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Feathered_IV
04-14-2007, 09:44 AM
You can almost smell the morning air when they buzz those observation balloons.

http://www.gennadich.com/lang/en/

leitmotiv
04-14-2007, 10:15 AM
I don't think I can wait much longer, groan.

Choctaw111
04-14-2007, 10:25 AM
Downloading now but transfer is very slow. This has been looking good for some time now. I will comment again after I have seen this film.

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-14-2007, 10:52 AM
This looks VERY promising. I've been following it from the announcement of its inception and this little clip only justifies my excitement.

Though anxious, I'll gladly wait until it's ready...but is there any better idea on its release date?


TB

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-14-2007, 10:55 AM
Holy shat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif Those fellas really got their act together. I cant wait!

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-14-2007, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
Downloading now but transfer is very slow. This has been looking good for some time now. I will comment again after I have seen this film.

Ya its slow but well worth the wait. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

WWSpinDry
04-14-2007, 10:57 AM
At 41% and waiting...

ploughman
04-14-2007, 11:54 AM
*****, I can't get it to play properly. Sounds great though.

WWSpinDry
04-14-2007, 12:01 PM
You might need to get the DivX codec.

It's an amazing video, well worth getting it to work for you. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Chivas
04-14-2007, 12:17 PM
I thinking they are looking at the end of this year for release.

slappedsilly
04-14-2007, 12:23 PM
They need a faster server to dl the updates, this is pretty dang slow!

ploughman
04-14-2007, 12:25 PM
****scurries off, gets codecs*****

W0W! That's super-sweet looking. If that's an indication of what SoW is going to be like we are all doubly blessed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-14-2007, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
*****, I can't get it to play properly. Sounds great though.

Download and install this http://free-codecs.com/download/Codec_Pack_All_in_1.htm

You will be able to play anything then.

Pollack2006
04-14-2007, 12:57 PM
Just a warning to those downloading now....grab a box of tissues.

JG52Uther
04-14-2007, 01:42 PM
With this and SoW its going to be a good year http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

leitmotiv
04-14-2007, 01:59 PM
Did you see the objects on the ground reflected on the gloss dope on the underside of the Fokker's upper wing when it was low? I'm in love.

FE_pilot
04-14-2007, 02:25 PM
Its going to be a good year for flight sim enthusiasts.

stathem
04-14-2007, 02:32 PM
Did any other TiR users keep moving their necks rounds to see more or is it just me?

Can't really express my opinion of just how good it is without swearing extensively so just http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
04-14-2007, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by stathem:
Did any other TiR users keep moving their necks rounds to see more or is it just me?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

+1


This video is friggin' awesome! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

heywooood
04-14-2007, 03:04 PM
all that was missing was a little spandau ballet...I would love to see how GT will model the guns et al.

Waldo.Pepper
04-14-2007, 03:16 PM
Extremely impressive.

This is the first thing that has got me really excited about this sim. The rest of the material was good, but this was on a whole new level.

The tour around the barrage balloon looked really good.

ploughman
04-14-2007, 04:36 PM
I did so want him to shoot it, but I expect they haven't got the exploding barrage balloon eye candy sorted out yet, nor the barrels for the machine guns.

carguy_
04-14-2007, 04:44 PM
Very impressive.Better land textures,good sound.Can`t let this sim pass by now.

slappedsilly
04-14-2007, 06:25 PM
Nice sense of altitude. Its amazing what shadows can do for realism. I will definately get this one. I wonder if they will use that engine for other sims.

Aviar
04-14-2007, 09:10 PM
Will there be a mission builder in this sim?

Aviar

Old_Canuck
04-14-2007, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by Aviar:
Will there be a mission builder in this sim?

Aviar

Looks awesome! Same question here as above aaaand does it have the ability to record tracks ala IL2 aaaand will it handle large displays: specifically 3072 x 768?

Off to search for answers ....

Treetop64
04-14-2007, 10:11 PM
"New KotS movie ~ Not your little brothers flight sim!"

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Now. The friggin' Star Wars geek in me read that and the first thought was "Knights of the Sith".

Jeeezz - sus...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

FlatSpinMan
04-15-2007, 01:19 AM
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
I MUST HAVE THIS!

Did you see the lighting and shadows on the wings? The beautiful villages amidst the real scale trees? And did you check out the turning circle on that sucker?

This is going to be superb!

TimTam27
04-15-2007, 03:04 AM
Can somebody please upload this video to Youtube? 127 megs is way too much for me to download at my bandwidth.

Cheers,
TimTam27

Lodovik
04-15-2007, 06:30 AM
I'm really looking forward for that 6DOF.
Since there are no reflector sights, I wonder if it's actually possible to aim the machine guns by lining up the rear sights with the crosshair?
Who knows, KotS might be the first sim to model this, allthough I'm sure even arcade FPS shooters will catch up on this eventually. Maybe when head tracking hardware comes packed with game consoles, though by then serious simmers will be using eye movement and finger trackers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

leitmotiv
04-15-2007, 06:45 AM
6 DOF is groovy beyond belief. Shockwave's latest FS9/X fighters have the highest tech 6 DOF gunsight technology---you actually have to have your head in the proper position to use the sight to see the glow of the recticle! No automatic head centering. This isn't in use on any combat flight sim yet (wonder if it will be in Oleg's BOB?). There is 6 DOF in Shockwave's BOB2 and OVER FLANDERS FIELDS (it's great to be able to really check your six).

major_setback
04-15-2007, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by TimTam27:
Can somebody please upload this video to Youtube? 127 megs is way too much for me to download at my bandwidth.

Cheers,
TimTam27

Sorry, I tried, but Youtube will only allow me 100 megs.

Waldo.Pepper
04-15-2007, 07:08 PM
Sorry, I tried, but Youtube will only allow me 100 megs.

I shall try to stick it on google video.

I just played the clip again - this time with the sound on. I think the sound in this is terrible. Worse than the engine sounds in Il2. I think the rotary is far too quiet, has the wrong quality to it (not raspy enough or something) - and has the same terrible pulsing sounds in it that we have now.

I don't think it sounds anything like the reproduction rotaries in the air now. Very dissapointed in the sounds.

major_setback
04-15-2007, 07:45 PM
Here are some screen capture shots from the video:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS01.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS02.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS03.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS04.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS05.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS06.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS07.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS08.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS09.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS10.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS11.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS12.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS13.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS14.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS15.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/KOTS16.jpg

major_setback
04-15-2007, 08:24 PM
THEY ARE ON YOUTUBE!!!!

I managed to get it on YouTube, but had to chop it up a bit.

There are 6 videos in all, not all have been 'processed' yet by the YouTube site. I'll update this post as they get done.

These are already available though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP6hZniGqng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfwQeemOqyI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_TD6NgvMk4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU4wIphxg9U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vftm4Px6nLE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gusDLhwfDfc

Feathered_IV
04-15-2007, 08:57 PM
Notice how the self-casting shadows follow the undulation of the middle wing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Waldo.Pepper
04-15-2007, 09:21 PM
Google video. One piece.

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-6827278538187611403&hl=en-CA

heywooood
04-15-2007, 09:26 PM
and all optimized to run well on what would appear to be a current upper 3rd echelon machine.... according to VikS @ GT

in other words - no need to upgrade if you can run '46 at or near full pop.

imagine that - software optimized for current hardware capabilities - instead of forcing people to upgrade twice just to run it at all.

FE_pilot
04-15-2007, 09:37 PM
Do you think my PC can run the game on medium settings without problems?



My specs:
Amd Anthlon 3200+ 2.1ghz
Ati x1600pro 512mb agp8x
1024mb pc2700
SoundBlaster SE


I can run IL-2 with these settings and still get 40fps at average.

800/600 32bit
Everything maximum except landscape
AA 2x
AF 16x

BloodyBucket
04-15-2007, 09:45 PM
This might pry me away from WWII flight sims. IL2 is so good that I have to play it, but the air combat of the Great War has more fascination for me.

If this has a campaign along the lines of the old Red Baron series to go with the looks, IL2 might get a lot less playing time for me.

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-15-2007, 10:16 PM
800/600 32bit
Everything maximum except landscape
AA 2x
AF 16x

800x600?!? Good gawd man. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Why dont you turn off the AF and run 1152x864 or something? Unless you like that.

flox
04-15-2007, 10:21 PM
I think the sound in this is terrible. Worse than the engine sounds in Il2.


Really? I thought the sound was markedly better than in IL2. It's difficult to describe but I thought the engine sounded much more realistic.


And the visuals were just plain sessy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Waldo.Pepper
04-15-2007, 11:46 PM
I think that the game will be released in what we will think of as an 'imcomplete' state with much content that we will wish to come in later months/years.

As for the sound I think that the engine should be far more rough sounding - less predictable and less rhythmic o h and far far louder! Like here ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtprTL66-FY

If you watch the promo with headphones on you can hear the obvious repeating pulsing of the code. It is as if the code has a second of sound that repeats but at the end there is an annoying little click/pause/something that ruins the illusion. IMHO.

TimTam27
04-16-2007, 01:20 AM
Thanks Major_Setback and Waldo_Pepper for getting the video on Youtube and Google video.

KotS looks like it will be a must buy.

Amazing that Gennadich were able to get so much out of the old IL2 game engine.

Cheers,
TimTam27

leitmotiv
04-16-2007, 01:24 AM
They dumped the IL-2 engine.

F19_Orheim
04-16-2007, 01:39 AM
well it's an early development vid... keep your pants on guys, hopefully they will tweak everything, including sound, to the better

leitmotiv
04-16-2007, 01:47 AM
Looks to me like they are taking their time and being very very systematic---good omens.

msalama
04-16-2007, 01:59 AM
Yep, looks like a must-have this one... thanks for the YouTube clips guys!

WWSpinDry
04-16-2007, 07:37 AM
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has two original rotaries running; the sound is absolutely unique, nothing else in the world sounds like it, especially in the Camel when the magneto selector is used to pick how many cylinders fire (it's what the Camel uses instead of a throttle). I asked the GT guys on SimHQ about the cheesy sounds last time they released a promo video, and was told those were just place-holders and they had real samples to work with but hadn't yet done all the looping and coding necessary to use them.

Hkuusela
04-16-2007, 09:45 AM
That really looks amazing. If the AI and FM are as good, this will be a huge step forward. Good to hear about the sounds not being the final cut too!

I don't mind upgrading my PC at all, if this is what I'm gonna get!

flox
04-16-2007, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
As for the sound I think that the engine should be far more rough sounding - less predictable and less rhythmic o h and far far louder! Like here ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtprTL66-FY

If you watch the promo with headphones on you can hear the obvious repeating pulsing of the code. It is as if the code has a second of sound that repeats but at the end there is an annoying little click/pause/something that ruins the illusion. IMHO.


Yeah I agree with you there. I guess what I like about the sound in the promo video is the tone of the engine, if that makes sense. Yes it sounds too smooth and not throaty enough, but something about it is still better than the IL2 sounds if you ask me. But we'll see how the sound improves by the time KOTS comes out.

DrHerb
04-16-2007, 10:09 PM
must......get.....this.......sim!!!!!!!!

by the way, i wonder if the people who had to swing the props to start the engines have workers compensation :/

Bearcat99
04-24-2007, 02:13 PM
Whooooaaaa!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif I DLd this back then.. but it took so long I went to bed.. and it sat on my desktop till now.

What a great piece of kit!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Did you notice the reflections on the glossy paint? The engines sound PDG to me.... you cant go from that video on the sound anyway.. it is going to loose something in the translation... but those engines didnt have that Merlin or Wasp sound to them... That thing looks like it will be great. I remember they said they used a whole different engine... I cant wait for this thing.

staticline1
04-24-2007, 02:33 PM
Unless you have a sense of humor don't read on. Anyone want to bet how long it takes people to whine that this a/c fm is porked or uber vs that plane once KotS is released? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif Looking pretty impressive just hope they release it complete.

WWSpinDry
04-24-2007, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by staticline1:
Anyone want to bet how long it takes people to whine that this a/c fm is porked or uber vs that plane once KotS is released?
Arguably the longest-running forum debate ever on a simulated flight model was about that very aircraft, in the Red Baron incarnation. It was on Delphi and the title (IIRC) was "The Dr1 is porked!" You think this place is full of impassioned (and poorly-informed) flight model debates now? Wait until you've seen the WW1 crowd get into the game.