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…

A look at IL-2’s new damage model system

I’ve resisted the urge to write about the new upgraded damage model system for IL-2: Great Battles almost immediately after it came out with patch 4.005. Sometimes it’s good to let things settle a bit and see how the new system is working in practice. This core system update to something that IL-2 was already…

IL-2 patch 4.005 is out!

The next patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series is out and ready to download via launcher or Steam update. Patch 4.005 is another large patch for the series with a huge list of updates and changes. Let’s focus in on some of the highlights and talk about what it’s all about. A massive patch…

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…

Good news and bad news for IL-2 4.005 patch delay

The forthcoming IL-2: Great Battles Series patch 4.005 has been delayed. Widely expected to arrive sometime this week, the developers at 1CGS have decided for a number of reasons to set back the date of the next patch and we have some details straight from 1CGS developer Petrovich. The good with the bad The bad…