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Eichhörnchen 05-26-18 01:11 PM

Well I worked out how to associate the OM files in the game folder with the OMFMod Editor by changing the extension (through Control Panel) to specify the Editor as the programme with which to open them. But the Editor itself still won't open... I just get the message "This application has failed to start because WinParts.dll was not found"...... "Que??" I just don't have the brain for this... I'm going back to playing with my nuts, it's simpler

Okay, I might be getting somewhere now... opening a Command Prompt Window via "Accessories" (this is XP) then specifying the location of the editor and then the OMF file to be opened. I'll see if it works....

Sean C 05-26-18 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Eichhörnchen (Post 2554527)
...the Editor itself still won't open... I just get the message "This application has failed to start because WinParts.dll was not found"...


I don't know what editor you're using, but this one by Taff in Exile has worked just fine for me. It says it's compatible with XP. You just need a separate program (such as Photoshop, GIMP or whatever) to do the actual "painting". I haven't really used it since I last posted about it, but it's fairly straightforward and if you need help with it I'm certain I can talk you through it.


Cheers!

Eichhörnchen 05-26-18 05:59 PM

Thanks, buddy... yes that is the one I'm trying to use. I've got an idea I might be on the right side of things now... I'll let you know

HerrRitter 05-26-18 11:58 PM

I'm one of those people who played the sim, back in the day. It was very enjoyable, especially because those weren't REAL 109's and ****ers shooting at me!


I've flown several tours at different positions (never even tried as pilot or co-pilot. The most memorable was was the belly-gunner. Nice scenery to and from the target. Then, there was the target ... flak, German fighters before and after the target. This was one of the few tours of duty that I flew where both my plane and I survived!

Sniper450 11-14-20 12:35 PM

Is this still playable these days? Was thinking of downloading it and playing while waiting for The Mighty Eight.

Aktungbby 11-14-20 12:43 PM

Go for it! and give us a :up:

iambecomelife 12-12-21 08:09 PM

Some excellent news! Yes I know, not all these projects survive to fruition, but let's keep our fingers crossed! :Kaleun_Cheers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHgGmjX-YaU&t=1067s

Sean C 12-13-21 12:17 AM

If it's anything like the previous game, I'm in! Anxiously awaiting updates ...

Sean C 12-18-21 02:27 AM

I had been thinking of getting back into this game for a while. The news of a possible sequel in the works nudged me to actually do it. After a few hours getting re-familiarized, I was able to complete a few missions. Looks like I've still got it! :cool: Although I'm not sure why it says I flew 0 miles. The target was deep into enemy territory.

https://i.imgur.com/WS5WmQPh.png

https://i.imgur.com/laVkiNLh.png



And I was glad to see my custom nose art was still there. :)

https://i.imgur.com/eaDM8gVh.png

tmccarthy 12-29-21 06:41 PM

Have you tried adjusting the Norden Drift Scale Dial with the Mouse + Holding Down CTRL key?

The holding down CTRL allows fine adjustments. I found this accidently last time I was messing around a few years ago. I couldn't find this in the manual or documented anywhere and it made a big difference.
If I recall correctly changing the dial or making last minute adjustments with just the mouse was almost impossible.

Sean C 12-30-21 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by tmccarthy (Post 2785333)
Have you tried adjusting the Norden Drift Scale Dial with the Mouse + Holding Down CTRL key?

That's a great tip, thanks! The drift adjustment is super touchy.

I think I was scanning through the controls when I found out that you can also make fine adjustments by holding the [N] key and moving the joystick left or right. That's the method I've been using. But I'm glad you told me about this because it will make it much easier to center the pointer if necessary.

BTW, I just discovered all the mods still available at Taff's website. Here's a pic of one of them which I've modified/improved a little:

https://i.imgur.com/lNidRL0h.png

tmccarthy 12-31-21 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Sean C (Post 2785383)
That's a great tip, thanks! The drift adjustment is super touchy.

I think I was scanning through the controls when I found out that you can also make fine adjustments by holding the [N] key and moving the joystick left or right. That's the method I've been using. But I'm glad you told me about this because it will make it much easier to center the pointer if necessary.

BTW, I just discovered all the mods still available at Taff's website. Here's a pic of one of them which I've modified/improved a little:

Cool, glad that it worked! The Mouse POINTER + HOLD CNTRL (maybe a better way to say it) also allows fine adjustments to the Norden Altitude setting. Yeah, I remember it being super touch and ruining good setups if you tried anything close to the target.
This helped me a lot with practice bombing and getting faster setups on the Norden so if possible I could adjust a missions IP away from FLAK zones and also hopefully find shorter bomb runs.
Being faster and more flexible I remember now also trying last minute 100 - 200 ft. altitude changes just before the bomb run, hoping to dodge some of those 88's !

Your B-17 mod looks sharp:up: I prefer the green over silver for sure.

-Tim

AVGWarhawk 01-07-22 09:01 AM

I still have my B-17 disc. It has been a while since I played. Overall I really enjoyed the game and wish it was built upon for a great sim. I see another is in the works and looking forward to it!

Exocet25fr 05-24-22 02:37 PM

On the left top of the screen there is a box with following values:

TIME
ALTITUDE
SPEED
HEADING

Is there a command key to hide it ?:hmmm:

OK !, problem solved: Ctrl + H

Exocet25fr 05-26-22 10:02 AM

A link for Mods download: :salute:

http://www.mediafire.com/?rwkwte0ps366h

Exocet25fr 05-29-22 05:28 PM

I made a new texture ! :)

https://zupimages.net/up/22/22/fr3b.jpeg

Exocet25fr 06-02-22 06:02 AM

New Reskins :)

https://i.goopics.net/9355im.jpg

Exocet25fr 06-03-22 05:20 AM

B-17 RAF Coastal & RAF Night (not mines)

https://zupimages.net/up/22/22/9pio.jpg

Polak2 06-05-22 06:35 PM

Great work!
You should post all this on the Miscroprose B-17 II Discord site.

Exocet25fr 06-06-22 01:04 PM

B-17 new Skins Download
 
FINAL SKINS DOWNLOAD at the end of this page !


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