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major_setback
04-10-2005, 01:23 PM
OK, this seems like it's another cheap n' cheeesy sim, but some of you might be interested. Some nice skins though. Good floatplanes. Sorry if this is old news.

http://www.3dgamers.com/games/heroespacific/screenshots/

http://www.heroesofthepacific.com/

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VW-IceFire
04-10-2005, 01:43 PM
I wonder how they are avoiding the trademark issues....

major_setback
04-10-2005, 01:46 PM
Sorry I messed up the pictures, As you see I'm not the Duke of URL. I forgot the best pic.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/920406_20040510_screen021.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/Render2_TheUSFleet2.jpg

Troll2k
04-10-2005, 01:48 PM
Is it even out yet?The screenies are a year old.

AlmightyTallest
04-10-2005, 05:13 PM
I don't know how accurate this sim will be compared to Oleg's, but what makes me fustrated is that I already see two different classes of American Battleships, a Carrier class, and other ships like Japanese Cruisers that they claim we will never get for Pacific Fighters http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Visually, it looks like your flying in a painting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://images.3dgamers.com/screenimages/games/heroespacific/pursuit1.jpg

Mackane1
04-10-2005, 08:21 PM
WARNING!...NOT A SIM!!!...WARNING!...NOT A SIM!!!

I read the interview with the creator and he describes it as an "arcade style game".
It's being made for XBox, PS2 and PC.

shieldsyy
04-10-2005, 08:47 PM
The fleet shot makes a great wallpaper.
Thanks!

shinden1974
04-10-2005, 08:51 PM
Definitly not a sim...but it's something the sim industry has needed for a long time...an entry level interest generating title.

WOLFMondo
04-11-2005, 04:17 AM
I saw the trailer and its no sim but it does look like allot of fun. Think BF1942 on steroids

major_setback
04-11-2005, 04:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by shieldsyy:
The fleet shot makes a great wallpaper.
Thanks! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, and the original shot is HUGE (3508x2480). You can just get lost in it.

The original shot:

http://www.heroesofthepacific.com/ss/Render2_TheUSFleet.jpg

major_setback
04-11-2005, 05:15 AM
Here's some more shots that aren't on the official site. I can't remember where I found them.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/920406_20040510_screen017.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/920406_20040510_screen028.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/920406_20040510_screen026.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/920406_20040510_screen022.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/920406_20040510_screen011.jpg

VF-3Thunderboy
04-11-2005, 05:53 AM
That is a very cool floatplane.

I dont understand why there is no ADD_ON for PF or anything for that matter. The MS CFS series keeps going ONLY because of end user add-ons. There is alot of talent out there going to waste.Alot of people would be happy to bang out those ships, or anything else, and get around the copyright thing...as its a freebee....

They need to figure out how to do freebe user add-ons for this sim...

Capt._Tenneal
04-11-2005, 07:49 AM
Choose your wingman ??? Can I get Maniac from Wing Commander III ? He was one great wingman.

Anyway, welcome to the community setback (great name, btw) !

Platypus_1.JaVA
04-11-2005, 09:17 AM
1. You can read in: http://www.hsgamers.com/previews/heroesofthepacific.php
That the developpers intended a fun and arcade game.
2. PF is still essentially an add-on, not a new game. This sim is originally meant for the eastern front. Oleg replied with "no" on several occasions when someone asked of there will ever be carriers in Il-2.
3. even with all the shortcomings. I still think that PF is the most realistic and historic pacific flight sim ever. With all the limitations of a three year old engine.

Platypus_1.JaVA
04-11-2005, 09:20 AM
4. On the website of this sim, I've seen the names of some aircraft manufacturers. I hope they have a license to use their names... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

dgarmsd
04-11-2005, 09:41 AM
Granted this isn't a true flight sim. But take a close look at the movies. Look at how rich and detailed the enviroments are. Look at how detailed the pacific islands are compared to the Half A** baloney that 1C gave us.

Furthermore Mr Platypus_1.Java your wrong.
Pacific figters was sold and marketed as a stand alone product. Look at your PF box again!
If it was an add on it would say you must have IL2 to play this game. If it was a add on there wouldn't be stand alone installation instructions in the readme file.

They turned out a product that wasn't even close to being finished and lost there butts sales wise because of it.

Here it is 5 months+ since the release date and we still don't have the planes that Oleg himself said were left off due to lack of CD space.

Direct Quote from Pacific Fighter Readme.
*********************************************
Attention:
We simply ran out of space on our 2 CDs and had to remove some cockpits for
several flyable aircraft. Free add-on containing these aircraft will be made
available at www.pacific-fighters.com (http://www.pacific-fighters.com) for a free download.
**********************************************
end of quote.

Sorry for the rant. I play this game more than any on my PC & have for a year and a half now. But I am really sick and tired of the blind Oleg Fanboy ****.

-S- All

Aeronautico
04-11-2005, 10:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by shinden1974:
Definitly not a sim... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Why do you say so? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>You are the hero whose skill guts and determination will win or lose the war <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
It sounds quite realistic to me... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

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

major_setback
04-11-2005, 10:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>

Anyway, welcome to the community setback (great name, btw) ! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks Capt. T for the welcome, it's much appreciated http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I would have joined in years ago, but it took me until now to come up with a name http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I really like your name though, you and Bo_Nidle have the best names in the forums.
Like someone else said, I now spend more time reading the forums than actually flying...so why not participate.
Any more hermit airmen out there? It's really quite pleasant once you're in!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

aminx
04-11-2005, 12:40 PM
does anyone have the list of flyable planes and are the torp planes flyable?
aminx

F4UDash4
04-11-2005, 01:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
3. even with all the shortcomings. I still think that PF is the most realistic and historic pacific flight sim ever. With all the limitations of a three year old engine. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Microprose' 1942 Pacific Air War was and still is a more complete sim of the PTO. And it runs on a 10 year old engine.

Capt._Tenneal
04-11-2005, 02:15 PM
Can we get the Microprose games free as abandonware ? Or even for a small fee. It would be great to play the old classics again.

Iwatapt
04-11-2005, 02:32 PM
Regarding the Sim/not-a-sim debate:

So what?

One of my favourite games is PF Merged.

Another one is Ace Combat 5: Squadron Leader for the PS2.

One is a flight sim. The other is an action game. Does this diminish either game? Absolutelly not.

Sometimes you feel like flying a fully-accurate P-51C. Other times you just feel the need to strap in and blow the **** out of a Fulcrum withouyt having to worry about trim and stalls.

Really, is "fun" something that can be simply tagged into a game box as a Sim/Not-a-sim label?!

Sometimes you feel like Chess. Sometimes you feel like C&C.

Sometimes you feel like PF. Sometimes you feel like a bit of comic-book action.

F4UDash4
04-11-2005, 09:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Capt._Tenneal:
Can we get the Microprose games free as abandonware ? Or even for a small fee. It would be great to play the old classics again. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm betting you could find 1942 PAW on eBay or maybe 1942 PAW Gold at some online store if you look diligently. I have my orginal copy.

F4UDash4
04-11-2005, 09:23 PM
Just did a search on eBay for "1942: Pacific Air War". Currently there are 3 like new in the box for sale, as low as 5 bucks.

And I'll bet anyone could find a decent old DOS capable PC at a local thrift store as little as 20 bucks or so.