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  1. Been here for four years and still can't "like" anything Should we tell the admin(s)?
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  2. Ladies and Gents, the next big thing his here!* The Community Universal Patch (CUP) for IL-2 1946 is available, all-encompassing, and amazing! CUP integrates the Dark Blue World and Compressed Full Monty mods as well as makes many of the other popular mods compatible with each other and IL-2 4.12.2. Additionally, CUP itself comprises three eras (separately downloadable and easily selectable): Dawn of Flight (WWI), World at War (WWII), and The Jet Age (Post WWII - Present). It also includes a boatload of new maps (many of which incorporate shaders and lighting of the new graphics engi
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  3. Fixed it fer ya. Apparently, you can no longer simply copy/paste your past year's post into a new one. Or you can, but you just have to go into the "Source" mode in the editor to fix the image. It should be written like this in the source mode: <img src="https://bunker.combatsim.com/babemeister/TDIWWII/9_8_2012/ListerineAntisepticAd-Sept1944.jpg" /> Fix that, and your images should work.
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  4. Throw in some guns and collision/damage physics ... rename it to MS Combat Flight Simulator ... then shut-up and take my money! Until then ... meh. I kid. Looks stunning. Will certainly buy it, but I'll wait until it's stable to do that.
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  5. Life has a tendency to do that to us. But God doesn't give us anything we can't handle. Just seems like it sometimes.
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  6. Married and middle aged, that would be life without excitement, at least in my experience.
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  8. No need to accept Windows 8/10/whatever; I’m developing on Windows 7 and I won’t upgrade in the foreseeable future. (… and TFXplorer still supports Windows XP, doesn’t it? )
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  9. I have a picture of my Dad kneeling beside a truck tire. He's holding a tire iron. He was also a master sergeant at the time (late 1944 in Belgium). When he showed me the pic he said, "You realize that is a posed picture." "What do you mean?" He laughed. "Master sergeants don't change tires. That's what PFCs are for." OG
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  10. Those Gigants were so big and slow a fat kid on a Aeronca L-3 Scout plane could have shot it down using a slingshot and a rock.
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  11. OK, we're stuck with Tom Cruise then. Luckily, the story almost writes itself: Act 1: Maverick (now top instructor at Top Gun) shows some young hotshots how it's done in awesome aerial sequences. Later, gets on motorbike to visit wife's grave (Kelly McGillis inexplicably unavailable for the sequel) Act 2: Doris, a brilliant pilot and daughter of the president of Freedomistan visits Top Gun in some exchange program. Mav and Doris fall in love despite all the odds. News comes through that evil Iran has invaded neighbouring Freedomistan. Act 3: While the US cannot offici
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  12. I guess it has been over a decade since I met up with you at Oshkosh Oggie. The boys were just boys then. How fast the years pass by.
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  13. Hey, Oggie! Good to see you're still kicking. Yes, stop by the nut house... errrrr... the forum more often.
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  14. U.S Navy Recruitment Poster-1960's April 1, 1965 - At the White House, President Johnson authorizes sending two more Marine battalions and up to 20,000 logistical personnel to Vietnam. The President also authorizes American combat troops to conduct patrols to root out Viet Cong in the countryside. His decision to allow offensive operations is kept secret from the American press and public for two months. April 7, 1965 - President Johnson delivers his "Peace Without Conquest" Speech at Johns Hopkins University offering Hanoi "unconditional discussions" to stop the war in return for
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  15. The freshly restored B-29 "Doc" has completed phase 1 of its test operations and the FAA has issued it a special airworthy certificate. This means "Doc" can finally leave the nest. http://ksn.com/2017/03/10/faa-approves-new-airworthiness-certificate-for-b-29-doc/
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  16. Although I never had one of these, I did have one of these. I even found some videos of this toy working. Rather simple, but for a kid surrounded by western style cap pistols, this thing was the battle stopper.
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  17. Air/Land Battle 2000 The Video Game war. “When I am called to be a diplomat for my country, I practice diplomacy. When I am called to be a soldier for my country, I make sure we win by force first then by diplomacy.” General Buster Glossen US Air Force Commander of Campaign planning US Central Command 1991 The one man responsible for unleashing a lot of hell upon the Iraqi military from January 17th to February 28th 1991 was Air Force General Buster Glossen. The veteran F-4 pilot who flew combat missions in the mire tha
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  18. Binky! where have you Been you Git! missed my old long lost son..
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  19. Dream on, Joker! The day you retire you will, trust me, become the cheapest handyman and carpenter that your wife has ever found! It's a given that the word "RETIRE" becomes synonymous with "WORK HARDER FOR NO PAY" than you ever did in real life! However, with careful planning you CAN turn it to your advantage, and demand, in a very low key way, that, as you've been slaving all day on Project ? the evening is yours to do with as you wish. This is when CombatSim enters the picture, and you know what that means, I'm sure! So it has its positive side, but you just have to be a little more sneaky
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  20. Sprayed my lawn weeds with Weed-b-Gone and the borders with Round Up, then with the garden hose and copious amounts of water, I washed my deck and deck furniture. Lots and lots of water. Now I'm watching the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol, TN. 40 cars racing 160 miles and getting only 5-6 miles per gallon fuel economy! Mmmmm, I can almost smell the exhaust.
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  21. I took a screenshot of a single frame from 1:20 in the MiG-15Bis Promotional Video. No infringement on either Planet Hollywood, or Dollywood for that matter!
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  22. TCat! How the hell are you, man? You've been quiet too long. Bring us up to date on your dazzling life down there! Waddya mean you don't like snow? It's just fluffy white stuff that God gives to Yankees to irritate them, so what's not to like?
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  23. Meanwhile, here in Kelseyville it's bloody cold! About 58F with a wind chill factor putting it at 45F! Damn, don't know if I can stand this! Have to get some long pants on. Winter's hell!
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  24. And the same for you!
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  25. Word to terrorists: Be careful of old farts, especially those with military experience. Most especially those who served in the Marines. These guys have kids and grandkids. They worked hard to give them a better world and what do they find? Scumbags who want to kill those kids and grandkids. That pisses them off. They lost good friends in the fight against evil. Now their culture is threatened by religious nuts embracing evil. That pisses them off. At their age sex is just a three letter word. That really pisses them off. So watch out for the old bastards. They don'
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  26. It's very nearly possible to obtain all your programming via the Internet, especially if you don't mind watching some programs after they've been broadcast on cable and satellite TV. The biggest hangup at the moment is sports coverage. I'm about to dump cable completely and use a combination of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon for our TV watching. I may go back to enjoying sports on radio. The announcers are better anyway. They have to talk about what's going on in the game instead of filling the airwaves with other crap. Cable and satellite providers SHOULD be under heavy competitive pre
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  27. Joker, A very touching tribute to your father, my friend. Your father symbolizes the courage and integrity of the Greatest Generation. My condolences to you and your family. RIP, Captain Sullivan
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  28. RIP Captain. Joker, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
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  29. May your father rest in peace Joker. My sincere condolences to you and all of your family.
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  30. Aces of the Pacific. Now that there was a game. I agree with Joker. Somebody needs to update that puppy. The campaign mode was awesome. You could fly in all three branches of the US military and Imperial Japanese Navy and Army. I remember flying with 214 the day Boyington was shot down. Left flying 2nd element lead with him as flight leader. My wingman and I were the only ones what made it back. Lost Boyington in a cloud with him on one and one closing on him. I went down to help, nothing but one Zeke climbing up and away. I landed and pulled out a book on Greg and sure enough, comp
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  31. Remember flying a long campaign in Aces of the pacific, I was an ace many times over and I was flying around Like i'm all that and a bag of chips, No AI pilot is gonna get me , then one mission I end up in a battle with a lone Zero who proceeds to hand me my ass quite handily! I remember as I was going down what flashed on the screen "You have been shot down by Nishizawa" I swore I heard him giggling as I went down in an uncontrolled spin! I was thinking well played Dynamix, well played! clipped my ears back! He had once boasted He would never be brought down in combat by American fi
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  32. My step-son, that is. After dating a truly wonderful young lady for well over a year, tonight, February 14, 2014, he asked her to be his wife. She accepted his offer! After months of seemingly endless bad news, we finally have something to celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  33. I think I'll be Japanese for a while. At least I can fly better junk. OG
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  34. ha ha! my disks are all piled somewhere or wife has tossed them out.. probably end up repurchasing on from amazon used if they got it!
