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Started back in the "70's"

Apple II (even before IIe) Was called just "Flight simulator" . A series of white dots on a green 11" screen over a moving grid.

 

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This thread brings lots of memories in deed. Someone even mentioned Chuck Yeager's AFT! And even better, I have finally got something to write about on the forum (1st post)! :)

 

The ones that I can remember are:

 

1. Flight Simulator on a friend's IBM (the one that looked like a luggage and had a very small monitor)

2. ACE on ZX Spectum (it doesn't get more realistic than that!:D)

3. Falcon (Amiga)

4. Interceptor (Amiga)

5. Fighter Bomber (Amiga)

6. F-16 Combat Pilot (Amiga)

7. Gunship (Amiga)

8. Gunship 2000 (Amiga)

9. F-15 SE 2 (Amiga)

10. F-19 SF (Amiga)

11. BattleHawks 1942 (Amiga)

12. F29 Retaliator (Amiga) doh :music_whistling:

13. Combat Air Patrol (Amiga)

14. A10 Tank Killer (Amiga)

15. Birds of Prey (Amiga) I think part of this was written in Blitz Basic, but I didn't play too much with this one

16. TFX (Amiga) This was unifinished and released free by a magazine

17. Jetpilot (Amiga) Well, never really played this one because it required an analog joystick. It looked quite cool though and you could fly the F-104 among others.

18. LockOn-Flamming Cliffs (PC) Now that's quite a leap! :)

 

Oh I forgot! Flight of the Intruder (Spectrum Holobyte) on the Amiga. There was also a novell in the box, on which the game was based.

I also had another one on the Amiga which was about the battle of Britain, but I can't remember the title.

 

By the way, I always wanted to fly the A7, but I don't think there's any decent simulator that features it. Does anyone know of any titles?

God forgives... Spyros doesn't.

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ATF 2 - C64

Jet - Atari ST

Flight Simulator II - Atari ST

F-15 Strike Eagle - Atari ST

Flight of the Intruder - Amiga

Birds of Prey - Amiga

Fighter Bomber - Amiga

F-16 Combat Pilot - Atari ST

F-15 Strike Eagle II - PC 286

F-29 Retaliator - PC 386

F-19 Stealth Fighter - PC 386

F-117 Stealth Fighter 2.0 - PC386

Red Baron - PC 386

Dawn Patrol - PC 386

Gunship 2000 - PC 386 *

Jetfighter II - PC 386

Strike Commander - PC 386 *

Pacific Strike - PC 386

Wings of Glory - PC 386

1942: Pacific Air Strike - PC 386

Harrier Jump Jet - PC 386

F-15 Strike Eagle III - PC 386

Aces over Pacific - PC 386

Aces over Europe - PC 386

B17 - PC 386

Tornado - PC 386 *

F-14 Fleet Defender - PC 386 *

TFX - PC 386 *

Ka-50 Hokum - PC 386

Combat Air Patrol - PC 486

USNF - PC 486

Apache - PC Pentium 166

Hind - PC Pentium 166

A.T.F. - PC Pentium 166

A-10 Cuba - PC Pentium 166

A-10 Tank Killer - PC Pentium 166

USAF - PC Celeron 450

Falcon 3.0 - PC Pentium III

Red Baron 2 - PC Pentium III

European Air War - PC Pentium III

WWII Fighters - PC Pentium III

Longbow 2 - PC Pentium III

Mig Alley - PC Pentium III

Gunship - PC Pentium III

Apache Havoc - PC Pentium III

Comanche Hokum - PC Pentium III

EF2000 - PC Pentium III

Total Air War - PC Pentium III

B-17 2 - PC 386

Ka-52 Team Alligator - PC Pentium III

F-16 Combat Pilot - PC Pentium III

Back to Baghdad - PC Pentium III

Battle of Britain - PC Pentium III

Flanker 2.0 - PC Pentium III

Combat Flight Simulator II - PC Pentium III

 

I won't mention the obvious latter games (F4, IL-2, LOMAC..) and various Novalogic games.

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I did :)

Yep it was double seater. You could switch between both seats.

I was amazed by its graphics at that time.

 

My favourite sim of all times. F-14, RIO, good simulation, branching and convincing campaigns, the game kept track of the losses in the 2 squads so you could run out of support in later missions.. I played it recently at work with dosbox and it runs great.

 

My favourite games were on the 386.. Good times..

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1989, got my own 386, with 2 button CH Products joystick (with throttle! wow!)

MS Flight Simulators in the 1980s

LHX (Helicopter Simulator)

Jet Fighter 2

Falcon 3.0 (played for a very long time)

B-17

Strike Commander (Probably one of the most fun games of all time)

Janes USNF 97

Janes ATF (played compedatively on AOL Competition ladder 1994-1996 (VERY EXPENSIVE, connected via dialup))

-purchased CH Products F-16 Combat stick & Pro Throttle

Janes NATO Fighters

EF2000

Janes Fighters Anthology

Janes Longbow, and Longbow 2

Comanche Sieries

Janes USAF

Falcon 4.0+mods

Novalogic F22, F16 & MiG29

Jet Fighter 3

B-17 2

(took a big break, played MMOs(bleh))

Broke my F-16 Combat stick during a move, bought Saitek X52 (didnt buy thrustmaster because its 5 times the cost (I work at bestbuy, so i get saitek products at cost)

Lockon

Lockon:FC

 

After my new gaming rig is built, I'll get a Track IR, foot pedals, then break for thrustmaster HOTAS.

 

Other "simulations" of note, The entire Xwing/Tie Fighter Sieries, the entire Wing Commander sieries, The whole Descent sieries. The privateer sieries.

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16. TFX (Amiga) This was unifinished and released free by a magazine

 

Interesting, was it any good? What magazine did it come with?

Might have to break out WinUAE :D . just so i can say i tried it once :pilotfly:

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It was ok. It was AGA only I think, no RTG. You could probably get the best out of it if you had an accelerator. There was a patch for 68040 optimization, but it didn't work for me when I got my Blizzard PPC. Without the patch it's a bit slow :)

 

Here's something I just found on Google about it:

  • Q. Will it be the full version?
    A. Yes, as far as was completed. 100% working although slightly buggy in places. It's a blinding game!
  • Q. Will TFX be on the floppy disks as well?
    A. At the moment, no. We are doing our best but don't hold your breath, it's quite large.
  • Q. What kind of machine does TFX need to run?
    A. Any AGA Amiga with the 2MB of Fast RAM and a hard drive though of course the faster the better. There are FPU and 68040 versions but it does not run on the 68060 at this time, we're working on fixing this.
  • Q. Why wasn't TFX released?
    A. At the time an (fast) AGA Amiga with a hard drive and Fast RAM was considered to be too small a market. These days this isn't a problem.
  • Q. Why are CU Amiga giving TFX away?
    A. Because we can, because we know you want it and because we're the Best Amiga Magazine in the World.

The magazine that released it was CU Amiga, issue October 1997. As far as I can remember their final issue was released sometime in 1999.

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I see, cheers m8, Ill have to look it up.

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Sim Settings: Textures: ? | Scenes: ? |Water: ? | Visibility Range: ? | Heat Blur: ? | Shadows: ? | Res: 1680x1050 | Aspect: 16:10 | Monitors: 1 Screen | MSAA: ? | Tree Visibility: ? | Vsync: On | Mirrors: ? | Civ Traffic: High | Res Of Cockpit Disp: 512 | Clutter: ? | Fullscreen: On

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Microprose F-117A steath fighter - c64

Gunship 2000 - c64

Novalogic Commanche

Janes Longbow 2

Novalogic F-22 Lightning 2

LOMAC

LOMAC:FC

EECH

 

 

Ah, the memories... :)

LP

 

modules:

F5-E / A4-E / A-10A / AJS-37 / SA-342 / UH-1H / Ka-50 / Mi-8 / CA

 

would buy:

OH-58 /AH-64A / AH-1 / Sepecat Jaguar / F-111

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had both wing commander and freespace, infact I worked on the Freespace Wing commander MOD team.

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Well, when the word Space Sim is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is Elite! I think it was elected the best game of 1985 and it influenced all space sims after it. One of the two developers also made a sequel called Frontier which was also very good.

 

I've only played the first game of the Wing Commander series, because the rest were not released on the Amiga (I didn't have an.. ehm..IBM compatible:) at home until quite recently. The only thing that's fun about them is Lock-on anyway :D). On the Amiga I finished the 32 colour version, but then I found out that there was also a 256 colour version, so I had to finish it again! :)

 

Elite is my favourite.

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F19 stealth fighter very first sim on the amiga-

aces high

Falcon 3

warbirds 2.7

warbirds 3

HinD

Apache

A-10 Cuba

FA-18 Korea

janes fa - 18

IL2

IL2 FB - PF

Lomac 1.00

lomac 1.02

lomac 1.12a

Falcon 4.0 AF

 

 

since space sim is on the the cards i gotta mention x-wing alliance and klingon academy both top games and the only ones i can remember recently with a good story apart from freespace 1 and 2 which rule! then in the elite regime gotta be freelancer and X2

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Sublogic Flight Sim, MS Flight sim 4, 5, 2000, 2002, 2004, Apache, Hind, MS Space Sim, X-Wing, Tie FIghter, X-wing Alliance, Descent, Search and Rescue 4, Vietnam Medivac, Orbiter, Falcon 3.0-4.0. Battlecruiser+Millennium, I guess I could count Battlefield 1942, B-17 The Mighty 8th.....umm...that's all I can think of off the top of my head. (God I feel old :( )

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From Novalogic: Comanche 2, 3, 3 Gold; F22 LII, LIII; F16; Mig29.

FA18 Korea; iF/A-18.

WOE: CWGH.

Su27 1.5 SCE; Flanker 2.51; LOMAC 1.02, FC 1.12a.

Falcon 4.

Echelon; Babylon 5 IFH.

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Novalogic F-22 LII

Novalogic Comanche 3

Novalogic F-22 LIII

A-10 Cuba (lol)

Jane's IAF

Jane's USAF

Jane's F/A-18

CFS 1

Novalogic Comanche 4

IL-2

FS 8

CFS 3

FS 9

Lock On Modern Air Combat

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I know it's not a simulator but I must give honorable mention to my first toy plane, a very cool die cast WW2 F4 with folding wings and gear :D

 

Then good 'ol Jimmy Jet

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Then Dare Plane (it flew around in a circle and you placed things to fly over or under)

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Ace of Aces (a great game)

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JFA-18

Lock-On

Hair on the wall... Blood in the street... The

crush of bone ' neath my feet.

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I've read all seven pages and I can't believe there is only one mention of the Red Baron by Sierra. I had "the Red Baron" 3D, and I played it like crazy, so much fun. Some years ago an individual made a payware super-patch called "full canvas jacket" that upgraded many of the game's elements.

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