Pilot legendary aircraft of the early years of aviation, French Spad 13, German Albatros D.Va and Russian built Nieuport 17, in the free-to-play Rise of Flight United! This WWI aviation sim that has something for every flight-sim fan, from single player skirmish and career to multiplayer dogfights, but one thing is for certain, the...
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July 30

Special Flying Circus Discount for Rise of Flight pilots and Early Access Launched!

Dear ROF Pilots,

It’s time to return to the Great War and experience WWI like never before! We are proud to announce that Early Access for Flying Circus – Volume One has begun!

As many of you already know, we are bringing WWI content to the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles series and building our spiritual successor to Rise of Flight. We hope Flying Circus – Volume One will be the beginning of a successful series of WWI themed air combat products that will allow us to expand upon what we have already accomplished with Rise of Flight. Flying Circus will capitalize and utilize all the technical improvements made to our simulation engine including VR support, 64bit architecture, DirectX 11 and many other optimizations and enhancements in graphics, performance, AI terrain rendering and more.

As of now, Early Access includes the SPAD 13 and Fokker Dr.1 to fly and fight one another in. Our Lapino maps are acting as a stand-in for the future French map and both planes have been re-built and re-mastered by our partners at Yugra Media from earlier less complex models. This means improved mesh, textures, damage and other small enhancements of the same aircraft from previous products. As with all our Early Access periods more flyable aircraft and proper WWI related effects and technology will follow in the coming months. Time to get the goggles and scarves out of the closet!

Flying Circus Early Access can be ordered HERE.

The full plane-set for Flying Circus – Volume One is:

Spad XIII
Sopwith Dolphin
Sopwith Camel
RAF S.E.5a
Bristol Fighter F.II + III
Albatros D.Va
Fokker Dr.1
Fokker D.VII + F
Pfalz D.IIIa
Halberstadt CL.II + (200hp)

We’d also like to take this time to explain our discount plan for Rise of Flight users who purchase Flying Circus and qualify for a special discount code. We have chosen to give ROF users who supported us throughout our existence an additional discount. Without this support we would not be here today and is a small way to say thanks to those that supported us when it mattered most. Some customers really went above and beyond in their financial support and that is reflected in the discounts below. We only wish economic reality would allow for it to be more.

First, everyone who orders during the Early Access period gets a $10 discount off regular MSRP no matter what. Second, if you are an existing ROF customer and meet certain criteria you qualify for an additional discount. The criteria are as follows.

Anyone who purchased content for ROF between its launch in 2009 to July 25, 2018 from our website, STEAM or a boxed or digital copy from an official retail partners during that time frame will receive an additional discount for a limited time.

• If you spent between $0.01 and $70.99 on ROF content you will receive an additional $5 OFF.
• If you spent between $71.00 and $200.99 on ROF content you will receive an additional $10 OFF.
• If you spent greater than $201.00 on ROF content you will receive an additional $15 OFF.

For STEAM users who have purchased ROF products we have analyzed everyone’s ROF User Account and tried to determine your total investment and took that into consideration as we determined your special discount. For those that have bought products from both our website and STEAM we have taken both sources into consideration.

Additionally, ALL ROF users that have made any purchase of ROF content at any time over the years, we have placed an additional promo code for 25% OFF your next order from the IL-2 store in your ROF profile. Some ROF pilots have not had the chance to experience IL-2 yet so this is a great opportunity to give it a go! Sorry, but the code cannot be applied to FC, TC or BoBP.

Finally, some have already ordered Flying Circus and are already enjoying Early Access, but do not have a ROF account. So as a thank you, we have placed an additional promo code for 25% OFF your next order from the IL-2 store in your IL-2 profile. Sorry, but the code cannot be applied to FC, TC or BoBP.

The special discount period ends September 14, 2018.

To get your special discount you’ll need to access your ROF or IL-2 User Account on the ROF or IL-2 website (depending on your situation) and retrieve a promo code we have placed in your user profile. Then return to the IL-2 webstore and place your order for Flying Circus or other product. Enter your discount/promo code at check out. The additional discount will be reflected in the final amount.

NOTE: We no longer swap website keys for STEAM keys, so if you wish to own Flying Circus or any other IL-2 product solely on STEAM you will need to wait for the STEAM release at a later date. We do not know at this time if there will be a launch discount for FC on STEAM nor do we know the final release date for FC on STEAM. However, if you buy FC on our website you are welcome to link your STEAM account (assuming you own IL-2 BOS on STEAM) with your IL-2 website account and play FC through your IL-2 STEAM install. For more information on our STEAM Linkage process please read out guide found HERE.

We thank ALL Rise of Flight pilots for their support over the years!

Sincerely,

The IL-2 Sturmovik: Flying Circus Team (formerly the Rise of Flight team)











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Reviews

“It's easily one of the best flying and best looking games on the market”
7.9 – http://www.ign.com/articles/2009/07/08/rise-of-flight-review

“Gorgeous graphics, sweet flight model, and superb AI”
82 – PC Gamer

“It is one of the great sims of its era and may well become the definitive WWI sim for the next half-century.”
http://www.simhq.com/_air14/air_520a.html

About This Game

Rise of Flight is the most realistic WWI PC flight simulation ever created. Take to the skies of war torn Europe and experience daring air combat at the dawn of aviation. Re-enact famous air battles fought by legendary aces such as Manfred von Richtofen, James McCudden, Georges Guynemer and Eddie Rickenbacker. Rise of Flight transports you to a time when courageous pilots fought each other for control of the sky high above the bloody trenches. In aircraft made of canvas and wood they battled to the death. While some survived to become legends, most met a fiery fate. Do you have the skills and the courage to become an Ace?

The free-to-play Rise of Flight United is just the beginning of your adventure. There are 35 additional flyable aircraft available for purchase along with additional content from the Steam store in the form of content packs. These packs include not only airplanes and additional theaters of war, but other helpful items such as Field Modifications and Weapon Modifications for your aircraft which can help you be a more effective combat pilot. The Rise of Flight universe continues to expand with new flyable aircraft and game updates added on a regular basis. The sky knows no limit.

The free-to-play Rise of Flight United allows you to:


  • Pilot three fighter planes (Spad 13, Albatros D.Va and Nieuport 17 by Dux plant) with all their modifications included against any planes in the game.
  • Access Training campaign, Quick Mission Builder, Career mode and pilot the aircraft you have in multiplayer.
  • Enjoy advanced graphics featuring High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting, blinding sun glare, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, dark moonlit nights with stars and realistic looking raindrops and oil splatter on pilot goggles.
  • Experience a cutting edge flight-sim with advanced flight-models, adjustable difficulty settings, a complex physics engine and an industry leading progressive damage model.
  • Practice teamwork with your friends by manning additional gunner positions. You get unlimited access as a gunner to multi-crew airplanes in Multiplayer matches. Protect your plane’s six o’clock!
  • Endure G-effects with blackout, red out and wounded pilot effects featuring blood splatter, ringing ears and control difficulty.
  • Explore huge maps of Western and Eastern fronts of World War I.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Win XP: Intel® Core 2™ Duo 2.4 GHz or comparable AMD chip
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB video memory / GeForce 8800GT / Radeon HD3500
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Initial activation requires internet connection for User Account creation inside game interface. Internet connection required for use of some game modes. 256kbs Internet connection or faster required for internet play. An offline mode is also available for certain game modes. Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9c, Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005. Controller: DirectX Compatible joystick or other controller recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Core® i5 / i7 2.6 GHz or comparable AMD chip
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB video memory or higher / GeForce GTX 260 / Radeon HD5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Initial activation requires internet connection for User Account creation inside game interface. Internet connection required for use of some game modes. 256kbs Internet connection or faster required for internet play. An offline mode is also available for certain game modes. Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9c, Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005. Controller: DirectX Compatible joystick or other controller recommended.

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