• Review: Wings Over Flanders Fields

    WOFF System Requirements

    Low End System:

    • Intel 2.6 GHz or more CPU
    • Nvidia Graphics card, 560 GTX or above, 640 GTX or above, or equivalent card with at least 1GB video RAM (or equivalent ATI graphics card)
    • PC with Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 or 8.1 64 bit
    • 4GB RAM or higher

    Medium System:

    • Intel 3.0 GHz CPU or higher
    • Nvidia Graphics card, 650 GTX or above or equivalent. A graphics card with 1.5GB video RAM or more is recommended
    • PC with Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 8 or 8.1 64 bit
    • 6GB RAM or higher

           

    Recommended System:

    • Intel 3.5+ GHz CPU or higher
    • Nvidia Graphics card, 670 GTX or above. Video card with 2GB Video RAM or more is highly recommended
    • Equivalent ATI graphics card with 2GB+ RAM is fine too but not in our recommended setup
    • PC with Windows 7 64 bit
    • 8GB RAM or higher

    Review System:

    • iMac i7 3.9 GHz
    • Nvidia GT 750M 1GB Video RAM
    • 16GB RAM
    • 2TB hard disk
    • OSX 10.9.2
    • Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

           

    Configuration

    Configuring WOFF for your system is done through the Workshop menu which is located on the main loading page. The amount of options presented to you is extremely comprehensive, and ensures that a large range of systems (low, mid, high) are able to enjoy WOFF at respectable frame rates.

    Performance

    For this review, I ran WOFF on an i7 iMac (2013 model) and not once did I experience a stutter or a pause. In fact, frame rates stayed above 50 FPS at most times, and this was with all settings maxed out. In terms of GPU power, my system is hardly a hotrod but I was pleasantly surprised at how well WOFF performed.

    Locations

    WOFF gives you the opportunity to fly for either Britain, France, Germany or the United States, and in locations such as France, Belgium and Germany.

           

    Tags: obd, woff

    8 Comments
    1. anaismith's Avatar
      anaismith -
      24 years! Yikes I had that, where did the time go?
    1. adger1971's Avatar
      adger1971 -
      A really good review. Ive been flying this incredible sim since its release and it's probably the best sim I've ever flown (and I've flown them all from the C64 era to D.c.s A10 and Falcon 4 Bms on my PC). What WOFF does to the CFS3 engine is quite remarkable. Excellent FMs for all flyable craft, excellent graphics, and above all else Superb Developer support. An excellent website with some really helpful people. I cannot recommend it enough.
    1. cptroyce's Avatar
      cptroyce -
      This sim is absolutely the best single player, campaign environment one could hope for in WW1 setting.
      It's a labor of love and it shows in every aspect. The AI coding alone is worth the price of admission.

      Try it..fly it..you will love it!
    1. Polovski's Avatar
      Polovski -
      Many thanks for a super review Dom.

      One comment regarding your comments about 'mouselook'. I believe there is a 3rd party utility to allow this (see FAQ section in our forums) but also most people use TracKIR 4 or 5 which totally transforms how you feel in the craft, much more immersive. Also for WOFF we improved TracKIR response greatly, so looking around is much smoother and cleaner than it would normally be.

      http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.ph...ok#Post3876639

      Also some have been using free programs such as FaceTrackNOIR with WOFF that just uses a web camera - cheaper than TracKIR.

      Hope that helps.
    1. btwallis's Avatar
      btwallis -
      Since I have Rise of Flight...which is also excellent...can you tell us the different, or advantage to get another sim of this nature.
    1. Slick Wilhelm's Avatar
      Slick Wilhelm -
      Quote Originally Posted by btwallis View Post
      Since I have Rise of Flight...which is also excellent...can you tell us the different, or advantage to get another sim of this nature.
      IMO, WOFF holds two major advantages over ROF (which I also love):

      1) Quality of AI. The AI in WOFF can and does actually break off combat and head for home when it feels like it is losing a fight. It also does things that are unpredictable, yet plausible. Like deciding not to attack every formation of enemy aircraft. The AI in WOFF is not perfect, of course, but it is leaps and bounds more sophisticated than ROF's AI.

      2) Dynamic campaigns. Need I say more? WOFF allows one to create a career and fly with that pilot from late 1915 to late 1918. You may choose to have your career generated somewhat randomly by choosing a few starting parameters, or you may specifically choose a squadron and time of year. Want to fly in No.209 squadron with Roy Brown and Wilfred Mays in mid April 1918? You can do that! Or perhaps you'd rather join Jasta 2 in late summer of 1916 and fly with Boelcke.

      One of my favorite features in WOFF, is that you can enable random mechanical failures. I have experienced a few random engine failures while grabbing alt on the way to a mission. It makes for a white-knuckled trip back to base, hoping you have enough alt to perform a dead-stick landing back at the aerodrome.

      Did I fail to mention the occasional bounces from enemy aircraft while you're minding your own business, trying to land at the aerodrome after an exhausting mission? It's things like this that keep WOFF fresh, and unique in the flight sim world.

      I've flown every WWI known to man since 1990, and I can say without reservation that WOFF is the best all-around WWI flight sim that it's been my pleasure to fly. And that includes my first flight sim passion, the original Red Baron.
    1. btwallis's Avatar
      btwallis -
      Very good comments Slick. Much thanks. Funny you should mention the Red Baron, which I also still have the original disks...I loved that game at that time.
    1. widowmaker320's Avatar
      widowmaker320 -
      Great Review...for a truly remarkable Simulator. I've been in love with this since it first appeared as Over Flanders Fields Phase 1.
      Where it scores (as has been mentioned) is the Campaign. You don't 'play' this Sim...you live it.
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