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  1. Not typically. They are toys for our pleasure but also vital income for the Dev’s between major releases.
  2. Both trailers and posters are created by people at the corporate level. They often have little relation or input from the directors and producers. Directors often complain about trailers for their own movies for this reason. While I complained when I first saw the poster several months ago, I realized some contract graphic designer with no aviation background probably put this together. The trailer isn’t great but it isn’t terrible either and can be considered the “alpha” build in our vernacular. I’m gonna watch the movie and see how it stands on its own. Further, piggybacking an IL2 Battle of Midway announcement that week would be rediculously awesome if we could pull that off! Couple million dollars in free advertising - maybe a happimeal (sic) toy or Jason and Han bobblehead give-a-way. The possibilities are endless .;)
  3. Very Large! And I'm buying them all. Probably a couple to give away as well. Jason, Will the Hurricane be available in the original eight gun base model (IIA or IIB preferably)?
  4. The 262 is bad for a Normal dogfight server. The performance gap between the prop aircraft means the better pilot usually wins. The 262 is nearly untouchable. Fly it on larger historical maps or offline. It has no place here. It's just that simple.
  5. Between the audio and the report it appears they had a partial or full failure of number 4. I think it's way too early to draw conclusions about number 3 yet.
  6. YES, I meant to put this in. Absolutely required per JonRedcorn and I forgot to put it in the initial blurb. Clear your startup.cfg. I did it once before the Windows update and again right after. You can try Low Latency on "ON" or "Ultra" different guys had success with this configuration. Some liked ON (I didn't get a noticable bump) and others swear by Ultra. Ultra worked for my setup.
  7. Switched Nvidia Program Settings to Il-2.exe as suggested and no change. Global settings are all Nvidia default. Game still running great.
  8. That is, perhaps, a good question. I'm sure I said I was a Neophyte. It's working well nonetheless and my stuttering is solved. I'll leave it for now.
  9. I started another thread with my settings which has my mid-level rig running really well now. Jason or Mod can you lock that thread but leave the link up please.
  10. I just turned off Vsync in Nvidia and picked up a couple more FPS by letting the game handle it. Everything else is as noted and still running very well. I will post it there as well and maybe ask the Mods to close this thread.
  11. Hey, I scoured the forums for fixes to the vicious stutters I was getting. There is a lot of info out there and I picked from what seemed to be the best/most logical resources. I am a total Neophyte at this stuff so I looked at Nvidia settings, game settings, and even one of the VR threads despite running TrakIR. Jason is, of course the best resource but JonRedcorn, Slap, Thad and Therion (and others) also had input in my tweaks. It's maybe not final yet but I went from heavy stuters and frame freezes every 60-90 seconds to just a few micro stutters per sortie and a very stable 60 fps online. These settings are working really well for me personally in the same two servers I was struggling mightily in just yesterday. Your mileage may vary. I'm running a 1070ti card and the rest of my specs are in my sig. This is a mid-level to mid-high level rig now-a-days. It was mid-high to high when I spec'd it a few years ago. I'm going to post my settings first for the TLDR crowd and then post my process - so far. I have a couple more things to try but so far I'm VERY PLEASED with the result. Surprisingly, Distant Landscape to x4 and Horizon to 150 works better than trying to limit them. Not sure who I picked that one off from, I think it was in the VR thread, but it totally worked for me. I've tried Vsync in two out of the three possible configurations. Nvidia ON only which didn't work for me. BOTH Nvidia and game settings ON which is my current setting and working great. I still have to try game ON and Nvidia OFF. I'll let you know how that goes later.
  12. It is the correct engine. Packard license built the Rolls Royce Merlin under. All P-51’s flew with Packard Merlin’s.
  13. The most important takeaway here is: WHERE CAN I WALK THROUGH A LANCASTER?
  14. Ambrose is more lazy with citations than outright plagerizing. Most of the other's after Wild Blue (which he did cite but also did lift) are considered "similar" as opposed to being used directly. It's hard to write much that is completely new when you are documenting facts as opposed to fiction. Similar to writing music. Every note and single measure has probably already been written long ago. It's only when you start combining measures that you can get into trouble. Regarding Blythe, Ambrose only stated a sniper shot him in the neck. He never says anything further about him in the book. Anyone reading the book could draw any conclustion from that passage they want. The producers put in the blurb about never recovering from his wounds, got called out by Blythe's family and later appologized.
  15. Masters of the Air has been green lit. Spielberg and Hanks are producing but HBO passed. It will be among Apple's flagship entries into streaming TV. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/11/entertainment/masters-of-air-steven-spielberg-tom-hanks-apple/index.html I loved Band of Brothers but found The Pacific rather meh. I'm not quite sure what to think on HBO taking a pass. Here's hoping it's as good as Brothers.
  16. It's not moral hypocrisy. While I am opposed to chute killing, paratroopers have an offensive capability on the ground - particularly en masse. Bailed our aircrew have essentially none and will shortly be prisoners of war.
  17. That was a limitation which could not be overcome in the course of hitting legitimate targets. I don’t include it in my criticism, personally. Your mileage may vary.
  18. "This largely has nothing to do with the American bombing, at least in Europe. The American bombing was dedicated to precision bombing of legitimate strategic targets. With some exceptions." While largely true, the bombing of Hamburg and Dresden were dedicated to the destruction of the cities and the AAF was complicit. "With some exceptions," doesn't really cover the scope of the civilian casualties inflicted. Let others gloss over their histories, we should not. We generally stayed true to our stated goal of military industrial targets but we have to own our mis-deeds as well.
  19. Actually not being a smart @$$ but you should probably call that Expert (reduced) visibility or it further confuses the discussion.
  20. Rarely. The admins communicate mostly on the Russian forum. Johnny is our resident ambassador and interpreter when he has time to do so.
  21. I flew police helicopters in a congested city for several years. If it wasn't for CRM, I quite literally could be dead. Airliners weren't nearly the problem as GA aircraft and inflexible small field towers.
  22. Get those B/C's outta here. You're making me sad at not having them in game yet
  23. I challenge you to find a white Cessna at co-alt and 30 miles. Even better, find a B-17 amid ground clutter at 60 miles. It almost can't be done. You can lose a 737 head on at 20 after the tower has called it out for you. If it is well above you, sure, you can find it at 80 miles. Co-alt or below you, your figures do not stand up in the real world.
  24. I can slip the 190 hard enough to almost do an auto-rotation (helicopter) with it. I'm not saying I can't get the 109 slowed but she takes a bit more effort. I'm getting the 51 under control now too. I'll accept that to a certain extent. Still a little behind the Mustang and Thunderbolt for WWII absolute speeds and heights. Mustang remained the long distance champion. Overall a fantastic AC which I overlooked in my original statement regarding naval aviation.
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