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    Il2 DD Update Dev Blog 317 "Mosquito FB Mk.VI" many Pics!!!
    76.IAP-Blackbird
    By 76.IAP-Blackbird,
    Dear Pilots!

    Today’s DD is all about the mighty Mosquito FB Mk.VI, which is nearing completion for Battle of Normandy! We are finishing her systems and flight model and preparing her for release. As you can see from the images, she is a really good-looking aircraft and there are tons of armament options. She packs one hell of an offensive punch with awesome flight performance. We think she will be an incredibly popular ride in Great Battles. Below you see the almost completed cockpit along with several armament options and skins that will be included. Unfortunately, some systems were not functioning yet, so I was unable to launch any weapons or engage in combat, but she will be entering Beta very soon where the testers will put her through her paces. Stay tuned for more as we get the “Wooden Wonder” ready for release!

          
          
          
          


    Enjoy!


    The Sturmovik Team

    WINGS OVER THE REICH UPDATE V1.23
    Polovski
    By Polovski,
    Hi all, We have released a new update for WOTR which brings it to V1.23

    Contents and Improvements WOTR V1.23   8 May 2022.

    This release is to fix an incorrect version number that was reported in Workshops menu (in V1.22)

    1)    Improved Roll-Rate on Spitfire MkI and Hurricane MkI

    2)    Keyboard and Joystick Bindings Revised 2.0:    (WOTRKeys program).
            1) User is prompted to save if 'exiting after changes' without having pressed the save button.
            2) Simplified the editing of assigned joystick functions, all editing functions are available on clicking the bound item.
            3) Fixed an issue in Win10 and Win11 where the Joystick Button 'repeat value' was sometimes no longer valid.
            4) Implemented ability to assign controller axes to Gunner station
            5) Generally improved all round for ease of use.

    WOFF BH&H II V1.27 UPDATE for 'Recon Wars' is now available.
    Polovski
    By Polovski,
    Hi all,   WOFF BH&H II V1.27 UPDATE is now available.  

    Version 1.27  6 May 2022 changes;

    1)    Fixed an issue that would sometimes result in Ace AC in A flight not always having bomb loadouts when required.
    2)    When a Ground Battle exists in your region, or is about to start in the next few days in your region, then time always advances by 1 day only.
    3)    When a battle is in progress in your region, time always advances by 1 day only.
    4)    Current Weather conditions now included in the 'Historical Weather Cancels all Flights'  'player decides' pop up message.
    5)    Keyboard and Joystick Bindings Revised to 2.0:
            1) User is prompted to save if 'exiting after changes' without having pressed the save button.
            2) Simplified the editing of assigned joystick functions, all editing functions are available on clicking the bound item.
            3) Fixed an issue in Win10 and Win11 where the Joystick Button 'repeat value' was sometimes no longer valid.
            4) Implemented ability to assign Axis to Gunner station
            5) Generally improved all round for ease of use. Of course this includes all previous updates for BH&H II,  including the fabulous 'Recon Wars' free expansion recently released in V1.21. Please see the WOFF website for more info.  Remember to use Ctrl+F5 in your browser if you do not see an update page on the web site yet.

    Il2 DD Update Dev Blog 316 "Sopwith Snipe and Siemens-Schuckert D.IV"
    76.IAP-Blackbird
    By 76.IAP-Blackbird,
    Dear Great War Pilots!

    We have some awesome news to share with you in today’s DD. The images below are the first to show the Sopwith Snipe and Siemens-Schuckert D.IV Collector Planes we have in development. They are being built by our friends at Ugra Media with our supervision and they are coming along quickly. The Snipe’s external is looking good and the cockpit is well under way, but not ready for a public reveal yet. The SS.D.IV is in a less developed state, but it’s coming along nicely. Both of these are challenging little birds to build, as great reference material is sparse, but when complete they will represent the pinnacle of WWI fighter design at the time of the Armistice. These are also the first truly new aircraft for Flying Circus that were not made for Rise of Flight in the past and we think you will really enjoy them! Both of these will be made available for Pre-Order soon, now that they have made significant process in their development. More about these two interesting warbirds as development progresses.

    Sopwith Snipe



    Siemens-Schuckert D.IV



    Enjoy!

    Il2 DD Update Dev Blog 315
    76.IAP-Blackbird
    By 76.IAP-Blackbird,
    Dear Pilots and Tankers,

    Today’s DD is a collection of images of new content in development by our partners such as Ugra Media, DigitalForms and others.

    First, we have a few very much WIP images from the C-47 cockpit being built by Ugra Media. As you can she its coming along nicely and it will add a new dimension to Allied air operations!



        

    Next, we have some amazing cutaway shots of the Churchill Mk.IV tank being built by our partners at DigitalForms. The engineering and work they do for Tank Crew models is simply the best in the business. Looking great!


       
       

    They are also working on the Stug III which as you can see is not as complete as the Churchill, but the modeling is just as detailed. Here are a few shots of some sub-assemblies.

       

    Finally, we have the Sd. Kfz. 234 which is built by a collection of professional modelers we call Luchin Team. This armored vehicle will be on the Normandy battleground later this summer.



    Please cheer on our partners as they work to bring some very interesting new toys to your favorite combat simulator – IL-2 Sturmovik!

    Enjoy!

    The Sturmovik Team

    Falcon BMS 4.36 Released
    MigBuster
    By MigBuster,
        the latest iteration of the Tommo Inc Falcon 4.0 total conversion modification - Benchmark Sims 4.36 - is available for you to enjoy as of RIGHT NOW! BMS 4.36 requires a legit installation of a Falcon 4.0 (all older and newer versions are accepted alike, i.e. Microprose, Hasbro, GOG, Steam, Retroism). The check is performed both at setup time and every time you start BMS. If no valid installation is found, BMS will exit with a corresponding error message. For those of you who are new to Falcon and still need a legacy Falcon 4.0 license, you’re lucky, as there are various season sales going on. Retroism GOG Note that this is NOT an exhaustive list of where to buy Falcon 4.0, it’s just a list of retailers known to me (best effort) that offer sales/discounts, for your convenience. The list will not be updated. This mod may not be used for any commercial purposes. Any such use may constitute a violation of the intellectual property of Tommo Inc and the non-commercial Terms and Conditions under which Benchmark Sims make this mod available to you. NOTES: 4.36 is not an update to the former 4.35, but a new independent base installation 4.36 can co-exist with 4.35 on the same machine — The build number string in the Falcon UI will read “4.36.0 (x64) Build 26181” for the base installation A big THANK YOU to everyone in the BMS development team and to the gents from TOMMO INC who made this release possible! Now download and enjoy!    Falcon BMS 4.36 is now available to download from https://www.falcon-bms.com/downloads/       Trailer   By Br3No ==========Disclaimer========== Video contains some visual and sound effects that are not included in the official 4.36 release. (e.g. Tacview overlay, some blur effects) ==========Info========== The following features and improvements of 4.36 are presented in the video: 0:25 - Weather (Implemented shower Clouds) 0:38 - Ext. Lights (Fully implemented Ext. Lights) 0:52 - Airfields (New & Improved AirPorts) 1:04 - AAR (Basket Refueling & AAR Code Improvements) 1:19 - Skins (New & Updated Skins) 1:34 - Night Lighting (Light Polution & Reflections) 1:47 - AI (Enhanced Artificial Intelligence) 1:57 - Graphics (Improved Visual Effects) 2:08 - AI COMMS (New Commands Menu) 2:08 - TGT Assignment (Multiple Target Assignment) 2:13 - JHMCS (Improved HMCS Functionality) 2:13 - Avionics (Enhanced Avionics) 2:20 - A-A (Revised ARH Guidance) 2:20 - A-G (Improved CCRP Mode) 2:34 - JTAC And there is a lot more to discover by your own ==========Discords/Websides========== DISCORD - https://discord.gg/KQNHQBz WEBSIDE - https://www.falcon-bms.com REDDIT - https://www.reddit.com/r/falconbms/ YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnyVS5IhXmUShjl8nTQ85rw ==========Soundtrack========== INFRACTION - HERO         3D Changelog New / updated ============= - New details and fixes for all new airbases: RKNN - RJOI - RKJJ - RKJK - RKPK - RKPS - RKSM - RKSO - RKSW - RKTI - RKTN - RKTY - ZKTS – ZKUJ. - New static assets for KTO - New / updated ground units 3D assets (M901 ITV, 61-K Gun, M60A3, Skyguard Radar, MDK-2M, M117, BL-755, AS-34, M88A2, Gwanggaeto CLS, M109, - New / updated plane skins or 3D models (Mirage F1, MQ-9 Reaper, Ka-52, F-4, F-16, A-50, Su-35, CH-53, B-52G, B-52H, OH-58D, U-2, J-20, Yak-38, C-17, F-104, WD-1, MV-22, IL-76/78, Jaguar A) - New pylons and elements (LM-39, RPL-35 and RPL-201, R Su-35SK Hard AA, RPL-35-AA tank) - New weapons (AGM-65E, AGM-65L, PL-15, YL-12, YL-14, AS-30L) - F-16 Cockpits light panels updated for new light code - New external lights added to compatible planes - New Basket air refueling models and pods Fixed ============= - Cockpit fixes (M2000 all variants, AV-8B, F-18) - F-16 Cockpits misc. updates (all variants) Removed ============= - Old plane cockpits removed (F-22, F-14)   Data Changelog Campaign / Tactical Engagement ============================== - Validac.dat removed to be replaced by XML file (InvalidAcTypes.XML -> List of non-available plane types) - TvT campaign refactored - station+ils.dat updated - Updated ATC sounds for some airbases (some airbases pronunciations have changed to match real life) -- Choongwon AB => Jungwon AB (RKTI) -- Chongju AB => Cheongju AB (RKTU) -- Kangnung AB => Gangneung AB (RKNN) -- Kimhae Airport => Gimhae Intl Airport (RKPK) -- Kimpo Airport => Gimpo Intl Airport (RKSS) -- Kunsan Airbase => Gunsan Airbase (RKJK) -- Kwangju AB => Gwangju AB (RKJJ) -- Nachodka AB => Uglovoye AB -- Taegu AB => Daegu AB (RKTN) -- Sachon AB => Sacheon AB (RKPS) -- Yechon AB => Yecheon AB (RKTY) -- Wonsan AB => Kalma Airport (ZKWS) -- Pyongtaek AB => Pyongtaek AAF (RKSG) - Named "A-511 Camp Humphreys" in Jeppesen and DOD. -- Shenyang Airbase => Shenyang Beiling Airbase -- Sunch'on Airbase => Sunchon Airbase (ZKSC) - ATC file fixes - Added and fixed multiple training missions - Camo.cfg removed to be directly managed in cam / tac files - New airbases in Japan/South Korea (Hiroshima, Incheon, Iwami, Muan, Tsushima, Yangyang) - New terrain textures layers - Fixed ZSU 23-4 ring in PPT.ini - New PPT.ini entries - Objectives names now saved in TE or campaign file (wch / idx files in campaign folder) - Updated KTO weather maps (for 31 days instead of 17) - Campaigns triggers fixed for: Win, Loose, Timeout, Stalemate - Updated UI map Assets ============= - New sounds for external elements (Chaff/Flare, AB, Gear, Wind, …) - New cockpit callbacks (key file updated) - Fixes for many ground and sea units radars and symbols - Fixes on AG missiles and bombs data - Database cleanup to free up slots - HAD/HAS complete rework (symbols) - Fixed WASP landings - Many Planes loadouts corrected / adjusted - Some flight models fixed / added (F1-CT, MQ-9, Su-35, Rafale C, F-104, MV-22, F-4, Jaguar A) - Many missiles and weapons FM files updated - New Afterburner detent click in cockpit (set g_bAfterburnerDetentClick) Art / Effects ============== - New system (MFD + HUD) font - Fixed Heat blur effect - Improved burning effect - Improved BLU-107 effects   Code Changelog General ======== - Performance improvements - Multiple stability fixes - Multiple code « races » fixed (freeze and crash) - Multiple BMS editor fixes and improvements - Adding in avionic editor new MMC features - Added capacity for more DX keys per device (g_nButtonsPerDevice : from 32 to 128) - Customization of rotary switches: -- g_nIntuitiveSwitches 1 invert the switches norm for the left cockpit panel , which means for left panel , left click down , right up ; and right panel left up , right down... -- g_nIntuitiveSwitches 2 allows to invert totally that NORM for switches g_nInvertRotaries 1 . -- Allow inversion of the norm for all rotaries which becomes then Left click anticlock-wise, right click clockwise -- Default is g_nInvertRotaries 0, g_nIntuitiveSwitches 0 - Adding a factor named g_f3DPitButtonDetectFactor to make the cockpit mouse anchoring a little more tunable to help when screen res is high and/or head trackers are set on higher rates etc. - Change in g_bNoAiForHumanControlledSqd behavior For human controlled squadron: AI is now able to spawn, taxi and take off, however, they will abort and land immediately if no player has taken a seat after takeoff. if a player is leaving an aircraft, AI will take over and bring back the aircraft to base (force RTB) and will not engage. - Multiplayer Fog of war: (g_bFogOfWarSave) If Set to 1, a client can save only the units of his team or allied, and the enemy spotted units - ACMI improved (compilation vastly improved and size limit removed in UI) - Tanker remains hosted on HOST instead of being handed over to clients during refuel in MP - Added a “Falcon BMS User.cfg” that will supersede “Falcon BMS.cfg” parameters - MP connectivity: (client can now specify a different port IPv4:port or IPv6:port for both BMS and IVC – BMS Host will need to set: g_nServerPort) - g_CalibrationHg setting is now MP transferred. - IVC updated (now supports 96 clients and UHF / VHF offset to right or left possible) - RTT Remote update for optimizations - New OFM ground handling code - Possible to change loadout in UI if flights already in 3D (fix) - Increased MP data block size transfer Game Engine ============== - Multiple Campaign engine fixes - Ground units behavior changes (more aggressive in offensive posture) - Improvements to naval operations - Improvement in ground unit self-defense towards missiles - Multiple MP packages / flights creation and deletion issues fixed - Added pilot “G Training” model for pilots (TE and campaign but disabled in dogfight - g_bEnableGtraining) - Multiples ATC fixes (loops and crashes) - ATC improvements for traffic handling - ATC weather information improvements (Text to speech) - Prevent AI waste of missiles on dead targets - JTAC Implementation (See docs for more information) - Improved Airport traffic flow management - Improved flight ATO generation in campaigns - Fix CTD when exiting from 3D, if user does try to fly a helicopter. - Flight disaggregation / reaggregation “bubbles” are now dynamic to adapt to long range missiles AI Behavior ============== - Fix AI unable to employ Harm efficiently - AI now evaluates clear avenue of fire before shooting - Major Air AI improvements: -- Combat Comms -- Target Selection routines -- WVR engagements -- Incoming missiles detection fix -- Separation routines -- Fuel Management routines -- AG mission defensive routines -- Sync Bingo settings with leader -- AI ground Attack total rewrite (tactic for every weapon and Hi / Low profiles for at-tack) -- Clear avenue of fire (make sure that no friendlies are in the way) - Fix AI Jettison AG too soon when engaged by a missile. - Fix AI REJOIN behavior while in the tanker queue - Improve AI rejoin speed management UI ====== - New Comms in game menu panel (new design, can be moved around and placed