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Posted By: Stormtrooper

Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 03:10 PM

Teaming up with Aerosoft publishers of the outstanding F-16 which was reviewed here at SimHQ for FSX.

Read about it here

http://www.forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?showtopic=39766

Screenshots

http://www.forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?showtopic=39761

Video



Posted By: Wedge

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 03:17 PM

"The Harrier is expertly modeled and fully operational. From a 'cold and dark' start, all the way to shut down the systems are as they are in the real aircraft."

I'm sold.

Awesome!
Posted By: jenrick

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 03:54 PM

I see they went with a phased release, good plan. Can't wait!

-Jenrick
Posted By: speck01

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 04:51 PM

hey that's great news they found someone to publish!

people will be busy with a-10 and this...
Posted By: citizen guod

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 04:57 PM

Congratulations Dante and team Jet Thunder! thumbsup
Posted By: eonel

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 05:22 PM

Fantastic stuff! I hope to be among the first to purchase
Posted By: 20mm

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 05:50 PM

Excellent. Thanks Dave!
Posted By: SlapStik

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 06:13 PM

This looks like another "Must Have", I look forward to adding this to the stable with the new A-10!

Thanks
Posted By: ArgonV

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 07:09 PM

Yeah I'm pretty excited about this. I haven't flown a decently modeled Harrier since the mid 1990's... I'm pumped about this news! biggrin
Posted By: enigma6584

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 07:20 PM

Absolutely fantastic! A flight sim with planes and theater most of us have never flown before. Very much looking forward to this.
Posted By: mbeaver

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 07:51 PM

Very good news!
Posted By: AggressorBLUE

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 08:11 PM

Only one thing missing: A pre-order page!
Posted By: FlandersRevenge

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 10:33 PM

This is most excellent and I am eagerly looking forward to playing it. The RAF Harrier is being modeled in the first installment correct, not the Sea-Harrier?
Posted By: Dante-JT

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 11:47 PM

Originally Posted By: FlandersRevenge
This is most excellent and I am eagerly looking forward to playing it. The RAF Harrier is being modeled in the first installment correct, not the Sea-Harrier?


Yes sir! Harrier Gr.3 means no Ferranti Blue Fox and NAVHARS to model, making possible the release of the first installment in the short time frame announced. The Sea Harrier will be released later. However, the Gr.3 does have the Ferranti laser rangefinder and the Marconi ARI 18228/13 Passive Warning Receiver.
Posted By: FlandersRevenge

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/15/10 11:57 PM

Not really sure what you said, but haha, I'm sure I will be speaking the harrier lingo soon enough.

Hell, I could tell people about the AWG-9 when I was 8.

How are you going to go about distributing it? Paypal?
Posted By: Dante-JT

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 12:50 AM

Originally Posted By: FlandersRevenge
Not really sure what you said, but haha, I'm sure I will be speaking the harrier lingo soon enough.
Hell, I could tell people about the AWG-9 when I was 8.
How are you going to go about distributing it? Paypal?


FlandersRevenge, it'll be available through Aerosoft's web shop.
Posted By: FlandersRevenge

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 01:08 AM

Sehr Gut!
Posted By: tagTaken2

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 01:49 AM

YEAH!

winner
Posted By: Ripcord

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 01:57 AM


Dante, well done sir. Looking forward to ordering.

Ripcord
Posted By: AWL_Spinner

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 04:14 AM

Woohoo! It's alive!

Count me in for a pre-ordered Gr3!
Posted By: SC/JG_Oesau

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 04:24 AM

Yes great news and a great surprise for 2010.
Posted By: Sundowner

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 08:36 AM

Excellent news.
Posted By: RedChico

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 01:18 PM

Wasn't this supposed to be free?
Posted By: _michal

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By: RedChico
Wasn't this supposed to be free?


No.
Posted By: Ripcord

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 01:37 PM


No it wasn't supposed to be free.
Posted By: Chaz

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 02:06 PM

Originally Posted By: RedChico
Wasn't this supposed to be free?


You could be thinking of Seven-G F/A-18 sim.
Posted By: Ripcord

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 02:25 PM


I don't think the final version of that Seven-G sim is planned to be free either -- only the demo.

What is free is TSH addons -- still gotta have Janes FA-18 for that however.
Posted By: _michal

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Chaz
Originally Posted By: RedChico
Wasn't this supposed to be free?


You could be thinking of Seven-G F/A-18 sim.


Site you've linked is not official 7G website. It's maintained by a guy who has nothing to do with 7G anymore, but he is accepting donations for a game someone alse is developing. This is their official site:

http://www.seveng-f18.com/
Posted By: HogDriver

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 03:42 PM

You can count me as another customer. The staged release process makes me feel a little funny, like I'm buying an unfinished game 1-2 times, but no game is released finished anymore I suppose. Every game I buy feels like a beta release for the first few weeks or months after release. Buying a game in stages shouldn't really feel that different....

I'm a pretty jaded gamer if you can't tell...
Posted By: Chaz

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 04:43 PM

Some Sea Harrier action to kick start things around here

Posted By: AustinP

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 05:33 PM

Fantastic news. You can count on my money.
Posted By: RedChico

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 06:39 PM

Ok ok.
No need to crucify me. My mistake.

Its just personal experience, as soon as money come into play... greed happens.

Apart from that... i've been craving for a Harrier sim (proper).
Posted By: HitchHikingFlatlander

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 07:25 PM

Awesome news congrats to the JT team you folks have really worked hard on this to get here. Can't wait another combat flight sim is on its way!
Posted By: FlandersRevenge

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 09:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Chaz
Some Sea Harrier action to kick start things around here




Awesome clips. The full video can be found on the ether if one were to look correctly
Posted By: Johan217

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 09:45 PM

Quote:
Release is scheduled for late 2010, download only, at a of price 20 (plus VAT when applicable).
Can't go wrong at a price like that.
I've been looking forward to this title for quite some time. Great to hear it won't be much longer now.
Posted By: Aladar

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/16/10 10:54 PM

Simply awesome. Congrats to all those who worked so hard to make it this far! smile
Posted By: Macca

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/17/10 08:48 AM

Looking forward to it;):):)
Posted By: Chucky

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/17/10 10:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Wedge
"The Harrier is expertly modeled and fully operational. From a 'cold and dark' start, all the way to shut down the systems are as they are in the real aircraft."

I'm sold.

Awesome!


Sold +1.

Why is it so cheap I wonder?

Anyway,at last I get to fly something BRITISH.No offence to all our American friends but I've flown enough F15's,F16's etc to last a lifetime.However I will need some of your excellent Sidewinder missiles thumbsup
Posted By: semmern

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/17/10 10:35 AM

Spectacular! At least one copy will be going to Norway the day it is released biggrin
Posted By: Richardg

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/17/10 03:29 PM

Quote:
Because Jet Thunder: Falklands/Malvinas Conflict is a large and complex project it will be release in three 'stages' where each stage builds upon the feedback from customers and adds more features.


That means they are releasing an open Beta that you will pay for.

Quote:
The first two products will be digital download only, while the last (and final) version will be available in download and worldwide in boxed form.


I'll wait for the boxed (finished) version.
Posted By: Malleus

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/17/10 04:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Richardg
That means they are releasing an open Beta that you will pay for.


Seems to become a standard for niche PC games lately (DCS now, and I guess you could say ArmA2 too), but if that means those game are actually getting released, then I'm all for it.
Posted By: jaegermeister

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/17/10 06:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Babar89
Fantastic news. You can count on my money.


Me 2 biggrin

Jaeger
Posted By: Simbo_Sim123

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/17/10 07:06 PM

Thats your choice Richardg, but I firmly believe that our niche market needs to be supported 110% and if buying an open beta first then a second and third version helps maintain the developers we have, so be it .
Posted By: Ripcord

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/17/10 09:47 PM


Not everybody has to chip in and buy the BETA version -- some will, some won't. Doesn't make you a bad person if you prefer to wait. But enough will, I suspect, that it will make a difference for Dante and TW and his new partners in terms of generating some operating capital for the project. This is just the way this business is going to have to work. Dante did a hell of a job getting it this far.
Posted By: Galwran

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 08:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Wedge
"The Harrier is expertly modeled and fully operational. From a 'cold and dark' start, all the way to shut down the systems are as they are in the real aircraft."


I've been following Jet Thunder for a long time and I'm looking forward to having a realistic harrier sim.

However, this screenshot looks pretty gamey http://www.aerosoft.com/forum_screens/jetthunder/010.jpg
Notice that there is an extra item (the >>>) on the hud plus a target marker outside the hud. So the question is WTF are these? Is this some sort of a ....game? smile I don't want to fly a plane in which there is a "turn here to find the next enemy"-helper. That is too arcade. Hopefully this is only for the noob-mode...
Posted By: SC/JG_Oesau

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 08:41 AM

Dante has mentioned these in earlier updates, they are optional depending on the settings the user chooses (similar to a lot of other sims out there) so I think you'll be happy with the result.
Posted By: EagleEye[GER]

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 08:58 AM

Fantastic news! So they found a Publisher finaly.
So what features are in the first release? Full clickable cockpit, dynamic campaign? Focused on one aircraft in first release let me hope.
Posted By: goon

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 11:24 AM

Fantastic news, can't wait!
Posted By: Keithb77

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 11:51 AM

Quote:
I firmly believe that our niche market needs to be supported 110% and if buying an open beta first then a second and third version helps maintain the developers we have, so be it .

Agreed.
If we all wait for the box it will never come.
Cheers,
Keith
Posted By: BlueHeron

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 02:17 PM

What a fantastic surprise!! Call me a Negative Nancy, but that's the last thing I expected.

I recently pre-purchased the digital download to DCS:A-10C, and I'll definitely do the same for Jet Thunder when it's available.

Q4-2010 is shaping up to be an unbelievable year-end!! santa
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 03:39 PM

20 Euros? Seems cheap? Do we have to buy then next releases too at similar sort of costs or are we buying the entire thing for the 20?
Posted By: Keithb77

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 04:14 PM

I think its not so much a Beta (like A-10C) as a phased release, so each module will probably cost about the same.
Or maybe half-as much again Keith yep
The RAF Harriers only flew ground attack (see Jerry Pook's book RAF-Harrier-Ground-Attack-Falklands )
But could have assisted the Navy Sea Harriers on CAP perhaps, even though they have no radar.

Wonder if a mission editor will be included?...this was mentioned a long time ago...hope its in the 1st module.

Cheers,
Keith
Posted By: Bumfluff

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 09:34 PM

looking forward to this game.

are there any new screens or videos available to see?
Posted By: Jeevz

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 09:46 PM

Excellent news! Congrats Dante cheers
Posted By: Stormtrooper

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 09:50 PM

Originally Posted By: nick10
are there any new screens or videos available to see?


A couple here

http://www.forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?showtopic=39816
Posted By: PFunk

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/18/10 09:56 PM

I'm in. I've already got a Hog sim and this one's cheaper.

pfunk
Posted By: soulfreak

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/19/10 06:57 AM

Great news, long awaited (not only) from me!
Posted By: rockhpi

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/19/10 02:18 PM

Awesome, I can fly this between turns of the "Where There is Discord" board game smile
Posted By: CHDT

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/19/10 06:44 PM

Great news, it looks very good, you'll get my money, as soon as it's available !
And looking also forward to fly a Mirage soon :-)
Posted By: 2Lt_Joch

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/19/10 09:54 PM

great news, I thought this sim was DOA.
Posted By: HarryR

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/19/10 11:04 PM

Nice work, good for you guys glad you found a publisher. It'll be great to get back down south, but virtually this time smile
Posted By: purolator

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/20/10 12:37 AM

Well, I haven't really done any flight simming since 2008, as I usually do racesims nowadays - but this will be a must buy.
Posted By: Nano

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/21/10 03:08 AM

I will definitely purchase the initial release.
Posted By: Clydewinder

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/22/10 11:52 AM

Ditto
Posted By: Eugene

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/25/10 10:40 PM

Another sale here.
Posted By: ricnunes

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/26/10 08:45 PM

I always dreamed about a realistic Falkland war combat flight sim so:
Count me in!!! smile
Posted By: Colt40Five

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/27/10 12:38 AM

Just when I thought this project was never going to happen! Congratulations to the entire dev team. You guys have been slaving in the dark for a long time and I for one can't wait to see your baby in the light!
Posted By: Spliff

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/27/10 02:58 AM

Congratulations to the team, an awesome accomplishment! Looking forward to buying it.
Posted By: RSColonel_131st

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/27/10 11:12 AM

Seeing that the A-10C is a bit more limiteded in operational scope (no carrier ops, no real air/air aircraft) I'll prefer this Harrier I guess. More variety in flying, and a bit simpler systems too. Great news.
Posted By: Bumfluff

Re: Jet Thunder news - 10/28/10 02:25 AM

looking forward to this.

any chance of a new video or something?
Posted By: Taipan

Re: Jet Thunder news - 11/09/10 12:49 AM

Late 2010 is here smile Any news on release date?

Cheers
Posted By: SC/JG_Oesau

Re: Jet Thunder news - 11/09/10 03:02 AM

LOL Taipan - it's later here than it is there
Posted By: Taipan

Re: Jet Thunder news - 11/09/10 03:17 AM

True I did travel through time into the future when I came back from my trip to England. I prefer being in the future, but we do have to wait for those slow pokes in the USA to catch up. Maybe the release is in twoweeks
Posted By: Chaz

Re: Jet Thunder news - 01/03/11 12:28 AM

From Thunderworks news dated 1 Jan 2011:

Happy New Year Everyone!

Are the wishes of Aerosoft and Thunderworks. We have accomplished a lot in 2010. For example, in the 2 to 3 months following our signing with Aerosoft, we added the following features:

- Clickable cockpits with animated switches
- Several HUD modes for the Harrier, including Reversionary mode
- Gunsight with depression settings, set wingspan, range etc
- New clouds method, able to render cloud formations at up to 120km distance with very little overhead (previous method was limited by sector size, causing severe pop up artifacts, and so was replaced)
- Cockpit self-shadows
- Time of day 24hrs simulation (displaying constellations at night, etc)
- New and improved models for several types of Anti-Aircraft units used in the 1982 conflict
- New AI helicopters

...and more; effectively setting JT firmly in the track of being a realistic sim focused in a specific public (true flight simmers of course!)
Posted By: AggressorBLUE

Re: Jet Thunder news - 01/03/11 04:14 AM

Just curious, were those things you hadn't thought you'd be able to put in the original release (pre-aerosoft), or is this more of a "current project status" news post?

Either way, this is good to hear! Looking forward to the clickable pits, makes a huge difference in things like the engine start procedure, where there's a lot of buttons you only click once during the whole flight.
Posted By: HitchHikingFlatlander

Re: Jet Thunder news - 01/03/11 11:06 PM

Great to hear more progress! I speak for many when I say "can't wait to fly this baby", its been an amazing journey watching you folks realize your goals!
Posted By: Joe

Re: Jet Thunder news - 01/18/11 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Chaz
- Time of day 24hrs simulation (displaying constellations at night, etc)
Does this mean that appropriately-educated pilots can navigate by starlight? smile
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