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Wynterheart
11-17-2005, 10:23 PM
Hey all, 1st time posting to this site.
I just got IL2L: Forgotten Battles and I'd like to play it online, but it looks like you have to manually type in an ip address to connect.

The search function isn't working right now so I figured I'd just go ahead and ask.

Is there a list of server IP addresses or can you guys just recommend some?

Thanks.

DmdSeeker
11-18-2005, 12:17 AM
You're quite right; inasmuch as you can type in an IP address if you know it; but most online players use one of several "matching services" to browse lists of available server.

Probably the most popular is a program called "hyperlobby"; which is a free download (google for it).

But you should know that to join a game you have to have exactly the same game version as the server (including patches); and that most servers by far run the full merged installation of Forgotten battles; Aces expansion pack and Pacific fighters; all patched up to the current level.

polak5
11-18-2005, 12:42 AM
http://hyperfighter.sk/ << hyperlobby.
Ur gona need to get aces expansion and pacfic fighters becouse most people play with the merged version.

Once u have all that sorted out, heres the correct patch order. http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/5581083643

Wynterheart
11-18-2005, 07:33 AM
grr....that figures...
well good thing i got the game for free (with a subscription to fileplanet).

LT.INSTG8R
11-18-2005, 07:47 AM
Yeah thats gonna be a can of worms for ya if you do decide to get the other 2 games to play in HL if I recall they dont play nice with the downloaded subscription version

Wynterheart
11-18-2005, 07:51 AM
so is pacific fighters an expansion to il2 or is it a separate standalone game? it looks like a separate standalone game from what i can tell.

i might just buy that.

can you guys recommend any other combat flight sims, preferrably one that has online multiplayer? seems like the flight sim genre is pretty much dead.

Bearcat99
11-18-2005, 08:41 AM
PF can be run as a stand alone or merged with FB+ The AEP. Hit the essentials link in my sig. Then go to the "Why run as..." link at the top.
Welcome aboard.
Get AEP & PF ASAP. You wont regret it.

Wynterheart
11-18-2005, 10:32 AM
so if i got PF, i could only play on servers that were running just PF?

are there many that do run just PF?

seems like more work than its worth

Troll2k
11-18-2005, 11:37 AM
Over at HyperLobby there is a seperate room for Pacific Fighters standalone.I have seen as many as 10 people in there.

However I think(not particularly based on any fact)that 95% of the online pilots fly the merged version.(FB+AEP+PF.I have seen over 850 pilots on at one time in the merged room.

You can have multiple installs of Pacific Fighters on your machine.So you can have PF as a standalone install and fly online while waiting for the other games to arrive.Then you can also have a merged install to fly online.

Xiolablu3
11-18-2005, 12:37 PM
Where do you live winterwolf?

Most servers use FB+AEP+PF merged install and the servers are full a lot of the time, you can always find a game. Its well worth buying all 3, the amount of playing time you will get out of the investment is just massive compared to usual games you buy.

It shouldnt cost too much to get all three now, hasnt PF just come out on budget at 10?

I have opened a private topic to give you some tips. CHeck your pms

Wynterheart
11-20-2005, 07:17 PM
its wynterheart and i live in pennsylvania.
i ordered Pacific Fighters this weekend.

Wynterheart
11-22-2005, 04:08 PM
pacific fighters arrived today.

do you guys know if i can buy the aces expansion pack and download it or is the only way to get it to order it and then wait for it to arrive?

Chadburn
11-22-2005, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by Wynterheart:
pacific fighters arrived today.

do you guys know if i can buy the aces expansion pack and download it or is the only way to get it to order it and then wait for it to arrive?

Wynterheart, I live in Canada, just outside Toronto and last week I saw the Gold Pack, that's FB with Ace Exapnsion Pack at a store here for 19.99 Can. I don't think you can get the Ace Expansion Pack alone anymore.

It's listed on their web site:
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10040406&catid=


Not sure if they ship to US though.

Should also mention they have Pacific Fighters for 19.99 as well.

DiscworldX
11-22-2005, 07:59 PM
i think i just wasted money on pacific fighters.
the game just seems too slow paced for me. it doesn't feel like i'm fighting in a plane. it feels like i'm just out for a joyride.

come to think of it, it doesn't even make me feel like i'm flying. i've played older flight sims back in the day that made me feel like i was actually flying.

i don't know what to do...

rnzoli
11-23-2005, 04:01 AM
Simple recipe for more action: get into a server with easy settings and at least 20 people online. They will give you some excitment.

Unknown_Target
11-23-2005, 04:45 AM
If you have the original IL-2 Sturmovik, there's a group of people (including myself) that still fly on Hyperlobby. You're welcome to come http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

DiscworldX
11-23-2005, 05:40 AM
i just have forgotten battles and pacific fighters right now.

rnzoli
11-23-2005, 06:53 AM
and where have you flown on-line so far?

DiscworldX
11-23-2005, 05:11 PM
only 1 place because its the only place i could find

DiscworldX
11-23-2005, 07:41 PM
tried playing some more tonight.
took me forever to even figure out how to take off. once i was up i would be flying for like 10 seconds then my plane would like flip upside down all of a sudden and i couldn't control it and i would crash.

i need an easy flight sim...

Wynterheart
11-23-2005, 07:44 PM
bah, discworldx = wynterheart

for some reason wynterheart login wouldn't work on the play on ubi.com game finder thinger.

DmdSeeker
11-23-2005, 09:57 PM
Offline; you control the difficulty settings; and IL-2 can be very easy indeed; although at "full real" it's about as hard as they come.

Online; the server controls the difficulty; so it's just a case of finding a server with settings that you like.

As has been mentioned before; there's numerous ways to find a server; but probably the most widely used method is a program called "hyperlobby"; which is a free download.

In fact; the scaleable difficulty settings are probably one of IL-2's best features; there's no need to stuggle with a difficulty level you don't like; it's your game so play it at a level that suits you.

Wynterheart
11-23-2005, 10:38 PM
every server with people in it runs with realistic settings...

rnzoli
11-24-2005, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by DiscworldX:
i need an easy flight sim...
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif considering the whiny attitude often present here, you deserve a medal for honesty.

However, an easy game may get you bored all too quickly.

What you may really need is pre-flight training (ground school), because you probably stall your virtual airplane

Try a bit off-line first against AI, where you can select your difficulty level on your own (e.g., turn off stalls for the 1st hour).

rnzoli
11-24-2005, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by Wynterheart:
every server with people in it runs with realistic settings...
Don't forget that YOU can also host a game, with any difficulty settings you like.

I regularly see beginners lauching their own rooms with very relaxed settings.

The competition-level dogfight servers however, run at 70-90% difficulty settings of course.

dieg777
11-24-2005, 03:01 AM
It can be disheartning playing online on full real but most people work towards this.

Here is a site with some guides and tips for the game


http://www.airwarfare.com/

Read the FAQ and then look at the unofficial manual- it has a host of info .

I have put up a small guide on how to get started online

http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/flying_online.htm

and Tully has a masterly guide on the flight model here

http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/402_flyingtips.htm

most people will come back with practice,practice,practice but the game is very configuarable so you can find a level that suits.

If online is too hard then try the quick misions to practice and look at Uberdemons quick mission generator to make your own single missions

http://www.uberdemon.com/

good luck

Wynterheart
11-24-2005, 08:09 AM
Originally posted by rnzoli:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DiscworldX:
i need an easy flight sim...
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif considering the whiny attitude often present here, you deserve a medal for honesty.

However, an easy game may get you bored all too quickly.

What you may really need is pre-flight training (ground school), because you probably stall your virtual airplane

Try a bit off-line first against AI, where you can select your difficulty level on your own (e.g., turn off stalls for the 1st hour). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

well, i have no problems flying in offline with easy settings.