View Full Version : What do I need?

05-07-2006, 12:25 AM
Hello all,

I used to play IL-2 then IL-2:FB/AEP/PF but have been away for over a year. I was going to re-install and get back to it so I was wondering if someone could point out Exactly what I need to be up to the latest version for online play.

All that I have now are the disks for FB, AEP and PF. Do I need any other purchases, obviously I need patches.. is there a all-in-one?

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05-07-2006, 01:00 AM

05-07-2006, 10:38 AM
The most current version of the game is 4.05m which requires the Pe-2 expansion. Pe-2 is only available through internet download. Many people are avoiding it because of software (malware?) that the download includes as a manager. For the time being you should be able to find online gaming activity with v4.04m which is FB+AEP+PF plus PF patches.

After you install Pacific Fighters over FB+AEP you will need (http://www.pacific-fighters.com/en/updates.php):
- pf_v303m.exe (http://patches.ubi.com/pacific_fighters/pf_v303m.exe) (100 Mb; goes over v3.0m)
- pf_v401m.exe (http://patches.ubi.com/pacific_fighters/pf_v401m.exe)
- pf_v402m.exe (http://patches.ubi.com/pacific_fighters/pf_v402m.exe)
- pf_403m.exe (http://patches.ubi.com/pacific_fighters/pf_403m.exe)
- pf_404m.exe (http://patches.ubi.com/pacific_fighters/pf_404m.exe)

There is an unofficial version of all of these patches that is at the German UbiSoft site. I tried the ftp to it and the download was going so slow that I quit it. This is the link if you want to try for yourself (ftp://ftp.ubi.com/de/pacificfighters/PFm_Megapatch.zip).

If you are an offline player as well, you will most likely be interested in DGen upgrades. Start with BoE and DGen 4043 compilation zip (http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?download=2032) even if you don't have Battle Over Europe. If you are a fan of the Pacific war, I suggest TruePacific by Nimits (http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?download=2597). GregSM's Enhanced Eastern Front (http://www3.sympatico.ca/greg.smart/v2_Enhanced_Eastern_DGen_Campaigns.zip) improve the Eastern Front campaigns.

If you choose to purchase v4.05m, Pe-2, start with Crazy Ivan's link (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/2261008734). There is much information floating around on how to install Pe-2 including Luthier1's Pe-2 Installation Guide (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9691071834). Pe-2 is the first of three addons; the next two will be "IL-10 over Manchuria" and a 1946 What if? addon with jets, rocket planes and possibly the Russian knock-off of the B-29.