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SeaFireLIV
09-01-2005, 04:07 AM
That`s all I`m saying. Just be thankful you`ve got someone as committed to IL2/FB/AEP and PF and a distributer that doesn`t mess him around as some others I could mention.....

SeaFireLIV
09-01-2005, 04:07 AM
That`s all I`m saying. Just be thankful you`ve got someone as committed to IL2/FB/AEP and PF and a distributer that doesn`t mess him around as some others I could mention.....

Flumps
09-01-2005, 04:31 AM
Im very thankfull im so glad he hasnt given up on il2 fb aep or pf, many other game designers would of stopped making patches by now, so thank you oleg and i hope you never give up making patches for these games http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif what im scared about though is that when bob comes out all these great games will be lost and never thought about again or something :S

Jetbuff
09-01-2005, 05:24 AM
That bad huh SeaFire? I'm guessing the CTD's have not been addressed yet?

BSS_Goat
09-01-2005, 05:50 AM
It's a d@mn shame.... I was looking forward to getting WOV http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. Can we send it back if its a pre-order?

SeaFireLIV
09-01-2005, 06:18 AM
CTDs are getting worse the deeper I go into the Campaign. I wanted to do a more indepth review, but it`s going to be difficult. I had 3 consecutive CTDs today which was tiring.

But also, the distributer attitude to the useless contents of the DVD case (except the DVD doc) bugs me too.

Hopefully, the proposed Patch will cure the CTDs.

Now Oleg`s sim was always going to be better, I knew this from the start and certainly haven`t given it up. I was really looking forward to an extensive truly DYNAMIC offline experience in BOBII and of course defending England. It still has potential - just need that patch.

@BSS_Goat :
If the theories are right the US version may not suffer the UK problems.

WWMaxGunz
09-01-2005, 06:42 AM
CTD's? BoBII? Rowan/Shockwave BoBII?

If the BDG is still in the loop then even if it takes a while there'll be a patch.
They have the dedication and patience, look at how they resurrected the product!
As long as the crash is not due to DX9 workings, then the group should be able to
handle it. Otherwise it's Shockwave and *maybe* some work with drivers.

If they CAN solid that one up then I'll expect addons and total mods for years.

Jetbuff
09-01-2005, 07:02 AM
Well I know I'll be waiting to see if the anticipated support actually does materialize. I'm not an offliner and was going to buy BOBII purely to support simdom and because the original title was notably absent from my collection. I was also intrigued by this dynamic campaign concept and 6DoF. The rahter harsh reviews so far, from the original title's fans no less, is less than encouraging though and I've decided to hold off for the time being.

Capt._Tenneal
09-01-2005, 07:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
That`s all I`m saying. Just be thankful you`ve got someone as committed to IL2/FB/AEP and PF and a distributer that doesn`t mess him around as some others I could mention..... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

About Oleg, there is no doubt. Yes I am eternally grateful that we have him around. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

As for the distributor part...ehhh...then why is the release of the Russian add-on for our side such an unknown issue ? For me that's the distributor dropping the ball. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

HelSqnProtos
09-01-2005, 09:27 AM
This whole thread

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

DarkBlueMan
09-01-2005, 01:22 PM
Very thankful here that we have someone so dedicated as Oleg. This guy has so much enthusiasm for his own projects it goes above and beyond the call of duty. I know that when Oleg/1C's BoB finally hits the shelves it is going to be one smart piece of polished software. I don't think anything will come close to what Oleg can and will produce. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

...and the CTD's in WoV have made me uninstall. What a dreadfully buggy, and bad experience it has so far been. Framerates are just abysmal and CTD's are the final straw. It will take some serious persuasion to reinstall this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
I shall wish my life away waiting for Oleg's BoB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Wolf-Strike
09-01-2005, 02:09 PM
Thank you Oleg http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

LStarosta
09-01-2005, 03:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
CTDs are getting worse the deeper I go into the... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Use a condom, mate.

