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Odin_1964
04-04-2008, 09:00 PM
I was told of this place by a former member who said he really enjoyed this place & that I should check it out. Unfortunately, I am not into playing any of the games you guys play, but I do have some recent pictures I took of 3 World War II Bombers that I would like to share if that would be ok with everyone here.

Only thing is, I'm not entirely sure how to go about posting them for everyone to see, as THIS Forum is a little more complex than what I am used too.

Skycat_2
04-04-2008, 10:05 PM
I think that all images have to be linked to an off-site host. I use Photobucket, a free service. Just upload to Photobucket and use the url code generated by Photobucket that has the abbreviation "img" at the beginning and end of the link name.

Odin_1964
04-04-2008, 11:38 PM
Thanks for the info, and that is good to know, as I already use Photobucket for a great many things.

Bearcat99
04-05-2008, 06:16 AM
Perhaps you might want to try the sim...

Billy_BigBoy
04-05-2008, 06:32 AM
Welcome to the club Odin_1964. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Besides the fun we're having here, we are also here to help you, for sure.

And yes, Bearcat is right: you should try the sim...

Odin_1964
04-05-2008, 08:17 AM
Uhhhhhh.....The Sim?????

Simulator?????

You mean like what that Rocked Out Kid did in Iron Eagle w/The F-16 Flight Simulator?

Ok, got a link or 8 for me to try?

Taylortony
04-05-2008, 10:27 AM
by sim he means the game as it is a flight sim http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif if you get your pics online use the little icon above when you post a message that looks like mountains over a lake and put the link in there, it will then show on here.

there is an old original il2 demo but its no where near a representation on how this game is now.

welcome by the way, people that like aircraft are always welcome 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

Odin_1964
04-05-2008, 12:17 PM
Use the little icon that looks like mountains over a lake?

Oh, you mean the square icon on the right in the middle between the e-mail icon & the UBBcode icon?

Taylortony
04-05-2008, 12:57 PM
Yup, click on that then put the link to your picture in the window that opens and click ok http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Xiolablu3
04-05-2008, 01:48 PM
By Sim he means simulator, IL2 Sturmovik 1946.

Online play is fantastic, Ingle player is also excellent, this movie was made with the game :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Neka58JplAQ

Over 300 flyable WW2 planes. Spitfires, Bf109's, Mustangs, Fw190's, Me262, Tempests, P47's etc etc etc..

Check it out, you wont be disappointed if you are into realistic WW2 stuff http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Odin_1964
04-05-2008, 02:08 PM
That was a most interesting short movie. Thank you for sharing it with me. Looks like I could enjoy myself here.

Choctaw111
04-05-2008, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Odin_1964:
That was a most interesting short movie. Thank you for sharing it with me. Looks like I could enjoy myself here.

Yes you will http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It seems that we have had a rather impressive influx of new people in here lately which is a good thing. The Il2 series has kept my interest for much longer than any other PC program (or any other game of ANY kind) ever...period. I have been "flying" this thing since the demo. That is to say for the last 7 years (WOW! Has it really been that long?) and there are still things about this sim that I am learning (due to so much content) and have never seen before. Simply put, Il2 never gets tiring as it is not the same old thing all the time. Please do not feel intimidated by this. Il2 allows itself for the user to tailor it to their own needs and experience levels, quickly and easily. Each aircraft has its own quirks and handling characteristics. Some people will only choose to master one aircraft, while others will strive to learn most or even all of them. That will take a long time with over 300 different planes. The extraordinary amount of things offered in this sim is the reason why those of us that have been around it for years are still amazed by it. As far as games go, this will be the best money you have ever spent.

panther3485
04-07-2008, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Odin_1964:
That was a most interesting short movie. Thank you for sharing it with me. Looks like I could enjoy myself here.

Yes you will http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It seems that we have had a rather impressive influx of new people in here lately which is a good thing. The Il2 series has kept my interest for much longer than any other PC program (or any other game of ANY kind) ever...period. I have been "flying" this thing since the demo. That is to say for the last 7 years (WOW! Has it really been that long?) and there are still things about this sim that I am learning (due to so much content) and have never seen before. Simply put, Il2 never gets tiring as it is not the same old thing all the time. Please do not feel intimidated by this. Il2 allows itself for the user to tailor it to their own needs and experience levels, quickly and easily. Each aircraft has its own quirks and handling characteristics. Some people will only choose to master one aircraft, while others will strive to learn most or even all of them. That will take a long time with over 300 different planes. The extraordinary amount of things offered in this sim is the reason why those of us that have been around it for years are still amazed by it. As far as games go, this will be the best money you have ever spent. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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I agree completely with this member, Odin_1964. The sim may seem a little daunting to begin with, especially if you haven't had much experience with combat flight sims, but once you get into it I found it really great. I too have had years of enjoyment from it.

Invest in a reasonable joystick, as a bare minimum, if you do not already have one.

Best of luck,

panther3485 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Phobia337
04-07-2008, 07:31 AM
Yea IL-2 is a EXCELLENT flight sim. It is truly very immersive. The single player will keep to playing for a LONG LONG time. Then the Coop campaign can keep you and some buddies entertained for another year or so.

THEN you dive into the ONLINE, mission realism servers and you got a experience so real I pan the skies when I am driving to work!!!

There is no better feeling than your first online human enemy kill. Battling in the skies with dozens of others trying to do the same and kill you is soo thrilling.

Example: Last night on Spits vs 109s (Online Human server)

Once you get someone on your six it is hard to get them off without help from a wingman. I pulled a badass move last night that I was so pumped about.

Planes:
Me - BF109
Enemy - Spit

I was flying at 1,500 meters cruising along towards the objective when out of nowhere tracers rip past my canopy. I snap my head around looking back. He is dead on my six at around 500 meters away. He fired to soon. I slammed the throttle back to 0% and pull up and right, he closed extremely fast. So right when he went to Fire a split second later. I banked HARD left and jammed the rudder. With the drastic speed loss and him closing so fast. He missed and I slide right down under him in almost the completely other direction. I nail the throttle full and bank hard right. He made the mistake of banking left and I fell right on his six in literally 4 to 5 secs fron the time he was on my six. I let loose with my MGs and watched as he was in a steep left bank and could not recover, must of been damaged alierons.

Needless to say I was very happy with how quick this played out. I went from defending to being on the attack in as quick as couple seconds. It was a VERY dangerous move. But sometimes being unexpected can greatly help like this case.

I highly suggest you pick the game up, you will have many many good times

Taylortony
04-07-2008, 07:42 AM
First off sorry for some of the above comments, there are **** heads in all walks of life....

There is a FREE demo available of the game, but it is a very old one and bears little relationship to the current game, but you will get some fighters to fly and you will see what its all about.

You can get it here, it's none patchable but still it gives you several fighters to try http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

see
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/il2sturmovik/downloads/