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First Eagles - WWI and Early Years - Object Mods

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  1. Heck Mitchell's WW1 Poor Bloody Infantry Mod

    I've gotten permission from Kesselbrut to post a version of his WW2 infantry for use in First Eagles. Here's the laundry list of odd things:
    1. They're WW2 lods, so one man in each squad has a bazooka that fires as a rifle.
    2. All squads, French, British, German, and American, have lods that show a tripod mounted Browning type 30 cal machine gun, although each different nationality is armed with a machine gun from the gun data ini: French, Hotchkiss; Germans, Maxims; British, Vickers; and Americans, Colt-Brownings.
    3. I had to increase the rifleman's rate of fire to 30 rpm just to get the little peckerwoods to fire at all.
    4. I changed the French uniform color to as close to Horizon Blue as my color blind eyes would let me, but now the Frenchman are a little pasty, and seem to have a mild sunburn. I am not a graphic artist.
    5. Although I've changed the data ini weapons and detection systems to say AIR_AND_GROUND, the little jerks still just fire at each other, and I don't know why, although it might be that because of the range at which they start they are already engaged with opposing forces. This mod will give you infantry squads blazing away at each other in single missions (Army Co-operation), especially if you change the data inis of your tanks to RARE, and VERY_RARE, availabilities. And, like me, you might enjoy running the little buggers down with your prop and landing gear.
     
    Just put the folders into your ground object folder and the GUNDATA.INI into your object folder and it will work. Hopefully someone will make some real WW1 infantry.

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  2. GISTAND FE effects_enhancements Ver 1


     
    FE effects enhancements!......I Wanted more EFFECTS in this Fantastic WWI SIMS!!!!

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  3. First Eagles Buildings

    Hi-res Buildings for Third Wire's First Eagles
     
    This is a hi-res replacement building set for First Eagles. It replaces or enhances most of the buildings in the game. Many of the replacement buildings use completely new hi-res textures, while a few buildings are enhanced versions of those included with the game. The shapes and locations of the buildings are not changed.

    1,466 downloads

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  4. First Eagles Verdun Bridges and Airfield AAMGs

    Bridges and Airfield AA MG defenses to the Verdun Terrain for First Eagles. This mod is for the pre-Expansion Pack version of FE.
     
    I have combined the Airfield AA MG and Bridge mods into one download.
     
    Unzip to a Temp folder and see the Readme for Installation instructions.
     
    RESTRICTIONS apply for certain files contained in this mod. Please read the ReadMe for further information.
     
    TS

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  5. Armed Balloons v1.01

    Just a simple mod to give the guys in the Observation Balloons a Rifle to Shoot at you.
     
    (This Version includes the Data ini for the German Type Ae Balloons that i missed the first time!)

    501 downloads

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  6. New Pilots for First Eagles

    New Pilot repaint for First Eagles created by Jan (Honza) Tuma.
     
     
    To install:
    Drop the wwiPilotNew*.bmp into your Aircraft folder. (Default C:\Program Files\ThirdWire\WWI\Objects\Aircraft)
     
     
    Jan
     
    24.7.2009

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  7. First Eagles Effects Pack

    This is set of new effects created for First Eagles, to give some new look to the stock effects.
    Nothing big, just some impovements to original ones, together with new graphics.
    Replaces most of originals.
    Includes new smaller tracers, they don't have that laser look anymore, but are visible from shorter distances.

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  8. First Eagles Effects Pack UPDATE 1

    First Eagles Effects Pack update.
     
    This is small update to my FE Effects Pack.
     
    Included new effects:
     
    -Balloon fire effect -brand new, larde burning debris falling to ground
     
    -aircraft fuel fire -new effect
     
    -20mm object hit effect -bigger than lmg and hmg
     
    -37mm object hit effect -big gray cloud
     
    updated/reworked effects:
     
    -Lmg object hit effect -without orange explosion, gray small cloud
     
    -Hmg objhect hit effect -bigger gray cloud
     
    -tracer smoke emitter -slightly reworked
     
    -artillery fire effect -longer lasting, smaller gas cloud
     
     
    Installation:
     
    extract ot your Effects folder, overwrite

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  9. Pfalz markings and Staaken formations

    This is a bit much I know. But if you like the Pfalz D.III types then this will be good for you. I've created a way to utilize the game generated National marking system (with marking changes for the Germans in March 1918) while using new "Pfalz" markings without the white boarders (for some Jasta's anyway).
     
