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Post  StiC on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:27 pm

Features:
Easy installation. Run the utility from anywhere and point it to your user.ini file.
Read from the user.ini file to update the utility with your latest changes.
Manage all aspects regarding RAF fighters including regiment, callsign, markings and load out.
Quickly add, remove and manipulate ammo within the Main and Residual Belts.
Copy the load out of one weapon to any or all other weapons.
Create, Manage and Delete Load out Presets.
Keyboard shortcuts.
Copy the Preset of any aircraft to any or all other aircraft.
A quick overview describing each section of the utility.
Write the entire RAF fighter roster to the user.ini with one click.
Persistent application. Saves all of your settings from the last session.

New Features in Version 1.0:
A help section with tutorial.
Weapons Check
Mirror Mode
Ability to copy aircraft settings to other aircraft.

Check Help and Overview for information on these features.


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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  Wolverine on Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:08 am

Brilliant! Nicely done StiC. Let me know if you'd like me to help promote the tool.

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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  StiC on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:42 am

I need your help guys!

Can you post the contents of your user.ini?

Code:

[AircraftHurricaneMkI]
conv_Gun03GunBrowning303MkII=183 183
  conv _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  belt _Gun03 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun03 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  weapons 1
  regiment BoB_RAF_F_1_RCAF_Early
  callsign = 7
  hullNumber n
  serialNumber au102
[Aircraft.SpitfireMkIIa]
  conv _Gun03 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  belt _Gun03 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset Cats _Gun03 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset Cats _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset Cats _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset Cats _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset Cats _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset Cats _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset Cats _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset Cats _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  weapons 1
  regiment BoB_RAF_F_1_RCAF_Early
  callsign 7
  hullNumber f
[Aircraft.Bf-110C-4]
  weapons 1
  regiment BoB_LW_KuFlGr_706
[dress.gb]
  body Eng2
  dress IrvinJacket Gloves1 IrvinTrousers FlyingBoots FlyingHelmet
  stuff LifeJacket Parachute MKIVbGoggles1940 OxyMask
[Aircraft.Ju-88A-1]
  weapons 1
[Aircraft.He-111H-2]
  weapons 1
[Aircraft.Do-17Z-2]
  weapons 1
[Aircraft.SpitfireMkI]
  conv _Gun03 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  conv _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII 183 183
  belt _Gun03 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  belt _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun03 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun06 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun00 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun01 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun07 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun02 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun05 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  beltPreset "Cats Meow" _Gun04 Gun.Browning303MkII MainBelt 2 10 10 10
  weapons 1
  regiment BoB_RAF_F_1_RCAF_Early
  callsign 7
  hullNumber F
  serialNumber au102
[Aircraft.Bf-109E-1]
  conv _Gun00 Gun.MG17 100 100
  belt _Gun00 Gun.MG17 MainBelt 0 0 0 2 5
  weapons 1 1
  regiment BoB_LW_JG26_III
  hullNumber 55
  serialNumber 152214
  bandColor0 21 21 21
  bandColor1 255 0 0
  aging 118
  skin JG26.jpg
[Aircraft.SpitfireMkI_100oct]
  weapons 1
[Aircraft.HurricaneMkI_dH5-20]
  weapons 1
[Aircraft.WellingtonMkIc]
  weapons 1
[Aircraft.Bf-109E-3]
  weapons 1
[Aircraft.BlenheimMkIVTest]
[Aircraft.BlenheimMkIVTest]
[Aircraft.BlenheimMkIVTest]
Thanks.

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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  Wolverine on Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:57 am

Will do when I get home! Mine's a bit of a mess though (I've got a bunch of loadouts for testing...)

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Post  StiC on Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:33 pm

Wolverine wrote:Will do when I get home! Mine's a bit of a mess though (I've got a bunch of loadouts for testing...)
Perfect!

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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  Wolverine on Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:20 pm

Check PM's, StiC!

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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  StiC on Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:11 pm

Facing a small crisis here.
Sometime on Sunday I realized I had misplaced the thumbdrive which had all my source code. Unless I can de-compile what I had posted to the FTP, I'll be starting from scratch.

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Post  StiC on Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:58 pm

So, I managed to de-compile the program. I figure I lost about 20 hours of work. Yesterdays Team Fusion update lit a fire under me though and I should get done in time.

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Post  StiC on Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:28 pm

So nearly three months later, after much procrastination, I finally have something worth putting up on the FTP site.

