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  1. 12 points

    Screenshot art

    I've been enjoying photoshopping screenshots.
  2. 11 points

    Newest JG1 Member

    At 11:12 am on 11/26, my daughter gave birth to the newest member of Jasta 4 and Staffel 6.
  3. 11 points

    Vikner in fire danger

    JG1, Geyserville was the first place evacuated about 06:00 AM last Thursday since the winds were driving the fire down the ridge across from our house (see attached). Wednesday night around 09:30 PM the lights flashed and the internet dropped off line. That was a PG&E power line going down near the geothermal station on Pine Flat (see attached). We had an evacuation warning as we were going to bed and a mandatory evacuation early Thursday. There are about a mile or so of vineyards—which don’t burn well—and the Russian River between Geyserville and that ridge. However, with the wind gusts they always worry that fires can start quickly a couple of miles away from the main fire due to blowing embers. Plus the road network is fairly limited in our area and they want the people out so the roads are clear for fire equipment. We went to stay with Tricia’s cousin in Healdsburg Thursday and Friday. Healdsburg was evacuated Saturday morning at 10:00 AM followed by Windsor and then parts of Santa Rosa. We went down to Menlo Park and Patrick got us a room at the Residence Inn that takes pets. We sat it out there from Saturday until Thursday morning. Tom Petty’s song “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” covers that period. Geyserville was not under much threat after the first 48 hours since the fire had burned what it could on the ridge and moved on. Plus the vineyard and river defenses. However, Healdsburg and Windsor are mostly on the east side of the river and the winds were driving it that way. They set fire lines on a couple of outlying roads and successfully kept the fire away from them. The Pine Flat picture attached is looking east from the crest (popular local bike ride since Pine Flat and Alp D’ Huez are quite similar--attached). Picture was taken about two weeks ago near the crest during a ride. The fire burned a lot of stuff out east. Fortunately, there aren’t any structures, people, roads or anything out there so they just let it go until it gets near something important. Napa was under warning, however, looks like it is betting beaten down fast. As we drove home, saw mucho fire equipment headed south for the fires down there. Stressful week, however, California has established pretty solid procedures from the experience of recent fires. Get the people out and the equipment in. Believe we had about 6000 people fighting the fire at peak. Still, constant evacuations with three cats and two dogs aren’t fun. Next door neighbors had to move three times; Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Petaluma. They’ve lived here 27 years and this was the first time they’ve evacuated so that’s encouraging. Hopefully one gigorgous fire per lifetime. Vikner
  4. 11 points

    I flew over my house

    I flew over my house in a Ju88. The people of 1C Game Studios did an amazing job with mapping the actual rivers, canals, streams and rail lines of the Netherlands. They did it so detailed, that I could identify the stream some 670 m south of where I live. To show more actual details we have some kms to the W, what we call, a zwaaikom (where barges can turn around).
  5. 10 points
    Well if Nov 23rd goes OK, then things mess up on Dec 7, it will truly be a "Date which will live in infamy"
  6. 10 points

    Offline - Renovations

    Kameraden, Started getting the flight gear setup planned. S!
  7. 10 points
    I'm going to miss it this week. Going to see my mom for her 94th birthday.
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  9. 9 points


    Greetings Gents! I heard my long lost beloved D-7 was left in the hanger here. Has anyone seen it?
  10. 9 points
    S! All Leaves are dropping. Days are shorter. There is a chill in the air. Bullets are flying. Bombs are dropping. It must be Flanders in Flames Fall Campaign 2019. All the particulars are posted under FiF tournament information. Of special note will be the map for this series. If you have flown Jasta 5's excellent series "Bloody April" you will recognize it as the northern half of that area. We have not used this area for an FiF. We use it now because of the great variety of rivers, roads and rail roads. The plane set will be early: N-17, N-17 GB, Strutter, RE8, Halb D.II, Halb Cl2 and Roland Cl2. We will have a Dry Run on 5, October, 2019 at the usual time.
  11. 9 points
    DeFreest Larner

