View Full Version : How long did it take?

03-25-2005, 07:14 AM

03-25-2005, 07:23 AM
may have taken me longer than a week i cant remmber http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

probably when i started to play onwhine, then it really bites

and usermade campaigns http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-25-2005, 07:28 AM
Being a pilot and already a flight-sim junky, I realized fairly quickly that there was something special. My biggest worry was that because of the obscurity of the aircraft (in relation to the west) that there wouldn't be much of a community for online competition. I flew the original IL2 offline for a couple months before I even ventured online.


03-25-2005, 07:45 AM
I have spent so much cash on this Sim that the price of the IL2 series is just a drop in the ocean. eg 3 new rigs, 4 joysticks,Pro Throttle,TIR, headphones & mic,new monitor etc. my last upgrade was 600(MB,CPU & graphics card).
My M8's think I'm a bit of a nut to spend all my cash to run a game. I think it has been well spent as the enjoyment that I have had back in return is ten foldhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
So Yeah! I think I fell for this sim Big Time right from the demo.

03-25-2005, 07:47 AM
Wheres the ****ed patch?

03-25-2005, 07:56 AM
I was hooked after the first day or so.... definitely by the end of the first week. I still have those "Ooooooooo Ahhhhhhh" moments just about everytime i boot it up....LOOL

03-25-2005, 09:02 AM
1st time I flew the demo on my computer @ work with the keyboard! I knew right then I had to have a new computer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
I can still remember what it looked like to take off in the P-39 in the rain. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

03-25-2005, 09:38 AM
I kept seeing adds in magazines about this sim called IL2: Forgotten Battles. I hadn't flown a flightsim since the Aces series. I picked up IL2FB, I was blown away by the detail, but I assumed that it was the industry standard because of my 5-6 year break.

It took CFS3 for me to really appreciate the il2 series. You can't apreciate the good without the bad ... really bad.

03-25-2005, 09:51 AM
Loved the sim from day one,although i did'nt go online until i got broadband about a year ago,and then its a whole new game and very addictive (as my bank manager will confirm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)

03-25-2005, 09:55 AM
I was addicted as soon as I flew the demo. It was the first time I had seen a cockpit modeled
like that. I had been playing CFS1 at the time so I knew this was big! I don't think any developers offered cockpits like that back then. I was amazed to see the spinning propeller through my windscreen! I must have played that demo a hundred times.


S 8
03-25-2005, 10:04 AM
First time I tried the demo,even if it was a on a minimum spec required computer it was stunning.I though I was a pretty good simpilot but when I tried that it was like I had never played a sim before.

03-25-2005, 10:09 AM
The first time I flew a Sturmovik, I was hooked. I had bought, tried, and rejected CFS, EAW, Janes, etc, etc...but IL-2 was for me the real deal since Day 1. Still is...

S! Gooner

03-25-2005, 10:39 AM
I never knew what is was to fly online. This is what hooked me from day one. Then by the end of day one, and playing offline (with the original IL2 Sturmovik), it was all over with. I would spend at least 20 hours a day over the first 3 weeks (I am not exaggerating). Sleep deprevitiy took over and I had to cut down to eight hours a day (while the wife was at work). Even today, nearly 2 years later, I'll spend 3 to 4 hours a day flying this sim. Hooked isn't the word here. I call it addicted. I can't seem to find the Forgotten Battles Anonomus club around any longer.

03-25-2005, 11:51 AM
I've been around since the beginning. Shortly after IL-2 came out a friend of mine loaned me his copy. (he didn't care much for flight sim and his mom got it for him)I it for about a week and then bought my own copy; the rest is history.

Question...Do most of you play FB/PF all the time or do you switch from game to game. I tend to jump from FB/PF to sim racing and hopefully sim U-Boating when my copy of Silent Hunter III arrives. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-25-2005, 05:42 PM
I have pretty much been a hopeless,
'One sim' fanboy since I read a short review
of a pre release beta version.
It was in the local newspaper, and I still
have it.
It is dated Tuesday,April 24 2001.
As a old scale model nut/collector for many decades, I was intrigued.
A PC game named for the famous/infamous il2,
and by a Russian Co ?
I just had to try it.
The rest is history.

03-25-2005, 05:48 PM
Only got hooked with FB, but enjoyed il2 a lot.

03-25-2005, 05:54 PM
i purchased the game when it came out, but i couldent play it for a looooong time couse my computer could not runn it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif , and i had no money for a new one, but then one day i got a new computer and i have been playing this gam esince then

03-25-2005, 06:01 PM
Brought IL2 a couple of days after it came out in the Uk. I wasn't hooked in the first hour because my m/c at the time was struggling a little bit (got better after the patches I seem to remember) then I flew the first mission!! It was in an Il2 (it was the name of the game!) and I will never forget seeing my first Il2 Me109 up close. Totally blew me away. The colours seemed just right and I know it's a cleche, it just looked so "real" compared to anything else I had seen.. That really was it for me, never looked back.. wierd really!

03-25-2005, 06:03 PM
I think I was hooked after about a month. I seem to have to get my daily online fix while flying FB/PF. I like the immersion of flying this sim with comms, in DF servers and squad coops. There's something about flying with a group, and looking out for one another. DF servers that run their own comms, are my favorite servers to fly, espcially those with the locked pits, limited icons, and no outside views. But nothing can beat the comaraderie of flying FB/PF COOPs with your squadron mates.
Flyby out

-HH- Beebop
03-25-2005, 11:15 PM
I was switching between EAW and CFS2 with forays into sim racing and SimCity 3000Unltd. Then I found the first IL-2 demo. Within three days I was not going back to either EAW or CFS2. The race simming took a bit hit as did SimCity. By the end of the second week I would race sim maybe 45 minutes a week and spend the rest of my time flying the IL-2 demo. Soon nothing at all but IL-2. And all I was playing was the demo! I d/l'ed the second demo and after about 1&1/2 months bought IL-2 Sturmovik.
Now I have no other games on my computer and when I'm not flying I'm building missions, skinning or working with my suqdron. I do make sure though to take care of two important things....my job, (so I can afford this sim) and my wife. For some reason my version of IL-2 does not do dishes, clean house, fix dinner, help raise the kids or take care of some other "needs" I have. And although I really, really, REALLY like the game, I love my wife!

03-26-2005, 12:02 AM
was looking for a WWII sim specifically, found the demo and played it for many months. Had never seen flight models or damage models that didn't take away from the game, unlike IL2, so this was a prime find. Dropped some $ on a system and HOTAS and now all is right with the world. Wish this had been out earlier in life, but maybe it's better that I did spend time away from the internet during my formative years.

03-26-2005, 01:39 AM
after i stalled out & impacted for the six time in a row in il2 against AI , it stayed on the shelf for 6 months

then i got the net switched on back in 2001 & had a re-check of which games i had that were multiplayer interweb freindly

oh what a learning experience

03-26-2005, 02:32 AM
For me to be fair I'd have to go back to Il2, FB was a nice refined enhancement. I knew I was hooked after about a week, because of the feel of the a/c, and enjoying scenery that wasn't blurred http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif But bah, I still look forward to spamming the forums... I hate the Mods.

03-26-2005, 03:19 AM
Got hooked since day 1. I remember the first time I fired up this sim, Il-2 v1.0. I watched a couple of training video's first. "Hey, what is convergence? I've never seen that in CF$". The first time I got myself behind the stick was in the Il-2 series1. When I took off, I admired the, diffrent and not unappealing terrain, sliding under me. I Admired the buildings and static onjects sinking away further as I gained altitude. I loved the way they did the forests, Big forests made with just one or two textures on top of eachother, good find. Together with the exotic (for us westerners that is) planeset, I knew in the first 30 minutes we had a winner.

But, I guess no-one could realize back then that this sim could develop to what we have nowadays.