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#4315344 - 11/26/16 10:05 AM Re: OBD and WOFFUE [Re: Winding Man]  
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Seeing as we are talking History I guess some facts are worthy given its been ten years and time sure makes things hazy.

I started OBD in the early 90's and I was winding and selling Audio Transformers for Valve amplifiers (My hobby is Vintage Audio) - hence the spin on Nipper in my OBD logo and hence Winding Man.
OBD is Old Brown Dog btw.

I had always been a WW1 nut in what spare time I had left and bought ALL the WW1 sims I could from Dawn Patrol onwards - I never had any consoles so only PC - and the kids loved the games too - today they are all PC gaming nutters but no longer kids.

Then CFS3 came along and I had along the way also purchased the other trendy WW2 games but my heart was still in WW1.

I modded CFS3 with some limited success releasing a scenery mod that seemed popular at the time.

I joined the MAW team - got fired/banned from the MAW team.

I then decided to mod CFS3 to what was my passion - WW1 - and I started doing the Scenery for that - the frontlines etc.

I then announced it on Sim-Outhouse I think it was - quite a few seemed keen on the idea

I cannot recall if I contacted Pol or if Pol contacted me - but anyway upshot of that was he was working on an Alb for another sim - and they no longer were a going concern and he had noticed my post on WW1... thus we started down this road.

At some stage Pol and I released a mod for WoW Scenery....if any of you remember that 'game'.

Flashing lights passing by fast... and now 10 years later we have WOFFUE....

My team has grown and shrunk over the years many people coming, promising the earth, and leaving us with nothing.
Others promising little and delivering in spades - you know who you are - thanks guys.

Today slaving away on WOTR full time its just Pol and I.

On WOFFUE our good friend Ted Harrity (Shredward) is still going strong with us and working on what he does so well - research - IMO the best WW1 Researcher on the planet.
When you fly in all those hundreds of squads - that's Ted.

Dan (Creaghorn) will be helping us do the sounds on WOTR too.

Well if you are not totally bored by now in this post then you are of sturdy WW1 stuff.


WM


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#4315358 - 11/26/16 11:49 AM Re: OBD and WOFFUE [Re: Winding Man]  
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It certainly has been a 'long haul' for Winder and Pol to get to where we all are today.
Like many flyers, I've worked my way through various WW1 sims/games, such as Dawn Patrol, Red Baron etc.
Along the way OBD picked up a few skinners, who over the years have spent thousands of hours creating the 6,000 plus skinned aircraft we can all see in WOFF UE, which would not have been possible without our research 'guru' Ted 'Shredward' Harrity.

Terry 'Makai' Kirby (Hawaii)
http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/HURL/gallery/kerby/

James 'OVs' Romano (USA)
Red Baron Full Canvass Patch creator

Arto 'Paarma' Karttunen (Sweden)

Mike 'Sandbagger' Norris (UK)
http://www.thatoneplease.co/logs.html
http://www.sandbagger.uk.com/home.html

Knowing the time, effort, research and above all passion, that has gone into what is now WOFF UE, I'm sure Winder and Pol will strive at nothing less than perfection in the creation of WOTR.


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#4315361 - 11/26/16 11:58 AM Re: OBD and WOFFUE [Re: Winding Man]  
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Yep over 6000 skins - I still am in awe over that!
I cannot see that ever being topped.

I guess a link here will help too:

http://www.overflandersfields.com/aboutus.html

WM


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#4315363 - 11/26/16 12:34 PM Re: OBD and WOFFUE [Re: Winding Man]  
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I'm very recent to WOFF (Coming from ROF).
My main interest is WW1.
For WW2 I have Il2 with all the CUP mods. The problem with IL2 is that while just about every plane you could want has been produced there is no integrated campaign that uses all the newly built planes.
As a result I do not jump into WW2 often anymore.

I am glad you are planning to continue to support both wars and am looking forward to see what you come up with.

You have done an amazing job with WW1.

Mark

#4315365 - 11/26/16 12:43 PM Re: OBD and WOFFUE [Re: Winding Man]  
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So...the whole WWI thing is really just a passing fad for OBD. biggrin

Seriously, WOFF UE stands as a testimony to what is possible by a small group of people who have passionate and persistence as their driving forces. I'm very much looking forward to WOTR as well.


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#4315366 - 11/26/16 12:56 PM Re: OBD and WOFFUE [Re: Winding Man]  
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good history/perspective.........you guys do such great work....every hour of it shows....thx

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