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Hi all!

 

This is just an enthusiasm post!

I have flown Lockon since the first day, continuously, and I must say that many of those mods out there contribute to make this sim always better and better, especially in terms of sensory realism (sounds, textures, details, skins, etc...). I have always tried all those mods and enjoyed them, as well as all of you guys, but I just wanted today to express my admiration for the latest mods out that really stand out.

 

In the same week, after installing what I would consider the very best package of skins ever done for FC, Mizzy's fabulous 70 Mo of Fulcrum skins, I just downloaded last night the Reload terrain mod and I couldn't believe the beauty of the realism! Just a few weeks ago I was flying with a friend in a region that is quite similar as Simferopol area (flat agricultural landscape with distant hills in the haze) and I must say that with the new Reload terrain, the look is almost real!

 

With this post, I want to thank all those people who have dedicated so much time in making this sim a fantastic experience (of course possible because of the vision of the creators of it, ED and its great team!)

 

Here, (in case it helps anyone less familiar with these, or new to our sim) is my list of must Add-ons that changed my Lockon experience, (this is not a comprehensive list but rather a list of essentials and favorites, all tested for 1.12a and compatible with each other now):

 

Everything listed here can be found on the best site of files for Lockon justly called lockonfiles :

http://www.lockonfiles.com/

 

thanks to ThomasDWeiss!

 

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(I suggest that you log on into Lockonfiles (it is simple and free) before you clic on any of the following links. If you dont, you will just get the message that you are trying to access a denied page of the website.)

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The first and foremost must-have is the program Modman (now V. 6) made by Skypat that allows us to instal all those mods in simple click!

(current version is V. 6.3.0.1 as of Jan. 21st, 2008 )

 

You can find it here : http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=125&lid=991&ttitle=Modman_6.3.01#dldetails

 

(Install it first and then, download all these great mods (either as .zip files or .rar files into the folder )

 

MODMAN6RC14.jpg

 

 

 

TERRAIN:

 

Lockon Reload air base and ground texture mod by Rocky and Grandsurf : simply the best looking terrain for the sim ever! makes every second of flying look so real!

 

Get it here : http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=153&lid=1067&title=LO%20Reload%20Ground%20and%20Air%20Base%20Textures%20b01#dldetails

 

LORELOADb01.jpg

 

 

Scenery mod V. 1.3 'Merzifon' by Birdy : it adds a considerable amount of details and zillions of trees to the map, removing Razdolnoye Airbase and installing a base in Turkey at Merzifon instead.

 

Get it here : http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=118&orderby=dateD#cat

Scenery%20Mod%20v1.jpg

 

 

Many little details fixed by small but important mods by Teka-Teka :

You can find all of the following on Teka-Teka's excellent Website:

http://bvr.jpn.org/lockon/index_e.html

 

Structures visibility mod V 1.1

StructuresVisibilityLogo.jpg

 

Structure lights Mod V.2

structure%20lights%20v2.jpg

 

Tree shader mod V. 2

TreeShaderSample.jpg

 

Coastline mod

CoastlineLogo.jpg

 

Realistic moon mod

MoonLogo.jpg

 

as well as a couple of mods that enhance the map itself :

 

Directional icon airfield mod

IconLogo.jpg

 

Russia-georgia LO map border mod V. 2

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=123&orderby=dateD#cat

BorderlineLogoL.jpg

 

 

Or even a Mod that changes the color of the sky in different ways that it looks quite athmospheric by Antonion Gatti: Sky Color Mod V. 1.2 Final :

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=123&orderby=dateD#cat

SkyColorMod%201.jpg

 

and many more.

 

 

SOUND:

 

There are several beautiful soundpacks that replace all of Lockon (rather bad) soundscape, one of the favorite of most people is ZZZSpace's sound pack 8,

 

 

but there are several others, including Archer's Soundpack and =TuAF= Squadron Soundpack.

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=109&orderby=dateD#cat

TuAF.png

 

My favorite is RuGG's moded soundpack

 

that makes a mix of Archer

 

and ZZZSpace's soundpacks.

 

 

 

English radio Mod by Teka-Teka : if you like to fly MiGs like me and dont want to have the subtitles in your face, you are likely going to hear either your wingmen or the tower and awacs talk to you in Russian and, for my part, I dont really understand it, so this little mod changes the russian radio comms into english, very handy...

 

(again, you will find it on his Website : http://bvr.jpn.org/lockon/index_e.html

EnglishRadioLogo.jpg

 

MODELS :

 

There has not been so many new aircraft models in LO for many reasons, but definitely the most beautiful new model in recent months is Walmis new F-15 (dec0206 walmis F-15 model).

 

get it here :

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=131&lid=663&title=F-15C%20Eagle%20Model#dldetails

WALMISBETA23A.jpg

 

 

There are also a great variety of small models addons that enhance many little aspects of the sim (new fuel tanks for several AC, new bomb models, including a very detailed and functional Snakeye bomb :

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=131&orderby=dateD#cat

mk-82-snake-eye.jpg

 

and a few AI aircrafts

(J-10 model : http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=131&orderby=dateD#cat

inSky.jpg

 

Mirage F-1 :

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=131&min=20&orderby=dateD&show=20#cat

(go to second page)

MirageF-1Cs.jpg

 

There are also several new objects popping up these days, many of which we only will see in BS...

 

 

 

 

(to be continued.... post too long)

see post #8 below : http://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=433113&postcount=8

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For skins I think you missed EricJ and Colt40Five ;)

 

Yes I agree very much. Eric and Colt are veteran skin jobbers, very talented artists.

 

This is a nice post thank you for your VERY kind words but I really do not classify myself with that much talent, more like a painter of a house that was already built !

 

Regards

 

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=TuaF=Server's soundpack

 

I didn't know that we've soundpack with such name.:smartass: That should be =TuAF= Squadron Soundpack.

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Thanks V1per, you are right, those are important also, it is already corrected.:thumbup:

 

Thanks to you Torwak for the precision, edited already!

 

T.E.C-Leader, thanks for your kind words.

It is nice to see someday from Quebec around here.

I dont know too many enthousiasts from here.

Salut!

 

 

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!!! Praise to the MODS , II !!!!

 

PRAISE FOR THE MODS !!!

PART 2

 

 

 

COCKPIT:

 

For those who like to have new cockpit feelings, there are several mods out there, many of which are older and may or may not work with 1.12a... (dont have time to test now) but nevertheless beautiful :

 

Hud font mod V2

FontLogo.jpg

 

that make letters finer, less fat. (find it at Teka's site :

 

http://bvr.jpn.org/lockon/index_e.html

Several cockpit liftlines mods for different aircraft as single mods and one pack for all AC

 

Complete Cockpit Lines Pack.

(unfortunalty, the author is missing)

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=75&orderby=dateD#cat

Cickpits%20Lines.jpg

 

 

Teka-Teka's English radio mod

EnglishRadioLogo.jpg

 

or English cockpit Mod

(translate cyrillic to english in russian cocpits) also by Teka-T.

EngPitLargeLogo.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Several mods change the gauges lighting to blue, for example this excellent Mod gy Mitch Jansen for the A-10 and F-15C :

A-10%20F-15%20BLUE%20COCKPIT%20LIGHTS.jpg

 

you can get it here :

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=75&lid=192&title=Blue%20A-10%20and%20F-15%20Cockpit%20lights%201.02/FC#dldetails

 

or, on the same page, another one for the Russian planes:

blue%20lights.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

GLOBAL MODS : Those are mods that replace many aircrafts by other nationals, change countries in the coalitions, make AI aircraft flyable, etc. Here for example, you can fly the F-18C (inside the cockpit of a SU-33...)

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=79&orderby=dateD#cat

FA18%20HORNET%20MOD%20112A.jpg

 

 

Some are aimed at a specific conflict situation (Crimean Air Wars):

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=128&lid=616&title=%20CRIMEAN%20AW%20Mod%20-%20CRIMEAN%20AIR%20WARS%20v2#dldetails

CAW%20OPS%20POSTER.jpg

 

some at specific nationality (Armee de l'air mod, with mirages and french aircraft flyable with new cockpit look...), etc. There is a lot of stuff in this (big , >80Mo) mod. You get all the info at this site (it is in french):

http://www.ada-mod.org/adamod/forum/viewtopic.php?id=351

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You can get it here :

ftp://ftp2.devilpenguins.org/devilpeng/AdA-Mod/++AdAMod_V1.00++.rar

 

Here is a look at the Mirage cockpit

f_ScreenShot0m_f041f04.jpg

 

And get the high-res, skin pack that goes with it here:

ftp://ftp2.devilpenguins.org/devilpeng/AdA-Mod/++AdAMod_HighRes_SkinPack_V1.00++.rar

Ada%20Mod%20High%20Res%20Skin%20Pack.jpg

 

 

Those mods are not essential and the flight models always remain those of the actual flight models in the real game (F-15 of MiG-29 or Flanker, etc).

 

 

There are many hundreds of other mods, all fun, but these are my favorites. One should always be careful that a mod is compatible with one's version of the game (ex.: 1.12a).

 

Thanks to all the modders and artists who contibute to enhance our flying experience daily, thanks to Skypat for ModMan the universal installer, Thomas for our main rescources site Lockonfiles, and above all, ED and all its wonderful team for making all this possible.

 

 

 

 

Edit: Glowing Amraam just suggested I include links for those mods, so here is my post edited WITH links... Thanks GA for making this a sticky, I hope it can help some new people!

 

 

We cannot finish this without talking about Ironhand...I MUST say that, even though we are not talking MODS here, his training tracks are so important and fabulous that I want to mention them here :

http://www.flankertraining.com/ironhand/

 

There are some for all your liking (and needs...)

a2ghead.jpg

Most of Ironhand's tracks are transfered to video, so you can watch them no matter what version of Lockon you are using.

 

or those as transfered to AVI by Teka-Teka : (he transferred all of FC's training tracks to AVIs, then, yon can save them and carry them around in your ipod or laptop, study them, even, if you can, put them on the side in another computer and fly them at the same time in realtime... Now, That's what I call training!

http://bvr.jpn.org/lockon/training/FC_eng/index.html

 

Lock On: Flaming Cliffs Trainings

 

Training_UPT.jpgUPT - Undergraduate Pilot Training

A-10A Thunderbolt II

F-15C Eagle

Su-27 Flanker B

Su-25 Frogfoot

Su-25T Frogfoot

Fighter Weapons School - Top Gun

 

 

And finally, thanks to Glowing Amraam, who, not only made the best movies with our favorite simulator (and also the upcoming one...) but more than that, seems to have given the taste to many young movie makers out there to try out for themselves!

 

 

I have collected most of them on my drive but one has to look around for them.

Here is an example : Speed 2 (trailer)

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You can watch it here :

http://www.gamerztheatre.com/content/view/187/226/

 

or previous one Speed:

img_id484.jpg

get it here :

http://www.virtual-jabog32.de/index.php?section=downloads&subcat=28&lang=en&page=5

 

 

In fact, here is the best collection of Lockon movies (there are 137) on one site (days of download...): this is a great site (Virtual-bomber-wing-32, german site)

http://www.virtual-jabog32.de/index.php?section=downloads&subcat=28&lang=en

 

GAs movies are located at page 3 and subsequent :

http://www.virtual-jabog32.de/index.php?section=downloads&subcat=28&lang=en&page=3

 

One of everybody's favorite of all times is Superiour fighters made in 2004, and still great :

img_id57.jpg

 

on this page :

http://www.virtual-jabog32.de/index.php?section=downloads&subcat=28&lang=en&page=7

 

 

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There are so many other great ressources, sites, modders, moviemakers, file collectors, etc, that I am sure I am missing too many, forgive me in advance. This is not meant to be the most comprehensive ressource guide for Lockon but still, your suggestions are welcome, I will add them, or edit them.

 

 

 

 

yours truly,

 

 

 

 

JEFX

 

 

p.s. (This post was again getting too long, so I will make a PART 3 for the skins only..)

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Thanks for the suggestion GA.

I still have to work on some of it (I have to head off for work now...)

I'll finish later to put links and pictures...

 

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I had issues relocating Tatti F15C fuel tank online, seems his main link is dead. IMO his contribution is greatly appreciated, so here it is. It might be posted somewhere else. But I could not find it on lockfiles, but I might be blind:megalol:, lol. Anyhow, I also included the txt file to assist in aligning the fuel tanks with Walmis model relayed by Cosmonaut. Thanks to all involved. :thumbup:

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers

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I also use the no scratch Canopy by Jan "Escar" Hytry. Very useful for users using Anisotropic filtering.

 

Edit: I have to add, this one gave me no issues compared to others no scratch mod out there with Walmis mod. A bonus in my view, lol.

 

 

Cheers S!

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Let us not forget one of the best afterburner mod out there.

K Y S Afterburner mod.

 

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=131#cat

 

 

 

 

 

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PRAISE FOR THE MODS !!!

PART 3

(see part 1 and 2 above)

 

 

SKINS :

 

One of the most varied aspect of mods, there are litterally hundreds of skins out there, some very realistic (if you are looking for that) and some totally imaginative (if you like that instead). The level of fidelity and realism (and quality) is not the same everywhere and the list would be too long for here but here is a list of my favorite authors, you can search their skins by their names :

 

Mizzy : I am astonished by her skins, especially her latest Fulcrum Package that is fantastic, complete and diverse!

Mizzy%20MiG29SkinPack.jpg

get it here:

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=69&lid=1066&title=MiG-29%20Fulcrum%20Skin%20Pack#dldetails

 

 

She did also a very nice worn-out MiG-23

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=111&lid=438&ttitle=Mig-23_Green_Faded#dldetails

MIG23%20WORN%20OUT.jpg

 

and MiG-25

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=111&lid=378&ttitle=MiG-25_'Green'_Foxbat#dldetails

Green%20Foxbat.jpg

 

She did also a very good looking F-15C:

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&cid=70&lid=728&ttitle=F-15_EG_x2048#dldetails

F-15%20EG%20x2048.jpg

 

She is also in the process of creating diverse skins for several objects in the game and they do look very promising (ships, etc...)

 

 

Ice : Some of the best skins for the Flanker ('27 and '33)

Su-33%20Ice%20Pack.jpg

you can find them on this page :

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=71&orderby=dateD#cat

 

MitchJanssen: He has been doing such great work for LO that his skins are incorporated into FC, the master of LOFC skins (especially A-10 and more).

AUG05%20A10%20DESERT%20MITCH%20SKIN%205%201024X.jpg

many of them are in the game but here are some:

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=68#cat

Or his F-15 Oregon:

OREGON%20REDHAWKS.jpg

 

 

 

 

Mr Wolf (and others together in packs) : great Frog skins.

Su25%20Demo.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actually, trying to complete this section, I realize how foolish it is to point only a few skinners. (it is purely based on my personal preferences...).

 

 

 

There are so many skins out there.

Most of them one can find at Lockonfiles

http://www.lockonfiles.com/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=53#cat

and Virtual-Bomber-Wing_32 :

http://www.virtual-jabog32.de/index.php?section=downloads&maincat=5&lang=en

 

Go have a look for yourselves, there are litterally hundreds of them.

 

Just a few names seen all over there :

Colt40Five

EricJ

Zimster

Deepthroat

Rustam

Oxyd

Pallmall

Reepo

MigMag

Aquarius Varun

Alexandra

Jeff 'storm' Stoermer

Flanker

42nd_Mechanist

D-Scythe

and so many more...

 

 

 

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Just a note, Mizzy is a dude not a female :thumbup:

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Well I think being a mom covers the gender issue, just never really paid that much attention, obviously :)

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Thanks to all the great work on this thread. It truly makes for an even more enjoyable sim experience. Brilliant work, thanks again!

 

Thanks for your kind words Captain R, if there would be more time and less work I would enjoy doing more...

 

Sticky Sticky, we need this high quality thread up there!

 

Thanks Groove for making this a sticky (I do have a few more subjects planned for in-depth threads like this, I will see how much time I'll get... (In real life, I am a professional conductor... very far from jet pilots (maybe not so much...:D) and I do conduct 6 opera performances this week... It keeps me extremely busy.)

 

Any how, as Glowing Amraam corrected me :

Thanks for your comments JEFX, but one note: Superior Fighters was made in 2004

 

Edited!, GA.

 

Talking about our skinning queen:

 

Well I think being a mom covers the gender issue, just never really paid that much attention, obviously

 

I am glad you got that straightened up ;)

 

 

cheers

 

 

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Hehe well yeah it's good thing I do know what's a male and a female..... :thumbsup:

 

And belatedly thanks JEFX for the nod, but then again it's the community, not always the artist that helps out ;)

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