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  1. WOV Flight Models

    Well, I finally got WOV 1 to run correctly with the Oct2008 update. It runs very smoothly using Windows 7 Compatibility mode. But, damn, I lost 3 wingmen on a mission to take out a warehouse. I think they got stupid. LOL! It really sucks being in a VF squadron coming off the boat and having to take out a single warehouse! Let somebody else do that crap! Ha Ha! I guess it's time to get the add-ons now, I'm ready...to have fun! Thank you all for the tips and info about the flight models. I can't get to Mach 2 still but, with info from MigBuster, I have more of an understanding of what to expect from these birds. I actually did get to Mach 1.6 at FL400 in the F-4B and, there seems to be a nice brick wall at Mach 1.2 down on the deck. Once again, THANK YOU all and I will see you in other threads, perhaps. Regards, Robert "Qwick" Wicker Ps: I'm still patiently waiting for SF2 for Windows 10.
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    Wow! Thanks for this info. This is what I was looking for. Now as far as the UFO thing, that's exactly what I was trying to avoid and I thought I had as it still takes quite some time to make it to Mach 2 without the tanks. Really, Mach 1.4 comes in a few minutes in level flight but it comes much faster in a medium dive. Before, I couldn't even go supersonic at all except for a steep dive when loaded. That's why I have been so frustrated. As I said before, I was trying to avoid that outrageous power and I figured going vertical from 1000 AGL @ 550 KIAS and getting to FL250 @ 275-300 KIAS sounded about right. Back to the drawing board. LOL! So, the exploits of the F/A-18 Super Hornet, as described everywhere, being able to switch from Attack mode to Fighter mode and back is very impressive if true. One last thing. Was the Tomcat a Mach 2 aircraft or just Mach 2 capable? Thanks
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    Well, I think I've found my happy place with this sim. I decided to tinker with the Aircraft DATA files again. I've done that before messing with aerodynamic parameters but, it was always the issue with too much speed in Military thrust because the plane was just too slick. This time I was thinking the published afterburner thrust figures could be incorrect (because duh, CLASSIFIED) or there was no modeling for the increase in exhaust velocity. Either way, I decided to work with the "SLThrustWet" parameter. Low and behold! When I took the "SLThrustDry" parameter of 52800.4 KN and doubled it to 105600.8, for the "SLThrustWet" parameter, the F-4J now performs the way it is depicted in all of the pilot reports and documentaries. All of that talk about going vertical and being able to open the distance on the enemy at will is realized. Mach 2 is absolutely attainable and the kick in the seat of the pants going into full AB is apparent. But' it's not like the crazy speed and acceleration. You can still get caught slow but, when you point the nose down to the ground, you will go supersonic. You can go vertical but, it won't be accelerating. It's just you can go vertical for a while and have to level off at about 300 KIAS. It's still wise to stay above 400 KIAS though. I just flew a sortie with the F-4C using the same technique and I was able to disengage and open up the distance with ease. Try setting your "SLThrustWet" parameter to 105600.8 and tell me what you think.
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    I realize Mach 2 might be impractical but, I would expect a Fleet Defense Interceptor to be capable of the Mach 2+ dash to intercept incoming aircraft as far away from the fleet as possible.
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    So, getting back to my main issue, I just want to know, in the SF2 Windows 7 version, if the jets can get up to Mach speeds as we've all read in accounts about these aircraft. I've flown many simulators since 1982 Jumbo Jet Pilot. Out of all the Combat flight sims I've used, this is the only one that has given me problems with going supersonic. Thank you all for your input and advice. Ps: I have 1423 TT actual. I was a Flight Instructor CFII MEI. I had an interview with Mesaba. I was told when I got 1500 hrs, they would sign me up. However, in 1996, I was stricken with the onset of Multiple Sclerosis. My childhood dream was to fly airplanes. I was a kid that constructed model airplanes and would walk through the neighborhood making all of the sound effects so, people thought I was just that crazy kid. The other kids would want to play with me and I would say "You're not flying it right. You can't bank that much! You can't climb that steeply. " Well, my dream was destroyed but, having these flight sims keeps me sane and I really appreciate those that interact with me. Currently, I drive for a company that transports Pilots and crew to and from TPA and hotels.
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    If I can remember correctly, the case that my disc came in has Third Wire on it on the backside.
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    Thanks for that. I was thinking of getting a new video card. This one runs the plain install silky smooth and I can actually see SAM smoke now. I can run FSX on high everything including full highway traffic and water texture. It just looks amazing. I actually got this Dell computer out of a dumpster. I used to drive for Super Shuttle and when they closed the local office, they threw out everything. I looked in the dumpster and saw it. I asked the manager if it was just an empty case and his hesitation to say "It has been cleaned out and it doesn't work anymore" made me think he was lying. Well, he was lying and one of the reasons Super Shuttle failed in this area. The case was fully loaded with a hard drive and all of the files on it. Someone just tossed it. I was thinking about getting SF2 Vietnam for Windows 7 and hoping it would work on 10. For some reason, I remember seeing something about getting a free patch for SF2 to update it to the Win10 version once it comes out. I must say, I was able to play with the 2008 patch up until the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Whatever they did with that update killed it for me.
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    This system is not a laptop. It's a Dell OptiPlex 3010 i5 3.2 GHZ Quad Core. 1 GB AMD Radeon HD 5570. I installed it in the system root folder.
