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03-31-11, 05:33 PM

Take on Helicopters is the brand new helicopter game from Bohemia Interactive.
Set above beautifully rich landscapes, it challenges players to master an authentic flight model,
immersing the player in the role of a civilian helicopter pilot.

Official websites

Game: www.takeonthegame.com TBA soon
Project details: http://www.bistudio.com/index.php/english/games/take-on-helicopters
Forums: http://forums.bistudio.com/forumdisplay.php?f=109
Developer: http://www.bistudio.com


Release coverage:
PC Gamer http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/03/31/creators-of-arma-2-announce-take-on-helicopters/

1st exclusive interview:
PC Gamer http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/03/31/exclusive-interview-bohemia-interactive-talks-take-on-helicopters/


04-01-11, 07:37 AM
and our new DLC for TOH was announced :)



06-24-11, 10:32 PM
Bohemia released today the 'Community Preview' of Take On Helicopters. Owners of ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead can download and experience it from the following link. Enjoy ;)


10-27-11, 10:29 PM
we released the game and here is launch trailer :)


next to our online distribution service Sprocket, the game is available also on STEAM, Desura and later also on ImpulseDriven
see http://takeonthegame.com/distributors/

also await great support for modding (scripting, editing, custom content)

we are atm. preparing our community wiki (BIKI) with all the details


11-04-11, 09:43 PM
Update 1.02 released



01-30-12, 12:25 PM
Lot things happened recently on the Take On Helicopters front so let me sum them up :)


patch 1.03 was released http://takeonthegame.com/take-on-patches-bainbridge/
then we released small language update for 1.03 patch, which includes French, German, Italian, Spanish languages next to English, Czech

read more: http://takeonthegame.com/take-on-helicopters-language-pack/
download: http://takeonthegame.com/game-updates/


we released full sample model of medium helicopter for model makers so they can learn / use it for TOH

read more: http://takeonthegame.com/take-on-sample-model-and-livery-templates/
download and details community WIKI: http://community.bistudio.com/wiki/Take_On_Helicopters:_Samples


we just started official beta branch (like for A2/OA games) which include new flight model , changes and improvements etc.

read more: http://takeonthegame.com/take-on-beta-patches/
download: http://takeonthegame.com/download/beta-patches/

new TOH beta brings new surprise (tho expected) in post-process anti-aliasing modes
and that's implementation of SMAA (enhanced subpixel morphological antialiasing)
next to already existing FXAA (fast approximate AA),
btw. FXAA in TOH has FXAAsharpen filter hardcoded as enabled compared to OA where is optional in config

read readme_smaa.txt and readme_fxaa.txt for more details

more news later this or next week :) stay tuned and watch our pages

02-03-12, 06:41 PM
I hear something, what it might be? :)


02-04-12, 03:22 AM
No Sale.

Will give Arma 3 a look when it arrives but till you lose that clunky A2 engine i'm outta this.

02-07-12, 06:56 AM
it was the hind of a hind

02-09-12, 12:02 PM

Smoking guns and spinning rotor blades – Bohemia Interactive has announced the first official DLC for Take On Helicopters:

Take On Helicopters: Hinds.


Shifting focus to a more combat-oriented experience, Take On Helicopters: Hinds puts players in the seat of the most iconic and revolutionary military gunship ever: the Hind.

Creative Director Jay Crowe points out:

“With Take On Helicopters, our goal was to strike a balance between pure gaming – story-driven scenarios, challenges, time trials – and an authentic experience of flying a helicopter. Of course, that’s a tough job, but alongside the accessible controls, difficulty settings and optional assists, we’re glad to find a big range of people having fun flying helicopters in Take On.

Our game doesn’t demand you to have any previous flight (game) experience, nor does it matter if you want to play it with mouse-and-keyboard, a gamepad or, for that matter, a full-blown ****pit-setup. In that sense, the civil-aviation context – not to mention the wonderful Seattle as the setting – of Take On Helicopters was ideal, as it allowed us to create a fun set of missions, whilst keeping the primary focus upon flying helicopters.

On the other hand, after launching the game, we felt there was room to complement Take On Helicopters with a more ‘action-packed’ experience. Our Hinds DLC is perfect for those who are seeking the adrenaline rush of flying a classic military gunship and getting into combat.”


Take On Helicopters: Hinds includes the Mil Mi-24 V, Mi-24 P and Mi-35 Super Hind helicopter gunships (with over 25 different liveries), a brand new set of singleplayer challenges, 5 time trials and new competitive multiplayer scenarios.

The release date is set on Thursday 15 March 2012, when it will be available for download at Store.bistudio.com, Steam, Desura and several other online stores.

Take On: Hinds! http://www.sprocketidea.com/joomla/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=19&option=com_virtuemart

Range of Hind Variants - Mi-24 V, Mi-24 P and Mi-35 Super Hind models included.
Realistic Sound Effects - Samples recorded from real-life Hind helicopters for an extra level of detail.
Paint Schemes - Over 25 different liveries, covering most nations operating the gunship.
Singleplayer Challenges - A variety of light, medium & heavy airframes & ****pits modelled with stunning detail.
Singleplayer Challenges - A set of gameplay challenges showcasing ground attacks and aerial support.
Time Trials - Put the helicopter through its paces in 5 tough timed checkpoint races.
Multiplayer Gameplay - New adversarial scenarios available over LAN or Internet; battle it out against other Hind teams.
Military Content - Expanded military content of all sorts: weapons, vehicles and static objects.
Retractable Landing Gear - Functional wheels, wheel brakes and manual retracting.
Improved Weapons Systems - Enhanced targeting of guided missiles.

03-06-12, 05:07 PM
Take On Helicopters' Cougar now available


Whirlybirds and grease monkeys - Bohemia Interactive has released a major new patch for their latest game, Take On Helicopters.
Applying update 1.04 - codenamed Cougar - will refine the experience of flying across the wide variety of helicopter gameplay
by implementing a massive upgrade to the flight model.
It also brings an initial introduction to Java scripting and lifts all DRM-restrictions for users of legitimate installations.


To implement the Cougar update, players can download the installer here: http://takeonthegame.com/game-updates/.
The Steam version of Take On Helicopters will be updated automatically.

Patch highlights:

Massive flight model upgrade (RotorLib 4.0)
Initial introduction of Java scripting
DRM-free for users of legitimate installations
FXAA and SMAA support added (new anti-aliasing techniques)
Time Trial functionality improvements

03-15-12, 03:03 PM
Lock on target - Bohemia Interactive has launched Take On Helicopters: Hinds - the first official DLC for Take On Helicopters.
Bringing in a variety of helicopter gun-and-gameplay, Take On Helicopters: Hinds enlists players to become the pilot of the most iconic helicopter gunship ever: the Hind.

http://takeonthegame.com/full/wp-content/gallery/hinds-screenshots/thumbs/thumbs_tkoh_hindslaunch_1280x800_4.jpg http://takeonthegame.com/full/wp-content/gallery/hinds-screenshots/thumbs/thumbs_tkoh_hinds_1280x800_1.jpg http://takeonthegame.com/full/wp-content/gallery/hinds-screenshots/thumbs/thumbs_tkoh_hinds_1280x800_2.jpg


it's accompanied with free update 1.05 to Take On Helicopters


03-16-12, 05:57 AM
I can allready fly the Hind in Arma2, looks the same across the models & the Arma2 maps, why should i buy this?

03-18-12, 09:56 AM
it has completely different flightmodel ... tested by real HIND pilot(s)

there are more features in engine which aren't available in A2/OA

and the game is made to be copter sim