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The future of Clod after v5.00, just a few thoughts.

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On 1/5/2019 at 8:02 PM, Jaegermeister said:

I”m not holding my breath on this 5.0 update to CLoD, but I can tell you first hand that it will appeal to American flight simmers. A few of you around here used to know me as Bird_brain and I used to write campaigns along with Extreme_One and some others in IL2 FB. I still fly the sim, but it’s not like it used to be when I could talk to the old Aces living in my town and get their stories and then recreate and fly them in a virtual  environment. Most of them are gone now.

 

I am particularly interested in this update since I did a couple of offline campaigns that included the Allied “Torch” linvasion of North Africa. Revisiting a campaign that could be flown from the German, British or American vantage points would get me back into flying this title. Martlets, and the P40s and Spitfires battling 109F2s and 4s. 

 

In my opinion, you will tap into a market that has been ignoring this sim since it moved it’s focus to the Eastern European front. Flying a P40, P47, P38 or a P51 is more important to an American than you might guess. To put it in perspective, I’ve ridden a lot of motorcycles but I own a Harley Davidson. It’s not the sportiest or the cheapest, or the most efficient, but I feel comfortable with it. It is ingrained in the American psyche that you ride American hardware into battle because it was built by other Americans doing their best to make sure your equipment would not fail you. No one forced them or coerced them and no corners were cut in putting your equipment together.

 

With the increased availability and ease of access to Oculus Rift and HOTAS controls, you would be silly not to include VR support in this title. I have a VR simulator setup now and if you don’t support it, I will probably go back to DCS like most Americans or fly Bodenplatte.

 

Just sayin’...

We intend to add VR as a patch to TF 5.0 as soon as possible after the release.

 

But we can't promise any time frame.

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On 8/31/2018 at 3:26 PM, LuseKofte said:

 

You need to tell it to those designing the Spitfire and Hurricane. It is really not very historical to place it where you want it , is that in front of gunsight? Would that be ok

 

Hahahahahahaha, i own CLOD and loved the realism. But stopped playing it for two reasons. The small operational area, yes the majority of the BoB did happen over the SE of England. But SW England was also involved as was the whole of South Wales. Emphasis on multiplayer, i much prefer SP due to not being very good at flying the aircraft.

 

Mike.

 

 

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5.0 will be an instant buy when it comes out. I own DCS and BoX but keep returning to CLoD.

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On 1/7/2019 at 8:39 PM, Buzzsaw said:

We intend to add VR as a patch to TF 5.0 as soon as possible after the release.

 

But we can't promise any time frame.

 

Good to hear. I am looking forward to it. I know VR is a big pain to set up and get running, and certainly takes a sizeable investment.of time and money. It also changes the way you experience a flight sim. I would imagine the resolution and field of view will improve over time and reduce the negative aspects I have no idea what it takes to get an existing engine to run with something like Steam VR, but it is hard for me to go back and fly on a flat screen now.

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When you do add support, count me in.  Thing to remember about us VR guys, we tend to be older, into sims from our youth, dropped out for various reasons while making our livings, and can afford our hardware toys and following our dreams.  But it has to be there, we've been around this block before.  

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Your not wrong there Captain, except that computer flight sims didn’t exist yet in my youth. I’m not “making noise”, I’m just pointing out that the titles supported are very limited so it’s a good market to pursue.

 

I’m glad to hear it’s on the agenda, so we will wit and see.

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I just wonder if there is an age poll for every sim in it's forum. I think Cliffs of Dover's largest grouping is 30-40 year olds then 40 50 year olds

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haha you old farts!

I'm only 51.

young, agile, smooth, strong.. erh wait..

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Maybe I'm a dreamer, but imagine a bomber-centric expansion in TF 6.0.

 

All efforts centered on a flyable multicrew B-17F during 1942 and early 1943 would attract bomber guys in masse.

 

Unescorted raids over sub pens in Saint Nazaire or Brest would be a blast.

 

Less aircrafts (maybe early Gustavs and some Antons) and only one map, just make the fortress the star of the show.

 

Maybe would be a bold and risky move, but I'd be in from day one.

 

 

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55 here next month, but whose countin???

 

Disclaimer: Maturity, ....... maybe 22 ????:crazy:

 

S!Blade<><

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53 here But in my defense I was 47 twice. Never been 46 in my life. 

 

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Gosh this forum is a retirement home :lol:

Im already 31 years old.

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Sweet 42 here...

 

Welcome to the Gentlemens club ^^

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33 here and 5.0 will be a instant buy for me as well 

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All you young fellows here, at 76 still going and flying and working.  5.0 is a buy here but released before the 31th or will need to wait until after "Tax day here in the U.S." Hum, you know COF's can request time off:).

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cough, cough Ol' Farts, I mean Gents, 51 here... We're all young farts at heart.:drinks:

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On 1/22/2019 at 1:04 AM, Taxman said:

All you young fellows here, at 76 still going and flying and working.  5.0 is a buy here but released before the 31th or will need to wait until after "Tax day here in the U.S." Hum, you know COF's can request time off:).

Jee still working? I hope you don't do it because youre forced to. Hats off to you good sir!

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2 hours ago, =FEW=Hauggy said:

Jee still working? I hope you don't do it because youre forced to. Hats off to you good sir!

Thanks, my part time contract runs out in 2 years.  Sold the company on a 10 year contract with enough money coming in that I will never need to worry about finances.  I work because it gets me out of the house (wife also runs 1 unique and another business from home) and I call my hours.  I also do a lot of other things beside BOX that keeps the mind very active and I also do at least an hours worth of physical  activity per day.

 

 

 

 

 

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