IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946

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IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 cover
1C: Maddox Games
Release dates
Windows December 15, 2006
IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 at Wikipedia
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Key points

The game includes all the content from previous games and expansions

General information

Ubisoft game page
Daidalos Team Discussions on the Official 1C Company Forum - contains information on the development of the latest updates.
Mission4Today - one of the best IL-2 resources for mods, skins, campaigns, guides, updates and fixes.
SAS' Updates Thread - thread containing links to latest update packs. Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
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Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Intro cutscene can be disabled in game's launcher. Option is located in lower, left corner of a launcher.


Latest version is 4.13. If you want to update follow this guide.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\conf.ini

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\USER\<user-id>

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Widescreen hack should work too.[1]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Keys for changing FOV can be set in Input settings.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
In-game setting is very weak. Can be improved through graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Anti-aliasing can be forced in graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default. Cannot be disabled.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Color blind mode

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Edit config file[2]
  1. Go to a folder where you've installed IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 and edit conf.ini with a text editor.
  2. Find a line width= and change it, entering width of a screen (e.g. width=1920).
  3. Find a line height= and change it, entering height of a screen (e.g. height=1080).
  4. Find a line SaveAspect= and make sure it's set to 0 (SaveAspect=0).
  5. Find a line ChangeScreenRes= and make sure it's set to 1 (ChangeScreenRes=1).
  6. Find a line EnableResize= and make sure it's set to 0 (EnableResize=0).
  7. Save a file and launch a game.


Main menu is still rendered in a latterbox mode.
Changing settings in-game or in game's launcher will make the game run in 4:3, again.
Fix implemented on patch 4.12.2.

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP (outbound) 21000

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1 GHz
AMD Athlon 1 GHz
Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2
ATI Radeon 7000
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Nvidia GeForce 6200
ATI Radeon 9000
128 MB of VRAM


  2. Mission4today article