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05-04-2012, 05:47 AM
Dear Il-2 fans,

with the bug fix patch 4.11.1 completed we are now focussing on development of 4.12. We plan to complete it some time this year. We will frequently inform you about major and minor features, to keep you entertained.

For feedback and discussion, please use the discussion topic. (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=31734)


Flyable planes:
Hawk 75 (Finnish version) (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=418733#post418733)
Ki-45 Kai Ko
Ki-45 Kai Otsu (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=444172#post444172)
Ki-45 Kai Hei
Ki-45 Kai Tei (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=430751#post430751)

AI planes:
Vickers Wellington (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=448559#post448559)
Bristol Beaufort (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=459571#post459571)

New ground objects:
German submarines Type VIIB and Type IXB (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=444176#post444176)

AI improvements:
Taxi to take off (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=427106#post427106)

P-38 cockpit repaint (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=429048#post429048)
P-40E new 3D model (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=444168#post444168)

Change in scoring system - shared kills (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=423560#post423560)
Independent management for multi-turret tanks T-28/T35 (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=444176#post444176)
Wide screen support and GUI changes (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=462962#post462962)
Mach related drag (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=483746#post483746)
New effects
New loadouts
New full mission builder objects
Detailed gear damage model (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?p=493263#post493263)

05-04-2012, 05:56 AM
Our first update probably isn't much of a surprise for anyone who's been following this board, but we still want to officially announce it. Patch 4.12 will add a cockpit to the Hawk 75 we already have as an AI plane, and make it flyable. The cockpit will be for the Finnish version. Finland acquired and operated more than 40 Hawks throughout the war.

05-11-2012, 05:23 AM
This weeks update shows a little change in the scoring system. Patch 4.12 will introduce shared kills, which was historical practice in many air forces and has been requested by the community. It will no longer be the last pilot to put in a shot which gets all the credit. The below video shows an example from offline play.

Watch video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1sE7Ea_FdY)

05-18-2012, 06:09 AM
Today we are presenting an new feature for the AI, which will be included in patch 4.12. It will be possible to have AI taxi for take off on the airfield. This feature will work with spawning from stationary planes as well as with normal spawning. The mission builder has to set the route to the runway, and it works on any type of airfield. Below a video showing how it might look.


05-25-2012, 06:36 AM
Today's update show one of the smaller projects that will find their way into 4.12 - the repainted cockpit for the P-38. Cockpit updates are among the most frequent requests we are getting, so, here is one.

06-01-2012, 06:04 AM
This week we'd like to announce that the Ki-45 Kai Hei and the Ki-45 Kai Tei, that have been added as AI planes in 4.11, will receive a cockpit and be flyable in 4.12.

The below screenshots show the cockpit, the gunner with the unique gun training mechanism of the Ki-45's rearward gun, a shot of what the big nasty 37mm cannon can do, and in case you're wondering what the second gunsight on top of the canopy frame is doing, a shot of the slanted guns installed in the Tei models fuselage as well as an idea of how to use them.

All screenshots are work in progress.

07-13-2012, 08:24 AM
This week update will contain a bit more pictures, since the last update is already quite some time ago. It ill be made in four parts.

Part 1:
We are happy to announce the often requested rework of the P-40E (and following) series - you know: the 'upward bent wings issue'. :grin:
In fact this is a completly new model, made from scratch by our member 'Macwan'. (note: all pictures are WIP shots!)

07-13-2012, 08:30 AM
Part 2

Lets present a few more pics, to show the detail, that goes into such work.

And because this question may raise up: No - the old skins will not match anymore. The decision was made, because the old mapping was awfull. So this model got a full new mapping - no shared parts (like half of lower side mirrored) anymore.

07-13-2012, 08:33 AM
Part 3

Additional to the two versions of the Ki-45 Kai (as AI) - released with 4.11 - you will get two further versions: Ki-45 Kai KO and Ki-45 Kai OTSU.
These two are earlier versions, easily recognizable by their shorter nose, which carries a central landing light.
All 4 plane types will be flyable in 4.12 naturally.

07-13-2012, 08:41 AM
Part 4

Last but not least we look down to the surface. Here we have two new german submarines - the Type VIIB (made by 3rd party) and the Type IXB.

Further on as a new feature, the heavy russian tanks T-28 and T-35 with their multi-turret layout will now be able to handle their turrets independently. This (multigun-)feature might be adopted to other units (bunkers, flak-turrets or similar) later. :cool:

07-27-2012, 01:43 PM
In today's update we would like to present one of the British bombers DT is working on... Vickers Wellington. It's going to be in 4.12 as an AI plane.

09-09-2012, 04:07 PM
The summer is over and DT would like to present another British bomber planned to be released in our next patch, Bristol Beaufort.

09-22-2012, 03:25 PM
This time we'd like to share a few features in the GUI and in flight. We'll leave it to the community to find everything and will only name one: 4.12 will have true wide screen support, which was the most popular community request at the time we started development.


09-30-2012, 06:57 PM
Work on 4.12 continues and we would like to share with you yet another development video. Enjoy and your feedback is always welcome here: http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=31734


11-25-2012, 05:10 PM
It's been a while since the last update, but don't worry, we're still working. We're finalizing 4.12 contents, as some of the new contents is not complete as of yet. We've also compiled a second Alpha version, to allow us proper testing of the completed features.

One of the new technical features of 4.12 is the addition of Mach related drag as a global flight model change. At high speeds, the current model was inaccurate, drag being too low, allowing too high speeds in dives. This will be addressed now, and will effect all aircraft with individual characteristics for each aircraft. Since a picture says more than a thousand words, we've attached a chart showing the differences you can expect to see.

Speaking of flight models, we'd also like to take the opportunity to announce that several planes will receive reworked flight models, most notably the P-36, P-40, B5N and SB2. In past we've received many questions regarding flight model changes, so this time we've prepared a small document to give a little insight into the flight model making process.

Just to remind you, all this still is WIP. Please use the discussion topic (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=31734) for questions and feedback.

01-12-2013, 05:21 PM
Hello again and a belated happy new year to all of you. As has been pointed out, we've been a bit quiet lately, and we'd like to remedy this with this development update. As it is, the patch is coming along, we've frozen contents and have recently build the second beta version. We still need to do some finishing touches and a lot of testing. We've also compiled another video, showing a variety of smaller things which 4.12 will bring.


Everything is still work in progress, we hope you'll enjoy anyway. As always, please use the discussion topic (http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=31734) for questions and feedback.