UPDATED! 7 June 2015 - confirmed the 1.030b versions below still work with 1.037
UPDATED! 2 March 2015 - confirmed the 1.030b versions below still work with 1.036
UPDATED! 28 May 2013 - Latest Update for version 1.030b - I have taken the 1.029 version practice missions and opened/resaved them in the version 1.030b Mission Editor, as required because of the mission format/mechanics changes that happened with the latest update, and they appear to be working with version 1.030b - the updated/resaved versions are available here, for use with JSGME just like before:
D/L link for missions:
[NOTE - removed all previous links to earlier versions below, to avoid people getting confused and D/L'ing the wrong version]
UPDATED! 15 January 2013 - Latest Update for version 1.029 - I have taken the 1.028 version practice missions and opened/resaved them in the version 1.029 Mission Editor, as required because of the mission format/mechanics changes that happened with the latest update, and they appear to be working with version 1.029 - the updated/resaved versions are available here, for use with JSGME just like before:
[previous update/info - now obsolete]:
OK - UPDATED FOR BRISTOL F2B:
UPDATED! 7 June 2012 - some issues were discovered with the starting altitudes and load-outs in some of these missions, so AnKor85 has generously made some revised versions available that address those issues:
Attached archive with corrected and resaved practice missions: 1800m starting altitude and Photo loadout for Breguet.
I am traveling away from my RoF PC for a few days and haven't been able to test these or update the JSGME-ready versions linked to below - I'll do that sometime next week, but in the meantime I thought some folks might like to use the versions linked to above.
FOUR photo recon missions (one for SPAD XIII, Breguet 14, Bristol F2B (F.II) and DFW C.V) are now available, zipped up in a JSGME-ready "mod" - you can get them here:
Now you can learn how the photo recon mechanism/process works before you start a 2-seater career.
After you install them into your RoF game folders (either via JSGME or manually), when you go to the "Missions" menu in RoF you will see a category for "Photo Recon Practice", and when you click on that you should see the four missions. [b][i]Be sure to check your load-out in the hangar before starting the mission, and choose the "photo" loadout. Also, for these training missions you should turn on "subtitles" in your settings, so you can see the messages about what's happening and what you need to do during the training missions.
NOTE - when doing these practice missions, stay at the same altitude and fly level - if your plane changes altitude much or has much bank or pitch attitude, your camera icon will become inactive and you won't be able to take your photos (you may see a red X or similar symbol across your camera icon). Where available (i.e., other than for the SPAD), your best bet is probably to use your bomb-site view and turn on level auto-pilot while snapping your pictures - that way you can see your target without banking your plane so much it messes up the camera icon. In the real (career) missions, if you don't see your camera icon activate when you're over your target area, check your altitude - it should probably be close to 2,000 meters in order to work best.
Thanks to Laser for creating the SPAD mission and thanks to Richy for posting the info about how to do these in the Mission Editor.
Enjoy! If you spot any problems with any of them, please post here or send me a PM.
See the following thread for background and details: