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#4415918 - 04/11/18 10:06 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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First rate service. Thank you, sir! salute


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#4415926 - 04/11/18 11:03 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Thanks so vey much for your hard work Aris thumbsup


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#4416073 - 04/13/18 12:10 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Originally Posted by ArisFuser
I have modified this first post to attach my Historical Victory mod versions here. The readme points to this thread, so I hope this will make things clearer.

Version 1.0 is ready. (April 11)

It´s a JSGME ready, exe file.

Historical Victory Information Mod 1.0

Non executable, Zipped Version

(From the "readme")

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This modification adds almost 500 victory information files, 250 short biographies and several photos that are missing in WOFF database. All german aces in the game have their proper scores and they will update historically as you fly with them. No more “N/A” in the Duty Room. The mod will be updated periodically as I get my hands on new information sources. This version focuses on German pilots with 5 or more victories, although many non aces have been added too, in order to have all Jastas update historically, when possible. Allied aces will come later.
The task has been daunting but I feel it will improve the sense of immersion and historical authenticity of WOFF.


Thanks to Shredward for all the help he has provided.

Well, enjoy, and post your impressions, or bugs you may notice in this thread.
Thanks,
Aris.


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#4416074 - 04/13/18 12:19 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Great job Aris!

It would be nice if OBD ported your mod directly into the next WOFF update as a permanent part of the sim.

#4416178 - 04/13/18 06:45 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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I second this.

#4416188 - 04/13/18 07:47 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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I have added 150+ british and german pilot bios and victory lists since 1.0. I have fixed some errors I have found both in the mod and in the original. I don´t want to release new versions too quick, it gets burdensome to add mods and be up to date otherwise, but expect regular updates.

#4416192 - 04/13/18 08:22 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Aris, this is much appreciated.


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#4416302 - 04/14/18 08:03 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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#4416375 - 04/15/18 01:24 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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I have the book 'German Aces of World War I- The Pictorial Record' by Norman Franks and Greg Van Wyngarden. It has the pilots' ranks, score and main units to which they were assigned. Most pilots have a photo but a few don't. If I can be of any assistance looking up a German pilot then don't hesitate to PM.

#4416376 - 04/15/18 01:52 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Does that book give information about pilots with less than 5 victories? Biography or victory lists?

#4416572 - 04/16/18 07:50 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Aris, I have that book. It has nothing for those with less than 5 claims.
Cheers,
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#4416588 - 04/16/18 08:45 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Ok, thanks Shred. I will try to find other sources then,...At the moment I have already modified/created 1000 files, and expect to have version 1.1 next week with all American pilots with 5 or more victories added and many french and british too.

#4416626 - 04/17/18 12:28 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Okay! I was under the impression you were looking for 'aces' only and would put in the 'non-ace' record if came to light. The book 'The French Air Service War Chronology 1914-1918, Day to Day Claims and Losses by French Fighter, Bomber and Two-Seat pilots on the Western Front' by Frank Bailey and Christopher Cony along with its counterpart 'The Jasta War Chronology, a Complete Listing of Claims and Losses, August 1916 - November 1918' by Norman Franks, Frank Bailey and Rick Duiven would be your ticket if you don't have those! I might be mistaken but thought there was a British counterpart to the previous books mentioned but I cannot find it. At any rate, these two books have pilots' claims even if it was only one. Again, I'd be happy to help.

#4416643 - 04/17/18 04:26 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information (Available) [Re: ArisFuser]  
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We have both of those. However, the data in those has to be checked and compared with other sources, as it's not always accurate. It is a very big task, just takes time.
Cheers,
shredward


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#4416792 - 04/18/18 04:42 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Originally Posted by ArisFuser
I have modified this first post to attach my Historical Victory mod versions here. The readme points to this thread, so I hope this will make things clearer.

Version 1.0 is ready. (April 11)

It´s a JSGME ready, exe file.

Historical Victory Information Mod 1.0

Non executable, Zipped Version

(From the "readme")

Quote
This modification adds almost 500 victory information files, 250 short biographies and several photos that are missing in WOFF database. All german aces in the game have their proper scores and they will update historically as you fly with them. No more “N/A” in the Duty Room. The mod will be updated periodically as I get my hands on new information sources. This version focuses on German pilots with 5 or more victories, although many non aces have been added too, in order to have all Jastas update historically, when possible. Allied aces will come later.
The task has been daunting but I feel it will improve the sense of immersion and historical authenticity of WOFF.


Thanks to Shredward for all the help he has provided.

Well, enjoy, and post your impressions, or bugs you may notice in this thread.
Thanks,
Aris.


Awesome! Thank you for the hard work the more history the merrier! This sim gets better all the time.=)

#4417242 - 04/21/18 07:16 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Version 1.1 uploaded in the first post.

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#4417273 - 04/21/18 02:33 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Thanks, Aris, for your continued work updating the historical pilot database. It really ups the level of immersion when you realize that many of your fellow pilots were once actual living, breathing human beings rather than just a collection of computer bits and bytes.

I look forward to any additional updates.

#4417319 - 04/21/18 08:18 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: BuckeyeBob]  
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Originally Posted by BuckeyeBob
Thanks, Aris, for your continued work updating the historical pilot database. It really ups the level of immersion when you realize that many of your fellow pilots were once actual living, breathing human beings rather than just a collection of computer bits and bytes.

I look forward to any additional updates.

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#4417878 - 04/26/18 05:21 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Hello all;

This may seem like an odd place for a first post. I've been collecting the wherewithal to play WOFF for quite some time now, and planned on joining the forum very soon anyway, when a friend turned me on to this thread. I don't know if I can help or not, but I do have the day-by-day Jasta Chronology and French Air Service Chronology by Norman Franks and friends. I also have his three 'Under the Guns' books. Both of these have some good information, especially the Chronology books. I only wish he had done the same with other nations.

If there is anything I can contribute, please let me know. I'll be posting more in all the forums as I get set up to play.


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#4417884 - 04/26/18 07:47 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Thanks for the help and welcome to the forums Steve. At the moment I am in the middle of a well deserved rest. After so many data collected and added I needed to stop and come back refreshed. But soon, I will be asking people in this thread for info about specific pilots or hard to find info. So, again, thanks for your willingness to contribute.

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