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jamesdietz
10-31-2005, 03:58 PM
Here's a little heads up on the BoB WoV sim that for some reason or another,I have kept on my C: Drive & keep fooling with...I think mostly because it works well with TrackIR 3 Vectoring programs....Anyway there is alot of good news ,thanks to a few new "Official patches ",which help it run better without so many of the right from the box operating problems,& new third party ones just out.These third party downloads primarily address the cosmetics of the game,mostly but not entirely the backgrounds;with them the so-so effects that came with the game are much improved ...o this:

There are downloads for water, landscape, weather,cockpits,gunfire,handling etc.( many found here:
http://www.angelfire.com/mech/stickman1/index.html

But elsewhere within the postings of Shockwaves BoB site..it does take some looking,tho.With these improvements one can easily say that this is the way it should have come out of the box! I suppose even more will be coming ,but it is too bad so many may have thrown the sim onto a shelf before all this new work became available.Its still no FB?PF but really geting better& closer!
One thing that has yet to be improved & really need it is the lack of reflected light on the exterior surfaces( or the very low level effect of the reflected light ) even on bright days.This makes aircraft nearly impossible to see against the ground & seems to my eye less realistic than FB/PF..Maybe they'll get around to figuring that out,I can't be the only one who thinks about this can I?
At any rate here are a few screens showing improves backgrounds:
http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/untitled.bmp

http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/untitled1.bmp

http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/untitled2.bmp

http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/untitled3.bmp

http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/untitled4.bmp

http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/untitled5.bmp

http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/untitled6.bmp

http://members.cox.net/doolittle80/untitled7.bmp

neural_dream
10-31-2005, 04:19 PM
That water seems like a nice start. Let's see how it'll go.

PBNA-Boosher
10-31-2005, 06:32 PM
Il2 still better, be sure.

NewNewly
10-31-2005, 07:03 PM
I bought it about two weeks ago and downloaded the patch. Overall I would say the sound is far superior to IL2 (especially the Spitfire which doesn't sound like a lawnmower), however the planes really wobble a lot which I find irratating. The comment about having a hard time distinguishing the planes from the ground is absolutely correct. It reminds me of MS Combat Flight Simulater 2. I think I wasted $39.99. Let me know if you want it and I will send it to you on the cheap.

neural_dream
10-31-2005, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by NewNewly:
...Overall I would say the sound is far superior to IL2...
I used to agree, until i saw a post a couple of weeks ago which explained how to get amazing sound in IL-2 and now I'm really happy with it, much better than BoB2. I'm too tired to find it, but someone else may.