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Mysticpuma
Dec-12-2014, 06:05
Hi everyone and welcome to what is most likely to be the last Team Fusion update before Christmas...so Merry Christmas from everyone at TF.

Today's video isn't going to need lots written about it as descriptions are given in the footage as to what is being shown :)

This update deals with work on the visible effects in the sim, which are still be worked on ad re-written in an attempt to bring as much realism as we can to what you see. Included are re-writes of the smoke and fire effects (still ongoing) including engine fires, ground explosions, bomb impacts, environmental smoke, flak, engine exhausts, ship wakes...just lots of new and improved effects.

Please note all work is subject to change and is not to be considered the final version.

In other news our 3D guys have been making some great advances on the models they are building and we now have even more shipping and submarines on the way, plus much more. Maybe a future update will give you a teaser about that work :)

The map team have also been getting their heads around some of the more challenging aspects of the creation process, which, even with a long way to go, has added a much easier way to add new features and ultimately a much better experience for those who'll get to fly over it :)

Allied to the map work, the FMB is steadily having new objects added to it, not just vehicles, and one of the features will be very cool, especially for those wishing to add variety to the cargo carried by vehicles or stored in bunkers/factories/hangars. It'll make a difference if you hit the right one.....more at a later date :)

As usual we are looking for 3D modellers to come and help us with our work, so if you feel you have the necessary skills (UV mapping skills essential), please visit this thread:

http://theairtacticalassaultgroup.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9301

I'm sorry it's not a long drawn out update with lots of information and news, hopefully it'll suffice as we are all busy with real life as we get near to Christmas and it'll be nice to have a break and chill out, so hopefully the following video will give you a taste of what we have been working on and what they future may hold :)

Edit:

I just received some images from one of our texture artists who has been working on the England map. I don't have time to put them in a video, so check out the textures as shown in the images below. All of this is work in progress, but hopefully you'll see progress in them ;)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk71/Mysticpuma/Spitfirenewlandscape6_zpsc93124be.jpg (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/Mysticpuma/media/Spitfirenewlandscape6_zpsc93124be.jpg.html)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk71/Mysticpuma/Spitfirenewlandscape_zpsc08a91ca.jpg (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/Mysticpuma/media/Spitfirenewlandscape_zpsc08a91ca.jpg.html)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk71/Mysticpuma/Spitfirenewlandscape3_zps00404afd.jpg (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/Mysticpuma/media/Spitfirenewlandscape3_zps00404afd.jpg.html)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk71/Mysticpuma/Spitfirenewlandscape2_zpscdd20149.jpg (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/Mysticpuma/media/Spitfirenewlandscape2_zpscdd20149.jpg.html)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk71/Mysticpuma/hurricaneoverlandscape2_zps87d2eba5.jpg (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/Mysticpuma/media/hurricaneoverlandscape2_zps87d2eba5.jpg.html)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk71/Mysticpuma/hurricaneoverlandscape1_zpse879e414.jpg (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/Mysticpuma/media/hurricaneoverlandscape1_zpse879e414.jpg.html)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk71/Mysticpuma/Spitfirenewlandscape5_zps7fe7a0a6.jpg (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/Mysticpuma/media/Spitfirenewlandscape5_zps7fe7a0a6.jpg.html)

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk71/Mysticpuma/Spitfirenewlandscape4_zpscb2ea77c.jpg (http://s277.photobucket.com/user/Mysticpuma/media/Spitfirenewlandscape4_zpscb2ea77c.jpg.html)


As always, thanks to Artist for providing the following information from the bugtracker:

From the Team Fusion Bugtracker (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de)

The bugtracker (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/projects/il2clodtf) keeps accumulating data: Since the last published update on November, 13th, 8 new users brought the total up to 805 registered users of which 32 have been active since then. We currently have 145 open issues (98 bugs and 47 feature requests). 2 have already been resolved with patch 4.312 and 17 are currently in progress (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/projects/il2clodtf/issues?set_filter=1&f[]=status_id&op[status_id]=%3D&v[status_id][]=2&f[]=&c[]=tracker&c[]=status&c[]=priority&c[]=subject&c[]=author&c[]=updated_on&c[]=category&c[]=votes_value&group_by=) to be fixed or implemented.

6 new issues have been raised since the last update, among them are (no judgment implied): Reported Bug #706 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/706): "German gunsight" (New) Reported Bug #694 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/694): "Hill-top and/ or high elevation objects not generating destruction event when bombed" (New) Reported Bug #693 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/693): "Ju 87: wrong assignment of tail wheel lever" (New) Feature Request #692 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/692): "Track-Playback: Switching to Cockpit-View of other Planes" (New) Reported Bug #691 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/691): "Ju 88 A-1: missing Bosch horn warning sound" (New) Feature Request #690 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/690): "Bf 109: The Half Armor Plate in upcoming 109 Variants" (New)

The issues with the highest (summary) vote currently are:
42: #581 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/581): "RAF fighter engines incorrectly start cold in Multiplayer" (New) 35: #602 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/602): "Defensive AI Gunner Skill Levels Set Too High" (New) 33: #614 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/614): "Large cloud formations do not appear in replay of track (.TRK) files" (New) 30: #610 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/610): "Navigational Illumination Functionality: Smudge pots, Glim Lamps" (In Progress)

There are a number of issues set on "Feedback". We kindly ask the authors to respond:
#489 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/489): "All Static Objects should have a destroyed model #604 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/604): "Blenheim: fuel cocks incorrectly labeled #669 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/669): "Bf 110: Navigational Lights #670 (http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/issues/670): "Bf 110: Landing Lights

We invite all pilots to participate in the bugtracker either by reporting bugs, requesting features, and/or vote on issues. But before you do anything, please read the guidelines and FAQ here: http://tfbt.nuvturais.de/projects/il2clodtf/boards/4


Cheers, MP/TF

Video here:


http://youtu.be/tf4zV2gWL-c

http://youtu.be/tf4zV2gWL-c

Little_D
Dec-12-2014, 06:18
Hi gents,

first :)

nice things to see, well done. Cant wait to test again :-)

loved the engin fire on that spit :) hope we get it burn in mp :-)


regards

Little_D

hnbdgr
Dec-12-2014, 06:22
Very good!

I'd love to see the effects in real time as well, I think the cinematic slow down doesn't show them in their true colors as it were :)

Very excited about the sounds and oh boy a mirror! :thumbsup:

no.310_beermajkl
Dec-12-2014, 06:45
many thanks for your work!:thumbsup:

ATAG_Septic
Dec-12-2014, 06:45
Thanks TF and MP for a Red hot and explosive update!

Septic.:thumbsup:

ATAG_Dave
Dec-12-2014, 06:50
Great update - TF you guys rock - Merry Xmas to you :thumbsup:

No601_Swallow
Dec-12-2014, 07:07
Lovely Jubbly!

Glad to see it's all coming along nicely.

(Good news about the FMB objects!)

By the way, if the map tools are coming along, are there any plans to revise the channel map? Some of the airfields could all do with a little lurve.

[Edit: I know some of the textures are being redone, and they look great too!]

9./JG52 Mindle
Dec-12-2014, 07:36
Boom! Love the fireballs! Great work as ever! [emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95][emoji95]


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ATAG_Snapper
Dec-12-2014, 08:20
Whoa!!!! AWESOME!!!!! :stunned:

ATAG_Naz
Dec-12-2014, 09:03
Crikey!!

"mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"

Nice...on all fronts.

