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  1. Scusate Il Ritardo! (ovvero, Terreno WIP)

    Si, nella realtà è lunga 1000m, non a caso uso il modello Runway3 che è il più corto disponibile in Strike Fighters, lungo 1200m. L'ex Yugoslavia è piena di aerodromi sportivi, ma essendo più corti di 1000m, non ci ho pensato proprio ad aggiungerli. Per la campagna non prometto nulla, perché il terreno mi richiederà tanto impegno ancora. Non è facile fare una campagna ben funzionante, specie se il terreno non è ben fatto. Almeno faccio metà dello sforzo. Altri più esperti di campagne potranno crearne coi miei terreni, una volta rilasciati.
  2. @bazillius To answer to your question made in the review, have a look at this other mod I made: https://combatace.com/files/file/16900-strike-fighters-wings-over-world-menu-screens/ You'll find the sound file you want to silence in the Flight folder, it should be Loading.wav. With my mod, the loading sound is still that of a jet engine, but a longer one.
  3. @JosefK Keep up the good work! The storyline can be improved with the time, what really matters at the moment is an accurate order of battle. SF2 does not really allow any storytelling aside from the written intros and outros of campaigns. Just a reminder (and small thread hijack); I have updated my realSKY mod package. Lightnings are now less noticeable in daylight, but it's a more realistic effect compared to the old one; now you might have difficulties in catching a lightning with the screenshots. Make a backup of the old RainEffect.ini file in case you want to keep the effect you've been showing in the past screenshots.
  4. View File Speech Enhancement Speech Enhancement February 13th, 2019 (1st Release) by Menrva >For Strike Fighters 2 games This package is my personal enhancement meant to improve the consistency and quality of the in-game speech. I tweaked the SpeechSystem.ini file to include the additional SF2NA voices ("call the ball" and "Vampire") separately from those of the TACC; the additional SF2NA voices are now meant to be those of a Navy Controller, or something like that. By chance, I have found and fixed a stock bug in the original SF2 SpeechSystem.ini file. With some .wav editing, I created a generic Hawkeye TACC using the original, female Red Crown voice. Additional .wav files have been created so that in-game flights and Departure mention Hawkeye instead of Red Crown. For those who prefer Red Crown instead of the more generic Hawkeye, alternative files are provided. I hex-edited the .str file so that subtitles properly display Hawkeye instead of Red Crown (and viceversa, if you choose to use the alternative files). Other little fixes were also made; for instance, you'll no longer see "Call the ball" (capital letter after a comma), now it correctly is "call the ball". This enhancement is a mixture of Polak's beautiful speech pack for SF1 games, and of SkateZilla's and Rends' improved Hawkeye voices; my thanks for their work! By default, the package uses my new Hawkeye TACC. If you want Red Crown back, just copy the files inside the "Alternative TACC - Red Crown" folder over the default ones. You need to tweak the NATIONS.ini file so that each country has the following: SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str instead of: SpeechFile=SpeechUSN.cat SpeechTextFile=SpeechTextUSN.cat Otherwise, the countries using the SpeechUSN.cat will be using the stock (and horrible) SF2NA speech. Alternatively, you can create a SpeechUSN subfolder inside the Speech folder, containing all of the new .wav files; basically, a copy of the Speech folder named SpeechUSN, placed inside the Speech folder. If you want to conserve space and optimise your own mod folder, I highly suggest the mentioned tweak to the NATIONS.ini file. You have been warned. >Credits (in no particular order): -Polak, for his SF1 mod which enhances all of the original SFP1 speech sound files. -Rends and SkateZilla, for the improved SF2NA Hawkeye voices, which I have tweaked a bit. I included the original readme files from the mentioned mods, to the end of giving proper credit to everyone involved directly or not. >Disclaimer: This is a freeware; yet it can be redistributed ONLY in other CombatACE mods/mod packages. This mod may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware additions. Submitter Menrva Submitted 02/13/2019 Category In Game Speech  
  5. Mod package has been updated to Version 1.1; various UI elements have been tweaked, to be closer to SF2 values in terms of size, so no more awful text scaling issues at 1920x1080. Package is pending approval.
  6. Mod package has been updated to Version 1.1; Inclement weather effects are much better now. I suggest to redownload and check it yourselves. Package is pending approval.
  7. Speech Enhancement

    Version 1.0

    109 downloads

    Speech Enhancement February 13th, 2019 (1st Release) by Menrva >For Strike Fighters 2 games This package is my personal enhancement meant to improve the consistency and quality of the in-game speech. I tweaked the SpeechSystem.ini file to include the additional SF2NA voices ("call the ball" and "Vampire") separately from those of the TACC; the additional SF2NA voices are now meant to be those of a Navy Controller, or something like that. By chance, I have found and fixed a stock bug in the original SF2 SpeechSystem.ini file. With some .wav editing, I created a generic Hawkeye TACC using the original, female Red Crown voice. Additional .wav files have been created so that in-game flights and Departure mention Hawkeye instead of Red Crown. For those who prefer Red Crown instead of the more generic Hawkeye, alternative files are provided. I hex-edited the .str file so that subtitles properly display Hawkeye instead of Red Crown (and viceversa, if you choose to use the alternative files). Other little fixes were also made; for instance, you'll no longer see "Call the ball" (capital letter after a comma), now it correctly is "call the ball". This enhancement is a mixture of Polak's beautiful speech pack for SF1 games, and of SkateZilla's and Rends' improved Hawkeye voices; my thanks for their work! By default, the package uses my new Hawkeye TACC. If you want Red Crown back, just copy the files inside the "Alternative TACC - Red Crown" folder over the default ones. You need to tweak the NATIONS.ini file so that each country has the following: SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str instead of: SpeechFile=SpeechUSN.cat SpeechTextFile=SpeechTextUSN.cat Otherwise, the countries using the SpeechUSN.cat will be using the stock (and horrible) SF2NA speech. Alternatively, you can create a SpeechUSN subfolder inside the Speech folder, containing all of the new .wav files; basically, a copy of the Speech folder named SpeechUSN, placed inside the Speech folder. If you want to conserve space and optimise your own mod folder, I highly suggest the mentioned tweak to the NATIONS.ini file. You have been warned. >Credits (in no particular order): -Polak, for his SF1 mod which enhances all of the original SFP1 speech sound files. -Rends and SkateZilla, for the improved SF2NA Hawkeye voices, which I have tweaked a bit. I included the original readme files from the mentioned mods, to the end of giving proper credit to everyone involved directly or not. >Disclaimer: This is a freeware; yet it can be redistributed ONLY in other CombatACE mods/mod packages. This mod may NOT in any way, shape or form be used in any payware additions.
  8. CombatACE features a very powerful search bar, remember it. I just typed "mq-9" in the search bar, and I immediately found the mod's link: https://combatace.com/files/file/14654-mq-9-new-mod/ That being said, that mod was for SF1, the UAV's flight model is a real mess, it's unflyable.
  9. The MQ-9 we have has the _DATA.ini not up to SF2 standards. So a new one is welcome!
  10. Bloody hell! I never cared about that .LST file and its purpose. Many thanks, mue! This will surely help.
  11. Of all the questions you have given me, I can sum it up by saying that yes, everything seems to be just fine on my end. I don't even bother with the decals.ini file because I am using stock aircraft, and the new decals work if I change ID number to something that already exists. I respected the sequence numbering too. It's funny because I had added the Russian Air Force as an alternate decal to the Soviet one (or the other way around) as ID 215, and it works. I am just trying to add two AI nations like Dhimar and Paran. The IDs 256 and 257 work. Other unused numbers don't, no matter what, the decals won't show up. NationDs are not limited; whichever ID I use, higher or lower than 256, planes spawn with the added nation, just no decals. It's a pity that so much stuff is hardcoded. Thanks for the help, anyway. If you want, I can send you my files (and decals) so that you can check.
  12. Sorry for reviving this not so old thread, but my question is pertinent to this. I am experimenting with what was discussed here. I made a quick terrain with the following, local _NATIONS.ini: [Nation001] NationID=258 Name=Katanga DisplayName=Katangese Air Force Alignment=FRIENDLY //Mercenary=TRUE PilotNameList=NamesMercs.lst RankList=RanksUSAF.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=USFighter Formation.Attack=USFighter Formation.Bomber=USBomber Formation.Transport=USBomber Formation.Tank=USTank Formation.MobileAD=USAD PilotTrainingStandard=EXCELLENT GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str ActiveDate=1960 EndDate=1963 [Nation002] NationID=259 Name=ONUC DisplayName=United Nations Air Division Alignment=ENEMY Mercenary=FALSE PilotNameList=NamesMercs.lst RankList=RanksUSAF.lst CallsignList=CallsignsUS.lst Formation.Fighter=USFighter Formation.Attack=USFighter Formation.Bomber=USBomber Formation.Transport=USBomber Formation.Tank=USTank Formation.MobileAD=USAD PilotTrainingStandard=EXCELLENT GenderRatio=0 DebriefSuccessMusic=DebriefSuccess.wav DebriefFailMusic=DebriefFail.wav DebriefKilledMusic=DebriefKilled.wav SpeechFile=USAFSpeech.cat SpeechTextFile=USAFSpeechText.str ActiveDate=1961 EndDate=1964 Now, planes with the new nations spawn as they should, just like Dhimar and Paran. Problem is that I cannot get their damned decals (INSIGNIA258 and INSIGNIA259) to work. I tried different solutions. Even lower ID numbers (221 and 222 for instance) do not work. I even added said nations to the global _NATIONS.ini, but nothing. However, when I changed their ID numbers to those of Dhimar and Paran, and changing my new decals to the numbers 256 and 257, it all worked. I don't want to overwrite Paran and Dhimar. For a fictional mod I was making, I substituted the very first nations and decals of the global nations.ini file. It turns out that, for instance, INSIGNIA002 is used for countries 003 and 004 also. There is no way to force it so that countries 003 and 004 use their own decals. This makes me believe that decals have somewhat hardcoded numbering. @Gunrunner You seem to know a lot about this. Any help would be much appreciated.
  13. F-15X and my doubts

    This recent article confirms two versions, F-15CX and F-15EX: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26305/f-15x-will-come-in-two-variants-and-no-it-wont-cost-100m-per-copy So, is it true that the F-15X can carry 24 air-to-air missiles? And here I thought that Ace Combat videogames were arcade
  14. Good to know! Nothing prevents me from releasing alternative files, for those who prefer Hawkeye instead of Red Crown or viceversa.
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