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  1. Finnish Air War (FAW) Improvements in the 1.28e update version: * Target files updated for Online flying, so the rearm feature can be used on all airfields. * Problem with wrong skin/3dz for I-153 (slot 1) in the Winter War corrected. * Problem with Finnish skin/3dz showing up for moving ground objects on Soviet side corrected. * Aircraft mini pics updated to better quality. * I-153 winter hangar added. * Improved 3dz/skin for TB-3. * Improved and corrected the tile map (EAW.tm). * A specific Tarnames.str added for online play. Now available for download on the FAW page on my site. http://vonoben.free.fr/ Cheers vonOben
  2. Finnish Air War (FAW) Main feautres: - FAW Manager Program (FAWMan.exe) which automatically changes the frontlines and other files according to the date. - 41 different aircraft types and variants with individual engine sounds are included. - Realistic flight- and damage models for EAW1.28e. - 3 different campaigns: Winter War 1939-1940 Continuation War 1941-1944 The Summer 1944 Soviet offensive: May 14, 1944 - September 4, 1944. - 44 careers are available: 25 Finnish, 3 German and 39 for The Soviet Union. - Careers with 56 historical missions. - 32 different frontlines cover the three campaigns. - A new world with airbases and targets accurately placed. - 4 terrain sets are included: summer, autumn, winter and hard winter. - Ground forces with trenches, artillery and bunkers that follow the frontline movements. - War damage will show after the heavy battles at the Karelian Isthmus. - Simple and easy set-up procedure. Improvements in the 1.28e version: - FAW updated to fully work with 1.28e. - FM/DM updated to 1.28e standard by Knegel. - Some minor skin and 3dz improvements for some of the planes. - New action codes implemented for planes with moving flaps: Gladiator, Curtis 75 and P40. - Some skins were accidentally left out of earlier FAW versions and they are now included: Fokker CX winter version with ski for 1941, Blenheim IV skin for 1944, Bf 109 G2 skin for 1944. - Some screens updated to better image quality. - 47 single missions based on historical events included. - Terrain fix: Purple spots in some of the winter coast terrain tiles on ATI video cards. Fixed with additional bmp's. - Some minor bugs corrected. MS 406 from LLv 28 attacking DB-3's near Helsinki. Fokker DXXI from LLv 24 shot down by a I-16 fighter. LLv26 Gladiator shooting down a SB-2. The railwaystation at Viipuri getting bombed. I-153 attacking a Finnish camp. A Big thanks goes to the guys in the EAW Code group that made the 1.28e FAW update possible, especially to: Knegel and MrJelly. And the update had never been possible without the handy editors by MrJelly! I made the FAW update myself - except for the FM/DM update which Knegel did - but some other peoples work was included, please check the readme file for details. Thanks to all that have contributed! FAW is now available for download on the FAW page on my site. Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  3. Finnish Air War (FAW) Main feautres: * FAW Manager Program (FAWMan.exe) which automatically changes the frontlines and other files according to the date. * 41 different aircraft types and variants with individual engine sounds are included. * Realistic flight- and damage models EAWrp2.6V10. * 3 different campaigns: Winter War 1939-1940 Continuation War 1941-1944 The Summer 1944 Soviet offensive: May 14, 1944 - September 4, 1944. * 44 careers are available: 25 Finnish, 3 German and 39 for The Soviet Union. * Careers with 56 historical missions. * 32 different frontlines cover the three campaigns. * A new world with airbases and targets accurately placed. * 4 terrain sets are included: summer, autumn, winter and hard winter. * Ground forces with trenches, artillery and bunkers that follow the frontline movements. * War damage will show after the heavy battles at the Karelian Isthmus. * Simple and easy set-up procedure. Improvements in the 1.28d version: * FAW updated to fully work with 1.28d. * New flyable planes in Finnish single missions: Blenheim IV, Ju 88A, Hurricane I. * New flyable planes in Soviet single missions: Douglas A-20. * New Ju 87 HR cockpit by Sera. * New Hard winter terrain with frozen sea. * New ground objects that were needed for 1.28d: Finnish fuel truck and Finnish open truck. * Ju 87 error in planes.dat corrected: The ammo count was zero, so the guns wouldnt fire. * Many minor skin and 3dz improvements for the planes. * Individually engine sounds for all planes. * Improved FAW Manager that use the new folder system in EAW. Autumn terrain is now automatically loaded. * All needed files for German Career/Single missions are now included in FAW. * War damage will show up automatically at historically accurate places and will increase over time. * Battle area targets that will show up around the frontline to give more realism. * Improved campaign files to give better campaign play. * More Winter hangar screens included. * Some files were accidentally left out of FAW 1.02 and they are now included: Knugs cardpack and a winter skin for the Castle. F19 Gladiator shot down while attacking TB-3 bombers near Taivalkoski. Fierce ground battle on the Karelian Isthmus during the Winter War. LLv26 Gladiators patrolling over the frontline. 5IAP KBF Hurricane IIs taking of from the Kasimovo airfield in the summer of 1942. MS 406 from LeLv 28 shooting down a Soviet Hurricane II in the winter 1942. LeLv26 Hurricane Is on patrol over the Gulf of Finland in the winter 1943. It was a lot more work updating FAW than I originally thought. Whenever I was close to be finished a new EAW.exe was released and more work was needed, but since the new exes all had important improvements it was worth the extra work. A Big thanks goes to the guys in the EAW Code group that made the 1.28d FAW update possible, especially to: Knegel, MrJelly and Crashin' Jack. And the update had never been possible without the handy editors and the FAW Manager by MrJelly! I made the FAW update myself, but some other peoples work was included, please check the readme file for details. Thanks to all that have contributed! FAW is now available for download on the FAW page on my site. Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  4. EAW 1.28b released!

    Hi EAW 1.28b was released a while ago. Check the new features in 1.28a here: http://www.users.on.net/~pam_biddell/V1.28a%20Readme.htm The 11 MB version to upgrade from EAW 1.28 to EAW 1.28a: http://www.simhq.net/downloads/air_combat/eaw/128to128a.exe Or the 46 MB version to upgrade from EAW 1.2 to 1.28a: http://www.simhq.net/downloads/air_combat/eaw/120to128a.exe The 1 MB version to upgrade from EAW 1.28a to EAW 1.28b: http://www.users.on.net/pam_biddell/128Ato128B.exe The 1.28B upgrade fixes a few bugs and add some new features. Cheers vonOben
  5. German Fuel Truck This model replaces the German fuel truck (Tmog50) in EAW 1.28a/b/c. The skin for this model has been adapted from Col.Gibbon's HR German Opel and his HR American fuel truck. If you want to use this model in older versions of EAW you must rename the 3dz files to Tmod53 or Tmod54 German Open Truck This model replaces the German open truck (Tmog51) in EAW 1.28a/b/c. The skin for this model has been adapted from FreddyB's HR German Opel with Green camo and Shreck's German open truck. If you want to use this model in older versions of EAW you must rename the 3dz files to Tmod53 or Tmod54. Now available for download from the Ground Objects page on my site. Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  6. Finnish Air War released!

    Finnish Air War has been updated to version 1.02 Changes in version 1.02: * Grnd30d and Grnd30h were missing in G-Ground objects 1939 start folder. * Grnd56d was missing in G-Ground objects winter. * New more historical accurate skins for 190A-6 and 190F-8 added. * Updated FAW Readme file. Size; 180 MB Finnish Air War 1.02 update patch This patch upgrades your FAW installation 1.00 or 1.01 to version 1.02. Changes from 1.01 update patch and these new changes: * Grnd30d and Grnd30h were missing in G-Ground objects 1939 start folder. * Grnd56d was missing in G-Ground objects winter. * New more historical accurate skins by Flying Tiger for 190A-6 and 190F-8 added. * Updated FAW Readme file. Size: 4,3 MB Many thanks for your help and feedback! Both files available for download from the FAW page on my site. Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  7. Finnish Air War released!

