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raven3d
05-18-2005, 11:30 AM
hi
sorry for asking this kinda of //silly questions// but i got confused about the il2 ..

first thing what are the differences between the pacific fighter and the forgotten battle ?! and witch one is better ?

and what is the //ace expantion pack// !?

and where is the updates section for the forgotton battles as i saw there is only one section and it's for the pacific fighter .

and if updated my forgotton battles with the expansion pack will i be needing another patchs ?!!


hope i didn't make u bored !

and thanx in advanced
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raven3d
05-18-2005, 11:30 AM
hi
sorry for asking this kinda of //silly questions// but i got confused about the il2 ..

first thing what are the differences between the pacific fighter and the forgotten battle ?! and witch one is better ?

and what is the //ace expantion pack// !?

and where is the updates section for the forgotton battles as i saw there is only one section and it's for the pacific fighter .

and if updated my forgotton battles with the expansion pack will i be needing another patchs ?!!


hope i didn't make u bored !

and thanx in advanced
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tigertalon
05-18-2005, 11:34 AM
Hi raven3d

Firstly, Forgrotten Battles was released (which mostly covered eastern front). Then ACE expansion pack for FB arrived (introducing western front). And finally, Pacific Fighters arrived (as you can guess - pacific theatre).

This PF you can install as a solo game, or you can install as an addon (expansion pack) over FB and ACE. You must have ACE exp if you want to install PF over it.

There are no more patches for FB and ACE, only for PF and for merged FB+ACE+PF.

But, in two weeks, a MEGA free patch will most likely be released, including improved flight/damage models, new graphic, maybe new flyable planes etc etc...

horseback
05-18-2005, 11:39 AM
The preferred method is to purchase the Forgotten Battles Gold Pack, which includes FB(2 CDs) and Aces Expansion Pack (1 CD) for a much lower price, and then get Pacific Fighters to do a merged install.

This way, you experience the game in its full glory, not to mention a lot more planes to fly.

cheers

horseback

Enforcer572005
05-18-2005, 11:54 AM
yes, this can be a bit confusing. I left simming for nearly 3 yrs, and when I came back, I felt like rip van winkle.

first, the origional il2 has a couple of patches, one about 75mb, another one about 28, and they are on here. they let you fly more planes and really make the sim. I was flying that until i got a pc fast enougt to run FBgold.

if you get confused about the patches, there are guides to that at airwarfare. just ask, as im sure some1 will provide a link.

I added the 2 AEP patches to fbgold before i got pf, but after i installed pf, i grabbed the 3.03 (100mb) and the smaller 3.04 patch, so most are flying FB-AEP-PF 3.04; it will say v 3.04 when you start up.

When you install FBgold, it will let you think you are done after 2 disks....it will run, but there is the 3rd aep disk. if it doesnt want to run, go into the disk manually and run the install from there.

dont get intimidated, its really alot simpler than it looks. THis is the best sim by far, and these guys are really helpful. if you get confused by the patches etc, ask. I made this fairly long answer because I recently went thru all this and i may be able to save you some time. YOu wont believe all the stuff availible in this thing, and all the user made misns and cmpns.

carguy_
05-18-2005, 07:31 PM
Raven??....is that you?....I guess not http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Troll2k
05-18-2005, 09:02 PM
Most all patches for all games can be found at http://3dgamers.com

If you add AEP on top of FB no patches are necessary as AEP has them .The same goes true if you install Pf on top of FB+AEP.Pf has them all.However to play online with most all servers you will need the free 3.03(m if merged) and the 3.04(m if merged).Also there are rumors that a big patch is coming in the first week of June.

Bearcat99
05-18-2005, 09:33 PM
Hit the Essentials link in my sig.

-HH-Quazi
05-18-2005, 09:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Troll2k:
Most all patches for all games can be found at http://3dgamers.com

If you add AEP on top of FB no patches are necessary as AEP has them .The same goes true if you install Pf on top of FB+AEP.Pf has them all.However to play online with most all servers you will need the free 3.03(m if merged) and the 3.04(m if merged).Also there are rumors that a big patch is coming in the first week of June. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just about as simple of an explanation on this subject that I have seen Troll2K. Kudos!

raven3d
05-19-2005, 07:02 AM
hi again
really sorry, i didn't recognize that my post was posted as i got an error message after hitting //submit // and just read the mail sent to me telling that your post got respond !!! so sorry for being late ...



first thing thanx pilots for clearing this ..

i got the normal il2 in 2 cds //nothing about gold !!// and the ace expantion pack ,and after i installed the AEP the game version set to 2

and will get the pf sometime soon

realy looks a nice prop game as many suggested it as the best prop game!
thanx alot !


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