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NATO Fighters IV+: Post-Dec2009 Update Pack # 4

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NATO Fighters IV+: Post-Dec2009 Update Pack # 4
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This package contains a fourth update pack for the NATO Fighters IV+ (NF4+) add-on designed for "Strike Fighters 2: Europe" (SF2E) from ThirdWire. It does several things:

 

1) Adds new aircraft and ground objects

 

2) Makes several aircraft flyable

 

3) Adds new textures to existing aircraft

 

4) Updates over 100 weapons and guns

 

5) Fixes or updates numerous other files in the
original NF4+ mod

 

6) Updates items for Exp. Pack 2 compatibility

 

This update pack should be applied to SF2E/NF4+ installations that are patched to the Dec2009 or later patch level -- including Feb2010, Mar2010, May2010, Jun2010, or Dec2010 -- and that already have the first, second, and third NF4+ update packs applied.

 

Please note the those running SF2E Expansion Pack 2 (Dec2010) will have an additional installation step to add Exp. Pack 2 update files to their installations. There are also several "optional" items included in this package -- see below for more information on what they are and how to use them.

 

If you are running SF2E at the Jun2009b patch level and do NOT intend to update to one of the later patch levels mentioned above, you should NOT apply this update pack.

 

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Installation
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BEFORE YOU INSTALL

 

Before installing this update pack, please ensure that:

 

- your SF2E installation is patched to at least the Dec2009 patch level;
- the original NF4+ add-on is installed;
- the first, second, & third update packs (or patches) are applied to
your NF4+ installation.

 

The four original NF4+ installation packages can be obtained from CombatAce:

 

http://combatace.com...-1-main-folder/
http://combatace.com...objects-folder/
http://combatace.com...craft-folder-1/
http://combatace.com...craft-folder-2/

 

The first three update packs can also be had at CombatAce:

 

http://combatace.com...09-patch-level/
http://combatace.com...-update-pack-2/
http://combatace.com...-update-pack-3/

 

The latest patches for Strike Fighters 2 can be downloaded from ThirdWire:

 

http://thirdwire.com/downloads.htm

 

INSTALLING THE UPDATE

 

Installation of this update is simple.

 

1. Copy the contents of the \All_Patch_Levels directory to your SF2E Mod Folder,
overwriting as prompted.

 

If you are NOT running Exp. Pack 2, then you're finished. If you are running
Exp. Pack 2, then you have one more step.

 

2. Exp. Pack 2 Only: copy the contents of the \Dec_2010_Patch directory to your
SF2E Mod Folder, overwriting as prompted.

 

That's it. You're finished. Please look over the next section on "optional" items included here that you may want to install.

 

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Optional Items
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The \_Optional directory included in this package contains files to make three aircraft flyable (one available only in Exp. Pack 2). If you have SF2I you might have already made the other two flyable, in which case you you do not need these files.

 

Here's what's available (by directory).

 

Canberra20: Contains files to make the Exp. Pack 2 Canberra B.20 flyable. If you
installed Exp. Pack to an install merged with the original SF2 (w/ the
mercenary canmpaign and Desert terrain) then the Exp. Pack 2 installer
should have dropped the Canberra20 in your \Aircraft folder. Simply
copy these files to your \Objects\Aircraft\Canberra20 folder to make
the aircraft flyable.

 

Mirage5F: Update 3 included files to make the Mirage 5F flyable, but additional files
from SF2I were required. If you do not have SF2I, you can use the alternate
files in this folder to make the Mirage 5F flyable. Simply copy these files
to your \Objects\Aircraft\Mirage5F folder to make the aircraft flyable.

 

MystereIVA: Update 3 included files to make the Mystere IVA flyable, but additional files
from SF2I were required. If you do not have SF2I, you can use the alternate
files in this folder to make the Mystere IVA flyable. Simply copy these files
to your \Objects\Aircraft\MystereIVA folder to make the aircraft flyable.

