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Il2 DD Update Dev Blog 207 "Dora"

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Hello everybody,

 

Today's Dev Blog will be a short one - we have a lot of work to do at the moment. Right now we're finishing five aircraft: Bf 109 K-4 and P-47D-28 for Bodenplatte, Pfalz D.IIIa and Sopwith Camel for Flying Circus and Po-2VS Collectors Plane. Two maps, Prokhorovka map (the map of the Southern part of the Kursk salient, to be correct) for Tank Crew and Western Europe map for Bodenplatte are also shaping up nicely.

 

The engineer department continues their work on near-sonic aerodynamics required for late WWII aircraft. The interface is also being worked on - Marschal interface for multiplayer and tank (platoon) commander for Tank Crew. Speaking of more imminent changes, we plan to improve the in-game statistics and 'who gets the kill' logic in the next update.

Today we can show you the in-game shots of Fw-190 D-9 Collector Plane:

 

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When I bought my first PC in fall of 2000, there were so many choices for flight sims it was overwhelming. I was a "poor starving student", so I couldn't afford to buy them all and had to pick based on the features/aircraft/graphics listed on the back of the boxes. Years later, when I could afford to get most if not all sims available, the market had dried up. Right now is pretty impressive again. This sim is rapidly catching up to where IL-2 1946 was in terms of plane set and maps while overcoming the limitations that kept me from enjoying 1946. At the same time, DCS World is providing an alternative for those that want more systems and flight model detail / realism at the cost of historical maps/objects and plane set. Then there is FSX/P3d with TacPack  that pretty much covers anything and everything not covered by IL-2 BoX and DCS World... and if you want a really diverse plane set at the cost of realism / detail, you can play the War Thunder / World of Planes type games. Not to forget the longstanding champion of realistic online massive multiplayer, Aces High. With a diverse market, adequate funding, and a machine that can run them all, my only problem is not enough time to appreciate them all. I principally fly DCS World with some time spent on Aces High. Every now and then I fire up IL-2 BoX. I only use FSX/P3d/TacPack for flying the F-4 Phantom. I have never even bothered to try the War Thunder / World of Planes type games, I just don't have the time or hard drive space... P3d with full Orbx files is a real hard drive hog and DCS World + DCS World beta installs isn't much smaller.

This looks great, but given my time limits and how little time I spend on IL-2 BoX despite its being a first rate WW2 sim, I will buy this when it goes on sale... maybe Christmas this year or next.

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