View Full Version : Good work on the manual

10-29-2004, 07:11 PM
I just got the game yesterday http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I haven't been able to play it yet since I'm sick and just didn't have the time. Well I did read the manual and I have to say it is muched improved IMO over the previous ones. Great work guys!


10-29-2004, 10:23 PM
I like the box too....

10-29-2004, 11:11 PM
I thought the box was ok. But I think they could have picked better screen shots. And for some reason the canopy of the zero looks a little bit scrunched?

10-30-2004, 05:28 PM
I have not yet compared FP manual to the old FB manual, but it seems it would be helpful for the flight sim Newbie.

Now, just need Flyable Polikarpov U~2 for flight sim Newbie training. Old Timer flight sim Noobs would fly U~2 alot too. I know I would. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Not sure, but I read once that the Flying Tigers used Chinese Polikarpov I~153 for advanced training. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

10-30-2004, 07:51 PM
manual is a piece of rubbish !!

a real pilot would have laught alot about its planedocumentation!

just small examples:
-where did you read how to open the telescopic sights of the Ki43 and D3A ??
- was there mentioned that Corsair and Hellcat are getting more power when you go to 120% mixture
-can you read about the max altitide of torpedo release ?
- are there any dokumatations of historc backround ?
-are the IAS/TAS calculator included (like in FB) that you nedd for a correct speed setting in a B25 bombsight ?

10-30-2004, 08:51 PM
I agree, though poor manual is due to today's cheap box format (DVD case).

11-01-2004, 05:07 PM
The manual is better compared to the previous because it actually EXPLAINS a lot of things like how to set up your system and gives some hints on improving performance. It explains much more clearly exactly what settings do what. It tells you how how to set up skins and such for your aircraft (plus friendly AI) including the little pinups. It also explains QMB & FMB, Campaigns, etc. It`s pretty obvious that someone`s been taking sniipets of info from the Technical and General part of these forums and using it, so it`s pretty helpful stuff. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Of course, it does however miss explaining exactly how to fly your aircraft and what effects what in flight. The information it does give is rather sketchy... The Old school Flight sim manuals would give you pages of theory then explain HOW planes actually fly, then finally what things like TRIM and RUDDERS, etc do, but these days everythings packaged tiny and although IL2/AEP and PF deserves a detailed thick flight manual, don`t hold your breath waiting for one from UBI.

11-01-2004, 05:36 PM
IS it just me or does everyone eles miss the phone book size manuals (often hardbound http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif or in its own folder) that came with Falcon, CFS2, EF2000 and the like.

I remember wading through pages of acronyms, historical background, explainations of the DGEN, weapons specs, plane specs and engine start up procedures. It make my otaku heart very, very glad.

Now we get a PDF manual on the CDs that we have to print out and staple together that generally looks like a dogs breakfast after about a week. Sigh... oh well, just the way of the world i suppose. Might get the PF manual bound down at my local copy place.

11-01-2004, 05:57 PM
I remember the ones from SWOTL (was like a history book) and also the one from AOTP.

Both very comprehensive and included a lot about the conflict and background, detials of planes etc.

11-02-2004, 07:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
IS it just me or does everyone eles miss the phone book size manuals (often hardbound http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif or in its own folder) that came with Falcon, CFS2, EF2000 and the like. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I remember the CFS2 manual! That was great. I remember buying the game, I must have been about 14 at the time, and it was on a family shopping trip to the local town. I remember just reading through the manual while waiting for everyone else to get bored so we could go home. CFS2 was fun at the time, I couldn't play it now though.

I installed CFS1 a few months ago just to remember what it was like.I couldn't do a thing in it!

11-02-2004, 09:38 AM
Falcon 4.0 manuals!

O gosh, those alone were worth the price!

11-02-2004, 09:39 AM
I think the manual to CFS 2 has outlived the game somewhat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

It is a great manual though.... if nothing else for putting so many pilot anecdotes from different sources into one place.