There is a 401Squadron.com post in the Barracks with instructions for the FTP site.  The file is located under Utilities.

Things to keep in mind:
Make a backup of your user.ini. Typically found in C:\Users\"User Name"\Documents\1C SoftClub\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover - MOD\user.ini
Your AV software may not get along with it. Norton doesn't like it because it is unfamiliar.
Before running it for the first time check that there are no gaps in your user.ini file. Typically there aren't.
Do not name any part of your preset names "ERROR".
Every time you make a change you want to keep don't forget to save.
Whenever you write to the user.ini only the currently selected aircraft is sent.
Make a backup of your user.ini. Just in case you didn't yet.

Features:
Easily manipulate loadouts.
Copy loadout and convergence settings between weapons.
Copy presets between aircraft.
Read from, and write to the user.ini file.

Things I want to add:
"Changes not saved" popup.
Improved error checking.
Write all aircraft to user.ini with one action.
Finish Help.

So, who wants to be a beta tester?


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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  StiC on Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:35 pm

Fixed a bug where mult word Presets would not always load properly.
I uploaded a new build to the FTP Server.

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Post  StiC on Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:33 pm

New build for Jan 10

RAF Loadout_beta_0_9_2_0110

Fixed bug where regiment wasn't written to the user.ini properly.

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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  Hooves on Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:13 pm

looks cool, ill try it out!!

Ah NM, i dont have access to the barracks
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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  StiC on Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:33 pm

Hey guys,

I posted an update to the Loadout Utility to the FTP server.

It now alerts you to unsaved Loadouts. (I noticed that sometime the message will trigger after deleting a preset. Hmmm.)
You can now write all Aircraft to the user.ini with one action.

Comments and Suggestion are welcome.

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Post  StiC on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:29 pm

Added a hotfix to correct a bug that prevented Hurricane MkI from being written to the user.ini file.

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Post  Wolverine on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:21 am

Good stuff stic! Are you able to fraps a demonstration of using it for Youtube?

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Post  StiC on Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:53 pm

That's a good idea. As soon as I clean up the buggy mess in the pop ups I'll work on it.

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Post  StiC on Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:06 pm

New Build on the ftp.

Fewer false positives for the "Changes Not Saved" pop up.

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Post  StiC on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:01 am

Demonstration Video


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Post  StiC on Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:58 pm

Updated the Original Post with download link.

Thanks Wolverine

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Post  AKA_Recon on Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:05 pm

this is very awesome... getting it now!
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Re: RAF Loadout Manager

Post  'MadDog' on Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:32 am

Hello StiC

I really like this RAF loadout tool, it's well presented and the accompanying video tutorial made it's use very straightforward. So, I created my loadout preset and saved it to my user file. I checked the file and it contains everything that it should. However, when I run the sim it doesn't pick up my custom loadout which has been written to all 8 RAF aircraft.

What might be the reason for the user file not being picked up? When I first ran the utility, I pointed it to the correct SoftClub - MOD folder and it's there that I am able to write to.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Post  ATAG_Torian on Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:54 am

So u could see all your new loadouts in the user.ini ?
Were the old loadouts still in the user.ini as well ?
Do u have Steam Cloud turned off for CloD ?

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Post  'MadDog' on Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:36 am

Hello Torian

Yes all the newly written loadout preset is correctly delineated for each of the 8 RAF aircraft in the user file. I didn't have any previous presets at all, so the user file was in fact empty when I first looked at it but now it is correctly populated. I had checked that the Steam Cloud tickbox is ticked so that is working.

Thanks for your assistance

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Post  StiC on Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:01 pm

MadDog wrote:What might be the reason for the user file not being picked up?

Hey MadDog,

Thanks for the kind words.

Off the top of my head I can only think of two reasons.

1. The game isn't using the same user.ini file you wrote to. Try creating a new, unique preset from within the game and saving it. Then check if it appears in the same user.ini file.

2. I'm not sure, but I read somewhere that single player missions have their own loadouts unless you open the mission in the FMB and add a preset for the mission. Multiplayer allows you to choose any preset though.

I'll have a closer look this evening for you.

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Post  Wolverine on Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:15 pm

Yes, single player gameplay doesn't use the loadouts in the same way. The loadouts are pre-determined by the mission designer and do not appear to be changeable in the game (in spite of being given the option it seems).

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