Moggy's work list as of 21st August 2007

A Project to model the 1944 Carrier air battles of the Pacific
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Moggy's work list as of 21st August 2007

Post by Moggy » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:24 am

(1) revisit Phillipine tiling with amended coast tiles -- done -- note 1

(2) final edit EAW_ttd.dat -- done

(3) BP water overlays for revised tiles -- done -- note 2

(4) lay out railways on Phillipines, Anguar, Saipan and Tinian -- done -- note 3

(5) docks object and edit convoy positions -- done -- picture in thread below

(6) complete carrier objects - Pobs to convert to type 5/6 & skin

(7) consider airfield lights tmod, also can act as marker bouy indication for seaplane landings (apparent water tile with "hard standing") -- done

(8 ) finalise other tmods working ...

(9) final edit of Tmod properties in exe working ...

(10) adjustment of bases and towns
-- done -- note 1

(11) local target layout
-- layout of carrier bases complete done --
-- land bases -- working ...

(12) ensure night missions available

(13) organise airfield.dat into:

(i) Truk/Yap/Palau campaigns bases available
(ii) Marianas campaigns bases available
(iii) Leyte campaign bases available
(iv) Luzon camapign bases available

(14) organise frontline.dat into

(i) Truk/Marianas/Yap/Palau (no US land bases) -- done

(ii) Leyte/Luzon (starts with US bases additionally available in Marianas/Palau etc and rolls forward to add new bases in Leyte, Mindoro and Luzon as campaign progesses)

(15) reorganise aircraft as per now settled list - done - Rotton50

(16) aircraft FM/loadouts - done - Rotton50

(17) hangar screens - incorporate new screens by Rotton50

(18 ) picpln screens - Rotton50

(19 ) mission screen sprites

(20 ) main screen

(21 ) sample single mission packages for each flyable to demonstrate scenario

This will lead to beta release of scenario for single missions

After beta release consider campaigns

note 1

In order to get more variation of coastal files including coastal cities and coastal clearings for airfields I have sacrificed the road tiles. Roads are of less importance in this sea & jungle theatre

note 2

In order to optimise use of the active water tiles as coasts, islands and reefs I have had to give up the water properties on river tiles. In practice I don't think this will matter a lot as few pilots spend time strafing rivers, or crashing in them :)

note 3

Most of the railway mileage in this theatre is narrow guage, so I will be thinking about a way to implement that. Also need more suitable jungle green for railway track background
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Post by rotton50 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:59 pm

Moggy,

I can do the picpln screens and the FM/loadouts if you want.

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Post by Moggy » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:48 pm

Thanks Ray - we have the settled aircraft list now, so the FM/loadoutsand picpln screens can be done as soon as you like.

I ought to let you have the special pacific weapons.dat/str and loadout.dat setup done by Charlers Gunst for the original slot list, and you can amend it as you like or start again whichever is easier.

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Post by rotton50 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:25 pm

Moggy,

rotton50 at yahoo dot com

I'd like to look at them. No point starting from scratch.

I know it's early in the process but would you like me to include the parafrag bomb mod for the B25?

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Post by Moggy » Tue May 01, 2007 8:51 am

I'll get the files off to you tonight. Yes to the parafrag if it was used by the B25s in 1944.

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Post by Moggy » Thu May 03, 2007 3:29 pm

Ray, I've sent you a link for the CAW files. Anyone else who would like to see the current state of play with this scenario, let me know

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Post by Moggy » Tue May 08, 2007 11:56 am

I will be using a 1.26 exe for this addon. It will have to be edited for the tmod table, convoy positions, and night missions etc. If this scenario can be made OAW-friendly the question of LDRs to edit the exe arises. Anyone out there can make LDRs or tell me how it's done (I confess what with one thing or another I haven't been following that topic too closely) :)

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Post by rotton50 » Sun May 13, 2007 8:23 pm

Moggy,

Last year I did some LDR's for the 1.26e exe for my weapons mod.

All they did was point the exe at different .dat files, they didn't change lookup tables within the exe. BUT HEY - it ain't rocket surgery!

I'm sure we can figure it out.

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Post by Moggy » Mon May 14, 2007 12:52 am

BUT HEY - it ain't rocket surgery!

I'm sure we can figure it out.


That's good. If CAW can be OAW-ready it would be a good thing.

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Post by Moggy » Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:38 pm

Rotton50 has now posted the updated CAW planes package and alternatives on a special section at his page on Sandbaggers.

I am now working on the detailed local lay out of the theatre.

Pobs is working on properly skinning the carriers.

Still hoping for a beta release in a month or two.

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Post by rotton50 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:37 pm

And the weapons are done. :D

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Post by Moggy » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:58 pm

Very much comming together!

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