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theboydidgood
09-06-2006, 03:02 PM
Hello there.

I don't want this to be just another newbie post but I'm afraid it prob will be!

I had not heard of IL2 (any version) until today and I got so excited that I went and won a version of IL2 Sturmovick on ebay for a penny! It then dawned on me that I had no idea what version that was or.....well anything! I've spent some time tonight reading up and I've now discovered that I have the first in the series of IL2 games. I figure this is as good a place to start as any but my question is:

Can I upgrade to IL2 FB or do I have to buy it as a standalone game.

Also I haven't yet worked out if there are any 'add-ons' for IL2 Sturmovik?

Your expert help and experience is much appreciated.

Oh and I have just worked out I should get a siatek evo J stick!

Thanks,
Marcus

theboydidgood
09-06-2006, 03:02 PM
Hello there.

I don't want this to be just another newbie post but I'm afraid it prob will be!

I had not heard of IL2 (any version) until today and I got so excited that I went and won a version of IL2 Sturmovick on ebay for a penny! It then dawned on me that I had no idea what version that was or.....well anything! I've spent some time tonight reading up and I've now discovered that I have the first in the series of IL2 games. I figure this is as good a place to start as any but my question is:

Can I upgrade to IL2 FB or do I have to buy it as a standalone game.

Also I haven't yet worked out if there are any 'add-ons' for IL2 Sturmovik?

Your expert help and experience is much appreciated.

Oh and I have just worked out I should get a siatek evo J stick!

Thanks,
Marcus

VW-IceFire
09-06-2006, 03:06 PM
Saitek Evo is a good place to start...joystick is an essential part to enjoying a game such as this.

IL-2 is a good game and a great place to start. Its more limited in its scope but it lets you start off in a less complicated game before you hit the behemoth that the game is now.

What you'll want to be looking for is the Forgotten Battles Complete Edition which is being sold on DVD (usually on the online stores). This installs Forgotten Battles, Ace Expansion Pack, and Pacific Fighters and then the 4.04m patch all in one shot.

That gets you nearly upto date. There is one and soon to be two more addons sold as online only. I'd wait on those and get settled on the complete pack before you do that. If you want to venture online then the other addons will be useful.

But honestly...Il-2 is a great place to start and then get the other. And for the price...not a bad purchase at all.

Taylortony
09-06-2006, 03:16 PM
Yes as said try to get the complete edition DVD it has the trilogy of games on it in one megga merged version... also most of the patches bar the last pay to download add on..

The original IL2 you have bought is patchable up a couple.......... They were going to add on a CD to it but the contents got so big they combined them with the original IL2 game to produce Forgotten battles....... IL2 is not patchable up to Forgotten Battles and Forgotten battles which is upgradable is a standalone from the original IL2.. saying that the original is a good game but does not have the massive plane sets of the later version but try it before you buy the others and see if you and your PC are fine with it.......... It is a cracking game both off and online http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As you bought it for a penny I take it you are in UK

Shop around or buy it online, this is what you want to get...... 14.99 delivered

http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/866127/IL2_Complete_Edi...ighters/Product.html (http://www.play.com/Games/PC/4-/866127/IL2_Complete_Edition_IL2_Sturmovik_Forgotten_Battl es_+_Ace_Expasion_Pack_+_Pacific_Fighters/Product.html)

patch details and links for the original here

http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/patching.htm


Good luck and welcome to the forums http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HayateAce
09-06-2006, 04:24 PM
IL2 will do fine for starters, and the 109 was modeled more realistically back then.....

WWMaxGunz
09-06-2006, 05:09 PM
New Guy, for 1 cent you should get some fun outta IL2 original just to see how you like it.
It takes less PC to run for starts and it's easier to fly it.

Just get IL2 1.2 patch, and make sure it's not an IL2:FB (I remember 1.1 for FB) patch you get.

There may be sections of a site somewhere with IL2 original version info that won't leave you
wondering what they're talking about in terms of details like engine management.

Have some fun first though!

T_O_A_D
09-06-2006, 05:38 PM
You have not made a mistake, most of us own it too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I even still have a running patched up version in my system, From time to time I still fly it.

theboydidgood
09-13-2006, 05:50 AM
Thanks for your replies folks - most helpful.

I've now been playing it for a few hours in total and I am growing to love it. I've ordered the EVO so that should improve on the joypad I've been using.

I'm still learning all the aspects of the game but think that I would definately end up buying the ACE pack of FB.

Just for info I've got an Athlon 64 3200 with a 256mb ati radeon card - am I in the realms of playability for forgotten battles? IL2 stumrovik certainly runs superb on full settings (as you might expect).

Oh sorry P.S. does anybody know of any online play for the original game i.e. server location??


Cheers once again,
Marcus

Hanglands
09-13-2006, 05:59 AM
I think the only place to fly IL2 original is at the Ubi.com gaming zone. You'll have all you need to connect to that on your IL2 CD.

I still enjoy a spin in the original, even now.

Daiichidoku
09-13-2006, 11:00 AM
go here:

http://hyperfighter.sk/

download hyperlobby...there is a lobby there for the original il2 sturmovik, and u will even find ppl flying there

if you dont get the complete CD pak, and instead get the individual FB + AEP + PF, be sure to fly a day or so on each patch, so you can see the "evolution" of the flight models in the game

you will be surprised

Bearcat99
09-13-2006, 10:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by theboydidgood:
Just for info I've got an Athlon 64 3200 with a 256mb ati radeon card - am I in the realms of playability for forgotten battles? IL2 stumrovik certainly runs superb on full settings (as you might expect).
Marcus </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You should be quite fine running the whole 9 yards. Which is this (http://shop.ubi.com/Prod_ExtDesc.asp?catalogid=396&id=97).

Or if you want to hiold off on the Pe-2 add on then try either of these.... New Egg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16832138156) or Go Gamer (http://gogamer.com/IL-2-Complete-Edition-DVD-PC-Games_stcVVproductId4760175VVcatId444758VVviewprod .htm)/// although it looks like Go Gamer is out of stock.

Esel1964
09-13-2006, 11:54 PM
First,welcome to the community(IL-2 junkies).You made the right choice on your purchase. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

When I first bought the game,I didn't even know there was a forum dealing with it.
You've definitely taken the right steps in finding the forum early-on.I owned the game for 3 years before I realized how much one can learn here.
Stay on top of updates/add-ons,try as many planes in as many situations as you can,and check the forums,and you'll learn quickly.
Have fun and good luck,M8! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

wayno7777
09-14-2006, 01:33 AM
Me, too.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif