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mortoma
09-29-2007, 08:04 PM
I'm bored and a little curious. The most memorable expansion to me since IL2 came out has to to be Forgotten Battles. Second would be Ace Expansion Pack. I didn't care about Pacific fighters nearly as much but of course had to get it to stay current.

woofiedog
09-30-2007, 02:51 AM
I'd have to say Pacific Fighters, because it finally gave us a two front war with carrier's and open water maps.
But one thing about the older FMB on the earlier IL-2 that I liked was that you could place the aircraft for taxi & take off any where on the map instead of just at the end of the runway.
I hope they bring this feature back with SoW.

F19_Orheim
09-30-2007, 03:03 AM
Ace... we got the J8a http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jediteo
09-30-2007, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
Ace... we got the J8a http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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JG52Karaya-X
09-30-2007, 03:23 AM
I have to say I was rather disappointed with the ACE pack because it added a loose bunch of planes into the sim (some of which had been released earlier in free patches) and a couple of maps (Normandy, Ardennes,...) with no greater idea behind it.

Forgotten Battles expanded very nicely on the airwar on the Eastern front... what did ACE expand on!? The Western Front? With only 2 maps!? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

MEGILE
09-30-2007, 03:56 AM
Spitfire http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

joeap
09-30-2007, 04:02 AM
46 cause you get it ALL.

Dolemite-
09-30-2007, 04:10 AM
Forgotten Battles, thats when the IL-2 Series really took off, also when the Ameri-whining started. Remember the P-47's roll rate?

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Friendly_flyer
09-30-2007, 04:32 AM
Forgotten Battles, it brought us the Hurricane!

R_Target
09-30-2007, 05:51 AM
Tie between FB and PF.

JG52Uther
09-30-2007, 05:56 AM
Originally posted by joeap:
46 cause you get it ALL.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif 1 disc beats all.

DKoor
09-30-2007, 05:59 AM
Forgotten Battles, because I was SO excited about it.
I still remember my driving home after I bought it....... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

carguy_
09-30-2007, 06:57 AM
Forgotten Battles ofcourse - G10,G14 and K4 arrived.

hotspace
09-30-2007, 07:06 AM
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GerritJ9
09-30-2007, 07:09 AM
PF- it's the theatre I'm most interested in, especially SE Asia in the period Dec. 1941-March 1942.

msalama
09-30-2007, 07:15 AM
1946.

mortoma
09-30-2007, 07:31 AM
I remember waiting for FB for so long and being pretty excited about the ME-262. But I only flew it a while, got bored of it and since have rarely touched it. I did have one of my coolest missions in it though. I flamed out both of my engines during an iar battle and had just enough energy to make a perfect deadstick at my airbase. Restarted and flew back to the fight.
Pretty cool...

Choctaw111
09-30-2007, 09:03 AM
Forgotten Battles was really good. I remember how much I was looking forward to it. The others after that were just OK. Sure we got some new planes and new maps but FB really did it for the sim. Now, several years later, we have 46, which I also think is pretty good and like someone pointed out earlier, you get it all plus some extra really neat stuff that has never been done before.

Markku38
09-30-2007, 09:27 AM
Forgotten Battles

Actually I bought IL-2 (first one) when my CFS3 broke off http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif... then bought FB...then AEP.. etc. etc. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

When looking back - ask myself: "Dude, where's your normal life???" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Vipez-
09-30-2007, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by Dolemite-:
Remember the P-47's roll rate?



Or the Hurricane climb rate ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Dagnabit
09-30-2007, 12:13 PM
1946 of course
I kinda bought into all this sideways..First I got FB, with Ace, on the same disc. Then Pacific fighters, then the Original Il2. And finally 1946. My main problem was finding them in my area. I had never been trusting of the internet to where I would feel comfortable ordering things this way. But I finally opened an account specifically for internet orders.

BrotherVoodoo
09-30-2007, 12:15 PM
PF for me, I love the carrier ops.

boxduty
09-30-2007, 06:31 PM
Forgotten Battles. The whole thing blossomed from that point! Everything else comes a close second.

Extreme_One
09-30-2007, 06:36 PM
Forgotten Battles because it opened up new nationalities that weren't available before.


I created the first US campaign / mission pack due to a hidden feature and poymando and I put the first RAF mission where it should appear.

US, GB, DU, PL, NL, SK, IT, FR, NoNe etc. etc. were all made possible with FB.

avimimus
09-30-2007, 07:31 PM
Definitely Pe-2/Mig-3/Murmansk

leitmotiv
09-30-2007, 07:53 PM
I would have considered the series to have come to a radically dismal end with the dreary Peska and equally unmemorable 46 had not others taken a hand.

msalama
09-30-2007, 11:43 PM
with the dreary Peska

Dreary? The best divebomber in the game and he calls it "dreary" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Almost all I've flown since it came out actually, and I'm not even Russian - or a Commie for that matter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

But each to their own of course http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

mortoma
10-02-2007, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
I would have considered the series to have come to a radically dismal end with the dreary Peska and equally unmemorable 46 had not others taken a hand. I disagree about the PE-2 but '46 is not a hurry for me. I bought the DVD set but I'm waiting for a new PC before I install it. I'm not interested in all the fantasy planes that did not participate in the war.

tagTaken2
10-02-2007, 09:33 PM
Pacific Fighters- when the news was posted (1st April!!), I was a long way from home doing a horrible job in the heat, gave me something to daydream about.
Pe-2 after that, a lot of grief to get, but my favourite bomber now.

