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  1. Darts

    Here is more than you all wanted to know about one not too expensive game for the WW1 rec room or pub, the regulation dartboard. The still popular traditional British regulation dartboard is a circle divided into segments 1,20,5, etc. A 'doubles' ring around the outer edge and 'triples' around the middle. Two concentric bulleyes in the center, outer = 25, inner = 'doubles 25' (50). The current ranked player (in the old traditional 501 game) is Phil 'The Power' Taylor who won over a million pounds prize money in 2009. This board goes back to the late 1890's and is very appropriate for the WWI era. It is made of vintage materials: sisal fibers surrounded by a metal ring with a wire grid (spider) separating the sections. But this modern board might also be 'staple free' (to reduce bounce outs). However an old fashioned board using staples to hold the spider to the board is more historically appropriate and is also readily available for sale anywhere. The trouble is that today's darts use modern plastic or aluminum shafts, plastic fletching, and sometimes tungsten bodies. An "American baseball" dartboard is a modern board (born in the 1920's), but the darts for that game are very authentic to WWI era. American baseball style darts are very similar to vintage style regulation darts (which are no longer made as far as I know). These are steel tipped like the modern regulation darts (but sharper pointed and lighter). They are designed for use on wooden dartboards (instead of sisal) but are indeed perfectly usable on sisal regulation dartboards. (The reverse is not true. Never use typical modern regulation darts on a wooden board, it will gradually chew it up). This American baseball dart has a wooden body (barrel) instead of tungsten and the fletching is always genuine turkey feather. They are also cheaper to buy compared to modern darts. Popular American baseball dart brands: Widdy, Darto, and Apex. Prices online can be under $20 USD per dozen Widdy or Darto (not per set of 3 like modern darts), and Apex #1 are about twice that much. Apex #2 are huge and too heavy (made for 25 foot long outdoor or gymnasium 'dartball' ranges). Steel tips and fletching are not replaceable so some of the savings are lost over time. Darto is available in red, white, black, blue, or 'patriot' tricolor fletching. A chalk blackboard score keeper hung on the wall (instead of the modern 'dry erase' style) would complete an authentic period kit of modern sisal board with staple attached spider, along with American baseball wooden bodied darts using turkey feathering.
  2. The war is far from the Americas, we suffer no enemy damage to our towns and farms and therefore require no sales taxes. However two years ago, the 16th Amendment made the income tax permanent, so we all owe Pres. Wilson in April, but that is a long way off! Merchant Avangate BV support@avangate.com +31 880000008 Instructions to merchant You haven't entered any instructions. DescriptionUnit priceQtyAmountPayment for order: ######## $19.99 USD1 Subtotal$19.99 USD Total$19.99 USDPayment$19.99 USD Payment sent to support@avangate.com
  3. Good Book WWI Aircraft

    Rand McNally Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft: 1914 to the Present 59cents on amazon right now. And it makes a great monitor stand! Or a doorstop when significant other arrives loaded down with Xmas boxes. :) Several large 3 page color foldouts of scouts and bombers. These would look nice framed on the wall. Brief summaries is all there is, not a treasure trove of information.
  4. WWI & WWII music.

    Normally old victor discs in the Batwing label era sell now for about $1 or $2. Wow, some of those in the 209 trophy room are primo and could go for $20 or so! A good free resource from Guttenberg's site is old pdf copies of Punch magazine, cartoons about der Kaiser, he he.
  5. 1914-1917 Windup Victrolas was the only way you heard pop music, and you had to keep buying more shellacs all the time. By the next world war commercial radio had arrived and during the depression the family radio played for free, no software required! To get in the mood for CFS flying, my old 1937 Detrola tube radio plays a major league baseball game (or if I was in Europe, the local football club commentary), same program material like the old days... My set is an old Detrola 175 wigth RCA tuning eye for a light show and electrical motorized pushbuttons, hot stuff during the depression. For OFF, my VictorVictrola model IV plays Victor batwing label shellacs (Long way to Tipperary by John McCormack). One place that has such goodies: http://radioattic.com/attic.htm?sellerId=62
  6. Is there any clues out yet about how much stuff now included in 1946 will be repacked in the next release of an Oleg sim? I presume there isn't likely going to be updated versions of the current aircraft carriers, Japanese planes, and so forth in the new English invasion sim (because it would be too much work to update evertyting over to a brand new game engine)? So, 1946 should continue to remain on many HDD's after BoB released?
  7. How do I unpack a .dat file?

    Right, except "SFP1/WOE/WOV" does not apply to FE nor to WW1.
  8. You're not the only one turned away by the roadblocks at der Capun's place.
  9. How do I unpack a .dat file?

    Ok, thanks to you I was able to find the unpack utility and with it instantly find soundlist.ini. The download librarian's index cardfile are a bit of a tangle.
  10. I'm ready to pull my hair out. I'm supposed to alter an soundlist.ini file in order to install new aircraft in First Eagles. There is no such file in win explorer, so its got to be packed in a .dat file. Fine, so what program do I need in order to unpack a .dat file? Thanks.
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