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  1. It respawns bombs and missiles as they were at the beginning of the mission. Silly anecdote: After triggering external stores jettison, it won't won't work anymore, at least not really:
  2. Looking forward to fly around in these beautiful mountains! I found that with the FE/SF/SF2 tile-based system it is hard to make nice mountains, lacking control of the shadow directions. (don't want shadows pointing up, or shadows of nearby tiles pointing in opposite directions) In this video it looks very natural.
  3. There is a similar setting there that gives you unlimited gun ammo. Also I remember this entry in the control ini file: [ControlSet001] //scroll at the end of the list// REARM_WEAPONS=ALT+W
  4. Here are some drop-in naval guns for the OBJECTS\GUNS\ folder, to try. Should cover most of SF2NA. 3IN_MK22, 5IN_MK12, 5IN_MK18, 5IN_MK19, 6IN_MK16, 76MM_AK726, 76MM_MK75, 100MM_AK100, 130MM_AK130 For the guns with an original caliber of around 3" or 76mm I lowered one value: MuzzleVel=950 SF2NA_Tweaked-Naval-Guns.zip
  5. Old topic, but I want to add some new observations: I am changing all naval guns to these parameters. Caliber=10.000000 MuzzleVel=1000 Accuracy=50.000000 It may not be perfect or realistic, but at least with these values the ship vs ship engagements are interesting again: At close range the guns overshoot quite regularly, and at longer range the rounds fall short regularly. But in either situation there are regular hits as well. Ships seem unable to sink another ship, but they can take out sensors and weapons. One other important thing: For collision meshes to work the Max/MinExtentPosition of the "Hull" and "Superstructure" must envelop these actual parts. Parts of the ship that fall outside the the Max/MinExtentPosition cannot ever get hit. LodViewer allows one to check this nicely, but only when the Data.ini system-names for these parts match the node names of the 3D model.
  6. Looks very nice! IMHO the dark overspray along the panel lines should be toned down, or left out entirely.
  7. Obviously: Distributing SF2 content in flightgear (or any other) format is illegal. Distributing tools with the ability to convert or adjust such content is legal.*** So editors, converters, patches, scripts and hacks can be distributed, but a 3D model, binary (exe/dll) or terrain from Third Wire cannot be distributed. Same as always for digital products in general. Same as what TK wrote in 27-1-2014: "the only thing we ask is that you don't re-distribute any of our original files." *** though certain vendors try to force license agreements that say otherwise
  8. Originally the inner flaps could only rotate into the wing, and through the wing in a bad way. The screenshots shows the fixed flaps.
  9. View File DLC 28: AVIA S-99/S-199 Flaps Fix Strike Fighters 2 - DLC 28: AVIA S-99/S-199 Flaps Fix Fix for the bugged flaps of the aircraft Avia S-99 and S-199. Fixes the meshes and adjust the data.ini for both planes. This is a patch for the file DLCData028.DLC of 121.878.708 bytes Found in your SF2\DLC folder. For safety backup your original DLCData028.DLC file. The distance LODs will not be fixed, so it is advisable to change the distance in S-99.ini and S-199.ini like below: [LOD001] Filename=S-99.lod //Distance=120 Distance=300 Gerwin 4-7-2019 http://members.quicknet.nl/lm.broers/ Submitter gerwin Submitted 07/04/2019 Category Other  
  10. DLC 28: AVIA S-99/S-199 Flaps Fix

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    Strike Fighters 2 - DLC 28: AVIA S-99/S-199 Flaps Fix Fix for the bugged flaps of the aircraft Avia S-99 and S-199. Fixes the meshes and adjust the data.ini for both planes. This is a patch for the file DLCData028.DLC of 121.878.708 bytes Found in your SF2\DLC folder. For safety backup your original DLCData028.DLC file. The distance LODs will not be fixed, so it is advisable to change the distance in S-99.ini and S-199.ini like below: [LOD001] Filename=S-99.lod //Distance=120 Distance=300 Gerwin 4-7-2019 http://members.quicknet.nl/lm.broers/
  11. I still prefer SF2 over any other similar game/sim because of the modding features. So practical to add, expand and fix objects and terrains, it is like a build you own flightsim toolkit with great stock items. Just wish some rudementary helicopter support was added before development stopped. This complete edition price is pretty good value IMHO. But the other individual prices should come down as well, these were actually raised about year ago. What surprises me a little is that, on his forum **, TK advised against merging SF2NA with the other games, and now he does just that. (** forum now gone.)
  12. Nice find! It is a small world, since "ArmA 2" mod "Cold War Rearmed 2" recently added a Spahpanzer Luchs, and now I know where they got it from. https://bb-mapping-designs.de/community/include.php?path=forumsthread&threadid=208&entries=30
  13. Jane's FA Questions

    He is a member on Vogons: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=49315&p=753845
  14. PS. Did someone ever find a 3DS max (2009 or earlier) filter that can reduce the polygon count of complex shapes automatically, without screwing things up too much? So far I did not.
  15. I figure that two or maybe three distance LODs are the most important: - The one right after the main lod, so the game can stop sweating on the small details as quickly as possible. But what Guuruu says about damage overlays is also a factor. - What is usually the hardest part for the game to render are Airfields and Carriers with parked aircraft. So the parked LODs that are typically in view during takeoff and landing decide on the lowest FPS situation. But a busy carrier is rather unfixable in this regard, besides just keeping them a bit plain (less parking spots, avoid deck crew) or buying a overkill graphics card. - The smallest one. An aircraft is often just a few pixels large in the view of the player. So if the model for this range is like 200/100kB or smaller it significantly lowers the total rendering load in most situations. What I usually do is set temporary LOD distances in the ini file to check for proper LOD synching. Like 60m, 80m, 100m and 120m. And then see if all LODs appear when zooming in and out. This also shows whether or not there are nodes that make LOD transitions unnecesseraly crude on the eye, so one can consider adjusting these. ( Note that I never made aircraft, just ground objects.)
  16. Some thoughts about FFF

    Here is Finkbeiner junior. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Finkbeiner His wiki page is 'suspect' if you know what to look for. Privileged kid.
  17. This evening I made a little tool that can open terrain tilemaps (TFD). The intentention is to fix some strange tile placements in VietnamSEA. Only tested it briefly, all seems to work well so far, (I never had much luck with the official Thirdwire TerrainEditor myself.) TFDtool Terrain Viewer/Editor (click on the Strike Fighters page, there you can find the download)
  18. Yeah, Should be something there for custom height increments. At least in the latest version. Note that your screenshot shows an older TFDtool version. Edit: Key: T = Toggle increase/decrease amount between 10 and 'autodetect'. Combined with changing this entry in TFDtool.ini from 10 to 1: heightmap_increase=1
  19. View File Aggressor Camo Skin for A-4F '74 (fictional) Aggressor Camo Skin for A-4F '74 (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 17-7-2018 DESCRIPTION: Made for The Strike Fighters 2 A-4F '74 model. For use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. It can also be applied to the A-4G DLC, which can serve as a sleeker fighter version with 4 Sidewinder missile rails. INSTALLATION: Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the A-4F '74 files, for example: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2\Objects\Aircraft\A-4F_74 Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to A-4F_74__UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1971 ServiceEndYear=1994 Availability=COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games. Camo pattern initially based on A-4F 'Super Fox/ Mongoose' by dtmdragon, for A-4G DLC Submitter gerwin Submitted 04/22/2019 Category A-4  
  20. View File Aggressor Camo Skin for Mirage IIIC (fictional) Aggressor Camo Skin for Mirage IIIC (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 8-7-2018 DESCRIPTION: Made for the stock Wings over Israel Mirage IIICJ Model. For use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. INSTALLATION: For WOI Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the Mirage IIICJ / Shahak files, for example: WOI\Objects\Aircraft\Shahak For SF2 copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the Mirage IIIC files, for example: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2 Europe\Objects\Aircraft\Mirage3C But in this case replace the 5 textures with the ones in the folder called "SF2-Version" Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to Shahak_UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1979 ServiceEndYear=2010 Availability=VERY_COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games. Submitter gerwin Submitted 04/22/2019 Category Mirage Skins  
  21. Version 1.0.0

    25 downloads

    Aggressor Camo Skin for Mirage IIIC (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 8-7-2018 DESCRIPTION: Made for the stock Wings over Israel Mirage IIICJ Model. For use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. INSTALLATION: For WOI Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the Mirage IIICJ / Shahak files, for example: WOI\Objects\Aircraft\Shahak For SF2 copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the Mirage IIIC files, for example: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2 Europe\Objects\Aircraft\Mirage3C But in this case replace the 5 textures with the ones in the folder called "SF2-Version" Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to Shahak_UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1979 ServiceEndYear=2010 Availability=VERY_COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games.
  22. Version 1.0.0

    32 downloads

    Aggressor Camo Skin for A-4F '74 (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 17-7-2018 DESCRIPTION: Made for The Strike Fighters 2 A-4F '74 model. For use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. It can also be applied to the A-4G DLC, which can serve as a sleeker fighter version with 4 Sidewinder missile rails. INSTALLATION: Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the A-4F '74 files, for example: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2\Objects\Aircraft\A-4F_74 Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to A-4F_74__UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1971 ServiceEndYear=1994 Availability=COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games. Camo pattern initially based on A-4F 'Super Fox/ Mongoose' by dtmdragon, for A-4G DLC
  23. View File Aggressor Camo Skin for F-16A Netz (fictional) Aggressor Camo Skin for F-16A Netz (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 21-4-2019 DESCRIPTION: Made for the stock Wings over Isreal F-16A Netz Model. For use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. INSTALLATION: Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the F-16A_Netz files, for example: WOI\Objects\Aircraft\F-16A_Netz When in the game select the skin in the loadout screen. or: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2 Israel\Objects\Aircraft\F-16A_Netz The SF2 Model of the F-16 has some texture mapping changes. Use the bitmap in the folder "SF2-Version" to make the set SF2 compatible. Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to F-16A_Netz_UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1979 ServiceEndYear=2010 Availability=VERY_COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games. Submitter gerwin Submitted 04/21/2019 Category F-16 Fighting Falcon Skins  
  24. View File Aggressor Camo Skin for C-130A Hercules (fictional) Aggressor Camo Skin for C-130A Hercules (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 7-4-2019 DESCRIPTION: Made for the SFP1 C-130A model. or use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. Unfortunately the stock C-130 model is no longer included in SF2. INSTALLATION: Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the C-130 files, for example: SFP1\Objects\Aircraft\C-130A or: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2\Objects\Aircraft\C-130A Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to C-130A_UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1956 ServiceEndYear=2000 Availability=COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games. Used the bottom of the USAFsea skin, as found in Eburger68's Vietnam Expansion. Submitter gerwin Submitted 04/21/2019 Category Multi Engined Bomber, Transport, Light Attack and Trainer Skins  
  25. Version 1.0.0

    14 downloads

    Aggressor Camo Skin for C-130A Hercules (fictional) version 1.0 by Gerwin 7-4-2019 DESCRIPTION: Made for the SFP1 C-130A model. or use by the player or by a new nation which can be called "Aggressor" in the Nations.ini. This skin is part of a Skin set, all in the same style, by the same author. Unfortunately the stock C-130 model is no longer included in SF2. INSTALLATION: Copy the included folder with contents to the folder that contains the C-130 files, for example: SFP1\Objects\Aircraft\C-130A or: My Documents\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2\Objects\Aircraft\C-130A Sample entries for a new nation called "Aggressor": Add to Flight\Nations.ini, at an appropriate number XXX: [NationXXX] Name=Aggressor DisplayName=Aggressor Red Air Force Alignment=ENEMY PilotNameList=NamesRussian.lst RankList=RanksRussian.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=SovietFighter Formation.Attack=SovietFighter Formation.Bomber=SovietBomber Formation.Transport=SovietBomber Formation.Tank=SovietTank Formation.MobileAD=SovietAD PilotTrainingStandard=NORMAL GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str Add to C-130A_UserList.ini: [Aggressor] ServiceStartYear=1956 ServiceEndYear=2000 Availability=COMMON THANKS TO: Third Wire for the Strike Fighters Based Games. Used the bottom of the USAFsea skin, as found in Eburger68's Vietnam Expansion.
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