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Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
I do like the look of the clouds. I haven't...

I do like the look of the clouds. I haven't flown thru them yet and hope that an aircraft that your following disappears into them at a relatively realistic distance. Flying alone, I've found the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 03-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Chivas
I currently use 32 inch TV that works fine until...

I currently use 32 inch TV that works fine until I've found a decent monitor. Unfortunately there hasn't been much progress in monitors for a few years as the industry concentrated on 3D features. ...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 01-16-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By Chivas
Have you been able to talk to anyone at the ATAG...

Have you been able to talk to anyone at the ATAG or Team Fusion, to see if you guys could work together.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 01-14-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By Chivas
Its too early to tell how DCS WW2 will pan out. ...

Its too early to tell how DCS WW2 will pan out. The good news is they have already created stuff for DCS, and are only creating more stuff on an established game engine.
Another positive is the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 01-14-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By Chivas
The point of the statement if you had quoted my...

The point of the statement if you had quoted my whole post was that, any game engine code can be improved.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 01-12-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By Chivas
The advancements will depend on developer/engine...

The advancements will depend on developer/engine capabilities and funding, along with strong mod communities. Sims will become stagnant when development stops, or the community stops supporting the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 01-10-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By Chivas
There is little doubt that COD will live on for...

There is little doubt that COD will live on for quite sometime. Oleg and Luthier have developed an almost limitless sandbox for a mod teams and mission/campaign builders like Team Fusion to create...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 12-10-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
I doubt they stole an alpha version of COD, but...

I doubt they stole an alpha version of COD, but there is little doubt the Rise of Flight game engine learned from the original IL-2 game engine. Loft originally tried to build Rise of Flight using...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 12-09-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
I'm enjoying BOS so far, its somewhere between...

I'm enjoying BOS so far, its somewhere between the original IL-2 and COD. The aircraft takeoffs are easier than IL-2, but the landing are a little harder. The gunnery is quite easy, which will...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-18-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By Chivas
I'm struggling to enjoy COD, maybe its just too...

I'm struggling to enjoy COD, maybe its just too realistic for my sense of gameplay. At times I used to get annoyed at the damage model in IL-2 where a spit could stay in the fight after taking a...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-16-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,045
Posted By Chivas
COD will evolve with TF just as it would have...

COD will evolve with TF just as it would have with a dedicated developer, only slower, with a part time community TF development crew.

Oleg and Luthier's development team built a very complex sim...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-20-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,239
Posted By Chivas
The DCS Kickstarter only runs for a month. You...

The DCS Kickstarter only runs for a month. You can increase your pledge anytime during that month, but your account won't be charged until the end of the month, "IF" the pledges reach the goal of...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-19-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,239
Posted By Chivas
Easy to speculate, but probably along way from...

Easy to speculate, but probably along way from the truth.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-17-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Chivas
When you open Steam does it show COD as one of...

When you open Steam does it show COD as one of your games, and does Steam show COD as installed? Steam can list COD as one of your paid games, but not installed.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-17-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Chivas
I personally like having COD on Steam. When I...

I personally like having COD on Steam. When I install a mod that has a problem, I can easily have Steam, verify and correct the problem until I find what the problem was with the mod download.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-13-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,239
Posted By Chivas
Each "stretch goal" requires higher total pledge...

Each "stretch goal" requires higher total pledge amounts and includes more and more aircraft/features. More money/pledges allows them to hire more people to create these items for the release next...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-09-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,239
Posted By Chivas
Holy Shyte

Holy Shyte
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-07-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,239
Posted By Chivas
I'm sure there is plenty of blame to spread...

I'm sure there is plenty of blame to spread around between the IC investors, Oleg, Luthier, and other individual team members. That said Maddox Games managed to create an awesome sandbox that Team...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-05-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,239
Posted By Chivas
I'm quite sure Luthier realizes that having...

I'm quite sure Luthier realizes that having people wait three more years because he met the kickstarter stretch goals would be a big problem, but that's not what he's saying. He saying whether we...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-05-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,239
Posted By Chivas
I like the idea of Kickstarter, where a combat...

I like the idea of Kickstarter, where a combat flight sim enthusiast makes a design decision rather than a bean counter.

Luthier's latest comments about kickstarter below.


Luthier
Hello...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-02-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,239
Posted By Chivas
Stretch goals.... depends on kickstarter monies. ...

Stretch goals.... depends on kickstarter monies.
I'm assuming the large Normandy map will include England.



Luthier....
"We'll see how well we do with kickstarter. Core game will have one...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 08-03-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-...

http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/#entry16943

Part of which included the comment below, after Jason gave Loft the Oculus Rift to take back to Russia to investigate its...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 08-02-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
This is huge, as VR is the future of simming. ...

This is huge, as VR is the future of simming. The technical advances in the smartphone industry, has made decent VR possible and affordable.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 07-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
I don't have a problem with buying aircraft, ...

I don't have a problem with buying aircraft, they certainly aren't expensive going by what ROF charges for additional aircraft. These aircraft cost a lot of money to develop. My experience online...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 07-26-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
Awesome trailer, but the first thing that came to...

Awesome trailer, but the first thing that came to mind was the CFS3 trailer. I always support the genre early and often, but this time I'm waiting to see a video more representative of the product.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 07-16-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 45,628
Posted By Chivas
Thanks for the link. I'm not all that impressed...

