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KestrelOne
01-29-2006, 04:39 PM
Gents,

I just purchased the IL2 Forgotten Battles and Aces pack, along with a Saitek Cyborg Evo controller. Does anyone use this controller, and if so, do you have a game profile I might use? I'm having a hard time sorting out the complexity of the controls and how to program this thing!

I have read through the forums but they to provide an almost overwhelming amount of information! Any assistance will be appreciated! Look forward to getting into the skies and getting shot down by all of you! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

KestrelOne
01-29-2006, 04:39 PM
Gents,

I just purchased the IL2 Forgotten Battles and Aces pack, along with a Saitek Cyborg Evo controller. Does anyone use this controller, and if so, do you have a game profile I might use? I'm having a hard time sorting out the complexity of the controls and how to program this thing!

I have read through the forums but they to provide an almost overwhelming amount of information! Any assistance will be appreciated! Look forward to getting into the skies and getting shot down by all of you! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Low_Flyer_MkII
01-29-2006, 04:44 PM
Welcome! Now that's what I call an avatar http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

A good start would be to browse through this site:
http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/il2_fb.htm

Lots of good stuff to scroll down on the left of the screen.

Taylortony
01-29-2006, 04:47 PM
IS that ACES or the AEP Expansion there is a difference

KestrelOne
01-29-2006, 04:52 PM
Sorry, that would be AEP. Pardon my noobness http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thanks for the replies already, I'ma check out the site already recommended.

I_JG78_Max
01-29-2006, 04:55 PM
I use the Cyborg Evo Force and made myself a joystick-profile for an full real enviroment and the use of Teamspeak 2.

I could send it to you, if you don't mind that the button descriptions are is in german. And you would have to configure your keys in the game's setup, too.

On the other hand, you might try some easier ingame difficulty settings first. In that case my profile could be a bit confusing. For example, i can't fly on servers with external views allowed, because one of my TS2 "push to talk"-button is on the same keyfunction as an outside view. Kicking me, everytime i use it, out of the cockpit. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Not a problem in a full real enviroment of course.


Greetings,

I/JG78_Max

carguy_
01-29-2006, 05:09 PM
Bad news then.The content which is overwhelming is a quick lesson really.You need to read all of it to keep updated.

That is if you don`t know the second thing bout aviation.Otherwise you throw 3/5 out.

major_setback
01-29-2006, 06:07 PM
Hi and welcome. Try the threads at the top of this page (stickies - marked red), they contain a lot of info'.
You have to set some actions in the controls menu (get to it from the main page of the game).

Most important: you must remove chocks to take of from a carrier, Set a keystroke to do this in 'controls' (ex.'K').
On some aircraft you have to raise the gear 'manually' by setting a key to do this, and repeatedly hitting it to raise or lower the landing gear (wheels).
You can pan around and zoom with the mouse in external views (F2).
Centre the sights on the Bf 109 with the command Shft F1 (I think...check in 'controls').

KestrelOne
01-29-2006, 06:32 PM
Gents,

Thanks all so far for the welcomes and the tips. Carguy, I've been beating through all the help stuff for hours now and it really does help. Never flown an aircraft IRL or this complex in a SIM, leads me to believe I have a steep learning curve ahead! Lots of practice time.

Are there any online servers that have advanced players just teaching rookies the basics?

I_JG78_Max, I for sure would like to see your profile for the Evo Force. I can always change the few keys you use that I may not!

Taylortony
01-29-2006, 07:49 PM
there might be some on ubicom and the odd one on hyperlobby, the problem you will have is everyone tends to have Pacific fighters as well and run all 3 versions merged together, this gives you carriers and a lot of Japanese american carrier planes as well.......... but there are some servers about still for FB and aep http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif look for a server that welcomes noobs or ask http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif some people will take you under their wing and help you through it.......stick with it it is worth it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Bearcat99
01-29-2006, 09:55 PM
If you want to get shot down by any of us you have to get Pacific Fighters as well and merge it with FB+AEP then patch it----> 3.03m, 4.01m, 4.02m... then we can shoot you down.. the majority of us fly the full merged setup. Time is your friend.. there is no way to gain proficiency with this sim other than practice... there are some great tools....

In Pursuit: An Online Pilot's Guide to Aerial Combat (http://web.comhem.se/%7Eu85627360/)
Neural Dreaml's Aircraft Reference Guide (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#001)
Hardball's Aircraft Viewer (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#014) an online version of the guide basically.. both are very good.

IL2 Manager 5.0 (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#022) This utility will allow you to make certain adjustments within the config file.. like graphics setting etc. on a gui. While it is highly recommended that you learn where these things are in the config file, once you know that... easy and quick is the way to go. It also has a stick editor which will allow you to set up different profiles for your joystick sensitivity settings.
IL2 Stab (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#024) Similar to IL2 Manager but without the stick editor and with a Diary feature.
VAC (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#047)- Voice ActvatedCommands - This utility is very similar to SHOOT.. it allows you to interact with your PCand thus the sim with voice commands. Very usefull in coops. A bit tricky.. but a good program.
COOP Generator (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#005) - A random COOP genrator. I have yet to use it but it looks interesting.
Sniper's Corner (http://ourworld.cs.com/Abra772/SC_2_Eng.zip) a nice utility to help get the angles aspect of A2A gunnery in your head - Gunnery at AW.C (http://www.airwarfare.com/tactics/tactics_fwgunnery.htm)-A good explenation of the tool and what is does. Also this entire section at AW.C is a really good resource.

As far as your stick settings.. I am sure someone has a profile for you.. but that is a personal thing.. I can tell you that there are some key things you want to map even if you have to use your keyboard.. (which is usually the case in a 1 stick setup... FB supports up to 4 co
controllers though) they are:
All weps
flaps
trim... particularly elevator and rudder
prop pitch
radiator
map
lights-nav,cockpit & landing if possible
minimap
zoom increase/decrease
gear
tailwheel lock
seperate engine start
supercharger
mixture


views-padlock enemy air, enemy ground at least... there are more but.... dont sweat them now.

Once you get PF you will want to map

chocks
tailhook
canopy open/close
seat raise

welcome aboard

I_JG78_Max
01-30-2006, 01:56 AM
Allright. Then leave me a PM with an emaildadress and i'll send you my profile, as soon as possible.


Greetings,

I/JG78_Max

AlGroover
01-30-2006, 02:29 AM
The profile that works best for you will depend on difficulty options and may even vary according to which plane you fly. No sense programming buttons to externals if you're going 'full real', CEM options of prop pitch and mixture would be more appropriate. I use button 2 of my evo for rockets on most ground attack aircraft but dive brakes on the Stuka. If you haven't got TrackIR (I don't) use the mouse left handed. This also frees up the hat switch for other functions. As trim is so important, I use the evo throttle to control elevator trim and throttle with mousewheel. Just try flying around and see what commands you use most.

KestrelOne
01-30-2006, 05:06 PM
Thanks again everyone. I've installed some stuff and am gonna practice alot. I'll Pick up the Pacific expansion this week so I can join in the fun! Now I just need to wrap my head around this damned joystick and see if I can actually learn to shoot stuf down http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I am very proficient at ramming however http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Kestrel One.

Taylortony
01-30-2006, 06:10 PM
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