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Eagle1_Division
17-08-2007, 02:22
Well, Ive had this map from 4.04m, so I dusted it off, added some stuff, updated it, and with the new tuts got it ready for use in Ukdedicated.2.
Heres some screens and stuff!:
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/3936/midwayatolla3keeperfu4.png (http://imageshack.us)
err... something Island, this is where the Midway Airfield is. It has about 6 .50 cal AA guns to keep vulching under control.
http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/646/midwayatolla4keepernb9.png (http://imageshack.us)
U.S. Fleet(both fleets are the same layout, and ships are equal.)
http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/7793/midwayatolla6keeperbb1.png (http://imageshack.us)
Sand Island, where all the Japanese objectives are.
http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/3219/midwayatolla9keeperas7.png (http://imageshack.us)
A Devastator(or B6N2...) torpedo run. heh... http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=15252
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/1145/midwayatolla15keeperdf4.png (http://imageshack.us)
And a kate attack run(I use never use defualt skin since it makes the kate seem to look worse :p )

The map needs UKdedicated.2 server rules put in its .properties file. Other than that its perfectly ready for use. Might need some testing for the targets though, I dont have server command so I am unaible to test the targets. And yes, in SP my callsign is "hawk".

I added lots of ground defenses and the barracks have trucks inside of them for points. The airfield is nicely spiced up with stationary objects and so is most of the map. Its pacific based(obveusly) and blue is the Imperial Japanese Navy, red is the United States of America. Heres the list of planes on the U.S.:
P-40B
TomahawkMkIIb
B-17D
F2A-2
F4F-3
F4U-1A
SBD-3
B6N2 (Devastator :p)
PBN-1 (yes, a boatplane :-) )
And for the Japanese Carrier fleet(too bad I cant add more variety) :
A6M2-21
D3A1
B5N2
Enjoy!(Enjoy is a 8 warp engine bomber with photon torpedoes and 4 automatic laser cannons :p )

NS-IceFire
17-08-2007, 03:40
Looks interesting...but I can see some issues:

1) The .50cal machine guns are next to useless as AAA defense. Its better to half the number of 25mm AA guns.

2) The planeset is pretty grossly unbalanced. The Japanese have one of the earliest and slowest Zeros against F4U-1A's which are amongst the fastest US Navy aircraft in the game and of the war.

3) In terms of history, the Battle of Midway had the following planes:

F2A-3 Buffalo
F4F-4 Wildcat
SBD-3 Dauntless
TBD Devastator
TBM Avenger (only 6 participated in the battle)
B-26 Marauder

A6M2-21 Zero
B5N Kate
D3A Val

Of those were missing the B-26 Marauder and I think we only have the F2A-2 Buffalo but thats not a huge problem. The Marauder we have seen substituted as an A-20 in the past but the B-17 seems to have been more effective on the current Midway map.

The rest of the planeset is a pretty serious problem and will pretty much clear the server I suspect.

Firelok
17-08-2007, 09:25
It's always nice to see someone new joining and sending in stuff but with this we've run plumb into a problem first outing.:(

Our current UK2 Midway map has been on the server for some time and works very well, here are the planes.

RED
F2A-2
F4F-3
F4F-4=25
SBD-3
TBF-1
B-17D=8
BLUE
A6M2-21
D3A1
B5N2

UK2Maplist (http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=10983)

I hope you get chance to fly it when it comes around in the cycle.

Eagle1_Division
17-08-2007, 16:16
I edited the F4U, P-40, and tomahawk out, I also added in a TBM and A-20G(I never heard of the B-26 until now) from the carrier with the devastators. However: In the battle of midway a flight of B-17's were sent against the Japanese fleet, and PBY's(or PBN's) were used earlier and spotted the enemy fleet.

And I have flown that map. This one I believe offers more realism and a better planeset. Try test flying it. Im sending the new version now.

stanford
17-08-2007, 16:18
Eagle - unfortunately we already have a Midway map.

Firelok
17-08-2007, 18:33
Firstly in case everyone was wondering what this is about.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TBD_Devastator
Midway Devastators 41 launched 4 returned- no ships sunk.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e150/firelokc/midwayatoll.jpg
Here is a B6N2 in Devastator colours (The B6N2 is a bit faster than the devastator.) This screenshot is from my test earlier today of eagle_division's
Midway_Atoll map.It has what can only be described as 'mental' flak levels I was exploded by flak shortly after this pic. In general we have much much lower levels of flak, it interferes with online play too much. It also took me about 6 attempts to carrier launch this plane and then only 25% fuel.

I spent a fair amount of time last year getting Midway to be successful, with bombruns regular on both sides as well as the more usual Zero vs Wildcat furballs,all the carrier bombers for each side airstart over the rear of their fleet, this has the effect of encouraging more bombing.I tried out the A20. It was far too fast and dangerous, but the B17Ds are a popular addition.Overall our current Midway is a more popular Pacific map, even the pilots who generally loathe Pacific maps are Ok with this one.

Basically I'm not going to replace our current Midway with Eagle_Divisions Midway_Atoll. However I see no reason not to trial the B6N2 as a Devastator substitute, The SBD carries more bomb weight, The TBF does too and is faster with an internal torpedo.