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Holiday SALE
« on: December 22, 2016, 11:19:59 am »
BOS and BOM are on sale!  If you don't have these yet don't miss out the deals are great right now! Basic version of BOS is $24.99! Basic version of BOM is $33.49!

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 02:45:06 pm »
Saw that, with the premium BoM going for around $54... not quite half price but maybe close enough :).  Also I read their email update and it appears the sim got a big performance increase with DX11.  I haven't flown BoS for a while, need to check out this update to check playability.

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 02:54:06 pm »
Is DX 11 live?  I though they were trying to get it out by the end of the year but was not sure if they were going to make it.

I have enjoyed the TAW server, it really brings me back to the old days of VEF.

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 03:00:08 pm »
Is DX 11 live?  I though they were trying to get it out by the end of the year but was not sure if they were going to make it


I stand corrected, that was the update from the day before yesterday!  Need to fire up BOS/M and take a look!!

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 02:05:05 pm »
my daughter sent me a STEAM $20.00 gift card. I already own BOS, but should I get BOM? Do any of us in AKA fly it much?
(I just don't like winter maps, I can't see much when it's all white)

It looks like the plane set will not totally overlap, each version has some different plane sets, I will get 8 new planes along with the BOM map?
actually, get the Mig3, I-16, JU-88 with the Moscow map.
on sale $33.49 on STEAM.


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Eight (8) aircraft recreated from detailed drawings and blueprints: four fighters (I-16 Type 24, Bf-109 E-7, MiG-3 and Bf-109 F-2), two ground attack planes (IL-2 model 1941 and Bf-110 E-2) and two bombers (Pe-2 Series 35 and Ju-88 A-4).
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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 05:11:30 pm »
Yes buy it Ram, it is just like 46/DCS if you dont own the map you can fly on it.

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 11:04:36 pm »
Well, being that BoM Premium was on sale for 33% off, I didn't see it getting better any time soon so I got it.  Just flew quick missions tonight to get the hang of some of the new birds like the Bf-110E, Bf-109F2, I-16.  Was nice to get the dust off, my shooting stinks, need more time in them :).  I forgot how good this sim looks.  Funny, when I logged in and made the purchase, I saw that I bought BoS on exactly the same day last year - 12/24/15 (since it's in Russia it was Saturday already).  I guess I bought myself a Christmas present last year as well lol :).

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2016, 01:01:45 pm »
did you guys get steam or of BOM/W website? I have a gift for steam and am getting the steam bought one

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 01:23:21 pm »
did you guys get steam or of BOM/W website? I have a gift for steam and am getting the steam bought one

I got both BoS and BoM from the IL2 site.

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 02:10:53 pm »
it will not let me buy and install STEAM IL-2 BOM, even though I own IL-2 BOS (from IL-2 BOS website). It appears that only a STEAM version of BOS is valid, when adding BOM. It will only let you register BOS with STEAM if was an early purchase. So, screw it. I cannot use the gift card for this purchase. Oh well. I spent 2 hours on trying to buy and install BOM only to find all this out the hard way.

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/24510-how-get-bom-steam/
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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2016, 02:48:17 pm »
I'd say I'm getting 2 to 3 times the frame rates with the same settings thanks to DX 11.  Playing with video to try and get around 60 fps with the highest possible settings.

I have an AMD video card and launch the game from IL-2.exe instead of Laucher.exe, with my system it gave around 30% boost before DX 11 came out, not sure if it is still like that.


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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 12:38:17 pm »
I bought the Il-2 BOM, on sale. I flew a little while. it is tough to fight the BF109 with the Lagg in a  turn fight. I finally won, but after a few tries. I keep dropping a wing, even with flaps down a notch.

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2016, 01:20:38 pm »
The flight Models are tricky in BOS/M.  I would say for most planes they simulate stalls more intensely than other sims.  There is also a lot less stability in their FM, it can be a challenge.  I think that they have tried to give their sim a specific "feel" compared to others, whether it is correct or not I cannot say since I have never flown any of these planes in real life.  I do know that when BOS came out there were many real pilots that took issue with their FM, especially the adverse Yaw.  777 has certainly tightened up the FM's since then, but the game still retains a lot of that distinct feel.

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2016, 04:11:17 pm »
I was flying the I-16. manual landing gear. In the controls they just have 'G' key, but in il-2 1946,. manual gear, I setup a command that repeats a raise/lower the gear, a macro. But there are no raise or lower key commands manually that I can find in the key commands. example shift+g, up, x12.
I will look again in controls.

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Re: Holiday SALE
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2016, 11:23:11 am »
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I have BOS installed, quite some time ago, now installed BOM on top of it.  Thinking of flying this more,  is there any special night that you all fly?
I will need to check if I am registered on the server, at one time I was. 
I am signed up now but screwed up, listed as German. :P
Also have Cliffs of Dover but I don't have time for all these Sims. 

Hope to catch up ;)

« Last Edit: December 31, 2016, 11:38:44 am by AKA_DerHuntere »
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