    I had to create new "Nations" for each Pfalz Jasta that uses different markings. Ex: Plain Silver Grey will use the "Germany_Pfalz" nation which will create black iron crosses (no white boarders). And for instance Jasta 77b will use the "Gemany_Pfalz_Lozenge_White" nation which will have white boarders on the wings but not on the fuselage and tail. All in all I think I made 4 new "Nations" for the Pfalz. You have to use the new decals that are in my "Decals" folder for this to work. Drop them into your "Decals" folder.
     
    It just sounds complicated.... because it was :)
     
    Anyway I've included folders with all the files you'll need. Really all it is is a copy and paste task for you. Just follow the folder structure thats in my download and follow the readme files. Ex: Create the new "Nations" folder. And put the new "Nations.ini" into it. Thats all.
     
    *** Staaken & HP400 Formation ***
     
    I've also created a "WWI_AIRFIELD1.ini" for the Staakens and HP400.
    Their wingspan is too big to use the GothaGIV formations that I posted at CombatAce. I've created a new "Nation" for the Staaken called "Germany_Bombers" for the Staaken only. And I also created a new "RAF_Bombers" nation for the HP400. In the HP 400 and Staaken's DATA.ini and each of their skins' "TextureSet" the nation name should be changed from "Germany" to "Germany_Bombers" or "RAF" to "RAF_Bombers". This way the game will find the new formation setup (thats included in this download), for these particular bombers.
     
     
    Enjoy, quack74
     
    Edit: 9/11/10:
     
    I added an "Italy2" to the Nations.ini and the Decals folder. It will make Italian markings with a green outer and red inner roundel. Any aircraft you want to use for ITALY just change the texture folder's TextureSet.ini to Nation=ITALY2. Now you have two Italian markings.
     
     

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  10. New formation for Attack aircraft

    This will show you how to create a new formation for all of your attack aircraft. It will create three Squads with six elements per flight. They will appear to be in somewhat of a Vee formation with slight differences in altitude from one another. This works for FEG and FE2.
     
     
     
    Enjoy, Quack74

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  11. Airships

    Dirigibles were used by both sides on all fronts during World War I. Early in the war, they were used for recon and bombing, but were soon replaced by aircraft. However, because they could stay aloft for long periods, and their ability to hover, airships continued to be used for naval operations, especially for scouting and anti-submarine patrols.
     
    I have created five different types of airship. They are all identified as "Balloon" and they are all armed with machine guns. Drop them into your Ground Object folder and they will show up over the battlefields for more challenging balloon busting missions. I have included alternate skins for some of them so you can use them for different nations.
     
    Historical Notes
    The R23 and L32 are relatively accurate models of actual airships. The Type M, Type PL, and Type VZ are more or less generic representations of popular airship types which were used by different nations. I have averaged out the national and manufacturer variations, but the overall size and shape is relatively accurate.
     
    I have taken liberties with the gondolas and simplified the rigging in order to keep file size down and frame rate up.
     
    Installation Instructions
    Unzip the file and copy the folders you want into your FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObject folder.

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  12. Armored Cars

    Tanks did not appear on the battlefield until mid 1917 and were used mostly on the Western Front. But cars and trucks with steel plating and machine guns were used from the beginning of the war and were used in large numbers on all fronts.
     
    I have made a set of five armored cars which can be used to replace the tanks in Army Co-operation missions. The tanks in First Eagles have a start date of 5/1917, these armored cars have a start date of 5/1914, so they will automatically replace the tanks in missions dated 1916 or before.
     
    This download includes:
    A British Rolls Royce, built on a Silver Ghost car chassis and armed with a Vickers Machine Gun in the turret. If you've seen the movie "Lawrence of Arabia," this is the car they used in some of the battle sequences.
     
    A German Ehrhardt, with two Maxim Machine Guns in the turret. These were used mostly on the Eastern Front.
     
    A French Peugeot, with a Hotchkiss Machine Gun in the Turret. Peugeots didn't have turrets until very late in the war, but I thought this looked better than an open truck, and it was easier to build.
     
    An Italian Lancia, with two Fiat-Revelli Machine Guns in the turret. The rails on the front were for ripping up barbed wire.
     
    A Russian Putilov, built on a British Austin truck chassis, with Vickers Machine Guns in two turrets. The steel trough around the gun and the multiple turrets are fairly typical of Russian armored vehicles.
     
    I have included destroyed versions of all the trucks. They explode and burn quite nicely.
     
     
    Installation Instructions
    Unzip the file and drag the five armored car folders and the file named "DestroyedArmoredCar.bmp" into your FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObject folder. All the destroyed vehicles use the same skin and the BMP file must be in root level of the GroundObject folder.

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  13. Infantry Units

    I have created 10 new infantry units for First Eagles. They are all pretty much identical except for their helmets and uniform colors. Each unit is a five man squad (three riflemen and two runners.) The units will move around and the riflemen will aim and fire independently.
     
    I have created a dust effect for when they are moving and I've created a gunshot sound for their rifles. The rifles are based on Peter01's rifle data, with my sound effect and a few other minor changes. All the Entente units use the Lee Enfield rifle, and all the Central units use the Mauser.
     
    This download includes infantry units for: Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Russia, America, Australia, and Turkey.
     
    I couldn't bring myself to kill the poor guys, so they just disappear when they get shot.
     
    Credits
    My thanks to Heck and Geo for leading the way!
    Thanks also to Peter01 for his original rifle data files.
     
     
    Installation Instructions
    Unzip the file and copy the units you want from my GroundObjects folder into your FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObjects folder. Copy the sound file "InfantryRifle.wav" from my Sounds folder into your FirstEagles/Sounds folder. Copy the dust effect "RunningInfantryEmitter.ini" from my Effects folder into your FirstEagles/Effects folder.
     
    Follow the instructions for installing the guns and sound in the two other instruction files included with the download.

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  14. Anti-aircraft Guns

    Most of the anti-aircraft guns in World War One were converted field guns, especially during the early years. Some modifications were necessary however to make an effective anti-aircraft weapon. I have created four new anti-aircraft guns for First Eagles.
     
    A French 75mm field gun, mounted on a 120mm gun carriage. This allowed the barrel to be elevated quite high without danger of the breech hitting the ground on the recoil.
     
    A Russian Putilov 76.2mm field gun. The turntable mount and variations of it were common in WWI because the gun could be quickly dismounted and used as a field gun again.
     
    A German Krupp 77mm gun on a special anti-aircraft gun carriage. The axles were hinged and the tail had an anchor to allow the gun to be easily rotated. The gap in the carriage allowed the gun to be elevated higher than a normal field gun.
     
    An Italian Déport 77mm field gun. The recoil mechanism remained horizontal so the breech couldn't hit the ground no matter how high the gun was aimed. An improvised mount gave the gun a higher elevation.
     
    Captured field guns were often used as anti-aircraft weapons. I have left the helmets and tunics off the gun crews so you can easily convert them to whatever nation you want. It wouldn't be unusual to see Austrians using an Italian gun, Germans using a French gun, or Russians using a German gun.
     
    All guns use the stock 75mm gun data from First Eagles.
     
    My thanks to Hansa for providing reference material for World War I anti-aircraft guns.
     
     
    Installation Instructions
    You can install the guns individually or all at once. Unzip the file and move the folders you want into the FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObjects folder. You must also copy the file "DestroyedAAA.bmp" into the FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObjects folder.
     
    Destroyed versions of all the guns use the same skin. The file named "DestroyedAAA.bmp" must be placed in the root level of the GroundObjects folder (not inside any other folders.)

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  15. Trucks for First Eagles

    I have made two generic trucks for First Eagles. Both have cabs, so it isn't so obvious that they don't have drivers when you see them from the air.
     
    The Russian Truck is loosely based on the Russian Garford-Putilov but is similar to the WFD and the Jeffrey. It had a high ground clearance and the engine was in the middle, under the bed, which made it good for driving on poor roads.
     
    The Austrian Truck is loosely based on the German Daimler-Marienfelde but is similar to many other trucks of the era.
     
    I have provided alternate skins, an olive color for the Russian, and a tan color for the Austrian, so you can convert them to use for other nations if you want.
     
     
    Installation Instructions
    You can install the trucks individually or both together. Unzip the file and move the folders you want into the FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObjects folder.

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  16. WWI Ground Objects

    Allied and German Infantry, French 75 and German 77 Artillery, Vickers MG and MG08 machine guns, Supply Wagons Allied and German.

