Thanks for the kind words everybody. I found a guide for installing WOFF with the old expansion packs and patches. It seems a rather complicated process (to put it mildly), so I think I'll just get the full UE version in a single package to save myself from a major headache. If I run into trouble with that too, then I'll ask for your help, HarryH.
If the "dungeon master" approves, I could re-enlist Julius and continue his career like nothing happened. I'd lose the hours and the victory, but I could live with that. If it's not acceptable, then I'll just think of a new pilot.
"Upon my word I've had as much excitement on a car as in the air, especially since the R.F.C. have had women drivers."
James McCudden, Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps