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#1 Jason_Williams

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:25

Pilots,

It's easy to underestimate the amount of work it takes to write, edit, illustrate and localize a user manual for a complicated combat flight-sim like ROF. Hence, we have never had a big manual due to resource restrictions and language barriers.

Our manuals have always been just enough to get a player started and cover the basics. Plus with all the changes to ROF the manual quickly became obsolete and we know that was frustrating for new users.

So, in the second half of 2011 I recruited four ROF community members to write a new ROF User Manual that is more useful and in-depth than ever before. We certainly think it is and we think you will too.

This manual is too big to be printed and stuffed in a box, but it will be included on every disk we make in the future and available for download on our website.

This manual will be updated over time and more sections will be added to as we go. We already have several sections identified as needed additions. It will evolve as ROF does and it will also eventually be localized into other major languages. For now it is just in English.

This manual is the culmination of many, many hours from LukeFF, Charlo, Zoring and Squid. They deserve huge kudos and appreciation! Everyone did marvellous work, but I want to single out LukeFF especially, who wrote the vast majority of the text. A herculean effort for sure. Charlo, Zoring and Squid added their own expertise and artistic talent to put it all together. I hope you'll enjoy their work.

And a special thanks to ROEN911 for his permission to use his beautiful ROF inspired artwork as the cover.

As you explore this document you will no doubt find errors, ommissions or other areas that can be improved. Feel free to post your thoughts in this thread. Please, please, please be kind and respectful to the team who built it.

In the future I may tap others in the community to contribute their talenets to updating the manual.

Edit July 31, 2012 - Ver. 1.026b rev.1 I have added the German, French and Spanish editions of the 2012 User Manual for ROF. All of the editions have been brought to the same standard which matches the original English version. Further revisions will be made in the near future to each manual. The only change to the English version was an updates cover page. The next revisions will include new sections such as Weapon Mods along with other smaller edits. The Russian version is still in progress and work may possibly begin soon on an Italian version.

Very Special thanks to the following people for their hard work translating the manual from English to additional languages:

German - Lighthaze, No48_Semmel, FEA*99KuK, Kong-Otto, Der_Sevtl
French - Boxerdog
Spanish - Jarn, Cananas, Cgjimenza
Russian - Amenhothep


Download 2012 ROF User Manual Ver. 1.026b Rev.1 (English)

Download 2012 ROF User Manual Ver. 1.026b Rev.1 (German)

Download 2012 ROF User Manual Ver. 1.026b Rev.1 (French)

Download 2012 ROF User Manual Ver. 1.026b Rev.1 (Spanish)

Download 2012 ROF User Manual Ver. 1.026b Rev.1 (Russian)

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Regards,
Jason
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#2 LukeFF

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:52

My appreciation and thanks goes out to Jason for allowing me to work on this project and for trusting me to see the task through to completion. What you guys see here is the culmination of many, many hours of work and collaboration with the other team members. Plus I got to hang out with Jason a couple of times. :)

This is actually the second user manual on which I've played a part (the first being the Real U-boat Mod for Silent Hunter 4), but this one goes far above and beyond that. I've always enjoyed writing, and so I jumped at the chance when Jason approached me about this project.

Beyond that, much thanks is also due to Charlo, Zoring, and Squid. This manual wouldn't be complete without their input and work.

Enjoy guys! I hope you all like it. :)
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#3 Rots5

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:54

Awesome, thank you to all involved.
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#4 BADMUTHA

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:54

WOOOOOOOOOOO!

This is the best thing you've done yet! BRAVO!
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#5 BADMUTHA

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:55

Also, I would buy a print copy of this.
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#6 W1ndy

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:58

LukeFF many thanks and big appreciation for your efforts. Will read this like a bed time novel.

And ROEN, it looks great !
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#7 catchov

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:59

Fantastic effort guys! Lots of work there. Bloody good. :)
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#8 =Fifi=

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:02

That's a great thing here, hoping all new Rofers will read it carefully! :S!:
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#9 Rots5

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:03

1 quick typo noted… Page 8; 2.8 Leaderboards the last sentence "Stats are updated regularly and we the system is always evolving."

The "we" is out of place.
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#10 BuddyWoof

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:18

Wow! 116 pages! Excellent work…it really shows!
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#11 Panthercules

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:19

Awesome work guys - thanks to the team for all the hard work and to Jason for causing this to happen. :S!:
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#12 cichlidfan

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:32

I am just DLing now but THANKYOU THANKYOU. This will be laser printed and bound within the hour.

Did I say Thank you very much?
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#13 charlo

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:38

1 quick typo noted… Page 8; 2.8 Leaderboards the last sentence "Stats are updated regularly and we the system is always evolving."

The "we" is out of place.

Thanks very much, Rots5 - as the layout guy, I'll watch this thread for this and any other typos and fix them for the next iteration of this manual. It will eventually get fixed when we have enough edits to warrant an updated version. :S!:

Charlo
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#14 vonu

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:48

Excellent work! Great to have an up to date manual and reference for all aspects of RoF. Thanks guys!
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#15 Stick-95

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:54

Excellent job guys. S! I know I will be learning from this.
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#16 HotTom

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:55

At first glance it seems very thorough!

Thanks for all the work that went into it!
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#17 =Fifi=

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:59

I love the "Appendix C: ground objects for visual recon"!
Very useful (at least for me). I finally see the difference between field camp and HQ camp! :S!:

BTW, Squid cockpits are now much more info detailed :P
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#18 D.Smith

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:02

Wow 116 pages, this might take a while. Thank you 777 :)
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#19 EclecticRazor

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:08

Great Job Guys! Let's hope it's a Best Seller!
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#20 242Sqn_Wolf

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:29

Awesome job, :S!: to all involved.
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#21 Ezrie

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:37

Impressive work!

Thank you so much for your time, which must have been considerable!

:S!:
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#22 Rots5

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:42

1 quick typo noted… Page 8; 2.8 Leaderboards the last sentence "Stats are updated regularly and we the system is always evolving."

The "we" is out of place.

Thanks very much, Rots5 - as the layout guy, I'll watch this thread for this and any other typos and fix them for the next iteration of this manual. It will eventually get fixed when we have enough edits to warrant an updated version. :S!:

Charlo


No worries. It is an awesome manual. I've learned quite a few things I didn't know before, such as what happens if you shoot down 3 friendlies in a Career.

Two more minor errors. Page 88 & Page 89, Fokker D.VII & D.VIIF there is an arrow unlabeled pointing to a gauge right of the tachometer. I believe it might be the auxiliary fuel tank pressure gauge as the one on the left side is the main fuel tank pressure gauge?

Not an error, but something that has bugged me for an age with the D.II/D.III gauges. To the right of the right side gun near the arming handle there is a gauge hidden in the instrument panel. I've got no idea what it is and was hoping it would be labeled in this manual. Alas it is not. Not an issue, just curious as to its function.

Well done again!

:)
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#23 MarcoRossolini

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:44

Great work, though the subheading doesn't inspire as much confidence.

"Only practise will make you an ace."

THanks guys great job, I'll see what I can see.
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#24 O_Rod

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:57

This is going to be the first Manual I will actually read :)
Love your work.
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#25 Welshie

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:09

Great work and well done and thank You to all involved, Cover looks great too :D :S!:
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#26 Josh_Echo

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:10

Wonderful news! This may be one of the very most important additions to the sim, for its survival and growth.
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#27 MarcoRossolini

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:23

Jason, you need to make this into a nice Hardcover book with tons of pictures and diagrams etc and sell it, you could make quite the profit from the RoF junkies here who would just love such a book, remind everyone of the old days of manuals.
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#28 Hubert

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:58

Excellent work Gentlemen !!!!!

A Big Well Done S!!

Best Regards Hubert …
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#29 Kreny

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:24

I reccomend to integrate this great manual with game/installator and do some more propaganda to this on homepage! I guess that most of new players are searching forums in this way others waiting for any news do.
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#30 Feathered_IV

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:32

Very much looking forward to reading this. Printing career and nav data now… :)
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#31 ST_ami7b5

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:41

Looks wonderful!
Thanks a lot!
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#32 Frankyboy

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:50

thx, works perfect with iPad ;)
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#33 hq_Jorri

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:52

Wow, great! Thank you for the good work.

Edit: certainly worth a blog post!
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#34 Jarina

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:51

Do you plan have French version?
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#35 I/JG53_Kurtz

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:18

Awesome! Really a useful addition! Especially for novice pilots. :S!:
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#36 J2_squid

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:18

Yay its out! It was fantastic to be a part of the project. Congrats to the rest of the guys who really put this together. Great working with you. :)
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#37 gorn

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:20

Ну вот ,мануал дал ответ как проводить разведку и типы целей перечислены. Отлично! Thanks guys!
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#38 Frankyboy

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:29

just wondering about the alt throttle……
" Altitude throttle: the Fokker D.VIIF and Pfalz D.XII have an additional throttle that allows their BMW engine to give more power at higher altitudes. To avoid damaging your engine, this throttle should not be used below 2000 meters altitude. Above 2000 meters, the throttle can be safely opened to 1/3 of its max output; above 3000 meters, it can be opened to 2/3 of its max output, and it can be opened all the way above 4000 meters"

dont "we" use all the 500, 1000 & 1500m limits?
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#39 pollux18

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:34

Very good job … strongly the French translation :)
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#40 Pod

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:46

Thanks, it looks great :S!:
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