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SF2V Air & Ground War Expansion Pack v2.0 - VPAF Add-on

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SF2V Air & Ground Expansion Pack v. 2.1 - VPAF Add-On

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This is an add-on package for the "Strike Fighters 2: Vietnam Air & Ground Expansion Pack v. 2.1" available at CombatAce. This add-on makes most major aircraft of the Vietnamese People's Air Force (VPAF) flyable with custom third-party cockpits and avionics. It also contains "Red" versions of the three main SF2V campaigns, allowing you to fly VPAF MiGs against opposing USAF, USN, & USMC aircraft.

 

This add-on package is designed to be applied over the top of an existing installation of version 2.1 of the Expansion Pack with the latest update package applied. You can download the four main Expansion Pack files here:

 

Part 1:

http://combatace.com/files/file/10189-sf2v-air-ground-war-expansion-pack-v20-gold-part-1/

 

Part 2:

http://combatace.com/files/file/10190-sf2v-air-ground-war-expansion-pack-v20-gold-part-2/

 

Part 3:

http://combatace.com/files/file/10192-sf2v-air-ground-war-expansion-pack-v20-gold-part-3/

 

Part 4:

http://combatace.com/files/file/10193-sf2v-air-ground-war-expansion-pack-v20-gold-part-4/

 

The latest update package for the Expansion Pack can be found here:

 

Jan. 2012 Update:

http://combatace.com/files/file/10466-sf2v-air-ground-war-expansion-pack-v20-jan-2012-update/

 

You should have the latest updates for the Expansion Pack before applying this add-on 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 the main add-on files; a second for optional aircraft.

 

Here's how to apply this update package:

 

1. Ensure that SF2V is properly installed & updated.

 

2. Ensure that the Expansion Pack v. 2.1 (Mar. 2010) is installed to your SF2V Mod Folder

and that the latest update package for the Expansion Pack is applied.

 

3. Unpack SF2V_AG-XP_v2_VPAF.7z to a safe place on your drive.

 

4. Drag and drop all the files and folders from within the \To_Mod_Folder to your SF2V Mod Folder, overwriting as prompted.

 

5. Now open the \Optional directory, which contains different versions of the MiG-17 and MiG-17PF. Note that what you install from the \Optional directory is determined by whether or not your SF2V installation also includes Strike Fighters 2: Europe (SF2E) as part of a "merged install."

 

- MiG-17PF

 

The original Expansion Pack supplies two different versions of the MiG-17PF. By default a third-party "mod" version was installed. Optionally, users with installations that included SF2E could replace the "mod" version with the stock 3rdWire version.

 

The \Optional directory in this add-on package contains updated files for both versions. (Hint: the third-party "mod" version is identified in-game as the MiG-17PF Fresco-E; the stock 3rdWire verison is identified as the MiG-17PF Fresco-D.)

 

Choose the version that you have installed, and apply the updated files for that version to the \Objects\Aircraft directory in your SF2V Mod Folder, overwriting as prompted.

 

- MiG-17

 

The original Expansion Pack supplies a substitute, optional version of the MiG-17 for those using installations that do not include SF2E.

 

If you installed this optional/substitute version of the MiG-17 (because your install lacks SF2E), then apply the updated files for that version to the \Objects\Aircraft directory in your SF2V Mod Folder, overwriting as prompted.

 

(If your install includes SF2E, then you do not need to install the updates for the substitute version of the MiG-17, as you're using the original 3rdWire version available in SF2E.)

 

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

 

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What's Included

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This add-on package supplies the following updates for your SF2V Expansion Pack install:

 

- cockpits and related files to make most VPAF fighters flyable

 

- new engine sounds for VPAF MiGs

 

- new Hangar & Loading screens for flyable MiGs

 

- "Red" versions of the three main SF2V campaigns:

 

1. The American War (Rolling Thunder)

2. The Mad Man Nixon (Linebacker I)

3. Dien Bien Phu of the Air (Linebacker II)

 

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Credits

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

 

Ordway............................original MiG-17 & MiG-19 cockpits

Wrench............................Early MiG Series Cockpit Upgrade/Repair Package

Paladrian.........................original MiG-21 cockpits

ataribaby.........................MiG-21 Complete Pack for SF2

Raven.............................MiG-19S green cockpit update

Spillone104.......................MiG engine sounds

 

For a complete list of modders whose work is used in the complete Expansion Pack, see the ReadMe included in the original Expansion Pack. 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

22 Feb. 2011




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