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    Vogel reacted to Jaus in Reverb G2 caveat   
    Got my Reverb G2 on Tuesday.   After some struggles with inexperience and sparse instructions I got it working.    Mapped out a play area, did some exploring in the WMR cliff house, and finally started IL2 to see how it looks out of the box.    Il2 started up, loading WMR and SteamVR, and looked pretty good in the hanger.   As I was trying to figure out how to move the menu  WMR presented me with an error code 4-1 : usb connection failure.
    Tried new ports, reboots, connection checks, nothing changed.  To make a long story short, there are legions of buyers who have encountered this  and other connection error codes (1-4, 7-14).   I have yet to read a post that has resolved the issue.   Some say they have called HP and been told "it sounds like a cable problem" and were told a new cable would be sent out.... in a couple of months.
    The weak consensus that I'm picking up is that it seems to be either faulty manufacturing on the usb-c end of the connection cable, or a hardware incompatibility (particularly certain AMD chipsets), or both.     Those that don't have the problem like the headset.  Those that have a connection problem are screwed.    The odd part is that most of the posts I've read talk about seeing the G2 work for a while and then throw the error code (like mine).    Once the error starts however it does not go away.
    I'm fortunate in that I bought mine from a reputable company I do photo business with and they will take it back.    I highly recommend doing the same if you want to give the G2 a try.
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    Vogel got a reaction from Razwald in Show me your wallpaper!   
    My "Aircraft" folder just got a little bigger lol. Some gorgeous wallpapers in here!
    My current wallpaper:

    Have quite a thing for the Spitfire at the moment, been reading quite a bit of material about her as well as getting to grips with the LF Mk.IX in DCS.
    Some other shots from my wallpaper folder are in order however!



     







    Hope you like them :). By the way, @Firefly do you have any higher resolution shots of those pictures you listed? The E model 109 and the Spit look stunning!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Heinrich in Show me your wallpaper!   
    My "Aircraft" folder just got a little bigger lol. Some gorgeous wallpapers in here!
    My current wallpaper:

    Have quite a thing for the Spitfire at the moment, been reading quite a bit of material about her as well as getting to grips with the LF Mk.IX in DCS.
    Some other shots from my wallpaper folder are in order however!



     







    Hope you like them :). By the way, @Firefly do you have any higher resolution shots of those pictures you listed? The E model 109 and the Spit look stunning!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Etzel in BOx Sale   
    Aye, they only just recently finished a sale too!
    I picked up the "Achtung! Spitfire!" campaign, and the one featuring the A-20. Also got the Spitfire Mk.Vb and P-40E collector planes :). I thought about getting the 109 G-6, but given we're getting the G-6 late in Normandy I didn't think I'd bother.
    The value is ridiculous to be honest, the base game is like £5.50 or something bonkers.
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    Vogel got a reaction from Lipfert in IL-2 BoX Screenshot Thread   
    Nice screenshots! Sorry that Spit slipped by us, the blighter was going hell for leather on the deck so it was hard to spot him. At least I made them both pay for it afterwards xD.
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    Vogel reacted to Firefly in Show me your wallpaper!   
    I'll drop you a PM, a package is on its way to your inbox.
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    Vogel got a reaction from Lipfert in Show me your wallpaper!   
    My "Aircraft" folder just got a little bigger lol. Some gorgeous wallpapers in here!
    My current wallpaper:

    Have quite a thing for the Spitfire at the moment, been reading quite a bit of material about her as well as getting to grips with the LF Mk.IX in DCS.
    Some other shots from my wallpaper folder are in order however!



     







    Hope you like them :). By the way, @Firefly do you have any higher resolution shots of those pictures you listed? The E model 109 and the Spit look stunning!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Firefly in Show me your wallpaper!   
    My "Aircraft" folder just got a little bigger lol. Some gorgeous wallpapers in here!
    My current wallpaper:

    Have quite a thing for the Spitfire at the moment, been reading quite a bit of material about her as well as getting to grips with the LF Mk.IX in DCS.
    Some other shots from my wallpaper folder are in order however!



