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Developer Diary, Part 50

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Hi Everybody!

 

There’s still a few hours left before the next early access session starts so I’m going to tell you about our work on multiplayer mode, share my impression about IL2BOS thru the glasses of Oculus Rift HD and show you the inner world of the Peshka bomber. Well, first things first.

Intense discussion of graphical presets turned to be almost as hot as we expected. We accepted that feedback and resumed work according to the plan. By the way, please note this Preset Optimization thread. We kindly ask you to share with us the performance stats of your PCs running the game on different settings presets. This info will help us to tune the presets more precisely and optimize our software for numerous specific PC configurations. Your cooperation is highly appreciated and truly needed.

   

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You saw the Stuka on an airfield last week. All mods for it are ready and will be available for you on the day it’s released for early access. And today I offer you this table that shows all unlockable modifications for the Ju-87 D-3.

 

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And of course the Pe-2 series 87screenshots that Albert promised to show you. You were first shown the exterior model of Peshka about two months ago. Today it’s time to take a look inside of it.

 

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No new content? Pity, Id like to see working fuel & vertical gauges (Bf, LaGG) & auto prop + radiators (Bf) and no jumping maps :).

Best regards!

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Oh well, another weekend in the skies above Stalingrad in my "trusty" LaGG isn't going to hurt.

 

I'm amazed to hear, that multiplayer is only a week or two away :good: BoS seems to be progressing in highest gear.

 

The Peshka pit seems great and really cramped. I always thought it looked way too spacious in the old IL2.

 

The unlocks for the Ju 87 are interesting. It really seems like only the very special stuff (1800kg bomb, gun pods and special camouflage) is going to be unlocks, which I take to mean, that all the standard loadouts will be available from the start, which I think is an excellent choice. 

 

Looking forward to it all and to this session as well.

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Peshka looks excellent! One of the best models I have seen.

Is the Stuka siren really an unlock?

Are we stuck with these presets for the launch? In the  poll, most people who voted seem to be against them. 

Aren't presets more of a console thing? 

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Is the Stuka siren really an unlock?

 

The "D" model Stukas hardly ever had them, so it makes sense to make them an unlock.

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No new content this week? Thats sad. I was hoping for QMB.

That's partially why we had to delay new additions to early access - new full scale game modes (QMB & MP)

 

The unlocks for the Ju 87 are interesting. It really seems like only the very special stuff (1800kg bomb, gun pods and special camouflage) is going to be unlocks, which I take to mean, that all the standard loadouts will be available from the start, which I think is an excellent choice.

Yeah, standard loadouts including 7,92 machineguns, SD70, SC250, SC500 and SC1000 are available by default.

 

Is the Stuka siren really an unlock?

 

Aren't presets more of a console thing?

Yes. A very easy to get one btw.

 

How come? Game's engine is a PC engine and we're not developing a console game.

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Teasing, always teasing....no new content this week  :(

 

OK, I know, we are spoiled!  :biggrin:  It all looks very promising!

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Yeah, standard loadouts including 7,92 machineguns, SD70, SC250, SC500 and SC1000 are available by default.

Great, as I said I think it's a good call.

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How well does spotting and identifying targets work with "HD" Oculus Rift?

Spotting distant planes and ground targets on a 1080p monitor is pretty difficult. How is it with the low res and high FOV of Rift?

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@ Zak

 

I know this counts for nothing (given that there will be a Fw 190) but the Bk 3.7 gunpods were not used before late April/early May 1943 on the Taman Peninsula - they're deceidedly out of place in a Stalingrad setting.

Secondly I need to stress that weapons beyond the 500kg range (SC 500 and SD 500) were considered special ordnance by the Luftwaffe and their use had to be ordered by the Fliegerkorps or even Luftflotte. It wouldn't do for the campaign to be flown constantly with SC 1800 "Satan" bombs when the bread&butter loadout was with SC 50s and SC 250s or 500s.

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I am wondering if the QMB will have a check-box option to create Multiplayer missions?

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@ Zak

I know this counts for nothing (given that there will be a Fw 190) but the Bk 3.7 gunpods were not used before late April/early May 1943

You're correct, csThor. We know about that however this gunpod mod was still modeled, althoug anyone is free not to use it in 100% historical setups.
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I can almost taste my disappointment. I was so fiercely hoping for the IL2 to appear this weekend.

Ah well................

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Good to hear that BoS is optimised for the Oculus Rift now. I know not many members have it in the dev. version but those that do say it is a game changer for them.

It would seem that when BoS is released and then OR it will be a marriage made in heaven for us.

 

Roll on the end of the year... :biggrin:


Look on it as seducing a beautiful woman, you want it to last, no?  :rolleyes:

 

I can almost taste my disappointment. I was so fiercely hoping for the IL2 to appear this weekend.

Ah well................

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S!

 

 First of all, the Pe-2 looks nice. And a teaser about the HE111 H-6 :) What I did not like is the seemingly "set in stone" preset thing. People have told to oblivion and back that SSAO has to go or make it toggleable. Why not? Also the HDR setting can go or make it adjustable. RoF has a nice GUI for the options so what prevents BoS using the same? If all we get is a few hard coded presets I will be dissapointed and bet quite a bit of the community too. Nevertheless will test them out and report as asked, no problem there.

 

Have a nice weekend all.

 

PS. Out of curiosity what were the qualifications to become a tester as there was no application whatsoever I saw. Not complaining, just asking.

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Thank you for the update.

When it comes to the request of the developers to the users to reveal the specs and prestanda of their rigs in order to help and the deafening silence that followed I don’t know what to think.

Is it a secret so that you have the right to whine later or what? Spit it out!

Master

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will be both versions of the WB-81 MG81 pods be modelled? the last stream showed only the B version, the one with firing 15 degrees down. i my opinion the A version, firing forward and aimed with the Revi is more usefull without softtargets like infantrie.....

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Gents, I had to change the date when MP should become available. There's so many tasks and quite a few specialist in the studio, that's why I was advised to give the tea, more time in advance. So, it's a few weeks left till multiplayer is available, or one mobth maximum. Be sure, we have something else to entertain you for a while :)

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I am also disappointed. Well next update should bring quite a lot of new content then - hopefully.

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You're correct, csThor. We know about that however this gunpod mod was still modeled, althoug anyone is free not to use it in 100% historical setups.

Does that mean, that server admins and/or mission creators can select which mods will be avaliable and which wil be locked?

 

Just curious, because that's been requested for RoF and it's still not possible there.

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Does that mean, that server admins and/or mission creators can select which mods will be avaliable and which wil be locked?

Something like that is in the plans.
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All I want is the ability to turn off SSAO, everything else is perfect. Hopefully we could have access to the game telemetry some time in the future so I could fly the game with my full motion rig that I'm in the process of building.

 

Thanks

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I reale love the realistic appereance of the Planes in BoS but, is it realy that hard to make the Graphics on them look round?

 

    

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Oh well. No new content means I'll be skipping this weeks early access session. But I understand its ready when it's ready. Keep up the good work and see you next week.

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