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SlaughterX
03-27-2006, 11:39 PM
This is probably a stupid question but I have never needed to buy a PC game from Europe before.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Are PC DVD Rom's region coded like Movie DVD's or are they universal?

I can't find the IL-2 Complete Edition DVD available anywhere in the U.S and I wanted to be sure if I ordered it from a UK supplier like Play.com, that it would work in my DVD Drive, here in the USA.

SlaughterX
03-27-2006, 11:39 PM
This is probably a stupid question but I have never needed to buy a PC game from Europe before.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Are PC DVD Rom's region coded like Movie DVD's or are they universal?

I can't find the IL-2 Complete Edition DVD available anywhere in the U.S and I wanted to be sure if I ordered it from a UK supplier like Play.com, that it would work in my DVD Drive, here in the USA.

Troll2k
03-28-2006, 03:32 AM
As far as i know a region code is only for dvd movies not dvd data.You should be fine.

SATAN_23rd
03-28-2006, 01:26 PM
Will there be any other problems, such as patching and/or updating because I have a game originally developed for a different country?

Will there be language differences or will it be in english?

And lastly, WHY IN THE HELL is this not coming to the US?

DuxCorvan
03-28-2006, 04:07 PM
It will, but later. Same happened with PF. Marketing strategy I guess.

If it serves as a counsel, generally it is the other way, with US enjoying things first -big hit movies are generally premiered first there, European cinemas having their copies in the fridge till the date distributors decide.

Yes, I also think it's silly. But, hey, they are the money-makers. They must know.

SlaughterX
03-28-2006, 08:15 PM
According to Ubi Tech support, the UK DVD Release will NOT work on an American PC.

Apparently the UK version of WIN XP for example is different than the American Version of XP. I was also informed that the UK DVD is region coded for the DVD players in that region area, exactly like the Movie DVD region coding..

So I guess we will have to wait here in the States.. I really wish Ubi would post something official on their page. Pretty stupid to announce a DVD special release of a flight sim series that sold very well in the American flight sim community and then pretend that we don't exist by not giving any hint at all on whether it will be coming to the U.S and when...

Thats what you call GREAT public relations!!! I'm glad to know UBI appreciates the American PC Sim community.

Popey109
03-28-2006, 09:23 PM
I cant believe I voted for this! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

ElAurens
03-28-2006, 09:26 PM
Hmmm...

This is the first I have heard of region coding for a non movie DVD. What a bummer as I have just pre-ordered a UK version from Gogamer...

I sure hope that UBI tech support is as daft as the rest of the company.

VF-17_DWolf
03-28-2006, 09:32 PM
SlaughterX,
You better report that info in Crazy Ivans Sticky in the first slot in PF. Everyone, including me, thought it was compatible in the USA.

VF-17 DWolf

GoGamer-Jason
03-28-2006, 10:45 PM
Everyone just relax,

I have NEVER heard of game not working on a US system. We sell many UK imports and have never had a product region coded.

I have no reason to believe it won't work.

When I get them I will test them and let everyone know the result, but I am 99.9999999999% sure it will work fine just like all the others.

To put everyone's mind at ease I will not ship any units until I know it works. If it doesn't we'll refund your money no worries.

Just chill everyone.

Jason

VF-17_DWolf
03-29-2006, 12:16 PM
WOW, Thank You GoGamer-Jason. Please let us know for sure in a sticky or in Crazy Ivans Sticky in the PF forum.

VF-17 DWolf

Temporal_Mass
03-29-2006, 01:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoGamer-Jason:
Everyone just relax,

I have NEVER heard of game not working on a US system. We sell many UK imports and have never had a product region coded.

I have no reason to believe it won't work.

When I get them I will test them and let everyone know the result, but I am 99.9999999999% sure it will work fine just like all the others.

To put everyone's mind at ease I will not ship any units until I know it works. If it doesn't we'll refund your money no worries.

Just chill everyone.

Jason </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
S! Jason.
While I won't be purchasing this DVD until it appears at a store near me, I like your attitude and dedication to potential customers. Much better than a certain company I will not name...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I will let you know however that it is NOT unheard of for DVD games to be region coded, I have seen it first hand in pacific rim releases (Japan, Korea, etc).

GoGamer-Jason
03-29-2006, 11:15 PM
I know it's not unheard of, but it's rare for UK imports.

We shall see.

Jason

WWMaxGunz
03-30-2006, 02:07 AM
Jason, I am another who appreciates a company putting forth the polite and informative
effort that you do here and on SimHQ. I like the sim makers more but hey you are part
of the pipeline that can be good or bad and here you are working for the good and not
spamming whatsoever. Yeah, I like that. Thank you.

MrMojok
03-30-2006, 11:57 AM
Thanks, Jason!

I, too had preordered a copy.

AVG_WarHawk
03-30-2006, 02:20 PM
It's easy to see why they might not be compatible. After all the U.S. is abit more advanced. For example here in the U.S. we have the flashlight, while in the UK, they still rely on a torch.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y270/AVG_WarHawk/torch.jpg

JG52Uther
03-30-2006, 03:10 PM
I would rather have a torch and the IL2 DVD,than a flashlight and no IL2 DVD.
Rule Brittania http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

AVG_WarHawk
03-30-2006, 05:58 PM
Not even a Pffft? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

mrsiCkstar
03-31-2006, 06:00 AM
pffft!

dixiechick1964
03-31-2006, 07:32 AM
I sure hope its soon. Play.com told me they dont ship to the US anyway. Europe only.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Nimits
03-31-2006, 04:09 PM
I thought the April 17th release was going to be world wide . . .?

_VR_ScorpionWorm
03-31-2006, 07:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nimits:
I thought the April 17th release was going to be world wide . . .? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Reread what you just posted, that is for the PE2 addon, now, read the title of this post. Complete Edition DVD..USA compatible.

