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sylph_airt
06-15-2009, 05:55 PM
Perhapse I'm old-school, but I haven't played IL2 for years, and the only copies I have are the original, and Forgotten Battles.(I lost the Ace expansion disk)

Does anyone still play either of those?

Bearcat99
06-15-2009, 06:13 PM
Most of us are flying IL2 1946 (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=il2+1946&cid=6786482433347969769&sa=title#ps-sellers).

Get it.. then hit the Nugget's Guide in my sig.

WTE_Galway
06-15-2009, 06:21 PM
IL2 1946 as Bearcat said ...


There are however three ways to play 1946:

1. Patched up to version 4.08 , probably still the most common online.

2. Patched up to the beta version of 4.09 this is not the final release but has very few known problems and includes the awesome new Bessabaria and Slovakia maps

3. There is also a thing called "mods"

x6BL_Brando
06-15-2009, 06:23 PM
Yeah, there's a DVD called IL2-1946 which contains the whole series and runs as version 4.07m. There is an official update up to 4.08m available as a download. This is the official version which many are still flying in Hyperlobby.
There is also a beta update called 4.09b1m. This is a significant improvement in many areas but you will need to obtain a 4.08 - 4.09 switcher so that you can fly either on the same installation.
There is also a modded "unofficial" version which has become very popular and is also flown by many.

The DVD - 1946 is obtainable very cheaply and is definitely worth getting if you want to get online.

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sylph_airt
06-15-2009, 07:31 PM
Lol, my comp won't run 1946.

Its still the same computer I had when the original IL2 first came out. I guess I had just quit before PF came out because the rooms had died down to pretty much nobody.

I was mainly just asking because I was cleaning out my closet and found all my old game disks. I used to play the original religiously, mostly against those GOTS guys.

And yes, I have the older saitech.

Aviar
06-15-2009, 10:03 PM
I guess I had just quit before PF came out because the rooms had died down to pretty much nobody.

Just what 'rooms' were you playing? Maybe UBI? If so, very few people ever played there.

The best place to play IL-2 has always been HyperLobby. In fact, it's probably just as packed now as it was 5 years ago.

Aviar

Tully__
06-16-2009, 04:09 AM
IL2: 1946

In the past I've played all versions when they were current except 4.05 and 4.06. I only missed those because they were a little hard to get outside Russia.

WTE_Galway
06-16-2009, 05:19 AM
Originally posted by sylph_airt:
Lol, my comp won't run 1946.

Its still the same computer I had when the original IL2 first came out. I guess I had just quit before PF came out because the rooms had died down to pretty much nobody.

I was mainly just asking because I was cleaning out my closet and found all my old game disks. I used to play the original religiously, mostly against those GOTS guys.

And yes, I have the older saitech.


I play 1946 on the computer i had when IL2 first came out.

Admittedly with more ram and a newer graphics card than it had back then buts its still an 8 year old PC133 ram Athlon ... the beauty of IL2 is it runs great on old technoplogy.