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#4479416 - 06/22/19 08:04 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Master]  
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Originally Posted by Master
Lots of people herevused to fly warbirds and or aces high. Hell, i still host alt.games.warbirds for a bunch of the agw guys. Almost none of them still fly warbirds. They do fly il2 and dcs though.

I remember bobn. Think he is still on the agw ban list in memorium smile


We are still here, we are still waiting for the next great mmo flight sim smile

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#4479418 - 06/22/19 08:12 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Originally Posted by JimBobb

We are still here, we are still waiting for the next great mmo flight sim smile


It's already here... World of Warplanes!


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#4479420 - 06/22/19 08:18 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Force10]  
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Originally Posted by Force10
Originally Posted by JimBobb
guess they must be small or otherwise the server would not hold up hundreds of planes in the air.


Sadly...I don't think that will be a problem:

[Linked Image]







This is on old engine from 15 years ago.

They are using Unreal Engine 4 for 2020, which means we can see new damage and flight modelling, i'd say just this is worth a look



Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by JimBobb

We are still here, we are still waiting for the next great mmo flight sim smile


It's already here... World of Warplanes!


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#4480072 - 06/26/19 04:08 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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If they're going to try to imply that all the history is associated with the current incarnation of the name they might want to spell it "MicroProse" on the website and in some of the press stuff I've seen vs. "Microprose".

This is mostly unrelated to the current thread but I thought this recent video might be of interest. It focuses on the initial Civ computer game but also has some company history. I don't agree with everything this guy says, it has a bias that matches comments I've seen from former employees of the U.K. offices. With his accent this is definitely understandable. Of course I have my own bias since I was in the coin-op group.



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#4480080 - 06/26/19 05:04 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: Scott Elson]  
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Originally Posted by Scott Elson
If they're going to try to imply that all the history is associated with the current incarnation of the name they might want to spell it "MicroProse" on the website and in some of the press stuff I've seen vs. "Microprose".


Good distinction. I wondered about this myself, going with the current website spelling. Maybe they want to be more like Microsoft. smile

Well, we all know it's really MICROPROSE with italics having the lines through the text. smile



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#4480906 - 07/01/19 03:59 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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In other news, MicroProse is posting this, seems like a new game.

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#4480912 - 07/01/19 05:01 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Any info, or just pictures ?


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#4480913 - 07/01/19 05:03 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Looks like "Ghost Recon as envisioned by Henri Matisse".

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#4480916 - 07/01/19 05:49 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Looks like "Ghost Recon as envisioned by Henri Matisse".


rofl


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#4480928 - 07/01/19 07:45 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Looks like "Ghost Recon as envisioned by Henri Matisse".

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#4480949 - 07/01/19 10:18 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: WangoTango]  
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Originally Posted by WangoTango
Any info, or just pictures ?


The game will be called 'Burning Worlds', that's all info so far.

#4480951 - 07/01/19 10:42 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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It is a pretty good impressionist style rendering.

Hope we can use the mouse! behindcouch exitstageleft


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#4480957 - 07/01/19 11:45 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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"The rivets are huge. No P-51 I've ever seen has rivets that big. And I've seen them in person, up close... a few running on the runway."
Wow, there's a lot more wrong with that Mustang than rivets. Look at the angle of the landing gear, and just the whole basic shape is all out of whack. Gonna have to do better than that to compete with what's going on nowdays. We're having a bit of a renewal of interest in flight simulations and I'm glad to see it. Now that said, I used to fly Warbirds back in the 90's. Was really into it and spend too much time and money. Belonged to a squad, one of the few times I've ever done that. But if that P-51 is an example of their airplanes, they're gonna need to step up their game.


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#4481033 - 07/02/19 04:35 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Now that said, I used to fly Warbirds back in the 90's. Was really into it and spend too much time and money. Belonged to a squad, one of the few times I've ever done that. But if that P-51 is an example of their airplanes, they're gonna need to step up their game.


Lets wait and see what they will come up with, if the gameplay is as fun or even better than it used to be, it might be a blast again to play Warbirds :), and you won't have to pay as much this time.

#4481101 - 07/03/19 02:19 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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I'm keeping an open mind.


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#4481921 - 07/07/19 05:39 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Something is happening, MicroProse put bundles of their old games for cheap on sale on Steam, the games are:

BloodNet
Darklands
Dragonsphere
Sword of the Samurai
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic gender bender
Hyperspeed
Starlord
F-117
Fleet Defender
Gunship!
B17 flying fortress 2
Knights of the Sky
1942: PAW
F-19 stealth fighter
World war 2 GI
X-com
Colonization
Silent Service
Challenge of the five realms
Task Force 1942
Silent Service 2
Xcom INterceptor
Xcom Enforcer

Search for Microprose on steam smile

#4481927 - 07/07/19 06:00 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Well they sure love teasing much

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#4482189 - 07/09/19 10:27 PM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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Meh...box style artwork isn't much of a tease IMO. I'll save my excitement (or lack thereof) for when I see in game footage...or screens from the game.


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#4483572 - 07/21/19 05:52 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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#4483583 - 07/21/19 11:15 AM Re: Microprose is brought back from the dead [Re: JimBobb]  
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after so many years it is so good to see again that there is renewed interested in our hobby, even if at first it is more a game than a simulation I am OK with it.

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