View Full Version : Help me buy this game

08-29-2007, 02:19 AM
Hello lads

Ive been looking towars IL-2 for the past few days, but Im not really sure about a few things. In my local store I found a copy called "IL-2 Sturmovik 1946". As far as Ive understood it, this is the latest release, containing a few "old" versions. Is this correct?

Also, I have a Ubi account (remember POD? Loved that game). However when I check for players online, I can only find one session with Forgotten Battles, and only 13 players online atm. So the question is: with the 1946 copy, can I join that session? And number two, why so few players? :\

Grateful for any response,

Ricky Reject, Sweden, Europe

08-29-2007, 02:26 AM
Sorry, I'm not up to date on the latest but don't worry; those in-the-know will be along any minute.

Just wanted to say welcome to the community. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


08-29-2007, 02:32 AM
Welcome aboard... you might want to check out this site for online play.

Link... Hyperlobby: http://hyperfighter.sk/

By the way... you also check out this thread on the forum here.

Link: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/8761098085

08-29-2007, 02:50 AM
Aha, an alternative multiplayer lobby. Clever...very clever indeed... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers to both of you!

08-29-2007, 03:03 AM
Welcome to your new addiction. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The server-browser is freeware, so you can download and use it for free. There are literally hundrets of us chatting and choosing servers with this tool every night.

There are very different servers available, from pure arcade-teamdeathmatches, to historical based full real servers and coops. Takes a while to figure out, but you can use the chat to find help and servers quickly.
There are also a lot of people out there ready to help you out with any issues that you may encounter.

Be sure to install the latest Patch 4.08, as most servers use this version.

08-29-2007, 03:12 AM
IL-2 1946 is the one you want. Thats all the previous releases combined onto one CD.

It ships as version 4.07. They have released one patch to bring it to 4.08m. Then get on Hyperlobby and start your career as a fighter ace. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Oh, and welcome to the obsession. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


08-29-2007, 04:39 AM
Thanks for the help guys. Think I'll head down to the store soon. Been practising with the demo earlier today, but man its hard to hit anything.

08-29-2007, 04:57 AM
Originally posted by Reject1976:
Been practising with the demo earlier today, but man its hard to hit anything.

Ah yes, memories. Wait til you get in a d-fight server. Just don't give up. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

08-29-2007, 05:06 AM
To tell you the truth, I havent hit any enemies yet. After some time trying, frustration took over and I started aiming for my own, just to get a bloody hit. Even that was hard. Btw, I promise I wont do that online :P Been driving racing-sims for years, you'll never come across a more fair guy than me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Btw, if anyone is still listening...I cant seem to get my throttle switch on my joystick working in IL-2. It is setup correct and tested OK with MS Flight Sim X (sorry if thats a swear word here).

08-29-2007, 05:09 AM
Just a little tip. Shoot well ahead of your opponent, he will have moved by the time the bullets reach him. Remember he's moving very fast.

08-29-2007, 05:43 AM
Welcome to the real world.

This game takes a lot of practice, gunnery is not that hard to learn, but difficult to master. Start by setting up a few missions in the quick mission builder, in your favorite planes versus bombers ,he111, ju88, db3 (rather good targets) or pe8 or transports (ju-52 or c-47s) You can set their loadout to none, thereby removing their defensive armament.

Try to learn to attack from different angles, as you will be able to attack critical areas, such as the cockpit and engines.

And it's nice to see a fellow swede on the forum http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
08-29-2007, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by Reject1976:

Btw, if anyone is still listening...I cant seem to get my throttle switch on my joystick working in IL-2. It is setup correct and tested OK with MS Flight Sim X (sorry if thats a swear word here).

Go to the 'controls' setup screen and scroll all the way down to the bottom to the HOTAS Controls section. Look for 'throttle axis' and click on it. Once it's highlighted, then slide your throttle a bitto assign that axis. Apply and exit.


08-29-2007, 06:37 AM
Reject take a look at the Essentials thread in my sig... along with The Nugget's Guide.. everything yiu need to know is in there.

08-29-2007, 08:29 AM
Originally posted by Reject1976:
Thanks for the help guys. Think I'll head down to the store soon. Been practising with the demo earlier today, but man its hard to hit anything.

Get this little program here:


Will help alot with shooting down bad guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

08-29-2007, 12:22 PM
I think we should also tell him that to get the most from the game he would be well advised to consider TrackIR and some rudder pedals.

If we accept the common statement of TrackIR users of "I wouldn't want to fly without it." ... then I think that this is a fair statement.

Getting the most from the game can be a potentially expensive proposition. I don't really think of this game as an ordinary game.

08-29-2007, 01:00 PM
A cheaper alternative would be to use freetrack, It's a good substitute to track IR, If one don't/can't want to buy track IR.


08-29-2007, 01:21 PM
Yes, head tracking is a huge help. Freetrack is great. Give it a shot.

08-29-2007, 01:46 PM
With all due respect to the guys that fly full real with their TrackIR, rudder pedals, pilot goggles and a scarf around their neck, if you just would have bought a game would you seriously want to invest ~$200 before you even know if you're going to like it in the long run or not? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

My advice would just be to try it out for a month or two, and if you like it then consider the extra apparel.

Enjoy the game, and don't give up, however impossible it will seem in the beginning!
You'll learn it, Eventually... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

(Hälsningar hem till Sverige från USA!)

Good luck, and WELCOME! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

08-29-2007, 02:35 PM
Thousands of pilots on daily at Hyperlobby so dont worry about not having anyone to fly with and/or against.


08-29-2007, 02:37 PM
I was also frustrated when I started playing IL-2 many years ago and gave up, I started to play this game again few weeks ago and still don't have enough time and patience to be good combat simflyer, when playing online it feels like I am moving target. Practise and practise, this is not fast shoot'em up game, where even rookies can score without much practise. Rookies really can't shoot and score anything in this game. You could try to play with easy mode, but online you have to use all realism settings, so I don't suggest that, only practise will do it. Practise combat moves and aircraft acrobatics, spins and stalls and of course you need to practise deflection shooting.

08-29-2007, 02:53 PM
Dont do the DF servers right off... try coops.