About This File
WW2 PTO Naval Units
-- Something for the PTO players --
= For SF2, Full-5 Merged (ONLY) =
*Note: in particular, these are designed for use in a WW2 PTO mods folder built =FROM= the SF2NA.exe. No others seem to have whatever coding is needed (at least in my testing) for proper CVBG formation. Be advised, it will absolutely =NOT= work in 1stGens.*
Most of these ships are mods of Hinchbrooks's or Geo's, reflagged and slightly tweeked. Some you may have already, as they've been used on several terrain mods of mine for The Pacific War . These will replace them.
Also included is Grinch's original Fletcher DD, that causes NO seizures in SF2/SF2NA.
I'm no Naval Archetiect, so "those that know", please make any needed corrections and upload!
When discoverable, armor values reflect Real Life . Names lists have been created for all.
REMINDER: if you have these ships already, you may want to back up the originals, as this pack WILL completly replace/overwrite them!!!!
REMEMBER: For the most part, these are "stand in" ships!!! and may not reflect the full capabilities of their Real Life counterparts. (Or, in some cases, even look like them) Unless otherwise indicated, all ships were originally created by Hinchbrook a loooooooong time ago.
This pack contains naval units for the US Navy, Royal Navy (BPF) and Imperial Japanese Navy.
Essex Class CV (SCB-125) - by 3W; stock carrier. Yes, I know it's the wrong deck shape. This Modded data.ini allows for WW2 usage -IT HAS NO DEFENSIVE ARMAMENTS!!!-and -THAT- needs fixing!!!
Akakazie class DD - total stand in! based on Geo' Kriegsmarine DD
Nagara Class CL - mod of Hinch' Foch
Unryu Class CV - mod of HMS Eagle
Zuiho Class CV - tweeked version of Hinch's orginal
Ise class BB - from HInch
Fuso class BB - from Hinch
Nagato Class BB - HInch
Fletcher Classs DD - Grinch's original release, with some SF2NA tweeks. Does =NOT= cause game to lock/crash. Useable in all eras.
Cleveland Class CA - "CL-83" from KAW mod, by YeYe (iirc)
Atlanta Class CL - from KAW mod, by YeYe (iirc)
New Orleans CA (aka 'Astoria')
Enterprise6 - ???? (aka: Yorktown Class CV) from the original PTO WW2 terrains releases
Indepencence Class CVL (mod of Zuhio)
Casablanca Class CVE (Hinchs' MAC)
Benson class DD (USN_DD)
New York Class (Texas)
Nevada Class BB
Tenessee Class BB
HMS Victorious CV
Renown Class BB (aka: "Repulse")
Tribal Class DD (rebuilt from Daring)
Leander/Dido class CL - rebuilt from Foch
Make sure you have the WW2 Nations ini that includes the IJN. It's available at the following URL:
It should be noted at this time, I am NOT a Naval Archeitect, and pretty much all these ships need SOMEBODY to go through them and add the 2ndary and Tertiary AAA batteries - expecially the Cruisers, Battleships, and stand-in Destroyers.
Included are the ships sounds wavs, and my SoundList.ini. If you have an extracted soundlist, just edit your existing one to add the 2 sounds.
It's also advisable to have the WW2 Guns pak, as it includes the Naval Artillery. It's available at the following URL:
However, some new guns ARE included for the RN boats (by YeYe).
Some terrain mods that allow for CVBG usage will be released as soon as I finish testing, and making sure all the original defects (unflattened airfields, etc) are corrected.
As always, fairly easy to follow, detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them. Also, give the "Notes" section a read too. Where possible, and if I still had them, original readmes are included.
Reminder: a lot of these vessels are really old (2004/05), and therefore do NOT have multiple main gun installations or secondary/tertiary batteries; those that do, have been jiggered into being, and =DO= need further tweeking. Due to their age, "they are as they are". Of course, if someone wants to build new ones.....<grin>
Calm Winds, and Following Seas!
With thanks to ALL our Shipbuilders!!