First of all, I'm not really sure where I should have posted this since I'm not really sure what causes the problem. So, sorry in advance if this will be irrelevant here.
One of the ways I most enjoyed playing IL-2 was starting a multiplayer campaign and playing it offline. In that way I could select the formation in which I wanted to fly and also it felt more realistic since you can't switch on autopilot, time compression etc. With the addition of the extra online campaigns brought in with DCG it even became better.
Later on I've installed HSFX 7.03 and upgraded game version from 4.12 to 4.12.2. The next time I have checked the stock multiplayer campaigns they were all in Russian (not the offline stock/dcg though). I understand that this is a common case with HSFX. I have followed people's advise and added _ru to the file names of the related files in NGEN folder (and also backed up all original _ru and English files without _ru). This turned all campaign names back to English as it was supposed to do do. Howerver, now when I select a new multiplayer campaign (be it DCG or stock) and click on the green 'start' button on the next screen IL-2 gets minimized and I am left staring at the desktop (IL-2 does not crash though). I have put back the original _ru files back, which turns the campaigns back to Russian yet still does not let me start the campaigns. Thus, I started to suspect whether it is a problem related with the installation of HSFX. Disabling all the mods through JSGME once again puts the campaigns into English, but still does not allow starting a new campaign. Therefore, I finally started to wonder whether it is an issue related with DCG.
I'm hoping that I did not stray too far from the issue and I made it easy to understand. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance all,