JG7_Rall
09-01-2005, 08:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
CTDs are getting worse the deeper I go into the... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Use a condom, mate. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

glad to have you back http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

p1ngu666
09-01-2005, 09:15 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif @ Condom, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif @ CTD

and yes, its good to have oleg http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

LEXX_Luthor
09-01-2005, 10:06 PM
Very Thankfull. Eastern Front got me into Windows gaming.


Best News yet http://www.boardy.de/images/smilies/ylflower.gif

csThor @ simhq, 17 August, 2005:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
There's already a difference between the development of the original Il-2 series and the coming "BoB". When Maddox Games made the step into the market their development was pretty much in-house without external folks adding opinions and suggestions.

For BoB this seems to have changed as I know of a few "outsiders" who have been invited to work on it in different areas. I think this "more open" approach will also lead to an influx of new ideas and different opinions - <span class="ev_code_yellow">especially in the offline part.</span>

I agree that MG's offline mode is technocratic and sterile, but I think that's just the way the makers of the Sim are - they concentrate on the physical aspects as FM/DM and Gunnery and saw the "game" part as secondary. I think they've learned their lesson as all reviews on the game line criticized the offline mode as boring, but if not the community and the external folks working with them will raise their voices.

I know I will and I am still hoping for some kind of "conference" with the Maddox Games developers and Starshoy (who seems to be at least part of the campaign team again) to make clear where the weaknesses of the Il-2/FB/PF series was, what is necessary to increase offline immersion and which errors should be avoided.

~ http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb....c;f=130;t=000095;p=1 (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=130;t=000095;p=1)
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Da_Godfatha
09-05-2005, 09:23 AM
I think is should be, " Oleg should thank God that Microprose does not make any more flight sims!" You must admit, they put out some butt-kicking flight sims. IMO, the whole Sturmovik series will NEVER have the cult status of EAW or Falcon 4.0 (no, not that rip-off version out now).

He is just Lucky that there is not enough profit on the market for this type of game.

Bearcat99
09-05-2005, 02:16 PM
ohhhh yeah...... I have bought enough software that didnt meet the cut to get me a roudtrip ticket to the Carribean.... This sim is without a doubt the best thing I have ever bought as far as softeware goes.... EVER.

Chivas
09-05-2005, 05:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Da_Godfatha:
I think is should be, " Oleg should thank God that Microprose does not make any more flight sims!" You must admit, they put out some butt-kicking flight sims. IMO, the whole Sturmovik series will NEVER have the cult status of EAW or Falcon 4.0 (no, not that rip-off version out now).


He is just Lucky that there is not enough profit on the market for this type of game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oleg has no competition. There is no one out there prepared to commit the effort and quality that Oleg produces. Shockwave is reworking some older titles that will divert some of my flying time, but I doubt it will last long.

partic_3
09-05-2005, 07:35 PM
Sometimes I just stop in the street and go all twitchy and pale when the thought hits me... "what if there was no Oleg? I'd be flying cfs3 and, and, thinking it was good!"
I agree with Bearcat. Even with all the imperfections this is the best software I have ever used. I work in IT and I'm constantly amazed by IL2's complexity and stability. Since I've had my hardware sorted I've not had one CTD or freezing incident or anything... ever!
I've played this game offline for over 1000 hours and I still love it! Admittedly I use UQMG and The Last Days and BOE and DCG and have a fairly serious gaming PC but I still think this is the most significant entertainment product I have ever come across.
Oleg for PM! (Prime Minister, for you non-Astrayans)
I will buy BOB2 if they get the low FPS and CTD problems fixed. It sounds fun, especially the campaign system, but I won't go near it in its current state. People seem confident that the BOB2 devs will get it sorted and I wish them best of luck.

