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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #15 on: 21-03-2011, 21:03:40 »
Is this game playable without a joystick ? Or do I really need to get one ?
You can play IL-2 without a stick... but I would strongly recommend you to get one.

Low priced quality stick like Logitech Attack 3 will work just fine.
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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #16 on: 21-03-2011, 21:03:48 »
Is this game playable without a joystick ? Or do I really need to get one ?
You can play IL-2 without a stick... but I would strongly recommend you to get one.

Low priced quality stick like Logitech Attack 3 will work just fine.
Twin-engined bombers might be marginally flyable with a gamepad - at least, I could fly Beau or Mitchell reasonably well with one (full flight model realism, only ignoring complex engine management) when I hosted a small lanparty a few years back (and did not have the sense to have enough joysticks).

Free flight in relaxed realism is theoretically possible with a keyboard. Combat or full realism... not really. Been there, done that, bought the farm every time.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #17 on: 21-03-2011, 21:03:14 »
Seriously naw guyz

  IL-2, easy to get started? I don't like simulators when it takes forever to get going. I want a good mix of realism/simulator but also that it's fun to play and entertaining

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #18 on: 21-03-2011, 22:03:27 »
Also, on the plane count:

The original IL-2 had only 12 planes, and 3 static campaigns.  This one will have 2-3 static campaigns (british, german, and possibly Italian), and 13 flyable planes (one not WW2).  The maddox team is already hard at work at TWO expansions, due probably next year.  So don't fret, it'll go the same route as IL-2 Sturmovik did, with Forgotten Battles and Aces adding everything plane wise, plus dynamic campaigns for everyone. :3
Good points!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcm_5L6yZIY&hd=1 - I'm pretty sure this video shows most of the planes included in the game.

I'm very tempted to pre-order it but the price is a bit off-putting, particularly with Portal 2 coming out soon too...

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #19 on: 21-03-2011, 22:03:11 »
Seriously naw guyz

IL-2, easy to get started? I don't like simulators when it takes forever to get going. I want a good mix of realism/simulator but also that it's fun to play and entertaining
At least in IL2:FB series there was "Instant Action" - you could pick your wingmen and opponents and skip straight into the action. You can also choose more thorough single missions if full-on campaigning seems a little daunting at first.

As for customizing the difficulty, the sky's the limit. You can adjust everything individually in IL2:FB series (not so in the abomination called Birds of Prey). Flight model you can choose between easy and realistic, but you can mix this up with blackout, redout, torque, wind, etc. Fuel and ammo can be set to unlimited independently. Engine management can be streamlined or "complex" (you have to adjust - depending on the plane - propeller pitch, magnetos, carburetor, turbocharger, etc.). Minimap and plane icons can be set on or off. External views can be blocked or allowed. And so on. You can add more challenge as your piloting skills grow.

tl;dr: You can play IL-2 as a semi-realistic shooter or a hardcore simulator and anything inbetween.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #20 on: 22-03-2011, 01:03:49 »
for as long as i have my beloved Stuka, i dont care! ;D

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #21 on: 22-03-2011, 10:03:04 »
Still have that IL-2 Ace edition lying around here. Looked forward to playing them, wanted to like it, but when I tried it out could hardly get a plane off the ground. Kinda gave up after that. But since I was probably playing other games as well around that time maybe I should buy a decent joystick and give it one more chance.
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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #22 on: 22-03-2011, 14:03:13 »
if you just want the fun, play without the insane realism :)

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #23 on: 22-03-2011, 17:03:37 »
if you just want the fun, play without the insane realism :)

Depends on your idea of fun lol.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #24 on: 22-03-2011, 17:03:06 »
Personally, in IL2, I only turn on vulnerability, realistic landings, takeoff/landing, clouds, realistic gunnery, headshake, and a couple others I can't remember.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #25 on: 22-03-2011, 17:03:36 »
i really enjoyed the aspect of turning infinite ammo and and ripping enemy planes peice from peice untill there was nothing left

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #26 on: 22-03-2011, 18:03:46 »
Seriously naw guyz

  IL-2, easy to get started? I don't like simulators when it takes forever to get going. I want a good mix of realism/simulator but also that it's fun to play and entertaining

It's very customizable, so you can make it a little more arcady if you want. I would say yes, you can pick it up  and play if you want

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #27 on: 24-03-2011, 00:03:04 »
I have been flying with Kb for about two years or something.


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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #28 on: 24-03-2011, 00:03:40 »
Is this game playable without a joystick ? Or do I really need to get one ?
You can play IL-2 without a stick... but I would strongly recommend you to get one.

Low priced quality stick like Logitech Attack 3 will work just fine.

I've been using an almost 15 year old microsoft joystick since Microsoft Flight Sim 2...and have never needed anything more.  You could prob pick one up on ebay for a few bucks :P

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #29 on: 24-03-2011, 09:03:29 »
Is this game playable without a joystick ? Or do I really need to get one ?
You can play IL-2 without a stick... but I would strongly recommend you to get one.

Low priced quality stick like Logitech Attack 3 will work just fine.

I've been using an almost 15 year old microsoft joystick since Microsoft Flight Sim 2...and have never needed anything more.  You could prob pick one up on ebay for a few bucks :P
yeh i got logitech attack 3. works fine. but i reccomend an joystick with coolie hat, you you can look around.