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clint-ruin
05-14-2004, 12:37 PM
As most people who have been coming here for a while know, Oleg has gotten less and less talky, and more and more busy since the Il-2 demo first came out. Nowadays it's getting quite unusual for him to come and talk to people on the forums. While it's sad to lose some of the public contact the forum used to have with him, most of the easy questions have actually already been answered by Oleg, and answered more than once. Unfortunately a lot of these answers got lost when the forums changed over to the new and "improved" forum system, since only posts with activity in the last 6 months were transferred over.

There are a couple of things to search through that might give you an answer from Oleg-in-a-can rather than waiting in vain for a response on the forums.

The first is Mudmovers' copy of ADorantes' "Ask Oleg" compilation. Mudmovers have been having all sorts of problems with keeping the site online for the last few months, but handily, a large part of this section is available here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20030615211103/mudmovers.com/adorante/il2_oleg_index.htm

Temporary Mudmovers link [thanks Hunter82]:

http://magnum-pc.netfirms.com/mudmovers/adorante/il2_oleg_index.htm

Additional link [with more stuff]:

here (http://web.archive.org/web/20030422180620/www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/Forum35/HTML/015128.html)

Whatever SimHQ did to their forums last downtime has taken out the direct link that used to work, going to the AO forum post. Anyone got a direct URL?


[this second link at SimHQ has more in it - mudmovers doesn't seem to have the Dec 15 2002 "55% scanned" entry]

Lots and lots of canned Oleg responses from 2002. Most of which seem to come up every few weeks in some form or other here, so it might be worth giving this a read before asking something that has already been answered. Not so much an "FAQ" as a Frequently Mistranslated Russian, but it helps all the same.

The second thing you can check is SimHQs forum archives - these guys actually know what they're doing and have forum archives that store every useless thread and flame for years. You will find a lot of responses in their archives that don't have a counterpart in the Ask Oleg compilation. The easiest way to find Olegs' posts is to go to the Search function, then enter Olegs' member number [which is 446], then select a forum. The Il-2 archives and the Forgotten Battles / Forgotten Battles Archive are the forums you want to look through, and you're going to find more the further back you go.

You should be able to access this from here:

http://www.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=search

Edit: found an interview with Oleg from Feb 2000 [?] here:

http://www.combatsim.com/htm/feb00/il2-1.htm

Interesting to see the original scope of the game as it was seen then :>

clint-ruin
05-14-2004, 12:37 PM
As most people who have been coming here for a while know, Oleg has gotten less and less talky, and more and more busy since the Il-2 demo first came out. Nowadays it's getting quite unusual for him to come and talk to people on the forums. While it's sad to lose some of the public contact the forum used to have with him, most of the easy questions have actually already been answered by Oleg, and answered more than once. Unfortunately a lot of these answers got lost when the forums changed over to the new and "improved" forum system, since only posts with activity in the last 6 months were transferred over.

There are a couple of things to search through that might give you an answer from Oleg-in-a-can rather than waiting in vain for a response on the forums.

The first is Mudmovers' copy of ADorantes' "Ask Oleg" compilation. Mudmovers have been having all sorts of problems with keeping the site online for the last few months, but handily, a large part of this section is available here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20030615211103/mudmovers.com/adorante/il2_oleg_index.htm

Temporary Mudmovers link [thanks Hunter82]:

http://magnum-pc.netfirms.com/mudmovers/adorante/il2_oleg_index.htm

Additional link [with more stuff]:

here (http://web.archive.org/web/20030422180620/www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/Forum35/HTML/015128.html)

Whatever SimHQ did to their forums last downtime has taken out the direct link that used to work, going to the AO forum post. Anyone got a direct URL?


[this second link at SimHQ has more in it - mudmovers doesn't seem to have the Dec 15 2002 "55% scanned" entry]

Lots and lots of canned Oleg responses from 2002. Most of which seem to come up every few weeks in some form or other here, so it might be worth giving this a read before asking something that has already been answered. Not so much an "FAQ" as a Frequently Mistranslated Russian, but it helps all the same.

The second thing you can check is SimHQs forum archives - these guys actually know what they're doing and have forum archives that store every useless thread and flame for years. You will find a lot of responses in their archives that don't have a counterpart in the Ask Oleg compilation. The easiest way to find Olegs' posts is to go to the Search function, then enter Olegs' member number [which is 446], then select a forum. The Il-2 archives and the Forgotten Battles / Forgotten Battles Archive are the forums you want to look through, and you're going to find more the further back you go.

You should be able to access this from here:

http://www.simhq.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=search

Edit: found an interview with Oleg from Feb 2000 [?] here:

http://www.combatsim.com/htm/feb00/il2-1.htm

Interesting to see the original scope of the game as it was seen then :>

VeXX_Master
05-14-2004, 03:16 PM
Thanks VERY much! Sticky?

p1ngu666
05-14-2004, 03:31 PM
hmm, we need a photochoped oleg in a can! image for this thread http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://www.pingu666.modded.me.uk/mysig3.jpg
<123_GWood_JG123> NO SPAM!

worr
05-14-2004, 04:49 PM
How about a cardboard cut out of him that we can use for taking pictures? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Worr, out

Philipscdrw
05-16-2004, 10:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by clint-ruin:
Interesting to see the original scope of the game as it was seen then :&gt;



http://users.bigpond.net.au/gwen/fb/leninkoba.jpg

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, he didn't include wind modelling in the final product.

PhilipsCDRW

"England, on effect is insular. She is maritime. She is linked through her trade, her markets, her supply lines to the most distant countries ... She has, in all her doings, very marked and very original habits and traditions. In short England's nature, England's structure, England's very situation differs profoundly from those of the Continentals."
President de Gaulle, vetoing against British entry to the EEC in 1963.

avimimus
05-17-2004, 10:14 AM
I would like to see a re-release of some old screen shots and videos that were taken of the Alpha. It would demonstrate how far Il-2 has come (very neat stuff)!

I also think ther should be a hand picked group of people from the developer that are supposed to collect bug reports, suggestions and ideas and then arrange them by type and send in a report to 1C/Oleg.

That is just what I think, and I have thought it for a long time.

avimimus
05-17-2004, 10:14 AM
I would like to see a re-release of some old screen shots and videos that were taken of the Alpha. It would demonstrate how far Il-2 has come (very neat stuff)!

I also think ther should be a hand picked group of people from the developer that are supposed to collect bug reports, suggestions and ideas and then arrange them by type and send in a report to 1C/Oleg.

That is just what I think, and I have thought it for a long time.

avimimus
05-17-2004, 10:14 AM
I would like to see a re-release of some old screen shots and videos that were taken of the Alpha. It would demonstrate how far Il-2 has come (very neat stuff)!

I also think ther should be a hand picked group of people from the developer that are supposed to collect bug reports, suggestions and ideas and then arrange them by type and send in a report to 1C/Oleg.

That is just what I think, and I have thought it for a long time.

Bearcat99
05-17-2004, 08:11 PM
Hey Oleg... How's the baby... and how are you feeling? I hope you are doing better & mama & baby are doing good. The patch and FB is great and all and I know its your lifes work... but h@ll... we can wait for the patch.. Id rather have a later patch than you collapseing from exhaustion. I dont know you but you make the best d@mn combat sim in the world to date...and Id like for you to be able to keep on doing it for along time. Take care of yourself.

~S~

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wayno7777
05-18-2004, 10:17 PM
What Bearcat said!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

World War Two Weekend June 4-6, 2004 Reading, PA
Over 70 planes including a P-38 (hopin' for GG)
http://server6.uploadit.org/files/wayno77-bluesclues3a.JPG

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

FI_Macca44
05-20-2004, 02:01 PM
Thats right!!!!

JimRockford
05-21-2004, 05:07 PM
You know the Oleg life size poster stand-up thing is a cool idea. And make it so that when someone walks near it it says Oleg type quotes. Like you bump into the Oleg poster and it says "Be sure you is wrong". http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I say this only in mirth. I think Oleg's pretty cool. (And those who know about Oleg and this BBS and IL2 and all would probably get a big kick out of such a thing!)

Oleg_Maddox
05-26-2004, 03:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Hey Oleg... How's the baby... and how are you feeling? I hope you are doing better & mama & baby are doing good. The patch and FB is great and all and I know its your lifes work... but h@ll... we can wait for the patch.. Id rather have a later patch than you collapseing from exhaustion. I dont know you but you make the best d@mn combat sim in the world to date...and Id like for you to be able to keep on doing it for along time. Take care of yourself.

~S~

http://tuskegeeairmen.org/airmen/who.html_vflyer@comcast.net_ http://www.geocities.com/rt_bearcat
http://www.uberdemon.com/index2.html | http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/ | http://www.checksix-fr.com/bibliotheque/detail_fichier.php?ID=1353 | http://magnum-pc.netfirms.com/mudmovers/index.htm

_USE THAT X45 STICK AS A BUTTON BAY!_<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Baby is almost Ok... and will be Ok. I just don't sleep... My wife sleep too well and sometime don't hear his cry... Then I go and sit with him to speak http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif That helps him, but not me....

I myself very tired. Work plus little new born take all my time.
I rad all emails and try to read forums. But unfortunatelly not so often than in the past. Simply as more we make - more time I need to spend for the work... Our tem still not growing (just 3 people come to us to work). Its a bit problem to find good developer that can work in our team. Should be high level 3D or programming, know aviation and technics that he makes, etc.... From more than 20 pretenders for the job in our team we selected just 3 for the last 8 months... Probaly two more will come soon, but they are still green and will make not the main things.

Don't ask me the questions here... I have no time.
I just read il2beta email to get last bugs for final program patch for AEP.

today should be released update for dedicated server v.1.22 that will make it 2.01.

We found about 20 minor bugs (that we really consider as bugs) with the help of users that sent us good detailed reports to beta address, that still not eleminated from the whole product.
You should wait for a patch that will fix them for about 3 weeks. My main programmer take vacation. He was so very tired... He was not in real vacation for several years. So he took two weeks.

JG53Frankyboy
05-26-2004, 05:00 AM
all the best for you and your familie.

dont take us whiners to seriously http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
we just like flightsims and cant stop talking about them http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Grizle
05-26-2004, 05:14 AM
Thanks Oleg for this remarkable news!
Good luck and Take care of yourself!
Œ ¶¥*¨ â ¸ ²?³¤ ¨ ¨ª?¥**¥ â¥?¨, ÷² â ᳤¥²¥ ¯?¤¦ ²ü * ? ¤â ²ü! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ...¥ ? ç ?*¥ ¯ ¨á!

Aeronautico
05-26-2004, 05:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Oleg_Maddox:
Baby is almost Ok... and will be Ok. I just don't sleep... My wife sleep too well and sometime don't hear his cry... Then I go and sit with him to speak http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif That helps him, but not me....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nice one Oleg! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Nice to think of my favorte sim's developer doing this... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

A!

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Airplanes are now built to carry a pilot and a dog in the cockpit: the pilot's job is
to feed the dog, and the dog's job is to bite the pilot if he touches anything...

- Arlen Rens, Lockheed Martin test pilot

KAMI_1
05-27-2004, 02:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Oleg_Maddox:


I myself very tired. Work plus little new born take all my time.
I rad all emails and try to read forums. But unfortunatelly not so often than in the past. Simply as more we make - more time I need to spend for the work... Our tem still not growing (just 3 people come to us to work). Its a bit problem to find good developer that can work in our team. Should be high level 3D or programming, know aviation and technics that he makes, etc.... From more than 20 pretenders for the job in our team we selected just 3 for the last 8 months... Probaly two more will come soon, but they are still green and will make not the main things.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


So i wonder why u did not used the free modellers u know from IL-2 and PF for work on groundvehikles ,ships etc. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif

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=BUMP=

bonesaw01
05-29-2004, 11:12 PM
I just bought AEP and I can't fly the fw-190 with the mistel airplane beneath it. I really want to though. I also can't fly the SPB with the 2 airplanes under the wing. Is there something I have to do to unlock them? Is my copy just not working right? Also where can I get the add-on to fly the Corsair and the hellcat and the Carrier? And does it only work for Forgotten Battles. Please include specifics. Thanks guys.

Iudicium11
06-08-2004, 05:29 AM
I just aquired this game, and I am getting no sound, I've messed with all the settings. Still nothing. Any specific sound drivers that I need?

Much appreciation. This game isn't the same without sound.

