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Global Layer Mod & Co. [v2.20 available]

Posted By: xjouve

Global Layer Mod & Co. [v2.20 available] - 06/05/20 03:05 PM

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Description

This mod replaces many files from both WOFFScenery and WOFF main folders. Please see underneath for details.

It provides with historical frontlines until 1918+9 and targets that fit with them, in order to reach a good level of compatibility between all my mods. This mod also embarks relocated airfields; in fact, almost all airfields that were close to the frontlines have been relocated according to www.anciens-aerodromes.com. Some of them have also been renamed.

Moreover, it aims at redefining missions according to nations and their respective strategy towards the use of aircrafts. If I can roughly summarize, I would say 'before the lines' for German scouts, 'above the lines" for French scouts and 'after the lines' for BEF scouts. For this version of the mod, I've reduced the number of mission types to bare minimum (I need to check that matter more).

I used airbases from 'WOFF PE Realistically Populated Airfields 1.0 by JJJ65' mod. Therefore, you need to install this mod first and others that are required to make it properly working. Please check JJJ65's thread here for details.

Content

The mod consists in the following files

Code
Folder PATH listing
|   XJ4 - Global Layer  - v2.20.txt
|   
+---OBDWW1 Over Flanders Fields
|   |   map_background.dds
|   |   
|   \---campaigns
|       \---CampaignData
|           |   BritainBomberMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   BritainBomberMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   BritainBomberMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   BritainBomberMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   BritainBomberMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   BritainFighterMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   BritainFighterMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   BritainFighterMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   BritainFighterMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   BritainFighterMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   FranceBomberMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   FranceBomberMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   FranceBomberMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   FranceBomberMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   FranceBomberMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   FranceFighterMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   FranceFighterMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   FranceFighterMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   FranceFighterMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   FranceFighterMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   FranceFirstNames.txt
|           |   FranceLastNames.txt
|           |   GermanyBomberMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   GermanyBomberMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   GermanyBomberMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   GermanyBomberMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   GermanyBomberMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   GermanyFighterMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   GermanyFighterMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   GermanyFighterMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   GermanyFighterMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   GermanyFighterMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   GermanyHeavyBomberMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   GermanyHeavyBomberMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   GermanyHeavyBomberMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   GermanyHeavyBomberMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   GermanyHeavyBomberMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   HomeDefenceMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   HomeDefenceMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   HomeDefenceMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   HomeDefenceMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   HomeDefenceMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   USABomberMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   USABomberMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   USABomberMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   USABomberMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   USABomberMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   USAFighterMissionTypes1914.txt
|           |   USAFighterMissionTypes1915.txt
|           |   USAFighterMissionTypes1916.txt
|           |   USAFighterMissionTypes1917.txt
|           |   USAFighterMissionTypes1918.txt
|           |   
|           +---Aces
|           |       Barny de RomanetKill.txt
|           |       Bourjade.txt
|           |       Boyau.txt
|           |       BoyauKill.txt
|           |       Bozon-Verduraz.txt
|           |       Chainat.txt
|           |       Coiffard.txt
|           |       Deullin.txt
|           |       Dorme.txt
|           |       DormeKill.txt
|           |       Fonck.txt
|           |       FonckKill.txt
|           |       FranceAces.txt
|           |       Garros.txt
|           |       Guerin.txt
|           |       Guynemer.txt
|           |       GuynemerKill.txt
|           |       Haegelen.txt
|           |       Hay de Slade.txt
|           |       Hay de SladeKill.txt
|           |       Heurtaux.txt
|           |       Madon.txt
|           |       MadonKill.txt
|           |       Navarre.txt
|           |       Nogues.txt
|           |       Nungesser.txt
|           |       NungesserKill.txt
|           |       PinsardKill.txt
|           |       RaymondKill.txt
|           |       
|           \---Pilots
|                   FranceObserverRanks.txt
|                   FranceRanks.txt
