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Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 9:19 pm
by Jacko
Hunter wrote: Who would play CloD as initially launched now? I'd put money on Zilcho.


Now now Hunter thats not a fair question CloD was not flyable for me when it was first launched, I don't think I ever used the tea towel either :)

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:45 pm
by 9./JG52 Meyer
Hunter this is indeed true , however i dont ever remember the bods that made clod have the cheek to ask for more dosh for another
game using the same parameters as the first which is kaput .( 70 ODD QUID TO BOOT) :))
Why do they not at least try to fix the first offering before asking for more geld for what is in essence the same game engine with the same probs
Am i missing something ? has going to the side of " Got mit uns" pickled my postie brain ? :p
Anyway hope yall well and dandy . BigByte leave yourself alone! he he [-x
Merlin i shall be looking for you over IOW
"Hals und Beinbruch HORRIDO!" :salute

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:14 pm
by Merlin
I'll be checking six every six seconds Herr Meyer, with 'Brave Sir Robin' mode at the ready ;)

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:46 pm
by Hunter
Meyer, Sorry for some reason I missed your post when it was first done.

How true the company making IL2 BoS are asking for more money without having fixed the original game. The creators of CloD just abandoned the game without finishing it. They both seem (to me) inferior in integrity to the original IL2 team, which did try to give you a finished product. Or am I falsely remembering a golden age?

QUESTIONS

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:35 am
by FRED BRANYAN
Hello Tangmere

I am a retired US Army helicopter pilot with a life long interest in the Battle of Britain. I am also retired from full time work. I live in PA on the East coast and am guessing I am 5 hours behind the UK. Would this time difference permit participation in training/missions etc.? If yes, the bad news I have never flown on line and use HSFX 6 to do battle vs computer opponents. So I would need your advice on commo gear etc needed to participate. I do have the IL 2 CDs although Cliffs of Dover has never run right on my computer. I must confess I set the prop to auto or 100% pitch depending on the plane so although I obviously know how a variable pitch rotor works on a chopper I need some help on adjusting prop settings in combat if auto is not what you folks use, and I am guessing it is not. As far as formation flying goes, I have at least 1000 hours chopper formation time and somewhere in the area of at least 100 hours computer formation flying time at the beginning of downloaded missions, so that procedure should not be an issue hopefully. My father was in the USN during WWII which gave me the incentive to practice carrier ops especially landings if you get involved with those. So, before I fill out your sign up form, could one of your trainers please rattle my cage so we can determine if the time zone difference is OK and exactly what extra devices I need to get for commo, pedals etc etc. No rush since I am going to be out of town a lot thru mid August and could probably not start training until the week of 8/17.

I salute your rules/regs/code of conduct all of which demonstrate that yours is a class operation.

Hope to hear from you.

Regards,

Fred Branyan

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:16 pm
by Tom
Hi Fred

I deleted your email in case it got lifted.

The time difference isn't really a problem provided you can commit to the times we're online. It is usually a problem for those that work 9 to 5 or have commitments on Sunday afternoons US time.

For the rest there are loads of folks that only play offline before venturing online. A lot never go back. There is a learning curve but that's usually made easier to deal with when there is a bunch of folks gently poking fun at you (don't worry everyone is treated the same).

We've just finished a Battle of Britain campaign using IL2: Cliffs of Dover. Despite the game's immense promise it has been a difficult time. We're now flying for the VVS in Yaks over Velikiye Luki using IL2: Battle of Stalingrad. Hopefully we'll also fly Luftwaffe so we can use the game fully. I'm personally hoping for a fighter-bomber campaign near Murmansk.

I suggest you visit http://il2sturmovik.com to see what we're using. If you go for it they do sales occasionally but you'll need the premium version. I also suggest you navigate around our website as it tells you the campaigns we've done. And it's a piece of art.

For hardware you need controls for all aircraft controls. The cost/benefit is down to you but some use pedals some don't. Some have all singing HOTAS systems and others use a joystick and a keyboard. Personally I'd recommend a good HOTAS, pedals and Track IR. But it costs. If you've got a twist joystick just start with that but Track IR gives a quantum leap in immersion.

For comms you'll need a headset and integral (or separate) microphone. The software Teamspeak is free to download and use.

Feel free to ask any other questions.

Cheers

Tom

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:42 pm
by Jacko
Hello Fred, thanks for the interest. believe me once you try flying with others online you won't want to do anything else. We have a Canadian or two in our number not american I know but the time difference has been ok for them.
Cheers
Jacko

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:59 pm
by Moggy
Jacko wrote:Hello Fred, thanks for the interest. believe me once you try flying with others online you won't want to do anything else. We have a Canadian or two in our number not american I know but the time difference has been ok for them.
Cheers
Jacko
Nummy is an American and Hatter is practically American!

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:01 pm
by Blackjack
Hi Fred, I joined this unit a few months ago and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of flying with a live squadron. The challenging training program and the immersive campaigns are run professionally but nobody takes things too seriously. Here are some films I've made of the recent campaign to give you a taster.








Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:54 pm
by Tom
Dickie is the only true Canadian we've got. We try not to talk about Hatter. Or Bunny. Especially Bunny.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:28 am
by Reggie
Tom wrote:Dickie is the only true Canadian we've got. We try not to talk about Hatter. Or Bunny. Especially Bunny.
Yes that is because we are all afraid of Bunny at the moment as he has been given permission to shoot us should we not perform to the expectation of the great Russian leader :-o

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:17 pm
by Moggy
Reggie wrote:Yes that is because we are all afraid of Bunny at the moment as he has been given permission to shoot us should we not perform to the expectation of the great Russian leader :-o
You don't have to fear bunny's oppression any longer! He's accumulated even more political officer displeasure points and as the political officer he was given the choice of the immediate cessation of pot noodle rations or death.

He's turned the gun on himself!

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:25 pm
by Bigbyte
Moggy wrote:
He's turned the gun on himself!
I heard he wanted to play Russian roulette but mistakenly loaded 6 bullets.

Re: Welcome Guests.

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:10 pm
by Jacko
Bigbyte wrote:
Moggy wrote:
He's turned the gun on himself!
I heard he wanted to play Russian roulette but mistakenly loaded 6 bullets.
Beware then the mind altering effects of the pot noodle he would rather blow his brains out than not eat another pot noodle 8-| ;;). Thankfully the pot noodle has not caught on in Holland if it did it would probably be some sort of rauw haring and mustard soup combo.

THANKS

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:55 pm
by FRED BRANYAN
Hello Tangmere

Tom and Jacko thanks for your info. Blackjack thanks for the links to the videos. I could hear the same love of flying in them that I used to hear on the radio and intercom 20+ years ago. Flying over Russia reminded me of flying over Pennsylvania and Massachusetts in the winter ha!

I found a few sites on prop rpm management so I will start practicing that immediately.

I have a Logitech joystick with rudder control and 4 switches on the joystick and 6 more on the base, plus a view hat and throttle. Seems like that will work for starters.

One of our daughters just had a baby this past Sunday between that fact and a trip to the West coast on 8/3-13 I am going to be a moving target until mid August. I am going to complete the application today with the understanding training will have to wait until approx 8/17. If any of you guys can please post sites for mics, headsets and other good gear I would be grateful. I will probably pass on pedals in the short run to see how the Logitech functions in a real war but I would appreciate suggestions for pedals also. I want to try to get all required gear on hand here before I leave on 8/3 so I can start training asap on return. Do I need to try to get Cliffs of Dover working? Seems like it was a Steam issue but I never did figure it out.

Many thanks and happy combat in the meantime.

Regards,

Fred