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[Release] IL-2 Tactical Map - Android App


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Thanks for this..

Works great on my windows 7 laptop Running Bluestacks Android Emulator.

I have this running on my laptop next to me

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Hey MAGNUM, you should PM Jason_Williams and get this thread stickied!

 

I sent him a PM a couple of weeks ago but he still hasn't replied.

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Hi,

I am having problems with the tool. It works fine on my Xperia cell, but on the tablet I run into problems. It gives me the option (after starting for the first time) to download the maps. I select one, it downloads and installs but with no effect. After installing, I have the option to download the maps again but cannot proceed. 

Might be due to the age of the tablet. It is an old Lenovo Ideatab with Android 4.1.1

Things I have tried:

-Installing the app and downloading the maps with and without SD-card

-reinstalling the app

-resetting tablet

 

Maybe someone can lend me a helping hand. Thanks in advance

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Hi IvanDolvich. I'm not sure what might be causing this problem. After downloading a map, please check if you can find the following folder using a file explorer: Android/data/bosmal.magnum.me.il2bosmap/files/il2maps. You should have a folder for each downloaded map. Can you see if it's there?

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Yes. The download process seems to be working. This seems a bit weird. I think it's better to solve this issue through private message to specify some details. Whenever you can, could you please provide me the full list of steps you have performed? Also, please tell me if you have ever developed for Android or used Android logging tools. We will solve this one way or another :)

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  • 3 months later...

A new version has been released to the Play Store! New features include:

 

  • Ability to save and load routes locally
  • Show ETA between points based on the indicated True Air Speed
  • Added stopwatch
  • Updated aircraft info sheets according to the game's documents 
  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

As always, feedback is extremely appreciated.

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Thank you very much MAGNUM_PT for this great app.

The new update and features, specially saving local routes is Amazing!!!

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iphone6+; I'm jelly!!

 

Ahahahaha. This has been asked before but unfortunately it's not going to happen. The App Store license cost 100$ a year and you need a Mac to develop for it. That's a huge investment for a free app. However, check out some web apps out here that are really good! Check this out: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/21919-il-2-mission-planner-online-flight-planning-tool-il2missionp/

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XQ_Lothar29

Here is a sneak peek of the next upcoming update! No promises on the release date though.

 

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:o:  :o:  :o: waaauu.. 

 

I've tried to make an account but I'm not allowed, am I doing something wrong?
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:o::o::o: waaauu..

 

I've tried to make an account but I'm not allowed, am I doing something wrong?

That's weird. What is the error message that appears?

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Online functionalities will be updated and as such, they will be down. This includes map download, squad management and route sharing. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Online functionalities are operational again. Please update the app to keep using those features. Besides this the new update includes:

 

  • Fixed occasional crash on app start
  • Updated speed control layout UI
  • Fixed problem where a loaded or shared route would not appear unless the map was scrolled
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements

 

Known bugs:

• Aircraft info page may contain missing information before changing the selected plane

 

PWCG integration is not included in this update. However, I must say that I'm quite happy with the results I've had and hope to release this functionality soon!

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So you lot know you can use this on Windows Laptops and computers.

Just install a Android Emulator like Bluestacks (turns any pc into a android tablet)

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  • 3 months later...

The Kuban map has just been added and you can already download it. There's no need to updated your app.

 

New planes will hopefully be added soon and airfields a bit later when I have some more free time.

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For the people having issues, after some inactive time, the server goes idle and as such, when people access it again it takes some time to start. If an error shows, trying again usually does the job.

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216th_Lucas_From_Hell

Everything working great now, thanks! The download was impressively fast too.

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Database of airfields only exists in Stalingrad map?... I search some airfield at others maps and i havent results

 Yes. Currently only Stalingrad airfield have data. Moscow airfields are in the works but it took waaaaaaay longer than I expected. Still hope to bring them "soon".

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Yes. Currently only Stalingrad airfield have data. Moscow airfields are in the works but it took waaaaaaay longer than I expected. Still hope to bring them "soon".

Ok thx.....

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First of all I would like to say thank you for a wonderful application.
A couple of suggestions for thought:
- Is it possible to add text to current position edge graph, at least with angles (direct slash reverse) ?
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The same thing in Measuring mode - angles (direct slash reverse).

 

- And another proposal for measuring - now it disappears when you switch to a flight plan, how about the possibility to make measurements on the flight plan and save/edit with it?

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Thanks again!

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First of all I would like to say thank you for a wonderful application.

A couple of suggestions for thought:

- Is it possible to add text to current position edge graph, at least with angles (direct slash reverse) ?

10104409m.jpg

The same thing in Measuring mode - angles (direct slash reverse).

 

- And another proposal for measuring - now it disappears when you switch to a flight plan, how about the possibility to make measurements on the flight plan and save/edit with it?

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Thanks again!

 

Thanks for your feedback!

Sure thing! These features make perfect sense. A new version will probably be released this week. I will try to include both features in it.

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Hi,

what do you think of a little bit of bomber assistance - Wind Angle Calculator in the form of a slide-in panel.

 

I've used software and "hard copy" of it, but it would be convenient to have "all-in-one" Swiss Portuguese (am I right?) folding multitool ;)

 

Two parameters for data entry: Plane course and Wind direction (meteorological).
Two output: Wind angle and the side (left or right).

 

The results will be entered in the appropriate bomb sight controller
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Proto:
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Hey LAN! Actually, I've already planned something like this and even have some sketches of the UI in my notebooks. The only problem I have is cramming even more things in such a limited screen space. But you gave me some new ideas that will help a lot!

And yes, it is portuguese indeed :P

 

Thanks a lot for your feedback!

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Version 1.3.0 has been (finally) pushed to the store and should be available soon. This version includes:

 

• Added new aircraft data

• Measure mode now shows reverse direction and flight time

• Notifications now use Android O Notification Channels

• Bug fixes

 

@LAN, only your suggestion of showing the reverse angle in measurement mode has been added. The angle for the current position has not been added because I'm not sure it will fit well. I'll have to analyse this further. The bombing guide is expected to be included in the next release.

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Hi,
Have you any contact with Random Expert server administration about loading the map of the current mission from the server ?
Like this one.

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Hi,

Have you any contact with Random Expert server administration about loading the map of the current mission from the server ?

Like this one.

I've taught about that, specially for the TAW server but I haven't given it a lot of attention.

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JB_BigBossLucas

Man, you really rock, UI design for apps iOs and Android is what I do for living, (I don't do programming, just design) so if you need assets or anything please let me know, maybe to return something back, for this great app.

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Man, you really rock, UI design for apps iOs and Android is what I do for living, (I don't do programming, just design) so if you need assets or anything please let me know, maybe to return something back, for this great app.

 

Thanks man!

Actually I know that the UI and in particular the UX are far from good so any feedback/suggestions in that regard would be extremely appreciated!

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I've taught about that, specially for the TAW server but I haven't given it a lot of attention.

 

MAGNUM,

 

I've got il2missionplanner integration working for Finnish server and Random Expert (TAW team is interested but haven't gotten to it yet). Basically, they hang some JSON representing the map state out on an endpoint for me and I grab it and load the mission into the planner.

 

The same JSON format wouldn't work for your app since we use different underlying coordinate tech, so maybe I'm not much help, but lets try to coordinate on this if you try to implement such a feature for your app. If we can agree on a format for mission plan files, we can publish the spec to the community and make it easy for servers to integrate with both our apps.

 

Currently my implementation if pretty rudimentary, but it does the job, though I would be interested in putting more time into this sort of integration so we could create something great for the whole community.

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MAGNUM,

 

I've got il2missionplanner integration working for Finnish server and Random Expert (TAW team is interested but haven't gotten to it yet). Basically, they hang some JSON representing the map state out on an endpoint for me and I grab it and load the mission into the planner.

 

The same JSON format wouldn't work for your app since we use different underlying coordinate tech, so maybe I'm not much help, but lets try to coordinate on this if you try to implement such a feature for your app. If we can agree on a format for mission plan files, we can publish the spec to the community and make it easy for servers to integrate with both our apps.

 

Currently my implementation if pretty rudimentary, but it does the job, though I would be interested in putting more time into this sort of integration so we could create something great for the whole community.

 

That would be awesome and I would be fully committed to achieve such thing!

Regarding the problem of the different coordinate systems, inside the app I basically use pixel coordinates to place stuff. But for the PWCG experiment I've been working on, I receive the waypoints' coordinates directly from the mission file (after being filtered) and apply conversion functions that return the correct pixel position in the map. I would guess that for servers the mission files are very similar so the same method should work!

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  • 3 weeks later...

Is there a way it can be used on 3.2.6 Android version? Because i have a big tablet and its handy for map. I already have map on smartphone but it is not big like tablet.

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Is there a way it can be used on 3.2.6 Android version? Because i have a big tablet and its handy for map. I already have map on smartphone but it is not big like tablet.

Unfortunately, no :(

Supporting such an old version would cause a major drawback in the development due to the old API, limiting functionality. Plus, I don't think the performance would be acceptable. That version runs on really old Android devices which probably have very low RAM and storage access speeds.

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