View Full Version : a few questions from a newbie

03-26-2008, 04:06 PM
Ive been looking at il2 screen shots online and the graphics look great. I really like multiplayer flight sims and Ive been playing "aces high 2" for the past year now and I really like that game. My question is how does this game compare to that? If any one has ever played that can you plz tell me mainly how these two games differ? ty in advance ~Iodd~

03-26-2008, 04:28 PM
We had a squad mate who came from AH. From what he mentioned to me it sounds like 1946 has allot more eye candy. As well he said the fight model in 1946 is far more realistic stating AH felt archadeish in comparision. I've never played AH myself so I don't speak from peronal experience. Regardless 1946 is IMO the best flight sim available and it rocks online. You can't go wrong in picking it up.

03-26-2008, 04:59 PM
You'll probably find IL2 "harder". The planes can be fairly unforgiving.

03-26-2008, 06:35 PM
I've never played Aces High 2 either. However, I have been on this forum a long time and I have NEVER heard anyone seriously claim that there is a better WWII flight sim than IL-2. As a matter of fact, a lot of people find IL-2 quite difficult if they have played other flight sims. Is it perfect, no. Is it challenging, yes.

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-27-2008, 08:47 AM
Aces High 2 does a few things right...IL2:1946 does much more right though.

03-27-2008, 10:31 AM
I just took another two weeks trail in AH2 after three years off. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I had to try the Wirlberwind.http://svsl1.hitechcreations.com/smf/Smileys/default/rock.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Compared to aH2 this game looks a heck of a lot better, has better ,harder flight models. Is worse when it comes to views and gameplay. You just can't beat that titanic Tuesday with 600 people in the same room. Also the fuel management is better in AH but that stupid 2x fuel burn is annoying.
Except for this few things AH is way inferior to this game. Graphics don't come near, generally feel of the airplanes is much more credible in this game, here you'll have to pretty much fly the plane. No more Hit the throttle to the wall on the tarmac and go do your laundry for the climb. You'll have to fly it yourself. There's no auto trim, You can actually burn your engine very easy if you don't use it properly. Damage model is a lot more complex.

All in all, Il-2 1946 is a lot better flight Sim.

03-27-2008, 08:20 PM
Thx for all the responses guys ill have to give this game a try is there a free trial peroid for this game? ~Iodd~

03-27-2008, 08:27 PM
Once you buy the basic software you can play online for free. Hyperlobby is a very popular site for this. Look for the link in my sig and go check Hyperlobby out. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Edit: And there is an official demo you can download that gives you a few flyables and missions. I wouldn't judge the current version of the series by it though because the demo is several years old now.

03-27-2008, 09:03 PM
The demo is really old and doesn't make justice for what this game became. The graphics in the demo are over four years old and so are the flight models. The game changed a lot since the demo.

Just get the il-2 Sturmovik 1946. you won't be disapointed.

This is not Pay per play game, so once you bought the game you can play it for free online in servers put up by the community.

03-28-2008, 12:45 PM
Ill buy the game soon, thx again for answering my questions. ~Iodd~

03-28-2008, 02:40 PM
This is the game/sim of the century.. no jokes.

For a newcomer to this type of genre, you will find it incredibly daunting, BUT, don't let this put you off.
The game is accommodating for the 'newbie' as it is for the 'ace' via the REALITY settings screen.
Online servers via Hyperlobby/All-Seing-Eye all allow you to see the server reality settings before you join a game.

But believe me (and thousands of others), we all were where you are now, we can only advise you from our experience if you ask!!!.. to become a competetent pilot.

To become an 'ACE' .. well, that's up to you..
Edt: Essential items = joystick (with twist rudder) and/or rudder pedals. Also Track IR if affordable.

03-28-2008, 05:30 PM
You should download my training campaign "Straight From the Farm". It will help you learn how to takeoff and land as well tell you about some basic keys you need to map. Follow the link in my signature to get to my campaigns.

03-30-2008, 09:39 PM
I like the way the community treats new people. Really helpfull and not rude. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ~Iodd~

04-01-2008, 01:10 AM
Hey members! Hey Bearcat! Have the Zoo days really ended?