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DHC2Pilot
01-24-2006, 12:10 AM
Just received these 2 emails from Steve over at GMX.....I would think after the mess created by Battle of Britain II they would have given up, but it seems they're following Oleg's lead:

LONDON, UK (January 24th 2005) €" GMX are today announcing the release of a revolutionary flight simulation title for PC CD- ROM €" Pacific Storm. Scheduled for release in March 2006, Pacific Storm is a ground breaking fusion of a real time strategy gaming with all the best elements of a flight simulation title.

On December 7th 1941, the U.S. Pacific Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor came under
attack from Japanese fighter planes. The enemy fighters were destroying the
American aircraft on land and in the air with deadly force. The battle of Pearl
Harbor became the first of many to be fought over hostile waters. Now you can
participate in all the major Pacific battles of the World War II in Pacific
Storm €" a game that seamlessly incorporates RTS into a major flight simulation
title. Fight on either side, controlling US or Japanese forces and change the
outcome of each historical battle!

€œPacific Storm recreates one of the most epic airborne military confrontations
down to the finest detail€, quotes Eugene Perry, COO for GMX Media €œPlayers are
given absolute freedom to control nearly every available military unit involved
in the engagement. This is no ordinary flight sim title €" Pacific Storm will
redefine games based upon historical military warfare.€


Key Features:

Detailed 3D models of vehicles - including battleships,
aircraft-carriers, destroyers, cruisers and rocket cruisers, submarines, torpedo
boats, tankers, cargo ships and transports, fighters, attack planes,
torpedo-bombers, strategic bombers, reconnaissance planes, land cannons and
antiaircraft guns €" all designed according to drafts from historical archives.

A wide system of upgrades include the option of producing nuclear or
biological weapons.

Total freedom of strategic and tactical decisions.

First-person view available (while taking control of a planes or a
submarines)

Units gain experience and can be transferred between battles.

Realistic 3D landscapes and weather conditions €" mist, storms & rain.

Multiplayer via LAN supports tactical map battles and multiplayer
simulation combat.


Find out more about Pacific Storm at www.pacific-storm.net (http://www.pacific-storm.net)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LONDON, UK (January 2006) €" GMX are today announcing the release of a new
expansion pack for the critically acclaimed flight simulation title €œIL-2
Forgotten Battles€ for 2006.

OSTFRONT - DECISIVE BATTLES IN THE EAST

Take a flying leap through time and rewrite history in some of the most engaging
battles in the sky during World War 2 with OSTFRONT for PC CD-ROM. Fly on the
Eastern Front for the Red Airforce, Luftwaffe, Royal Air Force and the French
Regiment Normandie-Niemen in 24 new airborne campaigns.

Scenarios include:

MURMANSK - The northern Russian port of Murmansk is the only ice-free port
available for the vital Lend-Lease convoy route. The Germans are pressing closer
and the Red Airforce fights tooth and nail to stop the bombers, aided by the
RAF€s 151 Wing. Slowly the tables are turned and the Russians start to advance
on the German bases in Finland and Norway.

KURLAND - The Germans are retreating across Poland and the Baltic States when a
bold Russian thrust cuts off the German Army Group North from the rest of the
Wehrmacht, trapping hundreds of thousands of men. The Germans re-establish a
land corridor and continue their retreat but the Russians, aided by a French
fighter regiment, reach the Baltic once again and this time there is no escape.
The Kurland pocket fights bitterly to the end of the war, isolated but
impregnable.

SCHLACHTFLIEGER - Bonus campaign - fly the Hs-123 biplane (uses Cr-42) in
low-level strafing and bombing missions. The aircraft is well-suited to the
Blitzkrieg of 1941 but how will it fare in 1944?


Minimum system requirements:

Windows 98 / ME / XP / 2000 - 1.4Ghz CPU - 512 mb RAM - 64 mb 3D graphics
card (DirectX 9 compatible) - DirectX 9.0 or higher - 4x CD-Rom - soundcard
(DirectX 9 compatible) - broadband internet connection for multiplayer -
Windows compatible mouse and keyboard, joystick recommended!

DHC2Pilot
01-24-2006, 12:10 AM
Just received these 2 emails from Steve over at GMX.....I would think after the mess created by Battle of Britain II they would have given up, but it seems they're following Oleg's lead:

LONDON, UK (January 24th 2005) €" GMX are today announcing the release of a revolutionary flight simulation title for PC CD- ROM €" Pacific Storm. Scheduled for release in March 2006, Pacific Storm is a ground breaking fusion of a real time strategy gaming with all the best elements of a flight simulation title.

On December 7th 1941, the U.S. Pacific Navy stationed at Pearl Harbor came under
attack from Japanese fighter planes. The enemy fighters were destroying the
American aircraft on land and in the air with deadly force. The battle of Pearl
Harbor became the first of many to be fought over hostile waters. Now you can
participate in all the major Pacific battles of the World War II in Pacific
Storm €" a game that seamlessly incorporates RTS into a major flight simulation
title. Fight on either side, controlling US or Japanese forces and change the
outcome of each historical battle!

€œPacific Storm recreates one of the most epic airborne military confrontations
down to the finest detail€, quotes Eugene Perry, COO for GMX Media €œPlayers are
given absolute freedom to control nearly every available military unit involved
in the engagement. This is no ordinary flight sim title €" Pacific Storm will
redefine games based upon historical military warfare.€


Key Features:

Detailed 3D models of vehicles - including battleships,
aircraft-carriers, destroyers, cruisers and rocket cruisers, submarines, torpedo
boats, tankers, cargo ships and transports, fighters, attack planes,
torpedo-bombers, strategic bombers, reconnaissance planes, land cannons and
antiaircraft guns €" all designed according to drafts from historical archives.

A wide system of upgrades include the option of producing nuclear or
biological weapons.

Total freedom of strategic and tactical decisions.

First-person view available (while taking control of a planes or a
submarines)

Units gain experience and can be transferred between battles.

Realistic 3D landscapes and weather conditions €" mist, storms & rain.

Multiplayer via LAN supports tactical map battles and multiplayer
simulation combat.


Find out more about Pacific Storm at www.pacific-storm.net (http://www.pacific-storm.net)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LONDON, UK (January 2006) €" GMX are today announcing the release of a new
expansion pack for the critically acclaimed flight simulation title €œIL-2
Forgotten Battles€ for 2006.

OSTFRONT - DECISIVE BATTLES IN THE EAST

Take a flying leap through time and rewrite history in some of the most engaging
battles in the sky during World War 2 with OSTFRONT for PC CD-ROM. Fly on the
Eastern Front for the Red Airforce, Luftwaffe, Royal Air Force and the French
Regiment Normandie-Niemen in 24 new airborne campaigns.

Scenarios include:

MURMANSK - The northern Russian port of Murmansk is the only ice-free port
available for the vital Lend-Lease convoy route. The Germans are pressing closer
and the Red Airforce fights tooth and nail to stop the bombers, aided by the
RAF€s 151 Wing. Slowly the tables are turned and the Russians start to advance
on the German bases in Finland and Norway.

KURLAND - The Germans are retreating across Poland and the Baltic States when a
bold Russian thrust cuts off the German Army Group North from the rest of the
Wehrmacht, trapping hundreds of thousands of men. The Germans re-establish a
land corridor and continue their retreat but the Russians, aided by a French
fighter regiment, reach the Baltic once again and this time there is no escape.
The Kurland pocket fights bitterly to the end of the war, isolated but
impregnable.

SCHLACHTFLIEGER - Bonus campaign - fly the Hs-123 biplane (uses Cr-42) in
low-level strafing and bombing missions. The aircraft is well-suited to the
Blitzkrieg of 1941 but how will it fare in 1944?


Minimum system requirements:

Windows 98 / ME / XP / 2000 - 1.4Ghz CPU - 512 mb RAM - 64 mb 3D graphics
card (DirectX 9 compatible) - DirectX 9.0 or higher - 4x CD-Rom - soundcard
(DirectX 9 compatible) - broadband internet connection for multiplayer -
Windows compatible mouse and keyboard, joystick recommended!

madsarmy
01-24-2006, 12:46 AM
Why PooBah it. Have you seen it or tried it?

