Working my way through Ten Days of Autumn

When Ten Days of Autumn was announced as the first paid campaign for the IL-2 series, I was skeptical. I bought it to support the developers and $9.99 seemed a worthwhile way to try out the new Scripted Campaign system and to see if a pay for campaign would be worth the money. I’m onto…

War Thunder adds B-10B, Spit IIb update

Gaijin continues their impressive pace of updating and adding to War Thunder with two new aircraft arrivals – complementing the massive number of new vehicles, tanks, and the impending release of their new naval battle feature. The B-10B is a new American bomber being added in the Tier 1 category as a Premium aircraft (you’ll…

Battle of Moscow 40% discount until March 6

Yesterday it was announced that a new promo-code system would be started to offer sales from the IL-2 Sturmovik store outside of normal Steam sale dates. The first one is here with a 40% discount on IL-2: Battle of Moscow! The word from Jason Williams: We’re excited to announce a new feature in our Store!…

IL-2 scripted campaign progress

My time spent playing IL-2 is divided between quick flights in the Quick Mission Builder and more lengthy time spent playing multiplayer but when I’m not doing those two things I’m playing the new scripted campaign mode – and its been fun! In December the IL-2 series added the Scripted Campaign feature to the game…

Rise of Flight previews the new IL-2 3D wave technology

In 2013, Rise of Flight debuted the Channel Map addition to the game which added a new series of campaigns covering the English Channel and northern France and Belgium. The Rise of Flight team took that opportunity to show off the power of the Digital Nature engine by putting in water physics above and beyond…

We’re basically getting an early La-5F

In the last developer update it was announced that a new technology had been added to the game that would allow modifications to include new engine options and that the first two instances of this would be the FW190A-5/U17 with a 1.65ATA boosted engine and an La-5 with a M-82F engine. We’re basically getting an…

Development on Battle for Kuban continues

Excitement in the community is high after the launch of IL-2 patch 2.007 bringing with it the Bf110G-2 and updated FW190A-3 flight model. Today’s Developer Update shows us the second FW190 to join the series – the A-5 model. The FW190A-5 was a versatile aircraft and was used in quite a few different roles on…

IL-2: Cold Winter campaign available

When it was announced that scripted single player campaigns were returning to the IL-2 series, I was pretty excited. Now, some of the first fan made campaigns are becoming available and Cold Winter comes to you for free thanks to IL-2 community member Sampson. Cold Winter, a remake Ten Days of Autumn released in December…

DCS video shows off the Spitfire LF.IX

The Eagle Dynamics created DCS version of the Spitfire LF.IX is just days from release according to the latest information and the second video in a series of tutorials being released to teach pilots how to fly this iconic British fighter have been released. The video goes over taxi, takeoff and landing and it contains very…

The Yak-1B arrives with update 2.005

IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad/Moscow has received its latest update in the form of version 2.005 which should automatically update the next time you start the launcher. With it comes a small but important selection of fixes and the much anticipated Yak-1B.   For the full list of updates, you should check with the official posting….

..and a new Developer Diary too!

Yesterday saw the release of Patch 2.004 and today Han updated us with news on the Ju52, Yak-1B, aerobatics contests and other interesting stories. Some of the key stuff in the update included some welcome news: the 3D model work on the Yak-1B and Ju52 are done. Work on the Yak-1B’s physics continues this week….