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Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/10/2005 10:22:21 PM   
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New Expansion for Pacific Fighters Brings Massive New Content.

Matrix Games and X1 Software (www.x1software.com) announced today that Banzai!, their newest IL-2 Sturmovik™ series expansion (for Pacific Fighters™), has gone gold and will soon be available for sale from the Matrix Games website. Banzai will require the previously installed software of Pacific Fighters™. See below for details.

Banzai takes you to the Pacific Rim with style. Fly famous aircrafts such as the A6M Zero and the Corsair as you engage the enemy over land and sea. You’ll be charged with the tasks of taking out enemy ships, defending your fleet, and strafing land targets! You can fly for the United States, Australia, or Japan in over 320 hand-made missions! Best of all, with over 100 multiplayer missions and a dedicated server from X1 Software you’ll never be lonely while flying high.

Banzai is an expansion for Pacific Fighters™ and requires Pacific Fighters™ to operate. IL-2 Sturmovik™ and Pacific Fighters™ are registered trademarks of Ubisoft. Banzai! is not officially produced or endorsed by Ubisoft or any other third party. To find out more about Pacific Fighters visit www.pacific-fighters.com. To learn more about Banzai! from Matrix Games visit www.matrixgames.com.


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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/11/2005 1:09:01 PM   
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Are there torpedo bombers in it?

I had Pacific Fighters and sold it becuas ehtere was a severe lack of torpedo bombers when I regard them as pretty essential when fighting over one of the largest expanses of water in thw world.

If torpedo bombers are present in this expansion, I may get Pacific Fighters again.

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/11/2005 3:23:38 PM   
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Just a couple of question about this addon and TLD. Like there is soon a new patch for IL2/PF, who will introduce new FM for the user planes, and will give for AI planes, a more realistic FM, because until now AI plane have a very simple FM. Is this addon will be fully compatible with the futur 4.0 version of PF ?
BTW i ask this question also for case blue or TLD.

Fot the LTD, is an official patch will be soon available ?

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Like Banzai is only a campaign and mission addon, i think it will not add any new planes for PF, so if you think that there is not, or not enough torpedo bombers in PF, it's not Banzai who will correct this problem.

But honestly PF is at this time with FB, the best WW2 air-sim with much of other qualities, and the lack of torpedo bomber is not a real problem for anyone who like this kind of game.

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/11/2005 5:58:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JudgeDredd
Are there torpedo bombers in it?


Yep, Kate, Betty, TBF Avenger, as well as plenty of other planes.

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I had Pacific Fighters and sold it becuas ehtere was a severe lack of torpedo bombers when I regard them as pretty essential when fighting over one of the largest expanses of water in thw world.
If torpedo bombers are present in this expansion, I may get Pacific Fighters again.


Go for it!

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/11/2005 6:00:26 PM   
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quote:

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Just a couple of question about this addon and TLD. Like there is soon a new patch for IL2/PF, who will introduce new FM for the user planes, and will give for AI planes, a more realistic FM, because until now AI plane have a very simple FM. Is this addon will be fully compatible with the futur 4.0 version of PF ?
BTW i ask this question also for case blue or TLD.


X1 Software will have to answer the question of compatibility with the future patch, though in the past they've been very good about keeping up with such things.

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Fot the LTD, is an official patch will be soon available ?


I asked them for status on this yesterday and was told that it is coming along and will be available soon. As soon as I have a more precise date, I'll post here.

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/11/2005 6:02:49 PM   
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So how did they manage to secure the rights to these aircraft when that was the excuse used by Oleg and his cronies...that the rights were being withheld..

Sounds like what I suspected the problem was in the first place. Forced to release before all content was there, with promises of content being added obly to be pushed onto another project before promised content could be delivered!!

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/11/2005 6:09:58 PM   
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Ok, let me clarify - I'm going by what's in the Banzai! manual as I'm not much of a flight simmer myself these days. If this sounds like it's too good to be true, it may be best to wait for the official word from X1 or one of the flight sim fans on our staff. Here's what's listed in the manual for planes:

A6M Zero
B5N Kate
D3A Val
G4M Betty
Ki-43 Oscar
Ki-61 Tony
Ki-84a Frank

A-20 Havoc
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-24 Liberator
B-25 Mitchell
F-2A2 Buffalo
F-4F Wildcat
F-4U Corsair
F-6F Hellcat
P-38 Lightning
P-39 Airacobra
P-40 Warhawk
P-47 Thunderbolt
P-51B Mustang
P-51D Mustang
SBD Dauntless
TBF Avenger
Hurricane
Spitfire

Hope that helps...

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/11/2005 8:41:14 PM   
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Further clarification is needed. The torpedo bombers...kate and avenger are in the original game...you cannot pilot them. My understanding is this expansion is strictly a scenario/campaign add on not an aircraft add on which will come when and if maddox games gets around to releasing the patch.

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/12/2005 6:08:22 AM   
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I just downloaded and installed Banzai!. After checking out the game with this add-on there are one or two new careers and several new single missions. I didn't appear to me that there were any new missions (or careers) for the IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy) -- which, considering the title of this add-on, seems very strange to me. I've always been under the impression that the Japanese Navy was pretty involved in the Pacific in WWII.

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/13/2005 4:27:17 AM   
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Trop planes should still all be AI only, as they are in PF now

the add on should use what is there already and no add anything new

from other add ons, if IL-2/PF is patched improved, then the Add on will also be

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 5/13/2005 6:35:29 PM   
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Tell me something dumb

is this Add on for PF, or for IL2FB-AOE-PF ?

seeing that most players of this game would have the 2nd one installed, it was a shock to see that the game came with patches, that if installed would break the game

as it did mine







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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 6/27/2005 8:16:57 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Curious

I just downloaded and installed Banzai!. After checking out the game with this add-on there are one or two new careers and several new single missions. I didn't appear to me that there were any new missions (or careers) for the IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy) -- which, considering the title of this add-on, seems very strange to me. I've always been under the impression that the Japanese Navy was pretty involved in the Pacific in WWII.

CB


Yes that was my impression as well. but there seems to be a serious lack of any interesting japanese missions, and none for the kate at all, what gives? Am I mistaken or were there kates at pearl harbor?

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RE: Banzai! Expansion for Pacific Fighters Goes Gold! - 6/27/2005 1:56:39 PM   
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I think what we got here, is the mission/campaigns for the JP side are listed under the IJA and not under the IJN folder

if the question about the Kates is real, Yes there were Kates at PH, both in a Trop role and as level bombers

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