About This File
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.