IL-2 Sturmovik


    RELEASE DATE: 11/29/2001
    • Violence
    Soaring through deadly realistic 3D landscapes, pilots can engage in numerous action-packed single-play missions involving air-to-air, air-to-ground, search & destroy and escort missions. In addition, IL-2 allows 32 human opponents to join multiplayer missions online or via LAN to engage in what GameSpot promises “could turn out to be the best-looking World War II flight sim to date.”
    • Fly 31 types of Russian, German and American planes. See them in different camouflage and paint schemes for different times of the year (at least summer and winter). Fly pilot or rear gunner (IL-2 plane types only).
    • See 40 other types of aircraft engaged in large air battles (with camouflage paint schemes changing from summer to winter).
    • Engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground battles. Destroy any ground object, such as buildings, bridges, airfields, etc.
    • Play campaign missions and track your career (with ranks and awards), fighting against intelligent AI opponents.
    • Multi-play with up to 32 human or AI players in dogfight modeand 16 players in cooperative missions. Use custom paint schemes, squadron nose art, numbering on wings, and national markings for each single plane.
    • Record a flight track of any of your flights and edit these tracks. Then play and enjoy or send this track file to others. Online players can use this to confirm their wins/kills!
    • Build new missions and scenarios with an easy to use mission builder. Use missions for single or multiplayer sessions. Play new scenarios designed and uploaded by other players.
    • Use new plane sets and new scenarios from free and/or commercial add-ons designed by original developers after release.
    • Witness and take part in massive air and ground battles between German and Russian airplanes and tanks. Experience realistic dynamic damage modeling and 3D world environment including terrain, sky, unique clouds and weather conditions, smoke, explosions, fire and other special effects.

    System Requirements
    • Computer: Pentium III 800/AMD Athlon 700 or better
    • Memory: 256 MB of RAM ( 512 MB is recommended)
    • Operating System: Windows(r)98/ME/2000/XP
    • DirectX: DirectX 8.1 or higher (included on disc)
    • Video Card: 3D video card (DirectX 8.1 compatible) w/32MB RAM (64MB recommended)
    • CD-ROM: 4X CD-ROM or better (Not recommended for use with CD-RWs)
    • Audio: Direct 8.1 compatible sound card
    • Internet/Network Play: Internet connection (56 kbps or better) or LAN for multiplayer
    • Hard Drive Space: 1.1 GB

    Download and Install in this order:
    1. v1.1a
    2. v1.1 to v1.2ov

    ESRB: Rated TEEN for Violence.
    IL-2 Sturmovik
    Readme file (English)
    Version 1.2ov


    The 1.2ov is completely identical and compatible to already released version
    1.2, except that version 1.2ov has open folders structure for radio chatter
    voice files, and corresponding HUD messages (see Section 1 below).
    This version (1.2ov) is not compatible with the previous version (1.1) of the
    game when playing online.
    Both the server and client must have appropriate versions of the game (1.2 or
    1.2ov) in order to connect.
    You may experience mistakes in reproduction of tracks recorded in version 1.1,
    training and intro files. However the version 1.1 tracks are meant to be
    compatible with the current build of the game.

    Notes on the Upgrade Installation

    The 1.2ov upgrade may only be installed over Il-2 version 1.1 (or 1.1a). It is
    also possible to install it over version 1.2.

    ======= Version 1.2ov Changes =======

    1. Notes on Using, Modifying and Replace the Voice Files and Radio Chatter Text

    After the installation of version 1.2ov, the sound files of radio chatter can
    be found in the "Samples" sub-folder in the game root folder (the folder IL-2
    was installed to). The voice files for specific sides are located in the
    following sub-folders:

    Samples -> Speech -> DE - Blue Side (German)
    Samples -> Speech -> RU - Red Side (Russian)

    The files of the corresponding HUD messages texts (subtitles lines) can be
    located in the "i18n" sub-folder. Those are:

    I18n -> - Contains subtitles lines for English
    I18n -> - Contains subtitles for French
    I18n -> - Contains subtitles for German

    All these text files are in UNICODE format. While the English version can
    easily be edited with Notepad, it may require a UNICODE-supporting text editor
    to write lines in other languages, specially when you're intending to use
    umlauts, hieroglyphs, Cyrillic alphabet and so on. The edited file should be
    saved in TXT format. Please always remember that the left column of this text
    is the names of files and the right column is the messages that will be
    displayed on the screen simultaneously with the sounding the voice files, so do
    not change the left column.

    2. Main Rules of Edition of Files and Texts:

    1. Do not rename the files. The names must be kept original despite the changes
    of contents.
    2. Do not change the left column of the text files - it contains the file names
    for the program's internal usage.
    3. Do not change the meaning of the phrases in the subtitles. Otherwise, you'll
    get a wrong working chatter generator, with rubbish or meaningless dialogs.
    4. The sound files must be in the 11025 Hz, Mono, 16-bit format. To be used in
    IL-2 1.2ov they must be converted into Windows RIFF wave files (*.wav). The
    file data format must be MPEG-1 Layer 3 @ 20 kbps 11025 Hz Mono. This can be
    achieved using the appropriate sound editor, such as Sonic Foundry, SoundForge,
    Sonic Foundry Batch Converter, CoolEdit, e.t.c. It is up to you to decide which
    one to use, just be sure that the output format files meet the IL-2

    3. Radio Chatter Generator Rules

    We provide a number of documents for every voice actor in the game in order to
    help you understand the system of phrase generation. However, we can't list all
    the possible combinations of sound phrases due to enormous amount of them, so
    we put the explanation of basic rules and common samples of speech into each
    document. It is quite self-explanatory and very easy to understand.
    The doc files may be found in the root directory of IL-2 (the folder the game
    was installed into) after the installation of this add-on. The file name is

    Please be aware that you change the contents of the files at your own risk.
    Please keep back-ups of both "Samples" and "i18n" somewhere on you hard disk in
    case some of your changes may go wrong.

    ======= Version 1.2 Changes =======

    1. Aircraft Updates

    1. New flyable: Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-7/Z German fighter.
    2. New flyable: Yakovlev Yak-9 Soviet fighter.
    3. New flyable: Yakovlev Yak-9D Soviet fighter.
    4. New flyable: Junkers Ju-87 B-2 German attack plane.

    2. 3rd Party Add-On Credits

    Junkers Ju-87 B-2

    3D Model: Jury Shubin.
    Skin: Jury Shubin.
    Cockpit: Jan Niukkanen, Roman "Mad Dragon" Deniskin.

    3. Notes on the New Yakovlev Fighters

    The Yakovlev Yak-9, succeeded the Yak-1 and Yak-7, was the most produced type
    of the VVS front-line fighters. New M-105PF engine allowed it to reach maximal
    speed of 520 km/h at sea level, and 599 km/h at 4.3 km.
    Yak-9D was a long-range version of the Yak-9 fighter, with fuel reserve
    increased up to 880 litres. The maximal speed at sea level was 535 km/h, with
    591 km/h at 3.65km.

    4. Notes on the Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-7/Z Fighter

    The Bf-109 E-7/Z was a version with the DB 601N engine equipped with a
    high-altitude nitrous oxide injection system (GM-1). The system was prohibited
    to use under 6500 meters because of imminent damage to the engine, but in case
    of emergency it could provide extra 80 km/h of speed for a short period of time
    above 6.5 km.
    In this version (1.2) the GM-1 boost system is activated when you engage WEP
    mode on the engine (W key by default). Avoid engaging the system on altitudes
    below 6500 m.

    5. Notes on the Junkers Ju-87 B-2 Dive Bomber

    The aircraft is equipped with a dive autopilot to assist a pilot in dive
    The autopilot control is linked to the 'Airbrake' control key - You'll have to
    assign a key for it in the 'Controls' menu. Once engaged, the autopilot puts
    the aircraft into the diving configuration - as the dive brakes are extended,
    it trims the plane nose-heavy; plus, the diving sirens are switched on
    automatically. Once You have released Your bomb load (or when You get below a
    certain altitude, around 550 meters), the autopilot renders the aircraft
    tail-heavy to assist recovering from the dive.
    Retracting the dive brakes (hit the 'Airbrake' key again) disengages the
    autopilot, and switches off the sirens.
    The rear gunner is equipped with a magazine-fed machine gun, with provision for
    1050 rounds in 75-round drums (Junkers manufacture data). Currently, You may
    see four drums in the locks to the left of the machine gun. These will
    disappear, simulating reloading the gun, as you deplete your last four drums of
    ammunition, giving you visual clue you have less than 300 rounds left.

    6. Recommendations

    1. For those who experience difficulties controlling aircraft with the default
    joystick profile (axis sensitivity curves in the Input menu), we provide
    sensitivity curves that we found more suitable for most of the modern input
    To set up the curves, go to the Input menu under the Hardware Setup in the Main
    Menu, and adjust the values according the following chart:

    0 5 10 17 25 33 43 54 71 100
    0 3 7 15 25 35 50 66 84 100
    0 8 19 29 39 51 62 75 86 100

    7. Changes and Additions

    1. The FW-109 A-4 altitude indicator now has the coarse dial operating
    2. Corrected speeds for the Yak-1, 1941 model. The corrected maximal speeds now
    are: 472 km/h at sea-level, and 569 km/h at 4.86 km.
    3. As computer disk system may cause lags when repeatedly taking screenshots,
    in order to improve stability of the on-line gaming, the ability to take
    screenshots was limited to one per 10 seconds when playing on-line.

    Unfortunately, we were unable to implement more additions or modifications
    since the team is busy with the Forgotten Battles upgrade, and most of the
    major modifications are scheduled to the Forgotten Battles project.

    ======= Version 1.1 Changes =======

    1. Aircraft Updates

    1. New flyable: Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4 German fighter.
    2. New flyable: Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-4/B German fighter.
    3. New flyable: Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-7/B German fighter.
    4. New flyable: Messerschmitt Bf-109 F-4 German fighter.
    5. New flyable: Focke-Wulf FW 190 A-5 German fighter.
    6. New flyable: Focke-Wulf FW-190 A-8 German fighter.
    7. New flyable: Berezniak-Isaev BI-1 Soviet rocket fighter (third-party
    development, including a third party developed short campaign mode for this
    8. New flyable: Polikarpov I-16 type 18 Soviet fighter (third-party
    9. New flyable: Polikarpov I-16 type 24 Soviet fighter (third-party
    10. New flyable: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 (UB MG variant) Soviet fighter.
    11. New flyable: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 (ShVAK cannon variant) Soviet fighter.
    12. New flyable: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 AM-38 Soviet fighter.
    13. New flyable: Yakovlev Yak-1 Soviet fighter.
    14. New flyable: P.Z.L. P.11c Polish fighter (third-party development).

    2. Bug Fixes

    1. The "Recon" target is processed correctly in co-operative games.
    2. Fixed an issue with certain multiplayer host functions reverting to default
    whenever a new player joins.
    3. Fixed an Il-2 rear gunner bug in COOP mode.
    4. Fixed an issue with bailing out in COOP mode.
    5. Fixed periodical damage on airfield when player restarts (Dogfight mode).
    6. Fixed bug with View Career Statistics, which caused the Aircraft Lost count
    to be increased by 1.
    7. Corrected position of engine sound for P-39 (it is now behind the pilot).
    8. Removed freezes in on-line games when a player takes off to re-fly a
    previously flown plane.
    9. You will now hear bullet hit when taking hits in an on-line game.
    10. When spawning in the air when on-line, the aircraft engine is started
    11. You will now hear rear gunner firing when playing on-line.
    12. When playing a dogfight game, the rear gunners will run out of ammo
    simultaneously on all front-ends.
    13. Fixed bug with trains and car columns not being destroying correctly when
    playing a cooperative mission.
    14. The situation with destroyed buildings, bridges, and other constructions is
    now synchronized when playing an on-line game, even in dogfight mode.
    15. When a bridge is bombed, the objects traveling over it are now correctly
    destroyed, synchronizing their status and giving proper score points when
    playing cooperative games.
    16. Aircraft gunners will no longer shoot when the plane is damaged beyond
    critical limit or when the crew is trying to bail out.
    17. The autopilot will no longer dump bombs infinitely on landing when
    'unlimited ammo' difficulty flag is set.
    18. Bombs will no longer detonate if the player's aircraft crashes with
    'invulnerability' on.
    19. Autopilot can now take controls of a badly trimmed plane, by means of
    resetting the trims.
    20. LaGG-3 IT internal cockpit model now matches the external model.
    21. Added armor plate for the P-39 Q series externals.
    22. Corrected rates of fire for MK 108 and MK 103 guns.
    23. Corrected 37mm guns load for Il-2 /3M.
    24. Bf-109's nose MK 108 cannon now has 65 rounds, and underwing MK 108s now
    have 35 rounds each.
    25. Control surfaces will no longer get stuck when the aircraft speed drops
    enabling them to be deflected farther.
    26. Wheel brakes won't screech when the gear wheels are shot off.
    27. Pilots running into parked planes won't cause them to explode.
    28. Dead AI crewmen will no longer move their heads to track their targets.
    29. You no longer need to swing the throttle back and forth to get the correct
    throttle setting when a mission begins or restarts.
    30. Fixed visual bug with drop tanks while playing online.
    31. Corrected the bug of il2setup program with settings of playback channels.
    32. Solved the problem with some force-feedback joysticks not producing
    centering force.
    33. Fixed stutter issue when playing mission files with large amount of ground
    34. Fixed the issue with custom skins appearing incorrectly when playing
    dogfight missions.
    35. Corrected mistakes in aircraft machine guns ROFs.

    3. Changes and Additions

    1. Made starting the engine in the air more difficult. The engine may fail to
    start or even break if it's been overcooled.
    2. Added "speedbar" server console command (see section 9).
    3. Added a notification messages for pilot kills in online games.
    4. Implemented a game events log file (see section 10).
    5. Addressed climb and speed data for Il-2s and LaGGs. Fine-tuned maximal
    speeds at all altitudes for all planes.
    6. Corrected engine power for MiG-3ud.
    7. Corrected ground physics. Now even PZL P.11c will be able to turn easily on
    the ground.
    8. Implemented a more realistic flaps deployment behavior.
    9. Control surfaces now retain authority in both directions when using trim.
    10. Made keyboard trim input less sensitive.
    11. Reworked flight models.
    12. Added a Full Mission Builder feature restricting available planes in
    dogfight games (see section 11).
    13. Reworked the on-line kill messaging system (see section 12).
    14. Added an integrated FPS meter (see section 13).
    15. Added a server console command to define plane icons visibility and other
    options (see section 14).
    16. Added server-defined timeout limits and player auto-kicking (see section
    17. Implemented ability to play B/W tracks between campaign missions (see
    section 16).
    18. The server may now issue ToD console command to manipulate the time of day
    (see section 17).
    19. A new 'Toggle Icon Types' control command can be used to cycle through icon
    options to simplify or remove them. It can be found in the Misc. section of the
    Controls screen.
    20. In the joystick input profile, the sensitivity coefficients now scale the
    input to the appropriate percentage rather than the maximal value.
    21. AI aircraft will dump their bomb load passively on landing.
    22. Reworked padlock target selection and cycling procedures.
    23. Increased the padlock maximal distances to 5 km for aerial targets, and 7
    km for the ground ones.
    24. The padlock now activates only if the target is truly visible.
    25. The padlock triangle marker is now drawn even when the icons are off. It is
    possible to switch the marker off by using the difficulty settings. If you
    wish to switch off this triangle marker while in fully realistic mode, utilize
    the setting toggle located in the Misc. section under 'Toggle Icon Types'.
    26. In addition to the clouds, the padlock now is now obscured by the cockpit
    frame as well as the aircraft wings and landscape elevations.
    27. Converted ShVAK APT bullets to APIT.
    28. Added APIT type bullets into UB-series machineguns loadouts.
    29. Added APIT type bullets into .50 cal Browning machineguns.
    30. Converted VYa AP shells to API.
    31. Implemented wing guns non-synchronization and nose cannons barrel
    32. Raised the contrails altitude to 7000 m.
    33. Increased airfield visibility distance to 16 km.
    34. Included a number of pre-defined Polish squadrons to use with the P.11.
    35. Included new switch of difficulty settings "No Map Icons"
    36. Included new feature to assign MGs and Cannons to one button (in Controls
    37. Removed 'Disable hardware voice manager' from il2setup due to the new
    optimization module.
    38. You now may use native characters in saved filenames.
    39. Implemented support for the latest version of the UBI Game Service.
    40. Modified aircraft AI-controlled turret installation aiming routines to be
    less accurate.
    41. Modified FW 190 A-4 and FW 190 A-5 to comply with new weapon sets.
    42. Included 27 new weapon loadouts for FW 190 A-4 and FW 190 A-5.

    4. 3rd Party Add-On Credits

    Special Thanks

    The team wishes to express our thanks to Chris Hinch, Ian Brodie, and all other
    New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum ( personnel who helped
    in the development of the flyable I-16.

    Polikarpov I-16 Tip 18

    3D Model: Vladimir Titov , Roman "Mad Dragon" Deniskin.
    Skin: Vladimir Titov, Roman "Mad Dragon" Deniskin.
    Cockpit: Ilya "Luthier" Shevchenko, Vladimir Kuznetsov.

    Polikarpov I-16 Tip 24

    3D Model: Vladimir Titov.
    Skin: Vladimir Titov, Roman "Mad Dragon" Deniskin.
    Cockpit: Ilya "Luthier" Shevchenko, Vladimir Kuznetsov.

    Berezniak-Isaev BI-1

    3D Model: Ilya "Luthier" Shevchenko.
    Skin: Ilya Shevchenko, Meesha Starchenko.
    Cockpit: Ilya Shevchenko, Vladimir Kuznetsov.

    BI-1 Campaign: Ilya "Luthier" Shevchenko.

    Notice from author: "The campaign is dedicated to Grigory Bakhchivanji who died
    while testing the BI-1. Unfortunately, in real life, the aircraft did not get
    an opportunity to see combat, but not because the plane was not battle worthy.
    Simply the circumstances did not turn out in its favor.
    The campaign is an attempt to give players a glimpse into a dangerous life of a
    test pilot, as well as an educated guess on what the BI-1's combat service
    might have been like. The prototype test missions are based on real missions
    flown by Bakhchivanji; the combat trial missions are also based on real
    missions, from actual combat reports - it's just that BI-1 did not actually
    participate in actual combat.
    I believe flying a good sim is sometimes better than reading a good history
    book. Designing this campaign helped me understand more about BI-1's
    capabilities, and hopefully you too will learn something new when you fly this
    wonderful little rocket."

    P.Z.L. P.11c

    Model: David Zurawski.
    Skin and textures: David Zurawski, Dan Waldrep.
    Cockpit: David Zurawski.

    5. New Aircraft Weapon Sets

    FW 190 A-4/U1 (2xMG 151/20)
    Fighter-bomber with an ETC 501 ventral bomb rack. Barrel armament reduced to a
    pair of MG 151/20 20mm cannons.

    FW 190 A-4/U1 (2xMG 151/20 + 1xSC 250)
    /U1 modification with a SC 250 bomb attached to the ventral bomb rack.

    FW 190 A-4/U1 (2xMG 151/20 + 1xAB 250)
    /U1 modification with an AB 250 dispersion container under the belly.

    FW 190 A-4/U3 (1xSC 250)
    Jabo version with an ETC 501 bomb rack. Outer wing cannons removed to preserve
    weight. Later on named FW 190 F-1.
    One SC 250 bomb attached to the ventral bomb rack.

    FW 190 A-4/U3 (1xAB 250)
    /U3 jabo version. One AB 250 munition dispenser attached to the ventral bomb

    FW 190 A-4/U3 (1xSC 500)
    /U3 jabo version. One SC 500 bomb attached to the ventral bomb rack.

    FW 190 A-4/U3 (1xAB 500)
    /U3 jabo version. One AB 500 dispersion container on the ventral bomb rack.

    FW 190 A-4/U3 (1xType D Droptank)
    /U3 jabo version with a 300 litre droptank under the belly.

    FW 190 A-4/U8 (2xType D Droptank)
    A so-called "jabo-rei" version, modifications include an ETC 501 ventral bomb
    rack plus two 300 litre droptanks on the Junkers underwing racks, with the
    barrel armament reduced to a pair of MG 151/20 20mm cannons. Two oval cuts in
    the flaps to allow extension when the droptanks are attached.

    FW 190 A-4/U8 (1xSC 250 + 2xDroptank)
    /U8 jabo-rei version with a SC 250 bomb attached under the belly.

    FW 190 A-4/U8 (1xSC 500 + 2xDroptank)
    /U8 jabo-rei version with a SC 500 bomb attached.

    FW 190 A-5/U2 (2xType D Droptank)
    Night long-range fighter-bomber, with attached ventral bomb rack and two 300
    litre droptanks under wings.

    FW 190 A-5/U2 (1xSC 250 + 2xDroptank)
    /U2 modification with a SC 250 bomb on the ventral bomb rack.

    FW 190 A-5/U3 (MG/FF Removed)
    Jabo version with an ETC 501 ventral bomb rack. Outer wing MG/FF cannons
    removed to save weight. Modification included underwing ETC 50 bomb racks.

    FW 190 A-5/U3 (1xSC 250)
    /U3 version with a SC 250 bomb on the ventral bomb rack.

    FW 190 A-5/U3 (1xAB 250)
    /U3 version with an AB 250 container on the ventral bomb rack.

    FW 190 A-5/U3 (1xSC 500)
    /U3 version with a SC 500 bomb on the ventral bomb rack.

    FW 190 A-5/U3 (1xAB 500)
    /U3 version with an AB 500 dispersion container under the belly.

    FW 190 A-5/U3 (1xSC 250 + 4xSC 50)
    /U3 version with a SC 250 bomb under the belly and four SC 50 bombs on the
    underwing racks.

    FW 190 A-5/U3 (1xAB 250 + 4xSC 50)
    /U3 version with an AB 250 munition dispenser under the belly and four SC 50
    bombs under the wings.

    FW 190 A-5/U8 (2xMG 151/20 + 2xDroptank)
    Long range fighter-bomber, with two 300 litre underwing droptanks, and a
    ventral rack for bomb load. Barrel armament reduced to two MG 151/20 cannons.

    FW 190 A-5/U8 (1xSC 500 + 2xDroptank)
    /U8 version with a SC 500 bomb under the belly.

    FW 190 A-5/U8 (1xAB 500 + 2xDroptank)
    /U8 version with an AB 500 container attached.

    FW 190 A-5/U17 (1xSC 500 + 4xSC 50)
    Jabo version, including a SC 500 bomb under the belly and four SC 50 bombs on
    the underwing ETC 50 racks. MG/FF cannons removed to save weight.

    FW 190 A-5/R1 (1xType D Droptank)
    ETC 501 ventral bomb rack attached, with a 300 litre droptank on it.

    FW 190 A-5/R1 (1xSC 500)
    ETC 501 ventral bomb rack attached, with a SC 500 bomb.

    FW 190 A-5/R1 (1xAB 500)
    ETC 501 ventral bomb rack attached, with an AB 500 munition dispenser.

    FW 190 A-5/R6 (2xWfr.Gr. 21)
    Modification includes two underwing Wfr.Gr. 21 210mm-caliber air-to-air rocket

    6. Notes on the Munition Dispensers

    There are two new submunition dispensers at your disposal - AB 250 containing
    108 SD 2 "Butterfly" bomblets, and AB 500 with 74 SD 4HL anti-personnel bombs.
    When using these, "Bomb Delay" in the arming screen sets the time between the
    container release and explosion. For safety reasons the time cannot be less
    than 3 seconds.

    7. Notes on Flying the I-16

    The I-16 fighter differs in handling from the more modern aircraft found in the
    First, it has no engine starter, so the engine can only be started on the
    airfield (with the help of the ground crew). Do not switch off the engine in
    flight or when making temporary stops.
    Secondly, you can only operate the landing gear manually as it is not equipped
    with hydraulic or pneumatic system. To operate the gear, you need to assign two
    buttons in the Controls menu, Lower Gear Manually and Rise Gear Manually. To
    raise the gear, press the Rise Gear Manually button repeatedly until the red
    lamps on the dashboard go off. To lower the gear, keep pressing your Lower Gear
    Manually button until the green lamps come on.
    I-16 is not equipped with trim controls of any kind. Control surfaces are
    calibrated for a hands-off flight at cruise power setting at 1,000 meters and
    300 km/h. At other speeds and altitudes you may need to apply constant pressure
    on the controls to maintain level flight.
    I-16, as most other fighter-bombers, is not equipped with a bombsight and
    therefore is incapable of high-altitude level bombing. However, fighter-bombers
    will drop bombs in a level flight. If you set a GrAttack waypoint at 3,000
    meters for a bomb-equipped I-16, Bf. 109E or most other Jabos, that's the
    altitude from which the bombs will be dropped - and their chance of hitting
    anything will be very small. When creating missions for fighter-bombers with
    bombs, make sure that their GrAttack waypoint is at altitudes no higher than
    500 meters.

    8. Notes on the new MiG-3 Fighters

    There were 315 UBS-armed MiG-3s, and 52 MiGs with dual ShVAK cannons produced.
    The MiG-3 version with the AM-38 engine is a field modification based on the
    two prototypes evaluated in mid-1941. Due to the increased power and lower
    critical height of the new engine this version shows better performance at
    altitudes up to 4.0 km (with speed of 547 km/h at sea-level, and 592 km/h at
    3.4 km).

    9. Notes on the "speedbar" Command

    The server hosting an on-line game now has an ability to disable using the
    so-called speed bar feature - the digital information display located in the
    lower left corner of the screen. The command syntax is:
    speedbar [SHOW|HIDE]

    If you want players connected to your server not to use these digital
    instruments, issue speedbar HIDE.
    You can type in speedbar SHOW to restore back the default settings and allow
    players to use the speed bar.

    10. Notes on the Event Logging

    Any user participating in an online co-operative game, or playing in
    single-player mode, may now enable logging of events into a text file. To do
    so, add a eventlog key under the [game] section in the conf.ini file.


    In this case, all major activity will be logged into 'coop.lst' file, and may
    be reviewed later (i.e. with help of the Notepad).

    In addition to this, when playing a co-operative mission, the current status of
    every player in the game is automatically logged into this file at the end of
    the mission (with score, kills, and dead/alive state), including players that
    left before the mission ended.
    The AI units names are their 'mission' names and basically intended for
    log-parsing software.
    The number in brackets after an aircraft name (i.e. r01011(0) ) represents an
    individual crew member of the given aircraft (with 0 being the pilot, 1 -
    co-pilot or rear gunner, and so on).

    11. New 'Home Base' Features in the Full Mission Builder

    The Home Base object has a new Aircraft tab in its properties. You may need to
    resize the Object window to see it in it's entirety.
    The aircraft listed in the Available pane will be available on that Home Base
    when on-line. You may add the planes to the Available list or remove them into
    In Reserve individually, or by category, such as Country of Origin, Year of
    Service, or Aircraft Type. Note that you can only operate on currently flyable
    By default, or when running a mission with Home Bases of a previous version,
    all flyable aircraft are Available.

    12. On-Line Stat Messages

    The server hosting an on-line game may set the 'level of detail' of the server
    auto-generated stat messages. The level is set in the conf.ini file in the Il-2
    folder, in section [chat], in the autoLogDetail key.
    autoLogDetail = 3

    You can set the key to the following options:
    0 - disables all stat messages.
    1 - only player-vs-player kill messages are displayed.
    2 - displays player-vs-player, and AI-vs-player kill messages.
    3 - a lot of chit-chatting.

    13. Integrated FPS Meter

    The feature is activated and deactivated via a console command. To bring up the
    command console, press the "~" key to bring up the chat window, then the ">"
    key to enter the console mode.
    The command syntax is:
    fps [START|STOP] [SHOW|HIDE] [LOG <sec>]

    START or STOP keys are used to make the meter begin working or to stop. Upon
    stopping, it prints the FPS statistics accumulated to the moment.
    SHOW or HIDE indicate whether to show the FPS stats in the upper part of the
    game screen.
    LOG sets the interval (in seconds) the FPS stat would be printed into console
    at. LOG 0 disables printing.
    To start accumulating stats silently, use fps START HIDE LOG 0. You now may use
    fps STOP to view your average FPS.

    14. Icons in On-Line Games

    The server hosting an on-line game now has an ability to set distances at which
    the plane icons will be visible. The command syntax is:
    mp_dotrange [FRIENDLY|FOE] [DEFAULT] [COLOR <km>] [DOT <km>] [RANGE <km>] [TYPE
    <km>] [ID <km>] [NAME <km>]

    FRIENDLY of FOE keywords define as to what party the following parameters apply
    - the aircraft of the viewer's army, or the aircraft of the hostile armies.
    The following keys define the distance the appropriate icon effect is enabled
    COLOR - the distance the icon takes the color of the inbound plane's army at.
    Icons farther than that are drawn in grey.
    DOT - how far the 'dot' plane marker is visible.
    RANGE - how far to draw the distance numbers in the icon.
    TYPE - how far the airplane model or model family is visible.
    ID - how far the tactical number is visible.
    NAME - how far the aircraft's pilot name is visible (if it is driven by a human
    mp_dotrange DEFAULT restores the Il-2 pre-defined icon set-up.
    mp_dotrange run without parameters prints the current icon set-up ranges (may
    be issued both on client and server sides).

    15. Timeout Limits and Auto-Kicking

    There is a new [MaxLag] section in the conf.ini file.
    farMaxLagTime = 10.0
    nearMaxLagTime = 2.0
    cheaterWarningDelay = 5.0
    cheaterWarningNum = -1

    farMaxLagTime - defines the maximum delay (in seconds) between packets received
    from a given client. A delay greater than this is considered a 'warp'.
    nearMaxLagTime - defines the maximum allowed lag time for an aircraft in an
    endangered position, or when it is considered being jeopardizing a hostile
    aircraft. Giving lower values is meant to address 'warp-on-purpose' issue.
    cheaterWarningDelay - defines the delay the system will take no actions after
    it finds a player behavior out of bounds. Used to avoid issuing multiple
    warnings on one glitch.
    cheaterWarningNum - defines the number of warnings issued before kicking the
    player. The value of -1 disables auto-kicking.

    16. B/W Intermission Tracks

    To make a pre-recorded track file play as B/W movie between missions in a given
    campaign, insert a link to it, preceded with a '*' symbol, into the [list]
    section of the 'campaign.ini' found in the given campaign folder.
    * Intros/Intro.trk
    * Intros/EndIL2.trk
    * Intros/End109.trk

    17. On-Line Time of Day commands

    Online host can change the time of day in the mission at any time while it is
    The command must be run from the command console. To bring up the command
    console, press the "~" key to bring up the chat window, then the ">" key to
    enter the console mode.
    The syntax of the ToD command is as follows:
    tod [hour.minute]
    The hours should be used in the military format, i.e. 17 hours for 5 pm, 23
    hours for 11 pm, etc
    For example, to set time of day to 6:30 am, run the following command:
    tod 06.30
    To set time of day to 10:15 pm, run:
    tod 22.15

    18.Some Smart Features

    Online Score

    In addition to the ">user" command you may press the "Online Rating" button
    ("S" by default) to view scores during a multiplayer session.

    Game Subtitles

    If you'd like to eliminate subtitles appearing on screen for pilots' voices:
    1. Using the Windows notepad, open the conf.ini file.
    2. Find the string [game] in the conf.ini file.
    3. Find the NoSubTitles line and change the "0" to "1"

    NoSubTitles=1 (No subtitles for pilots' voices)
    Note the letter cases. In the original release the line read NoSubtitles (lower
    case "t") which was incorrect.