Check your security center in Control Panel and disable UAC. This security feature will restrict you from saving your file. This is a feature that prevents malicious software from editing files on your computer.
in flyight FULLscreen, but menu will be with bars
You may still have black bars in the menu's but should be full screen once you fly.
this works!!! when you start, yours start menu will be with with the black bars. but when you fly....WILL be a FULLSCREEEN
thx for this Thread
What I didn't see mentioned in this thread so far is another reason that edits to conf.ini may seem to have no effect...
On a Windows 7 machine (and presumably Vista too) if you have multiple user accounts, then the conf.ini that is in effect may not be the one in C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\
e.g. logged in as a limited user account I find that the conf.ini that is being used is:
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Progr am Files (x86)\Ubisoft\IL-2 Sturmovik 1946\
This also explains the (much) earlier report that starting IL-2 with "Run as Administrator" did pick up the edited conf.ini... in that case the user profile changes to that of the Administrator and so the file in the main Program Files... path is used.
I also saw some references to copying the entire installation folder to another place. I don't think this should ever be necessary - seems rather excessive!