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Just saw this on Twitter:

 

 

If that means they are doing some kind of B17 revival, I admit I´m hyped.

 

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Wow that's a blast from the past..one of my favorite games ever......VR support Pretty please

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The model in the pic is a B-24. A Mighty Eight type game but with a B-24 would be sweet.

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1 hour ago, Legioneod said:

The model in the pic is a B-24. A Mighty Eight type game but with a B-24 would be sweet.

 

Are you sure? Looks really like a B-17 to me... :biggrin:

 

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@Legioneod The engine controls, the cockpit windows and the shape of the fuselage look very B-17-ish to me.

But I might be wrong. A B-24 would be just as nice. 🍻

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Hashtag says B17 ^^

 

But more important: In Sepember Warbirds 2020 should have been launched and nothing seems to have happened...

 

I'll believe this news only when there is actually a game ready to play ^^

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5 hours ago, Legioneod said:

The model in the pic is a B-24. A Mighty Eight type game but with a B-24 would be sweet.

That is a B 17 pit. Look at the control column   

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I have to thank Microprose for the 1st WW1 flight game I ever played: Knights of the Sky. It was very expensive at the time. The portuguese escudo equivalent of 100 euros, at the time (direct conversion).

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Ah, yep. B-17. Don't know why I got confused. Hope they'll do a B-24 as well, it was the real workhorse.

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8 hours ago, Legioneod said:

The model in the pic is a B-24. A Mighty Eight type game but with a B-24 would be sweet.

 

B-24 yoke frame has a "Y" shape, B-17 yoke an "T", like in drawings. Other detail, B-17 windscreen is in two pieces - forming a "V" like in drawings, B-24 windscreen is in 3 pieces.

 

But after that "Lego" P-51 showed by Microprose, this drawings can be anything.  🤣 

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6 hours ago, Sokol1 said:

 

B-24 yoke frame has a "Y" shape, B-17 yoke an "T", like in drawings. Other detail, B-17 windscreen is in two pieces - forming a "V" like in drawings, B-24 windscreen is in 3 pieces.

 

But after that "Lego" P-51 showed by Microprose, this drawings can be anything.  🤣 

Yep. I didn't pay much attention, just did a quick look and said B-24. I feel pretty foolish.😂

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I don't think this is the same "Microprose" as we had before, so color me highly skeptical. 

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A game like "The Mighty 8th" would be amazing in multiplayer with VR. I loved the original. I still have my copy with the manual.

 

19 minutes ago, Gambit21 said:

I don't think this is the same "Microprose" as we had before, so color me highly skeptical. 

 

Agreed, but whatever team this is, they have real opportunity to hit a home run here. Imagine how intense this game could be with MP/VR in today's standard of graphics. Using VR and being inside the aircraft while flak and fighters are perforating the skin, smoke, fire, injured crew mates. This would be INSANE. Add the MP ability where all ten positions can be manned and everyone has to work as a crew and this game will be in a league of it's own.  And IIRC, in the original, you could fly the escort and enemy fighters as well.

 

I think the original was waaay ahead of it's time. A new one with today's fidelity would be an instant buy from me.

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I’m a Liberator guy all the way but hell, I’m hoping this project pans out to live up to our expectations despite it being a Boeing. 😁

 

And yeah, VR would be the icing on the cake.

 

Thanks for posting this. I’ll be keeping a close eye on it now.

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On 1/27/2020 at 4:48 AM, Gambit21 said:

I don't think this is the same "Microprose" as we had before, so color me highly skeptical. 

Skepticism is a good thing. But when it comes to WW 2 simming. Hope is survival mindset

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Forget everything you've seen before ...

 

The best B-17 Simulator ever made... is coming back 😮😆

 

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57 minutes ago, Feathered_IV said:

Not getting too excited.  I’m just quietly wetting my pants. 

 

Which is probably the most excitement you'll get from this.

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19 hours ago, Gambit21 said:

 

Which is probably the most excitement you'll get from this.

If it's anything like the original mighty eighth then it'll be good, I'm not expecting it to be much more than that.

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Has anyone here actually ever played one of those great but stone age sims recently again? And still thought it was fun? Thought FM and DM were great? Considering the alternative?

 

Kinda like the old TV series, Airwolf for example. How great were they when I watched it back then. Have you ever tried watching some episodes again? (Don‘t!!)

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31 minutes ago, Legioneod said:

If it's anything like the original mighty eighth then it'll be good, I'm not expecting it to be much more than that.

 

I couldn’t get that thing to run.

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23 minutes ago, ZachariasX said:

Has anyone here actually ever played one of those great but stone age sims recently again? And still thought it was fun? Thought FM and DM were great? Considering the alternative?

 

Kinda like the old TV series, Airwolf for example. How great were they when I watched it back then. Have you ever tried watching some episodes again? (Don‘t!!)

I haven't played recently but I had a play through last year I think. Still enjoyed it.

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3 minutes ago, Legioneod said:

I haven't played recently but I had a play through last year I think. Still enjoyed it.

Impressive that you could run it. As for the B17, there‘s A2A Simulations version. No combat, but just flying. It‘s grand.

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Yep ready for this...ive just watched the Cold Blue on you tube and currently reading The big week by James Holland :)

 

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