Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Pilotz

MicroProse Returns with Warbirds 2020

Recommended Posts

6 hours ago, Rjel said:

To have the talent to create complex 3D models for a flight sim is beyond my understanding. To take a well known subject like the P-51 and butcher it like that, defies belief.

 

Let me put it in perspective for you as a 3D modeler and texture artist, and one who's created WWII aircraft to boot.

What you see there the kind of work I'd expect from casual hobbyist with relatively little time  in either a 3D program or texturing application.

Not anyone claiming to be even an accomplished hobbyist, let alone a professional.

 

Like I said...embarrassing. 

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and find out this whole thing isn't even real.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, -=-THERION said:

Well, even if stated as WIP, the plane looks like some diecast models some lazy kids can buy in 1/72 and 1/48 scale - not nice at all.

 

Because it is what it is, perhaps? Someone just took such die-cast model and used it as the source material for the 3d model?!

Look at the bend spinner with crudely attached (and wrong) blades - it's exactly what you would expect from a crude die-cast...

Edited by Ehret

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Well it says work in progress......maybe they wanted to show what they are doing and will fix it.

Edited by Pilotz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And it will be some kind of ugly warthunder - right?

 

I mean if it was some kind of modern day EAW it might have been interesting despite it's ugliness...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Eisenfaustus said:

And it will be some kind of ugly warthunder - right?

 

I mean if it was some kind of modern day EAW it might have been interesting despite it's ugliness...

 

It will be modern day Warbirds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks less like a diecast toy.

 

I miss 1942: The Pacific Air War...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/3/2019 at 3:04 PM, Danziger said:

That looks less like a diecast toy.

 

I miss 1942: The Pacific Air War...

I do too ;(

 

Now, Microprose encompasses many realities, even in its present form. What you see (Warbirds 2020) is Bill Stealey's project that found an agreement with the current owner of the Microprose brand, but it's his own thing. "Neo-Microprose" will only be the publisher. As one of the founders of the original Microprose, I suppose it was the very least the new owner could do.

As far as I know and understand, Microprose as a brand is now owned by an Australian gentleman named David Lagettie. You may know him as a former Bohemia Interactive collaborator, and from what I gather he was in charge of the remake of Carrier Command that came out 10 years ago. Apparently he was also associated to BI's move to turn OFP into VBS (those who know will have understood ^^). He also used the engine known as Outerra to develop a new environment for military simulations (both pro and casual) named TitanIM. The latest screenshots posted (you can see them on this SB website) show something more in line with what you'd expect from a revival of the brand (scroll down to see)

https://www.steelbeasts.com/topic/12856-microprose-is-back-and-may-use-titanimouterra-engine/page/4/

 

There are also a few shots of a 109 that is much closer there again from our current standards, but Ive seen it only on the Microprose group on facebook - which is a closed group, with no possibility to link the pictures. At any rate, if you want to follow this in any way, here's the link.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/279561355985287/about/

 

Cheers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Amiral_Crapaud said:

There are also a few shots of a 109 that is much closer there again from our current standards, but Ive seen it only on the Microprose group on facebook - which is a closed group, with no possibility to link the pictures. At any rate, if you want to follow this in any way, here's the link.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/279561355985287/about/

 

Cheers!

 

 

You can save the screens to your PC or click 'print screen' on your keyboard and paste them in paint, crop them and upload to imgur.com/upload for us to see.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well yeah, sorry if I didn't express myself correctly - I meant that being a closed group, by definition it is made so you cannot share anything outside of it. Hence the feeling that he doesn't want them to be shared at all, except if you're the group, that is ;)

 

But I got cleared and I suppose he clears anyone. But for a lack of better knowledge I'll just assume he made it private for a reason.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/6/2019 at 2:01 AM, Pilotz said:

 

 

You can save the screens to your PC or click 'print screen' on your keyboard and paste them in paint, crop them and upload to imgur.com/upload for us to see.

Better than that you can hit windows+alt+printscreen and skip the entire opening paint, saving it and all that crap and just have it saved as an image right into your captures folder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well maybe someone else who is using facebook can check it out and post it ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Outerra is great planetary procedural engine. Developed by Slovak guys 🇸🇰😉. I have their tech demo Anteworld since years and I always wondered why there was no developer to pick it up for whatever simulator development. Its fun to roam around familiar landscapes in 8x8 Tatra or MiG-29. There is also simple editor to create infrastructure, buildings and many add-on 3D models to import into the world.

http://www.outerra.com/wgallery.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I lived too long for dismiss any cfs by early pictures. 

I will follow this. Gb series was patronized a great deal in the start, and look at it now 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I asked if I could share them. We'll see, a few more ones were posted but nothing that might give you the idea it is going into Il2 territory. I don't think it's the intent anyway. But it still looks better than the P-51 you witnessed earlier.

 

Besides, on another group I've seen Wild Bill Stealey in his ordinary fashion enthusiastically claim that 6 games were in the works. Actually, if you take Warbirds away from this and considering what we've seen of Titan and the models being shown so far, it wouldn't be far-fetched to think that at least one WW2, one Tank Platoon and one Gunship game might be in the works, to the very least.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Warbirds was rather an arcade type of game as far as I can remember when playing the original some decades ago.

The P-51 looks awful indeed, def a game I will forget right away and not look forward to.

This is not even close to a competitor for the any serious sim franchise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, =FEW=Hauggy said:

Well Warbirds was rather an arcade type of game as far as I can remember when playing the original some decades ago.

The P-51 looks awful indeed, def a game I will forget right away and not look forward to.

This is not even close to a competitor for the any serious sim franchise.

 

Graphics is not everything, there is gameplay, flight model, damage model etc.

 

I guess most people are forgetting that this is a MMO, so the graphics HAS to be worse, because there are possible 200+ planes in the air at same time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Pilotz said:

 

Graphics is not everything, there is gameplay, flight model, damage model etc.

 

I guess most people are forgetting that this is a MMO, so the graphics HAS to be worse, because there are possible 200+ planes in the air at same time.

If they are not even capable of getting plans to get the 3d models proportions right then it's certain it's worthless imo.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, =FEW=Hauggy said:

If they are not even capable of getting plans to get the 3d models proportions right then it's certain it's worthless imo.

 

However, those are early screenshots.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparently there is a David Lagettie interview featured in the last issue of PC Pilot that just came out a few days ago.
Is there anybody in here who can summarize the contents? If there is any contents to summarize to begin with, of course! 😀
 

image.thumb.png.8b2ad3a2425fa2d32ac24b8cb47a7306.png

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I loved the special events back  Onlinesbi sudoku aadhar card then and nobody since has matched them but I doubt they can improve the graphics now while still having hundreds online together and it is impossible for me to go back now that I am used to the graphics of CLoD & DCS & BoX.

Edited by hanifanze

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just because these guys made B 17 flying fortress I will give them all the chances in the world. I applied fortheir group and will keep a interest in any progress they do. 

 

Edited by LuseKofte

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I was accepted. And by the look of it the BF external model is no disadvantage to what we have here. By my knowledge. 

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No wonder devs often don't like to show early look of their games since bunch of people cries about everything (especially when it says WIP). Even if it won't be Crysis 4 graphic or some super detailed sim. If they go for great SP experience with maybe dynamic campaign then i would totally buy it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, hanifanze said:

 I loved the special events back then and nobody since has matched them...

 

Agree, those SE was a unique experience in CFS, even when playing in a uneventful recon flight in "pizza slice pattern", searching enemy carriers. :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, LuseKofte said:

Well I was accepted. And by the look of it the BF external model is no disadvantage to what we have here. By my knowledge. 

 

 

Well can you show it to us? lol

Edited by Pilotz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Pilotz said:

 

Well can you show it to us? lol

 

I have to ask about that first. I would not bresk any confidence. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not much to see but just a 109 model in a model viewer. Looks decent enough. Not a whole lot going on in that facebook group.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know if these are in game screenshots, or artwork. Unreal 4 engine should make for some nice eye candy either way

 

 

bd6e86458c58290765959e3d9aaf0f57550528bf

 

f7415af88bd84d07f771f27a53e19f7e227bebb7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Trooper117 said:

Ghost planes with no B-17 crewmen... are you sure that's not DCS?

or IL2 BoS

 

edit:

20170521173632_1.jpg

 

Edited by InProgress
  • Confused 2
  • Sad 1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...