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AstroCat
08-27-2005, 06:57 PM
Hi all ...

Used to play flight sims a lot "back in the day". Ended with EAW some years back.

Really starting to get the "itch" again to get back in to it, especially WW2 flying.

I picked up the FB/AEP/PF combo and I was looking for any advice to get started. I'm a little overwhelmed with how to even get going again.

I used to use my TM HOTAS w/CH pedals kit, but even with the upgrade chip I installed years ago I'd like to move to something easier to configure and more "modern". I've got a Logitech Freedom stick I've been using for the BF games.

So, any advice or help how to get back in to the genre and this game in particular?

Is this the game, something better coming? Also, I really like to mod my games, but at this point I can't even think about getting in to that part... hehe I need to learn how to fly again!

Thanks!

John_Wayne_
08-27-2005, 07:03 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/51910959

Click on the link above. Welcome aboard!

danjama
08-27-2005, 07:25 PM
what u mean by mod? This game is good for skin making, map making, campaign creation, mission creation, but unlink cfs you cannot mod FM's. Other than that, i like to make movies with it. Im working on my second now. Welcome back old timer. S~ When you are patched up, come online to Hyperlobby. Maybe we shouldnt think that far ahead http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Chuck_Older
08-27-2005, 07:40 PM
Astro-

What plane do you fancy? Pick one, and stick with her a while

With the sim patched up to v4.01m (latest version for the sim, FB/AEP/PF all together) there's some things that will knock you for a loop compared to EAW- like the need to trim some aircraft a LOT. Rudder input is pretty important now too- as it should be with a primary control input. much more important than any other sim I've flown, since the Aces of the Pacific days

Steep learning curve at first. Stay with it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

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Bearcat99
08-27-2005, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by AstroCat:
Hi all ...
Used to play flight sims a lot "back in the day". Ended with EAW some years back.
Really starting to get the "itch" again to get back in to it, especially WW2 flying.
I picked up the FB/AEP/PF combo and I was looking for any advice to get started. I'm a little overwhelmed with how to even get going again.
I used to use my TM HOTAS w/CH pedals kit, but even with the upgrade chip I installed years ago I'd like to move to something easier to configure and more "modern". I've got a Logitech Freedom stick I've been using for the BF games.
So, any advice or help how to get back in to the genre and this game in particular?
Is this the game, something better coming? Also, I really like to mod my games, but at this point I can't even think about getting in to that part... hehe I need to learn how to fly again!

Thanks!

Read this (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/4871047252)

Then if you havent already patch the sim.

Go the the patches section and patch 3.04m and then 4.01m.

Welcome aboard. Hit the Sturmovik Essentials link in my sig and bookmark it. Keep Airwarfare.com handy. There are no mods for thsi sim.. you can skin, you can create missions and campaigns.. but thats it. You can also get a map and put objects on it.. whatever yopu like.. .. This sim is unlike any you have ever flown. It will challenge you, frustrate you and give you hours and hours of fun for years if you let it... or at least till 1C's next sim comes out @ late 06/07. Are your CH pedals USB? If not then ask around.... I think you can still use them. If there is nothing wrong with your TM stick then I suggest you keep on using it.. if it is too limited or you just want something USB then try [urk=http://store.yahoo.com/saitekusa/recprod.html]here[/url]. You will notice there are a lot of utilities in the Essentials thread. I highly recommend VAC, IL2 Manager and Uberdemon's UQMG (Uber Quick Mission Generator.. which basically is a user made tool that gives you Full Mission Builder power with Quick Mission Builder ease)... however before you get into that (The UQMG) become aquainted with the Quick Mission Builder. Visit here often..... dont be afraid to ask questions.....

Friendly_flyer
08-28-2005, 04:12 AM
Hallo Astrocat!

I suggest you fiddle around with the quick mission builder and difficulty settings to get a feel for things. Try a few planes; they are all fun to fly, with their own little vices and pros. When you get the hang of it, you might try online flying or go for a campaign. The campaign generator that comes with the game is quite good, and there are a number of community-made campaigns for those with other tastes.

Have fun, and feel free to step back here for more tips.

dieg777
08-28-2005, 04:30 AM
Hi check out these threads for info

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=9181071422&p=1

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=231102...131017622#9131017622 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=4901007622&r=9131017622#9131017622)

and make sure you visit http://www.airwarfare.com

read the faq and check out the manual there is good stuff in both

good luck

Tully__
08-28-2005, 04:31 AM
Unlike EAW & CFS, this program is not modable. The core of the program and all aircraft models and maps encrypted by the developers to maintain quality control and minimise cheating in online games.

That being said, aircraft and pilot skins, mission files, music and speech packs and basic config is quite accesible.

Visit the links provided by John_Wayne & Bearcat99 and you'll find out all you need to know on that score, along with a bunch of utilities to manage config, keep stats and some useful tactics and aicraft guides.

Welcome to our community! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif You've chosen well. At the moment there is not much in the way of competition for WW2 flight sims, with the next offering with real promise due from the same developers in a year or two.