The 'Bandit Bulletin' Archive
11-11-2004 - FA Futures shape development has so far created over 100 new shapes for FAF use. Development is proceeding forward on FAF NATO, FAF Desert Storm and, of course, FAF Korea Winter... Visit the Forums by Clicking here for further details...
09-05-2004 - FA Futures Korea Winter 2004 Theater enters Beta Testing phase. The entire VNFAWING Development Team is heavily engaged in testing the many new shapes and the new compressed high detailed skins for the next release of FAF. The expected release date is prior to the end of the year... Visit the Forums by Clicking here for further details...
08-15-2004 - FA Futures Campaign Manager & Mission Bank close to Demo release... Tank_77th has kindly agreed to help test the manager's mission bank inorder to hunt down any bugs that may still exist before general release. The VNFAWING Development Team is heavily engaged in finishing up the GUI of the manager, preparing it for use on in a live demo on the site by 12-31-2004... Click here to read further... or Click here for a ONLINE DEMO...
|03-15-2004 - FA-2 is the next generation follow on to Janes Fighters Anthology. Though not a product of original FA development, FA-2 is a stand alone flight simulator designed to take the next level of FA to its maximum capabilites. FA-2 will come in multiple stages of implementation. Production is going forward by the VNFAWING.com Sim Development Team... Click here to read further...|
03-15-2004 - FA Futures is a full Patch Upgrade of Janes Fighters Anthology Version 1.02F to an all new level. FAF Development began in 2000, with its first Beta release in the Summer of 2001. Continual improvments and upgrades have kept the developers very busy. The FA Futures Patch now replaces 90% of the default libraries within FA with over 5000 object changes and massive new hex edits to the FA.exe file... Click here to read further...
|01-07-2004 - All New FA Futures Korea 2004 Summer Libraries, V1.00 Update 2, available for downloading (as of 01/07/04 - Win 98 and Win XP versions). This new version of FA Futures fully replaces all previous releases (specifically All Korea 1995, 2000 and 2003 Update 1 versions). Obtain the zip file by clicking on the hot downloads link in the main navigation bar to the left, or at the bottom of the page. Extensive changes have been made ...|
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11-08-2004 - SP4.2 was released today, (From Frugalsworld) here is a part of the change log:
Spconfig Editor updated:
In the "Settings Advanced" folder a new patch has been added called "Threat Circle HSD Display Update". This patch alters the values in the air defense unit records 'air' field to correct the range of the threat circles displayed on the HSD when in cockpit in 3d world. This patch when applied will cause the range of threat circles on the UI planning map to be displayed incorrectly as a result of the km > nm figure conversion. 2D statistical war calculations may also be effected by the perceived reduction in range due to the km > nm conversion.
In the "Settings Advanced" folder a new patch has been added called "Realistic Attrition". Prevents recycleing of destroyed aircraft. Note: *overrules* each hitchance air and ground setting, this means the calculated hit chance is not modified.
In the 'Settings General' folder a folder called "Aircraft Spawning Times at Airbases" has been added. This folder contains f4p files to allow various settings of aircraft deagg and reagg (spawn) times.In the main (SP) Falcon Configuration section a folder called "Alternative Campaigns" has been added. This folder containd f4p files to alow switching of the default campaigns with files edited as follows:-
Set 1 - A stonger OPFOR airforce. Mig19's, 21 etc have been replaced with more modern aircraft such as the SU30MKK, J11, SU24 and Mig29S.
Set 2 - Blue team aircraft changed to reflect an 'older' OOB. F16's, 14's, 18's etc have been removed and replaced with A7's, F100, F105's etc. AWACS and tanker aircraft have been removed and all SAM systems have been downgraded to 'older' models.
Multiplayer Folder Changes:
A new folder called "Airbase 'bubble' distance options" has been added. This contains f4p files to allow selection of various 'bubble' (deagg) distances for airbases. Settings are 27nm and 15nm (the SP3 setting). Both reduce the 'overlap' of deagged airbases, espically on the West Coast of Korea around the Seoul area to reduce stuttering and FPS hits.
