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I am pleased to announce a couple of updates to my damage model. The new version is 1.3.1 and contains the following updates to version 1.2.5:




--Decreased wing-tip hit point values for the Fokker EIII.

--Slightly decreased engine hit point values for the Alb DIII early.

--Decreased engine hit point values for the Hannover CIIIa.

--Slightly increased engine hit points for the Alb DVa 200.




--Engine threshold values adjusted again to reduce chance of engine fires and the "forever flying flamers" bug. You should see less fires than in version 1.2.5 but more than you get using Buddy1998's damage model.

--Engine hit points reduced somewhat on two-seaters and "pusher" types (DH-2 and Fee's) for better game balance.

--File structure revised in order to comply with Lothar of the Hill Peoples Offbase program and proper placement of JSGME inside the OBDSoftware game folder.

--Added HPW UltimateDM.exe self-installer program created by Lothar.


Installation is easier than ever, thanks to Lothar's automatic self-installer program. Simply download the zip file and then click on the HPW UltimateDM.exe program, which will search for your OFF and JSGME installation and install the mod to the correct location on your computer (HPW UltimateDM file is also included for those who wish to install the program manually).


Please leave any feedback about the mod or any questions you have about installation in this thread.


The update is available here: http://combatace.com...hpw-ultimatedm/

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