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BullShark 71
06-26-2004, 08:39 AM
I guess Ill start off by saying Hi to everyone,as I am a forum reader and really like this game.
Im 32 and just been playing online for a year now.I used to hunt ,fish and pretty much been an outdoorsman up until I bought a nice gaming computer last year.Now Im like a caveman,lol,before it was console games dating back to pong /atari 2600(combat biplanes ofcourse).
Anyways the reason I even bought a PC was watching my friend play cfs2 online and having an interest in WW2 especially dogfighting.So a year ago I buy a PC along with cfs2 and 3 and Battlefield 1942.Turns out I was really disappointed in the cfs series(hardly played) and pretty much limited myself to 42 and still really enjoy it.And I do know the difference in the realism and arcade style of gameplay.
I kept seeing IL2 at gameshops but I guess the boxes look so similar IL2 vs. IL2 FB I though it was some old game(hint).Not until the AEP I realised the game had a real following so I purchased it last sunday.

Needless to say I am new and see this is a more mature forum than most I visit ,ofcourse theres always some jerks.

So I been a salseman for IL2 this week to all my friends and anyone else I know online,Ive sold 3 copies so far "man you gotta buy this" hehe.

IMO the game is awesome I get the nice flight look like 42 but with a lot of realism .I feel like Im in a war documentary while playing it.

Ok sry so long ,but Ive found Sim Headquarters is there any other helpful sites you'll visit?The training missions go over all the basic actions but do not touch on complex engine managment.Im pretty much flying ok I suppose doing more running now than crashing.Have manged to get legitimate kills(not the headon coin toss)online in serverswith the cockpit off which isnt saying much Iknow .But I also toggle cockpit because I want to learn proper.But at this early anything helps as I know nothing of flight.
Ok my posts from here on out wont be so long but any helpful suggestions will help.--thx

BullShark 71
06-26-2004, 08:39 AM
I guess Ill start off by saying Hi to everyone,as I am a forum reader and really like this game.
Im 32 and just been playing online for a year now.I used to hunt ,fish and pretty much been an outdoorsman up until I bought a nice gaming computer last year.Now Im like a caveman,lol,before it was console games dating back to pong /atari 2600(combat biplanes ofcourse).
Anyways the reason I even bought a PC was watching my friend play cfs2 online and having an interest in WW2 especially dogfighting.So a year ago I buy a PC along with cfs2 and 3 and Battlefield 1942.Turns out I was really disappointed in the cfs series(hardly played) and pretty much limited myself to 42 and still really enjoy it.And I do know the difference in the realism and arcade style of gameplay.
I kept seeing IL2 at gameshops but I guess the boxes look so similar IL2 vs. IL2 FB I though it was some old game(hint).Not until the AEP I realised the game had a real following so I purchased it last sunday.

Needless to say I am new and see this is a more mature forum than most I visit ,ofcourse theres always some jerks.

So I been a salseman for IL2 this week to all my friends and anyone else I know online,Ive sold 3 copies so far "man you gotta buy this" hehe.

IMO the game is awesome I get the nice flight look like 42 but with a lot of realism .I feel like Im in a war documentary while playing it.

Ok sry so long ,but Ive found Sim Headquarters is there any other helpful sites you'll visit?The training missions go over all the basic actions but do not touch on complex engine managment.Im pretty much flying ok I suppose doing more running now than crashing.Have manged to get legitimate kills(not the headon coin toss)online in serverswith the cockpit off which isnt saying much Iknow .But I also toggle cockpit because I want to learn proper.But at this early anything helps as I know nothing of flight.
Ok my posts from here on out wont be so long but any helpful suggestions will help.--thx

Huxley_S
06-26-2004, 08:45 AM
Hello Bullshark... welcome to your new caveman life!

Right... Netwings http://www.netwings.org is an essential link with lots of community made missions to download.

IL2 Skins http://www.il2skins.com has tons of skins to download to get your planes looking real nice.

Have a look at my site also for some tips on music and sound and some awesome campaigns to download.

Cheers,
Hux

http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap/fileadmin/Image_Archive/badges/69giap_badge_huxli.jpg (http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap)

FB Music and Campaigns @
http://www.onemorewild.org/huxley

LuckyBoy1
06-26-2004, 08:48 AM
http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/

The above link is to Eastern Skies user guide written by those who play the game for those who play the game.

