Linux Air Combat ChangeLog

Video summaries of new features can be seen in the following brief YouTube clips: 



Major improvements from Spring 2016 were:

Major improvements in the October 2016 release were:

Major improvements in the December 2016 release were:

Major features of the January 2017 version were:

Major new features from February 2017 include:
Major new features from March 2017  (Version Lac03p72) include:
Major improvements from June 2017 (Version Lac04p16)  include: Major improvements from August 2017 (Version Lac04p53) include:

Major improvements from September 2017 (Version Lac04p77) include:

            1 of 5: USA's B25 "Mitchell" medium bomber.
            2 of 5: USA's B26 "Marauder" medium bomber
            3 of 5: Japan's G4m "Betty" medium bomber.
            4 of 5: US Navy's F4F "Wildcat" fighter.
            5 of 5: USA's P39 "Airacobra" fighter.     

Major improvements from October 2017 (Version 5.02) include:

Major improvements from November 2017 (Version 5.09) include:
            1 of 3: The Russian Lavochkin La5
            2 of 3: The Russian Lavochkin La7
            3: The Russian Ilyushin IL2 "Sturmovik"  
Major improvements from January 2018 (Version 5.50) include:
  1.  The USSR Yak1
  2.  The UK "Lancaster" heavy bomber
  3.  The UK "Mosquito" fast bomber
  4.  The UK "Typhoon" fighter-bomber
  5.  The Italian "Macci C.202 Folgore" fighter
  1. "NARROWCASTING" (When transmitting on a single channel not precisely matching the player's current mission and team). This label is always displayed with white text.
  2. "TEAMCASTING" (When transmitting to members of just one team of a network mission.) If the transmitting player is tuned to his own RedTeam mission channel, this label is displayed with red text. If the transmitting player is tuned to his own BlueTeam mission channel, this label is displayed with blue text. Otherwise, when the player is tuned to some other team or mission, grey text is used.
  3. "MISSIONCASTING" (When transmitting to everybody listening on both the "RedTeam" and the "BlueTeam" subchannels of an online mission). If the transmission is directed at the player's current mission, then this label is displayed in purple text (representing the combination of red and blue). Otherwise, if the transmission is directed at some other mission, then this label is displayed in grey text.
  4.  "REALMCASTING" (When transmitting to everybody participating in every mission of the current Realm, regardless of their team affiliation). This label is always displayed with white text.

Major new features of the early Feb2018 version (Lac05.63) include:

  1. France:        1 (fighter)
  2. Germany:       9 (5 fighters and 4 bombers)
  3. Italy:         2 (2 fighters)
  4. Japan:         9 (6 fighters and 3 bombers)
  5. UK:            7 (2 bombers and 5 fighters)
  6. USA:          19 (11 fighters and 8 bombers)
  7. USSR:          6 (1 bomber and 5 fighters)
  8. Imaginary:     1 (jet fighter)

Major new features of the late Feb 2018 version (Lac05p67) include:



Major new features of the Mar2018 version (Lac05p76) include:



Major new features of the early Apr2018 version (Lac05p91) include:



Major new features of the mid-Apr2018 version (Lac05p97) include:

Improvements in the Morse Code Radio. Now players hear actual Morse Code as characters are transmitted or received.

An eery, dramatic, new "Air Raid Siren" sound effect is started whenever either of the HQ airfields suffers new damage. The sound continues until the damage is repaired, or until the player flies so far away from the damaged airfield as to pose no threat or to have no effect on repair crews. The sound is very loud when landed on the airfield or when flying very close to the tower, but it quickly fades away with distance.