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  1. After you bail out, no matter what height or speed; when the pilot parachutes into the water, he dies. I have been mentioning this bug on several posts, but I have gotten no reply. I believed that it would be fixed in patch 3.001 or 3.002, but 3.005 has been released, and yet this bug has still not been fixed. The main reason that I'm mentioning this is because this never happens on IL-2 1946 and Cliffs of Dover, as the pilot doesn't die when he parachutes into the water in these 2 games. And IL-2 Great Battles is supposed to be very realistic. Can we Please try our best to get this fixed in the next patch: 3.006?
  2. Novice-Flyer

    Where do you rank IL-2 Great Battles?

    Thank you for mentioning this Finkeren. You're absolutely correct, every game has strengths and weaknesses in it. Strengths IL-2 1946: Number of planes, number of maps, number of ground objects (tanks, vehicles, ships). IL-2 Great Battles: Realistic crashes, effects, flight dynamics, damage models. Both of these games have some/several weaknesses in them.
  3. Novice-Flyer

    Where do you rank IL-2 Great Battles?

    Lets just cut to the chase. Where do you rank IL-2 Great Battles compared to other IL-2 or WW2 Combat flight simulator games? Is it the Best, is it the second best…?
  4. Where do you rank IL-2 Great Battles compared to other IL-2 or WW2 Combat flight simulator games? Is it the Best, is it the second best…? I would like everyone to read the entire topic please and thank you. In my opinion, this is my list. 1. IL-2 1946 with Patch 4.12.2+ Advantages: 285+ flyable aircraft and 300+ total, with Mods the number of aircraft is unlimited, has many opportunities like the PTO, ETO, with 41 different locations, player can fly almost everywhere around the world, including remote Svalbard, game is continuously updated with patches, price is $11, when IL-2 1946 was first released parachuters didn’t (and still don’t) die when the pilot lands in the water, drop tanks were available, on the ground the crew of the plane can run away when you press the bail out button(s), it’s the only IL-2 Sturmovik game currently were you can takeoff and land on Aircraft Carriers, comparing Patch 4.07 to 4.12.2, the new game is very different such as bomb bay doors being required to open and close, bomb fuses, realistic fuel tank fires, and other realism not in the original patch, recently the B-24D and the Pe-8 bombers are now flyable. Disadvantages: Graphics are slightly old, compared to IL-2 CoD and IL-2 GB, crashes and collisions can sometimes not be realistic (hitting a fence at 5km/h will cause the plane to explode and belly landing at 250 km/h will cause the plane to explode), AI issues, especially Autopilot! It may cause the plane to crash, without Mods the Western Front 44-45 (excluding Normandy) is not well portrayed, as it only comes with a small Ardennes map, portraying the Siege of Bastogne and a map call Northwest Europe. These pictures are what I believe a well portrayed Western Front map is. https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/uploads/monthly_2018_05/Map.jpg.d5efedcd216a3353229cae66f36463cc.jpg Battle of Bodenplatte map,,https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj3xtjNyKzcAhV4HzQIHZapBG0QjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fforum.warthunder.com%2Findex.php%3F%2Ftopic%2F223985-why-this-game-is-bad-for-long-range-high-altitude-fighters%2F&psig=AOvVaw0BBmRugLA6exvSPSq6UUhB&ust=1532137898251295 Western Front 1940,1944 for Il-2 1946 Mods 2. IL-2 Cliffs of Dover Blitz Advantages: Very realistic 3d damage and slightly more detailed than 1946 and Great Battles, engine damage is quite detailed, clickable cockpits, has a fair amount of realistic collisions and crashes than IL-2 1946, currently has 48 flyable aircraft and variants, and 64 aircraft total, costs $28. Disadvantages: Initial game development was skeleton and was released with many bugs and technical issues, game development by 1C Maddox was unfinished and abandoned, graphics need to be updated. 3. IL-2 Great Battles. Advantages: Very realistic crashes, flight dynamics, damage models, and effects. It states that It is as "real as it gets", highly detailed landscape, has aircraft that actually participated in each Battle, all of the battles were major turning points in Ww2 where the war could have gone either way, can drive tanks with detailed cockpits (a first for the IL-2 series), Virtual Reality. One thing that I’d like to mention is that before buying this game if you were to ask me about variants of the Me-109, I would have absolutely no idea. On IL-2 1946 I would select a variant of the Me-109, but I wouldn’t paying any attention to it. But after buying this game I learned about the E,F, and G models and how they differ. So I think that’s a great advantage for myself. Disadvantages: Quite expensive at $50, Collector planes that are variants of other aircraft cost $20, currently has only 44 aircraft total, parachuters die when the pilot lands in the water, no matter how fast or high the pilot bails out at, whenever all of the aircraft engines quit, the crew bails out, no matter if a safe controlled landing can be made, some features that were included when IL-2 1946 was released haven’t been included in Great Battles yet. Reading this, you are going to say that I am shunning IL-2 Great Battles and that it has no place in the IL-2 Sturmovik series. That is not at all what I am saying. In my own opinion I myself am currently saying for now, Il-2 1946 is better than Il-2 Great Battles by two spots, but