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    1. Euro Objects

      This pack contains several dozen new, high-res Euro ground objects for upgrading the really outstanding maps produced by FE modders. The intent is to push the envelope and see if FE can approach the immersion of more recent flight sims.
       
      There is a lot of confusion concerning FE objects. Generally speaking, mainstream objects (mostly buildings) are 63% of actual size. However, combat units and airfield objects are 100% full size - so they don't look strange when close to full size aircraft.
       
      The screenshots show all of the buildings contained in this pack. They are ALL 63%. Shown, but not included in this pack are airfield objects and WIPs of fortifications and terrain. They will be in a future objects pack and will be full size. Also included in the future pack will be more 63% walls/fences at 5 and 10 degrees for placement on sloping ground, plus more 63% railroad objects.
       
      Use MUE's excellent LOD viewer to identify each object as I don't feel like making explanatory diagrams.

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    2. Fokker DII

      Fokker DII
       
      A revamp of Stephen 1918's Glorious Fokker D II , I have re done the original 3 skins as I thought the aluminum cowl needed to be lightened up somewhat, and the panels on the cowlings needed a slight tweak. So I have re done the original ones supplied by Stephen, I have also made alternative versions of thos 3 aircraft with painted cowlings, and white bandage markings for the Maltese crosses, I also made one skin in Clear dope, for those of you who like CDL aircraft, it appears that the DII was usually painted , so a doped aircraft was rare, I also did 2 separate aircraft from Kesta 4b one with a black and whirte striped rear fuselage, and the other one was just white, also was not a named aircraft. and lastly I did an aircraft from Kesta 16 with a rather natty eyeball marking and the fuselage over painted with paint smears.
       
      I have also included the FM by Von S , along with the early spandau, and finally one of Geezers smashing pilots. sounds decals, and hangar screens are all included or at least they should be.
       

      I hope I have included everyone who I am supposed to give credit to, if I have missed anyone out I heartilly apologise, and thank you whomsoever ye may be.
       
      You may also notice that I have applied little or no weathering to these skins, that is basically because although these aircraft got very dirty very quickly, I much prefer the model to be shown in "airshow" condition, so if you want weathering, please feel free to add your own to taste, myself, I like 'em looking clean.

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    3. Spanish Civil War, Tanks & Armored Cars

      I have made eight tanks and armored cars for the Spanish Civil War. They are equally divided between the factions, with four for each side.
       
      Several FT-17 tanks were purchased by Spain after WWI. Some of them were still in service when the Civil War started and were used by both sides. I am using the LODs from the FE Objects.ini. I have made new data files using SCW nations and new skins.
       
      The Schneider tank was used in WWI, and a few were purchased by Spain after the war. Only a few were still in service when the Civil War started, and were used by the Republican (government) forces. I have made a new version for SCW with a new data file and skins.
       
      The Lancia armored car was also introduced in WWI. Production continued well into the 1920s and it was used by the Italian Army until the beginning of WWII. The Italians provided several to the Nationalist (rebel) forces when the Spanish Civil War began. I have made a new version for SCW with a new data file and skins.
       
      The Panzer 1 was a small German tank first introduced in 1934. It has a crew of two and was armed with two machine guns in a turret. More than a hundred of them were provided to the Nationalist forces. Most of them were operated by the Condor Legion (German troops fighting for the Nationalists) but many were operated by Spanish units.
       
      The UNL-35 was a Spanish built armored car armed with two machine guns, one in a turret and one in the body. It was used extensively by Republican forces but with a high center of gravity, it did not perform well off-road. Production began in 1937 and continued throughout the war. After the war the UNL-35 served in the Spanish army until the late 1950s.
       
      The T-26 was a Soviet tank armed with a 45mm gun. It was probably the best tank used in the Spanish Civil War. A relatively large number were purchased by the Republic during the war. Many of them were captured during the war and used by the Nationalists. I have made a data file and skins for both sides.
       
      My data file for the T-26 tank uses the 2 pounder Davis gun which is included in First Eagles. I have also included gun data for the 45mm tank gun which was actually used in the tank. You can install and use it if you wish.
       
      Installation Instructions
      Unzip the file and open my folder named "GroundObject". Copy all the folders to your FirstEagles/Objects/GroundObject folder. All of the tanks and armored cars use the same skin for the destroyed version. 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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    4. Spanish Civil War Terrain (fake)

      Fake Spanish Terrain
       
      This is a placeholder until a better Spanish terrain is made. It will show up as "Central Spain" in the game.
       
