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tonedog2006
06-05-2011, 04:23 PM
its been a good long while since i played IL2 but the graphics and immersion still hold their own imo. been watching some of the training videos and it still looks sweet.

i know its had expansions and its still being updated (grateful for that) but the base game is 10 years old. its a real credit to the devs that IL2 has stood the test of time.

i do own cliffs of dover but im more than happy to keep playing IL2 until its been patched up.

Bearcat99
06-06-2011, 03:59 PM
Yes it does...........

TheCrux
06-06-2011, 05:40 PM
This sim consistently stands, and exceeds the test of time. Even now, after 8 years, I still marvel at just how good it really really is...and I'm still continuing to notice little details I've not yet noticed.

Not at all pining for the next "latest and greatest". It's already here.

Treetop64
06-06-2011, 10:14 PM
Agree wholeheartedly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Feathered_IV
06-07-2011, 07:14 AM
Got back to Il-2 recently and was impressed with it all over again. Clod is such a clumsy half arsed thing by comparison.

deskpilot
06-07-2011, 11:09 AM
You are SOOO right! I own CLOd and tried it for about 5 minutes before throwing up my hands in disgust. Have now downgraded my graphics card anyway ( it's a long story) and am very much enjoying unmodded and modded versions of IL2. ( The very fact that you can have several versions installed at once is brilliant ) and have STILL never tried flying most of the planes in the massive plane set yet, as I am trying to master one of them, namely the corsair. IMHO IL2 is a towering work of genius. CLOD MAY become this also but not for a very long time. So enjoy! There is plenty of life in IL2 yet. A special mention to all the techie fans at Daidalos and elsewhere who devote hours of their time to improving the sim. It's got an amazing supportive community.

waffen-79
06-07-2011, 12:06 PM
+1000

IL-2 is new best, be sure!

PhantomKira
06-07-2011, 09:03 PM
I must admit, I have yet to fly heavy bombers, and figure out bombsights that are more than just a tube. (That means I actually have to map the controls first, you understand...) Many hours yet to be had enjoying this sim.

Worf101
06-07-2011, 09:31 PM
You got that chit right!!!! I'm back too and loving flying and my squad again!!!! Whooo Hoooo!

Worf

mortoma
06-08-2011, 01:52 AM
I never left, I'm one of the 10 to 20 percent of IL2 simmers that opted not to buy CloD in the first place. Won't get into why, since I'm in no mood for an argument or flame war. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Bearcat99
06-09-2011, 08:25 PM
I'll buy CoD as soon as I can.. even f I cant fly it with my current rig.. if for no other reason to support 1C ...

rjb1fgc
06-09-2011, 09:56 PM
I bought Clod from Just Flight in early May - just to support the project and see if I could get it to run acceptably on my old rig. It does to my satisfaction for now given the limitations of my hardware - see below - but IL2-1946 runs GREAT and visually seems in most cases just as good. For me Clod was a bit of a slide-show originally when flown below 3,000 ft. Replacing the Radeon 4850 - 512Mb with a cheap ($50 ) 4850 - 1Gb solved that well. Still stutters just a bit when under 1,000ft over towns but for the kind of combat that prevailed in the BoB time it is quite playable, in my opinion. Realistic graphics ? Cockpit yes. Landscape OK at 2,000 ft or more except at high-noon on a clear day ( how many of those were there at this time - even tho it was late Summer ? ). In 6 months' time the code improvements and the prices of more capable video cards with lots more processing streams and better shader utilization/optimization should make the visuals under all conditions much more life-like. In the meantime it IS smoothly playable now ( At altitude & with ground-related visual settings at medium ), though IMO a TrackIR 4 or 5 will be a "system requirement" too .
FPS ?
--- Is immaterial if the game/program runs smoothly enuf for the user!!
Most of the time my flying has to be off-line.

Again, IL2-1946 is SUPERB on my machine (which I see no need to save-for / spend-further-money-on for quite some time - I'm almost-elderly and will likely NEVER be able to retire from full-time work -- Midwest USA in an agriculture-support industry since college 52yrs ago).
FSX with ORBX for NA is outstanding too, and X-Plane9 is just fun ( when 10 is released this rig will be WAY on the low end of running that but should still run it as well as Clod does now )
Win7-64 Home
RAM: 4Gb DDR400
MB : Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
BIOS : (latest) 12/01/2005
Processor : Opteron 165 OC'd to 2.8Ghz
Power : OCZ 650W
HD : Boot = Samsung SP1614N - 160 GB
Programs = Seagate ST3500320SV - 320 GB
Data = Western Digital WD1001FACS-00J7B0 - 1TB
If you're comfortable " runnin' what you brung " why be envious/dissatisfied ?