    Finnish Air War has been updated to version 1.01 Changes in version 1.01: * GRT_*** files in German speech folder updated to latest versions. * Necessary music folders are now created when extracting FAW. * Savedata folder are created when extracting FAW if not already present. * Corrected Loadout.dat, Sqgr43.dat and Sqgr44.dat so WGr21 is not used, since WGr21 was not used by FAF. * Grnd13h.tpc and Grnd13hs.tpc were missing in Ground objects winter folder. * Tmod00_s.3dz was missing in Ground objects war damage folder. * Updated FAW Readme file. Size: 180 MB Finnish Air War 1.01 update patch This patch upgrades your FAW installation to version 1.01. Changes in version 1.01: * GRT_*** files in German speech folder updated to latest versions. * Corrected Loadout.dat, Sqgr43.dat and Sqgr44.dat so WGr21 are not used, since WGr21 was not used by FAF. * Grnd13h.tpc and Grnd13hs.tpc was missing in Ground objects winter folder. * Tmod00_s.3dz was missing in Ground objects war damage folder. * Updated FAW Readme file. Size: 1,9 MB Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  8. Finnish Air War released!

    Hi Here are some additional info: I have an Old Voodoo 5500 card myself and because of all the high-res planes and high-res ground objects I have never been able to run FAW on highest terrain setting. I thought that was because of my old video card so I didn’t mention that in the readme file. So I always use a lower terrain setting to lower the texture load. The terrains include have high res tiles also for the LR tiles so the look in game will be the same. Start FAW, select “Configure game”, “Graphics” and set “Terrain” to Medium. About the Music system. Finnish Music is already selected and therefore is the Finnish Music folder renamed Music, by the FAW Manager so they can be used in game. When I packed FAW up I had an empty “No Music” folder and because of that this folder was never included in the package by the program I used packing the files. So after extracting the files create a new “No Music” folder and when you start the “FAW Manager” you will see Finnish Music already selected. You can open the FM.ini to check the folders and it should look like this if you haven’t changed anything: Jel's FAW file manager Finnish Music Russian Music No Music Cheers vonOben
  9. Finnish Air War released!

    Finnish Air War released! Finnish Air War (FAW) contains a comprehensive set of files which enable you to simulate, with a fair degree of realism, the air war over Finland in 1939-1940 and 1941-1944, using Microprose's classic flight-simulator, European Air War. FAW can be played either in single missions, or by using a specially written campaign. FAW is a Community project, put together by the following people: "vonOben" - Campaign files, terrain, world and target files, ground objects, skin and 3dz editing, put together and tested the package, project leader. "Illu" - Historic research, some ground and aircraft models. "Knug" - Graphical User Interface. "Karel II" - Aircraft models and textures. "Freddy B" - Aircraft models and textures. "Edward" - Aircraft textures. "Knegel" - Flight models, damage models, loadout files. "Mr Jelly" - FAW Manager program and misc editors. "Neira" - Movies. "Pobs" - Some ground models. A lot of other people have contributed and they are all mentioned in the readme file. If you find any bugs please make note of as many circumstances as possible (date, what type of plane was flown, what types of additional planes appeared and so on. Thanks in advance! Finnish Air War has been worked at for six years and we have done the best we can to create a new world that works and can be built on subsequently. Geg started this project in the autumn of 2002, but had little time and I took over in late 2002. Because of the long development time many of the original team members has left and the last years it has been mostly a one man job. Some screen shots from the campaign testing: Viipuri railway station attacked by SB-2 bombers. I-16 fighters attacking supply dump in northern Finland. MS 406 attacking DB-3's near Hanko. BF 109G-2 attacking IL-4's. A Yak-9 is shut down during the Soviet offensive in the summer of 1944. Installation FAW is available as a self-extracting archive and requires a basic 1.26e patched installation of European Air War to extract into. If you want to save disk space you can make a separate small installation (only 2MB) instead and change the debug patch in eaw.ini to link to the main EAW installation. Like this: Debug Path=G:\European Air War\Files\ Important Note: FAW contains cdf fils! If you install to your main EAW installation the default cdf files will be over written! EAW 1.28: FAW was developed before EAW 1.28 was released and is not yet fully compatible with it. We decided to release FAW as it is and update it with a patch for 1.28 when the new EAW 1.28a is released and a FAW FM is available for EAW 1.28. All of the FAW cdf files are based on 1.28 and does work with it. The FM is however not made for 1.28 and there are also a few ground objects that are not compatible with 1.28. The FAW Manager is not compatible with 1.28 online play and should not be used for that! FAW can be downloaded from the FAW page on my site, the download is 180MB. Have fun! vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  10. More updates 2

    ETO Houses Version 2 Improved main model (Tmod68_h.3dz): New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Unused elements and nodes removed. Corrected ini value. Improved damage model (Tmod68_d.3dz): New elements added. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Unused elements and nodes removed. Corrected ini value. Shadow model (Tmod68_s.3dz): Unused elements and nodes removed. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Corrected ini value. Mapped to Shadow.tpc which is included in the 1.28 exe patch. Credits: Alessandro Borges for his 3DZ Converter. Gurney for his 3dz Studio and his RS Calculator. WB for his 3dz Analyzer. Also updated: Shadow model (Tmod68_s.3dz): Changed elements to code 6 Transparent poly on these: Aircraft Factory City Buildnings version 2 ETO Houses Factory Oil pumping station Cheers
  11. More updates....

    ETO Houses Version 2 Made the houses slighly smaller. Improved main model (Tmod68_h.3dz): New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Unused elements and nodes removed. Corrected ini value. Improved damage model (Tmod68_d.3dz): New elements added. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Unused elements and nodes removed. Corrected ini value. Shadow model (Tmod68_s.3dz): Unused elements and nodes removed. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Corrected ini value. Mapped to Shadow.tpc which is included in the 1.28 exe patch. Credits: Alessandro Borges for his 3DZ Converter. Gurney for his 3dz Studio and his RS Calculator. WB for his 3dz Analyzer. Now available from the EAW objects page on my site. Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  12. Ground objects update uploaded!

    Hi Pobs I think that the limited numbers of ground objects, 64 on each tile in eaw_ttd.dat is also a problem to get a better look on the ground. It would be nice if that limit could be increased in the 1.28 update or in 1.30. Cheers von Oben
  13. Ground objects update uploaded!

    Hi Pobs Col. Gibbon made new houses along a street, is it something like that you mean? They looked very good and I'm not planning any more work on the city houses Next update HR Factory 4 Version 2 Improved main model (Tmod04_h.3dz): "Piggyback elements" converted to new elements. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Corrected ini value. Improved damage model (Tmod04_d.3dz): "Piggyback elements" converted to new elements. New elements for floor added. Unused nodes removed. Added new elements for debris. Added debris to pcx. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Corrected ini value. Improved shadow model (Tmod04_s.3dz): Unused elements removed. Unused nodes removed. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Mapped to Shadow.tpc which is included in the 1.28 exe patch. Misc: Winter textures added. Generic version added without company sign. Credits: Col. Gibbon for his original work and help solving RS problems. Alessandro Borges for his 3DZ Converter. Gurney for his 3dz Studio and his RS Calculator. WB for his 3dz Analyzer. Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  14. Ground objects update uploaded!

    Hi Next update uploaded: HR Factory 2 Version 2 21th October 2008 Improved main model (Tmod02_h.3dz and Tmod02_l.3dz):: "Piggyback elements" converted to new elements. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Corrected ini value. Improved damage model (Tmod02_d.3dz): "Piggyback elements" converted to new elements. New elements for floor added. Unused nodes removed. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Corrected ini value. Improved shadow models (Tmod02_s.3dz): Unused elements removed. Unused nodes removed. New Normals and new Render sequence calculated. Mapped to Shadow.tpc which is included in the 1.28 exe patch. Winter textures added. Generic version added without company sign. Credits: Col. Gibbon for his original work and help solving RS problems. Alessandro Borges for his 3DZ Converter. Gurney for his 3dz Studio and his RS Calculator. WB for his 3dz Analyzer. Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
  15. Hi I’ve done some searching for the release date of “European Air War” seems to be October 31, 1998. So it’s soon celebration time! I had hoped to release FAW at that date but due to the 1.28 update patch isn’t released yet I’ve been delayed, sorry for that. Cheers vonOben http://vonoben.free.fr/
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