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EagleOne03
10-26-2005, 01:48 PM
Hey guys. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif I just bought PF last night and I am already addicted to it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif This is such a sweet looking simulation, especially with water at perfect, WOW! I thought I would pop in and say hi and see if you guys have any information about the game that I might need to know about? I have done a little research and know that the patches must be installed one after the other for safety so I am soon to be doing that. But, is there anything other special about the pathces that I need to know about, maby something to change in the game after one or something? I have just a few simple questions below if ya'll don't mind too. Other than that, I think I am set for now. Please post and let me know if there is anything else I might need to know. Thanks!

1. My AC tends to "fly up" slightly, is this normal and or how do I fix it?

2. Are there any specific graphic settings I should do to get better FPS and or compatibility? My system specs are below. Note, I am running all set to max except for "perfect water" (which is amazing but kills my FPS) and running smooth, so maby I am ok?

3. I have the in-flight music selections turned on in the interface, but nothing plays while I am flying??

4. Since I am running XP, I am betting not, but, is there anything special I should do??

My System Specs;
CLICK HERE (http://mac4.0.tripod.com/id9.html) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

neural_dream
10-26-2005, 02:01 PM
1. Normal. Press ctrl + up-arrow about 8 times. You just learned what trimming means. You'll get the rest on your own.
2. If you fly 8 vs 8 in the Quick mission builder and you don't like the performance, decrease your graphix setts. I am stating the obvious i think. sorry.
3. In-flight music?
4. No.

Probably i should stop advertising myself, but until then http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/8311086963.
You'll probably find it handy.

major_setback
10-26-2005, 02:44 PM
Welcome!

This link should answer lots of questions you might have, otherwise don't hesitate to ask for help on these forums...there are usually plenty of helpful souls around.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4871047252


I'll try to answer yor original question. Lots of people use 'trim' to get their aircraft to fly straight without continually having to compensate for the aircraft's tendency to pull-to-one-side/skew/roll etc.

If you are new to flying you may want to wait a while before you start trimming the aircraft..it's not essential to do so, and not everyone here uses trim. Using trim is however a realistic way of controlling your aircraft, and you might find that learning to use it will add to the realism of this sim.

TRIM:
Your aircraft will behave differently at different speeds, this is normal. When travelling fast you may notice a tendency for the aircraft to point skywards (and climb). Trimming the aircraft is a way to compensate for this. Trimming means the altering of a smaller control surface which is on the outermost part of the main control surface (aileron or elevator or rudder), adjusting the 'trim' in this way forces the control surface to stay off centre...the end result is that you end up flying straight and level. (This can also be used to force a steady climb if this is required). Trim is used to save the pilot from continually compensating for 'skewed' flight.

There's no in-flight music.

The sim should work perfectly in XP.

I hope this answers your question.
By the way...you have to assign a command in the 'controls' menu in order to raise landing gear on Wildcats and I16s. You also need to assign a key to remove chocks (wheel anchors) on carrier take off.

jds1978
10-26-2005, 03:42 PM
Eagleone03: Howdy and welcome!

go here http://www.airwarfare.com/sturmovik_101/faq_index.htm

lots of answers to Q's

EagleOne03
10-26-2005, 04:20 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif yes, that does answer my questions very well! Trim is something that I have never had to bother with in my other sims before, so it was unexpected here, lol. I will sure be reading up on those faq and other items at the site(s) you gave me, thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I am assumeing too that they direct you to places that have add-ons to for the game? This is such a sweet game, I can't believe the realism in it! Every where I turn, there is something that happens that is common in real life, but not really in games, until now! Such as the dirt being blown off the runway when I start up my plane, omg! And lets not forget, I can't stop just trying to crash land my plane and watch that guy jump out and head for cover before the thing explodes, thats awsome!! Oh, and before I forget, there IS in-flight music. If you will check your manuals on page 25 at the bottom, it talks about Takeoff, Inflight, and Crash music folders. It is there that you place a wav file that you want to play in those times! I just copied the UI music in the in-flight section and flew. Sure enough, it works http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif The settings too for the in-flight music are in the Sound section for hardware. Thanks again and I look forward to being on this forum! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Mosin_91
10-26-2005, 05:01 PM
go to netwings site, he has music you can download. You can have inflight music, you just have to supply your own or get it from another source.

http://www.netwings.org/library/

go to pf or IL2 and see if there are any music files (i know there are)

also try here

http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_music.htm

Bearcat99
10-26-2005, 05:36 PM
Welcome aboard Eagle.... Hit the Sturmovik Essentials link in my sig and scroll down to Essential Reading.... make sure you DL Neural Dream'a aircraft guide. Book mark that thread.... there are tons and I do mean tons of great information throughout it.... Airwarfare.com is also a great site and THE site to hit if you only had one.... Do you have the entire package meaning Forgotten Battles, The Aces Expansion pack and Pacific Fighters... or just PF. If you have PF as a stand alone you will definitely want to get the rest of the package and merge them. Hit the "Why you should merge." link at the top of the Sturmovik essentials thread.. that will sum it all up. This sim is sweet.... and if you like PF as a stand alone you will love the added content of the whole series merged into one. Consider it a 5 CD multifront sim.

Opie-won
10-26-2005, 05:51 PM
Hello All,

I am also fairly new to PF, although not so new to flight sims. Is there any way that I can purchase the updates for PF and get them mailed? I have dial-up at home and downloading the needed patches would take literally days to accomplish. Thanks for any information available or for pointing me in the right direction.

LEXX_Luthor
10-26-2005, 05:57 PM
Eagle, when you get a chance, map elevator trim to your mousewheel. Its in Controls section in the HOTAS section at the bottom. Click the empty space to the right and that activates the input so you then roll back the mousewheel and you should see -Z-Mouse-Axis (I think). Then you just roll the wheel back to trim elevator "up" and roll forward to trim elevator "down." This is the most realistic way to use trim without a Fancy Joystick with rotary wheel.

Also setup mouse view, it works great. You can adjust the mouse sensitivity in the Input Menu (I usually use 4.0 or 5.0). The max is 10.0 but its a bit hard to control. You can set back to 2.0 if you do much mousework in the Mission Builders (mouse flies all over the place when sensitivity is set high). But, a good sensitivity setting lets you look around the PF sky with minimalist wrist movement. If you have TrekkieIR than forget this (until TIR breaks maybe).

Wellcome to Forgotten Board

jds1978
10-26-2005, 06:04 PM
Hello All,

I am also fairly new to PF, although not so new to flight sims. Is there any way that I can purchase the updates for PF and get them mailed? I have dial-up at home and downloading the needed patches would take literally days to accomplish. Thanks for any information available or for pointing me in the right direction.

Opie...if u have 56k it's not so bad...it took me like 6hrs to get all patched up when i bought PF...well at least thats not days and days (lol)

28k will probably be a scary thing tho http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

anyways, you know your system better than i do (obviously)...

howdy and welcome aboard!

major_setback
10-26-2005, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by Opie-won:
Hello All,

I am also fairly new to PF, although not so new to flight sims. Is there any way that I can purchase the updates for PF and get them mailed? I have dial-up at home and downloading the needed patches would take literally days to accomplish. Thanks for any information available or for pointing me in the right direction.

The magazine PC Pilot usually has the patches on CD. They usually come a couple of months after being downloadable here. The magazine is sold every second month. They had the 4.01 and 4.01m patch on disc with the last issue (the September/October issue, not the current one!).

It is possible to order back-issues (old releases) of PC Pilot.

http://www.pcpilot.net/(hyjddr45cstfwg21ropyaj45)/index.aspx



You might also find a library that has this magazine, if not - it's worth keeping in mind that you can always obtain patches from this source. They havn't missed a patch yet as far as I know!

-HH-Quazi
10-26-2005, 07:00 PM
Now this is refreshing to hear about this sim through fresh eyes, to hear the excitement in his typed words. Really reminds me of when I started this sim addiction, and of the things that I take for granted now.

Welcome m8! You have just become a part of the finest flight sim community in the world imho. The creator of this sim often participates and gives incredible support. You have came in at a time when this particular series has hit its' peak, and we are all gearing up for his BoB release sometime in late '06 or '07. Till then, we have the finest WWII flight sim in the world to fly, and the finest m8s in the world to hang with. Congrats!

Bearcat99
10-26-2005, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by Opie-won:
Hello All,

I am also fairly new to PF, although not so new to flight sims. Is there any way that I can purchase the updates for PF and get them mailed? I have dial-up at home and downloading the needed patches would take literally days to accomplish. Thanks for any information available or for pointing me in the right direction.

Check your PTs.....

Opie-won
10-26-2005, 09:31 PM
Bearcat,

PM Sent, thanks

Maple_Tiger
10-27-2005, 07:53 PM
Welcome aboard EagleOne and Opie-won!

I hope you the community and find all the information your looking for.

For online play, most of us use HyperLobby.

Heres the link:

http://hyperfighter.sk/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=5

Flying_Nutcase
10-27-2005, 11:36 PM
Welcome!

You will probably want to get the Forgotten Battles Gold Pack (Forgotten Batttles + the Ace Expansion Pack). This + PF = the merged install which most of us have.

If you have a few surplus dollars then get TrackIR3 Pro with Vector Expansion (infra-red head tracking system - avoids the need for hat-switch viewing).

You should also look at getting Shift_E's Voice Activated Command - great for controlling AI, and while it's one of the few software utilities you'll have to pay for, for $10 it's essentially free anyway, given the value.

Get into the Full Mission Builder - it opens up the richness of the sim. It's really easy to use. There are visual tutorials in my sig and others at places like airwarfare.com.

And find a friend or squadron to fly with. Flying coops with real players is immersion plus.

Rudder pedals are great, as is a HOTAS Throttle and Stick setup.

Heck, where does it end. lol.

A lot of us have been playing for years and still get totally absorbed in this sim/game. There's miles of room for creativity and immersion.

Good luck!

S!