Jump to content

LOST HOPE - scripted campaign in Stalingrad semi-historic


Recommended Posts

  • 4 weeks later...

I hate to be a the bearer of bad news.  The release of Version 3.0005 has affected your scripted campaign.  Selection of your campaign from the Campaign screen accesses a mission list. Selection of a mission only causes the screen to indicate working, but returns to the mission selection list.  There is no progress beyond this point.  Is this correctable? I hope so as I enjoy the campaign.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, IV./JG5_njbamboo said:

After resave the missions, I can fly back. But I found another bug which directly caused the game crashed.  This bug happened when I play the No.10 mission which give a cover to 4 He110s. Is it related to the 3.005 or found before?

Thanks, I will check this mission

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, IV./JG5_njbamboo said:

After resave the missions, I can fly back. But I found another bug which directly caused the game crashed.  This bug happened when I play the No.10 mission which give a cover to 4 He110s. Is it related to the 3.005 or found before?

Hi,

I checked it and effectively the game freeze and crush. It occurs when activating IL2 and Pe2 after the first laggs attack the he111. This is what I did and when I tried it, it worked until the mission was finished (landed successfully in pitomnik):

1- Open ME and changed the IL2 1942 to IL2 1941, resaved the Pe2 (changed by the same)
2- select skin 1 again

3 - Select any bomb equipment

4 - Save

Anyway I do not know if it is the final solution but at least I could finish the mission 10

I'm working to upload my campaigns again (Lost Hope and Panzerknacker) with the new update

Maybe there was a problem with IL2 1942 after the update (I do not know, but mission 10 was fixed at this moment)

Edited by Walter_Nowotny
add words
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
20 hours ago, FurphyForum said:

 Hi Walter, any update on your work?

Hi Furphy, yes, recent I have uploaded the updated version of this campaign. you can dw from the first post  or in the next post(from here)

Salute!

******************************************************************************

UPDATED:             LOST HOPE TO VERSION 3.005

Date upload:         07 August 2018

******************************************************************************

 

For new downloaders this is the last version of the campaign with the new version of game 3.005

 

You can download here:

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q7ntjxv7h30ycl8/Campaign Lost Hope.rar?dl=0

 

 

Any question, issues and comments please post to help.

  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

While I've enjoyed the mission structure and atmosphere . . . I've given up on this campaign about halfway through.

The uber AI just kills it for me. Literally.

Bored with having to deal with Yaks on rails with laser beams who can put rounds into your cockpit while in a hard turn . . . inverted.

I mean, there might be a dozen lumbering bombers providing easy targets for these experten . . . but invariably at least three to five of them will single me out and follow me all the way to the stratosphere.

Most of the time I've found myself simply turning tail and running home.  Seems preferable to live to fight another day rather than waste my time fighting killer bots.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmmm....doesn’t sound like a problem with this campaign in any way. Are you complaining that the AI is set to Veteran or something like that?  Or just about the AI in general?  AI is hard to get right in any sim. But I don’t think they are too good in this one. 

 

Isn't AI skill level set by the difficulty setting you choose?

Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, WWGriphos said:

Hmmmm....doesn’t sound like a problem with this campaign in any way. Are you complaining that the AI is set to Veteran or something like that?  Or just about the AI in general?  AI is hard to get right in any sim. But I don’t think they are too good in this one. 

 

Isn't AI skill level set by the difficulty setting you choose?

Hi, some enemy airplanes I have adjusted in normal AI and others in high AI. It is intentional to make the mission more difficult. But most of all, the idea is that the pilot must "think" the mission and not attack everyone as a hero and get as many downs as possible. There are missions with many enemy planes, but you do not necessarily have to shoot down many to successfully complete the mission. The temptation can be a lot but a good pilot will know when to retire and return to the base, or fulfill the assigned mission without shooting down a plane.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I figured this was the case. I get the idea of making the missions more difficult and requiring "thought".  As noted, I've enjoyed the mission structure.  However, it also becomes very frustrating when the uber AI becomes quite obvious and the only realistic alternative is to make a break for home.

