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montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 06:41 AM
Hi All,

I have recently gotten a new PC with windows Vista 64Bit, but unfortunately IL2 wont install on it!!

This means that I cant install Pacific Fighters or Forgotten battles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

This has left me flight-sim less, and Im looking for advice on either

1.How to get IL2 to install, it will run off the cd,but wont install.

or

2.What other good ww2 flight sims are out there? Ive been looking around, and came across BoB Storm of war, which caught my eye, but there is little or no info online about it and the same 4 screenshots everywhere i go!! Plus it isnt clear whether its been released, or is going to be, or when.

Thanks.

FluffyDucks2
09-22-2007, 06:43 AM
BoB SOW is currently "vapourware" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Get Il2 46 in the meantime http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Check technical help forum for fix http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 06:47 AM
Thanks!

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2007, 06:47 AM
Storm of War:Battle of Britain is NOT "currently vaporware"! Do not spread rumors

XyZspineZyX
09-22-2007, 06:48 AM
Originally posted by montecristo1981:
Hi All,

I have recently gotten a new PC with windows Vista 64Bit, but unfortunately IL2 wont install on it!!

This means that I cant install Pacific Fighters or Forgotten battles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

This has left me flight-sim less, and Im looking for advice on either

1.How to get IL2 to install, it will run off the cd,but wont install.

or

2.What other good ww2 flight sims are out there? Ive been looking around, and came across BoB Storm of war, which caught my eye, but there is little or no info online about it and the same 4 screenshots everywhere i go!! Plus it isnt clear whether its been released, or is going to be, or when.

Thanks.

Don;t install to the default path, under "program files"

Many people use Vista and play the sim, myself included

montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 07:52 AM
It wont even run for me.

If i use the main setup file, it just sits as a process in my task menu and never works.

If i explore the cd, and run il2setup.exe, it gets to the hardware setup screen, but never does anything after i pick 'ok'.

I never get to specify an install path.

VW-IceFire
09-22-2007, 07:55 AM
Some people have had good success with using a.exe and running that instead. Should be on the disc.

montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 08:03 AM
Nope, no a.exe

I did a search and all.

Monterey13
09-22-2007, 08:11 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/49310655/m/3991066045


You are trying to install "1946" , aren't you?

Choctaw111
09-22-2007, 08:22 AM
If you want more than the same four BoB screenshots then go here. http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g260/restranger/?start=0

I cannot remember who maintains this photo album but it is GREAT and contains MANY BoB screenies.

montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 08:28 AM
Thanks for the help guys.

No, trying to install IL2 Sturmovik.

montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 08:29 AM
Great Screens!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Monterey13
09-22-2007, 08:32 AM
The original?
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i274/13thAFMonterey/CaratulaIL-2Sturmovik.jpg

I don't know why that one won't load. Works fine on my XP. No one plays it online anymore, though.

montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 08:33 AM
Yep, the original.

Im trying to install it so I can install the addons, pacific fighters & forgotten battles.

never played online.

Monterey13
09-22-2007, 08:36 AM
You don't need it to play PF and FB. Whole different install.


1946 is the best way to go, as it has everything on one dvd. It's only $20 now.

montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 08:38 AM
I didnt know that! I though PF was an add on.

Might check out 1946.

Thanks! Looking forward to SOW

Monterey13
09-22-2007, 08:42 AM
You can just install as a standalone, and patch it up. Just make sure you get the standalone patches, and not the merged patches.

example: 4.04 not 4.04m

bigbossmalone
09-22-2007, 08:42 AM
montecristo
Do yourself a favor and go out and get a copy of IL2:1946.
This contains all IL2 original content, FB and Pacific Fighters, plus all expansions and patches up to ver 4.07 on ONE DVD.
Then you only need to download one patch, ver 4.08 and you will have the whole series fully up to date.
Then wait a while for BOB: Storm of War, which I am confidently going to say will be released some time in 2008!!
Others will surely disagree with my prediction of the release date, but I am not going to entertain them as it is pure speculation.
It will be released when it is done. Period.
Meanwhile, enjoy 1946, it has loads to offer, and no real competition at the moment.

Divine-Wind
09-22-2007, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by montecristo1981:
I didnt know that! I though PF was an add on.

Might check out 1946.

Thanks! Looking forward to SOW
You should definitely check out 1946. It's Forgotten Battles, the Aces Expansion, Pacific Fighters, and all three of the downloadable expansions rolled up into one install. All you'll need is the 4.08 patch, maybe. Definitely worth it - Less disks, and it should cost about $20 bucks now, I think. And there's no need to go out and hunt for all the expansions you'll need.

montecristo1981
09-22-2007, 09:54 AM
I'll struggle with my inner scrooge and see if he will let me buy games I already own again..

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FluffyDucks2
09-22-2007, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by BBB462cid:
Storm of War:Battle of Britain is NOT "currently vaporware"! Do not spread rumors


Its vaporware as far as I'm concerned...I have seen NOTHING that makes me believe in any way that BoB:SOW will ever make the shelves. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

The longer this non-communicado state, reference UBI and BoB SoW continues, the more I am convinced it is slowly slipping off the radar, and soon all mention of it will be quietly forgotten about, by all except the most die hard fanatics....I really am starting to think we will never see it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

bigbossmalone
09-22-2007, 06:27 PM
Sorry, Fluffy, but have you actually read some of the other posts on these forums - from people who are actually working on SOW?
You realise how ridiculous you're gonna look when SOW hits the shelves?
In this f+#$d up world we live in at the moment, the least we can do is to TRY and be positive...
A case of seeing the glass half empty, IMHO,
but you're entitled to see it your way.
As long as you're prepared to apologise when, not if, WHEN SOW is released, thats fine, but your statements are so wrong, dude!!
I will happily eat humble pie if SOW doesn't happen, are you prepared to do the same WHEN it happens?