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WOV Air & Ground War Expansion Pack Gold - Jan 2012 Update

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WOV Air & Ground Expansion Pack v. 1.1 - Jan. 2012 Update

 

This is an update package for the "Wings Over Vietnam: Air & Ground Expansion Pack v. 1.1" Gold/Final Release available at CombatAce. Containing fixes and enhancements for both the Aug. 2006 and Oct. 2008 patch levels, it is designed to be applied over the top of an existing installation of the version 1.1 Expansion Pack. You can download the three main Expansion Pack files here:

 

Part 1:

http://combatace.com/files/file/10281-wov-air-ground-war-expansion-pack-gold-part-1/

 

Part 2:

http://combatace.com/files/file/10282-wov-air-ground-war-expansion-pack-gold-part-2/

 

Part 3:

http://combatace.com/files/file/10300-wov-air-ground-war-expansion-pack-gold-part-3/

 

This update is designed to be applied over verison 1.1 (Mar. 2010) of the Expansion Pack. If you installed the original version 1.0 from Dec. 2009 but have not updated to the Mar. 2010 version (available in the links above), you should update before applying this update package.

 

Please take a look over the remainder of this ReadMe before installing the update.

 

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Installation

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The installation process has two phases: one for all patch levels; a second for the Aug. 2006 patch level. Here's how to apply this update package:

 

1. Ensure that WOV is properly installed and patched to either the 8.30.2006 or 10.20.2008 level.

 

2. Ensure that the Expansion Pack v. 1.1 (Mar. 2010) is installed to your WOV Installation Directory.

 

3. Unpack WOV_AG-XP_Apr11.7z to a safe place on your drive.

 

4. Open the \All_Patch_Levels directory. Drag and drop all the files and folders from within the \To_Install_Dir to your WOV Install Dir, overwriting as prompted.

 

If you are running WOV at the Oct. 2008 patch level, then your installation process is finished. If you are running at the Aug. 2006 patch level, then you have one last step.

 

5. If you are running the Aug. 2006 patch level, then open the \Aug_2006_Patch directory. Drag and drop all the files and folders from within the \To_Install_Dir to your WOV Install Dir, overwriting as prompted.

 

Now, perform some CLEANUP. This update splits the A-1H Skyraider into two aircraft: the older A-1H, used by the USAF and VNAF; the new A-1H_USN, used by the Navy. All the skins for the new A-1H_USN are included in this update. You should remove the following unused USN skin folders from the older A-1H folder in \Objects\Aircraft:

 

USNGrey1

VA-25

VA-36

VA-52

VA-75

VA-95

VA-115

VA-145

VA-152

VA-165

VA-176

VA-196

VA-215

 

That's it. You should be good to go.

 

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Optional A-1 Cockpits

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Included in the \OPTIONAL\A-1_Cockpits folder is an alternate cockpit for the A-1 Skyraiders. This cockpit, made by Dels, was released in Oct. 2011.

 

The \A-1_Cockpits folder contains one copy of Dels' A-1 cockpit, including the \Cockpit folder as well as the necessary COCKPIT.INIs for each of the Skyraiders.

 

Also included in A-1_Cockpits\old-cockpit are backups of the old .INIs and the old \Cockpit folder from the original Expansion Pack install.

 

Note that the new A-1 cockpit is already installed to the newly added A-1H_USN aircraft. Thus, installation is necessary only for the older A-1H aircraft.

 

To install:

 

1. Remove the existing \Cockpit folder from each of the A-1 folders in \Objects\Aircraft (found in your SF2V Mod Folder).

 

2. Copy the new \Cockpit folder to each of the A-1 folders in \Objects\Aircraft.

 

3. Copy the new COCKPIT.INIs to the appropriate A-1 folders in \Objects\Aircraft.

 

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A Note on the Helicopters

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Several helicopters have been added as flyable aircraft in this update. Set the "Flight Model" in "Game Play Options" to "Normal," and use your thrust vectoring controls in conjunction with the standard WOV flight controls to maneuver and fly the helos.

 

At the end of the day, though, Strike Fighters is NOT a helicopter sim. That means helo flight models are rough, unrealistic, and borderline unstable. It also means that AI helo pilots can occasionally run into difficulties, esp. when trying to land these things.

 

Until someone creates better helo flight models for WOV (or TK updates the ThirdWire flight engine to accommodate helicopters), that's just the way it is. If you don't like the way the helos fly, then don't fly them.

 

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What's Included

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This update (formerly the Sep. 2011 Update) was refreshed in January 2012.

New fixes & updates include the following:

 

UPDATES & ADDITIONS

- new A-1H_USN aircraft added

- Dels' A-1 cockpit included as an optional item

- A-1 Skyraider weapon stations & loadouts overhauled by Malibu43

- F-102A flight model replaced

- MissionChance schedules for most aircraft in Steel Tiger & Easter Offensive

campaigns overhauled

- a few new weapons added (others fixed)

 

FIXES

- CBU-14As & CBU-25s fixed to allow AI pilots to use them properly

 

This update also contains the following fixes and add-ons from previous versions ofthis Cumulative Update package:

 

September 2011:

 

UPDATES & ADDITIONS

- made minor updates to Steel Tiger & Easter Offensive campaigns

- added new napalm effect (by Stary) to BLUs

- updated SOUNDLIST.INI

- added VNAF camo texture to B-57B

- overhauled Cessna180 & O-1E and added new cockpits to each

- added USNGrey5 texture to F-8C

- added three new textures to O-2A

 

