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Everything posted by JosefK

  1. From Key.Aero: Full story: https://www.key.aero/article/boeing-partner-mhi-japanese-f-15j-upgrades?fbclid=IwAR2WYXBznWogLAxlxZihPYOr0PoZZNRePqTg2KTQVcr4CjTTlZiu4GIrV5w
  2. Yup, MiG-31s still using 'em on the Russian Far Eastern Front...
  3. This is a rad thread, thanks for sharing the code deep inside SF2!
  4. After Phantom Phriday and Cruddy Monday and Sukhoi Sunday it had to come.... The Very Simple Rules: - You can post on Monday your local time zone only. - Your pics can feature any Mikoyan aircraft, in the care of any real world or fantasy nation or aggressor group or mercenary. - If other aircraft happen to be in the frame, that's fine. As long as the Mikoyan is the primary subject. - As many posts as you want each Monday, and you can have multiple pictures in each post 😁 With that, here's some MiG-31BM action... Yes, I found I had to move the decals.ini to Aircraft\MiG-31BM\Soviet1. Just part of the debugging process folks...
  5. Some third-party good news: DC Designs - creator of the F-15 & F/A-18 for P3D - has committed to port over to FS2020 plus create a F-14D for FS2020 IndiaFoxtrotEcho - creator of some great jets - has made some commitments to add to FS2020 So hopefully we'll see some military aircraft in FS2020 sooner rather than later. The scenery I am seeing is outstanding. Just wish there were some high performance airplanes to go with it...
  6. F/A-18D vs. Su-30MKM

    Oh this is gonna be a classic....
  7. Files, what files? Where? I'm taking off in search of 'em:
  8. My thoughts 1) Listen folks have a lot on their plate even or especially being locked down. I wish I coulda launched a mission pak a lot sooner than mid-July now but... I also understand the SF2 developer has other games he's working on. 2) If I could add only one feature it would be for AI to be able to drop GPS-bombs easily. No seriously. Leave the terrains to others. Planes and ships are nice but that can wait.
  9. If someone told me painting weird shapes on a Su-35 was how I was going to spend this weekend, I'd giggle pre-pandemic.

    It's slow work since there's no paint kit and a wild bitmap with this 3D model but I don't want a Su-35 without this particular paint scheme.


  10. Was up really late last night and found this database on the world's Su-27 and variants Flankers: http://www.sukhoi.mariwoj.pl/ Definitely worth a browse and more if one is working anything Flanker from the -27 to the -30, -33, -34, & -35. There's even a Su-57 (PAK-FA) page: http://su57.mariwoj.pl/, An Il-76/A-50 page: http://www.sukhoi.mariwoj.pl/a-50.htm, and finally a PDF for Ilyushin Il-18, Il-20, Il-22, Il-38. CC: @frtn, @russouk2004, @Dariam and @FLOGGER23for starters
  11. Trying to apply to @frtn's Su-35 the famous winter splinter paint scheme. Slow, tedious work but I rather like the paint scheme.
  12. Well @baffmeister I am simply copy-pasting what is in @UllyB's Tu-160_DATA.ini with no edits: Hope this helps.
  13. StrikeFighters2 Replacement Hi-Res Spash Screens

    Very nice screens that actually work. I just replaced the annoying InitScreen in Program Files (x86)\ThirdWire\Strike Fighters 2\Menu with the USAF Aggressor screen. Me like a lot.
  14. Version 1.0.0


    DOGFIGHTS Soundtrack Converted to WAV by JosefK Although this is my conversion, all the credit really should go to FranK11 on YouTube who put both volumes of the two "Dogfights" episodic series soundtrack there plus YouTuber Mobius 176 who placed "Dogfights History Channel Soundtrack Deadly Skies Main Theme" on YouTube also. I just downloaded the clips and converted to MP3, then WAV. If the WAV is insufficient, I have the MP3s. Of course, you're going to have to rename the files to which background music you want in SF2. That's up to you, but some pointers from recent experience & going over Viper63's awesome work: 1) You will want to put a WAV in the Flight folder to call "Loading.wav" and a screen called "LoadingScreen.jpg" 2) You will want to rename these files to the names below and park in the Menu folder: *BaseScreen.wav *CampaignScreen.wav *CreditsScreen.wav *DebriefFail.wav *DebriefKilled.wav *DebriefSuccess.wav *HangarScreen.wav *LoadoutScreen.wav *MainScreen.wav *OptionsScreen.wav *RecordScreen.wav *SingleMissionScreen.wav You also should create many JPGs for the menu folder like at the least: *CampaignScreen.jpg *CreditsScreen.jpg *DebriefScreen.jpg *DefaultBaseScreen.jog *DefaultEndScreen.jpg *LoadoutScreen.jpg *MainScreen.jpg *MissionEditor.jpg *OptionsScreen.jpg *PilotRecordScreen.jpg *PlanningMapScreen.jpg *RosterScreen.jpg *SingleMissionScreen.jpg *Titles.jpg There you go. Probably more information than you wanted, but information you need in modding menus for SF2.
  15. Well now I get a black screen for the init screen, so there's that. Current ini: StrikeFighters2 Nihon Hitori 2020.ini I have a suspicion after the above years ago, the code got changed to hard-wire to the standard SF2 boot-up screen. With that, unless any better ideas come forward, going to move along to address bigger issues than what the initscreen is!
  16. Hey @GunnySonics that's nice but there were no Arleigh Burkes in 1984. That said, happy flying...
  17. img00074.JPG

    Looks nice! Wish it was in SF2 but I hear someone is working on a legit SF2 version!
  18. OK I've got the BMP in the NA menu, the SF2 menu and then the NH2020 menu folders. If this doesn't work later today after I get done w/ this 7 AM zoom call, I'm now in SMH mode.
  19. No rush, but I've been thinking of this project lately...
  20. I can't seem to get this to work for the July 2013 SF2 upgrade. First, here is what I have in the ini: StrikeFighters2 Nihon Hitori 2020.ini Second, here is the init screen: NH2020InitScreen.bmp Third I've tried to reverse the order of StartupScreen & LoadingScreen - no joy. So what the heck am I missing?
  21. Dogfights Soundtrack for Menus

    I forgot to add you need a Titles.jpg in the menu folder also!
  22. Well this is your weekly update. First, a good chunk of my weekend was spent putting this together: Second, finishing up the screens & sounds today/Sunday. Will slide some of the above in. Below are some new screens: Loading Screen Options Screen Mission Editor Screen (Because I had to get somehow a F-35 in!) Titles Screen (Hope this gets rid of the SF2 traditional intro screen!) Third, there is a surprise I want to keep from you as long as possible. But let's just say you can expect a new Russian jet in the game...
  23. Thought it was time for me to start a forum thread on my Nihon Hitori 2020 campaign to update all on my progress. Learned a lot so far as to the SF2 engine, much more to learn. Also wanted to start a forum thread to explain my creative process and keep folks abreast of developments plus pose questions. Now the pretext of "Nihon Hitori 2020" (Japan Alone 2020 in Japanese) is a mid 2/2020 campaign where the 201 & 203 JASDF Squadrons of F-15Js hold the line against a red tide of Flankers attacking Japanese ships & Hokkaido airports until JASDF reinforcements arrive to start shoving the Russians off of the Kurils as payback... and then a few F-35As help F-2A reinforcements kick a** ending with an explosive air-sea battle against a Russian surface task force. All within 24 hours, so the JMSDF emergency task force is racing up at 30 knots to have some AEGIS & aircraft-carrying destroyers formate with some older "escort destroyers" out of Ominato base and then sortie together to North Hokkaido from their Honshu bases while the shooting war only intensifies. All without overt US assistance as the current US President is more than likely to tell Japan they're on their own - he's already shown a clear misunderstanding at best of his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief, a clear contempt for NATO, a deep empathy for Russian President Vladimir Putin, there's some open contempt between the current Japanese Prime Minister & the US President as a previous mentorship seems to have fallen apart, and the current US President even openly thinks, "If the United States keeps on … its current path of weakness, [Japan is] going to want to have [nuclear weapons] anyway with or without me discussing it." With that backstory, here's how the first mission is going to likely go: There's still some things that need to be firmed up, but this is the general idea for mission 01. Using WikiPedia for Order of Battle/ORBAT unless tipped off for a better source so Sukhoi Flanker plane color schemes and variants can and will change. When the second mission in sequence is firmed up and the third & fourth one (one of which will have JASDF F-35A), will announce that here also. Please follow this topic and ask me any questions or requests you got. Goal is to drop this mission pak on or before 25 March 2019 - my birthday!

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