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Thunak
03-31-2004, 08:00 AM
<div align="center"><font size="4" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ubisoft
Announces new Combat flight simulation title:

'Pacific Fighters' </font></div>
<p align="center"><font size="4" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oleg
Maddox, theMaker ofthe Award-winning IL2 Series,

Engages the Pacific Theater</font></p>


<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">

Paris, France - March 31st, 2004 - <font size="2">Ubisoft,
one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that its new
flight combat title, Pacific Fighters, will launch this fall. </font></font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">WWII's Pacific theater was
the backdrop for some of the most famous aerial battles in history. In places
like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, allied fighters and bombers went head-to-head
against the air power of the Japanese empire. Pacific Fighters provides
the opportunity for players to experience the realistic action, intense flight
combat and immersive gameplay of WWII's Pacific air war. </font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">"Pacific Fighters
will deliver even more of the high-quality graphics, historical detail and realism
that IL-2 fans have come to expect, this time in a dynamic, new Pacific-war
setting," said Alain Corre, EMEA Managing Director at Ubisoft. "We
are thrilled to offer flight-sims enthusiasts the opportunity to fight in memorable
aerial battles over famous locations such as Midway and Iwo Jima, while still
enjoying extensive multiplayer options"</font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Backed by the Oleg Maddox
team, Pacific Fighters allows players to participate in the most compelling
Pacific air war experience ever created. Fly planes on either the side of the
conflict, including U.S., Japan, Great Britain, or Australia. There are more
than 40 flyable aircraft, including the F6F Hellcat, the deadly Japanese Zero,
and the UK's Supermarine Seafire. In addition, for the first time in the 1C:
Maddox game series, players will have the option to take-off and land on aircraft
carriers during combat.</font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">“We're extremely proud
and excited to bring Pacific Fighters to the combat flight sim audience
because we know they're going to be very pleased with improvements to the award-winning
IL-2 game engine and enjoy the new Pacific war setting," said Ilya Shevchenko,
producer. “Players will appreciate the variety of famous fighters, however,
in this title more than any previous Maddox sim, we're emphasizing flyable bombers
such as the SBD Dauntless, Aichi Val, Mitsubishi G4M Betty, and at least four
versions of the North American B-25 Mitchell." </font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Players may choose from
a variety of bombing missions, including torpedo attacks, dive bombing, and
high altitude bombing. Targets include amphibious landing craft, realistic coastal
fortifications, and a wide selection of ground vehicles, each built to an even
higher level of detail than in the previous 1C:Maddox Games flight sims.</font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Players will be able to
target enemy ships, vehicles, airfields and aircraft on one of the 16 new maps,
including Guadalcanal, Pearl Harbor and Singapore. The online multiplayer options
allow players to engage in live battles ranging in style from free-for-all dogfights
to cooperative campaigns.</font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">More information about Pacific
Fighters is available on www.pacific-fighters.com (http://www.pacific-fighters.com)</font></p>


<table width="568" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td>http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New01_s.jpg (http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New01.jpg)</td>
<td>http://www.il2sturmovik.com//PF/images/New02_s.jpg (http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New02.jpg)</td>
<td>http://www.il2sturmovik.com//PF/images/New03_s.jpg (http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New03.jpg)</td>
<td>http://www.il2sturmovik.com//PF/images/New04_s.jpg (http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New04.jpg)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><div align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grumman F6F Hellcat</font></div></td>
<td><div align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grumman F6F Hellcat</font></div></td>
<td><div align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grumman F4F Wildcat</font></div></td>
<td><div align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grumman F4F Wildcat</font></div></td>
</tr>
</table></p>


<font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">&copy; 2004 Ubisoft Entertainment.
All Rights Reserved. Strategic Simulations, Ubisoft, ubi.com, and the Ubisoft
logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Developed by 1C: Maddox Games.</font></p>


<font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">About IC:

1C Company specializes in the distribution, publishing and development of interactive
entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991 1C has become
the leading Russian company publishing and distributing computer games in the
former USSR. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has two
internal studios. Internal development projects include Konung Legends of the
North, IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles and Wartime Command.
1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 20 leading Russian independent
development studios and has produced over 50 projects for PC, Xbox, and PS2.
More information about the company is available at http://int.games.1c.ru. (http://int.games.1c.ru)</font></p>


<font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft's
strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself.
As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies,
Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its
own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present
on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including
the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products
in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge
videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover
of 453 million euros for the 2002/2003 fiscal year, up 23% over the previous
fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com. (http://www.ubi.com)</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">

</font></p>

[This message was edited by Thunak on Wed March 31 2004 at 08:55 AM.]

