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Jbroad572
12-03-2004, 01:46 AM
I plan to buy this gamea nd Lock-On. At Best Buy (have credit there) they only have the Pacific Fighters (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1089890501932&skuId=6782074&productCategoryId=cat02109&type=product)
Will that get me on some of the better multi player games or do I need some deluxe version? Should I just buy it from somewhere else instead?
Let me know,
Thanks

Vittorio1
12-03-2004, 01:53 AM
Yes Pacific fighters will run alone (with patches), and you will be able to play on line at UBI.COM, or Hyperfighter.com.

If you enjoy the game, then i suggest that you purchase, Forgoten battles, & the Ace Expansion kit as well, this will give you many more planes, and missions to fly in, on line & off line.

Basicly the options are as follows, you can install FB, + Ace, + Pacific together, all in one option, or simply pacific by its self
Any problems simply post.

Marco aka Vittorio1

Jbroad572
12-03-2004, 01:53 AM
Also do these games require serials to play them? Like if I wanted to buy a used copy off of a forum or ebay, would I be asking for trouble? I know some games allow multiple people to use a serial, but others don't. I don't want to buy a used copy and then not be able to play.

Jbroad572
12-03-2004, 01:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Vittorio1:
Y
Basicly the options are as follows, you can install FB, + Ace, + Pacific together, all in one option, or simply pacific by its self
Any problems simply post.

Marco aka Vittorio1 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Awesome, so the Pacific fighters stand alone won't keep me from playing online with all the other versions of the game (FB, Ace, etc).
:-)

ausmondo
12-03-2004, 02:03 AM
You will need to have Forgotten Battles and
Aces Expansion Pack (FB+AEP)installed first.
Then install Pacific Fighters (PF)as an addon
to FB+AEP to play online
at Hyperlobby.
I don't think there are any PF only servers there.
I know this sounds like a lot of trouble
but it is well worth it.
Trust me you wont regret it.
...ummm forget about LOMAC just for the time being.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jbroad572
12-03-2004, 02:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ausmondo:
You will need to have Forgotten Battles and
Aces Expansion Pack (FB+AEP)installed first.
Then install Pacific Fighters (PF)as an addon
to FB+AEP to play online
at Hyperlobby.
I don't think there are any PF only servers there.
I know this sounds like a lot of trouble
but it is well worth it.
Trust me you wont regret it.
...ummm forget about LOMAC just for the time being.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Ahh just as I thought. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Well, if I do that I will have to wait a little bit longer on my x52... was really trying to take advantage of the $80 credit at Best Buy. Oh well, I'll just pick the other up as well.
Any input on whether there is a serial/registration code required... going to see what I can find on ebay and forums, once I know for sure. Every little bit helps http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Vittorio1
12-03-2004, 02:12 AM
No like i said if you only have pacific instaled you CAN PLAY ONLINE, go to UBI.COM, and they have rooms for only pacific installed pilots.

Vittorio1
12-03-2004, 02:13 AM
No codes equired to play, only patches, which are easy to find and instal, also I play with 2x systems with only 1 disc!

Jbroad572
12-03-2004, 02:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Vittorio1:
No codes equired to play, only patches, which are easy to find and instal, also I play with 2x systems with only 1 disc! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Sounds good! Thanks for the help guys. Will pick these up tomorrow and hopefully order my joystick from Amazon and have it here next week sometime. It's been 4-5 years since I've flown (Novalogic F16). Woohoo! (excuse the excitement, I'm sure you guys can understand!!!

Zen--
12-03-2004, 04:00 AM
Just to reiterate, if you want to play where the majority of the community is at, you will need to buy:

IL2: Forgotten Battles
Aces Expansion Pack
Pacfic Fighters Addon
(Don't buy Pacific Fighters Stand Alone...its not compatible with what we all play here)



For joystick, it looks like you're on a budget, but if you can swing it get the CH Fighterstick USB. Retails for around 90-110 dollars in the US but it's quite probably the best joystick you can buy. I've owned lots of others, but this is by far the best I've had. I can't say enough good things about it.

It is pricey, but it's the last stick you'll likely need.

<S> and welcome to the community.

Tully__
12-03-2004, 04:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Vittorio1:
...or Hyperfighter.com... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/