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cutmemick
04-26-2006, 09:43 AM
Hello all,

I decided to take the plunge and enter the world of IL2.

If you guys don't mind helping I have a few questions for you.

1. Is there a way to set the default view or fov? I currently prefer the wide angle view and would like to set that as my default view.

2. Are there any documentations for specific planes? I would like to know more on the cockpit instruments on what they do etc etc.

3. When is the best time to use the supercharger or fuel mixture? I'm having a hard time telling if they are being activated or not.

Thank you for your help.

Carla

cutmemick
04-26-2006, 09:43 AM
Hello all,

I decided to take the plunge and enter the world of IL2.

If you guys don't mind helping I have a few questions for you.

1. Is there a way to set the default view or fov? I currently prefer the wide angle view and would like to set that as my default view.

2. Are there any documentations for specific planes? I would like to know more on the cockpit instruments on what they do etc etc.

3. When is the best time to use the supercharger or fuel mixture? I'm having a hard time telling if they are being activated or not.

Thank you for your help.

Carla

FoolTrottel
04-26-2006, 12:09 PM
Hi, Welcome!

Couple of answers:
1- Not that I know of
2- IL 2 - Forgotten Battles / PF Cockpit refrences (http://free-st.htnet.hr/dvd/)
3- Supercharger / fuel mixture: all very plane dependant... though .. the higher, the leaner the mixture, higher boost needed ...

Have Fun!
(And wait for others to post some more info...)

Pig_Mac
04-26-2006, 12:19 PM
1. Assign a button to the wide (or any view) and hit when you start, No reason to stay in same view all the time. I have My cougars radio switch set up to + and - view, and fully zoomed and normal view. takes care of most zooming needs.

cutmemick
04-26-2006, 01:48 PM
Thank you for the replies all!

Any help would be appreciated

Carla

major_setback
04-26-2006, 05:03 PM
Go to 'controls' on the opening page as you start the game. You can set angle of view to a desired button. They are refered to as FOV (field of view, ex. FOV 65) where 65* is the angle of view.
You can also set a key to inrease or decrease the field of view. I set a joystick button to 'toggle field of view', this cycles between wide, normal, and zoom views.

Bearcat99
04-26-2006, 07:59 PM
Here are just a few great tools to help you out. TRhere are dozens more.. most can be found at Airwarfare.com.. from IL2 sticks, to Mission Mate, The QMT... and lots more.. but these are good places to start.

In Pursuit: An Online Pilot's Guide to Aerial Combat (http://web.comhem.se/%7Eu85627360/)
Neural Dreaml's Aircraft Reference Guide (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#001) <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">*****</span>
Hardball's Aircraft Viewer (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#014)<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">*****</span> an online version of the guide basically.. (Online meaning on your PC.. not the internet)both are very good.
The U.Q.M.G. (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#043) <span class="ev_code_RED">U</span>ber <span class="ev_code_red">Q</span>uick <span class="ev_code_RED">M</span>ission<span class="ev_code_red">G</span>enerator - This tool will help you to create more diverse quick missions to practice with. It comes with an extensive help file and is pretty easy to use once you do it a few times.
Fraps (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#010)- A quick and easy way to measure your frames per second among other things.
IL2 Manager 5.0 (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#022) This utility will allow you to make certain adjustments within the config file.. like graphics setting etc. on a gui. While it is highly recommended that you learn where these things are in the config file, once you know that... easy and quick is the way to go. It also has a stick editor which will allow you to set up different profiles for your joystick sensitivity settings.

IL2 Stab (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#024) Similar to IL2 Manager but without the stick editor and with a Diary feature.
VAC (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#047)- <span class="ev_code_red">V</span>oice <span class="ev_code_red">A</span>ctvated<span class="ev_code_red">C</span>ommands - This utility is very similar to SHOOT.. it allows you to interact with your PC and thus the sim with voice commands. Very usefull in coops. A bit tricky.. but a good, stable program.
COOP Generator (http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#005) - A random COOP genrator. I have yet to use it but it looks interesting.
Sniper's Corner (http://ourworld.cs.com/Abra772/SC_2_Eng.zip) a nice utility to help get the angles aspect of A2A gunnery in your head
Gunnery at AW.C (http://www.airwarfare.com/tactics/tactics_fwgunnery.htm)-A good explenation of the tool and what is does. Also this entire section at AW.C is a really good resource.
You might also want to hit the Essentials link in my sig.

Make sure you hit Airwarfare.com in The Essentials thread.

Welcome aboard.

cutmemick
04-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Those are great links Bearcat. Thank you so much!

cutmemick
04-28-2006, 04:31 PM
Hi guys,

Another question for ya. Will backing up the conf.ini file also back up my controller settings? Thanks for the answers

Carla

Treetop64
04-28-2006, 04:52 PM
Oooh! "Carla"!

She's a chick!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

It's always cool to have chicks in the forums! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Just kiddin' Carla. Welcome aboard, and have fun!

Hrannar
04-28-2006, 06:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cutmemick:
Hi guys,

Another question for ya. Will backing up the conf.ini file also back up my controller settings? Thanks for the answers

Carla </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes it does.

Bearcat99
04-28-2006, 06:20 PM
C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\Users\doe... there you will find your stick settings...