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Hello All

 

TF put together a fix for those who are wanting to fly Desastersoft Campaigns in IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - Blitz.

 

You can download it here:

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=37591

 

We are not supporting this... it is an unofficial fix by TF to allow another company's program to work... no guarantees it works flawlessly.

 

EDIT:  We really don't have time to support a 3rd party program which should be supported by the company which made it, but in this case, one exception:

 

To Install:

 

1. Unzip the content of the ds_fix.zip file to a folder of your choice.

You will get a folder called "MAIN_INSTALL_FOLDER" that contains a subfolder called "parts" and an file called "Launcher64.exe.config".

2. Select all + copy the content of the "MAIN_INSTALL_FOLDER"

3. (Optional) In your il-2 Clod Blitz install folder make a backup of the following files

X:\XXX YOUR STEAM INSTALLATION FOLDERXXX\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz\Launcher64.exe.config
X:\XXX YOUR STEAM INSTALLATION FOLDERXXX\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz\parts\desastersoft\System.Data.SQLite.dll

4. Paste the copied files to the "X:\XXX YOUR STEAM INSTALLATION FOLDERXXX\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover Blitz" folder.
5. Override when prompted

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Hello All

 

TF put together a fix for those who are wanting to fly Desastersoft Campaigns in IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - Blitz.

 

You can download it here:

 

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=37591

 

We are not supporting this... it is an unofficial fix by TF to allow another company's program to work... no guarantees it works flawlessly.

Thank You, any manual how to install this file?

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Hi all,

 

I tried the installation procedure described above with no success. Obviously I must have done something wrong. What did I do? I copied my existing two desastersoft folders (...\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover\desastersoft and ...\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover\parts\desastersoft) from the original CloD into my "Cliffs of Dover BLITZ" folder. Then I installed the two files from the 4.5 fix like Buzzaw described it in his first post. But then, jumping into CloD BLITZ I could not find the Desastersoft menue where one can select the desastersoft campaigns.

 

Any hints are appreciated!

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Hi all,

 

I tried the installation procedure described above with no success. Obviously I must have done something wrong. What did I do? I copied my existing two desastersoft folders (...\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover\desastersoft and ...\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover\parts\desastersoft) from the original CloD into my "Cliffs of Dover BLITZ" folder. Then I installed the two files from the 4.5 fix like Buzzaw described it in his first post. But then, jumping into CloD BLITZ I could not find the Desastersoft menue where one can select the desastersoft campaigns.

 

Any hints are appreciated!

Better to install it from EXE file to Blitz path and next move files. It works.

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Thank You a LOT,  :salute: 
I'm after the 10th mission (Channel Battles) and everything looks OK (like it was) except Superb AI gunners of bombers from 4.5: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/32952-bomber-crew-45-snipers-ai/
This is cause that some "easy" missions are impossible to finish with succes or one pass and our plane recives holes on radiator. It spoils a bit of fun. Maybe gunners from 4.312 wasn't perfect but was mutch better with accuracy (50/50% I suppose) than now (100%).

 

So we lose a lot of fun to playing Single Player campaigns.... (example, loses, whole my "schwarm" was killed and my plane was shot down)

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Maybe its a good idea to create mod like external program to set the skill of gunners from bombers?
Its very hard to be in one piece now, and 99% of gunner of bomber attacks ends a serious problem with our plane = no possibility to finish a mission. Pity...
Our wingmans arent perfect (like it was), they fly like a flies and shot near all ammo in one burst so why we recived now superb snipers AI of bombers with near 100% chances to hit us? :(

 

 

Example from Quick Mission (default) - "015 - Free Hunt" (Wellington as Defiant).

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Maybe its a good idea to create mod like external program to set the skill of gunners from bombers?

 

Theoretically this could be done easily without MOD - just require someone with code ability to create a program able to save as text in .INI files - like GIX did in their "Loadout Tools"  for set ammo belts externally to game.

 

A similar tool will adjust gunners skill - CloD allow set skill individually per gunner, can have a 'ACE' in rear turret and a 'ROOKIE' in the waist turret - and save on mission files.

 

Obvious will be more practical if this was added to game interface - don't know if TF plan change this interface, and remember Luthier ('RiP') complain in 1C forum to be not able to make changes in CloD interface.

 

For now you can change gunners skill manually in missions  files.

 

Open one of this missions - need copy the for Single Mission folder first - in FMB and adjust the gunners skill, test, when satisfied, copy the relative lines from this mission for all other missions of that campaign.

 

Yes, nothing in CloD is made to be easy if could be done in "complicated" way. "It's CloD!"  :biggrin: 

 

https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7029

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/33154-how-manner-flak-cliff-dover-blitz/?do=findComment&comment=551318

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Example from Quick Mission (default) - "015 - Free Hunt" (Wellington as Defiant).

 

 

YoYo,

 

Replace in this QM .mis file (in Documents\1C Sfoft...dover\mission\quick the part for Wellington with this bellow and see if make any difference in gunners lethality.

 

[BoB_RAF_B_218Sqn.03]
  Flight0  L N R
  Flight1  B D F
  Class Aircraft.WellingtonMkIc
  Formation VIC
  CallSign 18
  Fuel 100
  Weapons 1
  Aging0 36
  Aging1 50
  Aging2 75
  Aging10 11
  Aging11 100
  Briefing 2
  Person0_0 0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person0_1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person0_2 2 0.32 0.32 0.32 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person0_3 3 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.053 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person0_4 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person1_0 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.11 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person1_1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person1_2 2 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.11 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person1_3 3 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.11 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person1_4 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person2_0 0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person2_1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person2_2 2 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.053 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person2_3 3 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.11 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person2_4 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person10_0 0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person10_1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person10_2 2 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.11 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person10_3 3 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.053 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person10_4 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person11_0 0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person11_1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person11_2 2 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.11 0.32 0.32
  Person11_3 3 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.053 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person11_4 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person12_0 0 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person12_1 1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
  Person12_2 2 0.32 0.32 0.32 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person12_3 3 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.053 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32
  Person12_4 0 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.053 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.32

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Has anyone had any trouble getting the "Wick vs. Dundas to update"?

I have both Channel Battles - Luftwaffe and Wick vs. Dundas.  The Channel battles updated just fine but the WvD won't update for some reason.

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Has anyone had any trouble getting the "Wick vs. Dundas to update"?

 

I have both Channel Battles - Luftwaffe and Wick vs. Dundas.  The Channel battles updated just fine but the WvD won't update for some reason.

 

Have you installed the Update-Tool-Bugfix for all addons? You can download it from the Desastersoft website: http://www.desastersoft.com/en/downloads

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Has anyone had any trouble getting the "Wick vs. Dundas to update"?

 

I have both Channel Battles - Luftwaffe and Wick vs. Dundas.  The Channel battles updated just fine but the WvD won't update for some reason.

 

working ok for me - Wick v Dundas

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On ‎27‎.‎12‎.‎2017 at 1:12 AM, BM357_TinMan said:

Has anyone had any trouble getting the "Wick vs. Dundas to update"?

I have both Channel Battles - Luftwaffe and Wick vs. Dundas.  The Channel battles updated just fine but the WvD won't update for some reason.

Hi,

all DS Campaigns working fine here with CloD:Blitz thanks to the hints found on this and the ATAG forum.

 

Did you rename the blitz folder before and after the installation of the Desastersoft campaigns? Did you update the DS installers?

 

Many thanks!

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Is it possible to keep the original version of Clod with the Desastersoft campaigns and the new BLitz update version both individually playable in steam.  

 

If so, how would this be accomplished?

 

 

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Original "vanilla" version (12/2012) will complicate because the folder 

 

...Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover

 

will be common to both versions ("vanilla" and Blitz") and conf.ini from one don' fit for another (DX10 x DX11 etc).

 

But if you enable Beta for IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover (not Blitz) in Steam will be installed TFS 4.312 version and this version don't share folders with Blitz.

 

 

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or you could just temporarily rename the blitz version by adding _BLITZ , install the vanilla and rename the new folder with the suffix _VANIILLA then just delete the suffix of the folder for the version you want to use when you want it. 

 

Or

 

You vou could use JSGME or OvGME to swap the folders  in and out if you were so inclined. 

 

 

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