Level bombing success

I’m a competent fighter pilot and a dedicated mud mover – I’ll fly attack planes and fighter-bombers at low altitude (in “the weeds” so to speak) all day long. But level bombing is something I always admired others doing and something I only achieved limited success in previous IL-2 games. It’s taken me over two…

Odessa, Yak, Ju52… and no unlocks

Today’s Dev Update is live and with it brings some news from IL-2’s Producer, Jason Williams. Some of the more serious news includes taking action against cheaters and credit card fraud. Gift codes will now be encrypted and will only be able to be redeemed by a valid user account. Now, on to some of…

Official IL-2 MOD Support?

Modding in games is nothing new. Some games have opened themselves up to third-party efforts to modify their game by adding new content or changing certain values as part of an overall strategy. It has worked well for companies like Blizzard where an entire genre of games (Defense of the Ancients) was developed as a…

Good times ahead!

Within the next two weeks we are likely to learn the plans that 1CGS has set out for IL-2 for the future. That was confirmed today with a post by IL-2 Producer, Jason Williams, who made this post on the forums. We know what we are going to do next and the next after that…

Adding Collector Planes?

Battle of Moscow and Battle of Stalingrad both brought with them 8 flyable aircraft plus 2 Premium aircraft. This is a good number with the ability to represent each battle well with some of the key types in each but it also ends up missing out on several notable types in the typical combat roles…

Battle of Moscow on Steam, Update 2.003

IL-2 Update 2.003 is live and marks the official launch of IL-2: Battle of Moscow on the Steam Store. This update is also symbolic of the end of a development cycle that has been underway for over the last year and a half. The developers update¬†by Jason Williams, Producer for IL-2, indicates with some certainty…

Third party Odessa map coming along

Zeus, former third party developer and now working with 1CGS on mapping projects, has revealed a new screen shot from a third party group putting together a new Odessa map for IL-2. Earlier he also posted a topographical map showing the general region of the map. Gaining the Odessa map gives us yet another battlespace…

Yes, single player can be epic!

Single player can be, at times, a predictable experience no matter the game or genre. AI opponents and scenarios can sometimes be very predictable in a way that online humans aren’t. With IL-2 the issue is the campaign system auto generates missions offering unlimited replayability but it also means a lot of the same tired…

IL-2 future reveal coming in August

The future of IL-2 including a new theater and other new information will be revealed sometime in August. That is the latest word from Jason Williams, the Producer for 1CGS’ IL-2: Battle of Moscow and Battle of Stalingrad flight sims. There are a lot of cool things being discussed internally. New theater and more will…

DCS adds new content, map updates

I don’t post as much about DCS because I’m not as into that sim right now as I am into the historically based World War I and World War II based sims. But for the flight sim purist out there and those interested in modern aircraft and air combat – DCS is the best, bar…

New IL-2 content coming, Steam Store release imminent

As much as I can say that what we already have with the IL-2 series is great, I’m always hungering for more and I think most of the flight sim community is like that too. The latest developer update from 1CGS gives us a look at some new content coming down the pipe and I…

1CGS will update the IL-2 engine for DX11

Updates have been pretty sparse for me right now. I’ve been busy doing outdoors things while we have the good weather here and that has kept me away from updating the blog. We do, however, have a little bit of news. Two subjects have been a top of discussion for some months now and those…