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#694339 - 11/21/06 06:57 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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1918 Air War has a date-based component, so you must use CM11. The only hitch is that when installing the main 1918AW patch and the date patch, you have to use the "browse" button to select the ~\CM11\patches folder, as these patches were made by default to install to an earlier ~CM10\patches folder..

Read the text files carefully for the updates. Some need to be extracted to the ~patches\1918AW\simpatch folder, but one needs to go in the ~1918AW\shellpat folder.

[Edit 01/02/07: These instructions are for the original releases from Wingstrut. Flybert put everything in a single zip that goes into ~\CM11\Patches.]


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#694340 - 11/22/06 04:36 PM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Hello.
So I installed the patch following all instructions carefully, and I have it almost working. I can see and fly the "new" planes in fly now mode, but when I get to a carrier mode, I have problems.
The Enlist Date shows April 1-1916. I did try to change the date in CM11 beforehand, but I get a
pop up telling me "dates outside rbII coverage".

The squadron tab (in preferences) doesn't show
any squadron. It's empty.

I have new pilot pictures.

So something is wrong there. Could it be something
not covered by the readmes?
I did activate the patches using CM11...

Help anybody?
sebastian pons

#694341 - 11/22/06 07:49 PM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Pons-

Ignore the "dates outside rbII coverage." The game should proceed AOK despite that message.

Post again if it does not, but all should be AOK.


sinbad

#694342 - 11/22/06 10:47 PM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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I am not at home, but just offhand, 1918AW is only meant to be played from April 1, 1918 onward. If you try to set a date for 1916, I don't think it will work. You must set your enlistment date on or after April 1, 1918.


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#694343 - 11/23/06 02:24 PM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Thank you for your help. I'm flyiiiiing!
I discovered that for the patch to work, you have to change the date first using CM11, then you create a new pilot chosing the 1/april/18 date.

S
sebastian pons

#694344 - 11/24/06 03:33 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Quote:
Originally posted by pons:
Thank you for your help. I'm flyiiiiing!
I discovered that for the patch to work, you have to change the date first using CM11, then you create a new pilot chosing the 1/april/18 date.
Good to hear. Yay! \:\)

S!


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#694345 - 01/01/07 08:08 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Hi

Could someone verify that I have this patch installed correctly?

I actually have two patches listed in the cm11/patches folder:
1918aw and 1918awdate and I have both of these patches in use.

I'm wondering if this the way it should be installed?

Thanks in advance!
Harvester

#694346 - 01/02/07 12:52 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Yes, Harvester, that's correct for Wingstrut's original release.

Date-based patches like 1918AW and WFP attempt greater historical accuracy by using the Campaign Manager to change plane models and squadron paint schemes more than RB3D was able to by itself. So you will have a main 1918AW or WFP patch and an additional Date patch with subfolders that are added or removed by CM when you update your campaign after each mission with CM.

Originally, there were two main patches, 1918_Air_War_v_1.exe and 1918_Air_War_Date_Patch_v_1.exe. There were three updates, 1918AW_1.2.zip, 1918Skin_v1.2_update.zip and 1918AW_1.2a.zip. The v1 patch and the Date Patch installed as you describe, and the updates had to be applied according to the readme, 1918AW.txt.

Flybert put all these in a single 1918aw zip in his RedBaronPlayers download. If you got the two folders in ~CM11\Patches as you describe, then that is as it should be and Flybert packed the zip right. (I have the original patches, so I just now looked at Flybert's zip and saw this.)

Are you having trouble? If so, you might want to remove 1918awdate and rename it with eight characters, like "1918date", and then add it gain. CM likes DOS-compatible names.

Also, make sure you have "Copy Files Based On Date" checked in CM preferences.

S!


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#694347 - 01/02/07 07:55 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Thank You Sir for the Reply!

I have WFP7.1 loaded in a seperate install and when I noticed that that patch has the date folder grouped with all the others it made me think that I had somehow goofed up the 1918 install since it had the date folder listed as a seperate patch. Thanks for clearing that up.

I guess at a certain date I should see new textures loaded into 1918 when I activate cm11 but I haven't seen it yet. But then I'm only 2 days into that campaign so we'll see.

#694348 - 01/03/07 04:50 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Quote:
Originally posted by Harvester:
I guess at a certain date I should see new textures loaded into 1918 when I activate cm11 but I haven't seen it yet.
Since 1918AW has not only new planes but new terrain, you should see an unmistakable difference from the start if you have the patches loaded and have created your campaign right.


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#694349 - 01/05/07 12:19 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Yes it did change the game from the start I was just waiting for the next trigger date to occur and have things change again.

BTW, Thanks for the heads up about this mod. It is very very good.

#694350 - 01/09/07 11:11 PM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Hello all, this is what can be called "an ideal topic". Informative, positive, helpful, showing something worthy and making me anxious to install and play that great UOPs \:\)

Thank you!

#694351 - 01/10/07 04:42 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Welcome to the forum, Laser! It is my pleasure to share the work of the great RB modders, whose work was a labor of love. We owe a debt of gratitude to Flybert, (Erik Aamot), at RedBaronPlayers.net, and to the artists of SWWISA, the Society of WWI Simulation Artisans, for continuing to make this work available to us.


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#694352 - 01/10/07 10:27 PM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece  
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Thank you, Birdbrain!

I died in the first mission \:D , but what a dogfight!
Lufbery made it back ok.

#2114827 - 01/16/07 04:13 AM Re: 1918 Air War: a neglected masterpiece [Re: Laser]  
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OKC, OK
That Lufbery,, never met him personaly,, but the notariety of his knack for always returning to base kind of made up for his "other" knack. Friendly fire
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