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#4618753 - 01/15/23 10:57 AM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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I can get Glide running that program in Win 10. I have the "nglide_config.exe" that came with the GoG version.


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#4618755 - 01/15/23 11:30 AM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Ok, with the NGlide version, everything works ok. Now, what's next?


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#4618757 - 01/15/23 12:10 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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I am building a download of the UAW160 folder that I use online.It is fine for offline play too.
The folder itself is just under 6 gigabytes in size. There are 27 planesets available and 21 theatres.

I will post a link when it is ready but it will take a couple of hours to compress and upload.


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#4618758 - 01/15/23 01:08 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Thanks!


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#4618760 - 01/15/23 01:53 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Here is the link:

UAW10thDec2021MP folder installer

Running the downloaded "UAW10thDec2021MP.exe" creates a "UAW10thDec2021MP" folder.

The key file to use is the "DSP.exe"

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You can select an exe (but not the one I did which is for multiplayer only), a theatre and a planeset.

Let me know if you get a run-time error when you try to run the "DSP.exe"
Then you can try to set-up and fly a single mission.

Years ago Knegel made some planesets using the default weapons files. Additional weapons were added in UAW150.
Ray added more, but for some reason he modified some of the original ones.
The upshot was that I created UAW160 which used Ray's new weapons files.
In order to use some older planesets the UAW150 files need to be loaded, and if you switch back to UAW160 they need to be unloaded.

There are a number of utilities in the folder, several relate to multiplayer games, and there is one which allows the user to edit planesets or even build new ones.
You can change tracer colours and select a gunsight too.

In case you are not aware there was a breakthrough in UAW1.29 that allowed the tile-map to be something other than 640x320. As a result a new map system had to be invented.
That is why there are two versions of the eaw.exe. The "old map" version requires the 640x320 tile map and uses the "Europe1.pic" pilot map.
The "new map" version reads a "TileSet.mpf" file that contains the sizes. Then it reads the "targetmap.pic" file. It must be used if the tile-map is not 640x320.
Roy's New lake tile-map is 114x62

Last edited by MrJelly; 01/15/23 02:52 PM. Reason: More info supplied

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#4618770 - 01/15/23 04:26 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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I can do everything ok but launch the game, once I try to launch the mission, the game CTD. Any ideA?


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#4618772 - 01/15/23 05:01 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Open the "Default Theatre" folder in the "UAW10thDec2021MP"
Open the "Gamedata" folder and delete all of the slot folders.

Run the DSP and select the old map exe, the Default European Theatre, and the EAW default planeset.
Load the 150 weapons.

Launch the game, and set-up a single mission in a Spit IXc.
Fly the mission.
If something goes wrong let me know what happened wink

Rationale:
The details of the last mission flown are saved in a slot folder in the "GameData" sub-folder in each theatre folder.
If you change the the planeset the selected planes may not match the previous ones. For example if the mission is an intercept the enemy primary plane should be a bomber.
If the plane in that slot in the new planeset is a fighter there can be a problem.

Edit:
There is something else that may need to be done.
There is a file that sets the maximum numbers of planes. It is named "SINGLEmax.mpf". It is a text file which opens with notepad.
The four values are 72. Reduce them to 12 and save the file.

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#4618774 - 01/15/23 05:47 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Did everything, got a CTD when I tried to launch


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#4618778 - 01/15/23 06:52 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Just taking a break from GameRanger. We flew two missions using the "UAW10thDec2021MP" folder with no problem.
There is a build up of the "simple" folder which I will give you tomorrow.


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#4618790 - 01/16/23 09:39 AM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Got it working properly after desecting Glide, game runs smooth and with all buttons and stick! Thanks for all the help.


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#4618842 - 01/17/23 09:15 AM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Maybe re-set nGlide with the eaw.ini at 1024x768 wink

Other than for nostalgia I cannot see why people spend money of the GoG or Steam versions given the alternatives that run well in Windows 10 and are freely available wink


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#4618853 - 01/17/23 01:27 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Just to keep it saved, the manual, etc...
Anyway, thanks! Will get back!

BTW, there's any install that gives a Ardennes 1944 winter style tileset?

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#4618890 - 01/18/23 08:20 AM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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I have an Ardennes theatre for 160. It is set to use seasonal terrains. I would like to check the original but I cannot recall where I got it from.


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#4619586 - 01/30/23 03:13 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Checking the GoG EAW forum today

There are 33 threads
The fist post was on Feb 13th 2021.
The last was on December 8th 2022 frown


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#4619661 - 02/01/23 02:44 AM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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I'd say GoG, and probably Steam too, are not getting rich from offering EAW. I think those who bought it generally had too many technical issues trying to play it. People want stuff quick and easy these days.

#4623306 - 03/22/23 12:24 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Hi i'm kinda new to EAW (i used to play the vanilla game many years ago), now i got the GOG version and i found your 1.28 OAW very useful since it seems to patch the problems i encountered in pilot career (mainly ctd). I saw however that your expansions have some interesting theatres but they are all in the "non career complete sets" section. Since pilot career is my favourite mode i'm curious to know if any of them support pilot career (for example, the dunkirk theatre seems to not work well in career, but Great Shot II does) and if they are the same campaigns available in Tally-Ho or they are different in the sense that they contain (or are intended for) only the online set. In short, i'm a newbie and i find myself a bit overwhelmed by the many versions and add-ons available and i'm trying to make sense of how all of them work. Aside from that i'm very glad that EAW has still such a talented community of modders that make this awesome game even more awesome.

#4623320 - 03/22/23 02:00 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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The OAW set-up is designed to allow you to play different theatres. Many new theatres have been created by modders since EAW was released.
However, very few of these theatres had a career structure. Dunkirk is a theatre that hardly requires a career set-up as it has a very short time-line.


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#4623321 - 03/22/23 02:38 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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Originally Posted by MrJelly
Dunkirk is a theatre that hardly requires a career set-up as it has a very short time-line.


The original version of Dunkirk had a sequence of saved single missions for all the aircraft involved. These moved through the ten days of the evacuation as the perimeter frontline shrunk.

#4623382 - 03/23/23 12:08 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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SPAW has two fully functional career possibilities with historically accurate American and Japanese squadrons, both army and naval air forces.

1 - Guadalcanal, 1942/43
2 - South Pacific / New Guinea, 1943/44.


OTOH, while ETO2015 uses the standard EAW career files, it has a much improved set of targets, including dams and other historically accurate items that were not included in the original game.


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#4623388 - 03/23/23 12:58 PM Re: Issues and information with the GoG and Steam releases [Re: MrJelly]  
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SPAW was originally written for 1.28c. The author of the post is using the GoG 1.28 version with OAW.
Otherwise I would have mentioned it in my first response wink


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