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Really like Combat Box but one thing I would suggest is to have more missions without cloud cover or at least less cover. It seems every time I fly on CB it's overcast and it limits my visibility below when flying high due to the cloud bug.

 

Can't wait to see what you come up with for Bodenplatte map.

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1 hour ago, Alonzo said:

 

We have JSON files available from the maps page:  http://combatbox.net/en/maps/

Download the JSON file for the map you are interested in, and save it on your computer. Then go to https://il2missionplanner.com/ and click the "import" icon (looks like upload icon, bottom-left). Upload the JSON. IL2 Mission Planner will then show the mission, so you can plan bombing routes etc.

 

 

Unfortunately this is difficult. il2_stats has optional email integration, but I don't have that configured. If you PM me a password I can try to change your password directly in the database.

 

 

 

September giveaway, sponsored by @Nabuli0 ! Fly on Combat Box during the last weekend of September, and be eligible to win a copy of Wolfenstein Youngblood or Control.

 

The fine print: To be eligible, pilots must fly on the Combat Box server Friday 27th September - Monday 30th September and accrue at least one hour of flight time. Two winners will be chosen by random Discord bot. Winners will be notified via Forum announcement and Discord, and must claim their prize within a week. Unclaimed prizes to be disposed of as Nabuli0 sees fit.

 

Also, if you've not seen the announcement on our Discord, we are giving away a copy of Battle for Bodenplatte, premium edition early access, to one lucky pilot who flies with us during the month of October. Lots of reasons to fly!

 

I hope to see you on Combat Box this weekend!

Yes, i write,  how can i oprt the file in il2 taktical map, mission planer i know. mine question was, its possible open it in this application for android? I dont no, how can i find this file on tablet,  in which folder see the application this maps?  

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13 hours ago, Alonzo said:

 

 

 

September giveaway, sponsored by @Nabuli0 ! Fly on Combat Box during the last weekend of September, and be eligible to win a copy of Wolfenstein Youngblood or Control.

 

The fine print: To be eligible, pilots must fly on the Combat Box server Friday 27th September - Monday 30th September and accrue at least one hour of flight time. Two winners will be chosen by random Discord bot. Winners will be notified via Forum announcement and Discord, and must claim their prize within a week. Unclaimed prizes to be disposed of as Nabuli0 sees fit.

 

Also, if you've not seen the announcement on our Discord, we are giving away a copy of Battle for Bodenplatte, premium edition early access, to one lucky pilot who flies with us during the month of October. Lots of reasons to fly!

 

I hope to see you on Combat Box this weekend!


Just for clarification - any player must log in to the Discord Server as well to be eligible for these, correct? Otherwise the Discord Bot won't know you exist.

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36 minutes ago, RedKestrel said:


Just for clarification - any player must log in to the Discord Server as well to be eligible for these, correct? Otherwise the Discord Bot won't know you exist.

 

Actually the Discord bot is going to pick a random number from 1 to N, where N is the total eligible players in a spreadsheet. This is just to be clear it’s a random draw and not me giving stuff to my friends 🤓

 

Once we have the name I will announce here and on Discord and generally attempt to track the person down. If despite my best efforts they don’t claim their prize in a week, they forfeit. Previous draws have had some difficulty contacting the winner and it’s painful to continually draw second and third potential winners.

 

I will be adding some advertising via scripting in chat so that people flying have some idea there’s even a giveaway. We get a lot of players who join simply because the server is well populated and they wouldn’t get to know about the giveaway otherwise.

12 hours ago, OREL_Shifty said:

Yes, i write,  how can i oprt the file in il2 taktical map, mission planer i know. mine question was, its possible open it in this application for android? I dont no, how can i find this file on tablet,  in which folder see the application this maps?  

 

I’m not sure how Android handles file download and upload, sorry. It should be possible but I am not sure.

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What is wrong with the German Torpedoboats?

Yesterday on Crimean Offensive i destroyed 2x of the Russian  Boats with ME110 Bombs.

The last 2x of them, destroyed all the FIVE German Torpedoboats 15 Minutes later.

What a Bullsh..., did the German Ships not shot back?

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They do, but even if you don‘t interfere, the russian boats obliterate the germans, only to get wiped out by the harbor defense at Kerch. 

I guess the russian boats have the better armament, idk...

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15 hours ago, 1./JG42flesch said:

What is wrong with the German Torpedoboats?

Yesterday on Crimean Offensive i destroyed 2x of the Russian  Boats with ME110 Bombs.

The last 2x of them, destroyed all the FIVE German Torpedoboats 15 Minutes later.

What a Bullsh..., did the German Ships not shot back?