Tetrapharmakoi
06-11-2004, 11:55 PM
go to check-six.com or install the new 2.01 patch , the problem is fixed

potver
06-25-2004, 06:15 AM
Oleg,

I enjoy flying your superb sims from the beginning, but would you consider implementing some axis for real double throttle handling?

KSS_Shrike_UK
06-26-2004, 04:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Oleg_Maddox:
I myself very tired. Work plus little new born take all my time.
I rad all emails and try to read forums. But unfortunatelly not so often than in the past. Simply as more we make - more time I need to spend for the work... Our tem still not growing (just 3 people come to us to work). Its a bit problem to find good developer that can work in our team. Should be high level 3D or programming, know aviation and technics that he makes, etc.... From more than 20 pretenders for the job in our team we selected just 3 for the last 8 months... Probaly two more will come soon, but they are still green and will make not the main things.
My main programmer take vacation. He was so very tired... He was not in real vacation for several years. So he took two weeks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would like to know the criteria for working for 1C:Maddox, no doubt you need to be Russian, or live in Russia. 'Xanty', the guy who modelled the Heinkel 111 done a fantastic job i feel, and i think maybe he should have been a contender for 'winning' a job with 1C maybe. I just think theres a lot of very good talent in US and UK, and its being ignored for some reason.

Shrike
C++/C#/VB6/VB.NET/J2EE/SQL Server/ASP/XML Senior Developer in Londons Capital Markets industry.

heywooood
07-02-2004, 10:15 PM
Oleg ~

I am unable to express with words how much I love FB. There is no other way for Warbird fans to get this kind of experience at all. And there has NEVER been a sim come close to FB. I am not surprised to learn that you are putting so much of yourself - of your life into it. For what it is worth, I thank you.

I hope you and your family are well and that you will find the people you need to help with all of the work ahead of you. Thanks again.

Sincerely, Heywooood.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

owlwatcher
07-03-2004, 08:51 PM
Hey Oleg
Wonder if you have seen this site and these progarms
http://www.combinedfleet.com/

http://www.combinedfleet.com/gunarmor.htm

Included are three programs: FACEHARD.EXE, OBLICALC.EXE, and BRUN45.EXE. FACEHARD.EXE is the actual penetration calculator.

BSS_Goat
07-06-2004, 07:44 AM
When is PF due out ?

http://images.allposters.com/images/dar/yng-17.jpg

http://www.blacksheep214.com/

Patriotism is your conviction
that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it
--George Bernard Shaw

kubanloewe
07-18-2004, 01:01 AM
Quotation Oleg Maddox: _Users were crying for non-realistic and non-historical and finally they got it...(01.07.04)

Oleg, you will convert this in the Patch 2.04 ?

http://home.arcor.de/kubanskiloewe/g14gutspruchsig.jpg
"Finde den Feind und schiesse ihn ab alles andere ist Unsinn"
Rittmeister Freiherr Manfred von Richthofen

Ashoka74
07-20-2004, 01:46 AM
Hello all,

Zdrastvuj Oleg, I have no question or demand.
I just want to write you that I respect your work and thank you for it and your efforts and dedication. I started to play this sim just one month ago - and finally I found not only good sim game I can fly in, but also very kind and friendly community of virtual or real pilots.

I wish you to have more time for your family and baby, you know, to be more satisfied and happy, and to have more sleep and peaceful, calm mornings.
I cannot help you with my hands(I am not a programmer), so I just want to express my appreciation of your work. Even though I bought this game and AEP pack(which is not so common here(to buy original games)) and some money will come to your account I just have feeling, that only money is not enough. I want to write you that you made not only some sim game, but in my eyes(and hopefully in some other eyes too) you made and still you are making great work of art.

Take care,
Ashoka74 /* Don't drink and fly. *\

leothepilot
07-21-2004, 08:54 AM
Dear Oleg M., answer, please.
I(we) need to know about HighGore=1 setting in conf.ini file.

Just 3 simple questions:

1. HighGore=1 works...
a) in IL-2 Sturmovik
b) in IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles
c) in IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles AEP

2. Planes are affected of this...
a) He-111H-2
b) He-111H-6
c) Bf-110C-4
d) Bf-110C-4b
e) Bf-109F-4
f) MBR-2
g) and others...(names, please)

3. Does HighGore=1 setting works on both, english and russian versions?
a)yes
b)none
c)only russian
d)only english

Thanks for clearance.

wuggle85
07-26-2004, 07:06 AM
dear oleg
i have a request in the battle of briton game would it be possible to put fairy battles in because i think they are brilliant aircraft
thank you
fire http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gifstarter

wayno7777
07-28-2004, 12:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by heywooood:
Oleg ~

I am unable to express with words how much I love FB. There is no other way for Warbird fans to get this kind of experience at all. And there has NEVER been a sim come close to FB. I am not surprised to learn that you are putting so much of yourself - of your life into it. For what it is worth, I thank you.

I hope you and your family are well and that you will find the people you need to help with all of the work ahead of you. Thanks again.

Sincerely, Heywooood.



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

BUMP


<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/TA-152pic.jpg
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

wayno7777
07-28-2004, 12:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ashoka74:
Hello all,

Zdrastvuj Oleg, I have no question or demand.
I just want to write you that I respect your work and thank you for it and your efforts and dedication. I started to play this sim just one month ago - and finally I found not only good sim game I can fly in, but also very kind and friendly community of virtual or real pilots.

I wish you to have more time for your family and baby, you know, to be more satisfied and happy, and to have more sleep and peaceful, calm mornings.
I cannot help you with my hands(I am not a programmer), so I just want to express my appreciation of your work. Even though I bought this game and AEP pack(which is not so common here(to buy original games)) and some money will come to your account I just have feeling, that only money is not enough. I want to write you that you made not only some sim game, but in my eyes(and hopefully in some other eyes too) you made and still you are making great work of art.

Take care,
Ashoka74 /* Don't drink and fly. *\<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

AND BUMP

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/FB%20shots/Aircraft/TA-152pic.jpg
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

heywooood
08-20-2004, 06:37 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/mig-3.jpg

Oleg... this is my new favorite Warbird thanks to you and 1c. I have probably built 100 Mustangs and Jugs and Spitfires and Me109's...this is the first Russian bird I have attempted, it is the Trumpeter 1/32 Mig-3
I have been flying the Mig-3ud offline and it has been good fun. So after reading that you and others had become disillusioned and were thinking people were losing interest in the 'Forgotten War' I wanted to show you that that may not be the case at all.

Your work is masterful - this sim is incredible - I have a tremendous newfound appreciation for the efforts and accomplishments of the Russian pilots and aircraft design bureaus. Thank you.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/migtopview.jpg



http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/ac_32_1.jpg
"Check your guns"

[This message was edited by heywooood on Fri August 20 2004 at 06:06 PM.]

[This message was edited by heywooood on Fri August 20 2004 at 06:33 PM.]

vortexringstate
09-27-2004, 04:01 AM
FANTASTIC SIM. im a pilot with a lot of simming experience and this is the best yet.

WHY havent you included legendary aircraft such as the LASCASTER and MOSQUITO?!!!

keep up thegood work

Bearcat99
10-05-2004, 03:08 PM
I know it is too late for this in the FB/PF engine but is it possible that the following will be implemented in BoB? Sorry if someone answered this already....

1. Mixture and prop pitch set as toggleable on all planes.

2. Mixture and radiator added to the HOTASA section in controls so that they can also be used on a slider.

3. More AI commands like land, come to me, where are you.

4. Triggers in the FMB.

5. Skinnable static aircraft and objects.
Also in that vien if the above is not possible the equvalent to a surface say in 3 sizes small med & large that we can skin and put writing on... like "Welcome to the Home of the 332nd FG" or something like that. It wouldnt have to be very big just big enough to put a feew line of text and place on a map as a sign.

6. The ability to assign pilots to each station on a multiple station aircraft.

7. The ability to switch fuel tanks as a part of the CEM.

I just got home from job #1 and while sitting in traffic and thinking about this sim thise things popped into my head. By the way... since my store has started selling FB GOLD? I usually sell them out in about 2 weeks. They order them 4 or 5 at a time and I keep selling them. Along with X45s. It seems someone in advertantly installed a copy of FB on a store computer and leaves it running constantly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif and people come walking by and stop.... look..... inquire... and buy...... KA-CHING!!!!

VW-IceFire
10-05-2004, 03:31 PM
Bearcat, you are single handedly rejuvinating the sim market http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Seriously, there are lots of potential simmers who are drawn off because it sounds too complex to get into. Honestly, it is complex but not too much so as to not be able to get into it.

I think the key is variety. PF offers dive bombers, fighters, level bombers, gunships, and the whole bit. This is key. Some aren't going to be fighter pilots and its a hard thing to do...but those people may be excellent ground pounders. Its worth it to do both! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

NS38th_Aristaus
10-09-2004, 04:52 PM
~S~ All
I am here because I want to vent my frustration on the ubi soft/oleg empire. I have been flying sims for about six years now started out with CFS1 moved to CFS2 tryed CFS3 and went back to CFS2 so as u can see i am a diehard CFS fan. With the apperent migration of squadrons and individuals fm CFS2 to IL2FB I decided to see what all the fuss was about, so i purchesed IL-2FB with the aces expansion pack included. I dwnloaded it played it and was prepared to do a little on-line gameing when to my utter disbelief I was required to spend 14 hrs dwnloading a patch. (never had to do that with CFS) so i contented myself with offline play. Then i came across IL-2 strum and decided to give it a try after dwnloading the game I was a little surprised to note that the graphix were the same as IL2FB (2001 graphix) so instead of trying to go straight to on line play i went to the site to dwnload the patches that i knew would exist and sure enough after 10 hrs of dwnloading I thought I was ready LOL. well I guess there is a expansion for IL2 as well because the patches didnt get me into the online play. my point is is that IL2 strum was an unfinshed game when it came out, IL-2 fb which seems to be an expansion pack for IL-2 strum was an unfinshed game when it came out then it has an expansion pack. (lets see a expansion pack for an expansion pack for a stand alone IL-2 strum that has an expansion pack? )IT just doesnt make since for people to spend all this money and time dwnloading patches for a game whos graphics are 3yrs old and are really not that much better then CFS2. IL2 strum and its expansion packs are wonderfull off line sims but require to much time and hassle and disk space for online gameing ( so far i have over 553 mb with il2_ and two patches il-2 fb is over 1.53gb with no patches) thats allot of space for a game. so i wont even bother with the third expansion pack (pf)untill it is a low doller has been game.

clint-ruin
10-10-2004, 04:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NS38th_Aristaus:
so i wont even bother with the third expansion pack (pf)untill it is a low doller has been game. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So .. uh .. you bought a game, went and downloaded the wrong patches for the wrong title [patchs which, incidentally, are large because they contain rather a lot of completely free-and-never-promised planes and maps] .. and this is all Olegs fault? You'll fit in here well.

As a PS, FB/AEP is the smallest game on my hard drive right now. Why don't you take a look at the install sizes for say, Rome:Total War, The Sims 2, Doom 3, Far Cry and so on and then come back and tell us how large FB is on a disk.

sapre
10-10-2004, 05:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NS38th_Aristaus:
~S~ All
I am here because I want to vent my frustration on the ubi soft/oleg empire. I have been flying sims for about six years now started out with CFS1 moved to CFS2 tryed CFS3 and went back to CFS2 so as u can see i am a diehard CFS fan. With the apperent migration of squadrons and individuals fm CFS2 to IL2FB I decided to see what all the fuss was about, so i purchesed IL-2FB with the aces expansion pack included. I dwnloaded it played it and was prepared to do a little on-line gameing when to my utter disbelief I was required to spend 14 hrs dwnloading a patch. (never had to do that with CFS) so i contented myself with offline play. Then i came across IL-2 strum and decided to give it a try after dwnloading the game I was a little surprised to note that the graphix were the same as IL2FB (2001 graphix) so instead of trying to go straight to on line play i went to the site to dwnload the patches that i knew would exist and sure enough after 10 hrs of dwnloading I thought I was ready LOL. well I guess there is a expansion for IL2 as well because the patches didnt get me into the online play. my point is is that IL2 strum was an unfinshed game when it came out, IL-2 fb which seems to be an expansion pack for IL-2 strum was an unfinshed game when it came out then it has an expansion pack. (lets see a expansion pack for an expansion pack for a stand alone IL-2 strum that has an expansion pack? )IT just doesnt make since for people to spend all this money and time dwnloading patches for a game whos graphics are 3yrs old and are really not that much better then CFS2. IL2 strum and its expansion packs are wonderfull off line sims but require to much time and hassle and disk space for online gameing ( so far i have over 553 mb with il2_ and two patches il-2 fb is over 1.53gb with no patches) thats allot of space for a game. so i wont even bother with the third expansion pack (pf)untill it is a low doller has been game. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
What sort of pathetic being are you?

NS38th_Aristaus
10-10-2004, 06:22 AM
mmmm lets see i bought the only version of offered on the market went to the web site and dwnloaded the patches needed to make my game compatible with the other on line players and yes IL2 STRUM is well ovr 5oo mb and that doesent include the 1.2v0 patch.
cfs2 which contains a map of the entire world and well ovr 50 aircraft ive dwnloaded still comes in well under 400 mb and as far as the patches having never before promised planes and maps just proves my point of an unfinshed rushed onto the market flight sim. my complaint is not so much that i hav to dwnload all this stuff to get more planes. its the fact that i need it to play this sim online. which is the whole point of having a flight sim and as far as dwnloading the wrong patches for the wrong title why dont u enlighten me i found patches for IL2-sturmovik and dwnloaded them and if the title i bought isnt the one on the web site it doesnt specify the patches are for IL-2 sturmovik ur statment just doesnt make since about the wrong patches for the wrong title......try agian

sapre
10-10-2004, 08:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NS38th_Aristaus:
mmmm lets see i bought the only version of offered on the market went to the web site and dwnloaded the patches needed to make my game compatible with the other on line players and yes IL2 STRUM is well ovr 5oo mb and that doesent include the 1.2v0 patch.
cfs2 which contains a map of the entire world and well ovr 50 aircraft ive dwnloaded still comes in well under 400 mb and as far as the patches having never before promised planes and maps just proves my point of an unfinshed rushed onto the market flight sim. my complaint is not so much that i hav to dwnload all this stuff to get more planes. its the fact that i need it to play this sim online. which is the whole point of having a flight sim and as far as dwnloading the wrong patches for the wrong title why dont u enlighten me i found patches for IL2-sturmovik and dwnloaded them and if the title i bought isnt the one on the web site it doesnt specify the patches are for IL-2 sturmovik ur statment just doesnt make since about the wrong patches for the wrong title......try agian <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Im just gonna say this.
your sentence is extremly difficult to read.

Skycat_2
10-23-2004, 01:52 PM
Greetings NS38th_Aristaeus,

I can understand your frustrations. Yes, the patching system for the series is a bit confusing. And yes, the patch downloads are ridiculously oversized for phone modem users.

In the case of the original "IL-2 Sturmovik", very few people still use this version online as it is only compatible with "IL-2 Sturmovik" of the same version number (and most people will likely patch fully to its last version number of v1.2 or v1.2ov). The truth is, online players are driven to upgrade to the latest patch or commercial release/expansion in order to stay compatible with other online players. In 2002, "Forgotten Battles" v1.0 was considered both a 'new' sim and a giant expansion built onto the original "IL-2 Sturmovik" material. It wasn't long before online squads abandoned the first IL-2, and subsequent patches (like the FB 1.21 patch that put the flyable P-51D and Japanese fighters into the game) effectively made FB too attractive to most people to continue using IL-2 online.

Next came the "Ace Expansion Pack" of last winter. This is a true expansion, not a stand-alone sim, so a person needs Forgotten Battles to use it (marking another nail in the coffin of "IL-2 Sturmovik"). When it was released, it became the new 'current' version of Forgotten Battles, so the online community was divided between people either using FB v1.22 (no AEP) and those using the new FB/AEP combo. The "Gold Pack" that combined both into one product brought many new players into the series, and FB/AEP became the dominant online version.

Next came two independantly released upgrade patches for AEP, of which you should have both to be fully compatible: AEP patches 2.02 and 2.04. In your case, these are the only two patches you need after the installation of the three CDs.

Now we're seeing another revolution with the release of "Pacific Fighters" being both an independant stand-alone and an optional integrated expansion to FB/AEP. Since most FB/AEP users seem to want to install PF to their FB/AEP version, this will probably become the new 'must have' standard for online players.

So, we actually have several versions of the game you can play online, provided you find players with the same version number ... the key here is to understand that some versions will have lots of players online and other versions will be nearly dead:

1) IL-2 Sturmovik (last version 1.2/1.2ov) -- very little online activity. Incompatible with Forgotten Battles. Be sure you get the patches specifically for this game and not FB or AEP.

2) Forgotten Battles (last version 1.22) -- moderate online activity; limited to those who do not have AEP.

3) FB + Ace Expansion Pack / Gold Pack (latest version is 2.04) -- substantial online activity; probably represents the majority of current players.

4) Pacific Fighters (stand-alone) -- new release, but likely will grow very quickly. Limited to players who are using only the standalone option. This could be seen as a independant niche not directly tied to the IL-2 series.

5) PF+FB/AEP -- Pacific Fighters as an expansion, but incompatible with FB/AEP v2.04. This will most likely become the dominant version for squads and co-op play in the near future, especially as new flyables and maps are offered in upgrade patches.

GT182
10-23-2004, 02:08 PM
I for one will have 3 versions on my new pc...

FB/AEP 2.04 (NonPF)
FB/AEP/PF
and PF as Standalone

All bases covered. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

NS38th_Aristaus
10-23-2004, 06:04 PM
~S~ SKYCAT_2
You are a person of civility and politness, and by ur post a person willing to help others undrstand. Hopefully it will rub off lol.....~S~ Aristaeus

Skycat_2
10-24-2004, 07:13 PM
You're welcome ... and happy flying!

(I just noticed I had some patch numbers wrong, gotta edit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

Zen--
10-24-2004, 09:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NS38th_Aristaus:
~S~ SKYCAT_2
You are a person of civility and politness, and by ur post a person willing to help others undrstand. Hopefully it will rub off lol.....~S~ Aristaeus <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I must agree and must give you commendation on a well thought out, well written post. I've been playing the game since original release and couldn't have summed it up better...thank you for taking the effort to answer Aristaeus's post in such a thorough and positive manner. Things like this are what makes the IL2/FB/ACES/PF community so strong and so vibrant.


&lt;S&gt;

GC25Redstar
11-03-2004, 04:35 PM
Why you don't incorporate the cockpit of B-29 ?

This is an excellent bombers and all the community need this one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif))


Thanks for all the work http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

BigganD
11-17-2004, 03:50 PM
I want to ask you Oleg how the bullets will fly through the air in BoB?
Will it be more complex aming? will they behave more realistic? I hope you understand my quastion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

dragonhart38
11-22-2004, 10:47 AM
I found the campaign mission flying times way too long. Given that I don't have hours at a time to play this game (usually 2 hours max) It gets rather boring trying to engage in these campaign missions. The 8X time increase is simply not enough when dealing with missions in PTO.

The question I have for Oleg. Is it possible with the current engine to create mission way points which can be warped to?

KGB_wintermute
11-23-2004, 01:13 PM
Please Please Please make the TBM3 Avenger and B5N2 Kate Flyable! How can we have naval operations without Flyable Torpedo Bombers? Do It! Do It Now! I am primarily a fighter-bomber/bomber pilot, who is trying to encourage team tactics online. We need these A/C!

Bsnakeman
11-24-2004, 05:01 AM
Dear Oleg
How about some improvements in QMB ? A couple of new maps ( desert & Ardennes winter ), some ship attack (ETO). Like Dragonhart said sometimes we don´t have the time we wish to spend hours flying in a full mission.
Thanks,

aklabo
11-28-2004, 10:58 AM
Hi Oleg and developers How about focus on game play and performance before adding new planes and maps. Water=3 still unplayeble (6800 ultra) stutter (2 gig of PC3200 DDR SDRAM Dual ch. lin. m. and Prescott 3.4E) Shadows flickering . I have very good benchmarks every game works very good.In this one one patch fix one problem and brings another Just please make patch where u focus on peformace , stutter , lock ups PLEASE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gifKLABO

Bearcat99
11-28-2004, 12:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bsnakeman:
Dear Oleg
How about some improvements in QMB ? A couple of new maps ( desert & Ardennes winter ), some ship attack (ETO). Like Dragonhart said sometimes we don´t have the time we wish to spend hours flying in a full mission.
Thanks, <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hit the Essentials link in my sig and go to Uberdemon's software.. DL the UQMG. It is a user made tool that give you Full Mission builder power with Quick Mission builder ease and speed.

Bsnakeman
12-01-2004, 01:32 PM
Thanks Bearcat,it´s a fine QMB tool.
Best,

xolox
12-09-2004, 09:36 AM
I wish there was AAAs rendering Off option.
fps would be better. is it possible?

Philipscdrw
12-10-2004, 03:28 PM
Do you mean making the AAA invisible, or removing it from the map?

And did half the people who posted here, with messages like 'Where's the Avenger?', realise that Oleg isn't replying to the thread?

StG77_Stuka
12-10-2004, 06:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KGB_wintermute:
Please Please Please make the TBM3 Avenger and B5N2 Kate Flyable! How can we have naval operations without Flyable Torpedo Bombers? Do It! Do It Now! I am primarily a fighter-bomber/bomber pilot, who is trying to encourage team tactics online. We need these A/C! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm with you on all points! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

badatflyski
12-11-2004, 04:30 PM
Hey Mr Oleg!

Just have a little question ,not about PF, but about BoB ! In the Mission Briefing, would it be possible to add a fonction that allow the reading of JPG (or other format) images? So we could make a briefing with a kind of photo-recco pictures if needed? This way, on the online campaigns every side could have the description of his target! (useful for bombers for example; it helps to know the exact location of the target and how it looks like)AND it add some pilot-immersion, another aspect of the flight sim http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What do you think master Oleg? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Philipscdrw
12-12-2004, 09:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KGB_wintermute:
Please Please Please make the TBM3 Avenger and B5N2 Kate Flyable! How can we have naval operations without Flyable Torpedo Bombers? Do It! Do It Now! I am primarily a fighter-bomber/bomber pilot, who is trying to encourage team tactics online. We need these A/C! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think people are making the cockpits for the Avenger and the Kate. If Oleg had waited until the torpedo planes were complete, we wouldn't have the game yet.]

Medvedya
12-13-2004, 04:43 PM
Just wondering what the story is regarding the Mossie - I've seen some pics of a lurrvley third party finished cockpit, so does that mean it's good to go in the next patch?

Cheers,

heywooood
12-16-2004, 10:22 PM
Dear Oleg -

What has happened? There is wild speculation based on a little more than a rumor that there is some litigation with regard to some aircraft manufacturers trademarks and licensing. Enough to halt work on PF patches or expansions.

Is this true?

Is UBI / 1c going to try to work it out or fold the flag and drop FB AE PF altogether?

How marketable will BOB be if this happens?

When can we have an explanation posted by you or another official person?

This is the worst kind of rumor and hearsay if it is not true...and frankly, plain rotten news if it is in fact true.
Either way - it would be helpful for us in the community you created to know one way or the other.

Willey
12-18-2004, 06:37 PM
Hmmm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Valjack
12-21-2004, 09:18 AM
Well, probably this will never be read, but i still ask, after all it's Christmas...:-)

Oleg, apart from technical/planes etc.. improvements that could be done, i really,really would like that we could join an already running coop mission online, even if it just drive us to a "WAIT" board until next mission start... (via Ubi.com or Hyperlobby f.i.)

Coop mission are so much more interesting than single dogfight but after losing a few friends from disconnect, we have to go back to the lobby and sometimes wait for a long time before take off... :-(
And 2-3 flights later, again, and again...pffff... so finally, i come back to dogfight, but honestly, it would be soooo nice to join an already flying group the way we do for dogfight...

Probably (if ever you read this) you will think, yet another boring demand, "do they even know how difficult programming is ?"

Yes, i know (as i did it too), but it's Christmas after all...

Thks for all the hundred hours you've already spent to share your passion with us...

Merry christmas and happy new year, Oleg !!

Valjack from Belgium

seany1965
12-22-2004, 09:48 PM
Dear Mr Maddox,

I would like to make a few suggestions which I think are good ideas.

