About This File
Operation Formosa Freedom
Flyable Services: US Air Force, US Navy, Republic of China Air Force
Carrier Operations: Yes
Naval Combat: Yes
Ground War Scale: Medium
Cheese / Ham Sandwich Included: No
Hey, Paulopanz. This one is for you. Consider it a Thank-You for all you done for TSF !
The Peoples Republic of China increases their rethoric against their wayward province Taiwan, on the Island of Formosa. For the purpose of "peace and order"
in the region, they demand that Formosa shall surrender its independence. Meanwhile, both US and Taiwan intelligence services declare the probability of actual invasion to be low.
Intimidated by the massive bomber armada of the PRC, the Goverment of Taiwan requests US Aid who comes swiftly in the shape of several Interceptor Squadrons.
Two Carrier Groups in the Pacific are also ordered to converge on Formosa; bolstering the strike capacity of the Island.
The worst fear of the Taiwanese people is confirmed as Amphibious Regiments are spotted outside the coast of the outer islands. This will be one of the fierest ground, air and naval war in history.
Will Formosa fall before US Marines arrive to relive the defenders?
Strike Fighters 2 Europe
Strike Fighters 2 Vietnam
Expansion Pack 1
First of all, make sure you are using the required packages merged and that it is patched to the latest version. This is _vital_.
Check http://www.thirdwire.com if you are unsure what the latest patch is, but the game should notify you if there is new patches out.
If you are using a mod, or plan to use one, This mod will mess around with settings other mods may be using. As such, creating a seperate mod folder for Formosa is
a good idea. If you only plan to use Formosa on your main installation, then this step can be bypassed.
Go to your installation folder (Usually C:\Program Files\Thirdwire\Strike Fighters 2). Make a copy of Strike Fighters 2.exe / Strike Fighters 2 Europe.exe
depending on what you prefer and got installed. Name the Copy Strike Fighters 2 Formosa.exe . Start your new .exe once, then close the game.
Now go to your Mod Folders. For Windows 7/Vista, this is located in C:\Users\Name\Saved Games\Thirdwire. For Windows XP Users, it is usually in My Documents.
Unzip the contents of the 7zip file "Formosa" into the mod folder of your choice. Allow any overwrites.
If you own Expansion Pack 1, unzip the file "Optimal" into the same Mod Folder to install correct skins for the J-2.
(Yes, I take requests. Just make them reasonable...)
Formosa Terrain by Gepard
Formosa Terrain Improvements by Wrench & Stary
RussoUk for this fine addition - it really holds up superbly in SF2;
JSF_Aggie for 2 of the USAF skins;
Stephan s for the AMi skin, in particular the Devil tail badge decal;
TMF for the F-84 Triple Rocket Rack (also available in the GunnyPak)
???? for the F84G engine sound wav -- paulo? carlo??? don't remember!!!
Me, for all the ini work, the other 2 skins new decals & positioning, and assembling the package
TK, of course, for the whole series
Cockpit and Adjustments by Dels
3W for the Skyraider
Dels for his SUPERB cockpit
TMF for the flaps and gear sounds
Timmy? for the AN/APS-4 pod (iirc!!)
Me, for all the reworking and assembling the package
Cockpit by ajunaidr.
Aircraft & Weapons by ChampionsVA56
Aircraft/Weapons by Julhelm
Fleet-Defender, BPAO (Oli, we miss you!), Crab_02, Marcello, Column5
Me for some of the decals and other stuff like that there
TK for the whole series!
Updated ini's by MJ and starfighter.
Skin by Paulopanz
Assembly and other adjustments by usafmtl
Airplane and skin by Starfighter2
Help by Zur, USAFMTL, Crab and Heck Mitchell,Pappy, Ravenclaw_007
Skins by Paulopanz
Skins by Paulopanz
F-101 A/B/C Voodoo:
Dave, Column5, Spillone104, NGHENGO, Bobrock, Candair, triplethr3at & jimmybib
Original F-104A: Ajunaidr
Added 3D parts and Fuel Tanks: Spillone104
Textures : Spillone104 and Paulopanz
Decals : USAFMTL (Dave) and Paulopanz
Fake pilot mod: FastCargo
INIs : Spillone104
Effects : Spillone104
Sounds : Spillone104
Aircraft by Pasko & Team
Skins by Paulopanz
Cockpit by Stary
Aircraft by Pasko & suhsjake
Aircraft by Monty CZ, Wrench & LindR
Thanks to Eburger for assembling the Tank package, from where I got most of them.
YeYe, Modified by Wrench
Grinch; Modified by Wrench.
Unified Effects Pack 1.1 by Stary
Ground Effects Collection by SF
Better Widesky for SF2 by Cellisky and Insky_orsin
Alternative Cloud layer 1.0 by SF
SARCASM 1.3 by Stary
If I forgot anybody, please send me a PM and I will correct this at once.
All files created by me is released under the terms of the Freeware License Agreement, any other files are subject to permission or other license from their respective owners.
What's New in Version 1.1
- - J-5/H-5 should now appear as they should.
- - Minor typos and bug fixes corrected.
- - PLAAN Naval Strategy revised to account for the unexpected teleportation capacity of their ships.
- - B 57B is now flyable; even in Campaigns.
- - B 47E removed; replaced with B 52D. Any person who may or may not be the cause of this is now forbidden to enjoy the campaign.
- - Improved skins for J-5, J-6, H-5, F-86F & F-100D, thanks Paulopanz.
- - J-2 included as Optimal for Expansion Pack 1 users.