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#3523134 - 02/20/12 10:42 PM 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! *****
777 Studios - Jason Offline
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Pilots,

It's easy to underestimate the amount of work it takes to write, edit, illustrate and localize a user manual for a complicated combat flight-sim like ROF. Hence, we have never had a big manual due to resource restrictions and language barriers.

Our manuals have always been just enough to get a player started and cover the basics. Plus with all the changes to ROF the manual quickly became obsolete and we know that was frustrating for new users.

So, in the second half of 2011 I recruited four ROF community members to write a new ROF User Manual that is more useful and in-depth than ever before. We certainly think it is and we think you will too.

This manual is too big to be printed and stuffed in a box, but it will be included on every disk we make in the future and available for download on our website.

This manual will be updated over time and more sections will be added to as we go. We already have several sections identified as needed additions. It will evolve as ROF does and it will also eventually be localized into other major languages. For now it is just in English.

This manual is the culmination of many, many hours from LukeFF, Charlo, Zoring and Squid. They deserve huge kudos and appreciation! Everyone did marvellous work, but I want to single out LukeFF especially, who wrote the vast majority of the text. A herculean effort for sure. Charlo, Zoring and Squid added their own expertise and artistic talent to put it all together. I hope you'll enjoy their work.

And a special thanks to ROEN911 for his permission to use his beautiful ROF inspired artwork as the cover.

As you explore this document you will no doubt find errors, ommissions or other areas that can be improved. Feel free to post your thoughts in this thread. Please, please, please be kind and respectful to the team who built it.

In the future I may tap others in the community to contribute their talenets to updating the manual.

Download 2012 ROF User Manual (English)



Regards,
Jason
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#3523146 - 02/20/12 10:53 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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My appreciation and thanks goes out to Jason for allowing me to work on this project and for trusting me to see the task through to completion. What you guys see here is the culmination of many, many hours of work and collaboration with the other team members. Plus I got to hang out with Jason a couple of times. smile

This is actually the second user manual on which I've played a part (the first being the Real U-boat Mod for Silent Hunter 4), but this one goes far above and beyond that. I've always enjoyed writing, and so I jumped at the chance when Jason approached me about this project.

Beyond that, much thanks is also due to Charlo, Zoring, and Squid. This manual wouldn't be complete without their input and work.

Enjoy guys! I hope you all like it. smile

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#3523174 - 02/20/12 11:51 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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Great work gents!!
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#3523175 - 02/20/12 11:51 PM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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Wow! Thanks guys. What a wonderful idea!

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#3523211 - 02/21/12 01:29 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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Thanks so much for all the hard work.
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#3523221 - 02/21/12 01:46 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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Hey Thx
Thats what we need bottles

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#3523245 - 02/21/12 02:42 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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Fantastic on so many levels:
1) This is what a complex flight sim really needs. And not all have it, because of the huge work involved.
2) Because Jason leveraged a tremendous resource, which entails its own set of problems but which can ultimately contribute a lot.
3) Because it seems that it will be continually updated.

I think that there should be a link to the manual from inside the sim, because the people who'd look for answers in a manual before asking in a forum are typically the people who'd also just look for a manual inside the sim and not on the interwebs... :-)
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#3523268 - 02/21/12 03:22 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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Thank you all for your time and effort!
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#3523291 - 02/21/12 05:04 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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Jolly good show....thanks awfully
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#3523299 - 02/21/12 05:33 AM Re: 2012 ROF User Manual is now available! [Re: 777 Studios - Jason]
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That's great, thanks!

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