|                   
\---WOFFScenery
    +---Facilities
    |   \---Infrastructure
    |       \---Towns
    |               town_german_sound1.xml
    |               
    \---Period
        +---1914
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsEngland.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTroopsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTroopsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTroopsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTroopsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsDenmark.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsGermany.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsNorth.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsENGFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFRFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1915
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsEngland.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTroopsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTroopsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTroopsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTroopsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1916
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTroopsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTroopsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTroopsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTroopsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1916+6
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTroopsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTroopsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTroopsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTroopsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTroopsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1917
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1917+6
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1918
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1918+2
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1918+4
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        +---1918+6
        |   +---Frontlines
        |   |       Frontlines.txt
        |   |       
        |   +---global_layer
        |   |       global_layer.csv
        |   |       gsl.lib
        |   |       
        |   +---Map
        |   |       alt_low.bmp
        |   |       
        |   \---Targets
        |           BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
        |           BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFortsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFortsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFortsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFortsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           BritainTownsAlsace.txt
        |           BritainTownsFlanders.txt
        |           BritainTownsMarne.txt
        |           BritainTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFortsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyTownsMarne.txt
        |           GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
        |           GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt
        |           
        \---1918+9
            +---Frontlines
            |       Frontlines.txt
            |       
            +---global_layer
            |       global_layer.csv
            |       gsl.lib
            |       
            +---Map
            |       alt_low.bmp
            |       
            \---Targets
                    BritainAirfieldsAlsace.txt
                    BritainAirfieldsFlanders.txt
                    BritainAirfieldsMarne.txt
                    BritainAirfieldsVerdun.txt
                    BritainFactoriesAlsace.txt
                    BritainFactoriesFlanders.txt
                    BritainFactoriesMarne.txt
                    BritainFactoriesVerdun.txt
                    BritainFortsAlsace.txt
                    BritainFortsFlanders.txt
                    BritainFortsMarne.txt
                    BritainFortsVerdun.txt
                    BritainFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
                    BritainFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
                    BritainFrontSectorsMarne.txt
                    BritainFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
                    BritainObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
                    BritainObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
                    BritainObsBalloonsMarne.txt
                    BritainObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
                    BritainTownsAlsace.txt
                    BritainTownsFlanders.txt
                    BritainTownsMarne.txt
                    BritainTownsVerdun.txt
                    GarmanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
                    GarmanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
                    GermanyAirfieldsAlsace.txt
                    GermanyAirfieldsFlanders.txt
                    GermanyAirfieldsMarne.txt
                    GermanyAirfieldsVerdun.txt
                    GermanyFortsAlsace.txt
                    GermanyFortsFlanders.txt
                    GermanyFortsMarne.txt
                    GermanyFortsVerdun.txt
                    GermanyFrontSectorsAlsace.txt
                    GermanyFrontSectorsFlanders.txt
                    GermanyFrontSectorsMarne.txt
                    GermanyFrontSectorsVerdun.txt
                    GermanyObsBalloonsAlsace.txt
                    GermanyObsBalloonsFlanders.txt
                    GermanyObsBalloonsMarne.txt
                    GermanyObsBalloonsVerdun.txt
                    GermanyTownsAlsace.txt
                    GermanyTownsFlanders.txt
                    GermanyTownsMarne.txt
                    GermanyTownsVerdun.txt
                    GermanyUrbanAlsace.txt
                    GermanyUrbanFlanders.txt
                    GermanyUrbanMarne.txt
                    GermanyUrbanVerdun.txt



The mod replaces each of these files only. No changes are made towards other files of the game.

Installation

You need to install 'WOFF PE Realistically Populated Airfields 1.0 by JJJ65' mod first and others that are required to make it properly working. Please check JJJ65's thread here for details.

Use JSGME after having placed the mod root folder to MODS folder.

Use at your own risk. wink

Links

Code
- [WOFF - XJ4 - Global Layer 2.20 -------- by Xavier Jouve]: TEMPORARILY REMOVED (206.9Mb archived, 539Mb uncompressed) 



Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/05/20 03:07 PM

Targets

Here's a list of targets along with a brief description.

- GermanyFrontSectors[WOFF_Region]: German military defence located next to villages/towns in the immediate vicinity of the frontline. Used as waypoints for both French and German scouts during the entire war, and American scouts in 1918.
- GermanyUrbanFlanders: German town sound of villages/towns located within about 10-15km inside German held territory. Used as waypoints, chiefly for BEF scouts during the entire war, and as a secondary objective for German scouts.
- BritainFactoriesAlsace: French factories, whose activity was turned towards the so-called effort of war (Peugeot, Schneider, Acieries de la marine et d'Homecourt and Forges de la Chaleassiere). Used as waypoints for German heavy bombers for the entire war duration.

[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]
Posted By: cptroyce

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/05/20 03:57 PM

XJ
Can this mod be used with WOFF UE or only PE?
Posted By: orbyxP

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/05/20 06:03 PM

Hey xjouve, for the missions part of this MOD, may I suggest that you try to incorporate OH's mission MOD.

As you know strategies changed throughout the war, For example:

(1) Solo flights were more prevalent on both sides earlier in war, and you'll need JJJ's ME to modify the generated mission (xml) files.
(2) Fuel shortages for German side also needs the ME to edit the mission file.
(3) Both Active and Quiet sections of the front are represented in the MOD with different mission types for each.
etc...

A more descriptive list of OH's MOD changes can be found here and here.
Posted By: Becker01

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/05/20 07:20 PM

Hallo @xjouve,

short question to be sure:
You write "'... WOFF PE Realistically Populated Airfields 1.0 by JJJ65' mod. Therefore, you need to install this mod first …".
But JJJ's WOFF PE Realistically Populated Airfields-mod is depending on Mission Editor. Without ME the mod doesn't function. Does it mean for your Global Layer also, that it functions only with ME or is it even in this case?

Greetings and Thanks!!
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/07/20 01:09 PM

Originally Posted by cptroyce
XJ
Can this mod be used with WOFF UE or only PE?


I would say PE only; but TBH I don't know. The real question is: Is 'WOFF PE Realistically Populated Airfields 1.0 by JJJ65' mod compatible with UE as well? I'm pretty sure that my mod might very well be compatible with UE, but as I used airbases from another mod, it creates dependencies.


Originally Posted by orbyxP
Hey xjouve, for the missions part of this MOD, may I suggest that you try to incorporate OH's mission MOD.

As you know strategies changed throughout the war, For example:

(1) Solo flights were more prevalent on both sides earlier in war, and you'll need JJJ's ME to modify the generated mission (xml) files.
(2) Fuel shortages for German side also needs the ME to edit the mission file.
(3) Both Active and Quiet sections of the front are represented in the MOD with different mission types for each.
etc...

A more descriptive list of OH's MOD changes can be found here and here.


Yes I've seen it. Have to check it more in details. However, IMHO it needs to be adjusted (for example, I see 'sramble' or 'airfield attack' for scouts, which were very unlikely to happen - especially concerning German fighters; if it did happen, I would be glad to read something about that)

From my own knowledge, mission types were not varied at all.

As a French, and with a 30 years interest in WW1, I'm more an expert of French scout units, obviously. You can summarized their missions as 'Ronde front d'armée' as Guynemer used to say (Round on the army front), or 'Patrouille [town A] - [town B]' (Patrol from 2 towns occupied by Germans on the frontline) if you read for example Spa 26 logs. They did some photo recon, some occasional trench straffing, and few escorts and that's it. Regarding straffing, protection of artillery spotting machines, and even more balloon busting, these were most likely secondary duties of a patrol but not assigned objectives.

As a very lucky owner of the personal diary of 'Mick' Mannock, it seems pretty clear to me that mission types were not very different BEF-wise. The main difference was the distance with the frontline. BEF were indeed applying a very aggressive strategy of flying deep inside occupied territory (referred to as 'O.P.' by Mannock).

And regarding German scouts, they were usually flying over occupied territory next to the frontlines. They were very unlikely to follow allies crossing the lines. Henrich Kroll is a good example: 2 events are fairly relevant,

(1) 25 May 17: victory over a Spad at Fort de la Pompelle (Reims region), which was on the frontline. We now know that no Spad felt there. In fact, Kroll most likely lost sight of a French Spad he fought with that crossed the line flying W. IMHO, the french airman was Albert Deullin who flew back home safely (and not René Dorme as many thought, whose wreckage was located 15km E, well inside occupied territory and fit much more with both von Breiten-Landenberg & von Schleich's victory -most likely shared-). Kroll may have hit the french scout BTW.
(2) 4 Dec 17: victory over an SE5 E of Cantaing-sur-Escaut (Cambrai region), which was on the frontline. Kroll's opponent this day was, with not much doubt, James McCudden who flew back home safely. As per McCudden's report, Kroll broke away at 7,000ft without having caused serious harm.

