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Historical GunSights for European Air War 1.60_BETA

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Historical GunSights for European Air War 1.60_BETA

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I am not really a fan of the gunsights that come with this great EAW installation. Perhaps there are others who feel the same. I have compiled this little mod from various sources, in order to provide an alternative.

Latest version of my attempt at a Historical Gunsight Mod for European Air War 1.60.

It's still, at best, a beta. However, hopefully some might find it helpful.

Firstly, negate the gsight.spt file in the main directory of 1.60 by renaming and placing a '-' in front of it. Then install your Historical Gunsights Mod.

To use, I strongly advise installing via the JoneSoft Generic Mod Enabler (JSGME, and available for free on the internet). Just drop the 'Historical Gunsights' folder that accompanies the Readme into your JSGME Mods Folder, which you should install into your EAW 1.60 Directory and enable it.

If you wish to remove it, this is easily done by unenabling the mod in JSGME and deleting the '-' from the front of your gsight.spt file.


Many thanks to PapaRomeo, Peregrine, Spit9, Viper, RedEyes, Lurker_HLB and all others concerned with working on gunsights over the years.

And thanks to all the modders who've contributed to this mighty game over the last two decades.

 

SkyHigh.


 

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I suppose I am being dense, but could you provide a link to the Beta file that you are offering?  Much obliged!

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It's in the Download section here, under European Air War. If you're logged in and click on the 'View File' link above, it will take you directly to the afore-mentioned section.

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5 hours ago, MarkEAW said:

Did Jel incorporate this mod into the standalone UAW160?

I can't locate where I though I read that....

 

No, at least as far as I am aware. One needs to add this to the 1.60 install, according to the instructions, in order to get the gunsights. Ray's new planeset independently incorporates his own historical gunsight set.

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Standing by; I have a considerable mount of updating to do.

For a sim that is supposedly on its' last legs, there are an uncommon amount of upgrades available.

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1 hour ago, RIBob said:

Standing by; I have a considerable mount of updating to do.

For a sim that is supposedly on its' last legs, there are an uncommon amount of upgrades available.

Ray has assembled a massive new plane-set, highlighted by an improved series of cockpit gauges, many of them in working order,  and many other additions and improvements. Modred and VBH have new mods up tonight, also.

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43 minutes ago, Sky High said:

Ray has assembled a massive new plane-set, highlighted by an improved series of cockpit gauges, many of them in working order,  and many other additions and improvements. Modred and VBH have new mods up tonight, also.

I'll D/L VB's content with no hesitation.  Modred is an unknown quantity to me (no offense), so I will read up on reactions to his offering.  Have heard nothing but positive things, so far.

Otten's latest offering seems to incorporate an embarrassing number of glitches, and so I will wait before downloading it.

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Ray's is a very comprehensive and ambitious project, which he has had to undertake single-handedly and it is inevitable that there are some errors. 'Embarrassing' is not an appropriate word for such a large, freely-offered addon with which the best opportunity for perfecting  is via the feedback of our little community. It will be welcomed by Ray if you review it yourself and report back any glitch you find. This is how we can all bring this old system to the best achievable outcome.

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