View Full Version : One of the many things I like about this Sim..

09-09-2007, 04:33 PM
Hi all,

I notice things about this Sim that I haven't noticed before http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The latest is that when I create a co-op and set the time at say 19.00, the cockpit clock on launch is set at 19.00!

And the graphics at early morning or late evening are superb. The early morning mist can't be bettered.

I created a co-op mission on the Normandy map set at 07.00 and the ground mist was excellent...the hill next to Cannes projected through the early morning mist.

But the early morning sun is blinding http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Trying to follow a bandit towards a low sun is a challenge.

If we have to wait for another year for SoW BoB there is plenty to keep me occupied with il2.

Thanks to the il2 Team.

Best Regards,

09-09-2007, 04:51 PM

Oleg's sun glare is the best ever made in all The Sims -- it really blinds the player. Funny, there really is no sun in FB/PF, because its all intense glare. But then, how many times during the day do you ever *see* the sun high in the sky? Never! The high sun is too bright to look at, so you glance around it, squinting eyes in pain. That said, the far more easily visible orange or even red sun rising or setting on the horizon is sacrificed here, but maybe we'll get both sun and brutal sunglare in BoB And Beyond.

09-09-2007, 05:08 PM

Both posts, actually.

09-09-2007, 05:52 PM
Time is real in this sim. Set the clock late in the day near sunset and watch as it gets darker as time goes on.

09-09-2007, 06:11 PM
Many times have our adversaries online used the `sun` against us, and sometimes we against them. that`s how realistic the sun glare is in IL2.

When flying DCg offline i`ve had many early morning low attack missions in the early morning mist and it is lovely indeed... you could almost forget about the death and destruction soon to be unleashed!

09-09-2007, 07:04 PM
One of my great hopes for SoW is AI that are equally hindered by clouds and glare as human players.

09-09-2007, 07:15 PM
You think thats cool.... set up a DF server before you go to bed... stay parked on the tarmac... when you wake up you should have the morning sun...

09-10-2007, 12:15 AM
The best part being: not all mists not all dusks not all dawns are the same!
They differ from map to map...amazing.

My personal fav is Gulf Of Finland map.....amazing winter dawns.