View Full Version : Question about installation of Exp pack

10-18-2004, 03:37 AM
Hi guys,

Some of you might know me from the Lock-on forums or on some other UBI hosted forums, to those who don't; HI!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I am going to tell you all in a second that I bought Forgotten Battles and Ace Expansion today... uhm, where I have been living all this time? Don't ask me, hehe, but I finally have got my senses together and went to the store.
Please spare me your ramblings about what a fool I am to join in now and never earlier... I know, I know and things get even more nasty when I tell you that I've been on the lookout for a good WW2 flightsim for ages... MSCFS wasn't what I expected... (shh.. different discussion, so hush! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

Pfew.. never was hard on a forum to tell something, I am glad I got this out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Anyway on to the topic:
Do I need to download the huge patch for FB or does Ace include the patches up to v1.22?

BTW: Online challenges are always welcome, or maybe a squadron who needs a more experienced virtual pilot?

10-18-2004, 03:44 AM
I installed AEP straight over a clean install of Forgotten Battles (ie 1.0) and had no problems at all.
Others had problems though, and had to install patches up to 1.22 before upgrading to AEP (2.0).

I guess it's a trial&error thing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

10-18-2004, 03:46 AM
Welcome aboard http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
The Ace Exp. Pack already includes patch v1.22. So you just have to install Forgotten Battles and after that the expansion pack. But you should install the patch 2.01 and 2.04 for the expansion pack. Searching for the link in a second http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ..
You may try this one: http://www.3dgamers.com/games/il2sturmovik2/downloads/
The two at the bottom, and be sure to install 2.01 first and after that 2.04..

10-18-2004, 04:44 AM
What HexAngel said.

10-18-2004, 06:07 AM
Thanks guys!
Installing now!

Do you have some good tips on 'Must Haves' for IL2FBA?

S 8
10-18-2004, 06:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yskonyn23:

Do you have some good tips on 'Must Haves' for IL2FBA? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Pacific Fighters... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-18-2004, 07:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yskonyn23:
Thanks guys!
Installing now!

Do you have some good tips on 'Must Haves' for IL2FBA? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

oh, and a fast rig doesn't hurt either. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

10-18-2004, 07:50 AM

I would suggest downloading skins from the excellent http://www.il2skins.com - some top class files. Also check out http://www.netwings.org for additional missions and campaigns. You will probably also find useful Lowengrin's Mission/Campaign generator - find it at - http://www.lowengrin.com

Hope this helps?


10-18-2004, 08:52 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ROTFL!!

Talk about some useless replies!
However they are funny! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

No problem! I am using a CH combo.
Hyperlobby is already present on my system, so I am good to go concerning MP.

One thing: are IL-2 MAT and IL-2 STAB more or less utilities to get the same effects?
IL-2 MAT is so crowded with pics and buttons I can hardly keep track of what I should do... STAB is nice and clean, but what's the difference between the two?

Also (forgive me if this has been asked many many times, but I am just typing away and thought I should ask while I am at it!) in the Quick Mission editor only 4 maps are available, whereas in the Full mission builder you can select several dozen! Is there a way to get all maps in the Quick Mission editor?

Thanks again for the warm welcome!

10-18-2004, 09:18 AM
Il2 Stab will just enable the swastikas regarding the graphics, while IL2 Mat will improve the overall markings on the planes in a great way. IL2 MatManager in the newest version isn't that hard to setup. The readme explains all very good now.
You should get it here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
The only bad thing is that the mat manager doesn't work online http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

10-18-2004, 10:09 AM
Hit the Sturmovik Essentials link in my sig. Welcome to FB...

Oh and about those maps..... look in the Essentials thread for a link to the UQMG... UberDemon's little gem. This program is awesome. It gives you full mission builder power with quick mission builder ease, all the maps are available... except the ones for PF since it isnt out yet.. unless UBI sent UberD an advance copy. I like the FMB but this little puppy is a must have if you dont feel like going through that.

10-18-2004, 11:51 AM
Again most helpful tips! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thanks a lot guys.
About ILMAT though, if I start IL using MAT and go online, will it crash or will you just don't see the details on other (player) aircraft?
I don't really understand how IL2MAT 'doesn't work online'.
After that I will shut up for a while, honing my MP skills so watch out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif