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fulanito_chile
03-23-2004, 03:59 PM
ok.. i saw this from a link someone put up here.. and well it looks great like Il-2 over europe right? But over here it costs like 20 which ok is'nt alot but still... is it worth the buy? (plus i play quite a bit off-line)

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

fulanito_chile
03-23-2004, 03:59 PM
ok.. i saw this from a link someone put up here.. and well it looks great like Il-2 over europe right? But over here it costs like 20 which ok is'nt alot but still... is it worth the buy? (plus i play quite a bit off-line)

"The Chilean Airforce" (FACH) The 4th oldest in the World...

HARD_Sarge
03-23-2004, 04:45 PM
I like BOE

nice flying some missions in the West, campaigns are nice

I mean it is some new skins, some new missions and new campaigns, no planes or fixes

so would say depending on what you want or like

I fly offline only, so I really like it

oh, by the by, the Campaigns are real campaigns, not campaigns with missions endings, which I like much better then some of the other add ons

HARD_Sarge

steve_v
03-23-2004, 04:58 PM
It was worth the buy to me. Very pleased and surprised. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

wotan111
03-23-2004, 05:21 PM
Buy it.

If you fly offline and want the most out of AEP you really need it.

In fact for offline players its more important than AEP.

You will be suprised.

ucanfly
03-23-2004, 05:30 PM
More important than AEP? Hardly. Without AEP you cannot get 29 planes. Without BOE you can get a free Dynamic campaign generator at Paul LOwengrin's site and fly all AEP planes with all maps in dynamic campaigns that can use the default FB interface.

Not telling you not to get BOE, it may be the thing to get eventually, but it is not anywhere near as vital as AEP (unles you don't care about the 29 extra planes). There is no substitute for AEP, but there is for BOE.

wotan111
03-23-2004, 05:35 PM
True. I maybe overstated it.

Both are essential buys full stop.

However if you dont play online and are after a normandy campaign the BOE wins.

But BOE is even better again with AEP and vice versa.

More planes are great but some people want a new normandy campaign.

If I played online I would find AEP far better than BOE. It just depends on how you play the game.

To me I bought BOE first and was very pleased. Now I have AEP Im even happier!

TheAirMarshal
03-23-2004, 05:52 PM
BoE?

AEP?

JG7_Rall
03-23-2004, 07:57 PM
Battle Over Europe

Aces Expansion Pack

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chunkylovepony
03-23-2004, 09:18 PM
Are BOE and AEP even comaptable?

So what if its slow and it can't climb for crap... http://img41.photobucket.com/albums/v126/chunkylovepony/new_p40.jpg

DONB3397
03-23-2004, 11:48 PM
BoE was created for 1.21 and 1.22, and therefore uses the planes and maps (some of which were produced by Russian Rocket which produced BoE) in those versions.

Is it compatible with AEP? Yes. And I understand an upcoming patch will use AEP planes and ground objects.

There is a good review of BoE on SimHQ.

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glottis77
03-24-2004, 01:46 AM
just wondering again: what does BoE give you which lowegrin's DCG and THE REAL DEAL don't give you? as far as i managed to understand not much.

steve_v
03-24-2004, 04:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by glottis77:
just wondering again: what does BoE give you which lowegrin's DCG and THE REAL DEAL don't give you? as far as i managed to understand not much.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Here is a link to the mentioned review which should answer your questions.

http://www.simhq.com/_air/air_110a.html

bird_brain
03-24-2004, 08:37 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by glottis77:
just wondering again: what does BoE give you which lowegrin's DCG and THE REAL DEAL don't give you? as far as i managed to understand not much.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Although I have not completed a campaign in BoE yet, the campaigns are more up close & personal.

After the first few missions, you start operating from a front line airfield as opposed to most all air starts in Normandy invasion with DCG.
The flight time is not as long with BoE and it uses the campaign tweaks available in the .ini file to modify campaign length, AI difficulty etc.
There are not as many unnecessary ground objects placed in missions as with DCG which leads to better frame rates.
Although they are not perfect as many people have pointed out, the briefings are much more thorough and immersive instead of sterile & short.
You also get to help support the people who make this all possible for us and hopefully will continue to make it better by offering more new & cool features like Battle over Europe. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


BTY, no I do not work for them.

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zyotich1
03-24-2004, 09:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by glottis77:
just wondering again: what does BoE give you which lowegrin's DCG and THE REAL DEAL don't give you? as far as i managed to understand not much.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>What is DCG and The Real Deal and how do I get there?

scooby200245601
06-06-2008, 01:18 AM
I would like to know if BOE is Compatable with 1946. Is it mergable? or is there any link that will merge into 1946. I found some interesting campaigns at www.mission4today.com (http://www.mission4today.com) but I need BoE for them to work....

any ideas?
Pls email me at scooby200245601@yahoo.com

thanks, tim

DD_crash
06-06-2008, 02:10 AM
Yup http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

DKoor
06-06-2008, 02:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by scooby200245601:
I would like to know if BOE is Compatable with 1946. Is it mergable? or is there any link that will merge into 1946. I found some interesting campaigns at www.mission4today.com (http://www.mission4today.com) but I need BoE for them to work....

any ideas?
Pls email me at scooby200245601@yahoo.com

thanks, tim </div></BLOCKQUOTE>While you're there check out for Enjoyr campaign fixed & updates... he's got it all sorted out... for default 1946 users, for 1946+BoE users etc.

If you can grab BoE do it by all means, however situation now isn't the situation it was in those days... now you get tons of really immersive campaigns through various sources, and they are free.

But I guess BoE is worth to give it a go even today.

Howveer be aware that there are several other good expansions outhere, may I say excellent really, Pluswave's comes to my mind.

DKoor
06-06-2008, 02:33 AM
Link;

http://www.pluswave.eu/html/etfa.html

http://www.pluswave.eu/assets/images/TFA_World_01.jpg

Schwarz.13
06-06-2008, 03:54 AM
I started a thread about BoE a few months ago: link (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9511097146?r=9511097146#9511097146)

Yes, it installs straight over the top of 1946 v4.08 (without any problems) and does come with some lovely skins.

TBH i've only flown 1 mission of a campaign so far - bomber intercept - and for some reason we didn't encounter said bombers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

I think i'll give it another shot today though...