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  1. Does the problem occur when you set up a single mission with selected AI planes? There are many imponderables with a quick mission. It uses some data from your single missions because when you fly a single mission mission data is saved in the "GameData" sub-folder of the theatre folder that you are using. I checked this by setting up a single mission, and then flying it. When I finished I deliberately shut down EAW and re-started. it. This time I selected an instant mission, and I got the same plane. When I quit the instant mission the debriefing screen showed that I flew from the base I had flown from in the previous single mission. I do not know what the exe does if you have a brand new theatre, with nothing saved in "GameData" when you try an instant mission. Then there is the possibility that if you change a planeset after flying an allied plane there could be an axis plane in the same slot which might cause problems for the exe. Finally, we have Roy's ini setting that allows you to fly different types of instant mission, which may add potential problems in terms of the exe generating AI planes from the current planeset. I rarely try instant missions, and when I fly single missions I always set the AI planes and never use "Random". 140 had the planesets in the theatre folders, which was less complex, and in this regard I would anticipate fewer problems.
  2. More details are needed so that I can try to re-create the problem. Which version of the exe? Which theatre? Which planeset? Mission details: type, target, home base, aircraft (yours and the AIs) Which operating system, and wrappers (if any)?
  3. I have found most of them in the 160SpecialGR installation, using "16-DAW Planeset 6" It may be typos, but in that planeset I have A Ju88P-3 not P4 (Typo? There is no P4 in the folder) A Me110G2/R5 not a G3/R5 (Typo?) A Ro57 not 58 (I suspect you meant Ro57)
  4. Ray I do not have a heap of these planes. Where are they available from?
  5. It made me re-load my Western Front theatre which has only a 256x160 tilemap, with targets positioned for multiplayer groundstarts and slow planes. I loaded the "26-DAW biplanes" planeset
  6. Some more of the 160 settings [GRAPHICS] Width=1440 Height=900 TestDrawPrimitive=1 DisplayDevice=2 PlaneDetail=2 TerrainDetail=2 CloudDetail=2 EffectsDetail=2 HorizonDistance=2 Shadow=0 ExternalStores=1 LensFlare=1 LightSourcing=1 CockpitProp=1 VirtualCockpit=1 CockpitShake=1 3dCityTargets=2 Gamma Value=128 PlaneSetNumber=1 PropRotationSpeed=8 ============================ [CONTROLS] Force Feedback=0 Force Feedback Gain=7500 Flight Sensitivity=1.000000 Camera Sensitivity=5.000000 Snapview Speed=5 Swap Mouse X=0 Swap Mouse Y=0 Windows Joystick=1 Device1 Port=1 Device2 Port=2 Device3 Port=3 Rudder Device=0 Throttle Device=1 Stick Device=0 Key Device=0 POV Device=0 JoystickDeadZone=4 Guns Convergence Z=0 Guns Convergence Y=0 ============================ [NETOPTION] Year=2 SkillLevel=2 MissionType=3 BattleSize=0 TimeOfDay=3 Weather=1 NoAI=0 StartOnGround=0 AllowRespawn=1 AI_PlaneUpdateRate=350 PlayerPlaneUpdateRate=35 ClockSyncRate=140 Sleep=400 Target=187 FriendlyPrimaryHB=4 FriendlySecondaryHB=4 EnemyPrimaryHB=9 EnemySecondaryHB=9 FriendlySecondaryPL=3 EnemyPrimaryPL=28 EnemySecondaryPL=19 ============================
  7. A comparison between the eaw.ini files of 160 and an earlier version
  8. What is the name of your 160 folder, and are there any file-managers in it? If so do you have exes available like those in the last screenie? This is my current 160 folder
  9. There is a "160Upgrade15Oct2018.exe" 7-zip self-installer in the 160 Special folder at MediaFire Running it in the 160 folder installs new folders, or adds additional material to some existing ones. As you can see there is some new material, and the very latest exes are installed. Try the "FlashNM.exe" which is the new map version of the latest exe which shows the flashing colours on the default main screen. "FlashOM.exe" is the old map version, recommended for Switzerland and the Carrier Air War theatres. Jel
  10. As you say you do not get any nenu or selection screens I need to ask just what you installed, but the following info may be useful in any case. There are six different forms of the 160 exe. 1.29 came in two forms because it was no longer locked into the 640x320 tile-map. The "old map" version still read the 640x320 tile-maps, and used the "Europe1.pic" file, but the "new map" version read tile-maps of a different size and used the "TargMap.pic" file. Since then there have always been the old and new map versions of every exe. So now there are the old and new map versions of: 1. The normal exe which has the traditional method of aircraft, target and base selection that you are asking for. 2. The "MPOnly" exe which runs straight into multiplayer. 3. The "Special" exe which is designed for people who have problems with corrupted screens, and uses an external front end to set up or load "*.msn" files containing all the flight data needed. The exe reads the "*.msn" file" when it launches, and after a few seconds you are in the game without any screens. The difference between 150/160 and previous exes is that they use separate theatres and planesets, so in 160 there is a file-manager which enables the user to select the exe, the theatre and the planeset. There is another and slightly more complex file-manager that does the same, but also lets an expert user build new planesets or edit existing ones. I used it to make the new "Swiss" planeset yesterday.
  11. Check this sticky at SimHQ- it will get you going http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4420352/installing-160special#Post4420352
  12. The basic is just a test to see if 160 runs on your PC. From memory it is using a single MSN file that is built in. It's a while since I used it so I will check and get back to you.
  13. The theatre is using seasonal terrain
  14. EAW devellopment needs help

    Your words and hence my question. In this thread where has any of your work been discredited? Actually the opposite is true: .... and to clarify my post was a response made by Mark about the retro look and feel
  15. EAW devellopment needs help

    I do not understand VB. Where has your work been discredited in this thread?
  16. EAW devellopment needs help

    EAWPro meets the requirements of those people quite well. There is no problem if there is only one planeset and theatre. However, the hangar sounds and sprites are often totally inappropriate for other theatres and planesets, here is an example from the original "Malta": It was always a PITA to have to make "picplnA/B/G.mnu" files which limited your aircraft selection to set slots, even if there were flyable planes in the "bomber" slots. Hence, a new system was introduced in which there were only two selection screens, listing either the flyable allied or the flyable axis planes. The option to use the "picpln" files remains in the versions up to and including UAW1.28F - it is just a setting in the "eaw"ini" file. The hangar screens remained, but at some point the running of hangar sprites and sounds was disabled. to avoid problems such as the one in the screenshot. If you want a game that can cope with multiple theatres and planesets, then this reduction in immersion is the small price you pay for the immense benefits you receive. Jel
  17. Your download still has the cursor :( I fixed one of my versions
  18. I'll be nitpicky as I just made a 160 version, and in doing that I noticed that you had your mouse-cursor in your pic :) I have also used an ini setting that turns the flashing colours on or off.
  19. An unashamed plug to show what the current 160Special installation can do http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4439842/shots-from-160#Post4439842
  20. EAWPRO's ''Buggy'' 3D shadows

    Fair enough, they are not bugs in that sense. However, with the releases of the 1.28 series people would report occasional graphics issues such as cockpit needles in the wrong places, and refer to them as bugs, so I had used the term "minor bugs" in the broader sense. They were not problems with the exe, but problems with support files
  21. EAWPRO's ''Buggy'' 3D shadows

    Russ From different angles they do not look good From the position of the wing shadow there is no way that you would see the shadow of the cockpit and the tail fin These are the 1.2 equivalents with no problems VBH You have provided a package of the exe, cdf and fxe files and a few additional files. There is some excellent and creative stuff, but for me there are some files that give a poor impression and detract from the whole thing. Apart from the shadows, it seems that the terrible 1.2 forests are included, and I know that you have your own much better versions The wave-crests are creative, but they look wrong when you see them running in random directions due to the tile orientation. I recall your providing a removal too with Pactide III. If you are flying low over the sea with water tile after water tile being loaded the seaweed keeps continually generating in front of you because of the "EAW_TTD.dat" file. It is not a nice effect. Jel
  22. EAWPRO's ''Buggy'' 3D shadows

    I agree that there are limitations in the source code that always cause the shadows to be drawn as though the sun is directly overhead, ans never take into account the real direction of the sun. I cannot see that anyone has the time to write some new shadow code to make them appear correctly. However, given that limitation I still prefer the ones that look more realistic, especially as 3-D shadows do not exist on plane surfaces.
  23. EAWPRO's ''Buggy'' 3D shadows

    Real shadows on any flat surface like this runway are two dimensional, and having three dimensional mirror images as shadows may be creative, but it is pointless. The default 1.2 shadows are much more realistic: I leave it to the readers to decide
  24. Fine Stratos here they are: This is an unashamed promotion of the possibilities available from the current 160Special installation with different theatres, starting with some screenies from Carrier Air War. This was an allied intercept mission: Successful take-off from the carrier Check the map: Enemy in sight: Up close and personal! Rear view just after the kill: Checking out a few coastal TMods: Bouncing bomb mission Set-up Ground start take off in 4-engined bombers There's the Upkeep: A test drop in safe waters, just for the screenie. You can see the bomb and the bounce splashes: Missed everything :( Better luck next time. This time the Mediterranean theatre and one of Ray's DAW planesets: Set-up: Mission: Just the ETO default, but don't you love that gun convergence that goes back to the original 1.28 release ? Somebody asked me for a Corsair ;) Set-up Take-off Down goes a Betty..... ....and now a Zero ;) Jel
  25. The mouse cursor is an easy fix. Create a shortcut to the eaw.exe on your desktop, or in the taskbar and use it to launch EAW. With the more complete 160 installations there is a "launch" burtton on the filemanagers.

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