      This terrain is based on the Verdun terrain, using the Verdun.cat file, from First Eagles. It is a cosmetic change and is not geographically correct. Everything is the same as the stock Verdun terrain except for the following changes:
       
      - I have renamed all the locations in the Target.ini and Movement.ini with names from the Guadalajara area of central Spain. I did my best to match town and airfield locations with the terrain coordinates, but I couldn't always find an exact match.
       
      - I modified the terrain tiles to remove the trench line. I have left a few battlefields for Army Co-operation missions.
       
      - I have used Jan Tuma's tile set, the Spring tiles are included with this download. I made some minor changes to skins for buildings and trees.
       
      - I have made extensive changes to the airfields, using hangars, buildings, and vehicles I made for Galicia, as well as hangars, buildings, and vehicles made by Geezer for the 1930's. I have also used Geezer's AA guns. All the necessary objects are included in the download.
       
      - I created new briefing maps with the new place names.
       

      I have created two nations for the Spanish Republic forces (the government forces) and for the Spanish National forces (the rebel forces). Note that I am using "SNAF" as the name of the Spanish National forces, and "SRAF" for the Spanish Republican forces. The nation names in the planes and ground objects have to match these names. A text file is included which you can use to modify your Nations.ini file.
       
      I have also created new icons for the planning maps and in-flight maps to represent the two new nations.
       

      Credits
      Jan Tuma made the terrain tiles which I have included in this download.
       
      Geezer made some of of the hangars, airfield buildings, vehicles, ground crew, and AA guns included in this download.
       
      Ojcar provided links to some very helpful information about the Spanish Civil War and the vehicles, weapons, and equipment used in it.
       
      Gerwin made the TFD editor which I used to modify the terrain.
       
       
       
      Installation Instructions
      I highly recommend that you make a separate install for the Spanish Civil War because nations, icons, ground objects, terrain, and planes are completely different from the stock First Eagles. Note, you will need to keep the "Verdun" terrain folder because "FakeSpain" uses the Verdun cat file.
       
      My folder named "FakeSpain" contains the actual terrain. Put the entire folder into your "Terrain" folder.
       
      The folder named "Flight" contains a text file which needs to be added to your "Nations.ini" file. If you don't see a Nations.ini in your Flight folder, you will need to extract it from the FlightData.cat file. Open both files, copy everything from my "AddToNationsIni.txt" file and paste it at the end of your "Nations.ini" file. Change the "XXX" to the next numbers in your sequence.
       
      Note that I am using "SNAF" as the name of the Spanish National forces, and "SRAF" for the Spanish Republican forces. The nation names in the planes and ground objects have to match these names.
       
      The folder named "Flight" contains icons which show correct insignia for the in-flight map. Copy them into your "Flight" folder. Note that after this, in the in flight map, all "Friendly" airfields will be represented by a Republican roundel and "Enemy" airfields will be represented by a National roundel.
       
      My folder named "GroundObjects" contains all the ground objects used in the terrain. If you have made a separate install for the Spanish Civil War, you should delete all the WWI ground objects and replace them with the new ones. I have adjusted the data files to reflect correct nations for the Spanish Civil War.
       
      My folder named "Menu" contains icons for the two new nations which will appear in the planning map. These will simply extend the set currently there. Any planes whose nation is "Germany" or "Italy" will still be represented with WWI German or Italian insignia. But planes whose nation is "SNAF" or SRAF" will be represented by the appropriate new insignia.
       
      You will need to extend the end date of First Eagles in order to fly planes from the 1930s. In the First Eagles folder, open the Options.ini, under [singleMission] (a little more than halfway down) set the end date to after the war. The Spanish Civil War ended in April 1939. I set my end date to the end of the year: EndDate=12/31/1939

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    5. Spanish Civil War, Breguet XIX - 2 pack

      The Breguet XIX was developed in 1924 as a light bomber and reconnaissance plane. It was used by many nations throughout the 20's and early 30's. Several variations were produced, with different engines, gun configurations, and fuselage designs. Spain bought several Breguet XIXs and eventually began producing them in their CASA (Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA) plants. By the early 1930s the Breguet XIX was obsolete and beginning to be replaced. When the Spanish Civil War began, there were almost 100 still in service and they were used by both sides until better planes became available.
       
