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  1. Hi guys Anyone who pre ordered Black Cross Red Star Vol4 will have received an email from the author Christer Bergström about his crowdfunding of an English translation of “LUFTWAFFE PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II: The Veterans’ Stories Volume 1” hope there is enough interest to get this over the line. Just encase anyone else is keen, below is a copy paste of that email: Hello, my dear friends and supporters,Good news and bad news:The good news first: My book ”LUFTWAFFE PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II: The Veterans’ Stories Volume 1” has now been translated into English and can be published within a couple of weeks!The bad news is this: Is there no demand for this book in English? I have sold fifteen hundred copies of the Swedish edition, but so far I have only had exactly nine (9) pre-orders of the English edition. I haven’t heard that any bookstore has ordered it. (I publish it by myself in order to maintain control of the quality.)”LUFTWAFFE PILOTS IN WORLD WAR II: The Veterans’ Stories Volume 1”contains absolutely unique and hitherto unknown – except for the Swedish readers – facts and personal accounts by Luftwaffe veterans themselves.The price for each copy is £25.99 / US$ 31.99 / 47.69 AU$ and postage for one copy is US$ 10.00, for two copies US$ 18.00.But with the situation regarding demand for the book looking as bleak as it doesn, I am now asking for helpful friends and enthusiasts to help out with crowdfunding.A crowdfunding of US$ 60 will render the supporter a special crowdfunder edition's numbered book, the crowdfunder's name in a honorary section in the book, and a never previously photograph of the "Karaya Quartet" Hermann Graf - Alfred Grislawski - Ernst Süss - Heinrich Füllgrabe.Please e-mail me your order/crowdfunding promise, and please transfer the payment to my PayPal account:vaktelforlag@gmail.comI would like to ask you, dear friends, if you could place your orders before Friday 11 October, so that I can have the book published as soon as possible.Any help in getting a book retailer interested is also most welcome!In this book, I try to give the answer to this question: What was it like to be a pilot in Hitler’s Luftwaffe during World War II? I allow the veterans themselves to provide the answer. Since 1974, when I (at the age of only 16) was a guest at Adolf Galland’s home in Oberwinter for two days, I have met hundreds of Luftwaffe pilot veterans. Over the years, I made between one and three tours a year to meet and interview as many of the aging Luftwaffe veterans as possible.I am now putting all of this together in a book series. Here you will find things that often don’t usually appear in ordinary books about the war. This first volume contains headlines such as: What was it like to be a pilot in Hitler’s Luftwaffe during World War II? What did the veterans say? * ”Assi” Hahn tells his story * The terrible ”Jochen” Marseille * ”Let’s not talk about that”: Uncomfortable Luftwaffe facts * The Luftwaffe’s real results beyond the claims– facts and figures.From the Swedish Library Service’s review of German pilots Vol 1:“Well written and engaging… richly illustrated with, among other things, photos from the veterans’ private photo albums. It is also packed with facts and statistics in several appendices. Christer Bergström is an internationally leading expert on the Luftwaffe during World War II. He has been studying the subject for decades and has written several excellent books on the subject. ”– Tord Rönnholm, BTJ Booklet no. 24, 2018.Read more about the book here:https://vaktelforlag.se/produkt/luftwaffe-pilots-world-war-ii-veterans-stories-volume-1/Please help me to spread this to more people. All the best, Christer Bergström Vaktel Förlag Box 3027 S-630 03 Eskilstuna Sweden vaktelforlag.se +46 - 16 – 12 15 27 +46 - 733 – 73 33 61 Bankgiro 576-4162
  2. Yesssssss really looking forward to getting my copy
  3. Im all for a good plane set, but for me a new map excites me the most. I love the diversity of the Kuban map and would would enjoy seeing coast lines, hills, mountains like you would see in Italy somewhere.
  4. I cant imagine its taking alot of resources away from other development. Not at the top of my wish list, but Im still happy to have this feature.
  5. Remember when they dropped that video of the Kuban map. A Spitfie Mk5 descending through the clouds to that coast line, then up through a valley and over a wooded hill. Can’t remember how many times a watched that. Would love something similar with the BOBP or FC maps.
