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  1. The above download looks to be corrupted. I have tried twice over two nights but I get a error message from the Zip7 and only get half of one bmp pic showing a flight of Zeppelin bombers. The Pfalz markings and the Staaken formation files do not appear. I am trying to make sense of the ww1airfield.ini myself but like most things in life it ain't all that straightforward to say the least. Thanks in advance. ...brother....isn't that typical? I just tried again 10 minutes after posting the above and it works...either I was doing it wrong (not really likely) or you guys are really really good (yeah that's probably it)
  2. Topo Maps

    Many thanks, ignacioc91.
  3. Topo Maps

    In Gepard's "how to make a terrain" tutes in the SF1 Knowledge Base he offers the url http://edc.usgs.gov/products/elevation/gtopo30/gtopo30.html. The link is dead, at least from this computer. Is there a new link?
  4. Where are all the terrain tiles?

    Roger, got them both. Prodding and poking now. Thanks too to Stephen for that info. The Lebed 7 looks great. Will give it a whirl when the TE wears me out.
  5. Where are all the terrain tiles?

    Thank you Wrench for your time and that info. Ok it looks like I need to learn more of tga files. RB3D was much simpler but not as satisfying graphically. I have collected all the mod tools here at CA but haven't used them all yet. I have all the cat files saved from Verdun and Cambrai. I have a lot to go over. Heading off to collect Cuba and I will certainly take up your offer when I know what question to ask next. I am assuming the 3W terrain editor is over at 3W, if not that will be my next question. Come, Toto, it looks like a big adventure ahead of us.
  6. Where are all the terrain tiles?

    Thanks for the encouragement Geezer, but I haven't done any original artwork up to now, just using the existing tiles, copying, pasting and realigning with the TDF editor. I have made the flooded plain, using the existing coast/lake files but then that has freed up six coast/lake tiles that could be adapted for other uses with a minimum of fuss, I hope. However in the Flanders terrain folder, only two of those six coast/lake tiles show up, and these two tiles are used only once where the front line met the sea, which I have replaced with the flooded landscape. I will be looking to alter these and reinstall them in jpg format. The other four tiles I cant find anywhere. I suppose they might be 'hardwired' into the game and only available for use with the TDF ie copy paste and realign. That would severely limit my editing hopes.
  7. As most of you would know in the early part of the war the Belgian engineers who operated the complex system of dykes, sluices, weirs, and canals, at Nieupoort, flooded the land down to Dixmude to prevent the German army from taking the coast. They had a little help from the British Navy who pounded the German positions until the floodwaters drove them back. In WW1 flight sims I have played I have tried to include that piece of history which nicely rounds off the geography of where the front line meets the sea. The other end in the far south had the Swiss mountains to clearly define the end of the front, in the north, a flooded land. What I have presented here is a very simplified version. The land was flooded in several areas. What I have depicted is the main body of inundation. The western side was straight, defined by an elevated railway line that ran from Nieupoort to Dixmude. (Not quite sure I actually reached the Dixmude on the map.) Its simple work with the TFD editor and I'd like to do a few more things including adding that artificial little round body of water at Ostend called the Spitum which served as a seaplane base during the war. I would also like to add some detail to the east coast of England, maybe create Gotha raids over Canterbury. I'd really love to make missions for the 1917 Gotha bombing raids against London, and the earlier Zeppelin raids, but that may be some time later, perhaps using Gepard's terrain. Anyway, when I have worked on graphics tiles for MS and RedBaron3d the tiles were all available for editing and modifying. However when I open the moddified terrain folders of Edward or even Gepard's Battle of Britain folders and even the wwiCambrai and wwiVerdun cats it seems not all the tiles are available for editing. Am I looking in the wrong places? I realise there is a lot to learn. I am reading the Knowledge bases for both SF series, but finding the tiles is my next step.
  8. Well thanks for that info Geezer. Good to know my computer is in the clear. As much as I'd like to run Jan's program its no big problem because FE is greater than just changing seasons. Got to say Gterl's Italian Front is fantastic. Cheers and happy landings.
  9. When I load up Jan's seasonal tiles a most curious and annoying thing happens. All the bmp files in his Flanders folder turn to tod files and this prevents any of his folders operating and the game freezes in the setup page. I have loaded the Italian Front (and it looks magnificent) which has Jan's tiles and they are fine. The seasonal tiles folder is fine, the bmps remain bmps. Its only the bmp files in Jan's Flanders folder that change to tod files. AND that's when I used either newly downloaded copies of Jan's Seasonal folder from CA or the ones I copied 6 years ago onto CD, so it might be something in his file that triggers a function in my computer, but just what I don't know. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  10. Its been four or five years at least since I fired up FE. I had the good sense to save everything to disks I recently uncovered in sealed boxes and which I have been slowly sorting through the past couple of weeks and reading bits and pieces here and at Skunkworks and trying to recall how the whole game fits together. I realise I have forgotten more than I knew when I have to ask myself "how the hell did I convert Ojcar's campaign for FE1?"...I simply did not remember...but its coming back, bit by bit. I am actually chuffed that people are still using them. The first thing I did was get out Stehphen1918's DH5 for a fly, what a treat. Then lead a squadron of AEGs to bomb an airfield, superb. So, I have some questions, quite a lot actually. I have answered many myself reviewing stuff. I am staring wistfully at Jan Tuma's Seasonal files...I recall having that on FE1 at least, but cant recall if I had it on FE2. So far I have failed to get it to work in FE2. I have Panama Red's Realistic Weather mod running ok. So my first question is, does Jan's seasonal files work with FE2 on Windows 10? One question will do for now...so much more to explore..its sort of like finding FE for the first time again and like all things its actually fun to rediscover for yourself.
  11. Thanks Gterl, the maps add a very pleasing tone to the game. Great work yet again. Cheers Grinseed
  12. Some things never change, thankfully. This applies to Combat Ace forums. A prompt helpful response. Many thanks NE, you have saved me an immense amount of time and the process was dead simple and fast. Yep, good to be back. Cheers Grinseed
  13. I've returned to the game after a long absence. Its good to be flying FE again. Love the new additions. I see the usual suspects are still producing their high quality aircraft, ground objects etc. Special callout to gertl, the Italian terrain is amazing. The mountainous terrain is so exciting after flying and dying over flat lands, seas and deserts for so many years. I have resettled ok for the most part. I recall a lot of the requirements for modding the game and more will come. In the meantime can someone direct me to any info regarding setting up multiple versions of the game, FE2 in particular? TIA and Cheers Grinseed
  14. I hope this link works. Click the second video clip. Young Talitha goes flying in an open cockpit with the Red Baron in Australia. She did pretty well. I have fond memories of the Red Baron which is a company specialising in joyflights Downunder. I have not flown with them, but about 25 years ago, while walking around our hilltop country house with my two year old daughter, the Red Baron aircraft appeared low overhead and gave her and I a private aerobatic display for about 20 minutes waving to us on the ground, before going on to give a paid performance at a local fair. My daughter still recalls the day. http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/latest/17316433/Flyover-marks-200-years-since-Blue-Mountains-crossing/ Cheers Grinseed
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