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Vietnam FAST FAC TA-4

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Hi guys,

I will add to my SF2V installation the Marines TA-4F used for the FastFAC missions.

So yesterday I've downloaded first Wrench's TA-4J with the intentions of find the correct skins.

But searching in the SF1 section I've discovered the existent pack,so before start anything,someone have already used the Pack in a SF2 games?Can work?

Thanks in advance.

 

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I'm surprised that it wasn't in Eburgers SF2V expansion packs.

It should be (almost) fully usable, but will need the usual editing for SF2; like moving the decals to a /Decals folder (and double check the decal pathways), and most importantly, the FM will need to be updated to SF2 standards.

The lod is the question mark -- iirc, there were several shadow issues on the original. What would be needed to be done, is check Nyghtfall's newest TA-4 version, to see if the lod has been "repaired" or ???

If you want, I can get it set up for SF2 in fairly short time. It would probably be a good thing for the SF2V players.

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This will be great!

In the meantime I've created the decals folder and added the three presents in the pack and added the TA-4L.LOD

so with your help I think to be able to use it.

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Shadow issues of the original LOD come from the outer pylons IIRC. As these pylons do not look very good, I did new ones, added via Fakepilot-Method (Unfortunately Fracture is gone and doesn't reply to PM). So that part is "repaired" somehow.

Geary wanted to convert 331Killerbees FastFAC-skins with a new template I sent him.

Nevertheless here's a quick updated TA-4F-mod together with the new templates. Plane is setup for SF2, old pylons and some other small parts are removed via ini-edit. New stuff include pylons, sidewinder-rails, several droptanks and some small stuff around the model. Loadouts can be improved I guess. I also noticed, that Hitboxes need adjustment.

Have fun.

TA-4F_mod + HDTemplates.7z

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Edited by Nyghtfall
added screenshots

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Great mate,I love your works!

A made a quick try and I discovered a,ehm, small issue...the cockpit don't exist,only the gunsight is present!

 

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The plane don't look bad for my standard ( BTW,I need to play with low graphic settings unfortunately).

 

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So an improvement is needed...

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The planes in the picture look like the old TA-4Fs you already had.

You should find 2 new planes from the mod:

  • TA-4F Skyhawk (Bent Probe)
  • TA-4F Skyhawk (Straight Probe)

Just copy your skinfolders (and only these!) into those 2 folders. The cockpit I use is "borrowed" from TWs A-4F, so you should have it.

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oh, sure NOW the real fixes come along, after I just uploaded the old set!! :lol:

Rene, you rock in man!!!. Maybe I should just update the whole package??? But what I don't know is, if they Fast FACs had the straight or bent probe (not like it matter all that much!)

 

yes, the cockpit in both mods references the stock A-4F cockpit, so that's a MUST have!!

 

ps: I fixed/adjusted ALL the hit boxes on this "new" one

 

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24 minutes ago, Wrench said:

Maybe I should just update the whole package???

 

Yes, and thanks in advance. :clapping:

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Thanks all guys!

Rene,the plane came directely from the FASTFAC package and is for the SF! series,I've installed as is.

So,I can install your TA-4Js ( I've already all your other Scooter packs and are simply beautiful ) and add the decals,right? But I need to rename something from TA-4J to -4F?
anyway tomorrow I will try
And Wrench,thanks for your lightspeed modification of the original pack,you're great!

 

 

Gianni

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no problem!

however, after grabbing Nyghtfall's new pack I noticed it points to the avionics 70 dll -- make sure you edit both your main inis (early & late) back to avionics 60, or the radar and rwr won't work!!

also, with the new pack, the wings seem to have disappeared from the cockpit view!! (and yes, the ShowFromCockpit=TRUE is true!)

 

I just dropped the 3 skin folders into the aircraft folder, dropped the decals into the /decals folder and it all worked!

missing scooter wings.JPG

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10 minutes ago, RustyKurnass said:

Thanks all guys!

Rene,the plane came directely from the FASTFAC package and is for the SF! series,I've installed as is.

So,I can install your TA-4Js ( I've already all your other Scooter packs and are simply beautiful ) and add the decals,right? But I need to rename something from TA-4J to -4F?
anyway tomorrow I will try
And Wrench,thanks for your lightspeed modification of the original pack,you're great!

 

 

Gianni

A fast try with Wrench package and all work fine

 

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yes! 

 

[AircraftData]
AircraftFullName=TA-4F Skyhawk (Straight Probe)
AircraftShortName=TA-4
AircraftDataFile=TA-4Fearly_data.ini
CockpitDataFile=TA-4Fearly_cockpit.ini
HangarScreen=TA-4F_hangar.jpg
LoadingScreen=TA-4F_loading.jpg
LoadoutImage=A-4F_loadout.tga
LoadoutFile=TA-4Fearly_loadout.ini
AvionicsDataFilename=TA-4Fearly_avionics.ini
AvionicsDLL=Avionics60.dll  <-----
UserList=TA-4Fearly_UserList.ini

 

mine had the "70", so I just changed it back!

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Here's an update:

TA-4F_mod_v2.7z

Template's are not included this time, as they didn't change.

  • Kevin's updated hitboxes added (Thanks!)
  • added loadout.tga
  • added sounds
  • adjusted startdate for late variant to 1972

 

9 hours ago, Wrench said:

Maybe I should just update the whole package??? But what I don't know is, if they Fast FACs had the straight or bent probe (not like it matter all that much!)

ps: I fixed/adjusted ALL the hit boxes on this "new" one

Thanks for the Hitbox-update!

Feel free to update the package if you like and the planes had the straight probe installed. The bent probe was used at a later date and a quick look showed that around 1971 they still had the straight one.

 

8 hours ago, Wrench said:

however, after grabbing Nyghtfall's new pack I noticed it points to the avionics 70 dll -- make sure you edit both your main inis (early & late) back to avionics 60, or the radar and rwr won't work!!

also, with the new pack, the wings seem to have disappeared from the cockpit view!! (and yes, the ShowFromCockpit=TRUE is true!)

Copy & paste error. Sorry! I played around with several ideas for TA-4 mods lately.

The wing-issue is something I don't have... I copied the whole package into an unmodded install I have and the wings are visible (also in my test-install I use for modding). So I don't know why you don't see the wings.

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8 hours ago, RustyKurnass said:

So,I can install your TA-4Js ( I've already all your other Scooter packs and are simply beautiful ) and add the decals,right? But I need to rename something from TA-4J to -4F?

The TA-4J skin should work, but the colors of the fakepilot stuff will not match. Just wait a little, at the moment I update the TA-4J-pack.

 

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Thanks Rene,

Your "dirty" mod,as you've defined it, work very well  combined with the Wrench/331killerBee skins.

 

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The pit is ok ( despite i like a lot the radar screen in the reworked job of Wrench ,is possible to install it on your pit and in which way?).

 

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No problem with the the wings looking over the shoulder.

 

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And finally,added to the Campaigns...

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Thanks all for your effort guys,I never regretted joining the community, just did not do it before!

I can't wait for news Rene!

 

Gianni

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as to the radar screen, you should be able to simply copy/paste the A-4F_radar.bmp into the /cockpit folder. It'll probably ask "Overwrite?" so allow it.

I'll recheck my data inis ... it's just ODD!!!! as to why the wing disappeared (visible from outside!)

**edit: I'll use the new ones instead!

don't forget my hangar and loading screens for the straight-probe version!!

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Yes mate,screen added,but honestly I replaced your loading screen with an appropriate one showing a Zuni armed H&MS-11 bird in Vietnam.

Is an Airliner image,so I don't think can post here,but if intereted I can send you the photo

Thanks again

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Hello guys,

despite a completely different thing,Iìm play the SF2NA EXp.Pack now,and I've noted that the F-4K don't show the rudder markings,both the F-4K and -4K_75.

Isn't the DLC bird buth the one in the Cmpaign mod,the game ie full merged and patched at July 2013.

All is in the right folder.

I don't want open a new thread for this,if someone can help,otherwise I can live with it...

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are all the decals present? Are the pathways' correct in the decals ini? (I don't have the mod, so can't physically check for that)

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On 1.11.2017 at 8:52 AM, Nyghtfall said:

Just wait a little, at the moment I update the TA-4J-pack.

TA-4J Update is uploaded. Should be available after Admin-approval. Have fun!

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