Hey guys and gal(s):
This mod corrects a few minor oversights in the .xdp files for a couple of old and new aircraft in the HITR expansion pack from OBD Software. As such, this mod is meant to be used on stock installations of the HITR expansion only, and on no other version of the game. Over the weekend I will release an update of my QC DM which will also contain the fixes contained in this mod.
From the readme:
H.P.W. QC Damage Model for OFF BHaH HITR v1.1 Beta
by Herr Prop Wasche
Zip file contents:
aircraft folder with 47 .xdp files
Thank you for downloading version 1.0 of my QC damage model for Hat in the Ring, the fantastic extension to Between Heaven and Hell, the already wonderful WWI flight sim modification of CFS3 by OBD Software. Like my previous damage mods, this mod is intended to enhance some of the visual damage effects already in the game. Depending upon the aircraft and the severity of the damage, aircraft should now be more likely to display not only bullet holes, but also rips and tears, oil and coolant leaks, exposed wing spars, and broken wing tips. Although entire wings may still break off at the root, the mod is intended to slightly reduce the frequency of this event. In addition, while all of the aircraft engines in the game have been made slightly more resistant to early damage, when severely damaged they are somewhat more likely to catch on fire and even explode! Finally, both your pilot and your AI opponent are slightly more vulnerable to becoming wounded--perhaps fatally!
Although I have worked for a long time implementing and testing these changes and am very proud of the results, keep in mind that this release is only a BETA. Therefore, kindly report any strange behavior or unusual results that you may come across. I am particularly interested in the behavior of the new planes introduced in the HITR expansion, as well as the behavior of the Nieuport and Albatros series of aircraft. You should quickly notice that these planes do not perform quite like you are used to seeing them perform with the standard damage model.
Lastly, I would again like to express my thanks and appreciation to OBD Software for their help and encouragement in the making of this damage mod. Of course, with the exception of the minor tweaks contained in this damage model, all work remains the sole work and property of OBD Software. If you have any questions or experience any problems with the installation of this mod, you can reach me at www.combatace.com at the Over Flanders Field forum. Thank you and I hope you enjoy the mod!
INSTALLATION: Important! Backup your HITR .xdp files first! Backup your HITR .xdp files by first copying the HITR_xdp_Backup.bat file to your OBDSoftware\CFSWW1 Over Flanders Fields folder and then clicking on it to run the program. After you have backed up your .xdp files, extract the entire contents of the HPW_HITR_DM_1.1.zip file to the OBDSoftware\CFSWW1 Over Flanders Fields folder. DO NOT unzip the file into the aircraft folder itself! If prompted, simply click "Yes to all" when asked if you wish to replace files. If at any time you wish to return to the stock HITR damage model (for either campaign or MP use), simply click the Restore_HITR_DM.bat file included in the zip file and automatically placed in your OBDSoftware\CFSWW1 Over Flanders Fields folder. In order to re-apply the mod, simply re-open the HPW_HITR_DM_1.1.zip file and extract the aircraft folder to the OBDSoftware\CFSWW1 Over Flanders Fields folder.
NOTE: This mod is currently intended to be used in QC battles ONLY. If you use the mod in the campaign, only YOUR plane will have the modified damage model. All AI aircraft will still be using the stock damage model. A damage model for all of the airplanes in the campaign will be released (hopefully) in the very near future.
By stumpjumpernew ai version of my salmsona2 for the weekly campain with vasco and others only workable thru mp or with your own custom missions skin by fro
By FortiesboyThis DM now makes new DM for ALL the planes in OFF, including those of the early years.
Install instructions the same as for DM1.1
Don't forget to delete the bdp files after installing this DM. Instructions ( for XP ) same as before.
If you have Vista, you need to search for the .bdp files within the aircraft folder in CFSWWl Over Flanders Field. Then you delete them.
Personally, why MS had to change the method from XP is beyond me !
Legal stuff - At your own risk.
By Fortiesboy" Fortiesboy's DM for OFF.
This second version of my DM, ( 1.1) is restricted to those planes which, ( roughly), came into the War in 1917 and 1918.
The following planes of OFF have not been modified with my DM.
Fokker Elll :
Nieuport Nll and Nieuport N16:
Therefore when my DM mod is installed, the above planes will retain the DM of the previous DM
which you had in your OFF installation.
This may have been the Dev's Hardcore DM ( on which my DM is based ), or Prop Wasches Intermediate DM. ( Or even, the Devs Normal DM.)
I have tested by loading the Devs Hardcore DM, from my DM installation. (Their installation does not require a new bdp file ).