    3rd Pursuit Group Markings Guide

    Greetings, all! I'm very excited to share with our frenemies at J.G.1 some sneak-peeks at the upcoming skin pack for the 3rd Pursuit Group. Meticulous historical research has gone into the 3rd P.G pack in order to give it as much historical grounding as possible, down to the tiniest detail! This includes factory serial numbers, stencilling and camouflage patterns, individually painted Indian heads for the 103rd, and historically correct and unique markings for each squadron. Some of our aircraft even have replacement parts and patched-up bullet holes! Without further ado - here are the markings of our four units! The 103rd Aero Squadron: The unit you all know and love to hate - the 103rd is our 'Heritage Squadron' - the original unit that has now developed to form the first Squadron of the 3rd Pursuit Group. The 103rd's Indian Head is steeped in tradition, dating back to the Lafayette Escadrille of old. Squadron Markings: The 103rd display yellow fuselage and wing numbers with a black outline. Their Squadron Recognition Code is a green band with two red stripes. Unique Markings: Some aircraft of the 103rd have small personal insignia painted underneath the cockpits - but for the most part, they keep it plain and simple! The 93rd Aero Squadron: The second squadron of the 3rd Pursuit Group to be activated, the 93rd have already been causing trouble over the front. Their heritage traces back to the 103rd Aero Squadron's infamous 3rd Flight. Squadron Markings: The 93rd display white fuselage and wing numbers with a red outline. Their Squadron Recognition Code is a green band with three red stripes. Unique Markings: Pilots display one victory marking on the Indian head's necklace for every 10 aerial victories during a single V-Life. The 213th Aero Squadron: The third squadron to be activated with the 3rd Pursuit Group, the 213th is currently the largest Squadron in the group. Their heritage traces back to the 103rd Aero Squadron's 2nd Flight. Squadron Markings: The 213th display black fuselage and wing numbers with a white outline. Their Squadron Recognition Code is a red band with three green stripes. Unique Markings: Each aircraft of the 213th bears a name underneath the cockpit. And last, but not least: The 28th Aero Squadron: As of yet, the 28th Aero Squadron remains inactive. However, we are hoping to gain some new recruits in the near future to fill its ranks! Squadron Markings: The 28th display blue fuselage and wing numbers. The fuselage numbers are against a white backdrop. Their Squadron Recognition Code is a red band with two green stripes. Unique Markings: None as of yet. Other Markings: Squadron C.Os are permitted to display a unique nose cowling, as well as a fuselage stripe (typically tricolour). The numbers '0' and '1' are also typically used by Squadron C.Os for further identification. Pilots, after scoring 3 victories, are allowed to paint a small insignia or legend underneath the cockpit. This was a historical practice by the United States Air Service, and one we replicate within our unit! Each Squadron is divided into three flights, which are signified by the coloured nose cowlings: Red for 1st Flight, White for 2nd Flight and Blue for 3rd Flight.
  12. 8 points

    FiF Teams

    True blue to the end. Better dead than Red.
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    Cockpit picture BOx / FC

    Here are my completed cockpit info photos for WWII in a zip file. Either extract to your main game folder - C:\Program Files (x86)\1C Game Studios\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad or into a temp folder then paste it over. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fespqr0650h45pf/AADzzvXIdrI7UgaKGnGOnLU4a?dl=0
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    Screenshot art

    Here's another.
  15. 8 points
    DeFreest Larner

    Messing with FC Screenshots

    Evening, Gents... I have a little bit of a thing for messing around with screenshots and 'stylising' them. I thought I'd show a couple off here! There was one in particular I thought you fellas might enjoy. Bloody Thursday: Wulfe: Ol' Unlucky 13: Yellow Noses:
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    Offline - Renovations

    Kameraden, I'm back, sadly... A few trip pictures, we did the redeye in an A321-200 which was a mistake seats were brutal. Breakfast in Squamish, Crumpit Woods (million dollar view CAD). Hiking near Squamish, Mamquam River: Mamquam River, with Mary-Dale & Shayla: Soames Hill in Gibsons, Sushine Coast: Us again: Brohm Lake Hike: Heading back down, this was a 4.89km distance with 255m elevation change: S!
  18. 8 points

    Albatros D.Va for Flying Circus

    Hey guys, i am working on some Albatros D.Va skins for Jasta 6. Skins are 4K. Here is first one (historical): Albatros D.V, D.1148/17 flown by Ltn. Hans Adam, Jasta 6, summer 1917 Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/87in17qo9m79w2e/J6+Hans+Adam.zip I hope that you like it. Have fun 😉 Pictures:
  19. 8 points
    DeFreest Larner

    A Present

    Salute, all! I have a little present for you all. Seeing as 1C have been painfully slow in releasing 4K templates for FC, I decided I would 'retexture' the old RoF templates to 4K standard. Now, I haven't 'officially' put this out for public use yet, but I thought that I'd drop it off here a little early Introducing: The (un)Official 4k Albatros template! The template comes complete with: Completely new weathering to make the aircraft look like a real warbird! Retextured and recoloured wood, designed to match the Albatros on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Retextured and recoloured Metal surfaces, also matched to the RAFM's Alby. New textures to cover parts of the 3D model that didn't exist in RoF. Two interchangeable textures for the wings: 5-Colour Lozenge & Two-Tone Camouflage. Weathering folder's visibility can be altered for more / less weathering, depending on your tastes (Default is 85%). Edited Alpha Layer to eliminate reflective shine from wing surfaces. No Skinning expertise required. Just open it up in Photoshop and paint away! While I was at it I decided to give you something a little extra, and prepared four extra templates with the historical markings of your individual Staffeln, so that if you decide to make any new personal paint schemes, you can jump right into a template with your Squadron markings already in place! Jasta 4: Jasta 6: Jasta 10: Jasta 11: One last thing: Unfortunately, I only have the file in .PSD format. I hope that's not a problem! Owing to the new 3D parts of the FC model, the template can be a little tricky to paint up, simply owing to there being parts scattered all over the 2D image! I'll do my best to explain where all the new parts are here: DOWNLOAD LINKS: Albatros Template: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BsUq9I7dQOXEZihSpvhaf9wf-1k0Dh3W/view?usp=sharing JG1 Default Templates: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lZn91LmrPgUZRLwTmoYgv9cMVYiDcJjN/view?usp=sharing
  20. 8 points

    Congratulations Reds

    Just wanted to congratulate our Red counterparts on their victory in the Spring campaign. It was well fought by all, even as numbers began to dwindle it remained exciting throughout. Looking forward to renewing the competition next Fall... Enjoy your Summer everyone! S! GC
  21. 7 points
    Anstennje Sause


    What is your Timezone? - CET (Germany) Do you have a joystick or HOTAS? - VKB Gunfighter Mk.II MCG / X-52 Pro Throttle Do you have TeamSpeak installed, as well as a working microphone? - No TeamSpeak (but shouldn't be a problem to install) and yes, I have a microphone. Do you have TrackIR, or a FreeTrack system for view control? - TrackIR 4 What sims are you currently flying? - Mostly DCS L-39, once MiG-21, sometimes MiG-15 and Yak-52 How did you hear about JG1? - ED forums Is there anything else that you'd like us to know? - Based in Eastern Germany, I'm highly interested in the history, planes and tactics of our former air force. I used to fly the MiG-21 once (about 500 flight hours) but at the moment I'm flying the L-39 (a lot) and the Yak-52 (a little). Flight dynamics, flight and control techniques and navigation tasks are just as interesting to me as weapons delivery. If I have the time, I try to read and learn a lot out of historic original documents, to get to know how the "ancestors" have done it... Thanks for reading
  22. 7 points

    FiF Teams

    FIF is going in new sim, some will gone, some will come. Its too early to have a decision about it. But i can say exactly the we have to use ROF core in FIF.
  23. 7 points

