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  1. (re)birth of a carrier

    My original post was made because VBH chose to post a snide comment re- "other carriers", which was completely unnecessary. As usual he fired the first shot that provoked a response. Had he not made that choice I would have not posted my comment. At the time of my post his pictures showed carriers with angled flight decks, so my comment was accurate. When I visited the Yorktown it had an angled flight deck, but that was added in 1960 That may well change, all for the better
  2. Things have got lost in other threads and forums, so I am starting again, one question at a time. You want a simple UAW160 that runs in Win 10 on your PC. You tell me that you have several versions of EAW that run on your Win10 PC. Are any of these versions UAW160?
  3. (re)birth of a carrier

    Some other carriers actually look like WW2 carriers.
  4. Since our first one in 1.28c all of our carriers are recognisable as WW2 carriers, unlike some others elsewhere
  5. There is a series of threads at SimHQ, so I am posting the links. Open them in a new window GameRanger pictures European theatre Spain Mediterranean Finland Moggy's IRAQ Carrier Air War South Pacific Air War Jel
  6. SPAW2019FC

    I posted this for information in a reply to a PM, but then decided to make it public in order to demonstrate the amazing amount of work that Ray has done in this theatre. This is Ray's TMod list from SPAW2019FC. All have been made by Ray and used in the theatre. 0 Null 1 Army HQ 2 Factory 3 Water Distillery 4 Tanker (Mv) DNU 5 Air Field 6 7 Heavy Crus (mv) DNU 8 Troop Transport (mv) DNU 9 Battleship (sta) DNU 10 Open Truck 11 P38(GR)/Ki45(1) 12 Wooden bridge 13 MG nest 14 Spit/Ki61(1) 15 Rail Bridge Wood 16 Crane 17 Heavy AA 18 Light AA 19 Oil Tank 20 Shack 21 Radar Tower 22 Bunker 23 Shore Battery 24 Inf. Pos. 25 Air Control Tower(1) 26 Ammo Bunker 27 Seaplane Tend. (mv) 28 Tent 29 P40/Ki61(1) 30 Spit/Ki61(2) 31 SBD/D3a (1) 32 NA 32 33 NA 33 34 NA 34 35 NA 35 36 NA 36 37 NA 37 38 NA 38 39 NA 39 40 Ambulance 41 Warehouse 42 Armored Car 43 Destroyer (sta) DNU 44 A20/Ki21(1) 45 TBF/B5N (1) 46 B24/G4M 47 Fuel Dump 48 Air Control Tower(2) 49 Armored Car 50 Fuel Truck 51 Covered Truck 52 Truck 53 Fuel Truck 54 Patrol Boat (mv) 55 Tank 56 Tank 57 Freighter (mv)DNU 58 Church 59 City1 60 City2 61 City3 62 City4 63 Cathedral 64 Farm 65 Castle 66 Chateau 67 Windmill 68 Haystack 69 Parchutist 70 Hut 71 Tent 72 Destroyer (Mv)DNU 73 NA 73 74 Oil pumping station 75 Workshop 76 Horsecart 77 4WD car 78 Garage 79 Hurr/Ki43 (1) 80 Ammo Ship(mv)DNU 81 F4F-A6m (1) 82 Sb2c-D4y (1) 83 Barge (mv) 84 Sub (mv) 85 Sub Gun 86 Wharf 87 Light Crus (mv)DNU 88 POW camp 89 B26/J1N 90 P39/Ki61 (1) 91 B17(GRN)/G4m 92 F6F/Ki44 (1) 93 Staff car 94 P38(SL)/Ki45 95 Radar 96 Field Hospital 97 Quinine Dispensary 98 Jap flag 99 flag 100 flag 101 flag 102 flag 103 Barraks 104 Workshop 105 D .E. (Mv)DNU 106 Tall Radio Tower 107 Short Radio Tower 108 Field Artillery 109 Cargo Boxes 110 D. E. (sta)DNU 111 P. Boat (sta)DNU 112 Freighter (sta) 113 Tanker (sta) 114 Troop Trans (sta) 115 Ammo Ship (sta) 116 Cargo Ship (mv)DNU 117 Seapln Tend (sta) 118 Barge (sta) 119 Sub (sta) 120 Cargo Ship (sta) 121 Cargo Ship (mv)DNU 122 Cargo Ship (mv) 123 Ammo Ship (mv)DNU 124 Ammo Ship (sta) 125 Tanker (mv)DNU 126 Tanker (sta) 127 Freighter (mv)DNU 128 Freighter (sta) 129 Tanker (mv)DNU 130 Tanker (sta) 131 Light Crus (sta)DNU 132 Heavy Crus (sta)DNU 133 Battleship (mv) 134 Ammo dmp(Md) 135 Ammo dmp(Lg) 136 Suppy Dmp(Md) 137 Suppy Dmp(Lg) 138 Fuel Barrels 139 Fuel Dmp(Md) 140 Fuel Dmp(Lg) 141 Pill Box 142 Frters(special) 143 Frters(special) 144 F4F-A6m(Frter) 145 P40-A6m(frter) 146 P38-Ki45(Frter) 147 4WD car(Frter) 148 Truck (frter) 149 Lt AA carrier high 150 Lt AA carrier low 151 Hvy AA carrier low 152 Hvy AA carrier high 153 Dest. Turret low 154 Dest. Turret high 155 Carrier Turret low 156 Carrier Turret high 157 Lg Fort 158 Sm Fort 159 Hangar 160 Hangar 161 Small crane 162 Short wharf 163 Beach Obstacles 164 D.E.Turret 165 Lt AA dual(carrier) 166 Lt AA trip(carrier) 167 Lt AA (Dest low) 168 Lt AA (Dest high) 169 Quonset Hut 170 171 Artillery 172 Artillery 173 Small tent 174 Tent netting 175 Large tent 176 Airstrip 177 USS Boise(L) 178 USS San Diego(L) 179 USS Brooklyn(L) 180 USS Atlanta(L) 181 USS Helena(L) 182 USS St. Louis(L) 183 USS Honolulu(L) 184 USS Nashville(L) 185 USS Trenton(L) 186 USS Detroit(L) 187 USS Raleigh(L) 188 USS Pensacola(H) 189 USS San Francisco(H) 190 USS Minneapolis(H) 191 USS Portland(H) 192 USS New Orleans(H) 193 USS San Juan(H) 194 USS Astoria(H) 195 USS Chicago(H) 196 USS Northampton(H) 197 USS Alabama 198 USS South Dakota 199 USS Washington 200 USS Enterprise 201 USS Saratoga 202 USS Long Island 203 HMS Victorious 204 IJN Zuikaku 205 IJN Shokaku 206 IJN Ryujo 207 IJN Kongo 208 IKN Haruna 209 IJN Yamato 210 IJN Jintsu(L) 211 IJN Kuma(L) 212 IJN Kinugasa(L) 213 IJN Tenryu(L) 214 IJN Yubari(L) 215 IJN Yunagi(L) 216 IJN Tama(L) 217 IKN Kiso(L) 218 IJN Kumano(H) 219 IJN Suzuya(H) 220 IJN Nachi(H) 221 IJN Haguro(H) 222 IJN Atago(H) 223 IJN Maya(H) 224 IJN Mogami(H) 225 IJN Myoko(H) 226 IJN Takao(H) 227 IJN Kako(H) 228 IJN Aoba(H) 229 IJN Tatsuta(L) 230 Shipyard(1) 231 Shipyard(2) 232 TBF/B5N(1)ship 233 TBF/B5N(2)ship 234 F4F/A6m(1)ship 235 F4F/A6m(2)ship 236 F4F/A6m(3)ship 237 F4u/A6m(1)ship 238 F4u/A6m(2)ship 239 F4u/A6m(3)ship 240 F4u/Ki84(1) 241 F4u/Ki84(2) 242 F4u/Ki84(3) 243 B25/Ki48 244 Hurr/Ki43(2) 245 P39/Ki61(2) 246 F4F/A6m(2) 247 Sb2c/D4y(2)ship 248 SBD/D3a(2)ship 249 P40/Ki61(2) 250 F6F/Ki44(2) 251 TBF/B5N(3)ship 252 A20/Ki21(2) 253 P38(SL)/Ki96 254 P38(GR)/Ki45(2) 255 Spit/A6m(1)ship 256 Spit/A6m(2)ship 257 Dest.no turret(mv) 258 Dest.no turret(sta) 259 D.E. No turret(mv) 260 D.E. no turret(sta) 261 Pboat no turret(mv) 262 Pboat no turret(sta) 263 Pboat Mach. Gun 264 Turret L.Cru 265 Lt AA (L.Cru low) 266 Lt AA (L.Cru med) 267 Lt AA (L.Cru hgh) 268 Turret H.Cru 269 Lt AA (H.Cru low) 270 Lt AA (H.Cru med) 271 Lt AA (H.Cru hgh) 272 Pboat Lt AA 273 Turret B.Shp 274 Lt AA (B.Shp low) 275 Lt AA (B.Shp med) 276 Lt AA (B.Shp hgh) 277 LST (MV)(1942) 278 LST (STA)(1942) 279 Landing craft (mv)(1942) 280 Landing craft (sta)(1942) 281 LCT (mv)(1942) 282 LCT (sta)(1942) 283 LCT bow open(1942) 284 LST bow open(1942) 285 Troop Trnsprt(1942) 286 Dest. (sta)(1942) 287 Lt AA high(1942) 288 Lt aa low(1942) 289 Turret (Hgh)(1942) 290 Turret (low)(1942) 291 BargeOrig(mv) 292 BargeOrig(Sta) 293 Barge2(mv) 294 Barge2(sta) 295 Ocean Tug(mv) 296 Ocean Tug(sta) 297 Anti-sub trwler(mv) 298 Anti-sub trwler(sta) 299 Small tug(mv) 300 Small tug(sta) 301 BB crane 302 Allied catapult 303 Lt AA carrier med 304 Tanker(mv) 305 Carrier crane 306 Ent carrier Radar 307 Esct Carrier radar 308 Troop Trnsprt(mv) 309 Sara Radar 310 IJN Taiho 311 IJN Taiho lt AA(low) 312 IJN Taiho lt AA(high) 313 IJN Taiho Radar 314 Jap floatplane 315 US floatplane 316 Freighter(Mv)* 317 Jap catapult 318 US BB Radar 319 IJN BB Radar 320 US Hvy Cr Radar 321 Freighter(Mv) 322 Freighter(Mv)* 323 Ammo ship(Mv) 324 US Lt Cr Radar 325 Tanker(Mv) 326 Jap Hvy Cr Radar 327 Freighter(Mv) 328 Jap Lt Cr Radar 329 Tanker(Mv) 330 Seaplane 331 Gray warehouse 332 small warehouse 333 334 335 336 Esct. Car. dual Lt. AA 337 Esct. Car. Lt. AA 338 Esct. Car. MG 339 340 341 342 Freighter(Mv)* 343 Freighter(Mv)* 344 345 346 347 348 349 Ent/Hnt Turret low 350 Ent/Hnt Turret hgh 351 Ent/Hnt Dual Lt AA 352 USS Hornet 353 354 Listing Destroyer 355 Listing cruiser 356 Flag 357 Freighter(Mv) 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 Ent/Hnt Turret low 366 Ent/Hnt Turret hgh 367 Ent/Hnt Dual Lt AA 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 York/Sara Hvy AA low 376 York/Sara hvy AA hgh 377 York/Sara Dual Lt AA 378 379 380 381 ************************************** Notice that the last few are guns added to the Enterprise, Hornet, Yorktown and Saratoga. There are more too, for the Japanese carriers. Note also the number of individual ships from 177 to 229. The un-named ones are spare slots that could be used in future Some are moving (mv) with a wake, others are static (sta) without a wake. Some are planes parked on the carrier decks. This is just the list. On the target map he has positioned 22,628‬ TMods, an average of 73 for every target. By anybody's standards this is an incredible amount of work. Well done Ray Jel
  7. Here is the original raised carrier from 1.28c done over ten years ago
  8. Yes This is my limited multiplayer folder but all of the theatres highlighted in blue have at least one working carrier. In some cases there may be only British carriers, because there were no operational Axis carriers in the European and Mediterranean theatres, and the US carriers were in the Pacific.
  9. The trick for offline players is to fly host-only multiplayer which allows you to set not only your home base, but to set the friendly primary, enemy primary and enemy secondary bases. This allows for games with four different carriers involved. Here there are five, with the target also being a carrier:
  10. A few carrier shots in SPAW2019 They are on water tiles and they have raised decks so you can take off from them and land on them. Additionally they make good targets because there is a lot of additional stuff on the decks (such as planes and guns) that you can destroy when you attack them. It is a whole barrel of fun
  11. I have copied the first part of my "STICKY" post from SimHQ: ******************************************************************************** This thread has been made a "sticky" so please do not post in it. If you have questions or need to comment please send me a PM ******************************************************************************** I have rebuilt the 160 installation from my current folder. It is a simple two part installation. Part 1 is here: 160InstallationPart1 The file you download is named "UAW160.exe" and it is a 7-zip self installer. When you run it it creates a "UAW160" folder, which has the minimum files and folders for a working installation test. Make sure that your joystick is plugged in before you run the eaw.exe. Otherwise you will get a serious cockpit shake and will not be able to control your aircraft. When you run the "eaw.exe" (maybe with your own "eaw.ini") it should give you the UAW default ETO theatre and aircraft. This will be a test to see if your system works. ********************************************************************************** Now if I recall correctly you downloaded and installed "Part 1". For some reason you got a CTD when you ran it, and I never found out whether or not you got it to work. I just downloaded it to test and it worked on my Win 10 PC, so try it again, but before you launch EAW go to one of your other EAW folders that works, run a single mission in the ETO theatre in d3d mode, then exit. Copy your "eaw.ini" file from that folder and paste it into the "UAW160" folder created by the "Part one" download. Then run the new EAW and report back. ********************************************************************************* I must add that many players have downloaded Part1 and installed it successfully on Win 10.
  12. I was not able to edit my previous post, so I had to make this new one in order to post this question. What versions of EAW are you able to run on your Win 10 PC?
  13. Some of the piccies were taken when one of Ray's 2019 planesets was loaded. If you want to try them you need to make sure that Ray's 2019 planes have been installed on your PC. Check your UAW160 folder. If they have been installed then there should be an "ALT PLANES" folder in your "Aircraft_Inventory" and a "SWOTL-Late" folder in your "Planesets" folder. I posted a link to the installer in a thread in the SimHQ EAW forum. Right-click on the link below and open it in a new tab to see the post with the link in it: Link in a SimHQ Post Jel
  14. Is this the same question yet again? In a discussion re- installing UAW160 on your Win10 PC you were having problems, but I do not know if this was ever resolved. I am running UAW160 on my Win10 PC and I have never had any trouble. Many other people are running it in Win10, including some who are using it online for sessions at GameRanger. The only other person who has reported installation problems is Stratos, but it turns out that he cannot run any version of EAW in Win10, so his problem is not UAW160 specific If there are problems then to fix them I need to be able to generate the problem on my PC. As I cannot do that I cannot help.
  15. More "What If" piccies using one of Ray's SWOTL planesets The screenies were 1920x1080 so they have been reduced to 75% and some sharpness has been lost I managed to shoot down two He162s
  16. Playing a real "What if?" set-up
  17. It had heaps of new stuff in it Flyable bombers selectable, with just the two selection screens (Allied and Axis): Individual engine starts with Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, Ctrl-3 and Ctrl-4 Much better multiplayer choices than is available in the 1.2 system: WW1 style take off: ...and we had gun convergence too Posts at the Gen indicate that it was released in September 2007
  18. My operating system is Win 10 Home and my MB is an ASUS_H97PLUS with 8 GB of RAM My graphics card is an AMD Radeon R7 200 Series I can run all versions of EAW on it including the latest UAW160. If I recall you were having trouble running the UAW160 test install in Windows 10: UAW160 Test Install We thought the problem might be solved with re-setting the "eaw.ini" Have you resolved that problem?
  19. I have just updated an old 1.26e/OAWUnfied folder with the 1.28 patch, and it had Spanish Air War, DAW, Pacific Tide III and several other theatres in it. It ran very well in Windows 10
  20. I would add that at the time of the original release most EAW pilots were flying the 1.26e version with OAWUnified installed. Copying this folder and patching it with the 1.28 release files allowed them to use it with a variety of theatres and planesets
  21. The original release was a patch to be run in a 1.2 folder. However, I have just uploaded a stand-alone complete working folder for anyone who is curious about what our first release was like. Original 1.28 release I have also edited the "V1.28 Details" text file, and this is how it reads: 1.28 features. European Air War Readme! The Code Group is proud to release patch 1.28 and trusts online and offline players will enjoy the new possibilities it offers. FEATURES OF THE NEW EXE Some you will only find in gameplay: Updated Flight / Damage modelling for the 30 default planes utilising the new exe's improved gun damage routines. This corrects the relationship between small mgs and medium mgs/cannons Gun convergence set at historical ranges Gunsight reticule size adjustable from ini value Dust on the runways F9 view available almost down to ground level Extended field of view in 1024 x 768 mode "Players Skill" set in Configure Game/Difficulty/Combat now limits viewing options and icon range (also see Difficulty in multiplayer section below). "Realistic Gunnery" amended, and now the only difference is the bullet damage gets increased by a factor of 1.5 when "off" New individual sounds for each aircraft, with added Doppler effect and an increase in volume during dives Separate sound ini's and related "Sounds" folder Glaring sun including nicer sunsets, great for hiding planes in no icons games! Improved, more aggressive AI behaviour, and Escorts that really escort! Damaged flight controls (with explosions) will increase drag, but are still partially effective Falling debris from cannon hits on aircraft Destroyable tailgunners in bombers New engine temperature handling Combat flaps for most fighters New take-off and landing routines, be careful with that rudder or the undercarriage will break! New aircraft parking routines New explosions, dustclouds and craters Ground object damagemodel updated and ground vehicles (train, trucks etc) resized Moving ship convoys Wrecks for crashed plane Fixed load-outs Improved cockpits on some aircraft including nicer rearview graphics Bullet smoke trails Gun flashes from muzzles, visible from inside/outside cockpit Improved contrails with adjusted appearance altitude Adjusted altitude bands for missions Frames Per Second now printed on screen with "Ctrl G" Accelerated time even close to the enemy is possible Up to 255 TMods (objects types) are available there are allied and axis vehicles and trains Improved AAA, be careful around enemy airfields! More people on the ground and birds in the air Baled pilots become 3D Parachutists with corrected decent rate Night fighters get a form of radar during night missions on Ace setting Four engined bombers are flyable from groundstarts, and individual engines can be started or stopped "Bomber stream" night bomber formations Correct pre-decimal currency in UK/US leave passes Alternative Quickstart missions available with ini toggle Ability to make fighter sweeps over friendly territory Giant shadows bug that appeared at low levels is fixed Fully ungarbled cockpit fix Many bugfixes to the default game ...and probably some more that we have forgotten about. Others are obvious from the outset: A two aircraft selection screen option, Axis and Allied, with the colour of the text being changed by left-clicking at the bottom of the screen and selecting from the popup colour palette Any flyable plane except for the V1 is listed for selection in single missions Interdiction missions allow you to select the type of convoy and the size There are a number of improvements to multiplayer: The host can set the target, friendly and enemy bases, types of AI planes, whether you respawn after dying, whether your squad includes AI plane, and several other things The "Difficulty" setting limits ingame viewing options and icon range Interdiction types and sizes can be set, as in single mission mode Multiplayer settings can be created in a text file and loaded by the host NEW INI FILE ADJUSTABLE ENTRIES Under "EAW" section "HudFontSize=0" Toggles the HUD Font Bold, to improve legibility at high resolutions "0" is off, "1" is on "GunSightSize=1024" Sets the Gunsight Reticule size. Valid values range from 800 to 2100. Note: "1550" is the maximum that fits nicely on the current Spitfire gunsight. Using this value, the wingtips of a fighter fit into the circle at a range of about 150 yards. "OldStyle=0" "0" activates the new 2 screen plane selection option, "1" selects the original 3 screen layout "ColourAxis=10" default colour of text on new Axis plane selection screen "ColourAllied=3" default colour of text on new Axis plane selection screen "BirdSeed=5" a value 1 (more) to 5 (less), to change the occurrence of birds ingame "QuickVersion=0" default Quickstart (random mission type) "QuickVersion=1" very small battle size + random mission type. "QuickVersion=2" very small battle size + last selected mission type (single mission setup) "QuickVersion=3" very small battle size + Figthersweep "QuickVersion=4" very small battle size + Escort With QuickVersion > 0 Bombers only will get interdicts Under "Netoption" section (also adjustable from Online prebriefing screen) "StartOnGround=0" Multiplayer mission option, "0" = airstart, "1" = groundstart "NoAI=0" Multiplayer mission option, "0" = with AI in your squadron, "1" = no AIs "AllowRespawn=1" Multiplayer mission option, "0" = No automatic respawn, "1" = Allow Respawn IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR MODDERS Data Tables: External TMod tables can be made and saved in a "TMod.dat" file External ship convoy waypoint tables can be made and saved in a "convoys.dat" file External formation tables can be made and saved in a "Frmation.dat" file These files can be made by editors. If any of them are present in the EAW folder the new exe will use the file in preference to the built-in table. Some subtle things: To solve a frontline problem in FAW we discovered that the exe uses a particular "TCode" as a reference to determine the friendly and enemy sides of the frontline. Previously we thought it was based on the Capitals set in campaign files. If the value is contained in a file named "CapSet.dat" in the EAW folder it will be used in preference to the one hard coded in the exe. Previously unused values in "Planes.dat" can now be utilised, and a plane can be set as a seaplane, do a carrier landing, or have a fixed undercarriage. There are some other possibilities where several different nationalities can be displayed when read from an external file, in preference to the standard ones. CAUTION While most existing addon mods should be compatible with this patch, some mods e.g. Flight models, will disable some features and produce minor gameplay problems. The normal rules apply about online compatibility. PLEASE NOTE This is intended as a brief outline. Contact any of us via SimHQ or CombatAce if you need to know more. DISCLAIMER A necessary evil these days We accept no liability for any damage this might do to your system. By installing this patch you accept full liability for installing this to your own computer and do so at your own risk. Having said this, it has been fully play tested with no resulting problems on our computers. CREDITS This patch was made by the cooperative efforts of the EAW Code Group, ably assisted by a dedicated bunch of testers. Thanks to everyone involved. We hope you enjoy it! Jel
  22. Frontline management

    This is another variation in my Default ETO folder The set-up is always like this wirh a "DateRelated" folder and the "FLSwitcherV3.exe" program in the theatre folder "DateRelated" folder contains the folders listed for selection: In this case the "0000" folder contains a "Frontline.mpf" file with the data 0 0 0 0 ....... and the "0019" folder contains a "Frontline.mpf" file with the data 19 19 19 19 So selecting one puts a "Frontline.mpf" file in the theatre folder that the exe will use. I can use it to use/view any one of the 20 frontlines. If anyone wants a copy please let me know
  23. Moggy asked me to make a utility that loaded frontlines so that he could test a collection that he has for Dunkirk. In all forms of EAW the frontlines are stored in the "frntline.dat" file, and this file contains 20 individual ones numbered 0-19. Only four are used for single missions. In the default EAW ETO theatre 1940 uses #0 1943 uses #0 (no invasion yet) 1944 uses #8 1945 uses #12 Some time ago we got the 1.28 series of exes to read and use a "frontline.mpf" file, if one is present in the theatre or root folder. It has the four numbers in it, so the default is: 0 0 8 12 This opens up several possibilities. I have one which is: 0 0 8 19 In #19 much of eastern Europe is in allied hands, reflecting the effect of the Russians in 1945. You can make a static frontline using: 10 10 10 10 All years use frontline #10 To do the job I had done something similar when I wrote the FAWManager for Per's Finnish Air War, so I was able to produce just what Moggy needed This one is running in my FAW150 folder, and I can load any of Per's original frontline to use in single mission or multiplayer games However, the utility is really adaptable, and is not just limited to frontlines. In my "SPAW2019FinalCut" folder I have the option of using the default version, or two different multiplayer versions without the need for separate theatre folders.
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