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Posted: 9/11/2004 6:58:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/11/2004 7:00:10 AM EST by AW-101]
Vote.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:04:19 AM EST
I pick the IL-2 series. ATM, it's the Ace Expansion Pack; waiting on the Pacific Fighters expansion.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:04:27 AM EST
the ones where I used to work at UAL

full motion, visual, FAA cert for flight training
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:05:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Andreuha:
I pick the IL-2 series. ATM, it's the Ace Expansion Pack; waiting on the Pacific Fighters expansion.



+1

Horrido!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:06:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Andreuha:
I pick the IL-2 series. ATM, it's the Ace Expansion Pack; waiting on the Pacific Fighters expansion.



Oops, forgot to put an "other" option in there. Sorry.

I never got too far into combat flight sims, Always sucked at them
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:25:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By AW-101:

Originally Posted By Andreuha:
I pick the IL-2 series. ATM, it's the Ace Expansion Pack; waiting on the Pacific Fighters expansion.



Oops, forgot to put an "other" option in there. Sorry.

I never got too far into combat flight sims, Always sucked at them



Try MS combat FS... That's what I learned on. The flight modeling is very simple, and the actual piloting isn't difficult to learn at all (though the UI did allways suck). Once you master it, graduate onto the top-end of flightsimming, which at the moment is the IL2 series.

It gets more and more realistic and detailed as it goes on (and with ace expansion and pacific fighters both installed, it will have over 200 flyable aircraft (all done in the same detail as the games with only a couple), and will include aircraft carriers from all countries that had them (and I do hope the Germans' incomplete one, as they've already done a couple of 'what if' planes [though mostly third party- which BTW isn't like in MS/FS, but goes to the devs who put the touches on it and then program it in themselves- to maintain their standard]).

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:30:07 AM EST
For actual "flight simulation", MS2004, without a doubt. For a combat sim, I love the IL-2 series, and Lock On's not bad for a jet sim.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:34:06 AM EST
Andreuha, thanks for the tips. I'll check out getting MS's combat FS. X-Plane is my bar none favorite general flight sim. My favorite part has to be the ability to head into suborbital space.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:10:12 PM EST
X-Plane is great!

--Mike
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:23:37 PM EST
I just bought Lock On (lomac). Too complicated for me. If anyone might be interested I'd be willing to sell it. 30 shipped OBO.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:26:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By mcaswell:
X-Plane is great!

--Mike



Indeed. You wouldn't happen to know where I could find an F-111 for XP7, would you, Mike? I've only found ones for versions 5 and 6, and the links are broken.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:26:59 PM EST
Falcon 4.0? Hello?

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:48:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tras:
Falcon 4.0? Hello?




1996? Hello?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:52:50 PM EST
Paging Mr Johnson, Mr CM Johnson
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:56:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ratters:

Originally Posted By Tras:
Falcon 4.0? Hello?




1996? Hello?




Link Posted: 9/11/2004 5:58:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sparsky:
I just bought Lock On (lomac). Too complicated for me. If anyone might be interested I'd be willing to sell it. 30 shipped OBO.



You actually get ti to work properly? I bought it and had nothing but problems (e.g., BSOD). Not willing to see if the dozens of new patches have fixed anything or not. That company really drops the ball on their products.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:03:29 PM EST
Here is a screenshot from IL-2 FB from a ATI 9600 card.

I am about to dust off a IL-2 Sturmovik with my trusty Bf-109.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:07:23 PM EST
MS flightsime 2004. When it decides to work. All I get lately is a d2d.dll error, everytime.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:17:18 PM EST
I don't have d2d.dll on my computer. Is this a SP2 file perhaps? Or some add-on library for the game itself?
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:18:04 PM EST
Desert Combat
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:33:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By RED_5:
the ones where I used to work at UAL

full motion, visual, FAA cert for flight training



+1, we have level D 757-200, 737-2/3, A320/319. They are sweeeeet!!!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:54:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Misery:

You actually get ti to work properly? I bought it and had nothing but problems (e.g., BSOD). Not willing to see if the dozens of new patches have fixed anything or not. That company really drops the ball on their products.



I played a few training sims. Everything looked fine IMO. But just too complex. I just wanted something where I fly around f'in shit up.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:23:39 AM EST
No it's not, it's 2004 and Falcon 4.0 has been heavily improved by the community, and still is to this day. Realistic flight modelling AND combat.



Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:40:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sparsky:

Originally Posted By Misery:

You actually get ti to work properly? I bought it and had nothing but problems (e.g., BSOD). Not willing to see if the dozens of new patches have fixed anything or not. That company really drops the ball on their products.



I played a few training sims. Everything looked fine IMO. But just too complex. I just wanted something where I fly around f'in shit up.



Then IL-2 is for you. You can go into the settings and ease the flight model even though it still isn't that complex. Basically you use only 4 buttons in IL-2 on your joystick, fire MG's, fire Cannon, fire Rockets, and Drop Bombs. You can go out there and shoot shit up. With Quick Mission Builder you can pick some easy aircraft to smoke out of the sky while you learn your aircraft's quirks.

On the flight model, you can shut off having to land or takeoff till you get used to your aircraft's flight characteristics plus it really helps to have rudder pedals for takeoff and landing. Especially on takeoff, some of the fighters like the Bf-109 have a lot of engine torque which requires a lot of rudder.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:45:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 7:45:36 AM EST by Scipio]
I'm with Tras...for those of you knocking Falcon 4.0...its a totally different beast...its been completely rebuilt, mostly by two great modding groups...Free Falcon and the Unified Team. Between these two mods, the graphics are up to date and the flight modeling is second to none.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:48:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 7:49:17 AM EST by bigsapper]

Originally Posted By Scipio:
I'm with Tras...for those of you knocking Falcon 4.0...its a totally different beast...its been completely rebuilt, mostly by two great modding groups...Free Falcon and the Unified Team. Between these two mods, the graphics are up to date and the flight modeling is second to none.



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