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HotelBushranger
12-21-2006, 03:57 AM
Gday chumps, just at Big W today after work gettin some Christmas pressies, I saw BoB II for 5 bucks! So I thought why not, and bought it. I read somewhere around here that a patch had recently been released which improved it a lot, can anyone point me in the right direction? I'll try airwarfare.com

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MadBadVlad
12-21-2006, 04:05 AM
Link to patch 2.05 and extensive patch notes are at the top of this page http://shockwaveproductions.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=10

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hotspace
12-21-2006, 04:06 AM
Not sure how mant patches were released as I haven't played it since I got it m8, but here's 2:

Click (http://www.gamershell.com/download_14672.shtml)

Click (http://www.3dgamers.com/games/battlebritain2wv/downloads/)

and their forum:

Click (http://shockwaveproductions.com/forum/index.php)

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hotspace
12-21-2006, 04:07 AM
Ha beaten to it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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HotelBushranger
12-21-2006, 04:09 AM
Shank you all!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
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HotelBushranger
12-21-2006, 04:17 AM
Just had a first flight. Not a very good first impression!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
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SeaFireLIV
12-21-2006, 04:20 AM
Why`s that then?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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hotspace
12-21-2006, 04:20 AM
It isn't a great game m8 which is why I never installed the patches......took it off almost as soon as I got it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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MadBadVlad
12-21-2006, 04:29 AM
I had constant crashes to desktop with the out- of-the-box version and after the first patch. Works fine with 2.05 though and this seems to be the most stable patch for most people so far.

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12-21-2006, 04:31 AM
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All the best, Don

HotelBushranger
12-21-2006, 04:42 AM
Well yeah I got the desktop crashes as well. But just in general, FB its just more user friendly, it was all a bit too confusing for me and just having a Quick Flight, couldn't even find the bogies, they camera settings were screwy, including moving the camera when I moved the joystick as well! Some **** has made some default control where mouse look and plane control are the same thing. Also not as visually appealing as PF to me.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
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MadBadVlad
12-21-2006, 05:19 AM
Its certainly not as pretty as IL-2, but the meat of BoBII is really in the strategic campaign. The aircraft models and cockpits are really very well done and the sounds are better than IL-2. If you are not into strategy games though BoBII is a bit of a waste of time as you will be limited to playing just the quick and historical missions.

Most, if not all, of the settings can be adjusted in the many (and sometimes quite confusing) options screens or via the bdg text file. To see bogies you will need to enable the hud markers in the options.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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SeaFireLIV
12-21-2006, 05:44 AM
Ok, well if you`re expecting an IL2 clone - don`t. IL2 is definitely nicer with its aircraft graphics. The planes are all `there` if you know what I mean, clearer, fuller, even from the cockpit.

Wov is a tad strange in that your own plane looks great in outside, but from the cockpit everything looks a bit `thin` or indistinct.

Not helping Wov much here am I?

You need to forget IL2 and think BOBwov, relax to the graphics; think of it as viewing a picture painted by a different artist. Then it gets pretty good. You can`t deny that the cockpit are as good as IL2`s spit and Hurri and easier to see out of.

I don`t need icons for the aircraft, they`re quite easy to follow once you know what to look for and if you use track IR. But Hatswitch works fine too.



Also set the gamma in game to brighter, that will help.
You can also set ALL your buttons to be just like your IL2 config with no mixing up on views.

Also, there are excellent touches such as much more pilot speech and you can say many things, including `test guns` and `where are you?` You get waves of the enemy in campaign and can literally fly the whole country just to see the sites from the docks up to the North of England.


To be honest, I think you`ve become too used to IL2 and need to adapt to Wov by taking the time to configure your settings (both graphic and stick controls) properly. Then have a go at the many quick missions standard and historical, they`re all there if you take the time to look. I advise trying the London mission, that`ll keep you busy.

Remember, if you start proper in campaign, it`s less one on one and more like 50 on 12! The thing is there`s a hell of a lot going on that you won`t immediately see if you just pop it on and think `IL2`.

It`s not an IL2 beater, but it`s better than IL2 in campaign, hundreds of aircraft at once and AI-pilot relations.
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HotelBushranger
12-21-2006, 05:46 AM
No worries, shall do http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
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FlatSpinMan
12-21-2006, 05:52 AM
Not being able to see bogies does sound like something of a drawback in a WW2 fighter combat simulator though, surely? When I'm back in NZ I might pick up a copy anyway if it's cheap. I would like to see the waves of bombers and even just one DO-17. I don't get why that's not in SOW:BOB. Does NG own Dornier?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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MadBadVlad
12-21-2006, 05:58 AM
Depends which quick missions you choose. Some just have a couple of recon planes to find and they can be difficult to see if they are below you flying above the sea. Most missions though have waves of German attackers which you cannot really miss, the sky is filled with planes in those missions.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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HotelBushranger
12-21-2006, 06:46 AM
Does NG own Dornier?

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
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John_Wayne_
12-21-2006, 10:01 AM
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