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02-09-2005, 03:08 PM

02-09-2005, 03:08 PM
I know the poll only concentrates on the first question.. but as you take it... answer the other questions in your post and be as honest as you can..... Please state whether or not you have combo issues since I cant set the poll for multiple answers. (For example... hated the plane set, had a crappy rig, was into other sims.... 2,3 &4.. which was me).

I came here about 2 weeks before CFS3 hit the shelves..... and I havent looked back.

1.Why did you wait so long to come to this franchise?
2.When did you get here?
3.What was your first impression?
4.What is your current feeling on the sim?

02-09-2005, 03:12 PM
Hey, first vote is for me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-09-2005, 03:16 PM
I bought Il2 the day it was released. But I bought FB about a month after it's release, because I didn't realise it was already available

02-09-2005, 03:20 PM
From the beginning.
I saw an Il-2 advertisement in an aviation magazine.This was before it had even come out yet.Before that I was flying the CFS2 and EAW sims.Once I bought Sturmovik and started learning that sim,that was it for me.Hooked!

02-09-2005, 03:21 PM
As soon as I saw it in the store, I said, "Holy cow, Russian planes?!" and bought it. Been playing it since. (Although I don't know how long after initial release this was.)

02-09-2005, 03:23 PM
You need one more BC...since IL2 demo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-09-2005, 03:24 PM
I came here from the Janes WW2 Fighter crowd. When people started making flyable Yak-9 mods for that game I knew it was time to buy IL-2. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

02-09-2005, 03:25 PM
from the begining here to http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

but i couldent play it at first, couse my pentium II dident like Il2 that much http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-09-2005, 03:26 PM
since the demo here, even saw the early movie and was impressed. since that point i have been hooked.
Zooly (no longer NORAD_Zooly)

02-09-2005, 03:26 PM
Here since the IL2 demo. Loved every minute since.

02-09-2005, 03:35 PM
Played the demo just after it came out,hadn´t heard anything about this sim at all before , think it was on some magazine-cd and to tell you the truth, I didn´t like it at all,threw it off my HD after some 10 minutes of flying around, don´t know why, can´t remember...

Then I saw the retail version at a friend´s computer just after release and was hooked after about 10 seconds....

I´ve been away for quite some time to OFP (really love that game, too!) and Lomac, but now I´m back...

02-09-2005, 03:39 PM
Had it from the beginning,but only got online, with FB,about a year ago.

02-09-2005, 03:41 PM
Been here since I DL'ed the IL2 demo and flew a P-39 in the rain trying to shoot down bombers.

I flew other sims and played a bunch of FPS's but as more American planes were added, I played the others less & less. Now FB+ACE+BOE+PF is all I have on my HD. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

02-09-2005, 03:46 PM
Bought CFS3 the day it was released..... (Had never heard about Il2).

After a couple of weeks tweaking and browsing forums I found out that CFS3 was MEANT to be like that..

Then I downloaded the Il2 Demo and was 'hooked'.

02-09-2005, 04:00 PM
From the beginning, via Flying Corps, Mig Alley, EAW and Rowan's BoB. Spent about 5 minutes on CFS2 and as a result of that never touched CFS3.


02-09-2005, 04:08 PM
1) I was into other aspects of gaming.. sims just werent my thing.

2) Arrived about 4 months before FB was released. Started with the fully patched original IL2. I was looking for a new gaming experience and i'd read a good review of CFS3 so I went to buy it and a stick. Luckily IL2 Sturmovik was on special offer so i bought that instead of CFS3!
Phew. Lucky escape I reckon.

3) First impression was that I'd never experienced such an immersive gaming environment. I was glad with my purchase although I struggled to get to grips with the game at the beginning. (Still do http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif)

4) I'm still amazed by this sim every time I fly it!
Yes it has it's limitations and it's flaws but to me they make up less than 1% of what this sim is all about.
I've been flying offline only since day 1 and I've been having a great time.
Since yesterday I've been flying online too and I'm having a great time!

Got my first kill tonight too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'll be playing until BoB's released and almost certainly afterwards too.

Perhaps when the new BoB engine has a similar (hopefully even more extensive) planeset I'll finally uninstall FB/PF.
So maybe in 2012... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

02-09-2005, 04:08 PM
Tried signing up for the Beta and picked it up the day it hit the shelves.

02-09-2005, 04:22 PM
Been here since the Demo.

If you tried it, and couldn't rightly see the quality over the other sims availabe, you were blind.

02-09-2005, 04:44 PM
1.i came from playing other games,hl,cs,dod,
talonsoft europe in flames,ghost recon etc
2.i got here about 6 or 8 months before fb
3.first impression was love,it was/is the first sim i ever played i loved the planeset east front has always been my thing,the only reason i didn t start sooner was because buying the game and joystick seemed like a big out lay and
i didn t know if i would like a sim.
4.with the addition of pf,i ve started playing less and less.hopefuly the edition of kurland and murmansk and some new east front planes(ju88) will rekindle my joy,cheers.

02-09-2005, 04:47 PM
Played EAW for awhile.Got the IL2 demo,and then the sim on day of release.
I consider myself lucky to still have a wife and job. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-09-2005, 04:51 PM
I tried the demo for a week or so, then bought the game afterwards when I found it in a store. I was mostly into civilian sims at that time, and still am today. I actually considered buying "Front Mission 3" for the Playstation instead of IL2, I was undecided as to which would have greater longevity. Heheh.

02-09-2005, 05:03 PM
Since IL-2 1.0 for me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

02-09-2005, 05:32 PM
actually 2 more since first IL2 beta

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
You need one more BC...since IL2 demo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

02-09-2005, 05:59 PM
(Trying to avoid a double post, don,t know whwere the first one went)

Been here since Il2 demo, I still have the original Il2 on my machine and give it a burl every now and then to compare with the latest in the breed.

02-09-2005, 06:04 PM
I saw IL2 in Best Buy once...didn't pay much attention to it...

Then FB came out and got great reviews...and after seeing it in stores a few times, I decided to go for it. Was hooked right from the get-go!

02-09-2005, 06:50 PM
Well I used to be a big simmer when I was younger (like 10 and 12 years old). Back then I played Strike Eagle III, Aces of the Pacific, Fleet Defender, and other games...generally on very easy mode using my 386. Yeah those were simpler times I think.

So I got away from them. Was big into RTS games, space sims, more arcade stuff, a few FPS games, that sort of thing. Saw stuff on CFS3 and I was pretty wowed by the initial shots so I got interested. Then it came out and every review and post on a forum was bad....bad....bad. So I lost taste. I tried the IL-2 Demo on the off chance that I'd like it....but I knew nothing of the Eastern Front and I wanted to fly Mustangs and Spitfires.

Lo and behold, I bought it anyways. I knew there was a Tempest V in development and I figured that in the meantime I'd learn how to fly all of the other aircraft and then get right into the Tempest V when it came (being my favorite fighter and all). Well I got the Mustangs and the Spitfires and I learned a whole ton about the Eastern Front and I don't mind flying Yaks and FW190s and Stukas either....great fun all around.

But I really want to fly that Tempest...maybe one day I'll be allowed to do that. But my luck is kind of low these days...

02-09-2005, 06:55 PM
1.Why did you wait so long to come to this franchise?

I was more into shooters and console stuff doing GTA3 and so forth, then I had a hankering for WWII flight, and checked out some reviews to see what was around, and felt IL-2 offered what I was after.

2.When did you get here?

I bought the Original IL-2 game in April or May 2003, and then I bought FB in October 2003 as I wanted to join a squad, but they all were on FB.

3.What was your first impression?

My first impression was "Whooooah, sweeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!"

4.What is your current feeling on the sim?

As soon as this sim gets the Pe-2, and the Ju-88 and the Italian aircraft, and a Betty I will be very happy!!! The game will have just about everything required in the sim as I play mostly online wars like the Forgotten Skies and the Tactical Air Combat (formerly Iron Skies) wars, and these aircraft will be very important in the scenarios they play out.

02-09-2005, 07:56 PM
I got the demo on a magazine cover 4 years ago, liked it but then moved overseas and was computerless for 3years. During that time I checked this forum for screenies, movies etc when at net-cafes and got more and more hooked. Finally started playing about October 2004. I have FBAEP+PF - almost never play PF though. Too many other interesting planes to fly, plus I like the scenery in Europe more.

02-09-2005, 08:02 PM
Since Day 1 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Hot Space

02-09-2005, 08:03 PM
Been here since the original IL2 demo, and then IL2 1.0

02-09-2005, 10:12 PM
I found out from the leader of the now defunct E54 squad that Romanian planes would be flyable--that was all it took. Downloaded the demo, joined that squad, bought the original IL2 when it was released (the CompUSA guys on West Broad got to know me as a is-it-here-yet? regular during the week of its release), and never considered messing with CFS2 again. E54 has since disbanded, though I still occasionally fly with one of the old gang, and I've since reverted from my Romanian-Cartierul-Pajura persona to my Virginian-transplanted-to-NorCal one, but Il2 and its descendants still occupy as much comp time as I can give 'em.

Go Oleg! Esti cel mai tare din parcare! Il2 e stas!

02-09-2005, 10:24 PM
Not only was I in from the start, but I was anxiously following every rumor, legend, and scrap of info I could find about the game long before it was released.

And now I've infected all my friends with it...bwa-ha-ha!!

02-09-2005, 10:49 PM
I was waiting for my daughter to get some computer parts and was killing time looking at the flight sims. I saw IL-2, but knew nothing about it. From what it looked like there was a limited plane set of planes types I'd never heard of. All the code punched by a bunch of Commies! Marketed by UBISoft and the "gamer" people I knew warned me never to buy anything from UBISoft.

I was leaning really heavily towards getting Cousin Billy's Combat 3.0 and then I saw a game made by the most respected name in aviation I knew of. So, even though I felt a silly game was hardly worth the investment plus the joystick I would have to buy, I got Jane's Attack Squadron! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

After much internet research my second flight sim was IL-2 forgotten Battles when it first came out. I've since seen Cousin Billy's offerings and Falcon IV on other PC's and I'm not impressed. I'll stick with the commie code punchers and the surly French marketing over the others any old day of the week!

02-09-2005, 10:52 PM
1. I had been playing Eurofighter Typhoon for a couple of months but had realised that the high speed and BVR tactics are actually a little sterile so when I saw this "IL2 Forgotten battles" was coming out I thought lets give this a try. So I got a hold of a copy of FB the day it came out.

2. I came to the boards almost immediatly, couldn't take off or land, and have lurked here for the past two years though i waited a long time to post.

3. My fist impression was lets just remove all other games from my hard drive they are no longer neccessary, i have found the purpose that my p.c. needs.

4. I bought Lomac recently(Bargain bin) and was absolutly shocked with what they have to put up with in terms of poorly optimised code and very little after sales care so i can say that IL2 is the number one combat flight sim on the face of the earth at this time in my opinion.

I have never experienced any install probs running FB+AEP+PF only prob was Nvidia drivers wouldn't display some mesh or something.Before I got this game I couldn't tell you a thing about WW2 aircraft or the history of the war, now I watch the History Channel and Wings like a man possesed.

I would like to see Ic consider a combat ballooning simulator after the BOB project is completed maybe. Imagine the thrill of taking to the skies armed to the teeth with cheese n' wine and a tartan blanket! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-09-2005, 11:00 PM
Since that bloody Demo. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ....I was able to quit smoking but boy this is something else. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

02-09-2005, 11:03 PM
Since it all started ,2001,il2 version1.0 my then girlfriend actually bought it me for a present because i kept playing the demo.

02-10-2005, 01:07 AM
Got IL2v1.0 on day of release after trying the demo.
Fly nearly every day & I'm still Pant'shttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

First impression was OMFG!

My impression 3 years on OMFG!
I fly campaigns in the day & online in the evenings.
I'm flying the BOE JU87 night campaign over Normandy at the moment. To see the ground war going on underneath you at night is just stunning not to mention the flak & the difficulty of flying in formation & then trying to find you target & the fighters attacking you.
So Yeah! 3 years on & I still go OMFG.

I have just ordered the original again as it now comes in a DVD case & I want to frame IL2+FB+AEP+PF.The original IL2 came in a cardboard box with a CD case in the UK.
Can't get that in a frame.

02-10-2005, 01:34 AM
Hi all,

Had Il2 since it was first released even got it before I got a PC which was about 3 months later, those three months was very very long!

But never looked back since I have purchased a few other sims but the only one on my drive now is IL2 merged. None of the others came close!

Il2 series only the best!


02-10-2005, 01:46 AM
Was here even before 1.0, I remember the night the demo was released. Played the demo straight that night for about 8 hours, when I got back to the desktop the first thing I did was uninstall CFS3. Never looked back http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Besides, you can usually tell the people that have been here since the begining by looking at their registration dates, mine being Nov. 8th 2001. But I had been registered at the old (very old) bluebyte forums way before the eventual moving.

02-10-2005, 01:49 AM
Hmmm, none of the poll choices describe me (there is no selection for "Ignorance" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif). I bought IL2 from the $12.00 bargain bin at my local games store in early '04, fondly remembering my last combat flight sim, the venerable EF2000. From there, it was a short but slippery slope to the Gold Pack (bought at full retail), and later PF on release day.

Whatever its perceived shortcomings, I think that this series is easily worth 10 times what anyone here has spent on it to date. There is so much material in the current merged install that it will take me literally years to do any more than scratch the surface. How's that for value:cost?

02-10-2005, 02:04 AM
I was bouncing along in CFS1+2 when I saw developement shots of iL2 and been here ever since.
Admit I did take time for other games (H&D II, Farcry etc) but still get pulled back to a game that immerses you, especially online when every flight is differant.

02-10-2005, 03:23 AM
In it since the Demo, wich I could get running with 5 fps on my PC then... Bought IL-2, and when I finally had a decent PC, FB was out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif . Never mind... (But as some stated, I, too, came from the WW2F community... the dogfight-feeling was too great! And if anyone remembers, that's where famous skinners like HammerD started their works... He even did 3d-modelling...) I didn't like EAW much, even if I played it lots of time for the "diving-down -into-the-massive-combat-box-with-poor-109-feeling http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Yours, MD

02-10-2005, 03:27 AM
I have actually been following this game since the old BlueByte forums. Can anyone remember them?

When I put my hands on the IL2Demo, I loaded into the PC and let the tracks go forever just for the sheer pleasure of looking at them.

Had problems getting the original IL-2, no store would carry it unless you preordered (which I eventually did).

The original IL-2 was a disappointment to me actually: the scripted missions, the non working tracks and trainings after you applied patches, depressing AI.

All in all, I felt it was an online-only sim in disguise, but at the time I was playing Dawn Of Aces which was more fun IMHO (WWI online sim akin to warbirds).

When I heard about FB my level of attention raised once again, because a dynamic campaign was in the works, and since the publishing of FB I've been playing the game.

Actually I am playing it not because of the dynamic campaign (which wasn't exactly what I hoped), but more because of the improved multiplayer, thanks to the dedicated server, virtual online wars and the great scripted dogfight servers (like F16).

02-10-2005, 03:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 269GA-Maxmars:
I have actually been following this game since the old BlueByte forums. Can anyone remember them?

When I put my hands on the IL2Demo, I loaded into the PC and let the tracks go forever just for the sheer pleasure of looking at them.

Had problems getting the original IL-2, no store would carry it unless you preordered (which I eventually did).

The original IL-2 was a disappointment to me actually: the scripted missions, the non working tracks and trainings after you applied patches, depressing AI.

All in all, I felt it was an online-only sim in disguise, but at the time I was playing Dawn Of Aces which was more fun IMHO (WWI online sim akin to warbirds).

When I heard about FB my level of attention raised once again, because a dynamic campaign was in the works, and since the publishing of FB I've been playing the game.

Actually I am playing it not because of the dynamic campaign (which wasn't exactly what I hoped), but more because of the improved multiplayer, thanks to the dedicated server, virtual online wars and the great scripted dogfight servers (like F16). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I remember the BlueByte cogwheel logo type thing. I also remember that the initial release was going to be strictly limited to Russia and maybe Germany, which was depressing at the time, so I started saving for a plane ticket. The rest is fortunately history.

