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  1. SF2 Alternate Clean and Dirty Exhaust Emitters 2016

    SF2 Alternate Clean and Dirty Exhaust Emitters 2016
    By Viper63a
     
    This mod includes custom exhaust emitters to replace the stock Clean and Dirty emitters. I've been tweaking these for about a year now (!) and I think I finally have it the way I like it.
     
    If you're for vapor ripples or greasy streaks in the sky, these ain't it. The Clean emitter has just a tad bit more presence so you can see it when looking back. The Dirty emitter blooms darkly behinds the plane and fades into transparency.
     
    If you choose to install these effects, I recommend that you back up your current "Effects" folder. Just in case you want to go back to your original setup.
     
    To install, simply unzip and copy the uncompressed "To_Mod_Folder" folder to your "Saved Games" mod folder(s).
     
    Enjoy!
     
    Viper63a

    457 downloads

       (3 reviews)

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  2. The Afterburner Mod

    THE AFTERBURNER MOD
     
     
    Welcome to the afterburner mod .simpley unzip and copy to the object folder .
    This mod only installs the afterburner.tga to the skin files And should cover Sf2I/Sf2E/SF2V/SF2NA .I also so include some .tga's for you to use .
     
    Enjoy have fun Hi Ho Silver (TONY)
     
     
    Copy right :Free to use in Thirdwire strike fighters only nuff said.

    445 downloads

       (4 reviews)

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  3. Crashed/Destroyed Aircraft for SF2 WW2 Installs

    Destroyed Models Pak for SF2 WW2 Installs
     
    This package is for use in creating the 'Destroyed Crashed & Burning Wreck' ™ for add-on aircraft in SF2 based WW2 installs.
     
    These bits have been culled from the various terrain mods as these contained static parked aircraft with their associated destroyed lods. THESE are those destroyed lods!!, with repainted skins to make them look a bit more burned up/toasted. This will allow you to add them and have the burning wrecks on the ground ala the later model jets and so forth as seen in SF2 installs (and FE2 as well).
     
    As always, fully detailed (and illustrated!!) install instructions are included. As well as a highly detailed "Notes" section, elaborating on the procedure, and giving alternates as you =WILL= probably be using several stock destroyed models as well in the data ini edits, as some of the larger aircraft will require reuse of the stock wrecks.
     
    =PLEASE= read this document throughly before installing -- that will help you in making correct choices on what to use.
     
    This pak is for free usage; any and all are welcome to it. Let's enhance our SF2 WW2 Experience!!
     
    Wrench
    kevin stein

    190 downloads

       (1 review)

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  4. Unified Effects Pack cumulative update

    Version 1.2 of my "Unified effects pack" which is compilation of various effects I did through the years of Strike Fighters and Strike Fighters 2 modding.
     
    Various effects from earlier versions of UP that I tweaked or reworked through time included.
     
    Please note several legacy effects graphics by Master Deuces, used in any of my FX works with his permission.

    2,325 downloads

       (10 reviews)

    2 comments

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  5. Improved Wingtip Vortex v1.0.rar

    Improved Wingtip Vortex Effect pack Version 1.0 by Eagle114th
     
    The purpose of this add-on effect mod is to improve the graphic of wingtip vortex in Strike Fighter 2. I have noticed that wingtip vortex, by default, looks bit unrealistic. So I have decided to improve these, inspired by modders from Combat Ace community, especially by Wrench and Stary. I am very thankful for this wonderful community and I am more than proud to be part of Combat Ace commmunity sharing my hobbies within Strike Fighter 2. I truly hope that you enjoy my improved wingtip vortex effect package, you can post feedback/suggestion for improving my effect pack at this link:
     
    http://combatace.com/topic/75798-wip-improved-wing-tip-vortices-updated-11-18-12/#entry601081
     
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    INSTALL INSTRUCTION:
     
    1) MAKE SURE YOU back up your EFFECT folder!
     
    2) Extract this file using winrar or 7zip tools and you will see a folder called "Improved Wingtip Vortex v1.0"
     
    3) There are two folders with types of wingtip vortex:
     
    - Straight trails Version = new wingtip vortex effect with straight trails
    - Shakey trails Version = new wingtip vortex effect with shakey trails
     
    You can only pick ONE of these two folders, you can't have both at the same time. You can try one of these two version first. Then try other and see which one you like the best. However, inside these folder you will see "Effect" folder, drop them in your strike fighter 2 mod folder and overwrite when asked.
     
    4) ENJOY!
     
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    Known BUGS/Problem:
     
    Shakey version of wingtip vortex trails disappears at specific angle when you view them, this is due to nature of 2D. I have tried creating 3D volumetric version of wingtrip vortex, they got too complicated and hogs cpu and memories lot. I had to cancel my project of converting 2D wingtip vortex from 2D to 3D, to avoid heavy cpu and memories hogging for anyone's computer. I intend to make this mod very friendly for any computer. That is exactly why I created two version of wingtip vortex (straight and shakey).
     
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    CREDIT:
     
    TK - Thank you very much for creating this great simulation known as Strike Fighter 2. Your hard work have created this simulation for us all to enjoy together, especially our passions/hobbies of creating mods for improving Strike Fighter 2 into greater simulation.
     
    FalcCAF (Erik) - THANK YOU very much for working on this project with me, giving me feedback that helped me improving my effect pack through my modding progress with your great knowledge!
     
    dgk196 - THANK YOU for helping me very much with improving my wingtip vortex effect modding with your knowledge, especially your experiences have from your services in US Navy.
     
    Wrench - You have been great inspiration that encouraged me into modding games and simulation long time ago. You have been my hero in old day of Jane's Fighter Anthology with your modding.
     
    Deuces - Thank you, your effect pack in SF1 series have taught me how to do some basic effect modding for SF1 and 2 series.
     
    Stary - Your great effect pack in SF2 have taught me alot about modding effect pack, thank you!
     
    Combatace community - Thank you community for letting me be part of this great community!

    420 downloads

       (5 reviews)

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  6. New Dirty Exhaust Effects For SF2

    New Dirty Exhaust Effects For SF2
     
    By NeverEnough
     
    This exhaust effect was inspired by the work of Deuces, Fubar512 and Spillone104.
     
    This exhaust effect is compatible with both SF2 and SFP1.
     
    This New Dirty Exhaust Effects package includes a NewDirtyExhaustEmitter.ini which can be used to supplement the old DirtyExhaustEmitter.ini in your Effects folder for some additional exhaust effect variety.
     
    The New Dirty Exhaust Effect will generate a longer and less dense exhaust plume than the Dirty Bird Exhaust Effect.
     
    The New Dirty Exhaust Effect is configured so that it may be used in either single engine or multiple engine aircraft. The DirtySingleExhaustEmitter will produce slightly less exhaust volume than the DirtyDualExhaustEmitter when used on a dual engine aircraft if you want to decrease the volume of smoke signature for your multi-engine models.
     
    If you wish to have a slightly more smokey single engine aircraft, you could utilize the DirtyDualExhaustEmitter in a single engine aircraft.
     
     
     
    You can easily choose between the two effects to get whatever exhaust smoke trails happen to suit you!
     
    Both of these exhaust effects can be applied to single, dual or multi-engined aircraft models.
     
    This File is Freeware and can not be sold or included in any Payware software.
     
     

    326 downloads

       (1 review)

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  7. Dirty Bird Exhaust Effect For SF2

    Dirty Bird Exhaust Effect For SF2
     
    By NeverEnough
     
    This exhaust effect was inspired by the work of Deuces, Fubar512 and Spillone104.
     
    After looking at lots of photos of the billowing smoke trails generated by the phantastic F-4 Phantom; I wanted to try to duplicate these big, greasy skidmarks in the sky.
     
    The Dirty Bird Exhaust Effect is configured so that it may be used in either single engine or dual engine aircraft. The DBSingleExhaustEmitter will produce slightly more exhaust volume than the DBDualExhaustEmitter when used on a dual engine aircraft if you really want to accelerate global warming.
     
    If you wish to have a slightly less smokey single engine aircraft, you could utilize the DBDualExhaustEmitter in a single engine aircraft.
     
    This exhaust effect is compatible with both SF2 and SFP1.
     
    Also included in the Dirty Bird Exhaust Effect package, is a particularly striking loading screen of the dirty end of a West German F-4F Phantom.
     
    This File is Freeware and can not be sold or included in any Payware software.
     
     

    172 downloads

       (1 review)

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  8. Improved Afterburner Effects for Strike Fighters 2

    Improved Afterburner Effects for Strike Fighters 2 V1.0
     
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    Installation:
     
    Put the .INI and .TGA files in the Effects folder.
    User\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFihgters2\Effects
     
    <<<VERY IMPORTANT!>>>
     
    Then the real work begins:
     
    Open the DATA.ini of the aircraft you want to use these effects.
     
    Since this effect is a combination of 2 emitters, one volumetric and the other in the form of a ribbon(for shock diamonds)... You need to duplicate the engine or engines in this way:
     
    (As exhample the F-105 is used)
     
    [Fuselage]
    SKIP ALL THE PARAMETERS
     
    SystemName[001]=Engine
    SystemName[002]=Tailhook
    SystemName[003]=Airbrake1
    SystemName[004]=Airbrake2
    SystemName[005]=Airbrake3
    SystemName[006]=Airbrake4
    SystemName[007]=AftTank
    SystemName[008]=BombbayTank
    SystemName[009]=CenterlineStation
    SystemName[010]=TopFuselageLight
    SystemName[011]=Engine2 ADD THE NEW ENGINE
     
     
    Edit the afterburner emitter on the first engine:
     
    [Engine]
    AfterburnerEmitterName=J79-ABEmitter CHANGE TO THIS ONE
     
    Then add the second engine below the first true one.
     
    [Engine2]
    SystemType=JET_ENGINE
    InputName=THROTTLE_CONTROL
    EngineID=1
    HasAfterburner=TRUE
    NumAfterburnerStages=4
    SLThrustDry=0.00 THE THRUST MUST BE SET TO 0.00
    SLThrustWet=0.00 THE THRUST MUST BE SET TO 0.00
    ThrustAngles=0.0,0.0,0.0
    ThrustPosition=0.0,0.0,0.0
    ThrottleRate=0.15
    NozzleAnimationID=3
    IdleThrottle=0.10
    IdleRPM=0.68
    IdleNozzle=0.0
    CruiseThrottle=0.37
    CruiseRPM=0.82
    CruiseNozzle=0.0
    MilThrottle=0.65
    MilRPM=1.00
    MilNozzle=0.0
    MaxThrottle=0.78
    MaxRPM=1.00
    MaxNozzle=0.0
    FullABThrottle=1.12
    FullABRPM=1.00
    FullABNozzle=1.0
    AltitudeTableNumData=10
    AltitudeTableDeltaX=3048.0
    AltitudeTableStartX=0.0
    AltitudeTableData=1.000,0.802,0.634,0.496,0.381,0.288,0.206,0.147,0.105,0.000
    DryMachTableNumData=4
    DryMachTableDeltaX=0.4
    DryMachTableStartX=0.0
    DryMachTableData=1.000,0.980,1.172,0.000
    WetMachTableNumData=7
    WetMachTableDeltaX=0.4
    WetMachTableStartX=0.0
    WetMachTableData=1.000,0.991,1.207,1.683,2.473,2.750,3.027
    MaxInletTemperature=136.1
    TSFCM0=0.00 AND THE FUEL CONSUMPTION TOO
    TSFCM1=0.00 AND THE FUEL CONSUMPTION TOO
    AfterburnerTSFCM0=0.00 AND THE FUEL CONSUMPTION TOO
    AfterburnerTSFCM1=0.00 AND THE FUEL CONSUMPTION TOO
    MinFuelFlow=0.02
    ExhaustEmitterName= DELETE THE SMOKE
    ExhaustPosition=0.0,-9.27,0.51
    AfterburnerNodeName=afterburner
    AfterburnerEmitterName=J79-ABEmitter2 AND CHANGE THE EMITTER
    AfterburnerEffectSize=1.10
    MinExtentPosition=-0.78,-9.07,-0.28
    MaxExtentPosition= 0.78,-3.22, 1.29
    FireSuppression=TRUE
    GasTempMaxRPM=650.0
    GasTempIdleRPM=340.0
    GasTempChangeRate=5.0
    OverheatTemp=675.0
    DamageTempDelta=300.0
    OilPressMaxRPM=50.0
    OilPressIdleRPM=35.0
    OilPressChangeRate=0.5
    LowOilPress=12.0
    LowOilTempDelta=400.0
    HasArmor=TRUE
    ArmorMaterial=STEEL
    Armor[FRONT].Thickness=12
    Armor
    .Thickness=12
    Armor
    .Thickness=12
    Armor[REAR].Thickness=12
    Armor[bOTTOM].Thickness=12
     
     
    That's it! Now you have your jet with new afterburner flames.
     
