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crazyivan1970
10-19-2005, 08:48 AM
Greetings Folks!

I see there is a lot of confusion going on with so-called Russian addons, so I want to clean this up a bit by saying following €" since it`s not a big secret really. From what I gathered, Luthier and 1C are developing those. This same group of people developed two campaign addons that were very successful in Russia: Roads of War and Road to Okinawa. But those were mission packs basically. Anyways, their new product seem to be full of suprizes and it contains a pretty impressive list of long awaited aircraft, something that was missing for a long time along with other good stuff .



There are 3 addons in the making.



Pe-2 addon, that includes all Pe-2 that we have in the current sim with one exception €" they all will be flyable! Tons of new ground objects, maps and from what I heard over 100 campaings and missions. But it seems like the new toys (planes and ground objects) are not the MAIN purpose of this addon, even they take the most time to develop. It appears to be leaning towards new campaign/missions experience. Looks like a lot of work was put onto this (campaigns) and it does sound revolutionary if you ask me.



Also, there is IL-10 addon €" not sure if it`s final title name, but this is how it sounds translated from Russian. This addon will feature long awaited IL-10 along with several Japanese aircraft. Will also feature a rather large map and of somewhat 50+ campaigns and missions. Can you say Manchuria?



And the last addon€¦ well, it`s an interesting one €" looks like it covers €œwhat if€ type of thing hehe. Kind of pretending that war between Russia and Germany went past 1945. This addon will feature several jet and rocked engine driven aircraft and will be based probably on maps of Germany which wasn`t covered before, if memory serves me right.



So, this is what is coming to Russian market. It has nothing to do with our addon that Oleg mentioned before (one with a lot of planes ..Mossie, Tempest, Italian birds...etc). Ok? Don`t mix them up. Whether above listed addons will be available for western market or not, I simply don`t know €" at least at this point. Time will show I guess.

Sturm_Williger
10-19-2005, 09:21 AM
Cheers Ivan http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

We shall apply patience to quiet optimism and see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Brain32
10-19-2005, 09:40 AM
Wow this Russian add-on's really sound like a must have http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

HelSqnProtos
10-19-2005, 09:53 AM
S~!

Thanks C.I http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Willey
10-19-2005, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the overview of what is in these 3 addons. Now I just hope that these, and maybe even the other two "Road" addons (hand made campaigns are still the best and many offliners would be very grateful for a "western" release of them) will show up in the rest of the world sometime... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JtD
10-19-2005, 10:16 AM
I am not confused at all.

I want the Pe-2 flyable for the western market.
I want the Il-10 flyable for the western market.

I'll also gladly take the Manchuria map and a couple of 100 campaigns/mission as well as a lot of new ground objects. After all, the ground is what the war is all about, even the air war.

I also want the Russian communities game to stay 100% compatible with western version, and the best thing for that is to sell these Eastern addons here as well!

Just my 60 Euros.

neural_dream
10-19-2005, 10:19 AM
maybe if that was a single addon including all that.
I don't particularly understand how so many people buy single-aircraft addons. Such addons cost 30 pounds for FS2004 and they quickly disappear from the shelves. Yet the same people whine to death if one of the FREE planeS Oleg provides isn't to their liking. I don't get it. I'm sure the ones who buy them do.

Tater-SW-
10-19-2005, 10:21 AM
Someone in Russia needs to start selling these on ebay, I'll buy one of each.

tater

Willey
10-19-2005, 11:54 AM
Oleg is planning to have them released as a single addon here. I'd much rather hope for a complete FB pack including these addons. It's worth the full price (including 4.x FM BTW) and newcomers can have it all-in-one without the need to buy 3 more products when they see it on the shelves.

crazyivan1970
10-19-2005, 12:01 PM
Fully agree with you Willey, full blown IL-2 Platinum Edition on DVD and maybe Platinum (last addon: Western addon + 3 Russian addons) on CD for those who doesn`t have DVD drive.

neural_dream
10-19-2005, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
full blown IL-2 Platinum Edition on DVD and maybe Platinum (last addon: Western addon + 3 Russian addons)...
and may i add, plus a diecast sturmovik or wildcat? http://www.msnmonkey.co.uk/Emo/3D/Present.gif
I think those who know about marketing or about immersion would agree http://www.msnmonkey.co.uk/Emo/3D/Purple-ThumbsUp.gif
I'd pay 100 for all that.

Grunherzjager
10-19-2005, 01:00 PM
Ok Ivan, but our add-on will be free or paid? What I want to know is: The planes listed by Oleg in August, will be released in a free add-on?

nsu
10-19-2005, 01:12 PM
Thx for the info crazyivan and vote for the
"Eastern addon for the western version"

Link:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63110913/m/2431072382


Gruß NSU http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

crazyivan1970
10-19-2005, 01:12 PM
@Grun: Some of the planes are mentioned are free... if you look at Olegs post about future of IL2 line, he specifies which plane are for Russian market and which are for free addon.
What i am trying to say is... current situation is preventing new blood from coming into this sim. Why, because Forgotten Battles and AEP are VERY hard to find and pretty soon there will be none. So possibility to have a merged install is getting smaller and smaller. Even that there will be a free addon, if it was up to me, i would include Russian market addons into it and make it not free http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif because Russian addons you have to pay for. So doesn`t really matter at that point. So...take all that, group it up with FB, AEP and PF... And there goes IL-2 platinum edition http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

HelSqnProtos
10-19-2005, 01:18 PM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:

What i am trying to say is... current situation is preventing new blood from coming into this sim. Why, because Forgotten Battles and AEP are VERY hard to find and pretty soon there will be none. So possibility to have a merged install is getting smaller and smaller.

So...take all that, group it up with FB, AEP and PF... And there goes IL-2 platinum edition http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

S~!

Concurence !!

This needs to be dome IMMEDIATELY. Most especially as regards to new pilots. Get to work C.I and make it happen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

Grunherzjager
10-19-2005, 01:18 PM
Thank you for your reply.

I´m asking this for a simple reason: I live in a country that this kind of add-on normally is not released, and to import these tittles are very expensive, so the difference between a free or paid add-on to me, is the same as get or not the content.

I would be glad to pay money to download the software, like I plan to do with Ostfront via Matrix Games, but that is a fundamental question to me.

I know that the russians add-ons will not be free, but I´m really worried about the planes listed by Oleg, cause some of my favorites are there.

Kuna15
10-19-2005, 03:39 PM
Thanks for info, I picked up most of that from reading the threads all around the forums, but it is good to see dedicated thread http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

I certainly hope that I will see all three of that gems on my PC some time in the future.

darkhorizon11
10-19-2005, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the update Ivan. I'm really looking forward to all this stuff, what amazes me is that they can do all this and still find time to put into BoB. 3 addons? geeze thats a lot, personally I'm looking forward mostly to the Luft46 one.

Once again, thanks, it really sucks to not be in the know and find yourself checking the site every other day hoping for some news.

jds1978
10-19-2005, 06:56 PM
thanks for the info, CrazyIvan http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

and yes, FB+AEP is very hard to find in my neck of the woods...i've decided to stop looking and order it from amazon

Soooo looking forward to the next add-on!

Feathered_IV
10-20-2005, 12:47 AM
Ivan, if you could push that idea of the platinum edition onto Oleg at every available opportunity...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

HFC_Dolphin
10-20-2005, 01:31 AM
I would definetely pay for a platinum DVD edition, inclusive of new planes and maps.

Needless to say that it will have to be in some reasonable price, since we already have paid for IL2+FB+AEP+PF http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

But YES, let's pay for this!

S!

CKY_86
10-20-2005, 01:35 AM
thanks for the news crazy ivan, & lets all hope, fingers crossed that these add-ons reach the western market

faustnik
10-20-2005, 01:47 AM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
Fully agree with you Willey, full blown IL-2 Platinum Edition on DVD and maybe Platinum (last addon: Western addon + 3 Russian addons) on CD for those who doesn`t have DVD drive.

That's the ticket! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

shreckster
10-20-2005, 01:53 AM
old flightsim pilot,new forum member http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
also a Yankee...and if you print it for western consumption I will buy it,hell,most of us will buy it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
sooooo,how long?...two weeks? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Shreck http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

ulil
10-20-2005, 02:07 AM
i would gladly pay for a platinum edition!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

269GA-Veltro
10-20-2005, 02:08 AM
<span class="ev_code_yellow">GREAT IDEA!!!</span>

Bump, bump, bump!!!!

A DVD with FB-AEP-PF and the Russian Addons would be fantastic.
Yes, i'll buy it for sure!

Marc-David
10-20-2005, 02:13 AM
Where can I place my preorder?
I'm in! I'll buy it.

Yours, MD

msalama
10-20-2005, 02:19 AM
I want the Pe-2 flyable for the western market.
I want the Il-10 flyable for the western market.



Ditto. And this is not negotiable.

And if they are not released in the West, then I have to get them from Russia.

And if they are not compatible with the western version, then I have to hax0r the game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

buz13
10-20-2005, 02:19 AM
Very happy to pay for Platinuum edition all the new aircraft (including Russian addons) etc. I would guess every other owner of this sim would also be happy buy something like that......how about a poll?
I'll be at the head of the line to pre-order.

Manta-269GA
10-20-2005, 02:20 AM
It's OK for DVD addon
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

WhiskeyBravo
10-20-2005, 02:26 AM
Just adding my vote. C'mon everybody, add a vote and lets make UBI sit up and take note that there's a market for this stuff.

WB.

AnaK774
10-20-2005, 02:31 AM
Aye, there certainly is market for it

I order 1 Copy for me if its available

Herustic_Algor
10-20-2005, 02:32 AM
So we we have to buy all 3 programs again we already own just to get new addon planes? What a money grabbing ripoff.

Jirka_EAF310
10-20-2005, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
full blown IL-2 Platinum Edition on DVD and maybe Platinum (last addon: Western addon + 3 Russian addons)

Where I can order it ?
But seriously. This is perfect idea.

DjTeD
10-20-2005, 02:38 AM
THE BEST news of the year !!! I support totally the idea of a Platinum edition containing all the FB family plus the Russian addons !!! The great advantage : this fantastic community will not be divided !!!

For a DVD or CD edition, it is equal for me : I will buy it !!! The essential is to have ALL in one pack !!!

Thank you to Oleg and team for this fabulous sim !!!

Dunkelgrun
10-20-2005, 02:46 AM
I would gladly pay for the Russian add-ons so as long as the price of the Platinum edition is sensible then I'm in.
Bring it on!

CHeers!

jeanba2
10-20-2005, 02:51 AM
The platinum edition seems to me the best solution and I am ready to buy it as soon as available

Jim81
10-20-2005, 02:58 AM
A complete DVD is the best solution !

Moreover it would give a new light to this product in stores and attract new people!

So where i can order it ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

KadinOriginal
10-20-2005, 03:05 AM
I would gladly pay for a platinum edition!!

LittleMadZ
10-20-2005, 03:15 AM
Bump for the DVD edition!!!

Tell me where to preorder it!! just put the Macchi inside please ;-)

Bye to all

I/JG53LittleMad

BGs_Ricky
10-20-2005, 03:23 AM
That would be great, I'd love to fly the Pe-2 and will pay for it. I also think it would be a shame to see the Il-2 community divided in two. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ivankuturkokoff
10-20-2005, 03:25 AM
Great idea a DVD for me please. Lets make this happen

Niberto
10-20-2005, 03:27 AM
I'd buy it. Especially for the one with the Pe2 flyables.

Monson74
10-20-2005, 03:29 AM
How much does it cost renting a flat in Moscow? Preferably one close to where Oleg lives! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Bump for the Platinum DVD - I wouldn't mind paying twice for some of the content & it's always nice having a backup anyway & Oleg has given us much for free.

Hawk_22GCT
10-20-2005, 03:37 AM
I am favourable a DVD Platinum edition which picks up IL2FB+AEP+PF and the Addon of last exit in Russian; this to be able to make all the international community compatible.

ednavar
10-20-2005, 03:42 AM
Bumb for the DVD Platinum edition including the Russian Addons!

S!

PB0_Roll
10-20-2005, 03:43 AM
I'll take the DVD platinum too, but only if no starforce virus included (Ubi puts starforce virus in every recent release), and for no more than 40euros (i already bought all the previous games).

Belly_fr
10-20-2005, 03:44 AM
Hello,

I will bye immediately this DVD edition for the wertern market if the news planes and maps are included (Russian add-on).
A reasonnable price will be appreciated.

Thanks.

269GA-Gryphon
10-20-2005, 03:45 AM
I'm in .
Bump for the DVD Platinum edition plus Russian addons of course !!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Tchaika.
10-20-2005, 03:49 AM
That's great news!!

And thanks crazyivan for the correction and precision about that Russian's addon. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Why not making a North Corean map..? With all the russian jets , the IL10, some rockets under the wing of the Shooting Star and that's it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
It could be interseting for US market and Asian too... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thanks for your effort with that sim http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

ChrisGibon
10-20-2005, 03:51 AM
Yes, Great idea

I already bought IL2 then FB then AEP and finally PF...

... And I would continue to buy all the addons to come.

But please, do not forget our H75, MS406 and other D520...

NINJAMC
10-20-2005, 04:02 AM
I am VERY interrested in this platinium edition. I would buy it if it was available, whether as a DVD or even as a download.

NINJA

EURO_Snoopy
10-20-2005, 04:20 AM
I would gladly pay for a FB Family Platinum Release, best way to go imho

Forgotten Battles 5.0 for Christmas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bartolomeo_ita
10-20-2005, 04:29 AM
make a "all in one" game. and sell it in west europe too. I'm italian (waiting for macchi 4ever) and these addon sounds like tight... but i wanna play with "all the world" and not only with a little bounce group of compatible version. !!!

Cess_Wizard
10-20-2005, 04:32 AM
DVD sounds like a good idea to me

nakamura_kenji
10-20-2005, 04:32 AM
i rather see two seperate package.

addon on own for people already have

platinum with addon everything big shiny package

i already have pay lot money for il-2,aep,pf

PE_Tigar
10-20-2005, 04:43 AM
Platinum edition on DVD sounds good to me, I'd buy it (well, I'm addicted, I have no choice anyway http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif).

NerdConnected
10-20-2005, 04:47 AM
crazyivan1970,

In think a DVD pack with the full install, i.e. fb/aep/pf and version 4.03 ;-) with all Russion add-on's and planned free add-on planes, would be a great buy ;-).

One simple dvd installation of the complete merged IL2 series with all planned add-on's (free and Russian) would greatly simplify it for newcomers and has more than enough to offer for us veteran's.

I'd wait for that and pay easily 60 euro for such a great dvd ;-)

What about a Christmas release?

Mark

Pippz__22GCT
10-20-2005, 04:48 AM
do we have a choice ?

bump for a DvD pack, guess it would be one of the few cases where a game collection can be very usefull to the entire comunity(separate stand alone owners too)

(im quite bored of reinstallin periodically c.a. 3gb of to be able to play online chaps=)

KOM.Nausicaa
10-20-2005, 04:52 AM
The Platinum package is an excellent idea and I would gladly pay for it, not only once, but several times, because it's a great gift to friends and relatives as well.

I welcome this idea very much.

wolf.wotan
10-20-2005, 04:56 AM
Please keep the Russian and Western edition of the game compatible with each other.

Release both addons on CD/download to the Western market.
Release a Value edition DVD including IL2:FB+Aces+PF.
Release a Platinum edition with both addons included.

Make tons of money to help finance BOB http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

straighton
10-20-2005, 04:57 AM
vas y copain ubi fait peter ton DVD, mais evite de peter le mien avec ton starforce pls http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

crickey du JiGé52

Fornixx
10-20-2005, 04:58 AM
YES! I'd pay a lot for the russian add-ons. Would be a very happy camper if UBI would release this in the west.

S!

Gatt59
10-20-2005, 05:01 AM
Release the Platinum DVD with *everything* inside (i.e. Russian add-on).

And please, speed up the work on the italian a/c add-on! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

Lazy312
10-20-2005, 05:15 AM
I would gladly pay for ¨platinum¨ DVD with russian addons! Ubi, please! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Equilizer
10-20-2005, 05:18 AM
Platinum edition please.

pzmayer
10-20-2005, 05:19 AM
IT'S A FANTASTIC IDEA! go go Platinum addition

oren9999
10-20-2005, 05:29 AM
fantastic idea. a DVD for me !!!
thumbs up !

jmazzo
10-20-2005, 05:30 AM
Awesome, GO FOR IT!

DVD add-on and ITALIAN PLANES!

FAST!!!!

JG53Frankyboy
10-20-2005, 05:32 AM
me also !

platinum edition ( favorabee on DVD , but as CD also ok)

with
FB+AEP+PF+latest PF patch + 3 "russian" AdOns

i will buy it !



a platinum "only" with FB+AEP+PF+latest patch would be doubtfull a economic success !
why to buy if you have the things already http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Tooz_69GIAP
10-20-2005, 05:38 AM
Yup, I'd spring for an all in one release.

Would we get some goodies in such a huge release like a poster, or as someone said above, a die-case IL-2? Or even better, an Oleg action figure!!! Complete with two sexy chicks that Oleg can pose with!!! That would rock as well!!

CKY_86
10-20-2005, 06:05 AM
im all for the idea but what would be the diffrence between a DVD & a ordinary CD?

tomtheyak
10-20-2005, 06:05 AM
YES, YES, YES! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


I've said all along that I'd happily pay for any large addon with new planes or maps, for any theatre of war in the scope of this sim!

I guess I'm just a piloting ***** - I'll fly anything!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Seriously, I want this! A platinum edition DVD would be a bit overkill for me personally (as like a lot of people I run the merged already - paying for it again aint appealing...) though given the current dearth of copies of AEP for those that want them it would be great idea - just don't forget the CD addon only release

II.JG27_cossie
10-20-2005, 06:05 AM
Hi, wonderful idea!

I'd like to have the 'full'-DVD. FB-AEP-PF and the new russian airplanes. Wouldbe nice to have them!

Greets, cossie

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2005, 06:10 AM
Sounds a brilliant idea & I hope Ubisoft decides to release to the Western Market all Addons for IL2 that Oleg & his team creates. I dont care how it is done, there is money to be made by all parties, the market people at Ubisoft need to realise that most of us are flight sim fanatics & this one is the best hands down (WW2 of course). I for one will continue by expantions until the series in my mind is complete & right now it is not.
So heres hoping

GregSM
10-20-2005, 06:18 AM
In appreciation for the support and for the free content we have received since the beginning of IL2, I would gladly buy a "Platinum" edition comprising FB/AEP/PF.

Were the content proposed for the Russian addons included, I would be delighted to buy.


Cheers,


Greg

IVJG51_Swine
10-20-2005, 06:20 AM
I'd pay for a gold release as well. Whatever, just make sure we can get all of it in the US, no problem for a little more $$$$. It would be worth considering the amount of time I put into this great sim. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PLEASE RELEASE THE EASTERN ADDON TO THE WEST!

EDCF_Rama
10-20-2005, 06:25 AM
I'll buy a DVD with the 3 Russian addons
I would also buy if they are included on a DVD platinium FB+AEP+PF... but I would prefer 2 DVD (1 for platinium, 1 for Russian add-ons)

triggerhappyfin
10-20-2005, 06:28 AM
This is really good news. Il-2 series really needs this kind of addons and I really hope there will be a "western" market version released by Ubi or somebody else.

Personally I think that Manchuria bit souds really interesting. The what if...not sure about it, but might reconsider on that one too.

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">One question to Oleg tho</span>: If you dont find means to cooperate with Ubi on these "western" releases, are you prohibited to make a downloadable "Western"-version á la Flaming cliffs-style?

By the way...are you aware of there´s a lot of new members flying around online....long time since we got such amount of new players to the online community...Heck I´m able to shoot down planes again...now and then.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Waldo.Pepper
10-20-2005, 06:28 AM
I want everything.

I will pay HANDSOMELY for everything.

I think it would be wise for it to come on a DVD, but if it comes on 3000 3.5 inch floppy disks I would still buy it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Best option if UBI/1C can handle it would be downloadable option.

Pihi
10-20-2005, 06:35 AM
I will buy that platinium-pack, if it will be available, all stuff in one DVD, sounds very good idea.(i have played this(IL2) from the beginning, and have all official releases, mostly play online....)

ICDP
10-20-2005, 06:39 AM
I would happily pay for a platinum pack. Please UBISOFT, release the new addons for the western market.

Diablo310th
10-20-2005, 06:44 AM
Originally posted by JtD:
I am not confused at all.

I want the Pe-2 flyable for the western market.
I want the Il-10 flyable for the western market.

I'll also gladly take the Manchuria map and a couple of 100 campaigns/mission as well as a lot of new ground objects. After all, the ground is what the war is all about, even the air war.

I also want the Russian communities game to stay 100% compatible with western version, and the best thing for that is to sell these Eastern addons here as well!

Just my 60 Euros.

I totally agree. I'm all for this.

Willey
10-20-2005, 06:49 AM
Posted it on SimHQ already, but I'll also put it in here:

As far as I understand the situation Ubi plans to release a Platinum FB version consisting of:

FB - AEP - PF -> 4.02m

Now 1c wants to release these 3 russian addons, plus we're still waiting for another free addon which contains planes like the Do-335, MC-series, Ju-88 etc.
What we want, and what's best for Ubi (IMHO) is to make Platinum consist of:

FB - AEP - PF - 3 Russian Addons -> Version X (depends on whether our free addon comes before or after the Russian Addons).

It's better for us who have FB through PF already. 1. we support Oleg and show interest in the whole series with another 50 bucks. 2. we have some spare CDs if our old ones wear out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

It's better for newcomers simply because they can get them all-in-one. It simply kills to know that you'll have to get FB and AEP to play online properly if you just bought PF. Not to mention that these are getting harder and harder to buy.

And it's better for Ubi at last. They'll earn a full price from all of us who even have bought FB through PF already. It may be even more, something like the MS FS price range - 60-70 bucks/euros. It's well worth it even as an addon. Just think about it, it's the new FM, all the russian addons with tons of missions, campaigns (handmade if I'm not mistaken!), maps, planes and other objects.

Not to mention that it's better for Oleg. It's a possible way to let us all get the Russian Addons.

I would go for a DVD version only. According to this Valve online survey ( http://www.steampowered.com/status/survey.html ) almost 90% of the users have a DVD drive. Those who still have not, should get one. It's a lot less than a full price game. I just had a look on a online store's website and they're all ~20". It's time to get rid of those old CDs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif .

crazyivan1970
10-20-2005, 06:58 AM
Guys guys!! Don`t mix up my wishes and reality!!! IL-2 Platinum edition is SOMETHING I WISH FOR http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. By all means NOBODY said that this will happen. But i seriously HOPE that it will happen, because it just LOGICAL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

FltLt_HardBall
10-20-2005, 06:58 AM
Count me in.

VT-51_Razor
10-20-2005, 07:10 AM
Count me in with your wishes Crazy Ivan!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I would gladly pay for a DVD of the whole thing! I would also pay even more for a completion of the PF series. Flyable TBF, Kate, Jill, and Helldiver would be just about all I could ask for, along with a few more ship models, of course. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I would pay handsomely for all of that!

Tater-SW-
10-20-2005, 07:11 AM
I'd buy one, a buddy of mine would as well.

tater

ben421
10-20-2005, 07:16 AM
I would be glad to buy any add on possible, and my 24 squad mates as well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

TacticalYak3
10-20-2005, 07:21 AM
If UBI will accept my funny Canadian money then count me in too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Addons look great plus a convenient way to re-install the series when one reformats.

TS!

BH-21
10-20-2005, 07:37 AM
Sounds like a good solution to many things. Though it would be nice also to have the errors and bugs fixed in the current released content to boot, assuming there are no errors or bugs in the new stuff.

MADCAT3
10-20-2005, 07:40 AM
IL-2 Platinum edition please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please ....http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FI_Macca44
10-20-2005, 07:56 AM
I'd certainly buy the Platinum/Gold/Whatever coulour sef of all Il-2s,forgotten basttles,pacific fighters and so on, give me the pe2!!!!!!

S!

M

skycaptain_1
10-20-2005, 08:03 AM
Ok I personaly would by a platinum edition...But... some people don't have that kind of money to spend on a product they have already had to pay for...so the addon's would also need to be made available seperatly! otherwise Oleg and team will fragment the online play even more, especially if ubi only release the Russian addon in russia.

I think the Platinum edition would be a good idea but only at the end of the development of addons.

I would prefer to have the russian addons available for the western market first!

JG52Uther
10-20-2005, 08:06 AM
Platinum DVD edition.Great Idea.You can never have too many copies of IL-2

JG53Frankyboy
10-20-2005, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
Guys guys!! Don`t mix up my wishes and reality!!! IL-2 Platinum edition is SOMETHING I WISH FOR http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. By all means NOBODY said that this will happen. But i seriously HOPE that it will happen, because it just LOGICAL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

you didnt saw oleg post ?

http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb....topic;f=144;t=001263 (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=001263)

McMurk
10-20-2005, 08:12 AM
Platinum DVD gets my vote yes please!

Mington

MatoKKK
10-20-2005, 08:14 AM
Count me in too. No problem to pay $$$ for the ultimate DVD collection.

WWMaxGunz
10-20-2005, 08:17 AM
Seperate addons or platinum all in one would get my silver, but __No Starforce__ or other
funny stupid screw up my PC apps and system tricks!

Repeat, sell a little 1C platinum to get a lot of real silver, what's to choose?

AWL_Spinner
10-20-2005, 08:22 AM
There is MORE that enough content coming in the Russian addons to make a Platinum release inclusive of FB/AEP/PF/Addons good value at full price even for those who have bought the first three seperately (like me).

No complaints from me. I'd be first in the queue! This sim has kept me going for the last four years continuously and has provided incredible value for money. For any doubters, please take a hard look at the cost apparent in professional FS2004 add-ons.

It does make an awful lot of sense to combine in one release - as was posted earlier in this thread this franchise is losing potential market share because it's increasingly hard to get all the necessary bits of seperate software.

Thumbs up!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BM357_Hitcher
10-20-2005, 08:23 AM
Oleg makes...we buy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Maraz_5SA
10-20-2005, 08:27 AM
I am the owner of all the products in the IL-2 series and I will gladly buy the new "russian" add-ons (preferably one single add-on).

Also the idea of the "Platinum DVD" including all needed (IL2FB + AEP + PF + Russoan add ons) is good if the price is fair (I have already payed for all products and don't want to pay for them again the whole price)

Cheers
Maraz

TPN_Cephas
10-20-2005, 08:31 AM
You publish, I buy, unless it has STARFORCE!

extra planes would be awesome!

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-20-2005, 08:43 AM
The content already available dwarfs most any other sim out there, especially any in THIS genre. The idea of a "Platinum DVD" has substantial merit and I would gladly pay for it if made available.

I'd like to see a few more "free-flyables" as described but a paid add-on wouldn't cause me to hiccup for one second.

More content = longer lifespan though availability as well as the seemingly intricate patch process may discourage less-dedicated users.


