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    Air Combat History: The War in the Air over The Western Front 1914 - 1918; The Battle of Britain; The Schweinfurt - Regensburg Mission 17th August 1943; Operation Tidal Wave 1st August 1943; Music; Reading; Surfing; Skiing; Kite Buggying; Computer Graphics; Gardening; Walking, PC Simulators and PC Games in general... None necessarily in that order :-)

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  1. Well, I'll be buying OFF Gold should it materialise. Even though my flight time has dropped to almost zero these days, on principle of rewarding the Dev. Team for the work, I'll buy anything they release. I hope, once the lights are off, they'll release their skin templates, models and model structure trees etc. so that a community of modders could carry on. But it's valuable intellectual property so I'm categorically not suggesting that they are in any way obliged to.
  2. Greetings All, I've been away for a while, moving house. I'm now living in Felixstowe, Suffolk, where the beauty below comes from. Always wanted to be by the sea and Felixstowe has a wealth of history (WW1, WW2 and well before, as well as England's busiest container port - the other end from us, though). BTW, the above is a work in progress, being something of a hybrid F2A early/medium/late. I've always loved Seaplanes and Flying Boats, if ever they decide to build a replica F2A here I'm in, even if my contribution is limited only to painting dope on!
  3. C'est incroyable... fantastique. Bien fait, monsieur.
  4. A 1080p Full HD projector should handle at least 1920 x 1080. At a throw distance of say 4m that will give you a virtual screen size of approx 350cm on the diagonal.
  5. When I was a smoker, one Summer's evening outside a pub I successfully swatted a wasp with a Camel. Looks like I may need to do so again! Great skin Hauksbee. Mind you, if you added the silhouette of a Hawk on the side you'd have the name pun complete.
  6. I realise the cost of international postage makes purchases that much more expensive (witness my 'Italian' collection!) but for hard-to-find examples I can recommend this site: http://www.aviationbookhouse.co.uk/bcats/catworldwar1page1.htm as the chap who runs it is a real aviation history enthusiast.
  7. Being as I'm away from home most of the week, I've been doing QCs up until now. For the same reason. I wanted my first WOFF campaign to be easy on the flying time, easy on the flying skill, and easy on the eye. And as I'd never flown a D.VII in campaign before I decided to join Jasta 74 as a Leutnant in October '18. Also as I could see one of my favourite ace paint jobs (it's not there yet, but never mind). Anyhow, first campaign flight was a reconnaissance. I wasn't leading and this formation flying malarkey is a #%&*$# so I was concentrating on that. Nearing the end of the patrol, my flight leader suddenly snapped right and there straight ahead was an enemy aircraft!. With a bit of rudder-punching (very inelegant) I got on his tail and sprayed the sky around him with a short burst. He spun away and I watched him as he spiraled down, expecting him to recover any moment, but he was very, very low and still spinning before I had to stop looking. When we landed I was prompted for a claim. I duly filled it in, expecting nothing because the stats said I'd had one hit out of 90! But...
  8. I've spent the evening doing an analysis on the WOFF skin files, including the Skin Pack, all 6127 of 'em, in MS Excel. Laborious task because the file naming convention is not followed consistently! I've broken them down by year, nation, model, unit and ace. I thought I'd upload it because some people may find it useful for picking units with a good number of skins (a real 'circus') or for following their favourite ace around et cetera. Those of you with an understanding of Excel filters and Pivot tables will be able to do more with it but even novices should gain some insight. I don't think I'm giving anything away here because this is just an analysis of file names, but I'll remove the post if the Devs desire. OTOH, if someone has not yet bought the Skin Pack, a file count comparison may persuade them to do so! I haven't made the comparison because I started the analysis after I'd bought the Skin Pack... I was only really looking for Wilhelm Hippert's Jasta 74 DVIIF chequered 'Mimmi' paint job, actually and dumped my directory listing to a file to search for it... kinda snowballed after that! Two files in the zip, one for Excel 97, the other for 2007. WOFF_Skin_Analysis.zip
  9. Really? Well, that's interesting in itself. But then, you can't trust the English where matters French are concerned. After all, the British Army was built to fight them, not the Germans! As to the Saint-/Sainte- thing, that's just me being pedantic, it's entirely your choice. The important thing is that it's a jolly spiffing map.
  10. Sterling work you're putting in there Lou, I'm recommending you for the Médaille militaire. One point though and I don't know what the WOFF map says 'cos I'm not flying over that area, but shouldn't it be 'Ligny-en-Barrois' rather than 'Ligny de en Barrois'? I'd be inclined to change all St. and Ste. to Saint- and Sainte- too, pedantically. But only because French place names have given me no end of grief with lookup forrmulae trying to match aerodromes to places, so I always write them all in full now, including all diacritics! http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listes_des_communes_de_France will help.
  11. Cappy. From 12/04/1918 to 20/5/1918.
  12. Have I missed something or has Lousy Anna's finest dropped off the radar? Haven't heard anything from him since September. I'm surprised he's not already testing the late war years in WOFF... always seemed to love adversely stacked odds! :-) Anybody have any news?
  13. Javito, you may find what you want here Not sure how much use the Pilot Primers will be now that the FMs have changed, but the prinicples expounded therein are probably still valid.
  14. Confirmed for my part - Ol' Rusty Digits is very welcome and I'm sure Lou will confirm and confer upon him the Badger of Membership. Therefore, following the grand tradition of new members buying the drinks - and because I know the Mess Steward just received a batch of Cork Blue Label Dry Gin from his cousin in the Emerald Isle - I'll have a Dog's Nose. As to the WOFFlers question, I think the general consensus was in favour of remaining as 'OFFers' per the original formation of the BOC. However, it's all in fun so I think people may call themselves what they wish... for instance I prefer to be called [CENSORED] at weekends so I'm not going to split hairs over that one!
  15. Hi, I'm attempting to change my signature image doing what I think I did before which is: Upload image to My Gallery, go to My Gallery, Select Options > Share Links, copy the Image Link code, go to My Settings > Signature, paste link code into Image dialog box. The image appears on my sig as expected but when I try to save it, I get the following error: Unable to retrieve signature image dimensions, please try another image. I've tried all link variations too - direct BBCode, HTML etc. This is the code I get from Options > Share Links: http://combatace.com/index.php?app=gallery&module=images&section=img_ctrl&img=26930&file=max I've obviously got it wrong somewhere but I can't find any link code with a file extension, which I suspect is the problem? Help please.
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