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TP Groups collection

Post by Prangster » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:37 pm

TP Groups collection

***UPDATED 9-5-2016 to Add new fighter groups with additional home and landing waypoints and also added better smoke effect groups.s. Manual updated to version 1.1 - PLEASE RE-DOWNLOAD the TP Groups Collection at the link below***

***UPDATED 5-2-2016 to correct the Stuka dive bomber behavior and remove custom skins.***

This is a set of groups to simplify mission building. Each group is an object or objects such as an AA gun battery plus all the commands needed for it to work. These are packaged up as a single element called a group that can me imported into any mission and will work without any additional commands. All you'll need to do is move it to where you want and in some cases, such as road convoys lineup the start and end waypoints with the road. To help you I've included a Readme PDF with descriptions of each group and a tutorial on how to use them.

List of Groups:
German Artillery Battery, 4x LeFH 18 105mm Howitzer
Russian Artillery Battery, 4x ML20 152mm Howitzer.
Russian Katyusha Battery, 4x BM13 132mm Rocket launcher.
German Heavy AAA, 3x Flak 37, 88mm guns.
Russian Heavy AAA, 3x Ki-52, 85mm guns.
German Light AAA, 1x Flak 38, 20mm.
Russian Light AAA, 1x 61-K, 37mm gun.
German AAMG, 1x MG 34 AA machine gun.
Russian AAMG, 1x four barrelled Maxim machine gun.
German truck convoy, 1x staff car, 4x trucks, 1x AAA halftrack.
Russian truck convoy, 1x staff car, 4x trucks, 1x AAA truck.
German tanks, 3x PzIII, 2x Halftracks, 1x Halftrack AAA
Russian tanks, 6x T34
German train
Russian train
German fighter section 2x109F4
German fighter section 2x109G2
German fighter flight 4x109F4
German fighter flight 4x109G2
Russian fighter section 2xYak1
Russian fighter section 2xLaGG3
Russian fighter flight 4xYak1
Russian fighter flight 4xLaGG
German fighter land 2x109F4 (new)
German fighter land 2x109G2 (new)
German fighter landt 4x109F4 (new)
German fighter land4x109G2 (new)
Russian fighter land 2xYak1 (new)
Russian fighter land 2xLaGG3 (new)
Russian fighter land 4xYak1 (new)
Russian fighter land 4xLaGG (new)
German ground attack 3xStuka
Russian ground attack 3xIL-2
German dive bombing 3xStuka.Group
German bomber 3xHe111
Russian bomber 3xPe2
Mission Points group
City Fire (new)
City fire small (new)
Village smoke (new)

TP Groups collection download 2.5MB
Unzip to your IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad game folder.

Readme PDF as a separate download 2.5MB
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Post by Tom » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:11 am

Awesome.
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

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Post by Jacko » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:01 pm

Dear Prangster that is an oustanding effort. Not only a collectikn of groups but a full colour hand book thrown in for good measure.
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Post by Prangster » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:33 pm

Thanks Tom and Jacko. I've added a video tutorial.
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Post by Hunter » Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:17 pm

This looks like an outstanding piece of work that takes the hard work out of mission building. I am blown away by the detail and thought that must have gone into it.
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Post by Bunny » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:14 pm

Brilliant Prangster. Just what we needed.

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Post by Swallow » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:18 am

Simply superb. Have you released it into the wild? Many others would benefit.

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Post by Dutch » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:35 pm

Thanks Prangster - all installed.

look forward to having a crack at a mission.
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Post by Silk » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:42 pm

I'll definitely be getting this little lot downloaded and installed - thank you :)

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Post by Prangster » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:27 pm

***UPDATED 5-2-2016 to correct the Stuka dive bomber behavior and remove custom skins - PLEASE RE-DOWNLOAD the TP Groups Collection using the link on the first post***
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Post by Swallow » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:40 pm

Prangster wrote:***UPDATED 5-2-2016 to correct the Stuka dive bomber behavior and remove custom skins - PLEASE RE-DOWNLOAD the TP Groups Collection using the link on the first post***
Ah-ha! Now something I couldn't figure out starts to make sense! Cool!

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Post by Jacko » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:20 pm

I would like to reccomend to add the random group that gives 4 possible outcomes to the TP collection if possible
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Post by Silk » Sun May 01, 2016 4:21 pm

I've spent the afternoon splitting the Moscow map stock entities (buildings, airfields, bridges, etc) into two sections for upper and lower halves of the Moscow map for quick loading into Mission editor.

Link is here

File sizes unzipped are approximately 2.5Mb for lower (souther) half and 3Mb for upper (northern) half. City of Moscow itself not included in either group.

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Post by Prangster » Mon May 09, 2016 10:01 pm

9-5-16 Updated to version 1.1. Added new fighter groups with additional home and landing waypoints and also added better smoke effect groups.
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Post by Jacko » Tue May 10, 2016 8:03 pm

Cool on the bus home. Mayb e i will keep the version that kept the fighters over our home base just to annoy tom ;)
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RAF Rank: F/Lt Jacko No1 Squadron (JX-J) & No1 Sqd Press Officer
LW Rank: Feldwebel

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"The only proper defense is offense"
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