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Texas LongHorn
01-06-2005, 12:40 PM
Fellow flight sim lunatics, the header pretty much says it all. I've never used Lowengrins DCG, but it looks pretty cool. Would I be better off just installing the DGEN patch from UBI? My standalone version is patched to 3_03. Thanks in advance, LongHorn

Texas LongHorn
01-06-2005, 12:40 PM
Fellow flight sim lunatics, the header pretty much says it all. I've never used Lowengrins DCG, but it looks pretty cool. Would I be better off just installing the DGEN patch from UBI? My standalone version is patched to 3_03. Thanks in advance, LongHorn

SeaFireLIV
01-06-2005, 03:10 PM
Interesting you ask. Normally I`d refer you to check the DCG site, but I just tried PF with DCG yesterday.

It was kinda strange and kinda good.

I had an F4F(I think) and started on one of the US carriers. The first thing I noticed compared to DGEN was that the decks were packed! I used outside views to check around the other carriers (including Japan) and those decks were packed as well! Things certainly felt a little crowded!

Next thing I noticed was the immediate firing from ALL friendly ships and carriers. I couldn`t see what they were shooting at. I finally got up into the air thinking maybe there was an enemy sub nearby and noticed it was a little fishing boat with sail all on its own. That was a failing of DCG, what`s a fishing boat doing out miles away in the middle of the Pacific ocean? Also, it didn`t look very realistic that every modern battleship and carrier were shooting at it, I don`t think they`d do that in r\l. I must inform Lowengrin about that...

Finally, they destroyed the little boat and the battles were joined F4Fs and torpedo bombers all over the place with flak firing every where. The next mission was very much the same (without the little boat).

To be honest it wasn`t that different from DGEN except the decks were filled with aircraft. This was probably because I had aircraft density to Heavy, and 16 aircraft in my Squad. A lot depends on settings.

So DCG good on the one hand and strange - buggy- (with the sail boat) on the other. By the way it`s perfect much perfect with the Eastern Front.

This isn`t standalone PF but I can`t see why it wouldn`t work.

p.s I also noticed on the 2nd mission that the Carrier was actually swaying more in bad weather. I could never get this in DGEN unless I went on QMB...

Zeus-cat
01-06-2005, 05:18 PM
Be careful with that stupid fishing boat. I have seen the carrier's destroyer escorts blast several of my AI wingmen from the sky trying to shoot at the fishing boat. I finally went into the master campaign file and deleted it.

Zeus-cat

Tailspin2
01-06-2005, 06:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> So DCG good on the one hand and strange - buggy- (with the sail boat) on the other. By the way it`s perfect much perfect with the Eastern Front. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's because Pual's been updating DCG continually for the Eastern Front with Il-2/FB/AEP for probably two years or more now. He's just getting started with the Pacific. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Gato__Loco
01-06-2005, 06:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tailspin2:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> So DCG good on the one hand and strange - buggy- (with the sail boat) on the other. By the way it`s perfect much perfect with the Eastern Front. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's because Pual's been updating DCG continually for the Eastern Front with Il-2/FB/AEP for probably two years or more now. He's just getting started with the Pacific. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree. The difference between DCG and DGEN in Eastern Front missions is huge. DCG is way better. DCG's PF campaings are OK now, but they will improve, Paul has a really good record about it. Now, about the origina question, I'm not totally sure if DGC will run with stand alone PF. Depends if the campaigns use FB-AEP elements. You should go to the DCG forum and aks there.