When I flew the sim, in QC, I clearly had the Hardcore DM in use. So that was OK, so far.
Then I installed my DM, using the installation method as described below. Then when I flew, I clearly had my Damage Modelling.
All seems OK, so, they are apparently easily interchangeable.
I have also flown my DM in a campaign flight or two, and all seems OK.
For Multiplay, see later.
Installation of Fortiesboy DM.1.1
There are now two parts to the installation procedure. First, my zip file needs to be installed.
Then, there are some bdp files within the OFF installation which need to be deleted.
Don't worry, this is a simple procedure, but necessary . It is explained further below as to why that is so.
I will give a step by step guide as to how to do this, just a bit further on.
OK- Starting with the Fortiesboy DM1.1 zip file, extract to your OFF root directory,
( usually OBDSoftware)\CFSWWl OverFlandersField\ aircraft .
EDIT- There has been a query - to make clear. extract is to the aircraft folder in CFSWWl Over Flanders Field.
(Some installs have the path as Program Files\Microsoft Games\CFSWWl OverFlanders Field.
Whichever yours is, the extract is to the aircraft folder .
(If anyone wants a step by step guide in how to extract the zip files into OFF,
please PM me and I will send it to you.)
Now to delete the .bdp files. This is how; (To those that know, please forgive me telling you how to suck eggs. But there are many who will find this guide helpful.)
1. Double click "my Computer" icon
2. Now double click "Local Disk(C:)
3. Double click the "OBDSoftware" yellow folder
4. Double click the CFSWWl Over Flanders Field folder
5. On the top line there is a folder named "aircraft". RIGHT click this folder and a list appears
6. Third down on the list is "search". Click on "search". A window appears named Search results.
7. On the left column is a place to put the cursor called "All or part of the file name". Put the cursor in there and type ".bdp" - without the quotes.Note the dot in front of the b.
8. Click on search just a little further down, and the large white space on the right will fill with text.
9. On the top menu, click on Edit and then click on Select All. The left column of the text will highlight in blue.
10. Now press the delete button on your keyboard.
11 A question comes up asking if you are certain if you want to send these 391 items to the recycle bin.
12. Answer "Yes"
13.You will briefly see files being deleted. After a few moments, move your mouse and then the text disappears from the white space.
14. That's it. Procedure complete. Close the windows .
When you fly you should now be using my DM in OFF, except in the planes listed above.
I remind you- they will be using the DMs of the previous one you had installed.
You ought to be able to go back to Prop-Wasches DM by doing the same install technique
You can then swap back and forth between our versions by doing as above.
Legal stuff- Do this at your own risk- and thanks and acknowledgement to the Devs team for their permission.
Technical explanation of why there is this two part procedure.( For those interested)
Within each aircraft folder there is a file called an xdp file. The values written into this file
are what determine the frequency and visible levels of damage.Our DMs change these values.
However, we have found that those new values of the amended xdp files are not implemented by the sim
unless another file within the aircraft folder is changed. This is called a bdp file, and this needs to be deleted.
When OFF is started up again, those bdp files are automatically re-created.
As I say, if the original DM bdp files had been left in the folder, then the new xdp values wouldn't have activated,
and you would likely still be flying the original DM.
It has been found that because this instruction to delete the bdp files was not given with our previous DM downloads,
you may not have actually seen the changes when you swapped from PW's DM to mine , and vice versa. Or when changing from
the Devs Hardcore DM to my DM.
Now you will.-lol!
We are not regular multiplayers, so there are no guarantees whether our DMs will work online, but we think they will
IF EACH PLAYER has the same xdp and bdp files.
The best way to achieve this is for each player to start with the Devs Hardcore DM installation. Then install my DM 1.1 and then delete bdp files as above.
You should then have compatible files and I can't think why it won't work.
Prop-Wasche's DM, being an Intermediate DM, alters more values than my DM, but we think it should work also, if all players are using it.
Installation Instructions: Unzip the .rar file to your Over Flander's Field aircraft folder.
Intermediate QC Damage Model for OFF BHaH v2.0
Now with Enhanced Damage Effects!
by Herr Prop Wasche
INSTALLATION: Simply right-click the IDM_2_0.zip file and extract to the OBDSoftware\CFSWW1 Over Flanders Fields folder. DO NOT unzip the file into the aircraft folder itself! If prompted, simply click "Yes to all" when asked if you wish to replace files.
If you later decide to go back to either the normal or hardcore damage models, simply run the appropriate DM program from OBD.
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