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Falcon BMS 4.33.3 How to Connect: Online Campaign with IVC Enabled

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How to connect to the VG Falcon BMS 4.33.3 Server Campaign with IVC Enabled

 

 


IVC is the amazing comms system used by Falcon BMS. It functions in game very similar to the UHF and VHF Radios onboard many modern aircraft, has preset channels covering specific frequencies, and allows for custom channels to be set for private communications. The COMMS Hat on the Throttle Quadrant of the F-16 has a UHF and VHF Transmit button, altogether working in a familiar way like Push to Talk on a VOIP Server like TeamSpeak 3. It has been around for awhile, and many players have gotten used to it - so much so that TS3 isn't even needed (being mostly modeled with the in-game comms system).

Things have changed slightly for IVC use in Falcon BMS 4.33.3 requiring that the IVC be launched prior to launching the game, and requiring the IP to be entered for the Server IVC prior to joining the Campaign Server.


Here are the steps, with pictures to help bridge the language barrier.



Step 1:
Launch the 4.33.3 IVC Client Software via the BMS 4.33.3 Main Launcher or the application found in the folder shown

-You do not need to enter the IP here, or your Nickname
-Ensure your Audio Devices are properly set

-DO NOT CLICK CONNECT on the IVC Window!!

You can just minimize the IVC window

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*images shown are from 4.33 and not 4.33.3 - use the proper file paths for your PC




Step 2:
Ensure 32-bit is selected in the BMS 4.33.3 Main Launcher, and click Launch at the top:

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*images shown are from 4.33 and not 4.33.3 - use the proper file paths for your PC



Step 3:
Click on COMMS along the top, and create an entry for VETERANS-GAMING just like the image below.

-Connection Bandwidth must be 1024 (some large flights with international players may try 2048, but please use 1024 when in small groups or solo)
-IVC Enable and IVC Automatic Gain Control must be green (active)
-Dedicated IVC Server IP must be entered here

-Click SAVE to add the entry to your COMMS Book.

-Click CONNECT when finished

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Step 4:
Once connection is established, click on CAMPAIGN along the top

-Click ONLINE
-Click on VETERANS-GAMING

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Step 5:
Select the Airbase on the map on the right - choose the one circled, Seosan Airbase.

-Ensure 120th Squadron is highlighted in green
-Click COMMIT ONLINE on the bottom right

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Step 6:
Do not change anything on the RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Window, just click OK at the bottom right

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Step 7:
You are now in the server, your physical location is Seosan, South Korea and you are required to assign yourself your own mission(s). You can even task AI Flights to support you, or attach yourself to an AI Flight or Human Flight somewhere in the world. At the top of the screen, the COMMS Tab will show you any other pilots on the server - you can text message here or once in game you can press Shift + T to text chat (useful for IVC setup and troubleshooting).

As the Fragging of Flights is a subject all it's own, you will need to watch tutorial(s) on YouTube for instructions if you do not know how.

Special Note:  You can see now that Falcon flight packages can be assigned to do most anything in the digital war, but remember: This is NOT Command & Conquer or Wargame!  DO NOT frag AI flights to accomplish player goals!  You may frag AI flights to support you on your specific mission, within reason (do not assign 12 AI aircraft to protect you on a deep strike just for extra cover, for example).  The complex way that the AI frags it's own flights to support the proper flow of the online campaign depends on us not messing with it too much.  The VG BMS Campaign is an attempt to balance the AI war with needed Human interaction, we have specifically grounded certain AI squadrons to allow players to take on a more active role in certain parts of the war.  Please respect these rules on our server and thank you for flying with us!

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Either of these tutorials will give you the skills you need; watching both may benefit you by covering bits here and there that the other one may have missed or glossed over, and may give you a better understanding of the entire concept.

How to Add a Package and Frag Flights from the Mission Schedule Screen of a Campaign:




(by BloodBane611)

 

 

 

 

 


(by Krause)

 

 

 

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For advanced users and CMR Pilots, we have various aircraft to fly. This is not a complete list of all squadrons at these airbases, only the player squadrons (not fragged by HQ):

Choongwon
600th FS  F-16CM-52
908th TS KC-135 (AI Controlled/HQ Fragged)*
910th TS KC-10 (AI Controlled/HQ Fragged)*
*to be used (not flown) by players for AAR support in missions
 

Kunsan
80th FS -- F-16CM Block 40
601st FS -- F-16CM Block 52
602nd FS -- KF-16CM Block 52


Carrier VINSON
603rd FS -- F/A-18C
604th FS -- F/A-18E


Osan
36th FS -- F-16CM Block 40
203rd FS -- AV-8B Harrier
203rd FS -- AV-8B+ Harrier
405th FS -- F/A-18C Hornet
605th FS -- F-16CM Block 52
606th FS -- KF-16CM Block 52


Seosan
120th -- KF-16CM Block 52
157th -- KF-16CM Block 52
607th -- F-16CM Block 52
608th -- KF-16CM Block 52

 

 

On 11/13/2015 at 11:00 AM, Brain said:

In addition to the excellent guide I'd like to mention:

- IVC needs additional ports forwarded: 9987-9989. Some appear to have skipped that when setting up for BMS. Check your router configs when in doubt.
- Running the Falcon BMS.exe as admin, located in /bin/x86 can help if communication between BMS and IVC gets interrupted by some stupid Windows security feature (like in my case).

Edited by =VG= SemlerPDX
Updated May 2017
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Good thing you're bringing this up, several people seem to have problems with IVC.
In addition to the excellent guide i'd like to mention:

- IVC needs additional ports forwarded: 9987-9989. Some appear to have skipped that when setting up for BMS. Check your router configs when in doubt.
- Running the Falcon BMS.exe as admin, located in /bin/x86 can help if communication between BMS and IVC gets interrupted by some stupid Windows security feature (like in my case).
- a less extensive tutorial I already posted some time ago. I think it doesn't mention that you can specify another task than DCA when creating a package but it seems to have helped some people already https://youtu.be/ghy0wBWaQ-E?t=9m30s
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Thanks for the informative post. Hopefully it will help new users. I have a couple questions.....

BMS-Manual for 433. Section 7.1 says "IVC does not need any ports opened anymore."

Section 7.2 recommends a minimum of 500 bandwidth. Is the VG server requirements different for a specific reason.
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Thank you for the input. Ports will likely not need to be opened, but they do list a port range in case it's needed.

The bandwidth thing is an issue we are exploring right now - most of the suggestions are a setting of 1024. The OP has been adjusted to reflect this, and in the next few hours, I will be restarting the server with a few of these proposed changes.
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Hello pilots,

first of all a happy new year to your all and all the best for 2016

I'm traying some day's to make a connection on the server.
Everytime I get a message ""KEVIN PENDING MESSAGE""".
So what do I have to do to make a proper connection.

I follow the instruction here on side but I'm not able to make a connection.

Any help will greatfull.

Thanks
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You need to forward ports 2934-2937 to your PC or the server will keep rejecting your connection.
A minimum upload speed of 1mbps is required. Do a speed test to Kansas and see if your connection is fast enough.

Also, please make sure you understand how to create and join flights properly before you enter the VG campaign. You're likely to run into problems or break things if you don't!
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Hi,
I have make a conection between 2 pc in my network at home and did a flight with two jets. Everthing goes well als with IVC between the vipers.

Also the requested ports I forwarded in the modem.
My speedtest to Kansas
Thanks
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