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PLANEMAD
11-10-2007, 03:30 PM
hi all what is the best addon to buy for "1946" sim?? the last days etc etc.....

polak5
11-10-2007, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by PLANEMAD:
hi all what is the best addon to buy for "1946" sim?? the last days etc etc.....

All you need is 1946 it has all the latest add-ons!
Then just download the one patch and you will be up to date http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

EDIT: Just to clarify 1946 is the FULL game with all the Add-ons http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Wild.Bill.Kelso
11-10-2007, 03:39 PM
TrackIR and TouchBuddy (http://www.touch-buddy.com/forums/il2-forgotten-battles-pacific-fighters/959-wbks-il2-series-profile-2-0-a.html) !

Skycat_2
11-10-2007, 05:36 PM
Mmmmmm,

IL-2 1946 does not include "all the latest add-ons." It has all of the parts of the official series...

Preference for third-party add-ons like The Last Days, Battle Over Europe, etc. are largely a matter of subjectivity. Do you have a favorite theater of operations or particular aircraft? Do you prefer dynamic or scripted campaigns?

I only have "Battle Over Europe" and "OstFront," both of which are DGen-based. BoE is relatively inexpensive and JustFlight.com will ship for free to the U.S. and Canada; I think it is invaluable to have though because it adds the ability to have Western Front dynamic campaigns. There are several free DGen campaigns that springboard off of BoE (Jumo's Western Front; Boelke's ChannelFront, French Wings and USAAF MTO) but you must have BoE installed first. OstFront is also very good, and it is the only way you can play a DGen-based campaign over the Murmansk and Kurland maps.

The Last Days is also a DGen-based product. It is a few years old now but I believe it focuses on the late-war planes and possibly includes the jets and rocket planes that were added by the Aces Expansion Pack.

DGen campaigns are fine for what they offer (somewhat randomized air activity, a 'dynamic' battlefield, and a tally of your squadron's history) but the missions themselves lack personality. For this reason, many people like 'scripted' campaigns that can provide storylines or reasonably accurate portrayals of historic operations.

However...

No 'third party' add-ons can add new planes or maps to the series. They all make use of what is already available in 1946. By this reasoning there are many 'freeware' campaigns that are as good (and maybe better) than the commercial packs.

Wild.Bill.Kelso
11-10-2007, 05:47 PM
I forgot about the Wings over Jungles that I got. It's pretty good for payware campaigns. There are a few others as well.

Check them out here:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/4851067145

and here:
http://www.pluswave.eu/html/pwx_english.html

Xiolablu3
11-11-2007, 12:56 PM
There are thousands of increible free user made campaigns for download.

I suggest you try them at mission4today.com



http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&c=2


I can recommend anything by Icefire or FLatspinman as I have played these myself.

There are many other fantastic authors however, just ask around for the best use made campaigns...

Try Icefires 'Stormclouds' if you can find it, a search on M4T didnt find it for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif