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    Kobe, Japan
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    WW2 history - especially the bits with wings and guns; reading all kinds of things; history - especially the bits with pointy things; linguistics; movies; rugby; cricket; cycling

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  1. I can help. I’m a New Zealander but have been teaching English for years so can do RP and a couple of others. i also learned quite a lot of RAF slang from researching campaigns ba ju when I used to make them in the old IL2. I also have access to a simple recording studio at work.
  2. Man, this is amazing. I don’t even have a computer capable of running it right now but am still sooooooo tempted.
  3. VR must be incredible. I’ve never even tried a demo of it. DangerDogz - thanks, man. Going back to little little kids was a bit of a change, but he’s lovely. He watches far more appealing stuff than my daughters, too. Boys and girls are different from the get go.
  4. I’m sure all the old builders remember, bb. the campaigns were a lot of fun to make and to play. I remember being so excited to play the one where you learn to fly in a Hurricane. It was so simple in retrospect but at the time I was just enthralled. Then people like you started getting fancy, putting little work crews around bases, adding smoke to factories etc.
  5. Hey Troop. It’s been years. I haven’t played any games at for years. Don’t even own a gaming-capable PC anymore. I have a little 2 year old boy now though so hopefully I can get him interested when he’s older. Have to wait for one of my daughters to move out so I can take over her room. The timing should just about work
  6. Hi all. Like most others, life got in the way. In a good way - kids, more study, job changes, plus I took up cycling. If I had time and space though, I would love to play again. Everything looks incredible. Great to see bird_brain again after all these years. He did so much to get people understanding and using the FMB to make all the great campaigns. That game inspired and enabled some incredible creativity. leitmotiv was always a fun guy to read. LowFlyer, too. Hell, the old Ubi forum was my virtual social group for a while.
  7. Milopugdog - honestly it was brilliant. I was never much of an online flier but Tue activity, creativity, excitement, enthusiasm, and goodwill of most users (thinking mainly of the UbiZoo, M4T, and SimHQ) was awesome. I couldn't buy the game here in Japan so Cajun 76 bought it for me and sent it to me. A joystick, too. The kindness and trust that I'd repay him blew me away. There was always some new campaign being made, always some great screenshots like those posted above, people writing hilarious accounts of their misadventures, plus some incredible movies. Foolishly I thought that was how
  8. Hey ho Two kids, now 10 and 8, plus a 4 month old baby. Need I say more? Also, I cycle 5-6,000km a year so that tends to be where my gaming time goes. Like others have mentioned already, flying the P39 in a demo I got with a PC magazine is what got me started. It is also the source of my nickname.
  9. Well done to Jason Williams, 1C, and Team Fusion! Hopefully the age of pointless interim warfare is over. I gave up simming a long time ago in favour of cycling (plus my wife bought a shitty Mac which essentially ruined gaming for me), but just yesterday, after reading some WW2 aviation books recently I was wondering what the state of play was in sim world when lo and behold, I happen across this news! So pleased that good sense has triumphed. Long may it reign, in the sim world if not the real one. If I get a better PC capable of VR I might be back, but until then, god bless a united IL
  10. There seems to be reasonable efforts to remain levelheaded and noninflammatory by MOST posters here. I don't know that there's much left to say on the topic, but if there is, please keep the comments in the spirit of the OP's post.
  11. I wish them all the best as a fan of flight sims, but Ido really struggle to understand the logic of their releases. I guess it'S just people doing what they want to do, but a little coordination or forward planning could reap so many benefits.
  12. That looks like great fun (regarding the T34 air field assault vid). I just wish my PC would run it. Scratch that - I wish I could get clearance from the FC to buy a better computer!
  13. Asgar - give it a rest. It won't affect you, with your HOTAS and whatever, play the game. That should be fairly clear from the DD, various replies, and, if you are really worried, check Rise of Flight. A similar (identical?) system has been in place for months.
  14. I'm reading Rudel's book right now and just don't get how he could have survived the war in a Stuka. He mentions having to force land something like 30 times, but I think he said only once was he shot down by fighters. He describes sometimes going out with fellow Stukas as escorts, in fact my impression is that they were frequently left to fend for themselves, and,in post-Stalingrad Eastern Front action, that sounds decidedly hairy.
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