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Title: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: farang65 on March 07, 2013, 09:14:06 PM
IL-2 1946 GAME INSTALLATION

So
You have read about IL-2 1946 on the internet.
You have seen some people doing aerobatics and crazy stuff on you tube.  :D
You start to think what the  hey it looks like an interesting game.
You buy the IL-2 1946 dvd set from your local computer game supplier ( or off the internet) and bring it home.
The box is flashy black and red with an unusual Russian jet aircraft on the front of it.
After opening the box and pulling out the dvd set plastic cover you open that up and find two dvds.
One dvd is the actual game while the other dvd is a movie sample video.
I played the movie sample video first and thought holy crap you can do all this with this
W.W. 2 flight sim.  Awesome.  :D

You then place the game dvd into your dvd drive and press Auto Play.
You’ll see it configuring the game to your computer then a full greenish screen appears.
It asks you to install IL-2 1946 into C: Program Files/Ubisoft  click yes and watch the process.
As the game installs you will see its progress at the bottom of the screen.
You’ll see some cool screen shots as the game progresses with the install.
When it is nearly finished a Direct X install box will appear, finish that procedure.
You will also see an IL 2 set up box appear.
This is important use Open GL instead of Direct X
Adjust your graphics card to any of the graphics cards that suits your card in the graphics card list.

Now your ready to start the game while the dvd is still in the dvd drive.
Click the new IL-2 1946 icon on your desk top and watch the game load up.
The main screen appears.
At the bottom left of the main screen you will see a set of numbers   4.07 this is the standard stock game issue.
You can have a lot of fun and enjoyment with just the stock issue game however IL-2 1946 has been around for a loooonnnngggg time   8) and there is so much more to think about then just the stock 4.07 game

IL-2 1946 Patches

4.08 Patch

http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1908 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1908)

This patch was the first ever patch for IL-2 1946.
This patch goes back quite some time ago when IL-2 was a fledgling game

4.09 Patch including skins pack

http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3764 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3764)

As IL-2 became very popular this patch became the most used patch.
This patch was really a base patch for IL-2 1946. It has been around for a long time.  ;D

4.10.1 Patch

http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4044 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4044)
http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3993 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=3993)

This patch was developed fairly recently.
This is kind of like a new version of the game. An all new IL-2 1946 Holy Crap!  8)

4.11.1 Patch

http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4212 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4212)
http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4182 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4182)
 
With very recent leaps and bounds this is again a new patch for IL-2 1946. Jumpin Jimminy!  :P
It is the most up to date and current patch available for the game.

DECISIONS   DECISIONS


Oh My God! You don’t know which version you want to play.
It is all a matter of preference on your part.
You can work your way up the patches as an example install patch 4.08 then install patch 4.09 and the skins pack and play that for some time.
You can then move up the ladder and install the 4.10 patch and play that for some time.
You could go straight to the top of the list and install the 4.11.1 patch and just play the latest
Patch for IL-2 1946

                                                          HHHMMMMMMMMM

GAME SETTINGS

Excellent or Perfect

When you start the game and later go into your video settings you will see excellent   settings   which is usually what the game first loads up in from the first loading of the game.

Excellent   settings    is ok but it looks a tad arcadish.
Your best bet would be to try and get the perfect settings    which is usually whited out in the set up underneath excellent settings.

Perfect   settings    is much better and much more immersive when it comes to landscape and water.

If you are only interested in using 4.10.1 there is a Mega Patch which includes 4.08 to 4.10.1

http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4088 (http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=4088)

So
This little Sticky is just to get you going with a basic game install and get you thinking about what patch (version) you’d like to play.
You will see some links to Mission 4 Today to download the patches.
Please click on them and check things out for yourself

More layman stickies coming   ;)

Happy Flying
SAS~Farang65

Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation
Post by: SAS~Malone on March 07, 2013, 10:26:28 PM
great job, Kirby. just what the 'brand new to IL-2' guy needs :D
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: cartfather229 on March 25, 2013, 01:30:04 PM
When will the 4.12 patch be released??
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: Gaston on March 25, 2013, 01:59:39 PM
Two weeks... maybe ! who knows ?
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: cartfather229 on March 25, 2013, 03:54:09 PM
It looks like it's going to be great I think!  8)
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: farang65 on March 26, 2013, 03:26:18 AM
4.12 Oleg and crew never stop.    8)

I'll wait for that later I recently did a nostalgia trip and installed a 4.09 (4.09 ModAct)  ;)

Kirby
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: asheshouse on March 26, 2013, 03:50:42 AM
4.12 Oleg and crew never stop.    8)

I'll wait for that later I recently did a nostalgia trip and installed a 4.09 (4.09 ModAct)  ;)

Kirby
For similar nostalgia reasons I recently reinstalled the v.01 Demo version.
Il-2 travelled a long road before getting to v4.07

    IL-2 Sturmovik
    IL-2 Forgotten Battles (v1.0 - v1.22)
    Aces Expansion Pack (v2.0 - v2.04)
    Pacific Fighters - (v3.0m - v4.04m)
    PE-2 Peshka - Addon (v4.05m)
    Sturmoviks over Manchuria - Addon (v4.06m)
    46 - addon (v4.07m) which later became the IL-2 Sturmovik 1946 package that included all of the content and kept the v4.07m designation.
    v4.08
    v4.09 First Team Daidalos Patch
    v4.10
    v4.11
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: cartfather229 on March 28, 2013, 08:28:34 PM
Totally agree, such a ling way it's incredible/ This game is always changing, and it will stay that way!
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: snachito on June 27, 2013, 12:47:11 AM
This is the first post that got me going to update my IL-2 up to 4.10.1 and it keeps on getting better and better (Although I'm DYING to play Jetwars 1956 BADLY)!!! The only question I have about the OP, is I have been reading all over the forums and like here on the post I put my root IL-2 in the C:program files which some say it should NOT be put there because it messes with the "mods" and other installations, etc in Windows Vista (which I just happen to have). Just this week I tried to download UP 3.0 RC 1-4 into my Il-2 folder that's in the C:programfiles/IL-2 and it just wouldn't work. So was just wondering if this still is the way to go or am I missing something?
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: Gaston on June 27, 2013, 01:18:39 AM
Oooooh là là... I still have :

-IL-2 Sturmovik demo 1,
-IL-2 Sturmovik demo 2,
-IL-2 Sturmovik 1.02ov,
-Forgotten Battles-AEP 2.04

installed on my PC... and still enjoying them !

But farang... for the new guy installing 1946 on his PC, the first thing to do is to have the no-DVD exe ! before any patch !
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: SAS~Malone on June 27, 2013, 01:47:13 AM
snachito, correct, it's much better to install your game OUTSIDE of Program Files, especially on Vista. it's to do with the extra permissions that Windows has in place for stuff in there, so it will mess with your settings, and likely any changes you make will not work properly.
much better outside of Prog Files folder, where you have more freedom to chop 'n change things as you like. ;)
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: snachito on June 30, 2013, 02:41:56 AM
Malone, so no matter what even a person has Windows XP (not Vista) they shouldn't have my IL-2 in the C:/program files? Would it be alright to move the ubisoft folder out of the program files or do I have to uninstall and re-install IL-2,make an Il-2 folder in the C:documents, then put it there?

I haven't had any problems in the program files, but I had some problems with UP and I tried to install 4.11 last night(I have it patched up to 4.10.1) and for some reason it didn't work, the game still plays 4.10.1 quite nicely, but I want to get Jetwars BADLY eventually!!
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: GrumpyBadger on November 09, 2013, 05:12:56 PM
I have a question in regards to all of this:

Does gog.com's IL-2:1946 http://www.gog.com/game/il_2_sturmovik_1946 include all the updates? 

I'm debating between getting a DVD of it via amazon versus the online download.   I just like being sure of it and taking care of most things myself.

Basically for online squadrons and servers that I'd like to fly on, require ver 4.11.1 patch with HSFX 6.0.  I'm worried about the latest update preventing me from being able to have these as well.

thanks for solving my little confusion, if this even makes any sense lol ???
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: <Gunny> on November 09, 2013, 05:27:01 PM
I like having the disk.
If you run in to trouble you can always reinstall with out any problems.
All the patches can be found here @ SaS or Mission 4 Today.
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: farang65 on November 10, 2013, 04:24:50 AM
I know nothing about gog

7 years ago I found the IL_2 1946 dvd in a game shop for 500 baht.

Over time it eventually wore out from installing many times

I now use a version off the internet.

Kirby
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: GrumpyBadger on November 10, 2013, 09:49:18 PM
gog.com is basically an "internet download purchase" much like Steam or even XBox marketplace or PlaystationNetwork.  There's an account for each user with their own "cloud" space, whatever that is  :P ??? but in that, it's there to re-download anytime in case the worst should happen and it gets wiped from the hard-drive.  I'm debating that download, but it's already 4.12.1 all-in-one as far as I can tell.

The good news is there are quite a few servers that I've gotten interested in that use 4.12.1 now, with HSFX7 as well. 
http://www.warbirdsofprey.org/
http://virtualaces.net/phpBB3/portal.php
"acesoverpacific"

there are also squadrons I'm looking at joining.  I'm really interested in having fun online in between flying offline campaign missions people have made.  DBW and UP3 are gorgeous, but I don't think this laptop can really take them to their full advantage, so I'm going to wait on those until my desktop is finished being built that has i7, GTX7series, and 16Gb of RAM  8)

But yeah, just nervous lol.  It's only $9, but it still could be $9 wasted if I do it wrong :D  and in that, that's the same as my big can of Yuban coffee on sale!  ??? major party foul at that point!  :'(
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: wheelsup_cavu on November 11, 2013, 12:02:48 AM
The GoG version is a good download version to buy. To date, no one I have recommended that version to has had problems with it installing properly.

I still prefer the disk since the GoG version has already been patched beyond certain mod packs.


Wheels
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: LuseKofte on November 11, 2013, 12:05:38 AM
I use GOG.
After buying it you can DL it forever. But it is true, it is patched to 4.12 and a extra DL for the 4.12,1
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: Fresco23 on November 11, 2013, 11:03:13 AM
I have a disk, but I also saved an unaltered install of that disk as a backup incase my disk is destroyed or lost..
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: GrumpyBadger on November 11, 2013, 06:56:49 PM
so this morning at 0800PST I installed IL2:1946 via gog.com and it worked wonderfully!
I installed "setup_il-2_sturmovik_1946_2.0.0.6" only and guess what? it's 4.11.1m according to the tell-tale loading screen!  Basically by only installing that, and not also going through "patch_il-2_sturmovik_1946_2.0.3.9" I was able to do this. 

This way I can easily have three versions of the game -
1) untouched fully updated IL2
2) 4.11.1 with HSFX 6.0 for some of the servers I'd like to fly on
3) 4.12.1 with HSFX 7.0 for the other servers I'd like to fly on! :D

so all's good on this end, thanks everyone for your help!

*edit 23:54PST -
well, I loaded the game again, and it froze at 5%.  It became even hard to get into the "task manager" to close it.  Had to go to a full "restart" instead.  I'm checking out some things online as I type this

please see
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,37814.0.html (http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,37814.0.html)
so I don't hijack this thread, since it's "me" related, I'm sure... not IL2.  Maybe it's Vista64 related, always good to put the blame on good ol' Microsoft! :D

*mental note, getting either Linux or XP on my "uber-desktop" lol
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: Tankhunter12 on October 30, 2017, 11:45:48 AM
I just posted asking what all this stuff is about and here this is.  Thank you
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: mongoose on December 02, 2017, 02:52:30 PM
I have just got IL2 46 off steam which I note is 4.12.2. I would like to bring it up to date specifically for the WWII West European theatre. What more do I need in the way of patches and Mods?  (my pardon if this is in the wrong place or dealt with elsewhere!)
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: asheshouse on December 04, 2017, 04:55:28 AM
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,50919.0.html
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: mongoose on December 05, 2017, 12:40:36 PM
Thanks for that. I take it this modpack is all that I need if I already have 4.12.12?
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: Dolly_100 on August 21, 2018, 09:08:24 PM
Hi Everyone, thanks for the info....much appreciated. Am a newbie and need all the help I can get (at my age). Have always had an addiction for flight sims, have watched the graphics get better & better since late 80's version's of Falcon/F19 Stealth Fighter etc, etc.
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: vonofterdingen on August 21, 2018, 10:22:01 PM
Welcome Dolly. We have players of all ages here (I am in my 60s). You will get any help you need at this site.
Title: Re: Basic IL-2 Game Installation Part 1
Post by: SAS~tsisqua on September 08, 2021, 11:06:25 AM
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