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Krotos
05-09-2004, 06:59 AM
Hi all,

I think we can all agree that save for the original game manual, IL-2 FB has been very poorly supported in terms of official documentation. Because so many features and new flyable aircraft have been added to the game since its release, much of the information in the original manual is now useless. The release of the AEP several weeks ago, a golden opportunity was presented to both Ubi and Oleg to provide an updated PDF manual documenting and clearly explaining all of the new game features (and how precisely to use them)that have been provide to date. Shockingly though, there was NO documentation at all -- save for a meger readme file that was more cryptic than useful. I have looked over dozens of fan sites trying to find explanations on a number of new game features, but what I have found so far has not been very useful. So, I have decided to seek help here within the community - I do hope some of you will take the time to respond.

QUESTIONS:

1) Can anyone point me to a comprehensive and well written 3rd party game manual that documents the ins-and-outs of the new game features?

2) The use of the bombing sights in the multi-engine bombers is complete mystery to me. In short, I have no idea how to use or control them properly. I know about the "controls" that adjust for altitude, distance, etc...but what are the procedures? How and what needs to be done, and in what order?

3) The autmated bomb release to my mind is a curse. Can it be turned off? If not, how exactly does one make a dive-bombing run in (for example) a stuka and have any chance of controling when and where the bombs actually fall. In short, what are the new dive-bombing procedures? Please explain or point me to a site that does.

3) Apparantly, new "sights" were added in the AEP. Unfortuanately, I have no idea what they do, what they are for, or which planes are equipped with them. Can someone explain them to me? (I have read the readme that came with AEP - and quite frankly, it is useless).

More questions will follow shortly. I would encourage community members to take the time to answer these questions clearly and honestly. I am sure I am not alone in my confusion.

Thank you all in advance.

Krotos
05-09-2004, 06:59 AM
Hi all,

I think we can all agree that save for the original game manual, IL-2 FB has been very poorly supported in terms of official documentation. Because so many features and new flyable aircraft have been added to the game since its release, much of the information in the original manual is now useless. The release of the AEP several weeks ago, a golden opportunity was presented to both Ubi and Oleg to provide an updated PDF manual documenting and clearly explaining all of the new game features (and how precisely to use them)that have been provide to date. Shockingly though, there was NO documentation at all -- save for a meger readme file that was more cryptic than useful. I have looked over dozens of fan sites trying to find explanations on a number of new game features, but what I have found so far has not been very useful. So, I have decided to seek help here within the community - I do hope some of you will take the time to respond.

QUESTIONS:

1) Can anyone point me to a comprehensive and well written 3rd party game manual that documents the ins-and-outs of the new game features?

2) The use of the bombing sights in the multi-engine bombers is complete mystery to me. In short, I have no idea how to use or control them properly. I know about the "controls" that adjust for altitude, distance, etc...but what are the procedures? How and what needs to be done, and in what order?

3) The autmated bomb release to my mind is a curse. Can it be turned off? If not, how exactly does one make a dive-bombing run in (for example) a stuka and have any chance of controling when and where the bombs actually fall. In short, what are the new dive-bombing procedures? Please explain or point me to a site that does.

3) Apparantly, new "sights" were added in the AEP. Unfortuanately, I have no idea what they do, what they are for, or which planes are equipped with them. Can someone explain them to me? (I have read the readme that came with AEP - and quite frankly, it is useless).

More questions will follow shortly. I would encourage community members to take the time to answer these questions clearly and honestly. I am sure I am not alone in my confusion.

Thank you all in advance.

HH Quazi
05-09-2004, 10:15 AM
This is the only site I know of for any type of manual, http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/ It doesn't include any of the new air craft but it is a start. Good luck. S!

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lil_labbit
05-09-2004, 10:25 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif Did you check CD 2 of FB for the Extended Manual ?

Other than that any official document should do. The site mentioned by QuaziMotto is the best IMHO. Some more info can be found here:

http://webpages.charter.net/Stick_Fiend/FYL/FYLindex.htm (general Info)
http://web.archive.org/web/20030402060808/www.mudmovers.com/index.htm untill Mudmovers is back up again (www.mudmovers.com (http://www.mudmovers.com))
The last link also has info on dive-bombing:
http://web.archive.org/web/20030402063518/www.mudmovers.com/tactics/tactics_dive.htm

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