About This File
SF2 WW2 ETO Spitfire Mk.V Pak by Cocas Aircraft Factory & Co (ver 0.9) 12/10/2013
-- Something for the ETO players --
= For SF2, Full-5 Merged (Reccomended/Preferred) =
*Note: having whichever expansion pak gave us the Spit Mk. IX is required, as this mod references the stock 3W
This is tagged as Ver 0.9, as we're sure minor fixes may be required.
Skins included with the package are:
No. 92 "East India" Squadron
No. 610 "County of Chester" Squadron
336th FS, 4th FG "Rocketeers" (circa 9/42)*
(*Please note, as ex-Eagle Squadron aircraft, they still carry their RAF squadron code letters. The standard 4th FG codes did -not- appear until after transitioning to Thunderbolts)
Squadron crests, or in AAF cases the squadron patch, are used as the paint chip, seen on the loadout screen.
This pack makes use of the Brain32 trick of having the skin maps in the MAIN aircraft folder, NOT in the individual squadron folders. As all ETO Spitfires were painted the same camo, this reduces the size of the package. Only the markings (squadron codes, national insignia) change.
All marking are decals, and decal randomization is TRUE. Other squadrons, RAF or USAAF, can easily be done by creating new squadron code letters. The AAF skin is set to start in September, 1942, as this is approximately correct for the 4th FGs formation. The Userlist ini has dates rounded to the closest whole month. SF2 versions of my "box art" style hangar and loading screens are included.
All aircraft use a "pool" of plane-in-group letters, and serial numbers. The serial numbers, while 'generic' in nature (representing no particular aircraft), ARE correct for the variant depicted.
The canopy operates via the Standard Animation Keystroke , Shift/0. Guns are also grouped, MGs in Group 1, the cannon in Group 2.
When in game, you'll see:
Spitfire Mk.Vb (CAF)
on the aircraft selection dropdown menu. This will diferentiate =THIS= Spitfire from any other Mk.Vs you may (or may not) have.
The skin template is NOT included, as it's being used for other variants. When those are finished, and released, the template will be also (in the hopes someone can fine tune OUT my mistakes! <grin>).
As always, fairly easy to follow, yet detailed install instructions are included. So, please read them.
-for Cocas Aircraft Factory, Prop Work Division-