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10-11-2009, 05:26 PM
Hello guys,

I just bought this game trhough Steam, so far is a nice game but is so hard to play it with a keyboard, would it be easier with the joystick, rudder pedals and throttle set??, also I got the latest one I think IL-2 Stumovik 1946, does it need to be patched??

I'm new to flight simulators but I saw this game on review pictures and on youtube, and I really liked that it has a good amount of planes and missions.

Any others tips are wlcome.

Thank you..


10-11-2009, 06:24 PM
You will not get far without a joystick in this game, a keyboard will not suffice. The latest patch just came out, 4.09.. Your version might be 4.08 or 4.07 depending if Steam has updated its version. I am guessing you will need 2 patches to bring it up to date.

Do yourself a favor and get a half decent joystick. Either you will need one with a throttle slider on it and a twist motion rudder, or get a good quality stick that comes with a seperate throttle for your other hand (HOTAS). If you get a stick that doesnt have the twist axis, you will need rudder pedals (or maybe you have racing pedals judging from your name). A good set of rudder pedals will add alot to the sim. Either way, you need to get a joystick to fly sufficiently.

10-11-2009, 06:25 PM
Hi there.

It would be about 95% easier and funner with rudder pedals.

You need to patch up to 4.08 and then 4.09m.

Good luck.

Can I call you Andy #2 ?

There is already 1 Andy.

10-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Yes you absolutely need a flight stick.

For a beginner I'd recommend the Logitech 3D Extreme Pro, I have one and it's fine. About $25 USD.

10-11-2009, 06:45 PM
Awesome thx for the tips guys, I had racing pedals but they just stop working, I'm just trying something diferent and this game for some reason brought my attention, I'm a fan of FPS especially Day of Defeat source, I used to be a in a realism unit which makes the game more interesting (using strats, following orders and such) rather than just running around jumping and shooting , I'm guessing this game is the same kind.

Stealth Owl yeah you can call me #2 if you want.

Any one with the links for the patchs downloads?? also what do I need to do to get a list of the active servers, because whe I click multiplayer I don't get a list, just this( Join to :21000)

Thank you

10-11-2009, 06:55 PM
For online play, google Hyperlobby and download it. It's free.

For patches, go to mission4today.com (sorry i dont have links for you) and search it there. You will need to register, but that only takes a few minutes. Welcome to the community

10-11-2009, 07:24 PM
4.08 (http://www.filefront.com/6690212/IL-2-Sturmovik-1946-v4.08m-Patch/)

4.09m (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&get=3764)

Chose mediafire.

Hyperlobby (http://hyperfighter.sk/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=2&orderby=dateA)

Create an acount and select the box by your password and thenthen confirm your password by chat (bottom of HL) and your e-mail.

10-11-2009, 07:37 PM
The Logitech 3D Extreme Pro has a twist rudder so you don't need rudder pedals. Rudder pedals are sorta expensive but I guess they give you more control than a twist rudder on the flight stick.

Il-2 is a very realistic flight sim so if you have all the settings on it takes a while to get used to how the planes respond to maneuvers, but it's intense and fun.

The main servers in Hyperlobby are just a lot of people flying random planes and flying in a big furball. If you find some other people you could do planned co-ops against the AI or against other people I guess, just ask around, but mainly you'll need to get used to the basics of controlling a plane.

10-11-2009, 07:40 PM
thanks guys, I just ordered the logitech 3d extreme pro, I'll get familiar with the gamplay and controls then I'll see you guys in game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Andy #2

10-11-2009, 07:58 PM
Now that you've ordered a stick, you'll be wanting a TrackIR http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

10-11-2009, 08:10 PM
Track IR? What is that?

10-11-2009, 08:22 PM
Nevermind I just googled it hehe.

10-11-2009, 08:22 PM
Welcome aboard.. Hit the Nugget's Guide in my sig.

10-11-2009, 09:17 PM
Bearcat gave you the best advice. Read the nuggets guide CAREFULLY, more than once while you wait for your stick.

10-12-2009, 01:43 PM
Excellent reading.. especially when I'm bored at work.

Thank you bearcat

10-12-2009, 05:39 PM
Forgot about the nuggets guide.

Definately read through that stuff.