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KOM.Nausicaa
08-19-2005, 07:25 AM
Hi,

I was just wondering: Are there any veterans, from whatever side, that have ever commented on this flying sim? Has someone some thread in memory, or ever copy/pasted some comment?

Just curious....

Thanks in advance,

Nausicaa

KOM.Nausicaa
08-19-2005, 07:25 AM
Hi,

I was just wondering: Are there any veterans, from whatever side, that have ever commented on this flying sim? Has someone some thread in memory, or ever copy/pasted some comment?

Just curious....

Thanks in advance,

Nausicaa

LStarosta
08-19-2005, 08:32 AM
Don't believe anything Leadspitter or Crash or whoever post in this thread.

KTHX.

NorrisMcWhirter
08-19-2005, 08:35 AM
IIRC, people involved (obsessed?) with this game have actually asked veterans to play it to see what they thought. Quite a few of them weren't really interested because they'd already had their fill of the war.

The other thing to remember, of course, is how would they compare them? For example, if you were in your 80s and someone came along and asked you if a computer game was anything like the first car you drove/had, how could you possibly say for sure if it matched? (I don't think I could).

Oleg said in his readme that 40 pilots had endorsed the latest flight model in the game. Who they were and what they normally fly is not known.

Ta,
Norris

Low_Flyer_MkII
08-19-2005, 08:47 AM
Aren't Hristo's masterly insights into the mind of an ace enough? I mean he must have more kills than Hartman & Baer combined by now.

Seriously tho', Georg Adam (Luftwaffe) & Chuck Walters (USAAF) endorsed the original Il2 with brief but positive comments in the manual preface.

Grue_
08-19-2005, 12:25 PM
I'd feel a bit embarrassed showing a veteran my computer game.

I think most of the vets are polite about it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

There was an interesting post recently where somebody made a movie about a Spitfire raid that the British TV presenter Raymond Baxter took part in. Mr Baxter was very impressed.

SeaFireLIV
08-19-2005, 12:35 PM
Why bother with real life veteran experiences? We don`t need them since we have so many self-confessed armchair experts on this forum. In fact, it`s a pity for them that some of these experts weren`t alive to fly for the airforces of 1940 + as they would have single-handedly won the war. The true-life Vets are nothing compared to these forum virtual `pilots`.

VW-IceFire
08-19-2005, 12:42 PM
There have been a few...and they have been favorable on how well it performed. They always say its not really like the real thing and that our digital joysticks are too sensitive but overall its quite good.

Not perfect, but good. Which is a very impressive thing.

ploughman
08-19-2005, 12:46 PM
Can' think who you could be talking about SeaFireLIV.

Ankanor
08-19-2005, 12:46 PM
well, there's no way our joysticks are precise, unless the handles are 2ft long for most aircarft. SeaFire, you're losing your nerve here. leave him be http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Hoarmurath
08-19-2005, 01:00 PM
If you take a look at your game manual, you will see that some ww2 veterans were consultants, and testers for this serie of games. It is current practice to have veterans as consultants in combat flight sims.

KOM.Nausicaa
08-19-2005, 07:20 PM
Mh, I think some of you misunderstood the question. I am not saying that vet opinions are valuable or not or anything alike. I'm no noob to this game, and yes, I looked in manual a long time ago already. My quetion was pure curiosity, in order to see if anything like that was ever posted on the forum, or in any other kind of support. (except the manual of course)

Naus

Pirschjaeger
08-19-2005, 07:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ankanor:
well, there's no way our joysticks are precise, unless the handles are 2ft long for most aircarft. SeaFire, you're losing your nerve here. leave him be http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Poor Seafire does seem to be somewhat pressurized these days. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Wasn't he the one who used to draw cool cartoons?

Fritz

han freak solo
08-19-2005, 08:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
Can' think who you could be talking about SeaFireLIV. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That sig is gonna give the kiddies nightmares, Ploughman. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

han freak solo
08-19-2005, 08:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grue_:
I'd feel a bit embarrassed showing a veteran my computer game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I've never let my grandpa know about it. He might think it's greasy kid stuff. Especially since I'm 40. We have other things to talk about besides computer stuff when I see him anyway.

LeadSpitter_
08-19-2005, 10:02 PM
2 weeks

Taylortony
08-19-2005, 10:26 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m...641041752#6641041752 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/6641041752/r/6641041752#6641041752)

tjaika1910
08-20-2005, 03:13 AM
Eric Brown (yes the one) had a nice review of this sim (after FB I think), and also had a joystick settings recommendation to make the game feel more real. Some squads use it ( you all have to use it because it limits the movements). The settings dont provide full operation of the plane but then again, sitting in a real ac, you would not press the plane so much all the time anyway. I would not like to sit in a aircraft in RL that moved around like those in this sim.

If the search funktion work today, see if it is archived on the forum. Otherwise I can dig up the joystick recommendations. Personally I use somewhat Olegs modifided to suit my crappy joystick.