I'm in no way trying to discuss Kroll's honesty, but I'd like to illustrate the fact that German scouts weren't used to continue fighting over allied territory. Well, of course it happened, for balloon busting for instance, and as a matter of fact, MvR eventually crossed the lines, not that much, 1.5km only, from Sailly-le-Sec to Vaux-sur-Somme, and... died; if you look at this very example, that wasn't a bad strategy to stay in your lines. smile And, to get the full figure you have to take into account the terrible reliability of aircrafts, their engine, machine guns, etc., and well, that is to say, staying your side was way safer!

Originally Posted by Becker01
Hallo @xjouve,

short question to be sure:
You write "'... WOFF PE Realistically Populated Airfields 1.0 by JJJ65' mod. Therefore, you need to install this mod first …".
But JJJ's WOFF PE Realistically Populated Airfields-mod is depending on Mission Editor. Without ME the mod doesn't function. Does it mean for your Global Layer also, that it functions only with ME or is it even in this case?

Greetings and Thanks!!


Hallo! Well, I'm using ME only to check debriefing files, therefore, you could probably use my mod without ME. But I may be wrong. JJJ is certainly more educated than me regarding the exact impact of installing ME. smile
Posted By: Becker01

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/07/20 03:46 PM

Hallo,

I have tried it.
My guess is, that your mod itself doesn't need ME. The features of JJJ's airfield-mod need it. So you can use your mod without ME without any problems. But you must live with some consequences of the ME-depending airfield-mod.

Your mod works very well! I can't recognice any fps-impacts with this mod as source.
Idea from my side:
Because the real good inflight-map is much more detailled, a little bit more zoom and maybe coloured coul be helpful.

Greetings and see you later!
Posted By: cptroyce

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/07/20 05:15 PM

XJ
Thanks for the reply
Posted By: JJJ65

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/07/20 05:58 PM

Thanks for the mod, xjouve. Great job!
1) Regarding WOFF PE Populated airfields mod - wihout ME you get either empty airfields without static (parked) aircraft or historically incorrect static planes.
2) For WOFF UE exists different version of this mod - WOFF UE Realistically Populated Airfields mod - here
Posted By: orbyxP

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/07/20 08:26 PM

Originally Posted by xjouve
Originally Posted by cptroyce
XJ
Can this mod be used with WOFF UE or only PE?


I would say PE only; but TBH I don't know. The real question is: Is 'WOFF PE Realistically Populated Airfields 1.0 by JJJ65' mod compatible with UE as well? I'm pretty sure that my mod might very well be compatible with UE, but as I used airbases from another mod, it creates dependencies.


Originally Posted by orbyxP
Hey xjouve, for the missions part of this MOD, may I suggest that you try to incorporate OH's mission MOD.

As you know strategies changed throughout the war, For example:

(1) Solo flights were more prevalent on both sides earlier in war, and you'll need JJJ's ME to modify the generated mission (xml) files.
(2) Fuel shortages for German side also needs the ME to edit the mission file.
(3) Both Active and Quiet sections of the front are represented in the MOD with different mission types for each.
etc...

A more descriptive list of OH's MOD changes can be found here and here.


Yes I've seen it. Have to check it more in details. However, IMHO it needs to be adjusted (for example, I see 'sramble' or 'airfield attack' for scouts, which were very unlikely to happen - especially concerning German fighters; if it did happen, I would be glad to read something about that)

From my own knowledge, mission types were not varied at all.

As a French, and with a 30 years interest in WW1, I'm more an expert of French scout units, obviously. You can summarized their missions as 'Ronde front d'armée' as Guynemer used to say (Round on the army front), or 'Patrouille [town A] - [town B]' (Patrol from 2 towns occupied by Germans on the frontline) if you read for example Spa 26 logs. They did some photo recon, some occasional trench straffing, and few escorts and that's it. Regarding straffing, protection of artillery spotting machines, and even more balloon busting, these were most likely secondary duties of a patrol but not assigned objectives.


Ok. But I am guessing using OHs MOD as a base will cut down a lot of work for you. It's not entirely historically inaccurate. In fact, dividing the missions into active offensive and quiet times is better than having every mission lumped into one text file. Also, you can't emulate solo missions without it being present in the mission description. Almost all missions will benefit from JJJs ME.

