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Wings Over Israel [Official Thread]

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Let't try to keep our WOI discussion in this thread, as there is bound to be a lot of interest. This will make it easier for people find all the info they are looking for.

 

TK has given us the go-ahead to post screenshots from the current build of WOI, which hopefully will be the release version.

 

In addition, I've updated my SF Version Comparison chart with information for WOI:

 

http://www.column5.us/sfchart.htm

 

I'll be back in a bit with some screens.

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I love that F-106 shot at the top of the linked page!

 

Maybe an odd statement considering the topic, but I had to get it out there.

 

Very nice chart, BTW, a lot of good info. Can't wait for the screenies, and especially THE RELEASE!!11

 

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OK, these aren't the most spectacular screenshots ever but I did not want to leave you hanging overnight.

 

First up is the excellent cockpit for the F-16A Netz.

 

woi1.jpg

 

And an external view of the Netz. Note the very nice terrain textures. They are the best stock textures so far IMO.

 

woi2.jpg

 

Here is the Kfir C2 cockpit.

 

woi4.jpg

 

And an external shot of the Kfir. One of my favorite planes done really nicely by TK and Co.

 

woi5.jpg

 

And finally a couple of shots of static aircraft at an Israeli base and an Egyptian base. A really nice feature brought over from FE. Its VERY easy to get target fixation when you are trying to strafe these!

 

woi3.jpg

 

woi6.jpg

 

We'll get some more shots up as soon as possible.

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One more before I hit the rack. There is something on this screen that will make a lot of people happy. :)

 

woi7.jpg

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It was a tough one to find, what with the pointer directly by it. :rofl:

 

And that Kfir above is just awesome.

 

New land textures, etc.

 

The more I look, the more I want!!

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There are improvements that screenshots won't show...

such as radar ECM/ECCM.

Radar doesn't work so well near the ground any more.

Doppler radars like the F-15 don't work so well when targets put their beam to the line of sight.

In short, radar missiles are a whole lot less effective than before if the target is low or turns 90 degrees to the direction the radar is moving.

 

The terrain is especially impressive at medium to high altitudes over the mountains.

WOI is what SFP1 should have been.

There is always room for improvement, but WOI raises the bar in a lot of little areas besides the obvious terrain and planeset additions.

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Streakeagle is absolutely right. WOI is visually impressive but the best enhancements are under the hood.

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I saw...*caugh* modern HUD and *caugh* ground radar! :clapping:

 

And I must definitely say that terrain looks great :good:

Is it a higher resolution terrain(tiles)?

It most certainly looks great...

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Glad to see medals have been added to a pilots' record, YAY! Those cockpits are about the nicest I've seen in any sim. Man, this series is just gettin' better all the time. :smile:

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I get the feeling that WOI is going to be a little bit special :good:

 

Luuurve that terrain. :wink:

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streakeagle::

There are improvements that screenshots won't show...

such as radar ECM/ECCM.

Radar doesn't work so well near the ground any more.

Doppler radars like the F-15 don't work so well when targets put their beam to the line of sight.

In short, radar missiles are a whole lot less effective than before if the target is low or turns 90 degrees to the direction the radar is moving.

Does this statement -- especially the low level radar performance -- apply to Player plane only, or to both Player and AI aircraft?

 

I'm thinking that AI aircraft sharing low level radar restrictions might allow the Player to use new tactics.

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Populating the airfields -- NOW that' what I'm talking about!!!

 

The AG radar is the answer to MANY prayers!!!

 

The medals screen is nice, too.

 

Can't wait for this one

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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Populating the airfields -- NOW that' what I'm talking about!!!

 

The AG radar is the answer to MANY prayers!!!

 

The medals screen is nice, too.

 

Can't wait for this one

 

Wrench

kevin stein

 

 

Excellent nice of him to give us these features - can finally riddle the place with static stock planes without using single missions (i think)

 

Not really important but before anyone else asks - can you turn the engine off :biggrin:

 

Wonder if TK will still be supporting the original Strike Fighters with the next service packs.

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Damn, i can´t wait for that...

hope it will be available here in Germany.

for WOE i have searched over 4 month... :(

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Damn, i can´t wait for that...

hope it will be available here in Germany.

for WOE i have searched over 4 month... :(

 

 

This confuses me, aren't all games available to download on th third wire website? presumably WOI wil;l be availlabe there too on it's release

Edited by craigbrierley

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