A new folder called "Reduced Object Files" has been added. This contains f4p files to allow selection of files with varying levels of tree and object density... You can find download links by clicking here .
10-25-2004 - Mav-JP announced today at the Frugalsworld forums the release of a set high fidelity flight models for the different F16's in Falcon 4.0 made by him and Raptor One. These Flight Models are for integration only to BMS 2.0, though it has been reported that with some hacking they will run in any exe. You can obtain these FMs by clicking here . Plus you can click here to visit Frugals Forums to read further details.
10-18-2004 - Blueprint announced in the Falcon4-forum that BaZT - Korea version 1.0 has been released. This data-edit changes data-points in the L0 and L1-terrain files. This creates a 250-meter mesh, as opposed to the previous 1-kilometer terrain mesh. This means that terrain elevation-changes in the Korean theatre are smoother when using this patch. This patch can be installed on a SP3.exe, MP.exe or BMS.exe-based is install and is compatible with Deuky’s tiles, Tom’s hitiles and the default Microprose terrain tiles. Remember to unapply the L2-elevator before applying this patch, as BaZT and L2-elevator are not compatible. You can read more by clicking here to visit Simmersworld Forums.
08-19-2004 - The FreeFalcon Team has announced the release of FF3 Hotfix version 1in2, "FreeFalcon3 HotFix v1in2.exe is ready for you to download." See the FF3 Forum for a list of the things we have addressed. Run this .exe and it will install over the top of your FF3 installation. Follow these instructions and make sure you have backed up your falcon BMS.config file as instructed. You can obtain the FF3 Hotfix by clicking here . Plus you can click here to visit FreeFalcon.com to read further details.
|08-09-2004 - The FreeFalcon Team has announced the release of FreeFalcon 3.0, featuring a slew of additions and fixes as well as a one-click installer which makes installation of FreeFalcon simply Falcon 4.0 CD-ROM + FreeFalcon 3.0 Installer. You can obtain the FF3 patch by clicking here . Plus you can click here to visit FreeFalcon.com for additional download mirrors and to read further details.|
|05-27-2004 - F4UT has released the SP4.1 Hotfix patch for SP4! This SP4 Hotfix is officially supported by the F4UT team and housed on over twenty five mirror sites. You can see the growing list of mirror links by clicking here . In addition you can click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums for further details.|
03-30-2004 - An unofficial hotfix for SP4 has been released, SP4 Hotfix patch! "As many of you have read or discovered, there are some bugs in SP4. A hotfix is in the works, and will be released shortly." You can see the list of mirror links by clicking here . and you can click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums to read further details.
|02-25-2004 - F4UT has finally released the SP4 patch for Falcon 4.0! After the community has been waiting so long, the patch was finally released to much fanfare and much file server crashes due to the massive number of global downloads that hit the 17 mirror sites. Many were forced offline after excessive bandwidth consumption. Several have recovered. You can see the list of mirror links by clicking here . and you can click here to visit Frugalsworld Forums to read further details.|
11-05-2004 - The website for the Lock On: Modern Air Combat add-on 'Flaming Cliffs' is now live. This product will model the SU-25T ground-attack aircraft in great detail. Special attention has been paid to weapon systems and a significant overhaul of the flight modelling for this particular aircraft. Other highlights include new ground objects, new ground textures, 3 new campaigns. It will only be available in stores in the CIS, customers outside the CIS can purchase it through the website when the product becomes available, probably in November 2004. It will work with French, German and English versions of LOMAC... Click here to visit the site...
08-21-2004 - After Carl Norman's announcement that he would no longer act as an online spokesperson for Eagle Dynamics, developer of Lock On: Modern Air Combat, whilst still working on unnamed projects with them, questions were raised about the future of Lomac, which were promptly answered by Igor Tishin, Director of Eagle Dynamics (ED).The near future will see 2 LOMAC add-ons. The first release, expected in fall 2004, will model the SU-25T ground-attack aircraft. The second product, scheduled for release in early 2005, will introduce the KA-50 attack helicopter as a flyable aircraft. The choice for these platforms may have to do with the fact they share various avionics and weapons systems in real-life. These add-ons will integrate with ‘foreign’ versions of LOMAC and will be available as downloadable products from ED’s website, which will shortly be revamped. The price is unknown at this time... Click here to read further...
05-28-2004 - Ubisoft has released an additional patch for Lock On Modern Air Combat(Lomac). This is the second patch for Lomac and is designed to address many of the bugs identified with the initial release of the product. This patch is however not designed to fix all identified bugs. We plan to provide additional patch(es) that will address problems not fixed in this first patch. Click here to view the patch readme file. Patch 1.02 is available for download... Click here to download and to read further...
|03-01-2004 - Ubisoft has released the first patch for Lomac. Patch 1.01 is available for download. This Patch fixes many of the single player issues... Click here to download and to read further....|
01-20-2004 - Ubisoft and Digital Aspirin Ltd have joined forces to provide an enhanced manual and game guide for the upcoming Lock On, which is slated for release this winter. Digital Aspirin are producing ‘leather type’ triple fold ring binder with over 300 pages of information for the Lock On: Modern Air Combat fan. In addition to the 136 page full colour manual that will be shipped with the game, the paper manual will also contain a 70 page additional training section, plus 120 pages of technical data concerning each of the air, ground and naval units in the game. ... Click here to order and to read further.
11-11-2004 - We're releasing a quick HotFix to re-install the F-4J cockpit file that is being mistakenly deleted by Service Pack 3 installer. Service Pack 3 automatically updates existing F-4J, so you do not need to download the F-4J add-on again. However, if you do not have it already, F-4J Phantom II add-on has been updated to Service Pack 3 standard... You can get the Hotfix by clicking here . And you can get the F-4J Phantom II add-on by clicking here .
11-09-2004 - Service Pack 3 for Strike Fighters: Project 1 has been released! The Service Pack 3 updates the game and makes it more compatible with the latest video cards, and adds host of new features for third-party expansions. ... You can get the SF1 patch by clicking here The update is also available for Strike Fighters Gold (GMX Edition) ... You can get the GMX patch by clicking here and Wings Over Vietnam ... You can get the WOV patch by clicking here .
10-28-2004 - Wings Over Vietnam has been released! The game is distributed through Navarre, and is now available for sale at many retail stores in the US... You can visit Navarre by clicking here .
09-24-2004 - Strike Fighters: Project 1 is being re-released as Strike Fighters Gold , with the latest patches and add-ons! It is published and distributed through GMX Media in Europe... You can visit GMX by clicking here .
09-15-2004 - Hot on the heels of the first announcement on SimHQ on Monday, the official site of the new flightsim Wings over Vietnam was launched. As suspected, it is developed by the developer of European Air War and Project One: Strike Fighters. It will feature, among other things, 12 flyable aircraft, carrier and land-based operations, campaigns as USAF, Us Navy or USMC pilot and the Vietnam theater of operations... You can Click here to visit the new site.
09-14-2004 - SimHQ has posted screenshots of a new product by Destineer Studios. The product, wich is currently in beta-stage, features carrier operations in the Vietnam era. Details are unknown at the moment, but the screenshots seem to suggest the product may be based on Strike Fighters: Project One code. This is merely speculation at this time however. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. To see the screenshots, head over to SimHQ by Click here to see the new screenshots.
08-29-2004 - Project 1's advertisements have started appearing for a Strike Fighters Gold version. This version will install a version of Strike Fighters patched to the Service Pack 3 standard. Beta testing of SP3 is in progress. This patch will also be available as a free download and will, according to the beta-testers, address most show-stopping bugs with the sim and introduce the F-4J and A-4F as flyable aircraft. More news on this patch will be posted here when it becomes available...
08-25-2004 - new theatre for Strike Fighters is available for download. Danger: Bering Straits has been developed by MajorLee with the help of several community members. As the name suggests, it is set in the Bering Straits. There are no campaigns for this theatre available yet but these are already in production. You can obtain this patch by Clicking here ... (You must first install Service Pack 1 & 2). You can Click here to read further...
03-24-2004 - Project 1's GameSpy HotFix -
The GameSpy HotFix resolves some of the issues users were encountering while attempting to start multiplayer games on GameSpy Arcade... Click here to read further...
01-01-2004 - Project 1 has released their second Service Pack patch for Strike Fighters P1. You can obtain this patch by Clicking here or Clicking here ... (You must first install Service Pack 1, see site for details). You can Click here to read further...
09-07-2004 - Team Super Hornet has annonced ZEdit_WinXP.zip (ZEdit v1.0 for Windows XP) and ZEdit_Win98.zip (ZEdit v1.0 for Windows 98) are now available. ZEdit is the 3d conversion tool used by TSH to convert graphic files from 3ds Max (.3ds) to F/A-18 format (.3dg), and DirectX (.x) and .SRF files. It can only save the converted files in .3dg and .3ds format, but can open all of the aforementioned formats. Detailed info is in the readme files contained in ZEdit_WinXP.zip and ZEdit_Win98.zip. Click here to go to the TSH Site to download, then click on Downloads, then click on TSH Patch Files, and then click on Download following File name: ZEdit_WinXP.zip for XP users or ZEdit_Win98.zip for Win 98 users...
09-03-2004 - Team Super Hornet Announces Release of PriorityF18.zip. With Windows XP, you must change the priority of the game to normal priority (normal mode) in order to avoid having problems with voice comms. This can be done simply (without having to do alt-tab, etc.) by using PriorityF18.zip. One patch contained in PriorityF18.zip puts the game in normal priority (normal mode) (without the need of the player having to do alt-tab followed by changing the priority after the game is launched). The other patch contained in PriorityF18.zip sets the original priority (mode) (default priority HIGH in game).It should be noted that the patches contained in PriorityF18.zip are for all operating systems, particularly Windows 2000 and Windows XP, but there is no need to use these patches in Windows 98, unless in Windows 98 you're having the aforementioned comms problem that these patches address.See the readme file contained in PriorityF18.zip for more info... Click here to go to the TSH Site to download, then click on Downloads, then click on TSH Patch Files, and then click on Download following File name: PriorityF18.zip...
|05-20-2004 - Team Super Hornet New Patch_RGHT_CLK.zip is now available for download from the TSH Expansion Files download page. This addon enables the user to assign the continuous right-click of the mouse to a key of Jane's F/A-18 (for example, to simplify the programming of the stick, TrackIR, and so on). This addon is compatible with all versions of Jane's F/A-18 (i.e., TSH, non TSH, Iraq...) and always keeps the initial action of the mouse. It also has a TOGGLE function for its action... Click here to read further...|
03-29-2004 - Team Super Hornet WARFAREFIX_V1.exe is now available for download here at the TSH Website. To read a description of it, click on "Downloads", then click on "TSH Expansion Files", then click on "Download" following "WARFAREFIX_V1.exe... Click here to read further...
02-27-2004 - Team Super Hornet iraqi_freedom.zip is also now available for download here at the TSH Website. Iraqi_Freedom.zip is a mission pack consisting of 16 missions based on Operation Iraqi Freedom, centered on the TSH F-14D. Jane's F/A-18, the official Jane's F/A-18 v1.01 patch, the TSH v1 add-on (including both its TSH Objects Package Part 1 and its TSH Objects Package Part 2), and the TSH v2 ("Iraq Paq") add-on are required to play these missions. These additional needed files can be found here at the TSH Website. Additional information is in the readme in the zip file. iraqi_freedom.zip can be accessed by clicking on "Missions", then clicking on "All Missions", then clicking on "Download" following "iraqi_freedom.zip... Click here to read further...