      I have made the Breguet XIX B2 bomber variant as produced by CASA. It has a Vickers machine gun mounted in the fuselage, and two Lewis guns mounted on a scarff ring. It has a Lorraine-Dietrich 12 cylinder engine and can carry a small bomb load.
       
      I have made two versions, one for each side, with appropriate skins, decals, and loadouts. My skinning templates are included.
       
      The bomb loadouts for the Nationalist version use the German 50kg bomb (Ge50kg) from Geezer's 1930s Bomb Pack, available in the Combat Ace, First Eagles Golden Era Download section.
       
      Credits
      Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Breguet XIX, and for supplying me with some valuable reference material.
       
      Installation Instructions
      For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folders named "Breguet19N" and "Breguet19R" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder.
       
      If you haven't already done so, you will need to download and install Geezers 1930s Bomb Pack 01 - available in the download area of Combat Ace (First Eagles - Golden Era - Object Mods.)
       
      For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folders named "Breguet19N" and "Breguet19R" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create two new folders named "Breguet19N" and "Breguet19R". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/Breguet folders into the appropriate Decals/Breguet folders you just made.
       
      If you haven't already done so, you will need to download and install Geezers 1930s Bomb Pack 01 - available in the download area of Combat Ace (First Eagles - Golden Era - Object Mods.)

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    6. Spanish Civil War, Polikarpov I-15

      Spanish Civil War
      Polikarpov I-15 Read Me
       
      The Polikarpov I-15, nicknamed "Chato," was one of the primary fighters used by the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. The Spanish Republic bought a large number of them from the Soviet Union, and manufactured even more in Spanish factories.
       
      The Polikarpov I-15 was armed with four machine guns and could carry a light bomb load. They were used mostly as fighters, escorts, and interceptors. They were used for ground attack missions on occasion.
       
      My Polikarpov includes a basic green paint skin, decals, two loadouts, and a 25kg bomb. Instructions for installing the bomb are included with the download. I have also included my skinning templates with the download.
       
      Credits
      Thanks to Ojcar for making the data file for the Polikarpov I-15.
       
      Thanks also to Crowford who provided valuable resources for the plane and loadouts.
       
      And thanks to Geezer for resources and inspiration.
       
      Installation Instructions
       
      For FE1 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "PolikarpovI15" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. You will also need to install the bomb. The bomb and instructions for installing it are included as separate files.
       
      For FE2 - Unzip the file. Move the folder named "PolikarpovI15" into your FirstEagles/Objects/Aircraft folder. Then in the FirstEagles/Objects/Decals folder, create a new folder named "PolikarpovI15". Move the folder named "D" from your Aircraft/PolikarpovI15 folder into the Decals/PolikarpovI15 folder you just made.
       
      You will also need to install the bomb. The bomb and instructions for installing it are included as separate files.

      113 downloads

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    7. Templates For Gladiator MK1 and MK2

      This pack contains the layered artwork for both MK1 and MK2, with templates.
       
       
       
      THIS MODEL IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART, OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT.

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    8. Gladiator Pilots

      This pack contains new RAF pilots for FE/FE2, and are positioned for the Gladiator. An equivalent pack for SF2 will be released shortly.
       
      The pack contains a RAF desert pilot in short sleeves, and two RAF Europe pilots, one with oxygen mask.
       

      THIS MODEL IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART, OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT.

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    9. 1930s Bomb Pack 01

      This pack contains the most common types of bombs used by Britain, Italy, and Germany in the1930s and early WW2. Thanks to LloydNB and Wrench for reference material, and special thanks to KJakker for assembling all the bits and pieces together into usable files.
       
       
       
      THIS MODEL IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART, OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT.

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    10. Gladiator "Holes"

      This DL contains three multi-layer .pdfs of Gladiator battle damage. Those of you who know your way around a paint program cam make your own TGA damage files for the three Gladiators.
       
      I have software problems that prevent me from making TGAs, and - after a year's worth of effort - I am tired of looking at Gladiator files!
       
      THIS MODEL IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART, OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT.

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    11. Sea Gladiator

      This all new model with hi-res textures is the third of three new Gladiators for FE/FE2. Dedicated SF2 versions will be released shortly.
       
      A lot of guys helped me develop these models, particularly Baffmeister (new FMs), LloydNB (Sea Gladiator skins), and Stephen1918 (file bashing).
       
      Software problems prevented me from including battle damage TGA files, so the raw artwork will be posted separately as "Holes" so you can make your own TGAs.
       
      Enjoy.
       
      THIS MODEL IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART, OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT.

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    12. Gladiator MK2

      This all new model with hi-res textures is the second of three new Gladiators for FE/FE2. Dedicated SF2 versions will be released shortly.
       
      A lot of guys helped me develop these models, particularly Baffmeister (new FMs), LloydNB (Sea Gladiator skins), and Stephen1918 (file bashing).
       
      Software problems prevented me from including battle damage TGA files, so the raw artwork will be posted separately as "Holes" so you can make your own TGAs.
       
      Enjoy.
       
      THIS MODEL IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART, OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT.

      104 downloads

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    13. Gladiator MK1

      This all new model with hi-res textures is the first of three new Gladiators for FE/FE2. Dedicated SF2 versions will be released shortly.
       
      A lot of guys helped me develop these models, particularly Baffmeister (new FMs), LloydNB (Sea Gladiator skins), and Stephen1918 (file bashing).
       
      Software problems prevented me from including battle damage TGA files, so the raw artwork will be posted separately as "Holes" so you can make your own TGAs.
       
      Enjoy.
       

      THIS MODEL IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART, OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT.

      83 downloads

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    14. Improved Gameworld Appearance

      I occasionally tinker with lighting and textures to make the TW gameworld look more realistic. This small pack was developed to improve Gterl's WW1 Italy game map, but should also work with most any other SF or FE game map.
       
      Most of the changes are located in the FLIGHT folder, whose contents are largely the work of Quack74. All I did was alter the light levels to better simulate "high noon" - the standard game settings are too dark and murky for bright sunshine.
       
      I also lightened and dulled Jan Tuma's tree art so forests don't look like dark green blobs. The new art files Stromy, Stromy2, Stromy3, and TEROBJECT_TREE S1 replace the equivalents in the WW1 Italy folder.
       
      Finally, the increased light levels can make some aircraft appear too shiny. A sample texture set ini file is included with reduced glossyness settings - see first shot of Sea Gladiator (facing away from camera). 0.000 equals no gloss whatsoever.
       
      Specular=0.200
      Glossiness=0.200
      Reflection=0.100

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    15. CR42 (1940) Graphics Pack

      The graphics pack contains all the .psd files used to make the CR42 skins. In addition to templates and skin art, there are numerous squadron insignia for CR42 units that were deployed in 1940 Libya. There is also selection of different squadron number styles, plus Belgian and Hungarian national insignia. Note these images are BIG - they are sized to fit the hi-res artwork. Modders who like to make decals can experiment to see if large, hi-res decals are feasible. If not, the numerous overlays can be painted into the skin artwork.

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    16. CR42 (1940)

      Updated files to reflect user inputs - see change log. The SAVE SELECTION AS CHANNEL button in my copy of Photoshop has stopped working, so I cannot fix the bullet holes alpha channel problem. I have placed the _Holes files in the Graphics Pack. If you can make your own .tga files with alpha channel, just drop the resulting four .tga files into the CR42_1 folder.
       
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      The CR42 was Italy's most numerous fighter in 1940, and fought over North and East Africa, plus briefly in the Battle of Britain. Export versions operated in the Battle of France (Belgium) and on the Eastern Front (Hungary). Immensely strong, its license-built Pratt & Whitney engine drove a license-built Hamilton-Standard constant speed propeller, giving the CR42 a performance edge over Allied biplanes in early WW2.
       
      This is the first of many 1930s aircraft intended for FE/FE2. The planned selection of aircraft will cover the early desert war in North Africa and also the Spanish Civil War. Whenever appropriate, an SF2 version will also be developed for Baffmeister's BoB mod.
       
      A number of modders have assisted me in developing this aircraft, particularly Stephen1918. Additional thanks to Wrench, Baffmeister, Sully, gambit168, Nixou, and Viper63a. I've probably forgotten someone - if so, my apologies.
       
      Special thanks to professional illustrator Jim Laurier for use of his instrument art for the cockpit.
       
      The only known problem is the extended take off run - once in the air, no other problems have been observed. When Baffmeister returns in the autumn, he said he will tweak the FM a bit more to his satisfaction.
       
      The current FM lists the CR42 as a German aircraft so it will drop into most First Eagles' mods. You can change the nationality by opening the CR42_DATA.ini and editing the first two lines of the Mission Data listings.
       
      THIS MODEL IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART, OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT.

      172 downloads

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