To the BMS team and everyone behind the individual team member and the community that loves this sim.
Have been flying simulators since 1991. Got my copy of Falcon 4.0 in 1999 and have been flying the platform ever since. I founded a virtual unit called Simulated Royal Danish Air Force in 2002 where we initially flew FS2002. We later moved on to FS2004 and then FSX. In 2012 we made the complete switch to fly BMS and have never looked back. BMS have given us the opportunity to dig into a highly complex environment that was not possible to do in Flight Simulator. I have made some great relationships with people in this community along the years, a few I have spent time with in person. I have, with my virtual unit enjoyed flying online sessions with people all around the world and have created alliances with BVT from Belgium, Virtual Stingers, 31st VFW from the Netherlands and the 161 VFS from Germany. Many hours have been enjoyed with the people affiliated within these great units. I have been working with the POH team and the team behind the Ostsee theater.
My virtual unit is currently flying the Under siege Campaign in Balkan theater. Last night we completed the ninth mission and are now into day three. Our task was to take out a enemy artillery unit suppressing our ground forces that was trying to push a motor rifle battalion east. We were four aircraft on a pre-plan CAS and we destroyed thirteen 2S19. Some shots from last nights flight.
I know what you mean and I fully understand that it can, at times be a bit difficult. But, no one have claimed it is easy to become a desktop fighter pilot. The learning curve is steep and at times you (or any new commer) will have to work your way around technical issues. If you have flown the original version of Falcon 4 up to now, things are not that hard to do. In those days, in the the beginning, things were not as steady as it is nowadays. For that we can thank the DEV team. Also the technical manual is quite new, that was not included in the beginning of this sim.
Once a new commer have been through the basic elements in his or her setup of flight controls, you will gain an insight that makes it more intuitive for anything that follows.
BMS is a study sim, that means that you will benefit from reading the fantastic manuals included. I know there are many pages to go through, but not nearly as heavy as the real deal I can tell you that for sure.
Note: I began flying Falcon in 1999 and I’m still learning to this day with more than 4000 flight hours behind me. So every time I open BMS I’m thanking the BMS DEV team in the back of my mind - things are way more stable than it used to be, back in those days.
Keep walking and take it step by step. Also the forum is a great place to seek more information, so do not hesitate to ask. No question’s are stupid - we have all been newbies at some point.
With the current situation in Ukraine where people are dying, I don’t think this is the right time to make such a theater. Maybe when the conflict is over and things are getting back to normal. If anyone was to begin, I hope they will keep it to them selfs until peace is restored.
Just my 2 cents
@Jackal I got a NSIS error that prevented me from installing the theater. I have two computers. One for office use, this one I use to work on things and test stuff before I move it to my gamer computer.
This is the an example of the error box I got… Not taking from the actual message I got. Because now all is working.
I tried to get it installed on my office computer first, but moved on to my gamer and here it was not a problem. I have no idea why. I later tried to install it on my office computer once again, no problem, so I have no clear idea on why this was actually solved.
My office computer runs WIN10 and my gamer runs WIN11.
I get this error with EMF.2.0 install, or at least when I tried the first time I did. And the weird thing is that I get this on both rigs???
Again, you will not be able to see the enemy SAM unit until there is a allied unit coming close to the specific SA-10. It has to be “spotted” before it will appear on the 2D map.
I just tried to make an entry on the map in editor, and when you go into the mission, it will not be shown on the map until it’s seen either by you or anything allied to your side. I does not help to right click the map and go into the line called Ground Units and then highlight battalions/Air Desense. So you have to know in your planning that exact location, and to make it even more tricky, the unit might end up moving. You can use mission commander to avoid that by making sure it will be on the location you want, meaning that it must not have any steerpoints to go through. Hope this clarifies my initial post.
Is the SA-10 unit a enemy unit (red)?
If so, and there are no allied units near, flying or on the ground you will have no indication before that happens.
It could also be that you have not marked the ground units/air defense units and therefor it will not show up on the map.
Let me know if you find the solution by these points.