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  1. 6 points
    J5_Baeumer

    FiF Teams

    Love is a delicate thing. So too are side balances in campaigns. See how things sort out this time. Everyone will understand that adjustments may need to be made later. I seem to recall that the side swapping only came into being in response to the RoF FM/DM changes being perceived as making the plane sets very inequitable. Now with FC (and the resurrection of allied Entente players and new units due to the much improved and more equitable plane sets in FC compared to RoF) it may even be possible to consider at some point in the future the possibility to going back to Central vs Entente to build each sides familiarity flying with long lost brothers and sisters (could still swap sides of too many people would still want to continue doing that).
  2. 5 points
    Etzel

    Il2 / FC Sale !

    As during last weeks several pilots joined who are interested in Il2 BoX and/or FC => yet another good chance to fill up the portfolio of planes and scenarios: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/58774-leap-into-the-cockpit-sale-is-on-feb-17th-mar-9th-bobp-fc-and-more/ πŸ˜‰
  3. 5 points
    Britchot

    FC V2? Maybe and maybe not

    Continually flooding J5's server, even having it within the top 3-5 online servers is doing wonders for recognition. Our own pilots, that currently only fly WWII, are noticing and becoming interested in FC. If that's on our guys, I bet it's bringing in interest for random online players, as well. It is a fine point regarding the offline concentration of purchases. If we go by online players, alone, they've sold a couple hundred copies of their game...
  4. 5 points
    Snaggle

    FIF Dry Run

  5. 5 points
    Heinrich

    FiF Teams

    I like the reds. @Luftritter, you can have my chicken, I'm vegetarian. I like the switching of sides within a campaign, it gives those poor Entente units a chance to fly our beautiful aircraft πŸ˜‡
  6. 4 points
    For everyone who is into game design, 2D or 3D art, video editing, or coding: A website called 3dbuzz is shutting down and they’ve made their entire library of subscription tutorials and assets available to the public for free! https://www.3dbuzz.com/ They have tutorials, guides and examples on like RPG API Core, Python stuff, C++, C#, Unreal tournament map making and modding guides, Blender and Gimp. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Not sure if the tutorials will be relevant to anyone here but there will be twenty years of content lost when the site shuts down so I didn't want it to go by the wayside without giving a heads up. I saw some OpenGL tutorials which is another reason I mentioned the site is closing. Wheels
  7. 4 points
    Dima

    Application

    What is your Timezone? CET Do you have a joystick or HOTAS? Yes Do you have TeamSpeak installed, as well as a working microphone? Yes Do you have TrackIR, or a FreeTrack system for view control? TrackIR What sims are you currently flying? DCS primarily but also have IL-2 How did you hear about JG1? ED forums Is there anything else that you'd like us to know? I’m awful, my situational awareness in the 21 is terrible. However I love the thing and want to fly with others.
  8. 4 points
    Stigler

    Richard application

    Application What is your Timezone? - GMT London Do you have a joystick or HOTAS? X-52 Pro Throttle and stick, saitek pedals Do you have TeamSpeak installed, as well as a working microphone? - yes Do you have TrackIR, or a FreeTrack system for view control? - hp reverb What sims are you currently flying? - il2 battle of Stalingrad, warthunder How did you hear about JG1? - forums Is there anything else that you'd like us to know? Based in the UK, enjoy flying combat sims, love the immersion that VR brings to the table! Previous experience as a flying instructor flying 3 axis and weightshift microlights/ultralights. Would love to do some squad based online! Cheers
  9. 4 points
    Taxi with badge
  10. 4 points
    ObviousMan

    Vintage Trans Am at Sebring!

    Some of the real Trans Am cars, recently, at Sebring! My Number 14 Cougar even appears a few times!
  11. 4 points
    Vonrd

    2K vs 4K and Multiple skins

    We have been discussing 2K vs 4K skins. I had originally decided to do all skins in 2K. 2K size is approximately 1/4 the size of 4K. My reasoning is that I can't tell much (if any) difference between the two at regular view distance in the game... even when fully zoomed in. As the amount of skins increases, I was afraid that the folders would get very large. My current game skin folder is about 23 GB (with several other squads skins included). I would like to hear what others think. In that vein... we are thinking of restricting a maximum of two individual skins per pilot per plane. Again... thoughts?
  12. 4 points
    Butzzell

    FiF Winter 2020

    S! All Locking weapon mods. Sorry, Kinda new at some of these features. In the past we have had "Honor rules" in which we ask people not to take certain load outs or weapons mods. With FC, the game can take care of this. It has taken me a while to figure out but available weapon mods are locked and you still get to pick what you want instead of being forced on you. Banned weapons, like the Becker are not available. This should work as the player expects. You pick what you want. Two seater pilots can pick the bomb load that fits them best. Please recheck the server and see if this is what you expect or if changes still need to be made.
  13. 4 points
    Britchot

    DCS VR Improvements down the road

    Not the developer's efforts, but something I'm going to experiment with.
  14. 4 points
    US213_TALBOT

    FiF Teams

    I don't like Larner. Put me opposite of him.
  15. 3 points
    Luftritter

    Unable to link accounts

    I think something similar may have happened to me, due to something I probably did a long time ago. I think way back then I may have registered my tag in the brand new IL2 (forums or whatever) that took place after the original IL2; that might have happened even before RoF came about. All I know is that when I tried to register much later, it would tell me that my email (or even password) was already in use. I was like, really? Somebody is using my exact same email and/or password? Then I realized that it had to be me, but that their stupid system could not differentiate between that and what happened 5 years ago; in essence, "JG1_Luftritter" was already taken. So I couldn't create an account using the name that I wanted to. In any case, I had to play around with exactly how the squadron was named, together with my pilot name; and there are rules, like you can't have a "leading underscore" in your pilot name....which basically made it impossible to to use the simple "JG1" as my squadron. In the end, I think I used that then-acceptable "II./" as my squadron, and the "JG1_Luftritter" as my pilot name; where as in RoF, my name was all one "JG1_LuftritterJ4", denoting my squadron, as per the current squadron rules on the WWI side. However now, the limitations of the all-encompassing game do not really accommodate both WWII and WWI separation of names; and so the standard that we are using because of that is simply the squadron with pilot name, in order to take into account everything. So, even though that this would not allow me to use a name that is simply "Luftritter", "LuftritterJ4", or "_Luftritter", it would allow me to register with a BLANK squadron field, and a pilot name of "JG1_Luftritter", which I could not do in RoF, because there were too many characters. So apparently you have to play their stupid game, rather than hoping that they'll someday recognize your own old credentials as your own.
  16. 3 points
    Vonrd

    FIF 2020 Winter Skinpack

    I'm planning on compiling a skinpack for the upcoming Winter 2020 FIF. This will be the first time for FIF on Flying Circus. The skinpack will be similar to what I did for J5's Black September and will be a zip file with all skins in their proper folders. In fact, those who have already submitted their skins to Black September need not submit skins unless there have been changes since then. This is purely voluntary. Custom skins are not required to participate. (I would encourage everyone to install them though... you DO want to be able to see who you are shooting down... don't you? 😈). Please submit links to your skins before Tues Jan 28. The pack will be posted with the link on this OP on Thurs Jan 30. Please see the submission rules here: FIF 2020 SKIN PACK (29 January 2020) UPDATED: Full Skinpack is updated and zipped. Download here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pfy1nmgxfcv3y41/AACE82augCfpOXhCE4hZ-rzBa?dl=0 This is Flying Circus FIF Winter (V2). There were some mistakes and omissions in the original file. If you haven't yet installed the original file Flying Circus FIF Winter just download and install this one. Hopefully all is fixed πŸ™„. Sadly... another error. There is a "data" file within the main "data" file. If you installed as is into the game folder, move the secondary "data" into your main game folder and allow overwrite. The Flying Circus FIF Winter (V2) has been fixed but probably too late for today's FIF. If you did install the original file, you don't have to do it all over... download and install Flying Circus FIF Winter Patch(1). Download here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/66c3reqjqpt82np/AAAwVvGuvqfcb6Ui3-q81Jcra?dl=0 Allow overwrite. There were SPAD skins in the Camel folder for 28th Aero Squadron, 93d Aero Squadron, 103d Aero Squadron and 213th Aero Squadron, as well as z 3PG. Please delete them. Also, please delete the skin file called ! JG1 FokkerDr1 Luftritter B from the FokkerDr1 folder (note the "B" on the end. Do not delete the main file that has no "B" on the end). Both are in a zip file with the architecture: data\graphics\skins\*with the individual plane folders* You should be able to unzip it into your IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad game folder and it will auto populate. However, I would suggest unzipping it into a temp folder first just to check and if everything looks good then cut and paste the complete data folder to your IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad game folder. Allow overwrite since many of the files have the same name as prior skins but have been changed. Let me know of any additional mistakes or issues 😏. Salute!
  17. 3 points
    AngryGoat

    Screenshot art

    Second Flight: After a couple shots and a quick smoke. it was back in the air. still determined to find the squadron... I headed towards the front. there they were. circling over cappy. I noticed tracers a little north of the field. I went to investigate knowing friends were close. there was a dogfight down low and that's when I noticed the 2 seater. I jumped down on him and we began tumbling and turning to shred each other apart with bullets. that's when the calvary arrived. Klai and Brit swirling down from above the Bristol was doomed. Like a pack of Hyenas we take turns tearing chunks out of him. eventually we were done playing and Britchot drove the last nail into the flying coffin. beware the pack of Dreideckers
  18. 3 points
    AngryGoat

    Screenshot art

    First flight: took off lone wolf looking for the squadron... when I noticed our balloon being attacked. both observers parachuted out and I gave pursuit to the SE5A. He noticed me coming in and turned for a head on attack. A bullet grazed me and I was stunned for a second. when I came to my senses I noticed him slightly under trying to get his sights on me. I kicked the rudder and went on the offence. I drilled enough bullets into his machine where it's powerplant finally gave out. Saving my ammo, I leave him to glide to the ground. with my impaired vision I did not notice the danger lurking above! another SE5A circling above watching everything play out. He rolled his wing over and began to dive on me with vengeance. By luck I noticed our flak had not stopped. at the last second I glanced up to see the fighter with his fangs out. instinctively I pulled the triplane into a sharp climbing turn to throw off his attack. the SE5A pulled up to correct his path and the G force RIPPED the top wing right off! causing him to become a spiraling dart. Now low on ammo and still weary about another attacker... I head for base. Gave the boys a thumbs up to let them know i'm a little banged up but alright... and to line up a round of shots
  19. 3 points
    Klaiber

    FC V2? Maybe and maybe not

    Yeah, to me it seems like a no-brainer to make an offline career. You have the ROF version as a template and Pat Wilson's dynamic campaign as a possible resource. You make the expense because it expands your brand. And then, add aircraft slowly. We don't need a new map right now. I think half the reason sales of FC might be slow is because people see it as a moonlighting project by the developer that takes away from the "real sim". That's of course wrong. But it's on 777 and 1C to prove them wrong, both through PR and investment. If they're not willing to make a financial commitment to support the product they've already financially committed to, then the results are on them. My only hope is that FIF, Bloody April and Black September are able to help jump start interest.
  20. 3 points
    ALL: Just wanted to call your attention to this post concerning the main JG1 FiF skin pack: If you overwrite your existing files with the skin pack files, it's possible you'll lose correct, current updated versions of my files. If that happens, you can correct it by downloading the updated versions of the problem files in that post. If you're at any point confused, you can always get the most updated and correct files for ALL of my skins HERE You can't go wrong by overwriting whatever you have with what's contained in that download. Apologies for the confusion, many thanks for your indulgence. S!
  21. 3 points
    I did one with the black going back to the tip of the tail. It did not look right for some reason. The wood color gives better definition of the shape.
  22. 3 points
    Heinrich

    5 Staffel Painting updated

    Before you start updating go for colors found on A/C and in the correct time period as used on the Western Front, even better as used by JG1. No East Front markings and no winter camouflage as this was not used in the West. Maybe better to wait with all the work it will take because we working on a Default/Basic/Standard skin per A/C. Upon that skin artists can drop their personal identification. I know how much time it takes to create a correct skin and I would hate that you have done all work for nothing.
  23. 3 points
    Luftritter

    FC New Skins Submission Thread

    And now for something completely different 😁 U-2VS Fictional German Skin. A lot of hard work went into this one, I hope you'll take a look. Could be personalized with this as a basis. I was thinking of adding a stork-carrying-a-baby emblem, keeping it simple. One minor point of failure was that I couldn't find a way to make the spinning prop not green. I swear there is nothing on that file that changes that. But I stand to be corrected by more experienced experts. Enjoy! U-2VS Fictional German Skin Entente skin to follow if there's any interest....
  24. 3 points
    SCG_Wulfe