 

14 hours ago, =FC=SteelFalcon said:

They do, but even if you don‘t interfere, the russian boats obliterate the germans, only to get wiped out by the harbor defense at Kerch. 

I guess the russian boats have the better armament, idk...

 

Yep. Basically all the Russian boats have longer range guns than the German boats, they are much more dangerous. I ran the simulation without intervention at 8x speed and the Soviets always win, or at worst it's a draw (everyone dies). And that's with 8 German boats and only 4 or 5 Soviets. There is some randomness involved, but the Germans tend to lose. I would expect your boats to have done better when you helped them out, that must have been quite bad luck.

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Weekend giveaway on now! Thanks to @Nabuli0 we have two games to give away to pilots on Combat Box this weekend. The games are "Wolfenstein Youngblood" and "Control".

 

The fine print: To be eligible, pilots must fly on the Combat Box server Friday 27th September - Monday 30th September and accrue at least one hour of flight time. Two winners will be chosen by random Discord bot. Winners will be notified via Forum announcement and Discord, and must claim their prize within a week. Unclaimed prizes to be disposed of as Nabuli0 sees fit.

 

Join us also on Combat Box in October, where we will be giving away a complete copy of Battle for Bodenplatte, premium edition, with early access to all the new planes! Even if you already have the game it's worth flying -- if you win you can give the prize to a friend. Thanks to our Patreon supporters for making this possible.

 

Find us on Discord for more info: https://discord.gg/Rcjj33E

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Friday Night Flights


Date:  October 4th
Time:  9pm EDT - 11pm EDT (1am GMT - 3am GMT)
Side: Red Allies
Server: Combat Box
Comms: taw-server.de:9988 
Mission Brief: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ywVcU6-v4dzEl_P5W01H9wtGNkE1DNGs0mXAOWJXLro

 

 

Sign Up Link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GRzfTj99hyR8SeurTWz5TvbOWOT1N_V0-hGdN5x5uyg/

 


Sign ups are now opened for Friday Night Flights, and it's going to be a Hoctober event! This week, we'll fly on Combat Box's late war setup. Fighters will be in Spits, and attackers will be run by MasterGraves. So get your pumpkin spices, your silly costumes, and come fly with us this Friday! It's going to be hot with action! 

 

Like before, TAW Teamspeak is what we use to coordinate between squadrons. So when you sign up, please sign up with your unit or buds. If you want to lead a flight; just select the flight leader role and know how to (or be willing to learn how to) use Teamspeak whispers.

 

Additionally, JNoelC created a great mission briefing tool to help us coordinate attacks and escorts efforts. And it was recently updated with even more information. This way, not only can you hear the briefing before the fly out, but you can visually see it and refer back to it if you have a question.

 

As always, everyone is free to join us on these events and sign ups are first come, first serve. The plan is to do 2-3 organized strike missions - each about 40-50 minutes in length.

 

If you have any comments, suggestions, and questions, I'm always willing to listen. See you this Friday, and don't forget to sign up!

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Hey Risken,

There's no need to sign up if you're not going to be on the same comms as us, and don't allow others to join your crew.

 

Having said that, these events do not close the server, so we fully expect you and any other squadrons to be in full force against us. See you Friday!

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4 minutes ago, [TWB]Sketch said:

Hey Risken,

There's no need to sign up if you're not going to be on the same comms as us, and don't allow others to join your crew.

 

Having said that, these events do not close the server, so we fully expect you and any other squadrons to be in full force against us. See you Friday!

 

Ok, thank you for clearing that up.

 

See you then

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Was flying Combat Box today and noticed flack could not be destroyed at a red defence position in grid 1330. Sadly I dont remember the file name for the mission. Flak was shooting and hitting me, but I would shoot the sandbags where the flak was and there was no guns. My mate can testify he could kill nothing either. @=EXPEND=Capt_Yorkshire

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I'm pretty certain this is a game bug, and not related to the missions or the mission designer. I say this because other servers are having this issue too.

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47 minutes ago, =BAIT=CG_Justin said:

Was flying Combat Box today and noticed flack could not be destroyed at a red defence position in grid 1330. Sadly I dont remember the file name for the mission. Flak was shooting and hitting me, but I would shoot the sandbags where the flak was and there was no guns. My mate can testify he could kill nothing either. @=EXPEND=Capt_Yorkshire

From looking at your stats I would say it is the Stalingrad Scramble map, Mission #2431

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8 minutes ago, RedKestrel said:

From looking at your stats I would say it is the Stalingrad Scramble map, Mission #2431

Yes sounds right RedKestrel. Tried like hell to kill the flak shooting me, but there was nothing to destroy.....as I was getting DESTROYED. Lol

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I'm very pleased to announce a new map, Battle over Eindhoven, is available now in the rotation for Combat Box!

