Hell's Gate (Offline Mission)

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Hell's Gate is an offline mission package created by USRanger.

The package contains two missions:

  • Widow Maker (Allied)
    A Japanese port on a nearby volcanic island has been causing major grief for the American Pacific forces. It's time for naval air forces to take it out.
  • Bushido Blues (Axis)
    Spotters have eyed a large American strike force on the way to the port of RngrCove. Japanese air force must intercept the attackers and prevent them from destroying another Pacific foothold.


Total aircraft: 76

Download links

Special features

  • Full custom terrain
  • Non-default and Custom Skins
  • Custom Muzzle Flashes
  • Custom Ships by Croduh
  • Custom Explosions by Croduh

Installation instructions

  • Terrain: the RngrCove.res files goes in your Aces High II\ahiiterr folder.
  • Mission file (in the mission zip): the HellsGate.mis file goes into your Aces High II\offmiss folder.
    • Non-default install location: If your Aces High installation is not in the default location (which is C:\Program Files\HTC\Aces High II\ ), you will need to edit the HellsGate.mis file. Find the Aces High II\offmiss\HellsGate.mis file in Windows Explorer and open it in a text editor such as Notepad. Now do a replace (Edit > Replace in Notepad), changing each C:\Program Files\HTC\Aces High II\ to match your install location. Now save the HellsGate.mis file. (Note - this is a temporary workaround only; this step will not be needed after a future Offline Mission Editor release.)
  • Sound files (also in the mission zip): The HellsGate folder that contains all the .wav files goes into your Aces High II\missres folder. Place the entire HellsGate folder into your missres folder, so the .wav files end up being in the Aces High II\missres\HellsGate folder.
    • missres folder: If you do not see a folder named missres inside your Aces High II folder, make a new folder there and rename it to missres before copying the sound files in as above.
  • Run the mission: As with any offline mission, run Aces High, choose the terrain first (RngrCove), then go to Offline Practice and select Practice Missions. You will then see the missions available, with various options.

Playing tips

  • Recommended Settings (Clipboard: Options > Arena Setup > Environment):
    • Change GroundAutoLethality(Armored,soft and hard) to 0.001
    • Change PlaneAutoAmmoMult and PlaneGunAmmoMult to 3.00 (3x the ammo)
    • Change ViewModeFlags to enable External Fighter
  • Hit Alt-I once. This will switch the icons from names (AI***) to plane types. This helps you to stay with your flight and know what you are fighting.
  • To play the "Director's Cut" version, change the sky to a gray color as in the picture above. Really sets the ominous mood.
  • The battle will start over the port, then the Americans will circle the island counter clockwise, the Japanese clockwise, to collide head on for round 2 at the north side of the island. So if you run out of bad guys at the port, head north.

See also