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Strax1969
02-20-2005, 02:43 AM
Hello,
I've been playing Il2 FB offline for about 12 months and thought It was time to move on to multi player but I'm worried that there are no pilots left on this game and that you've all moved on to Pacific fighter. Is that the case or are there still people dog fighting over the eastern front?

As I understand it there are a lot of downloads to get upto online spec and these sound like they have to be downloaded in sequence.

I don't have the aces expansion pack so would one of you mind spelling out to me which downloads and in which order I need to go about this.

Also, any other online tips would be greatfully received.

Many thanks in advance and I look forward to being shot down by some of you soon.

Strax.

Extreme_One
02-20-2005, 04:13 AM
AFAIK most people fly online with the Forgotten Battles + Ace Expansion Pack + Pacific Fighters combined installation.

I expect there are a few servers which don't require Pacific Fighters but I doubt there are many without the Aces Expansion.

As for patches etc.... If you want to get up to date - you need:-

Ace Expansion pack. (Should get it for about 10 - 15 now)
Pacific Fighters.

Patch 3.0m -> 3.04m

All previous patches are unnecessary if you follow this upgrade path. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BTW - if you buy/ install all of the above you can be dogfighting over Leningrad one minute and ground-pounding in Guadalcanal the next. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Strax1969
02-20-2005, 05:22 AM
Sounds great Simon thanks...I can hardly wait but it seems that I'll have to get the fully merged combo sorted out first. I'll go and get Aces and PF tomorrow if I can.

Thanks again.

Taylortony
02-20-2005, 05:27 AM
Personally i would go out and Buy AEP especially as it is getting scarce and is cheap now.... that will allow you funds permitting to get pf in the future to upgrade it, there will be more servers available for the AEP FB combination, especially on ubicom and it will add the patches between FB and AEP as they are included.. you will just need the aep ones, but you will get LOTS of new planes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


cool just read your post http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif you will nearly treble the planes you have if you go to the pf version and will get the pacific new maps and carriers as well as the likes of SPITFIRES 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

x6BL_Brando
02-20-2005, 05:45 AM
.........and you'll find most of us in HyperLobby are flying FBAEP+PF v3.04m (merged).

Looking forward to seeing you on line and, er, shooting you down. Thanks for the offer....http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

FoolTrottel
02-20-2005, 08:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Extreme_One:
(...)
_Pacific Fighters._

_Patch 3.0m -> 3.04m_

All previous patches are unnecessary if you follow this upgrade path. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

(..) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Except for 3.03m
You will be needing that too....

Extreme_One
02-20-2005, 08:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FoolTrottel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Extreme_One:
(...)
_Pacific Fighters._

_Patch 3.0m -> 3.04m_

All previous patches are unnecessary if you follow this upgrade path. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

(..) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Except for 3.03m
You will be needing that too.... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No.

FB+AEP+PF merged install:
pf_303m.exe (100Mb)> installs over versions 3.0 (out-of-the-box), 3.01 and 3.02

http://www.pacific-fighters.com/en/updates.php

Bearcat99
02-20-2005, 02:04 PM
FB
AEP
PF
3.03m
3.04m

At least that was my take on it.....

Anyway Strax....... hit the Essentials thread in my sig. Scroll down to Hyperlobby which is where most of us go to fly online. I think about 90% of the servers on HL are merged... which only makes sense sice this sim is indeed that good inspite of what you may hear...... and the Aces pack is getting harder and harder to find. Welcome to the community. Keep in mind also that while most of us are flying the merged Forgotten Battles 3.04m... the servers that you will encounter online will range from PTO to ETO and Eastern Front, including some simulated MTO stuff as well.

Dolemite-
02-20-2005, 02:18 PM
No one plays this online, the servers are empty... tumble weeds roll through HL without a soul in sight.

Everyone moved to Counterstrike.

Troll2k
02-20-2005, 10:22 PM
In hyperLobby there are no FB only servers.There are still a few in Ubi.com.(Althought not too many players).I believe the latest patch for fb is 1.22.I do not recall how many patches before that.Try 3dgamers.They have all the old patches.