View Full Version : Original IL2 Demo?

07-19-2005, 01:03 PM
I remember playing it, (and not believing my eyes!)but I can't remember what disc it came on. Not even sure I'd be able to find it even if I knew if I still had it to find.

Reminded of it by the thread about the original icon, and a couple of comments on the forums. I feel like I should have it just for completeness sake.

Does anybody know where I can get it from?

07-19-2005, 01:26 PM
It can be found on the Internet at many places. But this link fetches it from the official UBI FTP server (146 MB):


This demo is still a pleasure to play occasionally. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

07-19-2005, 03:30 PM
Thanks rnzoli, downloading now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

07-19-2005, 05:26 PM
The above link is for the demo version 2.As I recall this came out after the original IL-2 was released and had some changes from the original demo which came out before IL-2 was released.

Most links are to the version 2 demo.I am pretty sure if you search hard enough in some archives you will find the original demo.

07-20-2005, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by Troll2k:
I am pretty sure if you search hard enough in some archives you will find the original demo.

Search hard? Why? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif It's at the same folder (102 MB)ftp://ftp.ubisoft.com/games/il2sturmovik/demo/il2_demo.zip

The story I remember is that the first demo was actually a leaked version, that was never intended for public distribution, but it spread like wildfire (or, for that matter, like the unofficial 4.00 patch, if you like http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

07-20-2005, 07:02 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I have the IL-2S.... but I fired this Baby up and it's Mint!
The sound is Great and No Freezes at all.
Great Program. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

07-20-2005, 07:27 PM
Sound. One thing that can instantly be seen is awesome sound.
Also notice how the bullets are whizzling thru air on external view.http://free-vk.t-com.hr/domagoj/smileys/sing.gif
I have v1 demo and must say that MG151/20 are interesting there.

07-21-2005, 01:44 AM
I flew the demo for a year before I bought the game. you would lose energy very easy and run into the ground, tough to fly, but still fun. the demo was better than any of my other games. just couldn't get plane to stay in the air. I think I could fly it now from all the practice I have now. new fm now is more like before in that you have to conserve energy.

07-21-2005, 02:19 AM
New FM is better for most part but old sound and shooting modelling can't be matched!!!

07-21-2005, 01:21 PM

I stand corrected.