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tehlord
07-09-2010, 06:10 AM
Hello all

I'm delighted to see that this game is still so well supported. I bought the download version of 1946 on an impulse the other day and will most likely be spending considerable amounts of time with it over the next several months http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Having read a few of the topics here i'm a little confused about my version. Is it the same as the DVD version, and therefore subject to the same patch path, or should I really have bought the hard copy?

Ta

AndyJWest
07-09-2010, 06:20 AM
Hi, tehlord. Welcome to the forum.

You should be able to see which version you have in the lower left corner of the startup screen. The DVD is 4.07, but you may have it patched to the later 4.08, or even the latest 4.09m. There may also be a ReadMe file in the IL-2 folder which gives an indication (assuming that download versions include these - they should). If you don't have the latest patches, note that you need to have patch 4.08 installed before 4.09m, and make sure you don't install the earlier 4.09 beta patch by mistake (though you can patch that to 4.09m).

If you haven't seen it already, I'd take a look at Bearcat's 'Nugget's Guide': http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...3110283/m/9121094645 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9121094645). Lots of useful information for newcomers.

tehlord
07-09-2010, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
Hi, tehlord. Welcome to the forum.

You should be able to see which version you have in the lower left corner of the startup screen. The DVD is 4.07, but you may have it patched to the later 4.08, or even the latest 4.09m. There may also be a ReadMe file in the IL-2 folder which gives an indication (assuming that download versions include these - they should). If you don't have the latest patches, note that you need to have patch 4.08 installed before 4.09m, and make sure you don't install the earlier 4.09 beta patch by mistake (though you can patch that to 4.09m).

If you haven't seen it already, I'd take a look at Bearcat's 'Nugget's Guide': http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...3110283/m/9121094645 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/9121094645). Lots of useful information for newcomers.

Hey thanks

There was only a PDF manual with the download version and two .bin installation files, although I should have checked the folders after installing to see if there was any extra documentation.

I've had a quick scan through the nuggets guide already and there's a huge amount of info to take on board!

I was also looking at the hires screenshot thread. I'll most definately have to get me some cloud/smoke/skin/model mods http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks for the welcome!

Urufu_Shinjiro
07-09-2010, 02:14 PM
I'd suggest you take a couple of months to get used to stock Il2 before you go with the mods. Gives you a better foundation to make decisions about which mods to use etc.

Oh, and welcome to the madhouse http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Fogmaster_
07-09-2010, 02:25 PM
Here we go http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


I have the steam version of the game (downloaded copy) and it runs just fine for me.

I am not sure what the policy on mods are now but it used to be just mentioning them was a death sentence!

Although I love mods and how they expand the game to new levels, I would have to agree you should at least play the game stock until you get the hang of it or you will never even know what the mods are doing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Xiolablu3
07-09-2010, 04:20 PM
Hi guys, you can mention and discuss mods, but we cannot give any support. So asking for help with them is not allowed.

tehlord
07-09-2010, 05:22 PM
Thanks for all the info, I hadn't realised mods were such a taboo subject!

There's plenty to delve deep with, i've just downloaded and installed 4.08 and'll most likely settle with that for the next few months.

I've got my eyes on an S290 Pro stick on Ebay for the short term and will look into the CH stick and pedal setups after I move. Should go nicely with my G25/LFS setup.

Fogmaster_
07-09-2010, 05:43 PM
dude go CH all the WAAAAY (to the bank lol)

I would also say upgrade to 4.09 as most servers are now running it.

Some people see mods as ruining the game because there are people who perhaps cheat with them...

Others see it as wrong because they are modifying the game or someone's hard work.

I think modding is a great thing! Has anyone heard about a little mod called Counter-Strike?
Practically changed the entire direction of the gaming industry!

With that mod, it allowed a TON of indy game developers to break into the industry and bring a whole bunch of new ideas to the table.

