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    IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Hello All

    We would like to begin this announcement by saluting 1C Games for their willingness to trust Team Fusion with the valuable commodity which is the "IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover" Source Code.

    Thank you Nikolay Baryshnikov and Jason Williams.

    Our second vote of thanks must go to the CLIFFS OF DOVER community... without your loyal support and enthusiasm Team Fusion would not be in the position we are in today, with the opportunity to have fun with our favourite game and hobby.

    We hope "IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - Blitz" will meet the communities expectations... it is not a full game... only a patch, with a few new aircraft and features, but if the reception is positive, it will lay the groundwork for Releases which will be a lot more substantial and exciting. And it will be the solid foundation for further development of this game engine.

    The process which has led up to this Release has been more difficult and challenging than expected. Although we now do have access to the Source Code, we lack the guidebooks and technical manuals of the original development team, lost in the years after the project was originally shut down. Progress still requires a lot of testing and educated guesswork.

    The good news? The creation of TF 4.5 was a huge learning experience and with that experience and the new found knowledge, we will progress more quickly towards the completion of TF 5.0.

    I would personally like to personally thank each and every member of Team Fusion for their contributions. I am proud to be a member of this team. Viewers can find the TF member names in the Game credits.



    IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - BLITZ

    Additions and changes to original game.


    Additional new Aircraft

    Flyable:

    Bf-109E-1B (early Fighter-Bomber)
    Bf-109E-4N (DB601N engine and 100 octane fuel)
    Bf-109E-4/E-4B and E-4N versions with added armor for fuel tank and pilot
    Bf-110C-2
    Bf-110C-4_Late
    Bf-110C-4B (early Fighter-Bomber)
    Bf-110C-4N (DB601P engines with 100 octane fuel)
    Bf-110C-4NJG (Nightfighter)
    Bf-110C-6 (heavy 30mm Cannon armed version)
    BlenheimMkIV_Late (twin gun rear turret and extra bombload)
    BlenheimMkIVF (heavy Day-Fighter)
    BlenheimMkIVF_Late (twin gun rear turret and extra bombload)
    BlenheimMkIVNF (Nightfighter)
    BlenheimMkIVNF_Late (twin gun rear turret and extra bombload)
    Spitfire Mk-I-100 octane
    Hurricane DH-520-100 octane
    HurricaneMkI-NF (Night-fighter)
    Hurricane MkI-FB (Fighter-Bomber)
    Beaufighter Mk IF
    Beaufighter Mk INF (Night-fighter)
    DH-82A-1 (Field Mod armed Tiger Moth)
    DH-82A-2 (Czechoslovakian armed Tiger Moth)
    DH-82A (Battle of Britain Tiger Moth version with bomb carrying capacity)

    Non-flyable:

    Sunderland added bomb capacity
    BlenheimMkIF (heavy Day-Fighter)
    BlenheimMkINF (Night-fighter)

    Maps

    - New Autumn and Winter Maps
    - New Textures, trees, hedges, runways and terrain for all maps
    - Perspective from altitude corrected to provide accurate views of rivers and terrain
    - Additional historical landmarks
    - Additional spline road types & more cow types for Full Mission Builder
    - Elimination of original map bugs including:
    - "Swimming Pools" in France
    - Non- historical golf courses changed to farming.
    - Dull water off Querqueville, dry rivers at Le Havre, Bradwell, and Barneville
    - Airfield 'holes' at Hawkinge, Melville, Coquelles, Westhampnett, and Lympne flattened
    - Added missing hangers to various French Airdromes

    Codework

    - Game upgraded to 64 bits and DX11
    - Tree collisions enabled
    - Distant Clouds enabled, 'Popup' effects reduced
    - Contrails enabled
    - Target dot view through cloud bug eliminated
    - Game controllers naming change to address the Windows 10 re-ordering issue
    - Rendering optimizations to increase FPS
    - Reduced crash generating bugs.

