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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 10:03 PM
24th Sept HISTORY CHANNEL'S BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940

BRINGS NEW TECHNOLOGY TO FLIGHT SIMULATION!
History Channel's Battle of Britain 1940, published by Activision Value, Inc. and developed by iEntertainment Network Inc., brings brand new functionality and features to the flight simulation game market with the new AUTO CO-PILOT feature that gives players auto takeoffs, auto landings, auto formation, and auto attack. AUTO CO-PILOT makes a real authentic flight simulation accessible to all gamers without ANY flight simulation experience!

This new feature allows the player to click the Fly Me button and the computer AI will take over to get the player back into the battle, get the player back into formation, or attack the nearest enemy target. When the player accomplishes his mission objectives, he can click on Auto Land and the AI takes him to a safe landing at the nearest friendly airfield!

The realism of flight simulation games can be daunting for a new player. Flight Simulation games sometimes are difficult for new players to understand the mission, to find targets, or to manoeuvre the aircraft without extensive study of the game manuals. This difficulty is not present in the new History Channel's Battle of Britain product, as the player can just pick his mission from a list of Instant Action or Campaign missions, click start, and the computer starts the player on the way. The player can play without any help from the computer AI or with complete help with the AI. (Anytime the player wants to take control of the game, he just does!)

The History Channel's Battle of Britain has great features including:

โท Historically accurate terrain and over 70 accurate aircraft models.

โท Cadet, Pilot, and Ace difficulty settings.

โท Brand new Cadet easy flight aircraft view and realistic out the cockpit views.

โท 15 Instant Action Missions

โท 18 Training Missions

โท 12 Historically accurate Campaign Missions

โท Free Massively Multiplayer Online Dogfighting in the Battle of Britain Arena.

All of these elements bring the excitement, challenge, and ferocity of the massive air battles that took place over the English Channel during the summer and fall of 1940 between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe.

The new game should be on retailer's shelves during the month of October 2003.

The new product will also have a FREE Battle of Britain Dogfighting Arena for all purchasers of The History Channel's Battle of Britain where new players can practice their air-to-air dogfighting skills against players from all over the world. This dogfighting arena will be part of IENT's TotalSims series of online games. (More information on IENT's online games can be found at www.TotalSims.com (http://www.TotalSims.com).
To see the Battle of Britain website go to: The History Channel's Battle of Britain



Martin van Vuuren
Rotterdam/Holland
"hornetsting"

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 10:03 PM
24th Sept HISTORY CHANNEL'S BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940

BRINGS NEW TECHNOLOGY TO FLIGHT SIMULATION!
History Channel's Battle of Britain 1940, published by Activision Value, Inc. and developed by iEntertainment Network Inc., brings brand new functionality and features to the flight simulation game market with the new AUTO CO-PILOT feature that gives players auto takeoffs, auto landings, auto formation, and auto attack. AUTO CO-PILOT makes a real authentic flight simulation accessible to all gamers without ANY flight simulation experience!

This new feature allows the player to click the Fly Me button and the computer AI will take over to get the player back into the battle, get the player back into formation, or attack the nearest enemy target. When the player accomplishes his mission objectives, he can click on Auto Land and the AI takes him to a safe landing at the nearest friendly airfield!

The realism of flight simulation games can be daunting for a new player. Flight Simulation games sometimes are difficult for new players to understand the mission, to find targets, or to manoeuvre the aircraft without extensive study of the game manuals. This difficulty is not present in the new History Channel's Battle of Britain product, as the player can just pick his mission from a list of Instant Action or Campaign missions, click start, and the computer starts the player on the way. The player can play without any help from the computer AI or with complete help with the AI. (Anytime the player wants to take control of the game, he just does!)

The History Channel's Battle of Britain has great features including:

โท Historically accurate terrain and over 70 accurate aircraft models.

โท Cadet, Pilot, and Ace difficulty settings.

โท Brand new Cadet easy flight aircraft view and realistic out the cockpit views.

โท 15 Instant Action Missions

โท 18 Training Missions

โท 12 Historically accurate Campaign Missions

โท Free Massively Multiplayer Online Dogfighting in the Battle of Britain Arena.

All of these elements bring the excitement, challenge, and ferocity of the massive air battles that took place over the English Channel during the summer and fall of 1940 between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe.

The new game should be on retailer's shelves during the month of October 2003.

