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embryo66
02-24-2004, 06:57 AM
Hi all, I just bought IL2:FB 2 days ago after playing the demo for a while. I am having a lot of fun just fooling around with the quick missions, spawning some C47s and shooting them downm however now I would like to start gettin serious.

I am a complete novice when it comes to flight sims and was wondering if anyone could offer any starting advice or point me towards any good online guides. At the moment I am playing with most realism settings off. Only limited ammo,clouds, damage and realistic landings. I would like to learn how to fly the BF-109 in a German campaign and once I have mastered that move on to some other planes.

embryo66
02-24-2004, 06:57 AM
Hi all, I just bought IL2:FB 2 days ago after playing the demo for a while. I am having a lot of fun just fooling around with the quick missions, spawning some C47s and shooting them downm however now I would like to start gettin serious.

I am a complete novice when it comes to flight sims and was wondering if anyone could offer any starting advice or point me towards any good online guides. At the moment I am playing with most realism settings off. Only limited ammo,clouds, damage and realistic landings. I would like to learn how to fly the BF-109 in a German campaign and once I have mastered that move on to some other planes.

Thud-Vols
02-24-2004, 07:17 AM
This might be a good place to start:

http://mudmovers.com/index.htm

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http://www.the-volunteers.com/

Slush69
02-24-2004, 07:18 AM
Hi, welcome to the forum and to FB. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The 5th post in the general forum is titled "Sturmovik Essentials". You'll find everything you need to know in here.

On word of advice: Forget about the "easy" settings. They'll just mean that it takes longer for you to learn to fly. Set all settings on the first page to "on" and learn to cope with it. It'll make life easier in the end.

cheers/slush

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XyZspineZyX
02-24-2004, 07:20 AM
First, welcome! You've just started down the road to ruin! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif Juast kidding, but seriously, your life will never be the same now.

Well, you've picked a difficult plane to master. So be it. Practice, practice, practice. It will take a while. I along with many others, will recommend that you go with "Full Real/Difficuly" settings. This sim is much more immersive that way. (If you get frustrated, try the IL-2. It's very forgiving.)

As for online guides, go to the "Sturmovik Essentials" thread at the top of the forum. Bearcat99 has thoughtfully provided links to many sites that can give you the information you need. I would recommend the Tailspin's Tales site for flying basics. It has a good 'real life' tutorials.

Don't be shy about asking questions. You'll find the folks here quite friendly and helpful.

Good luck and we'll look for you in the virtual skies.

S!



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embryo66
02-24-2004, 07:32 AM
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm going to read through those guides and then hopefully start shooting down some Russians. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jumoschwanz
02-24-2004, 09:19 PM
Try this for fun and practice:

Get in your 109 in Quick Mission Builder. Set it so it is you vs. sixteen yak3s. Set your plane so it has unlimited ammo and is invulnerable. Set guns to converge at 150 meters.

This gives you lots of small slippery targets to shoot at, you don't get shot down so you spend more time flying and learning to hit things with the guns. Keep doing this over and over for weeks and months swithching plane types to fight boredom. One day you will notice the sound of hail in a tin roof is absent. You are not getting hit like the red star in a shooting gallery anymore. Then you will do the whole thing all over again with limited ammo and being vulnerable for another load of months. All the while building canyons of character by being relentlessly raped and hammered to pieces on full real servers while keeping your mouth shut. This is tough.

When you can go onto a full real server for five hours and shoot someone else down for each time you are shot down and never use the chat once, just flying and no talk, then you are a virtual ace.

good luck and welcome,

Jumoschwanz

(kill you later!)