anywhere on screen) - New windowed radio subtitles: Enable by setting config file variable g_bWindowedRadioSubtitles to 1. - Allocate different targets on flight plan to flight members in recon screen - TACAN tooltip now displayed in 2D map - Save TACAN info for flights to the campaign/TE files. - Team passwords in MP. Rendering Engine ==================== - Multiple fixes of rendering engine and 3D assets handling - Light pollution implementation - Fog completely reworked for better effect and rendering - Global Improvement for weather code - Clouds now cast rain (Shower cumulus) - Fixed LOD computation in POOR or INCLEMENT weathers - Better sky lighting color transition - ICP and MFD buttons press logic reworked - Light strobe effect on clouds - New aircraft burn effects - New “TOP GUN” internal view layout - Pre-tinted HUD (set g_bHudViewCanopyTint 0) - Smart scaling reworked - New IR shaders for better units on terrain IR visibility Systems ========= - LGB, JDAM, WCMD bombs reworked for better trajectory compute - Bomber attack bays open / close shared in MP - TFR Fix and improvements - Anti-skid / Breaking logic reworked - Fix for wind effects to weapons and computation - New external plane lights code (support for strobe, formation, tail, A/R refuel trap) - Drogue / Basket Air Refuel support (KC-10, KDC-10, KC-135R, KC-135E, C-160R, IL-78) - New MFD time format to 000:00 - RWR reworked for better display accuracy - FLCS improvements - Anti-Ice improvements - Open VHF frequency from 30 000 Mhz to 61 000 Mhz - UHF intra-flight implementation - Changed Caution Light behavior - For F-16, after landing only fully open the speed brake if the nose is down - Hung store implementation: For weapons with time to pickle, if the pickle is un-pressed before the release, there is a 30% chance the weapon will be stuck. HANG stores will be displayed afterward if another release is attempted. - Reduce RWR range accuracy for missile detected - Store-Jettison Page: -- S-J upgrade is now acting as a main master mode, configurable via DTC. -- S-J cannot be access in DGF/MRM overrides but SJ selection is memorized and displays when cancel DGF/MRM override -- S-J cannot be access during BIT test -- S-J cannot be access in WOW or Right Main Landing Gear Down and locked unless GND JETT is selected - New DECLUTTER for FCR AA and FCR AG (Fix all MFD pages for the "DCLT" Labeling) - EM Environment upgrade: -- AI ability to employ correct radar AA mode depending on tactical situation: RWS / TWS / TWS soft lock / RWS SAM / RWS / STT -- Fix RWR bug that was always considering AI AA radar and missile radars scan and azi-muth wide opened -- fix <M> spot received on the RWR of non-targeted aircraft despite Missile being active and tracking. -- Be aware an AI STTing will likely no longer appear in the RWR unless actively target-ed. -- Fix missing <M> rwr spike in some situations -- Fix a bug where AI was reacting to HPRF instead of MPRF - HMCS upgraded (A/G operations, RWR symbology, alignment procedure) - Complete rework of gunsights modes - AG radar improvement and fixes (MFD rendering, Radar scan reworked) - GM and SEA Radar improvement (displays static objects but moving vehicle as well) - VIP and VRP mode rework Weapons ========= - AGM-88 reworked (New DED Tables, added DTC page, improved HUD, battery time) - AGM-65L implemented (Early implementation of Laser guided mavericks) - AAA rework (ammunition time of flight, accuracy) - Maverick multiples fixes and improvements - AA Missiles logic and homing radar logic completely reworked for better realism (Fox3)   Change log https://www.falcon-bms.com/changelogs/falcon-bms-4-36-changelog/          

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