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08-25-2008, 03:44 PM
I've ben playing IL2 for a couple of years but still have a couple of stupid questions -

a) How do you get rid of voice comms subtitles?
b) How do you get rid of Info bar ie. the one down the right hand side of screen that shows things like - GEARP UP , POWER 90% etc ????

THanks for any help

08-25-2008, 03:48 PM
Change the 'no subtitles =0' to 1 in this part of your conf.ini file (fixes request 1 - request /query 2 not possible)


08-25-2008, 03:57 PM
Thxs Ytareh

I wonder if there is a mod to get rid of the Text or at least shrink it down! Its a bit of an imersion killer IMO

THanks Again mate

Anyone else know the answer to part 2?

08-25-2008, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by funkster319:
Thxs Ytareh

I wonder if there is a mod to get rid of the Text or at least shrink it down! Its a bit of an imersion killer IMO

THanks Again mate

Anyone else know the answer to part 2?

No need to get a mod. I always fly that way. Its pretty unnecessary except for radiator settings/overheat warnings anyway.

Just set:


08-25-2008, 04:27 PM
There is a way to remove the "info bar", I've done it before, I just can't recall right now how to do it. If I locate the instructions, I'll pass them on. Note that it's not a mod, just changing a line in a file.

EDIT: Never mind. WTE_Galway has it right.

08-26-2008, 12:03 AM
There must be a way to shrink down the text on the right side I guess. On some screenshots I noticed to see a lot smaller text than the default ones.
I would like to know how to do that as well.
I don't know if it is a mod or not. Otherwise I have to go to "the dark side". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

08-26-2008, 12:13 AM
The smaller font screenshots are probably just taken on a very high res screen. I have not heard of a way to change font size.

However what you CAN do if you want is selectively remove messages you do not care about like throttle setting and just leave in the messages you need. GISTAND1 talked about it in another thread .....

Originally posted by GISTAND1:
In one of the "read me" files there is a reference about "Notes on Using, Modifying and Replacing the Voice Files and Radio Chatter Text Messages".....To make a long story short, I was able to get rid "ALL" text from the HUD..Still working on getting rid of the right-hand text ex. Engine on, Flaps down...etc!!!
First, I opened up the "Il8n" folder in the main root folder of IL2-1946..Then I "double clicked" on the "hud_msg" PROPERTIES File inside the folder, which is the english file...Then I used notepad to open this file ,which changed all the other files to Notepad type files in the I18n folder...In the read me file it made a reference which says.."Please always remember that the left column of this text is the names of files and the right column is the messages that will be displayed on the screen simultaneously with the sounding the voice files, so do not change the left column".
Well I HIT THE JACKPOT!!!!...What I did was took my time and deleted the "right-hand" column text which was long tedius process and saved the file, and opened or started up IL2-1946, started with a single American mission and what I got was the Audio, but "NO" text in upper-left corner of Hud area!!!!!
You can do to the same thing with the "hud_msg_de(German) file, "hud_msg_fr(French), and the hud_msg_pl(Polish) files also!!!...To speed up the the process I made a copy of the "hud_msg" (the English file...) and pasted it on my Desktop and changed the last (2) letters of the French, Polish and German files..Example: hud_msg_pl..and copied the file back into the I18 folder and got a message "Do I want to replace the "hud_msg_pl" file..inwhich I clicked yes or ok...I did all the other files the same way and IT WORK!!!...I also made or changed all of the non-English speech files to english versions..so if I fly as a Russian pilot I would here any audio messages in English!!!...There is a link in the Forum on how the change the non-English Speech file to English..(Note: I used the same process with the "Speech" files as I did with the I18 hud message files)
I have beed trying to solve the Hud Text problem ever since I built my new "Gaming System" using Vista Ultimate 32Bit operating system!!!...(Note: Under Windows Xp there was no problem in changing the config file!!! But Vista IT WAS ANOTHER STORY!!!)
I had been through the whole Pacific Fighter forum and "NO" one had the answer and fix under Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit!!!
I had to share this "HUD FIX" with the other guys and girls on the Forum..I've have gotten a lot of help and problems resolved for Pacific Fighters, IL2-1946...and any other UBISOFT sim I had or have!! ...I HOPE THIS WILL HELP OTHERS!!!!

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08-26-2008, 01:40 PM
THxs Galway - just the thing I was looking for :O)

08-26-2008, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by funkster319:
THxs Galway - just the thing I was looking for :O)

I have not personally tried it and he does seem to be talking more about the messages at the top ... but worth a go.