View Full Version : I am back

08-11-2007, 11:59 AM
After giving up on IL2, I gave the CD's to my friend, Roberto. Then he cleverly drew me back in (the devil!) By asking countless questions that were best answered by showing him.

I have never solved the pitch problem completely, but I have sort of learned to live with it.

What I have done is learned a lot about carrier landings. I combined this with my other hobby of video making and have posted a bunch on youtube.com. If you search on slrman there, you can see some carrier landings that are a bit "different". LOL In most of them, I even live!

08-11-2007, 12:16 PM
Welcome back.

What pitch problem...dare I ask?

08-11-2007, 01:29 PM
<sigh> The problem that causes the nose of all aircraft to bob up and down when you are trying to make precision attitude adjustments, such as when lining up a shot or on landing. Many people on here were very kind in trying to help with this. I have tried countless control settings, three different joysticks, no joystick (flying with the keyboard is waaaayy different) and deleting and installing the program more times than I care to remember.

Nothing has made even a tiny bit of difference. The planes do this no matter what the trim settings and with no control inputs at all. I understand that some others have seen this, too. I also understand that the 1946 release seems to have no problem at all. If I could get it here in Brazil, even downloading, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Personally, I cannot understand the decision by Ubisoft not to d/l to anywhere. What difference can it make as long as they get their money, which is all they really seem to care about.

At any rate, the problem has taught me to anticipate bizarre behavior and that has definitely improved my carrier landings, so maybe it isn't all bad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-11-2007, 02:04 PM
Dude! I know exactly what you're talking about. I've discovered a few things about this:

1) If you have an AMD processor rename the file il2_corep4.dll to something else (or delete it if you like). This helps quite a bit. At least it did me. If you have an Intel chip don't bother.

2) The bobbing you're talking about is a natural phenomenon caused by a sudden increase in lift as pressure on the elevator eases. The best way to compensate for it is to learn to anticipate it and maintain steady pressure on the stick.

08-11-2007, 03:14 PM
Hey Sailorman... Glad your back! Now that I understand this sim more, I thought about the prob. you were haveing, crash has been the biggest help in here for me, It dosen't supprize me that he's the first to welcome you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

08-11-2007, 03:55 PM
I do have all Intel chips. Two 3GHz P-4s, in fact. I actually have concluded that there is no solution to this and it is something that will have to be lived with until there are some improvements in the flight models. I am confident that real Hellcats, Wildcats, and Corsairs did not exhibit this behavior. If they had, the Navy would have been all over the manufacturers. While I have never personally flown any of these, I have talked to some who have and they never mentioned any bobbing problem, nor have I seen it in actual gun cam footage.

In any case, I am not going to revive this issue on here. If someone really says, "Aha! Do this and it will go away for sure," then that will be worth a try. Otherwise, Roberto and I am having fun inventing impossible situations for each other. He was the one that first asked, "If an engine dies on takes-off, can you get back to the carrier?" Some large number of crashes later, I could say "yep, it can be done." I have a couple of videos on youtube showing how I did it. I did more or less ignore the possibility that the arresting cables might not really have worked going the wrong way, though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

No matter, it is fun to make some videos. Even more now that I have a capture program that doesn't affect the frame rate and includes a video editor, and a screen shot program. I leave it on all the time. Never know when you might want a quick screen shot with no muss of fuss. I have to thank Roberto for finding this one. Growler Gun Cam is the name. I have to admit, I never heard of it or the company. Good job, Roberto!

08-11-2007, 05:17 PM
Roger that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif No worries...if I hear of a solution one way or the other I'll yoller.


08-11-2007, 05:22 PM
Welcome back Sailorman.

I remember you as having them wobbles troubles...

Good to see yer having fun! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

08-14-2007, 12:10 PM
Yep, I am having some fun. Here's a video I made where the "wobbles" didn't matter much.


I like trying landings that are a bit out of the ordinary. No, I will not show videos of the crashes. Way too many of those anyway. LOL

08-14-2007, 03:45 PM
Nice flying... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
(But, what happened to that engine?)

08-14-2007, 07:26 PM
I might suspect some hot dog pilot was pulling too much boost for too long, but who am I to point the finger? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

08-14-2007, 11:46 PM
n00b pilot probably http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

08-18-2007, 06:03 PM
After well over a year away from the IL-2 series, I've just re-installed everything. Had to jump through some hoops with graphics-card driver issues, but got everything on my new rig and all patched up...only to find I need "1946" for most online servers.

Oh well, I'll pick up a copy this weekend.

I've been fooling around offline just to get my "chops" back up and familiarize myself with all the commands.
Did the Me110 sunset single mission against the Russian bombers; reminded me of how great this game is.
After fighting through the attacking YAKs, I made several passes on the bomber formations and downed several. Got shot up a bit in the process, and with pilot wounded and one engine making awful noises I headed for base.
Got the engine shut down and the prop feathered, and fought the trim controls into a semblance of level flight.
Cockpit lights and landing lights worked OK.
I was doing well, just a few miles out from the airstrip when I ran out of gas....Didn't notice the "fuel leak" message when I took damage.

Tried to dead-stick the 110 in, but I lost too much speed and stalled out.

08-19-2007, 01:21 AM
Did the Me110 sunset single mission against the Russian bombers; reminded me of how great this game is.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gifWelcome back!