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iceknight21
11-11-2004, 07:35 PM
What are the chances of BoB being compatible with Fogotten Battles and Pacific Fighters? Anyone knows?

iceknight21
11-11-2004, 07:35 PM
What are the chances of BoB being compatible with Fogotten Battles and Pacific Fighters? Anyone knows?

Athosd
11-11-2004, 07:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by iceknight21:
What are the chances of BoB being compatible with Fogotten Battles and Pacific Fighters? Anyone knows? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My guess, based on the little said about it so far by Oleg, is zero.

BoB will be a next generation simulator - don't expect to see it on shelves any time before 2006.

LEXX_Luthor
11-11-2004, 08:03 PM
Oleg's BoB will be the first beginning of a whole next generation of WW2 flight sims.

This year, Oleg said "seven years" before he returns to Eastern Front. So we will be seeing BoB first, probably then The Meds, then Wester Euro, finally Pacific, and last Easter Front. I assume these steps as the aircraft and equipment follow...BoB steps into The Meds which steps into Western Euro which steps into Pacific.

Reason for BoB first is astonishingly simple. A short time in 1940, only a few months, and a restricted geographic area...ie...one battle called Battle of Britain. Oleg said radar and ground observers (aircraft spotters) will be modded in the game. Both these will be important to mod in later theaters such as Aussie Coast Watchers in Pacific and billions of Chinese ground observers for Flying Tigers...also ground observers for Eastern Front.

However, two groups are working for addons for BoB. One is working on Battle of Poland and another group is working Battle of France. With Battle of Poland, BoB will come dangerously close to SPANISH CIVIL WAR flight sim http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

There would have to be a 1930s addon with Spain and Japp vs Russ over China.

VW-IceFire
11-11-2004, 08:06 PM
BoB compatibility with AEP+PF is as likely to happen as a snowball surviving in my oven at 400 degrees.

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Snuffy Smith
11-11-2004, 10:13 PM
The good news is all the legacy bugs and accumulated programming errors will be gone. The bad news is there will be no backwards compatability. It will be a clean slate with a new engine to drive it.

Snootles
11-11-2004, 10:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>This year, Oleg said "seven years" before he returns to Eastern Front. So we will be seeing BoB first, probably then The Meds, then Wester Euro, finally Pacific, and last Easter Front. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Unless he decides to move away from WWII and do some other period of air combat.

BoB will be an entirely new ballpark, with exciting new DM system. When you get hit in the Il-2 engine, scripted changes to flight modeling and aircraft appearance are triggered based on what surface area received the hit. In the BoB engine it looks like the entire interior structure (every last stringer and spar) is modeled and any changes to flight model and appearance will be based on how the bullet interacts with these interior structural members.

x__CRASH__x
11-11-2004, 11:03 PM
BoB is gonna suck.
Be sure.

Athosd
11-11-2004, 11:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
BoB is gonna suck.
Be sure. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yep - its gonna suck money into my PC like a black hole.

x__CRASH__x
11-11-2004, 11:34 PM
Going from flying planes from throughout the war to just a 2 year engagement between 2 countries... that is what is going to suck.

Athosd
11-12-2004, 04:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by x__CRASH__x:
Going from flying planes from throughout the war to just a 2 year engagement between 2 countries... that is what is going to suck. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

2years? Try 3 months.

And what particular power will BoB exert to prevent you still playing the IL2 series? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif