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#4412533 - 03/24/18 08:07 AM Adding Historical Victory Information 1.1 (Available)  
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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 1.1 is ready. (April 21)

It´s a JSGME ready, exe file.

Historical Victory Information Mod 1.1

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(From the "readme")

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This modification adds almost 750 victory information files, 350 short biographies and several photos that are missing in WOFF database. All german and American 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 can get my hands on new information sources. This version focuses on pilots with 5 or more victories, although many non aces have been added too, in order to have all squadrons update historically, when possible. Many Britih and French are added too.
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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#4412535 - 03/24/18 08:43 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Great idea, ArisFuser! I was thinking about the same but I do not have sufficient access to historical data and enough time to implement it into WOFF. But you can freely add this data to WOFF and release it publicly as a mod (if you are so kind, of course).

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22 - number of records (kills)
9 - number of lines per record (do not change, it mut be always 9)
AlexanderKill01 - pilot name and kill number
02 - day of kill
06 - month of kill
1917 - year of kill
C - type of enemy plane shot down (here type "C"), enemy aircraft,unit and pilot name, if known
NA - unknown (let it reads NA)
OOC St Julien 10N Tripe N5487 - note - location of kill, unit and piloted plane at the time of kill

EOR - EOR - end of record - it must be at the end of each kill record
AlexanderKill02
04
06
1917
Albatros DIII
NA
OOC NE Ypres 10N Tripe N5487

EOR


Do not forget to save any new kills file as "PilotsnameKill.txt" put link to it into related Aces file.
If you have any question or experiece any difficulties, let me know it. I would like to see those additions in WOFF.

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#4412536 - 03/24/18 08:45 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Thanks Jara, I will definitely give it a try and post my headaches here smile , Děkuji!

#4412538 - 03/24/18 08:57 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Super, Aris! You are welcome.
Note, pls, my correction to text assignment above. I made a little error.

#4412543 - 03/24/18 10:44 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Ok, it works as intended smile

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It´s time consuming but it ´s worth it. Seeing your squad mates victories update historically adds to the realism and inmersion I think.

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#4412555 - 03/24/18 12:33 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Will be anxiously awaiting the mod for all 2000+ Aces in the game.
Next weekend?

#4412557 - 03/24/18 12:43 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Nice work gentlemen, this adds a lot more realism in you squadron.
It’s no fun to see an historical ace at the bottom of the leaderboard If he already has confirmed kills to his name.

#4412559 - 03/24/18 12:54 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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Originally Posted by DukeIronHand
Will be anxiously awaiting the mod for all 2000+ Aces in the game.
Next weekend?

Lol, next weekend sounds like a too optimistic timeline, 3 weeks is definitely more realistic wink. For a single person, not retired, this could take a lot of time!

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#4412580 - 03/24/18 03:15 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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And that's why every pilot ever does not have the stacks of detail in there - it will take a lot of work and time to fill those all in for all pilots still needing it. But go for it and we can one day incorporate it maybe wink


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#4412588 - 03/24/18 03:52 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Good work thumbsup

#4412616 - 03/24/18 07:32 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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35 pilots already done today. RNAS 1 and 9 complete.

Now all my pilots in the squadron update historically:

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#4412639 - 03/24/18 10:21 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Super Aris. I won't mention how many squadrons are left but Shred did many of the Aces in various places so should be easier wink


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#4412640 - 03/24/18 10:26 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: Polovski]  
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Updating the kill files, and the pilot bios and pics, is my next project
Cheers
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#4412656 - 03/25/18 02:45 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Fantastic find, Aris! I look forward to following your progress.

#4412752 - 03/25/18 08:08 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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One hundred new aces already done. This is one crazy task to do for sure! Jasta 4, 5, 6, 10,11, 18 and RFC 1, 46, 57, RNAS 1 fully modded. smile At this rate I hope to release a first preliminary Mod in about two weeks and keep on adding "packs" time permitting.

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#4412756 - 03/25/18 08:18 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Great job, Sir aroundthetree

#4412758 - 03/25/18 08:37 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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DiD campaign pilot Aldi Schwarzkopf from Jasta 18 salutes you on this initiative. Way to go! Hals und Beinbruch!


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#4412806 - 03/26/18 08:19 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Great initiative Arisfuser, Good luck and Thank you for your work!

#4412836 - 03/26/18 01:11 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Originally Posted by ArisFuser
One hundred new aces already done. This is one crazy task to do for sure! Jasta 4, 5, 6, 10,11, 18 and RFC 1, 46, 57, RNAS 1 fully modded. smile At this rate I hope to release a first preliminary Mod in about two weeks and keep on adding "packs" time permitting.


Awesome!
Thanks for your work on this.

#4412855 - 03/26/18 02:41 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Would you, pls, correct also ZanderKill.txt file? The "Null" in the date causes problem in WOFF:
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9
ZanderKill01
Null
Null
1915
EA
NA
KEK Nord

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Martin Zander´s first victory was in 1915 but on unknown day and month. I could invent any date and by 9 Sept 1916 he would have 3 victories already. That "Null" value doesn´t allow his score to increase. There are not realistic ways to solve the problem I guess.

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#4412860 - 03/26/18 03:06 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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I would add a dummy date 1.1.1915 to enable his score count.

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Ok, done. Thanks for the heads up Jara.

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Nice! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help and point me in the right direction for research sources, etc.

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ArisFuser, there is a fantastic resource for 62 RFC here:

62 RFC Overview

The entire squadron's claims and losses are here:

62 RFC Claims and Losses

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Thanks guys for the help. This is an Herculean task that should be done with a "little" patience and 125 litres of black coffee wink Today almost finished all the Blue Max recipients which were missing in the database. ( by the way, that means that all of them scored more than 20 kills that must be all written down!) Shredward did the tough ones, the Top Aces, but still lots to be done.

Edit: I have found an annoying problem when inserting some ace victories. Some aces victory files are not recognized by WOFF even after linking them inside the game. I don´t know what am I doing wrong but I think It´s enough for today.

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#4412974 - 03/26/18 09:19 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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ArisFuser,I just wanted to personally say a massive thanks for making a start on this "Herculean" task as you so rightly put it.
I couldn't even begin to imagine the size of the task.
I'm really looking forward to what you achieve with this..best of luck pal


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#4413021 - 03/27/18 02:12 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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JG 1 all done! Now 56 Squadron and I’ll be cooking with gas. And....

#4413028 - 03/27/18 02:49 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Looks like Zanders first claim came on 25/09/15 BE2c 4341 engine hit ftl S of Metz-en-Couture 08:35 JNC Washington PoW DoW, MW Greenhow PoW
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Thx, Shred! What amount of details. Have you been in the same flight? wink

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These devs play in another league smile

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@JJJ65, your great WOFF UE Encyclopedia returns erroneus data regarding date of kills for the aces. WOFF UE depicts the date properly but the Encyclopedia doesn´t, in case you want to take a look wink

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I was just a youngster in those days lol


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Originally Posted by ArisFuser
@JJJ65, your great WOFF UE Encyclopedia returns erroneus data regarding date of kills for the aces. WOFF UE depicts the date properly but the Encyclopedia doesn´t, in case you want to take a look wink

Let me check that, Aris. Thx for info.
BTW, is that true for all aces or is that valid for any particular person?

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True for all of them as far as I can tell.

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Thx for infor, fixed version available here.

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Thanks Jara, this is going to be really useful for modding purposes.

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Glad I can help, although indirectly.

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Originally Posted by ArisFuser
Thanks guys for the help. This is an Herculean task that should be done with a "little" patience and 125 litres of black coffee wink Today almost finished all the Blue Max recipients which were missing in the database. ( by the way, that means that all of them scored more than 20 kills that must be all written down!) Shredward did the tough ones, the Top Aces, but still lots to be done.

Edit: I have found an annoying problem when inserting some ace victories. Some aces victory files are not recognized by WOFF even after linking them inside the game. I don´t know what am I doing wrong but I think It´s enough for today.


ArisFuser,

For those ace victory files that the simulation is not recognizing, I am sure Shredward would be able to help you, even if you were only able to PM him with the relevant files, so that he could insert them into the simulation via a later patch.

Shredward,

Apologies for volunteering you, but I am sure you would appreciate the help that ArisFuser is giving you in completing this herculean task.


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This work is all about finding good sources of info, and taking yout time of course. The more information you get the longer the process. 125 german aces "fully" done (including bio and sometimes photos). Not much done today, (you know, life still out there...) but I plan to send Shred some files for check and approval, hopefully tomorrow.

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200 German aces ( including pilots with fewer than 5 victories, who are specially difficult to implement) already added ( or improved with new info), including biography (when missing), victory list (using Rick Duiven´s Datafiles, VanWyngarden and Henshaw books, ) and photographs from scanned books of my collection when lacking. Jastas 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 , 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 22, 26, 45 (and some others I may forget now...) fully done from 1914-1918. reading

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Originally Posted by ArisFuser
200 German aces ( including pilots with fewer than 5 victories, who are specially difficult to implement) already added ( or improved with new info), including biography (when missing), victory list (using Rick Duiven´s Datafiles, VanWyngarden and Henshaw books, ) and photographs from scanned books of my collection when lacking. Jastas 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 , 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 22, 26, 45 (and some others I may forget now...) fully done from 1914-1918. reading


Wow, awesome!

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Agreed. When it was mentioned “make a mod” I thought it was a joke.
But it’s really gonna happen. And incredibly cool at that.
As much as I want to throw this into my mods folder NOW I must say take your time and don’t burn-out prior to
completion. But thanks

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There are 906 german pilots in the database (many of them without any victories though), so there is a LOT to be done yet.

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ArisFuser, incredible work! I remember asking the devs about this a long time ago. It seemed an impossible task but for a handful of aces, but you are blitzing through them! Big thanks for all your hard work!

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Work goes on smoothly, at this point, at least regarding german pilot database, things are really beginning to take shape. 350 completely new pilot Victory lists added, 200 new biographies and several photos. Shredward created a monster database with the love and dedication of a WWI passionate and the strictness of an historian but at this point I am afraid some data will be impossible to include in the mod, specially biographies. Even the tiniest piece of information about some pilots is impossible to find even for historians (sometimes is hard even for aces!). Anyway, I hope to have beta a mod * that ,hopefully, will increase the inmersion factor while keeping historical fidelity as high as possible in about a week.( yes, 7 days wink ) .

* This will be my own personal mod, that will include minor fixes by Shredward but will not be official in any way (not yet, at least, if ever), so it will not be endorsed or supported by OBD.

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Thx, ArisFuser. Looking forward to include your work in my WOFF installation.
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Aris;

You are another of the dedicated souls here. Many thanks from me.


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I can't wait to see the results. This will really up the immersion factor!

Now, when are you going to get to work on the English and the French, not to mention the Belgians, the Russians, the Austrian-Hungarians, the Italians, the Serbians, the.... dizzy

#4415095 - 04/06/18 10:35 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Ummm, this is the awesomest of awesome things! clapping
I applaud this effort. Cheers!!! cheers

#4415167 - 04/07/18 01:13 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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ArisFuser, a belated but sincere thank you! This is a wonderful addition. I'm curious whether, when the victory information is present, the WOFF campaign engine can show the correct current victory count for the current campaign date when you look in the duty room.

I have a copy of "Over the Trenches," which gives at least a brief bio of the 5+ victory RFC, RNAS, and RAF aces. PM me with names if you're missing some. My time is bit limited but I can help.

#4415170 - 04/07/18 02:13 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: Raine]  
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Originally Posted by Raine
ArisFuser, a belated but sincere thank you! This is a wonderful addition. I'm curious whether, when the victory information is present, the WOFF campaign engine can show the correct current victory count for the current campaign date when you look in the duty room.

Yes, it will count correctly in respect to mission date.

#4415172 - 04/07/18 03:01 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Thanks for the help Raine. As Jara said, the campaign will show victory information for current date when you look in the Duty room, so it will update historically. Regarding ace biographies, at the moment, I have some valuable sources for pilots with 5 or more kills, the problem is for those that scored 1,2 , 3 or 4. I will try my best but limitations are obvious when looking for almost anonymous guys born 120 years ago.

#4415809 - 04/11/18 07:28 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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There is a little surprise in the first post of this thread....

#4415811 - 04/11/18 07:33 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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There is a little surprise in the first post of this thread....

Wow, this is quite an accomplishment. Well done!


Let's pretend I got the BWOC badge to embed here.
#4415816 - 04/11/18 08:21 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Congratulations and Thank you for this great mod!
This Will add a lot more realism into this already great sim.
Big thumbs up!

#4415820 - 04/11/18 09:14 AM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Thank you, Sir! Drinks are on me!

#4415884 - 04/11/18 06:49 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Thank you for this, ArisFuser!

This one is going straight to my list of enabled mods!

#4415905 - 04/11/18 08:52 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: ArisFuser]  
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Outstanding! Thank you Aris. Any chance to get this in a zip or rar format? I’m not too fond of the exe’s.


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#4415912 - 04/11/18 09:40 PM Re: Adding Historical Victory Information [Re: Fullofit]  
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Originally Posted by Fullofit
Outstanding! Thank you Aris. Any chance to get this in a zip or rar format? I’m not too fond of the exe’s.


Done.

#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.


S!

#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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

Last edited by ArisFuser; 04/21/18 07:16 AM.
#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.

+1 thumbsup

#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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I can truly empathize about the rest. I've been a part of SubSim's '100 Years Ago Today' project since the beginning, which is what prompted me to buy these books in the first place. I've been chronicling both the aviation and the u-boats. With "Bloody April" last year I found myself having to drop the u-boats. These days just logging the air battles is taking up to six hours of almost every day. I won't see the end of that until November, and to be honest I'm looking forward to it. Enjoy your rest.


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Version 1.1 uploaded in the first post.


Did I mention “you’re awesome”?

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I am to release version 1.2 next week (or the next one). I will try to include all french aces for this version. Hundreds of french aces!

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Wow. Allow me to fawn at your feet and say you’re “awesome” again.

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Version 1.2 is nearly done, I already modded 1500 files, yes 1500 ...There are like a gazillion of French aces with 5 or 6 victories and biographies need to be translated from french to english so I will delay this until next week. After this release, Commonwealth aces will be added and the final version will be done, then some holidays in sunny Spain...

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