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SF2 Strike Fighters 2 Israel Mar 2010 Patch Is Out

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http://www.thirdwire.net/files/dl/SF2I_update_Mar2010.exe. Will also be up at CA in about 5 mins.

 

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Strike Fighters 2 Israel Mar 2010

Readme File

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Table of Contents

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1. Update Notes

2. Troubleshooting

3. Contacting Customer Support

 

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1. Update Notes

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This update is for Strike Fighters 2 Israel, either stand-alone or

merged to other Strike Fighters 2 games.

 

This update contains all the fixes from previous updates, and it can

be applied to any version of the game. Earlier patches do not need

to be applied.

 

If you have installed any mods to the game, please check the

ChangeList.txt for a list of updated files. If any data files

you've extracted have been changed, you must manually delete

and/or updated these files, or the patched game may not run

correctly.

 

Previous campaign saved data may not load after an upgrade.

 

List of changes in this Update include:

 

Mar 2010

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* Radars on early A-4H versions not working is fixed.

 

* Texture resolution of the cockpit mirror has been increased.

 

* Terrain objects cast shadows correctly.

 

* Target friendly keys not working is fixed.

 

* Aircraft are made eaiser to spin on Hard Flight Model option.

 

 

Feb 2010

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* Water textures not rendering correctly on some graphics cards

is fixed

 

* F-4M models missing some detail pieces is fixed.

 

* Service selection drop down has been added to the Single

Mission screen.

 

* Save mission button has been added to the Debriefing screen.

 

* Screenshot sound effect is no longer muted by pausing the game.

 

* Earlier sub-vresions of A-4H, with more limtied weapons options,

are added.

 

 

Dec 2009

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* Terrain missing tiles on some graphics cards is fixed.

 

* Sound is now turned off when the game is paused.

 

* The game not recognizing some display settings as TripleHead2Go

Surround Gaming is fixed.

 

* HUD flight information window now shows speed in Mach number when

current speed is more than Mach 0.9.

 

* Support for Force Feedback effects has been added.

 

Nov 2009-B

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* Speech subtitle is now color coded - red indicates warning against

the player, yellow indicates other speeches to/from player's flight,

and blue indicates all other radio chatter.

 

* Less messages are displayed when HUD option is set at Hard setting.

 

* Overcast sky is rendered correctly in cockpit mirror.

 

* Reduced some graphical artifacts showing on horizon with Effects

setting at Unlimited.

 

* V-sync is enabled by default in DX10 mode.

 

* Full-screen anti-alisasing now defaults to a lower-quality (and

better performance) setting.

 

* Version number displaying incorrectly on the Main Screen is fixed.

 

Nov 2009

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* Runway lights not working when using DX10 shader is fixed.

 

* Blackout/redout not working when using DX10 shader is fixed.

 

* Maverick view not working when using DX10 shader is fixed.

 

* ForceDX9= option to manually fallback to DX9 rendering is added to

the Options.INI.

 

Oct 2009-B

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* Third-party add-on terrain not loading textures is fixed.

 

* A-4H Ahit (73)'s RWR not working is fixed.

 

* Ammo weight showing up as 0 lb and ammo drop down being greyed out

on the loadout screen is fixed.

 

* The View Medal screen displays background JPG correctly.

 

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2. Troubleshooting

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Troubleshooting Tips

 

Before installing the game, please try the following:

 

- Close all other applications.

- Verify that your system meets the minimum system requirements.

 

If you are experiencing difficulties in getting the game to run,

please try the following solutions:

 

- Obtain the latest drivers for your video and sound card.

 

- Obtain the latest version of Direct X from:

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2DA43D38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3

 

- Install the latest update for your game from:

 

http://www.thirdwire.com/downloads_sf2.htm

 

- Run scandisk and defragment your drive.

 

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3. Contacting Customer Support

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To obtain further technical assistance regarding this product, please

send an e-mail to:

 

support@thirdwire.com.

 

Please be sure to include the following information in your e-mail:

 

· Processor type and speed

· Operating System version

· Memory (RAM)

· DirectX Version

· Video Card type

· Error messages encountered and where/when you saw them.

 

Or visit our forums at

http://bbs.thirdwire.com/phpBB/

 

and leave us a message.

 

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This I like.

 

* Aircraft are made eaiser to spin on Hard Flight Model option

 

This I like even more. :grin: Wish I had a rig powerful enough to handle the extra graphic detail (and of course a full merged install as well).

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* Target friendly keys not working is fixed.

 

Oh, hell yeah!

 

I have had so many near hits while in the landing pattern due to this having gone away. Bravo!

 

And what a coincidence. I just built a new gaming rig, and the first thing I installed was SF2:E.

 

Took my first flight in the TSR2 on the range.

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Yeah, on my first flight with hi-res mirrors I get my wing ripped off by 2 Frescos on my tail. Possibly because I was too shocked after doing a full barrell roll on my Thud by a complete accident.

 

BTW, I kinda lost track. Since which build we have asymmetric option on Thuds outer wing pylons? I tried rockets on one and 'winders on the other and the plane handles even more like an ass.

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Same for me with HUD display set for normal.

There is no indication for air brakes and flaps position now without subtitles with this patch.

I prefer to uninstall this patch to the previous Feb 2010 version.

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Hi jombni,

 

I've got my HUD set at Normal.

 

I've seen at least one more person with this problem.

 

Aren't you getting it?

 

Regards,

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I think TK took out the subtitles because a bunch of us complained that it was annoying. Or it could be a bug. I hated those subtitles.

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I think TK took out the subtitles because a bunch of us complained that it was annoying. Or it could be a bug. I hated those subtitles.

Such a major change Dave, must be declared in the update readme file. So, I'm presuming it is a bug.

If not a bug must be under HUD setting to select.

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I am just guessing but you are right he would put it in the read me. But doesn't bother me since I use an ini change to get rid of all subtitles. Also TK is famous for putting in undocumented changes.

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I think TK took out the subtitles because a bunch of us complained that it was annoying. Or it could be a bug. I hated those subtitles.

 

Subtitles? SUBTITLES? OH, LOOK AT ME! I DON'T NEED SUBTITLES!!!!

 

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I am just guessing but you are right he would put it in the read me. But doesn't bother me since I use an ini change to get rid of all subtitles. Also TK is famous for putting in undocumented changes.

TK has just declared it as a bug, to be repaired in the next update.

My personal recommendation to those who didn't install the mar 2010 patch yet, is not to install it, waiting for the next update.

From my point of view (I'm sure Dave disagree), this bug is more annoying in comparison to the small improvements included in this patch.

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I've been flying without speech subtitles for a long time, but the removal of status messages a few builds ago was annoying. Got used to it but wouln't mind them being brought back to an extent.

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My personal recommendation to those who didn't install the mar 2010 patch yet, is not to install it, waiting for the next update.

From my point of view (I'm sure Dave disagree), this bug is more annoying in comparison to the small improvements included in this patch.

 

Totally agree.

 

Ho-hum.

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I like the coloured subititles because "He's firing a missile" now means I'm the one the missile is being fired on, not the O-1 flying over Antartica while we are fighting over Bering straits lol

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Is there a detail level option for the mirrors? I have a low end laptop, but I've always been able to fly with mirrors on, probably in part because the resolution is so low. I'm afraid if that's bumped up, I'll have to turn mirrors off...

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I know you can edit the displayed message in an ini somewhere but not sure in which?! Cause I use the "H" key to switch between those HUD modes, from a semi informational HUD to full informtion to completly clear one.

 

If someone knows in which ini I can setup the informations that are shown would be great to know it too ;-)

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I hafta warn my friend Eagle114th. He's deaf and needs the subtitles. Good thing I read this thread first before d/ling the patch.

 

Falcon

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Thanks for the heads up guys - I dont like not having notification of bomb ripple qty, air brakes, flaps etc when only a few pits have this functionality

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