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Developer Diary, Part 60

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Hi Everybody!

 

This has been quite a hardworking week, but also a useful and important one. First of all I’d like you to pay attention to the site maintenance earlier today. We’ve added an improved customer support helpdesk. All answers to your frequently asked questions have been gathered here, and you’ll be able to submit your own ticket as well so we could help to resolve your issue ASAP.

 

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And back to the game development. As it was said on Wednesday, we present you the multicrew MP feature today. This means that you won’t be alone in you IL-2 or Stuka anymore, and your trusty friend – is a real person, not AI who will be protecting your six o’clock. Note for the future: turret guns in BOS are as effective against your own plane as they are against the enemies. So it’s wise to be picky when choosing a fellow traveller. Speaking of gameplay, multi-crew works pretty simply and intuitively: you enter a server, look at the mission map and choose to spawn in somebody’s plane as a crew member.

 

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We’d appreciate any feedback and possibly bug reports, however we’re quite confident that this system is going to function without significant flaws.

Also, the first parts of ingame statistic system are being tested now. This is how the match stats will look like in future:

 

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AA flak guns have been slightly corrected. Long story short, it’s a bit safer now to fly above enemy AAA positions. Our internal tests have shown that they needed a little review, so the changes were made and we’re looking forward to hearing your opinion about them.

That’s it for now. Pe-2 is coming up really soon, and for today we’ve prepared the record of Wednesday’s live stream with Loft with plenty of Peshka gameplay and visuals.

 

 

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Great news, especially the AAA tweak.

 

And good to hear that MP stats are coming closer as well.

 

PS: I want to be on VIKS' team!

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Nice little incremental, yet important update. I might try being a gunner sometime this weekend.

 

Me too.

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Nice to have the MP crews enabled now :)

 

I Just hope that the crew gunner positions are locked by default, and don't need the pilot to lock them every single flight, to prevent griefers hopping in and shooting up your plane...

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PE 2 looks realy good .

 

"it’s a bit safer now to fly above enemy AAA positions".

 

This is a bit of a problem because the are people In MP that atack , bomb planes on the runway.

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PE-2 is very impresive looking aircraft.

 

Can't wait to see what they do with the HE-111.

 

I like to flying the ME110 & mosqueto as i enjoy flying twin engined aircraft, & I initially thought the PE-2 is very like these aircraft, but it's a larger aircraft.

 

Size wise, is it more like a JU88? 

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Pe-2 looks great.  A few questions for the devs:

 

Do the crew speak?

Do the navigators do any navigating?

Do the gunners report an enemy when sighted?

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PE 2 looks realy good .

 

"it’s a bit safer now to fly above enemy AAA positions".

 

This is a bit of a problem because the are people In MP that atack , bomb planes on the runway.

 

:russian_ru: I guess it is as it was in 1942...

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Pe-2 looks great. A few questions for the devs:

 

Do the crew speak?

Do the navigators do any navigating?

Do the gunners report an enemy when sighted?

I don't know about AI navigators, but as for the rest it's already there. The gunner calls out enemy fighters, alert you when under attack, have a turret malfunction/gun jam/is out of ammo and even gives you a heads up whenever he fires his gun.

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Do the crew speak?

Do the navigators do any navigating?

Do the gunners report an enemy when sighted?

- Yep

- Nope

- Yep

Is there a bombsight for level bombing on the pe-2 or is it strictly dive bombing?

Will be added later, not yet ready.

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This is a bit of a problem because the are people In MP that atack , bomb planes on the runway.

That might be because we/they were asked to do it during först stresstest, and I don't remember seeing any official asking to stop the vulching beaviour? (hope it goes away with time)

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When you roll out the PE-2 for us will it be available in MP to from there on or has it to wait on the HE111 like with the Yak1?

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UPDATING !!!!

 

103.59MB

 

& failed :(

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Downloading.

 

...and it failed to update.

 

Same here ...

It fails when checking cache update.

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Thx for heads up Black6

 

Hoooo horsey, calm down now your time will come :)

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Update is not ready.

 

 

So we should delete what downloaded 10 min ago?

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Update is not ready.

Oh, so that's why it failed....

OTOH, update shouldnt start until its ready....

 

No biggie ofc.

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ATTENTION

 

 

Before you will update to this new version: please delete all files and subfolders in folder

\updates

and, after that, start the launcher for update.

 

Or, install your game "from scratch" using the game installer.

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ATTENTION

 

 

Before you will update to this new version: please delete all files and subfolders in folder

<parent folder of the game>\updates

and, after that, start the launcher for update.

 

Or, install your game "from scratch" using the game installer.

That did it. DLing now.

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Nice to have the MP crews enabled now :)

 

I Just hope that the crew gunner positions are locked by default, and don't need the pilot to lock them every single flight, to prevent griefers hopping in and shooting up your plane...

I didn't know anyone actually did this. It would never have crossed my mind. Is there no honor anymore? :dry:

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Don't know, Blooddawn but I just got that after updating.  Closed the game and hit the launcher again and its now downloading another 77mb's.  We'll see............

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Don't know, Blooddawn but I just got that after updating.  Closed the game and hit the launcher again and its now downloading another 77mb's.  We'll see............

Yep. Now its "downloading" at .48kB

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