MAKING SCRIPTS IN THE FMB AND ORGANISING FOLDERS
Ok this one is really basic
First off navigate to your il2 missions folder.When you open it you will see Multi and Single folders.Next to these folder make an Axis and Allies folder.You can keep it basic and stop there,or go further,open up your Axis folder and create subfolders in there called Flak,Searchlights,Airfield etc.That is the place where we are going to put the scripts that you make in the FMB.Better to be organised otherwise you will have a hundred scripts you scroll through everytime you want to place something.
You can see how i have set it out below,i already have four scripts sitting in my flak folder for four different flak positions.
Now in the FMB to actually make one it is very simple.
I am making a whole bunch of invasion barges to fill some of the harbours and estuarys.So after i lay a block of barges i simply ALT+LEFTCLICK and draw a box with your mouse around the objects you want, this highlights the selected items and then right click brings up the paste/copy.Select copy.
Next you need to save it and this is where your premade folders come in handy.I made one called invasion barges in my Axis folder as you can see,so thats where i save it.
Now everytime i want invasion barges i just right click,paste,select my barges and ping , instabarges. The only bummer i have found with things set out in a tight group like the barges is if i rotate them to suit different angled piers or wharves they all move seperately and not as a block so i would have to make Barges , Barges15degree,Barges20degree etc and see which one applys to the area i am working in .Still quicker than making the barges seperately everytime.
Flak emplacements and little airfield setups are not as bad as they are more widely dispersed and can be rotated and still look right.
Another thing i stuffed around with last night was the Z offset in the actors tab, i thought (since i was working with a Wotan radar emplacement) that it would have moved the aerial at different angles to the base,but no..
So that was pretty cool, it controls the elevation, and i went back to my wharves and made a quick crane setup.Two halves of a pier joined,set crane to 10 in the offset.
Once we get more cargo type ships we can stack the decks with tanks,cargo etc and plenty of other possibilities.Would not work with static aircraft though.
ORIGINAL THREAD HERE http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3296687/Script_tutorial_and_making_fol.html#Post3296687