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oddglob
08-24-2004, 04:05 PM
Having only just started experimenting with this game and the offline campaign element, I'm starting to realise how it can become so addictive.

I said to myself I would only fly 1 or 2 missions yesterday and that turned out to be 6. What amazes me though is the damage modelling, even though I have been "preparing" myself by flying QC missions for a few weeks before embarking on campaigns.

I have to say in over 3 weeks of trying this game out, I don't think my plane has suffered exactly the same type of damage at any time. It's always been something different.

Last night I was absolutely amazed when a few rounds from an enemy aircraft not only hit my engine, but actually destroyed my throttle linkage http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif So there I was, 50 kilometres from home base, 200 metres off the ground,, in enemy territory, with a cockpit full of oil and a broken engine screaming at full throttle with absolutely no way of slowing it down (except turning it off of course).

I checked my map to see how far I was from my own lines, and luckily realised at worst I could definitely get behind my own lines, gain altitude and bail out.

Although my engine has thrown oil out before (and usually ceased up pretty quickly - even with the power drastically reduced), I decided to see how far I could make it back home, as I thought it would be a cop-out to simply jump out. And it would not have been very challenging either.

I finally made it to the aerodrome and cut my engine just at the right time for a dead-stick landing without further damage.

This game really is amazing. When I look at other flight sims I've ever played, they really haven't been much more than an airborne FPS. In this game, you really enjoy that extra immersion and real feeling of anxiety - not knowing what might go wrong or when, and trying to find the best solution if and when it does.

oddglob
08-24-2004, 04:05 PM
Having only just started experimenting with this game and the offline campaign element, I'm starting to realise how it can become so addictive.

I said to myself I would only fly 1 or 2 missions yesterday and that turned out to be 6. What amazes me though is the damage modelling, even though I have been "preparing" myself by flying QC missions for a few weeks before embarking on campaigns.

I have to say in over 3 weeks of trying this game out, I don't think my plane has suffered exactly the same type of damage at any time. It's always been something different.

Last night I was absolutely amazed when a few rounds from an enemy aircraft not only hit my engine, but actually destroyed my throttle linkage http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif So there I was, 50 kilometres from home base, 200 metres off the ground,, in enemy territory, with a cockpit full of oil and a broken engine screaming at full throttle with absolutely no way of slowing it down (except turning it off of course).

I checked my map to see how far I was from my own lines, and luckily realised at worst I could definitely get behind my own lines, gain altitude and bail out.

Although my engine has thrown oil out before (and usually ceased up pretty quickly - even with the power drastically reduced), I decided to see how far I could make it back home, as I thought it would be a cop-out to simply jump out. And it would not have been very challenging either.

I finally made it to the aerodrome and cut my engine just at the right time for a dead-stick landing without further damage.

This game really is amazing. When I look at other flight sims I've ever played, they really haven't been much more than an airborne FPS. In this game, you really enjoy that extra immersion and real feeling of anxiety - not knowing what might go wrong or when, and trying to find the best solution if and when it does.

lil_labbit
08-24-2004, 04:09 PM
Ya got that right http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And it keeps amazing afters years of flying too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Oleg & Team are the best http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Did ya visit the castle yet? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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9th_Spitin
08-24-2004, 04:10 PM
Glad you are getting hooked just like the rest of us. At lesat it keeps us off the streets. Now try online multi-player, it adds a whole new level to the game.

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Owlsphone
08-24-2004, 04:14 PM
I love hearing stories like these from new players that are amazed and always wonder how many more people are out there that are missing out. I've been flying for 4 years? since the IL2 demo came out and I'm still amazed to this day some of the things this sim accomplishes. Take your story for example: In the thousands of hours I have played this game, I have yet to experience a break in my throttle. Trust me, you will continue to be amazed for a while. Welcome to IL2 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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lil_labbit
08-24-2004, 04:18 PM
yep - DO fly online http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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It's much more http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif fun...

... And oh the Castle is on the Kuban map http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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...ah well OK - south of Yalta http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
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F19_Ob
08-24-2004, 04:19 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
I suspect that u will have many more fun hours ahead.
Yes...I agree! The damagemodel is incredible.
Some planes like the singleseat il2 (1941 ver.3 ),I think it was , and Brewster (B-239 ,1939 )evenhave bent up, torn edges on some of the damage holes on wings.

I posted some observations on the ACTUAL and VISUAL damagemodel in olegs readyroom.
here is a link if u want to take a peek:

ACTUAL and VISUAL damage (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=63110913&m=949108326)



well, Im off to bed.....goodnight.

oddglob
08-24-2004, 04:36 PM
Yes, I agree that I will remain amazed. Once a game reaches a certain level of realism, the interest will remain. It's the reason I played GPL for 4 years and only just "coverted" to NASCAR 2003 last year - both by the same developer. Those sims have a common bond to Oleg's sims in that they are as high fidelity as is achievable with the technology.

If I'm excited now, I can't wait to try the HE-111 campaigns. I can just imagine struggling home with my wings full of holes and one engine dead and the prop feathered.

btw, I have not seen the Castle yet, although I have heard of it. I will have to go hunting for it.

WTE_Galway
08-24-2004, 04:52 PM
there are a few castles and a couple of other easter eggs http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

lil_labbit
08-24-2004, 04:55 PM
Yeah there are http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif a fortress up the coast from the castle on... was it Crimea maphttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I dunno anymore lol
But no real easter eggs :P

www.eeggs.com (http://www.eeggs.com) :P LOL

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Gato__Loco
08-24-2004, 04:55 PM
Easter eggs? Haven't found any yet! An example, please!!


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lil_labbit
08-24-2004, 04:58 PM
Try cockpit of i185 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
look down-right to the handle knob :P
1C Maddox http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Or try the TB3 bombardier position - look at the pencil on the table when the plane banks http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Edit: I185 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
http://members.home.nl/lil.labbit/maddoxgames.jpg

[This message was edited by lil_labbit on Tue August 24 2004 at 04:08 PM.]

ianboys
08-24-2004, 05:09 PM
Crimea not Kuban map.

I-185 not I-153.

WTE_Galway
08-24-2004, 05:11 PM
well as for Easter eggs .. apart from the castles there is a big fortress in the middle of no-where on one map

also heaps of little details .. graffiti on bombs and in soem cockpits (P40?) the pen that rolls around the cockpit in one of the russian bombers, the way the gladiator acquires ski's in winter stuff like that

lil_labbit
08-24-2004, 05:17 PM
lol yeah ian it says Maddox Games too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
detail:
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T_O_A_D
08-24-2004, 05:18 PM
All that and more! Is why I'm still here, after starting with the origional Demo!

Welcome to the family! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Say good by to your real life one http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif
It is so very addictive http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Have you checked your Private Topics recently? (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=ugtpc&s=400102)
My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)
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lil_labbit
08-24-2004, 05:20 PM
Pity we don't have an adult section http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

...then I could post the mermaid http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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LEXX_Luthor
08-24-2004, 05:49 PM
Yep, sometimes you must blip your engine for throttle control.

Need WW1 sim

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lil_labbit
08-24-2004, 05:51 PM
YEAH ! WW 1

TriPlane http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif FOKKER ! lol

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LEXX_Luthor
08-24-2004, 06:03 PM
TriPlane Big Grin FOKKER ! lol

Hollywood plane http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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"I had actually pre ordered CFS3 and I couldnt wait..." ~Bearcat99
"Gladiator and Falco, elegant weapons of a more civilized age" ~ElAurens
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"Damn.....Where you did read about Spitfire made from a wood?
Close this book forever and don't open anymore!" ~Oleg_Maddox http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

WTE_Galway
08-24-2004, 07:42 PM
one thing I never checked is whether that rolling pencil only rolls in unco-ordinated flight

in theory if the pilot is good enough and the turn is co-ordinated with rudder there should be no side pressure and the pencil should not roll http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

-HH-Dubbo
08-25-2004, 01:38 AM
I had a screenie somewhere but the standard Chevy Truck has "Haulin a s s" painted on the front bumper. This game is full of these little gems. Watch the rudder pedals on the FW190 when you brake. Or the landing gear handle when you raise/lower gear on the I-16. Actually the degree to which the controls are animated blows me away. Not all of them have everything but there is a lot of controls that have movement. Flaps, gear, mixture, supercharger, magnetos, prop pitch, triggers, brake levers......the list goes on. The He111 even has exterior temp gauges that vary with climate and altitude.

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