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IL-2 Sturmovik Series

IL2 Sturmovik 1946 offers the best WWII flight experience of all time.

Campaigns, missions and aircraft as well as many exclusive features. Pilots can fly the skies and fight enemies over the Russian front, German occupied Europe, the Far East and the Pacific. IL2 Sturmovik 1946 also includes all of previous Il-2 series content, thus bringing the most respected anthology flight simulator to an astonishing 300+ flyable aircraft.

Fly in Oleg's skies online with 100s of players too.

Salute!

 

Application Details:

Version: IL-2 Sturmovik 1946
License: Retail
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...
Votes: 15
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.5-staging

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Link 1C Official Forum Link IL2 1946 DVD Free Download 4.08 patch Free Download 4.09 patch Free Download 4.10 patch Free Download 4.10.1 patch Free Download 4.11 patch

Test Results

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What works

Everything works WITH the "work-arounds" found on this page (scroll down).

Simply follow the examples to fix basic joystick, sound, networking or other issues.

What does not

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Workarounds

What was not tested

Everything was tested, EVERYTHING.
I even tested areas that have nothing to do with the average player.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I'm an eight year IL-2 Sturmovik series veteran. Just to insure people reading this Test Data. Enjoy your flights!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 12 20194.5-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesGoldChameleon 
ShowUbuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 27 20172.13-stagingYes Yes GoldStorebror 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 26 20172.0.2Yes Yes YesGoldStorebror 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 04 20172.2Yes Yes PlatinumStepanoSprijmenim 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jan 06 20161.8N/A Yes PlatinumV0idExp 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
9127 Multiple games fail to play intro videos/movies (quartz MPEG splitter: MPEG-1 system streams not supported) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Installing IL-2 1946

INSTALLATION

Install using your IL-2 DVD first. (wait for install even if 100%)
Some times people may have to copy the DVD to harddrive to bypass EXE executing permissions.

When asked to install DirectX press Cancel.
Install DirectX 9 via Winetricks instead (not required).

Patch to 4.08 -> next 4.09 -> next 4.10 -> next 4.10.1 --> next 4.11 and enjoy the flight.


Swapping Between Versions

To be able to join servers running earlier versions make sure to backup the 4.09 files.SFS and il2fb.exe files.

Create a new folder named "Versions".

In your "Versions" create new folders for each version.  Name the folders by version.

Later when you want to change versions:

1. Select the version.

2. Copy the two files.

3. Paste in the main IL2 folder and replace.

IL2 Hosting & Gameplay via HyperLobby

Hyperlobby is a program that connects players with a friendly user interface.

You can be a player and join servers or host a game yourself.

Joining a game is simple. Follow the instructions on the Hyperlobby WINEHQ page.

In order to host from Hyperlobby you must first prepare your network.

Port forwarding info:

IL2 = UDP 21000
Hyperlobby = TCP 1698 

IL-2 Widescreen

Open conf.ini file. "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Ubisoft/IL-2 Sturmovik 1946"

Scroll down and edit the following.

Change the width and height to match your screen settings.

[window]
width=1680
height=1050
ColourBits=32
DepthBits=24
StencilBits=8
ChangeScreenRes=0
FullScreen=1
DrawIfNotFocused=1
EnableResize=1
EnableClose=1
SaveAspect=0
Use3Renders=0

Warning: Do not reopen the IL2 Setup or go into the "Video Modes" option in game after tweak or all will be reset.

Performance Tweak by Grams79

Run setup.

Select the Video tab and select Maximum Settings for OpenGL.

Run game.

Select Hardware Setup --> Video Options --> Picture Quality set all to MAX (excellent).

Run WINE configuration.

Select Graphics tab and disable the Vertex Shader Support.

Disable "Allow Pixel Shader".

Open conf.ini file. "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Ubisoft/IL-2 Sturmovik 1946"

Scroll down and edit the following.

[game]

3dgunners=0

[Render_OpenGL]
TexQual=3
TexMipFilter=3
TexCompress=0
TexFlags.UseDither=0
TexFlags.UseAlpha=0
TexFlags.UseIndex=0
TexFlags.PolygonStipple=1
TexFlags.UseClampedSprites=1
TexFlags.DrawLandByTriangles=1
TexFlags.UseVertexArrays=1
TexFlags.DisableAPIExtensions=1
TexFlags.ARBMultitextureExt=1
TexFlags.TexEnvCombineExt=1
TexFlags.SecondaryColorExt=1
TexFlags.VertexArrayExt=1
TexFlags.ClipHintExt=1
TexFlags.UsePaletteExt=1
TexFlags.TexAnisotropicExt=1
TexFlags.TexCompressARBExt=0
TexFlags.TexEnvCombine4NV=1
TexFlags.TexEnvCombineDot3=1
TexFlags.DepthClampNV=1
TexFlags.SeparateSpecular=1
TexFlags.TextureShaderNV=0
HardwareShaders=0
Shadows=1
Specular=2
SpecularLight=2
DiffuseLight=1
DynamicalLights=1
MeshDetail=1
VisibilityDistance=3
Sky=1
Forest=0
LandShading=1
LandDetails=1
LandGeom=1
TexLarge=1
TexLandQual=1
TexLandLarge=1
TypeClouds=0
Water=1
Effects=0
ForceShaders1x=1
VideoSetupId=17
PolygonOffsetFactor=-0.15
PolygonOffsetUnits=-3.0


Save and test game.

Warning: Do not reopen the IL2 Setup or go into the graphics options in game after tweak or all will be reset.

If anyone has a suggestion about changes to be made to these settings post here or contact Grams79.

Graphics tweaking (extra details)

If your computer is powerful enough to run il2 on max. details, you can try to enable some extra effects:

  1. Set graphics quality to maximum settings ingame
  2. In your games directory (e.g.: "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Ubisoft/IL-2 Sturmovik 1946") you can find a file named "conf.ini". Here you can change some details. This also is described in the manual:
  3. Go to "[Render_OpenGL]" and change "Forest = 2" to "Forest = 3" to enable 3D-trees and higher tree resolution
  4. Go to "[Render_OpenGL]" and change "Water = x" to one of these values: 0 (normal water), 1 (some reflections, shadows), 2 (reflections, shadows, water-dependent wave types), 3 (ultra-quality using shader 3.0)

If your airports flicker, change the following values too:

  1. "PolygonOffsetFactor=-0.15"
  2. "PolygonOffsetUnits=-3.0"


Extended Max Graphics Tweak by Grams79:

Run setup.

Select the Video tab and select Maximum Settings for OpenGL.

Run game.

Select Hardware Setup --> Video Options --> Picture Quality set all to MAX (excellent).

Then follow the instructions above to force highest settings manually in the configuration file.

Run WINE configuration.

Select Graphics tab and select Hardware for the Vertex Shader Support.

Select [✓] to Allow Pixel Shader.

(performance tweak found above)

IL-2 Server Commander commands

<gunstat = gunnery accuracy statistic, machine guns, guns, rockets and bombs
<live = number of lives which you spent through the mission, number of KIA of yourself
<targets = main targets on map by map square coordinates
<time = timeout till mission end
<recon air = square with most air activity
<recon grd = square with most ground activity
<logon = password login (if needed);
<planes = planeset limit (if limits is on server)
<vote = vote for map change
<warn = show penalty points
<teams = shows numbers of players in teams

Join servers which are using CRT=2

If you try to join a server and you receive the "timeout 1" notice.

The server has a setting active called "check run time" which is used to stop cheaters.

It scans the files of the client to make sure nothing is modified.

In this case while using WINE the CRT thinks that Windows has been modified.

The result is a kick from the server.


The solution is simple.

1. Rename the original msvcrt.dll to msvcrt_old.dll .

2. Add the new msvcrt.dll from a Windows 2003 or WinXP server to your system32 folder.

3. In WINE Configuration go to Libraries tab and add msvcrt making it (native).

File can be downloaded here. Password is "wine".

mirror 1, mirror 2, mirror 3, mirror 4 , mirror 5, mirror 6, mirror 7

This trick may not work when wine prefix has 64bit arch (tested with wine-1.3.18)

So WINEARCH=win32 may be needed when creating new wine prefix using wine compiled with 64bit support:

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/..../IL-2-wine winecfg

No sound?

If you don't get audio output in il2, first check others apps, esp. wine-apps.

Change settings in Wine Config --> Audio tab --> DirectSound --> Full / Emulation

 Emulation seems to work well for most who may have issues.

Also check ingame settings.

You may need to edit your "conf.ini" file (found in your gamedir).

Replace with (basic example):

[sound]
SoundUse=1
Speakers=2
SoundFlags.reversestereo=1
SoundFlags.hardware=1
SoundFlags.forceEAX1=0
RadioFlags.Enabled=0
RadioFlags.PTTMode=0
RadioFlags.PlayClicks=0
MasterVolume=7
MusicVolume=7
ObjectVolume=7
VoiceVolume=7
MusState.takeoff=0
MusState.inflight=0
MusState.crash=0
MusFlags.play=0
SoundEngine=1
SoundMode=0
SamplingRate=2
NumChannels=0
ActLevel=0
MicLevel=0

Try not to use other audio applications when running il2!

As an alternative you can remove pulseaudio in some cases.

Add your own music!

To add own music to il2, you'll have to convert and copy them:

The manual says: "You can add music files at your own discretion via Samples/Music/Directory. The music should be in Windows WAVE-file, MPEG 1.3 format. The files for playback are chosen atrandom."

Use any audio-converter to do so, e.g. "ffmpeg": "ffmpeg -acodec mp3 -i somefile.mp3 outfile.wav"

Now copy the wav-file into your gamedir: (e.g.: "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Ubisoft/IL-2 Sturmovik 1946/samples/Music/")

  1. Folder "Crash": (any filename) played on crash
  2. Folder "InFlight": (any filename) played inflight
  3. Folder "Takeoff": (any filename) played on takeoff / after landing
  4. Folder "Intro": ("intro.wav") played as intro
  5. Folder "Menu": (".wav") played in menus (depends on nation selected)

If you only hear first some "clickers" or only the first seconds, you didn't convert to "mpeg x layer 3"

Ultra Pack

http://ultrapack.il2war.com

Utrapack is HSFX plus a few add-ons. HSFX was designed for online campaigns using the the Scorched Earth (SEOW) system. Thus, not every mod available was deemed necessary or, indeed, good enough for SEOW purposes. So the required ones were added and the .sfs files re-compressed for for faster loading times and ease of use. HSFX superseded the old AAA UI packs. Ultrapack takes HSFX and adds some of the missing mods that they deem relevant. However, they are not in compressed form, unlike HSFX. HSFX, and therefore Ultrapack, are both designed so that extra mods can be added easily if so wished.

Error 1639

While installing I came across this error.
Error: -1639 Invalid command line

My solution was to upgrade Wine via the Synaptic Package Manager.
ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then using my console I typed in "wineboot" to restart Windows.

The installation worked fine after without any more issues.

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