1) A sort of 'scalable' vulnerability setting wherby we can choose the level of damage we can take before being blown up rather than just having the yes/no setting. This is because being invulnerable is a bit like cheating and spoils it by making it 'easy' to survive, but (for me at least) being vulnerable gives little chance of surviving more than a couple of seconds once the fighting starts, so having a range of settings would allow we talentless pilots a chance to learn gradually how to survive.

2) Don't have your BoB sim as just the Battle of Britain but include at least the battles for France, Belgium and Holland because the number and type of 'planes sent with the B.E.F. affected the Battle of Britain by affecting the number and types of 'planes available to the RAF to fight that Battle.

3) Have a setting in the game wherby players can be the top-level decision makers/commanders of each airforce and thus run the entire campaign according to how they think it should be run so that they can see if their ideas would have worked and won those Battles.

4) Give the Germans airfields in Norway in the game at the historically accurate time that they got them in the War.

5) If possible include 'planes like the Fairey Battle, the Gloster Gladiator and the Boulton-Paul Defiant because they were also used in those Battles. I do realise that this will be very difficult as so few pilots that flew them are still alive and there's probably not much chance of getting any info about the actual performance of these 'planes.

That's all I can think of for now so I'll leave it there.

I would imagine that doing all this would increase development time by a couple of Years so I won't hold my breath, you probably won't be able to do any of it but I still had to ask-sorry!

Mjollnir111675
12-25-2004, 03:49 PM
Mr. Maddox,

Have you and your team ever given any thought about maybe implementing the "Z-Board" keyboard?
Besides the functions that are applicable to a joystick I think that this would be a welcome addition.

Thank You

TwoTall2
12-30-2004, 05:06 AM
Mr. Maddox

This is the first time I am posting in this forum.
Firstly I would like to commend you on a really superb product.

I would like to add to a "wish list" that could be done maybe in the future.
You see the Eastern Front is there(IL2 FB), Europe is there (IL2FB+AEP), British Isles will be there soonish (BOB). There is just 1 theatre of operation missing to complete Europe thats the Mediterranean.
If the American A/C issue sorts itself out imagine flying the Liberator from Libya to Bulgaria to bomb the Oil refineries of Ploesti and then returning.

Also there were a lot of common wealth forces operating in the region like the Australians, South Africans etc.
A lot of the missions and Battles are well documented. And a lot of the aircraft that were used has all ready been done. Now if there was a way to mesh all the sceneries together.....Man that would be absolutely mind blowing!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Again sir Thank-you for a truly superb sim.

GT182
01-06-2005, 10:26 AM
Oleg, is there a way you could possible set the loadouts for the Corsairs so we could us naplam separate from being combined with auxilary fuel tanks. Only because of the weight and takeoff problem.

Also it would be nice if naplam could be loaded with the rockets or even added with bombs. S!

(I know this question was in a thread all by it's self, but figured Oleg would more than likely see it hear. The other thread will be deleted.)

Ala11_Kal
01-06-2005, 04:43 PM
A wish for BOB?

I'd like to have the option to play as Radar Operator in huge coops vectoring my squadmates to death or victory having a beer and watching all those green dots messing on the screen.

Cold one, pls honey. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Edit: Oh! Something else. Good in-game comms, too.

Farkitt_
01-11-2005, 03:49 AM
Oleg,

All I ask is that there soon be an update on the progress of BoB!!!! I'm dying to buy this sim, and I'd love to see how it's going.

Your the only man in world that can be trusted to make a great sim! well done.

ZGOZZ
01-16-2005, 07:07 AM
Is there a way to use my wide Screen LCD if so how to I set it up in IL2 PF I have looked everyware.

DoggMaster
01-19-2005, 07:58 PM
Dear Oleg,
In the future, there are some possibility about a upgrade in Sturmovik series to something like Battlefield 1942 (EA Games), with first person combat, attachment to tanks and AAA? With the best quality of Sturmovik accomplish, should be the BEST GAME OF THE WORLD in WWII theme...
Doggmaster - Brazil

e5kimo
01-22-2005, 02:56 PM
i have to admit i havent read the whole thread and am not normally following the development very closely.

mr maddox, do you have dynamic weather conditions on your checklist for the upcoming battle of britain ?

oldschool1992
01-24-2005, 09:25 AM
If this is the "ASK OLEG" thread then were is the "OLEG ANSWERS" thread??

Doorman1
01-26-2005, 02:47 AM
Can something PLEASE be done about support for more than one controller? I have a Logitech wheel which insists on ID1, previously I had a Logitech joystick that nabbed that position. Now I have a Saitek Cyborg Evo Forcethat is only allowed ID3 and IL-2 doesn't see it. Although it is usable it can't be configured ingame, only by editing the conf.ini. It's a PITA. This can't be an impossible task.......can it?

Scrappy_D
01-30-2005, 08:37 AM
Hi Guys,

Sorry if this question has been asked already, but is there going to be a 64bit version of the game? As currently IL2 FB will not run on windows xp 64bit edition. I dont know if there is a workaround to make it run? Any help will be much appreciated http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers
Scrappy.

oldschool1992
01-31-2005, 03:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Scrappy_D:
Hi Guys,

Sorry if this question has been asked already, but is there going to be a 64bit version of the game? As currently IL2 FB will not run on windows xp 64bit edition. I dont know if there is a workaround to make it run? Any help will be much appreciated http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers
Scrappy. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

check the answer thread for yur replyhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Lucius_Esox
01-31-2005, 06:24 PM
Oleg,
If you read this I ask for one thing, please make the roads bend properly in BOB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Mjollnir111675
02-02-2005, 07:42 AM
Mr.Maddox and 1-C,

Could we possibly have modeled more loadouts for the a.i. TBM's?
I have compiled a list of historical load outs as used by Torpedo Squadron Ten.

The list of load-outs is as follows:

1: 6x 100 lb. frags AND 6x 100 lb. incendiaries

2: 4x 350 lb. depth bombs

3: 1x 500 lb. g.p. & 5x 100 lb. frag clusters & 5x 100 lb. G.P.

4: 12x 100 lb. incendiary OR frag (same as loadout 1 but all 12 of one type.)

5: MK X & MK 25 Magnetic mines

Thank You for your time,

Mjollnir

Rudel-
02-03-2005, 07:40 PM
I speak on behalf of all the skinners when 1024 x 1024 skins were made possible...and this was a great addition for us skinners!

