Pacific Fighters v3.02b (3.02bm)

The current version 3.02b (3.02bm) is not compatible with the previous versions of the game when playing via network. Both the server and client must have appropriate versions of the game in order to connect.

For your convenience we’ve introduced different version numbers for the stand-alone installation and the joint FB+AEP+PF install.
3.01b – for stand alone PF
3.01bm – for FB+AEP+PF
And of course, the versions 3.01b and 3.01bm are not compatible with each other playing via network.

Notes on the Patch Installation

This 3.02b patch may be installed over the previous 3.01 version. The 3.02bm version can only be installed over the merged PF 3.01m install.

To install the patch, run
1) PF_patch302b_common.exe . Please pay great attention to the installation path name of the folder. This file is common for the both stand alone and merged versions. So you need to type manually the name of the folder where it will be installed.

2) PF_patch302m.exe (PF_patch301bm.exe) and follow the on-screen instructions.

In this version we ask the experienced players to test a new method of running the game again for final results. Both the old and the new methods are available at any time, and are fully compatible online.

If you want to test this new method, after install, run the pf_new.exe (il2fb_new.exe) executable in your PF game folder.

You can always run the game using the tried-and-true old method using the old shortcuts or pf.exe in the game folder. These remain unchanged. The new executable is not added to the start or the autorun menus in this version, but will be added there in the next patch/add-on if enough positive feedback is gathered.


Main modifications and fixes

Damage model

Corrected P-40 engine damage model

3D models

More inaccuracies in cockpit gauges are corrected (however several cockpit changes with some levers will be available only in the next add-on due to big size).

FM and aircraft performance

1. Additional individual tuning of flight models and aircraft performance were made for the P-39s, P400, F4U, F6F and some other planes.

Other improvements:

1. Multiplay: Corrected on client side the ships damaged (will be other with add-on).
2. Parafrag bombs explosion changed to an instantaneous fuze.
3. Improved visibility of many ships.
4. Made new optimization for the speech loading.
5. Changed visibility of the planes and objects on the ground.

Notice about item 2: Unfortunately we did it wrong due to wrong initial info. It’s why we changed it now when we got the right info. Due to this change the tracks which display these bombs my playback incorrect.

Suggestions and Bug Repots

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Please send all bug reports relating Dynamic campaign (DGen and NGen) separately to