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Gwalch

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Where to start with Great Battles
« on: January 30, 2020, 09:17:01 AM »

Where to start with Great Battles ?
Sorry made post about wrong game last time!
Wanted info about IL2 GREAT BATTLES, not CLOD.
Is there a patching sequence or can an updated edition be bought?
Thank you and sorry for error.
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Re: Where to start with Great Battles
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 10:13:05 AM »

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Is there a patching sequence or can an updated edition be bought?

You can't do much wrong in terms of updating BoX as you don't have to do it yourself. If you are not on the most recent version, you will get notified on startup (= you will only be able to use the sim in offline mode).
In order to update the sim you will need to run the updater executable shipped with the programme.
If you got it via Steam, then Steam will handle the updating process for you and you don't have to do anything (apart from launching Steam of course).

Apart from that, where to start? .. Well, from my experience, get your key bindings done. That's a bigger task than one might expect at first. ;)
A tip for that would be: Don't fall for the fallacy that you could recreate your key / button system from 1946. Treat BoX as a completely new and different sim, because that's what it is. If you try to simply overtake your 1946 settings you will only get frustrated.
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Re: Where to start with Great Battles
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 10:23:41 AM »

Thank you very much SAS Skylla.
Much appreciated. I will give it a go.
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Gwalch

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Re: Where to start with Great Battles
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 10:55:40 AM »

Well finally did it and bought the three Great Battles.
Great graphics enjoyable in themselves. Quite disappointing otherwise but I suppose I expected too much.
Makes you realise though what an absolute achievement BAT is.
I was wondering is it possible to use Pat Wilsons mod with Stalingrad. I just want to add variety, something a bit more immersive and so on?
Having an awful time trying to spot enemy planes without labels too and that feels like cheating!
However, happy to have bought them, they may improve over time.
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Re: Where to start with Great Battles
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 03:04:51 PM »

Just wanted to say that having got PWCG working now, [I am on steam] things are very enjoyable.
Still can't see the foe very well but it does keep you on your toes and just a little nervous!
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Re: Where to start with Great Battles
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 06:37:03 PM »

Still can't see the foe very well but it does keep you on your toes and just a little nervous!

You may want to set "alternate visibility" in difficulty settings "on" and/or enable any of the custom icons mods:

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/38978-mod-icons/

(They are less intrusive than the stock icons with captions.)
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Re: Where to start with Great Battles
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 03:23:16 AM »

Great, thank very much you sniperton.
I need and appreciate all the help I can get.
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