 

Pilots have been enjoying the new map today which is set in Europe using the new assets from the latest patch. Fly with or against all your favourite planes including the Me-262, K4, D9, P51, P38, Tempest and Spitfire IX. If you're on the Allied side, you'll even get a chance to escort the iconic B-25 Mitchell bomber as it attacks German targets.

 

This week all maps feature all planes, including the Me-262 in limited quantities (exact amount varies by map, additional Me-262s can be unlocked on certain maps through gameplay objectives). We will be re-evaluating plane-sets once the dust settles on this update. We realize it's no fun to feel like your side is getting dunked on all the time, so we will be looking at balanced, varied plane-sets, especially with respect to engine mods and high octane fuel. 

 

Tomorrow we'll be announcing the winners of our September giveaway, sponsored by @Nabuli0, where we are giving away two complete AAA games!

 

We also have an October giveaway running now, where one lucky pilot will win a complete copy of Battle for Bodenplatte, Premium Edition, simply by flying on Combat Box! This is made possible by our generous Patreon donors.

 

Combat Box has been very busy over the last 36 hours with more than 700 pilots taking part in the action. Thank you all for your support. 

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With new maps and missions, is it possible to have targets chosen by the attacking side so that, like in real life, the opposition do not known exactly what targets will be hit until they are attacked.  Once a chosen target is attacked, if it is not destroyed, then it can be flagged up on the defenders map as a known target for the enemy that should be defended.

If there is a choice from 100% of available targets of which targets to attack, but only 50% need to be destroyed to win the map, then the defenders will not always know which targets to defend, because the enemy are choosing their own targets and the opposition are doing the same.

 

If we can get to a point where at the start of a new map nether side knows what the targets will be, but there is a selection of possible targets to be attacked or defended, then that would be more like real life.  Is this possible?  If so, it may be worth consideration.

 

This sort of set up would allow each side more freedom to develop its own planning and strategy, allow less predictable game play and allow players to ad lib, rather than feel like they have to strictly follow and repeat a script the same every time. 

 

Forgive me if this is not possible or is already being done.

 

Happy landings,

 

Talisman 

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1 minute ago, Valkyrie77 said:

Hi I can’t join server. Please help, doesn’t let me past the loading screen. 

 

Either the server is hung, and in which case the "server restart" script will fire (on the server), or...

Your map data is corrupted. Go to your ~/multiplayer/dogfight/ folder and remove all of the files and folders with the name "Alonzo" in them. Then try to reconnect to the server. Once you do, you'll download the latest map files and should be fine.

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29 minutes ago, [TWB]Sketch said:

Either the server is hung, and in which case the "server restart" script will fire (on the server), or...

Your map data is corrupted. Go to your ~/multiplayer/dogfight/ folder and remove all of the files and folders with the name "Alonzo" in them. Then try to reconnect to the server. Once you do, you'll download the latest map files and should be fine.

 

Myself and Witch are also unable to get into the server.   We have come out, deleted the Alonzo folder and gone back in but no joy.   Same problem with KOTA but WOL  & Finnish work  fine (they are not Rheinland)

 

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28 minutes ago, [TWB]Sketch said:

Either the server is hung, and in which case the "server restart" script will fire (on the server), or...

Your map data is corrupted. Go to your ~/multiplayer/dogfight/ folder and remove all of the files and folders with the name "Alonzo" in them. Then try to reconnect to the server. Once you do, you'll download the latest map files and should be fine.

 

I have done this, removed the Alonzo folder, restarted the game and still I can't get into Combat Box MP server!? but I did get in yesterday? I see that I now have the Alonzo folder again with the "Eindhoven" folder and files in there.

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7 minutes ago, 56RAF_Roblex said:

 

Myself and Witch are also unable to get into the server.   We have come out, deleted the Alonzo folder and gone back in but no joy.   Same problem with KOTA & Finnish but WOL works fine.

 

 

7 minutes ago, Black-Witch said:

 

I have done this, removed the Alonzo folder, restarted the game and still I can't get into Combat Box MP server!? but I did get in yesterday? I see that I now have the Alonzo folder again with the "Eindhoven" folder and files in there.

 

 

This is how I see y'all right now:

 

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😁😁

 

Most likely the server is hung. If the "server restart" script doesn't fire off, then I would give it some time for Alonzo to wake up and reset the server. (It's still 7am CDT over here in America-land.)

 

Edit: It looks like, as of this posting, KOTA just reset their server.