The new product will also have a FREE Battle of Britain Dogfighting Arena for all purchasers of The History Channel's Battle of Britain where new players can practice their air-to-air dogfighting skills against players from all over the world. This dogfighting arena will be part of IENT's TotalSims series of online games. (More information on IENT's online games can be found at www.TotalSims.com (http://www.TotalSims.com).
To see the Battle of Britain website go to: The History Channel's Battle of Britain



Martin van Vuuren
Rotterdam/Holland
"hornetsting"

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 10:48 PM
What's so new about auto pilot? Hit "A" in IL2 and autopilot will fly the whole mission takeoff, attack and land etc.

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 10:52 PM
I don't know...the a/c graphics aren't that great. I don't care that the ground textures are from satalitte imagery...I'm busy flying.

And...I'm spoiled by playing FB for free online.

I'd rather someone find a way to improve the graphics in EAW.

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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 11:03 PM
Autopilot!! Yipeeee!!! What a new idea, full of exciting possibilities! You know what would be great? Some kind of time compression button too!!

GATO_LOCO

XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 11:11 PM
70 aircraft - for the Battle of Britain?

Maybe we'll get Tiger Moths for the 'cadets'.
Dare I hope for a Whir....oh, forget it....

Actually, could start a new thread - 'name 70 aircraft associated with the Battle of Britain'. Any takers?

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XyZspineZyX
09-27-2003, 11:26 PM
A FREE massive multiplayer online arena does sound enticing... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif It might be a good change of pace from the claustrophibic IL-2 dogfight but we'll see...


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fluke39
09-27-2003, 11:51 PM
i thought that was a p*ss take from the first few paragraphs
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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:25 AM
I am open minded. Just have to wait and see before I give it a try. Didn't know there where that many different planes flying in the BOB. Also, IEntertainment developed the War Birds series and that was and is to arcadish acting and looking for me. That fact has me skeptical about spending my money on it. And as far as auto-pilot, we have that now. It would be a pleasant surprise to see a decent sim from this though. S!

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:28 AM
wake me up when my auto pilot kills every body and lands.

RichardI
09-28-2003, 12:32 AM
This is the one you're talking about, right?

http://www.totalsims.com/slicks/blitz_mktg.php

Actually the cockpits and 3D models don't look too bad. Of course, they're not going to show any bad pictures on that site. I think I'll wait and see. I believe it's basically the WarbirdsIII game engine. I have no idea what the flight models or game play will be like.
It's worth a look around the site though.
BTW, I'm sure this was posted some weeks ago.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:36 AM
I like to pay for my games only once.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 12:43 AM
LMAO!!! This is funny.. I thought it was a joke for
about 3/4 of the post..

I thought it was a carry over from the post from people
complaining about the SIMS being to complicated to play!

And then I got to the end of the post and realized you
were serious...

Sounds boring to me I guess...

Half the fun is realizing that even after you make
that fatal mistake.. you can try it again and solve
the tasks on your own..

Discovery keep the mind active.

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 01:24 AM
hornetsting wrote:
- new AUTO CO-PILOT feature that gives players auto
- take offs, auto landings, auto formation, and auto
- attack.

Umm......... New?

- click the Fly Me button and the computer AI will take
- over (Fly Me Button!! I love it /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif )

Yeah, right, and we all know what computer Artificial Stupidity is like don't we? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

- to get the player back into the battle, get the player
- back into formation, or attack the nearest enemy target.

Ok, but what exactly does the er, customer / end user / player / victim, have to do? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

- (Anytime the player wants to take control of the game,
- he just does!)

Ah! Ok, That clears that up then. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


I'm sorry hornetsting, I know you posted that with the best of intentions but I just couldn't resist that.

In reality I haven't heard anything about that game/sim and so I hope the above is only received as it is intended, and that is in fun. I will reserve judgement. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 01:31 AM
Low_Flyer wrote:
- 70 aircraft - for the Battle of Britain?
-

Well I reckon they're pushing it a bit....

Spitfire IA,IB,II
Hurricane I,IIA
Gladiator
Blenheim I
Defiant
Fulmar
Martlet

Do17E,M,P,U,Z
He111D,P,H
Ju88A
Ju87B
Do215
Bf109E
Bf110C
Fw200
Do18
He59
He115
Brequet Bizerte

Fiat Br20
Fiat CR42
Fiat G50

All I could find after a quick flip thru some books. Perhaps the myth of the He113 has been included. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
Cheers!

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:05 AM
the ideal game for lazy people, just buy the game and it plays itself. the free massive multiplayer does sound good though...

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:09 AM
Ground textures from satellite imagery look really good......from space.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:22 AM
The key part of the post is "Activision Value" if you saw the last history channel release(civil war).You'll know what I'm talking about.

