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  1. Anyone that's downloaded this, and read the description remember who Kurt Steiner was ?
  2. This is a mission I built when I first got into IL2-GB year or 2 ago. Works with current version of game, TC needed to play it as it is a Tiger Mission. I could use some editing on the descrip. Basically you along with a wingman tiger start on the Spas side of the river. You need to take out all enemy in the town, tanks, trucks, AT guns, etc. There will be a para drop that will deploy some AT guns. A column of trucks is right on your heels on the road headed in that when they arrive will deploy some 88's. Behind them, is a column of some PZ4, Stugs to reinforce you. There will be enemy attacks from the south and the east which must be destroyed. Bridgehead at Spas.zip
  3. 830 PM EST ? I'll be there. I am putting up a mission Thad made. GunnTank Practice Ranges.zipery Practice . A good way to get better at ranging in game
  4. That was a factor for me as well. Looks like the team up with microprose might bring something that is in the forefront of tech, we will see. I have heard many people saying that IL2/BOx is just a cut and paste of the ROF engine, which is @ 10 years old. This "style" of simply copying what has already been developed for the IL2 team is real apparent when you play tank crew and see it's just a copy of the flight sim engine and placing objects on the ground instead of the air. BOx kind of reminds me of the movie Falling Down, where md goes into the burger joint, gets a burger, compares it to the picture on the menu and then asks "what's wrong with this Picture, does this look anything like that ? " The box art for these games looks great, but when alot of people get inside, they realize that was just an advertisement. If it was not for Re-shade, and many videos people have made to give out tips on spotting, etc, for myself I would have to call this game a huge failure. With practice and tweaking, I am slowly getting better at AC ID. However, thinking about it, the improvement is actually slight. Were it not for ground fire, on screen messages, and knowing, or supposing the AC on the deck are enemies, they all look the same to me at 2-5K . I have mistakenly shot at friendlies more than once online. That has lessened for me, but I don't think it's due to better gfx or shaders, I think I am just waiting alot longer to fire on AC. The result of this, is alot of missed opportunities at shots, which I pay for usually, or wasted dives on friendlies that use up a ton of energy. I could be wrong, but from what I take out of developer responses on the forums this product is pretty well the way it is going to be. There does not seem to be any kind of hint that any gfx improvements are coming, or even being explored. That, I think, is very unfortunate. In the end, I think that hurts sales in the end, as alot will buy one, try it, and not go back for more of the same with different AC.
  5. Played this back in the 90's. Still around, and looks like they have partnered up with microprose and are working on a new and improved version, new gfx engine. It could be possible that may help kick IL2 guys in the can, to get some resolutions in place for all of the spotting issues being experienced by so many .
  6. Has anyone been able to get this Aircraft to go 641 KPH @ 2000 M boosted ? Max I have been able to get is 585 It seems slower than the K4 at 2000,
  7. Also, does anyone has some good recommendations on some multi axis controllers ? Is the Ch Throttle Quadrant any good ? Anyone have some multi axis products to recommend ?
  8. Heinrich, What is a MFD ? can you give me some info or a pic for that ?
  9. Does anyone know the # of controllers you can hook up and use in game ? I have 3 now, Stick/Throttle/Rudder, and want to know if the game will support more than that, before I make or buy something. I want more Axes so I can map them on a 4th controller
  10. I have the CD, no If I can find my port CD player, I can get the files you need
  11. I was able to get this to work, finally. Tried alot of different things, in the end, I mapped a keystroke to the pedal brake axis in Joy to Key and they now seem to work.
  12. Thnx Klaiber, I'll try that. just a mention, all of the axis controls work, except for the pedal brakes, those will not assign.
  13. Does anyone have an issue getting IL2/BOx recognizing the toe brake on the pedals ? I can't get mine to work. I do not use control manager software, any help appreciated
  14. So I was flying with Kliegmann and started messing with my aileron trim prior to takeoff and this happened....... The center section of my plane disappeared, Look at the pic attached. I did not try to take off, maybe I should have to see , definitely lost all of my blind spots from the 109 Canopy supports, side of cockpit etc etc. May have been a huge visual advantage ! Although losing the all gauges was probably not an ideal situation either ! Looking to the rear, you could see the tail of the fuselage, and some control hardware in the center. I did not get a screen of that
  15. Agreed, was fun. Hopefully in the future with some seat time my flying will be more of a contribution to the effort ! It's fast, and right now what seems to be available, expert settings, for a combined arms style campaign. The down side I feel is that it is located in russia, and is not a 24/7 server. Even it it was 24/7 the core group of russian players that I have come across would only be there earlier in the day. I think Moscow is + 10 hrs compared to PST. Alot of times the Russians that go in the air are good and it's tough to get close to an IL2 to take it out before they do their damage. The ability to deny the russian side the the unmolested use of IL2's for tank busting, taking out tgt objectives, which they have long enjoyed, is a must, IMHO to having a chance for the german side to win. From the times I have been on there, a core group of russian players on on there quite often, and they play well together, even though they have no squad tag, they play like it. It is unfortunate that the server was set to 30 this last weekend, down from 40, but as GM and ETZ can attest, it's fast action, fun and challenging. At this point in the game, with the vehicles available, the russian side likes to go cross country and flank to get to the objectives. If enough armor is present, a defense could be set up, but for the most part, german armor stays in the middle, and tries to rack up kills or move in a linear fashion to the enemy bases, sticking to roads if possible, defense it seems is boring !. A t-34 in the fields, if spotted at a distance, and they spot you is near impossible to stop. If you miss a long shot or 2, and they see it, you probably will not get the chance too many times after. Panther added may change that aspect some as it should have better off-road speed.
  16. Had fun with Etzel and GenMark Saturday. I'm still working on the flying aspect, but enjoyed seeing GM do his magic in the 110E . Look fwd to more, I am not positive but I believe now that we have gone through time change, the prime time on this Att-Efront server would start at 1000 PST, not 1100. I'm going to try earlier in the AM say 8 or 9 this next sat. It may be that this is the time to get the most, although Sun, it looked like Server was at capacity 1 or 2 PST( which has been lowered to 30 from 40. ) Talk to GM or Etzel, If you want fast action, short flight times to target, expert settings, ability to hit ground tgts with AC, deadly AI AA gunners at targets, ability to pop into armor if you so desire, this server seems to offer the best competition, at least as far as the ground war goes. The Russian players on this server, consider their IL2's to be an integral part of their game. When those can be shot down and denied, they do not like or do as well !
  17. Hey Etzel, I'll be there at 11 am PST, probably until 2-230 or so PST. That seems to be the highest population on the server. I'll get up on TS before I start, any1 that joins give me a shout. I am just now realizing that FIF ? is the same time Sat at 11 am PST. Well, Sunday is a good day as well, I try to do both days 11-2 or so if possible. At some point, when there is more Tank Crew interest, or Kliegman gets his campaign all set, then I believe that there will be an exodus from the E-front server as alot of people that are on there, are there because it's the only real expert one that gets the traffic and numbers that make it more interesting.
  18. Here is the stat page link http://e-front.publicvm.com:8000/en/?tour=12
  19. Hi All, If anyone is interested in some combined arms, the best server as of now, with alot of armor playing is E-Front or maybe called Attention E-Front. The server has alot of Russian and Europe players. Russian side seems to be able to put 10-15 or more regularly, when I have been able to catch the main group I see on there. Expert Mode, zero icons. Server says 40 players, I've seen 36. The battle area is much smaller than you will see on a primarily Air Battle Map. I'll have to look at some maps I have later, if flying, once in the air you can be in action in a few minutes is you so desire. Ground Combat area/Objectives is prob 30K by 30 K prob smaller, I'll post for sure. AF's have a rear and a near AF Rear is not that far, but you shouldn't be worried about a tank hitting you on take-off, too far German side gets sporadic air support, sometimes even good but still outnumbered. There are a few disappointing things regarding the load-outs allowed, but still good. There is a stat page if you are interested. The best time to catch this large group, 10 or 11AM PST - 2 or 3PM PST. I believe the server is based in Moscow or close and time from PST is is plus 10 hrs. I try to be there Sat and Sun 11am PST, as I know that is the best day for action with more than a handful of players. There can be other times with people there, this seems to be the best time. I'll try to be on TS those 2 days for by 1100 PST.
  20. What is your Timezone? PST Do you have a joystick or HOTAS? HOTAS Do you have TeamSpeak installed, as well as a working microphone? TS, got mic squared away Do you have TrackIR, or a FreeTrack system for view control? TrackIR Still in process of fine tuning, but works well enough for now What sims are you currently flying? IL2/BOS possibly FC at some point Tank Crew, not flying though How did you hear about JG1? ex hand Is there anything else that you'd like us to know? Still getting used to things in the air again If possible would like to use my old handle JG1_ Wittmann
  21. S! all . Back in the Day I used to fly with JG1. I'm currently into the BOS series, more specifically Tank Crew. I'm working on setting up a loose affiliation or German Armor players. One big problem the German side has, on the E-front Server, the main tank one, is that the Russians almost always outnumber us horribly in the Air. For any here that might be interested in some combined arms fighting, whether fighter, or attack aircraft, I could think of no better or well suited group to ask for some volunteers for some action on the weekends. I'm on PST, and am still working on the details of the best time to assemble, etc, if anyone here is interested let me know, we could use the help in the air ! Mike ( formerly JG1 Wittmann-J11 ) PS perhaps this should have been posted in Gen discussion ?
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