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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 10:40 PM
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posted 10-06-2003 13:52

In no particular order ....

1. The Bf-110 will be in the add-on if it gets finished in time. It's a third party cockpit so Oleg can't promised anything that is outside his control. But there's every intention to get it in there.

2. The Tempest will be in, it seems. One of Oleg's staff met Alex in Rumania last week and things are looking good.

3. It looks like the Gladiators will be AI only - the 3rd party developer says he has no time to do the cockpits now.

4. Any maps in the January add-on - the intention was not to, but at Ubi's urging we will now include a new map. I know where but until the map maker gets going it's too ewarly to say.

5. There will be 3 new ships not 2 as reported by Neil (who did a great job summarising a load of info BTW)

6. There will be 3 Normandy maps, pre and post invasion and one with an abstract "British Island Base" for those like me who prefer to land somewhere.

7. The Ju-88 will be included if Jippo and his crew finish it.

8. New AI routines will allow for hundreds of aircraft in the air at once in the new BoB sim.

9. BoB- UK planes won't be restricted to sweeps/intercepts as somebody said - I have an idea of the plane list and there's a lot to do.

10. The planes still in development will be added to FB if they're done - B25, Beaufighter etc.

11. The BoB sim is intended as the first sim with new technology. There will be add-ons and new products (Med etc) based on it if it sells well.

12. Guderian - no, I haven't mentioned anything about 3rd party maps being possible.

13. UK Apollo - Dynamic Online campaigns are coming. The question from the audience was about persistent online maps (i.e. no sequential coops but a "24 hour" mission) and that is not currently planned.

14. AKD - yes, many ground vehicles are reduced poly versions from Battlefield Command so are easy to do now.

15. Apollo - there will be new vehicles both for the new FB maps and for BoB with the latter being far more detailed.

16. GE - there will be more flyable fighters in BoB than the ones you listed.

17. Helmut - yes, American, Polish, Czechoslovak etc Sqns in BoB will be modelled.

18. Mog - BoB is just the start. Oleg is fascinated by the Lancaster ....

19. Re less planes in Bob than FB - well there were less planes and Oleg wants to model the individual physics to a far higher level.

20. Cat - you'll see almost everything you listed and plenty more. There will also be more for the Brits to do than just Spit/Hurri. We had talks with the RAF today about data for some very interesting aircraft.

21. Radar will be modelled in BoB. And new clouds/sky. And new mapping tech. And ... And ...

22. Heinz - part of the idea is to get new players into the genre, for which BoB will work better than Malta.

23. KK - the Italians flew in BoB andd will be modelled.


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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 10:40 PM
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posted 10-06-2003 13:52

In no particular order ....

1. The Bf-110 will be in the add-on if it gets finished in time. It's a third party cockpit so Oleg can't promised anything that is outside his control. But there's every intention to get it in there.

2. The Tempest will be in, it seems. One of Oleg's staff met Alex in Rumania last week and things are looking good.

3. It looks like the Gladiators will be AI only - the 3rd party developer says he has no time to do the cockpits now.

4. Any maps in the January add-on - the intention was not to, but at Ubi's urging we will now include a new map. I know where but until the map maker gets going it's too ewarly to say.

5. There will be 3 new ships not 2 as reported by Neil (who did a great job summarising a load of info BTW)

6. There will be 3 Normandy maps, pre and post invasion and one with an abstract "British Island Base" for those like me who prefer to land somewhere.

7. The Ju-88 will be included if Jippo and his crew finish it.

8. New AI routines will allow for hundreds of aircraft in the air at once in the new BoB sim.

9. BoB- UK planes won't be restricted to sweeps/intercepts as somebody said - I have an idea of the plane list and there's a lot to do.

10. The planes still in development will be added to FB if they're done - B25, Beaufighter etc.

11. The BoB sim is intended as the first sim with new technology. There will be add-ons and new products (Med etc) based on it if it sells well.

12. Guderian - no, I haven't mentioned anything about 3rd party maps being possible.

13. UK Apollo - Dynamic Online campaigns are coming. The question from the audience was about persistent online maps (i.e. no sequential coops but a "24 hour" mission) and that is not currently planned.

14. AKD - yes, many ground vehicles are reduced poly versions from Battlefield Command so are easy to do now.

15. Apollo - there will be new vehicles both for the new FB maps and for BoB with the latter being far more detailed.

16. GE - there will be more flyable fighters in BoB than the ones you listed.

17. Helmut - yes, American, Polish, Czechoslovak etc Sqns in BoB will be modelled.

18. Mog - BoB is just the start. Oleg is fascinated by the Lancaster ....

19. Re less planes in Bob than FB - well there were less planes and Oleg wants to model the individual physics to a far higher level.

20. Cat - you'll see almost everything you listed and plenty more. There will also be more for the Brits to do than just Spit/Hurri. We had talks with the RAF today about data for some very interesting aircraft.

21. Radar will be modelled in BoB. And new clouds/sky. And new mapping tech. And ... And ...

22. Heinz - part of the idea is to get new players into the genre, for which BoB will work better than Malta.

23. KK - the Italians flew in BoB andd will be modelled.


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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 10:48 PM
Sounding better and better to me.


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adlabs6
10-06-2003, 11:08 PM
Sounds better. I'll be cheering on the Ju-88 crew, and all the others working to finish up projects! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 11:12 PM
'Mog - BoB is just the start. Oleg is fascinated by the Lancaster' !!!

DAMBUSTERS DAMBUSTERS DAMBUSTERS !!! (maybe one day)

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 11:15 PM
There are some fantastic points in there, thanks for posting this, it lays to rest many concerns and throws in a whole load of things to be even more happy about.

Excellent news!

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 11:16 PM
Ooooookay, come on whiners!

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 11:32 PM
No whine from me, sounds great. Hope the 3rd party modelers will get things done in time, so all their hard work won't be in vain.

Oleg et al will probably be competing with the free Lancaster sim from the guys at http://www.nightbomber.com by the time the team gets done with the BoB sim though.

XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 11:46 PM
Sounds GREAT! Thanks for info.

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 11:48 PM
Excellent news, thanks a whole heap!
Cheers!

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10-06-2003, 11:55 PM
What no P-51 it won the war ya know /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 11:55 PM
I hope this cuts down on the whining. It addresses quite a few concerns....

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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 12:20 AM
alright plane team leaders Get those whips out and get them slaving awaay to meet the dead line! ;0

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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 12:57 AM
The stated level of detail and realism is very exciting. FB was a tremendous step forward (except for those pancake trees /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif ) and to think it will be "much more detailed" is making me anxious...in a good way.

Just hope my system will run it. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 01:42 AM
Making another stand alone sim with less planes that uses a similiar engine will be a major mistake, making addons for il2 fb will be the smartest choice, keep the game alive, get more people to buy il2fb and its addons etc. I hope oleg considers this rather then killing FB how he killed il2 sturmovik.

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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 01:44 AM
seems almost too good to be true....

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10-07-2003, 01:47 AM
Two years to wait.

I'm sure we'll have plenty of time to play FB Lead http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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10-07-2003, 03:54 AM
fjuff79 wrote:
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- In no particular order ....
- 11. The BoB sim is intended as the first sim with
- new technology. There will be add-ons and new
- products (Med etc) based on it if it sells well.

If it sells well........ I know I will be at the store on day one like I was with FB..... I cant imagine a sim of the calibre of IL2 and FB but only better..../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif As for selling well..... I bet by then all the simmers who bit the bullet, swallowed thier pride, or just gave up on thier game of choice and decided to come to the sim of sims will be foaming at the mouth like the rest of us diehards. I am curious to know what FBs numbers were like though... I cant believe it is only goinfg for $29 US in most stores.

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XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 04:12 AM
Any traditional flight-sim Mission Editor for BoB?

XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 04:23 AM
Thats great to hear, Hopefully now, we'll be a happy united Community about Olegs next sim. /i/smilies/16x16_robot-very-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-07-2003, 10:05 AM
bump

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Message Edited on 10/07/0309:06AM by fjuff79