this is as of July 20th, 2018. In the future, perhaps several years from now, with the release of many new content in all 3 of these games, my opinion of the best Il-2 game will likely change. Please Read This In the future many content will be added to these 3 games. Il-2 1946: Pretty soon patch 4.14 will be released, it will contain the Channel map (pretty much similar to Cliffs of Dover map, but it will extend slightly past Cherbourg, France), which will portray the Battle of Britain and D-Day. We’ll also get the Donbass map, which will give us the city Kharkov that will probably have the Battles of Kharkov. Known aircraft to be added will be MBR, He-177, C-47 family, including Li-2 and L2D, Ju-52, maybe much more. IL-2 Cliffs of Dover: Sometime soon, TF Patch 5.0 will be released, which will include the Tobruk map, 41 new aircraft and variants; 89 flyable and 105 total aircraft. Some of the flyable aircraft will be the Dewoitine D.520 and the Vickers Wellington. There will be new ships, better graphics, it will be possible to man Flak guns on ships. It is stated by Team Fusion that if 5.0 is a commercial success, then we should be excited about Patch 6.0. It is stated that it will include the Fw 190 A-1 and A-2; it may include many Italian bombers like the SM.79 and the Cant Z 1007. The Patch will probably portray the Siege of Malta or Operation Torch, meaning that we can takeoff and land off aircraft carriers. You may dislike Cliffs of Dover now, but let me tell you one thing, Team Fusion is currently planning add-one for the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Jason has stated that they will not be making any battle packs in the Mediterranean for Great Battles as they don’t want to cannibalize Cliffs of Dover. Maybe 5 years from now the Cliffs of Dover series will be as or almost as popular as IL-2 Great Battles. Il-2 Great Battles: Early Access for Tank Crew, Battle of Bodenplatte and Flying Circus Vol.1 has started and will portray the Battle of Kursk. Allied advances in late 44, early 45: Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge, and Operation Bodenplatte. A new WW1 flight simulator with VR and improved graphics. In the future they’ll probably include the Battle of Berlin, possibly another Tank Crew at an unknown location, future Volumes of Flying Circus. A Pacific Theatre will soon be added; I hope that they include the Battle of Guadalcanal, Battle of the Philippines, and the Battle of Okinawa because these were major turning points in the Pacific Theatre. Despite it being mentioned, I don’t necessarily think that the Battle of Midway will be made in the Pacific Battles Trilogy as it occurred for only several days, while the previous 3 occurred over several months. Maybe in the future IL-2 Great Battles will have clickable cockpits and other features in IL-2 1946 and Cliffs of Dover that haven’t been added to the game yet. Now that I have given you my reasons where I rank IL-2 Great Battles and the reasons why, I’m going to ask you my question, but first let me tell you something very important. I’ll say it again, this is as of right now, not 3 years from now, Now. Everything is subject to get better than when it was first released. Lastly, the question that I am asking you is not “ Is IL-2 1946 better than IL-2 Great Battles?”, the question is “ Where do you rank IL-2 Great Battles?” Everything that I wrote down at the very beginning for the 3 games is simply my own opinion, which is simply a highly detailed example. You can simply answer the question like this. 1.IL-2:... 2.IL-2:... 3.IL-2… Remember, I only want your opinion for the answer; you can also ask questions if you choose to. If you’re someone who may get offended by what has been written at the beginning, then simply pretend that everything above this paragraph has been deleted. I have been planning this question for a long time. So without further ado here is the question for all of you nice people who love planes and enjoy flying one of the best WW2 Combat Flight Simulators ever made. In your opinion, where do you rank IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles, compared to other IL-2 Sturmovik games or WW2 Combat Flight Simulator Games? Is it the best? Is it the second best? Cheers, Novice-Flyer.
  5. If you were to buy all of the Flying Circus Vol.1 aircraft on the Rise of Flight store it would cost $38. But there is a half off discount that goes with it so the actual price is $76. If you were to buy these on Steam (Channel Battles, Ace Pack, Battle of St. Mihiel) it would cost $67. So at the discounted price of $70, it works out to be a fair price. However, one has to look at this in two ways. If one doesn't have Rise of Flight or hasn't bought the 3 DLCs above, then there's no issue with paying $70. If one has Rise of Flight and has spent a considerable amount of money, then they'll probably continue playing Rise of Flight until something on Flying Circus appears that will motivate them to get Flying Circus Vol... I have bought all but 3 DLCs on Rise of Flight and therefore, I have no interest in getting Flying Circus, yet. Hope this helps some of you.
  6. Hi Jason, This comment has nothing to do with the post above, but I just wanted to ask about a technical issue. One thing that I've noticed about IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad is that whenever you bail out, when the pilot parachutes into the sea, he dies. This never happens Il-2 1946 and Il-2 Cliffs of Dover unless the pilot bails at a low altitude. I'm curious if this is going to get fixed in the future. Cheers.
  7. Novice-Flyer

