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Harrock
12-11-2009, 03:35 PM
been away a while
last time i played i had 1l2 1946
i got a new computer and cant load it
so, i look online and all i find is pacific fighters website.

and all people are playing on hyperlobby it looks like is forgotten battles.
didn't that come out before pacific fighters, let alone 1946.

why is there no 1946 website or support?

is 1946 the new forgotten battles?
and is this the right forum?

and how the heck do i load it on my win 7 computer.. ugh!

-----confused

AndyJWest
12-11-2009, 03:42 PM
HyperLobby is confusing, because the 'Forgotten Battles' part is where everyone plays IL-2 1946: maybe it just never got renamed?

As for installing under Windows 7, this can certainly be done. I think you need to (a) have admin priviliges to do it, and (b) NOT install it in the 'Program Files' folder. There may be one or two other tweaks though, If you leave it for a bit I'm sure someone will post further info.

BTW, welcome back.

Bearcat99
12-11-2009, 05:58 PM
46 is the latest version.. there are two patches... 4.08 & 4.09... the sim has been unofficially modded... to get to where you need to be go to the FoergottenBattles Room on HL..

na85
12-11-2009, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:

HyperLobby is confusing, because the 'Forgotten Battles' part is where everyone plays IL-2 1946: maybe it just never got renamed?

The original IL2 was its own game. Then they released IL2 Forgotten Battles, which was its own game. Then they released a series of expansions for IL2 FB, the Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters, Sturmoviks over Manchuria, Pe-2 Peshka, and finally 1946, which we're playing now. Many of those expansion packs contained updates to the game engine but we're still essentially playing IL2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles.

ElfunkoI
12-12-2009, 06:04 PM
I've been gone a long time also. Since Pacific Fighters came out, though I do believe at the time (2006?) 1946 was in the works. Did it just release?

Do I need to get all those expansions to play on Hyperlobby? Or can I play with just Forgotten Battles and Pacific Fighters and maybe some patches? Seems a little convoluted to break into the IL2 genre.

icrash
12-12-2009, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by ElfunkoI:
I've been gone a long time also. Since Pacific Fighters came out, though I do believe at the time (2006?) 1946 was in the works. Did it just release?

Do I need to get all those expansions to play on Hyperlobby? Or can I play with just Forgotten Battles and Pacific Fighters and maybe some patches? Seems a little convoluted to break into the IL2 genre.

Go buy a copy of 1946. It has been out for awhile now & covers all of the previous content (FB,AE,PF etc). You then need to patch it to 4.08, then 4.09. After that, you'll need to find whatever unofficial mod(s) that the server you want to play on uses.

blu42
12-14-2009, 09:09 AM
!S all,im new to ur forums but been playing il2/pf for quite awhile offline.
Iv tried a few update patches (in order) for il2 but could never get any patch to apply. Im not immensely knowledgeable with combining files and/or applying patches so im still on the original install only.I know they re not made for vista x64 but i know it can be done,it,s just knowing how.Recommendations?
Should i do as icrash suggested?
Thanks in advance:
blu42

Insuber
12-14-2009, 11:00 PM
Hi,

Just do what icrash suggests. Get 1946 and patch it with 4.08 and then 4.09.

Bye,
Insuber

LimaZulu
12-15-2009, 12:13 AM
Although I have several copies of previous versions, the IL246 full version was only $10 on Steam so it was an easy decision where to buy it.

LimaZulu

blu42
12-15-2009, 07:23 AM
Yep,thats what i figured.
thanks guys:
blu42