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  1. Hi Guys As I was reading it, i was so amazed and couldn`t believe, they are really updating it. Im really, really, really happy!!!! But enjoy it my friends!!!! Hello virtual pilots, Today I have the honor to write a Dev Diary. My name is Evgeny Isaev, I'm the lead map maker. I want to tell you a bit about our work and share some good news. The Stalingrad map was the first in our project. Time has passed and now, thanks to our lead programmer Sergey Vorsin, we have new technologies, instruments and methods that allow us to reach a new level of quality. In addition, the recent changes in the engine for almost four times visibility distance increase caused visible artifacts on maps that were most apparent on the Stalingrad map. So it was the time to re-visit and improve our first map. This wasn't planned initially, but we ought to find the time for this task. The main issue was the repeating of terrain textures that was much less noticeable before. Even with very large textures, visible tiling is inevitable with the new far visibility distance. To solve this issue, we used our new tech that was created for mountains on the Kuban map - procedural texturing. This allowed us not only get rid of the tiling but also emphasize the map relief and make each area unique. Nature itself helped us in this task - we used the real-world satellite heightmaps. We ourselves were surprised at the end result. We read your comments on the forums and know that some of you put up some valid points regarding the maps, for instance, that the Stalingrad area is a steppe and therefore it should have much less agricultural fields. We knew this since we always do a thorough research on the areas we recreate in the game, but this implementation was mandatory. It's pleasant that you notice smaller things. Now, the most part of the updated Stalingrad map will be a steppe, making it more true to history. Thanks to our increased experience and new methods at our disposal we were able to achieve a much better result - the ground surface became much more vivid, its microfeatures are different on cliffs, ravines and plains, contributing to the feel of the world scale and allowing to estimate your altitude easier. You can see some screenshots of the updated summer map below (update 3.001 will include the updated summer and autumn seasons). The old version of the map (but with the new visibility distance and sky) is shown on the left for comparison, while the updated map at the same lighting conditions is on the right. We hope you'll like the new version of the map and it will give you new emotions from the flight in our simulator. The Link https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry543945
  2. HI martin.How are you.are you remember me?Su-34 ?......I have some files created by banidos team.but I didnt see J-10 and J-10B between them.do you have them?is there any way to download them?How can I reach to thier forum like CAF Team and Daniel(cocas)?🙂🙂😌☺😊.do you know about banidos group?I try to contact with them on thier facebook page and site.but they didnt answer.have they secret forum like our CAF to check-test and share thier files before release them?I saw some of cool projects as in J-10A-J-10C and J-10B that I never saw them on CA.How I can find these Beautifull planes and ETC...and what do you think

  3. Ju-88 lead the attack during Operation Bodenplatte.
  4. Don`t forget a great VR support ingame, we have it already in il2 and it is great!!
  5. Bf-109 G14, K4 Fw-190A8, A9 (17) took part and D9 Ju-88 Bf-110G2 Me-262 Allied aircraft: Spitfire MkIX B-25 B-26
  6. New Campaign system is WIP will be out with BOK
  7. Autumn Sale Launched on Website and Steam! Autumn is in full swing and our American friends are celebrating Thanksgiving, that means it is time for special sales to kick off the gift buying season! From Nov. 22nd – Nov. 28th we’re running a sale on Steam and our Website. Check out below for some amazing deals. https://il2sturmovik.com/store/battle-of-stalingrad/ - 50% OFF Fw-190 A-3 and La-5 (series 8) - 40% OFF Ju-52, Yak-1B, P-40E and Mc.202 - 50% OFF BOM and BOS - 50% OFF 10 Days of Autumn Campaign - 33% OFF Blazing Steppe Campaign - 66% OFF all ROF Content Have Fun!!!
  8. For all you Guys out there, who has no interest in "just" Germans vs Soviets in a WW2 scenery, the Il2 team has surprised us today with a GREAT Announcement!!! The Pacific Theater is still planed but... Ladies and Gentleman, may I present to you: Dear Friends, Once again, it is my honor and pleasure to announce our current and future plans for the modern IL-2 Sturmovik product line. It has been about fifteen months since I told you about our plans for Battle of Kuban and beyond. Today we make our biggest announcement yet! However, before we do, we are happy to inform you that Battle of Kuban is nearing completion and should be finished by the end of this year as planned. We were able to meet our biggest objectives and complete many other new ones not in the original plan. The list is too long to post in this announcement, but our Developer Diaries tell the tale quite well. Some minor features that did not make it into Kuban will be included in the next product development cycle. Development never stops for us and we continue to march onward and upward! Our beloved Sturmovik has never looked or played so good! The Sturmovik development team is an amazing group of people who work tirelessly to bring you the combat flight-sim experience you want. As their Producer and partner for many years it still amazes me what they can accomplish. They deserve your continued support. Please show them how much you appreciate their work. We also want to say thank you to our customers who have helped us weather the storm and keep going. We cannot do this alone and so many of you help us when we need help and so many of you have told your sim buddies to purchase our products. We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. This community is a special one and we’re in this journey together. Without further delay, our next title, sorry, our next THREE IL-2 Sturmovik titles are going to be the following - BATTLE OF BODENPLATTE, FLYING CIRCUS and TANK CREW! That’s right, Sturmovik is expanding into new territory and we are going to tackle building and releasing three new titles in 2018 and into 2019. All titles will be unique in their own way and all will be branded IL-2 Sturmovik and will share the same client software. Flying Circus and Tank Crew will be their own series within the Sturmovik ecosystem and give Sturmovik fans new ways to have fun. This ambitious and aggressive development plan will be made possible by working with talented professional studios whom we have partnered with in the past few months. If everything goes to plan this will allow us to do parallel development like never before. More about our partners and their role in future development diaries. Battle of Bodenplatte Although it was technically an “operation”, for continuity sake, we’re calling it a battle! Battle of Bodenplatte will explore the air war near the end of 1944 and into 1945. This late-war setting offers a wide variety of classic fighters and fighter-bombers for you to fly including some of the hottest piston powered airplanes to ever grace the skies. In addition, we’ll introduce our first jet aircraft! The Allies flew many low-level tactical missions into Germany from bases in Belgium and Holland during this time. In a desperate attempt to stem the tide of war, the Germans launched a surprise attack on Allied airfields on January 1, 1945. The ensuing battle became legendary. Planned to be Included in Battle of Bodenplatte: Flyable Aircraft and Content: - Bf-109 G-14 - Bf-109 K-4 - Fw-190 A-8 - Me-262 - P-51D - P-47D - Spitfire Mk. IX - Tempest Mk. V - Fw-190 D-9 (Collector) - P-38L (Collector) - B-25 (AI) - European Low-Countries Map (Final size TBD) (Parts of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) - Many Allied and Axis airfields, cities, towns and villages. Winter and Summer textures are planned. - New Allied and Axis Ground Units and Scenery. Battle of Bodenplatte Pre-Order Launched! As of today, you can Pre-Order Battle of Bodenplatte in our webstore. As always this will give you access to Early Access and a Pre-Order discount! The Pre-Order price is $69.99. Just click on the image to order. Flying Circus – Volume I Flying Circus will finally give our loyal and patient Rise of Flight customers a new way forward into the future! Our eventual goal is to essentially re-build ROF inside of the Sturmovik universe and give WWI all the latest technology like VR, 64bit, DX11 and improved visuals. We will start by focusing on re-furbishing ten of our existing WWI airplanes and providing a partial map of France to fly and fight over. Subsequent Flying Circus products will further expand content and we’ll work to integrate Flying Circus into our Campaign and Career systems over time. Volume I is merely the first important step and it will be a lot of fun! If Flying Circus proves popular we can eventually fire up the Great War assembly line and break out the canvas and timber once again to make some new crates! Guynmere, Fonck, Coppens, McCudden, Bishop, Rickenbacker and von Richtofen shall fly again 100 years later! Planned to be Included in Flying Circus – Volume I Flyable Aircraft and Content (Tentative List): - SPAD 13 C.1 - Sopwith Dolphin - Sopwith Camel - RAF S.E.5a - Bristol Fighter - Albatros D.Va - Fokker Dr.1 - Fokker DVII - Pfalz D.IIIa - Halberstadt CL.II - France map (100 x 100km Approx.) - Several airfields, cities, towns and villages. Summer textures are planned - No Man’s Land - Entente and Central Powers Ground Units and Scenery. Pre-Orders for Flying Circus will be available sometime first half of 2018. Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka Tank Crew will be expanding upon our initial adventure into tank combat by including ten new tanks and armored vehicles and improving our two existing tanks. Tank Crew will create a ground combat component that can be integrated into single-player content and multiplayer servers. Our tanks will be multi-crew in multiplayer which most other leading tank games are not capable of. Our playable tanks will also be modeled both inside and out with realism in mind and improved damage modelling. The map will feature the southern portion of the Battle of Kursk with the village of Prokhorovka and town of Belgorod included. The map will also be built somewhat differently giving tank players a better ground environment then our current large maps. Further details about Tank Crew will be released as development ramps up. Planned to be Included in Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka Playable Tanks and Content (Tentative List): - T-34-76 STZ - KV-1s - M4A2 - SU-122 - SU-152 - ZIS-5 + 72K - PzKpfw III Ausf.L - PzKpfw IV Ausf.G - PzKpfw V Ausf.D - PzKpfw VI Ausf.H1 - Sd. Kfz. 184 - Sd. Kfz. 10 + Flak38 - Prokhorovka - Belgorod Map {100x100 km Approx.) Pre-Orders for Tank Crew will be available sometime first half of 2018. LA-5 FN and Bf-109 G-6 Pre-Order Launched! In addition to all this amazing news we have launched pre-orders for the deadly La-5FN and Bf-109 G-6. These two planes further build our plane-set and fill in gaps in the Soviet and German war chests. Pre-Order now and enjoy a discount! Each aircraft is $14.99 for a limited time. Click on the image to order. IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Demo and Series In 2018 we plan to release a Free Limited Demo for Sturmovik that will allow new customers to easily try Sturmovik. Users can then purchase content to turn their demo into their home-base for all things Sturmovik. More details on the Great Battles Demo first quarter of 2018. In addition to the demo, our entire collection of products will be made part of the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles series. Any product displaying this logo will be compatible with one another and part of the overarching collection. Digital Warfare Engine Previously our simulation engine was known as the Digital Nature Engine. Over the years many, many changes and improvements have occurred that has essentially re-written almost all of the engine and it now supports a wider range of vehicles. To commemorate this new reality, we have christened our updated engine the DIGITAL WARFARE ENGINE. Larger Picture As you can see we have ambitious plans for Sturmovik. No doubt you will have many questions and concerns about what we have announced. The bigger picture is that are now ready to try making parallel products for our WW2 fans, WW1 fans and possible new customers who enjoy tank battles. But beyond that, we hope to accomplish the following in our next development cycle. - New MP matchmaking system and lobby with chat - Improvements to aircraft fuel systems and add drop tanks - Oxygen masks for pilots at high attitude - Jet engine technology and associated physics of higher Mach numbers - Improvements to AI - Option for 4K skins by default and preview pics in the GUI for Custom skins - In-Game Model Viewer (hold over from Kuban) - Mods On/Off (hold over from Kuban) - More attractive GUI and better GUI optimization …. and many other small, medium and large improvements to usability, functionality and performance. Last but not least, part of our overall plan is to work with one of our long-time professional development partners to produce airplanes. This is not a guaranteed success and much work needs to be done to make this a reality, but we are giving it a shot. There is much more to our airplanes than just the model. Much training will need to be done to pull this off. If successful, we plan to make the Li-2 next. We are making NO PROMISES, but here are a couple very early WIP pics. Bonus Images For your enjoyment I commissioned a few extra images for our upcoming products. These are NOT THE OFFICIAL IMAGES for our new products and should not be used in that way or used in any media. However, we felt you would enjoy this special artwork and give you a sense of what is coming. Enjoy! You can discuss this announcement in this thread and read further comments from Jason that address this plan in even more detail. See you in the skies and thank you for your continued enthusiasm and support! Jason and the IL-2 Sturmovik Team The original Link https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/32254-announcing-battle-bodenplatte-flying-circus-tank-crew-and-mo/
  9. Tu-160M2

    The story behind it, is also interesting, the production plant and several planes, so far i know, were in the Ukraine after the collapse of the soviet union.
  10. Tu-160M2

  11. Hi Guys, the DEV`s have released some realy nice news and pics, all can be found in the link below. Have fun reading it! Hello everybody, As you may have already noticed, the huge map of Battle of Kuban comes in three seasons (Spring, Summer and Autumn), so there is no winter one. However there are many existing winter maps in our sim, so we had to update the winter landscape quality to match the new map quality level. In the end, after some experiments, we had to remake the chilly skydome, adjust the color palette and contrast to reflect the winter visibility conditions. The existing lighting wasn't bad, but we have found a way to improve its quality and make it even more realistic to get more contrast, bluish shadows which are characteristic of the chilling weather. The overall color temperature also became colder. All this combined allowed for more 'clean air' and deep visual feel. Of course, it's hard to describe such changes with just words, so please take a look at these comparison screenshots: Now, our engineer Roman =Gavrik= Kovalenko wants to tell you a bit about the A-20B he will finish working on soon: A-20B had good flight characteristics, high fineness (wing/drag) ratio and very good aerodynamics. Its top speed exceeded Pe-2 speed even at nominal power mode, it had a good handling and maneuverability. All control surfaces were equipped with servo tabs to reduce the pilots' load. With bombs dropped, A-20B had comparable to fighters wing loading and two powerful Wright R-2600-11 engines allowed for a good power-to-weight ratio. However, aerobatics were forbidden for its pilots and it was advised to dive shallow and recover gently because of the durability concerns (4g maneuver envelope). Nevertheless, the flight manual included some maneuvers like combat turn. Lend-leased A-20B's were upgraded upon arrival to the USSR: they were refitted to support Soviet bombs, electric bomb dropping gear similar to Pe-2 one was installed, and there were some other minor changes. it was one of the first mass-produced aircraft with the nose landing gear, making taxiing, taking off and landing much easier. There was a special electric blocker that didn't allow to erroneously retract the landing gear while on the ground and alarm siren that warned the pilot about the retracted landing gear during flight at low throttle. At high speeds, flaps retracted automatically. Overall, this aircraft was very comfortable for a pilot with its spacious cockpit and good view. The only inconvenience could be caused by the engines that weren't equipped with automatic governors of the manifold pressure, just like the P-40 engine. A-20B bomb load was formidable - up to 16 FAB-100 bombs in the bomb bay and 4 underwing holders that could carry FAB-100 or FAB-250. It is interesting to note that to ease the formation bombing, two signal lights were installed in the aircraft rear that helped the wingmen to open their bomb bay doors and drop bombs simultaneously with the flight leader. In addition to two forward firing .50 cal machine guns, there were two turrets with .50 cal (top) and .303 cal (bottom) MGs, so A-20B weaponry and flight characteristics allowed the bomber to stand up for itself even if it was engaged in air combat. I hope you'll enjoy the A-20B in the game as much as I enjoyed making it. THE LINK: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry530528
  12. Pilots, Buy a Campaign and get 50% OFF Any Collector Plane! (Excludes Spitfire and Hs-129) Source: https://il2sturmovik.com/media/image/64/ Campaigns: https://il2sturmovik.com/store/campaigns/ Planes: https://il2sturmovik.com/store/collector-planes/ orig Post: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/32133-buy-campaign-and-get-50-collector-planes/ Any comments? Post them below, questions also
  13. Hi Guys, im back from my Vacation and the il2 Team has posted some great news for us, you can find the original post in the link below and also larger pics inside it. 177 Hello everybody, The winter is coming and we're approaching the Battle of Kuban release run. The Career mode texts are finished and being translated right now. Cooperative mode is in the internal testing phase. P-39L, A-20B and Yak-7B flight models are nearly finished, Bf 109 G-6 and La-5FN exterior models are ready and their cockpits are in the works. Today we can show you the current state of the A-20B bomber interior: We're completing the increased rendering distance feature: the atmospheric haze has been tuned for it and skydome has been completely reworked for daytime and dusk light conditions. At the moment, we're working on winter landscape and skydome graphics, as well on cumulus clouds. Plans for the new year are being finalized and confirmed, but we'll maintain the suspense a bit more, all we can say now is that they'll definitely amaze you. To finish today's relatively short Dev Diary, we present you the first in-game shots of Bf 109 G-6 Collector Plane: The LINK: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry525835 178 Hello everybody, today we'll briefly tell you about two new features. First, in conjunction with increasing the landscape rendering distance, we also increased the clouds rendering distance - they are now visible almost three times further than before. Together with the new gamma and gradient for the skydome we showed you earlier, it gives the sim a significantly new look. For example, the 'feeling of flight' became even more natural at medium and high altitudes and when you fly under the clouds the new perspective is stunning. We also improved the look of cumulus clouds, making them more realistic and diverse; they can also appear at two layers now. It is interesting to note that we were able to recreate one of the real life effects - the Earth projecting its shadow on the opposite to the setting sun part of the sky). As the popular saying goes, one picture is worth a thousand words: The second new feature is related to the look of the bare metal parts on various aircraft - in the future, we plan to make planes that weren't painted and had a polished or matte aluminum finish. The metal parts on lend-lease planes P-40E-1, Spitfire Mk.Vb, P-39L-1 and A-20B and Italian MC.202 ser.8 (which also has a bare metal skin) will look even more realistic and authentic. The LINK: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry528352 Have fun reading it! If you have any comments, leave it here or on the il2 Forum
  14. Yes and those nice effects and graphics, it just feel right! And you get more for your money than with DCS for the one who doesnt want to klick the pit. It is about flying, not studying the plane internal systems

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