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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Latest instalment in the acclaimed IL-2 Sturmovik series from award-winning developer 1C: Maddox Games.

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Old 04-28-2012, 01:52 PM
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Default "Friday" Update, April 28, 2012

Dear friends,

Yes, we know it's ridiculous. No one is more upset at the situation than us, believe me. You have lives outside flight sims. You have jobs, you have homes. For us, Cliffs of Dover is our life. When we can't get it right, it hurts us. When we are in the constant state of "almost ready", when we break promises week after week, it affects us very deeply.

Unfortunately, even though it looked like we had something releasable this morning, by lunchtime we felt we should work on it more. What we almost released would have been a "DX10 alpha". All the FM changes are there, lots of other great things, FPS and stability improvements, etc.

However, the things that are the current "known issues" are:
· No dynamic low-caliber hit decals showing on aircraft;
· Detached aircraft chunks losing their texture and becoming pitch-black;
· Little particle "dust" that comes out of weapon hits looking like untextured squares;
· Gunsights always white in color;
· No waypoint lines rendered in map or FMB;
· Pilot and Plane models not rendering textures in Options - Pilot and Options - Plane respectively;
· DX9 support not ready for public consumption.

We just felt that this was one known issue too many. The decision was very hard to make. Many team members are unhappy with it, especially those responsible for the parts of the patch that are fully tested and working such as the FM.

I believe however that, rather than presenting ourselves as a team that releases half-finished patches with lots of graphic issues, we should work very hard on building the reputation for making things right, the first time, however long it takes.

We’ll keep providing regular reports.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:02 PM
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Thank you for the update and working very hard on making IL2 CoD better!
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ok, good, thank you, now we know, good luck and let us know how it is going!
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Thank you for the update.

I appreciate that these things take time to resolve & estimating WHEN they will be resolved is almost impossibe.

With my IL-2 experience, I have trust in Luthier & his team and as hard as it is, will remain a patient supporter!
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Bad news are also good news...

Thanks for informing us.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:18 PM
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Default Keep up the great work - waiting to join the air war

I have been patiently watching the development of COD and I read the forums after every patch release, hoping that the game has all the bugs and glitches fixed. While I wait, I have bought a new PC, bought a second 560 Ti video card, bought a Track IR5 in anticipation that COD will be completely fixed. I am patient and pleased that the developers are continuing to fix and improve COD. Until the game is ready and stable enough that I can persuade my friends to join COD, I will continue to play BF3 and ROF. I expect there are hundreds of gamers like me waiting for COD to be ready so we can purchase. I still believe in the COD team. Keep up the great work.
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I have been patiently watching the development of COD and I read the forums after every patch release, hoping that the game has all the bugs and glitches fixed. While I wait, I have bought a new PC, bought a second 560 Ti video card, bought a Track IR5 in anticipation that COD will be completely fixed. I am patient and pleased that the developers are continuing to fix and improve COD. Until the game is ready and stable enough that I can persuade my friends to join COD, I will continue to play BF3 and ROF. I expect there are hundreds of gamers like me waiting for COD to be ready so we can purchase. I still believe in the COD team. Keep up the great work.
Why wait, it is playing well on my system, and many many others.
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