View Full Version : Newbie Question on Pacific Fighers

03-29-2008, 12:13 PM
Hello - total newbie here. I recently bought Pacific Fighters and have a couple of questions:

1) Recommendations for a good (less the $50 joystick)?
2) Can I play online with Pacific Fighters by itself since I don't have IL2?
3) Is the current patch still v4.04 for PF or is it something higher then this?


03-29-2008, 01:06 PM
Most now play the merged game, it's currently up to 4.08, the 4.09 patch being expected within a not too distant future. There are still servers offering PF standalone at Hyperlobby, but the players are few.

In order to get to 4.08, you'll need the 1946 game.

03-29-2008, 01:11 PM
and hello and welcome to you

1- i would buy a good used stick on e-bay, say a CH, or MSFFB

2-yes you can on hyperlobby, but never very many pilots there

3-Yep 4.04

03-29-2008, 01:27 PM
Thanks you guys. Also, I'm running Vista on my system and PF seems to work fine. Any problem with IL2 1946 on Vista? Much thanks

03-29-2008, 02:07 PM
No problems with Vista that you wouldn't have encountered with PF already.

See my Updating 1946 link for specific advice, especially if you plan to use third-party utilities like MAT-Manager or UberQuick Mission Generator.

03-29-2008, 02:14 PM
If you want a decent, cheap joystick and you want it now. Wal-Mart carries the Saitek ST290 Pro for $20. It works good for a starter stick. I used it for a year before I got my X52.

03-29-2008, 07:50 PM
If you have a gameport, or are willing to install an old soundcard to get one (with the sound features turned off), Microsoft ForceFeedback Pro's off Ebay are bargains these days.

Just dont use a Gameport>USB connector as the FF wont work.

Mine was 5.99 boxed mint condition, I love it.

MS FF2's are USB but usually go for a lot of money.