View Full Version : Want to Multiplayer

03-05-2009, 12:58 PM

I have been playing IL-2 for over a year now but only been playing with one of my friends alone. I would quite like to play with other people so if you want another player and a willing to accept a new member please tell me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

thans BMV1995

Nickname BenjaminV

03-05-2009, 01:07 PM
Salute BenjaminV

Which game are you using? Is it "IL-2 Sturmovik 1946"? Almost all people are using this online.

If you have IL-2 Sturmovik 1946, then you also need the right patch for it. Most servers are using the 4.08m version of IL-2 1946.


You can download the 4.08m patch here:

http://mission4today.com/index...e=Downloads&get=1908 (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&get=1908)

Click on the blue highlighted text to download:


When it is finished downloading, you need to double click on the zipped file to install it.

Then you need to get HYPERLOBBY. Most players who fly IL-2 use this system.

Hyperlobby can be downloaded here:


Follow the instructions carefully.

The game you want to select is "Forgotten Battles", NOT "IL-2". Also, some people have a problem in not pointing the Hyperlobby program at the right .exe. Make sure you point it at your IL-2 FB .exe. This is the file called 'il2fb' inside your main IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 folder, and which looks like a small icon of a Corsair, blue and orange in colour.

The other thing you must do, is to make sure you have your firewall configured to allow Hyperlobby to launch, as well as allowing the IL-2 game to launch. Normally the firewall will ask you for permission, but sometimes it will lock up, so if you want to be sure, go into the firewall, and add IL-2 and Hyperlobby as permitted programs and servers.

Most people online communicate with voice comms using a microphone. Teamspeak is the preferred program. It is free.

TeamSpeak can be downloaded here:


Once you have installed TeamSpeak, you need to create a new server to connect. Under ADDRESSBOOK, You put your mouse arrow on the 'Server' heading, and right click, slide down to 'Add Server', and left click on it. It will create a new box for the name of the server.

For example for RAF74's teamspeak:

You write in RAF74

Then under 'Server Address' you enter:

Then you put your nickname in: Benjamin?

You connect as an anonymous user.

The Server password is: tiger

When you have finished putting that in, you double click on the Server name on the left, and you will connect.

You should see yourself appear in the upper box under 'RAF74 General Room'.


There have been a series of mods developed for IL-2 which allow you to fly the AI aircraft as well as other newer aircraft.

To get the mods, you goggle 'AAA Arcade'.

You will then need to register with the forum, then download the "AAA Unified Installer Version 1.1", (8 downloads)

Then make a backup of your IL-2 STURMOVIK 1946 folder, rename it 'Mods', then install the AAA mods to it.

In the main folder you then have a version switcher which allows you to pick either plain 4.08, plain 4.09, or modded versions of these, with or without six degrees of freedom Track IR.

You then need to re-point Hyperlobby at this new install, at the same time you can change your name using the following instructions:


Logon to HL then type //deleteaccount into the chat bar. Then logon with your new name and password and follow the instruction. That changes your name but keeps all your settings, friends list, etc. intact

To change the path to the executable game file, disconnect from hyperlobby, then press ctrl and shift, then left click on 'connect' and the dialog box will come up. Click on game .exe, and note properties address, then point to the il2fb.exe in your new modded install.


Hope this will get you up and running.

If you are looking for more help, and a Squadron to join, think about RAF74.


We offer training and help to get you up and flying more quickly than you would on your own.

Our homepage is here:


03-05-2009, 01:10 PM
No sorry Buzzsaw i am still using forgotten battles. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif
I have considered buying IL-2 1946 and will probably buy it.
Do you know of people who are still using IL-2 FB?

03-05-2009, 01:14 PM
Salute Benjamin

Very few people using FORGOTTEN BATTLES, especially online.

You can download IL-2 1946 for $10.

http://www.direct2drive.com/2/...movik:-1946-Download (http://www.direct2drive.com/2/3021/product/Buy-IL-2-Sturmovik:-1946-Download)

I would recommend this, the game is much improved from FORGOTTEN BATTLES, includes the whole Pacific theater, 1946 planes, etc.

Cheers RAF74 Buzzsaw

03-05-2009, 01:23 PM
Where are you from BMV?

03-05-2009, 02:06 PM
Hungary. Used t live in Germany. Now i live in Scotland. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif i know it s weird don't tell me!
where are you from. Thanks for the links but i prefer buying a CD in case i have to reboot my system. I know i could burn it on a CD but i prefer actually buying it. Safer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

03-05-2009, 02:26 PM
Salute Benjamin

You can purchase an IL-2 1946 CD for $17 dollars US.

http://www.amazon.com/IL-2-Stu...946-Pc/dp/B000MWF5UQ (http://www.amazon.com/IL-2-Sturmovik-1946-Pc/dp/B000MWF5UQ)

You probably wouldn't mesh well with RAF74, since you are GMT time zone, and we fly most often at 2:00 am your time.

I would suggest you consider EUROPEAN AIR FORCE, (EAF) if you are looking for a good Squad, or the RAF Firebirds, Fighting Irish, or 69_Giap.

03-05-2009, 04:18 PM
I'm from London mate. If you're in scotland you probably have access to a GAME store where i recently bought myself a copy for 9.99 so pop in to one they will probably have it! Hurry and get updated your missing out on valuable flying time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif