It is my pleasure to wish you a Happy New Year 2008 from Japan!
And for a New Year gift, here is mine: version 8 of my campaigns.
• Activated functionality to customize your campaigns: you can now set the difficulty level by adding the following lines to the [DGen] section of your conf.ini:
CampaignMissions=Easy (or Normal or Hard)
CampaignAI=Easy (or Normal or Hard)
The first parameter reduces or increases the number of friendly aircraft vs opponents;
the second one reduces or increases the skill level of friendly aircraft vs enemy ones.
That way you may avoid to face systematically the outcome displayed above…
• Additional flyable aircraft: Spitfire Mk Vc with 4x20 mm guns, Spitfire Mk VIII, Douglas A-20J Boston IV, Martin B-26 Marauder (the last 2 being A-20G hacks, thanks to Madtoc and UF_Josse).
• New skins: A-20C, A-20G, B-17F, B-24, Spitfire Mk Vc, Spitfire Mk VIII, Spitfire Mk IX, Bf-109Gs, FW-190-A, Me-210, Hs-129, Fi-156, Ju-87B, FW-189, P-40s. Thanks a lot to Beebop, Buglord, Carts, Claymore, Crazy277, Dusty61, Falkster, Imme, Jutocsa, Kristorf, Madtoc, Monguse, Sparty, Tchaika, UF_Josse, UF_Zargos, Vpmedia!
• Reworked thoroughly mission scripts, adding more mission types and variety.
• Reworked order of battle for North African campaigns: added more units and AI aircraft, based on historical data: A-20C, B-17F, B-24, Bf-109G6, Hs-129, Me-210, FW-190-A Jabo, Macchi MC-200, Fiat G-50, Me-323. More interesting encounters… I really recommend you to try these desert campaigns.
• New French roundels with yellow outer ring for use with IL-2 MAT Manager, thanks to Quetzalcoatl.
• 2 new dynamic campaigns on Spitfires (bringing the total to 14 dynamic campaigns; previous Spitfire campaign split into 3 separate campaigns):
* RAF fighter squadron 326 “Nice”
* RAF fighter squadron 327 “Corse”
* RAF fighter squadron 328 “Provence”
INSTALLATION : ON VERSION 7b; SIMPLY UNZIP INTO YOUR GAME’S MAIN FOLDER; ALLOW OVERWRITING OF EXISTING FILES. You do need to install version 7b prior to installing this patch. You will keep all the campaigns you already started.
COMPATIBILITY : 4.07m/4.08m/4.09m.
Again best wishes and fly safely,