I feel like I donít post as much as I used to but Iím still busy in CFS2. Some future SCW project considerations:
There are two major campaigns and three mini-campaigns and each one has its own country.cfg file. There are also three different sets of UIRES to go with these campaigns. It would be nice to have a country.cfg file that could be used with just about any install and have the SCW included. This is difficult because of all the nations that sent people and machines to fight in the war. One project in the works is to get a good country.cfg file put together and a UIRES package that covers pilots of each country. I am trying to help Achim do this.
Another project I've been working on is to gather up all of the CFS2-built aircraft that were ABSOLUTELY known to have flown in the war. I want to test them out and find out which model will give the best fps. I also want to find or tweak the best air file for each plane and the same goes for the dp. Finally, I want a plane that looks great in the sim. I am also trying to pay attention to period specific parameters, however; just because someone's third party software says this is the way a particular plane felt like to fly does not make it so. I am trying to achieve what I think a particular plane must have felt like based upon both the software and pilot experience. One must also make sure that an Me109 is able to overtake an I-15. What I am finding is that some of the aircraft that have been around awhile are still great to fly but could use some re-skinning. Perhaps I just haven't found all of the great SCW skins. What I will be looking at first are the 109s. I think the B and D models are covered well, but according to my resources the German's tried out some prototypes. The E models were there too. There are lots of good E models around but I am not sure we have put our best skin forward. In addition, I'm not sure we have an A or C model (at least not in SCW livery). There are other aircraft we could use, see: http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/drnash/model/spain/did.html. This is a call for all modelers if you havenít taken the hint.
Speaking of the mini-campaigns and the writer I canít get in contact with (Yes, I know we've talked about this before). I want to make sure I'm not committing a grievous sin by redoing these campaigns without permission. I think they would be great as a first time campaign update project for me, but I donít want to do it if I canít upload it. If thatís the case, I might as well make a new one. Alas, my backlog of projects and lack of time keep me from doing this. If you want to build a SCW mini-campaign, I can send you a sample. Then, after a little research, you can build your own.
I also want to try translating all of the GVT files into Spanish (When they sell this in other countries are the translations already done?). These are the files found in the Combat Flight Simulator 2/SOUND/Radio file that determines what text are displayed on your screen whenever you hear pilot chatter. Right now, if you have installed the Spanish Pilot Radio Chatter add-on, you see text in English (either that or you deleted the GVT files altogether and see nothing). Between internet translators and my rudimentary knowledge of Spanish this should be easy, but I'll have to make a small change in one little GVT file to see If it is feasible.
Finally, I may want to put together a pilot chatter package that takes into consideration the fact that people from countries besides Spain could have been heard on the radio (if they had them). In other words, if you were flying for the Legion Condor you would have heard other pilots speaking German while orders from the ground, and other flights, may have been in Spanish.