     
     
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    Beta testers : Canadair and Dysko.
     
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    Legal stuff:
     
    This mod is freeware. Commercial use is not allowed.
     
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    Enjoy and good flight. :)
     
    November 2011
     
    Spillone104

    479 downloads

       (2 reviews)

    5 comments

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  9. Unified Effects pack update 1

    This is small mandatory update to my Unified Effects Pack available at Combatace here:
     
    http://combatace.com/files/file/11802-unified-effects-pack-10/
     
     
     
    updated or new effect files:
     
    Effects\MediumBombEffect.ini
    Effects\TracerSmokeEmitter.ini
    Effects\LmgObjectHitEffect.ini
    Effects\AircraftSmokeEffect.ini
    Effects\AircraftEngineFireEffect.ini
    Effects\AircraftFuelFireEffect.ini
    Effects\AircraftFireEffect.ini
    Effects\SmallBombEffect.ini
    Effects\UP_bombdirtspike.tga
    Effects\UP_vapurwave.tga
    Effects\WW2_GraySMOKE2.tga
    Effects\ArtilleryGroundHitEffect.ini
    Effects\37MMGroundHitEffect.ini
    Effects\LargeBombAirExplosion.ini
    Effects\MediumBombAirExplosion.ini
    Effects\SmallBombAirExplosion.ini
    Effects\LmgGroundHitEffect.ini
    Effects\HmgGroundHitEffect.ini
    Effects\30mmGroundHitEffect.ini
    Effects\MissileFireEffect.ini
    Effects\23mmGroundHitEffect.ini
    Effects\23mmObjectHitEffect.ini
    Effects\30mmObjectHitEffect.ini
    Effects\20mmObjectHitEffect.ini
    Effects\HmgObjectHitEffect.ini
    Effects\ClusterBombletExplosionEffect.ini
    Effects\LargeBombEffect.ini
    Effects\blast0.tga
    Effects\TankGunFireEffect.ini
    Effects\ArtilleryFireEffect.ini
    Effects\VeryLargeBombAirExplosion.ini
    Effects\VeryLargeBombEffect.ini
    Effects\WW2_GraySMOKE.tga
     
     
    includes "muzzleflash fix" released at CA forum.
     
    Installation of this pack assumes you have installed and working Unified Effects Pack 1.0 in your desired mod install of Strike Fighters 2
     
    Extract to your "mods" folder, overwrite files when asked.

    1,548 downloads

       (1 review)

    5 comments

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  10. Unified Effects Pack 1.0 muzzle flashes fix

    This is small fix that reverts the various calibre guns muzzle flashes back to their TW default effects.
     
    Unzip to your effects folder, overwrite when asked.
     
    Sorry for my mistake
     
    Stary

    692 downloads

       (1 review)

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  11. Unified Effects Pack 1.0

    Unified Effects Pack
     
    For Strike Fighters Series 2
     
    version 1.0
    26 FEB 2011
     
     
    This effects pack is a compilation of many effects I did over the years for Strike Fighters and First Eagles series of flight simulators by Thirdwire.
     
    Build around "Desert Storm FX Pack beta" released in early 2009, this pack replaces most of the stock effects with new ones, most of them volumeric or "3D" in appearance. Also used are few reworked/tuned down effects from my "Hollywood Explosions" mod, aswell as several never before relased ones.

    3,299 downloads

       (9 reviews)

    7 comments

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  12. Postprocess shader tweaks

    Postprocess shader tweaks
     
    FOR STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 DirectX 10 ONLY!
    Made for and tested in SF2 all titles merged with Expansion Packs 1&2
    (but should work with any SF2 title)
     
    version 1.0
    30.12.2010
     
    This is set of modified Thirdwire postprocess shader variants that change the appearance of Strike Fighters 2.
     
    This mod works only in Strike Fighters 2 in Dx10 mode. Also you need to set your effects detail to unlimited for this shader to display!
    Please note that when using sepia, fake night vision and black&white shaders, various on-screen elements (like gunsight, HUD, radar display box and text) are still displayed unchanged. These are processed using different own shaders.
     
    Included are several variants, with various color corrections (old film, sepia, black and white, light green, nightvision) and various strenghts of screen vignetting.

    738 downloads

       (4 reviews)

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  13. Tracermania

    Tracermania
    AAA Tracers and bullets modification
     
    FOR STRIKE FIGHTERS 2 Europe with Expansion pack 2
    Made for and tested in SF2 all titl mergedwithes merged with Expansion Packs 1&2
     
    by Stary
    version 1.0
    06.12.2010
     
    This little modification changes the number of tracers fired by all stock AAA units and patrol boats. Number of tracers has been increased 5 times, instead of every fifth bullet being tracer round now EVERY SINGLE bullet fired by Triple-A is tracer. Also I changed the data for stock partol boats, that makes these vessels track and attack air targets too.
    Second tweak is the increase of bullets fired in a burst by AAA crews, usually from 12 to 20 or 24. This seem to me does not make them more or less accurate.
    As these changes may increase CPU usage I eliminated ALL tracersmoke trails of any kind for any calibre guns (...)

    475 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    3 comments

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  14. Hollywood Explosions

    HOLLYWOOD EXPLOSIONS
     
    (Previously announced as "Enhanced Explosions 4")
     
    by Stary
     
    For Thirdwire series of Flight Simulators
     
    both Gen1 and Gen2 titles
     
    Note:
    This pack was made for, and heavily tested in SF2:Israel merged with all SF2 gen titles. Dec09 patch installation.
    No warranty for Gen1 Series/HDR Mod usage!
     
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    Hollywood Explosions f/x pack is my 4th edition of effects modding. I decided to name it this way, as a tribute to Longbow/Longbow 2 series of simulators -there was such an option there...
     
    And ideology besides, as EE4 sounds kinky, new name for the pack... ok, RAMBO 4 was good, ALIEN Ressu-whatever was not...

    1,687 downloads

       (3 reviews)

    4 comments

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  15. SF2 Combo Effect Pack v1.00

    Compiled and Cleaned up by Ryan Crierie (MKSheppard)
     
    Also available on my website at:
    http://www.alternatewars.com/Mods/SF2/SF2.htm
    In case you hit your daily download limit
     
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    I claim no ownership or creation rights for any of thes effects; I just modded them to make them work in SF2, and then put them together to make it easier for other SF2 Owners.
     
    v1.00 circa 12/23/2009.
     
    I went through all of my installed effects INIs from all my addons and the various effects packs, like Deuce's, LEXX LUTHOR's Strategic Nuclear Effects™, etc and edited them to make them SF2 shader compatible to fix missing effects like MiG-19 afterburners not appearing, etc.
     
    I used the rule of:
     
    Materials that have BlendOp=BLEND_SRC_ALPHA
    EffectShaderName=effectLightLevel.fx
    (aka Volumetric emitters like smoke, groundmist, dust).
     
    Materials that have BlendOp=BLEND_INV_SRC_ALPHA_ADD_SRC
    EffectShaderName=twColor1.fx
    (aka fire, explosion, light, flash, flare, streaks)
     
    Found on Combat Ace Knowledge DB.
     
    I slightly modified LEXX LUTHOR's Strategic Afterburner files so that you can have both Large and Small versions in use at the same time e.g. J58_Large calls the Large effect and J58_Small calls the Small effect. You can see this in the Screenshot for this mod; the one on the left is J79_Small and the one on the right is J79_Large.
     
    I also rewrote some of LEXX's Nuclear Weapons Readme to make it a bit more comprehensible on how to make weapons datafiles call those effects in SF2.

    711 downloads

       (0 reviews)

    2 comments

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  16. Enhanced Explosions 3 for SF2 series

    This is a simple update of EE3 effects pack to have them working in SF2 series.
     
    Thanks to 331KillerBee and Dave for being crash test dummies
     
    Credit my leaking memory for NOT uploading them back in May when this was done

    770 downloads

       (1 review)

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