FAQs

Q:  Do you know if the Patch also works without Glide?
A:  Yes, with the help of DeltaK, we made sure all SWWISA and HA skins are DD compatible.
      Rens’s  DD scenery package available at his site makes a very nice addition as well,
and is recommended.


Q: I just installed the HA Super Patch onto an existing RB3D install which had the PL Super
    Patch installed.  When I click on the ACE PREVIEW button, I get a crash to desktop.
Before I installed this patch, everything was working fine.

A: This unfortunately cannot be corrected.  As of today, this problem is experienced with not only
HA, but WFP as well. They both alter the file, pilots.dat, while PL does not.  It is something that
has not been found yet.  However, there is a walk-around.  Create a campaign, or open your
existing one.  View your squadron dossier.  Now go back to the Ace profiles and 9 times out
of 10, there is no CTD.  


Q: The Sopwith Camel engine sounds are like a well oiled sewing machine, not like
a noisy radial at all.

A: The Camel is actually a ‘quiet’ crate once airborne and cruising.  Much like running open headers
on a  small block Chevy, once you hit a certain rpm, she mellows out and sounds good.
Everything in between that is an audio disaster.  The Camel sounds were taken from my video of
the Camel run-up and Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.  SWWISA member, Steve Fabert did the clean
up and conversions for HA. It is an actual Camel, not a mish-mash from other sources.  


Q:  I open Red Baron, click on Campaign and I get a CTD (Crash To Desktop)!  Why?

A: One thing I’ve noticed with Red Baron, is you need to have the CD in the drive, whether you’re
using Tom Winter’s ‘No CD Patch’ or doing the ‘six click’ on the right icon trick.  Red Baron needs
to access the CD for various  videos throughout the length of the war.  Some are for the
introduction of new aircraft, others are for events in the war.  You can either leave the disc in the
drive or copy the video folder (201MB) from the CD to the \redbaron3d\data folder if you have the
extra space (260MB).


Q: I just downloaded the latest Hell’s Angels patch… I load it, it works fine but I’ve flown 6
missions and have not seen an enemy plane yet.  What gives?

A: Well, first of all, you need a clean, new install of Red Baron.  Then load Hell’s Angels.  What
happens is that your campaign might be hanging on to old .dat files.  Deleting the campaign will
not help. The problem will remain.  Just start fresh, you’ll be rewarded!

Q: My frame rates drop when I get into a furball or something like a balloon burns, or
someone is flamed.   What can I do?

A: Hell’s Angels is loaded with many different textures and puts a strain on the old technology it
was built on. You can D/L the 64scale effects reducer BMPs, lower you screen resolution, lower
the graphic details, or turn-off the 2 MB texture limit… but expect horrifying texture corruption to
occur.


Q:  … Uof Hermann Hesse enlisted on 1 Sept 16 and tried to join Sonderkommando
Sachsenberg.  However, I got the message “No missions assigned”. Switched to Jasta 10
and all was well.

A: Sometimes a campaign will have a hiccup when you try to generate a new mission, and you will
get the “No Mission Assigned” message. Try deleting the mission file and its backup from
campaign, and see if it will generate a new mission. Otherwise you may need to restore the
backup mission from the Waste Basket, rename it to make it the live mission, and replay it. If you
manually create a new mission and then either play it or terminate it after engine start, the game
will sometimes (but not always) reset and generate new missions normally (Steve Fabert)


Q: Somehow I lost my left elevator. Didn’t seem to affect the flight  As soon as I touched
down and even before I switched the engine off, lo and behold the missing elevator was
restored – boy did those mechanics work fast! Odd though…. (maybe it’s my problem as
I’m still in DD).

A: Aircraft repair for comparatively minor damage occurs on safe landing and switch off. It’s another
RB3d ‘cheat’, just like the healing of wounds. Land and switch off and hands are laid upon you to
cure everything except massive structural damage and oil leaks. (Steve Fabert)

Q: Once enemy aircraft are in the area and the “slewable” mode is used, a mesh or
gridwork shows up between my upper and lower wings and great patches of ground turn
into huge black areas.

A: You need to enable ‘2MB texture memory’ on your Voodoo card setting or in the Openglid.ini file
of the Glidos Wrapper.  This is not an HA issue, it is unfortunately a RB issue.  You can bump up
the limit to 4MB in the Glidos Wrapper.  I’ve heard it works pretty well at that level too.


Q: What is that piece of wood sticking out of the side of the Albatros D.II engine?

A: That’s not wood, that’s the exhaust pipe.  Put a cigarette in you mouth and lean forward…. oh
yeah, this is only a game… ?


Q:  Just want to know… Is Cappy’s FM already in HA or do I need to put that  in on my own?

A: Not a silly question…. Yes, along with Zintek’s newest DM. The Royce FM is only for Authentic
mode, the other two modes (intermediate and easy) use Stock Red Baron FM’s. The files are there incase you might need them down the road. A lot of folks always ask for them, so I put them on the site.


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