Flight Journal: A summary of Sturmovikfest multiplayer flying

I’m starting a new series that I will occasionally contribute to called ‘Flight Journal’ where I write a brief summary of some of the recent single player or multiplayer missions I’ve flown and then captured screenshots from. I’ve done this kind of thing before but I’d like to make them into a series that I…

1CGS’ Petrovich responds on the damage model issue

Since the release of patch 4.005, IL-2: Great Battles Series has had an all new damage model in place and in my recent article on it, there’s been a mixed reaction to the damage model. Although nearly universally praised for the way it works for WWII aircraft, it’s the WWI aircraft that seem to have…

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…

IL-2 ‘Cabin Fever’ codes being sent out to new players

1CGS ‘Cabin Fever’ sale is on with a one-time 50-75% off voucher available for most titles in the store including IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and Flying Circus Vol 1. A lot of players, however, are new to the series and hadn’t received the vouchers in their new accounts. That is now automated as of today…

IL-2 ‘Cabin Fever’ promo with 50-75% off discount available

If you’re stuck inside for a while, it seems that 1CGS is coming to your rescue with a new ‘Cabin Fever’ promotion offering discounts of 50-75% off of most IL-2: Great Battles content. Here are the details! Single use discount To be completely clear on what is being offered, this isn’t a sale but rather…

A short PSA on flat-spins in Flying Circus’ S.E.5a

I’ve learned something interesting as of last night when it comes to flying the S.E.5a (arguably my most flown Flying Circus aircraft) and I wanted to share it with everyone in-case you’re having difficulty with this as well – I am talking about flat-spins. Spinning ’round and ’round… Although most of the time, the S.E.5a…

Flying Circus, Bodenplatte feature in latest IL-2 store sale!

1CGS has launched a new sale for the IL-2: Great Battles Series with discounts across the board for most of the series that the team has launched over the last several years including recently launched IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and a full 50% off price for Flying Circus Vol 1. Let’s have a look at…

First video round-up of 2020

I always like to highlight the work of others be it fantastic flying videos, tutorials, or cinematic masterpieces. It’s been a while since the last round-up and that means that it’s time again to feature some great videos from around the flight sim community. Let’s have a look! Captivating cinematics Clutch’s ‘Flanker and Chill’ video…