12/23/07 - Testing an update for the first time in two years!
2/5/05 - I just added a new PBY-5A African skin
originally made by 3dp and modified by =V67= Darky over on the skins
page. It's Brian's first skin ever so head over and grab it now!
1/17/05 - Today FlyXwire sent in his Australian Flying Corps.
mission pack which takes place during the last year of The Great War. It's meant
for primarily for online play, but can also be used offline. Go grab it
over on the campaigns page!
1/05/05 - Happy New Year to all, looks like The Sheep's
Pen has made it another year and SDOE is still thriving! The much anticipated
FS-WWI Plane Pack 4 was released on Christmas day and you can get all of the
latest files over on my WWI OLS page. The
latest addition of the WWI mod sports some amazing new additions to change the
GUI from WWII to a complete WWI look along with WWI era music! The flight models
on many aircraft have been reworked to their most accurate yet, and the Somme
terrain has been completely repainted and looks amazing! ArgonV also packaged up
all the modding tools you need to get involved with plane building and I've
posted that file over on the Tutorials page.
Sadly Wings with Wires is closing down so many of our files have to be shifted
around, I will be updating everything I can within the next few days and
hopefully most links will be up and working soon. And last but not least the
above promo is by master artist FlyXwire ;) whose skinning work is included
within the latest WWI plane pack. So what are you waiting for, go grab it
12/1/04 - We'll I'm finally back online after my main
computer with all my website files went down. I had to rebuild almost the entire
thing, but amazingly my hard drive was preserved and I didn't have to rebuild my
site from scratch. Wat32 had sent me two new skins before my PC crash and now
I'm finally able to get them hosted. So head over the the skins
page and grab Wat32's new desert camo Bf-110 C5 and his Texas Long Horn
P-40 Skin. Be sure to check my message
board for full size photo's of his skins.
10/9/04 - Wat32 has released his latest skin today, a Hi
Res 109K4. Go grab your own copy on the Skins Page
and check out a full sized screenshot over at my Message
Board. Wat32 will be releasing a new skin shortly so check back at the
message board for another update in the next few days. Addition: Just
added Wat32's new HI Res Me410 Skin.
9/13/04 - I finally got around to adding something to the
Sheep's Pen that I intended to do months ago! So without further Ado, I present
The Sheep's Pen Message
Board. It only has a few categories to start with, covering SDOE
and IL2 which is the other main flight sim I fly, so feel free to drop in, ask a
question, talk about flight sims, or make a suggestion! I'll be adding more categories
to the forums in the future and it might become a place to discuss other
simulations and games in addition to Open Plane and SDOE.
6/11/04 - Been a while since the last update but we have
a few today. A new version of nations (3.5) was released by HBomb a while back
and its now been added to the WWII OLS
page. This finally adds Finland as a nation to SDOE. The Legacy plane packs
update Version 2 has also been released and I've added it at the bottom of the
WWII aircraft section on the Individual aircraft
page. Jeeves has released the first ever campaign for LDOR and it can be
downloaded on the Campaigns page. And last, I added a beautiful Hi Res P-39 skin by Wat32 to the Skins
page about a month ago but never got to mention it in my update
here. So go over and check it out!
4/30/04 - A few days ago the biggest and most anticipated
release for SDOE in years came out, LDOR - The Last Days of the Reich! The
aircraft are based on real aircraft that were conceptual or actually built
during the war, but didn't get a chance to enter into combat. These aircraft
represent a "what if" post 1945 scenario. Not only that but these
aircraft are all beautifully constructed with hi res skins and innovations the
likes of which have never been seen. So head over to the Individual
Aircraft page and download this plane pack ASAP!
4/16/04 - Bunch of updates for today. I've added the new
Albatross D.III and the new Sopwith Camel to the Individual
Aircraft Page. Both of these aircraft are truly incredible, but the new
Albatross D.III is possibly the most beautiful aircraft constructed to date!
I've also added 4 new WWI screenshots to the Screenshots
page, including one 800x600 shot of the Albatross D.III and its
incredible engine details. So go download these new kites and get flying!
4/01/04 - Revamped the FAQ
page so it's hopefully easier to use and added a new skin installation tutorial
to it. I also added another 109G6 skin by Wat32 over on the Skins
3/28/04 - Major Hippie has released his much anticipated
Action Pack Version 1 containing 500 WWII missions, so grab your copy on my Campaigns
page now! Wat32 is at it again and just released a brand new Hi Res 109G5 skin
that you can grab over on my Skins page.
FS-WWI online flying is making a return and after a great turn out last weekend,
FlyXwire is organizing another online event for April 3rd. Get the details Here,
scarf and goggles are optional.
3/19/04 - VDU just released the latest patch for SDOE,
the 184.108.40.206 patch. Download the self installing version here,
or grab the zip file version if you are an SDOE veteran and want a quick upgrade
Read about the improvements in this update patch over at the OPS
3/06/04 - I just added a new Skins
section to the website and am currently hosting five of Wat32's excellent Hi-Res
WWII skins. The campaigns page has
two new WWI campaigns added, and a new WWII campaign and I got the screenshots
page working once again! I also want to point out to everyone that the Last Days
of the Reich plane pack, containing Axis wonder weapons, is moving closer to
release and you can get the latest news and updates from the LDOR
3/03/04 - Good News the Sheep's Pen is nearly back to
working order. I've updated all the critical links, the WWI and WWII online
standards are now up to date. I also updated the Legacy packs over on the
individual aircraft page to the latest version 2. Now I feel that I should
describe what happened to SDOE since the Sheep's Pen went down in August. The
Open Plane Sims site went down and this led to us moving over to the Base
Pack forums designed by Moe. These forums were a good home for us, but
then Snick was able to conduct a war bonds drive and get our old Open Plane
forums back! Note that the address has a minor change, there is no longer an s
at the end. You can catch us over at Openplanesim.com
now! Snick also secured the old Fightersquadron.com
link for us, so you can also reach the forums by that address. SDOE never died,
so don't worry, we may have problems but the community always toughs it out.
3/02/04 - The Sheep's Pen has been inactive for a long
time due to severe problems with Microsoft FrontPage and my ability to upload to
the server. I am in the process of rebuilding the site completely so sections may
be down, and may not function properly for a few days. However the final result
will be a working and updated site. So please bear with me during this
"reconstruction process." Thanks - Blacksheep