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slimm50
01-27-2004, 02:56 PM
I'm new to IL2, period, and I was wondering if there's a user manual more thorough than the little "booklet" that came with the game. It assumes a lot knowlege on the part of the user. BTW, I downloaded the 1.22 patch last night. Hven't had a chance yet to check it out but all excited about being able to fly the Pony. It's my ride of choice in Aces High.

slimm50
01-27-2004, 02:56 PM
I'm new to IL2, period, and I was wondering if there's a user manual more thorough than the little "booklet" that came with the game. It assumes a lot knowlege on the part of the user. BTW, I downloaded the 1.22 patch last night. Hven't had a chance yet to check it out but all excited about being able to fly the Pony. It's my ride of choice in Aces High.

SKULLS Virga
01-27-2004, 03:22 PM
Welcome Slimm,

A good source of info can be found here: http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~chapman/il2guide/

This board also contains a good deal of information.

SKULLS Virga
01-27-2004, 03:24 PM
Also see the IL2 essentials sticky at the top of this forum for important site links.

steve_v
01-27-2004, 05:29 PM
FAQ
http://www.mudmovers.com/sturmovik_101/FAQ.htm

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http://store.ubi.com/item.jsp?item=008888681786

slimm50
01-28-2004, 11:19 AM
Thanks, fellas. Will check it out. I hopped into a He111 in the Multi Play mode, just to practice take-offs and landings, you know? So I hit the ol' "I" key...nothing. I was at a complete loss as to how to start the engines. Should I have gone to complex engine mgt mode, or what? Anyway, I realized right then I need to RTFM..except it wasn't much help.

SKULLS Virga
01-28-2004, 11:31 AM
For multi engine aircraft you will have to look at the in-game control mappings for the engines. Set them up so you can select one engine at a time, then you will be able to start them. After starting, you will have to make sure both engines are selected at the same time so the throttle will control both sides.

BpGemini
01-28-2004, 11:40 AM
Howdy noob!


Me ==>http://blitzpigs.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_buds.gif <== the noob

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Zen--
01-28-2004, 11:58 AM
Welcome to IL2 Slimm, hope you get years of enjoyment out of it like many of us have. Careful on the initial judging of the sim...the FM's a meant to be realistic and can be difficult to learn as well as challenging our assumptions of history.

A lot of time and effort went into the game, take our word for it that the results can be appreciated once you get past the learning curve.

S!!

-Zen-
Formerly TX-Zen

AirBot
01-28-2004, 12:43 PM
Also, you can just turn off "Seperate engine start" in the difficulty settings.

Oh yeah, welcome!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Virga:
For multi engine aircraft you will have to look at the in-game control mappings for the engines. Set them up so you can select one engine at a time, then you will be able to start them. After starting, you will have to make sure both engines are selected at the same time so the throttle will control both sides.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Stille-NachT
01-28-2004, 01:06 PM
Hello there noob, welcome to a game that will steal anyfree time you may get, for quite a while.

The best advice I can give is to set your gun distance to no more than 100. Don't shoot untill your in close (20 yards or under), and always keep your speed up. Try and use cannon shot near the engine area of the target too, if the recoil on your plane isn't too much you'll do serious damage a lot quicker than machine guns can, cannons are also a good tactic on those bombers or those ducks on the pond( stationary planes or taking off planes, at the other sides rungway).

Never EVER slow right down when that kill infront of you kills his speed. loop or shoot past and do a fast turn back on his tail.

slow down and your a sitting duck for the wingman you didn't see!

flyingskid2
01-28-2004, 01:18 PM
welcome.

practice flying online right away. please. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

slimm50
01-28-2004, 01:31 PM
I certainly appreciate all your advice. BTW, justa reminder, my handle, should I get so lucky as to get online, is slimm50, but you can just call me slim. Although I'm not new to online sims (AW veteran since about '94, and AH since 2002 or '03), I'm bran' spankin' new to Il2, and ubi. Thanks again for your generosity, although I know the ulterior motive is to get a new guy online cause yer tired of killin the same ones over and over. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Stille-NachT
01-28-2004, 01:41 PM
Iv'e seen a new gun get a fatal shot on an ace.
Remember all's you need is a good day. with a server thats 10 planes plus, opertunites tend to show themselves in the most unexpected of places...I have sent an ace (1000+ plus score on a hard server) to a quick cremation with both wheels still on the rungway!!!

Bearcat99
01-28-2004, 06:05 PM
Welcome aboard slim.....

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