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"Flying Fury" Campaign is Released

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#1 Prangster

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 21:09


Flying Fury is a single player campaign based on the memoirs of Major James McCudden, Flying Fury, Five years in the R.F.C.

Because user made campaigns aren’t supported in Rise of Flight this “campaign” comprises a series of single player missions designed to be flown in chronological order. The campaign consists of nine missions and is based on McCudden’s experiences during the Battle of Cambrai.

You’ll fly the SE5a with No.56 Squadron from the prelude of the battle on the18th November until the end of the offensive on the 6th of December. Each missions includes media elements in a similar way to Vanders St. Mithiel campaign with period songs and film along with extracts from McCudden’s book.

Note if you previously downloaded the campaign and your missions don't load you will need to download and install the update version for RoF 1.029 below.

Download the campaign (updated for version 1.029} from Box.net: Flying_Fury-Cambrai.zip 43MB

Mirror at Mediafire Flying_Fury-Cambrai.zip

The readme and a set of printable maps are included and can also be downloaded here: https://app.box.com/...096gnhck3lw76gf

A big (and belated) thank you to SYN_Bandy for his superb work on the printable maps.

Unzip the files to your Rise of Flight game directory. The mission files will be placed into Rise of Flight/data/Missions/Flying Fury and the media files will be put into Rise of Flight/data/Missions/Flying Fury/media.

To play the missions select Missions on the home screen and then click on Flying Fury in the missions list and select a mission.


To uninstall just delete the Flying Fury folder in your Rise of Flight/data/Missions/ directory.

It is recommended that you install the RoF Official Skinpack 1.028 and all the RoF Community Historical Skinspacks.

Game play tips
These missions attempt to recreate McCuddens memoirs as closely as possible so you can expect long flight times and a mix of terror and boredom as experienced by the real Royal Flying Corp pilots. Each mission follows an account given by McCudden and detailed in his book so some may have more action that others and the difficulty will vary.

Just remember to follow McCudden’s advice:

“My system was to always attack the Hun at his disadvantage if possible, and if I were attacked at my disadvantage l usually broke off the combat, for in my opinion the Hun in the air must be beaten at his own game, which is cunning. I think that the correct way to wage war is to down as many as possible of the enemy at the least risk, expense and casualties to one’s own side. At the same time, when one is taken at his advantage and one has to fight, one always has enough common sense to fight him like anything, for, as far as fighting the Hun in the air is concerned, nothing succeeds like boldness, and the Hun is usually taken aback when boldness is displayed.”

Passages from McCudden’s book have been used to set the scene at the start of each mission. If you successfully land at the end of a mission you will be presented with McCudden’s description of the actual flight.

To succeed you will need to land on your own side of the lines without receiving major damage to your aeroplane. Due to game limitations you will not succeed if you land with a heavily damaged engine or if you run out of fuel. There are no medals or promotion, the challenge is to see if you can do as well as McCudden and down eight enemies’s and survive.

Note that the front line at this time is situated to the east of the old frontline reflecting the German withdraw to the Hindenburg line so please ignore the archie and explosion over the old trenches. Also since Laviéville aerodrome dosn’t exist on the RoF map I’ve used Braizieux instead. Braizieux aerodrome was only a few fields west of Laviéville and the squadron move there in January 1918.

Good Hunting!

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#2 Endy

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 21:24

I'm away for a few days, but I shall try this when I get back to my gaming computer.
Thanks very much for sharing. :S!:
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#3 Jason_Williams

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 22:39

Thanks Prangster!

Looks like quite a lot of work went into this effort so I made it a Global announcement.

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#4 Pierre2

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 00:10

Thanks Prangster for your efforts and for allowing all of us to utilise them. I am o/s at present but will definitely give it a whirl when I get home.
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#5 HotTom

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 00:25

Grabbed it!

Will take it for a ride next week!