    Official JG1 Skinpacks

    I'm hoping that these will be the "Official" JG1 skinpacks... one each for Great Battles and Flying Circus. The naming of the skins had become somewhat haphazard. Butzzell and I, along with input from the JG1 community, came up with a naming convention (actually mostly Butzz 🍺). Here's an explanation of it with 3 examples: ! JG1 Bf109G2 Smr Yellow 11.dds ! JG1 Bf109G14 Wntr Stab Geschwader CO.dds ! JG1 FokkerDr1 Luftritter B.dds There is a single space between entities... no underscores. ! This will place our skins at the top of the list (at least until someone else ups the ante with multiple exclamations). JG1 This will group all of our skins together. Bf109G2 I decided to stick with the name exactly as it is in the plane's folder for consistency, you can always refer to the folder when doing a skin. Smr / Wntr Self explanatory (some planes don't have winter skins so they won't have this in the name). Yellow 11 / Stab Geschwader CO The individual plane. B Subsequent iterations of the same plane for the same pilot will have the suffix B, C, D... etc. All skins have been renamed to this convention. The unfortunate thing is this will require the deletion of ALL of the prior JG1 skins (with the exception of Baron's skins. I didn't re-name his and it's up to him if he wants to re name them to this convention). The easiest way to delete them is to use the Windows Explorer search bar in (Wherever you have it)\1C Game Studios\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\graphics\skins. Just type JG1 in there and it should bring all of them up. Select all, then ctrl/click to deselect the ones you want to save (Baron's). Then delete. These two skin packs (and maybe another one for Tank Crew if we get that far) will be the Master packs (Ver. 1) and will not be changed / altered. Any additions / changes by, for example, new pilots or promotions will be addressed by updates (Ver. 2... etc.) which will add and / or overwrite files. The bomber skins are a bit of a mess and will have to be dealt with at a future date. I decided to leave them in since they can still be used. It's just that they haven't been culled to remove non participating pilots and letters changed to reflect pilot shuffling. When I do get around to it they will also probably need to be deleted prior to updating. This is the best I could come up with and I foresee problems for those who don't regularly read our forums and don't delete the old files and install the new but there is no way around it. If someone could please check the files for errors (my vision is pretty blurry at this point) I would appreciate it. I propose that we have a "Skin submission" thread for others doing skins, Goat for example, to submit their skins. They can be double checked for compliance with naming convention and packed into an update. So, download the Ver. 1 Skinpacks below. These are the original "Full Monty" of all skins. (If you only fly Great Battles or Flying Circus there is no need to download the other pack, of course). Here are the Ver.1 Skinpacks : File: Great Battles - JG1 Renamed Aug 19 2019 Great Battles: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3y9hcbou2k1h2sr/AAC_l-3FYvEH8kRL_Xop6kWda?dl=0 File: Flying Circus - JG1 Flying Circus: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8hlebtxjyftdnv7/AADZzPufRHGjnae_iKxd4_bxa?dl=0 Then download these updates. Any changes will be overwritten and new skins will be added. Updates to main packs: FC Sept 5 2019 Update: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8hlebtxjyftdnv7/AADZzPufRHGjnae_iKxd4_bxa?dl=0 FC Sept 12 2019 Update: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0fytpwf7azw9oc8/AAAe-MgQ1KmfQL9xpUJIGG9Oa?dl=0 GB Nov 11 2019 Update: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1x035t992gzdx9i/AACpgKjomrZovfMx5RovlZmca?dl=0 FC Nov 11 2019 Update: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b5fwy5ted0ghde2/AACF8fbqobsXq5_CxxOItx3ka?dl=0 GB Nov 14 2019 Update: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ea5631clx9z2v91/data.zip?dl=0 FC Nov 24 2019 Update: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/13yh1sro865vqmv/AAB-HIKzH97N_Jjn0dbxXEGka?dl=0 FC Jan 5 2020 Update: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x106vwvmcpe06e9/AACvbxgzNdobJqMnSiKFmCPta?dl=0
  24. 7 points
    DeFreest Larner

    Larner's Last Stand

    In which I dive into a 20+ plane furball and immediately regret my decision: On a side note, watching back Hotlead's stream after the night, was very happy to see Gen mention a "93rd SPAD"! Would hate to be lumped in with that US103 lot, ya'know? Was also really cool that Gen noticed the number. I actually officially fly No. 0, but 24 is my "other other SPAD"
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    Application for FC squadron

    What is your Timezone? CET Do you have a joystick or HOTAS? Yes Do you have TeamSpeak installed, as well as a working microphone? Microphone: Yes. TS not installed, but obviously that can be done Do you have TrackIR, or a FreeTrack system for view control? VR Oculus CV1 What sims are you currently flying? IL-2 FC mostly. I fly WW2 planes from time to time when I want to feel that comparatively unlimited power compared to WW1 planes, but nothing serious for the moment How did you hear about JG1? Via IL-2 forum Is there anything else that you'd like us to know? Sure: I love anything about flying IRL and have dabbled with flight sims on and off previously, and I have very fond memories of the careers I flew in Red Baron (shows my age: generation X). Nonetheless, I consider myself an enthusiastic beginner in Flying Circus. As indicated, my timezone is CET (from the Netherlands) my availability for playing is during the weekend, on Fridays from time to time and during the week after 20:00 CET. I would love to have a group of fellow pilots that are interested in flying somewhat regularly to have fun and that would also like to improve functioning as a team/squadron. Ideally a team of not too many people that can fly together somewhat regularly so that the team members get to know each others' style and strengths. I am fine with flying Entente as well as Central, though I must admit that I do find the Central planes just that tad cooler (fite me, preferably in a dogfite : ) In case this plays a role: I am fine with speaking English, French, Dutch, and if you are willing to tolerate my rusty language skills, German (I'd actually find that quite fun to give that a try)
  27. 7 points

    Firefly's video archive

    Found this on the Eagle Dynamics forums: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=254502 Great cockpit shots of a MiG-21bis.
  28. 7 points
    S! All We had a mission with no big disco dump. We still do not know what caused the discos. We will run the same mission on December 7. Even map. Blue team will be Entente and Red team will be Central. This will be the final mission for this campaign.😥 Sorry we have had these problems. FiF is in transition to Flying Circus. For those that want to see a preview, after the Dec 7th session of FiF the server will be changed over to an FiF Flying Circus mission. It will take about 10 minutes to change it over. More about this next week.
  29. 7 points

    Vikner in fire danger

    I've heard from Vikner. He and his family are safe. His home and community were protected from the fires by a river and a vineyard (which made it hard for the fire to cross to him). There was serious concern about embers jumping the water line, however. But the fire seems to have burnt out a lot of stuff to the east of him and is moving on. Thankfully, the eastern area doesn't have a lot of structures or people. All in all, he said it was a very stressful week. I've encouraged him to post on the boards to let everyone know that he's okay.
  30. 7 points
    Some information I found about the photo I use for my JG1 profile... This picture was first published in the 1943 book "Balkenkreuz Über Wüstensand: Falbbirderwerk des Deutschen Afrikakorps" (The Balkan Cross over Desert Sand: A Color Picture Book of the German Africa Corps) by Gerhard Stalling. It shows a Luftwaffe officer with the rank of Oberleutnant playing cards in the North African desert with cigarette in his mouth. Pretty sloppy don't you think, when we know that he is actually a medical officer (note the serpent-entwined rod in his schulterklappen!). The equivalent rank for the Oberleutnant (First Lieutenant) in the medical service is Oberarzt. Looks like he had seen action for some time, based from the Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse ribbon in his uniform. He also wears a Luftwaffe version of "knautschmütze" (crusher cap) which, basically a crushed schirmmütze (visor cap) Source: Book "Balkenkreuz Über Wüstensand: Falbbirderwerk des Deutschen Afrikakorps" by Gerhard Stalling http://lescolverts.forumactif.org/t135p45-la-luftwaffe-en-couleurs
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    Pfalz D.IIIa Vs Bristol F2B

    From long time ago...
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    Black September

    Klai- you are more than welcome to join in if you get the opportunity. A few things... Next week the serrver password WILL be in effect. Also, the timer for death penalties will be running so there will be no questions as to whether or not you can re-fly. Hope everyone is having a good time, we are and we're learning a lot as well. GC
  34. 7 points

    Personal graphics

  35. 7 points

    Firefly's video archive

    When I said days, I meant minutes... Czechoslovakian film on road base operations, 1980. MiG-23s and 29s in Czechoslovakian service. Another road base video, though this time filmed from a private VHS camcorder. Polish MiG-23MFs of the 28th Fighter Aviation Regiment, early 1990s. Here's one for the rotorheads - Czechoslovakian Mi-24D instructional video, exceptional quality. The final flight of an old warrior - Polish MiG-21 flight from Zegrze Pomorskie to Krzesiny, right before the type was taken out of service. \ How to fly a MiG-29 in an air show, demonstrated by Poland's Adrian Rojek. I was there to watch it live, it was an absolutely spectacular display.
  36. 6 points

    FIF Paint Scheme submission rules

    The following area is for the submission of IL-2 Sturmovik: Flying Circus paint schemes, for use within the Flanders In Flames tournament. No one is required to download any paint schemes to participate in a Flanders In Flames event. However, the use of personal or squadron paint schemes can greatly help with in-air identification and overall esprit de corps. As a result, their use is encouraged. When submitting a paint scheme for inclusion within FIF, please remember our tournament rules: Additionally, @Klaiber will be updating this section regularly, ensuring that only the most recent skins are represented. All outdated skin submissions will be archived and removed. For virtual squadrons, please have only one individual post for everyone within your group. If you wish to have squadron or personal paint schemes visible to all participants of the event, please post your skins using the following format: Current date / version of skin(s): Name of virtual squadron and/or individual: Name of author (required) : [ link to virtual squadron page (optional) ] [ link to paint schemes (required) ]
  37. 6 points
    S! All, When more and more JG1 pilot are adopting VR headset... I went and bought yesterday (at a very good price) the ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q wide screen! Is it that I'm not at that stage for VR or that I'm not sure about motion sickness or how the hell will I control most of my keyboard settings? Well for now, I'll go and test this 34 inch wide screen and let you know how it feels. Cheers ! Gen ps: if anyone got question about this screen, feel free to ask if you see me online!
  38. 6 points
    Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to hop on Jasta 5's Flying Circus server and test out the Arras Map for the first time. Typically, numbers are around 50 or so people for this event (I have seen server logs listing as many as 120 for one mission last month! 😮). This particular week, numbers were more like 30 or so, but I still had some super cool fights! And hey, just flying around the Arras Map was so much fun in and of itself. 🤩 Here's one particular dogfight I got into over the mud: You can view the full livestream here: Flying Circus looks to be taking off gents! I'm super excited to see what the community does with it in the future!
  39. 6 points
    This topic is for the discussion of skins and we should take recommendations as constructive advice. I have seen too many critiques turn into a perceived personal attacks. Please understand that having personalized skins in any of the sims, recognized and distributed by the squadron, is a privilege. It isn't our intent to limit personalization, but to keep to a standard. The major fault lies in the fact that the standard hasn't been made clear. This will be rectified going forward.
  40. 6 points
    DeFreest Larner

    Screenshot art

    Super awesome! The 'Cannon Bore' one is outstanding! Inspired me to try one of my own
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    Fury ?

    S! All If you saw the movie "Fury" , this is a must - "If Fury was a British Film"
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    Down hard, it seems

    Thanks Lee, that is great info. However, the option to "uninstall driver" is no longer an option on the "driver" tab. Instead, it is now "uninstall device". Also, the "roll back driver" button, while there, is not enabled. That means that there is no version to roll back to, and by inference, means that the driver hasn't been updated. I did uninstall the devices, shutdown, restart, and then reconnect and reinstall, one device at a time. Of course, Windows probably put the exact same driver back in. If you try to "update driver", it just says that the current driver is already the most up to date or best driver for the device. The only other option would be to get a driver from the MFG and use it. However, these MFG's do not make their own drivers. They just let Windows install the basic driver, which is easier and better. Their stuff is made to work with that 100%. This all points to the fact that the driver is, or never was, the cause of the problem. The messages may technically be true, but they can result from a hardware failure. In fact you could get a ton of different messages depending on how your hardware failed, but in the end all it means is that you need to correct your hardware issue. However, it is prudent to look into the driver side first, anyway, just in case. In my case it became obvious that no recent driver changes had taken place, so there was basically nothing to do beyond that. I think it's important to clarify that the BSOD only happened one time and never after that. I believe that is just because that's when the hardware happened to go kaput, and was completely dead after that. Klaiber is saving my butt, because he's sending me a working grip that I can use to replace this one, and that will soon make it clear whether or not it's the grip itself causing the problem. This is going to be far faster than waiting for anything from Virpil. If it turns out to be a warranty return type of situation, imagine how long it will take for me to return my unit to Lithuania, and have it verified as failed, and then to get a replacement for an item (which at least IS currently available for purchase....that could change). This way, if I can see that the grip buttons at least become operable again, I can create a new "TMW grip + WarBRD base" profile, update game button assignments, and be back in action within a short time of receiving it. Then deal with getting the original replaced as a separate issue. Thanks Klai!
  43. 6 points

