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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.

Viipuri.jpg

I-16 fighters attacking supply dump in northern Finland.

Supply.jpg

MS 406 attacking DB-3's near Hanko.

Hanko.jpg

BF 109G-2 attacking IL-4's.

BF109G-2.jpg

A Yak-9 is shut down during the Soviet offensive in the summer of 1944.

Yak-9.jpg

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/

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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

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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/

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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/

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