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Up_The_Sky
05-11-2004, 09:18 AM
Im new so sorry for posting something that may be old news but is there a BoB addon coming for IL-2? if so when is this likely to happen and finally again if so then why does Pacific fighters have its own topic on the forum but not for BoB?

So many questions and probably most of them are silly but please try to answer them for me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks.

Up_The_Sky
05-11-2004, 09:18 AM
Im new so sorry for posting something that may be old news but is there a BoB addon coming for IL-2? if so when is this likely to happen and finally again if so then why does Pacific fighters have its own topic on the forum but not for BoB?

So many questions and probably most of them are silly but please try to answer them for me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks.

TugZooey
05-11-2004, 09:21 AM
BOB, AFIK, is a separate game with a separate engine, and will come out next year or later. Pacific Fighters may possibly be an addon, or a stand alone game, that utilizes the IL2 engine.

Up_The_Sky
05-11-2004, 09:24 AM
Thankyou, that answered my question perfectly, although i was dissapointed to hear that BoB will be seperate from the series in that a different engine will be used (i assume this means that NO previous planes/maps/missions will be compatible with BoB?)...

I had plans of getting a massive collection of all the IL-2 thingies... ohwell i may as well just go and buy Rowans BoB and save waiting since Rowans will be as much a part of IL-2 as the new addon will be (none).

Thanks again.

lil_labbit
05-11-2004, 09:28 AM
You are mistaken http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif BoB is a totaly NEW game coming in 2005 (could be later)...

But Pacific Fighters (probably new game) IS coming soon...
Maybe even before the patch http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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Up_The_Sky
05-11-2004, 09:35 AM
Whens the patch coming?
How soon is soon?

I do love the IL-2 series that ive just bought, ive got 3 cd cases so far and i love the idea of being able to add to that whilst staying faithful to the series, i dont like to have seperate games installed with seperate folders to put addons etc... i like to keep it simple and stay commited to one product, otherwise i'd just buy MS combat flight sim and keep having to update that every 2 years (which i have no plans of doing) i loved the idea of buying 1 flight sim and then just buy loads of addons for that sim to make it into the best experience it could possibly be, to step away from that would be a mistake in my opinion, im sure im not alone when i say that i like to keep a collection and improve on it with addons/patches etc without having to buy all new games then all new addons for those games... bugger that http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

lil_labbit
05-11-2004, 09:39 AM
The patch is ALLWAYS coming in 2 weeks... didn't you know? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

Not even Oleg knows http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - except the 2weeks thingy that is...

And Patches are free...

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Up_The_Sky
05-11-2004, 09:42 AM
Hehe i know all about the 2 week thingy, im new to IL-2 but certainly not new to gaming in general, i waited and waited and waited for CoD to include punkbuster, finally it apeared but by that time i had promised myself i would buy IL-2 and all its bits... needless to say i gave up on CoD for the time being, we can wait too long you know :P

AirBot
05-11-2004, 11:31 AM
Many of us here are hoping that PF will be an addon for FB rather than a stand-alone product.

BoB, however, will be based on a completely new engine and thus will offer features we can't even dream of with the current one.
The current IL-2 engine isn't suited to recreating the BoB unfortunately. Seeing as the engine was originally designed to simulate only the IL-2 though, I'm surprised it can do as much as it can as it is.

269GA-Maxmars
05-11-2004, 11:37 AM
PF will not be an addon, that's sure, but the developers have said that they are trying to find a way to put "old" FB content into the new game; it's not clear if they are looking into importing data from an existing installation or by just including original content into PF disks (but in this case you'd lose stuff like BoE, which would be bad, bad, bad!).