TB

atoninelli
10-20-2005, 08:44 AM
Oleg makes...we buy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VF-51-Dart
10-20-2005, 08:45 AM
I'd buy it!

RasMichael
10-20-2005, 08:47 AM
I just put 45" on my desk. I'm looking at them, and I think I can hear them
saying something. Yes, now I hear it clearly. They are chanting
"platinum edition, platinum edition..."

namhee2
10-20-2005, 08:56 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif 40~50" is OK I need is.

steeldelete
10-20-2005, 09:14 AM
No question, I pay for it. I bought all the add-ons that existe. Except Banzai.

Harry_M
10-20-2005, 09:21 AM
I'd buy a platinum, FB/AEP/PF + Russia add-ons.

Loki-PF
10-20-2005, 09:32 AM
Oleg,

As has been said before.

In think a DVD pack with the full install, i.e. fb/aep/pf and version 4.03 ;-) with all Russion add-on's (new maps, planes) and planned free add-on plane models, would be a great buy ;-).

One simple dvd installation of the complete merged IL2 series with all planned add-on's (free and Russian) would greatly simplify it for newcomers and has more than enough to offer for us veteran's.

I'd wait for that and pay easily 50 US for such a great dvd ;-)

What about a Christmas release?

Lord_Han
10-20-2005, 09:33 AM
Platinum edition would be absolute great!!!
Lets go Ubi make money http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Sturm_Williger
10-20-2005, 09:34 AM
In case my earlier post didn't make it quite clear : I will DEFINITELY buy any extras released for IL2/AEP/PF.

The so-called Russian add-on is needed to keep the entire online community in synch.

Cheers
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Eldon45
10-20-2005, 09:40 AM
I will eagerly buy any addons for this game.

crazyivan1970
10-20-2005, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by JG53Frankyboy:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
Guys guys!! Don`t mix up my wishes and reality!!! IL-2 Platinum edition is SOMETHING I WISH FOR http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. By all means NOBODY said that this will happen. But i seriously HOPE that it will happen, because it just LOGICAL http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

you didnt saw oleg post ?

http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb....topic;f=144;t=001263 (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=001263) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, i am aware of that Franky, that is coming for sure. But i was talking about full blown version, that includes russian add-on`s http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif And really hoping for it.

RothFuchs_68
10-20-2005, 09:56 AM
http://www.rbhip.de/smiley/g005.gif Yes, I would buy!

AWL_Spinner
10-20-2005, 09:58 AM
I think if they're going to do a Platinum release it makes sense to hold fire until the Russian addons can be incorporated. That way everyone wins.

a) We all get to continue playing online together.

b) Oleg and team don't have to support divergent versions.

c) People who already have the entire series receive good value new content for their money.

crazyivan1970
10-20-2005, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by AWL_Spinner:
I think if they're going to do a Platinum release it makes sense to hold fire until the Russian addons can be incorporated. That way everyone wins.

a) We all get to continue playing online together.

b) Oleg and team don't have to support divergent versions.

c) People who already have the entire series receive good value new content for their money.

Very good points there mate. I don`t know what`s the schedule of the release of those add-ons, but FB+AEP+PF+Pe-2 addon on DVD would be perfect, then rest of them as ready.

Bogun
10-20-2005, 10:07 AM
Of course we all want Russian Add-On for the Western market. That€s why we are all posting here. Those planes (flyable Pe-2, Il-10, those €œ46 what if€ like La-9(I wish), etc.) are never been seen in any flight sims as I know, and they will keep the surge of interest in current IL-2 on the proper level until BoB become available.

And what is another few bucks for DVD with all the IL-2 stuff in one place? Peanuts compare to the money I already paid for buying all those IL-2+FB+EAP+PF and building and upgrading my PC just to be able to play the IL-2€¦

Now the important stuff €" I have already so many CD€s with all the releases of Il-2 game family €" it is becoming hard to maintain it. If I want to reinstall the game (with all its current patches) - it is a major headache€¦ I€m also having hard time explaining to my friends (whom I hope to get addicted to the game) what they need to buy/download and install. I imagine UBI should be interested in cultivating, maintaining and growing the pool of potential future customers and having current product on the market (The Greatest Flight Simm ever, I might add) must be in their own best interest. It will keep current base of the flight simmers happy and allow the new blood to keep coming into future UBI customer pool.

Realy, if I want any other game, FPS, strategy, role playing €" there are so many around, but if I want flight simm €" it is only IL-2 and its becoming impossible to install for potential new UBI customers€¦

So loud YES for the €œPaid Russian Add-On€ for the Western customers!
And YES for unified €œIl-2 Platunum edition DVD€ to have unified install of the game distribution with all those patches in one place.

Tchaika.
10-20-2005, 10:11 AM
Buy it for sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

GoHorns
10-20-2005, 10:21 AM
I would buy it, hell ya!

bane92
10-20-2005, 10:21 AM
SOUTIEN INCODITIONNEL POUR CET ADDON

yogy
10-20-2005, 10:27 AM
I want the Pe2 and the Manchuria/Chalkin-Gol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif.

Only then I can play "Woroshekin"...

Thanks, Ubi!

Arm_slinger
10-20-2005, 10:30 AM
I would certainly get the the DVD http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

lbhskier37
10-20-2005, 10:31 AM
UBI I hope your reading this! Definitly a great idea, I'm sure everyone here and on HL would buy it, plus it would allow new comers to actually get in online play without haveing to scour the internet for all three packages.

Amagi
10-20-2005, 10:33 AM
Reinstalling FB-AEP-PF means five CD changes, three patches and at least half-an-hour. One DVD, with three more Russian addons and the free addon included, is another great idea.

pdog1
10-20-2005, 10:34 AM
bluh

scootertgm
10-20-2005, 10:35 AM
I would really like to get all of these in a western market. I think the idea of a platium version on DVD or multiple CD's is great. If not, the additional planes and maps makes it worth it to me.

Lord_Rhah
10-20-2005, 10:49 AM
I only just got my copy of FB and AEP (about 3 months back) but you can still count me in for a platinum edition with all that extra content.

would be a serious shame to split the community.

Ubi, please dont put another iron curtain between us and our russian brothers!

victor51
10-20-2005, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by Willey:
Posted it on SimHQ already, but I'll also put it in here:

As far as I understand the situation Ubi plans to release a Platinum FB version consisting of:

FB - AEP - PF -> 4.02m

Now 1c wants to release these 3 russian addons, plus we're still waiting for another free addon which contains planes like the Do-335, MC-series, Ju-88 etc.
What we want, and what's best for Ubi (IMHO) is to make Platinum consist of:

FB - AEP - PF - 3 Russian Addons -> Version X (depends on whether our free addon comes before or after the Russian Addons).




I would buy the platinum with the Russian Addons, I would'nt buy FB-AEP-PF-> 4.02m. I would also like it to be on Dvd.

crazyivan1970
10-20-2005, 11:03 AM
Pdog stay away from this thread or i`ll suspend you.

JtD
10-20-2005, 11:04 AM
I think a platinum edition including current patches and the Russian add-on are a great idea for many reasons. Love it.

Werg78
10-20-2005, 11:15 AM
i think its a great idea to distribute the 3 russian addons on the western market and the perfect opportunity for newcomers to get everything on one disk.

i will definatly buy it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Irish_JG26
10-20-2005, 11:18 AM
S~ Ivan

In think a DVD pack with the full install, i.e. fb/aep/pf and version 4.03 ;-) with all Russion add-on's (new maps, planes) and planned free add-on plane models, would be a great buy. Just make sure it has both the PE-2 and the JU88 models in flyable form. By including also the new maps and mission packs from the Russian Market release, you have a very attractive value added product that will appeal to both old loyal IL2 veterans and to neebies coming in. Great idea. Ubi are you listening?

One simple dvd installation of the complete merged IL2 series with all planned add-on's (free and Russian) would greatly simplify it for newcomers and has more than enough to offer for us veteran's. This is very important to those new to this Sim. I told a friend about it recently but all he can find is Pacific Fighters. FB and AEP were no longer on the shelves here.

I'd gladly pay for such a great update to IL-2

What about a Christmas release?

Irish

pdog1
10-20-2005, 11:20 AM
Fine ivan, take your groupies and shove it you all pay AGAIN for the same thing you have on your HD already i call you all suckers. Whatever, pay twice like idiots.

Hoarmurath
10-20-2005, 11:21 AM
Count me in for a platinum edition containing the russians addons...

Rabitzky
10-20-2005, 11:24 AM
Where I can purchase???
A clear YES from my side.

switch21
10-20-2005, 11:32 AM
I'd buy it for a fair price.

guderian_ente
10-20-2005, 11:41 AM
Not only will I buy it, I will even pay in advance. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Moos_tachu
10-20-2005, 11:49 AM
Will buy it too for sure -

335th_GRSwaty
10-20-2005, 11:55 AM
I am in for sure! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

WeekendFlyer
10-20-2005, 11:56 AM
The Platinum edition is a great idea and I will definitely be a buyer!

TacticalYak3
10-20-2005, 11:56 AM
Ok first question is pdog1 suspended? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

While I still support the Platinum version personally, some of the guys in our squad have raised the same concern mentioned in pdog1's post.