This seems to happen more often than not.

Maybe a super-duper online ace like WWGriphos can whup up on four robo-Yaks all by hisself with one hand tied behind his back . . . but I'm just not that good.



 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Revising my earlier critique to say that I have finally finished this campaign and THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.

Sure, the AI was frustrating at times but I eventually got the hang of handling them and found it challenging.

The missions were very creative and well made.  I especially enjoyed the aspect of having to actually fly the missions rather than just put them on auto-pilot to & from the target.  This added a lot of immersion.  I also enjoyed the taxiing to the airstrip.  I had never really done much of that before and now I'm very good at handling the planes on the ground.  Thanks!

I do have to refly the final mission tonight because I flubbed up the landing last night (like an idiot).  Would like to see something added to that mission though. Perhaps an encounter with a "night witch" along the way?

 

Anyhow, thanks for putting together a great campaign!  If you have any others I'd very much like to fly them.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
  • 1 month later...

Hello Walter.
I am playing the campaign and it is very beautiful, well done and interesting, with missions very different from the usual and not boring at all.
Unfortunately, some missions are quite difficult to complete.
This is the case, among others, of mission no. 9, when we have to protect the two Ju-52s that have had an emergency landing. The attack of the three Pe-2 is really deadly. I regulary manage to shot down two of them , but the third, however severely damaged, manages to destroy the second Ju-52 and the mission fails.
Unfortunately, the two wingmen Baumeister and Bachman give me no help. I tried to give them every kind of order, but they can not attack enemy planes. Not even the rescue column light AA can be useful, so I have to do everything myself.
I have already failed five times the mission!
I will try again, but of course it's quite frustrating ...
Anyway congratulations for the beautiful campaign you wrote!

PS. How can I know if I'm running the last release (3.005) of the campaign ?

Edited by Alfaunostebas11
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Alfaunostebas11 said:

Finally ! After nine failed attenpts, I managed to accomplish mission n. 9 !

And now I can go forwards...

Excellent!

Also I'am finishing update to this campaign, fixing minor bugs in some missions (including  mission 9) and adding german translate.

 

Salute!

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
campaign.png

 

***You can view download options in the post N° 1***

 

*****************************************************************************************

UPDATED:             LOST HOPE TO VERSION 3.009

Date upload:         04 January 2019

Fixed minor bugs, corrected medium bug in mission 9 and added german translation

*****************************************************************************************

 

 

Acknowledgment:

- Thanks to Olaf (Veteran66) for his help and autorization for use some explosions effects!

-Thanks to Lothar (durruty) for his help in german translation.

Edited by GOA_Walter_Nowotny
Add text
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Hi, I have just reported this in the tech issue and bug forum but will ask here if anyone else has had the same experience the same bug, mission #3 [ Enclosed and Alone ]  for no apparent reason after flying for about ten minutes everything goes into ultra slow motion, i have tried it twice and at the same point it occurs.  i dont think its a frame rate problem because the skies have thinned out at that point, very odd.   the rest of the game works perfectly ?

 

Cheers

Link to post
Share on other sites

Flew it under version 3005 without noticeable problem except that I cannot be sure that I did not resaved it for v 3009. Could be a Clue.

It is a general problem to keep the record of the resaved version of the campaigns to match with the game versions.

Hope it helps because I know how frustrating it can be.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • GOA_Walter_Nowotny changed the title to LOST HOPE - scripted campaign in Stalingrad semi-historic

ATTENTION PILOTS!

 

**************************************************************************************************************************************

UPDATED:             LOST HOPE to version 3.101

Date upload:         14 - June - 2019

Download link in page 1, begin of the topic

**************************************************************************************************************************************

campaign.png

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgment:

- Thanks to Olaf (Veteran66) for his help and autorization for use some explosions effects!

-Thanks to Lothar (durruty) for his help in german translation.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 3
  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
On 2/7/2018 at 10:03 AM, Madcop said:

I don't know anything in the ME but would it be possible to make a mission "acomplished" when , following a mission, you are able to belly land your damaged Aircraft in friendly territory or at predefined spot on the map or at a predefined airfield ?

This should give more "morale" to the player. These Bf 109 are so damned fragile to even smal arms!

 

On 2/7/2018 at 12:50 PM, Trooper117 said:

In the old IL2, once the box I mentioned was 'ticked', as long as you landed 'alive', (even a wheels up landing) and within your own lines anywhere, the mission would complete, and then you were free to continue with the campaign. (That includes bailing out). Land anywhere inside the enemy lines and you would be considered 'captured'...

Not sure if that is doable in this ME though.

 

It is possible to set up a mission goal that completes the mission successfully when you belly land or crash land. You can have it cover any part or all of the map. You cannot currently complete a mission successfully if you bail out.

 

You can also set a percentage of random chance that you progress to the next mission after crash landing. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...
On 1/25/2018 at 3:23 PM, GOA_Walter_Nowotny said:
Released campaign Lost Hope
Ready to download
campaign.png

 

 

 

*****************************************************************************************

UPDATED:             LOST HOPE VERSION 3.101

Date upload:         14 June 2019

 

*****************************************************************************************

 

For new downloaders this is the last version of the campaign with the new version of game 3.101

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jae2a9n7dzkpn9w/Campaign Lost Hope.rar?dl=0

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks:

- Thanks to Olaf (Veteran66) for his help and autorization for use some explosions effects!

-Thanks to Lothar (durruty) for his help in german translation!

 

 

Any question, issues and comments please post to help.

 

Description of the Campaign:

 

Hello pilots, greetings from Chile!

(Note: I used google translator)

 

Campaign information:

  • Name: Lost Hope
  • Missions: 19
  • Plane: Me BF 109G2 and the BF109 E7 (last mission)
  • Map: Stalingrad
  • No special skins

 

Summary:

 

     You will be the pilot Walter who is transferred to the eastern front during the summer of 1942. It would be his experiences in the conflict that ends with the fall of the VI army and its capture in Stalingrad. It is not 100% historical, but I have based on some historical background to give life to each mission.

 

I try to show the daily experiences of the pilots, not always the mission will be a lot of action, but the idea is to give an interesting touch for those who are starting in this game: Follow instructions, be part of squadrons, escort, etc. Some missions are short, other more time to complete.

 

Some objectives are achieved by landing and others by following certain instructions. It is important to read each mission before you fly it.

 

Any issue please report it in this thread and I will try to solve it as quickly as possible.

 

I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 

 

Hi, I'm on mission two, but when I start and get to the runway. the other plane doesn't follow for some reason. Am I doing anything wrong or is this a bug?

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, aaranp88aaronp said:

Hi, I'm on mission two, but when I start and get to the runway. the other plane doesn't follow for some reason. Am I doing anything wrong or is this a bug?

Hi, another new bug. The lead plane no longer takes off as before. Stand still.

Will correct. 

Salute.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

Hi,

at first i wish to thank Walther for his great work 👍

Can anyone tell me, if this campaign still works with the current il2 box version 4.504?

Thanks

Edited by ZM12CR8
correction
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, ZM12CR8 said:

Hi,

at first i wish to thank Walther for his great work 👍

Can anyone tell me, if this campaign still works with the current il2 box version 4.504?

Thanks

I will re-up all my campaigns to new IL-2 updates. A lot of work can`t put time to update all my campaigns. But during this days I will have time to make that work.

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

campaign.png

 

 

**************************************************************************************************************************************

RE-UPDATED:       LOST HOPE V4.505

Date upload:         29 - December - 2020

 

IMPORTANT INFO:

- I only resave the campaign since last update with corrected bugs and re-up

 

**************************************************************************************************************************************

 

For new downloaders this is the last version of the campaign with the new version of game 4.505

 

You can download here:

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kecu3lmqf1idzdv/Campaign Lost Hope.rar?dl=0

 

 

Info for Installation:
Extract 'Campaign Lost Hope.rar' file. 

Open this folder and copy the folder 'data' from the 'Campaign Lost Hope.rar' file into the IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad main directory. This will put all the missions into the 'IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\Campaigns\LostHope' folder and the effects into the correct sub-folders in the 'IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\LuaScripts\...' directory.

 

Any question, issues and comments please post to help.

 

Acknowledgment:

- Thanks to Olaf (Veteran66) for his help and autorization for use some explosions effects!

-Thanks to Lothar (durruty) for his help in german translation.

  • Thanks 4
  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

today, i flew mission 4. I met the Staffel, leaded by Fldwb Hooth und flew together into the target area. No enemy planes. So i decided to attack targets on the ground. Destroyed 6 ground targets and run out of ammo. My staffel comrades where on their way home and a few already landed, when a radio transmission arrived me. i should stay and protect the ground mission of general Paulus. Without ammo, i decided to watch the ground activities from above (there was also a funny crowd of HE 111 in the woods?!?). When Fldwb Hooth also had landed and i saw a lot of our tanks on the hill, i thougt, they had made it. Suddenly i found my self hunted by three yaks. Without ammo, i decided to fly back to pitomnik. Full Throttle an sinking to encrease speed. Over Pitomnik the flak and a few E7 could handle the yak problem and shot them all down. I decided to land. While landing i damaged my propeller. But i received the message succsesfull landing. Mission failed!

What was the reason? The damaged Propeller? No killed enemy planes? The hill was not taken yet?....

By the way: I Love this campaign!

P.S. sorry for my bad english, hope you can understand what i´m talking about 😉

Link to post
Share on other sites

The "Reward" system is indeed still very strange. At mission 1 "Arrival", I managed to land my aircraft successfuly while being badly wounded. Referee decison "Mission failed". Should have had a medal for that ! When I flew the mission again, I landed successfully while being (again) but simply "Wounded".This time the referee gave me a "Mission accomplished" and validaded all my claims....

I didn't have any other problems until Mission 6 "Advance to the Volga(North)". Everything went O.K. until I was ordered to find the Me 110 and protect them. All of sudden my game became all mad, my FPS climbing to above 100 while the scenery went heratic with milisecond freezes. My keyboard did respond but with a big lag at each sollicitation. I solved the problem by pushing on "Restart Mission".

The exact same thing happened the second, third and fourth time.

I changed of scripted campaign and chose Platzschutzstaffel Pitomnik and everything was O.K. I tested other scripted campaigns and had no problem whatsoever. 

Restarted my computer and played "Advance to the Volga" again but with the same desastrous result !...

 

I do not know where is the culprit.......

Please heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp, I like this campaign so much !

 

Madcop🙃

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/8/2021 at 5:51 PM, Madcop said:

Hello everibody....

Anybody here to help ?. 

I join the gui.log and tex.log that I saved after the collapse of mission 6.

Thanks for any help.

 

Madcop.😅

Lost Hope 07.01.21 at 02_39_gui.log.txt 333 B · 1 download Lost Hope 07.01.21 at 02_33 tex.log.txt 5.22 kB · 0 downloads

I will check this mission at my return to my home on monday, 18. The updates changes some planes behaviour, programing and could be this problem.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, GOA_Walter_Nowotny said:

I will check this mission at my return to my home on monday, 18. The updates changes some planes behaviour, programing and could be this problem.

 

Thank-you very much GOA. Have a safe return home.

Madcop.

Link to post
Share on other sites

today i tried mission 4 again. started, met the Staffel, destroyed 4 ground targets and one yak. the whole staffel had already landed, wehen i decided to land too. I landed without any damages and parked my 109 next to Schultz. Mission failed!

Why?

Thanks

J.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
On 1/14/2021 at 12:28 PM, ZM12CR8 said:

today i tried mission 4 again. started, met the Staffel, destroyed 4 ground targets and one yak. the whole staffel had already landed, wehen i decided to land too. I landed without any damages and parked my 109 next to Schultz. Mission failed!

Why?

Thanks

J.

I think I found my mistake. I guess I missed a message during the fighting. And then I didn't wait for the HQ message that the hill had been taken. Anyway, I completed the mission successfully. There are a few bugs but the missions are really very good and creative. I have a lot of fun doing it. I have now successfully completed Mission 10.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
On 2/7/2021 at 4:27 PM, ZM12CR8 said:

I think I found my mistake. I guess I missed a message during the fighting. And then I didn't wait for the HQ message that the hill had been taken. Anyway, I completed the mission successfully. There are a few bugs but the missions are really very good and creative. I have a lot of fun doing it. I have now successfully completed Mission 10.

 

Hi ZM12CR8

 

Did you finish the campaign ?  I personaly can't finished it as I am blocked at the last mission ( 19 Escape from Gumrak). I have a pop up telling " Can not open effect. graphic\effects\arm\hit_shell-he-200-1000g_ground.epl" followed by a CTD and I have to use the Task Manager to exit Il-2 . Apart of this I only had a big problem with Mission 6 "Advanced to the Volga" It took me more than 10 minutes to go through Grid 0827/2 ....

 

Have fun 

Madcop

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi madcop,

no, i couldn´t finish the campaign yet. At the moment i stick in misson 14. I don´t know, what i have to do to finish succesfully. In full real, i´m able to shoot down 4 to 6 IL2. Don´t know what about the tanks near the stopped train. Do i have to destroy a few of them? It seems to be impossible with only MG151. I return to pitomnik, when i´m out of ammo and out of fuel.

13 hours ago, Madcop said:

Apart of this I only had a big problem with Mission 6 "Advanced to the Volga" It took me more than 10 minutes to go through Grid 0827/2 ....

same here. fps went down to 1 -3! When i still stayd in the mission, later i could finish.

What you tell about mission 19 seems to be a problem maybe with different versions or a missing mod, you perhaps need?

If it all works correctly, it is a fantastic campaign. But sometimes i get really desperated.

Have also fun

Jörg

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, ZM12CR8 said:

Hi madcop,

no, i couldn´t finish the campaign yet. At the moment i stick in misson 14. I don´t know, what i have to do to finish succesfully. In full real, i´m able to shoot down 4 to 6 IL2. Don´t know what about the tanks near the stopped train. Do i have to destroy a few of them? It seems to be impossible with only MG151. I return to pitomnik, when i´m out of ammo and out of fuel.

same here. fps went down to 1 -3! When i still stayd in the mission, later i could finish.

What you tell about mission 19 seems to be a problem maybe with different versions or a missing mod, you perhaps need?

If it all works correctly, it is a fantastic campaign. But sometimes i get really desperated.

Have also fun

Jörg

 

As you say, a very nice and demanding campaign. I just wished Walter had the opportunity to update this one, but it looks like he is pretty busy in RL these last times.

As for mission 14 I had to fly it twice since the first time I fatally crashed my airplane just short of the runway following too much damaged (left aileron and flaps shot away with a badly damaged right wing). The second time was without any fuss shot 5 Il-2 Mod 42 ,came back and landed successfuly with my 2 Wingmen in good shapes. 

If I remember correctly you have to fly on two different sectors  ( The HQ itself and somewhere else...) I didn't pay too much attention to the Tanks but concentrated on Il-2s.

I know that I usually expend all my ammo on the Shturmovks. Can't remember if I got a message telling me it was O.K. to RTB.I just RTB when I accomplished the mission on the two spots...

Wish you good luck to finish this mission 14.😁

 

PS. Funny that you had 1-3 FPS. I had above 80-90FPS on the same spot but my aircraft was a turtle....! After 8 attemps I decided to accelarate the game 8X as soon as I received the call from the Bf 110E to find them, and let the sim play until I reached grid 0941 and went back to normal speed after this infernal slow down disappeared progressively.....

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...