View Full Version : Few Questions.

07-18-2008, 03:26 PM
I just had my old XP box die and replaced it with a vista 64 bit machine. My questions are: Will the original IL2 install on this thing? If so, what are the chances of it installing without workarounds? Will my sidewinder Precision 2 install? I can usually get just about anything running on a pc. I'm only asking so that I don't start without reasonable chances of success at a time when I don't have much time to fool around with any of this. Any links to anything that might help are appreciated.

07-18-2008, 03:39 PM
Is your Precision 2 a gameport or USB model?

07-18-2008, 03:55 PM
It would be USB.

07-18-2008, 04:55 PM
I guess there should be a way to get things working in the end, but as for the "without workaround" part, well... I think your chances are pretty slim. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

07-18-2008, 05:37 PM
Slim is ok. Just have to have the time for it. Any links to anything that could help?

07-19-2008, 01:47 AM
Originally posted by GTO_68:
Slim is ok. Just have to have the time for it. Any links to anything that could help?
Vista Home Premium 64bit and IL2 1946 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/1921070116)

07-19-2008, 02:30 AM
My OS is Vista Home, preinstalled on my laptop.

My joystick is a SideWinder Precision 2 with USB port (S/N 9262400749573). I bought it used and without any accompanying software.

I have had no problems with my SideWinder. I've played the following sims with this combination:
IL-2 1946
FS 2002
FS 2004
Combat Flight Simulator 3
CFS-3 with MAW add-on
Janes WWII Fighters
Wings Over Vietnam

07-19-2008, 07:05 AM
I got the stick installed last night by just plugging it in. I will give the game a shot a bit later after I get some sleep. Thanks, Tully.

07-19-2008, 10:15 PM
IL2 seems to be the one game I can't get installed. Again, its the original. Not being a huge flight simmer, I'm not really wanting to buy anything at the moment. While I've gotten older games like Starcraft, Close Combat 2 and 4, Tiberian Sun, and RA2 installed, with TS the only one giving me very much trouble, I just can't seem to get IL2 in at all. Any other tips? Tully, thanks for your help. Being a Vista noob, some of that really helped me out with TS.