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  1. They should be harder to kill than a single engine fighter but that was set back before all the damage model changes. Pretty much was just a guess based on repeated empirical testing. It may no longer be a good choice of value. Found the video, very nice
  2. Sorry was just thinking about that. Civvy DC3 was the first one done. The other two were later adaptions and have a different EDM (3d shape) so possibly that explains the green block. IE old EDM not supported anymore. So I suspect that the merged mod set is essentially allowing the civvy dc3 to use the edm from one of the others variants. Not really sure however as Markindel is the 3d modeller not me. If you could see the old civ DC3 in action and compare it to the new you may find the new one works a bit differently as it likely had different animations.
  3. The paratroops are defined as a weapon that is chute deployed. So - at least with the definition used at the time - I doubt they are destructable or have a damage model. <edit> The C47s were destructable when released but no idea how they are these days
  4. Use WW2 bombing like a B17 etc. The length of the bomb run controls the frequency the cargo/troop ejects from the aircraft. Shorter = faster drop rate and vice versa. It is a bit fiddly but you can get it to look very close to the real thing with a bit of mucking around
  5. Merville-Calonne appears to be incorrect and using a 1970s Nato layout instead of: https://forgottenairfields.com/airfield-merville-calonne-1065.html pg 241 https://www.ww2.dk/Airfields%20-%20France.pdf
  6. Something that might be of interest re the airfield you took off from https://forgottenairfields.com/airfield-merville-calonne-1065.html pg 241 https://www.ww2.dk/Airfields%20-%20France.pdf
  7. Considering the tasking for A20s in real life late in the war as mostly low level tactical support they probably are setup as fighter bombers/attack aircraft rather than strategic bomber or whatever the B17 has in it's lua. Past mods like the He111 etc specified an attribute of something like attribute = {wsType_Air, wsType_Airplane, wsType_Intruder, WSTYPE_PLACEHOLDER , "Strategic bombers"}, to get them to behave like level bombers. Note the above comment is an semi educated guess and not sure knowledge but what you describe sounds like the attributes of the A20 are telling the AI to act like a fighter bomber/attack aircraft from the games point of view
  8. Hence my comment about making airfields change with time or be a composition able to be placed in the editor so you don't end up with a single map locked to a very short period. This is true of WW2 probably more than any other era as airfields upgraded within a year or two significantly as operational needs overrode cost to a very large degree or in the case of French airfields became disused and deliberately sabotaged and ALGs were temporary things that moved every few months. Ditto with Luftwaffe airfields in the last year or so. There were few permanent fields with concrete strips and dedicated buildings as these type of airfields were always targets for bombing. If anything the Luftwaffe became more mobile and expert at temporary LGs than the Allies.
  9. Be even better if somehow the airfields and locations were linked to date ranges and changed with scenario date or perhaps locations linked to templates/compositions and dates so that the templates could be maintained and the appropriate one used for each time period. The general map environs like towns and villages (war damage and war specific structures excluded) likely didn't really change much between the late 1930s and late 1940s so pretty much from a flight simmers viewpoint as long as the airfield's appearance and location match the time period the one channel map could cover all the way from Battle of France to the end of the war.
  10. Just an FYI that each edm is slightly different due to the rear door animations. Paratrooper version opens the jump door when it reaches the drop waypoint and the cargo version removes the cargo doors (which could be detached in flight) at the drop waypoint and the civil version doesn't do either of these things.
  11. OK perhaps something changed in the game to make them work again. Nothing did for the DC3s in user downloads but good to read you have it working. <edit> yep definitely working again although I can see a couple of minor lua errors I will have to look at and upload an updated version when I get a sec. Also have to remember the best bombing run length for the carpet bombing action to get the chutes dropping at the right frequency. It was too short in the clip below so they came out a bit fast
  12. Sorry don't really come in here much anymore. I don't expect any update on the dc3 models from Markindel any time soon particularly these days. If something changes will definitely advise but you'll probably see the ED DC3 before there is an update to this.
  13. For what it is worth I had an email from ESET today saying they acknowledge that it is a false positive and it would be resolved in the next update to the detection engine.
  14. Getting the same as Wikkus plus P51B.dll
  15. Pretty sure Phil knows of it already but https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/683612/ The explosion that existed in DCS when I wrote this has changed in the last year or so and the flak bursts no longer look as good as before. I kind of hope that eventually ED will add a trigger action to allow a heavy calibre flak zone to be portrayed without having to actually have units for it in mission - similar to the artillery action that was introduced in recent times. Particularly for B17 raids and their defence/interception the action happens at 15000 ft so having to add sufficient 88s to create the flak defence is an overhead that shouldn't really be needed as the guns themselves are likely never to be seen by players.
  16. Yeah that is what I meant......looked like you expected M65s to be available going by your first post when you can only get M64x12.
  17. Are M65s (1000lbers) a stock load out for the ED B17? I thought only the M64 500 lb bomb was available?
  18. Not sure if it relevant to what you are doing but the old GCICAP script used to use late activation aircraft that were never allowed to spawn as templates so they never actually had to be present on the map. Used to get liveries, loadouts, fuel states etc from these templates. Anyway was just mentioning it in case the idea was useful. No idea of whether it would be more beneficial compared to dead units as a template. Sounds like a great script you've put together from an immersion side of things.
  19. Attack advanced waypoint actions failing to produce an attack without out obvious reason. eg https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3832227&postcount=3 If a waypoint action is to attack a target it should take place regardless unless the aircraft doesn't have the munitions loaded that were specified. Other waypoint actions like horizontal evade AAA should simply modify the AI's attack profile changing the chances of success and/or survival. The attack should not require the other actions to take place. If I was to mention enhancements it would be for the editor to generate more and better warnings/errors when something incompatible with the unit's loadout/fuel state/profile etc was instructed by the mission designer. A lot of time is wasted building missions because something which appears perfectly reasonable has been added but when tested the aircraft fails to do what was instructed and finding out why can take a very long time on some occasions.
  20. Pretty sure that V_piston_0 is not the number of pistons. Not sure what it is but fairly sure it is not that. Not many 13 cylinder engines out there in the WW2 piston engine space
  21. Yep aware of the issue. Hoping I can persuade Markindel to re-export the edm files if it's possible for him so to get all 3 versions working again. He's quite tied up with ongoing family matters at present though so it will not be a priority for him.
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