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    Yes, I'm using the enbseries and D3D9.dll
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    When I do the 2008 Patch, I get extremely low framerates and it's unplayable ever since Windows 10. The first time I used the 2008 patch with Windows 7, I only had slow framerates with water texture on. So, that's why I am not using that patch. Truly amazing because I used to play on a dinky Acer laptop with integrated graphics and just 3 GB memory. The 2008 patch yields 5 fps even on low graphics settings even on this machine. My System OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name ROBOT-PC System Manufacturer Dell Inc. System Model OptiPlex 3010 System Type x64-based PC System SKU Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A10, 6/6/2013 SMBIOS Version 2.7 Embedded Controller Version 255.255 BIOS Mode Legacy BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc. BaseBoard Product 042P49 BaseBoard Version A02 Platform Role Desktop Secure Boot State Unsupported PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.18362.752" User Name Robot-PC\Robot Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB Available Physical Memory 12.9 GB Total Virtual Memory 32.0 GB Available Virtual Memory 28.6 GB Page File Space 16.0 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys Kernel DMA Protection Off Virtualization-based security Not enabled Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not Modern Standby, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, TPM is not usable Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
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    It is the original release. I believe I got it from Walmart in Clarksville, AR. The screenshot is in the Crusader at Full Afterburner and accelerating at 1 Knot per second.
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    I am not running a patched version. So all of our tax dollars went to interceptors that couldn't do Mach 2+ as they said? I had to climb to FL650 and dive at full AB to get to Mach 2 with just missiles. At FL360, I can only manage Mach 1.2 in full AB. Does that sound right?
  13. Hello All, I currently have the first WOV. My problem is, I can't get the fighters up to prototypical speeds. Just the other day, I was returning to base with the F-8E carrying 1 sidewinder. I took her up to FL370 and tried to go supersonic. I was able to go supersonic but nowhere near the prototypical performance as we've read in all of the accounts from the pilots. Acceleration was abysmal! I'm talking like 1 kt/sec in full AB from 345 KIAS with 4000 pounds of fuel in Hard Flight Model mode. I have the same speed issue with the Phantoms too. From all of the accounts I've read, the Phantom had an abundance of power and was able to separate from the enemy with ease in full AB. I have had problems with the F-4J not going supersonic in a dive, even without drop tanks. I can go supersonic but, nowhere near Mach 2. It's more like Mach 1.2 max and that's after over a minute in full AB. The F-100? Forget it! I haven't even seen the Mach numbers show up in the indicator, EVER. Now, I've messed with the DATA ini files before and could get the prototypical top speeds but, then I would get super-cruise. I once had a version of the Tomcat which I tinkered with to get the correct performance but, I'd rather not mess with anything. Has anyone else had this problem? The reason why I ask is, I'm thinking of purchasing SF2 Vietnam and the others and I don't want to spend a couple of hundred bucks if I'm going to have the same issues. I chatted with someone that had a Youtube video of SF2 flying the Phantom and I told of my difficulties getting up to speed in the Crusader. He said that it didn't seem right. Any help would be appreciated. Ps: I have downloaded DCS and it doesn't work for me. I'm not going to go through all of that and have to buy a new video card with 3 GB when I have a 1 GB card that runs WOV smooth as silk. I just want to fly the dang plane. I got really deep into Falcon 3.0 back in the day and at almost 53 years old, I don't have that patience anymore. By the time I get done with all of the startup procedures, I'd have to go pee twice. HELP! Thank You!
  14. JW, I feel your pain! I used to play this game at med graphics and it was smooth as silk on a weak laptop. Then, I started playing it on a gaming desktop system I paid $2000 for. It was still outstanding! My problems started when I installed the Oct2008 patch. Well, I had to make some adjustments and I couldn't use the high settings for the water. I was running it well with Win7 64 and switched to Win8.1. It was still pretty good. But, when that Win10 Anniversary update hit, it was like 4 frames per second. After struggling for months, I put the game away. Now, I just installed WOV on this computer which I found in the dumpster. It's a Dell OptiPlex 3010. It has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, 3201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s) and 16 GB Memory (Crucial). I just upgraded the memory from 4 GB as I forgot about doing the upgrade earlier because it was just so much faster than the previous ASUS CM5571 with an Intel Pentium E5400 / 2.7 Dual Core processor and 6 GB memory. I'm running a 1TB SSD and I have an AMD Radeon HD 5570 Graphics card with 1 GB Core Clock at 650 Mhz Memory Clock at 667 Mhz. Absolutely AMAZING graphics performance! I am running in Compatibility Mode Windows XP (Service Pack 3) with video resolution 1920x1080 32 bit. There are absolutely no studders or jaggies. I can't wait to try the SF2 Sims. Then, I installed the Oct2008 patch, and it started to just crawl again! I don't know what it is. Perhaps too many individual trees for the terrain. It's worth noting that after the patch, there became available a setting for aspect ratio of the display. I should've tried to set that back to the 4:3 to see if that worked but I didn't think of it. I've re-installed the base sim for now and will enjoy it like this. No YAP! The sim is still very fun in its base form. BTW, I'm running in XP SP3 Compatibility mode. The only issues I still have are a sluggish mouse and an occasional CTD. I'm good with that. I'm hoping the SF2 Win10 works well. Robert "Qwick" Wicker
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