:thumbsup:

Mudcat
Dec-12-2014, 09:06
do my ears deceive me (or maybe wishful thinking) but those almost sound like cannons on that spit :P eh rate sounds a bit fast for that, guess i need some more coffee

Mysticpuma
Dec-12-2014, 09:21
Just updated the first post with some landscape texture work images :)

Cheers, MP

jcomm
Dec-12-2014, 09:55
Whow!!!!!

louisv
Dec-12-2014, 10:47
Now the smoke looks like the real pictures...Truly awesome

Thanks and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all who give without counting their efforts.

louis

Manoxerox
Dec-12-2014, 10:48
Thank you, Enigmaticcougar, for a great update and video! And Merry Christmas to you. (Mary Christmas, if you are not married or merried):skydive:

ATAG_Flare
Dec-12-2014, 11:18
whoa . . . :stunned: The fire effects continue to amaze me, the .303s sound way more awesome, and a mirror! Wow! :salute: TF you guys are da bomb. I think we need a patch 4.4 just for the new effects and maybe the new colours, and then add al the planes in 5.0! :thumbsup: :salute:

flare

Pato Salvaje
Dec-12-2014, 11:57
One Word:

A W E S O M E !!!

Thank you for your work! TF! :salute:

spartan18a
Dec-12-2014, 12:07
F***ing AWESOME!!!!!!! :flying2:

Far out, dudes! :stunned:

69th_Spiritus_Mortem
Dec-12-2014, 12:42
The new dust and ship wakes are f****** superb.

:party2:

ATAG_Lolsav
Dec-12-2014, 12:45
God job lads. Thank you for keeping us updated MP. More, more, more :)

archer11
Dec-12-2014, 12:59
:stunned:
I believe in Santa Claus again!

You are an amazing bunch with awesome skills!

Thank's a lot!

IIJG27Rich
Dec-12-2014, 13:07
Awesome TF :salute:

5./JG11_Rain
Dec-12-2014, 14:13
~S
Yup, the dream is pretty much well alive and once again shows that Cliffs is on top.
And it is massive, only because you are making it bigger day by day.

Thank you so much for your work!

Cheers,
5./JG11_Rain

Chivas
Dec-12-2014, 14:47
WOW.... I've lost interest in flying for a couple of years now, but Team Fusion is creating the photorealistic dream that Oleg envisioned and hoped to develop. In a small genre like ours, developers can't afford to create the detail we all want, so the community owes everything to teams like Fusion.

robtek
Dec-12-2014, 15:09
Faaaar out, really faaar out.
Absolutely fabulous!!!!!
I want a mirror for my 109 too!!!

DUI
Dec-12-2014, 15:24
Just updated the first post with some landscape texture work images

I always regarded the landscape as already well done but compared to the new one - amazing!

Some truly beautiful effects! I especially love the new ship wakes, the gunnery impact effects, (much improved) ground dust and the brighter fire effects. :gourmet:

GERMANWOLF
Dec-12-2014, 15:37
In here are greatly brazil grateful for work fantastic !!

Oersted
Dec-12-2014, 16:09
WAUW! - That was really truly cinematogorgeoufantastispectacular!!!! - Those new effects make it look like a new sim! I agree that such splendid work almost deserves a patch on it own, so it won't be outshone by a new map and planes. :-)

BTW, I wonder if the advanced weather engine that was supposedly hidden inside the original CoD could somehow be resuscitated? - I'm guessing that PC's by now are up to scratch. Just because all those marvellous effects (smoke, dust, water spouts, fire and explosions) do make the clouds look a little bit outdated by comparison.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS GENTS, YOU DESERVE IT!

Wolfskid
Dec-12-2014, 16:17
@MysticPuma and TF....

Thank you Guys for your TIME and Work again, again and again......:)

It is a great Video @MysticPuh.... ;-) :stunned: and many THX for your Work.


And YES it is CHRISTMAS Time . And i hope you´ll have a QUIET and stressless Time over these days. And a GOOD Start in.............. 2015.


Wolfskid

ATAG_Ribbs
Dec-12-2014, 16:36
Whoa!! The ship explosions and new wake effects look awesome! AND a Debris field!:stunned::woohoo: I also loved how the fire glowed underwater like that! Superb. I also saw that the damaged vehicles still had inertia!! flipping through the air, and careening out of control. That whole update video was AWESOME to say the least! So many hidden gems in there! S! :popcorn2::dthumb::dthumb::dthumb:

gavagai
Dec-12-2014, 18:07
Looking good,:thumbsup: but any word on force feedback? Force feedback is still intermittent and buggy in Cliffs.:(

Screamadelica
Dec-12-2014, 18:33
Fantastic update!

Can't wait for v5.0 next year, looks awesome.

Thanks to everyone at Team Fusion for all your hard work and dedication. S!

Have a great Christmas and a well deserved rest.

Cheers, Scream.

Blitzen
Dec-12-2014, 19:07
I know it will be ready when its ready but oh...what a Christmas present it would make!:thumbsup:

Osprey
Dec-12-2014, 19:14
http://i.imgur.com/ADp8hrt.gif

pilotpierre
Dec-12-2014, 19:16
Wow, looking bloody good guys. Man, I am REALLY glad I came back to the fold after a 3 year absence.

Skoshi_Tiger
Dec-12-2014, 20:00
Thank you very much for the update Team Fusion!

Have a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

SorcererDave
Dec-12-2014, 21:53
Rear view mirrors! I love you guys!!

TWC_SLAG
Dec-13-2014, 00:43
This has to be the most incredible eight minutes and thirty-seven seconds of improvments I have ever seen in a TF progress report.

Kudos to all involved.

badfinger

69th_Spiritus_Mortem
Dec-13-2014, 01:19
This has to be the most incredible eight minutes and thirty-seven seconds of improvments I have ever seen in a TF progress report.

Kudos to all involved.

badfinger

I think I speak for us all, thank you all for your enthusiasm of our work and your thanks, its why we do what we do.

:salute:

knightgames
Dec-13-2014, 02:56
What? No barking dog? :D


Well done Team Fusion and thanks for all your efforts. Your valued contributions to CFS is truly amazing. Long live the dream.

ATAG_NakedSquirrel
Dec-13-2014, 03:13
Mirrors!

:woohoo:

Vencejo
Dec-13-2014, 03:20
Spectacular!

Swoop
Dec-13-2014, 04:33
SMOKIN'

Thank you so much Team Fusion!!

Lovin the mirror and is that a cannon firing instead of the 303s...

nacy
Dec-13-2014, 06:31
Le rétroviseur a-t-il un modèle de dégât?
The mirror he has a damage model?

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/08/15/97/mirror11.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/view/18081597/622)

(Edit by Mysticpuma: Just to stop any confusion I removed the image of the cracked mirror in your post Nacy, it's not from the update and as far as it goes, not yet )
(Edit by Nacy: Mysticpuma la question est (The mirror he has a damage model?) Il suffit de dire oui ou non,pour ne pas avoir de confusion.)

Merci pour votre travail sur Cliffs Of Dover.
Thank you for your work on Cliffs Of Dover.

Flanker35M
Dec-13-2014, 06:32
S!

Have to say one word: Impressive. :salute:

Hubert Bigglesworth
Dec-13-2014, 07:24
Hi.

Great work TF looks fantastic. Projectile impacts in the water and the DeWilde hit flashes look supurb.

Keep up the great work and and thanks for the updates and vids.

Merry Christmas.

Hub S!!

chris455
Dec-13-2014, 12:56
The new machinegun sounds alone are enough to make me start flying again.
Great work TF!

b0czek
Dec-13-2014, 14:28
Just one word: AWESOME!

vranac
Dec-13-2014, 15:44
Nice update :thumbsup:
I like the new textures very much. Effects are nice also.

Thank you and keep up good work.

Tvrdi
Dec-13-2014, 15:46
Firstly heard abour ROF FM fixes (coming next thursday) and now this.....amazing week...

Blade_Meister
Dec-14-2014, 00:50
Only have a minute to say Thank you to Atag & TF. Everything in those texture pictures and the Vid look simply amazing. We that use and enjoy CLOD are quite Blessed to have each of you using your Talents and Working so hard to transform CLOD into the Best WWII Flight sim ever. I love DCS and ROF also, but I have to say IMHO CLOD is the best Flight Sim out there right now. Keep up the AWESOME WORK, I can't wait, but will wait patiently, to actually fly the next version.
Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays to each of you and Thanks Again. Going to watch this for the 10th time today LOL.:woohoo:

S!Blade<><:thumbsup:

Kling
Dec-14-2014, 04:58
Firstly heard abour ROF FM fixes (coming next thursday) and now this.....amazing week...

Where did you hear about a FM update for ROF. This is something I have been waiting for and the current FMs are the main reason I stoped playing ROF.
I cant find anything about it on their website!
Cheers

Swoop
Dec-14-2014, 06:50
Here you go dude,

ROF FM update news for Kling - http://riseofflight.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=44683

Kling
Dec-14-2014, 08:32
Here you go dude,

ROF FM update news for Kling - http://riseofflight.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=44683

Thx!! Sounds great!!

Ekko
Dec-14-2014, 15:14
Don´t have a lot of time, so i´m Ussing Google translation.
Well here it is.

Thank you very much TV, for your time and all them thing´s you miss out on, for the life of this sim.

After spending a lot of time learning to speak 303 floating, which is a hard language to master.

And now it look´s like we need to learn a new language.. HISPANO :):)

See you all in the sky around april-may, hope the 5.00 is out when i return

Ok! me and my 560 friends/slave´s are hedding for Alta Airport Norway(North)

See you soon!. Gents.:salute:

keeno
Dec-21-2014, 05:31
To all at TF, thanks for a great update.

The ship wake, the improved landscape, the bomb blast, there is just so much to be grateful for. I've been away snowboarding in Austria and one of the things I was looking forward to when I returned apart from family was the updates. I can't thank you guys enough for all the time and effort put into this lot.

Here's wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Cheers.

IIJG27Rich
Dec-28-2014, 01:03
The nephew from about 1978 says it all


http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/IIJG27Rich/Rob_zpse98bf5bb.jpg

priller26
Dec-28-2014, 04:26
Super! Will be certainly worth the wait.

spartan18a
Dec-28-2014, 04:53
Will it be a New Year's Present? :) excited!

Baffin
Dec-28-2014, 15:20
Very good!

I'd love to see the effects in real time as well, I think the cinematic slow down doesn't show them in their true colors as it were :)

Very excited about the sounds and oh boy a mirror! :thumbsup:

I must agree! You have done so much excellent work here, that it should be demonstrated in real time.
:bravo:

dburne
Dec-29-2014, 07:39
Looking awesome TF, really looking forward to this update - thank you so much!

Chair1
Dec-29-2014, 08:59
It just keeps getting better and better! Thanks to all who are providing your talent and time. :grandpa

zsoltquack
Dec-30-2014, 05:37
Hi All,

Any news the released date?

Zsolt

Salmo
Dec-30-2014, 21:44
Hi All, Any news the released date? Zsolt

Sorry, TF's not in a position to provide a release date.

Lupus
Jan-01-2015, 00:50
Wow! That was awesome!

I love it, a working mirror! And the Exhaust flames were beautiful. Please tell me I'm not crazy and the changing color is tied to the mixture? That would just be to cool.

Leifr
Jan-01-2015, 06:38
The exhaust flames already burn according to the mixture, it may be that TF have exaggerated them slightly?

Mysticpuma
Jan-01-2015, 10:58
The exhaust effect is now more directed to the exhaust stacks as previously it was quite a large flame, the shape has been toned down :)

BTW, to see the current version of the exhaust flames you have to have complex engine management switched on and it can't be Ai controlled, you ha e to be flying it. Sadly the effects don't show in replay tracks....but who knows what further work will dig out?

