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Overview

Name: Rise Of Flight: The First Great Air War (Non-Russian title, former working title 'Knights Of The Sky')
The War in Heaven - 1917 (Russian title)
Developer: neoqb
Publisher: NDGames (Russia and CIS Countries), 777 Studios (North America), Areosoft (Europe)
Engine: Digital Nature
Release Date: 07-May-1997 (Russian Boxed Version, Russia and CIS Countries), 25-Jun-2009 (English Boxed Version, North America), 29-Jul-2009 (English Download Version, Europe)
Genre: Flight Simulation
Modes: Single Player, Multi Player
Platforms: Windows XP 32 and 64 Bit, Windows Vista 32 and 64 Bit
Media: DVD-ROM
System Requirements:
Minimum system requirements:
Operating System: Windows XP / Vista
CPU: Intel Core2Duo 2.4 GHz
RAM: 2 Gb
Free Hard Drive space: 6 Gb
Joystick: Direct X 9.0 compatible joystick
Internet Connection: 256 Kb/s (required)
Graphics Card: 512 Mb, GeForce 8800GT/Radeon HD3500
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Supported Operating Systems Windows XP / XP 64 Service Pack 2 or higher
Windows Vista / Vista 64 Service Pack 1
Input: Keyboard, mouse, joystick, rudder pedals, TrackIR

Game description

Rise of Flight is a new World War I flight simulation that sets a new standard in flight, damage, and physics modelling. You can fly one of several W.W.I fighter planes such as the Fokker D.VII, Albatros D.Va, Spad XIII and Nieuport 28.

Starting with helpful training missions you can graduate and fly several single player combat missions against a computer opponent. If you think you have mastered aerial combat in those old planes you can start with the career mode and fly campaigns for the British, French, American or German air services. There will be tasks like hunting enemy fighters, bombers and balloons, as well as escorting friendly bombers or destroying ground targets such as tanks, trains, trucks, and artillery. When you complete your missions successfully you will be promoted and awarded medals by your military commanders. You can raise your rank from a Lieutenant all the way to a Colonel.

Rise Of Flight - Fokker D.VII and Balloon - Screenshot by neoqb (26-Aug-2009)

Rise of Flight offers an advanced flight model that simulates the handling characteristics of W.W.I aeroplanes. Spins, stalls, loops, take offs and landings are all accurately modeled. The complex physics model simulates physical forces such as lift, g-force, torque and intertia, which allows for ahigh level of fidelity and interaction with objects in the game environment. The advanced damage model tracks the every bullet and shell fragment. Exceed the forces and you will lose a wing, land too hard and the wood your plane is made of will crack.

Historical references and modern computer graphics were combined to render 125,000 square kilometers of French countryside that is disfigured by a terribly cratered battlefield. Clouds fill the sky which you can fly into for cover. Rain and fog are also modeled in realistic detail making flying even more of a challenge as water drops cover your windscreen or goggles. Advanced graphics featuring moving shadows, depth of field, light bloom and reflections make the objects and scenery come to life in a very realistic way.

If you think you are good enough, try flying against real human opponents over the Internet. Rise of Flight features a multi player option designed to allow players to fly as a team and be challenged by computer generated or human opponents. Multi player statistics such as aerial victories, destroyed targets and completed missions are tracked by thr neoqb servers.

Also included is a very powerful Mission Editor that allows players to design custom missions. There will be plenty of missions to fly.

Rise of Flight is more than just a game or simulation, it's a time machine. For anyone interested in the Great War or early aviation, Rise of Flight will thrill and excite. So hurry! Grab your goggles and silk scarf. Enemy airplanes are approaching. Who will emerge as the next Baron von Richthofen or Eddie Rickenbacker? Is it you?