    Developer Diary, Part 197 - Discussion

    As much as I love the new pilot models, better mesh and resolution with the 4K graphics and the VR opportunity, IMO, not to offend anybody. I believe that Flying Circus Vol.1 will be popular after the release of Vol.2 or 3, depending on what content they’ll contain. One thing I hope is that there will be aircraft in Flying Circus that weren’t in Rise of Flight.
  8. Novice-Flyer

    TFS Developer Update - July 2018

    I love all of the development detail in this update and the status of the aircraft currently in development. The day that Tobruk is released, I’ll buy it! But I still have one question: On the TF 5.0 flyable A/C, it states that the Bf108 and the Macchi MC202 will be flyable in patch 5.0. So if they are going to be in patch 5.0, what is their current status?
  9. Novice-Flyer

    TFS Update: Tobruk Discussion

    Roughly when will Patch 5.0 be released? 3 months from now, November 27th, 6 months from now? In this link you have pictures dated to 2017 of the Tobruk map and several other content, as well as pictures of the Wellington gunner stations, Bf 109 F-4 and CR.42 cockpits. It looks like 5.0 is nearly done with just a few minor tweaks. One final question is: Will you be adding any New AI well aircraft for Tobruk like the SM.79, Cant Z 1007, Cant Z 506 and any other fighters?
  10. Novice-Flyer

    Too many Bf 109s in the game?

    No, I'm not PLAINLY SAYING that BOM has no place in the series. AND I'M NOT WRONG! When I listed Same in my list of aircraft, I meant that the aircraft list for BOM and BOK Collectors don't need to be changed.
  11. Novice-Flyer

    4.13 for IL2 1946 released

    For the Svalbard https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1420677615 and the Tobruk maps, I'm having this issue https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1378984603. I have 4.13.4 and this appears to be a new thing as they didn't have this issue when I first installed them. Does anyone know a fix for this?
  12. Novice-Flyer

    Developer Diary, Part 194 - Discussion

    I take it that they haven't started the 3D model for the P-38 yet.
  13. Novice-Flyer

    Should IL-2 Battle packs have more planes?

    You wanna know something? I have been playing Il-2 since 2004 when I was 4 years old and have been playing BOS since December 2016. Beat that buddy!
  14. Currently in the IL-2 Battle packs, such as Battle of Stalingrad, Kuban, etc. there have 8 planes and 2 Collectors. Recently, additional Collector planes not with any battle pack, but just bonus have been added (La-5FN, Bf 109 G-6), and I assume that this will continue. The problem is that these aircraft at regular price cost 20$ and are mainly variants of an aircraft. So if you buy the La-5 series 8(Collector) for 20$ and then decide to buy the La-5FN (Collector); you're paying 20$ for an La-5 with a boosted engine, bubble cockpit with armored glass that can fly 40 km/h faster than the series 8. Considering the fact that this game cost 50$ Standard and 80$ Premium, 20$ for a variant of an aircraft is somewhat highway robbery. For me, I made the correct choice: I saved 20$ by not buying the series 8, and used the 20$ to buy the La-5FN. Even though the Bf 109 G-6 was the most produced Me 109 during WW2 with over 12,000 aircraft produced and has more powerful armament, you're still paying 20$ for a variant of an aircraft. To add one more thing, if a Collector aircraft, for example the Ju-52, B-26, or Arado 234 that is totally new to the game is made, then that's fine. It's only for aircraft variants which are Collectors that I might have an issue with ( Bf 109 G-6). To sum everything up the Il-2 Battle packs in some cases contain too few aircraft right now, but what I am about to ask you may change this. a) Should more aircraft in IL-2 Battle packs be made, for example 12 aircraft instead of 10? Note: I am aware that they have limited time and resources to make these aircraft. b) Should Collector aircraft be added to Premium Editions of Battle packs? E.g If you buy the Il-2 Battle of Kuban: Premium, then you can get the La-5FN, Bf 109 G-6 and Yak 1b as well for 80$. Please let me know your thoughts.
  15. Novice-Flyer

    Developer Diary, Part 193 - Discussion

    With them having Operation Market Garden, they'll have to make the C-47.