Sounds like a lot of nice stuff. Probably the community would be even more supportive if there was an official, detailed announcement (when possible) of all the new content. Maps, ground objects, and planes sound great. More campaigns and missions are really needed, though I prefer using DCG so that's not really critical to me.

Is an expansion pack possible? As I posted elsewhere, maybe Expansion Pack for $39.99 (Canadian) or the Platinum for - what? - $49.99 or low 50s. I would grab the Platinum in any event.

TS!

Tromplamort
10-20-2005, 11:59 AM
I'll better put my money in a paid add-on than in cigarettes... So count me in! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

A.K.Davis
10-20-2005, 12:01 PM
my thoughts from simhq:


I'd buy it. No petty conditions, no penny-pinching miserliness.

crazyivan1970
10-20-2005, 12:03 PM
@TacticalYak - You didn`t see initial posts by Pdog mate, some insane conspiracy theories. That`s why i aked him to stop.

Tully__
10-20-2005, 12:07 PM
Finally!!!!

This has taken Ubi far too long to come up with. I will be very glad to see this if it comes about. I may even buy a copy or two myself as backup for my set of CD's and as gifts for friends. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As for the addons.... missions I can make myself but the aircraft http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Gold!!!

Tooz_69GIAP
10-20-2005, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by Tully__:
Finally!!!!

This has taken Ubi far too long to come up with. I will be very glad to see this if it comes about. I may even buy a copy or two myself as backup for my set of CD's and as gifts for friends. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As for the addons.... missions I can make myself but the aircraft http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Gold!!!

Eh....Ubi didn't come up with this idea, twas Ivan, and has been encouraged by Oleg over at Sim HQ.

Plus, this idea has been around for a while because of a distinct lack of places to purchase old releases of FB and AEP.

Ubi still sux!

JoeNes62
10-20-2005, 12:13 PM
Another copy (or two) for me, please.

Joenes

darkhorizon11
10-20-2005, 12:20 PM
Hey Ivan is can you give us some sort of time frame for all this? 6 months? 1 years? 2 years?

Herr_Kessler
10-20-2005, 12:25 PM
I would MOST HAPPILY purchase a platinum version if it means that I could get the Russian addons (even if I've got to buy them separately). Il-2/FB/AEP/PF has been the best sim I've ever followed, and I'll be happy to give them more money to have the series expanded. I've been waiting for the Pe-2 and Il-10 since Il-2 was first released! Count me in!

Kess

Let's face it folks - the software is relatively cheap entertainment! I wish I got as much bang for the buck with every dollar I spent!

Kess

nsu
10-20-2005, 12:28 PM
Please a DVD IL2 Serie Platinum version
with:

FB
AEP
PF
latest PF patch/AdOn
the 3 "russian" AdOn

new bigger online desert Map 250x250km http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

and Test airfields with "Online-Dogfight-Missions" ground start! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Gruß NSU http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

IIJG51_Gerfaut
10-20-2005, 12:51 PM
Hmmmm, honestly, I totally subscribe to pdog's point of view.

Not ready at all to pay the whole stuff for 2-3 a/c more and 2-3 other tiny dogfight maps, since there's no flyable French a/c at all.

There were at least 4 French a/c on the eastern front : the Finnish MS.406 and H.75, the Rumanian Po63.11 and to a lesser extent the Bulgarian D.520.

In my opinion, it would be simply honest to get at least 1 French fighter in this game, given the contribution of the French-speaking community since the beginning of the IL-2 saga...

With MS.406 and H.75, no cockpit issue and no FM issue : what is designed in MS Flight Simulator, CFS2 or CFS3 is a priori not impossible to do in FB/AEP/PF.

Does the French community have to send MS FS, CFS2 and CFS3 textures and virtual cockpits screenies to 1C: company to get a poor single flyable MS.406 or H.75 ???

"Astonishing" similarities between some allied and Jap warships in PF obviously didn't stopped PF dev team for PF acceptance, so a well known P-36 cockpit could be added to the already AI H.75, in case Microsoft virtual cockpits screenies (that I could post !) would be even too hard a task for helping 1C:... huh ? *grin*

Honestly, FB is a good product, but I feel more motivated for beta-testing a flyable and free MS.406 in CFS3 at the moment, than pay an extra 45 euros package I already have.

Simple question of logics and interest, as even a Pe-2 and an Il-10 aren't worth the whole price paid for a platinum edition.

DxyFlyr
10-20-2005, 12:59 PM
Call it Platinum if you must, but I think It should be called...

"The Whole Dam* Shootin' Match" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



Pdog, the beauty of the one DVD is that I would be able to tell a friend to "go pick up The Whole Dam* Shootin' Match" instead of... "Go see if you can find a copy of the Gold pack and also a copy of Pacific Fighters and don't forget to pull down the latest patches on the net". This should be a boon to the community. Lots of new targ.. uh, pilots.

Not only that, the next time I reformat. I'll be dealing with one DVD and not a series Cd's.

At any rate. I'm in. Sign me up.

King_Franky
10-20-2005, 01:00 PM
Yes!!!
I will buy a DVD "Platinum"-Edition with FB/AEP/PF, 4.02m and 3 Russia Add-Ons.
This would be the greatest Christmas Gift to me.

269GA-Veltro
10-20-2005, 01:12 PM
@Ivan, don't suspend Pdog please. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Pdog, we have to wait for the price...and after we could say if we are going to pay again FB-AEP-PF or not.

P.S.: BTW, a restyling for the 109, Ju 87 and P47 cockpits would be nice for a gold edition...only an idea.

pdog1
10-20-2005, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by DxyFlyr:
Pdog, the beauty of the one DVD is that I would be able to tell a friend to "go pick up The Whole Dam* Shootin' Match" instead of... "Go see if you can find a copy of the Gold pack and also a copy of Pacific Fighters and don't forget to pull down the latest patches on the net". This should be a boon to the community. Lots of new targ.. uh, pilots.

Not only that, the next time I reformat. I'll be dealing with one DVD and not a series Cd's.

At any rate. I'm in. Sign me up.

Fine fine thats all good... make the DVD for the noobers with all the stuff stuff in it.
But they could make a CD with just the ADDONS LOL and nothing we already have (FB, AEP, PF) that would cost less and not have to buy start everything all over again.

Skyraider3D
10-20-2005, 01:32 PM
I'd buy all of them instantly. Somebody get a publisher!

Ben79
10-20-2005, 01:43 PM
yes

LeLv30_RedWing
10-20-2005, 01:45 PM
Definetly not going to buy all three games again only to get couple new planes to fly on dogfight-servers.

I would pay for a working online-war, with existing planes, though.

Aeronautico
10-20-2005, 02:01 PM
My vote is for the omni-comprehensive Platinum Edition (Russian addons included): it's be a win-win situation for everybody (UBI, 1C:Maddox, newcomers, veterans looking for either "order" or new content or both...). It probably would sell more and cost less than the "small" platinum Edition plus the Russian addons pack, for the appeal to a wider customer base.
The dream would be to add some more content (Pacific anyone?), but that's just a dream.

Oh, and Starforce-free please!

DxyFlyr
10-20-2005, 02:04 PM
I see what Pdog was saying. All I'm saying is; it would be worth the price of a new game for me to not have to deal with a handfull of CD's and a day and a half of installation time every time I reinstall the game.

That's not to say the publisher could not do both scenarios like you suggest. But, I suspect demand for the addons CD would be next to nil because a vast majority of old-timers will be getting the DVD anyway. IMO the addon CD would be a waste of effort and that means a longer release date.

This DVD (if done) will be the last "Hoorah" for the IL2 series. Make it a one stop shop. All the Russian and Western goodies included in one instal.

While we're dreaming...

I hesitate to make suggestions about what should be changed/ included for this DVD release of IL2... but, one seemingly simple thing would be to retire some of the tired and downright ugly default skins and replace them with some of the excellent 3rd party skins already done.

goshikisen
10-20-2005, 02:07 PM
IF the Platinum edition includes the 3 Russian Add Ons plus the new aircraft in the upcoming patch I will be at the store on the day of release to get my copy. If it doesn't include the add on content then I'll pass because I've already purchased FB+AEP+PF.

DxyFlyr's Platinum Edition suggestion of chucking the tired default skins and replacing them with better ones is a great idea.

Regards, Goshikisen.

Gerard_K
10-20-2005, 02:17 PM
I'll buy anything that adds new planes to V4.02M.

Aeronautico
10-20-2005, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by TacticalYak3:
Ok first question is pdog1 suspended? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

...

Is an expansion pack possible? As I posted elsewhere, maybe Expansion Pack for $39.99 (Canadian) or the Platinum for - what? - $49.99 or low 50s. I would grab the Platinum in any event.

Yeah, I was also thinking of that. Platinum Edition DVD, Expansion Pack CD: that would suit everybody (I'm for the DVD).

Hey, nobody touch pdog! He just has to ponderate more the deal... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

crazyivan1970
10-20-2005, 02:29 PM
One more UBI bashing post and i am suspending without hesitation http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif. WTH are you trying to achieve? Screw everybody else because of you have some beef with UBI? If you don`t want to buy it, don`t ..for all i care. Now i am angry.

Aeronautico
10-20-2005, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by pdog1:
I'll tell you whats insane, its INSANE TO BUY 2 COPIES OF THE SAME SOFTWARE THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE LOLOLOLOL for some more planes when it should be an addon. If its addon fine make it in ADDON, not ANOTHER COPY OF THE SAME GAME THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY MORE.

Pdog, the fact is that the addon alone has no valuable market for Ubisoft, and even if published (doubtfully), it would cost the same as the neat and much more appealing "Platinum Edition". It's like that. The added bonus is it would also bring newcomers to the sim, something that EVERYBODY would be happy for.

PF_Coastie
10-20-2005, 02:35 PM
Count me in for a copy of a Platinum Edition. I already have 2 copies of all IL2 series and I will probably get 2 of these also.

It would also be very nice to be able to get the russian add-ons with or without the Platinum edition.

Aeronautico
10-20-2005, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by pdog1:
But UBI will be greedy capitalists, fine.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Of course, it's their business! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Aeronautico
10-20-2005, 02:38 PM
Stop editing my posts! (Because I know you're going to edit the one above this, too...)

Ivan the censor! lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Tte_Godoy
10-20-2005, 02:51 PM
I would gladly pay for the DVD Platinum Edition if it includes the russian add ons. Even my wife agrees ;-)

Tte. Godoy

ucanfly
10-20-2005, 02:52 PM
I think a platinum DVD with merged PF + new free addons + Russian addons is the way to go. Quite frankly it is hard to sell an addon to a new customer if it it is getting hard to find the original. If you want new customers UBI, put it all in one package and I'll buy them as gifts.

I'll even buy myself the full set even though I already have the PF merged package ( the configuration control is so much easier).

This would be an unprecedented amount of content in one package for a flight sim.

GregP
10-20-2005, 02:54 PM
Yup, I'm in too - I'd definitely pay for a Platinum edition DVD with all the IL-2 content.

arrow80
10-20-2005, 02:57 PM
Thumbs up for platinum edition, I will buy it.

jakeand
10-20-2005, 03:00 PM
Will buy

regards

Jake

tolwyn.com
10-20-2005, 03:06 PM
It seems to me that the fact of the longevity of this Sim from 12/2001 to 2005 (and into 2006) is speaking for itself.

To fragment the online community between Russia and other markets is a dangerous proposition; especially considering the ease of connecting to these other markets directly or with the great work involved in maintainin Hyperlobby.

This game has given many way more than the $100 invested in all the titles (on average, US dollars).

UBI should see the potential customer base for upcoming product offerings from 1C and allow Western markets the opportunity to get their hands on the addon.

To not do so simply defers the ability from legitimate means to illigitmate means. Catch my drift, UBI?

Make money or not. Your choice.

BRING ON THE ADDONS.
We're an online user base that plays online. We'll put up the chump change.

VW-IceFire
10-20-2005, 03:26 PM
If I have to buy an ALL-IN-ONE package to get the Russian addons and everything all in one shot then I will. I say that with some consideration that its at a decent price.

I think that'd be a good idea too for new people coming on board....no don't buy 4 different packages...just buy one Platinum Edition version with all of them.

I really want to have all of the same content.

Capt_Haddock
10-20-2005, 03:28 PM
Pe-2? Il-10? and a single unified international version? My cash is waiting Ubi http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.haddock.f2s.com/sig/F19bannerh3.jpg

GreyFox5
10-20-2005, 03:35 PM
I haven't read all the posts. However it would be great to get all of the releases in a one bundle package. I don't think anyone here would mind a flyable Pe-2 and the IL-10. I was impressed when someone came out with a simulation that gave the virtual pilot the Russian take on the war, fictious or not.

Watching History Channel or Wings (Military Channel) on cable being a armchair pilot it was amazing to see the grainy B&W film of 4-5 Sturmovicks diving on ground targets guns blazing. I wanted to fly those planes and Oleg and the 1C team made that happen. Hats off to them for putting in the hours and years of time into this sim. I'm happy to support Oleg and 1C anyway I can.

Thank you and thanks to those who fly the virtual skys!

my 2 cents

~S~ Fox

Kuna15
10-20-2005, 03:42 PM
If it takes 5-10 IL-2 related CDs on my shelf let it be so. I am too much into this stuff already. I would not mind installing it hours, but then again I'm just hopeless FB addict http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

If DvD is going to be available excellent, if not it is also fine with me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

PS:
We don't need to reinstall the game in the case of windows reinstall. Game works perfectly without entries in registry (windows). So in theory once installed, game can be run for a long long time if it isn't corrupted in some other way.

Skycat_2
10-20-2005, 03:53 PM
My Opinion
* Because Oleg Maddox requested at SimHQ (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=001263) that people post their opinions in this thread ...

1. Yes, I am 100% interested in an official product that combines three Russian addons to one place and makes them available to the Western market. Especially if there are new maps and if there are new flyable or AI planes.

2. If this is under consideration, could it be possible to put Battle Over Europe on the same disc? I've always disliked that I'd have to buy another package, a relatively expensive add-on, just to get DGen campaigns that should have been in Ace Expansion Pack. It seems like the same names are involved in the Russian addons as with the BOE project ... correct?

3. I applaud the idea of an IL-2 FB/AEP Platinum pack. I think it will settle a lot of confusion, attract newcomers, and endure for years to come as the only marketed version of the series if that is what UbiSoft is looking for. However, I already have all three versions and paid top price for each one (before the prices dropped in stores) so I'm not particularly interested in any pack that forces me to buy all three installments once again. If the Russian addons are available only as part of the Platinum Pack then I'm not as interested ... unless the price doesn't hurt very bad.

4. Did I mention the missions pack should include "Battle Over Europe"?

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Bartolomeo_ita
10-20-2005, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by jmazzo:
Awesome, GO FOR IT!

DVD add-on and ITALIAN PLANES!

FAST!!!!

ci si prova http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Beckh_3.JG51
10-20-2005, 04:28 PM
Will buy, be surehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

GerritJ9
10-20-2005, 04:30 PM
One point is being overlooked in this discussion- we don't know when the Russian CDs will be released. Seeing that there will be three CDs I think it is safe to assume that we will be well into 2006 before all three are available in Russia. So, if a Platinum DVD is to include the contents of those three CDs as well as FB, AEP, PF and all relevant patches, don't expect it to hit the stores anytime soon. A DVD with FB, AEP, PF and all patches/add-ons released so far WOULD be a realistic possibility for December.

TheKingofStyle
10-20-2005, 04:41 PM
Putting in my two cents... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I think that any official addons released anywhere should be available for everyone. It would cause too many compatibility problems for those of us that play online.

On the platinum edition - I do NOT want to pay for something that includes things I've already paid 60+ dollars for. I'm not necessarily opposed to paying for a worthwhile add-on, but I 'm not paying for FB/AEP/PF again just to get that addon.

goshikisen
10-20-2005, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by TheKingofStyle:
On the platinum edition - I do NOT want to pay for something that includes things I've already paid 60+ dollars for. I'm not necessarily opposed to paying for a worthwhile add-on, but I 'm not paying for FB/AEP/PF again just to get that addon.

Unfortunately that may be the difference between us getting the add on content or not. It has to be economically viable to Ubisoft to release the add on content. It's a stronger sell if you attract new folks to the series by offering it all on one disc while also keeping the enthusiast interested by also including Add On content. I, for one, can see the benefit in having the whole thing on one disc and if it keeps the series alive by getting new players interested then that's great too. I don't think Ubi would see any good reason to sell just the add on alone... they have to make money. Put everything together- the series, patches, addons, etc.... and you have a brilliant package that would be interesting to a broad range of people.

Ketalar
10-20-2005, 04:50 PM
My opinion as requested by Mr Maddox on the SimHQ forums.


Would I buy an IL-2 Platinum Edition? Yes, I'd buy it, but only if it contained IL-2:FB, ACE, PF, and the Russian add-ons.


I would welcome an edition that contained IL-2:FB, ACE and PF (like Gold edition, but with PF) to attract new players, but I personally wouldn't buy it since I already have all three. Give me the add-ons and I'll give you my money. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

While we're at it, why not toss in the original IL-2 on the DVD too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



Ps
Just make sure you don't put any plane manufacturer's names on the cover... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

D_River
10-20-2005, 05:12 PM
I might buy it even if it only would have the add on extra.
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SpartanHoplite
10-20-2005, 05:18 PM
I'm all over that. Gimmie!

SH

Fillmore
10-20-2005, 05:38 PM
Basically I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get the Ju88 and Pe2 as flyable. People speak of how much would you pay per plane, but for me some planes are simply more valuable than others. These two planes are so valuable that I would pay for two seperate add-ons to get them. If one is free and the other requires me to purchase a full-price platinum pack then that is super too.

As for all that VVS'46 new campaigns and such that is great, too and I would pay for a new game to get all that with the Pe2. To get everything and the kitchen sink I would pay the equivelent of 1.5 X full price of a single game, but that's just me hehe.

A Deluxe Platinum Edition which contained FB+AEP+PF+all patches and free add-ons+Russian Market Add-Ons would certainly be easy to price so that it is attractive to the vast majority of us who already have FB+AEP+PF (i.e. regular full-game DVD price), and an overwhelming value for those who don't.

