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#81 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 21:57

What about to make the plane icons in the new feature clickable to the plane page ?

Done ;)
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#82 Riemann73

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:14

As usually, you deserve a bravo :S!:
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#83 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 13:51

Updated with RE-8
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#84 Endy

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 20:47

Thanks FD, some lovely new features since the last time I looked. :S!:
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#85 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:36

Viewer up to date.

www.rof-viewer.nl
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#86 Riemann73

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:11

Good job Flying Dutchman.
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#87 ollivier-berry

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 19:03

the check list !!! thank's for this great work
friendly ollivier

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#88 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:17

Viewer updated.

Added the Airco DH-4.

Felixtowe F.2A and the Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 are to much in the future.
I'll add them when the release date approaches.

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#89 O_Rod

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 23:03

Fantsatic work mate. This will help me decide whether to fight or run away :)
Work like yours should be rewarded in some way.
Cheers
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#90 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:25

Thx Rod!
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#91 450Devil

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 00:35

Hi Dutchman - Just found your ROF compare - Brilliant, well done and thank you.
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#92 gavagai

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:10

Just noticed, the SE5a page needs to be corrected to its new FM data. Same goes for the N17 and N11.
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#93 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:34

Ok, holidays are over, back to business!
Viewer updated!

@Gav,
SE5a data hasn't changed in the store data?!
N-11 and N-17 updated.

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#94 Riemann73

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 13:06

Great job FD. We have your banner on our homepage http://www.rofitalia.it" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.rofitalia.it
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#95 Panthercules

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 13:06

Ok, holidays are over, back to business!
Viewer updated!

@Gav,
SE5a data hasn't changed in the store data?!
N-11 and N-17 updated.

rof-viewer.nl <–Click


Love your tool, and appreciate the hard work that must have gone into it. One thing I noticed while perusing the cool timeline by month feature, however - Spring of 1917 is hosed up - the only German plane shown as available for several months is the DFW C.V.

Thanks again for sharing this!
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#96 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 14:30

Great job FD. We have your banner on our homepage http://www.rofitalia.it" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.rofitalia.it

S! Gladio!
Very Honoured, cool site!
Whats the status of FEOW btw?
Saw a mission being hosted the other day (with a lot of pilots in it).


… however - Spring of 1917 is hosed up - the only German plane shown as available for several months is the DFW C.V. …

Indeed PH.
We are in dire need of "new" older planes in that part of the war. ;)
I hope I have to add a lot of planes in that timeframe in the future.
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#97 gavagai

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 16:05

Ok, holidays are over, back to business!
Viewer updated!

@Gav,
SE5a data hasn't changed in the store data?!
N-11 and N-17 updated.

rof-viewer.nl <–Click

You can't trust the store page data to be accurate. 777 never updated the SE5a data on its store page.
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#98 Panthercules

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 17:16

Great job FD. We have your banner on our homepage http://www.rofitalia.it" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.rofitalia.it

S! Gladio!
Very Honoured, cool site!
Whats the status of FEOW btw?
Saw a mission being hosted the other day (with a lot of pilots in it).


… however - Spring of 1917 is hosed up - the only German plane shown as available for several months is the DFW C.V. …

Indeed PH.
We are in dire need of "new" older planes in that part of the war. ;)
I hope I have to add a lot of planes in that timeframe in the future.

I too would love to get some more planes added to the game for use in this time frame - however, my point was that the timeline in your tool does not include some of the German planes that we already have available during that those particular months - for German planes, the tool only shows the DFW C.V as being present in your timeline views for several months in early 1917, whereas in the game I'm sure I've flown various early Albatros types in career missions during those time periods (unfortunately I'm away from my RoF PC ATM and cannot verify this, so I'm going from memory here).
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#99 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:26

Hi PH,

Please point out the planes you are missing in this time period.
As far as I know I have placed all the planes where they belong.

If you re-read this thread you'll see I have made several corrections.
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#100 Panthercules

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:33

Hi PH,

Please point out the planes you are missing in this time period.
As far as I know I have placed all the planes where they belong.

If you re-read this thread you'll see I have made several corrections.

Here's a screenshot illustrating the problem I'm seeing about the missing German planes:

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That's for March 1917, but the same problem also exists for the next couple of months or so.

According to the screen-by-plane type timelines in career mode, both the AD2L and AD3 should be available in March 1917, and the AD3 should also be available for the next several months. And yes, I agree that it would be great if we had even more early Central types available, but at least it's not just the DFW as shown in the current tool screens.
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#101 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:32



That's for March 1917, but the same problem also exists for the next couple of months or so.

According to the screen-by-plane type timelines in career mode, both the AD2L and AD3 should be available in March 1917, and the AD3 should also be available for the next several months. And yes, I agree that it would be great if we had even more early Central types available, but at least it's not just the DFW as shown in the current tool screens.

I partially agree PH!
Strictly speaking the Albatros D-III we have in game is the OAW (Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke) version who's production started later than the D-III's build by the Albatros factory.

Common practice is that on DF and coop servers the current D-III (OAW) is used during that time (pre Bloody April) up to the autumn of 1918 (according to the Windsock datafile).
Performance of the two D-III versions was'nt dramatically different (according to some community members) ;)

The same goes for the D-II(lt) which could be encountered after the arrival of the first D-III's at the frontline. Can't switch all Jasta's at once.
So maybe the campaign timeline is "bending" the rules a bit to close the gap.
NO offense to the 777-team, these guys are busting their butts for us! :S!:
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#102 Panthercules

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 15:08

Well, I wasn't trying to speak to whether 777 has it completely right or is "bending" things slightly for game play purposes - but I thought that your RoF compare utility was supposed to be displaying/comparing things as they actually are in RoF, and not necessarily as they were IRL, so I thought those pages should be displaying those other German planes that are available during those time periods in RoF.

But maybe I misunderstood the purpose of your tool.
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#103 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 17:28

You are right, my intention was to create a timeline based on RL data.

My motivation for creating the timeline is for missionbuilders to get a "balanced" planeset.
Truth be told, I haven't used the single player campaign yet( :oops: ), so I don't know which planes are used at a certain point in time. (I fly only online and some QM's to test new planes)
The viewer part is compare planes who are flyable in Rof.
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#104 Panthercules

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 17:54

You are right, my intention was to create a timeline based on RL data.

My motivation for creating the timeline is for missionbuilders to get a "balanced" planeset.
Truth be told, I haven't used the single player campaign yet( :oops: ), so I don't know which planes are used at a certain point in time. (I fly only online and some QM's to test new planes)
The viewer part is compare planes who are flyable in Rof.

Well, fortunately with the (relatively) new filter-by-aircraft function they added to the Career Mode, you don't really have to spend any time flying the career mode in order to gather the info you would need to update your compare tool's timeline screens. All you have to do is start to create a career, and when you get to the map where you select your squadron, just use the "by aircraft" filter to select the aircraft type(s) in question - it will put a green bar above the calendar timeline across the top of the window that will show you which months/years the selected plane is available to be flown in RoF, so you could easily note that and enter it into your tool timeline screens accordingly.

See screenshot below:

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#105 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:11

@PH, I'll look in to it!
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#106 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 22:28

Viewer is up to date again!

www.rof-viewer.nl/
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#107 Panthercules

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 23:44

Viewer is up dot date again!

www.rof-viewer.nl/

Still loving your tool, and appreciate the hard work you've done to create it. I just hope that some folks who use it don't misunderstand the purpose of the timeline part of your tool (as I did), and therefore get confused/mislead into thinking that the information applies to match-ups that are available in the game's Career Mode.

It seems as if perhaps you are basing the timeline info in your tool on real-life data about arrival at the front (based on a narrow view of the availability of just the specific variant(s) of the planes that are in the game), whereas the RoF Career Mode may be making some compromises and having some planes available in slightly different time frames by using the in-game variants as stand-ins for the variants that were actually there. For example, perhaps you are showing the S.E.5a as only available in your timeline when the actual "a" variant was really available, whereas perhaps the game is making the S.E.5a it has available in career mode as soon as the original S.E.5s appeared (and perhaps doing the same thing with others like the PD3a and some Albatros variants)?

It's your tool and of course you can (and should) set it up any way you want. But it might help reduce the confusion if you could perhaps add some words on the timeline screens indicating that your info is depicting historical availability dates for the specific variants modeled in RoF, and not the dates the general plane types are available in the Career Mode.

Just a thought.

Hopefully one day we'll get all the "missing" planes and variants filled in with new releases from the dev team and the differences between your timeline chart and the Career Mode will vanish of their own accord :)
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#108 TX-Kingsnake

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:18

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#109 Branwell

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 20:47

Bump..

Just found my old bookmark for this viewer, and really pleased to see it's been updated with the new aircraft (and a few nice tweaks to the UI since I last looked). Bookmark here, to save people going hunting for it further up this thread: http://www.rof-viewer.nl/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.rof-viewer.nl/

Thanks Flying Dutchman - impressive little site, that hopefully all newcomers over recent months can take advantage of too :S!:
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#110 gavagai

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 21:55

Very well done, much more accurate than in the past.
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#111 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 13:15

Thanks all.

I'm in the process of redesigning the layout.
Scrollable all the way down and more tablet friendly.

A little preview…

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#112 BaronCarl

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 14:10

Very nice! Looking forward to it!
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#113 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:25

New layout online.

Unfortunately the "timeline per month" option for the new layout is still under contruction.
I'll try to fix this shortly.

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#114 No.42_Hawg

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 19:07

Hey Dutch Great Utility!!!

I think I may have found an issue with the timeline of the SE5a. If someone has mentioned this already, my apologies.

I believe your timeline has the release of the SE5a as Feb of 1918. I believe the SE5 hit the front around April of 1917 and the "SE5a" model was out in mid 1917, around June, if my research is correct.
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#115 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 20:39

Hey Hawg,

Thx for the reply.

You're (partly) correct!
The SE5a did come to the front as you indicate.
However, the SE5a we have in game is the variant with the Wolseley Viper engine.
These came to the front in early 1918 i.m.h.o.
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#116 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 23:20

Viewer up to date with Roland and Halberstadt-DII image and data.
F.E.2b added also.
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#117 No.42_Hawg

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 14:05

Hey Hawg,

Thx for the reply.

You're (partly) correct!
The SE5a did come to the front as you indicate.
However, the SE5a we have in game is the variant with the Wolseley Viper engine.
These came to the front in early 1918 i.m.h.o.

Oh really that's very interesting, it looks like there were a few variants;

http://en.wikipedia....Hispano-Suiza_8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://en.wikipedia....Hispano-Suiza_8

I wonder if they will be included at some point.
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#118 Flying_Dutchman

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:51

The Viewer is online in it's new layout for a week now.
What are the experiences of the tablet/iPad users.
Is it any good in this form?

(don't own a tablet myself :D )
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#119 Pierre2

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:20

Hi Dutch, only one improvement needed if possible. The dates duplicated at the bottom of the page to accommodate a tablets smaller screen.

Great little tool, thanks for sharing.
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#120 tvrtko

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:29

What about offline version so it
can be used without connection ?
I think I have it on my hard drive.
But sadly it's obsolete version now.
Thank you for this useful program. :S!:
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