LOFT → 6. August 2012 15:25

Version 1.027

Dear Pilots,

Within a few minutes you can download version 1.027 of Rise of Flight to your PCs.

With the release of 1.027, work on the next huge update to the project begins, which includes seaplane technology and the new Channel map. Immediately after the release our big 1.026 update with weapon mods that greatly changed in-game combat, we began to focus on the new map and the new aspects of the physical world. Work on the map recently went into the alpha testing stage. It should be said that we are not just changing the shape of the coast, the map will include many innovations, which previously did not exist in our project and some will be made for the first time in our genre. Now we are in the process of building the road network on both coasts. The next step is placement of cities, including coastal ones, which will include new buildings, piers, lighthouses, harbor cranes and docks. We continue to work on new water and on other non-trivial tasks, such as graphics technology for the connection of rivers and the sea. Despite the fact that nature is very organic and everywhere in the real-world, it's not an easy task to depict on a computer screen. However, we are very pleased with the result we have gotten so far.

In our work on our first seaplane, we passed the most important stage – the first takeoff and landing on water. The result exceeded our expectations and is very similar to what we see in the video. Of course, a lot of work still needs to be done in the aviation aspect of the update and double-check and update our work several times, but it was very important to convey the feeling of landing on water and not to simply make "another kind of landing." We hope to soon please you with some test videos.

We have already showed you a picture of new water rendering techniques that we created specifically for sea maps. Judging by the reaction on the forums, you liked our work, even at this early stage. It inspires and helps us to solve such complex problems, but the image does not convey the dynamic part of the concept of "sea". And today we show a short video in which a familiar ROF barge is put in the new water. This video will help you form an impression about the technology itself. Of course, you will have many questions and we will prepare a separate more detailed story for a blog with answers, videos and pictures in the future. Until then we answer the most important question - yes, we were able to make this technology work on the mid-range PCs. Current tests by our core test team prove this is true. We really wanted to do this to not only be revolutionary and beautiful, but above all, make it accessible to most users with average personal computers.

And now let’s discuss version 1.027. We are worried that you're constantly waiting for new items and it can get pretty boring to wait. To brighten up this expectation in the last summer months we have prepared the update with Personal Package 2 for you.

We see that you liked the idea of playing a shooter in the simulator and the first pilot personal package is very popular among ROF users. So we decided to increase the number of pistols. This content diversifies the game and will restore some historical accuracy as well. Pilots from different countries may prefer different guns. Here are some pictures of our reconstituted samples:

  • Mauser C96
  • Luger P08 pistol (Pistole Parabellum 1908)
  • Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver
  • Lebel Revolver (Model 1892 Revolver)

Each of them has unique features. Of course, we are still have to deal with some limitations, so there are some simplifications, but in general, as always, we have tried to create the most realistic models of weapons.

We’ve also included some new streamers with a checkerboard pattern in this new personalization pack. Streamers have proven a popular way to distinguish yourself on the battlefield and compliment squadron skins. The Pilot Personalization Pack 2 can be purchased in the ROF Store for $7.99.

Also in this version we fixed some bugs and added some features. For example, now there is a new logic for balloons. Now the ground crew will try to lower the balloon to the ground as soon they see a threat to the lives of observers and raise it as soon as the threat has passed. This is entirely consistent with history. This tactic is well documented on both sides of the front, to save the lives of courageous observers and to deprive the pilot of a kill. Info about this new balloon logic and all the changes in version 1.027 you can read on our forum as usual.

We go back to work on the next update. We wish you continued success in your air battles!

Comments

PapaFlo81 → 8/4/2012 11:22:59 PM #

Great!

SupaGringo → 8/4/2012 11:24:54 PM #

looks beautiful

SYN_Vander → 8/4/2012 11:33:08 PM #

Freaking awesome the way the boat moves with the water!!!!

I guess we don't need to worry about them hitting us with their flak guns! Smile

Cipson → 8/4/2012 11:35:54 PM #

Max_G → 8/4/2012 11:45:27 PM #

Cool!

Feathered_IV → 8/5/2012 5:33:40 AM #

Incredible achievement. Well done!

Voss → 8/5/2012 5:45:57 AM #

777 You're simply the best !

The water and the Hanza are amazing !

v.Tutschek → 8/5/2012 5:47:58 AM #

And the german pilots have german weapons.. my wish in a poll a few weeks ago.. thnx...

Flying_Dutchman → 8/5/2012 5:56:51 AM #

Wow,

Had to grab my jaw from the floor!
Well done!

hq_Jorri → 8/5/2012 5:57:55 AM #

Great, looking forward to the sea planes and the new map more and more! Also, nice to see smaller (but still significant) features and updates released so soon, without making us wait for the next plane release Smile.

LWRonin → 8/5/2012 6:05:22 AM #

Wow !!!!

LosT_SouL_VL → 8/5/2012 6:06:51 AM #

And there was a time that Jason said over on the SimHQ forums that seaplanes would never ever happen...

So zeps are next ?

Concerning the guns it's great that it are the guns that many asked for...

Kreny → 8/5/2012 6:24:36 AM #

.. We are worried that you're constantly waiting for new items ..   - no, we are constantly waiting for Career improvements so it would not be so dull Frown

alan-grey-page.cz → 8/5/2012 7:12:08 AM #

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Sharpus → 8/5/2012 9:42:30 AM #

I agree, please make some improvements also in the career mode - not everyone is playing multiplayer. Even small changes are appreciated Smile
Anyway, nice update looking forward to see the next.

Lordreidecker → 8/5/2012 5:40:52 PM #

Now that update was unexpected.

prescoria → 8/6/2012 2:38:48 AM #

awsome and great job!

Catfish → 8/6/2012 2:18:43 PM #

This is a real SWELL feature  !

Looks very good indeed - thanks i am looking forward to it - please post a starting/landing seaplane if possible ;)

And winched-down balloons ?! Phantastic !

Thanks,
Wels/Catfish

criptsocrate → 8/6/2012 2:28:57 PM #

As other players, I find these new things very interesting, BUT as other players, I find that the Beta Career should really be an Alpha Career very soon... Perhaps the "naval world" will be a new motivation for 777 studios developpers to "work again" on Career mode? Thanks!

Pilot_Corto → 8/6/2012 4:09:54 PM #

I am dreaming.... flying the "Schneider Cup" with old Waterplanes.....

But also without this dream: your work looks great....

Thanks a lot

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Guignol → 8/6/2012 7:10:29 PM #

Very nice work. Thank you very much for these photos and this video or the swell is very impressive.

Bravo.

CraigNT54 → 8/7/2012 8:08:49 AM #

Thanks so very much for these awesome improvments and features!!!  777 you guys rock!  Some people can never be satisfied... but I for one am very thankful for all of your hard work!!!   Smile

Hooch234 → 8/7/2012 3:18:38 PM #

All I can say is that I am amazed.....Again!!  Thanks guys.  Top notch, as always!

simflight.nl → 8/7/2012 5:56:31 PM #

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Jokili → 8/7/2012 9:21:10 PM #

Cool, now I need streamers in national-colours.
Blue-white-red for british and france, yellow-black for Austria and of cause, black-white-red for imrerial Germany...  Wink

rlprestin → 8/8/2012 12:36:43 AM #

Hyla → 8/8/2012 2:36:22 AM #

OMG I'm seasick!!! Amazing achievement! Now I have to invest in a better computer.

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[AirForce]MOS → 8/13/2012 11:18:46 PM #

AWESOME!
I have a question please
When it will be downloadable?

GandalfTheGrey → 8/14/2012 2:43:45 AM #

Yay ... love the balloon implementation. Finally!!!

SparkyMarky → 8/28/2012 7:27:52 PM #

I gave up with the initial release(s) because of all the problems, bugs,especially multiplayer. Now having decided to give it another try I can't seem to find the download option anywhere. 1.027 says downloadable in a few minutes but nothing so far. Am I missing a trick or something. Any help would be much appreciated !!
SparkyMarky

poguemahone → 8/30/2012 5:12:07 PM #

wlw3 → 9/1/2012 9:40:10 PM #

can you provide a link to the update?  I cannot find it

SparkyMarky → 9/4/2012 2:08:11 AM #

Please ignore my earlier comment. My flight buddy reminded me that I have the original disc. I managed to find it today so I can begin downloading the updates. I'm so used to buying planes and downloading without the need for hard media that I'd forgotten this game came on disc.
Cheers,
MS

JFish → 12/16/2012 4:42:29 AM #

you guy are missing one BIG detail of the whole war

ZEPPELINS!  

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