View Full Version : New to IL-2

12-30-2007, 07:37 AM
Hi, decided to dust off IL and play it again. In fact gone out and bought IL2 1946 for 14.99. Can I confirm this has all the versions of the game on it bar the original IL2. Do I need to patch this any further as well.

Also, what is a decent joystick to use with this. Got an MS Sidewinder Forcefeedback 2 and I cant get along with this. The plane is all over the place. Any tips?

12-30-2007, 07:55 AM
Hi Corky! If you go to the front page and scroll down,you will see this:
1946 4.08 Patch and Dedicated Server Released

Under that heading is a list of mirror sites that have the 4.08 patch (the cd is version 4.07)
There is a beta patch (409b) out now,but its probably better if you just install the 408 patch for now.Make sure you get the right one (not the server patch)
As for joysticks,look for the Saitek range as a good start.

12-30-2007, 08:10 AM
You have the finest stick made. Make sure you have it set up properly in Controls. It works perfectly with 46 (I use one myself).

12-30-2007, 08:18 AM
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12-30-2007, 09:16 AM
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12-30-2007, 09:22 AM
Thanks for the replies guys. On the joystick front, you say the MS one I have is good. Also got a Logitech Attack 3, but do not know what this is like.

Is it worth keeping the original IL2 or is everything I need on the 1946 version.

12-30-2007, 09:25 AM
Everthing you need (apart from the 4.08 patch) is on the '46 dvd.

12-30-2007, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by CorkyCl:
Is it worth keeping the original IL2 or is everything I need on the 1946 version.

Like JG52Uther said, but if you are emotionally attached to the original like me, keep it!

12-30-2007, 12:31 PM
They even threw in the original IL-2 Sturmovik campaigns, so in a sense even the first version is represented.

12-30-2007, 12:56 PM
What do you mean the stick is all over the place?

12-30-2007, 04:32 PM
Almost too responsive - I get off the ground and the wings often dip and I crash back into the runway! It nneds to be quite sluggish for my liking.

12-30-2007, 04:38 PM
CH Products all the way!


12-30-2007, 04:52 PM
I think the new default stick settings in 1946 are supposed to make the stick less responsive. Are you sure your stick is properly calibrated? That's usually my problem.

The wings dipping might just be the torque of the plane. Some planes are worse than others especially if you can't dial in aeleron trim before you take off. The Spitfires and Fw190s can be a pain, and I remember that there was a biplane that I tried out and gave up on in the AEP days.

12-30-2007, 05:45 PM
Default stick curve settings are all up to 100. DL il2sticks and use one of the included profiles and/or modify one to your liking.

12-30-2007, 06:42 PM
I find rookies tend to be haevy handed on the controls. Follow the advice given about the profiles for joysticks and consider downloading my "Straight From the Farm" training campaign.

12-30-2007, 08:34 PM
I find rookies tend to be haevy handed on the controls.

That and the need for getting some trim input organised straight from lift off. Easy on the power too, everything needs to be smooth on the input front.