with a single friendly or five.

Advanced setup in campaign settings

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Advanced setup in campaign settings

 

Yes, which settings specifically. I see number of aircraft as a setting but those dont show numbers now that would seem to generate the overwhelming enemy numbers. Im probably just not reading the choices properly.

 

Thanks!  

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By the way, devs stated that AI take off issues should be fixed in 1.104 version of the game. We will find out next wednesday.

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Yes, which settings specifically. I see number of aircraft as a setting but those dont show numbers now that would seem to generate the overwhelming enemy numbers. Im probably just not reading the choices properly.

 

Thanks!  

There was a min-max extra enemy\friendly aircraft setting number if I remember correctly - I havn't been able to get the generator to work myself yet. It just locks up when trying to start a mission in game.

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There was a min-max extra enemy\friendly aircraft setting number if I remember correctly - I havn't been able to get the generator to work myself yet. It just locks up when trying to start a mission in game.

 

At first I thought the game locked up aswell for me, but I just waited a bit more and it loaded ok! On a side note, if I alt-tabbed or tried to do anything while loading, Windows says that the game crashed, but if you wait, the mission loads.

 

I suggest lowering the Air and Ground activity on the simple config, it helps to load the mission faster. 

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Hmm okay Struba I'll try that - though I have a fairly high end machine, it shouldn't take this long, ill give it another try on low settings tonight and see what happens.

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At first I thought the game locked up aswell for me, but I just waited a bit more and it loaded ok! On a side note, if I alt-tabbed or tried to do anything while loading, Windows says that the game crashed, but if you wait, the mission loads.

 

I suggest lowering the Air and Ground activity on the simple config, it helps to load the mission faster. 

Tried on medium and low settings, no change. I spend 5 minutes waiting and nothing happens.

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Tried on medium and low settings, no change. I spend 5 minutes waiting and nothing happens.

 

Can you post the mission file?

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Hi Patric,

Thanks for including correct VVS ranks.I will try beta2 this evening when home ;)

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I dont know if this is intended, but I just got from a patrol with the G2 where I found 5 il2 bombing being escorted by 3 il2's. It was kind funny see them trying to climb up to me  :lol: .

 

 

Another suggestion: for bombing missions, could you put some sort of icon on the map or which is the last waypoint before the bombing ? I like to fly expert, and with no kind of explanation of where is the target I always end up doing circles and even being shot even before I see the target  :P. Sometimes I even bomb the front mgs and flak by mistake  :wacko:

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I/JG52, December 1942, Kumovka. Planes are taking off the wrong way, all the time:

 

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Does no one else have this failure to load issue? I cant believe im the only one lol

 

Its a clean install, I have no idea what the problem could be.

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I have an issue as well.

 

I click "boscampaign.jar" and then wait. After a couple of seconds I see the outline of a window and then it disappears and I'm back in the desktop where nothing happens.

Is this a Java problem?

I installed Java via the Java website. It assured me I had the latest version, but Edge and Chrome alike say they do not support Java.

I'm running W10.

 

Am I missing something?

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First of all, I'd like to join the ranks and extend a HUGE THANK YOU, for this CG. This is a giant leap for this sim and after lying dormant on my HDD for a long time, I can really see myself flying this more often, especially with the new, beautiful maps coming up (Which I off course pray the CG will support).

 

However- can someone point me to what parameter I need to even my odds a bit? The last couple of intercept missions (I am flying the lowest rank) work beautiful, but I seem to be overwhelmingly outnumbered, with my 109 buddies and myself falling a bit to quickly. If anything, I'd like to tune it so that the Luftwaffe are mostly in majority, to ease myself into the role as a 109 pilot.

 

Thanks again, will follow this space:)

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Hello Redeye.  If you open PWCG and open your campaign you will see down the left - near the bottom - an option for "advanced config".  Click on that and then click on  "Mission Limits".  You will then see the fifth item down; Max enemy planes.   This means the maximum number of enemy planes spawned at one time.

 

You can edit this number up or down.  Click accept in the top left and you're good to go.

 

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Thanks Patrick for the work you are doing with your PWCG. I'm reinstalling the game right now because the game now has a reason to be played "a dynamic campaign:P 

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Good news, after the latest patch the AI take offs seem to be working. Tried couple missions with Fw-190 and they started their missions just fine  :)

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