Your experience is very typical of the core of this community; you're going to fit right in and do well.

also, check out my guide!

New & Improved! It's Luckyboy's Guide For Complete Users!...

http://www.pingu666.modded.me.uk/luckyboy/LuckyboysGuide.htm

Luckyboy = Senior hydraulic landing gear designer for the P-11 & Contributing Editor to Complete Users magazine.

Udidtoo
06-26-2004, 08:51 AM
Welcome aboard. Do a forum search for Bearcats essentials thread. Full of good info and links to more.

Salesman...lol, thats good. I was sitting in the dentist chair last week and when the Dr. came in to see how numb I was he sat down some papers on the counter and one of them was from a CFS2.

Imagine me numb and drooling trying to say DR, yuv candt kip pluuyin dat peez obb shibb.

He bought the gold pack the next day.

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

Rebel_Yell_21
06-26-2004, 09:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Udidtoo:
DR, yuv candt kip pluuyin dat peez obb shibb.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Made my morning. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

http://www.303rdbga.com/art-ferris-fortress-S.jpg

BullShark 71
06-26-2004, 09:23 AM
Thx guys for the links exactly what I was looking for.

Sturm_Williger
06-26-2004, 09:31 AM
Thanks here to those above from another new player ( well, online anyway ) who is also attempting to move into the realms of CEM.

Cockpit on, on the other hand, I find almost impossible - can barely see a Li-2, never mind hit it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

There are a lot of us ( I think ) scouring these forums for insight and info ( even if we don't post much ) and I'd just like to say to helpful posters : "Your input is much appreciated !"

F19_Ob
06-26-2004, 11:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sturm_Williger:
Thanks here to those above from another new player ( well, online anyway ) who is also attempting to move into the realms of CEM.

Cockpit on, on the other hand, I find almost impossible - can barely see a Li-2, never mind hit it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

There are a lot of us ( I think ) scouring these forums for insight and info ( even if we don't post much ) and I'd just like to say to helpful posters : "Your input is much appreciated !"<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Dont worry Sturm_Williger U will get used to the cockpit soon enough and CEM too . Most of us "old" guys had these problems aswell.

CEM= complex Engine Management also is divided in parts.

Working the "radiator" Isnt hard. Some planes had also auto radiators.
Radiator enables u to cool down the engine by opening it . When its fully open it can cause a little drag but I have never been bothered by that, even in combat.
If U constantly get overheated U can open it fully, and throttle down to cool faster since u will damage the engine otherwise.

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"Suprcharger" can on some planes be switched to stage 1 or 2. In the manual u can see on what altidude it should be switched in your plane
( Usually about 2 -2500m )
This gives abit more power on the higher altitudes.
On other planes like the 109 the supercharging is automatic (different construction)
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"Mixture" is also quite easy. The higher u get u set down the mixture a bit : U usually dont have to touch it before 3500-4000m altitude (check manual for your plane).
U can see thin black smoke trailing the plane when u are att correct altitude and if the mixture isnt set down a bit( to lets say 80% depending on hight). The smoking wont severly damage the plane but the engine doesnt work at its best.
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The only problem with supercharger and mixture in the begining is that u forget to turn them on or off = getting a little less performance.


The biggest problem seems to be the use of "manual propeller pitch" in combat.
This needs to be adjusted fast so the engine isnt damaged, so some people have it assigned to a slider and seem to get good results.

Personally I fly mostly 109's and can handle it in BnZ but not in my regular combat so I switch it to auto then.

If U try proppitch U must read a bit about it because there are several types of pitch mecanisms .

In real planes the Proppitch controls Where placed so pilots could use it easy (fast).
I think I have seen it on stick aswell as throttlecontrol or close by.

If U dont have a stick with wheels Its perfectly alright to leave it on auto since fiddeling with keyboard would put U in a disadvantage.
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[This message was edited by F19_Ob on Sat June 26 2004 at 11:12 AM.]

Sturm_Williger
06-27-2004, 05:32 AM
Awesome ! Thanks F19_Ob, for that succinct and useful info - gives me plenty to go and practice.