Hey Crazy Schmidt !
Thank you for your effort !
MissionMate was always a great tool and really is one of the best tools for Il-2
Anyway, my personal opinion is, that it's not a good idea to integrate mod-maps and planes.
In the official 4.08m version there are 51 different maps.
Some of them come in different versions as season differ or when theres a online version with less object.
But as I see in Mission Mate v3.5.2 there is only integrated half of the official maps and now you start integrating modmaps I've never heard of.
Why didn't you integrate alle the mission which for sure can be interesting for offline players like Balaton, Kurland, Kursk, Online5, Northwest-Europe, Lvov and thse maps?
I would like to have them in first, before any modmap.
Greetings and thank you anyway for your work on the tool !
Hi FI:Airway, thanks for posting, your opinions are most welcome.
Mission Mate is now and always has been a project based very much around my own personal taste with IL-2, any IL-2 community suggestions that I have included over the years are as a courtesy and are the ones that I myself think are good ideas.
I have never had the intention of including all of the stock maps from IL-2 and with the maps I have included I have tried as much as possible to provide variety. Of course I am aware it is always possible that I may have left out some MM users favourites in the process.
I and many other MM users attention has now moved strongly towards the mods and this is I feel because, that this is where the hope for further variety and expansion with the IL-2 series resides. MM+ does give the option for separating the map lists if desired so it is clear which maps are for the mods alone.
At the end of the day, MM +Plus is designed primarily for the mods and beyond. If a user has a preference not to use the mods then they may stay with either of the releases for the stock IL-2 series. Remember though, MM+ is still functional with the stock versions of IL-2, so any future MM developments outside of new maps and aircraft, may still benefit stock IL-2 users.
I have thought about supporting multiple versions of MM, but I am just one guy coding with what spare time I may have in my evenings, so it simply is not practical for me to split the project into concurrent versions.
I hope that helps explain some reasoning behind why MM has been developed the way it has over the years and why it is taking the direction it is now.
Best regards, CrazySchmidt.