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fmerlin
04-29-2005, 02:19 PM
Hello,

I wanna buy a new combat flight simulator and il seems to be the best one.
But it's old (?).

Is it a good idea to buy a il version tody or should I wait for a new game?

greetings,
daniel

carguy_
04-29-2005, 02:31 PM
"Battle of Britain" is like a year and a half away.

You can buy

1.Forgotten Battles Gold
2.Pacific Fighters

PF was released in october 2004 so its not very old.Also you can merge (1) with (2) and have a big sim!

han freak solo
04-29-2005, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by carguy_:
"Battle of Britain" is like a year and a half away.

You can buy

1.Forgotten Battles Gold
2.Pacific Fighters

PF was released in october 2004 so its not very old.Also you can merge (1) with (2) and have a big sim!

Good Advice. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Skycat_2
04-30-2005, 12:19 PM
When you factor the price vs. the number of flyable planes and total package of features, the "Gold Pack" is an incredible bargain at only $30 (USD) or so.

I think most here would agree that "Gold Pack" (or "Forgotten Battles" and "Ace Expansion Pack" purchased separately) still tops the currently available WWII air sims. "Pacific Fighters" adds to that line and creates one huge sim. If you play online, then PF is practically required; otherwise, FB+AEP will keep you plenty busy for a while.

GuNzABlaZiN
04-30-2005, 12:23 PM
Gold pack was the best $40CND I've spent on a game.

Bearcat99
04-30-2005, 02:26 PM
Hey man.... I paid full price for all 3 seperately.. and that was rhe best $120 I ever spent.

LStarosta
04-30-2005, 02:37 PM
If I was you, I'd wait for IL3...

Jetbuff
04-30-2005, 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by LStarosta:
If I was you, I'd wait for IL3...

FoolTrottel
04-30-2005, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by fmerlin:
Hello,

I wanna buy a new combat flight simulator and il seems to be the best one.
But it's old (?).

Is it a good idea to buy a il version tody or should I wait for a new game?

greetings,
daniel

In my opinion, it's allways a good idea to buy The Original One.
(I do fire it up occasionally, and though it's old, it's still good, and nice, and fun! Get some custom made missions for it! )

Install it, play it, and if you like it, get the next version: Forgotten Battles. And enjoy the new stuff in it...

Then, get AEP ... enjoy the new stuff in it...

Then, get PF.... and enjoy the new stuff in it....

By the time you've mastered this fully... BoB will be on the shelves!

(This way you can have the same fun alot of us had, when we got IL2 4 (Four!!!) years ago... we were amazed by The Original, and amazed once again by getting patches and additions! Amazed once more with FB... well, and so on...)

Have Fun!

(Well, this advice will not be valid if you plan on going online now. In that case: follow carguy_ 's advice... get merged to current version and have fun!)

Skycat_2
04-30-2005, 09:03 PM
1. Skip the original "IL-2 Sturmovik" unless you're getting it for free or almost free. It's still a good game, but "Forgotten Battles" is the same game plus lots more. I don't know why these chuckleheads always recommend newcomers get the first version of the sim as well as "Forgotten Battles" ... you can't upgrade it past the last developer's patch from 2002; you can't merge it with the expansion packs; all of the planes and maps of "IL-2" are in "Forgotten Battles"; and very few people play original "IL-2 Sturmovik" online.

2. The suggestion to wait for IL-3 was a joke, just in case you didn't realize that.

bigbossmalone
05-01-2005, 12:35 AM
Guys, guys..
Every person on the planet should have a copy of Forgotten Battles, at least! With AEP, all the better. I have an original copy of each, even the original iL2, and the best money spent on any PC game. I have been playing almost daily for the past 3 years, it just never ends, the greatest thing since sliced toast, yada yada, etc, etc!!
It rocks! Unfortunately, I live in Cape Town, South Africa, so find it hard to find add-on campaigns,etc otherwise I'd be buying them too!
Almost can't imagine life without my regular dose of iL2/FB/AEP/PF. Long live Oleg and Co!!!

Skycat_2
05-01-2005, 02:13 PM
If I wasn't clear in my meaning, I meant:

Get "Forgotten Battles" or "Gold Pack", but don't worry about getting the original version titled "IL-2 Sturmovik."

pettera
05-01-2005, 02:23 PM
Buy all three imediately and install them together. You can get FB and AEP as a gold pack. Anyway, its worth the full price. You need a merged install to play online and thats the most fun. But it is difficult so you need to practice. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

So please come and join us. We can all guarantee that you will have tremendous fun if you are into flight sims.

Petter

Aeronautico
05-01-2005, 04:25 PM
Hey bigbossmalone, I was back from Cape Town yesterday, after spending there the past five months, as I have more or less being doing for a few years now.
Beside the original IL-2, all the rest has always been purchased in CPT. It's a pity the Net is so lagged there when International links are concerned, but should I have heared from you earlier, we could have organised something on-line.
I am Italian, and by your nick I guess you woud like it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

FoolTrottel
05-01-2005, 04:55 PM
Daniel,

Do not listen to them Fools!

Go get The Original! (If you can get it cheap that is!)

I've got a hunch the new FM in 4.0 will be a lot like how The Original was .... as it was made by Oleg, before any community got their hands on it and started commenting on it....

Bye bye, I gotta take some cover now!
(Oh, probably not, most of my comments are ignored anyways, gotta get me another nick I guess...)

Have Fun!

CAPT_COTTON
05-02-2005, 09:13 AM
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Run Dont Walk http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Get them all http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

And get back in here and get help to update them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

500 flyers a nite online CANT be wrong http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

IL3 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif ITS the NAME OF A PLANE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

LuckyBoy1
05-02-2005, 09:17 AM
Pretty much all of us play a combined install of Forgotten Battles Gold pack and Pacific Fighters.
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