FIXES

- minor corrections to A-6A, A-6B, EA-6A, EA-6B, B-26K, B-57B, CanberraB20,

F-100D, F-100D_Late, F-100D_WW, & O-2A

differences from earlier patch versions

- minor corrections to most AAA, SAM, and radar ground objects

- minor corrections to a number of other ground objects

- minor corrections to several tanks & weapons

 

April 2011:

 

MISC UPDATES & ADDITIONS

- minor updates & tweaks to Rolling Thunder, Linebacker II,

& Easter Offensive campaigns

- added medals pack for North & South Vietnam

- adjusted Altitude data in MissionControl.INI

- updated & expanded SquadronList.INI

- added new cockpit textures for F-111A

- added USMCGrey3 texture for F-4B_Late

- added field-mod bomb racks for Canberra B.20

- added new engine sound for AC-119s

- minor tweaks/updates to several other aircraft

- added dummy SA-2D missile to ZiL-157 SA-2 Trailer

- added Canberra bomb rack, weapons for Hueys, & other misc. weapon fixes

- minor fixes/updates for both VietnamSEA & SouthVietnam terrains

 

NEW AIRCRAFT

- F-4G Phantom II (VF-213, USN)

- UH-1B Huey Gunship

- UH-1D Huey

 

February 2011:

 

FIXES

- fixed MiG-17 VPAFmetal skin

- minor tweaks to EA-6B

 

UPDATES & ADDITIONS

- added B-26K Counter Invader

- added F-4D LORAN

- updated Steel Tiger & Easter Offensive Campaigns

- updated/expanded SquadronList.INI

- updated unit designations for several texture sets

- added several new weapons

 

January 2011:

 

FIXES

- synced all freq data for radars, jammers, RWR at WoV 2008 level

- checked jammer pod type/strengths

- added proper CEP to all bombs, rockets, & A2G missiles

- checked all LGB/AI bomb names

- checked NumSquadron= for all carriers in campaigns

- added nations music for campaigns

 

UPDATES

- added new 'Nam era weapons

- updated RF-8 skins

- updated O-1E U.S. Army decals

- updated A-1H USN decals

- added O-2A Skymaster

 

July 2010:

 

FIXES

- replaced grey-background VF-111 tail decals

w/ white-background versions on F-4Bs

- tweaked F-102A control surfaces

- added custom AIM-4D for F-102A

- made F-102A missile bay doors automatic

- performed minor tweaks to A-1H flight model

- made minor fixes to F-4E Rivet Haste, R-4B, RF-4C, OV-10A

- corrected AC-123K RWR type

- added two missing sound files

- added a few missing pilots

- other minor fixes

- tweaked O-1E/Cessna180 weapon stations

- tweaked F-104C fm

- tweaked AC-119 fm

- tweaked F-5 control surfaces

- tweaked MiG-17 flight models

- corrected MiG-17PF radar parameters

- tweaked A-1H flight model

 

UPDATES

- added F-5E Tiger II (VNAF)

- added F-5E Tiger II (VPAF)

- added 30MM_GSh-30-2 cannon

- added "dumb" AI versions of LGBs

- added texture set patches for a number of aircraft

- added new Loading & Hangar screens for F-102A

- added Raven's Navy trawler texture set

- added sounds to carriers

- added grey B-57B tanks

- added/updated hangar/loading screens for several aircraft

- added holes .TGAs to a number of aircraft

- reverted mission type name/description strings to WoV defaults

 

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Credits

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This update contains a few new items from the following modders who generously allowed their use:

 

New to this version of the cumulative update package:

 

Malibu43......................................new A-1H/J Skyraider loadouts

Malibu43 & Vigilant...........................fixed CBU-14A & CBU-25

Dels..........................................optional A-1 cockpit

 

First included in previous versions of the cumulative update package:

 

The Mirage Factory............................F-5E Tiger II

Capun, Gramps, Charles, Kesselbrut, Wrench....B-26K Counter Invader

Veltro2K, Cliff11, & XRAY.....................O-2A Skymaster

Pasko ....................................... UH-1B Gunship

Kesselbrut .................................. UH-1B/D flight model

Gramps ...................................... UH-1H Huey

HrntFixr ................................... UH-1B skins

column5 ..................................... VF-213 F-4G skin

Dave (USAFMTL) .............................. VNAF B-57B skins/decals

liamp51 ..................................... re-textured F-111A cockpit

FastCargo ................................... Canberra B.20 bomb racks

Wrench....................................... bits for F-4D LORAN

Wrench ...................................... overhauled O-1E & Cessna180

Wrench ...................................... new textures for O-2A

Fubar512..................................... bits for EA-6B

Raven........................................ Navy Trawler texture

Paulopanz ................................... medals pack for North & South Vietnam

christian59 ................................. generic aircraft damage textures

CA_Stary .................................... new CBU-based napalm effect

 

Credits for all items included in the Expansion Pack can be found in \ReadMes_Old. If we have neglected to credit anyone here, please let us know. We will get it fixed ASAP.

 

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Legal Stuff

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We have signed onto the freeware "list" on combatace.com. As such, the original work here can be included or used in other mods as along as they aren't payware and credit is given to the creator(s).

 

Thanks,

 

Malibu43 & eburger68

 

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malibu43 & eburger68

14 Jan. 2012




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