02-10-2005, 04:27 AM
Me been here from day dot since the demo through the original all the way up to PF

02-10-2005, 05:05 AM
Since original IL2, found somewhat after the fact in a $20 discount bin in December 2003.

Although I had dabbled with a couple of flight sims over the years, none had made any impression. With IL2 I quickly realized I had stumbled upon a genuine phenomenon and began to browse these forums.

Next steps: purchase FB in January 2004, AEP in March.

After taking the summer months off, next steps: purchase Track IR and Saitek X45 in September 2004, begin thinking about hardware upgrades in October.

Late October: purchase PF.

November: new sound and graphics cards.

December: more RAM and new CPU.

By year-end my computer has become an IL2 dedicated gaming platform occasionally used for secondary purposes, such as work.

Two weeks ago: begin online flying and realize that, despite having developed a reasonable degree of proficiency against AI, online I am being toyed with like a sick mouse.

And on the rare occasion that I do manage to get a bandit in my sights, I become almost intoxicated with excitement and miss.

Yesterday: resolve to become a better online pilot and realize that there is even more fun ahead.

02-10-2005, 05:27 AM
I was into other sims... XPLANE/CFS2/FS2002
and then one day I played the IL2 demo and thought http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif
Next day I bought IL2FB

02-10-2005, 05:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by StG77_Kondor:
Besides, you can usually tell the people that have been here since the begining by looking at their registration dates, mine being Nov. 8th 2001. But I had been registered at the old (very old) bluebyte forums way before the eventual moving. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not really true as a lot of people here have changed user names & some original accounts could not be used for one reason or another after the change over(Mine included).

02-10-2005, 05:41 AM
I got IL2 a day or so after it's release, some online friends of mine and I started a squad and joined the fledgling VEF. The squad fell apart and everyone (including myself) drifted to other things... GPL, OFP, whatever. I came back a while for FB, then again when AEP was released. But I could never get my online buddies interested in this game. Well I'm back again for PF, armed with TrackIr and I'm gonna be here for a while. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I've been testing the waters over at the Zekes Vs Wildcats server and I must say I haven't had so much fun in a long time. That's a great server. This is a great sim. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

02-10-2005, 06:01 AM
never played the Demo, bought Il2 in the first week it was released got FB+AEP+PF right from the start http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
playing online for 3+ years

02-10-2005, 06:05 AM
Saw IL-2 advertised in a magazine (good review) when it was first released and picked it up straight away. Had been flying EAW and Air Warrior before that, in a totally offline environment; I didn't even have an internet connection. Flew IL-2 offline for the first six months or so too. Now happily fly as part of a squad online and custom-built missions off.


02-10-2005, 06:25 AM
1.Why did you wait so long to come to this franchise?
I waited until 1 month after the release of the original IL2 v1.0 before making a descision to buy, based on online reviews. This is because i was put off by the arcadeness of CFS, Apache/Havoc, Janes WW2, etc... i bought all those, and wasnt impressed as i was with Falcon4.0 and Microprose F117 Stealth Fighter and Gunship on Amiga.

2.When did you get here?
IL2 v1.0 offline 1 month after release, online on UBI from about 1 month after that, my first online flying buddies were Marcus1205, Campenhout, Cal75.

3.What was your first impression?
That it was different to the CFS and Janes series sims, in that there is more diversity and a little less arcade feel. SDOE was good, but lacked big missions. The aircraft from the start were much more interesting having Russian, and the maps were also quite large and had excellent terrain graphics. I enjoy the freedom of being able to fly anywhere, Falcon 4.0 requires you stick to your waypoints like glue or score less on your mission.

4.What is your current feeling on the sim?
I feel as i have always felt that the sim still is lacking a true online real time war dynamic campaign like is demonstrated in Falcon 4.0. Other than that, its an outstanding simulation. still a little arcade like, but not so much as to put me off buying BoB. Il2:FB:PF is still the best sim ever to date, and is much fun.

I would also like to add...
My funniest moments....
-FF joystick shook my desk apart whilst me and Cal75 where doing a wingless drag race down a runway.
-Flew through the square hole in the rear of a P38, breaking my wings off, but totally destroying the P38, i still managed a bail.
-i got PK'd by some sniper AI, but as my plane fell outta the sky, i was watching on externals, and one of my buddies had a bandit on his six. amazingly my buddy flew under and past me, and i crashed straight into the bandit. I guess i can say im a teamworker even after death! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-10-2005, 06:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LuckyBoy1:
All the code punched by a bunch of Commies! Marketed by UBISoft and the "gamer" people I knew warned me never to buy anything from UBISoft.

I'll stick with the commie code punchers and the surly French marketing over the others any old day of the week! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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02-10-2005, 07:07 AM
I tend to buy WW II sims on sight. Always hopeful. With IL2, I was travelling in another city, stopped by an EB store on the way to the airport, and bought two flight sims (you guessed it, the other one was CFS3...to go with my 1 and 2). Il2 sat on the shelf for months unopened. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif

Then one day I read a Il2 review somewhere. Hmmm. I thought, don't I have that sim somewhere? D**n!

02-10-2005, 07:44 AM
1. Saw it reviewed in PC pilot I think and thought, "Eastern Front, no clickable 2d cockpit... no thanks, I'll stick to CFS1+2 Rowans BoB, F4 etc."

What a fool I was http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

2. Went to a shop about 6 months before FB came out and saw it on sale 15.99 so Ithought I'd give it a go.

3. 1st impression, what a fool I had been, this was (and still is) the best thing since sliced bread.

