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  1. 1916(3) OFF MOD

    I noticed in the 1915 version, solo missions seem to have long, out of the way, routse that, if I follow them, cause me to run out of gas over the ocean before, I get ot the target.. My solution is to ignore any part of the route that doesn't take me directly to the target. Taht works, but is there a more acceptable solution?
  2. Olham, thanks. I did it and it worked out.
  3. I've been flying campaigns using the Google maps. It's easy to get lost . Is there a way to download your Alsace map?
  4. I'd just like to see the ac added that show up in red when choosing a campaign period.
  5. I just stumbled across Gorrell's History of the U.S. Airservice. It's an original report found on Footnote.com. I haven't seen it mentioned before Definitely worth looking at.
  6. I just received the autumn issue of Over the Front. It features the 27th Aero and the fate of Frank Luke's wingman, Ivan Roberts. It's a great publication and I would encourage anyone to subscribe. but, the articles inspired me to enlist a pilot and start a campaign. Sure enough, most of the names I read in the articles were in the squadron roster - all but my wing man, Josiah Ford. I tried to find a 27th roster without success to see if he really existed. Anyhow, I'm on my third pilot (so much for my skill level). Both were captured - the first was shot down behind the lines by an aircraft (a DR-1 or a D-VII) I never did see. The second was the one I'm most curious about. It was a long boring mission, so I practiced some snap-rolls. The result was wing damage which resulted in a crash landing and capture. My question it this; Besides snap-rolls, what should one have a care for when flying the Nieuport-28 in combat?
  7. RAF_Louvert, Thanks for pointing me to the thread. It was very interesting. I'm going to try the magnetos to see what happens.
  8. Bletchley, Thanks for the information-very interesting. I too will make use of it.
  9. I was talking about rotary. Thanks for your answer. I'll take it as definitive and keep blipping.
  10. I've a question about throttle control on WWI radial engines. Were they all controlled by blipping, or were some hand throttle controlled? I've noticed that some of radial ac have a cockpit throttle lever which will move in response to my joystick throttle. Anyone know?
  11. Couple of questions

    Winston DoRight and Barkhorn1x, You were right! Between my son and me, we solved the problem before I saw your last e-mail. It did have to do with the conflict between the pedals and the twist pedal function in the joystick. What I did, for any who might have the problem in the future, was to go into the control panel, bring up my custom controls panel and remove the "rudder axis" command from the flight control section. Worked like a charm and flies like a dream! I've been flying OFF for over a year with that pedal problem and never realized what was going on. I figured it might have to do with reproducing the flying characteristics of that era's aircraft. Let me add that the solution was in the FAC and this forum. I've become a believer; "If there's a problem, it's been written about." Thanks for your help.
  12. I've been enjoying the videos people have made of flights and fights in OFF. I've noticed a couple of differences between what I see in the videos and what happens when I'm in the air over the front. First, the videos show tracers and strike flashes on the target aircraft. I don't see tracers, or strikes, when I'm on target- a puff of smoke when I hit. Secondly, when I fire, the aircraft snap-kicks to the left after a couple of rounds. Now, I thought the kicks were meant to simulate the control shortcomings of those aircraft, but I don't see anything like that in the videos, I'm wondering if there is a mod, or file I've missed hat needs to be activated to show tracers and strikes. And, I'm wondering about the cause of the left snap-kick. Anybody able to help?
  13. Multiple CS3 installations

    Part of the problem is solved. I threw caution to the winds, renamed the game folder and cfs3.exe to OFFMAW and it worked. I nolonger have to enable and disable to get the two versions to work separately. However, the first time for each, I get the "mission failed" message. I can get by it, as before, but I don't know what's causing it. Any ideas?
  14. Multiple CS3 installations

    I need some help, please. I got interested in RAF_Louvert's desert combination OFF/MAW modification. I was pointed in the right direction to download MAW. Having done so, I found the stock MAW 3.1 interesting enough to keep for itself. I made a copy, disabled it, and modified the original to the OFF version (all done with a lot of appreciated help). Now I have three separate versions, OFF, OFF/MAW, and MAW. To switch between the MAW and OFF/MAW versions, I need to disable one and enable the other. Otherwise, I'm afraid I'll mess the games up when I click on the MAW short cuts. When the switch has been made, the enabled game loads improperly, and a window appears stating a mission failed to load. I discovered if I just went ahead and clicked on the Quick Combat tag, the game righted itself, played normally, and from then on would load properly. The help, I'd like, is information about how to go into the files and folders in the OFF/MAW version, change the cfs3.exe, into another name, so that it will load separately from the stock MAW version. I don't know if I can do that. If that's possible, is the next step to change the game folder's name to the same? Sorry for the long-winded explanation.
  15. They showed up. Thanks again. I'm looking forward to your campaign.

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