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VBF-83_Hawk
12-07-2004, 10:43 AM
Oleg, please consider updating the web page ASAP. I came over from Aces High and it took me a few days to be able to fly IL-2 AEP. I had a friend walk me through all the patchs and what was needed to get on line with Hyperlobby. I must say that the web page is very user unfriendly. I have had several friends join me in comming over from AH but run into problems understanding what all is needed to play on line. The "merge" has made transitions very hard for some.

Below is a copy of an email I sent to some feinds regarding getting started in PF using the merge.


"Unfortunately Il-2 is not very user friendly. It is a basic pain in the arss but if you give it a chance, you will never go back to Aces High.

Here is what you need to get started. IL2's first game was "IL2". Then there was an updated IL2 "Forgotten Battles" also known as IL2 FB. Then there was what was called an expansion package. Its called "Ace Expansion Pack" or commenly refered to as AEP. You will see all of these refered to as "IL2+FB+AEP". What we have here now are Three Games, IL2, "Forgotten Battles" and "Ace Expansion Pack". However, the first two are now combined into one game called "Forgotten Battles" or "FB". So in other words, you need to buy "Forgotten Battles" AND the "Ace Expansion Pack". The game is also available in a "Gold Pack" which includes both "FB" and "AEP". This is where it gets complicated. In order to play "Pacific Fighters" (the third game) ALONG with the other two games you need to get all three games. You do not have to have all three games in order to play Pacific Fighters but you will need all three games in order to play on most SERVERS online! Thats the catch!!!!!

Sorry we are not finished yet.....lol

Hopefully with that explained I can kinda start over. So here is what you need to play on most servers with Pacific Fighters.

1. "Forgotten Battles" (FB) (Install this first) or Gold Pack
2. "Ace Expansion Pack" (AEP) (install second) or Gold Pack
3. Patches (install third)
a. May 19, 2004 102 MB patchil2_aep_201.exe
b. Jul 20, 2004 19.7 MB aep_patch204.exe
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/il2sturmovik2/downloads/


4. "Pacific Fighters" (PF) Version 3.00 (v3.00)

Here is where it really gets tricky. Do to the fact that Pacific fighters can be played alone (Stand Alone) or with the other two games, patches are now devided into two groups. Patches are different for those that have the FB+AEP+PF (also refered to as "merged" hence the small letter m after the version patch). So from here on I will refer to the whole group.

5. Patches
a. v3.01m
http://tc12f.free.fr/maddox/PF_patch301m.exe
b. v3.02b (beta)
ftp://ftp.ubi.com/emea/pf/downloads/patch_302b/PF_patch302b_common.exe
c. v3.02bm (beta)
ftp://ftp.ubi.com/emea/pf/downloads/patch_302b/PF_patch302bm.exe
6. Hyperlobby Client
http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/ you need this in order to connect to the servers (game arenas)
7. Teamspeak
http://www.gameon.co.uk/?page=17&cmd=49

Teamspeak information, email me when you get this far.

Good Luck,
Hawk


For guys following the patches, its not that bad, but for guys starting from scratch, several have given up!!!!!!! Is there any way you can get this clearified/simplified and posted on the PF webpage download section?

VBF-83_Hawk
12-07-2004, 10:43 AM
Oleg, please consider updating the web page ASAP. I came over from Aces High and it took me a few days to be able to fly IL-2 AEP. I had a friend walk me through all the patchs and what was needed to get on line with Hyperlobby. I must say that the web page is very user unfriendly. I have had several friends join me in comming over from AH but run into problems understanding what all is needed to play on line. The "merge" has made transitions very hard for some.

Below is a copy of an email I sent to some feinds regarding getting started in PF using the merge.


"Unfortunately Il-2 is not very user friendly. It is a basic pain in the arss but if you give it a chance, you will never go back to Aces High.

Here is what you need to get started. IL2's first game was "IL2". Then there was an updated IL2 "Forgotten Battles" also known as IL2 FB. Then there was what was called an expansion package. Its called "Ace Expansion Pack" or commenly refered to as AEP. You will see all of these refered to as "IL2+FB+AEP". What we have here now are Three Games, IL2, "Forgotten Battles" and "Ace Expansion Pack". However, the first two are now combined into one game called "Forgotten Battles" or "FB". So in other words, you need to buy "Forgotten Battles" AND the "Ace Expansion Pack". The game is also available in a "Gold Pack" which includes both "FB" and "AEP". This is where it gets complicated. In order to play "Pacific Fighters" (the third game) ALONG with the other two games you need to get all three games. You do not have to have all three games in order to play Pacific Fighters but you will need all three games in order to play on most SERVERS online! Thats the catch!!!!!

Sorry we are not finished yet.....lol

Hopefully with that explained I can kinda start over. So here is what you need to play on most servers with Pacific Fighters.

1. "Forgotten Battles" (FB) (Install this first) or Gold Pack
2. "Ace Expansion Pack" (AEP) (install second) or Gold Pack
3. Patches (install third)
a. May 19, 2004 102 MB patchil2_aep_201.exe
b. Jul 20, 2004 19.7 MB aep_patch204.exe
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/il2sturmovik2/downloads/


4. "Pacific Fighters" (PF) Version 3.00 (v3.00)

Here is where it really gets tricky. Do to the fact that Pacific fighters can be played alone (Stand Alone) or with the other two games, patches are now devided into two groups. Patches are different for those that have the FB+AEP+PF (also refered to as "merged" hence the small letter m after the version patch). So from here on I will refer to the whole group.

5. Patches
a. v3.01m
http://tc12f.free.fr/maddox/PF_patch301m.exe
b. v3.02b (beta)
ftp://ftp.ubi.com/emea/pf/downloads/patch_302b/PF_patch302b_common.exe
c. v3.02bm (beta)
ftp://ftp.ubi.com/emea/pf/downloads/patch_302b/PF_patch302bm.exe
6. Hyperlobby Client
http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/ you need this in order to connect to the servers (game arenas)
7. Teamspeak
http://www.gameon.co.uk/?page=17&cmd=49

Teamspeak information, email me when you get this far.

Good Luck,
Hawk


For guys following the patches, its not that bad, but for guys starting from scratch, several have given up!!!!!!! Is there any way you can get this clearified/simplified and posted on the PF webpage download section?

crazyivan1970
12-07-2004, 01:49 PM
That`s really UBI`s responcibility mate.. Oleg developes, UBI distributes... but they gone MIA on us lately

VBF-83_Hawk
12-07-2004, 02:49 PM
Oh, well thats great. I am glad you guys are not falling down on the job!!

Can you understand my point though? Most guys look to the web site for easy userfriendly downloads. Most dont know to bring up the UBB and start the long lost search for information. Even I see that you have gone and updated the UBB on downloads. Maybe that will help a bit. I guess I need to just keep emailing the info. SO is what I posted clear and correct?

Thanks
Hawk