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Games and Flight Sims Topics related to Red Baron, Dawn Patrol and other WWI aviation games

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Old 27 January 2009, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Over Flanders Fields

Hi to All,
I just wanted to send out a personal report of my initial experience with OFF "Between Heaven and Hell". I am running Vista and found the installation to be very easy. I was flying in no time and after a few tweaks to the graphic sliders in the CFSconfig file she was smooth as silk. Beautiful? Oh yes, but so much more. Historical? Extremely. Exciting? Beyond description but I will try. After taking in all the wonderful eye candy and preflight briefings I thought I was ready to have a go on the first mission for my selected squadron and time period. Yeah, okay, I've done this before... Red Baron, Dawn Patrol, Flying Corps etc. Got into the cockpit of my SE5 and found we were under attack by a number of Fokker DVII's. No time to admire anything. Must get up and drive them off or shoot them down. Got her up and tried to gain some altitude. Swirling birds all around, confusion... here's one, get on his tail...that's it...now blaze away... ease up there, don't jam the guns. Right, caught fire that one, I think I saw the man jump, poor soul. They had us surprised but we had the numbers and won the day. Fortunately there will be a great many more days ahead. The German crates are beautiful to look at as well as fly. I took a turn in the Roland CII "Walfisch" as both the pilot and observer. Working the observer machine gun with any accuracy is a skill I'll have to work on but is sure a lot of fun. It's hard for me to grasp how an independent team from around the world got together and so thoroughly worked over Microsoft's CFS3 to this degree. But hey, like in baseball there's no crying, right?
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Old 27 January 2009, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How long did it take you in total to download the game?

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Old 27 January 2009, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, at this time it is not available as a download. Very large program. It is only available online through the OFF website sent out on dvd.http://www.overflandersfields.com if you go to the website you will find a lot of information and some high quality videos that are also out on YouTube.
You should take a peek at the vids at least. They're worth the trip, hehe.
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Old 28 January 2009, 04:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here are some random screens I took for those not familiar with the sim:


Camel flames Alb D.V


Pup about to shoot a D.V from a can't-miss distance


The inevitable end when caught without escort


1 1/2 Strutter


Halberstadt D.III downing a D.H.2


Alb D.III flaming a Pup. Large debris in foreground is fabric from Pup's horizontal stab
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Old 28 January 2009, 07:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Beautiful, just gorgeous. I'm definitely going to try and pony up the $ for this one, been an expensive year for sims though what with all the tank games and Jutland!
 
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i got mine a couple of days ago,but i wont have time to install and play till the weekend .... just as well otherwise i wont get anything done this week...
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Old 29 January 2009, 04:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would like to add that I purchased it also and it is one of the best most immersive flight simulators ever.
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Old 30 January 2009, 09:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Me too, fabulous product and a must have!

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Old 2 February 2009, 04:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Simply amazing!

I loaded my copy yesterday. As I watched the various aircraft skins wizzing by my eyes during the download, my mouth dropped open. I was simply awestruck by the sheer volume and detail of content. On the first few flights that I made I realized that this is definitely 'not your father's flight sim'. An incredible visual, audible, and sensory experience. I've played RB3D for years and OFF IMO is far and above any WW1 sim to date. I became so engrossed the hours flew by without my realizing (missed most of the super bowl). My hat goes off to all the gentlemen involved with this ground breaking project. Your efforts and talents are greatly appreciated.
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Yes, this is quite an accomplishment given the fact that they had to work with the MS Combat Flight Simulator 3 game structure.
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