DrHerb
10-02-2007, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by Vipez-:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dolemite-:
Remember the P-47's roll rate?



Or the Hurricane climb rate ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Remember in Forgotten Battles the K4 climb rate? you could hang that sucker on its prop!

leitmotiv
10-02-2007, 09:54 PM
I liked the Pe-2, too, and the Ju 88A-4, but I thought the last two additions lacked pazazz---a whimper not a bang. After the horribly disappointing PAC FIGHTERS (no flyable carrier torp bombers, mediocre ship behavior), I was hoping for something really great. Everything up to PF was fantastic as far as I was concerned.

Bearcat99
10-02-2007, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by Dolemite-:
Forgotten Battles, thats when the IL-2 Series really took off, also when the Ameri-whining started. Remember the P-47's roll rate?

Yeah it was worse than the He-111.. and Sky Chimp, Eagle and Gibbage among others proved it that's why it was changed.

But for it was FB as well... FB was the first step to where we are now...

BGs_Ricky
10-03-2007, 04:39 AM
Forgotten Battles: tons of new stuff http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

fordfan25
10-03-2007, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by DrHerb:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vipez-:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dolemite-:
Remember the P-47's roll rate?



Or the Hurricane climb rate ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Remember in Forgotten Battles the K4 climb rate? you could hang that sucker on its prop! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>and the fw190's pit bar

DrHerb
10-03-2007, 04:48 PM
aah those were the glory days lol

mortoma
10-03-2007, 06:51 PM
I started this thread because I sense most of us are bored now and have come to the realization that this series is over. We're just awaiting Bob/Sow. Thought it nice to reminisce about the days gone by.

Did FB come out in March 2003??
What is the timeline for the big add ons?

Jaws2002
10-03-2007, 07:47 PM
FB brought us the Perfect mode, Complex engine management, IAR-80/81 with the uber manual prop pitch http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and the FW-190 Dora Nine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif that became my bird for many years after that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif.

willyvic
10-04-2007, 02:22 AM
Originally posted by mortoma:
I started this thread because I sense most of us are bored now and have come to the realization that this series is over. We're just awaiting Bob/Sow. Thought it nice to reminisce about the days gone by...



Over? Yeah like Falcon 4 is over and MSFS is over and...never mind.

Sorry your bored.

WV

fabianfred
10-04-2007, 02:51 AM
I'm not bored....just installed the sound patch....everything is new again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

pf with its carrier ops for me

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-04-2007, 07:08 AM
Well, FB wasn't a major expansion so it doesn't count IMO. The expansions to choose from should be:

ACE Expansion Pack
Pacific Fighters (though this could be a stand-alone I consider it an expansion)
PE2
and maybe 1946

Of these, I'd have to say PF. It added Another Theater of Ops, many new birds and carrier ops. Ashame about the lack of torpedo bombers though.


TB

Bearcat99
10-04-2007, 07:41 AM
Originally posted by TgD Thunderbolt56:
Well, FB wasn't a major expansion so it doesn't count IMO. The expansions to choose from should be:

ACE Expansion Pack
Pacific Fighters (though this could be a stand-alone I consider it an expansion)
PE2
and maybe 1946

Of these, I'd have to say PF. It added Another Theater of Ops, many new birds and carrier ops. Ashame about the lack of torpedo bombers though.


TB

In that case I'd hve to go with PF too...


Originally posted by fabianfred:
I'm not bored....just installed the sound patch....everything is new again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

pf with its carrier ops for me

You do know that that is not a patch but a hack and continued discussion of it can result in a ban.....

mortoma
10-04-2007, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by willyvic:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by mortoma:
I started this thread because I sense most of us are bored now and have come to the realization that this series is over. We're just awaiting Bob/Sow. Thought it nice to reminisce about the days gone by...



Over? Yeah like Falcon 4 is over and MSFS is over and...never mind.

Sorry your bored.

WV </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Those sims continue to be upgraded and the source code has been released so they
can be improved/hacked/cracked whatever. There is little chance the encrypted source code
for this series will be released or sold to anybody else. So it's unlikely the change after
SOW comes out. Comparing it to MSFS or Falcon is like comparing apples to oranges. It just
don't work. To me and many others, this sim is still good but soon to be a thing of the past
after SOW comes out. There will not be very many, if any new airplanes added, maybe one
more time?? I have been around a lot so I know this sim and this community probably better
than you and I think I can feel the pulse pretty good. You don't seem to understand the "open"
vs. "closed" sim. This is a closed sim. Once Oleg is done with it, that's it. Although anything
is possible.

mortoma
10-04-2007, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by TgD Thunderbolt56:
Well, FB wasn't a major expansion so it doesn't count IMO. The expansions to choose from should be:

ACE Expansion Pack
Pacific Fighters (though this could be a stand-alone I consider it an expansion)
PE2
and maybe 1946

Of these, I'd have to say PF. It added Another Theater of Ops, many new birds and carrier ops. Ashame about the lack of torpedo bombers though.


TB Oh really?? FB was not a major expansion?? Sure, in some ways it was a new sim but mostly was the same basic code. FB added the newer, psuedo-dynamic campaign system and did away with old static campaign of IL-2. A bunch of new maps, airplanes and voice files, skins, etc. were added. Since it was mostly the same source code as IL-2, it can therefore be considered a expansion and a major one at that.
It was presented in some ways as a new sim but really was about 98% the same computer code. Mostly things were just added. Case dismissed, it was a major expansion.