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Saturday, Jan 21, 2012

  

DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced

Eagle Dynamics announces DCS: P-51D Mustang as the next installment in their Digital Combat Simulator series, saying they plan on releasing it later this year. They promise more details will come and for now, here are some screenshots, and this is what they say about their depiction of the Cadillac of the skies:

The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics will release their next Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) aircraft in 2012: the legendary P-51D Mustang. The Mustang was among the best and most well-known fighters used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Possessing excellent range and manoeuvrability, the P-51 operated primarily as a long-range escort fighter and also as a ground attack fighter-bomber with bombs, rockets, and machine guns. The Mustang served in nearly every combat zone during WWII, and later fought in the Korean War.

The DCS: P-51D Mustang will be modelled at the same exacting detail as the existing Ka-50 Black Shark and A-10C Warthog Digital Combat Simulation (DCS) aircraft and it will be online compatible with them. Based on many years of restoring, flying and maintaining Mustangs, The Fighter Collection brings its unique ability to portray this aircraft in its full glory.

The P-51D will be the first aircraft in the Flying Legends series that focuses on historical aircraft that have set benchmarks in combat aviation. This series of simulations demonstrates the broad scope of DCS simulation environment and its ability to introduce aircraft from all eras into a common simulation environment. While the P-51D started as an internal technology demonstration, it has evolved into an independent product that adds an all new dimension to the DCS universe. The development of the P-51D and other Flying Legends series aircraft definitely does not preclude the continued development of modern aircraft.

Space Quest 2 Remake

Infamous Adventures now offers their fan-created remake of Space Quest 2, which apparently was released for Windows and OS X a week ago. Since then the free game has been downloaded around 20,000 times, and a new patch is now available to update it to version 1.1. Word is: "This update fixes many of the bugs and issues people were having with the original release version. Perhaps the most significant update is that the game is now 32 bit instead of 16, which should address most video issues people were having with it." The patch is for Windows, and they also say they are working on an OS X patch.

A Game of Dwarves Details; Trailer

A new A Game of Dwarves product section is now online as home to Paradox Interactive's just-announced strategy game. There's a new trailer from the game on Gamer's Hell, and the project section offers some screenshots and fills in some blanks with some details. Here's a bit:

The gameplay consists of ordering the inhabitants of a dwarven settlement to dig, build and conduct research in order to strengthen the clan, whilst defending themselves from the terrible beasts from the depths into which they delve. The game generates a unique world each time a new level starts, making sure that the player needs to dynamically adapt their strategies and tactics during a session.

As the player advances, the dwarves will level up and gain new skills, progressing from weak dwarflings to near immortal warriors or master craftsmen. There are also rare resources to be found deeper in the earth that grant access to better buildings and equipment. However, the deeper you dig the more dangerous foes you might unleash…

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Out of the Blue

I managed to get Hudson the wonder dog in for her testing yesterday, and I'm certainly glad to have worked out how to bring her there for her appointment, as the canine cardiologist didn't show up until after 4:00 pm, so she would have been cooped up in a cage all day. Her EKG gave us some detail on what we knew already, that she has a moderate heart murmur, but she seems to be holding up pretty well. It's been recommended that we put her on a medication called Enalapril for this, so now I'm looking into what side effects that may carry.

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