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04-03-2004, 07:52 AM
I bought Ace expansion pack yesterday. And I thought there would be singeplayer campains over europe. Normandy and so on.. but after installation, and first look at it. There is nothing new at all. The only new thing I can find is a new map for the quick missions. And a few planes there too. Everything else is the same. No new campains..nothing.

What have I bought?? Could it be an error, or just me making a big mistake.

04-03-2004, 07:52 AM
I bought Ace expansion pack yesterday. And I thought there would be singeplayer campains over europe. Normandy and so on.. but after installation, and first look at it. There is nothing new at all. The only new thing I can find is a new map for the quick missions. And a few planes there too. Everything else is the same. No new campains..nothing.

What have I bought?? Could it be an error, or just me making a big mistake.

Tailspin2
04-03-2004, 08:22 AM
You need Battle over Europe for those campaigns. AEP gives you early war Eastern campaigns, BOE gives you late war Western campaigns. Some one will correct me if I got it wrong. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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04-03-2004, 08:23 AM
I really don't understand.

I can load the maps ardennes, and normandy in the editor.. BUT THERE IS NO CAMPAIN?? What is wrong? I checked all the planes in the QMB, and they are all there exept for the mistel?

When going to campains. There is russia and all the other nations exept USA and UK. If I pick germany to play on their side, I can only choose the russion invasion. north, center, south and so on.

Please tell me how to play over europe??

04-03-2004, 08:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tailspin2:
You need Battle over Europe for those campaigns. AEP gives you early war Eastern campaigns, BOE gives you late war Western campaigns. Some one will correct me if I got it wrong. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

But on the box, and in the manual it says. 9 brand new single dynamic campaigns?? where are they? I have never seen battle over europe anywhere ?

icrash
04-03-2004, 08:33 AM
There is a french campaign but it stays in russia except the last part over berlin. There is a slovak campaign also. Hungary has bomber, fighter, and stuka. Tailspin2 is probably right, BoE will have those maps. There is a short US campaign using the P-38 on a thread here. I couldn't get it to work in campaign, just single mission.

04-03-2004, 08:39 AM
When will this Battle over europe be released? What a mess to make 2 almost identical expansions..

sledgehammer2
04-03-2004, 11:44 AM
Falcon,

the 2 products are mutually complementing and supportive of each other. Oleg made it clear from the beginning that AEP would have new planes and maps - if I remember correctly the maps were actually released to us under the free 1.22 patch which came along before AEP was released. The guys that developed BoE did it with Oleg's complete blessings and acknowledgement.

I have not gotten BoE yet because my poor old system can't handle any of the Campaigns, so until I upgrade my system I really have no need for BoE, but soon I will upgrade and I have every intention of getting BoE because my interest is prmarily Western front. For someone with my computer limitations I knew going into AEP that all I would get out of it would be new planes, so I am totally happy with it.

Also bear in mind - we are still waiting for the free patch for AEP that will add another 10 flyable planes or so plus some AI stuff. Then BoE will be patched to include those planes as well as maybe another campaign or two.

There is another option for you, and it has been great for me. Get the Uber Quick Mission Generator which is also known as UQMG. With this you can set up any kind of mission you want where ever you want. BTW the UQMG is free.

I have seen some complaints from people who are not happy about what they consider to be pricey add-ons. I saw one post from someone who said he has spent xx$ on what amounts to the same game engine (FB, AEP, upcoming PF) and he flatly stated he is through. Well, all I can say is pack your bags Jack. My first sim experience was MS CFS2... 7 flyable planes and no support from the manufacturer whatsoever. Don't get me wrong - I loved CFS2, but I had the feeling all along that MS made it, released it, and then was finished with it. Then they came out with CFS3 which I thought would be great but because of all I saw and read about it I never even got it. And thank God I did not.

I know I am going on here but I just feel strongly that we are lucky to have someone like Oleg who has a passion for the subject and who listens to what we say. The planes offered in AEP are great and the experience offered by BoE will be great too.

And at least look into the UQMG. Good luck.

sledgehammer2

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Tailspin2
04-03-2004, 12:37 PM
The AEP campaigns probably aren't what you would care mainstream campaigns. From your post and I went back and looked into the career folder and I now see a German Ta-152 campaign. That is 1 of the 9 you mention.

I think there are 3 new Romanian campaigns and a Slovakia one as previous mentioned in this thread.

No doubt there are 4 other campaigns but I find it hard to tell which is which something sometimes. I use DCG, plus included the Real Deal and RAF campaigns and it can get confusing at times as to which campaign is what and which works with what.

Maybe the new NGen campaigns were included in the counts.

But pretty sure from what I read when AEP frst come out that you need the Battle over Europe product for new late war Western campaigns.

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Tully__
04-03-2004, 12:48 PM
Battle Over Europe is a 3rd party campaing/skin add-on. It is already released (before AEP) and can be ordered from http://www.justflight.com/

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bird_brain
04-03-2004, 03:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by icrash:
There is a short US campaign using the P-38 on a thread here. I couldn't get it to work in campaign, just single mission.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The info.properties file did not have a path included in the .zip file. You have to manually move it to the "Fork Tailed Devils" file from the "US" file where it lands, or unzip it to that file after you unzip everything else with "use file names" checked. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

BTY, you get the new planes with ACE and you get western front DGen campaigns and some cool skins with BoE. The maps already came out in a free patch.

Both different...both expensive...and both worth it to me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Trigger_88
04-03-2004, 10:17 PM
I just got AEP and I installed it over FB 1.0
but when I try to start it the splash screen comes up with the pic of the J8 Gladiator then thinks for a sec. or 2 the says please insert correct disk then select ok and restart application. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif My AEP came with only 1 disk is this right? Any help will be welcome. THX http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

GR142_Astro
04-04-2004, 02:42 AM
Trigger, try putting your FB disk back in. Although my game starts from either FB or AEP disk, this may help you.

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