Thanks for the link. I'm not all that impressed with the terrain, but its still a WIP, so it could well improve. Like you say the Nevada terrain might not show off EDGE in its best light.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 07-14-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 45,628
Posted By Chivas
"DCS has its new gfx engine almost finished...

"DCS has its new gfx engine almost finished (EDGE)."

Are there any screenshots on what this new EDGE gfx engine can do, available yet?
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 06-24-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
+1 I have a lot of respect for the abilities...

+1

I have a lot of respect for the abilities of 777 Studios programmers, and think they can bring a very good WW2 aircombat sim to market. However I don't have much respect for the backroom deals...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 06-08-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
As much animosity as I have toward the BOS...

As much animosity as I have toward the BOS developers for their part in COD's demise I would never underestimate their capabilities. I think their 109 cockpit is very good, and would expect them to...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 05-30-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By Chivas
There is definitely a place for high level, and...

There is definitely a place for high level, and low level tactics. I never understood those that only flew at high level, and looked down their noses at ground pounders and their escorts. In a...
Forum: Movie Making and Videos 05-30-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By Chivas
There is definitely a place for high level, and...

There is definitely a place for high level, and low level tactics. I never understood those that only flew at high level, and looked down their noses at ground pounders and their escorts. In a...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 05-25-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By Chivas
Excellent....... I really enjoyed the video. ...

Excellent....... I really enjoyed the video.

It must be hard for the old development crew to see their potential masterpiece unfinished, and so unheralded, after so many years of hard work. ...
Forum: Movie Making and Videos 05-25-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By Chivas
Excellent....... I really enjoyed the video. ...

Excellent....... I really enjoyed the video.

It must be hard for the old development crew to see their potential masterpiece unfinished, and so unheralded, after so many years of hard work. ...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 05-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
These business decisions are always complicated...

These business decisions are always complicated and I would imagine it was little of both.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 05-05-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
I highly doubt their still friends. Hopefully...

I highly doubt their still friends. Hopefully karma will even things out.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 05-05-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
COD's code certainly wasn't crappy, in fact its...

COD's code certainly wasn't crappy, in fact its very good, it was just unfinished, and unoptimized. Team Fusion's work is proving that in spades. Its just unfortunate that the code took sooooo long...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 05-04-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 72,782
Posted By Chivas
Totally agree, the initial release of COD, even...

Totally agree, the initial release of COD, even with the initial bugs was very playable on my highly optimized system. Most people with an average computer would have had no love for the unfinished...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 03-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 29,921
Posted By Chivas
I'm sure the IC publishers and Luthiers...

I'm sure the IC publishers and Luthiers development team looked at a number of ways to generate funds in a genre with such high costs and relatively low returns. Personally I would have liked to see...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 03-03-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 29,921
Posted By Chivas
Luthier didn't break the COD game engine. The...

Luthier didn't break the COD game engine. The COD game engine was unfinished and therefore not working when Oleg left. COD could not be played on most average systems, and normal optimizations...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 03-02-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 29,921
Posted By Chivas
The IC publishers lost patience with Luthier, and...

The IC publishers lost patience with Luthier, and the MG developers, and shut down the COD game engine development. The IC publishers obviously had discussions with 777 Studios on the merger to see...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 01-04-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,929
Posted By Chivas
HeinKill and friends have built a very good RAF...

HeinKill and friends have built a very good RAF campaign. See

http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3654577/REDUX_modded_stock_RAF_campaig#Post3654577
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 12-12-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 29,921
Posted By Chivas
Thanks Luthier for all your efforts. The new...

Thanks Luthier for all your efforts.

The new game engine, was trying to do almost everything I wanted in WW2 aircombat sim. It just took too long to run OK on average unoptimized computers. You...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-11-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 29,325
Posted By Chivas
Go back to beating your dog dude.

Go back to beating your dog dude.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-11-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 29,325
Posted By Chivas
Oleg's original plan was to build a complex game...

Oleg's original plan was to build a complex game engine, for more than one use, not just air to air battles, but also designed to eventually have combined forces, and movie making features to be...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-09-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,372
Posted By Chivas
The new IL-2 game engine has slowly but steadily...

The new IL-2 game engine has slowly but steadily improved, and is still our best hope for the type of WW2 aircombat sim we all want. Even with all COD's problems, its the only combat flight sim...
Forum: Performance threads 12-09-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Chivas
Thanks for your input, GRAthos. All interesting...

Thanks for your input, GRAthos. All interesting stuff.
Forum: Performance threads 12-09-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Chivas
But, if the sim can store more data in more and...

But, if the sim can store more data in more and faster system ram, it may take some of the bottleneck of the harddrive out of the equation. Just guessing. Hence my original question.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-08-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 29,325
Posted By Chivas
Its almost like only negative speculation could...

Its almost like only negative speculation could be considered believable, anything else is Trolling.
Forum: Performance threads 12-08-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Chivas
Exactly how does the terrain data travel from the...

Exactly how does the terrain data travel from the harddrive, does all of go thru the system ram to the video card vram, or does some or all go directly from the harddrive to the vram?
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-08-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 29,325
Posted By Chivas
Thanks CARTOON, I appreciate any info,...

Thanks CARTOON, I appreciate any info, especially from the Russian forums, who are little closer to the situation. I would imagine any info good or bad would get leaked there first. Just hearing ...
Forum: Performance threads 12-08-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Chivas
Thanks for the info. Awhile ago I heard its...

