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I got the download from the Ubisoft website and I'm usually a big Steam fan. Since the multiplayer portion is external to steam and most of the patches installers are geared towards a normal C:\\program files\\Ubisoft\\IL2 folder structure I decided it would be easier to use the ubi version. Even for windows 7 I had to manually point the patch installer to my program files (x86) folder.

Steam installs games to the Steamapps\\UserID folder and I have a feeling most patches will have trouble finding your install unless you manually point it there.

Since none of the game actually relies on steam I think the ubi download version of the software is superior to the steam version. The Ubisoft download can also be re-downloaded at any time.
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Thinking about getting IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 on Steam. Is it any good?
It's the best, literally, there is no better combat flight sim on the market. I would try and get it from Ubi download or direct2drive, the steam version has a few issues, like trouble connecting to hyperlobby for online play, and the il2setup.exe used for adjusting hardware settings is just not there. You can try and find the dvd as well, it's still out there and it's usually $10 as well.

A couple of il2 screenshots to whet your appetite:









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I got the download from the Ubisoft website and I'm usually a big Steam fan. Since the multiplayer portion is external to steam and most of the patches installers are geared towards a normal C:\\program files\\Ubisoft\\IL2 folder structure I decided it would be easier to use the ubi version. Even for windows 7 I had to manually point the patch installer to my program files (x86) folder.

Steam installs games to the Steamapps\\UserID folder and I have a feeling most patches will have trouble finding your install unless you manually point it there.

Since none of the game actually relies on steam I think the ubi download version of the software is superior to the steam version. The Ubisoft download can also be re-downloaded at any time.
Thanks for your advice. But I already bought it from steam. Guess I should have waited, but no big deal it was only $10 and this will tell me if I like it or not.
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Thanks for your advice. But I already bought it from steam. Guess I should have waited, but no big deal it was only $10 and this will tell me if I like it or not.
If you need the normal il2fb.exe and il2setup.exe from the DVD version just PM me your email and I'll send them to you. Once you have those two files then you can move the whole game to it's own folder and not worry about steam. Il2 is one of those rare games that does not need registry entries to run, I have my game folder on a backup drive so whenever I reformat I don't have to reinstall, just copy the folder over and create new shortcuts and off I go.
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It's the best, literally, there is no better combat flight sim on the market. I would try and get it from Ubi download or direct2drive, the steam version has a few issues, like trouble connecting to hyperlobby for online play, and the il2setup.exe used for adjusting hardware settings is just not there. You can try and find the dvd as well, it's still out there and it's usually $10 as well.

A couple of il2 screenshots to whet your appetite:









Screenshots are awesome! Download @ 250kp/s so it will be a while. If I really like it and have to purchase it again for mod's then that's fine. $10 seems to cheap for those screenshots.
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There is a conversion patch to let the download versions work with the mods but not sure if it works for steam or just for the Ubi/Direct2Drive versions. Hell, if it comes to it you're legally allowed to download an .ISO of the dvd since you have purchased a license to the game.
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Il2 is one of those rare games that does not need registry entries to run, I have my game folder on a backup drive so whenever I reformat I don't have to reinstall, just copy the folder over and create new shortcuts and off I go.
Too Cool!

I had no idea!

I'm backing up my install when I get home!
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Too Cool!

I had no idea!

I'm backing up my install when I get home!
Yeah, it's great when you're dual booting too, you can just make a shortcut to the exe on the other partition and away you go, or even take it to a friends house on a portable drive and run it on their pc!
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There is a conversion patch to let the download versions work with the mods but not sure if it works for steam or just for the Ubi/Direct2Drive versions. Hell, if it comes to it you're legally allowed to download an .ISO of the dvd since you have purchased a license to the game.
Yeah that is what I am playing to do. If only I can find an ISO on one of the torrent sites. But still I am going to try out the steam one first 10% done! Thanks everyone
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Does anyone know how to get IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 to work on windows 7 64bit, the installer wont start
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