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Take On Helicopters

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Developer: Bohemia Interactive
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2011

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'Take On Helicopters' v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 16, 2012 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT

Built upon over 10 years of experience, Take On Helicopters immerses players within beautifully rich landscapes and an authentic helicopter experience.

Get the Take On Helicopters v1.05 Patch off WP (16mb)

VERSION 1.05 HIGHLIGHTS

* Compatibility with Take On Helicopters: Hinds
* Horizontal stabilizers can be configured to move with collective
* SACLOS missile support added (manually guided)
* Retractable Landing Gear System support added

CHANGELOG

ENGINE

Medium: flight model would become unstable after rapid slow down, and damage the tail rotor
Improved FXAA and SMAA
Better handling of cases when 3D resolution is not 100%
SMAA uses color edge detection method instead of luma edge
soundLandingGear entry added for helicopter configuration
Landing gear actions did not work in external view
Player gunners are no longer told which weapon to select
MP: spawned vehicles would sometimes get doubled weapon magazines
MP: moveIn*** commands would sometimes show full getting in animations and door animations
Landing gear suspension sound effects were played when the gear was retracted
Battery and starter sound effects were sometimes not playing correctly
RenderTarget fov parameter was not read from config
Underwater RenderTarget cameras would show artifacts on the primary RenderTarget

ENGINE (MERGED FROM OA)

[89898] Fixed: Secondary gunner tracks enemies
[89603] Fixed: A possible crash when textures were loading too slow from the disk.
[89523] Fixed: Crash during engine termination from multiplayer game.
[89361] Fixed: Linux server slow startup

DATA

M1A2 tank upgraded to full functionality
Takistani AA soldier now has fully functional Igla launcher
Military vehicle radio protocol integrated
Various fixes to all localizations
Initial states for cockpit switches handled better when starting in the air
Cockpit lever for retractable Landing Gear System implemented

Take your first steps towards mastering rotor-wing flight across a massive range of enjoyable challenges, or create your own missions using the powerful easy-to-use mission editor. 

Take to the air above two beautifully rich and expansive environments, based upon real-world North American and South Asian terrain-data. 

Take on cutting-edge technology, helicopters modelled in stunning detail, a large-scale, open-world sandbox and authentic flight dynamics... 

Take On Helicopters!

Bohemia Interactive´s CEO, Marek Spanel, explains: "Our military simulators from the Arma series have been providing infinite fun and creativity for nearly a decade now. Helicopters were always an important part of our games and we feel it is time to give them some proper polish in a dedicated project. Take On Helicopters is an accessible yet very authentic helicopter game, which challenges players to prove their flight skills in the rich environments of North America and South Asia.”

In the latest instalment of Bohemia Interactive's line-up of immersive games, the player takes on the role of a civilian helicopter pilot. Harry Larkin's aviation business has fallen on tough times. Built up over decades, it's now only days away from closure. His sons face an uncertain future, struggling to save the company their father spent his whole life building. Together, they must take on contracts and competitors; together, they take on helicopters!

Key Features:

  • High fidelity flight dynamics modelling
  • Richly modelled helicopters & cockpits
  • Expansive & detailed environments
  • Powerful & intuitive mission editor
  • Multiplayer in co-op & competitive scenarios

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