  6. Has anyone heard anymore on the British version release? Im keen to get my hands on a copy. Has anyone paid through paypal and emailed Chris Bergstrom as suggested on the Publishers website For a personally signed copy of the British hard cover edition: Transfer US $ 60 to Christer’s Paypal account vaktelforlag@gmail.com and send your address to Christer at vaktelforlag@gmail.com Plus postage: 25 USD or 23 EUR outside of Sweden Sweden 105 SEK For book retailers: E-mail vaktelforlag@gmail.com
  7. There are so many great reviews on YouTube you should check out for a full run down. I haven’t owned but get great reviews in your price range are “HyperX Cloud Stinger” all my research kept pointing towards them. Unfortunately they were got of stock in my area.
  8. A few questions..... 1.) Budget? 2.) Cord or Wireless? (I think you want to go with a cord setup as wireless usually uses a usb port) 3.) Do you use head tracking? (I use Trackir with pro clip. I had to find a set of head phones with smallish head band for the clip to fasten to.)
  9. Hi Muscat Sorry to hear your woes. Im going through something similar. In short. After update 3.011 I launched Il2 from steam and the sound wouldn't work in game. I restarted the game to hopefully fix the problem but from that point on the game would CTD at the first loading screen. I tried all of the suggestion which have been given to you with no result's. I sent a crash dump file to support but all I got back from them was to roll back all updates to when the game last worked. I came back to the game after a week of trying and playing DCS instead. I was just about to reinstall on a different drive when the game suddenly launched. I have no idea what made it suddenly work. But guess what happened last night after 3.012 Update the exact problem in the same procedure happened. After launch there was no sound in game. I restarted the game to the same CTD at the first loading screen and Im now locked out of the game again. So really have no idea what to do but hope the same fix just happens over time again. Sorry I have no help but to say your not alone. Things I tried............. Reinstall x 4 Update Win10, Nvidia, Sound Valid files in steam launched from steam and directly from game directory cried myself to sleep Prayed to the Il2 gods
  10. Thanks for the help guys. Im really not to sure what I did, but just before trying some of your suggestions, I tried loading again and it worked. Im really not sure what I did to make it go, after 2 re-installs and a dozen attempts at loading the game with the same crash, it just decided to work. Sorry Im not going to be able to help anyone with the same problem as I dont know what fixed it. Thanks again you 2 for posting suggestions I really appreciate it.
  11. Hi All Im an architect and Im getting more and more clients asking for a VR experience. Ive been holding out on getting a VR unit until I upgrade my laptop (1.5 yrs to go) and hopefully by then the next gen VR headset will be on the market. So Im looking for a cheap alternative in between time. My computer spec's are on the low side to run Il2 with good FPS but the main goal is to have a unit to show clients around their developments, on the plus side I would like to use it for IL2 : Alienware17 R4 i7-780HK Clockspeed: 2.9 GHz Turbo Speed: 3.9 GHz GTX 1080 RAM 16gb What Im looking at in my local market: HP WMR - $240 USD (Second Hand) "Pro's it is portable which would be great for work" ACER WMR - $305 USD (Second hand) "Pro's it is portable which would be great for work" Oculus Rift - $290 USD (Second hand) Oculas Rift - $390 USD (New) Samsung Oydessy - $450ish (New) would have to import from the US as there are no sales in NZ, "Pro's it is portable which would be great for work" Any advice would be welcomed
  12. Thank you so much for your response. Im totally dumbfounded and have no idea what more tricks I can pull. Ive reinstalled twice now and still the same. Ive launched the game from the file location and still the same. I just tried to get into viewer and mission editor which worked fine. I've put in a support ticket and attached the crash dump file yesterday and hope to hear back from them soon, until then Im totally locked out of the game. Does anyone know how to check what version you have without getting into the game? Ive been really lucky in the past and since jumping on board in 2014 haven't experienced any problems at all. Like I said the only installation / update I can think of, was installing Adobe PS Creative suite, which I cant really delete as is for work. Hope to find a solution soon as I really love this game.
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