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12-18-2005, 12:33 PM
How do you guys play this game in Single player?

what are your rules?..

for example i play almost "full switch", i have "map flight path" on couse if you are lost you are done for, and in reality the pilots had a heading to all waypoints available, but you cant have that when flying a "Pilot career" just in "FMB" missions which i think sucks hard http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

but anyway, back to how you play

i delete my pilot if he dies or get captured
and i only replay if the mission is lost and i cant continue, which is one more bad thing in "Pilot career", in reality if you lose a battle the war just dont end..

how do you guys play then?.. like me or way different?

btw my latest pilot got captured after i e-landed his P-40 over enemy lines

i had flown 10 missions and had 20 kills http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

hope he survives the japanese warcamps

12-18-2005, 12:42 PM
I tried to finish a campaign without dying, but never made it. I mostly died in bad weather. I can't see like the AI.

12-18-2005, 01:00 PM

To be more specific:

The above post explains pretty much all.

e.g. You can continue if you fail a mission (uncheck the corresponding option in difficulties).
When you get captured you can play role-playing style and throw dice. You can do the same after every tour of duty etc etc.

12-18-2005, 01:36 PM

12-18-2005, 02:09 PM
I play with my feet up, the beer on my desk anda mini fridge on the shelf above my computer....... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

You ask how i played right?

Im sorry i only play online

12-18-2005, 02:14 PM

12-18-2005, 02:19 PM
I never deleted my pilot or anything. I just played (haven't in a while) to have a good time and explore/improve skills.

As for the waypoints, there are solutions. There were printable maps at one point, and if laminated you could mark your waypoints for the mission on with a grease pencil. Learning to fly by pilotage (and these maps are chock full of water bodies) makes even a printed map unnecessary with some familiarity. Over the oceans, learn to dead-reckon. Calculate heading and speed (wind is of no consequence in this sim last I played), and you'll come out close with practice.

Just bouncing between tactics is enough for years of play variety. Practice energy fights, from both teams. Later move to angle fights, next bombing from level, dive, and low alt positions. Repeat.

In campaigns I played to stay alive, and keep my wingmen alive. Of course the AI are dumb and often are lost pointlessly. Just ignore those things and continue. And I never did live through a complete campaign in one life.

12-18-2005, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
i delete my pilot if he dies or get captured
and i only replay if the mission is lost and i cant continue, which is one more bad thing in "Pilot career", in reality if you lose a battle the war just dont end.. Turn off "No instant success" in difficulty settings. The campaign will still be ended if your pilot dies or is captured, but you can Apply the mission and continue if you don't achieve the mission goals.

As for how I play, I have a number of campaigns going with settings varying from "No Switch" to "Full Switch" (except "No Instant Success"). In full switch I only refly if I die as a result of trying to answer the phone without using Pause http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif but in the No Switch version anything goes (not that you need to refly those http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

12-18-2005, 02:23 PM
In campaign realistic settings.
In SP - I don't play it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. I suppose I would be using the same settings as in QMB.
In QMB realistic with map icons usually. For testing & fun cockpit off.
Online -- a bit of everything except really easy settings (unlimited ammo etc.)

I don't play DiD. When I am killed in campaign I hit refly untill I pass the mission. In campaign primary goal is to survive and protect other ai squadmates if possible.

12-18-2005, 02:25 PM
I play with the mouse and the W, S, A, and D keys.

12-18-2005, 02:28 PM
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12-18-2005, 03:03 PM
I play pretty much like you, FO-Dark P., except I let my old pilots sit in my roosters as a momento mori.

I never got anything near 20 kills in a campaign though. I usually play to get home in one piece, not to rack up kills.

12-18-2005, 03:07 PM
I tend to just choose whatever I like or feel like when starting a campaign.

There's currently no campaign using full reality, haven't got CEM under control yet, (need to a another slider to my control box). And I just play to have some fun ... (Once started Red9 on full switch... ended up in a re-install I guess... coincidentally ...)

No Did, cos I'm too impatient to land a plane in the proper way. (I learnt that from Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, you could do that there, dive down from whatever height, flaps down, gear down, touch down, no problem there. Bad habit...)

There's one true immersion killer in my setup... I have two pc's, two screens next to eachother. The left one shows IL2... on the right one... I tend to watch TV ... kinda distracting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif Better have maps or aircraft data showing there... hmmm... nice idea ... must try.

Have Fun!

12-18-2005, 04:57 PM
hope he survives the japanese warcamps

yep ...know what you mean...i'm FS...immersion baby

FMB is the future, bring it on Japan...

12-18-2005, 05:51 PM
DiD here