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LT. James Cater
07-07-2004, 10:18 PM
Hello there,

I picked up the game as part of the "Commanders Collection" box set. Mainly i purchase it for Silent Hunter II, but i was going to try out IL-2 sooner or later.

Needless to say it is a blast of a game. Also very hard on full realism.
What i would like to do is get enough practice in to be able to venture online. For starters, the version in the set did not even have a manual, just a foldout with some controls and instruments on them. Would it be possible to get a manual from UBISOFT? Or should i just repurchase at retail price?

I've customed the options a bit so i can get some flight time in, but i need to know the most common settings used online.

Speakinging of which, I am a veteran Mechwarrior4Mercenaries online player. Setting up and finding servers for that game is a snap. so i would also like to know about the availability of servers for this game.

I actually stumbled upon this site by accident, i was looking up info on the Lagg-3 (which is becoming a favorite ride) so i'll have to take a bit of time and actually think of what questions i specifically want to ask.

I have had the game for about two months, but only now am i really getting into it. (and i'm burning out on Mechwarrior).

Thanks to everyone here and i hope to see you in battle soon.

LT. James Cater
07-07-2004, 10:18 PM
Hello there,

I picked up the game as part of the "Commanders Collection" box set. Mainly i purchase it for Silent Hunter II, but i was going to try out IL-2 sooner or later.

Needless to say it is a blast of a game. Also very hard on full realism.
What i would like to do is get enough practice in to be able to venture online. For starters, the version in the set did not even have a manual, just a foldout with some controls and instruments on them. Would it be possible to get a manual from UBISOFT? Or should i just repurchase at retail price?

I've customed the options a bit so i can get some flight time in, but i need to know the most common settings used online.

Speakinging of which, I am a veteran Mechwarrior4Mercenaries online player. Setting up and finding servers for that game is a snap. so i would also like to know about the availability of servers for this game.

I actually stumbled upon this site by accident, i was looking up info on the Lagg-3 (which is becoming a favorite ride) so i'll have to take a bit of time and actually think of what questions i specifically want to ask.

I have had the game for about two months, but only now am i really getting into it. (and i'm burning out on Mechwarrior).

Thanks to everyone here and i hope to see you in battle soon.

LT. James Cater
07-09-2004, 03:25 AM
bump

Nanuk66
07-09-2004, 03:39 AM
Very suprised no one has answered you m8.

im at work so i can go too much into detail but i think the manuel for IL2 is actaully on the disk or will probably be downloadable from a il2 website.

As far as servers go, most people tend to use Hyperlobby. I aint got a link but im sure ur search engine will find it.

other then that im sure some other communtity memeber will post more helpful info shortly.

Welcome to the war! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Slush69
07-09-2004, 03:48 AM
Hi,

A lot of people prefer to play on Hyper Lobby. Here's the link:

http://hyperfighter.jinak.cz/

You can see the settings for each server and simply choose one that suits you.

cheers/slush

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B16Enk
07-09-2004, 03:49 AM
Hi and welcome to the community http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

What you have is the original IL2.

If you think that is good then rush out and buy the IL2:FB Gold pack, this is IL2:FB + Aces Expansion Pack.

This will, aside from giving you a lot more flyable aircraft and better FM (queue debate http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif), improve your chances of finding a server online as the original IL2 is played by a select few now.

NaNuk66 is right, the manual is on the CD itself.

You will find a lot of help on the technical/patching front on the IL-2 Community Support Forum (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=frm&s=400102&f=49310655) - check in particular for the 'User Fixes..' thread for the correct patch sequence for IL-2.

Over at the above forum we can also help you get the most out of your system, and therefore the sim too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

StihlCanuk
07-09-2004, 03:54 AM
Welcome to the forum James.Not sure where you could get a manual,but some of the other friendly fine folks could probably steer you in the right direction.
Do you have original IL2 or IL2 Forgotten battles?I've got the original and the Lagg-3 is one of my favourite planes.If the game is new to you,your'e gonna love it.I've recently been playing around with the Full Mission Builder.
It takes awhile to get the hang of it,but I think it's one of the best features of the game.Enjoy and have fun.If you have any other questions,the people here are always very helpful.They've helped me alot. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Rodger,go with throttle up...

SeaFireLIV
07-09-2004, 03:57 AM
Ah Mechwarrior, I still have fond memories of that sim (sim? sim? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif er game) in the GhostWalkers Clan (I think it was). It was quite comparable to flying with a Squad in IL2... Pity about the US vs UK daylight hours though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Oops. what was the question? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

SeaFireLIV...

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Time to Escape!

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(Fantasy sections for mature viewers only).

Buckaroo12
07-09-2004, 04:08 AM
Welcome to a hobby more addictive then crack! If what you've got is the original IL-2, I would say that the IL-2 Forgotten Battles Gold edition with the aces expansion pack is defineately a must have! You will find that the community for this game is very dedicated and very generous in helping people new to the game get off the ground! There are a ton of sites out there, everything from added missions to new skins for your ride.

The learning curve is pretty steep in this game. When I first started out, I began by simply taking an airplane out for a ride and getting a feel for it's handling. After that, I started adding friendly flights in the quick mission builder and shooting them down so I could work on gunnery and handling without worrying about getting blown out of the sky and just kept upping the difficulty level in increments!

Hyperlobby is the main place for online flying. Depending on how much time you have at the end of the day, you may want to consider finding a squadron to sign up for. I've never done this because my schedule is always screwed up, but you can learn a lot from your team-mates and I believe some of them set up there own servers for training, fun, etc.!

When you are ready for online play, you will want some comms programs. Teamspeak and Ventrillo are the 2 most popular I think and you can get a headset with a mike boom on it for about $25Cdn. Not everybody uses voice-comms, but I have found it to be indispensible in co-ordinating with your team-mates online (who wants to take their hands off the stick to type in messages!)

I'll let someone else step up to the plate now, but enjoy and welcome to the community!

Slush69
07-09-2004, 04:09 AM
As for SH2: Make sure you download the latest patch, the game is a bit less of a disappointment without it. Just a bit though.

And let's hope for SH3, that's been delayed until 2005, to give it the dynamic campaign that SH2 (and Il-2) unfortunately lack.

cheers/slush

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LeChuck59
07-09-2004, 05:38 AM
I don't know if it's been said already, and I don't have the time closely read the previous posts, but I just wanted to throw out there that if you want to go online, you'll not simply want to get the IL-2 Forgotten Battles Gold Pack (Forgotten Battles + the Ace Expansion Pack), you'll need it. Very few people still fly the original IL-2 online, it's all FB+AEP now.

So again, if that's been pointed out already, I'm sorry for saying it again, but it's something you should know.

JarheadEd
07-09-2004, 05:56 AM
Welcome James. Since you have the original IL2, I must recommend you go and get the Forgotten Battles: Aces expansion pack. Gold version. Its better than a barrel full of Urbanmechs!

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Capt._Tenneal
07-09-2004, 07:29 AM
Also be warned : these forums can be addictive as crack too. Once you step in the door, you'll find most of your free time divided into playing IL-2 and discussing IL-2 in the forums.

Well, that and waiting for a patch every 2 weeks... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Snyde-Dastardly
07-09-2004, 09:12 AM
Welcome, and I agree with Jarhead Ed. Oh and god help ya if ya start messing with the full mission builder,,ya never stop,,,like me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
CARPE DIEM
Snyde

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Zeus-cat
07-09-2004, 10:54 AM
Get the gold pack. Give up your life. Its over now that you have found this sim.

Get a good joystick too if you don't already have one.

The manual is not very good to be honest. Lots of good advice to be found in this forum, so feel free to ask questions.

Zeus-cat

tsisqua
07-09-2004, 01:39 PM
Manual on cd . . . pdf file.

Welcome, James. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Tsisqua

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Udidtoo
07-09-2004, 01:58 PM
Welcome to the forum,

Now I have to ask about your forum name. He never made louey in the USN but that is the real life name of me dear old Dad.

..............................
I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

bun-bun195333
07-09-2004, 04:41 PM
Welcome aboard.
If you are interested in skinning look here
IL-2 Skins (http://www.il2skins.com/) (currently down)
and here
Gimp (http://www.gimp.org)

Get Forgotten Battles and Ace Expansion Pack if you want to fly the P-51 and P-47 online.
There are 620 folks flying FB AEP right now in Hyperlobby and 1 person trying to drum up a game in the original IL-2.

The settings online are all over the place. Most servers give icons and speedbar as a minimum - a few fly with everything turned on and about 20% fly arcade servers.

http://home.comcast.net/~argylestransom/Pics/A10Bun.jpg

LT. James Cater
07-09-2004, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the advice,

I knew about FB but forgot to mention it. My current joystick is a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro. It's pretty good for MechWarrior but i will have to go with another stick and rudder pedals for this game. The twist action keeps me from the smooth motion that a good pilot aspires to, i'm aware of others that have no problem with it but we all have our methods.

As far as a combat style goes, i favor the Hartmann approach.

My takeoffs so far are ragged but functional, landings are another story! If in a IL-2 in reality, i would advise my gunner to bail out as a safer option.

These forums are very informative i have picked up lots of hints here. All good advice.

Currently i am doing pilot careers on both sides and am setting up situations in the quick builder so i can get as much practice as i can.

LT. James Cater
07-09-2004, 05:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Udidtoo:
Welcome to the forum,

Now I have to ask about your forum name. He never made louey in the USN but that is the real life name of me dear old Dad.

..............................
I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL!
Funny story about the name.

James Cater was my cousins' main character in a RPG game back in the 80s. He had some really wild adventures so i thought it fitting to use the name online.

In Mechwarrior every kept calling me CARTER instead of CATER so i adopted Carter as a callsign. LT. James Cater is how i'm best known in the Mechwarrior online world though.

For what it's worth, i'll do my best not to drag the name through the mud here. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif