This is a BRAND NEW guide/chart put together to explain in detail ALL
the keyboard commands available in "Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory"
The guide is new 38 A4 (portrait) pages in length
, comed in PDF format, and features all the commands the player will see in the custom key mapping screen in the GUI. This has been done as an aide to both the BoBII community and our friends in the IL-2 Sturmovik community to assist in their conversion to the BoBII after many years at the Eastern Front
The lack of detailed instructions regarding the key commands has been a weak point of the manual from the original Rowan "Battle of Britain" days, and it is hoped that this chart will help address this shortcoming.
The list also provides notes on equivalent commands between BoBII & IL-2, including key commands used in both sims and details on similarities in functions and use. The chart is also in colour to match the layout of the key card included in the original release, and the much improved & updated version that can be found alongside the current BoBII manual in the "DOCS" folder of the main game directory.
It should be noted that this is a WORKING DOCUMENT
, and it is intended to keep it updated in line with improvements and updates to BoBII - so if anyone finds a error, problem, or comes up with better wording, please don't hesitate to speak up and let us know! You will find that some of the currently listed commands found in BoBII v2.06 in the custom key mapping window have already been omitted from the document - the Key Map Changes to remove the non-working extra keys will be made in the 2.07 BoBII update to reflect this, and it is important to note that the extra Keys's that have been removed from this document are not
recommended for use. An updated key card is also being prepared to compliment this document.
Hope you all find this of great use - and remember constructive feedback is always welcome and actively encouraged!
***EDIT 2nd AUGUST 2007***
To tie in with the release of the (BETA) 2.07-12 version of BoBII, please find below a link to download a FULLY UPDATED version on the BoBII/IL2 conversion manual.
This features new additions on the key command descriptions, plus 9 new pages focusing on the brand new ability to assign key commands to interactive cockpit controls through the key mapping window in the GUI (magnetos, fuel cocks, ignition etc), how to set up keys, plus details, illustrations and "keypress-by-keypress" notes on the features this now adds to each aircraft type should the player wish to use them.
Good luck & good hunting!