LeadSpitter_
09-06-2005, 03:18 PM
we are very thankful, thats why we are still here since il2sturmovik the demo.

crazyivan1970
09-06-2005, 04:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Da_Godfatha:
I think is should be, " Oleg should thank God that Microprose does not make any more flight sims!" You must admit, they put out some butt-kicking flight sims. IMO, the whole Sturmovik series will NEVER have the cult status of EAW or Falcon 4.0 (no, not that rip-off version out now).

He is just Lucky that there is not enough profit on the market for this type of game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you got nothing positive to say, don`t say anything at all. Just ignore threads like this, you will remain here alot longer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Badsight.
09-06-2005, 11:28 PM
Maddox games are still developing a 2002 product

this has an equal in the Flight Sim World ?

Da_Godfatha
09-07-2005, 10:50 AM
Waaggggghhhh Ivan!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

I just stated my opinion. There was nothing evil http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif meant about it. Geez man, get a grip. I am glad we do have someone like him who makes these games. It would be a shame to have to ONLY play a CFS game!!!!

We have a saying , "The truth sometimes hurts."
BTW, if you want to ban, control, or delete me in the future, all I can say is, if you get your jollies that away, fine with me.
(In stark contrast to some people here, if you ban me, I could really care less.)

Just my 1 1/2 cents worth. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

crazyivan1970
09-07-2005, 03:42 PM
Don`t turn it around now troublemaker http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

LEXX_Luthor
09-07-2005, 08:10 PM
God:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Sturmovik series will NEVER have the cult status of EAW or Falcon 4.0 (no, not that rip-off version out now). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Cult Status means they are dead. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JG54_Arnie
09-08-2005, 04:13 AM
@ the first page of this thread: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

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

WOLFMondo
09-08-2005, 04:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jetbuff:
Well I know I'll be waiting to see if the anticipated support actually does materialize. I'm not an offliner and was going to buy BOBII purely to support simdom and because the original title was notably absent from my collection. I was also intrigued by this dynamic campaign concept and 6DoF. The rahter harsh reviews so far, from the original title's fans no less, is less than encouraging though and I've decided to hold off for the time being. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What he said. I was thinking of getting it but the reviews really put me off.

Lucius_Esox
09-08-2005, 05:58 AM
Bearcat wrote

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">ohhhh yeah...... I have bought enough software that didnt meet the cut to get me a roudtrip ticket to the Carribean.... This sim is without a doubt the best thing I have ever bought as far as softeware goes.... EVER.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yep...

And as for the comments about the original F4 by Microprose. A fantastic game/sim. I had the fortune/misfortune of beta testing patches for that baby, bugs!!! We have never ever had bugs at all in the IL2 series in comparison, it was truly aweful!


I keep my pc pretty tidy to run this game and in the 4yrs (nearly) since it's been out it has proved to be one of the most stable pieces of s/ware that I have EVER owned, and I mean ALL s/ware. I'm not even sure if I have ever had one ctd in all that time!! The only times I have had problems with it is when it's pc related, and I cant even remember them properly lol.

Trouble with this series is it is TOO good for it's own good at times imo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

missiveus
09-08-2005, 08:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">ohhhh yeah...... I have bought enough software that didnt meet the cut to get me a roudtrip ticket to the Carribean.... This sim is without a doubt the best thing I have ever bought as far as softeware goes.... EVER. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ditto.

jamesdietz
09-09-2005, 12:34 PM
You're not kidding Mate!!!

CVK_Monkey
09-13-2005, 02:37 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
Resistance is futile. We are Oleg.

Anyway, thanks a lot!... On the other hand I must say that healthy competition is always good for customers(i.e. for us).

SeaFireLIV
09-13-2005, 02:51 AM
I gotta say it again. Anyone who`s had any real serious time with WWII flight sims cannot deny the work, effort and authenticity put into this sim.

For those of you that whine against his sim, really, the good points more than make up for the bad.

