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Hi!

 

First I would like to thank Paul for this amazing tool. It really enhances the Il2 game.

 

However I experience some trouble I'm unable to fix.

 

I'm trying to build my own campaign according to both Tailpin and Lonestar docs and start with a very simple test one with a few locations and a few units.

All is going fine until I try to generate the first mission.

Then I always get the warning message : 'Invalid front location. Please select a location using Ground war panel'

The problem is since this message is displayed, the ground war panel is unreachable.

I rebuilt .mis and . rds files twice with no success.

 

I probably missed something but... what?

 

Maybe some helpful informations:

 

I use DCG 3.46 on an IL2 1946 4.101 modded with DBW 1.71

Manual Mission Generation Mode.

I have no trouble with the stock DCG campaigns. Only with the home made one.

Columns waypoint check is OK (no problem found).

 

Here is the DCG error log right after the campaign is generated:

 

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.179] Parameter String0 = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\il2dcg.exe

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.180] DCG.ini processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.183] Loaded messages processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.185] Game version checked [1946].

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.185] Game version includes IL2AEP [True].

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.186] Game version successfully set up.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.188] Mission Button Enabled.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.189] Player Name Checked.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.396] Universal Paints Initialized.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.397] Description Determined.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.406] Ship Info processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.604] Campaign Data Files = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\Test_CDT\

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.604] Campaign Backup Files = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\Backup\Test_CDT_FR\

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.773] Campaign Info processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.774] Target Locations processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.775] Read Territory information.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.776] Set Target Nation Began.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.777] Set Target Nation Ended.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.778] Checking Stationary List

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.947] Squadron base routine ended.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.982] Stationary Objects Check.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.983] Target Locations processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.984] Initialize Campaign.

[2012/05/23 10:23:45.985] Form Create Complete

[2012/05/23 10:23:51.375] Setting new log file date.

[2012/05/23 10:23:51.377] Game Path = F:\IL_2\versions_jouables\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946_DBW171\

[2012/05/23 10:23:51.379] Finding configuration file to determine log file name.

[2012/05/23 10:23:51.381] Logfile = eventlog.lst

[2012/05/23 10:23:56.431] Campaign Start Button Clicked.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.339] Target Locations processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.340] Enemy Airfield Check has set Minimum Action Radius to 346 Kilometers.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.341] Manual Campaign Import Begun

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.351] Ship Info processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.370] Import of Squadrons Begins.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.372] Squadron Merging Begins.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.373] Import of Squadrons Complete.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.378] Campaign Preferences Saved.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.380] Manual Campaign Import Finished

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.607] Campaign folder (F:\IL_2\versions_jouables\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946_DBW171\Missions\Campaign\FR\DCG\) selected.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.612] Set Target Nation Began.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.613] Set Target Nation Ended.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.615] Checking Stationary List

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.617] 0_Chief [100%] moves to reserve.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.618] 2_Chief [100%] moves to reserve.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.622] Stationary Objects Check.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.631] Ship Info processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.632] Campaign Preferences Saved.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.789] Campaign Data Files = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\Test_CDT\

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.790] Campaign Backup Files = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\Backup\Test_CDT_FR\

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.950] Campaign Info processed.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.960] Campaign Preferences Saved.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.961] Campaign Preferences Saved.

[2012/05/23 10:23:58.962] Read Territory information.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.133] Squadron base routine ended.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.307] Stationary Objects Check.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.324] Campaign Preferences Saved.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.325] Determine the starting location of a column.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.327] Determine the airfield of a squadron.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.329] Removing matching player squadron.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.330] Replacing squadron fr010 flying MS 406 at Albenga_Airfield with player's squadron.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.331] Deleting squadron fr010.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.337] Pilots saved.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.338] Squadrons saved.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.492] Squadron base routine ended.

[2012/05/23 10:23:59.529] Pilots reloaded.

 

And then, right after I tried to generate the first mission:

 

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.235] Grand Campaign Trigger Check.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.413] Campaign Data Files = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\Test_CDT\

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.414] Campaign Backup Files = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\Backup\Test_CDT_FR\

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.569] Campaign Info processed.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.571] Target Locations processed.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.571] Checking Stationary List

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.731] Squadron base routine ended.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.770] Stationary Objects Check.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.770] Grand Campaign Master Log Check.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.771] Master Log routine begins.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.773] Copying Eventlog to log.dcg.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.780] Mission Path = campaign\fr\dcg\

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.781] Mission log is not for active campaign: [19.05.2012 12:43:29] Mission: single\fr\E_ragot\CdT_01.mis is Playing

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.781] Mission log is not parsed as new campaign: [19.05.2012 12:43:29] Mission: single\fr\E_ragot\CdT_01.mis is Playing

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.786] Check for Game Mode.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.787] Master Log routine ended.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.788] Checking Bridge Status.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.789] Read Territory information.

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.790] Checking for campaign transfer (2/2).

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.960] Campaign Data Files = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\Test_CDT\

[2012/05/23 10:34:24.961] Campaign Backup Files = F:\IL_2\IL2_dcg\Backup\Test_CDT_FR\

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.129] Campaign Info processed.

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.130] Campaign folder (F:\IL_2\versions_jouables\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946_DBW171\Missions\Campaign\FR\DCG\) selected.

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.140] Ship Info processed.

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.145] Target Locations processed.

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.146] Read Territory information.

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.147] Set Target Nation Began.

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.148] Set Target Nation Ended.

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.149] Checking Stationary List

[2012/05/23 10:34:25.149] [h]Invalid Front Location. Please select a location using Ground War Panel.[/h]

 

Thanks for the help.

 

Christophe

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Sounds like your campaign info isn't correct in the grandcampaign.dcg file. The most obvious thing is did you set a "Front" location?

 

For example:

 

[Lvov41 to Barbarossa] Blue

Campaign=Grand_Campaign

Map=Smolensk

Front=Podgorka

DeHome=Obol

RuHome=Koshino

DeBase=Obol_Airfield

RuBase=Smolensk_Airfield

Locale1=Obol_Factory_District

 

 

I'm happy to look at your files if you'd like to email them to me.

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