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sithgod
11-29-2004, 02:09 AM
Where does this expansion fit into the IL-2 series. Is there an installation order to use when adding AEP, COE and PF?

sithgod
11-29-2004, 02:09 AM
Where does this expansion fit into the IL-2 series. Is there an installation order to use when adding AEP, COE and PF?

YakLaggMig
11-29-2004, 03:44 AM
I installed it over FB, and then added Ace and PF. Since it is the oldest it seemed best to do so. It seems to run fine.

sithgod
12-04-2004, 10:29 AM
Cool. Thanks for the reply. I know some things doesnt matter in when you do the install and other games are very particular on how its done.

LeadSpitter_
12-04-2004, 01:33 PM
do not even bother with that pos addon, if your going to buy a skins and missions pack there is only one to buy and its BOE battle over europe by starshoy and skins by sooty.

BOE, the only one worth it. High quality
http://www.combatsim.com/htm/2004/04/boe/

you know i think skins and missions packs should noway be worth the same price as the game and im against them but BOE is the best out of them all. The same company who makes coe is coming out with a new addone this feb 2005 and be sure it will be low quality trash like everything gmx media.

the only thing descent they made was firepower for cfs3 and wings for fs9

combat over europe is pure trash dont waste your money on stolen skins from il2skins.com

bird_brain
12-04-2004, 02:10 PM
Tell us how you really feel LeadSpitter. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

3.JG51_BigBear
12-04-2004, 02:12 PM
Whether or not to buy one of these addon packs all depends on the type of flying that you like to do. Unless you are a hardcore fan of offline play and really, but I mean really, like mixing it up with the AI these addons are the next best thing to worthless. In BOE the campaigns are for the most part short and repetative. They are well done, lots of activity on the airfield and the like but still really boring. The skins included with BOE are nice but no where near the level of the ones being released for free on il2skins.com. I just don't think any of them has been worth the money.

altstiff
12-04-2004, 02:59 PM
BOE or Battle over Europe is amazing.

han freak solo
12-04-2004, 04:23 PM
I'm an offline player. Due to that, I bought BOE and I like it enough that I don't feel ripped off.

It comes down to which do you have more of - Time or Money. A lot of guys have the time to invest in writing their own campaigns and designing their own skins.

Due to my job, night school, and family I had the $30 USD for BOE. I ain't rich, which kind of contridicts the Time or Money bit, but I play offline because of my dial up connection, which is what I can afford.

Capt._Tenneal
12-04-2004, 10:05 PM
I admit I did buy COE, mainly because I'm a "completist" and want to acquire any and all IL-2 related programs (whether by 1C: Maddox, sanctioned by them, or third-party like COE). That's also the reason I'm waiting for Fall Blau, Rebirth of Honor, etc. to make it to the USA.

With IL-2's closed architecture, there's not a lot of expansion discs out there to buy unlike the CFS series.

Extreme_One
12-05-2004, 04:51 AM
Lead's right.

I've spoken to skinners who's work was used with the promise of payment - apparently it meant they got a free copy but they thought they were to be paid! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

The campaigns are poor too - using the Hurri MkIIb in a BoB scenario! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
As for the training tracks... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

And the added documentation was pure plagrism.

I was invited to join the guy in his next enterprise with the lure of earning $7000 - $10,000!

I politely declined.

sithgod
12-05-2004, 08:00 PM
Ahhh ok. No wonder I was getting confused. There is a battle over europe and a combat over europe.

I do all my gaming offline which is why I was looking at the addons.

JR_Greenhorn
12-05-2004, 08:46 PM
The guys that did Battle Over Europe also made most of the maps and ground objects for their add-on, but these items were released for free in a patch just before AEP came out (v1.21, I belive). The maps include the Normandy and Ardennes maps, and the ground objects include the concrete bunkers, US vehicles, and more.

BOE contains missions based on these maps and objects, and the new Western front aircraft (by various 3rd part modelers) that also came out at that time (including P-38, Me 163, B-17G, C-47, and more).

All that alone is much more than you can say for any other 3rd party add-on for this series, whether their product is good in its own right or not.