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Played a while today and found the ai to be mixed. PWCG ai at default. Some of Russian fighters were natural born killers some easy pickins. Bombers didn’t seem notably different for the most part. They seemed to take a lot of hits before any effort to evade. Not sure if they were different than before. I changed PWCG ai to lower experience and the enemy fighters got noticeably easier to down. 

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59 minutes ago, TheSNAFU said:

Played a while today and found the ai to be mixed. PWCG ai at default. Some of Russian fighters were natural born killers some easy pickins. Bombers didn’t seem notably different for the most part. They seemed to take a lot of hits before any effort to evade. Not sure if they were different than before. I changed PWCG ai to lower experience and the enemy fighters got noticeably easier to down. 

 

Thanks for checking on your end.

Not sure what is going on with my end of things, coming upon some really tough 109 AI at any level of late.

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1 hour ago, dburne said:

Thanks for checking on your end.

Not sure what is going on with my end of things, coming upon some really tough 109 AI at any level of late.

 

Maybe you've worn out the Germans and they're down to throwing their best instructors into the fight!

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… guess you all fly fighter missions/campaigns, don't you? We actually fly a dive bombing campaign, but since 5.04 we unfortunately do not face any russian fighters at all. Sometimes some PE2 show up, fly past and will get downed by 109s escorting us.  Guess I still haven't found correct settings. :scratch_one-s_head:

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1 hour ago, Black-Hussar said:

… guess you all fly fighter missions/campaigns, don't you? We actually fly a dive bombing campaign, but since 5.04 we unfortunately do not face any russian fighters at all. Sometimes some PE2 show up, fly past and will get downed by 109s escorting us.  Guess I still haven't found correct settings. :scratch_one-s_head:

I am flying on the other side an Il2 1941 campaign, and I occasionnally meet ennemy fighters, which I take as an opportunity to find new names on the squadron roster

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On 12/12/2018 at 8:58 PM, TheSNAFU said:

 

Maybe you've worn out the Germans and they're down to throwing their best instructors into the fight!

 

Lol you may be right, I am 67 missions into my campaign.

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On 12/13/2018 at 1:46 AM, Black-Hussar said:

… guess you all fly fighter missions/campaigns, don't you? We actually fly a dive bombing campaign, but since 5.04 we unfortunately do not face any russian fighters at all. Sometimes some PE2 show up, fly past and will get downed by 109s escorting us.  Guess I still haven't found correct settings. :scratch_one-s_head:

 

Fighter contact is intentionally suppressed in ground attack/bombing/dive bombing missions.  There is an advanced config that allows you to generate more fighter contact - I will look it up later when I have the opportunity.

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19 hours ago, pjmack11377 said:

Newbie here.  Can this load the spit ixe?

Not available in any campaign at this time quick missions only.

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On 12/19/2018 at 8:10 PM, pjmack11377 said:

Newbie here.  Can this load the spit ixe?

 

PWCG will be extended to BoBP, but that can't happen until a map is available, which might not be for quite some time.

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Pat when you have time can u look at AAA? I have ground set to medium. Random ground and 10x AAA is at 0 as they slow things down too much with some stuttering for me particularly in ground attack missions. Seems medium would generate reasonable ack ack but I get almost none. Is there something I’m missing? 

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On 12/23/2018 at 6:30 AM, Almenas said:

Are you planning to add the U-2?

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Honestly, it's pretty low priority.  As with everything else I would like to get to it, but this one, like the Ju52, is going to take awhile.  I am going to have to create night missions for it and learn exactly how they were used, then implement that into PWCG.  Other aircraft are much easier to integrate because their usage is already defined and the mission profiles don't have to be written.

On 12/22/2018 at 2:19 PM, TheSNAFU said:

Pat when you have time can u look at AAA? I have ground set to medium. Random ground and 10x AAA is at 0 as they slow things down too much with some stuttering for me particularly in ground attack missions. Seems medium would generate reasonable ack ack but I get almost none. Is there something I’m missing? 