Thanks for the info. Awhile ago I heard its better to have more than 1.5 vram, but unfortunately my video card has 1.5. I almost hit the buy button on a 680 4gig vram, but it was too hard to...
Forum: Performance threads 12-08-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Chivas
How much Ram actually works

I just downloaded Desastersofts latest Adof Galland Fighter Ace campaign and I believe it recommended around 8 gigs of ram.

I'm currently using an Asus PT6 motherboard with 3 - DDR3- 1600 2 gig...
Forum: FMB, Mission & Campaign builder Discussions 12-07-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,383
Posted By Chivas
Finally downloaded Fighter Ace, fifth time lucky,...

Finally downloaded Fighter Ace, fifth time lucky, although I had to turn down my firewall and real time scanning, which I haven't had to do for any download ever. That said I want to thank...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-07-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 29,325
Posted By Chivas
Now that was ignorant, maybe you should do some...

Now that was ignorant, maybe you should do some investicating before your insulting rant.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-07-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 29,325
Posted By Chivas
I agree and the third party campaigns have peaked...

I agree and the third party campaigns have peaked my interest in flying again. I think the developers have the right priority, concentrating more on providing a decent FMB so the community who may...
Forum: FMB, Mission & Campaign builder Discussions 12-06-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,383
Posted By Chivas
I've tried downloading Adof Galland English...

I've tried downloading Adof Galland English version four times, and each time it failed at about 7% into the download and would not resume. Desastersoft has been helpful, but figures its a problem...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-06-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,449
Posted By Chivas
This was posted by ATAG_Bliss in the SimHQ...

This was posted by ATAG_Bliss in the SimHQ forums.



_________________________________________________________________________
One of the Russian members of our forums who is also fluent in...
Forum: FMB, Mission & Campaign builder Discussions 12-05-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,383
Posted By Chivas
Thanks Alien

Thanks Alien
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-05-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,449
Posted By Chivas
With the recent release of some excellent user...

With the recent release of some excellent user made campaigns, I find myself doing more flying than posting now. The sim has finally become entertaining, which was made possible by the developers...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-05-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,195
Posted By Chivas
I agree, its highly unlikely that IC would give...

I agree, its highly unlikely that IC would give away a source code that cost them millions to produce.

Its far too early to do complex modding, as the current game engine is still in flux, any...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-05-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,195
Posted By Chivas
Thanks Bolox for your in depth anwser, I found...

Thanks Bolox for your in depth anwser, I found it very interesting.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 12-05-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,195
Posted By Chivas
The sims not dead yet. The Battle of Britain map...

The sims not dead yet. The Battle of Britain map is excellent, and will be fine tuned by the community with or without the developers help. The current FMB is still quite useful, proven by...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-30-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,449
Posted By Chivas
There is one big difference, Ubisoft canned SH5...

There is one big difference, Ubisoft canned SH5 right after it was released. The IC Group has continued to throw money into the development for almost two years, hopefully it will end up being...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-30-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,449
Posted By Chivas
They learned a lesson in the forums along time...

They learned a lesson in the forums along time ago. "D*mned if you do, D*mned if you don't. We are going to hear, either that the development is shut down thru leaks on the IC forums or a more...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-30-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,195
Posted By Chivas
Bolox, I want to thank you for your work. In...

Bolox, I want to thank you for your work. In your opinion are COD's scripting and triggers helping to make better campaigns and missions? Not to mentiion documentation, but how much...
Forum: Technical threads 11-27-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By Chivas
I've also been wondering if some of the...

I've also been wondering if some of the shimmering effect can be addressed with Nvidia/Ati driver support. I would think there will be SLI driver support in a future driver, now that the developers...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-27-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,503
Posted By Chivas
I doubt a moderator would make up a hacking...

I doubt a moderator would make up a hacking attempt story. You may not have been trying to hack anything, but something the moderator was seeing at his end pointed to a hack attempt. Shyte happens...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-27-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,503
Posted By Chivas
Why would the mods care about speculation as long...

Why would the mods care about speculation as long as the posts weren't insulting. I didn't see alot of insults being thrown around in some of the speculative threads, that were deleted. That said,...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-23-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,195
Posted By Chivas
I agree, if the development is dead, release what...

I agree, if the development is dead, release what has been completed in the SDK's. If the map SDK is finished before the Sequel, release it so the community can start refining the Channel map. ...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,503
Posted By Chivas
If the negative speculation were true, there...

If the negative speculation were true, there wouldn't be any reason to delete threads, why bother, negative speculation doesn't hurt a development that's already dead. Negative speculation "does"...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-22-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,195
Posted By Chivas
Yes there are some positive and negative rumors...

Yes there are some positive and negative rumors out there. I prefer to think positively as it make me less cranky. ;)
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-22-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,195
Posted By Chivas
Its all fine and dandy to ask them to release the...

Its all fine and dandy to ask them to release the SDK's, but I doubt any of them are ready for public use. They've had much higher priorities.
Forum: Technical threads 11-21-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Chivas
I'm currently using an LG 32" LED 1080p with no...

I'm currently using an LG 32" LED 1080p with no problems, although I prefered a 42" for spotting ground targets, where maybe a 40" would be perfect for me. I've been thinking about trying a Plasma...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
I have no idea if they will make COD work with...

I have no idea if they will make COD work with Windows 8. If its an easy fix I don't see why they wouldn't send a patch to Steam, although it wouldn't be a major issue for the developers because the...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-16-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 29,325
Posted By Chivas
We have to assume this will be the whole point of...

We have to assume this will be the whole point of the announcement. I can't see any point in delaying the announcement unless they were still in negotiations, which is probably the case.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-15-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 29,325
Posted By Chivas
Its quite possible IC has been in discussions for...

Its quite possible IC has been in discussions for many months with an investor like their own government to help sponsor work on a series of historical Russian fronts. These talks could take months...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-14-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By Chivas
The pending official announcement decision is...

The pending official announcement decision is definitely not up to them, the decision will be coming from the IC group and their investors. The development team including BS are probably waiting...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-13-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By Chivas
I'm sure the announcement will have alot to do...

I'm sure the announcement will have alot to do with wether or not any in the development crew will still have a job. I can understand BS not knowing how to answer that question just yet.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Chivas
I think its very close to being done, but I don't...

I think its very close to being done, but I don't think its done yet. If they stop deleting negative speculation in these forums, then I will know for sure its done. Unless the moderators deletion...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Chivas
Flying low over FSX scenery makes you want to hit...

Flying low over FSX scenery makes you want to hit a tree, although I think FSX has other good points and decent addons. If the new IL-2 game engine survives and improves, it has the potential to be...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-11-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By Chivas
Yes, Oleg planned this from the start. He...

Yes, Oleg planned this from the start. He wanted more community involvement in the new series, by releasing SDKs for maps and aircraft building. The map SDK was scheduled to be released with the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-07-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,061
Posted By Chivas
Laughing, I don't think so. They are fighting to...

Laughing, I don't think so. They are fighting to keep the jobs that feed their families. Eighteen months of misery, LMFAO.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-06-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,061
Posted By Chivas
In your opinion it may be strange, but I think...

In your opinion it may be strange, but I think you'd be in the minority. It would be nice if the development had the luxury of time and money to produce a demo, but thats highly unlikely. The...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-06-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,061
Posted By Chivas
I don't have anything against having a demo. It...

I don't have anything against having a demo. It wouldn't bother me one way or the other. There will be more than enough info after release for me to make a valued decision either way. I'm just...
Forum: Technical threads 11-05-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 25,208
Posted By Chivas
I would imagine that the Sequel will be able to...

I would imagine that the Sequel will be able to use Windows 8. Standalone COD is dead, but the Channel map in the Sequel will live on and prosper. Any fixes and features added in the Sequel will...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-04-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,225
Posted By Chivas
BlackSix mentioned the Sequel won't be in alpha...

BlackSix mentioned the Sequel won't be in alpha until 2013, that said there are "rumors" swirling about IC, ROF, and Maddox Games, that doesn't sound good for Maddox Games empoyees.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-04-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,832
Posted By Chivas
If they did jump ship, they certainly have very...

If they did jump ship, they certainly have very poor timing. They've squandered their best time to jump ship, which was immediately after COD's release in the west. Instead they spent another...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 11-04-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,832
Posted By Chivas
BlackSix has alluded to the fact that he can't...

BlackSix has alluded to the fact that he can't say anything until the official announcement. The wait for news makes it easier for the conspiracy theorists to support their negative agenda. ;) BUT...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-04-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,061
Posted By Chivas
Microsoft can afford to have all the demos it...

Microsoft can afford to have all the demos it would like. The new IL-2 developement has neither the time or the money to waste on a Demo. I didn't say to trust fanboy reviews, I said find one you...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-04-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,061
Posted By Chivas
They plan to have the map SDK in the Sequel, that...

They plan to have the map SDK in the Sequel, that said the original series never had any SDK's, or development support, and still did wonders. Even if the development shut down today I'm sure there...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-03-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,061
Posted By Chivas
There is no chance there will be a demo. They...

There is no chance there will be a demo. They don't have the time or money to produce one. Like I said in many previous posts, you will have to make a decision based on reviews you trust.

...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-03-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,061
Posted By Chivas
First off Oleg was right, ROF wasn't very good at...

First off Oleg was right, ROF wasn't very good at release, but that doesn't mean he didn't think it would get better. COD isn't dead either, but it appears you will have to buy the Sequel, which...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-03-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,061
Posted By Chivas
Unfortunately you will have to buy the Sequel to...

Unfortunately you will have to buy the Sequel to make COD better. Shyte happens, but its still a very cheap investment. Almost everything they are working on the make the Sequel better will also...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 11-01-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By Chivas
There is no way the MTO or Korea will be in the...

There is no way the MTO or Korea will be in the first Sequel. I have no idea what the Russian theater will be named, but it will be interesting to see what it is. I'd like to see one large map...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-31-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By Chivas
As I said in a earlier post in this thread, the...

As I said in a earlier post in this thread, the name was "Battle for Moscow". My understanding was the Battle "for" Moscow was a russian third party addon for the new IL-2 engine introduced at the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-30-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By Chivas
I used to be called Battle for Moscow, but...

I used to be called Battle for Moscow, but somehow I doubt the name will stick as there may be a Stalingrad map aswell as a Moscow map.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-28-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,859
Posted By Chivas
If it wasn't a new game engine maybe you could...

If it wasn't a new game engine maybe you could explain why its taken so long to release a Battle of Britain sim.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-28-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Chivas
I believe Oleg and Luthier have talked about...

I believe Oleg and Luthier have talked about having done extensive work on human animation. It has to be a low priority now, and on the back burner until far more important aspects have been...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,859
Posted By Chivas
"I mean even tree collisions were removed and...

"I mean even tree collisions were removed and these were in the original?"

The original trees on this huge map brought the sim to its knees. The only way they could put enough trees on the map...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-27-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,991
Posted By Chivas
Its not a mistake its the only course of action...

Its not a mistake its the only course of action possible. Your right there will be no further income from COD, so working on that is a waste of time. You have to remember almost everything they...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,859
Posted By Chivas
I have no doubt that if the series survives the...

I have no doubt that if the series survives the graphic engine will evolve even more than the original series graphics did. The whole reason they built the new game engine was too make it easier to...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-26-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,991
Posted By Chivas
Luthier has never said they would be building a...

Luthier has never said they would be building a new game engine for the Sequel. There is no chance in H#ll they will be building a new game engine for the Sequel, as it took many years to build the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-26-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,991
Posted By Chivas
Its still possible they could provide another...

Its still possible they could provide another patch for COD before the release of the Sequel, but I wouldn't hold my breath. There is no conspiracy here, its just a development that really needs...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-25-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,023
Posted By Chivas
Even if they plan to build an MMO doesn't...

Even if they plan to build an MMO doesn't necessarily mean the demise of the current development roadmap of a series of theaters for offline/online use. The game engine could easily do both, and...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 10-25-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,225
Posted By Chivas
Why would you think that improved AI Commands in...

Why would you think that improved AI Commands in the Sequel won't work on the Channel map. Of course they will, along with the new GUI, Weather/clouds, FM, AI, new features, etc, etc, not to mention...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 10-24-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,225
Posted By Chivas
"Il-2 Cliffs of Dover b. 2011 - d. 2012" Add...

"Il-2 Cliffs of Dover b. 2011 - d. 2012"

Add another to the long list of people prematurely predicting the death of COD. They've all been wrong for the last five years and I would suspect they...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-24-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,820
Posted By Chivas
This is the beauty of having a series of sequels...

This is the beauty of having a series of sequels with different names. If the next sequel is a success the rating of the previous Sequel will be forgotten, and most of the previous Sequels features...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-24-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,820
Posted By Chivas
Its been a rough ride, but if the announcement...

Its been a rough ride, but if the announcement doesn't totally change the direction of the development, the Channel Map will only get better. The devs and community will be adding new content,...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-24-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,137
Posted By Chivas
Unless things change with the announcement, they...

Unless things change with the announcement, they plan to release the map SDK with the Sequel. People have been calling the sim dead for atleast five years and they have been wrong for five years. ...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 10-20-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,293
Posted By Chivas
People never got over the fact the sim was...

People never got over the fact the sim was released unfinished. Of course its going to be buggy, what else could it be, until its finished. Unfortunately there are still some issues that hopefully...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-18-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 49,970
Posted By Chivas
Thanks Luthier and Team. I'm looking forward to...

Thanks Luthier and Team. I'm looking forward to more feature improvements with the Sequel. Its too bad the map SDK couldn't have been released sooner, so the community could refine the channel...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-16-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,722
Posted By Chivas
Its not abandoned unless your plan was never to...

Its not abandoned unless your plan was never to buy any further Sequels, which would be highly unlikely.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-16-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,722
Posted By Chivas
Chances of a demo are slim and none. There is...

Chances of a demo are slim and none. There is absolutely no need for one, and it would delay the release of the Sequel for months. Most people bought COD based on their experience with the first...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-16-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By Chivas
I agree the Spanish Civil War could be done, but...

I agree the Spanish Civil War could be done, but not by the developer because it simply it wouldn't be a big enough draw. Like you say it already has many of the aircraft, and with the release of...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-15-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,096
Posted By Chivas
I'm quite sure almost everyone including myself...

I'm quite sure almost everyone including myself will wait to see what their trusted reviewers say before buying this time.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-14-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By Chivas
I agree that he investors would benefit from a...

I agree that he investors would benefit from a long successful series, which I've said a hundred times, BUT if the Sequel fails there is little chance the IC investors will keep supporting the devs...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By Chivas
The development has already decided not to use...

The development has already decided not to use IL-2 Battle of Britain, and used IL-2 COD, for a variety of reasons. It doesn't matter anymore as the series moves on anyway with new names. The...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-14-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By Chivas
Possible? The development is barely surviving...

Possible? The development is barely surviving now. COD was not a success and never came close to covering the development costs. That said its unlikely it would have anyway, as the development...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-13-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,231
Posted By Chivas
The sim is still going thru test patches for the...

The sim is still going thru test patches for the graphic/performance rewrite, and bug fixes which seems to address most people launcher exe problems. So far we've had 3 test patches, the last two...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-13-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By Chivas
The title will change when we buy the Sequel, and...

The title will change when we buy the Sequel, and every Sequel after that. The trials and tribulations will soon be forgotten if the Sequels a success. It will then be just the Channel Map working...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-13-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,096
Posted By Chivas
I doubt anyone is even close to entirely happy...

I doubt anyone is even close to entirely happy with the sim. How could they be, the sim is far from finished. Everyone wants a playable sim, the devs even more, as their jobs are on the line. ...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-13-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 40,475
Posted By Chivas
Its not a bug, you were target fixated and...

Its not a bug, you were target fixated and ignoring the guy behind you. ;)

Sorry, I'm sure its a valid bug.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-11-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,567
Posted By Chivas
Are you going to cover the further development...