Would it be possible to allow the 24-bit palette??? Imagine how much more realistic we skinners can make the sim!

Cheers S!
Rudel

BenQ-the-Hawk
02-11-2005, 07:49 AM
Please Oleg make the Prop Pich real in BoB not the 100% bull****!

potver
02-13-2005, 08:55 AM
OLEG, ain,t it possible to put a simular already existing cockpit in the FOKKER Dxx1 so I(or WE) can finally defend OUR country?

NORAD_Zooly10
02-23-2005, 12:01 PM
will Italian planes be in BoB?
IRL there were a few attacks by the Italian air force, maybe insignificant but historically important/correct.
~S~

jeanba2
03-03-2005, 05:52 AM
Yes, there are screenshots of the CR42 and Br20 at least

LW_Swordfish
03-16-2005, 09:19 PM
Oleg,
Can you please say something on the Grumman Issue? I personaly would have told them to go sing for it.

Erkki_M
03-20-2005, 08:45 AM
Only one question: can BoB be merged with previous games? If not, I dont think Iam going to buy it. Too much money gone for game which is old in 3 months. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Slammin_
03-20-2005, 10:21 PM
Hmm, I bought IL-2 years ago. Still play it every day.

TheGozr
03-21-2005, 03:05 AM
old in 3 month?... not ...you can wait http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

If indeed BOB as a new game engine wicth i really think it does i dought that it can be merged with previous il2's

Erkki_M
03-21-2005, 05:47 AM
OFF TOPIC!

Actually I've been playing il2 almost 2 years. With that 3 months I ment PF.

MadBran
03-24-2005, 10:36 AM
Hi Oleg,

Why you couldn't added with next patch
of il2 fb aep pf a dogfight mode with AI
flights or a coop mode with standbye player
if the plane you choise can carried several or two
people, otherwise you enter the coop game server
like a dogfight mode.
(A coop dedicated server like a login of dogfight
dedicated server if alone in the plane with retry
if crash or dead, missions and maps are
consistents of course)

Thanks for this game.
Sorry for my english

MadBran - IL2 FB+AEP+PF 3.04m + dedicated server

Eagle4_team
03-26-2005, 03:51 AM
Hello this is my first post.

It would be nice if in one planes we have 2 or 6 players(bombers)

but i want to ask if we can have grass airfield to put on land like test runway, becouse when i creat map i must take one of define airbase but sometimes there are to far or too close. Thanks

Erkki_M
03-26-2005, 05:46 AM
1. We can have more than 1 player / plane. In coop missions and online campaigns.

2.You dont need to. You can set planes first waypoint as "Normalfly", notice that aircraft must have speed, or it wont be shown in game. You can also make planes takeoff on ground/ice ( ice = AI & ski -planes only ). If waypoint jumps to nearest airfield when you click that "takeoff just drag it back wherever you want. Except lake/sea/forest.

Heinz_Schuss
03-26-2005, 03:02 PM
Could we please have the tiny little niggling spelling errors fixed? Like in the Netmessage and Hudmessage files, and the "Chose Side" button in the QMB.

Another thing I would like to see is the removal of the spurious track "rename/delete" dialog that appears after watching an offline track, and before getting back to the "play track" dialog. It is totally redundant.

The last thing is the standardizing of what the &lt;Escape&gt; key does when playing offline and online. Most of the time I play online, and the &lt;Escape&gt; key brings up the Settings/Track-recording dialog, AND removes it when pressed a second time. Offline the &lt;Escape&gt; key brings up the same dialog, but then kicks you out of the mission when pressed again, instead of removing the dialog. Can't this be made to be a consistent function? Please?

Schuss

Fennec_P
03-29-2005, 05:48 PM
Only one question: can BoB be merged with previous games? If not, I dont think Iam going to buy it.

No, but it will have subsequent expansions, just like IL-2 did. Oleg says he plans to cover many theatres with the BoB engine, which will support many exciting features that IL-2 does not.

It's unreasonable to expect the new game to be compatible with the old. That's like refusing to buy Doom 3 because it's not mergable with the maps and weapons from Doom 2.

Heinz_Schuss
04-05-2005, 06:34 PM
Can the online collision behaviour be corrected to fix the ridiculous one-sided collision that almost always occur?

When one client computer detects a collision, and which part of which aircraft hit which part of the other aircraft, it should inform the server so that it can then assign the relevant damage to the other aircraft involved.

Having only one aircraft destroyed in a collision and the other undamaged is nonsense.

Schuss

Hristos
04-09-2005, 05:04 AM
Not really, Heinz.

You see, given the always present lag, it is always two sides of the story. Every pilot sees the situation differently.

For example, one pilot tries everything to avoid collision. And on his end, he avoids it. However, due to lag, the collision may still occur on other player's end. Now, would it be fair for your plane to get damaged even if you've done everything to avoid collision and actually avoided it ?

This is most fair. Imagine how would it feel for you if you passed by a plane, but your plane explodes because you collided on other player's end !

Heinz_Schuss
04-11-2005, 03:42 PM
This is exactly what does happen to me regularly anyway.

I understand the two sides to the lag story, however I believe that it is most fair that if one aircraft is destroyed or damaged by collision then the other aircraft involved must also be damaged or destroyed.

If the lag is so big that only one aircraft "collides" and the other doesn't, The server should make a decision (probably based on lag amount) as to wether the collision actually took place or not, and then assign the appropriate damage to both aircraft.

It just doesn't seem reasonable or realistic that one aircraft can survive multiple collisions without a scratch, while gaining victories through the collisions.

I'm not just saying this because I'm always the one dying. I have also been on the "surviving" end of multiple collisions in the same aircraft. I've taken to bailing out after a "survived" collision now, but that's just me. I would rather see it resolved correctly.

Schuss

Ace_Eloff
04-23-2005, 02:29 PM
Could we have random music (for inflight, crash and takeoff) selection for the next patch of FB +AEP+PF? That'd be great http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Foo.bar
05-02-2005, 01:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Could we have random music (for inflight, crash and takeoff) selection for the next patch of FB +AEP+PF? That'd be great </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


put the music into these folders you want to hear.

Ace_Eloff
05-05-2005, 10:33 AM
The music isn't randomly selected though. That's basically what I was asking for, random selection of music tracks.