Thunak
03-31-2004, 08:00 AM
<div align="center"><font size="4" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ubisoft
Announces new Combat flight simulation title:

'Pacific Fighters' </font></div>
<p align="center"><font size="4" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oleg
Maddox, theMaker ofthe Award-winning IL2 Series,

Engages the Pacific Theater</font></p>


<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">

Paris, France - March 31st, 2004 - <font size="2">Ubisoft,
one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that its new
flight combat title, Pacific Fighters, will launch this fall. </font></font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">WWII's Pacific theater was
the backdrop for some of the most famous aerial battles in history. In places
like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, allied fighters and bombers went head-to-head
against the air power of the Japanese empire. Pacific Fighters provides
the opportunity for players to experience the realistic action, intense flight
combat and immersive gameplay of WWII's Pacific air war. </font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">&quot;Pacific Fighters
will deliver even more of the high-quality graphics, historical detail and realism
that IL-2 fans have come to expect, this time in a dynamic, new Pacific-war
setting,&quot; said Alain Corre, EMEA Managing Director at Ubisoft. &quot;We
are thrilled to offer flight-sims enthusiasts the opportunity to fight in memorable
aerial battles over famous locations such as Midway and Iwo Jima, while still
enjoying extensive multiplayer options&quot;</font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Backed by the Oleg Maddox
team, Pacific Fighters allows players to participate in the most compelling
Pacific air war experience ever created. Fly planes on either the side of the
conflict, including U.S., Japan, Great Britain, or Australia. There are more
than 40 flyable aircraft, including the F6F Hellcat, the deadly Japanese Zero,
and the UK's Supermarine Seafire. In addition, for the first time in the 1C:
Maddox game series, players will have the option to take-off and land on aircraft
carriers during combat.</font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">“We're extremely proud
and excited to bring Pacific Fighters to the combat flight sim audience
because we know they're going to be very pleased with improvements to the award-winning
IL-2 game engine and enjoy the new Pacific war setting,&quot; said Ilya Shevchenko,
producer. “Players will appreciate the variety of famous fighters, however,
in this title more than any previous Maddox sim, we're emphasizing flyable bombers
such as the SBD Dauntless, Aichi Val, Mitsubishi G4M Betty, and at least four
versions of the North American B-25 Mitchell.&quot; </font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Players may choose from
a variety of bombing missions, including torpedo attacks, dive bombing, and
high altitude bombing. Targets include amphibious landing craft, realistic coastal
fortifications, and a wide selection of ground vehicles, each built to an even
higher level of detail than in the previous 1C:Maddox Games flight sims.</font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Players will be able to
target enemy ships, vehicles, airfields and aircraft on one of the 16 new maps,
including Guadalcanal, Pearl Harbor and Singapore. The online multiplayer options
allow players to engage in live battles ranging in style from free-for-all dogfights
to cooperative campaigns.</font></p>


<font size="2" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">More information about Pacific
Fighters is available on www.pacific-fighters.com (http://www.pacific-fighters.com)</font></p>


<table width="568" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td>http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New01_s.jpg (http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New01.jpg)</td>
<td>http://www.il2sturmovik.com//PF/images/New02_s.jpg (http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New02.jpg)</td>
<td>http://www.il2sturmovik.com//PF/images/New03_s.jpg (http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New03.jpg)</td>
<td>http://www.il2sturmovik.com//PF/images/New04_s.jpg (http://www.il2sturmovik.com/PF/images/New04.jpg)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><div align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grumman F6F Hellcat</font></div></td>
<td><div align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grumman F6F Hellcat</font></div></td>
<td><div align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grumman F4F Wildcat</font></div></td>
<td><div align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Grumman F4F Wildcat</font></div></td>
</tr>
</table></p>


<font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">&copy; 2004 Ubisoft Entertainment.
All Rights Reserved. Strategic Simulations, Ubisoft, ubi.com, and the Ubisoft
logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Developed by 1C: Maddox Games.</font></p>


<font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">About IC:

1C Company specializes in the distribution, publishing and development of interactive
entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991 1C has become
the leading Russian company publishing and distributing computer games in the
former USSR. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has two
internal studios. Internal development projects include Konung Legends of the
North, IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles and Wartime Command.
1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 20 leading Russian independent
development studios and has produced over 50 projects for PC, Xbox, and PS2.
More information about the company is available at http://int.games.1c.ru. (http://int.games.1c.ru)</font></p>


<font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft's
strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself.
As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies,
Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its
own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present
on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including
the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products
in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge
videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover
of 453 million euros for the 2002/2003 fiscal year, up 23% over the previous
fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com. (http://www.ubi.com)</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">

</font></p>

[This message was edited by Thunak on Wed March 31 2004 at 08:55 AM.]

BigBoy01
03-31-2004, 08:47 AM
I'm ready for this. Thank you Oleg and your team, oh yes, and UBI too! My pipe dream about IL2 morphing over time into "WWII, the Global Airwar", in a response I made in another thread, just may come to pass.

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AMD-(due for upgrade) 1.6/1024Ram/80GB HD/GeF3 500Ti/Evenstrained Hall Sensored Cougar#0047 with CH Rudders. Backup Cougar #11103.
XP Home /SP1a with most updates.

JarheadEd
03-31-2004, 08:51 AM
I just soiled myself. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
What Great news. Can't wait!

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Capt._Tenneal
03-31-2004, 08:53 AM
A big http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif to Oleg, 1C, UBI, Luthier, Starshoy, Thunak (for posting this), all the fans who requested this !!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif, my mental faculties have left me now. I'm a blubbering idiot. I can't wait ! I'd like to see the faces of our Japanese, Aussie, and Kiwi fans when they see this announcement.

Even before BoB comes out, this sim is taking another big leap forward. More bombers ! Carrier operations ! Plane list now close to 200 ! Hah ! Take that Microsoft http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/smileys-gun2.gif

BigBoy01
03-31-2004, 09:01 AM
Considering the attention to detail and quality in the product(s) we've gotten from the IL2 series this could be very sweet.

P4C800 3.2EE/2048Corsair Twin X/2 X 80GB Raid 0 HDs/9800XT/CH HOTAS & Rudders.
AMD-(due for upgrade) 1.6/1024Ram/80GB HD/GeF3 500Ti/Evenstrained Hall Sensored Cougar#0047 with CH Rudders. Backup Cougar #11103.
XP Home /SP1a with most updates.

DHFS_dagger
03-31-2004, 09:03 AM
feel something warm runnin down my leg...lol, wow what a nice suprise! thank you oleg and the ubi crew for the great news and letting us be part of this new era in flight sim http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

S~

say hello to my little friend~
---------------------------
http://img36.photobucket.com/albums/v109/Knightwolf420/messerschmitt1.jpg

Heavy_Weather
03-31-2004, 09:14 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

"The wise man is often the man who plays dumb."

3ra_DSLam
03-31-2004, 09:16 AM
mmhhh...are the images names changed? I think that the hellcat are the two left screens and the wildcat the rights ones...
Anyway..GREAT NEWS!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

PD: corrected thx!

[This message was edited by E111_DSLam on Wed March 31 2004 at 09:08 AM.]

redfella
03-31-2004, 09:20 AM
Does this mean I will be able to fly a Corsair?

Tvrdi
03-31-2004, 09:23 AM
aghh oleg u mf we looove you! :-)

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EDtheHead6445
03-31-2004, 09:32 AM
Wow- i can't wait, it looks amazing. So is this another "sequel"? I guess its not a standalone. Either way, I can't wait. And to you 1C:Maddox, a very special http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

ElektroFredrik
03-31-2004, 09:35 AM
To Oleg and all the great people around him,
my deepest and humblest http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif
I wish you all the good things in the world

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"What I study is sex and squirrels" - Jane Waterman
Flying online as Furvert_Elektro

P6025
03-31-2004, 09:36 AM
A little worrying they dont seem to know the difference between a Hellcat and a Wildcat mind...

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

AirBot
03-31-2004, 09:38 AM
Everyone remembers that tommorow is April 1st right? Just saying... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Actually... Holly faboodle is this incredible! Pacific? Aircraft carriers!? B25s!?!? I think I had a few too many beers tonight, this can't be real. Thank you Oleg!

DHFS_dagger
03-31-2004, 09:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tvrdi:
aghh oleg u mf we looove you! :-)
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LMFAO http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif, that's too good m8.

say hello to my little friend~
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http://img36.photobucket.com/albums/v109/Knightwolf420/messerschmitt1.jpg

Lt.Davis
03-31-2004, 09:38 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Thank you! OMG carrier landing!

"Biar berputih tulang, jangan berputih mata"
Translated:
"Let the whites of your bones, but do not show the whites of your eyes"

malkuth
03-31-2004, 09:57 AM
Ohhhhhh. Cant wait.. Fall is going to be great for gaming. With PF coming now, and Rome Total War. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Bearcat99
03-31-2004, 09:59 AM
I hope that it will be compatible with FB... sort of like FB 3.0... Great news!!! 1C is taking a brilliant approach to becoming and remaining the standardbearers for flight sims for years to come.

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mllaneza
03-31-2004, 10:00 AM
OMFG !!!!

Kick A%% !

Wait, April 1st is TOMORROW, right ?

Whew.

October. Well, something to look forward too this fall.

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WOLFMondo
03-31-2004, 10:17 AM
Wow, I can't wait. I hope its compatible with FB/Aces but it won't be the end of the world if it isn't.



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[This message was edited by WOLFMondo on Wed March 31 2004 at 09:40 AM.]

[This message was edited by WOLFMondo on Wed March 31 2004 at 09:41 AM.]

WUAF_Boxer
03-31-2004, 10:21 AM
Yes it looks amazing. But if its not compatible with Il-2, I'm worried that it may devide the community and force us to chose what to play. And if i had to choose between the two, I would probably stick with FB since its so much bigger. The Pacific theater is cool, but I cannot see myself leaving my Fw190 and many other planes that we have in FB. What does everyone think about this?

essemm
03-31-2004, 10:27 AM
This is gonna be fun.

I hope it "plugs into" IL2FB though.

Can't wait. Thanks Oleg et al.

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sobolan
03-31-2004, 10:29 AM
YEap, pacific fighters...it will be a nice Christmass present...doubt it we will see it sooner

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Baltar
03-31-2004, 10:29 AM
So this is an entirely separate game from IL-2? It's not an expansion pack?

DONB3397
03-31-2004, 10:31 AM
Bearcat has it right. If it's compatible with FB and AEP, then we can bring that B-25 to the ETO and take the land-based USAAF fighters to the PTO.

In any case, wonderful news for WWII simmers! Support 1C! They have just buried MS's CFS4 for hardcore simmers, I think.

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There is only Winning!

Future-
03-31-2004, 10:37 AM
IF this is for real, I also wonder if this pacific thingy is an add-on for FB or a stand-alone. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

If it's a stand-alone, i don't think I would like it much. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif


Man, I sure hope this "announcement" isn't some silly april-1st-prank! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

- Future

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380th Bomb Group 5th AF USAAF

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Capt.LoneRanger
03-31-2004, 10:38 AM
WOHOOOO! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

greets
Capt.LoneRanger

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Gato-Loco
03-31-2004, 11:24 AM
Yeeeeahhh!!! Keep them coming, Oleg!!
When can we pre-oreder? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ELEM
03-31-2004, 11:25 AM
The best kept secret in PC flight sims or........
An April fool!! Could Ubi really be so cruel?

But I can hear the cheers from all our colonial cousins!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

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zoomar2
03-31-2004, 11:27 AM
I absolutely kiss your toes oh great ones. Finally I will be able to kick CFS2 off my hard drive. I shall dive my Aichi dive bomber at the foolish sleeping American Navy and spit on their graves (pleeeaaase turn the AA AI off!). Huauahahahaha. And crush the Kiwis and Aussies. The British and their Seafires will be no match for the Imperial Navy. Now if only we get an A-bomb to end things with a real bang!

zoomar2
03-31-2004, 11:36 AM
The impression I get is that it's to be a stand alone game like FB was. To me that's the best as it will be unencumbered by all the European theatre AI and premises inherent in IL2/FB. Maybe we'll get kamazazi and "fly to the death" Japanese AI - incl no bailing pilots and entirely new voice/music packs for Japs (sorry, no offense intended) and yanks, brits, aussis, and kiwis. A few Chinese, Dutch and Indian screamers would be a neat touch also.

Yuribear
03-31-2004, 11:42 AM
Hope they pull the 8" guns off that Lexington Class carrier on the http://www.pacific-fighters.com.

nutt3r
03-31-2004, 11:54 AM
excellent news http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
can't wit to fly and land on an aircraft carrier http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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DuxCorvan
03-31-2004, 12:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by malkuth:
Ohhhhhh. Cant wait.. Fall is going to be great for gaming. With PF coming now, and Rome Total War.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I also wait for those... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

- Dux Corvan -
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Ten thousand years of Cantabrian skinning.

PinkPriest
03-31-2004, 12:15 PM
Too bad. I really want to support Oleg, but I WONT buy any more UBIsoft games.

Both LockOn and AEP feature the UBI killer-copy-protection, that refuses to work with two of my three CD-drives, none of them older than a year with uptodate firmware. Ubi support isn't helping either (quote: "Buy a new CD-drive"), so, no Pacific Fighters for me, no money for UBI.

03-31-2004, 12:37 PM
He He!
We knew it was just a matter of time, there is a reason why the 1C Sims are released in the States first.

Boy oh Boy the CFS mob really have to lift the Bar now, even though less than 1/10th of 1% of Microsofts income comes from Sims.

Smooth move Oleg! your gonna have a very wealthy retirement after your Sim making days are over.

Three cheers for the mighty US Dollar!

Cheers

SuspectSquirrel
03-31-2004, 12:49 PM
Hope this is compatible with FB. If so great news! Thanx http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BigBoy01
03-31-2004, 12:59 PM
Add-on versus Stand-alone

If by doing it as a stand -alone it allows them to better the code for use with XP, DX9, and the next gen of video cards, what's the benefit to doing it as an add-on?

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IAF-JiNjI
03-31-2004, 01:24 PM
what about BOB?

Angelus897
03-31-2004, 01:32 PM
BoB is a completely different product, it will use a "next-generation" engine, and is being built from the ground up. Pacific Fighters on the other hand uses the existing FB engine. I do hope that you will be able to install this product as an expansion (though I doubt it).

heywooood
03-31-2004, 01:43 PM
Well they say it is an improved flight model -so it must be stand alone.

This is Great News! Carrrier ops.. Pearl Harbor.. Sweet.

One question, How can I get UBI or Maddox Games to help me finance the new computer rig I'm going to need now?.. You guys must be thinking about getting involved in the mfg. and distribution of high end computers right?.. because you know that everytime you produce a new sim or add to an existing one - we all start scrambling around to our local computer stores and component dealers to keep up.
You know that I am by now clinically addicted to your flight sims and so I absolutely must upgrade.. there is just no way around it.
So anyway - if you can help a brother out - that would be sweeet.

I am and shall remain always, your most devout fan.

Maple_Tiger
03-31-2004, 01:43 PM
Yup... i to have felt something worm and wet coming down my leg http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

They did say that Pacific Fighters would use the existing game engine, but with improvments.

Even if it's not compatable with AEP and happens to be a stand alone product, ill by it any way. Only because Oleg and team are creating it though.

Im may not agree with a few things about AEP, but its by far the best flight sim out there.

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heywooood
03-31-2004, 01:50 PM
... yeah, ok -I'll buy my own rig..

but its your fault. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Future-
03-31-2004, 01:58 PM
I just took a closer look on those screenshots... they seem to be a hoax.

Somehow, the planes in the pictures "stand out", and also the landscape looks more like some CFS crap than anything from FB's engine.

Also, the planes themselves look somewhat odd, though I can't tell in detail how.

I get more and more the feeling that this is either an april-1st-prank, or a bad PR move.

S!

P.S.: I saw the new forum, but there's a saying "the best lies are always the ones that are easy and convincing to believe"


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luthier1
03-31-2004, 02:14 PM
Guys, this is not a hoax! Today's NOT April 1st, so why would a huge game company like Ubisoft would prank its customers and the whole gaming community?

Don't be silly http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif When did Oleg Maddox and company let you down in such a major way? Relax and let the anticipation kick in http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

P.S. to the poster above. That really reminds me, back before the original IL-2 was released, there was a whole group of people going around the forums claiming a sim like IL-2 could not exist and all the shots were hoax. They thought that Oleg was just some crook from Russia who created a bunch of pretty shots in 3d studio max to con Western publishers out of some cash.

Quite a few community members who have created add-on planes for IL-2 and FB have been secretly working on this project for almost six months now, hopefully they'll pitch in and distill the hoax rumors once and for all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Future-
03-31-2004, 02:24 PM
Amen to that, sir.

Still, this announcement confuses me. Isn't this Pacific scenario meant to be an add-on? Or shouldn't it at least be compatible with FB in some way?

Also, reading about the B-25s makes me feel uncomfortable, through the last months we always heard that those Mitchells will be an add-on to FB.
But it wouldn't make much sence to model them for Pacific and for FB, since I know that some british planes that are planned for BoB certainly won't ever be in FB (such as the Vickers Wellington).

So either Pacific and FB will be compatible, or we get those bombers for both, or we have been CHEATED for months!

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Capt._Tenneal
03-31-2004, 02:25 PM
You might be on to something there, heywoooood. Rigs specifically made to play Oleg's games. Oleg first challenges Microsoft, now he goes after the best known specialty-PC maker to launch his own line of...Maddoxware computers. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

kaa303
03-31-2004, 02:32 PM
great news. can't wait.
thought of this new game reminds me of countless hours i've spent playing 'aces of the pacific' by dynamix...
wow, that was a looong time ago.

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luthier1
03-31-2004, 02:40 PM
Future-

You just can't let go of that fear, can you? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Nobody's taking your B-25s away, you will get them with AEP and then also in PF - where we might also do a few additional versions if we have the time.

There'll be more information made available in the near future - detailed feature lists, more screenshots, etc.

By the way, I'm really surprised nobody's commenting on the Aichi Val, Betty and the Lexington seen on the teaser site. Those are all actual in-game models.

pcpilot_MGG
03-31-2004, 02:40 PM
Aces of the Pacific...man, I had a lot of fun with that game. This next game is gonna be so cool. Really looking forward to the Gaudalcanal campaign. Just like AOTP!

If this is an addon, and I hope it is, it will still improve the IL2FB game just like Aces has. The added units alone are a HUGE improvement. The game engine and flight models are only a problem for nitpicking too much time on their hands never flew a real plane anyway grognards...http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

CANT WAIT FOR THIS BABY! YAY OLEG!

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Future-
03-31-2004, 02:48 PM
Thank you luthier, I rest a little easier now.

I think my squadmates will find this very interesting.

S! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

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VF-2_John_Banks
03-31-2004, 02:53 PM
I hope that the PF game runs as smooth and good as FB in the "Exellent" mode and that they managed to improve the plane details and on the other hand, fine tuned the engine, that there is no real fps drop. I don't wanna buy a new mobo and CPU again. Let's also hope that those fps killer palm trees wont be in there all over the place. The current pacific map is beyond good and evil fps wise.

luthier1
03-31-2004, 02:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VF-2_John_Banks:
I hope that the PF game runs as smooth and good as FB in the "Exellent" mode and that they managed to improve the plane details and on the other hand, fine tuned the engine, that there is no real fps drop. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh man http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Saburo_0
03-31-2004, 03:16 PM
Please Please please give us a Ki44 Shoki!!

Really looking forward to this, 7 esp the Hellcat!

Ballbuster1
03-31-2004, 03:43 PM
Why a separate forum for Pacific fighters? I don't think this is going to be an add-on to FB. It is a stand alone game that will NOT be compatiable with FB. If this idsnot true then Luthier, Oleg or someone else that really knows needs to make the definitive this is or is not a stand alone product NOW. Clear this up please. Thanks.

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xTHRUDx
03-31-2004, 03:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ballbuster1:
Why a separate forum for Pacific fighters? I don't think this is going to be an add-on to FB. It is a stand alone game that will NOT be compatiable with FB. If this idsnot true then Luthier, Oleg or someone else that really knows needs to make the definitive this is or is not a stand alone product NOW. Clear this up please. Thanks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


i agree.

if you guys get mad at the pilots that do cross-field takeoffs, wait till the carriers show up, that'll be fun

WUAF_MJ_Prop
03-31-2004, 04:11 PM
unfortunately, flying across those maps will take 15min tops, not really "pacific" id like to see each map being somewhat realistic distancewise, i want to have to carry a droptank to get where i have to go, not 50%gas

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Hunde_3.JG51
03-31-2004, 04:12 PM
Luthier, Oleg, and everyone (especially all of the modellers working for the last 6 months or so), I just wanted to say THANKS! Looks amazing and I will definitely be buying it (along with my friends). I wish you great success with your project, you deserve it.

To others, I am disappointed at some of the responses here. This is great news but it is greeted with fear and skepticism http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. To anyone following Netwings and such this is not a big surprise, the wheels were put in motion a long time ago. Even if it is a stand-alone product it will not divide the community, you are free to switch back and forth as you please, as I plan to do. I love my FW-190 but I wouldn't want to fly it against Corsairs, Hellcats, Wildcats, etc. I like historical accuracy and I can't wait to try something new. Like I said, this is great news as far as I am concerned no matter how you look at it. So believe it, anticipate it, love it.

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Ballbuster1
03-31-2004, 04:29 PM
It my seem like hysteria but we have valid concerns that could be addressed directly and cleared up. The issues are compatability with FB. Will it be or won't it be(Oleg, Luthier?)
How will US planes that flew in many theateres including the Pacific like the P-38, P-47, P-51 etc.. be implemented into the new game if at all? Just clearing up the unknowns goes a LONG way in cutting down on the "fear and skepticism" being expressed here. It shows one thing for sure, the sim is GREAT and people love it and have strong feeling for it. That's a good thing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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BigBoy01
03-31-2004, 04:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
To others, I am disappointed at some of the responses here. This is great news but it is greeted with fear and skepticism http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll say, it's only been made public as of a few hours ago and some people are already making "demands" and whining. And even if it is a hoax, which I doubt, there's still gonna be a sunrise tommorrow. WT--!? Lighten up for cryin out loud.

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porcupine1
03-31-2004, 05:18 PM
YIIIIPPPPIIIIEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
WOW WHAT FUN!

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03-31-2004, 05:38 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif WOW http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif WOW http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

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TartarSauce23rd
03-31-2004, 05:58 PM
Wow it feels like Christmas, I cant wait. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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JG7_Rall
03-31-2004, 06:13 PM
What settings where those screenshots taken at? (graphics wise)

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luthier1
03-31-2004, 07:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG7_Rall:
What settings where those screenshots taken at? (graphics wise)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

All maxed out, 1024x768, saved to JPEG Quality = 6 in Photoshop.

r_c
03-31-2004, 09:59 PM
Baa Baa Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Party tonight! Son Oh Son!! Fetch the Nurses!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Bearcat99
03-31-2004, 09:59 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by luthier1:
The forums's desire to overreact in the most dramatic fashion continues to amaze me.

First of all, I highly recommend for you NOT to take at heart everything you hear from somebody working on the project. I have never given Gibbage detailed project plans and feature lists, and very few people besides myself, Oleg and Ubi top brass are fully aware of everything that we're going to have in this project. Please, if it doesn't come directly from the people running the project, just take it with a grain of salt

Now, the project is a giant undertaking. We're doing over a dozen large maps with nearly a hundred new building types, many dozens new ground vehicles for four different countries, a very long list of ship classes with several ships often modeled in a class, and certainly way more than 10 NEW flyable aircraft, plus a very large number of applicable flyable and AI aircraft carried over from FB.

Why you guys started running around with 10 flyable aircraft is beyond me, since the official announcement clearly lists the number of flyables as "over 40".

So, anyone believing that this project should be an add-on as opposed to a stand-alone product needs a serious reality check.

And before you begin to run around with your hair on fire and worry about splitting the community, whoever said that we're going to do such a thing? Nothing has been decided yet to the best of my knowledge. The only thing I can say at this point that the two products will be fully compatible and there's no technical limitations in the engine that would prevent a Bf-109 from flying over Iwo Jima or an Aichi Val over Leningrad.[QUOTE]

Hey Luthier i know you can speak for yourself but I just figured since
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03-31-2004, 11:07 PM
(squeak of anticipation) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Just what I wanted to hear...

What month does *Fall* start?

WUAF_Badsight
03-31-2004, 11:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BOXER1X:
Yes it looks amazing. But if its not compatible with Il-2, I'm worried that it may devide the community and force us to chose what to play. And if i had to choose between the two, I would probably stick with FB since its so much bigger. The Pacific theater is cool, but I cannot see myself leaving my Fw190 and many other planes that we have in FB. What does everyone think about this?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



look at "IL2 Sturmovik" & "IL2 : Forgotten Battles"


progress should be embraced

Copperhead310th
03-31-2004, 11:20 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifhahahahaha
Goodbye Luft-whiners! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

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WUAF_Badsight
03-31-2004, 11:20 PM
is this plane going to be in ?

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UCLANUPE
03-31-2004, 11:32 PM
Great news!

RedDeth
03-31-2004, 11:59 PM
FANTASTIC!!!! im tired of looking at yaks and LAs.... im all in !!!! ill take a nice P-47N please with a side of corsair!!!!yeeehaaaaaaa~!!!!!! so long eastern front im off to the western front and the pacific

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ARSNL
04-01-2004, 01:04 AM
If it a standalone I just hope we get Seafires... just got my Spit.. don;t wanna give it up... no time for 2 games.... AHHH

Carrier landings are something I miss though.

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Maciej_k
04-01-2004, 01:24 AM
Yes Yes Yes

lazio5
04-01-2004, 07:29 AM
april fools... muhahaha cool.

ARSNL
04-01-2004, 02:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lazio5:
april fools... muhahaha cool.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah..... ubi set up a whole new forum for an April Fools joke....

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IV|JG51Flatspin
04-01-2004, 06:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BOXER1X:
Yes it looks amazing. But if its not compatible with Il-2, I'm worried that it may devide the community and force us to chose what to play. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My CO and I just had a long discussion about this. We're worried that this will actually spell the death of IL2. Now I'm as geeked as the next guy over a pacific theatre, especially multiple flyable B-25 variants http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif...but my beloved IL2 won't be there!

FB might have just been given it's "get your affairs in order" call.

S!

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VMF513_Whitey1
04-01-2004, 09:09 PM
i was thinkin this so i decided to ask. what models of the P38 would be in this?? i would almost certainly image the J and the L since those are already done. I was just thinkin that it would be the bees-knees to see a P38-F. But spit in one hand and wish in the other and see which one gets full first, lol. Im perfectly happy w/ the J and L, since they perform better anyways. But just kinda wondering how many different variants of the planes like the Hellcat and Corsair (ETC ETC) Just wanting to get a rough estimate. Im just glad to be headin back to the pacific http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif. Dont get me wrong, i like europe and all, but man the winters are too cold for me. I wanna go back to the south pacific

btw, a very big thank you, mr maddox

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TaZ_Attack
04-02-2004, 12:01 AM
Interesting... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Maybe after Oleg & Co. gets done with this project they'll get around to making the pilots active (e.g. BF1942 et al)

If Oleg ever pulled that off, it would be one game to rule them all! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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Blottogg
04-02-2004, 02:05 PM
Geez, I'm out of it for a little while, and everyone starts getting delusions of grandeur. That'll teach me to go off-line for a couple weeks.

I had wondered what you'd been up to Luthier, though I was guessing something like this. This is great news! Thanks for the effort and dedication. I'm already jones-ing for the chance to put a detailed flight model onto the deck of the Big E.

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flightsurgeon
04-04-2004, 11:38 PM
Il-Sturmovik and Forgotten Battles are the finest combat flight simulators ever written. Period. I was delighted to read in October 2003 that Oleg was developing Battle Over Britain. I think most WWII flight sim fans would rather fly in the European Theater than the Pacific. Don't get me wrong, I think Pacific Fighters will be be cool, but Oleg is only one man, and I think that developing Pacific Fighters will slow the eventual release of Battle Over Britain. I would rather see the team focus their effort on the European Theater. I also think it will sell better. How about conducting an online poll on the Il-2 Sturmovik main web page with the question: What theater interests you most: Western Europe or the Pacific?

VVS-Manuc
04-05-2004, 02:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Copperhead310th:
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifhahahahaha
Goodbye Luft-whiners! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

THANKS LUTHIER!

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BigBoy01
04-05-2004, 05:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by flightsurgeon:
Il-Sturmovik and Forgotten Battles are the finest combat flight simulators ever written. Period. I was delighted to read in October 2003 that Oleg was developing Battle Over Britain. I think most WWII flight sim fans would rather fly in the European Theater than the Pacific. Don't get me wrong, I think Pacific Fighters will be be cool, but Oleg is only one man, and I think that developing Pacific Fighters will slow the eventual release of Battle Over Britain. I would rather see the team focus their effort on the European Theater. I also think it will sell better. How about conducting an online poll on the Il-2 Sturmovik main web page with the question: What theater interests you most: Western Europe or the Pacific?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just because the IL series are the finest prop sims ever written: if Oleg wants to build it all, and UBI wants to sell it all, we'll want to buy and fly it all. Unlike too many developer/publisher teams these folks seem to know what they're doing and how to do it. Let'em do it their way. It's not beyond the realm of possibility that they could hire addition people to develop both theaters simultaneously.

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crudstud
04-05-2004, 06:50 PM
the new game better include the Corsair. that was a superior plane.

IL2Canuck
04-06-2004, 02:42 PM
I Love IL2 FB and I bet I will Love Pacific Fighters!. I don't think it's a stretch to think a lot of people would want to land and take off from a carrier in WWII...I think it's amazing!. I hope Oleg and the boys put tons of little touches in this game even beyound the actual planes...flight deck crew animated, etc.

When games are made with quality and style, I think people will buy. The gritty, weathered look adds so much to the feel of the game. I am also learning from IL2 FB, and maybe I'll learn a little something from Pacific Fighters...like how the hell did they do this in real life?!!! Amazing.

Just my opinion, CHEERS.

acs1
04-06-2004, 04:34 PM
Yes indeedy,Guadalcanal here I come, surfin',
sunshine and spare sake! Oh yea, and my trusty
F4F by my side, or is it my SBD? CANNOT WAIT!!

initjust
04-07-2004, 05:17 PM
Will this next ofering from UBI allow for real world navigation?

Will it model IAS/TAS airspeed changes with altitude?
Will it allow for wind and the need to compensate for the wind and factor the affect wind will have on your gorund speed?
Will it model some form of magnetic declination?
Will it have real world scenery or will it simply be a few make believe islands and some water?

If one wanted to accurately recreate the Battle of Coral Sea will there be a Coral Sea where it really is?
If one wanted to fly over Bougainville would the island look like it does in an atlas?
Will it have historicial and accurately placed airfields? If so, how many and where?

Will it be possible to jump in a B-17 and fly from Pearl to Midway or from Tinian to Henderson?

It is going to need these thing if it is to be a simulator and not just a game.

Flying over the vast Pacific Ocean there will be no landmarks to aid your navigation. Every wave looks just like the last one did.

If does not provide some way to 'simulate' the conditions that the men and boys who flew in the Pacific had to face then I would submit that it will still be a game, perhaps an outstanding game but a game none the less, and not a real PTO simulator.

JustInit

MiamiEagle
04-07-2004, 10:13 PM
I have heard lots complains obout whether Pacific Fighter should bee a lone game or a addon. In my opinion it should bee a stand alone game so it could have more feature to offer us .Need not to worry you can always go back to the Eastern Front by inserting the IL2 CD back whenever you you want a break from the Pacific. Placing a Fw190 in the Pacific is not a good Idea. Pacific planes belong in the Pacific and does of Europe belong in Europe. Does that where use in the Pacific especially does from Japan where build for endurance and long range put mush to fragle for the European Thearter.Most planes build for the European Theater had mush to short range to be of any use fullness in the Pacific. So in my opion is best to keep them in their respective Theater of war.

acs1
04-09-2004, 07:02 AM
Agree totally with MiamiEagle. Stand alone game
definitely. As excited as I am about Pacific, its a whole new ball game out there. Initjust also has a few points. Navigation and fuel consumption will be vital over the ocean, doesn't matter if in combat or ferrying from Espiritu Santo to Guadalacanal, Pearl to Wake.
Communications will also be important, Coas****chers, and it can go on. New theatre of combat, new way of fighting.

GerritJ9
04-09-2004, 10:29 AM
I hope that, apart from the popular aircraft (F4U, F4F etc) the team will also add some lesser-known types such as Dornier 24, Glenn Martin B-10 and the Buffalo in both British and Dutch versions. These would be vital for a Singapore scenario.
Plus Mr. Kawasaki's finest, the Ki 61.

RicknZ
04-13-2004, 12:31 AM
So MiamiEagle VVS planes never flew against imperial Japanese aircraft?

Just as well then eh since you wont be getting the option.

Just like how buffalos never flew vs zeros, im so happy your happy with a historic and limited plane set.

initjust
04-13-2004, 08:07 AM
Rick why does miami's opinion bother you? Why would you choose to be offended by what he thinks?

Nowhere does he say anything about Buffalos not flying against Zeros.

He simply made some really vaild points regarding the range of different aircraft.

Ease up a bit.

Init

Peachy9
04-13-2004, 10:10 AM
Just a little niggle - VVS fighters clashed with IJAF Fighters over two months in the summer of 1939 on the Manchuria-Siberia border. About 150 aircraft on the japanese side - fighters being Ki-27s and mainly I-15s and I-16s on the Soviet side. I-16s were used for ground attack with Rockets. So looks like there could be vvs and Japanaese scenarios to build!

Destraex
04-18-2004, 01:14 AM
I hope taking off from carriers includes landing on them http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Its not explicit

wayno7777
04-19-2004, 10:32 AM
As Lennon & McCartney once wrote: "It's gettin' better all the time!". I for one say more power to Oleg and the crew. McGuire, Voss, Bong and all the others! Wow, I can't wait. BOB and now the Pacific! The best keeps getting better!!!

Wir greifen an!
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Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

IL2Canuck
04-19-2004, 11:03 AM
I can't wait to hear more about htis game, the little details, I think it will be great. If I can judge by IL2 FB and AEP...it will be really good.

...I just hope they have little guys running around the flight deck and a little bit of blood this time (IMO)

CHEERS.