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Bearcat99
08-04-2009, 10:56 AM
Since there are so many new folks here I thought I would post this link to several sites that IMO are essential...not only to IL2 but to simming in general. For convenience I have put color codes on the links. Please note that most of the links marked Websites are very dynamic and they usually contain reference materials,files and utilities and should be thoroughly browsed through. Sites with ***** are Essential Essentials either due to function or content.


Axis-and-Allies-Paintworks.com (http://axis-and-allies-paintworks.com/) Highquality skins and campaigns website
Air Warfare (http://www.airwarfare.com/) Website
Angels and Airspeed (http://www.angelsandairspeed.com/phpBB3/index.php) Website
Bombsight Tables (http://www.automediabm.cz/pacific_fighters/BombSightTab2/Bombsight_Table_2.zip) Utility Calculates bombing info (speed angle etc.)
Cannon's Skins (http://www.canons-skins.com/)
CHECK SIX (http://www.checksix-fr.com/) Website
Coasties Place (http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/coastie0/) Website
Dart's Page (http://www.darts-page.com/) Website ***
Delta 6 (http://www.worldaccessnet.com/~delta6/) Website
Flying Legends (http://www.flying-legends.net/) Website
Fragments of Sturmovik Technika (http://web.archive.org/web/20030622083635re_/www.il2center.com/technika/) Courtesy of web.archive.org Reference
Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/) Paint Utility
Hammerd's Skins (http://members.cox.net/hammerd/Main.html)
HYPERLOBBY (http://hyperfighter.sk/) Gaming Site *****
Link to Crazy Ivan's Dedicated Server Setup Guide (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=692106434)
Language Translator (http://translation.paralink.com/translation.asp) Utility
Metric to English conversion tables (http://convert.french-property.co.uk/index.htm) Utility
Metric to English conversion utility (http://www.joshmadison.com/software/convert/) Utility
Mission 4 Today (http://mission4today.com/index.php) *****THE SINGLE MOST IMPOTANT RESOURCE SITE FOR IL2 ON THE NET
-----M4T Files (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads)
----- M4T Knowledge Base (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base)
MouseVision (http://www.mousevision.com/) Utility TIR Alternative
Object list (http://www.kolumbus.fi/porsimo/fb/media/FBPF_Objects.zip) Files
Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/) Free webhosting for screenshots etc.
Putfile.com (http://www.putfile.com/) Free webhosting for screenshots etc.
RRG Studios (http://www.il2center.com/) Website
Scorched Earth (http://seow.sourceforge.net/) Online War Utility
SIM HQ (http://www.simhq.com/) Website
SIM Outhouse (http://www.sim-outhouse.com/index.php?loc=downloads&page=downloads&FileType=il2) Website
Simmers Paintshop (http://www.simmerspaintshop.com/)
Stickworks (http://www.stickworks.com/)
Tailslides (http://tailslide.firelightsoftware.com/) Website
Teamspeak (http://www.teamspeak.org/) Communications Utility
Teamspeak Utility (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tsdisp) utility displays on screen while in game who is speaking on TS.
Teamspeak Overlay (http://www.teamspeakoverlay.com/) utility Displays on screen while in game who is speaking on TS
Ventrillo (http://www.ventrilo.com/) Communications Utility
Walagata.com (http://www.walagata.com/index.php) Free webhosting for screenshots etc.
Warbirds of Prey (http://www.warbirdsofprey.org/) Online Server Site
Warclouds (http://www.war-clouds.com/index.php?lng=en) Online Server Site
You Send it (http://s3.yousendit.com/) Utility A utility that lets you send large files through email
Zeno's Warbirds (http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com/) Website


Essential Reading

352nd Ramblin Jack's Flight Training (http://352ndfg.com/IL2/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=77)
Ace Pilots.com (http://www.acepilots.com/site_map.html)
The Combat Story Thread (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/6331000562) Virtual Warstories written by US for US.
Romanian Airforce History Article (http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/11/stuff_eng_profile_farr.htm)
Today in WWII History (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=1771097952&p=1) A community maintained thread on WWII history.
Uber Mythos (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=26310365&m=3251092342)
WWII Ace Stories (http://www.elknet.pl/acestory/aces.htm)
WWII Maps (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/history_ww2.html)
War Veteran's Poetry (http://www.iwvpa.net/index.htm)

Forums

Airwarfare (http://airwarfare.com/phpBB2/index.php)
CWOS (http://www.acompletewasteofspace.com/index.php) The closest thing to the old Pilots Lounge.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Combat Sim Group (http://www.combatsimgroup.com/smf/)
Sim HQ (http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forum_summary.html)
Sim Outhouse (http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/index.php)


And of course right here. There is a wealth of info on this site as well so explore the other forums and links here and you will find most if not all the answers you need for any questions you may have. There are also other sites in cyberspace where unofficial mods to the sim can be obtained. Some of them are well done and some are not so well done. We offer no tech support for these mods here and we cannot post links to such sites however, for more information on the subject please read this thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/7441010176).

Bearcat99
08-04-2009, 12:23 PM
P.S. For those who have noticed.. this is not the same Essentials thread started 5 (Or was it 6) years ago. Somehow that one got deleted.. This was made from a backup I made of the links.. but it was an old back up. I have since edited it and removed the dead links.. I will try to add to it as I go along.

If there is something you think should be added just drop me a PM.