     







    Hope you like them :). By the way, @Firefly do you have any higher resolution shots of those pictures you listed? The E model 109 and the Spit look stunning!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Yogi in Show me your wallpaper!   
    My "Aircraft" folder just got a little bigger lol. Some gorgeous wallpapers in here!
    My current wallpaper:

    Have quite a thing for the Spitfire at the moment, been reading quite a bit of material about her as well as getting to grips with the LF Mk.IX in DCS.
    Some other shots from my wallpaper folder are in order however!



     







    Hope you like them :). By the way, @Firefly do you have any higher resolution shots of those pictures you listed? The E model 109 and the Spit look stunning!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Erhardt in What are you guys reading?   
    I picked up Roland Whites new book "Harrier 809", following 809 NAS's antics during the Falklands war. It's been extremely fun to read so far. The way he writes makes it flow like a fast paced story, but manages to cover a lot of historical details on events in a very factual way. A welcome break from some books which are very turgid and hard to read.
    His previous works including "Vulcan 607" on the Black Buck raids and Phoenix Squadron describing Ark Royal and her Buccaneer squadrons flight to Belize to disuade Guatamala from invading the isolated colony. All great books and recommended reads :).
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    Vogel got a reaction from Erhardt in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    Yeah, early to mid war would likely be the better spot. Zeros really couldn’t hold a candle to late war Corsairs etc. The A7M and Shiden Kai were good fighters though. 
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    Vogel got a reaction from Erhardt in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    Watching several videos on IL-2 this evening to prep me getting back in the cockpit and I was thinking, has 1C ever dropped any hints to a possible pacific expansion? The pacific theatre is easily my favourite in WWII, I just adore the naval aircraft of the IJN and USN. Leatherneck studios dropped a massive news update for their utterly gorgeous looking Vought F4U Corsair and its left me wishing that we could see a pacific expansion for IL-2.
    I'd be reliving my Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 days in F4F Wildcats and Zero's or the B6N2's etc.
    A man can dream... right?
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    Vogel got a reaction from Lipfert in DCS Screenshot Thread   
    I do love a good screenshot thread, these are mixed bag of some of my favourites in my folder. Hope you like them 😋.
     

    Loved the colour of the clouds against the aircraft in this one, the lighting really makes it.

    Keeping up relations from the RIO seat, where'd I put that Polaroid?!

    Hawkeye against the ocean.

    China Lake skin is so clean!

    Cabbage crates coming over the briny!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Erhardt in DCS Screenshot Thread   
    I do love a good screenshot thread, these are mixed bag of some of my favourites in my folder. Hope you like them 😋.
     

    Loved the colour of the clouds against the aircraft in this one, the lighting really makes it.

    Keeping up relations from the RIO seat, where'd I put that Polaroid?!

    Hawkeye against the ocean.

    China Lake skin is so clean!

    Cabbage crates coming over the briny!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Klaiber in DCS Screenshot Thread   
    I do love a good screenshot thread, these are mixed bag of some of my favourites in my folder. Hope you like them 😋.
     

    Loved the colour of the clouds against the aircraft in this one, the lighting really makes it.

    Keeping up relations from the RIO seat, where'd I put that Polaroid?!

    Hawkeye against the ocean.

    China Lake skin is so clean!

    Cabbage crates coming over the briny!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Etzel in DCS Screenshot Thread   
    I do love a good screenshot thread, these are mixed bag of some of my favourites in my folder. Hope you like them 😋.
     

    Loved the colour of the clouds against the aircraft in this one, the lighting really makes it.

    Keeping up relations from the RIO seat, where'd I put that Polaroid?!

    Hawkeye against the ocean.

    China Lake skin is so clean!

    Cabbage crates coming over the briny!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Yogi in DCS Screenshot Thread   
    I do love a good screenshot thread, these are mixed bag of some of my favourites in my folder. Hope you like them 😋.
     

    Loved the colour of the clouds against the aircraft in this one, the lighting really makes it.

    Keeping up relations from the RIO seat, where'd I put that Polaroid?!

    Hawkeye against the ocean.

    China Lake skin is so clean!

    Cabbage crates coming over the briny!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Snaggle in DCS Screenshot Thread   
    I do love a good screenshot thread, these are mixed bag of some of my favourites in my folder. Hope you like them 😋.
     

    Loved the colour of the clouds against the aircraft in this one, the lighting really makes it.

    Keeping up relations from the RIO seat, where'd I put that Polaroid?!

    Hawkeye against the ocean.

    China Lake skin is so clean!

    Cabbage crates coming over the briny!
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    Vogel got a reaction from Klaiber in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    Very fair points, I was only looking at win/loss ratios in general.
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    Vogel got a reaction from Yogi in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    There are several options available. They could even set it in the early Sino-Japanese war period on mainland China and the surrounding islands, the issue here though is that the aircraft that flew in that campaign (P-40's, Buffalos etc) were WOEFULLY inadequate versus the Zero. So if you were flying and allied aircraft it would be a bit of an unpleasent experience. However, something tells me there could be difficulties getting that scenario to work given how fragile the CCP are about depictions of their nations history, factual or not.
    In light of that, the Guadalcanal campaign would be a good spot, but then you're really starting to see the Japanese aircraft fall from grace with the F4U introduced in '42 which would just utterly dominate. Ah, the perils of trying to have a historical simulator whilst also trying to retain a semblence of computer game "balance" 😅. The A7M2 would be an ideal example of a later war IJN fighter, however only eight were ever built and I don't think they saw any real active service. The Kawanishi N1K was a good aircraft, probably the only option for a mid to late war aircraft first introduced in '42 with multiple upgrades throughout its service life.
    Midway would of course be popular, but given how airfields are a chaotic mess generally speaking I can't imagine any ability for people to use the correct stacking and protocols for recovery onto the carrier. It's bad enough in DCS with people throwing away the manual for case II recoveries and just zooming straight in, regardless of what activity is going on either in the pattern or on the deck. I'd like to see SOME carrier operations, but in conjunction with a sizable number of ground based airfields so people don't all try to pile onto just a small handful of fleet carriers and end up smashing into each other.
     
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    Vogel got a reaction from Yogi in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    Very fair points, I was only looking at win/loss ratios in general.
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    Vogel reacted to Yogi in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    I would also love to see a PTO of any portion of the war (if I can ever get IL2 working again). I will have to respectfully disagree with @Vogel about the adequacy of the P40 & F2A. Sure the Zeke was "better" but in capable hands Both the Tomahawk & Buffalo distinguished themselves well. The AVG in China showed what the P-40 could do when fought on its terms as did the F2A in Finnish service during the Winter War. 
    The real reason the P40's & Buffalos earned such a bad rep was 3 fold. 1) Pilot skill. The Japanese pilots were much better trained & combat tested. 2) Tactics: On every occasion allied fighters were defensive in the engagement reacting to a Japanese attack. 3) Ignorance: Allied pilots did not know the Zero's capabilities & tried to turn fight them. 
    All of these lessons were learned the hard way & paid in blood. Human nature being what it is they blamed the planes. 
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    Vogel got a reaction from Lipfert in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    Watching several videos on IL-2 this evening to prep me getting back in the cockpit and I was thinking, has 1C ever dropped any hints to a possible pacific expansion? The pacific theatre is easily my favourite in WWII, I just adore the naval aircraft of the IJN and USN. Leatherneck studios dropped a massive news update for their utterly gorgeous looking Vought F4U Corsair and its left me wishing that we could see a pacific expansion for IL-2.
    I'd be reliving my Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 days in F4F Wildcats and Zero's or the B6N2's etc.
    A man can dream... right?
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    Vogel got a reaction from Lipfert in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    Yeah, early to mid war would likely be the better spot. Zeros really couldn’t hold a candle to late war Corsairs etc. The A7M and Shiden Kai were good fighters though. 
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    Vogel got a reaction from Lipfert in IL-2... Pacific theatre?   
    The aforementioned one sided slaughters is why I think an early war scenario would be best for any Pacific theatre scenario. The IJN would still have an intact aviation air wing along with their CV’s. That, and the A6M2’s etc would be more on par with the main US offering of the time, the F4F Wildcat (which I adore) plus P-40’s and whatever else.
    It would be amazing to see the Dauntless, Avenger and Devastator also, some fun options for multi-crew. 
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