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    I didn't see a thread on this yet so, from the front page...

    Pacific Fighters will launch with a multiplayer mode that will allow up to 128 players to participate in live online in aerial dogfights!
    For the first time in any retail combat flight simulation, Pacific Fighters will allow massive live engagements for up to 128 players in dogfight mode on the same dedicated server via Internet or LAN. Cooperative play and dynamic online campaigns are also available for up to 32 players. Whether it€s in dogfight or cooperative mode, Pacific Fighters will provide an unparalleled online multiplayer experience. In addition to live players, the game also includes a large number of AI-controlled aircraft, ships and ground vehicles. Pacific Fighters provides a faithful re-creation of the most decisive battles of WWII€s Pacific theater, in famous locations like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, where the courage of a single pilot could turn the tide of war.

    "We are thrilled to offer flight-sim enthusiasts the opportunity to fight in massive live engagements. Aerial dog-fighting between live opponents in multiplayer will never be the same again. The opportunity to join huge squadrons or plan a Task Force to route the enemy will be amazing in Pacific Fighters," said producer Fabrice Cambounet.

    Backed by Oleg Maddox and the team that created the IL-2 series, Pacific Fighters allows players to participate in the most compelling Pacific air war experience ever created.


    That's amazing news. For match play, that could mean 5 squads of 12 against 5 squads of 12. The logistics are mind boggling, but damn, it would be fun.
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    I didn't see a thread on this yet so, from the front page...

    Pacific Fighters will launch with a multiplayer mode that will allow up to 128 players to participate in live online in aerial dogfights!
    For the first time in any retail combat flight simulation, Pacific Fighters will allow massive live engagements for up to 128 players in dogfight mode on the same dedicated server via Internet or LAN. Cooperative play and dynamic online campaigns are also available for up to 32 players. Whether it€s in dogfight or cooperative mode, Pacific Fighters will provide an unparalleled online multiplayer experience. In addition to live players, the game also includes a large number of AI-controlled aircraft, ships and ground vehicles. Pacific Fighters provides a faithful re-creation of the most decisive battles of WWII€s Pacific theater, in famous locations like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, where the courage of a single pilot could turn the tide of war.

    "We are thrilled to offer flight-sim enthusiasts the opportunity to fight in massive live engagements. Aerial dog-fighting between live opponents in multiplayer will never be the same again. The opportunity to join huge squadrons or plan a Task Force to route the enemy will be amazing in Pacific Fighters," said producer Fabrice Cambounet.

    Backed by Oleg Maddox and the team that created the IL-2 series, Pacific Fighters allows players to participate in the most compelling Pacific air war experience ever created.


    That's amazing news. For match play, that could mean 5 squads of 12 against 5 squads of 12. The logistics are mind boggling, but damn, it would be fun.
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    Zen--'s Avatar Senior Member
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    Unless they did some MAJOR overhaul to the netcode and make the maps considerably larger than they are now, I don't see how this will be anything other than a tremendous lag fest.

    Bloot


    It would be nice, but I don't think it's possible...at 31 players now the game has to be tweaked like crazy to remain stable and it's still not smooth for everyone.
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    But with the vast ocean, and two small island strips, or carriers, anything is possible.
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    It'd be a hoot at a big LAN party
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kasdeya:
    But with the vast ocean, and two small island strips, or carriers, anything is possible. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    True. Just set the water on perfect at the server side.
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    WOOOHOO, now we can have a REAL
    Mariane turkey shoot :P
    oooh...or the attack on Hawaii, and this time, remember to blow the fuel tanks :P
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    128 Players,no lag ,i ll believe it when i see it.We try co ops online and you only need a bit too much Flak,weather,buildings and stutter,stutter
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    Me thinks the Blitzpigs will need to let in a few more members.
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    my machine can't even draw that many planes at once
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