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Blind-SC-
04-24-2006, 12:02 PM
Hello Ubi forums, long time no see! I've been away from flight sims for a while now. Not sure how long... FB had just come out and Lock-on was on the horizon when I put my stick away. So, I just thought I'd pop in and ask: If a guy were to get back into combat simmming, what's the favorite title to get these days? Is it still IL-2:FB? I have IL-2 & FB, but I hear a bunch of new add-ons have come out. Do I need those to play online? Or are there people just playing FB still? I've been pawing around the forums to try and answer my own questions, but it seems a LOT has changed and there's a ton of info and I feel a little lost on where to start. Any leads you could provide would be most appreciated, thanks!

Blind-SC-
04-24-2006, 12:02 PM
Hello Ubi forums, long time no see! I've been away from flight sims for a while now. Not sure how long... FB had just come out and Lock-on was on the horizon when I put my stick away. So, I just thought I'd pop in and ask: If a guy were to get back into combat simmming, what's the favorite title to get these days? Is it still IL-2:FB? I have IL-2 & FB, but I hear a bunch of new add-ons have come out. Do I need those to play online? Or are there people just playing FB still? I've been pawing around the forums to try and answer my own questions, but it seems a LOT has changed and there's a ton of info and I feel a little lost on where to start. Any leads you could provide would be most appreciated, thanks!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
04-24-2006, 12:08 PM
FB+PF
Still nothing to touch it. You're in luck, a gold edition DVD with all add-ons/patches has just been released.

danjama
04-24-2006, 12:13 PM
Welcome back to the community (assuming your stayin)!

Good to see people (new and old) joinin all the time.

Get online with FB/aep/PF patched to 4.04m

Usually 800-1000 at any time on hyperlobby.

Blind-SC-
04-24-2006, 12:23 PM
Wow, thanks! I see replies still come fast & furious on this board! Good to know... and thanks for the tips. I'll look into that gold edition DVD. That sounds like the easiest route.

Is that guy with the unibrow still lurking about?

wayno7777
04-24-2006, 12:30 PM
I believe so. See here....
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1711005334/p/12

danjama
04-24-2006, 12:41 PM
OMG OMG i just figured out.

Int it strange how this guy turns up at the same time as RBJ comes back?

Clearly Blind-SC- = RayBanJockey http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

wayno7777
04-24-2006, 12:45 PM
Or that Fritz diappeared???

Dunkelgrun
04-24-2006, 12:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
OMG OMG i just figured out.

Clearly Blind-SC- = RayBanJockey http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Dunno about that. I was in PCWorld in Bath this lunchtime when a chap came in and was peering from about 1-inch range at all of the flightsim titles on the shelf, picking each one up and giving it a thorough going-over. He ONLY looked at flight-sims then this question appears on the forum.

IMO I saw Blind-SC today, but he didn't have a monobrow so he's not RBJ I'm afraid. Might be in cahoots with him though! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Cheers!

Airmail109
04-24-2006, 12:58 PM
Wheres RBJ got to? which threads he posted in?

danjama
04-24-2006, 01:14 PM
Mate theres a link right up there^^^^

Open your eyes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

wayno7777
04-24-2006, 01:16 PM
Here, too....
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1711005334/p/12

Blind-SC-
04-24-2006, 01:51 PM
Ha! I can assure you I am not RBJ! Hehe... here, I'll prove it. ahem.... "I am NOT that good of a sim pilot." See? Would the real RBJ say such a thing? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

danjama
04-24-2006, 01:56 PM
ok u pass, barely http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Blind-SC-
04-24-2006, 02:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
FB+PF
Still nothing to touch it. You're in luck, a gold edition DVD with all add-ons/patches has just been released. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I see this over at GoGamer:
http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSI...roduct/View/001IL2FG (http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSIONID/Product/View/001IL2FG)

But it looks like it's only FB plus AEP, not PF. Is PF a separate title? Or some downloadable patch?

Blind-SC-
04-24-2006, 02:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Usually 800-1000 at any time on hyperlobby. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow... HL is still the utility to have, huh? I remember there was some controversy surrounding it at the time I left.

danjama
04-24-2006, 02:42 PM
lol well that ******* was shutup quicktime!! HL is THE place to fly.

Bearcat99
04-24-2006, 06:39 PM
Now all we need is Smoke J to pop in here... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Blind-SC-
04-25-2006, 09:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Now all we need is Smoke J to pop in here... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey, that name sounds really familiar! Was one of the regulars at Greatergreen? Hell, is Greatergreen still around?

Copperhead310th
04-25-2006, 09:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
Now all we need is Smoke J to pop in here... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif

Funny you should mention that....i was just think about him wneh i saw Tailspin post in another thread.
wow where did all those guys disapear to. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

VW-IceFire
04-25-2006, 10:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blind-SC-:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
FB+PF
Still nothing to touch it. You're in luck, a gold edition DVD with all add-ons/patches has just been released. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I see this over at GoGamer:
http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSI...roduct/View/001IL2FG (http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSIONID/Product/View/001IL2FG)

But it looks like it's only FB plus AEP, not PF. Is PF a separate title? Or some downloadable patch? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
What you'll be looking for is the Forgotten Battles Complete Edition DVD. Its one DVD and it installs everything from FB to AEP to PF all in one shot...it even comes with the latest 4.04m patch so your right out of the box good to go...

Until the Pe-2 addon comes out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But thats the best thing to get.

Welcome back to the forums. I probably just signed up when you were headng out. Great game still...lots has changed...much has been fixed, altered, modified, and improved. You'll see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Blind-SC-
04-26-2006, 08:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Welcome back to the forums. I probably just signed up when you were headng out. Great game still...lots has changed...much has been fixed, altered, modified, and improved. You'll see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks! I fired up my FB last night (still have to go get that Complete DVD) just so I could dust off the ol' Afterburner II and set up mapping, etc. I found out quick that I can still get my P-39 out of a flat spin! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Looking forward to getting back online. Thanks for the tips, everyone.

appulluk
04-26-2006, 09:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blind-SC-:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
FB+PF
Still nothing to touch it. You're in luck, a gold edition DVD with all add-ons/patches has just been released. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I see this over at GoGamer:
http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSI...roduct/View/001IL2FG (http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSIONID/Product/View/001IL2FG)

But it looks like it's only FB plus AEP, not PF. Is PF a separate title? Or some downloadable patch? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That address didn't work, but in case you were referring to the Complete Edition DVD, it has IL2 + FB + AEP + PF. Any other edition I have no idea.

Blind-SC-
04-26-2006, 02:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by appulluk:
That address didn't work, but in case you were referring to the Complete Edition DVD, it has IL2 + FB + AEP + PF. Any other edition I have no idea. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Sorry... this one should work: Complete DVD @ GoGamer (http://www.gogamer.com/cgi-bin/GoGamer.storefront/SESSIONID/Product/View/001IL2C) Looks like it's shipping in two days. I thought it was out already. I'm ordering now.