Can you post a mission without AA?  I play on medium ground setting and I feel like I see plenty of it near the front, so I need an example of what you are experiencing.

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Glad to do it Pat. Do you just need the mission file?

 

Merry Christmas all! 

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20 hours ago, TheSNAFU said:

Glad to do it Pat. Do you just need the mission file?

 

Merry Christmas all! 

 

Just the mission file.  I want to see where AAA is being placed or not being placed.

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Pat,

 

The attached mission file is a patrol mission in August 42 with JG52 at Stalingrad. In the mission we encountered IL2's attacking ground forces on the front lines. During the mission I was over the front much of the time and in Russian territory for a good while too. During the fight with the IL2's I was very low at one point and saw light AA for a brief few seconds which did fire at a Russian plane I was pursuing but as far as AA that was it. No heavy AAA at all that I saw and only that one short instance of any AA at all from what I saw. I took time after disengaging to fly around the front at different altitudes but saw no AA during that time.

 

Maybe my install is borked? All else with PWCG seems to be working properly.

 

Thanks for taking a look.

 

 

 

 

 

Blau 1942-08-18.zip

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Just got an error after a mission where my pilot was wounded and promoted to lieutenant

Here is the campaign + error log

 

Thank you in advance

 

Edit : I can continue my career if I request and accept a leave of the duration of my wound

 

Lafive.zip

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founbd workaround

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Question: Does the latest version of PWCG have the newest planes? I don't care which map we use, just want to fly the newest plane set. If not, how can I easily add the plane of choice to my career? (Only wanting to modify my and my squad's plane to a BoBp plane.)

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Pat will have a better answer but no the new planes have not been added to PWCG yet. He has announced plans to add them. 

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I have not added the newest planes because there is no environment in which they can be used.  Since PWCG is a campaign that implies some historical context for the planes.  Without the maps I don't have that context.  At some point I could do the software development required for the new planes.  That would let others add them to squadrons in a home brew.  This is something that I have to do at some point anyway.  I have been pretty busy on other development so I can't make any promises on a timeline.

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Very quiet in here so I thought I would share a few highlights of a mission from today. 10 September 1942 supporting 6th Army and 4th Panzer Army flying G2's with JG 52. The mission was a penetration taking the flight directly over Stalingrad. According to the map the front lines have not reached the city. Before we reached Stalingrad a battle developed with some Russian Pe2's. I damaged 2 ( 1 later crashed) and a mate took down 1. The last one got away. Afterward we flew a few circles around and over the city which was wrecked but not burning. Some mg's fired at low level planes. The city and the Volga were under artillery fire. The return to base was uneventful. I was the last to be cleared to land and as I came in I was jumped by 3 Laag's. I literally ducked, it surprised me so much. I buried the throttle, pulled up the gear and flaps and began flying for my life. We had done well in our mission and I wasn't expecting any trouble over our field. After some crazy flying i finally landed safely ending a most intense mission. I flew 2 additional missions the last being my 30th, an intercept and an escort and both were excellent.

 

Great great fun! 

 

The only bad part was the AI in the fight above my field. I took out all three Russians by diving away from them and pulling up at the last second. I watched each of my 3 enemies lawn dart into the ground over the course of 3 or 4 dives  The AI does a better job of evading now but they still crash far far too often and are way to inclined to turn fight. It gets frustrating sometimes for a game of this calibur.  

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4 minutes ago, TheSNAFU said:

The only bad part was the AI in the fight above my field. I took out all three Russians by diving away from them and pulling up at the last second. I watched each of my 3 enemies lawn dart into the ground over the course of 3 or 4 dives  The AI does a better job of evading now but they still crash far far too often and are way to inclined to turn fight. It gets frustrating sometimes for a game of this calibur.  

 

Salutations,

 

I unfortunately have to agree with you about the AI performance. Although my experiences have occurred testing my Single Player missions. The AI pilots simply should not follow a diving or crashing enemy craft into the ground. This should especially be true for a AI designated craft set at the ACE level.

 

It indeed gets and is frustrating. :salute:

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Trying to get PWCG up and running on my new PC build.

Get an error when trying to start PWCG:

"This application requires a java runtime environment 1.7.0-2.0.0."

Running Windows 10 Home, fully up to date.

 

I thought MS Edge and Windows 10 had java built in, want to be careful on what I install on this fresh Windows install.

Any recommendations?

 

 

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50 minutes ago, dburne said:

I thought MS Edge and Windows 10 had java built in, want to be careful on what I install on this fresh Windows install.

Any recommendations?

 

I recommend to install Java as it is not integrated in MS Edge.

 

Only Adobe is Flash is integated, but has to be activated manually.

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Just now, Black-Hussar said:

 

I recommend to install Java as it is not integratedin MS Edge.

 

Only Adobe is Flash is integated, but has to be activated manually.

 

Ok thanks will do.

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I guess you can download last java version from their site. I had no problem to download and install java 1.08.

 

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Hi Pat,

 

I try to get a mission generated, but I am receiving an error, incl log.

Would mind to have a look please what is wrong on my end?

PWCG is installed into the Il2BOS root folder.

 

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I74930 /16GbRam

PWCGErrorLog.txt

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2 hours ago, 1./JG42Nephris said:

Hi Pat,

 

I try to get a mission generated, but I am receiving an error, incl log.

Would mind to have a look please what is wrong on my end?

PWCG is installed into the Il2BOS root folder.

 

🙂

 

I74930 /16GbRam

PWCGErrorLog.txt

From my quick look it appears to be java error of some kind.  Do you have java installed?, if so is it the latest version?

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6 hours ago, 1./JG42Nephris said:

Hi Pat,

 

I try to get a mission generated, but I am receiving an error, incl log.

Would mind to have a look please what is wrong on my end?

PWCG is installed into the Il2BOS root folder.

 

🙂

 

I74930 /16GbRam

PWCGErrorLog.txt

 

 

It does look like a bug.  Does this happen on every mission generation attempt?  If yes, can you zip up the campaign and post it?

 

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I must be blind...I just noticed the "experimental" Cold Start version.  However, the ZIP file has no EXE file included.  Is this not available right now?

 

And PWCG is still the best third-party app for any sim...

 

OF.  ALL.  TIME.    😄

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PWCG 5.0.5

Added U2 as daylight attack aircraft. 

- To play U2 campaign choose Russian. August 1942. Stalingrad map, 588 Bomber Air Regiment.

- I don't ownthis plane but the ME loads a mission with no errors.

Added P47, Spitfire Mk IX, P47, Me109 G14, Me109 K4, FW190 A8

- Not tested in game at all.

- Not incorporated into the campaign

- To make a dummy campaign, replace the assignment in a squadron and start a new campaign.

- Or wait a week or two and I will have something that looks like Bodenplatte (on the Stalingrad map)

 

Really, I don't recommend doing it and I don't have time to support it,  but if you absolutely must you can try hacking PWCG squadron files to add the new planes.  Or wait a bit.  I am working on Bodenplatte now.  The map will be Stalingrad but the squadrons will be correct and the planes will be properly tested in a campaign environment.

 

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Thanks Patrick.  To wait or try it out that is Bodenplatte planes hum or what the heck.  May have a report later.

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Started a campaign with Spitfire IX working very well.  2 missions in and what a treat to fly the IX.  Thank you :salute:

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7 hours ago, Taxman said:

Started a campaign with Spitfire IX working very well.  2 missions in and what a treat to fly the IX.  Thank you :salute:

 

Glad it's working.  When I add a plane there are a number of things that have to hang together.  I always test in game before I declare a plane to be working.  With the BoBP planes I have not yet done that testing so there is a much higher probability of error.  However, if it worked then it looks like I got the Spit IX right :)

 

Next steps are to create a Bodenplatte campaign on the Stalingrad or Moscow map.  That means properly adding the US and Britain as countries (graphics, names, images, services), defining the Bodenplatte units, etc. etc. etc. Once that is done I will say for sure that the new planes work.  Two weeks.  Be sure.

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