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XyZspineZyX
12-05-2003, 10:20 PM
S!

OK-
I thought that BoB was coming out in Jan/Feb of 2004....and that it was an expansion of IL2: FB. Now I read somewhere that there is an IL2:FB expansion coming out in Jan/Feb of 2004 but BoB itself isn't coming out until 2005!!!!!

What's in the expansion if it isn't BoB? When in 2005 is the real BoB expected to come out?

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
12-05-2003, 10:20 PM
S!

OK-
I thought that BoB was coming out in Jan/Feb of 2004....and that it was an expansion of IL2: FB. Now I read somewhere that there is an IL2:FB expansion coming out in Jan/Feb of 2004 but BoB itself isn't coming out until 2005!!!!!

What's in the expansion if it isn't BoB? When in 2005 is the real BoB expected to come out?

Thanks

XyZspineZyX
12-05-2003, 11:59 PM
S! Night_Blade,

You can go to www.mudmovers.com (http://www.mudmovers.com) and they have a list of the features expected to be in the January expasion to Forgotten Battles.

BOB is a standalone produce that Oleg and his team are just getting together, and it is expected out sometime in 2005. No word as to when, since the game is in very early development.

S!

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XyZspineZyX
12-06-2003, 12:15 AM
BoB is a whole diffrent game from IL-2. It uses a whole new engine thats better than the IL-2 engine. The expansion for FB is going to be somewhat the last major thing Oleg is going to release, besides some patches after that and some cockpits. After that hes going to turn hes full attention to BoB, its going to take awhile for BoB to be made because its awhole diffrent game. Im not surprised that its coming out in 2005. Fb was announced a year before it was realeased, and it was running off the same IL-2 engine. We must all have patience, Oleg will deliver a great new combat sim for us. im getting goose bumps thinking about BoB and all the new stuff.

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XyZspineZyX
12-06-2003, 02:27 AM
Yes, this can be a bit confusing. Let's break it down:

Official Forgotten Battles Add-on (Oleg recently referred to it as "the Ace's Expansion Pack")--many new flyable aircraft, some new AI aircraft and some graphic refinements/additions. January/February '04.

Battle over Europe--third-party produced add-on for FB that will include Western Front campaigns, missions, and skins. January/February '04.

To be announced third-party standalone product--uses FB engine and will take place in a new theatre. Should have new maps and aircraft. Hopefully this content will be compatible with the content of FB. 2004

Battle of Britain--new sim from Maddox Games currently slated for early 2005 (but we all know how these things work).

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XyZspineZyX
12-06-2003, 04:12 AM
-- To be announced third-party standalone product--uses FB
-- engine and will take place in a new theatre. Should have
-- new maps and aircraft. Hopefully this content will be
-- compatible with the content of FB. 2004

So, we buy this to get the maps? No problem, I am sold. $$

Question:: Did Oleg let 3rd Party map modders make and sell maps? If so, somebody could make and sell maps of anything anywhere, especially simple maps like a 1000km Pacific island of mostly water or a barren Mongolia map with no cities or a Desert map with giant...sand dunes...that would be New if it is possible. A large barren desert map would create much greater use of the desert cammo skins at il2skins. The Italian desert cammo is Awsum!

Don't need "campaings" just maps.