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Burma (WW2) Targets Upgrade Pak


Burma Terrain Upgrade: For WW2 CBI/PTO mods

 

This mod is a relatively simple upgrade to Edward's WW2 Burma terrain. What I've done is added LOTS of new targets to the existing target areas, and replaced at least one airfield with a newly repainted "desert airfiled 1", which is now a medium dirt runway. The 'new' target areas are enhancements of already existing ones -- I've just added some more things here and there to make it look a little more populated. There are a couple of new parked planes, based of existing ones, hex-edited and reskinned for their proper users.

 

This is a fairly 'target rich' environment -- there are plenty of items for strike and anti-shipping missions. It is also fairly well defended - so watch out for the flak.

 

It has been tested in SF, WoV and WoE, using their cats pointed to in the main ini. As the new objects will be residing directly in the terrain folder, you should have no problems. (see the CombatAce Knowledge Base for the tutorial on using the cat pointer line)

 

It is suggested, just as an "oh, by the way....", that you install this upgrade into a CBI ONLY version of your PTO game install. Historically, there are many aircraft that are (and should be) "Theatre Specific". Meaning, you shouldn't be seening Zekes over Burma/Occupied Indo-China or China itself after December, 1941. While outside the scope of this mod, there IS a specific plane-set for use in the CBI.

You can, of course!, install it into a "Full PTO" style game install; you'll just have everybody and their brother flying around.

 

You MUST have ALL the Pacific Objects (ground units, ships, AAA, infantry, etc) already installed in you CBI/PTO version of the game; otherwise things won't be appearing. This is especially important for the ships -- make sure you have the barges (get both, they're needed in the GO folder), the Liberty ship, and all warships, both Allied and Japanese. Don't forget to check Geo's page for more WW2 goodies ... there's a lot of stuff that's usable (and used!) here as well. Hinchbrooke has some very nice Royal Navy battleships. <wink>

 

It is also reccomended that you have installed CA_Stary's WW2 hangars and buildings. They have a nice worn green wood-ish texture, and look really good in the CBI theatre! Also (more below), the data ini I've supplied is based on using CA_Stary's "Green Hell" tiling mod for WoV's VietnamSEA. -- this mod is highly reccomended. I have, however, included the original data ini; also with it's terrain and water effects activated (Vista user take note!!)

 

As stated above, the BOTH data inis has been upgraded to the latest standards. Water effects are active, so Vista users beware...more information for you is below in the Install Instructions. See "Notes for Vista Users".

 

= MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST, WW2 NATIONS INI IN YOUR FLIGHT FOLDER =

== MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST WW2 FORMATIONS INI IN YOUR FLIGHT FOLDER ==

=== MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST WEAPONS PAK FOR THE WW2 WEAPONS!! ===

==== MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE WW2 PLANES NEEDED, TOO. OTHERWISE IT'S KINDA BORING ====

 

Follow these instructions herein =EXACTLY= and you should have no problems.

 

As expected, there are highly detailed, step-by-step install procedures. I'd suggest reading the enclosed "readme" through FIRST before putting all the bits into the terrain folder -that should be standard CYA for any mods to be installed. And the usual Notes and Explinations, Credits and Other Nonsense.

 

Good Luck, Good Hunting, and Happy Landings!!

Wrench

Kevin Stein


 

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Great stuff Kevin. Now I'm going to have to have a CBI install in addition to my PTO one!

 

(And I'm still trying to put together an Ostfront one in anticipation of the terrains that are being worked on!)

 

BTW - Specific planeset? Is that the list or required planes for Baltika's mod or something else I'm missing in the seldom visited KB?

Edited by allenjb42

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allen: it's just that I'm not sure that certain types (Tony, Nick, the Zekes we know, Bettys) were actually used in the CBI by IJAAF/IJN forces.

 

Same for allied: China would have it's own planeset, 99.9% USAAF - P-40, P-38, B-25, B-24, P-51B/D. Depending on years; early (1931-40) lots of Russian, some Italian maybe. Anything they could get their hands on!!

Burma/India yet another; Hurri IIC/IV, Spit 5/8, Thunderbolt I (after 1944), Vengence (not that like we have one...), P-38, P-40, P-51A/B/D, B-24, B-25

 

IJAAF we'd have Oscars (probably all marks), Nates, Sally, Dinah, Nell, Frank, maybe Tojo's????

 

More research is on-going. I've a nice book on RAF SEAC ... that one said the IJAAF in B/I most feared the Spit V Trops!

So it looks like a skin for that is needed.

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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