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Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« on: 20-03-2011, 15:03:34 »
For all you flight-simmers out there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO35o8IRDz0&hd=1

The Il-2 series does the Battle of Britain and looks absolutely stunning!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z469HXN0hlQ

And, it's available for pre-order on Steam with a release date of 31st March (in Europe, I think the US might be mid-April): http://store.steampowered.com/app/63970/

Here's a good interview which reveals several details about the game: http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/02/08/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover-interview-we-talk-to-oleg-maddox-and-ilya-shevchenko/

And here's a ton of screenshots: http://s58.photobucket.com/albums/g260/restranger/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ32

The only downside seems to be the limited number of flyable aircraft although they seem to cover most of the BoB planes:
Blenhiem MkIV
Hurricane (3 versions of MkI)
Spitfire (MkI early/MkIa/MkIb/MkII)
Tiger Moth
Bf109E-3 (possibly E-1 also)
Bf110
Ju-87
Ju-88
He-111
G.50
Br.20 M
Cierva C.30 (Autogyro)
Su-26 (modern aerobatics plane, Oleg was lead designer on this aircraft)

Non-flyables,
Anson
Beaufighter
Defiant
Gladiator
Sunderland
Walrus
Wellington
Bf108
Do-17
Do-215
He-59
He-115
Cr.42
(source: http://allaircraftsimulations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=99&t=31016&start=30)

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #1 on: 20-03-2011, 15:03:14 »
Yes, looking forward for this one. Don't know if I will instant buy though, IL games usually drop quickly in price

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #2 on: 20-03-2011, 15:03:29 »
Sure looks awesome, never played IL-2. Gotta try it when I get the chance.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #3 on: 20-03-2011, 15:03:39 »
Looks good, but I think I might have to wait until I get a computer upgrade.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #4 on: 20-03-2011, 16:03:22 »
Wow really excited about this. looks very good :D


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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #5 on: 20-03-2011, 17:03:21 »
ATTENTION TO ALL AMERICAN PLAYERS!  DO NOT PRE-ORDER ON STEAM IF YOU WANT IT EARLY!

http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-IL2COD/il-2-sturmovik-cliffs-of-dover

I preordered it on here a couple days ago, it will release on March 31st, NOT the april 19th date as given on steam.

Also, on the plane count:

The original IL-2 had only 12 planes, and 3 static campaigns.  This one will have 2-3 static campaigns (british, german, and possibly Italian), and 13 flyable planes (one not WW2).  The maddox team is already hard at work at TWO expansions, due probably next year.  So don't fret, it'll go the same route as IL-2 Sturmovik did, with Forgotten Battles and Aces adding everything plane wise, plus dynamic campaigns for everyone. :3

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #6 on: 20-03-2011, 19:03:41 »
Pre-ordered a while ago.

Simply cannot wait.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #7 on: 20-03-2011, 19:03:46 »
Any idea why the game is in Russian language known as IL-2 Sturmovik: The Battle of Britain and in the West it is being distributed as IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover? I mean, BoB would be 110% more unambiguous, plus it's not like you can copyright the name of a battle (if the movie or LucasArts's 22-year old take on the same subject, Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain would conflict with that).

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #8 on: 20-03-2011, 19:03:40 »
Meh, i dunno. SuperDuperGraphics aint my thing. This one looks fine yes, but i'll stick with my good old IL-2.

Might try it.


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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #9 on: 20-03-2011, 20:03:13 »
Is there going to be any demo? Just don't like buying stuff without testing if it works well with my joystick.

Maybe use some other means to get it and afterwards buy it for multi if it works well.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #10 on: 20-03-2011, 21:03:54 »
Any idea why the game is in Russian language known as IL-2 Sturmovik: The Battle of Britain and in the West it is being distributed as IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover? I mean, BoB would be 110% more unambiguous, plus it's not like you can copyright the name of a battle (if the movie or LucasArts's 22-year old take on the same subject, Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain would conflict with that).
Because it's much more symbolic and iconic.

There'll be blue birds over.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUx3MU9iM6c
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It's half naked people on boats. That's all.
Here in Finland we call that "summer".

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #11 on: 20-03-2011, 21:03:14 »
Meh, i dunno. SuperDuperGraphics aint my thing. This one looks fine yes, but i'll stick with my good old IL-2.

Might try it.

I wouldn't try it because of fancy graphics. I would try it because it's BoB and IL-series is great.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #12 on: 21-03-2011, 18:03:40 »
I'll definitely get this one.
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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #13 on: 21-03-2011, 18:03:46 »
Im intrigued by these prospects. i could never get the online to work on my other il-2 it was a lot of computer jargon i didnt have time to understand and combat flight simulator 2 wouldnt even respond to multiplayer.

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Re: Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover
« Reply #14 on: 21-03-2011, 21:03:09 »
Is this game playable without a joystick ? Or do I really need to get one ?