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  17. Air Raid Warning Ambulances

    Air Raid Warning Ambulances.
     
    These are the Stock Trucks re-painted to look like Ambulances.
    Their main function is they set off an air raid alarm on friendly Airfields when an Enemy Aircraft gets too close (or when you get too close to the Enemy's!).
     
    I figured that Air Raid Sirens weren't readily available at the time, so I have used a vintage Fire-Engine Bell, Which sounds quite good, and rings a bit faster than it sounds on the wav file.
    I have also included a version which uses an Air Raid Siren instead of the Fire-Engine Bell.
     
    I made the two different versions for the two different sounds (rather than just change the sound around) because the rate of fire and burst amounts are different, just seemed simpler to have them both available.
     
    They have to be manually placed on the Terrain, one at each Airfield, but this isn't as time consuming as it sounds, as most Airfields have several trucks already placed at them; so you just need to substitute an Ambulance for a Truck.
     
    If you really don't want to do this you can avoid it by making them exportable, but then you end up with Ambulances guarding bridges and balloons.
     
     
    SpinyNorman.

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  18. Field Guns for First Eagles

    In World War I, field guns were light artillery weapons used for infantry support on the battlefield. The barrel could be elevated using a mechanism on the carriage, but the entire gun had to be turned to aim it. I have created eight new field guns for First Eagles, each with a two man crew behind a small log and earth barricade.
     
    This download includes - a Russian Putilov 76.2mm, and Austrian Krupp 77mm, A German Krupp 77mm, an Italian Déport 77mm, a French 75mm, a British 75mm, an American 75mm, and a Turkish Krupp 77mm.
     
    The field guns take the role of Tank in First Eagles so they will appear on the battlefield during Army Co-operation missions. All the guns use the stock 75mm gun data from First Eagles.
     
     
    Installation Instructions
    You can install the guns individually or all at once. Unzip the file and move the folders you want into the FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObjects folder. Destroyed versions of all the guns use the same skin as the AAA guns. If you don't already have it, you must also copy the file "DestroyedAAA.bmp" into the FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObjects folder. The file must be placed in root level of the GroundObjects folder (not inside any other folders.)

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  19. Armored Train - For Tracks

    Armored Trains were used extensively on the Eastern Front and to a lesser extent on the Palestine and Italian Fronts. On the Western Front, after 1914 they were used mostly for defense and as mobile headquarters. I have created five cars which can arranged in different configurations.
     
    Engines could both push and pull other cars. It was common to have an armed car or two in front of the engine.
     
    Troop cars had quarters for an infantry unit to help defend the train. There is a turret with a light gun. It is currently set for anti-aircraft, but you can change the data file to target ground objects.
     
    Transport cars were used to move troops, munitions, or other supplies into a battle zone or recently conquered territory.
     
    Gun cars were used as mobile light artillery. They can be included in a train or parked on a siding to defend a train station, supply depot, or other strategic location. If you change the target type to ground, they can be used as field guns.
     
    I have included two versions of a heavy, rail mounted artillery gun. In transport mode, the gun is lowered and the car can be included in a train. In deployed mode, there is gun data assigned so the gun will shoot at ground targets. If you place an observation balloon about 2 kilometers down range, the gun will be elevated when it shoots, as if it were shooting at a distant target. There is very little side to side motion, so you have to be pretty accurate when you place the target balloon.
     
    All the cars are the same length for easy placement. Put them 17.25 meters apart and they will line up nicely on the tracks.
     
    There are three complete trains with different skins so you can use them in different terrains or for different forces. I have arbitrarily assigned the grey skin to Germany, the green skin to Russia, and the tan skin to the Ottoman Empire. With a little typing, you can reassign them to whatever forces you want.
     
    These cars are designed to be used with the train tracks from Gepard's Railway Station (available in the Strike Fighter 1 Terrain downloads). Gepard has given me permission to include the tracks with my train. I have made a new skin with the ties farther apart, which I think looks better from the air. If you already have the tracks in your terrain, you don't need this.
     
    All of these need to be included in the targets.ini in order to use them. I have included the data for the types.ini in the folders for each train.

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  20. Armored Train - Ground Level

    Armored Trains were used extensively on the Eastern Front and to a lesser extent on the Palestine and Italian Fronts. On the Western Front, after 1914 they were used mostly for defense and as mobile headquarters. I have created five cars which can arranged in different configurations.
     
    Engines could both push and pull other cars. It was common to have an armed car or two in front of the engine.
     
    Troop cars had quarters for an infantry unit to help defend the train. There is a turret with a light gun. It is currently set for anti-aircraft, but you can change the data file to target ground objects.
     
    Transport cars were used to move troops, munitions, or other supplies into a battle zone or recently conquered territory.
     
    Gun cars were used as mobile light artillery. They can be included in a train or parked on a siding to defend a train station, supply depot, or other strategic location. If you change the target type to ground, they can be used as field guns.
     
    I have included two versions of a heavy, rail mounted artillery gun. In transport mode, the gun is lowered and the car can be included in a train. In deployed mode, there is gun data assigned so the gun will shoot at ground targets. If you place an observation balloon about 2 kilometers down range, the gun will be elevated when it shoots, as if it were shooting at a distant target. There is very little side to side motion, so you have to be pretty accurate when you place the target balloon.
     
    All the cars are the same length for easy placement. Put them 17.25 meters apart and they will line up nicely on the tracks.
     
    There are three complete trains with different skins so you can use them in different terrains or for different forces. I have arbitrarily assigned the grey skin to Germany, the green skin to Russia, and the tan skin to the Ottoman Empire. With a little typing, you can reassign them to whatever forces you want.
     
    These cars are designed to be used directly on the terrain, without any track lod. You will need to use them in terrains that have the tracks painted directly on the tiles.
     
    All of these need to be included in the targets.ini in order to use them. I have included the data for the types.ini in the folders for each train.

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  21. WW1 Airfield Figures

    This pack contains all new WW1 airfield figures.

    245 downloads

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  22. WW1 Airfield Maintenance Objects

    This pack contains all new WW1 maintenance objects.
     
    4/24/2014:
    revised the pack to include missing .bmp for the maintenance equipment.

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  23. 1930s Ground And Terrain Objects

    Kudos to Wrench! He massaged the basic elements I sent him, and created a complete DL ready to drop into your game folders. He set it up for SF2 but it should work OK for FE2. As usual, pay attention to the ReadMe. This pack does not include airfield figures - they are still in-work so a separate pack will be released when they are complete. The floor of the large hangar is a separate object, similar to the parking ramp. Hopefully, you can tweak the height and angle of these objects if you encounter problems with a game map that is not completely flat and level.

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  24. FE AA Objects

    Steven1918 and I have put together a comprehensive collection of WW1 anti-aircraft guns. A noteworthy feature is, for the first time, a selection of medium-level 37/40mm auto cannons that bridge the gap between low-level MGs and high-level 75mm AA cannons. The Maxim 37/40mm auto cannon, dubbed the "pom-pom" by the Brits, was used in various versions by all the major powers and was still in limited service early in WW2. Pom-poms will significantly affect a gamer's experience when flying below 5,000 feet, and could motivate a gamer to replay old campaigns - especially if he used to like balloon-busting. Now that balloons can be realistically defended, he may not like balloon-busting anymore.
     
    In addition to the pom-poms, there are multiple types of AA MGs. Also included are two types of optional gun pits: a C-shaped pit intended for use with AA guns, and a U-shaped pit intended for use with artillery, plus balloon winches for the major powers.

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  25. Schneider CA1

    The Schneider CA1 was the first French built tank and was used for the first time in April, 1917. Only about 400 were built but they played an important role on the Western Front in late 1917 and early 1918. The Schneider had a short barreled 75mm gun in a turret on the front-right, and two Hotchkiss machine guns in turrets on the sides.
     
    The tank was delivered from the factory painted grey, but a variety of camo schemes were applied in the field. My version includes both a standard grey and a four color camo skin. (You will need to change the ini file in order to change skins - open the ini file and change the TextureSet numbers to make the desired skin number 1.)
     
    In First Eagles, the Schneider takes the role of a tank, drop it into your ground object folder and First Eagles will randomly assign it to some of your Army Co-operation missions.
     

    Installation Instructions
     
    Unzip the file and open my folder named "GroundObject". Copy the folder named "SchneiderCA" to your FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObject folder. The Schneider uses the same skin for damage as my armored cars. If you have already installed any of my armored cars, you may already have the file. If not, copy the file named "DestroyedArmoredCar.bmp" into your GroundObject folder. Note that the "DestroyedArmoredCar.bmp" file should not be inside any other folder.

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