Cheers, MP

Mastiff
Jan-01-2015, 18:53
any updates for us win8.1 users, as far as I can tell the micro stutters seem to be from the textures on land.

I do not get them when I'm looking up to the sky.

if we could get the man who is fixing and cleaning the code. could we all get together and maybe upgrade his computer and get him a dual boot for win8.1?

I suggest something like what I have.

that why it last him a couple of years?

I would volunteer my PayPal and I would pay for the shipping to him.

I would also think that he could put it together himself?

Also a reminder this guy has done a lot for CLOD.

Salmo
Jan-02-2015, 01:29
any updates for us win8.1 users, as far as I can tell the micro stutters seem to be from the textures on land. I do not get them when I'm looking up to the sky. if we could get the man who is fixing and cleaning the code. could we all get together and maybe upgrade his computer and get him a dual boot for win8.1? I suggest something like what I have. that why it last him a couple of years? I would volunteer my PayPal and I would pay for the shipping to him. I would also think that he could put it together himself? Also a reminder this guy has done a lot for CLOD.

All TF members have contributed to improving the game in their various ways. TF (or TF members) does not recieve any payments, benefits or gifts for our work. If people feel the need to 'donate' something, then please consider donating to ATAG to keep their servers running. ATAG has been of great assistance to TF by allowing TF to host our work on their site.

Mastiff
Jan-02-2015, 14:19
All TF members have contributed to improving the game in their various ways. TF (or TF members) does not recieve any payments, benefits or gifts for our work. If people feel the need to 'donate' something, then please consider donating to ATAG to keep their servers running. ATAG has been of great assistance to TF by allowing TF to host our work on their site.

I'm only referring to the guy that needs a big processing unit power for him to get the coding work done.

Ctrl e
Jan-16-2015, 00:21
Any update inbound?

I'm starting to get withdrawal shakes.

Continu0
Jan-16-2015, 09:11
I'm starting to get withdrawal shakes.

+1:D

DUI
Jan-16-2015, 10:09
Yeah, a nice TF update would suit me well today. Some nice information about new features and, of course, a 10 minutes long video from MysticPuma... :D

IIJG27Rich
Jan-16-2015, 13:11
+1

I'm with DUI:salute:

hnbdgr
Jan-21-2015, 04:51
https://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2fnlwTEFx1r6aoq4o1_500.gif

LARRY69
Jan-21-2015, 05:52
...
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r739/larry691/1-90_PolishpilotslearnEnglish_thumb3_zps3a6861b7.jpg ~original

ATAG_Lolsav
Jan-21-2015, 08:35
http://funnyanimalpictures.funnypicturesutopia.com/pics/2/Funny-Animal-Pictures-With-Captions---Very-Funny-Cat-Waiting-For-The-Pray---Now-Me-Waiting.jpg

IIJG27Rich
Jan-22-2015, 18:41
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t91/waffe109/Lifeishard2.jpg

zzzzzzzzz

ElGringo
Jan-22-2015, 19:28
http://tof.canardpc.com/view/24df1dd8-1597-4970-b975-44257bd6c3f9.jpg

Mysticpuma
Jan-22-2015, 22:17
Will post some news later today (Friday)

ATAG_Lolsav
Jan-22-2015, 22:33
Will post some news later today (Friday)

http://media.giphy.com/media/132n3UYtsWRvnW/giphy.gif

ATAG_Flare
Jan-22-2015, 22:45
Will post some news later today (Friday)

Aww yeah! Gimme some Hispano . . .

http://media.giphy.com/media/o8KR1NXgd3M9q/giphy.gif

Flare

GERMANWOLF
Jan-23-2015, 05:44
YEAH!!!
15086:woohoo:

Osprey
Jan-23-2015, 07:07
Purring F5 :salute: