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#4546531 - 11/29/20 11:06 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I look forward to trying out this (beta-stage) mod. Lou - looks very promising. I take it that if I install this mod. last, over all of my other mods. - I will be fine? (Will make sure to disable it before flying any other theaters/scenarios.)

EDIT: Have already done some casual flying in the Italian mod. and it is beautiful - have installed it over all of my other mods. and no problems noticed - also very nice FPS too (installs just fine over my WOFF GPU Tuner Patch). Will perhaps tinker with some combat scenarios as time permits. Love the views, very panoramic.

Great stuff,
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Last edited by VonS; 11/30/20 08:33 AM. Reason: Added latest info. after testing the mod.

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#4546571 - 11/30/20 11:36 AM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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VonS, glad to see you're enjoying the stellar scenery. Keep in mind it's always been there, my mod is simply giving us a way to get into that theater and make use of it. Have fun!

"Yes" to your question about installing it last on top of whatever mods you currently have activated. And do remember to uninstall the mod when you're done before attempting to go anywhere else. The mod as it stands right now is very minimal as it only swaps out the global layer files for 1917+6, two plane skins, and the in-sim map, and adds the two quick scenarios.

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#4546678 - 12/01/20 01:27 AM Re: The Italian Front [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thank you for sharing this Lou. I know it's still a WIP; but it's terrific. I had a ball flying the standard British mission. I spent much of the mission ground hugging; but it was also fun to watch the TAC instructions. It would tell me to descend while I was staring at a mountain straight ahead (remember, when driving, never follow your GPS blindly). I flew most of the mission in chase view so I could enjoy the scenery (you can't see much out of a SPAD). Here are a couple of images to whet others appetites.

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I also happened to be flying low NW of Vecenza approaching home as a truck convoy and a train approached a crossing. I stuck around hoping to see a crash (or the truck convoy stop for the train). Nope drive right through each other. Guess you can't have everything winkngrin.

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#4546697 - 12/01/20 12:17 PM Re: The Italian Front [Re: mandrews]  
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Originally Posted by mandrews
(you can't see much out of a SPAD).


mandrews that's why I don't like Spads; in the file I attached to the earlier post, I've changed over to a Pup. You can make it your favorite by opening the mission file with a text editor and modifying the plane of choice; you can also look into other mission files for the right naming, punctuation, etc.

#4546764 - 12/01/20 10:21 PM Re: The Italian Front [Re: loftyc]  
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Originally Posted by loftyc
Originally Posted by mandrews
(you can't see much out of a SPAD).


mandrews that's why I don't like Spads;


Yeah; but I still have a soft spot for them from my teen years playing the old Richthofen's War board game. Of course, I didn't have to sit in the cockpit and track a plane hidden by that god awful upper wing position. Still like the looks of them though.

Originally Posted by loftyc
in the file I attached to the earlier post, I've changed over to a Pup. You can make it your favorite by opening the mission file with a text editor and modifying the plane of choice; you can also look into other mission files for the right naming, punctuation, etc.


Thanks loftyc. I'll grab it and give it a try.


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#4546829 - 12/02/20 02:33 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Mandrews, glad you are having fun in the Italian Alps. With that ground hugging you're doing, have you managed to fly yourself into a valley so deep and narrow and short that you can't climb back out of it? I have! biggrin

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#4546839 - 12/02/20 03:39 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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You need an aircraft that can turn on a dime and climb like a monkey!! Then you can sucker your opponents into the "Valley of Death".

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#4546844 - 12/02/20 03:50 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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#4546861 - 12/02/20 05:42 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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WOW! This is awesome, Lou.

Missed the brilliant progress on this first time about and The Italian Front is a dream come true for me too.

I imagine you have all the reference material you need, being a highly resourceful fellow on the internet front, but in case you missed it: www.ilfrontedelcielo.it/index.htm is a good site for aerodrome placements, maps and photos for when you restart. Google Translate can handle it pretty well.

I also have a copy of 'C'era una volta un campo di volo...' a history of Villaverla-Thiene aerodrome which I'm happy to scan and share photos etc. from for this development.

I've a copy too of 'I reparti dell'aviazione italiana nella Grande Guerra' (Italian Aviation Units in the Great War) for Italian squadron dispositions if this turns into WOFF 2022. :-)

Plus I've the services of a tame (well, semi-feral) Italian for translation purposes :-D


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With no more Triplanes on me tail, nor tracer tracing by.
And no more flames and clickerty-clack and no more blooming sky,
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#4546863 - 12/02/20 05:48 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: Shredward]  
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Originally Posted by Shredward
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#4546889 - 12/02/20 08:58 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted by RAF_Louvert
Mandrews, glad you are having fun in the Italian Alps. With that ground hugging you're doing, have you managed to fly yourself into a valley so deep and narrow and short that you can't climb back out of it? I have! biggrin


biggrin Not yet, but I'll take that as a challenge. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some exploring to do.


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#4546933 - 12/03/20 04:31 AM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Wow Lou... this looks incredible! Nice work!

Maybe a full expansion with new models and skins could be in the works?

Good luck with it and keep us posted on the development!


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#4546966 - 12/03/20 02:07 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks James. But a full expansion? That will take more expertise than I currently have at my command.

Dezh, I had not run across that website before, grazie mille for the link - super! And I will happily take you up on any info you can supply including your interpreter. My Italian is non è così buono, or at least that’s what Google Translate says is what I mean to say. biggrin

Mandrews, found that valley yet? If not, it’s easier to find one when you’re flying an Eindecker or an Airco DH2.

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#4547783 - 12/09/20 05:40 AM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Had a bit more time to explore the Italian mod. and it is very impressive Lou. For those interested, included towards the bottom of this post is a link to a short mission for the Austro-Hungarian side. To install, first make sure that the Italy mod. by RAF_Louvert is unloaded from JSGME. Then download and unzip the file at the link provided below, and place into:

OBDSoftware\WOFF\MODS\WOFF PE Italy Test by RAF_Louvert\OBDWW1 Over Flanders Fields\missions\scenarios\Germany

Under the "quick scenarios" menu in WOFF, choose "AA ITALY TEST G2." You will be in a standard Alb. D.III, parked at the field at Novaledo at 10 am in the first half of Nov. of 1917, with a British-flown Spad 7 and Nieup. 17 buzzing across the field at about 2000 m alt. Depending on the speed of your scramble, you will either face one, both, or neither of the fellows. Your fuel is at 80%. Weather is set to automatic for random excitement.

(While the following option may not be necessary, I have also included, for my own minor tweak of Lou's mod., a textures folder for the standard Alb. D.III, as follows: OBDSoftware\WOFF\MODS\WOFF PE Italy Test by RAF_Louvert\OBDWW1 Over Flanders Fields\aircraft\Alb_DIII_Sqd\textures. You may tweak as such for yourselves if you like but it is probably an unnecessary step.)

A similar mission may be set up if you like for the Italian side too, but open the mission file first in Notepad and study before copying-pasting, since coordinates for the Italian 'dromes, as well as the frontline, are different when flying for the Italian side.

I recommend loading the 150 hp FM mod. for the Spad 7, as well as the Oeffag Alb. D.III FM mod., from my FM pack, for those who enjoy more of a dogfight challenge. Have tested with those mods. enabled (had also loaded my FM mod. for the Vickers-only N.17) and observed all sorts of interesting variations, ranging from spins and stalls for the Spad and Nieup. 17 - if flown by novices - and also the occasional spin into a hillside. Other times it was nearly impossible to get both aircraft off of my tail. You can escape from the N.17 on the level in the Oeffag D.III, and barely from the 150 hp Spad 7 - but I don't recommend trying to climb away from the N.17. The 150 Spad on the other hand has a poorer climb rate and you will be able to borrow some extra time before your next maneuver.

Representative screenies included from some examples of the mission.

Quick scenario file located as attachment in this post:
https://combatace.com/forums/topic/92320-fm-tweaks-for-woffuepe/?tab=comments#comment-775483


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#4557301 - 02/22/21 11:02 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I don't know if it's actually necroposting, but are there any new updates on the mod?

#4557395 - 02/23/21 01:54 PM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Afraid not kebab. I'm the only one working on it and RL has been keeping me away from this and other WOFF projects for a while now. At this point the Italian Front is on hold and will be for the foreseeable future. So many mods, so little time.

Lou

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#4558920 - 03/07/21 09:33 AM Re: The Italian Front - UPDATE - WIP mod now available [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Originally Posted by RAF_Louvert
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Afraid not kebab. I'm the only one working on it and RL has been keeping me away from this and other WOFF projects for a while now. At this point the Italian Front is on hold and will be for the foreseeable future. So many mods, so little time.

Lou

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Understandable. The work you put in it is impressive nontheless, I'll gladly wait for the time needed, RL first ALWAYS. S!

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