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#4477812 - 06/12/19 09:52 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Exactly. Like the return of the Chevy Nova... biggrin


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#4477814 - 06/12/19 10:03 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I'm with Mark G on this one. Warbirds has always been a subscription business model....doesn't interest me in the slightest. Online only doesn't work for me either...I don't like having to solely rely on other human being for my flight simming enjoyment.

Everyone was all excited to hear Wild Bill was working on a tank sim not long ago...what came out looked like it was coded on a speak and spell. I looked at Steam charts for previous Warbirds offerings...peak players lifetime was 8 on one version...5 on another. The brand
is hurting so buying the "Microprose" badge is a hail Mary pass IMO. The purchasing of the "Jane's" brand worked for that arcade game not long ago...tripped up some unsuspecting customers who saw Jane's and purchased without realizing it was not a sim.

Who knows...the Unreal 4 engine might give them a boost for folks that like air quake type flying.


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#4477816 - 06/12/19 10:15 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Force10]  
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Originally Posted by Force10
I'm with Mark G on this one.



Absolutely valid and fine.

Just don't say you're "optimistic"


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#4477817 - 06/12/19 10:26 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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My final words on this... smile

Disregarding Warbirds (which isn't new, even if a new version is in the making), there's nothing here to even get optimistic or pessimistic about. I'm pretty much indifferent to the webpage and linked article.

#4477818 - 06/12/19 10:45 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: 462cid]  
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Originally Posted by 462cid
Originally Posted by Force10
I'm with Mark G on this one.



Absolutely valid and fine.

Just don't say you're "optimistic"


lol...my stated opinion from page 2 of this thread:

Originally Posted by Force10
I will remain pessimistic...lol


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#4477864 - 06/13/19 04:35 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Force10, I think that was directed towards me. smile

And I will say one more thing about it...

If Microprose wants my money, all they need to do is to offer some official online swag. A Microprose cap, t-shirt, coffee mug, maybe a jacket. I'll buy 'um.

#4477870 - 06/13/19 06:36 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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#4477892 - 06/13/19 09:58 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I suspect this new Microprose will have less in common with the old Microprose than the new VW Beetle has with the old VW Beetle.


“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
#4477894 - 06/13/19 10:33 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I hope they will bring us great sims again, they have a new team so I doubt someone poured money into a company and into a website just for nostalgia.

#4477907 - 06/13/19 12:34 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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JimBobb, here's some positivity for you (and I should have looked this up earlier)... smile

The owner of the Microprose brand at the moment is David Lagettie and his resume/bio looks awfully impressive...
https://au.linkedin.com/in/david-lagettie-b55a8426

As does his current company (may take a while to load)...
http://titanim.net/www/index.php/page

However, keep in mind that spending money and having passion and good intentions don't always work out (Fighter Ops and Seven G).

But now I think it's worth following these developments as they come along. smile

EDIT: Oh, and I also found this...
MicroProse Software Inc. Replication Logo Mug Mugs

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#4477908 - 06/13/19 12:50 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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MarkG great news, thanks !

#4477917 - 06/13/19 02:12 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG
JimBobb, here's some positivity for you (and I should have looked this up earlier)... smile

The owner of the Microprose brand at the moment is David Lagettie and his resume/bio looks awfully impressive...
https://au.linkedin.com/in/david-lagettie-b55a8426

As does his current company (may take a while to load)...
http://titanim.net/www/index.php/page

However, keep in mind that spending money and having passion and good intentions don't always work out (Fighter Ops and Seven G).

But now I think it's worth following these developments as they come along. smile

EDIT: Oh, and I also found this...
MicroProse Software Inc. Replication Logo Mug Mugs



Hot #%&*$#

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TitanIM is capable of recreating planet-wide environments from ocean floors to Earth’s orbit at equally high fidelity for any point between. Using the powerful Outerra rendering engine, blades of grass and dirt roads are as eye-pleasing as in any major video game, yet the view from 50,000 feet altitude is suitable for a high-end simulator.


If they're using Outerra in the new Microprose games, I'm stoked. The demo for the engine is amazing.


From his other company's website:

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Titan Vanguard is AVAILABLE NOW for selected military and commercial projects and is already used in several military organizations and simulators, training soldiers daily.
Please get in touch with your detailed requirements.

Titan is not currently available to home users or for entertainment purposes.


Maybe MicroPROSE is going to change that. The video on the main page is incredible. I can imagine so many oldschool Prose titles on the engine. We'd be in sim heaven!

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#4477922 - 06/13/19 02:40 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I've been reading some on this VBS and Titanim by the new CEO and it was only for the military and never public, and now he is doing a public game, i'm kind of hyped lol

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Originally Posted by JimBobb
I've been reading some on this VBS and Titanim by the new CEO and it was only for the military and never public, and now he is doing a public game, i'm kind of hyped lol


That does sound good.


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#4477924 - 06/13/19 02:43 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Bah. Here's a press release from a couple of months ago:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/microprose-ientertainment-network-inc-announce-152100191.html

In it, Wild Bill and David Lagettie mention the Unreal 4 engine. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. We want Outerra.

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#4477932 - 06/13/19 03:32 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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#4477967 - 06/13/19 07:09 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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The death nail for any flight simmer:

"Mobile and game versions expected in 2020"


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#4477970 - 06/13/19 07:25 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Yep. Mouse flying confirmed. Not interested now, not after seeing how War Thunder handled that farce.

#4477972 - 06/13/19 07:27 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Force10]  
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Originally Posted by Force10
The death nail for any flight simmer:

"Mobile and game versions expected in 2020"


Most likely it is different to PC version, because it will be released a year after. It is known for developers to make different version for different platforms.


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Yep. Mouse flying confirmed


Mouse flying has always been in Warbirds since 1995, it is different to war thunder, as mouse here acts as a joystick and not 'point and fly' mechanism line in war blunder.


I still think there is potential for this.

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