4. Since then bought FB and AEP on release. Her indoors made me wait for PF until after my PhD interim assessment. Had it for 2 weeks now, and still nothing else comes close.

02-10-2005, 07:57 AM
1. I do play other genres, but sims are still my favourite. IL2 seemed very nice and I searched for news before the demo was released.

2. I got IL2 as soon as it hit the shelves. (Infact a day earlier - relations is everything)

3. The planeset and the location was quite odd, but very interesting. Loved the variety of planes from the very beginning, especially since all planes behaved very differently.

4. I don't deny that IL2 still has flaws, but the ongoing support is outstanding and, honestly, I can very well live with the few bugs left. The free (!) addons are unparallel.
I re-discovered IL2, when I got my fast internet connection and enjoy playing with other online pilots very much eversince. Still considering to join a squad.

Looking forward to BoB very much, to see the effects of what Oleg and his team learned since IL2. That sim will rock! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-10-2005, 08:07 AM
Flew FS2004 Daks (one of the best aircraft ever, BTW & IMHO, that DC-3) for quite a while - tried IL-2 Original @ friend's not very long ago - became addicted immediately http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif - bought IL-2 FB 2 weeks ago & AEP 1 week ago.

So a total n00b (and proud of it) here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Have tried CFS3 & found it substandard in many aspects. Also played an unknown WWII combat sim quite a lot some 10+ years ago - the name totally escapes me, but it was a Mac game located in the Pacific Theatre.

Won't get PF on account of cheeziness of this "computer" here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

02-10-2005, 08:15 AM
Stumbled into IL2 (original) by chance. I am sure I would have bought CFS at that time if it had been on the shelf.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif Been hooked since. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif


02-10-2005, 08:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by msalama:
Won't get PF on account of cheeziness of this "computer" here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Huh? I Don't understand. If your PC can run FB it can run PF.

02-10-2005, 08:34 AM
#1 for me,

Have always had my eye on the Sim market since i started simming back in 97'. I tried CFS3 on my what was then decent rig and played like **** http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Since i love WW2 birds and modern jets i felt i little overwhelmed by Falcon 4 as well as it not running on my rig. So i opted to fly Fighter Squadron and EAW for a few years till i saw IL2.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-10-2005, 08:49 AM
Does: "I was too young to know what the heck I was doing" count?

02-10-2005, 09:36 AM
I had to wait until I got a PC that could play IL-2. There was no other combat flight sim I wanted to have other than IL-2. Nothing compared to it then and nothing compares to it now.


02-10-2005, 09:42 AM
I've followed the development of IL-2 since the Bluebyte days, first got my hands on with a press preview copy of IL-2, one of the betas.

02-10-2005, 09:43 AM
I just wandered into PC World one day during lunchbreak and saw IL-2 original sitting on the shelf for 14.99. Thought "oh, a new flight sim - it's cheap, I'll give it a whirl".

Was hooked from then ( up till then had only ever played RB, RB2, AOE, AOTP and EAW, so was totally blown away by the graphics ).

Plus, 2 weeks later it was 25.99 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-10-2005, 10:07 AM
1, Took me too long to get here- Have always been interested in aviation and Loved Flying corp then bought CFS1 for the spits and was horrified - so went off all sims , played a lot of FPS then a mate at work gave me a loan of IL2 and I was hooked, bought my own copy and every release since as soon as I could.
2. Just before Forgotten batles was released as I only started IL2 campaign then had to restart with FB
3. WOW -this is what my computer is for- and now far too much of my money and spare time
4. Still amazes me - AI sometimes has me shaking my head at its stupidity but in general - the product, support, community, missions, skins, and add ons keeps me hooked. And I havnt tried off line yet.
There is so much for every taste and every so often when you think your flying **** and cant hit a barn door with a banjo something happens to bring you back.

so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif and big thanks to oleg and crew- although the wife might disagree sometimes

02-10-2005, 10:40 AM
since the demo - joined JG5 and went online within a few weeks of IL-2 general release

02-10-2005, 11:27 AM
in the mid-90s my friends and i played Aces Over Europe all the time.

Several years later I got Janes WWII fighters, which i still love(are any of the old crew from www.ww2f.dogfighter.com (http://www.ww2f.dogfighter.com) here? Judge, Hammered or anyone?)

Then I quit playing flightsims altogether for a couple of years and played only FPS. Got a new computer, then finally got Pacific Fighters only about two weeks ago, then went back the next week and got the FB/AEP expansion pack, and I've been lost in it since.

02-10-2005, 11:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Huh? I Don't understand. If your PC can run FB it can run PF. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

???!?!? Dis so? I've gotten some cheezy _information_ in that case.

Well then. Off to the shops again he goes - and pretty f**kin' sharpish at that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-10-2005, 11:42 AM
I was lucky enough to be chosen as a beta tester. There were very few flaws, even in the beginning. You could argue endlessly about the flight model but not being a World War 11 fighter pilot, it felt much better than anything I had tried before. You can never satisfy everyone, but Oleg had done a marvelous job.
I was also looking forward to CFS3 at the time and was bitterly disappointed in that sim.

02-10-2005, 11:53 AM
I was suckered into trying IL2 by the one and only Bearcat99!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Initially I was put off by there being no P-47 in the sim, and was very reluctant to give it a try, then there was a revelation by Bearcat that FB was coming out in like 6 months so I gave it a try. The P-39 held me over until FB came out with my beloved Jug. I was flying CFS 3 at the time, and EAW, Janes, and CFS1 before that. Once I really gave IL2 a chance all of those games were quickly uninstalled and in the case of the CFS games never again put onto my computer. I will be flying IL2/FB+AEP+PF for a very long, long time.

