View Full Version : New to IL-2/PF. Have questions :)

07-25-2006, 07:15 AM
I havent played any Flight sims in a good long time and have a few questions.

I have IL-2, FB and PF. I dont have the Aces expansion.

One of my all time favorite flight sims was B-17 on the Amiga and I was wondering if it is possible to create or choose a dynamic campaign flying a B-17?

Are there any mods out there for IL-2/PF?

Is there a way I can use instruments/flaps/brakes/stuff using the mouse instead of keyboard shortcuts?

Thanks in advance.

07-25-2006, 07:18 AM
Nope to the B-17. And Nope to Mods for it. This is a tightly code controlled game, however if you load and patch right you'll find it one immersive and amazing game on and off line.

Da Worfster

07-25-2006, 07:19 AM
I have patched PE correctly but havent touched IL-2 yet patch wise that is.

07-25-2006, 07:20 AM
I have logged into ubi.com and noticed that there are not many people playing online, am I missing something here?

07-25-2006, 07:25 AM
Most of us use Hyperlobby, you can find it here (http://hyperfighter.sk).

Download the latest version, and you should be set.

07-25-2006, 07:36 AM
You will neede Aces Expansion to find the core group of 1000 or so players on every night

07-25-2006, 07:44 AM
yes, most people are playing the merged version: FB + Aces Expansion Pack + PF at www.hyperfighter.sk, (http://www.hyperfighter.sk,) 400-600 players in peak time.

on UBI.com, the player turnout is about 60-80 players in peak time for the merged version, and 5-15 for the PF standalone version.

07-26-2006, 10:11 AM
I'd like to join in some multiplayer action.

I have IL-2, forgotten battles and Pacific fighters, how should these be installed?

WWW.hyperfighter (http://WWW.hyperfighter) site doesnt seem to work, Im using firefox btw.

Basically all I want to do is login to a busy server and be a gunner if that is possible, Im a total noob though so any advice how I can get online and into the action easily would be appreciated very much http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

07-26-2006, 10:14 AM
I tried hyperfighter through google and it worked.

07-26-2006, 10:16 AM
I'd suggest learning to fly the aircraft you want to try offline first

It is going to be very frustrating to approach the dual learning curves of controlling the aircraft in flight, and how to use your aircraft properly in combat, at the same time as being shot down repeatedly

07-26-2006, 03:55 PM
Im trying to patch IL-2/Forgotten battles and all I can find are the Pacific fighter patches, where are the patches I am looking for please?

07-26-2006, 04:06 PM
Patch order - entire game series. Make sure you have it right! (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4721047273/p/1)

07-26-2006, 04:25 PM
I recommend you get either Aces Expansion pack (you may be able to find a copy on EBay)

Or just buy the Il2 complete edition, its only 19.99.

At the moment you will only be able to play with the few that play Forgoteten battles or Pacific figghters standalone online, which is not many I dont think.

Trust me, the 19.99 and 9.99 for the Pe2 addon will be the best 30 you have ever spent on a computer game once you start playing online. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

You can get them even cheaper than I stated

Aces expansion for 3.99 :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-A...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-Ace-Expansion-Pack-PC_W0QQitemZ110010342005QQihZ001QQcategoryZ11051QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Complete Edition starting at 4.99
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-A...QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem# (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-Ace-Pacific-fighters_W0QQitemZ130010158103QQihZ003QQcategoryZ1 1051QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#)

Complete edition for buy it now 19.99

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Air-Combat-Collection-IL2-Complet...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Air-Combat-Collection-IL2-Complete-Edition-New_W0QQitemZ170009089243QQihZ007QQcategoryZ11051Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Such bargains!!!

07-26-2006, 04:46 PM
Im gonna buy the dvd version which includes FB/AOE/PC.

I should be online and in the air in a few days once Im all patched up.

Thanks very much for the help everyone I really appreciate it!

07-26-2006, 04:47 PM
Get yourself a headset with microphone as well... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif you will thank me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

07-26-2006, 04:49 PM
Rgr I have a headset.

07-26-2006, 06:32 PM
Just wanted to stress Chuck`s advice.

As I know well,this game can be HORRIBLE or in other words INACCESSIBLE at the start.You really need to take little steps to enjoy it fully or IOW to make this game let you enjoy it heheheh

Before I got into it I left IL2 for two months because it was far too complicated.Reinstalled it when I was bored.

07-26-2006, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by carguy_:

Before I got into it I left IL2 for two months because it was far too complicated.Reinstalled it when I was bored.

I agree, I used to fly offline only, using keyboard, and with all the easy options checked except for realistic gunnery and vulnerability http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It wasnt until a friend told me how good this was online and twisted my arm to be his wingman, that I really got into it properly.

Now he doesnt play anymore and I am hooked.

07-28-2006, 07:30 AM
Ok I have been practising my take-off and landings on realistic mode. Took me a while to achieve a smoothish landing but I got there in the end http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I only have PF patched right now and am playing that until IL-2 complete edtion arrives and I was just wondering which plane/s I should be practising with taking into account I would like to play online sometime in the near future?

07-28-2006, 08:16 AM
It's all a matter of preference... but I like the Spitfires... very agile and forgiving....

07-28-2006, 08:28 AM
Spitfires, Zero and 109's are good for beginners.

I think you will find the energy fighters like the FW190,Tempest and P51 tough at first. Their strengths will show later as you get more experienced.

07-28-2006, 08:33 AM
If you have PF only, try practising with the Ki61. Turns very nicely, no nasty stall characteristics and (this will get me into trouble) similar feel to the Spit/Bf109/Yak3/La7 that will get you your best results as a new pilot. Not much firepower though so will teach you gunnery.

07-28-2006, 08:58 AM
I will try the Ki61.

Im practising take-off and landings on a quick mission I made using the full mission editor, Im gonna add some cannon fodder to destroy to spice things up a bit I think.

One question, should I have the tail-wheel locked on landing? And also with the Ki61, what take-off and landing speed should I be going for?

07-28-2006, 09:18 AM
locking the tail weel is handy for a straight landing, but remember to unlock it to taxi to where you wanna park.

07-28-2006, 09:23 AM
I took the Ki61 for a spin, a smooth flight compared to other planes I have tried, I even bagged a passive b-17 after take-off then came home for a silky landing.

07-28-2006, 12:53 PM
A locked tailwheel on landing is not necessary. Ki-61 is not the perfect beginners plane - but it looks very good.

Take off 200, landing 170 works pretty well on most planes. Just cut the throttle when you are low enough and wait until the wheels touch the runway.