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  1. It certainly doesn't look weird. I think that 21:9 aspect ratio sacrifices just a little of the image height in order to gain a lot of extra width, and the trade-off is worth it. Before I bought my 34" 21:9 monitor I watched several 'comparison' vids on Youtube, and decided ultrawide was the way to go. That Viotek looks like good value for the money.
  2. Thanks for the advice. I've heard this before, but as I've never had any problems with having Il2 located in my 'Program Files (x86)' folder, where it was installed by default, I've just left it there. Finkeren's problem makes me think it may be time to follow this advice. If I move it, eg to a 'Games' folder, will future updates be able to find the new location? Also, it'll be easy to place a new quick-launch icon on my desktop, but will the game-installed 'launcher' icon still work?
  3. I don't know the answer for sure, but as no one else has replied, I'll give my opinion. As far as I know, when a new Battle is added, it is available as an update for users who already own at least one other Battle. As a new user, if you only want the new one, you will need to download it along with all the others, and yes, it would increase the overall download file size. If it's bandwidth limitations that would be a problem for you, rather than available disk space, why don't you use a free public wifi hub? I recently upgraded my ISP plan from limited to unlimited, but before I did that I was intending to download the game at the public library on my laptop, then transfer it to my desktop. Bear in mind though, that the download speed can be very slow. I couldn't get better than 2.8 mbps. Sorry, I overlooked that question, but anyway, I don't know! I don't have TC, but I assume it's also included in the same download. Hopefully, someone else can advise if it's separate.
  4. I thought that it was normal for destroyed ground objects to eventually disappear, in order to reduce overheads. I've noticed many times, in SP, that several minutes after destroying a train, artillery piece or tank eg, it can disappear. It burns for a while, sometimes with secondary explosion(s), and then eventually dematerialises. If a locomotive is detached from the train by its destruction, It will sometimes disappear before I've mopped up the last of the rolling stock. Other times, the smouldering wreckage can still be seen on a later overflight.
  5. If you've already searched FAQ for a solution, click on the big red button "I have not found a solution in the FAQ", which will open a request form.
  6. Welcome Rohan. Just from memory, that's more like 20 gig. but that big download is a one-off. If you buy only one of the Battles, they will all download, even though you can only use the one you paid for until you buy more. And yes! Buy some sort of joystick at least. I neglected to check the Joystick in settings when I first started, so was forced to use the mouse until I figured it out. Once the joystick was working, the difference was night and day. This is a very realistic sim, and you need at least a cheap joystick to appreciate it.
  7. After more time spent calibrating and mapping controls, I'm pleased to report that my first impressions were incorrect. While a few of the many switches, knobs and buttons aren't recognised in Windows Control Panel settings, most of them, including covered eject switch, oil and water radiator axes and switches, and inlet/outlet cowls, are recognised in the game settings. The more I use this throttle, the more I like it.
  8. Hmmmmm..very arts and cafts! If de Havilland could build the Mosquito out of plywood...
  9. I'm fortunate to already own both of those, but want to applaud your gesture
  10. Guilty as charged. I still consider myself a newbie, but have been flying for 4 months or more, and I've never tried it. At first I always flew a Spit, except for a few flirtations with I-16, Bf 110, He 111, LaGG, P40, P47, FW 190D and a couple of WWI planes. The Spits handle beautifully, but lack firepower compared to a Bf 109 with cannon pods and 30mm fitted. You can destroy a whole train with one pass. The 109 G-14, and, more recently G-6 are becoming my new favourites since I mapped a horizontal stabiliser axis, and I've yet to revisit the Dora. Still prefer the Mk IX for air to air. Now I have a new mission, to finally check out the legendary IL-2
  11. This is so obvious that you've probably already checked, but maybe 'Joystick' has become unchecked in Settings? Make sure that 'Joystick' is checked in game "Settings", "Input Devices", "Control Mode".
  12. Thanks to all who offered their advice. I have adjusted my seating position in the G-6, and saved it . Now all is as it should be, and I have enjoyed a few flights with near-perfect POV. Seems to handle better than the G-14, while offering the same options for extra cannon up front. Very destructive!
  13. Ok.......but why for this plane only? As I said, until I got the G-6, TrackIR had always given me exactly the right viewpoint in every plane I flew, and after giving up on testing the G-6 due to this problem, I jumped straight into the G-14 and it was still perfect. Same for the Mk IX. Tried the G-6 again. Same problem again. So how can it be a TrackIR settings issue, when only one plane is affected? Edit: I think I just understood your meaning. Did you mean that, in my first time in the G-6, there was a glitch of some kind in TrackIR, causing the incorrect viewpoint, and that wrong POV has been saved?
  14. Yes, you're right with some of those, now that I investigate further. Some are 3-position switches (up-center-down, or left-center-right), but the Flaps switch, for example, works as an axis for planes with multi-position flaps, so most of the others should be the same. The Gear lever, as marked, just acts as a 2 pos. switch, for the Mk IX and the G-14 anyway. I've only mapped Throttle, Gear, Flaps, Horiz. Stab, Canopy Open/Close, and Eject. Just enough for a couple of test flights in a couple of planes, with engine management assists on. All my trims, zoom and zoom reset and gunsight adjustments are on the stick, and I'll probably keep them there. The Horizontal Stabiliser wheel is especially nice to use. It rotates through 1080 degrees, and as I turn it the big wheel in the 109 cockpit rotates in perfect sync. I love it already, and I've barely come to grips with it yet. Edit: I've now mapped a lot more controls, including engine management (I finally get to fly my La-5 FN), and I was very pleased to find that a lot of switches/buttons that weren't recognised by Windows in Control Panel, are recognised in the game settings. So far I've avoided having to learn Joystick Gremlin/Vjoy, while getting way more available controls at hand than with my trusty old Warthog. It gets better and better.
  15. Yes, luckily! and thanks again for enlightening me. As it's plane-specific I can see possibilities to fine-tune POV in a few others, eg I-16. I'm still curious as to why this would occur only in the G-6 and not in any other Bf 109 (or any other plane). Just another one of life's mysteries.
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