Also sometimes missions need more description to get more immersion out of them....
For example, the significant impact of fuel shortages on the German side later in the war? Spy drops at night? Setting up a bombing raid with several squads (not just the default two), etc. This can be copied from that MOD.
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/08/20 09:31 AM

Originally Posted by JJJ65
Thanks for the mod, xjouve. Great job!
1) Regarding WOFF PE Populated airfields mod - wihout ME you get either empty airfields without static (parked) aircraft or historically incorrect static planes.
2) For WOFF UE exists different version of this mod - WOFF UE Realistically Populated Airfields mod - here


Thanks! ::)

Originally Posted by orbyxP

Ok. But I am guessing using OHs MOD as a base will cut down a lot of work for you. It's not entirely historically inaccurate. In fact, dividing the missions into active offensive and quiet times is better than having every mission lumped into one text file. Also, you can't emulate solo missions without it being present in the mission description. Almost all missions will benefit from JJJs ME.

Also sometimes missions need more description to get more immersion out of them....
For example, the significant impact of fuel shortages on the German side later in the war? Spy drops at night? Setting up a bombing raid with several squads (not just the default two), etc. This can be copied from that MOD.


Indeed, you are right. I need to look at it; all this looks quite interesting to say the least.
Posted By: JJJ65

Weird autogen - 06/08/20 03:20 PM

Just tested your superb mods,xjouve,but I have noticed some strange autogen behaviour. Is that me or problem with scenery/shaders? Scenery is missing autogen features (objects, buildings, trees) on places in the form of rectangular grid - ref to attached picture. Any idea what is wrong? Thx for any hint.

Attached picture Shot06.jpg
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Weird autogen - 06/08/20 04:14 PM

Thanks mate! Yes I saw that as well; and so far I can't figure out what the problem is. Seems like the terrain textures are correctly 'enlarged' (because of the new LCF), but not the related autogen features area, which is stuck relatively to the center of the texture with stock sizing.

It might simply be a setting somewhere... I don't know for sure.
Posted By: JJJ65

Re: Weird autogen - 06/08/20 06:05 PM

Thx for reply, xjouve. At least I know the problem is not on my side. Let's check how CFS3 autogen works.
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Weird autogen - 06/13/20 11:52 AM

Originally Posted by JJJ65
Thx for reply, xjouve. At least I know the problem is not on my side. Let's check how CFS3 autogen works.


Yes. I have to look at this as it produces really weird rendering ingame.

I have a question regarding airfields. I've noticed that for some periods (well, 1918+4 to be precise), this mod works great along with your ME. Then, after changing for another period, ME is now stuck at 'populating airfields...'. Could it be a mismatch problem?
Posted By: JJJ65

Re: Weird autogen - 06/13/20 01:21 PM

Originally Posted by xjouve
Originally Posted by JJJ65
Thx for reply, xjouve. At least I know the problem is not on my side. Let's check how CFS3 autogen works.


Yes. I have to look at this as it produces really weird rendering ingame.

I have a question regarding airfields. I've noticed that for some periods (well, 1918+4 to be precise), this mod works great along with your ME. Then, after changing for another period, ME is now stuck at 'populating airfields...'. Could it be a mismatch problem?

It looks like an error (typo) in global_layer.xml file. Can you send me the global layer file causing this hang up - I will try to debug it and look for the culprit. My email address is: jara.hor at seznam.cz.
Posted By: JJJ65

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/14/20 12:56 PM

Yes, dubugging your global layer file revealed error in the Longitude coords instead of E2 you put erroneously N2 :

[Linked Image]


Attached picture Screen1.jpg
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/14/20 02:38 PM

Superb! (Not me btw lol)

Thanks!
Posted By: orbyxP

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/15/20 01:44 AM

Maybe I am missing something, but after opening your mission files, I don't see much variety in missions. For example, for the whole of 1916-1918, you have 2 British Fighter missions: Front line patrol and lone wolf. So, basically from Jan 1916 to Nov 1918, you will be flying only these two missions if you are a British Fighter? (except 1918 has only the front line patrol)

2
15
1
Patrol Over Enemy Front Lines
Patrol Over Enemy Front Lines
"startloop"
"endloop"
Patrol over enemy lines - be on the look out for enemy aircraft and ground fire
Enemy
cap
urban
none
none
none
1
CAP
EOR
2
Lone Wolf Mission
Lone Wolf Mission
"startloop"
"endloop"
Scout for any target of opportunity
Enemy
cap
urban
frontsectors
none
none
1
none
EOR
EOF

Also, Germany Fighter and Bomber, you have no lone wolf missions in 1916.

What was your intention, maybe I can help with your MOD for mission files. I am very familiar with it as well as the campaign.xml file.
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/17/20 10:58 AM

[v2.10 available]

Main feature:

- Relocated nearly all airfields and renamed some of them (added a few as well)

This is an update of v2.00.

PS: I tried not to change coordinates of airfields, for which I've seen that a multi-buildings mod exist. I prefer not to interfere and alter compatibility. smile
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/17/20 01:11 PM

Originally Posted by orbyxP
Maybe I am missing something, but after opening your mission files, I don't see much variety in missions.

What was your intention, maybe I can help with your MOD for mission files. I am very familiar with it as well as the campaign.xml file.


You are right. TBH at the moment it seems me that, historically-wise regarding fighters, 'offensive patrol' and 'German side front line patrol' for respectively on one hand BEF and on the other hand French & German, won't be too far from reality.

If you take balloon busting, assistance to 2-seaters, etc., those were secondary objectives and most likely not assigned firmly. I didn't say that they haven't been primary objectives sometimes, but on very rare occasions only, and therefore, adding such mission types wouldn't pay much credit to the fact that pilots were asked to patrol. smile

Now let me develop a bit more by taking only one example: balloon busting.

Balloon Busting

There's a good reason to explain why among aces, only a few were balloon busters (and for most of them, balloon busters only). Balloon busting wasn't a given objective. Therefore, it was a matter of specialists. I think this well-known quote of Karl Bodenschatz explains it all:

Quote
"Balloon-busting became an art form for them. There were men who specialized in it, who developed their own tricks and who had their established methods: to swoop down unexpectedly from a single scrap of cloud, or to put the sun at their backs, et cetera."


And what was true for Germany was true for every other countries. Talking about BEF, if I take Mannock's diary as a reference, I see only one mention of a balloon 'Strafe' as he called it. Here's a scan of his diary mentioning that event (I thought everyone would be interested in reading Mannock directly as he wrote lol). I think Mick's testimony gives a good reason why balloon busting was so rarely an assigned primary objective.

[Linked Image]

Quote
"9 May 1917 (Wednesday)
Lots of exciting news to tell. Went over the lines from north of Arras to five miles behing the German trenches at a height of less then fifteen feet, attacking hun balloons. That was on the 7th - a Monday. Six of us - Captain Nixon (missing), Hall, Scudamore, Redler, Parry and myslef. All expect the Captain (only been with us two days - the new flight-commander referred to in my last note) returned safely but with machines almost shot to pieces. Hall crashed on home aerodrome, as did Scudamore, Parry crashed just our side of the lines at the Canadian H.Q. Redler crashed at Savy, but returned here later and damaged his machine on landing."


And now, talking about the French, 2 examples:

- Fonck eventually wrote that he was used to lead balloon attacks as a manner to provoke German scouts. In other words, the primary objective wasn't the balloons but fighting with enemy single seaters (he didn't shot one drachen down, and I can check, but I'm pretty sure that not many balloons have been really attacked during those fake balloon 'strafe' neither by Spa 103 nor sister escadrille Spa 26).
- Nungesser, who was both a balloon buster and a fighter, started his balloon busting career attacking a balloon as a volunteer, with his CO and few squaddies as an escort. See below a scan of Spa 65 logs

[Linked Image]

Quote
"2 April Report 1° 2 Offensive reconnaissance’s one of 7, one of 5
([pilots])
Adj Nungesser attacks a L.V.G., above Verdun between 7h and 9h. The aircraft must be severely damaged.
2° Drachen attack Verdun region between Sercourt and Septsarges by Adj Nungesser escorted by Captain Court, Lt Le Sort and MdL Courdin from 17h to 18h15. The Drachen takes fire and falls vertically.