    FIF 2020 Winter Skinpack

    Ok, Just under the wire here. Current SCG skinpack is going to just be my skins for now, since Sinerox was uncertain as to what he wanted to do for a skin and we are still working on getting the rest of SCG into FiF Hopefully I will be able to expand this for next season. Current date / version of skin(s): Jan 28th, 2019 Name of virtual squadron and/or individual: SCG (At this stage just Wulfe's skins) Name of author (required) : Wulfe [ link to virtual squadron page (optional) ] www.simulatedcombatgroup.com [ link to paint schemes (required) ] SCG Skin Pack - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JgaKrEwl3pinNmvYbthstMj34jPX1z_O
  25. 3 points
    Heinrich

    FC New Skins Submission Thread

    And here is my skin set:
  26. 3 points
    Heinrich

    FC New Skins Submission Thread

    Here are the skins for Greif his Alb, DrI, D7, D7F, PD3a, Camel and Dolphin. The 'own' aircraft are in an Early and Late Version.
  27. 3 points
    AngryGoat

    Screenshot art

    and everyone act cool... the boss is here. the honorable Klai bringing up the rear
  28. 3 points
    Vonrd

    Screenshot art

    After a couple more weeks of struggle I'm beginning to get a handle on Blender. It's not totally accurate since I was unable to find good blueprints for the gun installation (and figuring out how to model the intricacies of the various individual parts is yet a bit beyond my ken 😨) but still, I'm pretty pleased with the results and think it will work to give the illusion that I'm looking for. My intent is to do some "art" pieces using BOx screenshots melded with 3D modeling to pay respect to the ground crews with the internals exposed. They (we) don't get the recognition that the pilots normally do. After more tweaks to the guns, the next project is the engine...
  29. 3 points
    Daedallus

    FIF 2020 Winter Skinpack

    Hi Hope these are right, I've never done this before with skins I've cretaed These are the links for my latest (26 Jan 2020) personal skins - Daedallus all painted by me except the Camel which was by Szelljr Abatross https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jpVmU7wtPLcXCr8IqWdSclaxUKchgEVn Dr1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ulPW58Ra71iQVyV2701NbeS8FaZxuATr/view?usp=sharing Pfalz D3 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CR_oVfR5hCYbFm6OKiOMVmoTuLpMWT3F/view?usp=sharing Camel https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ik8QJJkWYHValPeypzogXjK1JGM7o0xX/view?usp=sharing Se5a https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h_AjRtkVkRhzCVSXPBy6MZpy-IqFvGwW/view?usp=sharing Dolphin https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mIUPRzutfexe7kLJzOxCq2clFZFuNzKI/view?usp=sharing Thx for the work you put in S! Daedallus
  30. 3 points
    Butzzell

    FiF Winter 2020

    S! All The Thursday fly in went well. We had over 30 people on line. I did see one plane rubber banding. Saturday we will have the "Dry Run". No death penalty. Re arm re fuel is available. Need to hear feedback if that feature is worth it. If it takes too long? Practice map will be up.
  31. 3 points
    Firefly

    Application

    @Klaiber, this recruitment campaign of yours is working like a charm, glad we have so many Euro applications. Welcome to our boards @Anstennje Sause!
  32. 2 points
    Archibald

    Unable to link accounts

    Resolved. I deleted my IL-2 account and created a new one using Steam as my login for the new account. Unfortunate, but it worked.
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    Snaggle

    FiF Winter 2020

  35. 2 points
    EmerlistDavjack

    MSFS 2020 Discussion

    Who else is excited for MSFS 2020? The videos look insane...and it turns out that those views are too good to be true on an offline machine. From what I've read, MSFS2020 will require streaming data to fully function, in excess of 25Mbps. This would be okay news except that I live in the country and have a 4G cellphone connect that tops out at 6 Mbps. Will, I be able to fly MSFS2020? I dunno! But it will suck if I cant. I would expect Microsoft to have preload options but who knows. I know a lot of you are dedicated combat pilots with less interest in Civ flight. What do y'all think about this?
  36. 2 points
    EmerlistDavjack

    43 Inch TV as Monitor

    Look up a guide on how to set up your TV for gaming, and it should be fine. "Game mode" is necessary to reduce input lag on most TVs. I used a 32'' and now use a 46'' Samsung 1080p TV and have loved it. I think 43-46 is just right for the size when you are using TIR in flight sims. When I play FPS games I find it a little on the large side since I have to visually scan the whole TV rather than having a smaller monitor where all the information is concentrated. I've been looking at 4k TVs in order to switch the GPU burden from supersampling, but they only seem to come in 43 or 49'', not the 46'' I am used to, and I think I'll go with the 43''.
  37. 2 points
    Britchot

    What are you guys listening to?

    A friend of mine from Alaska frequently travels to Mongolian China. He posted a video of The Hu about 4-5 years ago on FB; I was impressed, then. Now they play on satellite radio, regularly.
  38. 2 points
    Britchot

    What are you guys listening to?

    Came up in discussion on TS, due to the mention of eggs
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    Etzel

    Pick Up Group (PUG) Announcements

    Info: it seems there will be a group of euro plaxers fly online at around 21 PM UTC Either FC or IL2.... Any one willing to join will find us in the respective TS channel πŸ˜‰
  41. 2 points
    Because you can't define where a dead unit respawns, there's no way to avoid this problem. Sorry.
  42. 2 points
    Razwald

    FC V2? Maybe and maybe not

    I also agree with that. Build some more aircraft and if the interest is there then build a new map. It would be less of a gamble for now.
  43. 2 points
    Objection! We’d never fly anything so ridiculous looking! (Think the first Alb picture looked the best, with single wing stripe!)
  44. 2 points
    If it fits more for Jasta 10 to have no checkers on the tail, then let's do that. Thanks for the advice. If there isn't one, a checkered line on the bottom of the lower wing would be good too for identification. A period appropriate Taxi (carriage?) emblem would be great, even if my checker stripes might be a bit before their time. Perhaps my exploits in the air inspire NYC taxis. I like the "Public Hack" one. Maybe polish the metal a bit in photoshop so that the lettering stands out brightly. If possible change the number to "10" for J 10.
  45. 2 points
    Butzzell

    FC New Skins Submission Thread

    S! I really liked the Mauve green upper wing done by Heinrich. Here is a redo for. Maushake, Lee, Vickner, Hotlead, Labroisse, Butzzell and Dudley. New paint made Dudley's plane really fast.No pics for Hotlead and Labroisse. Only change there was blue under wings instead of lozenge. Akso pixs for Genmarkoff Dr1 and Halb. Underside of wings on both planes is mauve and green. ! JG1 AlbatrosD5 Butzzell.zip ! JG1 AlbatrosD5 Dudley.zip ! JG1 AlbatrosD5 Hotlead.zip ! JG1 AlbatrosD5 Labroisse.zip ! JG1 AlbatrosD5 Lee.zip ! JG1 AlbatrosD5 Maushake.zip ! JG1 AlbatrosD5 Vikner.zip ! JG1 FokkerDr1 JG1 Genmarkof.zip ! JG1 HalberstadtCL2 JG1 Genmarkof.zip ! JG1 HalberstadtCL2au JG1 Genmarkof.zip
  46. 2 points
    ObviousMan

    Great Daytona Guide Video

    Here's a great Daytona guide video to help prepare for this Monday. https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/video/track-tutorial-fast-lap-daytona/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Project+Fox%3A+Low-Buck+DIY+Paintjob&utm_campaign=GRM+Daily+Newsletter+Automation+Email
  47. 2 points
    AngryGoat

    FC New Skins Submission Thread

    here's the revised Pfalz and dviif. also my sopwith camel and se5a
  48. 2 points
    J2_Drookasi

    FIF 2020 Registration

    Salute Butzzell, I took a look in the FIF 2020 registered pilots spreadsheet https://www.dropbox.com/s/ltdnqeaajz5gs18/FIF2020_registered.xlsx?dl=0 and I see that some J2 pilots are mentioned that are not flying any longer. So please remove from the Blue team list the following names: J2_Mr. Tree, J2_Marx, J2_Andrew, J2_PikeStance, J2_Rossco, J2_Nader
  49. 2 points
    J5_Gamecock

    FiF Teams

    True blue to the end. Better dead than Red.
  50. 2 points
    Luftritter

    FiF Teams

    I wanna be on purple team. They have chicken, beer, cake and wine! πŸ˜„
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