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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover BLITZ Now Available! (Full List)
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Dear Pilots,
 
1C Game Studios, in partnership with Team Fusion Simulations, is proud to announce the release of a newly updated and improved BLITZ edition of the IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover!
 
 
 
As announced previously, 1CGS has partnered with Team Fusion Simulations to codify and improve their previous mod work and make it an official part of Dover. The release of BLITZ is part of the overall plan to release additional products for what we are calling the Dover Series. The Dover Series will co-exist beside our Great Battles Series. The two series will not be compatible with each other and likely cover different theaters of the war for the foreseeable future, but together both series will give you many options for gameplay and awesome content to enjoy.
 
 
 
How to Get BLITZ?
 
All current owners of Cliffs of Dover Classic will receive BLITZ for FREE in their Steam Library starting today. You just need to install to play. It may already be there waiting for you.
 
If you don't already own Cliffs of Dover you can purchase from the Steam store or from our Official Web Store. If you buy from the Sturmovik web store, you will receive a Steam key that must be activated on Steam. To purchase from the Official Web Store you must have an IL2Sturmovik.com User Account. If you are reading this you likely already have one.

IMPORTANT NOTE: BLITZ is only compatible with Steam and cannot be run without Steam due to its original design.
 
From December 14th until January 4th BLITZ will be on sale for 25% OFF. The regular price after the special will be $24.99.
 
Buy from STEAM STORE
 
Buy from OFFICIAL WEB STORE
 
NOTE: Purchases made in the Official Web Store go directly to the developers increasing much needed revenue.
 
What's Included?
 
Team Fusion has spent the past several years improving and fixing issues in the original Cliffs of Dover since it's initial release. Their work has greatly improved performance and fixed serious issues. Earlier this year, 1CGS gave the source code to TFS allowing them to further improve the title. Their work is now officially a commercial product and no longer just a mod. Below is some of what is included in BLITZ.
 
Full List of What's Included:
 
Additional New Aircraft Variants:

Flyable:
 
Bf-109 E-1B (Early Fighter-Bomber)
Bf-109 E-4N (DB601N engine and 100 octane fuel)
Bf-109 E-4/E-4B and E-4N versions with added armor for fuel tank and pilot
Bf-110 C-2
Bf-110 C-4_Late
Bf-110 C-4B  (Early Fighter-Bomber)
Bf-110 C-4N  (DB601P engines with 100 octane fuel)
Bf-110 C-4NJG (Night-Fighter)
Bf-110 C-6  (Heavy 30mm Cannon armed version)
Blenheim Mk.IV_Late  (twin gun rear turret and extra bomb-load)
Blenheim Mk.IV F   (Heavy Day-Fighter)
Blenheim Mk.IV F_Late  (Twin-gun rear turret and extra bomb-load)
Blenheim Mk.IV NF (Night-Fighter)
Blenheim Mk.IV NF_Late  (Twin-gun rear turret and extra bomb-load)
Spitfire Mk.I 100 octane
Hurricane DH-520-100 octane
Hurricane Mk.I NF (Night-Fighter)
Hurricane Mk.I FB  (Fighter-Bomber)
Beaufighter Mk.I F
Beaufighter Mk.I NF  (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
Blenheim Mk.IF (Heavy Day-Fighter)
Blenheim Mk.INF (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
 
Code-work:
 
- 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
 
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 Behavior:
 
- 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

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NOTE!!!!!!!!!!!

+++++PLEASE RENAME YOUR CURRENT IL2 STURMOVIK CLIFFS OF DOVER FOLDER INSIDE THE 1CSOFTCLUB FOLDER BEFORE DOWNLOADING+++++

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Rename it to what? Isn't the download just an update or a whole new game? If I rename the current folder, how will the files update properly?
Will I still maintain the MOD version as well as the original version folders?

Thanks for a bit more information.

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I uninstalled everything, deleted all my data folders and then installed the CoD Blitz version from Steam. 

This isn't an upgrade it's basically a new game.  Because of the way they now handle joysticks nothing would have worked so you have to setup all your controls again.

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I just ran the install and setup my controls... still have the original game installs, files, etc.. joined a server online, ok,, flew on my own missions, ok...

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First post, so maybe a bump or two ...

Will the upgrade (or whatever it is) require re-mapping all the controls/commands?
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Did not get an initial question answered so will try again:

Will I be able to have both versions operable on my computer once I download the new version after renaming the old version?

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Gos, you would be better off asking that question on ATAG, I dont know the answer. 

I did what Scorp suggested, I uninstalled COD thru Steam and deleted (backing them up) the folders left over, then installed Blitz.

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Did not get an initial question answered so will try again:

Will I be able to have both versions operable on my computer once I download the new version after renaming the old version?

Gos

I think the simple answer is yes, there are two versions of the game available on Steam, the last "official" version and the Blitz version.  My question would be why would want the older version, every server will be running the Blitz version so there won't be anywhere to play the old version.
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Good point, Scorp. However there are only 4.3.1 servers available at this time. I've only seen one 4.5 server available and it is now offline.
Thanks.
I am going to assume that there will be no way to have both versions operational through Steam so I'll wait until there are servers available for the new version before downloading and installing it.

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Good point, Scorp. However there are only 4.3.1 servers available at this time. I've only seen one 4.5 server available and it is now offline.
Thanks.
I am going to assume that there will be no way to have both versions operational through Steam so I'll wait until there are servers available for the new version before downloading and installing it.

Gos

Just tried connecting with CoD Blitz, there are 9 servers online, 3 need a password to join all the others are running 4.5 (Blitz).
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I am not seeing them. I see only three servers available at this time. Do you see the TWC Mission server and Danger Dogs with the new version?
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I am not seeing them. I see only three servers available at this time. Do you see the TWC Mission server and Danger Dogs with the new version?
Thanks.

This is what I see from CoD 4.5 (Blitz)

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OK, that 'splains it. Once the newer version is installed, the older version servers do not show up and vice-versa.
Looks like time to update to the new version. Thanks for the responses.

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