Yes, i am an official Oleg FanMAN!

pettera
09-13-2005, 05:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
This sim is without a doubt the best thing I have ever bought as far as softeware goes.... EVER. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I agree. It is astonishingly good from a technical point of view. Very stable, impressive modelling of physics, impressive graphics, and very scalable:
<UL TYPE=SQUARE>
<LI> number and type of planes
<LI> number and type of objects
<LI> number of game modes
<LI> number of players
<LI> old rig - new rig
<LI> ...
[/list]
Compare this to most multi-million SW such as MS products, Adobe products etc. The stability of IL2++ is impressing.

So the technical skill, dedication for details, and artistic abilities of Olegs team impresses me every time I play IL2++.

So please keep up the good work all of you.

Petter

PS. I think the game is really cheap.

Bolt40
09-13-2005, 06:58 PM
BoB WoV is not bad at all..GMX has some issues that they need to settle with their UK customers. as far as us Yanks ..Ive had no probs with mine ..the manual , the map , the keyboard map are nice to have , the game itself is awesome ..FM and cockpit immersion put IL2 to shame ! not to mention the actual sound of all those Merlin & Daimler engines . for you that have it or going to buy it they will be kicking out a patch to fix current issues . they also plan a multiplayer & bomber patch once these sorted out . be patient & give em time..after all , how many patches has IL2 had ? plenty & IMO they need to add a few more before they leave us cold . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Chivas
09-14-2005, 10:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bolt40:
BoB WoV is not bad at all..GMX has some issues that they need to settle with their UK customers. as far as us Yanks ..Ive had no probs with mine ..the manual , the map , the keyboard map are nice to have , the game itself is awesome ..FM and cockpit immersion put IL2 to shame ! not to mention the actual sound of all those Merlin & Daimler engines . for you that have it or going to buy it they will be kicking out a patch to fix current issues . they also plan a multiplayer & bomber patch once these sorted out . be patient & give em time..after all , how many patches has IL2 had ? plenty & IMO they need to add a few more before they leave us cold . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wouldn't hold your breath for the multiplayer option. They're having a hard enough time to get the BOB WOV to work on one CPU let alone two of them, lol.

Kuna15
09-14-2005, 10:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Flumps:
Im very thankfull im so glad he hasnt given up on il2 fb aep or pf, many other game designers would of stopped making patches by now, so thank you oleg and i hope you never give up making patches for these games http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif what im scared about though is that when bob comes out all these great games will be lost and never thought about again or something :S </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll second that.
But also I am pretty sure that FB series will remain VERY long time on my machine. After BoB hits the shelves. This is just piece of artwork and it will live a long life with great custom campaigns. At least on my machine.

About Seafire's thread title, it is so right. Many folks don't realise that we are dealing with great man here.

Jetbuff
09-14-2005, 06:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Yes, i am an official Oleg FanMAN! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
No one with even an ounce of objectivity could disagree with that sentiment. While rabid fanboyism annoys me, unsubstantiated claims of bias and/or conspiracy theories against Oleg and crew are just ludicrous and, imo, simply inexcusable.

SeaFireLIV
09-15-2005, 04:42 AM
Actually, I have at certain times near got myself banned due to disagreements with how FB was going and have complained (and been ignored) many times about failings with FB/PF, especially regarding his offline Campaigns which are NOT truly dynamic and where you are forced to have wingmen clinging to you if the leader gets killed cos you can`t order them away. And I`ve sent Oleg so many pleas (with demonstration pictures). But what do you do? If Oleg decided NOT to listen, well he won`t, no matter how sensible the request.

So I leave it for a while...

As for BOBII, a patch is soon out and I think I`ve finally cured the soul-destroying CTDs.. TWO WEEKS of trouble shooting. Remind me next time to wait 6 months before buying a new game! It saves a lot of time and effort... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif Although to be fair, Scott and Shockwave really do seem to have a passion for what they do, so this is why I stick with it like a sucker. I always have a soft spot for artists (same for Oleg)!

But like I said, you get your good points and bad points with every game/sim.

Nimits
09-15-2005, 05:20 PM
Well, Forgotten Battles/Pacific Fighters is the best we have right now. Take that any way you want to . . .