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boudro74
01-27-2004, 04:35 AM
Hello all!! Just wanted to chime in and say that I just bought the game and its my first real flight sim. Got a cheapo Logitech Attack 2 stick and I am going to see what happens. Was reading the manual and was looking at the reference sheet. Do you need all of that? Any tips on this game you would like to share?

boudro74
01-27-2004, 04:35 AM
Hello all!! Just wanted to chime in and say that I just bought the game and its my first real flight sim. Got a cheapo Logitech Attack 2 stick and I am going to see what happens. Was reading the manual and was looking at the reference sheet. Do you need all of that? Any tips on this game you would like to share?

SeaFireLIV
01-27-2004, 04:57 AM
You need all of that and more! If you`re going to fly with realistic settings you`ll need Patience and much practise. But it`s worth it.

The rest we can`t answer until you find things that specifically you have trouble with. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Cajun76
01-27-2004, 05:27 AM
boudro, or should I say, Boudreaux http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif, you seem like you might be from my neck of the woods. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Welcome to the game. Did you buy IL2 or IL2: Forgotten Battles?

Good hunting,
Cajun76

Tully__
01-27-2004, 05:27 AM
Be prepared for LOTS of practice. Flight sim learning curvres are measured in terms of weeks to months, not hours like shooter games http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Don't get too daunted by all the references to begin with. As an easy way to practice solo flying in your choice of plane, I'd suggest you create your own dogfight server (you don't have to be online) as that allows you to refly at the click of a button every time you crash on take off or landing without having to wait for mission reload. If you want to practice landings without having to take off, start the server with the "Takeoffs & landings" difficulty setting turned off. That will start you in the air over your chosen airfield.

One more thing, when you find you can't see through the gunsight in your german aircraft, hit Shift-F1. It also helps a bit in other aircraft, but the effect isn't as marked.

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RealKill
01-27-2004, 05:39 AM
boudro74, welcome to the forums! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Do you need all of that? I actually did LOL. (Not laughing at you.)

Yes, that and more. You can also go through the FAQ right away. You will surely find something useful. I am not sure how the training missions work (I never used them). (And, I guess you have FB.) Use them before you patch. They may not work correctly after you patch.

If you encounter any problems or frustrations, read/search through the forums. Some good info here, too (besides the FAQ). Of course, post if necessary.

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arcadeace
01-27-2004, 05:49 AM
Welcom m8 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

You can also try the quick mission builder and start flying with an Il-2 or an easy aircraft. Before you fly go into 'difficulty settings' and experiment. These are your keys to learning step by step, from arcade to realistic.

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tsisqua
01-27-2004, 06:31 AM
Welcome to the mad house. Good to have you here, and you'll find that all these zaney people will be more help than you ever realized. You've come to the right place.

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BaldieJr
01-27-2004, 06:36 AM
Just keep telling yourself: there is no chemical dependency. You can quit this 'game' whenever you want.

I recomend a washer or drying box. Put it near an apartment complex since they usually have at least two electrical outlets to plug your computer into.

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boudro74
01-27-2004, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the welcome!! Yes, I purchased FB and I was told not to patch until I get through with the practice missions. I have been reading the FAQS and the forums here to try to get caught up. I will certainly create a server and do as you suggested tully! I am going to set everything up once I get off of work here.

What's your name, fatbody?

LEXX_Luthor
01-27-2004, 06:46 AM
Wellcome to the Forgotten Board.

Most Embarassing Feature out of the BOX, *ugh* disgusting.

That long string of letters and numbers following each aircraft you see. You can change all that, minimize the information given and at what distance, and even turn them off ("N" key I think, I remapped it long ago to "I" for icon).

FB FAQ ---&gt; http://www.mudmovers.com/sturmovik_101/FAQ.htm

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Bearcat99
01-27-2004, 06:58 AM
Welcome aboard!! The practice missions are OK..but you would be better off patchinf the sim and just going for it. Your stick...isthat the Attack 2? The one that has no rudder control? If so and if you just got it I suggest you return it ASAP and gety something with rudder control. Dont spend less than $40 fgor a stick and more if you can. Remember your stick is your main interface with the sim. Everything else goes from there so if your stick is not up to the task the sim will not seem as enjoyable. Bring any questions you have here and you will recieve help technical or otherwise. This sim has a steep learning curve and it will make you want to spend $$$ to up the experience. It is an excellent choice for a sim though. I would suggest maybe a Saitek X45 stick, or a Cyborg, or a Wingman 3D minimum if you decide to stay with Logitech. The CH abd Cougar products are good too if you have the cash but I am an advocate of getting the most bang for the buck and spending over $80 for something I will have to repair in a year is not for me. Hit the thread Sturmovik Essentials at the top of the forum. Mudmovers and Eastern Skies are particularly good overall resources. I would also suggest joining a squad. Donrt worry about not having the skills yet. That comes with practice. Good luck!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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