About This File
SF2 WW2 ETO Bristol Beaufighter Mk.1F and NF Mk.1F (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 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.1F and NF Mk.1F (Radar equipped Nightfigher), as seen in Western Europe (ETO) from 1940 onwards. This is the first of several SF2 upgrade packages for the various Beaus they've produced.
This is a semi-complete aircraft mod, and 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, is included.
This package contains 2 aircraft, as listed above, and below.
Those users with access, will be transfering the lod from either a seperate DAT download of the Day fighter (Mk.1F) and Nightfigher (NF Mk.1F), or from their WoA game install/mods folder. REMEMBER - these are 2 different aircraft, with 2 very different LODs! This mod has been built and tested with the
BeaufighterMk1_R8.LOD (dated 7/17/2005)
BeaufighterMk1F_R8.LOD (dated 7/16/2005)
from their WW2 Aircraft Downloads section. You =WILL= need them, to copy/paste into THIS aircraft's folder. It should be noted the Mk1_R8.lod is the same as that's available in their WoA mod.
End Users that have the original aircraft, either from WoA or seperate downloads are advised =NOT= to install this package over an existing aircraft folder. See "To Install" for full explicit instructions.
The skins included herein are, "new builds" that were previously unreleased anywhere. These are for UK (ETO) based squadrons ONLY!! They are:
No. 25 Squadron, circa 1940 in standard Day Scheme
Beaufighter NF Mk.1F:
No. 604 Squadron "County of Middlesex", circa late 1940, overall Special Night
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.
All markings are decals; this will allow super easy creation of other squadrons by simply creating a new SCode decal, 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, and fit SF2 styling. Damage textures are new, in DDS format.
The FM, based off the Beaus in the Wings Over Africa Total Conversion Mod, may need further small adjustments. But it flys fine for me! :)
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. PLEASE read them!!! Especially the Notes section. All the original DAT readmes are included, for historical and ownership/copyright purposes.