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02-01-2009, 02:10 PM
Hello, I am looking for a good Combat Flight Sim with good multiplayer. I ended up being point to "IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946". But at this point I am totally confused. What is the lastest version that eveyone is playing "Pacific fighters"?1946? And what do I need to purchase to be able to play whatever is hot right now? THank you.

02-01-2009, 02:10 PM
Hello, I am looking for a good Combat Flight Sim with good multiplayer. I ended up being point to "IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946". But at this point I am totally confused. What is the lastest version that eveyone is playing "Pacific fighters"?1946? And what do I need to purchase to be able to play whatever is hot right now? THank you.

02-01-2009, 02:42 PM
Salute WuTangWindu

You want "IL-2 STURMOVIK 1946"

This is the latest version of the sim. PACIFIC FIGHTERS is several generations old, and only includes Pacific theater aircraft, and not all of them. Additional Pacific theater aircraft come in 1946, as well as of course, the European Theater aircraft, plus a number of fantasy what-if aircraft which might have seen action if the war continued till 1946.

You should be able to pick up 1946 from the discount bins, if not you can download it online for a reasonable price.

Once you get 1946, you will need to patch it to 4.08.

You can download the 4.08m patch here:

http://mission4today.com/index...e=Downloads&get=1908 (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&get=1908)

Click on the blue highlighted text to download:


When it is finished downloading, you need to double click on the zipped file to install it.

If you want to get online, (the most fun in flight sims) then you need to get HYPERLOBBY. Most players who fly IL-2 use this system.

Hyperlobby can be downloaded here:


Follow the instructions carefully.

The game you want to select is "Forgotten Battles", NOT "IL-2". Also, some people have a problem in not pointing the Hyperlobby program at the right .exe. Make sure you point it at your IL-2 FB .exe. This is the file called 'il2fb' inside your main IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 folder, and which looks like a small icon of a Corsair, blue and orange in colour.

The other thing you must do, is to make sure you have your firewall configured to allow Hyperlobby to launch, as well as allowing the IL-2 game to launch. Normally the firewall will ask you for permission, but sometimes it will lock up, so if you want to be sure, go into the firewall, and add IL-2 and Hyperlobby as permitted programs and servers.


Most people online communicate using mics and a voice comm system. The most common program is TEAMSPEAK.

TeamSpeak can be downloaded here:


Once you have installed TeamSpeak, you need to create a new server to connect. Under ADDRESSBOOK, You put your mouse arrow on the 'Server' heading, and right click, slide down to 'Add Server', and left click on it. It will create a new box for the name of the server.

You write in name of the server

Then under 'Server Address' you enter whatever the server addy is. Most of the big servers online have a homepage which lists their Teamspeak addy and password.

Then you put your nickname in.

You connect as an anonymous user.

When you have finished putting that in, you double click on the Server name on the left, and you will connect.


Many servers online are now using the 'mods', which are additions to the basic game which allow you to fly AI aircraft and other new aircraft.

To get the mods, you goggle 'All Aircraft Arcade', and go to the "Unified Installer" thread.

You will then need to register with the forum, then download the "AAA Unified Installer Version 1.1", (multiple downloads)

Then make a backup of your IL-2 STURMOVIK 1946 folder, rename it 'Mods', then install the AAA mods to it.

In the main folder you then have a version switcher which allows you to pick either plain 4.08, plain 4.09, or modded versions of these, with or without six degrees of freedom Track IR.

You then need to re-point Hyperlobby at this new install, at the same time you can change your name using the following instructions:


Logon to HL then type //deleteaccount into the chat bar. Then logon with your new name and password and follow the instruction. That changes your name but keeps all your settings, friends list, etc. intact

To change the path to the executable game file, disconnect from hyperlobby, then press ctrl and shift, then left click on 'connect' and the dialog box will come up. Click on game .exe, and note properties address, then point to the il2fb.exe in your new modded install.


Hope this will get you up and running.

If you are looking for more help, and a Squadron to join, think about RAF74.


We offer training and help to get you up and flying more quickly than you would on your own.

Our homepage is here:


02-01-2009, 02:47 PM
Don't think we can show that link yet can we? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

02-01-2009, 02:52 PM
"IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946" is the culmination of a sequential build of IL-2 expansions. In other words, Pacific Fighters is included within 1946, plus there are several more aircraft relevant to the Pacific Theater.

02-01-2009, 02:53 PM
Maybe a better way of saying it is that IL-2 1946 is the LAST version of the game. The developers have moved on to a new sim, but there is still a lot of life left in the old girl. 1946 contains everthing that came before, so it is the only thing you need to buy.

There is active online gaming at hyperlobby, several active forum communities, mission and campaign builders, skinners and people doing unofficial mods and maps.

02-01-2009, 02:58 PM
Wow. Thank you very much for the quick and imformative reply Buzzsaw. I am now Downloading the game from "direct2drive" for ten bucks. I have a good amount of experience with "aces high". Hopfully that will give me a good start once I actually get in a bird. Once again thank you and im sure i will be interested in you squad.

02-01-2009, 03:03 PM

Read this:
A Nugget's Guide To Getting Off The Ground.. (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9121094645)

02-01-2009, 03:44 PM
Mentioned in the Nugget's Guide is my training campaign. It helsp you with takeoffs, landings, carrier operations and tells you what basic functions you should map to play the game. The missiopns are real quick to play, generally 2 to 3 minutes each.

Follow the link below to my stuff

02-01-2009, 07:32 PM
Make sure you burn that to a disk if you can... then hit The Nugget's Guide in my sig... and also take a look at the Essentials link in my sig as well...............

Welcome aboard.......

02-01-2009, 11:37 PM
Remember, once you get hooked,
"you can check out but you can never leave"


02-02-2009, 08:11 AM
.... And once you get started, this sim is not your usual sim, it's a lot more difficult.
Don't despair, but keep 'hammering at it'. Eventually it all comes together, and away you go...

Keep asking if you're not sure, it helps a lot.

02-03-2009, 05:00 PM
Excellent post Buzzsaw, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif