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SUPERAEREO
02-10-2005, 02:05 AM
A friend of mine tried to order the Ace Expansion Pack from Gameplay in the UK, and this is the answer he got:

"Dear (Name Omitted),

Thank you for placing an order with Gameplay for IL2 - Forgotten Battles - Aces Expansion
Pack. Unfortunately we have been informed that the manufacturer has discontinued this
product and therefore we are unable to complete your order. Please accept our sincerest
apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any queries concerning this matter then please contact our office on 0845 345
4440 or visit us online at www.gameplay.co.uk (http://www.gameplay.co.uk).
Once again, we apologise for being unable to supply you with the item you wanted but thank
you for your custom and support.

Yours sincerely,
(Name Omitted)
Gameplay After Sales


Can anyone shed any light on this? Is this true?


S!

SUPERAEREO
02-10-2005, 02:05 AM
A friend of mine tried to order the Ace Expansion Pack from Gameplay in the UK, and this is the answer he got:

"Dear (Name Omitted),

Thank you for placing an order with Gameplay for IL2 - Forgotten Battles - Aces Expansion
Pack. Unfortunately we have been informed that the manufacturer has discontinued this
product and therefore we are unable to complete your order. Please accept our sincerest
apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any queries concerning this matter then please contact our office on 0845 345
4440 or visit us online at www.gameplay.co.uk (http://www.gameplay.co.uk).
Once again, we apologise for being unable to supply you with the item you wanted but thank
you for your custom and support.

Yours sincerely,
(Name Omitted)
Gameplay After Sales


Can anyone shed any light on this? Is this true?


S!

Tooz_69GIAP
02-10-2005, 02:42 AM
I had a lot of trouble trying to find a copy of AEP also.

Best bet is for your friend to go to one of these places that offer to buy 2nd hand games, and see if they have it. That's where I got one a couple months ago.

Troll2k
02-10-2005, 02:50 AM
Try here:

http://store.ubi.com/search.jsp?category=PC&genre=simulation

Orfson
02-10-2005, 03:03 AM
Laibach Kittens from Rathergood! Joel Veicht!!! GREAAAT SUPERAEREO!!!!!!!

Orfson
02-10-2005, 03:11 AM
http://store.ubi.com/search.jsp?category=PC&genre=simulation

...this is only for USA and Canada...

I also can't find IL2-FB Gold in europe!!!

msalama
02-10-2005, 05:42 AM
Hmmm... Just bought the AEP a week ago from the local bookshop in Helsinki, Finland (yeah, I'm a n00b and proud of it). They had like 2 copies left there.

And oh yeah, BTW - do you think FB/AEP will get any more patches ever (containing flyables, ground objects, fixes, whatever), or will they all be for PF from now on?

JG53Frankyboy
02-10-2005, 05:50 AM
only for PF/PFm

madsarmy
02-10-2005, 05:59 AM
No one seems to have any stock.
Just checked out eBay for you. No joy there either.

Maybe I should go & get another FB as back up.

Banger2004
02-10-2005, 06:06 AM
Just got my copy yesterday from Gamestation.co.uk, cost 10.99 including postage. Be quick!

Banger2004
02-10-2005, 06:09 AM
Should have said their search function is a bit fussy, think I typed IL-2 or something like that. But keep at it, you'll get there in the end!

msalama
02-10-2005, 06:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG53Frankyboy:
only for PF/PFm <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Awww rats http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Well, as expected really...

madsarmy
02-10-2005, 06:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Banger2004:
Just got my copy yesterday from Gamestation.co.uk, cost 10.99 including postage. Be quick! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gamestation wont know whats hit then now bangerhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Nice find.


Seems odd they stop selling AEP when more people are going to want it after thy have tried Pacific Fighters & would like the whole series.

Bearcat99
02-10-2005, 07:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by msalama:
Hmmm... Just bought the AEP a week ago from the local bookshop in Helsinki, Finland (yeah, I'm a n00b and proud of it). They had like 2 copies left there.

And oh yeah, BTW - do you think FB/AEP will get any more patches ever (containing flyables, ground objects, fixes, whatever), or will they all be for PF from now on? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My understanding is that any new stuff will be for the PF merged/stand alone version ....

mortoma
02-10-2005, 09:17 AM
That's dumb, since if someone is new that just bought PF, then all they'll ever be able to play is PF stand-alone!!!! Surely UBI should ensure somehow that people like that can get both FB and PF. Or they should make a new version of the game that includes the whole shebang in one package. I'll write Oleg and see what he says. For some reason he always answers my emails but of course I don't take advantage and overdo it. I don't see how he has the time.

KarayaEine
02-10-2005, 09:25 AM
I don't see how Oleg could have any control over the discontinuation of FB/Aces. It would be UBI's decision. They are the distributors/marketers of the game.

Johann

Dutchfalcon46
02-10-2005, 09:59 AM
I saw on Airwarfare a meesage from Oleg stating that around the end of this month V3.05 will be availeble with new maps and new airplanes.

Airmail109
02-10-2005, 02:32 PM
Pffffffffffffft........2 weeks be sure!

CapnKillemall
02-10-2005, 04:17 PM
Just bought my copy of IL*2 Forgotten Battles Gold Pack (includes Ace Expansion Pack) at Fry's in Dallas, TX 5 days ago.... the had a shelf full of them .. !!!??

flyingscampi
02-10-2005, 04:21 PM
I showed a cfs3 fan PF recently and he rushed off to buy the whole IL-2 series - except AEP which nobody has in stock!

I'll point him in the direction of the Uk suppliers mentioned - thanks for the links.

Surely AEP is essential if you want the complete game - they can't discontinue it!

JG7_Rall
02-10-2005, 04:39 PM
Is the gold pack continued too? Maybe they're still making that and figured anyone who already had FB when AEP was released bought it then, and anyone who wants it now probably needs FB too...just a thought

LEXX_Luthor
02-10-2005, 05:23 PM
<span class="ev_code_yellow">FB Gold</span> already includes AEP, so it makes sense to kill AEP (and original FB 1.0).

Last week I killed the AEP in my "Gladiator/J8A" SiG and changed to FB Gold. I make sense too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

AEP is dead.

The Best Bear...um...*Best Buy*...stores only has <span class="ev_code_yellow">FB Gold</span> and PF.

What's cool is they have a shelf full of <span class="ev_code_yellow">FB Gold</span> and PF.

EURO_Snoopy
02-10-2005, 07:24 PM
AFAIK FB Gold is only available in the US, we have only one distributor saying that AEP has been discontinued.
I doubt UBI would cut their own nose off by stopping people migrating from PF standalone to FB/PF merged!
Most likely Gameplay are mistaken. AEP is still available via Amazon.

LEXX_Luthor
02-10-2005, 07:53 PM
FB Gold only available in USA? ...thanks, have to change SiG again, bring AEP back to life.

Hawgdog
02-10-2005, 08:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Funny sig line!

BenvZijl
02-11-2005, 03:50 AM
and if you can't find AEP anywhere is it then allowed to search for a W***z version of it so that we can play(my nephew has that problem)

i mean it's not OLEG his fault but UBI if it's not avaiable.


*note* i do not use the illigal version of any of Oleg his games cause Oleg is a flighsim god

flyingscampi
02-11-2005, 08:55 AM
If anyone knows where to buy FB Gold pack in the UK please let me know because I can't find it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

scottmal1
02-11-2005, 08:57 AM
Play.com was knocking AEP out for 9.99 the other week, also noticed that F/B's gone onto ubisofts budget label for 9.99. Just been on play.com, AEP sold out, F/B is 7.99 and theres a new expansion coming out for F/B on the 25/2 called 'Forgotten battles aces campaign add-on', (this is really going to confuse with a name like that!)Seems like it's new skins, maps and campaign's 17.99 though.

Bohemond1
02-15-2005, 09:48 AM
www.mx2.co.uk (http://www.mx2.co.uk) has the ace expansion for 9.50 plus free p&p.Ordered mine already. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T_O_A_D
02-15-2005, 10:04 AM
I just say a gold pack at Babbages at our local Mall. Yes it a long ways from the UK http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif But I'm sure its out there. If not order it from UBI online.

delta_9_tetra
02-15-2005, 10:06 AM
You can buy Aces Expansion Pack on Amazon.co.uk

flyplenty
02-15-2005, 11:45 AM
I ordered AEP last weekend (at bol.com, for the NL-ers), I'm hoping their website was up-to-date about it being in stock.

indylavi
02-15-2005, 11:50 AM
I don't think the Gold Pack was released in Europe. At least none of my Europe buddies can find it anywhere. They had to buy AEP and FB seperate