Is your IL-2 “CTDing” on startup? (Updated)

On Friday of last week, I noticed a few people reporting that IL-2 Great Battles was crashing on start-up. I even tried to troubleshoot the problem with a few people without success. Since then the number of posts that I’ve seen has shot up dramatically with the only common denominator being that they access IL-2…

X-Plane 12 has landed on Steam

Fans of X-Plane waiting for the Steam version can now rest easy as the early access version of 12 has finally arrived onto the store. Early access now on Steam Already available for over a week now directly from Laminar Research, X-Plane 12 is now on the Steam Store and available to purchase. There are…

The DCS: Mi-24 release window

Excitement around the launch of DCS: Mi-24 has reached a fevered pitch as the early access release of the module nears. There have been a few disappointments in the community and I thought it best to provide an update on what we know about the launch window for this new iconic addition to DCS World’s…

Project Wingman is out, featuring some great arcade style fun

As much as Stormbirds.blog is about the serious side of flight simulation and combat flight simulation, sometimes I want to put away the navigation charts, not worry if my INS has aligned properly, or worry if that bandit ahead of me has notched my missile… sometimes I just want to have some fun. Titles like…

IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk launches today!

Today is the day that many have long been waiting for – it’s the release of IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – Tobruk launches today! Here are all of the details! Get ready for Desert Wings The newest sim on the block is out and its Desert Wings – TOBRUK which features a unique theatre and…

IL-2: Great Battles – Which one should I buy?

One of the most common questions I see out in the flight sim communities when it comes to IL-2: Great Battles is a simple one: Which one should I buy? In this 2020 update of my experiences with each title and why I would recommend each one with my final recommendations at the end of…

Bodenplatte, Flying Circus now on Steam, pre-orders going well

Plenty of news surrounding IL-2: Great Battles right now as we see the wrap-up of one development cycle and the beginning of another one. Battle of Bodenplatte, Flying Circus Vol 1, and the FW190D-9 and P-38J are now all available on the Steam Store. We’ve also learned that pre-orders for Battle of Normandy are going…

IL-2’s Autumn Sale begins with 75% discounts!

Lots of excitement around the IL-2 series right now as a 75% sale kicks in and a major announcement arrives tomorrow sometime. If you wanted to fill your hangar with some IL-2 content, now is a fantastic time to add some aircraft in! The sale is on (or will be for Steam) Here are all…

DCS: F-16C is now on Steam for pre-order

There were questions on if Eagle Dynamics would be able to get the DCS: F-16C on the Steam Store for pre-order. It worked with the F-14 and it seems to be working here too as the F-16C is now available on Steam with the 20% pre-order discount applied. Viper on Steam reveals release date? Checking…

Check out Heatblur’s latest F-14 teaser

More music video than trailer, Heatblur’s latest teaser for the DCS: F-14 Tomcat is out and it features the musical efforts of 80’s inspired music group Meteor with their latest album release of ‘Anytime, Baby!’ Four minutes of F-14 music video action The wait is likely driving people to the edge of their seats at…