    Sound

    - Updated existing aircraft engine sounds to historically accurate sound SFX
    - Added Hercules engine SFX
    - Added DB601N engine SFX
    - Updated MG and cannon SFX including new Hispano and Mk-101
    - Updated Explosion and hit SFX
    - Added new flak sounds
    - Added new day/night environmental ambience

    Ships

    - New Corvette, Tanker and Hospital ship types
    - More accurate ship damage modeling

    Aircraft Visibility

    - Close and Distant aircraft visibility improved to provide more realistic combat environment
    - Elimination of the 'Disappearing Aircraft' bug

    Reflections

    - Added reflections from the sky and clouds to all aircraft surfaces
    - Added reflections to canopy glass surfaces.
    - Lowered the whitening effect from sun reflections in the propeller.
    - Increased reflectiveness for distant glass surfaces to improve spotting

    Cockpit Graphics

    - Countless historically accurate improvements and additions to aircraft cockpit graphics

    Blackout Effects

    Hi-G Blackout effects revised to reflect actual pilot experience

    Aircraft Skins

    - New historically accurate skins for all aircraft types

    Visual Effects


    - Updated smoke/explosion particle effects
    - Updated weapon particle effects
    - Updated engine/vehicle particle effects
    - Updated environmental particle effects

    Pilot Models

    - New faces, uniforms and some minor corrections for the pilot models.

    Flight Modeling and Aerodynamics

    - All aircraft types have historically more accurate aerodynamics including:

    - Aerofoil characteristics corrected to historical
    - More accurate aircraft dimensions and control surface operation
    - Lift, Drag and Stall behavior improved
    - Hi-speed Compressibility effects on maneuver introduced

    Engine and Overheat modeling

    - Engine physics revised to give accurate horsepower generation throughout the altitude range
    - Overheat and engine wear provide full range of engine damage from player mis-use

    Weapons Modeling

    - All weapons types checked for accuracy and historical effectiveness
    - AI gunner bugs eliminated

    Damage Modeling

    - Comprehensive damage revision of all aircraft types to reflect their construction and to provide more realistic combat results
    - Maximum Aircraft G loading introduced

    AI Aircraft Behaviour

    - All AI aircraft types Flight/Damage and Engine modeling upgraded to Flyable standards
    - AI Landing and Takeoff bugs eliminated

    Player controlled Vehicles and AAA Artillery

    - Many Vehicles and Artillery now can be player controlled

    Game loading Screens

    - New Hi definition game loading screens

    Printable Extras

    - Air Force bases of CLIFFS OF DOVER - detailed maps of the battle area
    - Working German World War 2 mechanical flight computer, the Dreieckrechner DR-3

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    We would ask people to download and consult the new Player Guide on the 1C forums. (not up at ATAG yet)

    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic...s-dover-blitz/


    NOTE: There seems to be a problem for some Game owners downloading and installing the game. I have the following message from 1C:

    777 Studios
    "We are asking Valve to fix an issue that is preventing BLITZ form being distributed to all that already owns CLOD. EVERYONE PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILE WE HELP THEM CORRECT THIS."

    If you already own the game and are having problems downloading it, I would recommend you do not buy it, but wait for them to resolve the problem.

    Thanks



    NOTE 2:

    I have been told by 1C the purchasing issue has been resolved.

    Those having a problem, please check your Steam listings for games again.
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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Yeeee, I just posted it!!


    Im so happy right now, finally!!!

    Thanks and congratulations.


    Last edited by Maru; Dec-14-2017 at 12:50.



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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Yippeeee.

    my new PC gets delivered tomorrow!!


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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Christmas has come early! Massive salute to TFS and everyone else who made this possible. In the meantime, please take the time to listen to this:



    Merry Christmas all.


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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Great news!

    Many thanks to TFS for getting this to us for Christmas.

    Merry Christmas all and have fun.

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    It's got a real nice handle that tune.


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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Great news...Great TFS!...

    Thanks for all your hard work...You are all stars!

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Fantastic, TFS! And Christmas comes early for us all! Everyone is going to have 'such a ball.'

    Please take the time to reflect and be proud for an unbelieveable task, completed so well, through sheer guts and determination! Hats off!

    Merry Christmas TFS! Salute!
    Last edited by ATAG_Marlow; Dec-14-2017 at 13:51.

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Great work guys! We've all been looking forward to this!



    We can be patient and wait a little while longer for Valve to resolve the purchasing issue.

    A huge thank you to Team Fusion for all their hard work!

    Merry Christmas guys!
    Last edited by Kestrel; Dec-14-2017 at 20:22.
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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    I have been told by 1C the purchasing issue has been resolved.

    Those having a problem, please check your Steam listings for games again.

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Can anyone say definitively whether or not spotting distant contacts (5+ miles) is easier in 4K resolution with 4.5 than it was in 4.312?

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Too many variables there Creep, Monitor, settings, gpu etc etc. D/L the game and mess around to see what works best ~S~ (then share your findings, of course)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Freya View Post
    Too many variables there Creep, Monitor, settings, gpu etc etc. D/L the game and mess around to see what works best ~S~ (then share your findings, of course)
    Will do!!! Wish the work day was over NOW!!!

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Quote Originally Posted by Creep View Post
    Can anyone say definitively whether or not spotting distant contacts (5+ miles) is easier in 4K resolution with 4.5 than it was in 4.312?
    Nothing was changed on that. The main culprit for not being able to see far contacts is the dit size ( higehr resolution = smaller dot) and antialiasing (because it messes with the dot).

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Launcher crashes(((

    i7-3930, 16gb, gTX 690 Win7 Pro

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
    Problem Signature 01: Launcher64.exe
    Problem Signature 02: 1.0.0.0
    Problem Signature 03: 59c99be6
    Problem Signature 04: mscorlib
    Problem Signature 05: 4.6.81.0
    Problem Signature 06: 5584e5c2
    Problem Signature 07: 157e
    Problem Signature 08: 12f
    Problem Signature 09: System.UnauthorizedAccess
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
    Locale ID: 1049
    Additional Information 1: 931b
    Additional Information 2: 931ba665805a737d9e35ac5bdb7fc629
    Additional Information 3: 0424
    Additional Information 4: 0424804e49124ec515e9e7d49666053a

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    THANK YOU!

    This is great news and I can't wait to try.

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Quote Originally Posted by Victorus View Post
    Problem Signature 09: System.UnauthorizedAccess
    UnauthorizedAccess = permission denied.

    Check the permissions on the "my documents\il2 cliffs..." folder or try running the game as admin so it can read/write where it needs to write.

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    HOWDY BOYS!

    I would like to say congrats on the new build and can't wait to get back into my first, and favorite flight sim. I would like to personally thank TF for all there hard work and dedication to this project. Thanks boys and GREAT Job!
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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Many thanks to Team Fusion for all their hard work and dedication! And 1C Games, for this fantastic Christmas present!
    Looking forward to the future of Cliffs of Dover.

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    My first positive impressions during the first test with JG4 mates:

    Per Aspera ad Astra

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    HI
    Thanks for the great job in COD -Blitz. I'd like to get Desastersofts' campaigns back from COD to COD Blitz but I couldn't find the way to install them into COD Blitz campaigns cause Desastersoft launcher only recognizes COD as default game and not COD Blitz. Therefore I put Desastersoft's file (Channel Battle) into Steam/SteamApps/common/Il2 - Cliffs of Dover Blitz/missions/single and I can play the missions as single missions but not as missions in a campaign which alllows for instance to have an panel showing the kills.
    Any help to have Desastersoft as campaings into COD Blitz? Thanks in advance for help

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    Massive congratulations to the TF Team
    I have been looking forward to this for months
    And it is looking really good
    May I Just reiterate

    As soon as you have any payware available


    Good work everyone

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    More cow types! Now there is a reason to storm the barn.

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    Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover - Blitz is released

    I am really happy!

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