IL-2 Sturmovik Beta Patch

1C Publishing is serving up a new beta patch for IL-2 Sturmovik to bring the aerial combat game to version 4.09m. There are English and Russian betas, and the English read me offers details on what's new and different. The English patch is mirrored on ComputerGamers.ro and Gamer's Hell.
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Very nice. Especially the part where they spent some quality time with Geforce 8800s, which weren't even conceivable in 2001 when the engine's first iteration hit store shelves.

The visibility range increase sounds dramatic, though I wonder if they've managed to get over the whole 'enemy aircraft at 6 miles looks like 5 pixels at 1600x1200' deal. The part that makes full realism servers kind of suck. Without tags and the ability to identify aircraft at range it makes being a non-fighter on Adwwar.com stressful. Although you sometimes get an inadvertent escort when a friendly fighter pursues his pixel contact (being you) and discovers a bomber to shepherd.

Awesome that they're still finding time to work on IL-2 when they must be focusing almost completely on the Storm of War engine/games.

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