View Full Version : STEAM forced IL-2 1946 from v4.09m to v4.12m

08-21-2013, 08:16 PM
First I'd thank to thank Team D, for keeping IL-2 1946 fresh, up to date, and the premier WWII flight simulator.

When STEAM switched and auto-updated IL-2 over, I lost all my settings, key mappings, etc...

Firstly, why did you remove 'Ms. Shillings Orifice' from the Spitfire Mk. V and the Hurricane Mk. II ? It is instantly noticeable when you dive the nose down, you enter fuel starvation and your RPMs plummet. My understanding is that Spiitfire Mk. V front line units were modified with this modification. The Hurricane Mk. II has been severely gimped, as have the early Spitfires.

Secondly, what else has been changed? I can't find a full changelog anywhere.

Thirdly, do you know of any special guides to modify conf.ini or are there any changes in v4.12m I need to be made aware of?

Thanks in advance.

08-22-2013, 12:47 PM
The patch should include both a guide (pdf format) and readme (.rtf format) in your game folder, both documents include a changelog. From the .rtf version:

Main Features
• AI changes.
• Widescreen UI (user interface)
• Wider field of vision for widescreen resolutions
• Mach drag
• Scoring system changes
• Open interface for sounds
• New visual effects
New Flyable Planes
• B5N2
• Hawk 75A-3
• Hawk 75A-4
• Ki-45 Kai Ko
• Ki-45 Kai Otsu
• Ki-45 Kai Hei
• Ki-45 Kai Tei
• SB 2M-100A
New AI Planes
• Beaufort I
• Beaufort I late
• Beaufort II
• Do 217 M-1
• Wellington III
• Mohawk IV

New ground units
• German submarine VIIB
• German submarine IXB

Other small Changes & Improvements
• New weapon loadouts for US planes
• P-38J cockpit repainted
• Added Misc settings UI
• New textures for several buildings
• Russian tanks with multiple turrets (T-28 & T-35) can shoot with each gun independently.
• New landing gear failures
• Adjustable reticle brightness
• Added new key for opening & closing bomb bay doors
• Added new option in tracks selection UI for disabling icons in track playback
• Added new joystick axis for mixture
• Added Air Force selection to FMB aircraft window
• Added yellow & blue runway lights
• Adjusted the white navigation light so it doesn't get bigger than the red & green when viewed from far away
• Added a new view key that cycles through only stationary cameras
• Changed radio station icons so that they are rendered in minimap & briefing if the army color is neutral or matches player's army
• Changed HUD log so that bomb sight, ToKG & nav. beacons related info is always printed even if NoHudLog=1
• User BMP skins enabled for stationary planes
• Added full screen map with adjustable transparency level
• Added red night light for maps when plane is flown at night and cockpit lights are on
• Changed old padlock difficulty option into two separate padlock options. Padlock air & padlock ground
• Bombsight added to D3A1 Val
• Added conf.ini option NoMissionInfoHud=1 under [game]. This will hide the "Mission completed" and similar messaged from HUD
• Added conf.ini option NoKillInfoHud=1 under [game]. This will hide the "Enemy/friendly xxx destroyed" messages from HUD
• Added conf.ini option SaveTrk=0 under [game]. This will disable automatic in-flight data storing for TRK tracks and reduce memory consumption. TRK cannot be saved after the mission
• Enabled ship padlocking
• Fixed spawn points problem on Midway sea base
• Fixed R-5 stationary plane ski orientation
• Fixed R-5 ground attack bug with certain weapons
• Adjusted IL-2 controls damage & toughness
• Fixed Fulmar's landing gear shock absorber movement
• Fixed IL-4 artificial horizon instrument movement
• Adjusted FM length parameters of Bf 109s F to K to 8.94 meters (F-2 to G-6) and 9.02 meters (G-6 Late to K-4), respectively
• Fixed bug that caused speed bar settings to reset back to default instead of using saved value
• Flight model changes for P-36 series, P-40 series, SB-2 series, B5N, Me-163
• Tweaked burning engine damage model. Single engined planes are not going to explode completely and multi engined planes like P-38 are no longer immune to engine fires
• Fixed Ki-43 I & II smoothing bug in external 3D model
• Fixed Ki-43 II wing tip hook position
• Added radiator animation to He-111 series
• Fixed bug in stationary plane spawning & DF mission that could spawn player to wrong position
• Fixed I-16 Zveno texture bug
• Fixed M2A1 105mm howitzer wrong pivot point
• Plus other small fixes

Please note that all new conf.ini options can be also adjust from the new Misc setting menu.

The guide version includes more information and some instruction on the use of the new features, plus some cockpit gauge layouts from some or all of the new aircraft.