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Everything posted by jaygee485

  1. 34", Acer X34P, curved ultra widescreen, 3440x1440, OC 120 fps. This is just about big enough, as I sit quite close to it. I think the bigger the better.
  2. Thank God you cleared that up! Thousands would have been tearing their hair out trying to figure that out. Actually, I empathize with you. Taught English for a few years in my youth, and ever since I can't help but notice any typo or grammatical error, no matter how minor, whatever I read. After years of practice, (and years of being accused of pedantry) I'm gradually learning not to react. On topic: Update looks fantastic, thanks Team! I really wish though, that I wasn't in the middle of a move, and that my cockpit wasn't packed away!
  3. So, .... it's good to know I'm not the only one who flies QM's against novices! Nice vid, thanks
  4. Amazing! I'm hoping that's a sign that things have finally changed, and not just an anomaly.
  5. Download speeds from Il2 store are notoriously slow, but should at least measure in megabytes rather than kb. In the past, I've managed to increase the speed just by restarting the download. Sometimes takes 2 or 3 restarts before it wakes up. I've also seen a recommendation from a member to go to Settings and check 'Prefer web distribution', though I've never tried that. It's well worth persevering! Good luck.
  6. I find the 'bicycle brake" style lever on the WH stick to be ideal for differential type wheel brakes as on the Yaks and Spits.
  7. Quite a good doc. Some beautiful sequences of surviving spits in flight, in widescreen. I watched it last week on YouTube.
  8. This is the first game I've ever bought (other sims I played years ago were either free or hacked) so I have no idea how expensive this sim is compared to current costs of other games. After spending thousands on my first ever gaming rig (I spent more on my computer/cockpit than I did on my car!), the comparatively small outlay for four battles and FC (and a couple of collector planes) seemed cheap.
  9. Shady? If the release is, in fact, being timed to coincide with the end of the sale (which is only a theory after all), then I would call that good business practice.
  10. Thanks for sharing the link. Lots of good reading.
  11. Thanks Yogi, something else I've learnt. I was doing it between missions.
  12. I'm glad you mentioned the vid, as I had somehow missed noticing it. Of course I went back and tracked it down. Fantastic! I've been looking forward to the Tempest, even more than the Mustang, so it's really good to finally see it in action. I'm with you regarding the audio. It's a pity we never got to properly hear the engine sound, as it was masked by the muzak, but the video is otherwise outstanding. Anticipation is building....
  13. And the Springboks are the favorite foe I love to watch, and fear.
  14. I do sit slightly further back for a movie, but still close enough for 'big screen' effect, so the curve is still good. If watching with a group of others, and sitting back even further, the curve may be less advantageous, but I don't think it would be an issue.
  15. Yes, could be the moment of truth for some of our systems. Will I need an upgrade, or will I maybe need to compromise graphic settings? I hope my system will be good enough, with maybe a frame rate hit. Bring it on!
  16. I sit pretty close to my 34" curved monitor, and the curve is perfect to keep the outer edges and the center of the screen equidistant. Really adds to immersion. I recommend curved, and at least 32"
  17. Another member here who's getting a bit excited . Unfortunately, my gaming computer is packed away in preparation for a move, and I'm not yet sure where I'm moving to! Hopefully, my cockpit will be set up again by the time any teething problems are just about sorted. Congrats and salutations to our incredible dev teams.
  18. Very impressive creation, looks fantastic. Well worth the effort.
  19. Thanks for the Mossie post, I've followed that build, and first flights on Utube. Love the new stick extension, and the Monstertech rig. Your cockpit is looking better and better!
  20. Have you just installed the new IL2 update, or updated Windows? Maybe something has affected your game settings. Make sure that "Joystick" is checked, in game "Settings", "Input Devices", "Control Mode".
  21. Ok , I misunderstood. If you can't get those monstertech base plate measurements though, to fabricate your own mount you really just need the dimensions of the stick base and screw holes. You can use the supplied WH screws for attachment. I omitted to mention that the WH base plate is 3 mm thick. Sounds like a good project. We hope to see pics of the completed article...
  22. If you're mounting the stick, It's best to remove the base plate, which is designed to be large and heavy to provide a stable base for use on a desk. When removed from it's base plate, the stick base is circular, roughly 110 mm diameter. (An exact fit for the end-cap of 100 mm PVC pipe, as I used) The 4 mounting screw holes are arranged in a square, 60 mm apart. Diagonally, the distance between the holes is 85 mm. Edit: To answer your question though, base plate is 270 mm x 230 mm, with mounting holes 255 mm & 190 mm apart
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. 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.
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