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mrfreeze2222
02-02-2004, 10:15 AM
Im new to the boards and im new to forgotten battles so please excuse my simple questions. =+)

1. Im playing the single player missions on easy just to get use to every and get my shooting down with the IL-2. When i get shot down i seem to panic and hit all my buttons and every time i start to carpit bomb out of nowhere. How and i doing this?

2. I downloaded 2 missions of this site in the missions section and the folders are on my desktop. What do i do next so i can play them.

Thanks for reading.

mrfreeze2222
02-02-2004, 10:15 AM
Im new to the boards and im new to forgotten battles so please excuse my simple questions. =+)

1. Im playing the single player missions on easy just to get use to every and get my shooting down with the IL-2. When i get shot down i seem to panic and hit all my buttons and every time i start to carpit bomb out of nowhere. How and i doing this?

2. I downloaded 2 missions of this site in the missions section and the folders are on my desktop. What do i do next so i can play them.

Thanks for reading.

michapma
02-02-2004, 10:45 AM
Hi mrfreeze, welcome to IL-2. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

1. When you get shot down, hit either the Ctrl+E or else PrtScn keys... Seriously, the carpet bombing is because you have unlimited ammo on. It might also be that you are carrying cassettes, of which there are very many. I'd recommend you start with the full flight model and limited ammo, it's not good to develop bad habits if you want to get better later. Leave unlimited ammo on only when specifically training gunnery skills.

2. Under your root IL-2 folder find the folder Missions. Under that directory you will find the Campaign, Net and Single directories. Open the directory Single, and pick the appropriate country folder (DE is German, RU Russian, etc.). Finally, pick the aircraft folder and place the new files in that folder (you will need to unzip them). Otherwise, create a new folder of your own (such as "my missions") to put the new files in, it doesn't have to be named after an airplane. This new folder will show up in your menu the next time you start IL-2.

Cheers,
Mike

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Oso2323
02-02-2004, 01:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by michapma:
I'd recommend you start with the full flight model and limited ammo, it's not good to develop bad habits if you want to get better later. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have to disagree with you here. I started with easy settings and found no difficulty working up to high realism. I'd really reccommend leaving the "stall" feature off; it can get really frustrating - especially to a beginner. And don't even touch complex engine management! My advice would be to set the controls where you feel comfortable and are having FUN! Then slowly challenge yourself.

p.s. if you have unlimited ammo on you can drop bomb after bomb after bomb. The bummer to this is that you can never lighten your aircraft by jettisoning your bombs - that's very important if you run into fighters.

michapma
02-02-2004, 02:40 PM
Oso2323, it's true that different folks can take different approaches. In the end he can decide whether it's too frustrating, that's just my advice. Learn right from the beginning is my approach, I think it gives faster results. But we are here to have fun. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Visual aids are a definite must at the beginning. Use icons to learn to judge distances (the icons are given in kilometers, .62 means 620 meters). Use external views, learn to judge geometry. Just try to avoid becoming dependent on them. Use them to learn. Learn to fly "full real", and then you can fly whatever settings please you most.

c!

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LEXX_Luthor
02-02-2004, 02:59 PM
Think of Easy Settings as a trainer aircraft, which we don't have in FB. Thus these are realistic settings for the Newbie until Oleg gives us flyable Storch and U2 and Lysander.

Also, for fun try P11c soon. Also, climbing with TB-3 bomber will give you good energy management skills--do not use seperate engine controls though at first. And it really does take off and land by itself...almost...and on TB-3 the rudder really does help you roll just like in WW1 planes.

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Later, beware of I-16, I-153, and Hurricane negative gee engine cutoff from fuel not getting to cargerator cos pushing the stick forward or in turbulent wind (wind can be nasty in these planes for negative gee). With the first two, you have to be moving faster than ~200km/hr to restart engine, and it takes time to restart.

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