Summary: Even with a 1GB Radeon HD6450 (Inspiron 620 - 4 3MHz cores and 8GB RAM), I still need to have all graphics settings on low to get a marginal frame rate (about nine fps). Do not purchase unless you have a high-end graphics card. For Radeon it would be a Radeon HD x800 or x900 series.
Summary: It never worked smoothly in '98 nor in '07. The old flight simulators for the PC do not work with XP and may not work in Vista. The ads call them "classics" and they are, if you still run Windows '98. There are not any workable sims for XP-don't waste your monies!
Summary: I purchased this yoke thinking that I would get a better flight experience with MSFS but the responsivness of the yoke is terrible. I had an older version from several years ago and it had the same problems.
Summary: The flight sim community has not yet grabbed hold of Cliffs of Dover, and it still has a lot of potential. The AI controlled aircraft on the opposing team don't use evasive action when you attack them, they just fly straight.
Summary: Unless you have a $3K+ net-new state-of-art gamer PC, this new installment of the IL2 series is little different from the original IL2 released over 10 years ago. Gameplay and controls are nearly identical.
The original version of the best flight sim. You want 1946
R. Court, Amazon
22 January 2009
Summary: This is the start of the IL*2 series. The missions from this are included in "1946", along with the missions from Pacific Fighters and the Campaigns from Forgotten Battles, and everything else from any other version of IL*2.
Conclusion: Yes, if you enjoy the rush of the engine roaring into life,the sound of the wind whistling by,the realistic scenery,the exuberance of the afterbuner... then you are in the wrong place.Try something else.Bad blocks of colour,difficult to control in the snow,impossible to land coz the graphice are so...