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Welcome to DCS WWII: Europe 1944, the start of an exciting new flight simulation series!
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Friday April 4, 2014 Development Update - The 109 is Fun!

Posted by Ilya Shevchenko (Creator)

Evening folks, The 109 is a lot more mature.

Game development is always a funny process. For the longest time, everything is in pieces, really moving slowly, and you have no game, just the ingredients. Then you get to the stage where you put things together, and that’s where you begin to encounter various annoying and unexpected obstacles, and nothing seems to move forwards, and sometimes it even seems like you’re moving backwards, like the light at the end of the tunnel only seems to get dimmer.

And then, suddenly, wham! Things just begin to work, and all of a sudden, in a very short time, you have something tangible, something that actually feels solid.

You’re nowhere near the finished product yet, but at least you have a product and not a bunch of disjointed parts.

With the 109, we still have ways to go. Most animations are not working yet, especially cockpit animations. If it seems trivial, here’s a few brief excerpts from our cockpit animation spec.  

This all takes time to spec out, to code, and especially to test.

And there’s also some screenshots in our closed Backers Forum.

If you’re one of the very few remaining people affected by access issues to the beta version of our Backer Section, please bear with us! We did uncover some unexpected bugs in the system which do unfortunately affect a few backers, and we’re working on them as fast as we can. Some just ended up needed more work than we hoped.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sven Bolin, MgFF, and 19 more people like this update.


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    1. Istvan Takacs on

      Laivynas: I have and use one email address.

    2. Laivynas on

      Istvan Takacs,

      Have You tried to change forrum account email to same address as KS account email?

    3. Istvan Takacs on

      Ilya: is there any hope to get access to the forum? I wrote an mail to but no answere, no change. How you see not I am the only one... Thank you!

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      Christian Noetzli on

      «Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.»
      Being proud to belong to the «very few". ;-)

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      Jeroen Gommans on

      Great screenhots!

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      Uwe Mueller on

      Seems we are not so very few ...

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      Eduardo Gutiérrez García on

      Yeah, same problem here...Do something Ilya!! :)

    8. Bogdan Ghica on

      Same thing here... :)

    9. Sven Bolin on

      Same problem here, "You do no..."

    10. Andrey ScorpyX on

      i register new forum account and them try look screenshots from this "kickstarter update"
      but -
      okay.. seems that I will skip these screenshots

    11. Istvan Takacs on

      I get the "you do not have permission to access this page." message on the closed forum. I have the same email here, there and everywhere :(