Hmmm, this is quite the thread. lots of varied opinions... LoL...
I picked up il2 CoD because I updated my computer and put Win7 on it. big mistake I'm thinken because now
I can not re-install il2 1946. On my computer it just will not be recognized by win 7, and will not even install.
This is a real bummer for me...I've had il2 original since it first came out and it is like loosing an old friend.
This new il2 just has to much stuff to learn & I have grown to slow at 72 to pick-up on all the 100 or so key punches required
to fly the damn thing.
I even tried ROF, but the control responses just are not worth the time and trouble i've spent attempting to get a comfortable flying aircraft..
I am sure there is a-way to get il2 1946 & subsequent patches to work on Win7, but I'll never figure it out..
IL2 1946 works fine on Win 7 (use it myself). It doesn't work with the usual install method (setup.exe), if I remember correctly the one to click on and open is a.exe
it then installs as normal then.
hope it helps, apologies if you have already tried this