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Urufu_Shinjiro
02-08-2011, 12:06 PM
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/02...and-ilya-shevchenko/ (http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/02/08/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover-interview-we-talk-to-oleg-maddox-and-ilya-shevchenko/)

Ba5tard5word
02-08-2011, 12:20 PM
PCG: Part of the joy of Il-2 was flying the so-called ‘crap planes’ – the I-16, B-239 etc. What does Cliffs of Dover have to offer pilots that like their aircraft slow, ugly, and outclassed?

ILYA: We love crap planes too.


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


PCG: Where next for the Cliffs of Dover engine? The Med? The Eastern Front? Korea?

OLEG: I can’t tell you the exact area or name of the title yet (market factors will have a say) but I personally prefer the Med.


I sure hope so!

Thanks for posting this. Between this and the topic about the Russian guy's firsthand thoughts from playing the game, I'm getting excited!

stalkervision
02-08-2011, 12:26 PM
Nice interview http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ba5tard5word
02-08-2011, 12:42 PM
The "turncoat RAF pilot" thing still sounds dumb, but as long as we can make our own missions and campaigns I'm not going to worry about it.

Also the thing about radar sounds cool, I hadn't heard anything about it. I always wanted there to be radar or some sort of ground spotting or aerial spotting in Il-2 to pass on info about bogeys being spotted. The best you can get in Il-2 is allied planes shouting "fighters spotted at ___ o'clock" which doesn't do you any good if you have no idea where those allied planes are.

stalkervision
02-08-2011, 01:03 PM
What about the german pilot that escaped back to germany from Britain to fly once again for the Luftwaffe

Love that story. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

forget who was he. anyone got a link to it ?

arthursmedley
02-08-2011, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by stalkervision:
What about the german pilot that escaped back to germany from Britain to fly once again for the Luftwaffe

Love that story. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

forget who was he. anyone got a link to it ?

Never happend Stalker. However, you may be thinking of this guy;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_von_Werra
who escaped from Canada. Didn't do himself any favours though!

K_Freddie
02-08-2011, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
The "turncoat RAF pilot" thing still sounds dumb
Not as dumb as it sounds...
A few of the royal family were admirers of hitler. Down my way in ZA, it was somewhere around a 55/45 vote (IIRC) to side with the allies in WW2. This meant that there were at least half the soldiers amongst you that you couldn't trust... but who?

Considering the times then.. there were many admirers of the nazi ideology around the world.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

K_Freddie
02-08-2011, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by arthursmedley:
Didn't do himself any favours though!
Yeah.. if you look at most ETO axis POWs.. they were happy to be away from the war.
Obviously the few fanatics had their own silly ideas...

Urufu_Shinjiro
02-08-2011, 02:10 PM
After reading that it comes from actual first hand accounts I'm a lot less worried about the renegade thing, and of course something like that would NEVER have made it into any official reports let alone newspapers and archives etc.

Heavy_Weather
02-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Its good to know that damage modeling has several new possibilities. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

stalkervision
02-08-2011, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by arthursmedley:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by stalkervision:
What about the german pilot that escaped back to germany from Britain to fly once again for the Luftwaffe

Love that story. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

forget who was he. anyone got a link to it ?

Never happend Stalker. However, you may be thinking of this guy;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_von_Werra
who escaped from Canada. Didn't do himself any favours though! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

well the stalker is getting old and his memory sometimes fails him to exact detail now. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

What forum is this anyway ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Thanks for the link pal http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

biggs222
02-08-2011, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
After reading that it comes from actual first hand accounts I'm a lot less worried about the renegade thing, and of course something like that would NEVER have made it into any official reports let alone newspapers and archives etc.

honestly I would have suspected that 1C would put in a episode of "cowardice", as there seems to be several cases where interviewed RAF pilots (Al Deere and another which i cant remember) talked about having to 'spy' a fellow pilot for being 'yellow' during combat... the suspected pilot would RTB with supposed engine problems or would just do one pass at the bombers not really aiming and then head home saying his was out of ammo...

I personally would be much more interested in having to 'tail' a fellow pilot and kick him outta the squadron than shoot down some deranged renegade pilot...

Mr_Zooly
02-08-2011, 03:28 PM
I personally like the ability to switch planes on the fly, there was another flight sim that allowed this quite a long time ago but I can't remember which at the mo.

mortoma
02-08-2011, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
I personally like the ability to switch planes on the fly, there was another flight sim that allowed this quite a long time ago but I can't remember which at the mo. EAW allowed you to switch to another plane on your side. The only one that ever did until COD. At least that I know of.

RAF_OldBuzzard
02-08-2011, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
I personally like the ability to switch planes on the fly, there was another flight sim that allowed this quite a long time ago but I can't remember which at the mo.

CFS 3

Ba5tard5word
02-08-2011, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by K_Freddie:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
The "turncoat RAF pilot" thing still sounds dumb
Not as dumb as it sounds...
A few of the royal family were admirers of hitler. Down my way in ZA, it was somewhere around a 55/45 vote (IIRC) to side with the allies in WW2. This meant that there were at least half the soldiers amongst you that you couldn't trust... but who?

Considering the times then.. there were many admirers of the nazi ideology around the world.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

But were there that many Brits who, after the BoB started, sailed off to Germany to join the Luftwaffe? From what they seem to be saying in the interview, one of your squad mates seems to defect in the middle of the conflict or something and you have to fight him. They aren't being very clear about it though. The way they are framing it, it seems like a goofy Hollywood movie idea.

But it could show off some interesting FMB options and triggers.

stalkervision
02-08-2011, 04:15 PM
"I'm sailing away.."

to join the Luftwaffe. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMPGljxE-sk

arthursmedley
02-08-2011, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
I personally like the ability to switch planes on the fly, there was another flight sim that allowed this quite a long time ago but I can't remember which at the mo.

LoMAC.

WTE_Galway
02-08-2011, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:

But were there that many Brits who, after the BoB started, sailed off to Germany to join the Luftwaffe?

I am not aware of any at all.

The number of British/Commonwealth troops fighting on the German side in any role at all was minuscule compared to other expatriate groups:

http://www.feldgrau.com/gb.html

Add to this the generally high esprit de corps common in professional air force personnel and defection of RAF personnel would be rare indeed.

ploughman
02-08-2011, 04:36 PM
Could be a Jerry renegade? Oleg doesn't really specify if the chap is Allied/Axis or there's one from either/both.

ElAurens
02-08-2011, 04:39 PM
http://rpmedia.ask.com/ts?u=/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/TR_000978_kittyhawk.jpg/180px-TR_000978_kittyhawk.jpg

The Med...

Curtiss Hawks modeled in the new engine...

I'm in heaven.

Troll2k
02-08-2011, 09:33 PM
OFF(Over Flanders Fields,A WWI sim) allowed you to
switch to another AI aircraft(if there were any still flying) if you were shot down.

However since the AI were also usually involved in the fight it was pot luck on the condition of the plane you got.

On many occasion I spawned into a flaming plane or one that was out of ammo.

VW-IceFire
02-08-2011, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by ElAurens:
http://rpmedia.ask.com/ts?u=/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/TR_000978_kittyhawk.jpg/180px-TR_000978_kittyhawk.jpg

The Med...

Curtiss Hawks modeled in the new engine...

I'm in heaven.
I saw that too! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It's not a confirmation but it's definitely a wink and a nudge. Doing reading recently suggests to me that North Africa will be immensely interesting. The way the Eastern Front is interesting... It's a whole other air war that sets the stage for Italy and Normandy.

RSS-Martin
02-08-2011, 11:13 PM
Which is a shame as, again the early period of the war, and what lead to the war is dropped again as usual, no Spanish civil war, no Battle of France, no invasion of Poland. I am surpised they didn´t right away jump to 1945..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
Don´t get me wrong I like the Mediterranean, also, but it would be really nice if a sim could once cover all fields, and not just those that almost everyone has covered at one time or another.
As to the renegade Spits......hmm does that mean we get these for the blue side? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/RSS-Martin/Flugzeuge/spit_color.jpg

Romanator21
02-09-2011, 12:20 AM
They can't cover everything at once now. Besides, the Med was never covered in a sim before (Il-2 just touched on it) so I think it's something to look forward to.

I imagine after the Med will be the Battle for Moscow (you have to expect it, Oleg and Co. must satisfy the Russian market as well).

Then Project Galba (Luthier's parallel North Korea project, put on hold to finish CoD). I imagine Poland and France would be the easiest step after that, however, the community may demand later war too.

Add in 3rd party work, and I think that at some point it will all be covered - it will only need some time.

RSS-Martin
02-09-2011, 02:27 AM
I am just wondering if that bird in the Spit cockpit thing was the inspiration for this? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
Sit on my face (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKeQpeDkoGc)

Magic369
02-09-2011, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
I personally like the ability to switch planes on the fly, there was another flight sim that allowed this quite a long time ago but I can't remember which at the mo.
B-17 Flying Fortress II by Microprose had that feature as well.

As for the renegade pilots: maybe it'll be a "capture the flag" scenario where you'll have to shoot down a British defector while at the same time protecting a German turncoat trying to make his way to Blighty. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

And I'd love to have the med as the following scenario. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Inadaze
02-09-2011, 04:24 AM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
I personally like the ability to switch planes on the fly, there was another flight sim that allowed this quite a long time ago but I can't remember which at the mo.

Operation Overlord (http://www.hotud.org/component/content/article/46-simulation/21786) allowed it if I remember rightly, decent sim for it's day, with what seemed like ground breaking graphics. It was the first PC sim I played (Before that I'd played stuff on the Amiga) I got a DX2-66 specially to be able to run it and fly the Typhoon. Ahhhh, teh memories...

thefruitbat
02-09-2011, 05:27 AM
anyone else mildly amused by the interviewers opening line,


PCG: Mitchell spent less time developing the Spitfire than you’ve spent developing this sim

interesting stuff, roll on march http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

RSS-Martin
02-09-2011, 05:36 AM
Originally posted by thefruitbat:
anyone else mildly amused by the interviewers opening line,

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">PCG: Mitchell spent less time developing the Spitfire than you’ve spent developing this sim

interesting stuff, roll on march http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yeah sims seem to be more complicated than the real thing! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif