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#4551502 - 01/09/21 12:30 PM New reduced multiplayer installation  
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I am making a reduced package, without the multiplayer unfriendly material, and I am asking all GameRanger players to download and install it.


Just doing some final tests before I upload

Do not forget to use your own "eaw.ini" file smile

wink Jel


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#4551548 - 01/09/21 08:00 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Got it! smile

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#4552306 - 01/14/21 09:19 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Hi Tony,

do you got aware of the missing middle distance graphic for all planes? On Medium Distance the planes get invisible!

Btw. Iam able to fly again! New PC, with Win10 and 30fps.


If you think `thats close enough´, go closer, until the plane fill up the windscreen, then a short burst is enough!
#4552369 - 01/15/21 09:03 AM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: Knegel]  
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Originally Posted by Knegel
Hi Tony,

do you got aware of the missing middle distance graphic for all planes? On Medium Distance the planes get invisible!

Btw. Iam able to fly again! New PC, with Win10 and 30fps.




I am using the April 14 exe in my offline 1.6 setup. I find in an intercept my opponent planes first appear as dots somewhere before 10k, then gradually evolve into lines before taking on their proper appearance. Would this be the correct order? There is no disappearance. It seems much the same in my 1.28C install.

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#4552424 - 01/15/21 04:15 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Iam using "UAW160Multiplayer13thJune" and the planes dissapear right after the dot graphic.

Last week in EAW1.28e, 1.28f, 1.3 and 1.4 it was fine.


If you think `thats close enough´, go closer, until the plane fill up the windscreen, then a short burst is enough!
#4552466 - 01/15/21 07:37 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Perhaps some little thing has only changed in the recent Multiplayer exe. Jel will solve it, as he always does!

#4552561 - 01/16/21 07:05 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Thank you!!

Its working!!


If you think `thats close enough´, go closer, until the plane fill up the windscreen, then a short burst is enough!
#4552785 - 01/19/21 02:46 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Is there any way of getting the 150 weapons in the single-player game?

#4552796 - 01/19/21 05:13 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Unfortunately, when I install and run the new File-Manager, I get a 'Run-time Error '76': Path not found' message.

#4552799 - 01/19/21 05:45 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Which folder are you using? Is it the "UAW160MP2021" which is what this thread is about?


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#4552838 - 01/20/21 12:30 AM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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I'm afraid I'm using UAW160Nov2020, as I don't use multiplayer, but I would like to use those 150 weapons offline.

#4552868 - 01/20/21 07:49 AM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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The multiplayer installations can be used for offline play.
Some theatres have a target set-up that makes multiplayer ground-starts impossible because there is no time acceleration and the missions take too long. I refer to them as "multiplayer unfriendly".
The UAW160 multiplayer installations are UAW160 installations that have been reduced in size by removing the "multiplayer unfriendly" theatres and a few plane-sets. This makes for a more convenient download, but they are still normal UAW160 installations.

Where did you run the "UAW160MP2021.exe" that you loaded?


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#4552869 - 01/20/21 08:24 AM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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I placed the exe in my 1.60 directory.

Would the simplest solution be to download the multiplayer game, install it and add my 'multiplayer-unfriendly' theatres to it?

#4552870 - 01/20/21 08:37 AM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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No- it is not that simple, and I am trying to figure out what is causing the problem so that I can fix it wink
What is the name of the file-manager that you are using to select the exe the planeset and the theatre?


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#4552871 - 01/20/21 09:33 AM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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I'm using PlaneSetExeTheatreSwitchV4.

#4552896 - 01/20/21 02:54 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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You have a 160 version that is using Ray's "Aircraft_Inventory" and "Planesets" folders.
In anticipation of his release of his major upgrade I built a system that uses the "Multiplayer_Inventory" and "Multiplayer PlaneSets" with the old files in them.
When I hit problems with some of Ray's FMs I stopped using his new stuff.
The simplest thing would be to install the "UAW160 MP2021" folder, or to use 1.29 which uses Ralf's weapons files wink


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#4552900 - 01/20/21 03:15 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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Just when we thought that everything was fixed Shogun found a bug frown

Flying a plane with gunpods and the 150 weapons files was working well offline, but the gunpods were not showing up online, and you could not fire them frown

I have fixed the problem wink



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#4552923 - 01/20/21 05:23 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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I have a reduced 1.50 install for the purpose of accessing those weapons, so I'll just stick with that, but it is good to know that 1.29 offers the same option. Thanks for all the advice, Jel.

#4553032 - 01/21/21 10:58 AM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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This is the reason for the gunpod problems

[Linked Image]
The list on the left is the 160 version and the one on the right is the 150 version of the weapons files.
The blue areas show how other weapons replaced the gunpods in slots 22-29

I added the essential missing gunpods to the end of the 160 list in slots 93-95.
The slot numbers are used in loadout files, so with the default 160 weapons a value of 27 gets you a 100 kg bomb.
In the 150 weapons files a value of 27 will get you a 20mm gunpod.

There is some hard coding in the exe that causes more problems, so a universal fix is not easy.
My current solution is to have two versions of the exe, one which is used when the default 160 weapons files are used, and the other when the 150 weapons files are used. The inconvenience is having to remember to load the exe if you change the weapons system.

Edit:
I am curious to know if any FMs were made which accessed the 50CAL_GUNPOD, the 20MM_TWIN_GUNPOD, or the 37MM_GUNPOD in the 150 system or earlier.


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#4553058 - 01/21/21 02:42 PM Re: New reduced multiplayer installation [Re: MrJelly]  
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I have modified the File-Manager

[Linked Image]

The change is in the weapons management and the exe file names.

Using the list of planesets that need the 150 weapons system you can select the appropriate exe for the planeset that you will be loading.
If it is one of those listed you need to load the "150Weapons NewMap.exe" and when you do then the 150 weapons files will be loaded automatically.
If you load the "160Weapons NewMap.exe" then if the 150 weapons files have been loaded they will be deleted smile

The link to the installer is in the first post in this thread wink

As a re-test I added four planesets with tank-buster aircraft. These were released some time ago, and they use the 160 weapons files not the 150.
The appropriate FM folders have been added to the "Planes_ETO\Plane_FM\TankBusters" folder smile

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