Symon -> RE: DBB is the solution (12/15/2012 6:14:14 PM)
DBB is not applicable to current games is it? Out of interest I wonder what the results would have been using the latests beta patch but with the stock data base.
DBB doesn’t do anything about “firing passes”. That is the code and nuthin but the code. Code works the same way for everything – stock, Babes, RA, you name it.
Flak is a little different because it has two parts – the code part and the data base part.
A year ago michaelm re-did the calculation method for Flak (AA and DP guns). Worked well, except just recently found that one of the nifty new statements, that makes it work, were in all the Flak routines except Land Flak. Michaelm just fixed this. See his Unofficial Public Beta thread in the Tech Forum (post #2).
25/11/12: 1120c - Tweaked Land based flak influenced by device's 'accuracy' value
This is the code part, and works the same for everything – stock, Babes, RA, you name it. The code change is just a simple use of any beta executable 1120c or greater. Doesn’t require anything else. It will improve the Flak performance of any stock scenario, now the Land part has the same stuff as Naval Flak.
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Data Base Part:
Given the new calculation methods, Babes database of Device values (AA and DP guns) were modified to better conform to the new math. However, these new values cannot be accessed through the editor. They only show up in csv files generated by Michael’s latest model WitploadAE.exe program, at columns V, W, X, and Y. Unfortunately, data from a mod scenario cannot transfer to a stock scenario. But if everyone closes their eyes and wishes real hard, my gun can get more bullets … (oops, sorry, wrong movie).
AndyMac recently posted updated (but Beta) versions of the stock scenarios in the Patch 07 unofficial data scen updates thread in the Tech Forum. These are 1-for-1 replacements for stock scenarios and have been “stamped” by Michael so they are “technically” updateable to ongoing games. Much of the new content will update nicely, but there will be some burps, here and there.
Andy’s scenarios have the Babes Device data expressly included, so if you wish to update an existing game, under stock, you can do so by substituting Andy’s scen version for the stock scen version and saying yes to the “update game? prompt”.
Now you got a stock scenario with the Babes data elements in it, and if you use Michael’s 1120c (or better) you will get good Flak (and more besides).