Rise of Flight patch 1.004 brings a polished interface, new planes, working multiplayer

Posted by David on August 04, 2009 12:44 AM

Rise of Flight coverLast week neoqb released a hefty 525mb patch that looks like it was mainly designed to address functionality of the in-game interface as well as multiplayer issues.

The new update to Rise of Flight includes a number of improvements to the combat flight simulator's interface. A new chat system has been implemented in network play, allowing players to communicate more easily. The flight map can now be accessed and navigated more conveniently, and menus and screens throughout the game have been improved. A profile statistics screen now tracks and displays a wide variety of statistics, keeping players up-to-date with data about their accomplishments.

A number of improvements have been made to Rise of Flight's multiplayer capabilities. In addition to the new chat system, connecting to other players for networked games is now easier, and server creation is now fully functional.

Two new airplanes have also been added to Rise of Flight with the update. The British S.E.5a biplane and the German Pfalz D.IIIa fighter join the other meticulously rendered World War I era planes.

Also included are improvements to the artificial intelligence that allow computer-controlled planes to fly and fight more effectively, increasing the simulator's challenge and realism.

Mission types in Rise of Flight include fighter sweeps, bomber escort, bomber interception, balloon attack and ground attack. If they wish, players can use the powerful Mission Builder to create custom scenarios of their own and share them with their friends.


In addition, neoqb released two new planes for purchase: the S.E.5.a and the Pfalz D.IIIa.

Along with this came some promo videos for all of the aircraft now available for purchase.  These can be seen in the newly revamped videos section, which is designed load faster and be more easily updated.  So check it out often :)

In case you have any viewing issues with the new videos section, let me know and I'll see what I can do.