Como ya es tradición, Pacific Fighters salió con algunos problemillas que se irán solucionando mediante los parches reglamentarios. Cuando aún no ha salido de manera oficial en España, ya tenemos el parche 3.01 y se está preparando el 3.02 que probablemente saldrá la próxima semana.

Hay cuatro parches en esta versión 3.01. Dos son para los que tienen instalado el PF independiente del Forgotten Battles, y los otros dos son para FB+AEP+PF, que es como lo tiene la mayoría. De los dos archivos para cada modo de instalación, uno es el parche propiamente dicho y el otro, el PF_Patch301m_new.exe, se trata de un nuevo ejecutable de prueba que, dicen, mejora el rendimiento. Lo único que he notado es que tarda menos en cargar, pero ya es bastante.

El parche, mejora varias cosas y deja bastante bien el simulador, aunque habrá que esperar al 3.02 para ver el resultado definitivo de estas mejoras. Lo cierto es que PF es espectacular, pero ya podían haber dejado elegir el tipo de menú que queríamos, el que han dejado es de un azulón que espanta. Queremos menús rojos, como la sangre.

He aquí el readme, en inglés, del parche. Si alguien se estira y lo traduce... :)

Damage model

1. Ships have improved damage model for small unprotected gun mounts. Now when they receive enough damage they can be “shot off”. NOTE: this will not affect the ships that were built for the original IL-2 which are still available in the merged install. Only the later ships (cruisers and battleships) that shipped with FB, AEP and of course all PF ships will be affected.
2. B-17E and B-17F damage textures are fine-tuned.
3. The left wing damage model are corrected on the P-63C.
4. Visuals for wing and engine damage model are corrected on the A-20G.
5. Additional thorough testing was performed on damage model physics for most planes. In some cases additional changes were made to the damage modeling.

3D models

1. All currently reported 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).
2. Pressure gauges are added to the F6F.
3. Graphical inaccuracies in arrestor hooks are corrected on some planes.
4. Additional aesthetical changes which don’t affect gameplay are made to some cockpits.

FM and aircraft performance

1. Additional individual tuning of flight models and aircraft performance were made for the F4F, F4U, F6F, Ki-43, Ki-61, A6M, Spitfire, Seafire, SBD and other planes.
Note: Spitfire and Seafire engine overheat model was finetuned as much as possible within the constraints of the current global engine model.

2. Engine cylinder compression and prop pitch modeling was extensively redone, which now results in the planes losing airspeed faster as engine RPM decreases.


1. Many users requested additional control over the ship flak guns. We’ve added a new ROF(rate of fire) function to the FMB. This function controls the time it takes the ship to reload the weapons. Acceptable values range between 0.5 and 100, where
0.5 - half the historical time (i.e. ships fire twice as fast)
1 – historical reload time
5 – recommended value for lower-end machines.
100 – the absolute slowest reload value possible. You will see virtually no flak with this setting.
Note: this function is a compromise between historical accuracy and the requests of many users who have lower end machines but want to participate in large-scale battles with many well armed ships. Increasing the pauses between salvos will lower the ship flak’s calculations during the game and thus introduce increased frame rates.
2. Japanese planes now use also the V formation
3. When the AI plane’s aircraft carrier is sunk, it will look for a nearby friendly carrier. In case none are found, the aircraft will attempt to locate a nearby friendly airfield; barring that they will ditch in the water or a nearby island.

Other improvements:

1. Improved water explosion effects.
2. B-25J bomb sight units are changed from metric to imperial.
3. Added fire extinguishers to A-20G and B-25J.
4. Fixed co-op track playback bug.
5. Fixed 3D A6M2 folding wing bug.
6. Fixed rare cases of aircraft raising gear while parked on carriers.
7. Added several stationary planes.
8. Several void.bmps added to several planes.
9. Corrected names and ammo loads for Ki-61s.
10. Removed fire extinguishers from P-38.
11. Corrected take-offs from damaged aircraft carriers.
12. Extensively reworked sinking behavior of ditched planes.
13. Added the ability to use time-delayed bombs against ships.
14. Corrected service dates and designations for some planes
15. Corrected the bug that occasionally appeared in co-op games when using
the No User Loadout option of FMB.
16. Added new skins for B-24, B5N, F4F-4, FM2 and J2M (Thanks Dani Santos)

Dynamic Campaign fixes and improvements

1. Wrong objects in final missions in case of autonomous install
2. Wrong airfield in New Guinea
3. Crashes in mountains in New Guinea.
4. Crash in second Midway mission when using Hard campaign difficulty
5. Collisions of Rufe at Iwo when using High Air Intensity
6. Wrong objects on some maps.
7. Guadalcanal NGen campaign did not work when selecting Hellcats as bombers.
8. Occasional start on water when moving to Iwo map
9. Text corrections
10. All ships now fire in DGen and NGen, but their rate of fire is lower. By default in these campaigns it is 5 times lower, but it can be modified.

To change ship rate of fire in DGen campaigns, add a line to conf.ini

SlowFire=n.n, where n.n = 0.5 to 100.0

To change ship rate of fire in NGen campaigns, add a line to corresponding camapign file, look as an example at /NGen/CampaignCoralSea.dat

It starts with lines:


All ships in this online campaign will have their fire rate 5.1 times slower than original.

10. Iwo, Chichi, Okinawa, Wake operations added to USMC career
11. New Guinea aded to USAAF career.
12. Midway removed as USAAF operation.
13. Some plane choices are changed.
14. P-38 can be used in Japan 1945 operation
15. Marianas operation added to USN and IJN
16. CampaignLength parameter does not affect Pacific maps anymore (otherwise it could lead to very short campaigns)
17. British markings on B-29 in USAAF Japan campaign - fixed.
18. Kates dropping torpedoes to ground in Pearl Harbor - fixed
19. In order to allow planes with arrestor hook to fly from ground bases, it is possible now to use classes file associated with your career. For instance, this is a file from IJN fighter career classesIN1.dat

A6M5A Palau BASE
A6M5B Palau BASE
A6M5C Palau BASE
A6M5A Okinawa BASE
A6M5B Okinawa BASE
A6M5C Okinawa BASE


Plane_code Operation_code BASE (or CARRIER)
This file allows A6M5A and A6M5B which are carrier based planes by default to fly from airfields at Palau, Iwo and Okinawa.

Graphic engine changes

1. Improved icon visibility for ground objects and planes.
2. Improved water effects such as explosions and wakes.
3. Improved water rendering:
a. Decreased tiling with Water = 0
b. Removed noise dots and squares in sun glint for all modes
c. Improved waves and whitecaps with Water=3.
4. Improved multiple visual effects.
5. Removed black dots that sometimes appeared around clouds
6. Improved caching for faster rendering in the Perfect mode

Recommended drivers
As of this moment, the latest recommended WHQL drivers are
ATI cards:
Catalyst 4.11
NVidia cards:

Additional Notes

1. Missions, tracks and other file names do not allow period, commas and special symbols such as umlauts.
2. When creating squad files for network play, please use these standard country codes to assign your squad to a specific army:

de - Germany
fi - Finland
fr - France
gb - RAF
hu - Hungary
it - Italy
ja - IJA
in - IJN
nn - None
pl - Poland
ro - Romania
sk - Slovakia
ru - USSR
us - USAAF
un - USN
um - USMC
ra - RAAF
rz - RNZAF
rn - RN
du - NL

Creating FMB missions with ships.

If you wish to create missions with ships performing evasive maneuvers simulated with waypoints, please use the following guidelines:

1. Do not make sharp turns in the waypoints, especially for the carriers with the
planes on the deck. This is especially important if these planes must land or take-off during these waypoints.
2. If you wish to make turning waypoints for other ships, then see the item above and please make as many waypoints as necessary to create smooth enough turns.
3. You can currently use this unsupported feature, which may be removed in the future.
- set the group of planes on the carrier by the rules described in readme v.3.0.
- set for this group of planes with only one (take off only!) waipoint, fuel=0, No weapon, Radio Silence.
This way you will have static aircraft permanently sitting on the aircraft deck.

Suggestions and Bug Repots

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Podéis bajar el parche en la sección de descargas.