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    • By 76.IAP-Blackbird
      Dear Friends,

      Autumn has arrived in Moscow and Las Vegas and even thought the air temperature is dropping, our work pace is heating up fast. Work on our new cloud tech continues and is making rapid progress. We will make many different “cloud patterns” over time as we mentioned previously, but right now we are trying to create some quality cloud designs that we can put into Beta testing and fulfill the minimum designs needed to get you up and flying with them sooner rather than later. Please enjoy these screenshots and prepare to get lost in them!

        
        

      Work on the forthcoming P-51B continues and I really wanted to show you a shot of the cockpit with textures, but they aren’t quite ready for public viewing yet. But rest assured that the P-51B work is going hot and heavy. I am “encouraging” Mike as much as possible to get her done.
      So, we can’t show you the P-51B cockpit at the moment, but how about some shots of the Mosquito instead! As you can see, it’s taking shape and looking nice! Like our other British birds this one also has a busy cockpit that when finished will be nothing but Royal Air Force awesomeness!  

        
        

      Testing on the new AQMG is progressing well and it should be released in our next update as mentioned last week. The Breguet 14 is also entering its final stages of tweaking before release as well. Work on the next update overall is going quite well so we expect a smooth release of 4.605 this month as planned.

      There has also been some good news with some research endeavors Jason has working on. If all goes well It may bring a new warbird to our skies. One that many of you have asked for. Stay tuned for more on that.

      And as mentioned by Jason in his recent Briefing Room post we have two Collector Tanks being worked on by our friends at DigitalForms and we will announce those very soon.

      Enjoy!

      The Sturmovik Team
    • By 76.IAP-Blackbird
      Dear Friends,

      In today’s DD we want to show you some screens featuring our new cloud technology and renderer. We have been working on new clouds for a few months and we now have some WIP results we can show you. As you can see, they look more natural and have more variety and are larger than our previous clouds. They also have localized rain showers and react well with the lighting creating a beautiful scene. While other teams out there have more resources than we do to make amazing clouds, our new clouds are the work of just two motivated people on the Sturmovik Team (Sergey and Isay). And soon we’ll be working with community member and friend rowdyb00t who has previously made some cool cloud mods with our current technology. This new cloud technology has great potential and of course it will take some artistic talent to make it look it’s best. They should also offer better visuals with no loss of performance over the current technology, at least that’s what we see in early testing.

      We think you’ll like these new clouds and we’ll work to get these to you as soon as we can. The technology is being perfected as we speak and we will begin work on making the new cloud content shortly. Then they will go into testing with release hopefully in a few months.


         
         
         
         
         
         
       

      Enjoy!

      The Sturmovik Team

       
    • By Viper63a


      View File ODS Warbirds: F-117A NightHawk ODS30 Squadrons
      SF2 F-117A NightHawk ODS30 Squadrons
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      This pack contains the stand-alone version of the F-117A NightHawk aircrafts from "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary". This mod contains accurate ODS livery, nose art and serial numbers from ODS. This is just a sample of what you will find in the expansive "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" pack. If you like what you see and want (much much) more! You can download "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" here...
      https://combatace.com/files/file/17521-operation-desert-storm-30th-anniversary-edition/
      !! DO NOT INSTALL THIS MOD into the "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" pack. That pack already has these aircrafts, customized for the ODS30 theater!
      * Sources:
      http://www.f-117a.com/DS.html
      https://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/usa/f-117.html
      * Included Jet: 
      F-117A NightHawk
      ---------------------
      Installation...
      ---------------------
      1) Copy the contents of the "To_Mod_Folder" folder into your mod folder and over-write if required.
      2) Update your "...\Flight\SOUNDLIST.INI" with the contents of the "Add F117 SoundList.txt". Please don't forget to maintain the number sequence in the sound list.
      3) Check, ensure (or update) all the squadrons in this pack is in your "SQUADRONLIST.INI" file. Once you look at that file, you will know what to do. 
      * Tweaked and Tested by the ODS30 team!
      * Mod Direction and Optimization - Menrva
      * Additional Data and Weapons improvements - Yakarov79.
      * Additional Sound tweaks and updates - Guuruu.
      * Accurate Skins and Decals - Viper63a
      Thanks and Enjoy!
      =Viper63a=
      ---------------------
      * Please see the "~Original Readme" folder for original credits and previous contributors. All credit goes to those who came before me. Without them, this pack would not be possible. 
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      Credits: 
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                    LOCKHEED F-117A NIGHTHAWK Ver 1.1
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      http://combatace.com/files/file/14233-lockheed-f-117a-nighthawk-for-sf2/
                        By Dels
                        Dated 3rd September 2013
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        MAY BE USED IAW COMBATACE FREEWARE LICENSING POLICY
        http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?showtopic=26131
      ********************************************************
      DISCLAIMER
      ----------
      This is a third party add on of the F-117A using a model
      and cockpit created by me.
      The original flight model was made by Fubar512 but modified
      by me.
      It is designed for and works in the SF2 series of games.
      VERSION NOTES
      -------------
      This package is as close as I could get to representing the
      F-117A in service with the USAF at the time of Operation
      Desert Storm.
      There are some parts which I have compromised the detail
      on or removed all together in order to achieve an acceptable
      level of detail without reducing game performance or increasing
      development time.
      An example of this is the arrestor hook. The real F-117A has a door
      that jettisons when the hook is deployed. I have modelled the
      door to open and close so consequently, the hook is retractable.
      Animation Key #1 to open/close the refuel door.
      Animation Key #2 to extend/retract the COMM and NAV antennas.
      Animation Key #10 to open/close the canopy.
      Weapon bay doors are automatic on weapon release.
      Brake chute will only deploy while on the ground, below 100kts and
      with the airbrake extended.
      The ejection seat included in this package comes from ravenclaw's
      ACES II Ejection Seat for A-10 vers. 1.0 so all the credit goes
      to him.
      The original package is available for download from:
      http://combatace.com/files/file/12472-aces-ii-ejection-seat-for-a-10/
      INSTALLATION
      ------------
      Very simple, extract the files from the archive to your
      C:\Users\*NAME*\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 folder.
      Next,
      You will need to add the following to your Squadronlist.ini
      file which should be in your Flight AND Pilot Data folders.
      This is so the Unit Names show up. (*NOTE* This is not
      essential). Make sure the XXX is replaced with the next
      number in sequence in your file:
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=415TFS
      DisplayName=415th TFS Nightstalkers
      Nation=USAF
      The 416th TFS should already be in your Squadronlist.ini, but
      if not, add the following:
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=416TFS
      DisplayName=416th TFS Silver Knights
      Nation=USAF
      *NOTE* If you do not have a Squadronlist.ini file in your Flight 
      folder you will need to extract it from the MissionData001.CAT
      file in your Flight folder using the CatPack utility.
      That's it.
      You will need Diego's MODUSAF pilot skin for the pilot,
      or you can use whatever skin you like by editing the
      F-117A_Data.ini file.
      REMOVAL
      -------
      Reverse the above steps.
      CREDITS
      -------
      Aircraft, Cockpit, Skins, Decals and .ini work - Me
      FM - Fubar512 (with some modifications by me)
      ACESII Ejection seat - ravenclaw
      Pilot skin - Old Diego
      Testing - The ODS team
      THANKS
      ------
      A MASSIVE thanks to Crusader for all his very useful
      reference material and support without which this package
      could not exist!
      Thanks to all on the forum for their continuing and always
      useful support.
      Hope you enjoy it as much as I have had making it.
      Dels
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      Submitter Viper63a Submitted 06/28/2021 Category Other  
    • By Viper63a


      View File ODS Warbirds: O\A-10A Thunderbolt II ODS30 Squadrons (Spectre Edition)
      SF2 O\A-10A Thunderbolt II ODS30 Squadrons (Spectre Edition)
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      This pack contains the stand-alone version of the O\A-10A Thunderbolt II aircrafts from "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary". This mod contains accurate ODS livery, nose art and serial numbers from ODS. This is just a sample of what you will find in the expansive "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" pack. If you like this mod and want (much much) more! Please check out the "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" mod here...
      https://combatace.com/files/file/17521-operation-desert-storm-30th-anniversary-edition/
      !! DO NOT INSTALL THIS MOD into the "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" pack. That pack already has these aircrafts, customized for the ODS30 theater!
      * Source: 
      https://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/usa/a-10.html
      * Included Jets: 
      A-10A Thunderbolt II 
      OA-10A Thunderbolt II 
      ---------------------
      Installation...
      ---------------------
      1) Copy the contents of the "To_Mod_Folder" folder into your mod folder and over-write if required.
      2) Update your "...\Flight\SOUNDLIST.INI" with the contents of the "Add A-10 SoundList.txt". Please don't forget to maintain the number sequence in the sound list.
      3) Check, ensure (or update) all the squadrons in this pack is in your "SQUADRONLIST.INI" file. Once you look at that file, you will know what to do. 
      * Please note that some squadrons may have multiple CO planes, this is not a mistake. Rather than just picking one CO, I am respresenting all the COs for that squardon during the period. So both COs could pop up in given scenario. I rather have them than cut them so...it's only a game...
      * Tweaked and Tested by the ODS30 team!
      * Mod Direction and Optimization - Menrva
      * Additional Data and Weapons improvements - Yakarov79.
      * Additional Sound tweaks and updates - Guuruu.
      * Accurate Skins and Decals - Viper63a
      Thanks and Enjoy!
      =Viper63a=
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      Previous versions....This mod is a ODS specific subset of these other mods...
      Version 1.5 Full Update Package A-10A and C Thunderbolt II "Warthog" Pack...
      CREDIT:
      Model:
      Wpnssgt - Original model and post v3.0 3D Modifications.
      Spectre8750 - 3D Modifications
      Russouk2004 - 3D Modifications
      Sundowner - Skin Template, Skins.
      Spectre8750 - Skins, Decals.
      A-10 Aces II Seat - Ravenclaw_007.
      Diego - USAF Pilot
      Cockpits:
      Kesselbrut
      Spectre8750
      Weapons:
      331Killerbee
      Bunyap
      EricJ
      Ravenclaw_007
      Rusty_hawk
      Wpnssgt
      Spectre8750
      Sounds:
      Spectre8750
      Effects:
      Ejection Seat system - Stary.
      Tracer Smoke Emitter - Stary.
      30mm GAU-8\A Effect - Deuces.
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      * Please see the "~Original Readme" folder for original credits and previous contributors. All credit goes to those who came before me. Without them, this pack would not be possible. 
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      Submitter Viper63a Submitted 06/28/2021 Category A-10  
    • By Viper63a


      View File ODS Warbirds: E\F-111A\E\F Aardvark & Raven ODS30 Squadrons
      SF2 E\F-111A\E\F Aardvark & Raven ODS30 Squadrons
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      This pack contains the stand-alone version of the E\F-111A\E\F Aardvark & Raven aircrafts from "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary". This mod contains accurate ODS livery, nose art and serial numbers from ODS. This is just a sample of what you will find in the expansive "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" pack. If you like this mod and want (much much) more! Please check out the "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" mod here...
      https://combatace.com/files/file/17521-operation-desert-storm-30th-anniversary-edition/
      !! DO NOT INSTALL THIS MOD into the "Operation Desert Storm: 30th Anniversary" pack. That pack already has these aircrafts, customized for the ODS30 theater!
      * Source: 
      https://dstorm.eu/pages/en/usa/f-111.html
      * Included Jets: 
      EF-111A Raven
      F-111E Aardvark
      F-111F Aardvark
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      Installation:
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      1) Copy the contents of the "To_Mod_Folder" folder into your mod folder and over-write if required.
      2) Update your "...\Flight\SOUNDLIST.INI" with the contents of the "Add F111 SoundList.txt". Please don't forget to maintain the number sequence in the sound list.
      3) Check, ensure (or update) all the squadrons in this pack is in your "SQUADRONLIST.INI" file. Once you look at that file, you will know what to do. 
      * Please note that some squadrons may have multiple CO planes, this is not a mistake. Rather than just picking one CO, I am respresenting all the COs for that squardon during the period. So both COs could pop up in given scenario. I rather have them than cut them so...it's only a game...
      * Tweaked and Tested by the ODS30 team!
      * Mod Direction and Optimization - Menrva
      * Additional Data and Weapons improvements - Yakarov79.
      * Additional Sound tweaks and updates - Guuruu.
      * Accurate Skins and Decals - Viper63a
      Thanks and Enjoy!
      =Viper63a=
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      Previous versions....This mod is a ODS specific subset of these other mods...
      * Updated Mod Pack: SF2 USAF E\F-111\E\F Pack by Viper63a, Dtmdragon, Lel and Fanatic Modder!
      * FastCargo's Super Vark package 2.4 (SF2)
       
      * Slick Cowboy's F-111_improvedskinpack 2.0 (SF2) 
       
      * Dave's EF-111A Version 2.0 (SF1)
       
      * LeL's F-111 TAC Pack (SF1)
       
      * Spinners [Fictional] General Dynamics F-111A 'Early TAC' Version 1
       
      * Hi Ho Silver - The Afterburner Mod v.1 (SF1/SF2) 
       
      * Florian - "AmokFloo" - Western Style Pilot Models (SF1/SF2)
       
      F-111D Additions! Ravenclaw for the weapon models. dtmdragon the avionics, cockpit repaint, loadout.ini, what if AIM-7G, data.ini overhaul and repackaging with the updated skins. FANATIC MODDER and LeL helped with the data/loadout.ini information and testing.
       
      Thank you all for your contributions!!
      -------------------------------------------------------------
      * Please see the "~Original Readme" folder for original credits and previous contributors. All credit goes to those who came before me. Without them, this pack would not be possible. 
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      Submitter Viper63a Submitted 06/28/2021 Category F-111  
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