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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 10:31 PM
Well, now that I've got a relatively fast PC I decided to try CFS3 once more. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this game really is very good indeed. I would say graphically on par or in some cases better than IL2FB. It runs on my P4 ultra smooth at maximum settings for everything. Absolutely no slowdowns of any kind.

Furthermore, I just visited sim outhouse and was pleased to find that Just Flight has released the Battle Of Britain expansion pack for CFS3. It has all the aircraft included to make a complete BOB package. The screenies look great.

Reading down the list further I also found the Memphis Bell B-17 addon. Man, I can't wait to get these.

I am not bashing IL2 FB in any way. I love this game as well. I was just pleasantly surprised to find the new additions to CFS3.

The really big draw to CFS3 for me is the campaign engine. I love directing the war effort then flying in some of the missions. The USA, UK, and German bombers are a gas to fly.

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 10:31 PM
Well, now that I've got a relatively fast PC I decided to try CFS3 once more. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this game really is very good indeed. I would say graphically on par or in some cases better than IL2FB. It runs on my P4 ultra smooth at maximum settings for everything. Absolutely no slowdowns of any kind.

Furthermore, I just visited sim outhouse and was pleased to find that Just Flight has released the Battle Of Britain expansion pack for CFS3. It has all the aircraft included to make a complete BOB package. The screenies look great.

Reading down the list further I also found the Memphis Bell B-17 addon. Man, I can't wait to get these.

I am not bashing IL2 FB in any way. I love this game as well. I was just pleasantly surprised to find the new additions to CFS3.

The really big draw to CFS3 for me is the campaign engine. I love directing the war effort then flying in some of the missions. The USA, UK, and German bombers are a gas to fly.

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 12:54 AM
I sorta agree, but what really puts me off CFS3 is the damage model, all hit points. When compared to FB damage wise it pales into nothing. Plus to play it also means remapping my keys and joystick and learning all the new controls etc. I havent got enough time to learn a second sim so Im gonna stick with FB asits by far the stronger sim IMO.


Oh and the tracer graphics REALLY get on my nerves, they look like little cotton wool balls in CFS 3.


Message Edited on 10/20/0311:55PM by iamsnip

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 02:01 AM
Salute Popov! I remember playing on you're server in HL many times, had some great fun thx! CFS 3 produces some great graphics, but game play was lacking i.e. wingman commands, campaign never generated more than two way-points, damage model was better in CFS 2, terrain is very bad and force feed back never worked for me even after 3.1/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif But there's much to offer, and some good peeps over at SOH, who can help you put it together, many new planes for free, even a B-17 and corsair! Many new effects too. You should check it out! For me it's FB all the way, could never get M$ to run good on my system /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 02:03 AM
I've got a fast system. I simply can not get into CFS3. It's like a magazine i've read too many times. Nothing new. Just there.

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 03:26 AM
I've tried CFS3 once, uninstalled it, re-installed it, tried it again and then uninstalled it again. It ran good on my machine. Other than the high altitude scenery and the exterior of the planes, it does nothing for me. The virtual cockpits and damage models are all crap as well as the campaign and AI behavior. IL2 and FB have captured my attention like no other. FB is the only flight sim on my computer at this time. The accurate virtual cockpits are great along with the damage modeling. The campaigns and AI behavior is excellent as well. Sure there are bugs but the game creators try real hard to improve the game. Once the free patch and pay addon come out it should be awesome. Although the third parties are doing a tremendous job at trying to resurrect CFS3, it falls short for me.

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 08:45 AM
I get double fps in cfs3 then I get in il2fb, booth look really great in screens, but I stick to il2fb since theres editing of files to cheat in cfs3 but the scenery and addon planes keep the game alive. I like the gunnerys difficulty in FB alot except certain ballistics look like a starwars game. I actually feel the collision problem, recently changed planes unrealistic movements that would tear an airframe in two.The very uneffective weapons strenghts or super damage models in FB took alot of the realism away.

Both are fun but still very arcadish to me. Il2fb has the potential to be so much greater in my opinion and hopefully thats where oleg is heading but from previous patchs I just don't know.

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 10:18 AM
On the right PC the bomber aspect of cfs 3 especialy with the bob addon from just flight is a complete joy..

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Cant wait for olegs BOB



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Message Edited on 10/21/0309:23AM by johno__UK

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 01:32 PM
i thoguht cfs3 was not bad... untill i got il2 and fb which are both so much better, the cockpit models are abysmal you can pretty much count the polys, also i wasnt impressed by the flight modeling, has anyone ever managed to get in a spin? ive trie best i can but nothing

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 05:04 PM
Some of the planes that are now apearing especialy the 1% planes have excelent flight models stock are complete rubish, both sims fb and cfs3 have their merits in my opinion i enjoy both.



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