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Detailed simulation of naval battles in the Russo-Japanese war.
State of the Art 3d Real Time Strategy Game Engine - including multiple, dynamic light sources on properly equipped game systems. Play in full screen or windowed mode at any color depth or screen resolution your computer can support.
Realistic Ballistics Model - every shell fired is tracked, from 37mm and up, including armor penetration calculations.
Dynamic Lighting and Weather - changes during battles. Weather and lighting affect ship and weapon performance. Heavy seas slow ships down, and interfere with the use of guns mounted
near or below current wave heights. Dynamic wave meshes, high frequency light maps and dramatic improvements to ocean appearance.
3d Surround Sound - Full 3D Directional Battle and Environmental game sounds. Everything from the clanking of the ships engines to shells flying overhead, to explosions in the distance.
User selectable 3D Camera Controls: user-selectable 3D camera controls, based on popular 1st person shooter controls.
24 Hr Astronomical Engine - Historically accurate astronomical engine tracks proper position of the stars, sun, moon position and phase for any location and time of year of each battle.
Detailed 3d models of 250 historical ships: The 1904-05 navies of Japan and Russia, featuring Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Armored Cruisers, Battle Cruisers,
Destroyers,and Torpedo Boats! Hull Armor is historically placed and rated for quality & thickness.
32 Player Multi-play - Distant Guns 1.5 features exciting multiplayer clashes on both LAN and internet multi-play. Drop out rejoin, in game assign/re-assign ships, integrated Order of Battle display. Game speed will depend on the users internet connection speeds, lag time, cpu speeds, and total number of players.
Searchlights: Realistic night time effects with ship board search lights.
Extensive Navigation Assistance Logic - including automatic torpedo and collision avoidance, helps you keep your forces organized during a battle.
Shell Cam - Shells and torpedoes are visible on the way to their targets. Shell-cam allows you to see the battle as viewed from flying shells.
Detailed Resolution of Damage and Repairs - improved crew based damage control for on-board flooding and fires.
Limited Intelligence - Realistic limited intelligence integrated throughout the game environment. You only see enemy forces that can be seen from your own ships.