It seems very dead in here, especially regarding the CFS3 topics. I know there is a large thread interaction on the IL-2 series on SimHQ, and I have visited there.
I am looking to do some casual simming, and although I like playing online games, I thought I would see if I could get some campaign action going. Looking around on the 'net, I have found the IL-2 and CFS3 have had some decent add-ons and mods made, so hopefully I can utilise these to the max. I decided on the ETO add on for CFS3 and with the Dark Blue World for IL-2...but I have some questions, and need some help.
First let me start with the CFS3, as I have alread been through the process of install, IL-2 is still in its box, and I will get to that once I have the mods downloaded.
I have installed CFS3 Recently, and upgraded it to the ETO 1.40. I recall playing the missions in the vanilla version of CFS3 and I distinctly remember getting the same missions over and over again, and no matter what I did, I never seemed to make any impact on the outcome of the campaign. Bombing ships, bombing ships, and then bombing a factory ad infinitum. I got bored of it, and I suspect I will again, so I might just go through some of the single missions, and then go home and land....if I make it. :-)
One thing I noted when I was trying to program my stick, and this has put a dampener on the whole affair before even starting a mission, I cannot link the slider on my X52Pro throttle slider....and I WANT my flaps on this slider. I tried converting the slider to 'bands' and then set each band to a flap location, but this failed. In the joystick config screen, the game does not recognise the slider, nor does it recognise the rotary dials on the throttle.....is there any way to remedy this?
With regards to IL-2, I have patched all the way to the latest, and I previously installed DBW, but I still dont seem to get the graphics capabilities that some people have. I know that you have to select the game in the Config setup EXE, and I have done that, it seems to make no difference to the game apart from splash screens and things...I am missing something, but dont know what.
I have to admit, that although there are many threads on what DBW adds to the game, but nobody really comes up with a suitable, laymans terms discussion on what DBW can do. Sure, there are lots of additional planes, but I am not seeing any difference in any campaign or missions. And I am simply to emabarrased to ask on some of the forums....
I am leaning to mostly IL-2 because the controls seem to be better, and I can use the 6DOF on the trackIR
Any help would be most appreciated.