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I decided I did not need to keep the default photos so there was no need to install it as a Mod.  I just copied the relevant  'data\graphics\Planes' directory into 

 
C:\....\1C Game Studios\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\graphics   directory on my PC and it put everything in the right place.
 
Thanks for this Storebror.  Very nice.   I usually have bits of paper stuck on my wall to jog my memory 🙂
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4 hours ago, SAS_Storebror said:

Inspired by @II./JG1_Vonrd's idea, with the help of @OrLoK's template, we're proud to present the "Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos".

 

As the mod is being maintained by SAS, please understand that download links and support are to be found at SAS:

 

Pilots Notes for Cockpit Photos Mod @SAS

 

The mod comes in different flavours, here you can see what it looks like.

 

Base Version, P-40 E-1:

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Base Version, Bf 109 F-4:

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Option 1 "Metric values for GB and US Planes", P-40 E-1:1400414161_PNCP1.00Option1.thumb.jpg.0c117214fbc8e0bb05b5560b7fd6f0f0.jpg

 

Option 2a "German Notes for Luftwaffe", Bf 109 F-4:

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Option 2b "Fraktur for Luftwaffe", Bf 109 F-4:

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Option 2c "German Fraktur for Luftwaffe", Bf 109 F-4:

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Option 2d "German Sütterlin for Luftwaffe", Bf 109 F-4:

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Mike

Great work and thank you!

I had almost finished my full set...😭

I will probably post my version once finished just for variety (mine are on distressed notepaper).

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9 hours ago, II./JG1_Vonrd said:

I had almost finished my full set...😭

I will probably post my version once finished just for variety (mine are on distressed notepaper).

 

Sorry, didn't want to "steal the kill" ;)

I think variety is exactly what counts. We've had a lengthy discussion at SAS about the Fraktur fonts for instance - some like it, others don't.

I'd say lets offer whatever we can come around with and let the users choose. The more the merrier!

 

Thanks again for your great idea :good:

 

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Mike

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1 hour ago, SAS_Storebror said:

 

Sorry, didn't want to "steal the kill" ;)

I think variety is exactly what counts. We've had a lengthy discussion at SAS about the Fraktur fonts for instance - some like it, others don't.

I'd say lets offer whatever we can come around with and let the users choose. The more the merrier!

 

Thanks again for your great idea :good:

 

:drink2:

Mike

Absolutely! I wasn't whining at all. Variety is the spice...

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Hello,

Great mod, really needed when you are in plane that you don't know well. It will help to check params without loosing too much SA, unlike the tables in my mod.

But could it be possible to add the altitude for compressor stage and the availability of boost feature ?

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All the mods posted here are most likely checked by the Dev team and if found to allow gameplay cheating would be removed.  The mods available her are for the most part "eye candy" mods like clouds, adding the navigator position to the A-20, putting an pilot figure in your seat you can see when you look down, enhancements that allow the VR user a better in game experience etc. etc.  None make your plane fly like a jet, be bulletproof or give you advanced technology weaponry.

 

The game is very "mod friendly".  All you have to do is install a JSGME or similar program into the main game folder, create a "MODS" folder to put any mods in, enable them through the activation program (JSGME for instance) and check the "Mods enabled" box in Settings > Game > Customization.

However with "Mods enabled" you will only be able to join servers that also have "mods enabled" on.

 

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1 hour ago, Gerd_le_bourrin said:

Hello guys, i've read that the game isn't "mod friendly", and some mods can be detect like a "cheat" by the game.  Can i be "ban" if i use this mod?

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Installation:
This mod is ready to be dropped into your JSGME "MODS" folder.
Alternatively you can extract the files to the IL-2 Great Battles Game folder directly. In that case make sure to use available options properly.
NOTE: This Mod works even when "Enable Mods" is unticked, i.e. you are in "MODS OFF" mode.

 

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Just came by to show my appreciation -- thank you SAS Crew,  @II./JG1_Vonrd and @OrLoK ! This is by far the best use of the cockpit photo feature yet. Must-have mod for people who change planes often :).

 

It's ESPECIALLY helpful in VR where you don't tend to be able to look down at your own notes. 

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Just to clarify... this is not really a "MOD" per se. It can be used in MODS OFF mode. And here's my version:

 

 

Make sure you enable "Photo" in the "Pilot Stuff" tab in the "Plane Settings" (Where you select fuel load, ammo, skins, etc.).

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Trying to decide which would be the most immersive and historical I found this:

 

https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/german-typefaces/

During the Nazi regime, Fraktur experienced a renaissance as a “German typeface,” and in 1937, the Ministry of Propaganda even forbade Jewish publishers to use it. Adolf Hitler, however, saw the return to blackletter fonts as backwards. In his 1941 decree, Blackletter fonts were designated as “Schwabacher Jew Letters” and Antiqua was ushered in again as “normal type.” This reasoning was not only contradictory, but also ahistorical: At the time of the Schwabacher typeface, only Christians had been allowed to print books.

The real reason for the (expensive) change during wartime was probably because Hitler assumed German would become the world’s dominant language — and in Antiqua, everyone could read it.

 

Would be cool if pre '41 planes were in Fraktur and the post '41 would be in Antiqua. Anyone care to comment on this accuracy? 

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2 hours ago, driftaholic said:

Would be cool if pre '41 planes were in Fraktur and the post '41 would be in Antiqua. Anyone care to comment on this accuracy? 

Although Fraktur or Sütterlin was widely used in print, Antiqua was preferred wherever readability was important, e.g. in technical documents and on cockpit instruments.

 

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Moreover, pilot's notes are expected to be type-written, and most typewriters had Antiqua letters.

Handwriting is a different story, it would be hardly legible for today's people.

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