UTILITIES


ADMIN 8.4 - 03/26/02
Beamriders latest effort. Includes many of the newest add-ons. Another great effort.
DOWNLOAD HERE 17.9m


JANES OFFICIAL 1.02F PATCH
English version - 11.5mb

THUNDERBIRD ADD-ON
USAF Thunderbird aircraft with training
missions for aerial stunt flying. 9.2mb

NO/CD CRACK
- This works with all admins so far. Simply replace your USAF.exe with this one. Side benifit - speeds up game loading by at least 100%.

NO/CD CRACK FOR V1.01 By Beeker
Just added 9-9-03


ADD A NEW AIRPLANE - 10/09/01 - By McFly
Add a new version of one of your favorite aircraft. One
with a different skin or different loadout. Not for the faint of
heart. This is a complicated procedure - but not impossible.
Some knowledge of the DME would be advisable.

HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS

NEW!  ADD A NEW WEAPON - By Beamrider
Beam has put together a comprehensive tutorial for adding weapons to the game.
HERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS
DON'T LOOSE YOUR RANK WHEN YOU REINSTALL
All your points and rank down the drain when you reinstall USAF. Don't let it happen. Before you uninstall, copy and save your pilots records. Copy and Save - USAF/pilots/pilots name.ini and USAF/Resource/Missions/Simulation.ini. After you reinstall the game, replace these files in your new installation with your saved files
ADD A NEW AIRPORT INTO YOUR MISSION
- 12/24/01 A long dreamed of possiblity that was always thwarted by dead-end and failure has now become a possibility. Another giant break-through by SLIKK. Far from a simple process this mulit-tasking manipulation will be a chanllenge that will pay off with big rewards. There is a trade-off in using an existing airport for the other but so far there is No Other Way.
TERRAIN TRICKS
Another neat little trick with the terrain is changing their names for surprising results.
MILITARY TYPE FONTS - 04/01/02
These come in real handy when re-skinning and re-stencilling an aircraft. Take a look at them.

AUTHENTIC AIRCRAFT COLORS
- Site has swatches of authentic military spec colors. Great for skinners. Submitted by Squid

DECAL SHEETS FOR SKINNERS - Sent in by Raptorman
For years model airplane builders have had cusom stenciling and markings for their favourite aircraft. Skinners have found that these same decal sheets are perfect for cutting and pasting to create otherwise hard-to-draw graphics. Check out this site for a large variety of decal sheets.
http://m2reviews.cnsi.net/decals/decalsidx.htm
http://www.camdecals.com/
RETURN TO DESKTOP WHILE RUNNING USAF -
Pressing Alt+Tab will bring you back to your desktop while you're running USAF. This is handy for a variety of reasons. Pressing the USAF button on the task bar takes you right back to the game.

GET A BETTER VIEW IN 2D COCKPIT - 03/14/02

RWR FIX - By Slikk - 02/20/02
Get that pesky RWR working properly. Neat fix Slikk.

JET CALCULATIONS - EXCELL FILE - 01/14/02
Giant file in excell formt. Flight model calculator.
from tStorm

USE WINDOWS XP HOME WITH USAF - 01/12/02
Since it's introduction, the new Windows XP OS was a thorn for USAF. Here is one man's resolution of the problem. The procedure is not known to work with Professional version.

Submitted by Wombat -
Terminator uses XP with USAF and he's happy with it. Here is the post he put in our messageboard in regards to this very problem:

"My system is running WinXP Home, so I don't know if this will work or not. The first place I tried was Microsoft's XP home website and downloaded all the available updates, I don't know which ones by name. It was very automated, much like the Windows update in Win98SE. Just had it install everything, I figured since I had a 40 GB HD, I had room to spare. I next went to the website for the graphics card I put in (Elsa Gladiac MX 32MB), and downloaded and installed the latest WinXP home drivers. I did this for all the major system components (sound card, joystick, mouse, etc.). There is a lot of good message board posts on the different websites (SimHQ, Mad Onion, etc.). After this was all done, I had no problems running USAF. I know from reading a lot of message board posts, that I was lucky. Most people are having major problems, and can't get it to work at all. Hopefully this is helpful." - Terminator

Wombat_195'th
http://bblacksheep.homestead.com/BlackSheep.html

RUN USAF ON WIN2000 - 08/03/01
I haven't tried this but a post on SimHq offered a
possible solution to the problem of playing USAF on a Windows 2000 or NT OS. A Microsoft applet that fools Windows 95/98 applications into thinking they are on the
right OS.

WINDOWS 2000 APPLICATION PAT


MWE - MISSION WEATHER EDITOR
This nice little utility was made by Daniel
Abraham in January 2001. I think for the most
part it was over looked the first time around
Add some interesting climate to your missions

P3D PLUGIN FOR MAX R2.5-3.X  PLUS AME
- Plugin for 3d Studio Max R2.5 - 3.X. Allows creation of
3d objects for USAF. Also includes the AME or Animation Motion Editor for setting radius limits of the moveable surfaces. Does not open existing .p3d files. Does not work with Release 4.
This utility was donated to the USAF community by tstorm.

DME SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
The Developers Mission Editor is a
powerful Admin.ini editor that was
supposed to be hidden from the
gamer. Here's how to access it.

USAF CAMO COMMANDER
Skin changing utility. Comes
with many skins included. This is a
30 day trial version. New skins created
may not be CC compliant but can be
easily converted.

CAMO COMMANDER CRACK
Just replace you old .exe with the new and Presto!

DATE CRACK
Could be used on the above
program. . .but that would be
wrong.

CACHEMAN
Adust your cache to better your
gaming speed.

END IT ALL
Good little utility to close down
all un-needed programs running in
the background to save ram while
your gaming.

HEXER 2.0
Hexer is a small tool to convert numbers to different bases:
- Unsigned integer
- Signed integer
- Octal
- Hexadecimal
- Binary
- double (only supported with 64 Bit)

UNIT C
ONVERTER     
Handy converter - miles to nautical miles,
knots to mph many many other things too.
Thanks to Thunder Storm

KEYBOARD LAYOUT

Printable .jpg files of keyboard
commands that no longer comes
with USAF.

KEYBOARD FLIPSIDE
The back side of the keyboard
chart. Very useful. 2- 8x10 .gif

PC DASH LAYOUT

A great dash layout designed by
wonil Suh for Falcon 4 which I have
reconfigured for USAF.
Comes with background Jpeg and
config. file.