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About BuckeyeBob

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    Flight sims (of course), sub sims, strategy games, history, sports...
  1. Yer Out! Very entertaining baseball story, Raine. You really captured the rough and tumble nature of the game back at the turn of the century. Ty Cobb would be proud.
  2. MODS release

    Optional Cloud Mod 4.4 is now available for download. For additional details, please see the "Optional Cloud Mod 4.0 Update" thread.
  3. Optional Cloud Mod 4.0 Update

    Version 4.4 of the Optional Cloud Mod is now available for download, either at simhq or at Sandbagger's web site. This version contains several significant fixes and improvements, so everyone on 4.2 should update to the new version. Although most clouds will look roughly the same, or perhaps just a little less cloudy, I have revised the fog and haze clouds, so they should look better when combined with other clouds in the campaign. For additional hints about reducing possible cloud flashing during the campaign, including specific details about editing the OFFDynamicMissionWeather.xml file, please see the readme file for 4.4. If you have any comments or suggestions for further improvements, please do not hesitate to ask. Happy flying!
  4. Look forward to it. I always enjoy you and epowers stories. In fact, all of the stories are usually quite good. Turns out that WOFF can be quite the inspiration! Keep up the good work!
  5. Optional Cloud Mod 4.0 Update

    It's coming! Version 4.4 of the Optional Cloud mod is almost ready for download! The new version should cure most of the strobing problems introduced back in version 4.0 of the mod (note: this problem did not affect all users). It also corrects a few problems with clouds not displaying correctly, and removes a few clouds from the campaign that still had excessive flashing problems. Most of my haze cloud files have been revised so the haze effect is more subtle and less noticeable, particularly when mixed with other clouds. The Weather folders, which determine which clouds are displayed according to the overall weather conditions (Good, Changeable, Heavy, etc.) have also been revised to produce more consistent results. I also took care not to rush this update out the door. In the past, I probably rushed a few updates after finishing my main tweaks without adequate campaign testing. This time, I have spent roughly the last month testing various cloud types in many different actual campaign missions. As a result, several cloud types that looked okay in QC flights but not so much in the campaign, particularly when combined with other clouds, have been improved. Note: some cloud flashing when entering or leaving a bank of clouds still remains, but this is a limitation of the game engine. While the mod is not perfect, I think it is the best work I have done to date on the clouds in WOFF. I hope you will agree. Thanks. BB
  6. Oh, that is terrible news, Raine. Another pilot gone west. If he were on better terms with his CO, I would think he would be up for the VC, although colliding with a flight-mate might not be something the War Ministry would wish to call attention to, regardless of fault and the heroics of the pilot. I drink to his memory.
  7. Nice story, Raine. A real nail-biter. Keep up the good work!
  8. Date Advance Question

    Great! Please let me know if you have any questions or problems.
  9. Date Advance Question

    True, Pol, but I think my mod does a pretty good job of incorporating new information (where available) about historical weather conditions, as well as doing a better job of reducing unrealistically long stretches of overcast and rainy weather that still exists in the base game. Although I would have to check to be sure, I believe there are several uninterrupted stretches of rainy and overcast weather in the base game that can last for as long as two or three weeks straight. This can be very monotonous. My update shortens some of these long stretches by a day or two or inserts a day or two of relatively better weather to break this up a bit--unless there is historical data that contradicts this, in which case I have left it alone. Therefore, almost all of my changes were made on days for which historical weather information is still unavailable--at least for me, anyway! Of course, I will be more than happy to change my mod if and when more accurate historical information becomes available. Goose, you can find a link to the mod on Shandbagger's hosting site here: Wings Over Flanders Fields - Ultimate Edition (User Mods) (thatoneplease.co) Please note there are two versions. The version you are looking for is version 1.5. The other version is for users of my Optional Cloud mod. However, you can use either one.
  10. Date Advance Question

    Goose, You may be interested in an update I made to the historical weather that reduces the chances of flying in heavy rain or snow, since pilots were not likely to fly in such conditions during the Great War. The mod also breaks up some of the extremely long stretches of bad weather, so you are more likely to have occasional short breaks of good weather, even during the terrible weather conditions of 1916 and 1917.
  11. Date Advance Question

    I meant to say that!
  12. Date Advance Question

    Can you access the Campaign menu from the main menu with this pilot? If you can, try advancing the campaign date in that menu and see if it advances the day for your trainee. If not, it sounds like the weather changes introduced in the Recon wars patch may have created a problem for training missions. You may have to skip training until this is fixed.
  13. 4k screen and text size

    Hi, Les. You could also try increasing your display text size setting. I've done this on my desktop PC and it doesn't seem to have any negative effects on WOFF on my machine.
  14. Out of the loop...

    HI, Trooper117. I am also experiencing eye issues with a double vitreous detachment and the beginnings of a cataract in my right eye, so I know what you are talking about. Getting computer glasses helped out a lot, but it is still hard to see everything clearly on the monitor. Although I don't get headaches, I do suffer from occasional motion sickness. Best wishes on your recovery and your return to the virtual skies. S!

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