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Dataman_213
04-11-2005, 07:37 AM
~S~ All,

I am a member of the 213 Hornets and we have been flying CFS1 for over 4 years now.

We have begun the transition to IL-2 and the road to success is often paved with questions.

As there were fewer choices to have to concern oneself with in CFS1, I am at a loss for what settings we should be striving for in IL-2.

EG.
"Cockpit View Only" vs "No Cockpit View Only"
€œIcons€ vs €œNo Icons€
€œExternal Views€ vs €œNo External Views€

With the CFS Community, there is an organization called the "WEC Administration" which co-ordinates €œWeek End Challenge€ competitions 3 times a year with a set of rules and settings all Squadrons are asked to abide by.

Is there such a governing body in IL-2?

When Squadrons meet for Friendly Matches, what are the settings that are generally requested?

If we are going to learn to be our best at this game, we would like to fly at the right expectations (neither too easy nor too hard).

Any documentation or advice that can be offered to help us understand the IL-2 Community better would be sincerely appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your time.

~S~ Data

Hydra444
04-11-2005, 08:09 AM
Why would you want someone to dictate how you play YOUR game?

Anyway,just play it what makes your squad get the most enjoyment out of the game.

But,that being said,if you wanna be told how to play it...Full-real...Atleast thats what all the people who THINK that this game is some how more than a simulation (real-life? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif) will tell you...

dieg777
04-11-2005, 08:16 AM
hi and welcome
there is a lot of information on this sim at
http://www.airwarfare.com/index.htm

some of the popular servers are listed here with settings

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

good luck

Dataman_213
04-11-2005, 09:09 AM
~S~ Hydra & Dieg,

Thank you for the posts.

Hydra, it is not so much that we want someone to dictate our game play, but rather we wish to learn what settings seem to be acceptable within the IL-2 Community (those that are most frequently used) so that in the future when we arrange matches we can all fly and enjoy the same difficulty level.

Dieg, I appreciate the links and found "Ghost Skies" which may prove to be very useful.

~S~ Data

TacticalYak3
04-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Online wars require full-realism with speedbar usually allowed. Some also allow minimap flight path, but not most popular/current ones.

While you will find open-cockpit servers, most are closed with limited icon assistance, in additon to speedbar and minimap.

Regards,
TactS!

Dataman_213
04-11-2005, 12:21 PM
~S~ TactS,

Thank you very much for your response ..... Open cockpit is much easier to learn, but if the trend is cockpit only, then that is something to take under consideration.

~S~ Data

JG54_Arnie
04-11-2005, 12:35 PM
Well, cockpit off actually gives you the idea of you flying an airplane. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Shows nice cockpits as well.

Icons are both ugly and usefull. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif When well setup, they are very nice.

Minimap path is usefull when you dont want to get lost all the time, or dont want to spend a lot of time checking your position.

Everything else should be on or off when taking mapicons and padlock in consideration. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Dataman_213
04-12-2005, 06:11 AM
~S~ Arnie,

Thank you for your response.

When you say "cockpit off actually gives you the idea of you flying an airplane. Shows nice cockpits as well" ..... Are you refering about flying with 'full view' or 'cockpit view only' as it seems your statement is mixing the two?


What are the settings that the JG54 typically use?

~S~ Data

T_O_A_D
04-12-2005, 07:28 AM
Welcome aboard!

I myself and the small band of roadies I hang out with play pretty much like this.

Full hard short
Limited Icons (custom settings)
speed bar

Unless we are in a Coop then we will sometimes turn on Out side views, so once your dead you can still watch the show.

Or if we have a server up for customs skins. We have same settings, so we can see each others cool skins. But we turn off icons so we have to identify by skins or markings before we shoot. But When you fly customs skins you have have to Load everyones skins first into your net cache before the game is smooth.

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With the CFS Community, there is an organization called the "WEC Administration" which co-ordinates €œWeek End Challenge€ competitions 3 times a year with a set of rules and settings all Squadrons are asked to abide by.

Is there such a governing body in IL-2?

When Squadrons meet for Friendly Matches, what are the settings that are generally requested?

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Go Here (http://www.french.themotorhead.com/il2/index.php) and check this out. For something of the sort.

JG54_Arnie
04-12-2005, 07:33 AM
When our server was online we flew with limited icons for enemies and longer range icons for friendlies to simulate radiocontact.
We had minimap path on and thats it. No externals, no padlock, no mapicons, not even the speedbar. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

And I mean flying with locked pit only. Since seeing the cockpit in front of you gives you the idea of flying an plane, instead of anything of which you cant see what it is (when in no cockpit view) and as a bonus you get to look at pretty interiors. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif So it was not about mixing the two.

Dataman_213
04-12-2005, 10:23 AM
~S~ Toad and Arnie,

Thank you Gentlemen for your kind words and for your patience.

Looks like cockpit only is what I will need to learn and become familair with.

I hope to see you all in the virtual blue!

~S~ Data