Calling for AA2.8.5 Experts

ELiZ_SwedenELiZ_Sweden Posts: 33Player
Looking though the source for the game, one of the Training scenarios that I've found is this one:
"Grenade Course Training"
With references to a map file named: "Grenade_Range.aao" with these classes:
GC_EL_MasterScript
GC_EL_BunkerThrow
GC_EL_FightingPositionThrow
GC_EL_LiveThrowArea
GC_EL_MortarThrow
GC_EL_ProneThrow
GC_EL_StagingArea
GC_EL_TrenchThrow
GC_EL_VehicleThrow
I've tried to find that file anywhere on the internet without any luck.
So my question to you Experts or Old-Timers(Betas; Devs) that might remain here since the 2.8.5 days, what can you tell me about that training map. Or is that still covered by some NDA?

Is it a Training map that never got approved, or was it in the Game at any time and got removed?
I would really like a copy of the AA2.8.5 file "Grenade_Range.aao"

Comments

  • (Beer_me)lobo(Beer_me)lobo Posts: 649Player
    i kind of remember something in trainning having to throw a grenade through a window
  • -=}WoLvErInE{=--=}WoLvErInE{=- Posts: 1,169Player
    Hey bud, Nice to see you in the forum again, any chance you can update all your AA2 maps? It would be truly appreciated; it would go a long way.

    Thanks in advance!
  • frankoffrankof Posts: 1,077Moderator
    edited December 2021
    I looked through the last 2.8.x beta version, that file does not exist.
    It might have been a map at some time, but sins steam, the old installs got overwritten.
    (unless "you" saved them specifically, i didnt do that)
    ss_4_frankof.png
  • m_hermannm_hermann Posts: 656Moderator
    edited December 2021
    So far I have found 1.0, 2.5 assist version, 2.84, 2.85. I still have one more computer to search for hard drives and a few drives that I can't access yet.

    I found the sounds, textures, etc. but I'm sure that you have as well
  • [SWISS]Merlin[SWISS]Merlin Posts: 172Player
    Hi ELiZ, nice to hear from you again!
    I have some old backups i can search for it. I remember the training map, you had to throw grenades from several points...
    I be back in 1-2 days to let you know about what i could find.
  • [SWISS]Merlin[SWISS]Merlin Posts: 172Player
    Sorry, i did search about 1000 maps, but not one was called Grenade_Range.aao. But there is still a way to find that map. You may remember Vanoke, the dutch guy? I did help him with installing a web page for aa285, which is stilll alive. He has almost all maps ever played at aa2. So give a try here:

    https://aaobattlecommunity.enjin.com/

    good luck my friend
  • ELiZ_SwedenELiZ_Sweden Posts: 33Player
    edited December 2021
    I never made the connection before, but these is both a Mesh and a Sound file that has similar Names

    S_AAO_LvL_GrenadeRange.uax
    M_AAO_GrenadeRange.usx

    I even found the same reference in the mesh packade as in the code, ProneThrow post
    Namnl-s.jpg

    But no sign of the map it self. I checked earlier the 1200 maps referenced for KOOL, but no luck

    @-=}WoLvErInE{=-
    Sorry I can't, I removed all that source content a long time ago.

    SideNote....
    I don't know why I'm surprised, but I'm glad I recognize all of your guys.
    Thx for the effort, now and in the past. Guess this map will be lost for ever.....

  • [SWISS]Merlin[SWISS]Merlin Posts: 172Player
    So only Devs can help now
  • m_hermannm_hermann Posts: 656Moderator
    edited December 2021
    I found my stash of IDE hard drives, just need to find an adapter or a vga cable

    EDIT: plan B---- for some reason a 15 year old bargain bin power supply won't stay running....
  • ELiZ_SwedenELiZ_Sweden Posts: 33Player
    m_hermann wrote: »
    I found my stash of IDE hard drives, just need to find an adapter or a vga cable

    EDIT: plan B---- for some reason a 15 year old bargain bin power supply won't stay running....

    Thats ok :)

    I just posted to see if anyone had an idea of what I was looking for. No need to examine every possible drawers...
  • m_hermannm_hermann Posts: 656Moderator
    its no bother, need to see what's on them anyway, while I still can
  • -=}WoLvErInE{=--=}WoLvErInE{=- Posts: 1,169Player
    If you need help moving "IT" to UE4, let me know, I can help. ;)
  • Keebler750Keebler750 Posts: 3,621Player
    I definitely remember the Basic Combat Training maps and the drill sargeant yelling at us while we were in a pit throwing nades. It was part of the weapons training and there was a walkway and sandbagged positions where you tried different weapons including nades. This was the public version as I was not a Beta then. This started MUCH earlier than 2.85 though
    ______

    This has been a test of the emergency flame-fest system. Please do not adjust your set.
  • ELiZ_SwedenELiZ_Sweden Posts: 33Player
    edited December 2021
    Then I conclude that the code is not something new and is just some leftovers that should have been removed from the 2.8.5 release.

    Here is the 18 training missions I've planned to use.
    Basic Training
    • BCT - Basic Rifle Marksmanship
    • BCT - Eagle Tower Obstacle Course
    • BCT - U.S. Weapons Familiarization
    • BCT - MOUT (Shoot House)
    Adv.Marksmanship
    • Adv. Marksman - M-24 Range
    • Adv. Marksman - M-82 Range
    Airborne School
    • Airborne - 250' Tower
    • Airborne - Live Jump
    Medic Training
    • Medic - Airway Management
    • Medic - Control Bleeding
    • Medic - Treat Shock
    • Medic - Field Training
    SF Training
    • SF - Camp Mackall Introduction
    • SF - Escape and Evade
    Advanced Training
    • Advanced - Javelin Training
    • Advanced - HMMWV Driver Training
    • Advanced - CROWS Gunnery Training
    • Advanced - ES2 Training
    Happy New Years Everyone:

  • -=}WoLvErInE{=--=}WoLvErInE{=- Posts: 1,169Player
    Very Nice! If you ever need help, you know where to find me. ;-)

    Happy New Year!
  • DiveDogDiveDog Posts: 0Beta Tester
    Looking though the source for the game, one of the Training scenarios that I've found is this one:
    "Grenade Course Training"
    With references to a map file named: "Grenade_Range.aao" with these classes:
    GC_EL_MasterScript
    GC_EL_BunkerThrow
    GC_EL_FightingPositionThrow
    GC_EL_LiveThrowArea
    GC_EL_MortarThrow
    GC_EL_ProneThrow
    GC_EL_StagingArea
    GC_EL_TrenchThrow
    GC_EL_VehicleThrow
    I've tried to find that file anywhere on the internet without any luck.
    So my question to you Experts or Old-Timers(Betas; Devs) that might remain here since the 2.8.5 days, what can you tell me about that training map. Or is that still covered by some NDA?

    Is it a Training map that never got approved, or was it in the Game at any time and got removed?
    I would really like a copy of the AA2.8.5 file "Grenade_Range.aao"

    Eliz, I found the disk set I'd first bought and started playing the game with. I'll install it and see if I can find anything there. If I do I'll let you know.
  • m_hermannm_hermann Posts: 656Moderator
    I struck out, the likely hard drive is having problems being recognized
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