 

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Changes, Fixes, & Additions
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Fixes
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- large number of weapons updates/tweaks
- added internal gun ammo wt data for several aircraft
- minor corrections to FlapLid radar unit
- added missing cockpit files to several aircraft

 

Updates (All Patch Levels)
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- updated & revised campaigns
- revised USAF F-4 loadouts
- misc. aircraft fixes, incl. re-naming the old
Lightning F.6 to avoid conflicts with new one
- overhauled Lightning F6 flight model to match 3rdWire fm
- tweaks to AlphaObject settings in the terrain DATA.INI
- AMD_SM_B2: new Super Mystere cockpit
- F-100D_59_RDAF: tweaked skins for SF2 mapping
- F-100D_64_RDAF: tweaked skins for SF2 mapping
- F-84F: made flyable; added refueling probe & Wrench' custom USAF decals
- F-84F (MF): replaced several skins with better versions
- Hunter 4 & 5: made flyable & added serials
- Hunter 51: tweaked skin for SF2 mapping
- Hunters (4-9): Exp. 2 fixes/updates
- Super Mystere B.2: made flyable w/ 4 skins (silver & camo)
- number of other minor fixes/updates to existing aircraft
- several new weapons & drop tanks
- several new new pilots/seats
- two new sounds
- added French carrier station (disabled) to terrain TARGETS.INI
- added several new tank/APC models
- added new destroyed models for tanks
- updated SquadronList.INI to incorporate Exp. Pack 2 additions

 

Updates (Exp. Pack 2)
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- updated campaigns
- added '56 campaign
- small INI tweaks to incorporate Exp. 2 changes
- updated B-57B to reflect new model changes
- updated Hunter 4,5,51,6,9 to reflect new model changes
- Canberra B.2: made flyable
- Canberra B.6: made flyable
- Hunter 1 & 2: added serials

 

New Aircraft
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- Canberra B2 (3rd-party model)
- Canberra B6 (3rd-party model)
- F-104C Starfighter

 

New Skins
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- AMD SM B2: additional French Silver skins for units
- Canadair: two new GAF skins
- F-104G_63: RDAF Grey & Camo skins
- F-4D_78: USAF Grey skin
- F-84F (MF): KLU Camo, Jabo33, USAF Silver/Grey
- F-86K: French Silver, KLU Silver
- Hunter 4: KLU Camo skins
- Hunter 6: KLU Camo skin
- JaguarGR: added several new RAF Camo skins
- Lightning F6: new silver & camo skins for units
- Mirage IIIC: silver Alsace & Cigognes skins
- Mystere IVA: four unit-specific silver skins
- Super Mystere B2: four new skins (silver & camo)
- Yak-28B: new camo skin

 

Optional Items
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- Mirage 5F: alternate cockpit for those without SF2I
- Mystere IVA: alternate cockpit for those without SF2I
- Canberra B.20: files to make flyable (Exp. Pack 2 only)

 

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Credits
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As noted above, this update pack adds a number of new items to the NF4+ add-on. These new items are from the following modders, who generously allowed their use:

 

Ajunaidr ............................... F-104C
Ajunaidr ............................... Canberra B2/B6
USAFMTL/Dave ........................... F-104C skins
Kulbit(80) ............................. Super Mystere B.2 camo skin
Eole ................................... AMD_SM_B2 skins
PGC .................................... Mirage IIIC skins
Paulopanz .............................. Mystere IVA skins, Hunter KLU skins
Sundowner .............................. Lightning F6 skins, F-4D_78 grey skin
ravenclaw_007 .......................... CL-13B GAF camo skins
Greg Thomas ............................ F-104G green RDAF skin
Muesli, Soulfreak ...................... F-84F (MF) skins
Matthew Ouellette ...................... Yak-28 camo skin, F-86K French skin
Bobrock ................................ F-86K KLU skin
Wrench ................................. F-84F USAF decals & mods
Spinners ............................... items from RAF Decals Pack
Ordway & CA_Stary ...................... Super Mystere cockpit
Ordway ................................. Mystere IVA cockpit
rebel ryder ............................ BMP-1
Gepard ................................. T-64
BPAo, Fubar512, & 331Killerbee ......... T-80
SUICIDAL ............................... New Destroyed Tank LODs
Pasko, Patak, & Kesselbrut ............. M60A3

 

Credit for the original NF4+ add-on goes to Column 5, Dave (USAFMTL) and the rest of the NF4+ team. For a list of all the modders whose work is used in the complete NF4+ add-on, see the original ReadMes included in \OriginalReadmes.

 

If we have neglected to credit anyone here, please let us know. We will get it fixed ASAP.

 


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eburger68 & Dave (USAFMTL)
14 Feb. 2011




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