Nimits
03-31-2006, 08:06 PM
Er, yeah. Had two posts open at the same time, and I must have gotten them mixed up. The dangers of multi-tasking . . .

VW-IceFire
04-01-2006, 08:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoGamer-Jason:
Everyone just relax,

I have NEVER heard of game not working on a US system. We sell many UK imports and have never had a product region coded.

I have no reason to believe it won't work.

When I get them I will test them and let everyone know the result, but I am 99.9999999999% sure it will work fine just like all the others.

To put everyone's mind at ease I will not ship any units until I know it works. If it doesn't we'll refund your money no worries.

Just chill everyone.

Jason </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks Jason. This is the first I've heard of all of this mess but I'm sure we'll sort this out somehow...

DuxCorvan
04-01-2006, 09:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nimits:
I thought the April 17th release was going to be world wide . . .? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sméagol lied! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

GoGamer-Jason
04-03-2006, 03:26 PM
It is compatible.

Jason

HelSqnProtos
04-03-2006, 04:38 PM
S~!

Excellent News!

3.JG51_BigBear
04-03-2006, 04:45 PM
Sweet, just ordered mine.

crazyivan1970
04-03-2006, 07:17 PM
and some people at UBI want to know what "smart" person at techsupport suggested that it will be incompatible http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif because it`s absurd!

Troll2k
04-04-2006, 11:06 AM
The one that is looking for a new job.

AKA_TAGERT
04-05-2006, 09:06 PM
Got mine yesterday, thanks Jason.. now bring on the russian addons

GoGamer-Jason
04-05-2006, 11:55 PM
Yes, bring on the other Add-Ons. I'm all over it.

Your welcome Tagert.

Jason

Gremlin181
04-06-2006, 02:19 PM
Has anyone got this dvd edition and are they experiencing problems ?

I live in the UK and bought the IL2 complete edition dvd.

It installs fine but when I try to run the game I get a loading screen with a gloster gladiator, there is then a long pause and I get the message to insert the correct cd.
At which point my dvd drive icon vanishes and only reapears on rebooting.
Have had to resort to getting a hacked rts.dll file to allow the game to run without the dvd.

Anyone have similar problems and has a workaround I would be interested.

Thanks
David aka gremlin

WWMaxGunz
04-06-2006, 06:23 PM
is your DVD a burner by any chance?

3.JG51_BigBear
04-06-2006, 07:49 PM
I thought that thing about burners was disproven? Have you checked the drivers for the DVD-player, might want to update them if you already haven't.

Gremlin181
04-07-2006, 12:40 PM
No it isnt a burner its a normal dvd and says mercury and 16x on the front.
Havnt updated the drivers at all so I guess they are the ones that came with the machine 3 years ago lol.
Unless windows xp updates them

David

AKA_TAGERT
04-08-2006, 09:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoGamer-Jason:
Yes, bring on the other Add-Ons. I'm all over it.

Your welcome Tagert.

Jason </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Hey.. do you have the Pe CD? If so give me a link.. I want to buy that too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

3.JG51_BigBear
04-08-2006, 11:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoGamer-Jason:
Yes, bring on the other Add-Ons. I'm all over it.

Your welcome Tagert.

Jason </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Hey.. do you have the Pe CD? If so give me a link.. I want to buy that too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I thought the Pe2 was going to be download only.

AKA_TAGERT
04-08-2006, 10:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 3.JG51_BigBear:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AKA_TAGERT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoGamer-Jason:
Yes, bring on the other Add-Ons. I'm all over it.

Your welcome Tagert.

Jason </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Hey.. do you have the Pe CD? If so give me a link.. I want to buy that too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I thought the Pe2 was going to be download only. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Oh? Well.. I have not been keeping up on this Pe thing.. So you are most likly correct and I am wrong.. But if your correct.. where is the link to DL it? They said Apr 7th right?

ElAurens
04-09-2006, 08:18 AM
Guys,

Relax. As of yet there is no official word from UBI about the form or cost of the Add-Ons for any market outside Russia. Wait till the 17th. of APRIL.


Thanks Jason for the speedy work on the Complete Edition DVD!

At last, someone who understands what the term "customer service" is all about.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

pirate.amcc
04-10-2006, 07:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52Uther:
I would rather have a torch and the IL2 DVD,than a flashlight and no IL2 DVD.
Rule Brittania http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

hehehehe trusty old torch
il2 dvd a torch and better cable connections

eho needs a flashlight hahahaa
from the country who calls bottoms fannys
hahahahaha

Capt._Tenneal
04-12-2006, 10:40 AM
Jason, I received my first order from GoGamer.com yesterday and was satisfied, the order was shipped the same day I ordered it last week and the the various shipping options are good. I'll admit this order was a "try out" of GoGamer.com .

I'm ready to order the compilation and the Russian addons once they're here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

GoGamer-Jason
04-13-2006, 09:46 PM
Good deal Capt. Enjoy!

Jason

Spectre_USA
04-25-2006, 03:21 PM
Hey Jason!

You fine folks still carrying this? I ask because I would like to order
both this DVD, and the newly went gold today Wings over Europe, but
see neither at your fine site.

I waited too long? I'm so depressed... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

crazyivan1970
04-25-2006, 03:56 PM
Just type IL-2 in the search Spectre

Spectre_USA
04-25-2006, 05:09 PM
Got it CrazyI.

Right here. (http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSIONID/Product/View/001IL2C)

I don't know why when I tried earlier it only came up with the Gold.
Got `er ordered. Cheers...

GoGamer-Jason
04-26-2006, 11:21 PM
We'll have Wings Over Europe. I'm all over it.

Jason