    Members' Gaming PC Setups

    I'm juggling a few things right now, I've tossed things together so I can participate in the latest race series. Goal is quick disconnect from Flying, Racing and KB/Mouse setup. The platform is solid, just need a mounting strategy which I'll work through when the balance of work is complete for the overall basement project. It's been alot of work, but getting the carpet out of the basement was important. Sub floor already making the room feel better (I know you don't see it, but it does feel more comfortable and cleaner). I do use the Monster Mounts which I really love. I probably over think these things, but I do rather enjoy the process. S!
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    Offline - Renovations

    Update from 29 Sept 2019, this got installed on Saturday. Couch is in and the goal is completely done in the next 2 weeks. I'll post my rig progress in the other thread, this one can take a rest. S!
  45. 6 points

    Members' Gaming PC Setups

    Haha! I'm a easter egg. 🥚 Here's a picture of my set up (avec chat). https://www.dropbox.com/s/73romwih0xqszwd/KlaiberDesktop2.JPG?dl=0
  46. 6 points

    JG1 "Oesau" - Award

    The Geschwaderstab would like to award the following: Wehrmacht Long Service Award (Wehrmacht Dienstauszeichen): Obfw. Roland Deschain 1./JG1. for four years of active service to JG1 "Oesau". Thank you for your continued membership and dedication. Salut!
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    Just for fun... Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/at5uit1bhdwfrkj/1 Me262 Great White.dds?dl=0
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    Why Legos are great

    So I paid a visit to my big sister's family today. Of course her boys (2,5 and 4) were all to happy to invite me to build some Legos. Guess what uncle Firefly built... 🤣 If I ever have kids of my own, I am going to consider a steady supply of new Lego kits my absolute priority. 😁
  50. 6 points

    New Game Exploit ?

    S! All I put the question mark in the title because I have not seen this before. Someone else may have seen this and posted and I missed it. We had an incident in Flanders in Flames. A pilot was close to an enemy airfield. He was engaged and his his plane became disabled. Not sure if it was loss of oil, fuel or bullet damage. The pilot was able to land at the enemy airfield. This was strange because the airfields are surrounded by AAAA, The AAA did not shoot at him. He was able to stay on the field and his rear gunner was able to shoot at enemy spawning in. The pilot was probably shocked that he was not being killed by AAA. Some of his teammates entered the area. They were promptly shot down by AAA. This is the first time we have seen this. The situation was examined and it was determined that the game does not see a disabled, shot down or crashed plane as a target. So you may ask, how many times is an enemy plane going to suffer a disabling event and still be able to land on an enemy airfield. In actual game play this is a very rare event, however.........it was pointed out that a pilot could get close to an enemy airfield and over rev his engine to disable his plane and then glide into the enemy airfield. I tested this and yes it works. The AAA spawns but does not shoot at a disabled plane. I am not sure if BoX/FC works the same way but it probably does. The result of all this is a new rule for Flanders in Flames: "Refly Rules (Spawn Camping and Objective Camping) Spawn camping and objective camping are not in the spirit of the Flanders In Flames tournament. Any pilot who safely lands his shot down or disabled aircraft must "Finish Flight" and despawn as soon as possible. Sitting on the ground after being shot down, so that you can act as a forward controller for friendly aircraft, or position your rear-gunner to shoot at enemy aircraft, is unacceptable."
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