Site Will Be Down

April 23rd, 2017 by

The power supply to the server room will be being upgraded during a couple of weekends in May.

I have yet to have the times and dates confirmed but will post them as soon as I have them. There is another option and it involves putting a bicycle on a rolling road with a generator strapped to it and me spending several hours trying to generate a few thousand Watts of power. Ive done some calculations and for me to achieve this I would need to eat about 178 pork pies and drink 40 pints of best bitter. So basically a normal night out. Trouble is Im not sure I can ride a bike and drink 40 pints so I decided just to turn the servers off whilst the work is being done.

Sorry for any inconvenience, if any pie manufacturers would like to sponsor Battle-Fields.com please contact me though the normal chanels.

 

See IL2 At Its Best!

March 26th, 2017 by

Airdoc has created what can only be described as a stunning video of him and his mates from the DBS who fly on our servers. You really must take a look at the video on YouTube.

 

Recent Outage

January 7th, 2017 by

Well that’s Christmas over and done with and to start the new year the Battle-Fields network decided to take a huge dump. It could have been all the festive food that caused problems or maybe it was the fact that as all the folk in the offices near the servers decided to try and keep warm using fan heaters because the heating had gone off.

Our battery backup tried valiantly to keep things from hitting the dirt but there is only so much you can do with lead and acid and running big servers for in excess of 40 minutes is asking a bit much on our budget.

Apologies if you missed us for the 4 days it was out of service but I was out of the country and couldn’t go and hit the rack with a hammer.

We are a server down right now awaiting parts. You can get updates via the usual channels (mainly the forums).

If you feel you would like to help us keep things running then feel free to donate, you can find links on the main site and on the  forums.

Happy new year!

 

Fly A 737 For Christmas!

November 28th, 2016 by

Well almost;

Our good friends at Jet Simulator Limited very kindly offered a 50% discount to all visitors to Battle-Fields.com some time back but as they say all good things must come to an end. So from January 1st the 50% off discount will come to an end.

Likewise the 50% off annual discount that members of the Captains Club are entitled to will also be changing to something less attractive, say like from Taylor Swift to oh I dunno … Shane MacGowan, Although beauty is in the eye of the beholder you can argue with figures and 50% off looks very attractive.

So why not treat yourself or that aviation nut, aficionado, bore, enthusiast (delete as appropriate) to the gift of flight, virtual flight.

Go to http://jetsimulator.co.uk/ and tell them we sent you and you can get your very own Taylor Swift or if she isnt available you can get a voucher for one of the most realistic flight simulators in the UK.

could you land this?

could you land this?

 

Late Spring (Stats) Cleaning

July 26th, 2016 by

Like an old tired janitor who walks down the corridor of an old smelly building brushing aside the detritus of time gone by I have wiped the old IL2 stats in preparation for  those of you who wish to check them to see how good your aim is.

So even if your aim isnt that good (Which might explain the smell) you had better get onto the server now and may hay whilst the sun shines and get points for not making hay but by shooting down the enemy…… or something.

Im old an tired!

 

IL2 Stats

June 16th, 2016 by

Once again I have had my arm round the blocked ‘u’ Bend on the stats server and cleared out the blockage.

So you should see a speed improvement and have a chance to be king of the hill for a while!

 

Rise Of Flight Sale

April 29th, 2016 by

I just had an email touch down in my inbox that says there is a Rise OF Flight sale on with up to 66% off.

Im not quite sure why but RoF never really seemed to take off (ahem!) at Battle-Fields, we did run a simulator for a while but I think the fact that making maps for it was a nightmare and most of our pilots were into faster things like Spitfires meant that it never got the attention it deserved.

Personally I found multi crew mayhem at walking speed great fun!

Anyhow if you want to treat yourself this Bank Holiday weekend go check out the RoF store!

 

Bitcoin Update

April 27th, 2016 by

I just sent some money to my Steam account using Bitcoin, it went through very quickly and was far easier than using Paypal. So if you have some hanging around then why not go buy yourself a new game!

For the record B-F accepts bitcoin donations too and has done for some time now so sod Steam, send us your money 🙂

 

Stats Dredged

April 26th, 2016 by

I have done my regular mucking out of the IL2 1946 stats database to remove all the old and smelly pilots and give those of us with less talent the chance to get to the top again!

Why not bookmark the page? http://www.battle-fields.com/BF1stats/

 

 

Use Your Bitcoin With Steam

April 26th, 2016 by

Looking over at Reddit it seems that people are getting all hot under the collar about being able to top up their accounts using Bitcoin.

I’d just like to say its not working in the UK yet 🙂 Hopefully soon!