August 2, 2005
Tour 66 Completed

Kudos to the top pilots of Tour 66. Tour 67 has now begun and there are some changes to perk point costs and ENY ratings. You can see the new values on the clipboard list in the hangar view.

Top Overall Ranking – Shawk, runner-up COORS
Top Fighter Ranking – pellik, runner-up Wilbuz
Top Bomber Ranking – bazf, runner-up MRPLUTO
Top Attack Ranking – COORS, runner-up Norad
Top Vehicle Ranking – awsomo, runner-up ricch

August 4, 2005
Our screenshots section

Our screenshots section is expanding with the addition of new screen shots today. And we have also added some more films too.

August 9, 2005
Aces High: Development Update

Tour of Duty development has been the almost exclusive focus of our programming resources for the past few months.

August 12, 2005
Aces High: Tour of Duty News

Today we have put up a dedicated section to the upcoming Tour of Duty expansion as well as a new forum on our bulletin board.

August 22, 2005

Aces High: Optimization Test

We're currently conducting a test of a new version of AH2 that utilizes various graphical optimizations. For information about downloading and running the test version, please see the two threads in the Aces High General forum on the message board. Once we work out any compatibility problems that may exist with specific hardware profiles, these changes will be released in Version 2.05.

August 23, 2005
Aces High Outage Notification

On Thursday, August 25, 2005, at 10:30am CST (GMT -6), we will be down for approximately one hour for local upgrades.

August 25, 2005
Aces High Notice
Migration to the new server has been completed. Thank you for your patience.

August 31, 2005
Aces High: Dev Update
Our hopes and prayers go out to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and especially to all community members and their families who have been impacted by this disaster. We hope you are all safe..

August 31, 2005
Aces High: Dev Update
We'd like to thank everyone who has helped us with the optimization test. We're very pleased with the overall results and are working to quickly correct some lingering issues and then get it released as version 2.05. We expect that to happen next week barring any problems with the few remaining details. Version 2.05 will just have the new optimization and some additional bug fixes. The Spitfires and 109s that are currently being updated won't be in this release as we've moved the release date up. However, it won't be long after 2.05 that we'll do another version release with the updated planes.

We've decided that the next plane to be updated after the 109's and Spitfires is the B-17. The B-17 is a particularly old 3D model and it will actually require a ground up rebuild rather than a renovation. We've been focusing mainly on TOD planes as we do our renovations, but we expect that we will start making more eclectic choices about what planes to do next. We also want to get new plane production moving forward.

Tour of Duty is progressively moving forward and it's our goal to begin closed alpha testing this month. This testing will focus on underlying components of TOD such as the AI or mission structure. When the various components are finished and put together, we'll progress to a beta that will be available to all subscribers and trial accounts. The purpose of the beta will be larger scale testing and play balancing. Once we're happy with those issues, we'll proceed forward with the official launch of the game.

In other news, we are moving our servers to a new location this coming month. The purpose of the change is to provide our community with the best available connection to our servers. Because there is a long distance physical move involved, this process has required a lot of planning in order to avoid service disruption. We'll post more notices about the moves as we go forward.



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