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Triggaaar
09-02-2005, 09:43 AM
I have bought these games from a UK retailer. Neither game was sealed, they just popped the disks in from behind the counter. I was expecting to see a CD key with them too. I'm not set-up for playing online yet, so I thought I'd check if anything was missing, should I need to go back to the store.

So, do I need a key for either game on-line?

Thanks

Triggaaar
09-02-2005, 09:43 AM
I have bought these games from a UK retailer. Neither game was sealed, they just popped the disks in from behind the counter. I was expecting to see a CD key with them too. I'm not set-up for playing online yet, so I thought I'd check if anything was missing, should I need to go back to the store.

So, do I need a key for either game on-line?

Thanks

bird_brain
09-02-2005, 09:59 AM
No, you don't need a key #. You should have gotten a manual with the discs, but it is in PDF on the 2nd disc too so no worry.

You should install Hyperlobby to play online.
http://hyperfighter.sk/

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JG52Karaya-X
09-02-2005, 10:04 AM
Did you get just IL2FB and PF or the IL2FB expansion pack "AEP" too?

If not then you most likely will only be able to play online in the PF-only lobby - which is not that frequented...
But if you have AEP you can make a merged IL2FB/AEP/PF install that lets you access all 3 in just one game and use all of the content - most players online have this kind of install and it is not compatible to an IL2FB or PF solo install!

Triggaaar
09-02-2005, 10:23 AM
Thanks chaps. PF came with a manual, but FB didn't, and it looks like it wasn't supposed to (on the inside cover it directs you to CD 2 for the manuals, and recommends printing them, which presumably it wouldn't if it was supposed to come with a manual).

I fully intend to merge the games, but I don't have AEP yet. I've put it on order with a UK retailer, but it seems they don't have stock, and have to order it specially. I can't find it anywhere (high street shops, ebay, on-line retailers). So at the moment, I'm not even installing PF, due to the 'correct patch order' thread. Plenty for me to do in FB yet.

Lord_Rhah
09-02-2005, 11:14 AM
Where did you order it from?
i had this problem a while back when i ordered it from amazon. they kept delaying it. it was starting to really wind me up
Basically, they cant get it, but one of there associated retailers can, so i ordered it from them and it arrived 3 days later. and it was cheaper.

linkage: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/detail/offer-lis.../026-9956012-3430860

(with a nod to taylortony for pointing me in the right direction.)


edit: just gone to the site, and it appears the retailer i got it from isnt listed anymore. sorry mate, good luck in your search

Taylortony
09-02-2005, 12:45 PM
As you appear to be Au Fait with Ebay, buy it there, but from Europe, you will be ok, i buy stuff from Germany all the time... just get postage confirmed..

you can buy it now for EUR 5.90 (Approximately 4.02)

see

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL-2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL-2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-ACE-EXPANSION-PACK-NEU_W0QQitemZ5237589382QQcategoryZ21935QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem)


also see

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL-2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL-2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-Ace-Expansion-Pack_W0QQitemZ5233924693QQcategoryZ21935QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL-2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/IL-2-Sturmovik-Forgotten-Battles-Ace-Expansion-Pack_W0QQitemZ5236655913QQcategoryZ21935QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem)


Lord_Rhah that link went down after you bought it, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I think you must of cleared out the last of their stock http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Triggaaar
09-02-2005, 01:38 PM
I'd ordered it from HMV.

Thanks, I hadn't thought of searching ebay in Europe (even though I've bought there before). I've mailed the seller to check p&p costs to UK.