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Looking for WWII Aircraft simulators

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Shadowfang, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Shadowfang Arcane

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    I am looking for alternatives to the great Il2-1946.
    I still play it but it doesn't as smooth as it should because of the multicores issue, and like a loser i have 8 :(.

    I want something realistic, spec light and that offers me the ability to play with friends in co-op.
    I plan on using both a joystick and rudder pedals.

    What do you guys recommend?
     
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  2. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    war thunder?
     
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  3. Shadowfang Arcane

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    Haven't tried it yet but will give it a go. Thanks.
    I have been avoiding it after hearing that its somewhat arcade and that the mouse gives you an edge.

    How realistic is it in the harsher settings?
     
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  4. Beowulf Arcane

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    Il2 Cliffs of Dover with Team Fusion mod. Folks still play it, especially ATAG.
    But the choice of planes will be vastly limited in comparison with Il2 - 1946.

    You might try Il2 - Battle of Stalingrad, but that might be too demanding on your hardware - depending on what is spec light for you (hell, even COD might be too demanding if you have some ancient CPU).
     
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  5. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    enough to piss a lot of people off and require the use of extremely expensive equipment to be played.
     
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  6. Arrowgrab Arbiter

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    In Arcade and Realistic (i.e., "less arcadey") mode, mouse players have an advantage at aiming, while joystick players are better at evasive maneuvers.

    In Simulation mode, playing with a mouse is humanly impossible, so everyone is on equal footing.
     
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  7. Hoggypare Savant

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    Il-2 CloD with TF mod is probably your best bet, although Il-2 BoS/BoM seem also good (Battle of britain is however a more interesting and better balanced war theatre, SP content of BoS/BoM are meh as well), both however are indeed not well optimized. There is also a hardcore alternative of DCS: P-51/Fw190D/Bf109K, although also demanding on your specs, pricey and limited in terms of content (however the planes are modelled beautifully, with completely clickable cockpits and in fact you can use real plane manuals to control them)
    I wouldn't recommend War Thunder if you are looking for a simulation. It is horribly inconsistent, some planes have broken flight models for years, some lack stall mechanics - they feel as if you are not flying but moving on invisible rails, engagement ranges are fucked, also there are no real missions and all battle lineups are horribly unhistorical - I was playing the game for good deal of time, was even alpha tester, but it was steadily and surely going downhill since I remember, I'd say all potential it had was in fact lost - the plus side of WT is plethora of planes, good optimization and that it is free, costs you nothing to try.
     
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    I've played the shit out of this game back in the day.

     
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  9. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    Goddamn that was a great game.
     
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  10. Renegen Arcane

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    Played War Thunder, 9/10 gameplay, 5/10 F2P shit, 6/10 russian balance. If you want to be an ace, if you want to feel stressed and forced to improve your skills because enemy pilots are gunning you down, if you want to fly all of the famous planes and use them tactically like in history, if you want to feel like the hero or even the villain doing nothing but ground attacks (67% win rate with my Stukas!) or hunting bombers with heavy fighters, then this is the game for you. It's more than just a physics simulator, it's a pilot simulator.
     
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  11. Endlösung Unwanted

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    Doesnt DCS have some WW2 planes and campaigns? I dont think it has multi though.
     
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    Is there a WWIII sim?
     
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    soon.
     
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    Stukas are really terrible. Though the one with 20mm in the wing can give people a nasty surprise if they approach too casually.
     
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    Tell me about it, russian developer and all. But actually Stukas have some advantages, that rear turret keeps your enemies really honest, and overall they are just more versatile (like say, more ammo).
     
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    do automated turrets ever hit anything?
     
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  19. Shadowfang Arcane

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    Just tried War Thunder. Looks better than the old Il-2 1946 and also runs better. Other than that is a step down in every way, specially in the realism department.
    Shot down a biplane on my first air realistic match and managed to survive the rest of the match. I had fun and will continue playing it until i had enough.
    Il-2 has spoiled me in ways i never knew.
     
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    I had a lot of fun playing the role of bomber killer using the Japanese heavy fighters. Boom and zoom with a 57mm cannon feels good.
     
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    Sadly, those planes are only really good at the low tiers. Yaks with 37mm in the nose do a great job no matter the tier.
     
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