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IL2 DCG Modes
IL2 DCG Modes
How to Generate Different Campaign Types
Paul Lowengrin Sunday 06 May 2007

Under Menu/Modes, the following modes can be toggled on (checked) or off (not checked).

Off-Line Career (Auto-Generation): With DCG not even running, Pilot Career missions will be created automatically using this feature. Generate the first mission of new pilot using the "Generate Mission" button and the others will be created automatically as you play a "Pilot Career". Note: this option only works for Pilot Career mode and does not work for On-Line modes or for Single Missions.

On-Line Co-op: DCG will generate missions specifically for Co-op games.

On-Line Dogfight: DCG will generate missions specifically for Dogfight games.

Save Copy of Missions: DCG will create a back up mission for Co-op and Campaign missions in the Single Missions folder of the country. It will be named after the map and the date (for example: "smolensk19410721"). Useful for players wanting to re-fly more memorable missions. In Dogfight mode, it will create a unique mission for every mission in the Dogfight/DCG folder.

Replace Career Generator (DGen): Selecting this option will allow DCG to back up your DGen.exe file and make a copy of DCG in it's place. It will also write some campaign data files to the DGEN folder so that you can fly some new campaigns.

Replace Coop Campaign Generator (NGen): Selecting this option will allow DCG to back up your NGen.exe file and make a copy of DCG in it's place. It will also write some campaign data files to the NGEN folder so that you can fly some new campaigns.


Campaign Generation

There are four ways to generate campaign missions: manually, manually using the hotkey, using the auto-generation mode or full auto-generation mode (replace DGen and/or NGen).

Manual Mission Generation Mode (Pilot Career, Single Mission, Coop, or Dogfight).

1. Run DCG.
2. Select the mission mode: Coop, or Dogfight or Single Player Manual (SPManual = no mode checked).
3. If this is a new campaign, click on the "World" icon, otherwise skip to #6.
4. From the drop-down box that appears, select the country/service and campaign.
5. Click on the "Start Button".
6. Make any other changes such as squadron, plane, weather, etc.
7. Click the Generate Mission button.
8. Run IL2/FB and fly the mission.
9. When you are finished flying the mission, ALT + TAB out of IL2/FB and manually generate a new mission.

Hot-Key Generation Mode (Manual Mode using Hot-Key).

1. Run DCG.
2. Start and/or make any changes to your campaign as above.
3. Run IL2/FB.
4. Press CTRL + SHFT + G. DCG will generate a new mission in the mode set in 2 above.
5. Fly the mission.
6. When you are finished, before hitting "Apply", press CTRL + SHIFT + G.
7. Prepare to fly the next mission.

Auto-Generation Mode.

To use the Auto-Generation Career mode while flying a career, ensure that the mode is checked under the options. Even if DCG is not running, IL2 will call DCG when it requires a new mission. This mode does not work for Co-op, Dogfight, or Single missions.

In order to start a DCG campaign using the Auto-Generation Career mode while not replacing DGEN, use the following steps.

1. Run IL2 DCG.
2. Turn off the Auto-Generation Mode.
3. If starting a new campaign, click the "Globe" icon.
4. From the drop-down box that appears, select the campaign.
5. Click on the "Start Button".
6. Make any other changes such as squadron, plane, weather, etc.
7. Generate one mission by hitting the DCG "Generate Mission" button.
8. Run IL2 "Forgotten Battles" or "Pacific Fighters".
9. Start a new career with the Nationality you want to fly. DCG should appear as one of the options. Select it.
10. Return to the Main Menu and minimize FB by Alt+Tab (or Exit FB altogether).
11. Turn on DCG's Auto-Generation Mode. Press the "Generate Mission" button.
12. Close IL2 DCG. The DCG campaign should generate missions automatically from this point on without your having to reconfigure anything..
13. Return to the FB Main screen then re-enter the Career Mode.

Note: Using this mode limits you to flying a maximum of one campaign/nationality. Using the mode below, you can have more than one campaign/nationality active.

Full Auto-Generation Mode (Replacing In-Game Career Generator [DGen] with DCG).

1. Run DCG.
2. Select "Replace Career Generator (DGen)" from the DCG Menu "Mode" and click "Yes". Close DCG.
3. Run IL-2 "Forgotten Battles" or "Pacific Fighters".
4. Select any of the stock or DCG campaigns available in IL2 "Forgotten Battles/1946" or "Pacific Fighters" that is designated "*" or "(DCG)". DCG will generate and run a campaign based on your selection criteria.
5. Play the campaign.

Note: a copy of DGen.exe will be made called DGEN_bak.exe. It is strongly recommended that your restore your DGen.exe file before installing any upgrades of IL2 "Forgotten Battles". You can do this by clicking "Replace DGen" when it's checked or delete the file DGen.exe and rename DGen_bak.exe to DGen.exe.

Note: FB and AEP users who do not have the Battle over Europe add-on or Pacific Fighters will need to get the USAAF and RAF add-ons from Netwings.org to fly American and British campaigns. They can both be got from here: Netwings.org.

Custom Coop-Campaign Mode (Replacing In-Game Coop Generator [NGen] with DCG).

1. Run DCG.
2. Select "Replace In-Game Coop Generator (NGen)" from the DCG Menu "Mode" and click "Yes". Close DCG.
3. Run IL-2 "Forgotten Battles" or "Pacific Fighters".
4. Select any of the DCG listed campaigns available in Multiplayer "Campaign" mode. DCG will generate and run a campaign based on your selection criteria.
5. Play the campaign.

Note: a copy of NGen.exe will be made called NGEN_bak.exe. It is strongly recommended that your restore your NGen.exe file before installing any upgrades of IL2 "Forgotten Battles". You can do this by clicking "Replace NGen" when it's checked or delete the file NGen.exe and rename NGen_bak.exe to NGen.exe.

Note: FB and AEP users who do not have the Battle over Europe add-on or Pacific Fighters will need to get the USAAF and RAF add-ons from Netwings.org to fly American and British on-line campaigns. They can both be got from here: Netwings.org.



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Vonofterdingen on 26 Aug 2015: 16:19
Hi Paul. Is there a trick to toggling Squadron Management mid-campaign? I have tried the usual method of making the change and generating a mission, but it does not always seem to take effect.

flyby1 on 19 Jun 2015: 01:03
Hi Paul ; Thanks for your update and for all the hard work you do !!! flyby1

Lowengrin on 18 Jun 2015: 21:21
I loaded 4.13 and generated a couple RAF and USAAF campaigns. They all worked however one RAF campaign gave me German ranks and pilot names so I think there are some new squadrons that DCG can't identify. But other than that, I got them to generate.

flyby1 on 18 Jun 2015: 13:31
Hi Paul ; I have Normandy44 working with USAAF using DCG 3.48 and 4.13 and all seems ok , have not tried RAF in Europe yet ! Thanks lots ; flyby1

Lowengrin on 17 Jun 2015: 18:29
flyby1, I will have to get back to you on the campaigns. It may be 4.13 which I haven't yet installed.

Lowengrin on 17 Jun 2015: 18:29
Chaney, I can't tell you why your losing the key binding. Perhaps the file that's saving them is "read only". As for the plane differences, you must have picked up some 3rd party modded files because there's no B26 or KI-44 in either of the vanilla DCG versions.

flyby1 on 11 Jun 2015: 17:19
Hi Paul ; I will try to install DCG3.48 and see it it works ; at the end of the install instructions it says to go the -link- - which has been down from 2009 per m4t site ! So how do you fly usaaf or raf ? thanks lots ; flyby1

flyby1 on 11 Jun 2015: 15:10
Hi Paul ; Hope this does not put you into a tailspin ! I am trying to run a campaign in dcg3.47 and 4.13(yes 4.13) and can get stock capmaigns to work ok , but when I try to generate a campaign for usaaf or raf it says the capmaign in generated , but when in the IL-2 game the campaign will not show up , are you spinning yet ? Thanks loads ; flyby1

SA_475th_Chaney on 25 May 2015: 07:17
Hi paul. Was wondering if you could answer a few questions. First is that I'm playing 3.47 and I notice when I cycle through planes and come back to mine, i lose any and every key binding. I have an intel i5 quadcore, 16bg of ram, and a really good video card. What is causing this lag? Also I noticed that 3.48 doesn't have alot of the same planes 3.47 had in payloads and data. Like the B-26 is gone and the ki-44. any reason for that?

slippery jim digris on 11 Apr 2015: 14:18
Hi Paul, I have noticed Stonehouse's "Defence of Darwin" is out of date and no longer works due to a change in the Darwin map

I have fixed it so it now works with the latest version of the map and with the DBW mod. Is there an email I can send it to you for posting here?