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PBNA-Boosher
08-02-2004, 12:18 PM
Since we can't have KOE, and I've been desiring a good WW1 sim for a long time, is RB3D a good sim? I've heard that with the FCJ add-on it's really good, but what are your opinions, are there still people flying it in Multiplayer? Would it run well on my PC?

Specs:
Nvidia GeForce 3
256 MB of RAM
10 Gigs of unused HD space

I can run AEP on low-medium settings. How well would RB3D work on my computer?

Boosher
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PBNA-Boosher
08-02-2004, 12:18 PM
Since we can't have KOE, and I've been desiring a good WW1 sim for a long time, is RB3D a good sim? I've heard that with the FCJ add-on it's really good, but what are your opinions, are there still people flying it in Multiplayer? Would it run well on my PC?

Specs:
Nvidia GeForce 3
256 MB of RAM
10 Gigs of unused HD space

I can run AEP on low-medium settings. How well would RB3D work on my computer?

Boosher
_____________________________
"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

GAU-8
08-02-2004, 12:27 PM
im pretty sure it would run very well...EAW with the aircraft mod ran (al whites EAW control) well up to hundreds of planes at once, with no slowdown. and this on a geforce 2 at the time and a 700 mhz machine....

with it being an older game i cant see RB3D being a processor hog on todays computers

RACFrankenstein
08-02-2004, 01:44 PM
There's still a pretty good sized RB3D community out there and yes, you're computer should be able to handle it easily. The only downside is that RB3D was a glide game and you need a Voodoo video card to appreciate it fully. I hear there are ways around this though. All in all, I highly recomend it.

tsisqua
08-02-2004, 02:25 PM
I think that you will need a glide (wrapper) to run the game, since the hi-tech (for it's day) Voodoo card is now a dinosaur.

Tsisqua

http://server6.uploadit.org/files/tsisqua-bird1.JPG

PBNA-Boosher
08-02-2004, 03:05 PM
Where would I find this "wrapper?" What exactly is it?

Boosher
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-Gandalf

Woof603
08-02-2004, 03:25 PM
Boosher, dig around on http://www.wings-of-valor.net/. You should find some links there. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://www.spaads.org/denmark/spsabre.JPG

J30Vader
08-02-2004, 03:45 PM
If you like the so called advanced flight models where if you damage a wing you can climb like the Space Shuttle. If you like Normal Flight mode where you never, ever, lose a wing no matter how fast you dive. Or where you can empty your ammo load into the fuselage with no effect, you will love it.

I will not mention the fact that you can't lock the cockpit, turn off padlock, or the N, E, or F keys (neutral, enemy, friendly). Or the fact that it is real open to hackers. Or the famous flamming plane boots everyone off the server bug.

The wrapper is for those who don't have a 3DFX card. Without it, the graphics will not be as good, and unless you download an invisable pit patch, you will be at a disadvantage against those who have the invisable plane.

Oh, you need a pretty fast CPU to take advantage of it. Using all the tweaks, my frame rates varied for 80 to 19.

Though I did enjoy it when I played it. But the single player patches like West Front Patch or Hells Angels are great.

It can be a fun game. Just don't expect anything even close to AEP multi player wise. But the single player campaigns are fantastic.

tsisqua
08-02-2004, 03:50 PM
What I'd like to know is where I can find the game at all! I see some peeps selling it on ebay for 30 bucks, as if it were a new game. Another guy is selling the FCJ patch for about the same price!

Does this mean that I would wind up having to pay $60.00 for it to be up to date????? KOE surely wouldn't cost that much if it were picked up by a publisher. However, it was suggested that pilots could commit to paying $150.00 for it to help see it completed. Quite honestly, I can't see enough people wanting to pay that much for it, even though some are already commited, I think.

Thanks.
Tsisqua p.s. Sorry for the minor hijack of the thread.

Tsisqua

http://server6.uploadit.org/files/tsisqua-bird1.JPG

Beirut
08-02-2004, 03:54 PM
I read a review in PC Gamer of a new mod/patch that some guy put together for RB3D, and they said it's well worth the money. Better flight models, better graphics and sound, all sorts of goodies. Mind you, it does cost about twenty or thirty bucks.

If I can find the issue with the review, I'll post it.

"Official Lancaster whiner"

depalmer
08-02-2004, 10:44 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
Where would I find this "wrapper?" What exactly is it?

The best one is called dgVoodoo it's so good in fact I retired my pair of Voodoo 2's in SLI mode.
You can find it here...
http://people.delphiforums.com/Polovski/

Follow Polovski's advice on his recommended settings. Also you can save a few bucks and just use the Western Front Patch by Pat Wilson. Or if you don't want to mess with changing files based on date you can use the Full Metal Jacket patch . (Costs a few bucks for the CD and is good quality) The Western Front Patch is more work but you have a 100 aircraft to choose from and most are flyable.

System Specs: Pentium 4 3.0
Abit AI7 865PE Chipset Motherboard
Nvidia FX 5900SE
1gig PC3200 RAM
160 gig HD
Via Envy Chipset sound

wayno7777
08-02-2004, 11:00 PM
I found RB3D for about 6 bucks. The FCJ site is The Promised Land:
http://www.plgrafix.com/plmain3.htm

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Dux_Wreck.jpg
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

J9-DeadMeat-DK
08-05-2004, 04:37 PM
check out www.wings-of-valor.net (http://www.wings-of-valor.net) and www.sqhq.net (http://www.sqhq.net) there is still an active community around to answer all your questions

mortoma
08-05-2004, 05:05 PM
I got the FCJ patch one year ago, reinstalled RB, applied patch and literally quit messing with it after two days. I've not played it since. I didn't like the way the Fokker Dr1 or the Camel flew at all. Big disappointment. They need to work on the FMs!!! I wasted the $25.00 I paid for FCJ patch, as far as I'm concerned.

leeG727
08-05-2004, 06:09 PM
There is still an active, though declining, RB community. Glide is a must. Many of the names I see on the IL2 boards migrated here from RB. Sierra never really finished the sim before they abandoned it. The RB community has taken up the challenge and developed custom flight models and better skins. Perhaps the best on-line war is the ‚"Flanders in Flames‚"Ě campaign. Real shame about KOE. I was looking forward to it.

LeeG
(aka RAF56 Hoidge)

Monson74
08-06-2004, 05:02 AM
RB3D was a good sim back then - got me into simming again after a 5 year break but it won't even touch the IL2 standard. If you could get the retail box you should give it a go. You can have a good laugh & come back to us again http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

S!

Monson


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