Are you going to cover the further development costs, no one else will, as COD sales are FINISHED.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-11-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,567
Posted By Chivas
Sales of COD don't really matter any more, even...

Sales of COD don't really matter any more, even if it were perfect I doubt it would have covered the long developments costs. The sales of the Sequel matter. If in the next year or two the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-10-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,937
Posted By Chivas
The game engine is still influx, modding would be...

The game engine is still influx, modding would be folly at this time. If major improvements are made most people will move on to the Sequel. I would expect a coherent 50 person development crew...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-09-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,096
Posted By Chivas
Your never going to get over the fact the sim was...

Your never going to get over the fact the sim was released unfinished are you. Of course it could fail, but they haven't stopped working on it yet. The game engine was designed for third parties...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-09-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,096
Posted By Chivas
I think its quite possible the new IL-2 series...

I think its quite possible the new IL-2 series will attract civilian air traffic on the large channel maps etc, after improvements are made to the game engine and features. Especially after the SDK...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-08-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,206
Posted By Chivas
I agree the publishers were less than truthful...

I agree the publishers were less than truthful about the state of the sim at release. It was a catch 22 situation, if they advertised we were buying an unfinished, unplayable, sim, what do you think...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-08-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,206
Posted By Chivas
I doubt Ubisoft is currently a major investor in...

I doubt Ubisoft is currently a major investor in the new series and has much say in the development. The IC group definitely does. Ubisoft has some rights to sales in the Western market and...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-08-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
You did get a BOB map in IL-2, built by the...

You did get a BOB map in IL-2, built by the community. It is unfortunate that the COD was released unfinished and the development eventually had to move on to stay in business, but that certainly...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-08-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
You know aswell as I do the devs never planned to...

You know aswell as I do the devs never planned to have the original series open to modders, but that changed for the new series. I haven't seen any new game engines being built by the original...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
The plan from the beginning of SOW, was that the...

The plan from the beginning of SOW, was that the community would be far more involved with this series than they were in the first. The development would make the necessary game engine with FMB,...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-08-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
The Russian Sequel would be mostly content if the...

The Russian Sequel would be mostly content if the game engine and features were working and completed, but that still isn't the case. They still have alot of work to do on the game engine and...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-06-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
The devs planned from the beginning of the new...

The devs planned from the beginning of the new series to provide tools to the community. Unfortunately you can't document and make tools for a game engine that hasn't been completed yet. That...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
The performance/sales of COD were certainly not...

The performance/sales of COD were certainly not good, and doubtfully covered the costs of the development so far. This is a long term investment that makes money from sales of a number of Theaters...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-05-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,206
Posted By Chivas
@Mysticpuma quote "The only reason it's a...

@Mysticpuma quote
"The only reason it's a critical time is because they obviously need to raise revenue....and wouldn't that happen with 'popular' aircraft and Theatres of war?"

Its a critical...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 10-05-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Chivas
I agree with some of your assessment, but Maddox...

I agree with some of your assessment, but Maddox Games did just fine developing the original series, with a working game engine. The problem with this development is the unfinished game engine...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-05-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Chivas
I would avoid vista and go directly to Windows 7...

I would avoid vista and go directly to Windows 7 64bit. The next Sequel will involve early Russian Campaigns. The Med and possible pyramids should be in one of the following Sequels, if the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-05-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,206
Posted By Chivas
The 190 should be in later Sequel if the...

The 190 should be in later Sequel if the development survives and continues developing theaters.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-05-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,206
Posted By Chivas
We don't know for sure which areas of the Russian...

We don't know for sure which areas of the Russian front were mapped, but again BlackSix said the FW190 wasn't used in the early campaigns they are currently modelling for the Sequel.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-05-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,206
Posted By Chivas
I believe BlackSix said the Fw-190 weren't used...

I believe BlackSix said the Fw-190 weren't used in the early campaigns they are currently building for the iniitial release of the Russain Front Sequel, presumed to be in the Moscow and/or Stalingrad...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,206
Posted By Chivas
I seriously doubt they have the resources to...

I seriously doubt they have the resources to build extra aircraft, especially at this critical time. I don't think they would even want to, as it could jeopardies sales of theaters that they will...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 10-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,352
Posted By Chivas
The only way Warthunder will draw most of the...

The only way Warthunder will draw most of the IL-2 community is larger maps, fairly realistic FM's, DM's, AI, AI Commands, FMB etc. If it uses the map sizes of WOP it will fail, and it will be...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-05-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,096
Posted By Chivas
The hotfix does appear to give some people a...

The hotfix does appear to give some people a significant increase in frame rates, so it must do more than just allow people to start the game with SLI enabled. That said I think we will have to...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-04-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,311
Posted By Chivas
Its not my problem you can't discern a fact from...

Its not my problem you can't discern a fact from an opinion in a forum that is 99% opinion. You only have a problem with it, because it doesn't agree with your opinion.

I agree with Luthier, "it...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,311
Posted By Chivas
Maybe you should take off your blinders and read...

Maybe you should take off your blinders and read Luthiers answers again.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
They may be two completely different pair of...

They may be two completely different pair of shoes, but they can be done with basicly the same game engine, and add another source of revenue. It remains to be seen what direction the development...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
Thats definitely a possibility especially if you...

Thats definitely a possibility especially if you disregard all the aspects of the sim that are already working. They have made advancements in the sound engine, performance, FM, Engine Management. ...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
If WOP was as good as you say the Il-2 community...

If WOP was as good as you say the Il-2 community would have moved to the Gaijin development in droves. That never happened the SimHq Gaijin forum is dead, WOP maps were too small for anything other...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,311
Posted By Chivas
Please read the Luthier's anwser with a more open...

Please read the Luthier's anwser with a more open mind.

Here's a quote about the maps.

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Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
So you think that the devs can't improve COD's...

So you think that the devs can't improve COD's game engine? I know your a fan of Warthunder. Gaijin is using the same game engine for Warthunder that it used for their less than successful WOP sim...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
You don't believe anything the devs say, which...

You don't believe anything the devs say, which begs the question, why are you still here? You still don't get it, Luthier's is stating what they are trying to achieve, there are no promises, there...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,311
Posted By Chivas
I really don't care how you read my statements. ...

I really don't care how you read my statements. Sometimes its hard to understand the direction the series is going from the developers comments, but its the most logical direction for the moment. ...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,311
Posted By Chivas
COD doesn't have to merge with the Sequel. The...

COD doesn't have to merge with the Sequel. The Sequel will have all of COD's content, which amounts to exactly the same thing as a merge. It will include the COD maps and missions, Russian maps...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,937
Posted By Chivas
I don't have any exact figures or facts. We did...

I don't have any exact figures or facts. We did hear the rumour a couple of years ago that the development costs at that time came to around 7 or 8 million dollars. There is no way COD recovered...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-03-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,937
Posted By Chivas
We are a minor investor at the moment. The real...

We are a minor investor at the moment. The real investors have spent millions so far funding the development. COD sales didn't even come close to covering those costs and providing a profit. It...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-02-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,937
Posted By Chivas
Modding the standalone COD is an option, and it...

Modding the standalone COD is an option, and it would be very interesting to compare COD as it improves with each new patch and Sequel from the devs, and improvements made by modders to the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-02-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,311
Posted By Chivas
My take is.....When you buy the Sequel you will...

My take is.....When you buy the Sequel you will not need COD as all COD's content will be in the sequel, but much improved because of the updated game engine, AI, GUI, etc etc. Will it be improved...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-02-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
Around three years ago it was rumoured that the...

Around three years ago it was rumoured that the AI couldn't see thru clouds in BOB WOV, but the developer set the record straight and said they could, but that doesn't mean they haven't changed it...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-02-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
The AI can see thru the clouds in BOB WOV, unless...

The AI can see thru the clouds in BOB WOV, unless they changed it in the last couple of years. There was a rumour a few years ago that the AI couldn't see thru clouds but it was untrue. B6 admitted...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-02-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,981
Posted By Chivas
It may be engine management and start procedures....

It may be engine management and start procedures. That would take alot of work thats still causing the development alot of headaches. Personally the engine start procedures are especially...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-02-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,981
Posted By Chivas
Our input has some effect, as they did include...

Our input has some effect, as they did include more engine management and start procedures in COD, that they showed no interest in doing initially. That said the development will have set...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-02-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Yes, there is plenty to vent about, but COD is...

Yes, there is plenty to vent about, but COD is just a map, with some dedicated aircraft, missions, and campaigns. Everything depends on them fixing the game engine and features for the Sequel. Any...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-01-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
I don't believe the majority are logically...

I don't believe the majority are logically dysfunctional, and hope there is a silent majority, waiting with more patience and understanding of the difficulties. Like I've said many times before the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-01-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By Chivas
I suppose some work could be done by the...

I suppose some work could be done by the community now, but it would have to be selective, as easily portable to the Sequel. If the game engine is fixed and the Sequel is successful, most people...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-01-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
I agree....people would have a valid argument for...

I agree....people would have a valid argument for using a "Promise" for features listed on the BOX cover, or official release website, but there are few of those listed. The vast majority of the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-01-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 32,271
Posted By Chivas
Thankyou for clarifying some of your answers. I...

Thankyou for clarifying some of your answers. I realize that the rude manor in which some of them were asked can make a civil answer difficult. Yes the forums are very negative, but I still think...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 10-01-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
I know what a Release Candidate is, I just chose...

I know what a Release Candidate is, I just chose the wrong words for testing the release candidate, I chose the phrase beta testing, which is a common phrase for testing software. When I should...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-30-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
I apologies for any confusion I caused with my...

I apologies for any confusion I caused with my poorly chosen words "Beta/RC", but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. My point was the "Patch" was sent out to the community, not Steam, for...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-30-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Its definitely a waste of my time, when you can't...

Its definitely a waste of my time, when you can't differentiate fact from fiction.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-30-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Again like you say it doesn't matter what its...

Again like you say it doesn't matter what its called. The developer sent out the patch for further testing by the community. I've never said that the engine management faults aren't a huge problem,...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-30-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
I could care less what they call it, the point...

I could care less what they call it, the point is its "STILL A BETA" that "required further testing" If they were confident there were no bugs they would have sent it directly to Steam. Now they...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-30-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Anything could have happened after/if the guy...

Anything could have happened after/if the guy tested the start procedure, the lead programmer may have optimized code in one feature, and that change could have porked another feature. Thats the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-30-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Its your right to disagree, but that doesn't make...

Its your right to disagree, but that doesn't make you right. I don't know why people can't understand the complexity of the task. If the game was "finished" and it was just a matter of fixing bugs...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-30-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
When you wake up, asks some friends what beta...

When you wake up, asks some friends what beta testing is. Then you might not be so incredulous when you find errors and bugs, while beta testing.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-30-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Unbelievable.....If it were the Release Candidate...

Unbelievable.....If it were the Release Candidate it would be sent to Steam for download. This is still a beta patch of a possible RC path, sent out to the community for testing.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
If you understood the beta process you would...

If you understood the beta process you would realize that past issues can come back when the devs are constantly rewriting and adding code. Again its the whole point of releasing another beta test...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Chivas
Winzip will work, but you have to go to...

Winzip will work, but you have to go to properties, of the winzip download and check "unblock" then all the files will be extracted properly.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Again I'm not aware of the priorities they gave...

Again I'm not aware of the priorities they gave their beta test team. If they thought they could find every bug they wouldn't bother sending out a beta for us test. If you don't think its...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Exactly how do you know they aren't reading the...

Exactly how do you know they aren't reading the test reports.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Again you'll twist anyone words to suit your...

Again you'll twist anyone words to suit your appalling negative agenda. If thats not the case try reading my post again, and note the resource comment in the same sentence.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,331
Posted By Chivas
I'm not on COD's staff to see how and what...

I'm not on COD's staff to see how and what priorities they gave their testing staff. Contrary to some schools of thought, I don't think its possible they aren't doing alot of testing. Thankfully...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Again some people miss the whole point of...

Again some people miss the whole point of releasing a Beta patch for Testing. If the development had the resources and every computer setup known to man they wouldn't release a BETA patch for the...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 39,659
Posted By Chivas
I've had that problem before when using Winzip. ...

I've had that problem before when using Winzip. I had to go to the download's properties and check "Unblock" for all the files to load properly. Others are finding they have to disable SLI to...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,664
Posted By Chivas
Maybe a better question would have been "Is...

Maybe a better question would have been "Is anyone else having problems starting the Hurricane"? instead of yelling omg "HURRICANES NOT STARTING AGAIN??? ". Then if you didn't find adequate...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-28-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,223
Posted By Chivas
You must be very good at analyzing code to say...

You must be very good at analyzing code to say they only dumbed down features and didn't do any code optimizations in the ongoing graphic rewrite. Just another blatant exaggeration to suit your...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-28-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,716
Posted By Chivas
They just don't understand their credibility goes...

They just don't understand their credibility goes out the window with most forum users, when they can't make a point without exaggerating, and repeating adnaesum every known or perceived fault. ...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-28-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,716
Posted By Chivas
This should be obvious to anyone. Take a closer...

This should be obvious to anyone. Take a closer look at the possibilities in the FMB, the complexity of the aircraft systems, just for a start.
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-28-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,716
Posted By Chivas
You must of missed the ROF turmoil when it was...

You must of missed the ROF turmoil when it was also released "unfinished" albeit not as "unfinished" as COD was. Jason bought into ROF after the game engine was finished and now has a very good...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-28-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,716
Posted By Chivas
I know everything is so easy, I can't understand...

I know everything is so easy, I can't understand why there would be a problem, but there obviously is a problem. Maybe its a problem they'd just as soon not talk about. I suppose they could lie, as...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-28-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,716
Posted By Chivas
Oh I don't know take a guess....maybe his lead...

Oh I don't know take a guess....maybe his lead programmer came in, and said there has been a major setback in the stability patch, maybe their investors want to pull the pin, and he has to go and...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-27-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,716
Posted By Chivas
I would agree with you if I thought they had the...

I would agree with you if I thought they had the answers, but I'm not so sure they do. I think the development is on the tipping point and its about to go one way or the other. The answers will be...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-27-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,716
Posted By Chivas
I want questions answered as much as anyone else,...

I want questions answered as much as anyone else, but that certainly isn't going to save the development. Concentrating on fixing the game engine certainly will. There won't be any positive...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-26-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,716
Posted By Chivas
Luthier was overly criticized for Pacific...

Luthier was overly criticized for Pacific Fighters. I highly doubt it was Luthier's responsibility to secure the rights to model some of the aircraft, which was one of the biggest setbacks for...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-26-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,231
Posted By Chivas
If you unzipped the beta patch using Winzip, you...

If you unzipped the beta patch using Winzip, you will have launcher crashes if you didn't "Unblock" the data in the Winzip file. Atleast when using Windows 7.
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-25-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By Chivas
You be wrong. ;)

You be wrong. ;)
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-24-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By Chivas
COD is unfinished, and support has not be...

COD is unfinished, and support has not be dropped, as there will be atleast one more patch, and then support for the standalone version of COD might end. Although I personally think there will be...
Forum: Pilot's Lounge 09-23-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,554
Posted By Chivas
I think the announcement hinges on the inhouse...

I think the announcement hinges on the inhouse testing of the latest patch being stable after adding a few gameplay fixes. If successful the development will probably announce its future plans, if...
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-22-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,223
Posted By Chivas
Talking I understand the frustration dealing with the...

I understand the frustration dealing with the negativity on the forums can make you terse, and sarcastic, especially when the development made you the spokesperson, then told you not to say anything....
Forum: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover 09-22-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 16,223
Posted By Chivas
Actually Tree was a very good guy in JG27, any...

Actually Tree was a very good guy in JG27, any squad would be glad to have him, even 5./JG27.
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