About This File
Midway Terrain Enhancement/Rebuild Pak, For WW2 PTO Installs
= For SF/SFG/WoV/WoE = for 06 Patch Levels ONLY! =
This originally started out as a 'quick fix' for some small issues, that for some reason, grew into a Major Overhaul !! So, this became an ENTIRE terrain mod, fully equiped with (almost) all items necessary. You'll still need some of the ships supplied with Gepard's Original Terrain . Hopefully, you have it around somewheres ....
The data ini has been upgraded to the semi-latest standards (ie: 2006 patch level at minimum, also usable in 08). Water effects are active, so Vista users beware...more information for you is below in the Install Instructions. See "Notes for Vista Users". While not designed for use in 08 or SF2 level games, it is quite easily adaptable with minor changes to the data ini. Consult the CombatAce Knowledge Base or the several hundred threads on the matter.... But, as always, due to the WW2 aircraft "flight model issue", is NOT reccomended.
The targets ini has gone through a semi-major overhaul as well, combining an eariler version, with Gepards Release Version. Essentlly what I did was scrap several target areas on Sand and Eastern, and then 'filled' in the blanks. This was done to try and control "target area overlap" that made it difficult to move or place objects in semi-historical positions (and it's still not quite right, but closer!)
A new planning map has been generated (1 level only), and the tiles have been cleaned up a bit. Also several new and edited versions of existing tiles have been created to try and smooth thing out a bit. All new tile-specific _HM.bmps have also been created, to create a 'hard surface' ground. A new 'waternormal.bmp' is also included, as are all the newly added Terrain Objects. And there are now trees...lots and lots of trees on the islands...
Included are the WW2 Formations ini, and the WW2 Nations ini, as it seems that some folks can't find them
= MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST, WW2 NATIONS INI IN YOUR FLIGHT FOLDER =
= MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST WW2 FORMATIONS INI IN YOUR FLIGHT FOLDER =
= MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE WW2 WEAPONS PAK FOR THE WW2 WEAPONS!! =
It has been tested in SF, WoV and WoE, (mostly my WW2 WoE PTO install - the best version to use, IMHO) using each of their cats pointed to in the main ini. As most of the new objects will be residing directly in the terrain folder, you should have no problems. (see the CombatAce Knowledge Base for the tutorial on using the cat pointer line). It has NOT been tested in 08 1st Gen SF/Wo* -expecially WoI- or any of the SF2 series. Most likely, it would be unusable due to the airfield size being 'small', and runnning out of runway for jets.
Follow these instructions herein =EXACTLY= and you should have no problems. It's HIGHLY reccomended you read this document completly through before installing this mod