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  35. I sniped you after you killed the Jap...not before... I'm sorry, will get you before next time
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  36. We'll keep ol' 86 fueled up and on the flight line for ya
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  37. I signed up yesterday. Downloaded the game stuff. That took some time. Today I set up my joystick and fiddled around with some other settings. Flew one P-26 mission. Found out my stick settings aren't right. My fault, not the game, as far as I can tell. Gonna go back in after a bit and try to fix the settings and explore a little more. I'm not sure I like the weird mix of aircraft types in the Battle arena. I guess we'll see. OG
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  38. just grabbed the last 3d pro from best buy, during lunch today $27 - my $10 best buy reward gift card so not bad for $17. Just need to have get together with one more client today and hopefully resolve his issue then I can have at it and try the joystick world.
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  39. Kind of like my ex-wives. Of course they insulted me. I'm to nice a guy to insult a woman. Even when she is a bitch. Well, maybe not.
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  40. It is a shame that the IL-2 community splintered. It was all good for a while, but last I checked, which has been a while, the Ultra Mod group was still struggling with a beta of their version 3 mod pack. Oleg and company changed a number of things with the 4.10 version of the sim and I understand that the changes broke many of the mods. Oh, well, I have not messed with IL-2 in a few years and I have no intention of starting again.
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  41. I don't think there were any Allied aircraft that could out turn the A6M, at least up through the A6M5. Beyond the A6M5, the Zeke got heavier as weapons and armor were added, but engine technology and fuel quality did not compensate for the added weight. Older U.S. aircraft such as the P-39, P-40, and F4F could not out climb nor climb with the early A6M's, but the P-38, P-51, F6F, and F4U could climb with or out climb the A6M. I used this climbing ability to my advantage numerous times in IL-2 Sturmovik : Pacific Fighters and again in 1946. I would just put my F4U into a climbing turn, pre
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  42. The P-400 had a 20mm cannon instead of the 37mm in the P-39. The Soviets loved the 37mm gun. It apparently was the perfect weapon to attack vehicles with, including Panzer through at least the Mk IV. Soviet pilots loved American planes for lots of reasons, but I've seen one mentioned several times. Heaters. Not only did the US planes have heaters -- they worked. OG
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  43. Depending on what you read, 2nd Lt. William Fiedler, Jr, was the only American ace flying an Airacobra. He flew in the 68th FS and 70th FS. On 13 January 1943 the AAF units on Guadalcanal became part of the Thirteenth Air Force. The situation on Guadalcanal itself was no longer so desperate, and the P-39 was most likely to be used to support attacks on Japanese bases across the Solomon Islands or for low level interceptions, where its problems over 15,000ft were not relevant. This period also saw the first signs of a decline in the quality of the Japanese pilots, as the early losses began to t
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  44. Hey there. I had a similar problem last week, but apparently it doesn't happen to everyone. Try accessing the downloads through a proxy like this one http://eu.smarthide.com/ Don't forget to change the file extension of the download.. it will be downloaded as a "browse.php" with 262Mb.. change it to something that ends in ".exe".
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  45. So young! Congrats to him and thank him for his service!
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  46. Congrats, sailor! Seeing that pic of their Graduation took me back a couple of years to my own Passing Out Parade in the RAF, back in 19**. Same looking hangar, same eager fresh faces all looking to make their mark! Young 'uns, don't ya' love 'em?
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  47. You get the shiny end!
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  48. TCat!!!! Long time no see! I can always use a little back up when dealing with vermin. If nothing else, you can help with the body count.
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