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Opie-won
12-21-2005, 12:09 PM
Guys,

I'm hoping to get my tired old 'puter back to internet capable soon and perhaps I can get to flying online with PF. Dunno how much time I'll ba able to devote to flying online due to somewhat extended transit time from work to home, doing the "honey-do's", etc. If it helps any I prefer to fight "down in the dirt" and I prefer older fighters such as the P-39, Buffalo MkI, and Ki-43; My way of thinking is that if you can start holding your own in an obsolete plane you are that much better with more advanced aircraft. Am trying to learn how to DB but haven't got the hang of it yet. I'm getting pretty decent at Ground Attack; I destroy a decent amount of equipment but I generally do not live thru the attack due to tunnel vision and pressing the attack until I cannot keep the plane in the air any longer. I've never worked in a Co-Op environment, and as such I'm not used to working as a team yet. I'm still pretty computer illiterate as in I have not figured out how to get the Radio Comms program to work yet. I have Windows 98 on my 'puter because I like the Attack throttle set-up that I have, so I do not know if that could be an issue with connecting with a server or not. It will be a bit before I get my 'puter unpacked (moved into my new home) so I do not know when I will get online for my first online flight. I'm sure that I will get shot down alot for awhile but that goes with the game. Thanks for any consideration that Squadrons have and I do hope that I can fit in somewhere.

Opie-won
12-21-2005, 12:09 PM
Guys,

I'm hoping to get my tired old 'puter back to internet capable soon and perhaps I can get to flying online with PF. Dunno how much time I'll ba able to devote to flying online due to somewhat extended transit time from work to home, doing the "honey-do's", etc. If it helps any I prefer to fight "down in the dirt" and I prefer older fighters such as the P-39, Buffalo MkI, and Ki-43; My way of thinking is that if you can start holding your own in an obsolete plane you are that much better with more advanced aircraft. Am trying to learn how to DB but haven't got the hang of it yet. I'm getting pretty decent at Ground Attack; I destroy a decent amount of equipment but I generally do not live thru the attack due to tunnel vision and pressing the attack until I cannot keep the plane in the air any longer. I've never worked in a Co-Op environment, and as such I'm not used to working as a team yet. I'm still pretty computer illiterate as in I have not figured out how to get the Radio Comms program to work yet. I have Windows 98 on my 'puter because I like the Attack throttle set-up that I have, so I do not know if that could be an issue with connecting with a server or not. It will be a bit before I get my 'puter unpacked (moved into my new home) so I do not know when I will get online for my first online flight. I'm sure that I will get shot down alot for awhile but that goes with the game. Thanks for any consideration that Squadrons have and I do hope that I can fit in somewhere.

Deadly_107
12-21-2005, 12:32 PM
Hi Opie-won,

My squadron flys the night shift Friday nights 12:00 Midnight Central Standard Time USA. I dont know if that time fits your schedule or not but when you get your computer up and running again stop by some night and fly with us some Friday night. We dont require you to be a member to fly with us.

Richard "Deadly" McSwain
VFA-107 Sea Dragons
http://www.vfa107.com

Falcon_41
12-21-2005, 01:01 PM
Opie-won,

Welcome to the Squadron Forum!

The Fightin' Irish Squadron may be just the place for you. We are a grand group of guys who don't want to be tied down to any flight schedule. We offer all help needed to get anyone started. Our forums at:

http://www.fighting-irish.org

cover all aspects of getting started in communications, on-line activities, skinning, mission designing, general computer knowledge and more.

We have something happening all week. Our squad dogfight spectacular is all day Sunday. Other days offer training, missions, co-ops and campaigns.

Our members are from California to Finland. Come visit and drop a post or two and tell us some of your "honey-do" stories.

Best of luck to you,

:FI:Falcon
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klemlao
12-24-2005, 01:58 AM
Hi Opie-Won

56 Sqdn RAF "Firebirds" are a European time zone squad flying both Allied and Axis aircraft although we model ourselves on an RAF Squadron. The guys are a fun loving bunch and very helpful. Have a look at our website here

http://firebirds.2ndtaf.org.uk/index.htm

We fly on Sunday evenings 8-10pm UK time (usually meeting on Teamspeak around 7:30-8pm)and the same time on Wednesday evenings. We run our own Teamspeak server and squadron co-op servers but we spend most of our time in Hyperlobby servers so we have a varied agenda. We are primarily a Fighter Squadron with ground attack thrown in but one or two of our guys like to fly bombers which gives us opportunities for escorted buff missions.

We prefer the more realistic settings with not much more than some or no icons, and minimap icon on/off.

If you'd like to try us out go to our website, click on the Recruitment link and then click on my email link for IL2 recruitment and I'll email you the Teamspeak details. No obligation as they say

<S>

Opie-won
12-27-2005, 03:58 PM
Thanks to all that responded. As my home is still largely unpacked (I don't even know where my 'puter is at present, but I do know that it made it) I don't know when I'll get online. Right now 'net access is either durning lunch at work or on the wife's laptop in between her classes. Sure hope that I remember how to fly after I get things unpacked at home....and that I can get my computer up and running again.

Falcon_41
12-27-2005, 04:57 PM
Opie-won,

No hurry mate. I know how it is when the only 'puter around is the wiff's laptop!

<shudder>

Remember to lift with the knees,


:FI:Falcon

Opie-won
12-27-2005, 09:22 PM
LOL Don't want to lift with the knees; 10 years of Tankin' has left them both pretty trashed. Will use the legs instead. By the way, how is playing noline with dial-up? It's all that is available where I'm at apparently without paying out the wazoo.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Falcon_41:
Opie-won,

No hurry mate. I know how it is when the only 'puter around is the wiff's laptop!

&lt;shudder&gt;

Remember to lift with the knees,


:FI:Falcon </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Falcon_41
12-27-2005, 11:31 PM
I haven't taken a poll recently, but some of our mates who only have dial-up do have a few problems especially with big maps and crowded servers.

Go to our "Off Topic" or "Tech" forum at our site and ask around. I think some have dial-up and apparently do alright.

Fightin' Irish (http://www.fighting-irish.org)

When I had dial up I also had a pretty sucky 'puter. They called me "Captain Kirk" 'cuz I always warped around the skies.

I say, "Get a second or third job and grease your wazoo."

:FI:Falcon

klemlao
12-28-2005, 01:48 AM
Hi Opie-won,

no rush. I think with dial-up it's a case of suck it and see.

Which part of the world do you live in?

Opie-won
01-03-2006, 04:06 PM
Update:

Well I got the house largely unpacked but not everything is put away yet. As I was going thru some of my boxes Lo and Behold I think that I actually found a Windows 98 CD that an old roommate copied for me the last time my 'puter augered into the ground. When I get everything put away I'm going to hook the old 'puter up and run that disc and see what comes out...can't hurt it anymore then it is now, right?

Opie-won
01-09-2006, 01:13 PM
Well now that I tried the Windows 98 CD that I had I found that I have the final version of '98 on my computer and the CD is not that version. Guess that I will be taking it to the shop and getting it fixed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Maybe after that it'll work on the net and then I can try to figure out how to put the commo program on...

Falcon_41
01-09-2006, 01:22 PM
Opie,

The CD is not a Windows '98 version???

Come over to the FI "Tech" forum or the UBI tech forum here and get things fixed.


:FI:Falcon

Opie-won
01-09-2006, 05:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Falcon_41:
Opie,

The CD is not a Windows '98 version???

Come over to the FI "Tech" forum or the UBI tech forum here and get things fixed.

It (the CD) is Windows '98 but not with the last service pack on it, which my computer does have. I think that I may have to take it to a shop and have them try and fix it. I will have to find all my PF Patches too I think.


:FI:Falcon </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Stackhouse25th
01-09-2006, 07:17 PM
Contact me directly, we are in need of command staff and people with experience, high ranks available, IE your rank from previous squadron/game will transfere to our squadron. Thanks for your interest.

Ryan@lowaltitudes.com

Opie-won
01-11-2006, 11:15 AM
Another Update:

I got the news that my tired old 'puter breathed it's final breath last night. I elected to "take it off life-support" after learning that the 200.00 that it would take to fix it due to a combination of hardware and software problems was no longer viable. However I was able to utilize it as an "organ donor" for a newer system that has twice the processor speed for 300.00. She had served me well, and for a long time (nearly 10 years)and was faithful to the last. She left this life with her head up and still trying, so I suppose one cannot ask for anything more out of a computer lol.

Anyways, long story short it'll be around the first of the month or so before I can try my hand at flying online after getting the newer system ready and getting what I need to load onto it.

Falcon_41
01-11-2006, 01:16 PM
Mr. -won,

My condolences to the family on your loss. I hope the mouse is taking the tragedy well.

Falcon

Opie-won
01-11-2006, 09:49 PM
Thank you (I think, lol) for the kind words. Is like scrapping or selling your first vehicle. Needs to be done, put ya can't help but remember it's faithful service over the years. I still have some of the components, so it's not all gone, and it is for the better. lol

Opie-won
01-13-2006, 03:17 PM
ok now that I am typing this on my actual computer I need to find somewhere to fly....can someone help? I'm also looking for a communication program that is free and works. Thanks for the help

Falcon_41
01-13-2006, 03:36 PM
Opie,

I understand that in your grief you may be a wee bit disoriented but here (http://www.fighting-irish.org) is the answer to your delima.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

:FI:Falcon