Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Soulfreak

AV-8B Plus Harrier II (Marina Militare)

Recommended Posts

AV-8B Plus Harrier II (Marina Militare)


AV-8B Plus Harrier Marina Militare

This is the AV-8B Plus Harrier in service with the Italian navy. 

Basic modding skills are required to run this mod.  (copy/paste, mod folder structure etc.) A fake pilot is needed to run this mod. 

It is designed for and works only in SF2 series.

 

Skin is in 4096x4096 format. So you can easily resize down.  If you have problems running this in game. Resize skins to lower resolutions

All serials are correct for the Italian version of Harrier II. 

Animations:

1= canopy open - close

4= refueling probe - beware of a speed limit

3= night vision mode - not really helping but it is there - inside and outside animation.

************************************************************************************

You can exlplore ini files for some additional features like in cockpit "FLIR" feed on HUD .

AAQ-28 can be loaded only on station number 5 and centerline

AIM-120 can be loaded only on stations 2 and 6.

ECM also activates RWR on digital display indicator - even if ECM pod is not loaded.

If you have yakarov79´s AV-8B Harrier already  - some files are same so simply overwrite. 

for proper sound work you should add these lines into soundlist.ini

 

SoundFileXXX=USMComm_1
SoundFileXXX=Equalizer

[Equalizer]
Priority=NORMAL
Looped=TRUE
NumBuffers=2
3DSound=TRUE
DopplerEffect=FALSE
MaxDist=1000.000000
MinDist=100.000000
InsideConeAngle=360
OutsideConeAngle=360
ConeOutsideVolume=100

SoundFileXXX=USMComm_1
[USMComm_1]
Priority=NORMAL
3DSound=FALSE
NumBuffers=1
Looped=TRUE
FrequencyControl=FALSE

************************************************************************************

 

Credits.

Me - Skin, Decals & ini dance

yakarov79 - whole sort of strange things - model-re-model, new cockpit, templates, ini files etc.

Ravenclaw - BRU-42 ITER models. ALQ-164 model, weapons.

AAQ-28 Pod- I don't remember who made this model - all credits to him and thank you.

331Killerbee - ideas, good words, work on ini files, loadouts, effects etc.

Crusaders - who helped yakarov79 with avionics ini.

Sounds taken from sources offering free sound samples.

bobrock- the original first version of the standard model

 

Schapen, Nov. 24th 2019

Carlo "Soulfreak" Vecchi

THIS MODE IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT


 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A "small" edit to work with Garibaldi CV and Italian Navy task forces.

Edit the AV-8B data.ini like this:

[MissionData]
NationName=ItalianNavy
ServiceStartYear=1993
ServiceEndYear=2030
AircraftRole=ATTACK
AircraftCapability=DAY_ONLY
Availability=VERY_COMMON
Exported=FALSE
PrimaryRoles=CAS,STRIKE,SEAD,ARMED_RECON,
SecondaryRoles=FAC,ANTI_SHIP,
NormalMissionRadius=370
MaxMissionRadius=670
Ceiling=27209
MinBaseSize=SMALL <---------------------------------------------------
CarrierBased=TRUE
CarrierParkSpan=2.0
CarrierParkAnimationID=2

Now with great Angelp's ships you will have italian task forces in Libia terrain when using this plane.

:ok:

 

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I couldn't get this to work. I put the aircraft in the aircraft folder and the fake pilot in the pilot folder, in the users mod location like you are supposed to. I tried this separately in both Strike Fighters2 and Strike Fighters 2 North Atlantic. And I tried on two separate computers. But when I get in the cockpit , my view is of the back of another pilot!!! In the outside view, there are two pilots in the cockpit, one sat on the other's knee. I'm the one at the back. It's all a bit gay.

I'd like this to work because I have quite a few items of Marina Militare clothing with the AV8B patches all over; Wolves of the Sea and all that, so what am I doing wrong?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, alexis99 said:

I couldn't get this to work.

do you have Pilot_USMC in your 'Pilots' folder?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I do.

I had to do some lateral thinking. So I went into the data folder and found that two pilots were listed. I removed the second one from the list. It worked. The second pilot was attached to some kind of carrier parking system, much of which had been stricken out.

So now the gay pilot has gone, it's working. And since it's a fine cockpit, I'll spend some time on customizing it to my screen size and preferences. The graphics are really excellent, and unlike the SF1 Harrier plus, the nozzle gauge syncs perfectly with my controller, so I can actually get 110 braking.

Meanwhile, I fired up the EF2000, and at some time in the mission I dropped the centre tank. Imagine my surprise when I checked the outside view and could see a set of stowaway legs sticking down from where the tank had been.

Once again, there was a second pilot I had to strike out.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, alexis99 said:

data folder

do not know what it is...

1 hour ago, alexis99 said:

I removed the second one from the list.

So which pilot is now in the cockpit?

1 hour ago, alexis99 said:

The second pilot was ...

There is only one pilot set in data ini.

I have spent countless hours in Harriers from day one...and never had any pilot issue. 

edit:

My guess is your fake pilot mod folder is not correctly installed or something is missing related to fake pilot mod.

Edited by yakarov79

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Data folder is AV-8B-Plus_DATA. I was using shorthand. My apologies if I confused you.

The pilot that is in the cockpit is SystemName[001]=Pilot-seat.

[Pilot-seat]
SystemType=PILOT_COCKPIT
PilotModelName=Pilot_USMC

etc

The pilot that is not in the cockpit any more is SystemName[015]=pilot.

[pilot]
PilotModelName=
ParentComponentName=Nose
DetachWhenDestroyed=TRUE
SystemType=GUNNER_STATION
TargetType=AIR_AND_GROUND
SeatID=4
GunnerID=2
PitchModelNodeName=headpitch
YawModelNodeName=head
GunRange=6500
PitchAngleRate=90
MaxPitch=20
MinPitch=-10
DefaultPitchAngle=-5.0
YawLimited=TRUE
YawAngleRate=80
MaxYaw=70
MinYaw=-70
DefaultYawAngle=0

He's gone.

I also removed this stuff:


****Manual parking animation****

/[Parking]
/SystemType=ANIMATION
/InputName=ANIMATION_2
/DeploymentMethod=MANUAL
/AnimationTime=0.5
/AnimationID=2


**** Automatic on board/flightline animation ****

[Parking]
SystemType=PILOT_COCKPIT
PilotModelName=FakePilot
SeatID=
Position=-0.0,4.0,0.83
CanopyNodeName=
CanopyAnimationID=2

I removed it because it was another pilot entry and I figured it best to just have one pilot.

My fake pilot mod folder is just fine. It's only got three entries, and it's in users\ etc etc \StrikeFighters2 North Atlantic\Pilots

Anyway, the point is that I removed the second pilot from the aircraft by deleting the word "pilot" from SystemName[015]=pilot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The EF-2000_RAF was an interesting one. I am only flying the RAF version, I dropped the others to save space.

In the crew section of the EF-2000_RAF_DATA it had

[Pilot]
SystemType=PILOT_COCKPIT
PilotModelName=EF2000Pilot2

etc

and also

[Pirate_RAF]
SystemType=PILOT_COCKPIT
PilotModelName=fakepilot

etc

Under these conditions, I had a second pilot's legs hanging underneath the fuselage, which the centre tank covered when installed.

By removing the [Pirate_RAF] entry in the above mentioned DATA file, I got rid of the hanging legs.

So all is well.

I have spent countless hours in the SF1 series, usually flying Intruders in Vietnam. I have also flown the Harrier and EF2000. I have never seen double pilot's before. Although in the EF-2000, you had to make sure the Typhoon pilot files were in the right place, otherwise his legs were hanging outside, below the pilot seat (i.e the default pilot sat too low).

I have only just got SF2 and I am being careful to ask on here if I feel I have done something wrong, because it is a little different to SF1. However, there is a lot of similarity, so my experience has allowed me to fix most issues. The only one going unanswered is the issue of the black tanks that are permanently on the A-6E_TRAM. I fixed that by not flying the A-6E_TRAM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, alexis99 said:

The pilot that is not in the cockpit any more is SystemName[015]=pilot.

[pilot]
PilotModelName=
ParentComponentName=Nose
DetachWhenDestroyed=TRUE
SystemType=GUNNER_STATION
TargetType=AIR_AND_GROUND
SeatID=4
GunnerID=2
PitchModelNodeName=headpitch
YawModelNodeName=head
GunRange=6500
PitchAngleRate=90
MaxPitch=20
MinPitch=-10
DefaultPitchAngle=-5.0
YawLimited=TRUE
YawAngleRate=80
MaxYaw=70
MinYaw=-70
DefaultYawAngle=0

this is not a pilot this is an animation of the pilot head. As the pilot is part of the 3d model - that allows you to make custom pilot skin for different squadrons even custom faces and helmets for particular aircraft. And those lines must stay in data.ini  - or you will not have head movements in the external model.

34 minutes ago, alexis99 said:

I also removed this stuff:


****Manual parking animation****

/[Parking]
/SystemType=ANIMATION
/InputName=ANIMATION_2
/DeploymentMethod=MANUAL
/AnimationTime=0.5
/AnimationID=2

as those lines use prefix '/' - those lines are out of ini business - not working. 

35 minutes ago, alexis99 said:

[Parking]
SystemType=PILOT_COCKPIT
PilotModelName=FakePilot
SeatID=
Position=-0.0,4.0,0.83
CanopyNodeName=
CanopyAnimationID=2

These are the only lines that refer to fake pilot mod.  It is used to have custom animation when aircraft are parked on the flight line.  And if you do not have a fake pilot installed correctly in your pilot folder You will have another 'default' pilot somewhere in 3d model.

And this is a similar issue. Indicating that your fake pilot mod is not installed correctly. 

The fake pilot mod is used to attach 3d parts to the existing 3d model.  So if you remove ini lines you are disabling mod from working. 

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

your pathway is incorrect:

Quote

My fake pilot mod folder is just fine. It's only got three entries, and it's in users\ etc etc \StrikeFighters2 North Atlantic\Pilots

should be:

Users\etc etc\StrikeFighters2 NorthAtlantic\OBJECTS\Pilots

all pilot folder, just like weapons, decals, Aircraft, and GroundObjects, are SUB FODLERS of the /Objects folder.

unlike some folks around here, at least you know you're doing!! we'll get you sorted!!! 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Wrench said:

should be:

Users\etc etc\StrikeFighters2 NorthAtlantic\OBJECTS\Pilots

So focused on one, that I did not notice the obvious. Thanks.

20 hours ago, alexis99 said:

My fake pilot mod folder is just fine

Correct your fake pilot folder and all will be ok, return to original data.ini. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, great, well-spotted. Thank you.

In SF2 Pilot folder goes in Objects folder. Right. I'll fix that.

The only things I have in Objects folder are Aircraft, Ground Objects, Weapons, Guns. Now I add Pilots. Does anything else go in there?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By VonBeerhofen
      It's taken quite some time as Covid-19 stagnated manufacturing of 3D models and anything EAWPRO, but I'm not about to give up and finally found some extra energy to start work on the 4th citymodel for the Italy addon. Shown here still using lores textures and not entirely a 100% model yet. There's still about 35% unused space in the model which allows for dreaming up some extra nice details.
       


      Devellopment is carrying on, although somewhat more in the background, sorry.
      VonBeerhofen
    • By Spinners


      View File [Fictional] Hawker Harrier Mk.59 'Argentina'
      Hawker Harrier Mk.59 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
      This is a very simple mod of wpnssgt's cracking little AV-8S 'Matador' to give a fictional Harrier Mk.59 as it might have appeared in service with the Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina and fictional markings are included for 3ra Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y Ataque (3rd Fighter/Attack Squadron).

      INSTRUCTIONS
      1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the Harrier59 folder into your Aircraft folder.
      2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the Harrier59 folder into your Decals folder.
      3. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the Tank_AV8S_COAN folder into your Weapons folder.
      That's it!

      CREDITS
      Massive thanks to wpnssgt for the 3D model. Having only joined this community in early 2008 I'm guessing that this predates the Harrier contained in Wings Over Europe and, if so, then fair play - it's a beaut! As I've said before, "there's gold in them thar archives"!
      Thanks also to C5 for the FM and to Sundowner for the skin.
      As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
      And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
      Regards 
      Spinners
      Version 2 - 27/05/2020
      Version 1 - 10/10/2010 
       
       
      Submitter Spinners Submitted 10/10/2010 Category What If Hangar  
    • By Spinners
      Hawker Harrier Mk.59 for STRIKE FIGHTERS 2
      This is a very simple mod of wpnssgt's cracking little AV-8S 'Matador' to give a fictional Harrier Mk.59 as it might have appeared in service with the Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina and fictional markings are included for 3ra Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y Ataque (3rd Fighter/Attack Squadron).

      INSTRUCTIONS
      1. From the AIRCRAFT folder drag and drop the Harrier59 folder into your Aircraft folder.
      2. From the DECALS folder drag and drop the Harrier59 folder into your Decals folder.
      3. From the WEAPONS folder drag and drop the Tank_AV8S_COAN folder into your Weapons folder.
      That's it!

      CREDITS
      Massive thanks to wpnssgt for the 3D model. Having only joined this community in early 2008 I'm guessing that this predates the Harrier contained in Wings Over Europe and, if so, then fair play - it's a beaut! As I've said before, "there's gold in them thar archives"!
      Thanks also to C5 for the FM and to Sundowner for the skin.
      As always, thanks to Third Wire for a great little game/sim.
      And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.
      Regards 
      Spinners
      Version 2 - 27/05/2020
      Version 1 - 10/10/2010 
       
       
    • By Soulfreak
      AV-8B Plus Harrier Marina Militare
      This is the AV-8B Plus Harrier in service with the Italian navy. 
      Basic modding skills are required to run this mod.  (copy/paste, mod folder structure etc.) A fake pilot is needed to run this mod. 
      It is designed for and works only in SF2 series.
       
      Skin is in 4096x4096 format. So you can easily resize down.  If you have problems running this in game. Resize skins to lower resolutions
      All serials are correct for the Italian version of Harrier II. 
      Animations:
      1= canopy open - close
      4= refueling probe - beware of a speed limit
      3= night vision mode - not really helping but it is there - inside and outside animation.
      ************************************************************************************
      You can exlplore ini files for some additional features like in cockpit "FLIR" feed on HUD .
      AAQ-28 can be loaded only on station number 5 and centerline
      AIM-120 can be loaded only on stations 2 and 6.
      ECM also activates RWR on digital display indicator - even if ECM pod is not loaded.
      If you have yakarov79´s AV-8B Harrier already  - some files are same so simply overwrite. 
      for proper sound work you should add these lines into soundlist.ini
       
      SoundFileXXX=USMComm_1
      SoundFileXXX=Equalizer
      [Equalizer]
      Priority=NORMAL
      Looped=TRUE
      NumBuffers=2
      3DSound=TRUE
      DopplerEffect=FALSE
      MaxDist=1000.000000
      MinDist=100.000000
      InsideConeAngle=360
      OutsideConeAngle=360
      ConeOutsideVolume=100
      SoundFileXXX=USMComm_1
      [USMComm_1]
      Priority=NORMAL
      3DSound=FALSE
      NumBuffers=1
      Looped=TRUE
      FrequencyControl=FALSE
      ************************************************************************************
       
      Credits.
      Me - Skin, Decals & ini dance
      yakarov79 - whole sort of strange things - model-re-model, new cockpit, templates, ini files etc.
      Ravenclaw - BRU-42 ITER models. ALQ-164 model, weapons.
      AAQ-28 Pod- I don't remember who made this model - all credits to him and thank you.
      331Killerbee - ideas, good words, work on ini files, loadouts, effects etc.
      Crusaders - who helped yakarov79 with avionics ini.
      Sounds taken from sources offering free sound samples.
      bobrock- the original first version of the standard model
       
      Schapen, Nov. 24th 2019
      Carlo "Soulfreak" Vecchi
      THIS MODE IS ONLY TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS FREEWARE AND IN NO OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL IT BE USED, EVEN IN PART OF ANYTHING THAT IS PAYWARE.
      IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMBAT ACE MODDERS AGREEMENT
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..