About This File
SF2 WW2 ETO A-20G Pak (DAT)
= For SF2 (Full4/5 Merged RECCOMENDED!)
**This mod -MAY- work in 1stGen game installs. But this has not/cannot be tested by me. **
This pak contains mods for the Dev A-Teams A-20G Havoc light attack bomber, as seen in
Western Europe (ETO) from 1943 through War's End. This is a semi-complete aircraft mod, as
per DAT directives, the aircraft lod is =NOT= included. So, those users that cannot access
the DAT downloads, you're advised to skip this, as it's of no use to you. Everything else,
minus guns and bombs, is included.
Those users with access, will be transfering the lod from from a seperate DAT download of
the A-20G. This mod has been built and tested with the
A-20_Havoc-R4.LOD, dated 10/21/2005 from their WW2 Aircraft Downloads section. You =WILL=
need that, to copy/paste into THIS aircraft's folder.
The skins from my Home Grown Template , and remain in their bmp format. New decals
were created as needed for serials, plane-in-group letters and others. The serials are
'generic' in nature, as they represent no particular aircraft within the units depicted,
but ARE for the model variant represented.
Weapons (bombs) and guns are NOT included; you should have them already.
The skins included herein are, "new builds" that were previously unreleased anywhere.
645th Bomb Squadron, 410th Bomb Group (7X)
646th Bomb Squadron, 410th Bomb Group (8U)
I chose the 410th BG, as they used their Havocs from later 43 until the war's end. They
had started converting to A-26, but never fully converted by May 45.
All markings are decals, and decal randomization is set to TRUE.
All the 1stGen Hangar and Loading screens were either rebuilt to SF2-spec, or created new
for this package. They are in jpg format. Damage textures are new, in DDS format.
Various inis may make use of the 'hide component' or the 'open cockpit' statements to make
sure the cockpits are where they're supposed to be. This may prevent them for working in
1stGens at any patch level. 1st Gen End Users can experiment on their own.
The Canopy (ok, cockpit hatch) has been switched to the Standard Animation Keystroke ,
The FM, while far better than the 2005 release, may need further small adjustments. But it
flys fine for me! :)
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE