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tjmax
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posted 02-12-2000 05:21 PM     Profile for tjmax   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
who made the ECA campaign? well whoever did it kicks *** !!!! I just noticed that with bombers I still get fighter sweeps. whats up with that? and i noticed that there were no bombsights. can someone make a patch to fix this?
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JWC
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posted 02-12-2000 06:09 PM     Profile for JWC     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
S! tjmax!

[who made the ECA campaign?]

Charles Gunst made ECA (now up to version 1.4), ECA Control Panel (currently at 2.0, but soon to be upgraded even further), and a few other things as well!


[...with bombers I still get fighter sweeps. whats up with that?...]

Unfortunately, that's one of the limitations of ECA. Microprose has never released the code for EAW or anything like it that would allow anybody to change the mission structure. As a result, it is currently impossible to introduce true bomber missions into the sim. Remember EAW, like its competitors, was designed as FIGHTER sim. All the missions are "fighter missions"----there really is nothing for bombers! Mr. Gunst has done a great job of making the bombers flyable and making many other useful and desirable modifications, but there is currently nothing that can be done to change the missions.


[...no bombsights...]

Well, once again, this was designed as a "fighter sim", so there are no bombsights. As far as a patch goes, I don't think that's possible without some serious modifications to the EAW code, which we don't have.

[This message has been edited by JWC (edited 02-12-2000).]


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tjmax
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posted 02-12-2000 10:25 PM     Profile for tjmax   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
what do you mean s?
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The Quiet Man
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posted 02-12-2000 11:10 PM     Profile for The Quiet Man   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
TJMAX:

S! Is a vertual salute, happens alot here.

TQM (I'm not flurting Dangit!)

PS - I hope you are investing all the money my wife has spent in in your stores wisely!

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En boca cerrada, no entran moscas.

[This message has been edited by The Quiet Man (edited 02-12-2000).]


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JWC
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posted 02-13-2000 08:57 AM     Profile for JWC     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Yes, "S!" is the term used by us EAW "groupies" (if you fly as a German, would that be "gruppe-ies"?) for "Salute! It's commonly employed as a greeting or term of respect.


from my post:
[...there is currently nothing that can be done to change the missions.]

Well, yes and no. There is currently no way to set up a campaign centered entirely on bomber or bomber-type missions. But you can minimize the number of "fighter-style" assignments and increase your attack missions by choosing your base campaign carefully. For instance, if you fly an Allied bomber (Mosquito or B-26), the 1944 Tempest campaigns are probably going to be a good choice. They will still have fighter sweeps and maybe an escort mission every now and then, but are heavy on airfield, radar station, etc. attacks and on interdiction missions (vs. mostly trains or half-track convoys). I think you have fewer good choices as a German pilot, but you might try Eprobungstaffel 210 in the Battle of Britain, which is supposed to have more fighter-bomber missions (I think). Charles Gunst has already done a great deal of this in the add-on campaigns that are part of ECA. But like I said, unfortunately, the fighter missions are one of the limitations that this great add-on (ECA) is forced to work under.

[This message has been edited by JWC (edited 02-13-2000).]


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