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Low_Flyer_MkII
10-20-2005, 08:04 PM
O.K. groovers,now the dust has started to settle - here's my two bob's worth.

Let's get the gripe over with first - after quite a few tries with no problems
I discover the save track function is still porked. Playback my latest
astounding kill and my plane flies away from the enemy spraying tracer into
thin air. Back to saving as NTRKS, then. This aside, I'm happy with what I've
seen so far.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-1701-42-48-71.jpg

The Corsair's guns make light work of a Rufe. The Ensign-eliminator is a
handful, but rewards patient learning.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2122-02-34-62.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2122-27-10-27.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2221-31-16-93.jpg

Marshalling yards, barracks/camp and canalside docks in the new Northwest
Europe map - thank you, Mr Boys.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2200-49-14-80.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2200-48-44-05.jpg

It's easier to set fire to a 190 now. Better bullets or tweaked damage
modelling?


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2315-12-18-19.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2315-12-36-91.jpg

An armoured train - now that really does move like it's on rails.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2316-20-15-29.jpg

Landing a Seafire is now very, very tricky - abort, go around, line up again,
crash.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2322-14-52-14.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2322-16-57-32.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2322-19-11-39.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2322-20-32-53.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2322-20-51-95.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/il2fb2005-10-2322-22-22-42.jpg

That train isn't so tough...if you've got the right tool for the job.


I like it. No wobble problems with my X-45 stick, no graphical glitches with
my Nvidia card, and I could be imagining it, but the sound seems improved on my
cheap headphones (waiting to get the house to myself before I give the surround
sound speakers a real workout). The different handling characteristics of the
various aircraft I've tried so far seem true to life from what I've read - I'm
definately using more rudder than I used to, truth be told, I never used rudder
much at all before.

The P-51 is vastly improved - blackout inducing tight turns, speed and
manouvrebility, dives fast and haven't ripped the wings off yet. I'm looking
forward to trying VVS planes soon. As this series has evolved, we've ended up
with more planes than I'm ever going to try seriously - better to get to know a
few planes well, I think. Not a criticism, more a reflection that there's
something for most tastes now.

Last, but by no means least, another thank you to Ian Boys for the new map.

Over to you, guys.

danjama
10-20-2005, 08:13 PM
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pacettid
10-20-2005, 08:21 PM
Low_Flyer_MkII

Thanks Mate, I pretty much agree with everything you have to say, but the majority of my virtual squad is having problems with the "wobbles"...will give it a proper ringing out before we pass judgement on that one.

woofiedog
10-20-2005, 11:37 PM
Wicked Mint Screen Shot's! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Already started a mission with the FMB for the New Armored Train... so far I really been enjoying the New Patch.

carguy_
10-21-2005, 02:24 AM
I tested FW190 and I really like it so far.It can be the headshake thingie because I find the Wurger much more responsive to controls.Like the P51 it seems to hold its energy better if not turning.

ploughman
10-21-2005, 02:43 AM
The new map has lots of character forming detail on it that really enriches the enviroment and makes it very interesting to fly in and create missions on.

I've a crappy two-speaker stereo and use head phones, but I'm pretty sure the sound's improved too.

VV_Holdenb
10-21-2005, 02:50 AM
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Cool screenies, thanks for sharing.
This game is still just so good!

ViktorViktor
10-21-2005, 03:41 AM
NICE pictures. Is that 'perfect' setting you use?

SeaFireLIV
10-21-2005, 04:20 AM
I flew this map yesterday but never saw any of that. I did see a small fort though... I was a bit dissappointed, but your pics make me realise I was not looking hard enough!

And that train looks great. Hope we see it as a target in the dynamic campaign one day.

Low_Flyer_MkII
10-21-2005, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by ViktorViktor:
NICE pictures. Is that 'perfect' setting you use?

The Corsair and the Docks are on 'perfect', the rest are on 'excellent'. The frame rates are very slow on 'perfect' with my humble rig (Athlon XP 2000 1.67Gb/Geforce FX5200) - but if water's involved, the screenies look so much nicer. Waiting for the january sales to upgrade - which is another endorsement for this sim, sometimes my life seems to revolve around affording the hardware necessary to run the latest enhancements.

NorrisMcWhirter
10-21-2005, 10:04 AM
^ What kind of FPS are you getting there?

I have a "similar" set up to yours (XP2400, 512MB, GF4Ti4200) but run with detail right down to maintain a decent frame rate.

Trouble is, once you get used to 50FPS+, 25-30 annoys you.

Ta,
Norris

ploughman
10-21-2005, 10:12 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkII:

The Corsair and the Docks are on 'perfect', the rest are on 'excellent'. The frame rates are very slow on 'perfect' with my humble rig (Athlon XP 2000 1.67Gb/Geforce FX5200) - but if water's involved, the screenies look so much nicer. Waiting for the january sales to upgrade - which is another endorsement for this sim, sometimes my life seems to revolve around affording the hardware necessary to run the latest enhancements.

Your rig is similar to mine. I'm a 2001 vintage P4 1.5Ghz, 512mb RAM, with an FX 5200 too. I'm really looking forward to getting an up to date rig, maybe next year (will buy for BoB) and finally playing Il 2 in perfect with lots of aircraft and flak and not having time to make a cup of tea between frames. I'm currently lobbying the other half for pedals and a new joystick (that Saitek X-52 with the throttle quadrant perhaps) but she's still hitting me with the "that's a lot of money to spend on a game, are you some kind of child' repost which is a little wilting I can tell you.

Waldo.Pepper
10-21-2005, 11:32 AM
Love that Stuka skin. From whence did it come?

Fox_4
10-21-2005, 12:09 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkII:

The Corsair and the Docks are on 'perfect', the rest are on 'excellent'. The frame rates are very slow on 'perfect' with my humble rig (Athlon XP 2000 1.67Gb/Geforce FX5200) - but if water's involved, the screenies look so much nicer. Waiting for the january sales to upgrade - which is another endorsement for this sim, sometimes my life seems to revolve around affording the hardware necessary to run the latest enhancements.

Your rig is similar to mine. I'm a 2001 vintage P4 1.5Ghz, 512mb RAM, with an FX 5200 too. I'm really looking forward to getting an up to date rig, maybe next year (will buy for BoB) and finally playing Il 2 in perfect with lots of aircraft and flak and not having time to make a cup of tea between frames. I'm currently lobbying the other half for pedals and a new joystick (that Saitek X-52 with the throttle quadrant perhaps) but she's still hitting me with the "that's a lot of money to spend on a game, are you some kind of child' repost which is a little wilting I can tell you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

"Some kind of child"? See what she thinks of this:

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being an adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

-CS Lewis.

Low_Flyer_MkII
10-21-2005, 02:36 PM
Norris: Unless stuck in a campaign mission that demands I turn it down a few notches, I'm too fond of the eye-candy to reduce settings. Limited number of planes (16 max), I get 20 - 45 fps, thunderstorms and snow are out of the question; on a clear blue sky background I can reach the dizzying heights of 70 - 75. Obviously no 1,000 bomber raids over cloud-covered Berlin for me until I upgrade. I'll put up with it on the theory that my piloting skills will be more proficient when that happy day arrives.

Waldo: It's one of Snorri's from Flugzeugwerk.

danjama
10-21-2005, 03:09 PM
Thanks for that Fox. Quite humbling.

Waldo.Pepper
10-21-2005, 03:46 PM
Waldo: It's one of Snorri's from Flugzeugwerk.


Sadly I think his site is no more... can you send me the Stuka skin please...

waldo.pepper@hotmail.com

Thanks if you can.

Low_Flyer_MkII
10-21-2005, 04:24 PM
My pleasure, Waldo. Job done.

Chuck_Older
10-21-2005, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
Wicked Mint Screen Shot's! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Pissa kid! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I booked it home to play tonight. Some 'kin clown, a Maine-iac or a Vermonster maybe, caused an accident on the Pike though. Took a wicked 'kin long time to get home

You are so from Massachusetts http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

woofiedog
10-22-2005, 04:49 AM
Chuck_Older... I'll be stoppin' in at the Packey and pickup refreshments for tomorrow's Football Games! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

How's that Buick coming along?

Chuck_Older
10-22-2005, 07:46 AM
Originally posted by woofiedog:
Chuck_Older... I'll be stoppin' in at the Packey and pickup refreshments for tomorrow's Football Games! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

How's that Buick coming along?

The convertible is not good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I had it painted 4 years ago; I did all the body work and I even did the final sand and I masked it at the painter's because I had very strict rules for allowable overspray (none allowed).

I told the painter what primer I used while doing the body work and I told him I didn't know what kind of paint and primer were underneath the rest of the paint, and I <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">told</span> him to use a sealer before he used his shop's primer, so the old paint and primer couldn't react with the new primer and paint if they were incompatible

Apparently he knew better than I did, and didn't do it, because little bumps are all over the whole car now. The car looks like it has body-colored Chicken Pox. I estimate about 5000 little bumps about 1/16th of an inch in diameter, across every panel, even the aluminum end caps on the rear quarter extensions, so I suspected it wasn't rust and I was right. I popped a few of the bubbles with a knife, there's nothing under there, primer is flat. So the paint is lifting due to chemical reaction between one paint system and another

If that dumb-@ss used 30 bucks worth of sealer like I TOLD him to, everything would be fine. Now I have to strip the whole car and do all the work again and paint it again. So needless to say, I'm not really happy about the whole thing, and it's rained so much I haven't been able to do anything with it

woofiedog
10-22-2005, 08:14 AM
Chuck_Older... Sorry to hear about the Buick.
That Totally S*ck's with the paint job. He should have know that would happen from the get-go.
My brother just had his 68 Mustang Conv touch up at the shop. He Had a ground up about 5yr's ago and needed a little freshing up. Came out Mint though.
Well I hope you better Luck this time around.
That Buick will be a Great Ride once you get it set-up.