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FM Tweaks for WOFFue/pe


Hello fellow flyers of WOFFue/pe,

You will find enclosed in the attached zip file 45 tweaked FMs for engined-up aircraft currently not present in WOFFue: a 150hp Fokker Dr.1, a late Albatros D.II 180hp, a Nieuport 25/27 165hp variant, a tuned up late Sopwith Tripe, a tweaked Nieu. 28, a tuned up Fokk. Eindecker IIa, a late Sopwith Pup, the rare Nieu. 23bis, a field mod of the Alb. D.I, and three variants of the SPAD 7 (150/180/220hp). Also included is a tweaked two-gun Tripe, Camel and Fokk. D.VII variants, as well as an Albatros D.III Oeffag variant, an improved Albatros D.Va 200hp, three subvariants of the SPAD 13 (200/220/235hp), and tweaked Nieuports 10, 11, and 16. Further included are tweaks for the Vickers-armed family of later Nieups., including the regular 17, the 17bis, the 23, the 24bis, the later 24, and the 27. As well, I'm pleased to include a Bristol Scout Type C, early and late versions of the Pfalz (D.III and IIIa), also a Siemens-Halske powered Fokker D.VI, a tuned up Fokker D.VIII, and improved Alb D.V and uprated D.V variants. And the 8Ba Hisso.-powered version of the Se5a is included too (best of the Scout Experimentals). Included in the latest, special edition package is an early Morane-Saulnier Parasol, a later variant too, as well as the tweaked Pfalz A.I and E.III variants. Please read the enclosed "Read Me" file for more info. on the FM tweaks. The FM tweaks are JSGME program enabled, for convenience. Simply move the aircraft folders that you will find into the MODS folder of your WOFF user directory, toggle on/off with the JSGME enabler, and go fly. A big thank you to all the WOFFue modders and the good folks at OBD Software for making such an enjoyable sim. Those who fly these 45 and similar models in First Eagles 2 will become comfortable quickly with the FM tweaks, since they are similar across both sims.

Von S :buba:

NOTE: Only load one of the SPAD 7 and SPAD 13 variants at a time via the JSGME enabler, since WOFFue only holds one SPAD 7 and 13 folder that can be modded. The same rule applies to the 110 and 130hp Camel variants, the Pfalz D.III and D.IIIa, as well as the early and later variants of the Morane Parasol. The Oeffag Albatros D.III replaces the standard mid-series Albatros D.III in WOFFue, while the 8Ba Hisso.-powered Se5a replaces the standard Se5a.

DISCLAIMER: All Von S mods, for FE2, SF2, also WOFFue/pe, are subject to the CombatAce "freeware" terms of agreement. Mods may be shared with others, included on other media devices, also modded further, providing that original documentation and/or credit is included, and providing that the mods remain free to use. Von S mods shall not be sold, resold, etc., and Von S takes no responsibility for injuries or fixations that may result from flying heavily tweaked FMs or from attempts to enjoy real flying without aid or instruction from a qualified flight instructor. :smile:


 

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Version 2.0 (Aug. 22, 2018) expands the modded FMs to include a field mod. of the Alb. D.I, the late Sopwith Pup, the rare Nieu. 23bis, a tuned up Fokker Eindecker IIa, a tuned up Nieu. 28, and three variants of the SPAD 7 (150/180/220hp).

Happy flying,

Von S :smile:

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Version 4.0 (Aug. 27, 2019) expands the modded FMs to include the Oeffag Albatros D.III variant, an improved Albatros D.Va 200hp, three subvariants of the SPAD 13 (200/220/235hp), and tweaked Nieuports 10, 11, and 16.

Happy flying,

Von S :smile:

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Feb. 20, 2020: Version 4.0.1 - deleted useless "DS_store" files from package that were being generated on the OS X side of the Mac Pro. Simply a cosmetic tweak.

Von S :smile:

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Apr. 21, 2020: Version 5.0 - Includes tweaks for the Vickers-armed family of later Nieups., including the regular 17, the 17bis, the 23, the 24bis, the later 24, and the 27. As well, I'm pleased to include a Bristol Scout Type C, early and late versions of the Pfalz (D.III and IIIa), also a Siemens-Halske powered Fokker D.VI, a tuned up Fokker D.VIII, and improved Alb. D.V and uprated D.V variants. The 8Ba Hisso.-powered version of the Se5a is included too (best of the Scout Experimentals).


Happy flying all,
Von S :buba:

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Modified info.
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May 27, 2020: Version 6.0 "Special Edition," The Parasol Package - Includes an early and late M-S Type L Parasol (load only one at a time), as well as a modified Pfalz A.I two-seater and a modification of the Pfalz E.III. Please see the "Read Me" file included in the package for more info. on these types.

(An alternate link/attachment of the latest ver. 6.0 FM update pack is included here under this post, for the convenience of WOFFers who only have a SimHQ account but are not on CombatAce.)

Happy flying,
Von S :smile:

 

VonS_FMtweaks_ver6_WOFFuepe.zip

Edited by VonS
Added ver. 6.0 FM update pack as attachment to this post, for convenience of SimHQ WOFFers, and since it's only a couple of MB in size anyway.
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Dec. 4, 2020: Version 6.5 Addon, Dr.1 Variants - Includes the early Dr.1 used from about Sept. to Nov. of '17, and a tuned FM modification of the stock Dr.1 in WOFFue/pe to more effectively represent the Dr.1 "gaskammer" variant used from about Dec. of '17 to March/April of '18. (Will eventually roll this into a final, ver. 7.0 of the FM pack for WOFF - but have released it as a separate download for now, here on CombatAce.) To install, download and unzip folder, and place the two Dr.1 folders located inside the main folder into the MODS folder for WOFF (load up with JSGME and fly). Load only one Dr.1 variant since WOFF only supports one FM at a time for the Dreidecker. Same rule applies for the 150 hp Dr.1 already included in ver. 6.0 of the FM pack.

Happy flying,

Von S :buba:

 

VonS_FMtweaksAddon_Ver65_WOFFuepe.zip

Quick mission/scenario included in attachment below, for RAF_Louvert's Italy mod. for WOFF (more instructions available here: https://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4547783/re-the-italian-front-update-wip-mod-now-available#Post4547783).

AA_ITALY_TEST_G2.zip

Edited by VonS
Added quick scenario/mission for RAF_Louvert's Italy mod. for WOFF.
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Those who enjoy reading WW1 aerial reports and other (mis)-adventures from that period might be interested in checking over Lady Harbury's Burlesque Studio - A Novel.

It's a bit of an eccentric, but entertaining, novel inspired by some campaign episodes in the wonderfully immersive WW1 flight simulator by OBD Software, Wings Over Flanders Fields, and written in the style of the 1910s. The novel runs to about 330 pages in length and is in pdf/eBook format for convenient reading. It is pegged at 10 USD, typical price of a good, old-fashioned paperback in the 1970s and 80s.

Link:

http://ladyharbury.kissr.com/

 

Happy flying (and reading),

Von S. :buba:

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