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jbtoyniche
12-13-2006, 08:53 AM
I am new to the IL2 series of flight simulators. This is the first time I have installed any of the IL2 simulators. I plan to use these stand alone on my computer. I bought the core Stumovik programs: the original IL2 Stumovik, Forgotten Battles and Expansion pack and Pacific Fighters. Since these programs were released several years ago there are a lot
of fixes and patches. Can someone help me and give me the proper procedure and sequence
to apply the necessary fixes to bring the IL2 family of simulators to the current level?
Is there a way to find out what the current version of the IL2 software on my machine. Most programs in the Help drop down menu have the ?about .... product?
Which gives you current release, version, build etc.

What add-ons are available for the 3 core programs and will they interfere with the patches.
Does someone rate add-ons to see if they are worth buying?
How will the new 1946 going to fit in with the other IL2 sims?

Thanks
JB

jbtoyniche
12-13-2006, 08:53 AM
I am new to the IL2 series of flight simulators. This is the first time I have installed any of the IL2 simulators. I plan to use these stand alone on my computer. I bought the core Stumovik programs: the original IL2 Stumovik, Forgotten Battles and Expansion pack and Pacific Fighters. Since these programs were released several years ago there are a lot
of fixes and patches. Can someone help me and give me the proper procedure and sequence
to apply the necessary fixes to bring the IL2 family of simulators to the current level?
Is there a way to find out what the current version of the IL2 software on my machine. Most programs in the Help drop down menu have the ?about .... product?
Which gives you current release, version, build etc.

What add-ons are available for the 3 core programs and will they interfere with the patches.
Does someone rate add-ons to see if they are worth buying?
How will the new 1946 going to fit in with the other IL2 sims?

Thanks
JB

SlickStick
12-13-2006, 09:28 AM
This (http://www.airwarfare.com/guides/patching.htm) guide should answer all of your patching questions.

To give you a brief rundown on your questions:

- IL-2 Sturmovik (First in the Series) is a stand-alone game with no further add-ons or merges, that can be patched to V1.2 or V1.2ov (optional, see Read me for patch).

- Forgotten Battles was the next stand-alone game that included the original IL-2 content, but with many additions. It can be patched to V1.22.

- Aces Expansion Pack was an add-on that must be merged into Forgotten Battles and once merged can be patched to V2.04.

- Pacific Fighters was the third stand-alone game released, but this one had an option. You could install it as stand-alone or merge it into the FB+AEP version of the game. Once merged, then the latest version of PF+FB+AEP would be V4.07 (with V4.05 available as a separate pay-to-download, or buying IL2: 1946 and getting V4.05, V4.06 and V4.07, plus PF, FB and AEP on one convenient DVD. Plus, it includes many bonus features on a second disk.

Note: Once FB+AEP is merged and if you were not going to add PF, then AEP becomes the version control and only AEP patches need be applied. For example: From scratch, it would be FB (no FB patches needed), then install AEP, then patch AEP to V2.04.

Same with PF once merged. No need for any patching until you get the final part of the merge installed.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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