I mean, I would have quit a while ago because of boredom but mods breathed fresh life into the game for me. For instance, there is a mod that will activate the catapults on the carriers! How cool is that?!

tehlord
07-09-2010, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by Fogmaster_:
dude go CH all the WAAAAY (to the bank lol)

I would also say upgrade to 4.09 as most servers are now running it.

Some people see mods as ruining the game because there are people who perhaps cheat with them...

Others see it as wrong because they are modifying the game or someone's hard work.

I think modding is a great thing! Has anyone heard about a little mod called Counter-Strike?
Practically changed the entire direction of the gaming industry!

With that mod, it allowed a TON of indy game developers to break into the industry and bring a whole bunch of new ideas to the table.

I mean, I would have quit a while ago because of boredom but mods breathed fresh life into the game for me. For instance, there is a mod that will activate the catapults on the carriers! How cool is that?!

Yeah i'm thinking the CH stick and pedals to start, maybe the throttles later and almost certainly a Track IR at some point as that'll work well with LFS too.

I've always seen modding as a positive thing. Haveing played the likes of RTCW and COD online for years, and also UT for that matter some of the mods were outstanding and also welcomed by the devs.

In reality i'm probably just talking about making clouds and skins prettier, i've got a 5770 wasted here otherwise http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'll take a look at 4.09 tomorrow then, although I hadn't even considered the idea of getting online yet. The idea of a deliciously busy server to dogfight on is MOST appealing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Choctaw111
07-09-2010, 07:26 PM
Hello and welcome.
You should plan on spending more than a little time with this and not just over the next couple months but the next several years http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Il2 will not get boring or repetitive.
I can't believe that Il2 has been out for almost 10 years and I still see things that I have never seen before in game.
All I am saying is that Il2 has so much to offer and even after all this time I still haven't seen it all.

tehlord
07-10-2010, 04:54 AM
Fear not!

Getting a decent flight sim setup together has been one of those 'to do' items for over a decade.

I may be here some time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BillyTheKid_22
07-10-2010, 05:36 AM
Howdy and welcome!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
07-10-2010, 09:47 AM
Just a little background to explain the situation with mods for the new folk, this game was never meant to be modded and the code was strictly locked down and remained so for quite a long time in the game world. Well a few years ago someone cracked the encryption and started releasing mods, started out with a sound mod and went on from there. Well after these became public there was a huge uproar and pretty much a temporary schism between those that liked and used the mods and those that hated them. There were accusations of cheating and hacking (which is technically true, the original mod did involve hacking/cracking the code)and predictions of rampant online cheating and UFO planes and the death of il2 and the debate got so bad we had to ban all discussion of mods here. Well as time passed and it became clear that the predictions of doom and gloom were not coming about, that the modding community, on the whole, had made effort to keep things in check, and the mods had become so prevalent that we decided to allow limited discussion of mods here. Now since this is the official site hosted by the games publisher and the mods unsanctioned we cannot allow complete openness on the subject but we allow what we can. The rules are here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3971030057#XIV).

tehlord
07-10-2010, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
Just a little background to explain the situation with mods for the new folk, this game was never meant to be modded and the code was strictly locked down and remained so for quite a long time in the game world. Well a few years ago someone cracked the encryption and started releasing mods, started out with a sound mod and went on from there. Well after these became public there was a huge uproar and pretty much a temporary schism between those that liked and used the mods and those that hated them. There were accusations of cheating and hacking (which is technically true, the original mod did involve hacking/cracking the code)and predictions of rampant online cheating and UFO planes and the death of il2 and the debate got so bad we had to ban all discussion of mods here. Well as time passed and it became clear that the predictions of doom and gloom were not coming about, that the modding community, on the whole, had made effort to keep things in check, and the mods had become so prevalent that we decided to allow limited discussion of mods here. Now since this is the official site hosted by the games publisher and the mods unsanctioned we cannot allow complete openness on the subject but we allow what we can. The rules are here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/3971030057#XIV).


Fair enough, and thanks for the explanation.

I can't say i've ever seen this happen in the numerous games and their respected forums over the years, but they're your rules and are to be respected http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My lips are sealed!