On the flip side
GMX will never have any of my cash again. Not after the BOBWOV manual joke.
It's Shockwave who I felt sorry for They seem a very dedicated team who were let down badly by GMX.

Troll2k
01-24-2006, 01:09 AM
I do not know if it is a typo or not but the date on the first email is 1/24/05.Over a year old.

TAW_Oilburner
01-24-2006, 04:46 AM
This screenshot tells you everything you need to know about the game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


http://www.pacific-storm.net/gallery/large/3.jpg

Bearcat99
01-24-2006, 06:43 AM
1C has raised the bar for flight sims... especially WWII flight sims.... so high that any company would be hard pressed to beat them at the moment. As far as I am concerned the only way I would even buy a new WWII sim would be if it was at the very least as good as this series.

willyvic
01-24-2006, 06:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
...as far as I am concerned the only way I would even buy a new WWII sim would be if it was at the very least as good as this series. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gonna rely on word of mouth or your crystal ball? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Just a little yank on ur appendage there BC.

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Ooops sorry about that.. meant to quote and hit edit instead.... </span> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bearcat99
01-24-2006, 07:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by willyvic:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bearcat99:
...as far as I am concerned the only way I would even buy a new WWII sim would be if it was at the very least as good as this series. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gonna rely on word of mouth or your crystal ball? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Just a little yank on ur appendage there BC.



Heh heh... word of mouth got me here. I didnt try the IL2 demo.. had seen no screens.... had been looking at the box for months.. two people had told me about the sim and said it was better than CFS.. which was what I was flying in... once I upgraded for CFS3 and could run the sim so based on their input I bought it... the rest is plain.

trumper
01-24-2006, 11:17 AM
Shockwaves BoB2 WOV isn't that bad and the development team are very dedicated to helping and improving.It is different from il2 not really to be compared but each has its fun parts.
I am puzzled by the release of something that has been done by Oleg already ie,Pacific Fighters and the Eastern Front.

Skycat_2
01-24-2006, 11:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by trumper:
I am puzzled by the release of something that has been done by Oleg already ie,Pacific Fighters and the Eastern Front. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Isn't "Ostfront" the Ian Boys project (http://www.simhq.com/_air4/air_151a.html) that he built the Murmansk and Kurland maps for?

Stackhouse25th
01-24-2006, 12:46 PM
Yup, all other sims at this point cannot compete. Perhaps the 2-3 crappy companies should form into 1 group and go from there.

Just wait, time will tell.

ICDP
01-24-2006, 01:05 PM
Pacific Storm is actually an RTS game set in the Pacific in WWII. It has some flight sim elements but they are very secondary (arcade).

This is taken from the Pacific Storm web site

Pacific Storm is a game about the war in the Pacific between the U.S. and Japan. It has the elements of a global strategy, tactical game and an arcade air simulator. Playing either for the United States or Imperial Japan, you walk through a dramatic sequence of large-scale naval and air military operations. The game covers the time from 1940 - 1948. As you play, you can develop new technologies, build and deploy new weapon systems or even change history. Thanks to a smooth and seamless combination of strategy, tactics and simulator, you are completely free to take whatever strategic or tactical decisions you consider best or abandon for a time all strategy and tactics and inhabit any of your units so as to take part in the fighting personally. Steel Monster's gameplay combines exceptional depth and scale of the strategic mode, superior authenticity of the tactical mode and exciting dynamics of the simulator.

As far as BoBII WoV goes it is second to none for WWII air battles. There really is no comparison to the massive air battles in BoBII. PF can be good offline but it isn't close to the level of BoBII in that aspect. PF only beats BoBII for quantity and variety and off course online.

MadBadVlad
01-24-2006, 05:20 PM
As its GMX I will make it my mission in life to avoid both of those new offerings after the BOB WOV debacle.