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ataloss
10-19-2005, 08:01 AM
Was last playing with the 303 patch, installed the 401 version. Wow. What a difference - lots more planes, campaigns and better multiplayer. Started campaigns with the 'Betty' (always wanted to fly one before) for a bit of flying/bombing familiarisation, and then onto a new campaign with a Hurricane. Nice little plane ;-). And a couple of days later, another patch.

The clouds look nice, although a little small. I like the new little things on the ground too (flew into a train!) Can't remember how to get water=3 going. Already editted the conf.ini but doesn't seem to make a difference. Does the GUI overwrite the conf.ini? Am running on excellent at the moment.

Any help appreciated.

ataloss
10-19-2005, 08:01 AM
Was last playing with the 303 patch, installed the 401 version. Wow. What a difference - lots more planes, campaigns and better multiplayer. Started campaigns with the 'Betty' (always wanted to fly one before) for a bit of flying/bombing familiarisation, and then onto a new campaign with a Hurricane. Nice little plane ;-). And a couple of days later, another patch.

The clouds look nice, although a little small. I like the new little things on the ground too (flew into a train!) Can't remember how to get water=3 going. Already editted the conf.ini but doesn't seem to make a difference. Does the GUI overwrite the conf.ini? Am running on excellent at the moment.

Any help appreciated.

LEXX_Luthor
10-19-2005, 10:25 AM
The mythical water=3 reqires Perfect Mode (OpenGL only) and new Nvida cards offering new "pixel shaders" or something like that.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">a 9 month absence </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
a boy or girl...or both http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif?

Congratulations!!!

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ataloss
10-20-2005, 01:36 AM
Got it working, forgot to turn on hardware shaders (Got a o/c 6800GT). Gotta say they have vastly improved the whole game since patch 303 (when I last played) - more planes, sounds, graphical improvements. Just mastering the trim on spitfires now, although they seem more twitchy now.

Thanks. It was a boy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Couldn't feed him and fly at the same time, hence the absense, but now he's mobile (crawling) and a little more independent.

One bizarre thing happened doing the USAAF bombing campaign - switched on autopilot (dealing with sprog) and came back to find the B25 rolling and bombing, scattering the bombs in a nice circle around the plane! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Just a thought, can I play online with just the stand alone version of PF? I haven't got the previous titles.

Bearcat99
10-20-2005, 06:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ataloss:
Just a thought, can I play online with just the stand alone version of PF? I haven't got the previous titles. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You can if you can find a server with just PF but most of them are fully merged.. there may be 1 or 2 PF standalone servers on HL.. I recomend you merge. You wont be sorry... I know you have the new litlun and all.. but believe me.... it would be worth skipping lunch a few days. If you are in the US try Comp USA.. ($29.99) in fact .. they may ship overseas.. I dont know for sure. BTW.... congrats..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ataloss
10-20-2005, 08:13 AM
Might go get it as it only 10 here in the UK. Will I have to patch up the other versions too or are the patches merged together?

Bearcat99
10-20-2005, 10:47 AM
If I were you I would uninstall PF..... then install FB&gt;AEP&gt;PF&gt; patch to 3.03m&gt;4.01m&gt;4,02m... and you will be good to go.

Tully__
10-20-2005, 11:13 AM
Patch order post stickied near the top of the forum.