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 07:09 AM
I won't even buy it, because it sounds like it's more for online play, like Warbirds and Air Warrior were/are. I read someting about offline missions but nothing about offline campaigns, static or dynamic. I insist on offline campaigns to go along with online play possibilties, especially truly dynamic campaigns. I'm more offliner than onliner.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 07:12 AM
I seen videos and screenshots, it doesnt really compair to fbs visuals, However all the flyable and massive multiplayer gameplay will be a reason to buy.

5000-6000m massive dogfights wont look like your in space and im sure you wont be able to see all edges of the il2fb squaremap and disc haze while looking at the ground in fb. One of its many flaws


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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 07:24 AM
Dunkelgrun wrote:
- Low_Flyer wrote:
-- 70 aircraft - for the Battle of Britain?
--
-
- Well I reckon they're pushing it a bit....
-

No mate, they are not pushing it. 70 aircraft to use and then game ends... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 08:57 AM
crazyivan1970 wrote:
- Dunkelgrun wrote:
-- Low_Flyer wrote:
--- 70 aircraft - for the Battle of Britain?
---
--
-- Well I reckon they're pushing it a bit....
--
-
- No mate, they are not pushing it. 70 aircraft to use
- and then game ends...


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Cheers!



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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 01:46 PM
Oh, how wonderful... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif a simulator for IA pilots... I'm sure the IA will have a big time... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:00 PM
iEntertainment Network

that says it all...

Played Warbirds for 7 years and finally got sick with the crap work done by the new developers. Although they did some good optimizing in the beginning, once they tried to expanc upon the simulation it became a complete POS.

Warbirds 3 (and spinoffs) is a nice 3d object viewer, but a lousy sim.

Yes...this is 7 years of frustration added up.

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'95-02 - WB Jagdgeschwader 53
'99-00 - DoA Jagdstaffel 18
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The rest is history...

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:04 PM
I'm reluctant to criticize any new prop sim simply becuase I'm glad people still bother to make them.

It's AI is no different than what we have here in FB's campaign, and if it brings more people into the world of prop flight sims I'm all for it frankly.

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:10 PM
COOL...When's the Patch out for it?

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:16 PM
Will it also Auto-grab a cool one from the frig?? It seems it won't need me to play it.

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:18 PM
Dunkelgrun wrote:

- Spitfire IA,IB,II
- Hurricane I,IIA
- Gladiator
- Blenheim I
- Defiant
- Fulmar
- Martlet
-
- Do17E,M,P,U,Z
- He111D,P,H
- Ju88A
- Ju87B
- Do215
- Bf109E
- Bf110C
- Fw200
- Do18
- He59
- He115
- Brequet Bizerte
-
- Fiat Br20
- Fiat CR42
- Fiat G50
-------------------------------------------------------
Beaufighter
Whirlwind
Whitly
Beaufort
Wellinton
Battle
Boston
Hampden
Hudson
Martin 167 Maryland
Tigermoth

They might include French & Polish aircaft as well, that would take them to 70.

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Message Edited on 09/28/0301:20PM by One13

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:19 PM
lol

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:21 PM
This one part has me concerned. I have yet to see a good flight sim under Valueware.

Gib

hornetsting wrote:
- published by Activision Value, Inc.

No fancy quote or cool photo.... YET

XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 02:26 PM
I'm afraid it looks like they're going with that well known scourge of English seaside towns the Stuka tankbuster - I kid you not, check out their screenies. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Where's this going to end - Arado jet bombers over Birmingham?

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XyZspineZyX
09-28-2003, 06:48 PM
mortoma wrote:
- I won't even buy it, because it sounds like it's
- more for online play, like Warbirds and Air Warrior
- were/are. I read someting about offline missions but
- nothing about offline campaigns, static or dynamic.
- I insist on offline campaigns to go along with
- online play possibilties, especially truly dynamic
- campaigns. I'm more offliner than onliner.

You'll be basically buying a Warbirds III spinoff, which in some form will probably be downloadable fro free.

Its the same thing iMagic pulled with Warbirds some years ago, publish a CD-version (which hardly offers anything over the download one).

If you want to know how this one flies, download Warbirds III, if you don't like it, you won't like this new one either.

Yes, this is 7 years of frustration speaking /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

well, that's not fair, the first three years were fun, then it started to settle, and the final two or so years were...like a mariage gone sour!!




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Il-2 - VEF JG 77
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'95-02 - WB Jagdgeschwader 53
'99-00 - DoA Jagdstaffel 18
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XyZspineZyX
09-29-2003, 03:15 AM
Look like it's using warbird 3 engine. (if yes i won't buy it)

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