View Full Version : O.T: New 1C's simulation from E3...

05-23-2005, 08:48 AM
It's about Vietnam helicopters... looks like Il2sturmovik with choppers!


Here are the screens

05-23-2005, 08:48 AM
It's about Vietnam helicopters... looks like Il2sturmovik with choppers!


Here are the screens

05-23-2005, 08:52 AM
Now I really am going to have to buy some pedals.

Ruy Horta
05-23-2005, 09:09 AM
Somehow flying over Nam does not sound attractive in a game (sure would have been plenty challenging in RL, but a game...).

Water Buffalo on our 3 o'clock...get some

Suspected VC on our 9 o'clock...get some

Charley held village 12 o'clock...get some and than some

I'll skip this one, plenty of counter insurgency stuff on the daily news I guess...

05-23-2005, 09:19 AM
One of my first ever flight sims was Gunship by Microprose so I like the idea of this. And look! They even have multiple ground troops.

Wonder how the final version will be?

05-23-2005, 09:23 AM
Oh no, dummies in cockpit view!

05-23-2005, 10:58 AM
Imagine a Chopper sim of Il2.All the choppers in the world (daydreaming).I like what I see.

05-23-2005, 11:25 AM
if the links up there didn't work for you as they didn't for me, try this one:

game will not succeed if only 1 chopper type is available. you'll need AH-1, CH-43,46,47 U/AH-6

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">E3 2005: Whirlwind of Vietnam
The makers of IL-2 bring their sim knowlege to Vietnam era helicopters.
by Dan Adams
May 20, 2005 - The makers of IL-2 Sturmovik are well loved around the flight sim community for their attention to detail. Now following that very popular flight sim is a new era in their history. They're moving away from the airplane combat sim to the helicopter combat sim and doing it in an time period that makes a whole lot of sense. Whirlwind of Vietnam lets players take control of several different helicopters during the Vietnam war and run various types of missions.

The mission that was demoed for us was from a very, very early version of the game. Whirlwind has only been in development for five months, but it already looks pretty solid. The helicopter models are pretty darn detailed down to the knobs and dials inside the aircraft that actually work and provide information for the player.

What's particularly different about the experience of flying a helicopter is that the pilot doesn't typically fire the weapons. These guys understand that combat is one of the driving forces of combat simulations, so they've added the ability to switch between all of the gunner positions to add a little excitement. At that time, the autopilot will kick in and continue on to the mission area.

In today's demo, the player's helicopter took off and waited for nine other transport copters to take off and head towards the mission area. Upon arrival, the transports dropped to the ground and let out their troops. Each of these soldiers is actually modeled appropriately for the type of soldier they were down to their weapons and helmets. As the men piled out of their rides, they began breaking up into squads and advancing on the enemy location. The mission was all about providing airborne support for the men on the ground.

But even helicopter fire isn't enough to keep some enemies down. Thankfully, napalm strikes can be called in as well. As the fire burned the top of the ridge at the enemy location, the players switched to the gunner position as the autopilot circled the area.

It's hard to tell how easy it'll be to control the helicopters, but we do know that the game will come with both arcade and sim control options for two very different styles of play. Those that want to sim it up are certainly going to have to invest in a nice stick and throttle if they're hoping to survive.

Whirlwind of Vietnam looked pretty good at this early a stage. We'll have to keep you updated with more info as we get it.

05-23-2005, 01:48 PM
So whats this mean about online play?Helicopter dog fighting? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

05-23-2005, 01:55 PM
I assume that the graphics are still at an early stage? This looks like an excellent idea, the Il2 of the helicopter sims. When is it due?

05-23-2005, 01:58 PM
Thinking about it, being some grunts battle taxi doesn't really sound much fun. I'd buy it if it was a pretty faithful heli sim though, I've always wanted to learn how to fly one.

05-23-2005, 02:10 PM
I love the smell of IL2 in the morning... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Imagine this community flying choppers: "A Huey can out-turn EVERYTHING you &%%# of an ¤"#!¤ I hate you!" or "THAT Sikorsky is WAAAAAAY overmodelled mister - you got it aaaaallll wrong!" & "Is vulching allowed?" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

05-23-2005, 02:11 PM
Add some cobras, and a flyable OV-10!

05-23-2005, 03:04 PM
Any helo-sim sounds good to me, considering Janes Longbow-Series is still my all-time-favourite.

There was nothing better than a deep extraction mission, with an AH64 flown by a friend over LAN, to cover my BlackHawk, while we tried to locate that ejected pilot in the middle of the night, from deep inside enemy territory. Imagine doing a mission like that with a whole group online! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

IMHO a Vietnam HeloSim offers most possible variety, as it was the first war the helicopters played a vital role. Insertion, Extraction, Transportation of Cargo & Troops, Ground support, Strike and Recon-Missions. Definitely sounds good to me! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Knowing 1C, I have no doubt, that other helos will follow shortly, if not included into the original release! Maybe flyables like Cobra, Bronco and Skyraider? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Besides that, Hydra444, IL2 is not only about dogfighting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

05-23-2005, 03:09 PM
Wow! I'm buying it! That's all there is to it.

05-23-2005, 03:18 PM
Its <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">NOT</span> being developed by 1c, its being developed by http://www.g5software.com/

Heres some other games they have made http://www.gamespot.com/company/g5software.html

05-23-2005, 05:31 PM
Still: SWEET! I've always wanted to fly a combat helo sim, especially with HUEY'S!