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agathosdaimon posted a topic in Thirdwire: Strike Fighters 1 Series - Mods/Skinning DiscussionHi! I have recently gotten WOE working on windows 10, thanks to help in another thread on this forum, and now have installed the Operation Desert Storm mod and it is all looking and running nicely except fro teh Instant action option, where the game will just crash if i select it from the menu - can anyone help me as to why this would be happening. I looked in teh options.ini and the instant action has DS selected as its map so i dont understand what the critical error is here has anybody else encountered this? thanks
Now a short revisit to one of the seminal Mods for the Strike Fighters series. Strike Fighters 2: ODS Redux is a very impressive modification of the basic game series and included new aircraft / ground objects over the original. As the title suggests the mod will have you flying over the Middle East battleground where Operation Desert Storm was actually set, so mostly Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait of course: New aircraft for Redux included the amazing Buccaneer by Ravenclaw: Install As ever the mod works best at the game version it was tested and built for, and if you install onto a later version or one merged with North Atlantic there will be a bit more work to do. However if you can copy & paste files and edit word documents you shouldn’t have any problems. The instructions are pretty good – however you must insure you follow the first and second rules of modding: 1. Make sure you stick the files in the correct place! 2. Make sure you stick the files in the correct place! If you get stuck there is a few years worth of information and a knowledge base on here to help. Gameplay The variety of aircraft you can choose along with the different squadrons is vast as you can imagine, and should be historically accurate. For this I am going to be in VFA-81, - that’s right I can literally walk into any Navy squadron I am that good! The campaign starts with a bit of background about the situation and the strategic error Saddam Hussain perhaps may have made: For day one I can rejoice in the fact that mod campaigns include targets other than the beeping Comms building! Default loadout looks good enough so no changes for me: And flying with my good buddy Ens Mike Erwin, who is not the highest in flying skill but is good with the ladies!: Into the sky we go, the Hornet is a third party mod but includes a very good pit complete enough for us to get by with navigation etc: Flying over Kuwait Mike seems to think keeping his lights on is more challenging! Plenty of Bandits are being called out, like this MiG-23: They are being kept busy by F-14s on the way in though luckily: We find and hit the scud rather easily, although Mike doesn’t think it is fun without flying low and getting shot at by every gun in theatre: Coming off target, a MiG is within 10 miles at 9 o’clock, so I turn and lock it up. Not being certain who or what it is I close to visual just to see a cheeky F-14 blast it out of the sky with guns (that's the guy locked in the circle). Typical, I am off to the tanker, or Alt + N as it is more commonly known here: Success is ours…in your face Saddam! And of course, hats off to the many that contributed to make SF2:ODS possible!
uriahms posted a topic in Thirdwire: Strike Fighters 2 Series - General DiscussionHi All. First time posting in this forum. I discovered Strike Fighters 2 over a week ago. This is the kind of game I was looking for. I had a love for Strike Commander and F-15 Strike Eagle of eons ago. Anyway enough of introductions. I have a problem. I downloaded Operation Desert Storm for SF2 from the files SF2_ODS_Part1-3. I am able to play the mod except that when I try to land on the carrier decks (any one) the deck is not hardened so the aircraft sinks through the ship and crashes into the ocean. The cats work fine at the start of the mission but the landing is the problem. I have read other posts about this issue but I hate how posts get hijacked (as in the posts goes off on a tangent on how to install the upgrade etc) or people give vague responses such as "seems like a carrier without LODs." Like what on earth does that mean. So can someone in the know please tell me what causes an aircraft carrier's deck to be sink through and not the cats? Also what needs to be done to fix this? I installed the update SF2E_ODS_Update1 but that did not solve the problem. I tried to copy carriers from other mods that had no problems, still same issue. So yes, a clear answer as to what would cause this would be appreciated so I can understand the innards of the game better. Thank you.