Messaschnitzel
06-09-2011, 09:58 PM
I'm still playing the hell out of this game after all these years. There's planes I still haven't even got to. If I ever start to get bored, I'll try out a different plane I'm not used to, or maybe switch to a weaker, rubber band powered ride to see what happens. There's always something to work on. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

DKoor
06-10-2011, 06:12 AM
Originally posted by tonedog2006:
its been a good long while since i played IL2 but the graphics and immersion still hold their own imo. been watching some of the training videos and it still looks sweet.

i know its had expansions and its still being updated (grateful for that) but the base game is 10 years old. its a real credit to the devs that IL2 has stood the test of time.

i do own cliffs of dover but im more than happy to keep playing IL2 until its been patched up.

Ye, but I'm dissapoint cos P-51 is *still* undermodeled. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o125/DKoor/101/1809200822.jpg

horseback
06-10-2011, 11:49 AM
...and always will be, like all late-war American fighters since the dust from the Northrop-Grumman debacle settled.

Oleg never forgets and rarely forgives. Look how long it took for the Lufties to get the bar removed from the FW 190. Between the lawyers and the Yankwhiners who repeatedly (and publicly) demonstrated the errors in the sim's depiction of US late war fighters, a lot of resentment has been generated.

If the sim lasts another 5-6 years, the Lightning might finally be subject to compression only at the historically accurate high altitudes, the .50 HMGs will have more hitting power than the ai gunners' 7mm LMGs, the Mustang, Hellcat and Corsair will quit being such ridiculous trim hogs, and the Lightning and Hellcat will finally hit their recorded 'numbers'.

But I wouldn't hold my breath.

cheers

horseback

Bearcat99
06-10-2011, 03:33 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

........... I agree


Hey DKoor did you know that your sig was the inspiration for my current one.. the PNG I mean.. (Although I did update the plane using a screenshor from Wop 'cause it's purtier... )

DKoor
06-13-2011, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by Bearcat99:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

........... I agree


Hey DKoor did you know that your sig was the inspiration for my current one.. the PNG I mean.. (Although I did update the plane using a screenshor from Wop 'cause it's purtier... ) Glad to hear it...

I wanted to make a nice sig but always had a prob with JPGs and GIFs... so I went for PNG and it really ended up nicely, I think http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif .
PNG format is very nice to work on especially if you need smooth borders (on pics that aren't in square format).

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

joninkinma
07-09-2011, 02:41 AM
This is my first post here and i'd like to add my 2 cents.

I just bought 1946 for 7 bucks on steam.

I don't have a joy but I'm using a ps3 controller with motionjoy.

After spending 30 minutes setting up all my hotkeys/buttons, then another 30 minutes learning how NOT to land on a carrier I finally pulled off a good landing. I got excited a little.

then I decided to try my first dogfight, the graphics are honestly fine to me, not great quality but the models are sufficient. anyway.. after a while of being shot down etc etc, I finally got my first kill.

No flight game has made me more excited in a 3 second span than this game has when my hot lead seared through the wing of a zero, snapping it and the following spin off of the fuselage.

it felt like I had earned it, most games give it to you.

dwagener
07-09-2011, 09:32 AM
IL2 1946 is the best use for a PC that I can imagine. I have spent thousands of hours and never get bored.

nvrsummer2
07-09-2011, 11:06 AM
This sim is the closest thing to actually being in a warbird. I fly sometimes just to see the sights. COD WILL be good, just gonna take time. And its gonna need all the theaters before IL2 1946 can retire. So id say at least a few more years.

Everyone should buy COD just to support the developer and keep IL2 alive!!!

Feathered_IV
07-09-2011, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by joninkinma:
...it felt like I had earned it, most games give it to you.

I like that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Welcome aboard!

nealn
07-20-2011, 10:29 AM
Definitely agree,

have had COD for a month now and it shows potential, but IL2 1946 has so much more to offer in terms of planes and different theaters of war. An unbelievable value for the money. A WW2 flight simmers dream come true.

As a predominantly off line player, 1946, modded and with Lowengrin's dynamic campaign generator is a way more immersive experience for me. And I prefer it to COD until COD gets patched up a bit better and has more to offer in the way of campaigns.

Neal

RAF74_Raptor
07-21-2011, 12:59 PM
If I could get it to properly work with triplescreen I would go back to it

JSG72
07-21-2011, 02:47 PM
Well I got CoD and pimped my Rig to play it kinda fine.

But to be honest. It is not the Sim but the theatre that doesn't entice me.

So I looked back at IL2 '46 4.10m.
And was surprised at, how it had moved on in the few months I had been away. Obviously New modded rig eats it.
All is satisfactory again.

Welcome back me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Galway
07-21-2011, 06:36 PM
I can honestly say I have only flown about half the available flyable aircraft in IL2_1946.

The scope of the game is amazing.