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goatman455
03-01-2004, 04:48 PM
If you think your system can handle it, and you like IL-2, but it NOW. I played the demo and thought it sucked, until I just recently picked up the game. After the initial learning curve this game is amazingly fun. Its nice to be able to accelerate while climbing (unlike in WWII planes) and the graphics are unbelievable, the best I have ever seen in a game (especially the Heat ripple effect and water). The code is not optimized the best though and the game is sysetem intensive so if you have below a 2.0 ghz don't even think about it (until a future patch)

goatman455
03-01-2004, 04:48 PM
If you think your system can handle it, and you like IL-2, but it NOW. I played the demo and thought it sucked, until I just recently picked up the game. After the initial learning curve this game is amazingly fun. Its nice to be able to accelerate while climbing (unlike in WWII planes) and the graphics are unbelievable, the best I have ever seen in a game (especially the Heat ripple effect and water). The code is not optimized the best though and the game is sysetem intensive so if you have below a 2.0 ghz don't even think about it (until a future patch)

tsisqua
03-01-2004, 06:13 PM
No thanks. I've had my fill of games that cost me nore tweaking time than the playing time that it offers. My machine should run it just fine, but the demo is a slideshow.

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BuzzU
03-01-2004, 06:37 PM
I'm not sure why you say if you like FB, you'll like Lock-On. They have nothing in common, except they are both flight sims.

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Cossack_UA
03-01-2004, 07:28 PM
im running Lomac on my
Athlon XP 2200+ and Radeon 9800 non Pro
Forgot exatly what resolution, know only that it was one choice down of 1600x1200
2x AA 4x AF
Water on low, mirrows, and cockpit reflections on. getting 30fps average with 3-4 planes,

15-20 on very intensive missions with weather effects.

I wonder why there's no overcast clouds in FB?

Piscopoto
03-01-2004, 07:38 PM
I will pick up a copy of Lock-On sometime when I upgrade my computer in the future. It seems like a very CPU intensive game.

Slammin_
03-01-2004, 08:32 PM
I'm not sure of why the comparisons between Lomac and FB, but I do enjoy Lomac very much. I'm also enjoying Falcon4 SP4 right now too, but would not compare any of the three, other than to say that Lomac most definitely requires a very good graphics card more than anything else. I don't know how much CPU Lomac requires, but I assume it needs the latest, but the gfx card is more than likely a bottleneck for most of us.

I upgraded from a nicely overclocked 9700pro to a nicely overclocked 9800xt and still cannot run everthing maxed on my P4 dual channel 1GB box. Kind of reminds me of the old Falcon4 original release days for sure.

I'm kind of glad though. I can't wait till the hardware catches up with Lomac, just as it did with F4. Even on medium/high settings, Lomac gfx blow away any flight sim to date by a long shot.

Anyway, if you like, or wonder what mud moving feels like with an A-10, or coughTHATotherMudMover that has no electronics, that alone will keep you busy.

If you have TrackIR and wonder what all the hoopla about the USSR optical targeting systems, you will definitely get a blast out of this implementation.

If you think Modern Air Conflict is just mouse clicks, you are in for a rude awakening.

I really enjoy Lomac. I really enjoy F4. I really enjoy FB.

I do have a hard time comparing these three to each other though. I feel too inclined to add a few more - Janes Fa/18, Longbow II, the old Micropose F-15 strike eagle, DID etc. etc.

Really, you can't compare much to FB, just like many of the other really great sims.

ThirdCoastNickP
03-01-2004, 09:08 PM
LOL! What is the deal with people around here BUTTING this game? Seriously, I'm starting to get a little worried here. The company you keep... I guess the bright side would be being ready for any prison life.

BlackHawkLeader
03-01-2004, 09:14 PM
Lomac is set in a different time period, and needs a higher end PC to Run.

I must admit Lomac is not bad though, I am not the only Il-2/FB Nut who never got around to going back to playing FB Online after I discovered Lomac.

I used to be totaly Anti Jet Sim too!
I may get back to FB soon for the Aces expansion pack, mayby, we shall see.

S77th-brooks
03-01-2004, 09:19 PM
go post in lock on forums

Slammin_
03-01-2004, 09:47 PM
Yeah, I dunno why there are so many Lomac posts here actualy. Of course there is the UBI connection, but that's still no reason.

I suspect it's because some really loyal FB fans are impressed with Lomac, though they love FB, and just want you all to know what fun there is out there for us.

I'll always be here, but I also think the association of out favorite (Il-2) with Lomac (UBI) will inspire others to note that assotiation too.

It's all good man. We got it good! And you can be certain that anyone that was EVER hooked on Il-2 will ALWAYS be hooked, no matter what diversion http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

adlabs6
03-01-2004, 10:29 PM
I was just sitting here thinking of buying LOMAC tomorrow afternoon. I have an XP2000+ CPU, and a Ti4200, I should be OK as I plan to run with mid settings on the graphics.

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ElAurens
03-01-2004, 10:58 PM
I purchased it, installed it, tried to get it running properly, uninstalled it, and never looked back... I really wanted to like the game, many of my Pig compatriots really have a good time with it, but the time period and aircraft just don't interest me. Too much to learn, and I really don't have the time. Too many buttons, too many acronyms, Ah well, to each his own....And late generation jets just don't ellicit a passionate response from me.

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altstiff
03-01-2004, 11:07 PM
I picked one up on E-bay for $10 new just to try it out as I liked Flanker 2.5.

After tweaking it and learning how to operate it I would have to say I have had fun doing ground attack missions (something I love in FB too).

Air to air in those things is about as much fun as watching paint dry in my opinion.

If you like ground attacks then get the sim.

See you in the fence....

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flieger97
03-02-2004, 01:26 AM
Hi

While we're OT and in the jet age, what's the best Korean War jet-sim around in anybody's opinion ?.

Tks

LEXX_Luthor
03-02-2004, 01:33 AM
For LOMAC, what do the missile exhaust trails look like, at night. Night time only.

I still play Flaker 2.51 just to see the sky filled with missile exhaust going up (S~300 and R~33 armed MiGs) and missile exhaust going down (Kh~31 and Kh~41). And the visual effect in cockpit of launching even tiny R~60 with MiG~29 at night is Aussum. So what is LOMAC like here? Are the bright missile exhaust dependent on some grafix settings that invoke other Features that kill framerates....I read that some people have to turn off some Features, and this disable missile exaust. If so this is really dumb, cos Oleg can do contrails over the FB with zero framerate hit.



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DeerHunterUK
03-02-2004, 05:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by flieger97:
Hi

While we're OT and in the jet age, what's the best Korean War jet-sim around in anybody's opinion ?.

Tks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Strike Fighters Project 1, bit later than the Korean War but there's F-86 Sabres and MiG-15s available for the game.
MiG Alley, but it no longer works on my computer since I upgraded to XP.

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SeaFireLIV
03-02-2004, 05:32 AM
Well, I started with jet sims. I used to love firing my sidewinders/amraams. Listening to the `missile track` warning beeps and trying to evade. I used to love dropping AGM65e guided radar bombs (this was a few years back, so ordnance is probably different now).
But got tired of the distance. I wanted to SEE things blow up. So I went to helicopter stuff, Apache Havoc was really neat, but something was missing... No damage modelling.....

The WWII theme had it all. Themes of desperation and survival and meaning. An amazing historical period.

IL2 finally filled the gap adding the lovely damage modelling!

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