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That's very clear to me, and I understand, I work as a graphic designer/artist, rather I wondered whether it would be created for single missions in future, for example, more skins. in this time arent diferent all from the same squadron on one airfield, And the same personal skins. But Great work all here! the first is flyable machines and the simulation of course. 

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8 minutes ago, [TWB]Sketch said:

Edit: It looks like, as of this posting, KOTA just reset their server.

 

Yes, I can get in KOTA now, looking forward to the COMBOX reset <S>

 

witch

 

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10 minutes ago, OREL_Shifty said:


That's very clear to me, and I understand, I work as a graphic designer/artist, rather I wondered whether it would be created for single missions in future, for example, more skins. in this time arent diferent all from the same squadron on one airfield, And the same personal skins. But Great work all here! the first is flyable machines and the simulation of course. 

I'm very confused by this post. Sometimes things get lost in translation, or something... However, I'm not sure the context of this post. Are you sure you're in the right thread? Did you want to make new skins?

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3 minutes ago, [TWB]Sketch said:

I'm very confused by this post. Sometimes things get lost in translation, or something... However, I'm not sure the context of this post. Are you sure you're in the right thread? Did you want to make new skins?

I wanted to say that I understand how hard it is to make skins for a new simulator. But that it would be beneficial, in the future, if there were a variety of skins for find, at the airfield and in the sky.

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55 minutes ago, OREL_Shifty said:

I wanted to say that I understand how hard it is to make skins for a new simulator. But that it would be beneficial, in the future, if there were a variety of skins for find, at the airfield and in the sky.

I mean, yeah, but this is a thread about a multiplayer server. Not skin making.

You can already download custom skins for your planes and if you have skins downloaded you can see them on other players if they're using them.

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1 hour ago, RedKestrel said:

I mean, yeah, but this is a thread about a multiplayer server. Not skin making.

You can already download custom skins for your planes and if you have skins downloaded you can see them on other players if they're using them.

Yes, but custom skins are on Combat Box visible?  I see my skin on  preview rekorded flight only, but with  my colegue,  but visible is only oficial skin. 

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To see any custom skin, you must have it on your computer. Your mate can't see the skin, because he does not have it on his computer.

 

The servers do not have anything to do with custom skins, except allowing users to use custom skins or not.

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1 minute ago, [TWB]Sketch said:

To see any custom skin, you must have it on your computer. Your mate can't see the skin, because he does not have it on his computer.

 

The servers do not have anything to do with custom skins, except allowing users to use custom skins or not.

Rgr thank you.

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@Alonzo and the amazing Combat Box crew,

 

Any plan to introduce the RRR (rearm, refuel, and repair) feature in the server?

 

Thank you for this amazing server and all the work you guys put into it, specially the Maps section of the website (http://combatbox.net/en/maps/) containing a detailed explanation about the maps and even il2missionplanner.com files for better planing.

 

Great job guys!

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13 minutes ago, SCG_Riksen said:

@Alonzo and the amazing Combat Box crew,

 

Any plan to introduce the RRR (rearm, refuel, and repair) feature in the server?

 

Thank you for this amazing server and all the work you guys put into it, specially the Maps section of the website (http://combatbox.net/en/maps/) containing a detailed explanation about the maps and even il2missionplanner.com files for better planing.

 

Great job guys!

 

Yes, we will look into the RRR feature, but we need to make sure it's good for gameplay and used in the right way. At the moment, unless you're flying a very restricted aircraft, the easiest thing is to just land and start in a new plane (all airfields return a plane to the pool when you land it safely). But for heavily restricted aircraft, such as the Me-262, maybe a rearm/repair mechanic would be useful. We'll have to see.

 

And unfortunately the server did 'hang' this morning. Pilots who were on the server continued flying, but it would not accept new connections. This is very difficult to diagnose, because the server process is alive, it is still creating logs, etc. We hope to add some kind of "vote restart" via Discord in case this kind of thing happens, but that will be quite some development effort.

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Is it possible to up the player count?

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Winners of the September giveaway are 9./JG54_Yellow_13 and 19RAF_Conflict -- they win a copy of Wolfenstein Youngblood and Control, courtesy of @NabuliO . If you are them, or know either of them, please get them to PM me on the Discord or Forum to receive their game key.

 

Server will be upped to 70 players as of next restart. We're trying to ensure a good experience for everyone on the server and need to balance server and network performance. All popular servers are full at the moment, please bear with us. It's a good problem to have!

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There seems to be an issue with AAA being invisible.

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Hello, is this a new thing? On the map "bodenplatte" when I was killed a second time the game is completely off with an immediate back office ...

 

Thank you Alonzo for having so quickly put this map online.

 

Buzz

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