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  1. New for this version 2.4.2.1 Of Toolbox A new Page KBShortCuts which includes a handy rundown of some of the shortcut keys that give features not obtained through the main F keys. Fixed a bug in the exact fix indicator and 'Cover' function in Attack Tab when player is Red. The toolbox size and position within the harpoon window will be remembered in subsequent games. to remember position follow instructions in settings page. Air Group Formation page gives an indication if the selected air unit is NOE (Nape Of Earth) capable and if its IFR (In Flight Refuel) capable. Air Refuel Page - when you enter this page it now automatically updates the Group list if one of the boxs Active or Tanker is ticked. Recent changes: A revised algorithm for handling attempted captures of enemy and neutral bases and surface groups.
  2. I'm guessing still the case. I'm interested in doing a few scenario in the pacific islands - SE Asia in the 60s. If changes do occur I've noticed that the EP-3s and most P-3 have high alt capability but 0 speed for all throttles at high alt. ARM Shrike AGM-45s and Standard AGM-78 omit ship target flag Don
  3. The release by Matrix of a new HUCE patch (with a very large amount of enhancements) has spurred on some of the Harpgamer crew and we have a new Pacific Islands battleset in the making utalising some of TonyE's tips so as to break the eastern 180 deg boundary and include Hawaii (Pearl Harbour), amongst other locations, and also additional island land-mass in the elevation map. The above pic is a representation of the cover we are looking at with notation illustrating islands that are available. It's yet to be decided but the geogrphical notation might be included in texture map. At present we are considering a couple of strings of scenario sets in different time periods based on Chinese presence through many of the island nations. This has become quite topical with current events having China approaching many of these island nations, many with past or expiring co-operative agreements with USA and Australia, with offers of support and in cases of already providing military style law enforcement vehicles (eg mobile water cannon). A second time line of a rewritten early 1960s with an early conclusion to the Vietnam War, a continued close technical tie between USSR and China and close co-operation in the region between Indonesia and China, with a view to 'Fathering' the development of the island nations in their emergence from WW2. Also on the cards a near future two prong invasion by China of Taiwan via Chinese mainland and a 'Blitzkrieg' style occupation of Luzon (Northern Philippines). Much of the discussion is occurring on the Harpgamer channel on Discord and we'd love anyone interested to get on board. Don
  4. great timing, we've put a new map together covering west pacific out to Hawaii and intend to do some cold war and near future scenarios in here including some taiwan invasions, if any one is intersted in contributing let me or TonyD know
  5. added lat long indication in the scenario editor. When adding facilities or groups and wanting a particular lat long (eg a generic facility for a real location not in database).
  6. View File Malacca Straits A Battleset with inbuilt database and ten storyline scenarios. Installation instructions are in the download zip file. Malacca Straits, Asia equivalent to the Straits of Hormuz. A strategic trade choke points for several Asian countries including China. The straits run along the coastlines of Indonesia and Malaysia with Singapore in the middle. China's major trade route to Africa and the west makes it of high trade and strategic importance. China has for decades claim reef, shoals and uninhabitable island as their territory and by threaten or actual force taken them. The island building campaign first stated as just claiming lost Chinese territories has become a military base initiative to levy control over the South China Sea of which the western part leads to the Malacca Strait. The Malacca straits is located on the western part of the South China Sea which connects it to the Indian Ocean near the Bay of Bengal which is controlled by India. Australia being a large supplier of LNG to India also though not a strategic see value in not allowing China by any means control it. A major part of Chinese energy is dependent on the Malacca Straits and see as a major vulnerability. China through trade agreements has keep the peace with counties belonging to the ASEAN trade pact. The island building program has some countries to back away from China due to militarization of the South China Sea. Australia lately has condemned Chinese action in the South China sea and ever more their interaction with Australian military units. Australians LNG export to India are aided by unmolested transit of the Straits. The U.S. continues its Freedom of Navigation in the SCS but not without harassment and warnings from Chinese built island bases in the SCS. India has maintained as best a relationship with both side with the recent military exercises with China and Russia. While also doing so with the U.S. and E.U. countries. In the region China has used it wealth to create favorable treaties and if needed coercion to control all shipping in the SCS. This leave not only Taiwan separated from possible allies' intervention of a Chinese invasion but many countries in the area also vulnerable. China has laid claim on the Indonesian island chain of Natuna but has yet attempted to move on them. Indonesia is yet an unknown of how far they will go to defended them and who of the ASEAN countries and Australis would aid them in a standoff with China. Natuna island would be a huge advantage for China in not only controlling the western part of the SCS but also that of the Malacca Strait. Malaysia and Singapore are continuously busy with increase pirate activity of whom seem to have an endless supply chain. China has increased it harassment of other countries military forces as they try to surveil the SCS in further intimidation or hiding what they are up to in the Western part of the SCS. The control for the SCS trade sea-lanes and riches moves West Submitter donaldseadog Submitted 01/17/2023 Category BattleSets  
  7. Version 1.0.0

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    A Battleset with inbuilt database and ten storyline scenarios. Installation instructions are in the download zip file. Malacca Straits, Asia equivalent to the Straits of Hormuz. A strategic trade choke points for several Asian countries including China. The straits run along the coastlines of Indonesia and Malaysia with Singapore in the middle. China's major trade route to Africa and the west makes it of high trade and strategic importance. China has for decades claim reef, shoals and uninhabitable island as their territory and by threaten or actual force taken them. The island building campaign first stated as just claiming lost Chinese territories has become a military base initiative to levy control over the South China Sea of which the western part leads to the Malacca Strait. The Malacca straits is located on the western part of the South China Sea which connects it to the Indian Ocean near the Bay of Bengal which is controlled by India. Australia being a large supplier of LNG to India also though not a strategic see value in not allowing China by any means control it. A major part of Chinese energy is dependent on the Malacca Straits and see as a major vulnerability. China through trade agreements has keep the peace with counties belonging to the ASEAN trade pact. The island building program has some countries to back away from China due to militarization of the South China Sea. Australia lately has condemned Chinese action in the South China sea and ever more their interaction with Australian military units. Australians LNG export to India are aided by unmolested transit of the Straits. The U.S. continues its Freedom of Navigation in the SCS but not without harassment and warnings from Chinese built island bases in the SCS. India has maintained as best a relationship with both side with the recent military exercises with China and Russia. While also doing so with the U.S. and E.U. countries. In the region China has used it wealth to create favorable treaties and if needed coercion to control all shipping in the SCS. This leave not only Taiwan separated from possible allies' intervention of a Chinese invasion but many countries in the area also vulnerable. China has laid claim on the Indonesian island chain of Natuna but has yet attempted to move on them. Indonesia is yet an unknown of how far they will go to defended them and who of the ASEAN countries and Australis would aid them in a standoff with China. Natuna island would be a huge advantage for China in not only controlling the western part of the SCS but also that of the Malacca Strait. Malaysia and Singapore are continuously busy with increase pirate activity of whom seem to have an endless supply chain. China has increased it harassment of other countries military forces as they try to surveil the SCS in further intimidation or hiding what they are up to in the Western part of the SCS. The control for the SCS trade sea-lanes and riches moves West
  8. Probably a tip for only the young players (well scenario writers). If you use sea mines it appears that the Misc Settings, AI settings must NOT restrict submarines to remain on their course.
  9. Haha, Good on you Enrique for picking up the date, my error and I will fix it, (and I better add the warning on the DB )
  10. A revised version of AARdata.dll has been up loaded to the downloads section. This add-on program gives a summary of game information produced at the normal closure of a game (see attached graphic) including game time and real time spent overall and by sessions, game message log, summary of 'kills' and damaged platforms and victory conditions met. Report .txt files are named from the battleset name and file number (0 if a custom scenario, scenario number if an embedded battleset scenario) and are replaced when starting a new scenario of same battleset/file number. (pictured report from a auto play game at full time acceleration)
  11. donaldseadog

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    Hi John, As Tony said click on the insert, you might need to hover your mouse over the text in the top left until you see the finger pointer mouse symbol then click Just to be certain you know, the HCDB2 database is the latest official data base but is used only for writing new scenarios or editing scenarios written for that database. Database are broadly applicable to time periods so if writing a scenario for the cold war period then there is a cold war specific database available in the downloads section and if editing a scenario from eg a EC2003 series battleset scenario you would use the HCDB database (you can get the most upto date version from the downloads). the HCDB database is the standard installed database and contained in the 'commondb.res' file in your main HC folder. If you use the latest (beta) installation downloaded from here you will be able to edit any scenario. If you use the official release installation you might not be able to edit some of the recent scenarios that can be downloaded from here as the structures are slightly different when written with the newer scenario editors. I hope that makes sense, yell if it's done nothing but confuse you Also if you start to use database other than the installed HCDB database you need to understand how it operates. There are two basic methods: Maintain a copy of the installed commondb.res file and ID it so you know what it is (eg put it in a folder named HCDB) and then copy the database commondb.res file you want to use into the main HC folder so as to overwrite the installed. OR Use the HClauncher tool (https://harpgamer.com/harpforum/files/file/445-hc-launcher/) in the down loads and maintain your custom database in a logical folder structure or rename them before inserting them into HC folder. again, if I've just confused you give us a yell, but most importantly enjoy harpoon
  12. But in the meantime we all use your HC launcher from the downloads section
  13. Version 1.0.0

    17 downloads

    This is a more demanding remake of the standard scenario one from the MEDC 2003 battleset "Vengeance" In the haste to get underway the US carrier group is short handed, friends of Lybia are nosing around and possibly giving aid. You'll need to plan IFR and carefully utilise your available strike assets. If you've played and mastered the original then this will have a few twists to extend the fun. donaldseadog 21/Dec/2022
  14. MEDC 2003 Vengeance Plus View File This is a more demanding remake of the standard scenario one from the MEDC 2003 battleset "Vengeance" In the haste to get underway the US carrier group is short handed, friends of Lybia are nosing around and possibly giving aid. You'll need to plan IFR and carefully utilise your available strike assets. If you've played and mastered the original then this will have a few twists to extend the fun. donaldseadog 21/Dec/2022 Submitter donaldseadog Submitted 12/21/2022 Category MEDC  
  15. hmm, is it giving a formula to calculate the range of an object detected by radar [but I don't understand the frequency included] or the max range of the radar [I don't understand seconds]? Willl it tell me how much squash I need on an O-ring sealing my motorbike fuel tap, google is a bit inconsistant.
  16. It's hard to believe I've made no wishes since the last wish list condense in 2011. But here we go... 1\ In PE the exported database file having a name other than the std database name, or better the ability to name the database file or place it in a selected folder. just to make it easier (?) import and export from the same folder as the executed PFBuild file. 2/ In scenario Editor an indication of the lat and long of a selected unit or lat and long of a mouse click position in the group or unit window. 3/ Be able to instruct an ASW aircraft with asw sensors but no weapons to attack a sub contact (F1) so that it will attempt to get a fix on a soft contact. 4/ (new) Have some way associating an air group to a IFR tanker similar to the home base association so that the air unit is happy to fly around while in range of the tanker without requesting to RTB. 5/ If a surface group (or sub group) detect an incoming torpedo and decide to activate sonar all group units activate sonar but often only one unit is in short range of the incoming torpedo and the enemy then have a higher chance of detecting all units. I would like only the unit at risk by the incoming torpedo activate sonar. 6/ When an aircraft has expended its loadout and refuels in air it's range will be it's naked (so to speak) range not the range normally associated with its loadout. 7/ When getting staff message regards the range of an ac group that has been assigned to conduct an intercept, I'd wish the 'select' option selected your assigned intercept group instead of the target enemy group. (see below comment with screen shot) 8/ in PE, when looking at a weapon be able to get a list of mounts (and loadouts?) that use the weapon, and in mounts get a list of classes that use the mount etc.
  17. SPOILER ALERT Two bites of the cherry playing Red side. Game one, opened the game with the Blue carrier group within missile range of my strong SG and Sub, just outside of gun range of the ships. Pretty sure I would get an avalanche of missiles in bound any sec so I launched all I had concentrating somewhat on the escorts then the carriers. At flank speed we were about 5 mins from gunnery range so we bit the bullet and charged in the SG and also the sub. A quick look showed I had some ASUW air assets ready to fly but some way off, so I got them air and queued to reload some ARM loadouts. After about a minute of missiles inbound and my SAM defense, noting enemy damage and an escort sunk, there was a brief calm then the naval guns came to play. I lost one of my big ships but sank another escort and both carriers. My inbound air units were sent home and we rapped up with a good victory. Game two was entirely different. The entire eastern Med Sea was devoid of any Blue contacts other than bases. We sent up some big ASWs and strikers with ASUW loadouts flying high as searching eyes, some fighters in close between us and the myriad of neaby blue bases, and hoped for some targets to be disclosed. Blue launched interceptors (they took the bait) and we took them down then commenced to neutralise their home base and surrounding support. A small Blue SG appeared close enough for our now ARM loaded strikers to get in with initial blinding effect before our ASUW planes finished them off. After some time we had EW contacts coming from far to the west, our intel had said a carrier group so we sent in waves of fighters with long range AAMs until we gauged there was little fighter teeth left in the enemy, by this time our SG and sub were closing in and so too our ARM striker wave with ASUWs staggered behind. By this time Blue bases near our main assets were dust. We then got a sub contact from our own sub, no positive ID so we brought everyone to a creep and sent in some copters to investigate. We knew there were still some Blue fighters appearing but made the gamble. The sub was confirmed as enemy and in range of ours and one of the copters. Five mins later, approx, it was gone and our entry into history as heros of the mother country was confirmed.
  18. AAR ++++++++++++++++++ SPOILER ALERT +++++++++++++++++++ This was quite a long game with plenty of action, mostly air based, but a sprinkling of anti surface and sub marine activity to keep you on your toes. Without giving away too much, here's a cut down of the report file I generated giving a rundown of time spent and spoils. TotalGameTimeDuration=16Hrs6Mins [Initial Start] Actual Date=28/11/2022 13:03:52 (Report Generator=AARdata.dll, downloaded from Harpgamer Forum) Battleset=HDSJ Scenario=C:\Matrix Games\HUCE\addons\medc\2003\2022-12 Two CARRIERS.sco [Session Summary] Session Start=30 Nov 2022, 07:20:00 GameTimeDuration ThisSession=0Hrs6 Mins TotalGameTimeDuration=0Hrs6Mins Session End RealTime=28/11/2022 14:59:31 RealTimeDuration ThisSession=1:55:38 ==== ===== Session Start=30 Nov 2022, 07:26:34 GameTimeDuration ThisSession=0Hrs14 Mins TotalGameTimeDuration=0Hrs20Mins Session End RealTime=28/11/2022 18:19:43 RealTimeDuration ThisSession=0:35:36 ==== ===== Session Start=30 Nov 2022, 07:40:58 GameTimeDuration ThisSession=2Hrs10 Mins TotalGameTimeDuration=2Hrs31Mins Session End RealTime=28/11/2022 22:00:01 RealTimeDuration ThisSession=3:19:34 ==== ===== Session Start=30 Nov 2022, 09:51:51 GameTimeDuration ThisSession=2Hrs56 Mins TotalGameTimeDuration=5Hrs27Mins Session End RealTime=29/11/2022 23:01:32 RealTimeDuration ThisSession=1:57:08 ==== ===== Session Start=30 Nov 2022, 12:47:54 GameTimeDuration ThisSession=2Hrs44 Mins TotalGameTimeDuration=8Hrs12Mins Session End RealTime=30/11/2022 21:11:48 RealTimeDuration ThisSession=1:21:59 ==== ===== Session Start=30 Nov 2022, 15:32:17 GameTimeDuration ThisSession=3Hrs2 Mins TotalGameTimeDuration=11Hrs15Mins Session End RealTime=1/12/2022 22:54:21 RealTimeDuration ThisSession=1:20:20 ==== ===== Session Start=30 Nov 2022, 18:35:07 GameTimeDuration ThisSession=0Hrs10 Mins TotalGameTimeDuration=11Hrs25Mins Session End RealTime=5/12/2022 16:23:40 RealTimeDuration ThisSession=0:06:13 ==== ===== Session Start=30 Nov 2022, 20:53:04 GameTimeDuration ThisSession=2Hrs33 Mins TotalGameTimeDuration=16Hrs6Mins Session End RealTime=6/12/2022 22:02:51 RealTimeDuration ThisSession=1:21:15 ==== ===== [Log] ===== Game Start=30 Nov 2022, 07:20:00 +++++++++++++++++++++++ Event=30 Nov 2022, 19:48:02 The BLUE side has met their minimum victory conditions ++++++++++++++++++++++ Event=30 Nov 2022, 23:22:02 The BLUE side has met their total victory conditions [Kill Detail Red Side ] Amur (304)/Ship=1 Ka-27M Helix A 17/Helicopter=4 Su-35S Flanker E/Plane=12 Grigorovich (1135.6)/Ship=1 Su-30SM Flanker G 13/Plane=18 MiG-21bis Fishbed N 00/Plane=9 Buyan-M Pr21631 14/Ship=1 MiG-23ML Flogger G 82/Plane=24 Gorshkov Pr22350/Ship=1 Soobraziltelny Pr20381 11/Ship=1 Steregushchiy Pr2038 07/Ship=1 MiG-23BN Flogger H 80/Plane=39 Su-24M2 Fencer D 09/Plane=6 MiG-29 Fulcrum A 88/Plane=14 Su-22M4K Fitter K 96/Plane=20 MiG-21bis Fishbed N 82/Plane=12 Su-22M3K Fitter J 86/Plane=10 Su-24MK2 Fencer D 07/Plane=11 Su-22M Fitter F 80/Plane=6 Su-34 Fullback 16/Plane=6 Tu-22M3 Backfire C 92/Plane=10 Yasen (885)/Submarine=1 MiG-29N Fulcrum 99/Plane=15 MiG-23MF Flogger B 81/Plane=6 MiG-23MLD Flogger K 83/Plane=6 Il-38N May 14/Plane=4 SAM SA-3b Goa Bty/AD Mobile=6 A-50U Mainstay/Plane=2 MiG-25P Foxbat A 80/Plane=2 SAM SA-6a Bty/AD Mobile=6 Osa II Pr205U/Ship=4 Prachand Pr205U/Ship=4 SAM SA-2f Bty/AD Mobile=5 SSC-3 Styx Bty/Armoured=10 Mobile radar medium range/AD Mobile=2 L-39ZA Albatros 83/Plane=20 L-39ZO Albatros 80/Plane=19 SAM SA-20b Bty/AD Mobile=3 SAM SA-21a Btn/AD Mobile=1 MiG-31BM Foxhound 15/Plane=6 Osa I Pr205/Ship=3 Tir IPS-18/Ship=4 SAM SA-22 Bty/AD Mobile=1 Su-57 PAK-FA 19/Plane=2 SAM SA-5b Btn/AD Mobile=2 ELINT Station/Armoured=1 HY-4 SSM Bty/Armoured=2 [Kill Summary Red Side ] Ships:=21 Planes:=279 Helicopters:=4 Submarines:=1 AD mobile:=26 Armoured:=13 [Kill Detail Blue Side ] AV-8B Harrier II+ 08/Plane=2 ELINT Station/Armoured=1 SAM Starstreak Team/AD Mobile=2 Mobile radar long range/AD Mobile=2 U-2S Dragon Lady/Plane=2 MH-60R Seahawk 15/Helicopter=1 P-8A Poseidon 17/Plane=1 Type 704 Rhon (95)/Ship=1 Rafale M F3R 19/Plane=1 [Kill Summary Blue Side ] Planes:=6 Helicopters:=1 AD mobile:=4 Armoured:=1 Ships:=1 [Kill Detail Neutral Side ] Biological/Submarine=1 [Kill Summary Neutral Side ] Submarines:=1 Thanks again Enrique another great harpoon scenario for the community to play. Hmm, now will I try Red side play????
  19. It is a bit 'funny' as the description shown in the battleset scenario selection menu seems to also include a copy of the blue orders text(as written in the orders writer). You just need to be aware of this when writing orders for scenarios that are to be embedded in a battleset.
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