02-10-2005, 11:58 AM
1.Why did you wait so long to come to this franchise?

Hadnt heard about it, until a mate mentioned it, and copied the Demo of Sturmovik for me

2.When did you get here?

I was a MSCFS 1&2 fan, i was waiting eagerly for 3, and was completely gutted by it, so much, that just to drag me from the despair and to cure my addiction (WWII flight sim) i purchased IL2 Sturmovik...i was so impressed...i bought the business...HEHE..er no...i looked for other products by 1c and IL2 Forgotten Battles was coming out soon...sooo, i bought it on day of release...like i have with everything they have released, to do with WWII FS.

3.What was your first impression?

Jaw dropping...stunned...drool...good by world...i need more power...if it looks this good on my old PC, what will it look like on a Nuclear Power Station PC... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Oh!..and why wont this ruddy IL2 take off...do i really need the whole runway and half the ruddy map http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

4.What is your current feeling on the sim?

Apart from some flaws...ie: .TRK playback, Spitfire should turn better,no MkI/Mk 22 being done http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif, Tempest/Typhoon/Mossie/ withdrawel, no Xmas/Birthday card from Oleg...well in one word ...IT DONT GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-10-2005, 12:55 PM
The first sim I played was Falcon 3 when it was still on floppies ( even shareware ) around 1992-93 or so. I then progressed through a lot of civilian and combat sims. I played MFSF from the floppy era until about MSFS 2002, I had All in between, MSFS 95, 98, 2002 and then 2002 but never got 2004. I played Air Warrior for the longest time and I was hooked on Red Baron II/3D for a long time too. I was a fervent Rowans BoB and Mig Alley man for a while too. Then it was on to EAW and CFS1 and 2, and all those about the same time frame. I played EAW so much I got repetitive stress syndrome ( similar to carpel tunnel ) in my right arm and had to stop simming for about 6 months, a true sim junkie!! Went onto Falcon 4 for a while, then I downloaded the IL2 demo, been here since. Never even tried CFS3!!!
I think the first time I played the demo, I was in some kind of 109 and I shot down a Russian plane in about the first two minutes of play. Would have been sooner but I had to arrive at the target area first.

02-10-2005, 12:57 PM

Su-27 Flanker DEMO! And their mailing lists.

Migrated from their forum right after flanker 2.5

Russian planes!


02-10-2005, 01:13 PM
I play different kinds of games, although I keep coming back to flight sims. I had a lot of fun with EAW, and maybe you remember Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, F-19 (or F-117) and LHX Attack Chopper? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif I spent a lot of time on those. I also play a lot of FPS games, some RTS and TBS (what a load of acronyms, heheh), and even RPGs. Or rather, one RPG. I bought IL-2 soon after it came out and was really thrilled with the IL-2 missions, but once the campaign brought me to Stalingrad I found out my computer back then wasn't up to displaying massive air battles above built-up areas - an FPS of 0.3 was the result. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif So I put it aside for awhile - except for the occasional single mission on fighters - and then the RPG Morrowind came along... that took 2 years from my life! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif I managed to tear myself away from it last year, playing mostly FPS like Far Cry, Call of Duty etc. I even played IL-2FB a couple of times (bought as soon as it came out), but I just played around with it a little, I never really flew. After a few crashes on realistic mode I didn't really feel like it, with other games waiting on my shelf. I also skipped the add-ons because of that.

The last of the FPS bunch was Pacific Assault. Halfway through that game there's a part where you have to "fly" an SBD (with just mouse and keyboard, no joystick http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif) and sink a carrier. Now, I like FPS games and I like flight sims, but combining the two is a bad, bad idea! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif Around that time PF came out, so I figured I could just as well be playing a proper flight sim again and bought that after I was finished with Pacific Assault. Now I can fly a much more realistic SBD, but I'm having much more fun flying fighters like the P-40! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I even went back to FB to try the Buffalo again, and this time I managed to keep it in the air and even shoot down a bomber, so my flying hours are starting to pay off now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif I'm only just scratching the surface of IL-2/PF though, so many planes to fly...

Btw I have a bargain copy of LOMAC on my shelf, still haven't tried it. Is it any good? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

02-10-2005, 01:18 PM
1.Why did you wait so long to come to this franchise?

Crappy Rig - pure and simple.... it was a P2 266 w 64Mb ram and 4meg ATI rage IIC gfx.

2.When did you get here?
January 2003, when I got my P4 1.8 - was looking for a ww2 flightsim, and saw good reviews about the original IL2 in PC Gamer - they were also raving about its "Sequel" - IL2FB. Downloaded IL-2Demo v2.0

3.What was your first impression?
Demo - OMG I cant wait till FB comes out...
IL-2FB - Niiiice, OMFG the 109K4 is mental....
AEP - TA152http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif Spitfire 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
PF - Niiiice, they included the "merged install" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Overall - thank f**k I didn't buy CFS3

4.What is your current feeling on the sim?

I hate to say it, but I am a bit worried... I understand that they have to move on to bigger things (BOB), but it bothers me that PF will have had such a relatively short lifetime (in relation to the rest of the IL2 series).... I HOPE 3.05 isnt the last patch, but I have a horrible feeling http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif I understand development has to stop somewhere but I get he feeling that a few things are "unfinished"... and may remain so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

02-10-2005, 01:18 PM
Second option.

I had technical issues. Haven't got internet back then http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Also I must say that I have seen IL2 demo on the CD game section of my favourite PC magazine. And like you use to say Bearcat99, I have never looked back again http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

When I got the internet, even then I had spent long time playing straight IL2 1.0 game, I have eventually find the site and downloaded the patches (have purchased FB last year in may IIRC), and it took me like forever to find out this great community.

I just remember the moment when I installed the first patch with new flyables.. I was amazed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Since then no other sim exist for me (have tried LO-MAC demo and few others but I sticked to IL2 series to this day).

02-10-2005, 02:00 PM
Saw Il2 in 2001 and loved the idea - always been fascinated to learn about the eastern front avaiation - but didn't have a PC to run it so bought CFS1 to play on my (new at the time - the girlfriend that is) girlfriend's PC. That didn't work either so got Fighter Squadron, was desperate to run a flight sim, the only other one I played was some affair with the F-22 raptor on the Amiga, ~20(?) years ago. Didn't dare go online on dial-up.

Finally got round to buying a proper PC in Oct 2003, and BBand, the whole shebang. Bought IL2 not long after and went online in March. Got FB and AEP a couple of months later, tried it online on the UBI lobby and wasn't terribly impressed, so carried on online in IL2, having made a quite a few good flying buddies there. Eventually found out about Hyperlobby, stuck another 512 Ram chip in, one day braved the greatergreen server, and then realised what it was all about. (TrackIR? wtf's a TrackIR http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif )

FB/AEP was the first time I'd ever picked a game up for PC (or console) and thought...I will never get to experience everthing this has to offer. Now I just dedicate all my spare PC time to these Sims (baby on the way). Thought about checking other genres out but, well I just wouldn't have the time. There's so much still to learn.....

02-10-2005, 02:30 PM
I started with IL-2 by buying the Original, I guess when it was just out.

Before that, well, a lot.
Great fun with Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, on a 486DX50....Via Swotl, EAW, Rowan's BOB, Red Baron, Red Baron II, Flying Corps, Flying Corps Gold, Dawn Patrol, Luftwaffe Commander. CFS1,2,3, B17 The Mighty 8Th. (No specific order here)

Lately I've been messin' round reinstalling OS-ses, 3 to 4 four times completely from zero in the past 3 to 4 months....all that's left installed now is IL2 The Original, and the Merged One.

2.) I've only visited www.il2sturmovik.com (http://www.il2sturmovik.com) for updates, and netwings.org for missions/campaigns.
Forum's only as of I guess july 2004.

1.) Allways have been impressed by IL2, too impressed to think 'Hey this does not seem/sound okay' so no need to ask and visit the forums. Problems? None whatsoever. None in the technical field, some on gameplay, but, keep on trying... trying... fiddling... all good fun.

3.) I've enjoyed from the first moment, thinking 'Hey, this is nice! No, this is GREAT!'. Getting into the Il2 and fly it.... A reliving of that moment firing up the B239 when FB came out...
4.) Same as three!
(3 and 4 I think can be described for me with the 2 final words on BC's Sig....:-)

And man, I've never had the fun of discovering the IL-2 Demo!

02-10-2005, 02:56 PM
I bought Il-2 on a whim, the day after getting my PC, about two years ago. (Couldn't afford a joystick then, so ended up flying TB3s and manning gunner positions for ages....)
I was utterly amazed. Still am...

02-10-2005, 03:25 PM
1.Why did you wait so long to come to this franchise?
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">No Computer Access</span>

2.When did you get here?
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">August 2002</span>
3.What was your first impression?
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Forums Immature, but lots of posts</span>
4.What is your current feeling on the sim?
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">I love this Sim. But I've always had the feeling that Il2 was going in all the right directions with developement. Sounds, graphics, planes, and all those tiny features that made it really cool. Then FB came and we got many improvments but it's all been downhill from there</span>

I remember reading reviews for Il2 before it was released. I couldn't wait to get the chance to switch skins on planes! And having winter schemes autmatically load was a lot of fun.. But I have to admit that Il2 wasn't seen as being able to completely switch anyone from CFS2 at the time. I wish I could find the archives of the Combat Flight Center at combatfs.com because not too long ago I went through my old posts and found a bunch of Il2 related stuff.

Well I joined the Air Force summer 2001, went to tech school for almost a year, and finally got my own computer. I remember I bought Il2 while I was waiting for my parents to send my my joystick. Flying with the keyboard wasn't the easist thing to do. Since then, I've been hooked.

One of the huge differences I 1st saw between the 2 communities was in the forums. I don't mean to offend anyone but the posts here seemed to be full of immature kids, while the big squadrons were dominent, interspersed by the people who knew what was going on.

02-10-2005, 03:36 PM
Flew Starwars games exclusively till I bought Jane's WWII aircraft I believe. Man that was a while ago. Bought CFS2 and was unimpressed with the flight model. When I saw a game with the Mighty IL2 Sturmovik on the cover I had to have that game. I had to fly the flying tank or Black Death. And never looked back. Its the only game I play now! I do play Call of Duty once in awhile but not online.

Thank You 1C and Oleg for a fine game!

02-10-2005, 04:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by madsarmy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by StG77_Kondor:
Besides, you can usually tell the people that have been here since the begining by looking at their registration dates, mine being Nov. 8th 2001. But I had been registered at the old (very old) bluebyte forums way before the eventual moving. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not really true as a lot of people here have changed user names & some original accounts could not be used for one reason or another after the change over(Mine included). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ah, the Crash of 2001. Stormin Norman was "the man", Oleg wasn't taking pepto bismal by the buckets, and Iliya (sp?) was driving us all mad. And yes, a lot of us were left in the dust by the move http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

02-10-2005, 04:34 PM

Looks like I'm a Johnny-come-lately

02-10-2005, 04:36 PM
I was trying to remember when I started flying IL-2 the other day. Then someone mentioned the rain on the windsheild in the demo. I remember that, so I must have flown the demo. lol I don't even remember where I got it. I know I preordered the game and got it whenever it was first shipped out. November/ December 2001, I think.

The only other game/sim I've played was Flanker. So, I was receptive to a Russian developed sim. When first looking at screen shots of IL-2, I remember the graphics being jaw dropping... still are in my opinion.

What really ramped up the interest for me, like a lot of others in this thread, was venturing into online play. I remember my first experience was a coop hosted by Metlushko (I think) in Feb of 2002. A night IL-2 strike on shipping. I think I even lived. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Online play is what keeps me coming back night after night. I recognise a lot of really good sticks in this thread. I know I've been downed by a bunch of them. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif It's the challenge that's addicting.


02-10-2005, 05:44 PM
I dont really think about my earlier sims.. even fondly... there was Microprose's F117 on my 386DX.... then I got WarbirdsII on my upgraded 486DX2. It had an online feature but I never took advantage of it.. i used the net for chat rooms and surfing basically....... then just before I left the Big Apple to move to Virginia in fall of 00 I upgraded to a PII233.... I had always wanted to buy CFS... but just never had the $$ or the rig.... till then....http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif... That was OBVIOUSLY before I had gotten a real taste (If that was now Id forego lunch for a year and buy what I needed....) .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif When I moved to Va. someone had CFS1 set up on a machine with a joystick in my local Besdt Buy (Where i work PT now ironically..) I tried it and was like..... heeeeeyyy this is cool.... but I still didnt buy.. then 9/11..............

"Unsubstantiated reports show that the terrorists used Microsofts's Flight Simulator 2000 to practice thier terror attack........."

I tooled down to the same best Buy and bought FS2K... and .. since I always wanted to.. and now I had the rig.... CFS1.... Basically that was it for me and sims.... I promptly went and got Comcast cable.... got online ... and the rest is history. I was in my CFS1 squad... the TRTs... waiting patiently for what was to become the biggest sim dissapointment in my life..... and I ran into a guy ... at the same Best Buy..... who told me about IL2... I had heard and seen this sim but I didnt have a rig to run it... since I had just upgraded to an Athalon XP1600 for CFS3.... I said to myself.. heeeeeyyyyy I can run this puppy now.... (By that time I was a rabid sim junkie.... I was just hooked on the cr@p and not the good stuff.......yet) so I bought it.... another guy who was with my CFS squad briefly... a guy named.. Leost... Leo Stravinsky..... had already told me that IL2 was really nice.... but ... I was saying to myself..."Duhhhyahhh!!! If it's so nice then why are you here in CFS with us... DUUHHHH.....must be cr@p!!!" ( I was a bigger idiot then... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif) anyway..... I bought IL2 after a guy I met named Phil... who I have never seen hide nor hair of again.. told me that it was great and that CFS3 was big dissapointment.... (Again I was like (to myself of course).... Yahhh RIGHT!!! CFS ROCKS MAAAAAANNNN! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif).. but I figured hey, I can run it, its a WW2 sim, and what the heck's an IL2 anyway....? Its got no Mustang so it can only be so good......
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Been here ever since....... and lovin every second..... in fact Phil was the one who told me about Hyperlobby..... and here.... so he's the one responsible for this....LOL...

02-10-2005, 06:30 PM
Hey, there goes one of those really good sticks now. Salute, Bearcat!

I really enjoy jumping in you guys' coops. I think that's what makes this such a great game. So many folks coming up with great missions, and running them for all to jump in.

(I fly as Skull_Dxy at HL)


02-11-2005, 07:15 AM
I first saw the game in 'pc world' in 02, i did'nt pick it up and look, i stupidly assumed it was an il2 aircraft add-on for m/s f/sim. The next thing i remember was reading a review in a computer mag, i rushed out and bought it, a month later f/b was released so i rushed out and bought that as well! the rest is history. My initial reaction to il2 was i,m going to have to blow 1000 on a decent p.c to run it, so i built my own (my original p.c was a p3 450 mhz)When i first played it on a decent rig my jaw dropped, i thought it was and still is the best bit of software that i've ever owned. Its also really got me interested in that theatre of war(as a kid i was really into ww2 aviation and kick myself on a regular basis because i got rid of tons of books in my teens) and i've started collecting 1/72 and 1/48 vvs aircraft model kits.I was always just into car racing games before, now F/B,AEP+PF+ all expansion packs is about all i really bother with, (it took me nearly a year to discover the forum due to no internet connection!and i spend more time reading stuff on here than honing my average flying skills!) although i've pr-ordered 'silent hunter3'looking forward to trying it out

02-11-2005, 07:55 AM
I bought the original IL-2 way back when, I had a few technical issues (ATI graphics card) with it so I went back to CFS2 and it gathered dust on my shelf. I got involved in a pointless IL-2 Vs CFS2 debate plus I was getting fed up with the amount of cheating in CFS2, the aircraft set I used suffered from weak bullets when the difficulty level was switched to a high setting which made online flying a nightmare (most servers had it switched to that setting) and so decided to give IL-2 another go. I changed my graphics card driver (IL-2 had been on my shelf for over a year), liked what I saw, uninstalled CFS2 and have never looked back since.