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=VG= SemlerPDX posted a topic in Falcon BMS 4How 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 *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: *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 Step 4: Once connection is established, click on CAMPAIGN along the top -Click ONLINE -Click on VETERANS-GAMING 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 Step 6: Do not change anything on the RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Window, just click OK at the bottom right 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! 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)