Hi KRT_Bong, thanks for the info.
The 1946 DVD arrived earlier today and I installed it to 4.09m (plus the skin pack), and copied it to a safe location. Ultrapack 2.01 was then added and I've activated several of the mods it comes with through JSGME. Am I right in thinking they work with both HSFX and UP2.01?
So far I'm using:
Ecran Widescreen Fix (Can't get it to work with HSFX so far only UP2.01)
ZloyPetrushko AAAmod (stop AI shooting through clouds etc.)
Tougher Bridges and Trains
Atm mod v3.1 Wind and Turb&Prop (includes prop-wash when behind planes)
Bullets Intermittent Smoke Trails
Perfect Map Textures
Can anyone recommend other mods they use with UP2.01?
I'm running this on a laptop and with all settings on Excellent at 1680 x 1050 resolution and I have a very smooth game. I might drop it to 1440 x 900 later to see if it makes any major difference. The game and each mission loads quickly too!
I've only played a few quick mission builder scenarios so far; Hellcat vs Zero's, JU88's against airfields etc. etc.
By the way, can anyone remind me what the dive-siren control is for the Ju-87 Stuka? I have the airbrake configured to one of the throttle switches but I can't find the siren. I've literally tried every key combo! EDIT: Ignore that. I must have had a sound glitch. After restarting IL2 and playing the same early war Stuka the sound suddenly appeared.
One other thing, is there no England/Channel map in the default quick mission builder any more? I have Okinawa, Moscow, Slovakia etc. (all nice by the way!), but no UK map.
So, in a word I'm impressed with what I've seen! I've yet to do a third install up to 4.10, but that will happen in the next day or so. In the meantime I'm having a blast!
I don't have TrackIR or anything similar yet so dogfighting is a bit painful, but it's not too bad for Stuka's etc.
Plus, I might attempt adding the 'Other Channel map' - the 1:1 mod I saw the other day - it looks superb!