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Giantsfan24
05-26-2004, 11:54 AM
I am definitly going to buy Il-2 FB. But I have two questions:
A: If the originial game runs really well, will Forgotten battle and the ace expansion pack run equally as well?
B: Is the Ace expansion pack really worth it?

Giantsfan24
05-26-2004, 11:54 AM
I am definitly going to buy Il-2 FB. But I have two questions:
A: If the originial game runs really well, will Forgotten battle and the ace expansion pack run equally as well?
B: Is the Ace expansion pack really worth it?

Ketalar
05-26-2004, 12:00 PM
A: Yes.
B: Yes.

IL-2:FB does tax your hardware a little more than IL-2, but I'm sure you'd be happy to notch down the settings a bit (which I didn't have to) just to get the extra material. FB is a better sim than IL-2 (which is still pretty darned good!) in my opinion.

In my opinion ACE really lifts FB no matter if you play offline or online. You get the latest patches and a whole lot of extra material (planes, trains, automobiles...and maps, campaigns and online campaigns). I would never go back to IL-2:FB v1.22 now, but then again if that was what I was running I'd probably be happy too (if I didn't know how good ACE is).

This is of course how I feel. You might be utterly disappointed in ACE (but I doubt it!). http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

maxim26
05-26-2004, 12:07 PM
Aces Extention Pack definetly worth buying.
You will be better off buying IL2FB Golden Pack. It includes Forgotten Battles and AEP.

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/241057.asp

ASM 1
05-26-2004, 12:24 PM
Was just about to say..... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/351.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif If you dont already have FB then the Gold Pack is the way to go http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

S!

Andrew

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CAP401
05-26-2004, 02:51 PM
I have FB and although I want AEP, I can't really get it. Two reasons:

A: My mom is getting really paranoid at my il2 because she is afraid I will over load the computers memory. So, she doesn't want me to get another flight sim.

B: Since PF is coming out soon and BOB is also coming out, to get AEP now seems pointless because I'll just stop playing it and move onto BOB and PF.

So I guess I'll just have to wait http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif.

carguy_
05-26-2004, 02:53 PM
Two silly reasons...

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Weather_Man
05-26-2004, 04:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by carguy_:
Two silly reasons...

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exactly.

ASM 1
05-26-2004, 04:55 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/351.gif
VERY silly reasons.....

either your mom doesn't know computers or you need to be a bit more assertive http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif sit her down and show her there is nothing to be afraid of - and then load up AEP. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As for AEP being "pointless" because of the forthcoming releases... I'm sorry but I dont agree... the way things are going, there may or may not be a split when PF comes out - AEP = Europe only vs PF = Pacific only (theatres and planesets I mean)... the way it looks, you aint gonna get to fly a ME 163 comet or a TA152, Yak 9UT etc etc over midway in PF... For the moment I still plan to use AEP when PF comes out, to fly the european planes.

As for BOB well, thats a different kettle of fish - also an earlier era - so to fly the late war planes FB/AEP and PF will still be relevant. Unless... nah a ME262a1a with the U4 nose howitzer would be just plane (sic) idiotic in 1940 - get my point? so IMHO in spite of the brouhaha and 'wet dreams' about the forthcoming sims, FB and particularly FB/ACES aren't going to be 'obsolete' by any manner of means when PF/BOB come out. Sure the graphics and game engines will be more polished (PF is based on the FB engine anyway), but that won't make ACES any less playable (which is more important to me - I can't run 'perfect' on my rig... but that does't stop me enjoying ACES! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)

I'm sorry, I dont mean to flame but honestly, If you arent going to buy AEP then why ask? Also, to be honest if you had a better excuse I might sympathize but....

Be more Assertive man! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif If you want it - get it, it makes a great game even better. And teach your mom how to play... you never know, she might enjoy it.

S!

Andrew

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