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#4404570 - 02/10/18 07:56 PM YET ANOTHER request for campaign help  
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Gang:

I Downloaded Boelke's 'Defense of the Reich' 'vanilla' campaign for use in my IL2 1946 14.3.4. Things were going fine (I didn't even pay attention to this:
(IMPORTANT: Recommended settings for the [DGEN] section of the CONF.INI:

My settings are these

[DGen]
RandomFlights=3
HistoricalRanks=1
NoAirfieldHighlight=1
MaxFLAK=40
MissionDistance=75
MaxBomberSkill=0)

mainly because I can't even find it) but things were going just fine until I finished the Balaton campaign & tried to go North Germany Throes of Death & suddenly neither it nor the subsequent campaigns could be created--presumably due to 'lack of map'.

Sooooo...then. What am I doing wrong--yet again?

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#4405233 - 02/15/18 12:47 AM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: NickM]  
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Originally Posted by NickM
Gang:

I Downloaded Boelke's 'Defense of the Reich' 'vanilla' campaign for use in my IL2 1946 14.3.4. Things were going fine (I didn't even pay attention to this:
(IMPORTANT: Recommended settings for the [DGEN] section of the CONF.INI:

My settings are these

[DGen]
RandomFlights=3
HistoricalRanks=1
NoAirfieldHighlight=1
MaxFLAK=40
MissionDistance=75
MaxBomberSkill=0)

mainly because I can't even find it) but things were going just fine until I finished the Balaton campaign & tried to go North Germany Throes of Death & suddenly neither it nor the subsequent campaigns could be created--presumably due to 'lack of map'.

Sooooo...then. What am I doing wrong--yet again?

The DGen section is something that you need to manually add to the Conf.ini file.
[DGen]: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=28

DGen creates logs that may give the answer to the problem.

  • DGen.log
  • Dgen2.log
  • Dgen3.log
  • DgenERROR.log


These files are located in the main folder of the sim.

Default Location
(32 bit systems): C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\(DGen.log, Dgen2.log, Dgen3.log, DgenERROR.log)
(64 bit systems): C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\(DGen.log, Dgen2.log, Dgen3.log, DgenERROR.log)


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#4405256 - 02/15/18 03:52 AM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: NickM]  
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I cannot find the DGen.log entry or anything marked Confi.ini; but further down past all the folders folders I found this:

DGEN ERROR

= DGen 4.0.0.9 (01/05/05) =
seed: 34050171
DGen initialization. Side: de, Rank: 0
MaxBomberSkill=3
Distance=Any
Length=VeryLong
AI=Normal
Missions=Normal
AirIntensity=Medium
GroundIntensity=Medium
SlowFire=5.0
PromotionRate=1.000000
Career ID: DeO
NWEurope:RV_g44
Inherits RV_g44
Error - mapname was expected




Last edited by NickM; 02/15/18 03:54 AM.
#4405488 - 02/16/18 05:40 PM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: NickM]  
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Originally Posted by NickM
I cannot find the DGen.log entry or anything marked Confi.ini;

The conf.ini file has to be there for the game to run. You may not have extensions enabled so look for a file name conf in the main directory. The same one where you found the DGen error log.

The error message makes me believe that you do not have a map installed that is necessary for the campaign to run.
Originally Posted by NickM
Error - mapname was expected


The only "Defence of the Reich" campaign I can find was built for HSFX 6.0. It won't work with a non modded install.
Defense of the Reich for HSFX 6 Vers. 1.1: http://www.axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.747
If you have downloaded a different version of the campaign I will need a link to it so I can see what is necessary for it to run.


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#4405580 - 02/17/18 02:47 AM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: wheelsup_cavu]  
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Well here is where I downloaded my copy from:

http://axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/download.php?view.520

#4405662 - 02/17/18 04:34 PM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: NickM]  
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According to the description you must disable "UseParkedPlanes" in the conf.ini or the campaign will crash when changing to the NWE and Ardennes maps.

#4405664 - 02/17/18 04:50 PM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: vpmedia]  
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Originally Posted by vpmedia
According to the description you must disable "UseParkedPlanes" in the conf.ini or the campaign will crash when changing to the NWE and Ardennes maps.


See that's the problem: I can't find the conf.ini

#4405725 - 02/17/18 10:57 PM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: NickM]  
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conf without .ini, in your main il2 directory, if your windows don’t show extensions. If it doesn’t show hidden files, you won’t find it. Change windows file display parameters as needed.

#4405754 - 02/18/18 03:28 AM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: rollnloop.]  
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Originally Posted by rollnloop.
conf without .ini, in your main il2 directory, if your windows don’t show extensions. If it doesn’t show hidden files, you won’t find it. Change windows file display parameters as needed.



OK...which leads to the next question: how do I change the windows file display parameters?

Thanks ahead of time.

NM

#4407187 - 02/24/18 05:38 PM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: NickM]  
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Originally Posted by NickM
Originally Posted by rollnloop.
conf without .ini, in your main il2 directory, if your windows don’t show extensions. If it doesn’t show hidden files, you won’t find it. Change windows file display parameters as needed.



OK...which leads to the next question: how do I change the windows file display parameters?

Thanks ahead of time.

NM

To keep my answers relevant and more specific I need to know which Operating System you are running on your computer.

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Other - Please Specify


Once you learn how to do it with one OS the others are pretty similar but having instructions specifically tailored to your OS will hopefully keep confusion to a minimum.


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#4407481 - 02/26/18 02:11 AM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: NickM]  
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Win 10 forcibly updated my system.

#4407698 - 02/27/18 12:55 AM Re: YET ANOTHER request for campaign help [Re: NickM]  
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Windows 10 tips and tricks How to show Hidden files folders and View File Extensions

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p_EUSDyrvo


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