Question

After having explained all this about balloon busting, my question is: does balloon busting really need to be included in the game as a mission type? And, this question is valid for other mission types (except patrol).

That being said, I'm just asking questions and I'd be glad to enrich mission types of the mod. Of course, if you want to help, your help is more than welcome. ;^)











Posted By: HarryH

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/17/20 03:49 PM

Xav, many thanks for all your efforts, including this global layer mod, which I have just installed. Whilst it may seem to some people that the realism of limited mission types is 'boring', I think it's great to have a more hardcore, historic option available. However, what has me really excited about your mod, admittedly after only one mission flight, is that you somehow seem to have 'unblocked' the scenery rendering pipe!! I don't know exactly what caused it, but I always would get one or two 'hiccups' shortly after takeoff. My guess has been scenery loading related. Those seem to have gone away with your mod and the whole mission felt fluid and smooth from start to finish. I also installed JJJ's latest ME this morning, just FYI.

I'll try to fly a few more missions, but initial impression is, this is fantastic!!

H

UPDATE: I'm imagining things smile. Hiccups still there.
Posted By: orbyxP

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/17/20 06:21 PM

Originally Posted by xjouve


That being said, I'm just asking questions and I'd be glad to enrich mission types of the mod. Of course, if you want to help, your help is more than welcome. ;^)



Great. You obviously have a good knowledge of missions, so my part is to help with variety in accordance with history.

Here is what I propose to help:

-The workshop already has a setting to use external mission files, furthermore, those missions can be divided into missions during offensives and missions during quiet times each for the 4 regions (Flanders, Verdun, Alsace, and Marne). So why not take advantage of this excellent segmentation already built into WOFF.

-I found that if historical missions are turned off in workshop, then the sim will randomly select from all missions in the mission file. So, if you have 3 line patrol missions (all duplicated) and 1 intercept mission inside the file, then line patrol will have roughly a 75% chance to get selected over intercept.

-Transfer mission needs to be there, otherwise you may get an error during squad transfers.

-So, I will remove scramble missions, except for German side. I will reword balloon busting missions to be voluntary. Otherwise, the mission files should contain the correct proportion of missions so the sim can select more of one type over the other.

-All 4 regions are cut and paste. There is no difference in mission types. If this needs to be changed, I am happy to do that as well.

I can start work on this and send you the files for review. How does that sound?
Posted By: JJJ65

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/18/20 06:51 AM

Just a note - version 2.1 of Global Layers mod contains some renamed airfields resulting in Realistically Populated Airfileds mod not working correctly. So be aware of that. I am in contact with Xav trying to find solution.
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/18/20 09:44 AM

Removing link to 2.1 temporarily so that a solution will be calmly found to keep compatibility with Realistically Populated Airfileds mod. smile
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/25/20 12:32 PM

[v2.20 available]

Main feature:

- Created target files for all airfields that were close to the frontlines

This is an update of v2.10.
Posted By: xjouve

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/26/20 03:10 PM

Removed it again. It sounds like there is a problem with some airfields.
Posted By: Robert_Wiggins

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/28/20 10:40 AM

Xjouve, I have sent you a PM.
Posted By: Becker01

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/29/20 06:24 PM

Hi Gents,

a short humble question:
Is it not easier and faster to develop the GL for Woff-Default at first, without the dependance from the specific ME and its components (and to develop it for ME in a second step)?
The range of the mod to reach much user would be bigger in my opinion (and after all the mod-work the range should be big!). And maybe it would be not such a work to make all files suitable.

Or is it an error?

Greetings and nice evening!
Posted By: Robert_Wiggins

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 06/29/20 06:40 PM

Becker

I can add this point to the conversation

JJJ65 (ME support); Myself(Consolidated Mods support) are looking at working with Xjouve to see if we can come up with a consolidated GL that we all can use.

If we can do it you will see some announcements in the future.

Best Regards
Posted By: Becker01

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. - 07/16/20 05:56 PM

Hi all,

only a short question:
Is there any progress with the GL (or with other mod-parts)?

Thanks and greetings!
Posted By: JJJ65

Re: Global Layer Mod & Co. [v2.20 available] - 07/23/20 05:34 AM

Does anybody hear about xjouve recently? sigh
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