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#4338742 - 02/19/17 09:21 AM Returning to IL-2  
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Folks, I'm returning to Il-2 after a 10 year absence. Can you folks point me to a location of the latest core patches? Also, I visited SAS 1946 and became totally overwhelmed by the shear type and number of mods. For an offline single player like me who really wants to experience authentic WW II campaigns, which mods, group of mods would be best for me?

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#4338765 - 02/19/17 12:46 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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Well, the biggest all encompassing mod is BAT. Huge download, but most mod campaigns will work with it. It encompasses every era from WWI through jets. Install can be a pain, but it's not too difficult. Full disclosure, I had the original issue of BAT, other than the vast download, it wasn't hard to install. After a total computer failure, I went to re-download it and saw that it was already back to what it was when it was CUP. Download this patch to fix this that this patch messed up so this service pack can fix what the previous patch broke. Which is what put me off of the original CUP to begin with. Not to mention I don't want WWI, the inter war years and don't want IL2 for jets much past Korea (which is now all included and why the d/l is so huge). Anyway YMMV, it's the big daddy of the modpacks. Needs 4.12.2M

VP Modpack is smaller download, a little more orientated towards eye candy (though it does include it's fair share of aircraft, just more mainstream stuff). It includes several campaigns and a few have been redone for it. For install you need to make one edit to your Config file and delete one folder after one of the updates. for 4.12.2m

HSFX is more geared for on line play, but there is a lot of off line content for it. Pretty easy install, but
development is dead. 4.12.2m

Ultra Pack is supposed to still be under development. Haven't used it for ages since you have to roll back to 4.10 level patching.

Of course there are the "official" TD patches that take the vanilla game up to 14.3.3m. Several great campaigns available for it on M4T

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#4338824 - 02/19/17 08:59 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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Just started in myself..
Get SAS super patch brings it up to 4.12.2
Added in BAT was an easy install on click setup
Also did a clean IL-2 install and put in the VP modpack
Worth trying both to see which you like,,BAT is my choice for variety


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#4344323 - 03/14/17 05:07 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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Thinking about coming back to give some play to this game after not playing flight sims for a number of years.


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#4344407 - 03/14/17 10:18 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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Might as well, it's one of the best!


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#4344799 - 03/16/17 03:14 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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I too have downloaded IL2 1946 STEAM and installed it. Having a few problems.
1. installed directly on C drive. have icon on desktop, but clicking on icon sometimes starts the sim and other times does not???
2. seems that when I had this sim installed years ago I could change the screen info (bottom left) from km'hr and meters, to MPH and feet. cant find that setting now??


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#4344809 - 03/16/17 03:46 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: oldpop]  
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There seems to be an ever-increasing trickle back to '46 from more recent sims it seems, evidenced by the server I ineptly thrash about on. Variety of kites and scenarios being the attraction I wager.

Originally Posted by oldpop
I too have downloaded IL2 1946 STEAM and installed it. Having a few problems.
1. installed directly on C drive. have icon on desktop, but clicking on icon sometimes starts the sim and other times does not???
2. seems that when I had this sim installed years ago I could change the screen info (bottom left) from km'hr and meters, to MPH and feet. cant find that setting now??


1. Not in 'Program files' is it? Move it if so.
2. Should be there, have you checked if a key is assignable in 'controls'?


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#4344846 - 03/16/17 06:51 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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what is it listed under? couldn't find it.


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#4344851 - 03/16/17 07:11 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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Mine is under C:\Program Files (X86)\Steam\Steamapps\Common That's where all my steam games get installed when I download them

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#4344869 - 03/16/17 08:22 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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Got it!!! listed as something else! Now how can I take a Screen Shot!!!


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#4344952 - 03/17/17 05:41 AM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: oldpop]  
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Originally Posted by oldpop
Got it!!! listed as something else! Now how can I take a Screen Shot!!!


Originally Posted by NHawk52 @ M4T
By default, the "Print Screen" key will place a screen capture picture ("grab000x.tga") file in your game's root directory.

Source: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&p=18889#18889

In later versions the screenshot is saved in a Screenshot folder in the games root directory.

Since v4.11m you also have three options available for the type of images that are saved, tga, jpg, or tga and jpg,.
Changing screenshot type from tga to jpg in the stock sim: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Knowledge_Base&op=show&kid=702


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#4350508 - 04/11/17 06:54 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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I know this is a dumb question but where can I get BAT?

#4350539 - 04/11/17 09:23 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53691.0.html


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#4350920 - 04/13/17 06:14 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: DaveP63]  
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Originally Posted by DaveP63
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53691.0.html


thank you, dumb question #2. Is there anywhere that explains what is in BAT? what are the mods?

#4350943 - 04/13/17 08:38 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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MK2, Here is the Main BAT Source:
BAT


Latest 208 page manual:
http://www.mediafire.com/?gacqu2fpijsnqrb

This is a huge package which covers pretty much the entire history of combat flight from WWI to the Spanish Civil War, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, up to the 70s and 80s jets choppers, vehicles, etc.
It may seem daunting but if the instructions are followed, in sequence, the end result is amazing.

Be advised, the BAT package is based on IL2 1946 version 4.12.2 and will not work on the newer 4.13 versions.
There is a long history as to why this BAT mod package is 4.12 based but rest assured, you will have much more of everything with 4.12.

#4350947 - 04/13/17 08:54 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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Reinstalling BAT now..Porked my previous setup and it's good to start with a clean IL-1 4.12 setup..Even easier now all the current expansions are in one torrent now but then it's just a case of unzipping them and pasting the files into my IL-2 install and for safe measure I fire it up after each expansion pack and run a track to make sure all is well..That's how I found out I had a bad expansion#3


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#4350951 - 04/13/17 09:22 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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It is a good idea to first check out each readme, when adding packages, as there may be some no longer needed things you are asked to remove.
There is not a lot but it might avoid a problem.

#4350961 - 04/13/17 10:34 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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The install instruction here https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53691.0.html are well written it's just a case of going slow,,I unzip them and paste them into my bat directory,,And test the install after each step


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#4350963 - 04/13/17 11:00 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: MK2]  
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Originally Posted by MK2
Originally Posted by DaveP63
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53691.0.html


thank you, dumb question #2. Is there anywhere that explains what is in BAT? what are the mods?


The most comprehensive list is actually in the read me.


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#4364415 - 06/16/17 11:58 PM Re: Returning to IL-2 [Re: Chuckles]  
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Got back into Il-2 '46 after being away for years. Did it for a break from CFS3 and found much has been done in the time away. Tried CUP but could never get it going. Then found out about VP modpack then later BAT and now back enjoying Il-2 '46 . Installs were easy so a dummy like me could understand and now have 3 installs including a fully updated one. Thanks to all the modders that has made this possible. Now back to having fun!! Regards,Scott


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