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#6 Der.Mo

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 00:29

:0o: !!
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#7 Mac

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 00:32

I knew I'd End Up In A Campaign Somewhere…LOL
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#8 =Fifi=

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 00:39

An other great stuff!
Thanks for making it :S!:
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#9 dachilles

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 00:52

Another thank you for your time and obvious effort. I'll give it a run through tomorrow.
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#10 Silverback

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:24

Got it and thanks. :S!:
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#11 MarcoRossolini

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:35

Just began flying the first mission and it is Superb, my very special thanks to you Prangster, you have here a masterpiece.
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#12 rolltide

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:44

Awesome. Thank you.
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#13 MarcoRossolini

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:57

The stuff on the ground really adds to the whole experience, plus the entry video too. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as the St. Mihiel camapign but this more then matches it. (sorry Vander)
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#14 Gadfly21

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:22

Will try this as soon as able. Thanks!
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#15 J5_Vorlander

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:05

Thank you

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#16 J5_Wolf

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:10

Thanks man will enjoy for sure!
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#17 BSS_DrGlow

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:22

Thank you. I will grab it first thing in the morning :D :S!:
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#18 JoeCrow

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:22


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#19 Joker_BR

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:35

Thanks Prangster! Nice of you to share your hard work for free with the community.
Very appreciated. :S!:
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#20 J.j.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:33

Wow! Awesome! And free ! This makes me hope that there is still a place for free 3rd parties missions. I also hope one day ROF will be more friendly for user-made campaign, and will support it fully.
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#21 Dutch2

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:42

Wow after Criquit and Klemtovich another guy who is doing the job for free.

Thanks Ian will thy this, hope 777 does make some SDKtool for including this in the career mode.
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#22 JimmyBlonde

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:06

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#23 Major_Marvel

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:23

Thanks very much for this !
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#24 3instein

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:54

WoW,cheers bud for all your hard work, :D
I think all of us will enjoy this with open arms and will make a wee change from the "usual" which is great on top of good,
Hope this is the first of many,free or not,
Mick. :S!:
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#25 No43_Moggy

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:47

Let me tell you this guys.

You're in for a bit of a treat, Enjoy! :S!:
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#26 JimmyBlonde

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:54

Tried the first mission, screen is black.

Cockpit light won't come on (Yes it is selected in field mods). Can't fly in the dark, I'm not a bat.

What's going on?
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#27 Woops

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:13

Tried the first mission, screen is black.

Cockpit light won't come on (Yes it is selected in field mods). Can't fly in the dark, I'm not a bat.

What's going on?

My first try at mission 1 was ok. Not dark at all. Cockpit light definitely not necessary on my rig. Not sure what's the problem with yours.
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#28 Prangster

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:48

Tried the first mission, screen is black.

Cockpit light won't come on (Yes it is selected in field mods). Can't fly in the dark, I'm not a bat.

What's going on?

At the start of the mission the screen is black, you need to unpause the game and then you will see the intro video.
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#29 JimmyBlonde

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:00

I've been through the intro and the journal screen and I'm in the cockpit, I can hear the other aircraft in my flight starting up and taking off.
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#30 boxerdog

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:29

Bonjour à tous,
Hi all,

J'ai fait la traduction de ce post en Français que vous pouvez consulter sur le site de la Jasta 18.
For French speakers I translated this post which you can find in Jasta 18 website (see link below)

Bonne lecture, good reading

Lien/link : http://jasta18.fr/fo...-fury.html#9776" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://jasta18.fr/fo...rise-of-flight/ … .html#9776
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#31 :FI:Wolfhound

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:42

Nice one :)

Thank you very much :S!:
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#32 cgjimeneza

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:19

thank you, im between computers, have the new one built in but have not been able to install a thing, will d-load to have handy
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#33 Dooga

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 13:59


Thank you for that masterpiece, for me this is a kind of early birthday present!

Just did the first mission, amazing - atmospheric intro, immersive setting at the aerodrome, my favourite plane, weather to match what I'm seeing out the window over here (how did you know? :) ), a satisfying kill, a little navigation exercise… beautiful!

One piece of constructive feedback: my flight vanished into and over the clouds after crossing the front line (the large brown one), and couldn't be gotten down into formation again no matter what I tried. Didn't need them, and the AI definitely got a head of its own in this game, but I thought I'd let you know.
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#34 89

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 14:28

Thank you very much, sounds awesome cant wait to fly it!
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#35 ChiefRedCloud

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 14:32

Nice …. thanks
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#36 Edward_Gale

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 15:46

Great work! Played the first mission, absolutely loved it :D
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#37 MPcdn

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 15:56

Great work
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#38 hq_Jorri

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 16:09

Thanks for the hard work, and for sharing it for free! Looking forward to playing this.
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#39 CaK_Madvlk

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 17:17

Great ! many thanks
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#40 arjisme

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 17:17

Wow! An unexpected and pleasant surprise! It's folks like you that make this such a great sim. Thank you very much for sharing!

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