We will have the update completed by June 4th but that is Saturday and nobody is online on Saturday. We think we will release it on Tuesday here at SimHQ. That give us time to put a great paint job on the Tone, perfect the missions in XP and W7, try to make a better installer and take a break. We have been beating ourselves and our friends and our vendors to death getting this out.
The Tone is a key element to the story telling since it is the origin of one of the searches. Hinch came through with an amazing model. He even does ships he dislikes better than anyone else. It deserves the 24 hours it takes to paint a great ship model more than we have to hit the deadline exactly.
Bert Ernest landing back at Eastern Island as the only survivor.
E14A1 on a catapult...not the Tone's. You will see that first in a video.
Hinch's incomparable Tone.
Dive bombers fighting float planes over Tulagi.
Sinking of the Sims and Neosho by aircraft from Zuikaku in the Coral Sea.
We will shoot some very good FRAPS videos, if possible, for teasers. This is going to be violent.
Here are a few shots I took while working through the missions one more time before handing them over to Mike and Edward to complain about.
More concise thoughts about what we are trying to accomplish with the release but we think for the first time, the words in books will be images you feel as well as fly when you are done with this set.