Quite honestly I would rather pay full price and get everything and the kitchen sink on one DVD than pay half price and get just the stuff I don't already have.

AstroCat
10-20-2005, 05:47 PM
yeah, I'd buy a full package. Set it up and I'll spend the cash. no problem. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jagdmailer
10-20-2005, 05:49 PM
Not so much interested in the Russian rocket and jet stuff, but would definately buy add-ons with Pe-2, Il-10 and other propeller stuff, along with maps & objects. That is of course counting on the fact that the upcoming "free" add-on countains Ju-88, Do 335, Italian birds, Mosquito......

Yes, count me in!

Thank you!

JagdMailer

Winter-Storm
10-20-2005, 05:57 PM
DVD with it all included + Russian addons, LET ME AT IT!

hey I prefer the Eastern Front anyway.

BfHeFwMe
10-20-2005, 06:04 PM
Yeah, single banger will do. Call it the airplane explosion pack. Keeps everyone on the same page and 1C work force eating. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

zombiewolf92553
10-20-2005, 06:09 PM
I'd pay for a "platimum edition".
or the add on.

shinden1974
10-20-2005, 06:43 PM
You're kidding right? Il-10, Pe-2, N1K2-Ja...somewhere...(pant,pant), plus some needed backup disks...of course.

Enthor1
10-20-2005, 06:48 PM
I will buy any Maddox addons but I do not really need a full new copy of the whole IL2 series.

I am not really interested in a Super-Duper all inclusive bundle but do indeed see the need for one.

Do the Super-Duper thing so new blood can get up to date easily but do not penalize the thousands of loyalists who have supported the IL2 series by purchasing each new product as it was released by making the addons exclusive to an entire new package.

Aeronautico
10-20-2005, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by Kuna15:
PS:
We don't need to reinstall the game in the case of windows reinstall. Game works perfectly without entries in registry (windows). So in theory once installed, game can be run for a long long time if it isn't corrupted in some other way.

Hell, original IL-2 could be run straight from the CD! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Really eh! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Takata_
10-20-2005, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Oleg Maddox [SimHQ]:
Hi,
Please post there your opinion.
Need it for publisher.

For us will be too hard to support two new branches of versions with new updates (russian and worldwide), so would be good to release it as well across Ubi

Please pay attention. These Russian add-ons has nothing common with the listed by me plane's add-ons in august with third party models of the planes (Italian, English, German, etc) which planeed to be release in one big or two separate free add-ons.

I will pay full price for a Platinium Edition including any Russian add-on, no doubt, it's worth the money and I want to support Oleg's Team and see incomming products from them in the future.

- Some don't wan't to pay for stuff they already have. It's pure miscalculation: what we pay for is the new stuff and all the work put in it to make it works together with the material previously published; If you don't like/need new maps, new campaigns, new planes, keep what you have: it won't cost you anything.

- Other publishers just don't bother with that: are you able to merge CFS1 + CFS2 + CFS3?

- My opinion is that PF should have been sold merged with (AEP/FB), the same way FB included the previous IL-2 content. Now, Maddox realise that it's difficult to support 2 lines of products, merged and stand-alone. It's a waste of time and the benefits are not worth the time spent to do it. Now, they'll have to support 3 with the Russian market?

- As for the editor, if UBI multiply the number of products (Worldwide) to make the whole serie working together, they will just give up and, at the end, we'll get nothing.

- Making one single add-on, lower price, is about the same price as releasing a full DVD, full price. But the market for one single add-on is pretty small. UBI has twice the production cost if they make it alongside the full DVD and four times the support with all installation combined. That's the reason they don't want to produce a single paid add-on for this game anymore, it will cost more than the expected sales.

- So, our choice is pretty clear:
1. we stay with what we have now + promised free stuff.
2. we got a full platinium + russian add-ons but we have to pay for a full product as everybody would have some money for the stuff they already made (FB team, AEP team, PF team, Russian team).

- My choice is definitly the last one, I'll pay a full game price for the new add-on, and I'll consider everything else (FB+AEP+PF) as free bonus offered by the publisher to works with it. Then, it will be easier to make a fresh install too.

- If UBI and Maddox agree to do that, what we should expect is that all the support for the previous games installation will be terminated, and games discontinued. (FB, FB+AEP, PF stand alone or PF merged). If not, it will be too difficult to do it and it won't be possible for Maddox to release the Russian add-ons for us.

- I think most of us would agree to jump to the "Platinium" and more would join than left the serie.

Takata.

ImpStarDuece
10-20-2005, 07:23 PM
I would galdly buy a Platinum edition with all the content up to 4.02 so far AND the 3 Russian market add-ons.

As long as it contains new material, as well as the stuff that has already been submitted to 1C;Maddox, then I am all for it!

Aeronautico
10-20-2005, 07:24 PM
Most people are missing the point that a Platinum Edition usually costs less than the original, and in this case surely much less than those addons, being them in three packages or even in just one.

Ubisoft spends less and sells more putting everything on one DVD, instead than running after two different kinds of customers, producing two different products that would cost twice to them.

Beside that they wouldn't publish the addon alone (they'd lose money), that more newcomers would join us, that we'd have a smarter package and could keep the rest as backups or gifts to "indoctrinate" others.

This is not a win-win situation: it's a win-win-win-win-win situation rather! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Takata_
10-20-2005, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by Takata_:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Oleg Maddox [SimHQ]:
Hi,
Please post there your opinion.
Need it for publisher.

Call it "Forgotten Battles 2006"
including FREE: Pacific Fighters and Aces Expansion Pack. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Raz_Bama
10-20-2005, 07:54 PM
As requested by Oleg Maddox in the SimHQ forum for people to voice their support here:

I hereby pledge to purchase a copy of the 'Platinum' DVD release should it come available.

Raz_Bama

(aka -=Raz=-)

DangerForward
10-20-2005, 08:05 PM
I'll buy any of the add-ons that include the Pe-2, and IL-10, etc...

Grey_Mouser67
10-20-2005, 08:13 PM
I will buy Platinum edition...I almost bought Gold edition, just to have a back up.

I will say this...like some others...I wouldn't want it just for the Russian add ons...I'd like the other stuff in development to come along too...the Tempest, Skeeter etc...

In fact, throw in a Spit Mk XIV, Hawker Typhoon, and P-38F,G,H awe heck a flyable Avenger too and I'll buy copies for my family too!

The AEP and patch sequence is so complicated now that I can't get new people into the game because I simply don't have the time and gumption to walk them through the details any more...put it in one package and I'll buy it...be sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

GT182
10-20-2005, 08:16 PM
Sounds great C.I. I'd pay for all the addons and Russian addons in one package just like everyone else. CD, DVD, Platinum or not, it makes no difference what it's called. If it helps Oleg, it'll help us all in the long run.

But one question. Will the flyable addons that we couldn't get because of the copywrite problem be included in this "pay for" addon?

And last but not least. Just make sure there's no leaks and it's found you know where, where it's not supposed to be. And hopefully kept away from the "Pirates" too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

-HH-Quazi
10-20-2005, 08:44 PM
Shoot, I am just going to fly over to Olegs neck of the woods and pick up the entire Russian release of every IL2 series release there is. I'm taking orders and will ship them to your homes as soon as I am back in the states. I'm not charging any extra, just splitting air fare and over night expenses between all the m8s that want copies of the entire Russian series, not to mention the shipping cost from me to you. HEHE Just cuttin up, but it has crossed my mind when daydreaming about winning the lottery, and being able to cover my own expenses. HEHE

Nimits
10-20-2005, 08:49 PM
Yes, this sounds great, and I would gladly buy it. The "1946" jets I could do with out, but would happily pay for them to get the rest of the stuff. Any new add-on or rerelease with no content, I will purchase.

Off course, if some new PTO maps, ships and FLYABLE carrier bombers were included (SB2C, TBD, TBF, B5N, B6N, D4Y), It would be worth as much or more than the original Pacific Fighters or Forgotten Battles.

RogueSnake79
10-20-2005, 08:53 PM
I'll buy it right now! how much? $100 do it?

MAKE IT I SAID! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Lewicide
10-20-2005, 08:54 PM
I would happily buy several copies

so long as it does not have starforce on it.

AFSG_Rhino
10-20-2005, 09:01 PM
I'd gladly pay for additional content, and I suspect that the others in our group would also.

nsu
10-20-2005, 09:18 PM
Yes money for Oleg and BoB Team so that they do not starve to 2007 (BoB release) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Please a DVD IL2 Serie Platinum version
with:

FB
AEP
PF
latest PF patch/AdOn
the 3 "russian" AdOn

new bigger online desert Map 250x250km http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

and Test airfields with "Online-Dogfight-Missions" ground start! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Gruß NSU http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

murphy6
10-20-2005, 09:25 PM
I would purchase a consolidated FB/AEP/PF with all the promised add-ons only if

1. NO STARFORCE

2. The Consolidated FB/AEP/PF plus add ons can be merged with the upcoming BoB ....(IIRC Oleg mentioned an all theaters sim some time ago)

and

3. NO STARFORCE

I have always enjoyed this sim warts and all and hope to see many more years of add ons and improvements.

S!

LEXX_Luthor
10-20-2005, 09:30 PM
*bump*

The idea of Newbies coming into the sim with a "1 box" purchase is a good one. Hopefully, the Newbies will outnumber the Old Timers, so yes we Old Timers can pay for a "everything" DVD.

Good moddering job here crazyivan. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Thanks!

AFSG_Bulldog
10-20-2005, 09:44 PM
You can count me in too. I would buy a copy of the add on if it expanded the sim even more.

Tater-SW-
10-20-2005, 09:45 PM
Note to marketing department: a decent % of noobs who buy the whole set ("platinum") are likely return customers for BoB.

tater

AFSG_Paper
10-20-2005, 11:05 PM
Count me in too I would hate to be left out. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://theafsg.com/

marcus763
10-21-2005, 12:07 AM
I would deffinatly purchase a platinum edition and/or any addons...I really hope these make it worldwide and not just the Russian market!!

toc03
10-21-2005, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by Tromplamort:
I'll better put my money in a paid add-on than in cigarettes... So count me in! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
ok,takes two dvd, I shall smoke for you!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif
seriousely, it's ok for me,
but PLEASE debug the devicelink!
sheers

partic_3
10-21-2005, 12:56 AM
Count me in.

jurinko
10-21-2005, 01:16 AM
don´t force me to buy the stuff in ukraine.. release it worldwide.

AWL_Frog
10-21-2005, 01:51 AM
I would buy it without hesitation.

kidneuro
10-21-2005, 01:54 AM
Excellent idea! Make a one click install single DVD with FB+AEP+PF+"frree addon" (+ the russian ones if it is possible) patched up to the latest.

It would help the newcomers to get into the game, plus a final "present" for us old dogs before we all move on to BoB.

ADI-Michael2005
10-21-2005, 02:17 AM
I'm not agreement about to buy the DVD complete to all the game and last patches..
All {adi}'s pilots have bought the games to 60$ for each one as soon as the occasion in Italy was introduced.(il2FB+AEP+PF)
It's approximately 3 years that we waiting for the Italian planes, and now the only way is to newly buy all the 3 games that already we possess.
it can go well also pay the new addon with Italian aircrafts also 50$ but not rest.
In the case that they will want to make a DVD , the final price for the customers should be low.
Regarding the protection to the new patch and/or DVD, I'm not happy at all to know that will be used the Starforce. We play Flaming Cliffs(by Eagle Dinamics) and with this protecion we had just big problems. Everytime that the game starts, checks the CD to be original and causes slow loadings and/or game crashes.Use any kind of protection but please... not the Starforce


{adi}-Michael --- CO Air Dominators Italia

http://www.ad-ita.it

From Italian Community

http://www.ad-ita.it/images/avatarbanners/Targhetta-Michael.jpg

Cajun76
10-21-2005, 02:48 AM
I'd rather get the Russian addon as a seperate disk than buy a Platinum Edition with half the stuff I already own, but if that helps get fresh blood and keeps us strong, then that's ok too. My $$$ will still be dedicated to it. Still a bargin for us enthusists, imho.

Valjack
10-21-2005, 02:51 AM
I'm in: i'll pay what you want for a complete Platinum Oleg's stuff with Eastern and Western patchs & Add-ons...

Why not ask for a pre-order online registration with a bottom limit before release if there is any doubt about viability ??

TailFlamer
10-21-2005, 02:56 AM
Yes, I will buy it if it is available in the USA.
I too would like to see the Russian Add-on as a stand alone expansion. If the only way to get would be to buy the whole FB-AEP-PF dvd, then I would most likely do that.

Klarkash
10-21-2005, 03:17 AM
I'll buy it, via a store or an online order and download like Eagle Dynamics did for Lock on v1.1.

Release it and it will sell.

LanceHawkins
10-21-2005, 03:40 AM
I'd gladly buy a new Platinum edition if it had the three russian addons!

˜ystein
EAF331 MadDog
European AirForce - 331 Squadron

Monson74
10-21-2005, 03:57 AM
Er.. I don't really remember but the AEP did cost as much as FB, right? So they could sell the Russian add-on at the same price & just have FB/AEP/PF on it as a bonus couldn't they? It would also give newcomers a chance to jump on the wagon - the vets get something new, the new people gets it all & Oleg gets some $$$ = everybody's happy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

alert_1
10-21-2005, 04:25 AM
I would buy it in a heartbeat! But, please: FULL BLOWN channel map (most A2A battles occured here from mid'40 to mid '44 and is still missing.
I know taht main focus on that area will be in BoB but LONg time till then and I bet that everyone who buy Platinum edition will buy BoB too ASAP...

Willy.
10-21-2005, 04:33 AM
You can count me in too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mr.keith
10-21-2005, 05:14 AM
Platinum with add-ons,I'd be first at the shop http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Roast
10-21-2005, 05:39 AM
Platinum adition, Russian add-on, whatever: I want it, especially the latter. Either directly ordered from Russia or here in the West, I will get my hands on that Pe-2 collection, be sure! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Roast

DjTeD
10-21-2005, 05:47 AM
I just read all posts of this thread... My opinion is that UBI commercial peoples should read it.

95 % of us would buy a complete Platinum edition including the all FB family (FB-AEP-PF) and the 3 Russian addons too (and please... try not to forget the Italian and French planes...). Patched to the last version, UBI can make a LOT of money with that.

So what are they waiting ??? For UBI, this can ONLY be a good business !!! And it will attract new players who can not necessarily find FB or AEP.

Personnally, I have the all IL2 family, from the first IL2 demo to 4.02m version. And I do not care to buy it again if it comes on DVD including all that is mentioned above. Even if it will be double-use (well... it will not if Russian addons come with...).

So let's do it, UBI !!! And you will prepare a very good terrain for when BoB will come out... there is only benefit for you !!!

Wattl
10-21-2005, 05:49 AM
I will buy, be sure!

Great idea!!!!

Wattl

EJGrOst_Caspar
10-21-2005, 05:52 AM
Originally posted by AWL_Frog:
I would buy it without hesitation.

And I second that without hesitation.

CORTO.M
10-21-2005, 06:20 AM
I would definetely pay for a platinum DVD edition, inclusive of new planes and maps. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

269GA-Veltro
10-21-2005, 06:39 AM
@Ivan....another question for the community.

A lot of us agree with the DVD idea...but now, how much money are we ready to pay for this DVD?

zaelu
10-21-2005, 07:22 AM
I'll buy too a Platinum DVD with FB AEP PF and the future 2 russian add ons.

I dont care I have FB AEP and PF already.

I also dont care about Starforce, I have Lock on 1.1 Web download and I had no Problem whatsoever with it. I have CD/DVD software emulators and didn't encountered any problems. Maybe we should put a lid to this scarecrow too.

Look a quote from "lock on 1.11 read me about Starforce": 'Star-Force (SF) copy protection software will no longer require a CD check at every start-up. Instead, it will only request it once a week.'

And I live in Romania and I have a salary of 150 Euros plus some extras from my spare time and I dont moan for my "hard earned money". I want to suport the builders of the game that I play each day! period

Baltimo
10-21-2005, 07:39 AM
Me too.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

We all need the addon...not only the russian Market!

JG53Harti
10-21-2005, 09:17 AM
to have an all in one on one DVD would be realy nice and of course also to have the "russian" addons http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Schuetz
10-21-2005, 10:13 AM
Me too... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MaJoWi
10-21-2005, 10:46 AM
I am also looking forward to these addons.

MaJoWi aka El_Marta

Jetbuff
10-21-2005, 11:20 AM
I have IL-2, FB, AEP and PF, all bought at release time for the full price of $69.98 CDN. In spite of the duplication of costs, I would be more than willing to shell out $100CDN (~$80 US) for this platinum edition concept. I just wonder how you would be able to pawn it off on the retailers who are notoriously fickle when it comes to stocking "special" editions at marked up prices.

tasso_1961
10-21-2005, 11:20 AM
I'm ready for ship date - will it be ready before Chistmas?

Chivas
10-21-2005, 11:43 AM
I would buy a DVD including, FB/AEP/PF, free patches and Russian Addons.

Pdog...I don't think you get it... This Platinum addition would have the Russian add-ons... something you don't already have.

You would be paying for the Russian add-ons and the convenience off having all content on one DVD.

Nealg
10-21-2005, 11:47 AM
If a combined release includes the Russian add ons, I will buy it. Otherwise no, unless I lose/damage one of my current CD's ( have 2 of each release ).

LeadSpitter_
10-21-2005, 12:33 PM
Great News, I actually suggested this in the past a couple times.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63110913/m...421016153#5421016153 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/63110913/m/7451069053/r/5421016153#5421016153)

Now for ubi if you want to keep us customers happy make the russian addon available for the west too, yes we are interested in it. If you want our money... but it has to be all in one combined pack for all versions.

Keep in mind those of us who actually do buy the game plan on buying bob and its addons so do us a favor and make the russian addon available for the west, this game is far from over, if its not it will cause big problems in our online gaming community.

lrrp22
10-21-2005, 01:00 PM
If Oleg is selling it- I'm buying it. Period. End of sentence.

LRRP