Team Fusion teases next video with a dump of screenshots

Team Fusion is working towards their IL-2: Cliffs of Dover Version 5.0 North Africa release relatively unaffected by the recent disruptions around the world and they are teasing their next update video showing off the latest in visual effects for the new title – name still unannounced. Let’s have a look! A bunch of new…

There’s a reason why the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane is so popular

Recently I had a conversation in one of the IL-2 community groups about the Bf109G-6 Collector Plane. This aircraft is sold separately of other titles in the IL-2 series and yet, when you look online in a server like Combat Box, you’ll see a sometimes surprising number of them. Why is the Bf109G-6 as popular…

A few more screenshots of IL-2’s deferred shading lighting system

We have some new screenshots meant to illustrate what the new deferred lighting system will do for IL-2: Great Battles and the skin artists that create all kinds of custom schemes for the aircraft in the sim. Let’s have a look! Subtle but noticeable ICDP, one of the more prolific skin artists in the community…

DCS: Fw190A-8 is free to try today and tomorrow

Next up on the free trial list is the DCS: Fw190A-8. This BMW801 radial powered fighter is the second Focke Wulf fighter to appear in the DCS World series and is the most recently released WWII model. I’ll be spending some more time with it over the next couple of days. Flying the ‘Wulf! DCS:…

DCS: P-51D first flights and mini-review

I almost forgot to check out the DCS: P-51D Mustang as its free (starting yesterday and ending today) to fly. I’ve flown the TF-51D and now I’m jumping over to the combat capable version of the Mustang and here are my thoughts so far along with my usual suggestion for guides on getting started with…

IL-2 shows off deferred shading, new pilots, new trailer

When 1CGS mentioned that they were working on a new rendering system using deferred shading, I expected we might see that by the end of the year, however, it looks like their progress on this feature has gone very well so far with the first screenshots coming out showing off the improved reflection system. This…

X-Plane’s Vulkan API finally comes to beta!

People have been waiting for a very long time for this and it’s finally on the cusp of arrival – it’s the new Vulkan API for X-Plane 11 and it’s likely to make some dramatic improvements to X-Plane’s graphics rendering and consequently making for a smoother and higher performance experience. This is what I’ve been…

Heatblur details updates coming to F-14 sooner or later

A end of quarter update from Heatblur details their latest efforts on the DCS: F-14 project including talk about the F-14A, the Forrestal-class carrier, and a little talk on their future plans with this module. Here’s a summary and some highlights of what we know. F-14A is still definitely coming A few I think have…

Steam sale video includes new look at P-47 & Channel map

Matt Wagner has put together a short video talking about the Steam sale and the ending of one set of sales while another set of sales starts up. Regardless of if you’re using DCS World from Steam or not, you will probably be interested in the visuals of this video as it shows off the…

April Fools round-ups

Today is April Fools, the day of pranking and coming up with funny or silly announcements. Some are intended to be very believable while others are just outright funny. Some love it, some hate it, but either way you should never trust any product announcements that happen on a day like today. There have been…