It is finally here!
I downloaded the 2.7 Gb update and took it for a spin.
A lot of features and improvements in the 3 update.
Most noticeably the increase in view distance. From 40km to a whopping 150km!
I also noticed that the sea looked even better than before, with animated waves. Incredibly beautiful!
Well, such graphical improvements come at a cost. I will need to play around in the settings again, to find the sweetspot for my 1080TI and VR…
As far as the view, or horizon, distance goes, I must say that I never found this to be too close. As such, I will probably be very happy at the lowest setting. Especially if it will save me some FPS.
Other news in the 3 update is the career mode. I’m really looking forward to dvelve deep into this…
@Tankerwade has convinced me to give this a whirl, and the sim looks like it’s made some intriguing progress. That I’m still extremely apathetic towards the ETO in general, and pretty steamed about punting on the Pacific.
Yup, apparently you can just create a server in game now. And totally agreed. That and the career mode indicate the game is just turning into RoF on 'roids which is what, I think, most of us wanted anyways. At least it’s what I wanted.
Better late than never!
Yeah, something like that. I’ve played the Bodenplatte scenario and Europe, as a whole, so much I’m pretty burnt out on it. Same with the Eastern front.
Pacific and Med/North Africa will get my attention and probably my custom as well. I felt burned with the way BoS went, but if they were to announce IL-2: Malta where it’s all about the Hal Far Fighter Flight?
I bought into it big-time when I got the rift and discovered the pre-order il2 BoS I had languishing in my steam library was the dog’s bollocks. I have every red-side plane and a preorder for Bodenplatte.
The new single player is good. Almost as good as I remember the Great Sims of Yore being as games (il-2 already far surpassed them as a simulator).
Sorry I had some things that needed to be done before I could get back to the thing that matters.
The box contains:
Geforce 1070 8GB on regular clocks (I didnt F with it)
Intel i5 4670 @ 3.2 Ghz
16gb of DDR3 of no particular distinction
A legal copy of win10
Some other bits and bobs and a Rift CV1
SteamVR settings: All the things off. (dashboard off, Async reprojection off, Chaperone bounds off, and it says compositor. Dunno what that means) Running version 1521047233 (beta?)
Shadows : medium
Mirror : simple
Distant landscape detail : 2
Horizon draw distance : 150 (F yea baby!)
Landscape filter : sharp
Grass : normal
Clouds : high
Dynamic resolution factor : full
Antialiassing : off
Gamma : 0.8
SSAO : on
HDR : on
Sharpen : on
4k textures : on
Nvidia thingamibob is the latest version, despite dire warnings of past-388 versions bringing doom and destruction. Currently experimenting with pre-rendered frames beyond 1. Otherwise its set for performance mostly.
I do have to admit I am not very demanding. A more or less steady 45 frames a sec is enough for me. I can tolerate a hiccup here and there, but lately I dont have to. I also don’t really mind the ‘terrible shimmer through the prop’ and some weird fluttering of the edges of quickly-moving objects. They are imo by-effects of new tech in its 1st generation. Far better still than the pyramid mountains we had only a few generations back!