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  1. How To WOFF!

    Great idea to film some tutorials, Rick! Nice presentation too - I like it! We might want to make this a sticky for new pilots as they arrive.
  2. Hi Chaps, I seem to have stumbled upon an issue with Jasta 2. Loaded up a September 1 campaign start date and had the following error - I appended the log below. Tried moving the date up to mid-month, when their aircraft swap out for early Albatros models, to no avail. Other squadrons loading fine and other campaigns seem to be running normally. No mods or other alternations - full stock 1.22. Log: Pilot Dossier Loaded: 7 Menu Startup All Done! **Slot1 RANK Break Point is: 6 **Slot2 RANK Break Point is: 3 **Player RANK is: Unteroffizier Pilot:1 Rank:Oberleutnant Ranknum:6 **Player Squadron Number Of Craft Available Slot1 From Pilot Dossier : 0 : IdenticalAsSlot2 **Player Squadron Number Of Craft Available Slot2 From Pilot Dossier : 2 : AlbDI **Player Squadron Number Of Craft Available Slot3 From Pilot Dossier : 0 : Fokker_DIII **Player Squadron Number Of Craft Available Slot1 From Pilot Dossier : 0 : IdenticalAsSlot2 **Player Squadron Number Of Craft Available Slot2 From Pilot Dossier : 2 : AlbDI **Player Squadron Number Of Craft Available Slot3 From Pilot Dossier : 2 : Fokker_DIII **Slot1 RANK Break Point is: 6 **Slot2 RANK Break Point is: 3 **Player RANK is: Unteroffizier **MissionBrief SetPlayerFacility - Global_layer.csv Instantiated with player facility: Homefield:Bertincourt **MissionBrief SetPlayerFacility - Global_layer.csv written **MissionBrief SetPlayerFacility - Mos Created: Original:airbase_ggeneric_1 New:airbase_gplayer_1 **MissionBrief SetPlayerFacility - Facility Created: Original:airbase_ggeneric_1 New Airfield:airbase_gplayer_1 **MissionBrief SetPlayerFacility - Global Layer gsl.lib created ok! **Opening Player Squadron File: Jasta 2 **Matching Ace Aircraft File FOUND!!: CampaignManager GetAceCraft : Ace Number GermanAce01 Ace:Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen Ace File Code: MvR Ace Craft: AlbDI !!!! FATAL ERROR!: CampaignManager SquadronAircraftData : File Error EOR Check = EOR Record Number 1 **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce10 Ace:Oswald Boelcke Ace File Code:Boelcke **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce18 Ace:Max Ritter von Muller Ace File Code:MullerM **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce53 Ace:Erwin Bohme Ace File Code:BohmeE **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce207 Ace:Otto Walter Hohne Ace File Code:Hohne **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce211 Ace:Leopold Rudolf Reimann Ace File Code:ReimannLR **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce367 Ace:Wolfgang Gunther Ace File Code:xx **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce668 Ace:Hans Reimann Ace File Code:xx **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce669 Ace:Herwarth Philipps Ace File Code:xx **Could not find matching Ace Rank File!: CampaignManager GetAceRank : Ace Number GermanAce670 Ace:Winand Grafe Ace File Code:xx **Player Squadron Slot2 Craft Role : Fighter **Player Squadron Slot3 Craft Role : Fighter **Player Squadron Service Type : Fighter **Player Squadron Pilot Service Type : Fighter **Player Squadron Player Rank Number : 2 **Player Squadron Player Craft Slot : Player Ranking sets Slot Used for Player Craft only to Slot 3:Fokker_DIII **Player Squadron Ace Craft Slot : : **Player Squadron Number Of Ace Craft : 10: **Player Squadron Number Of Reserve Ace Craft : 2: **Player Squadron Dual Role : False **A Flight Type : Single Seater **B Flight Type : Single Seater --CampaignFlight: Gun Setup Data reported as: Lewis ROF:9 Spandau 1916 Vickers ROF:6 -- !!Error Reading Squadron Data!! --Campaign: Exiting
  3. Perhaps I'm getting rusty as I round 40 but it feels like WOFF is more dangerous than I remember it! 1.21 in particular has really amped up the difficulty. In addition to signing up for the truly suicidal work of being in the Reccy department, I'm noticing a massive uptick in flak concentrations. My most recent mission (which also ended in pilot death... I'm not on a particularly great streak so far lol), had us chasing a lone RE8 over the lines and you could walk across the shrapnel flying around it! As we crossed from our side to theirs, the flak transferred to us. I haven't really had to avoid Archie in WOFF before - I do remember flying the classic Red Baron 3D zig-zag over the lines back in the day - but it looks like I can add this to my list of things to worry about (enemy aircraft, mechanical failures, collisions, fuel leaks, fire...where does it end?). And being on a new rig that can finally handle 1918 in its default form, I'm finding that avoiding a collision is nearly as difficult as not being shot to ribbons by an enemy pilot! After surviving being nearly shot down over his own airfield, my Bruno Stachel (always my name for my throw-away action campaigns) met the same fate as Boelcke - a fatal collision with my flight leader as he peeled off to head into an oncoming swarm of SE5's. The sim really does, I think, fully model the WWI aviator experience from start to finish. From scribbling down notes in 1915 as ground crews take potshots at you with rifles to trying to just survive a full blown melee in 1918 with flak and enemy machines all around... I can think of no other sim that's ever covered the totality of the war on the Western Front like this. Just remarkable. And the old gal still makes for some pretty fine screenshots.
  4. So sorry about Mark, hoping he makes a speedy recovery. Wife and I, and puppy (whose nearly five somehow...) are all safe and well. Busy working away, but happy and well! Cheers my friend.
  5. Thanks Pol! I've truly missed my time with this sim and revisiting it reminds me that we also have a pretty awesome community. Hope you've been well in the midst of everything that's happened over the last few years and thank you again, for all of the tireless work you and Winder have put into this wonderful game. Cheers!
  6. I often find that the most dangerous missions I ever fly as a German pilot happen when we are not on active duty. It's the dull weeks of being out of operation, when I'm told to check out the new rigging on my wings, or the newly installed carburetor that my mechanic has just fitted, that I am either wiped off the face of the earth, or barely live to tell the tale. Tonight, freshly minted Lt. Bruno Stachel was assigned to Jasta 34b in March 1918. Starting his first mission after a week to settle in, he was told to take off, fly a few circuits of the field to check the new carburetor installed on his battered Pfalz DIII (the same type of plane he was assigned to in flying school...), then return to the field. Flying with labels and the TAC off (I have dots turned on for easier spotting), Stachel got airborne and I was admiring how beautiful the landscape was and how buttery smooth it now scrolled below me... and I should have known better. Glancing upwards, I saw several dots diving and closing range on me at a considerable rate of knots. The next six minutes was utter chaos. A flight of overzealous French aviators, consisting of a few Breguet 14's, a pair of Sopwith Strutters, and a lone Nieuport for escort, descended on me like a pack of ravenous wolves. Immediately pulling a split-s, I dived for my home base, hoping that the barrage of ground fire would deter them from trying to kill me so far behind our own lines. As the Strutters took turns attacking my Pfalz, the Breguet's unloaded their bombs on our field below, setting it alight. The Nieuport never appeared - I suppose he couldn't be bothered with one creaky old Pfalz. The two Strutters took turns in slicing attacks as I turned and cracked off a few well aimed shots as they passed by. It finally turned into a battle of attrition, with the Strutter's rear gunner locked onto my plane, and my hapless pilot unloading both guns (I imagine, while screaming in anger), at the French adversary. The machine began smoking, turned into a shallow climb, then descended where he crashed in the middle of our field. By this point, Stachel's goggles were splattered in oil (the new goggles, btw, are a brilliant touch!) and I knew the engine was about to conk out. And conk it did. I managed a 90 degree turn to final as the propeller turned into a windmill at the front of my shot up plane. As I made a desperate lunge over the trees, a flaming Strutter billowed smoke as he plummeted right in front of my machine, crashing off to my right. Desperate, I yanked the rudder, made contact with the ground, and dug the tail skid into the dirt. Down safe... And for the first time ever, actually got credit for a kill while my squadron was technically inactive. I mean, one would assume that replicating, almost shot for shot, the scene from the Blue Max would do the trick, but still, you know the old saying... unconfirmed and all that... It's good to be back. Stachel might actually make it this time...
  7. CaptSopwith Checking In

    Hiya Rick! It's good to be back! Hoping to see some more folks around the old place. Hope you and your family are doing well! PS: Had to correct my previous post - I managed to typo my system specs... getting old! ;)
  8. Had a similar experience the other night on the new rig. Finally getting to see 1918 in all of its terrifying glory. Flew a line patrol with US 95 Squadron and what a dogfight! I literally lost count of the machines in the air. A mix of Albatros DVa's, Pfalz DIII's, and some two-seaters. At one point, I had gotten some distance from the nearest threats and saw this line of aircraft chasing each other through the clouds, all firing on each other. I've been playing FWW flight sims since the mid 90s and the hair on the back of my neck still stood up. The old gal still has it!
  9. Hi Everyone! It's been a very long time. Apologies for being away. Just wanted to post a brief hello and wish everyone well. I hope you are all doing okay - so much has happened over the last few years and like all of us, we've been weathering the pandemic. On a much much happier note, I just received my new rig (a wonderful birthday present) and I just had to say that WOFF runs like an absolute dream! Here's the specs! I'll follow up with screenshots as I get some seat time. So far, I'm utterly blown away by this thing! It's a different world from my 2015 Dell XPS system. Alienware R12 Windows 11 i9-11900KF @ 3.50GHz up to 5.10GHz RAM 32 GB nVidia GeForce RTX 3080 (10GB VRAM) For the first time ever, I have the settings dialed all the up and WOFF screams! Can't wait to fire up some new pilot careers and share some stories on the boards. Cheers! Rounds on me!
  10. re: Patch 1.21

    Hi Gents! It's been a little bit... I had to jump in and agree with Albrecht's statement. For any other developer, this would be a paid DLC pack, probably somewhere between 20 and 40 dollars in asking price. The fact that OBD is doing this for free... well it speaks to the devs that I've known for going on two decades. I'm not surprised, but I also will be donating to the cause as they keep working. And just in time for my new flight simming rig to arrive! (Turning 40 has its perks!). Hope the community is doing well - miss you all. Hope to be around more often!
  11. How many of us still fly WOFF?

    Still busy flying - ordering a new graphics card to ramp up my settings in WOFF and finally get WOTR to a playable frame rate. Can't keep away!
  12. Hi gents! Hope you are all doing well. Seemed fitting to post this over on the board that started it all. I randomly stumbled across this upload from Pol and happened to notice the date: June 13, 2008. Here is where we were a decade ago, with a preview of OFF: Between Heaven and Hell. My how far we've come. How has it been ten years already? Take a look for yourselves and enjoy the nostalgia!
  13. OT: CLoD TF 4.5 for release on Steam

    Looks tempting! I was always a fan of the ETO in European Air War. Hellshade, what kind of system specs are we looking at to run CLoD at a decent frame rate? My system has a geForce 745 GTX which is modest, to say the least. Runs WOFF at a decent clip with the occasional hiccup here and there. Cheers! PS: OLHAM! How are you doing my friend! I have been away from the boards for far too long! Hope you are doing well and staying warm in Berlin.
  14. How many of us still fly WOFF?

    Well for me WOFF UE is still somewhat new. I'm still flying about 1-2 nights a week and sometimes more if time allows. I have posted less mostly because of time constraints.
  15. Some fantastic scenes from an evening's flying. Hope you enjoy!
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