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    IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz is now public and available on Steam :)

    IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz is now public and available on Steam

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

    Mike "RAF74_Buzzsaw"

    Readme for v4.5

    README -LITE-
    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

    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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    IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz is now public

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

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

    Mike "RAF74_Buzzsaw"


    Readme for v4.5

    README -LITE-
    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

    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


    For more details please visit this link:

    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic...ble-full-list/

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    Good news. Better late than never, eh?

    Congratulations on the release. Downloading now.
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    +++++PLEASE RENAME YOUR CURRENT IL2 STURMOVIK CLIFFS OF DOVER FOLDER INSIDE THE 1CSOFTCLUB FOLDER BEFORE DOWNLOADING+++++
    I did not read this before downloading. I have not run the game yet. "il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover" and "il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover - MOD" seem to be unaffected. Should I rename both?



    P.S.:
    Apparently only the "il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover" - folder will be affected, and that will happen when you first run the game. Thus you have to rename trhis one.
    Here is a link to the Beginners Guide for 4.5
    Last edited by El_Marta; 17-12-2017 at 12:33.

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    Thanks for the heads up, I was just about to run it for the first time. Double checked everything and apparently I deleted the 1C folder when I un-installed Cliffs for the last time...
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    Waiting to hear what you guys think
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    You only need to rename/keep folder for your binds, if not needed just delete it all and start again.
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    Here is a thread about using your old keybinds on the new version:

    https://theairtacticalassaultgroup.c...l=1#post294667

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    Beginner's Guide and FAQ for those having issues launching it (mainly steering wheel related )

    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic...ver-blitz-faq/

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    Bought this a couple of days ago.

    I didn't have any of the previous versions so no issues with installing.

    On my rig most of the video settings are set to high or very high. (core i7 4790k, 16GB RAM, RX580 4GB GFX, 1080p monitor)

    I need more control levers!

    Will update when I've put a bit more hours in the log book........

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