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Spencer the Great

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#11 10 years ago

Jane's WWII Fighters was good. The special effects are nice considering it's age. Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 was also decent, the dynamic campaign gave it extra flare.




Archimonde0_0

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#12 10 years ago

Aces High 2, that game cracked me up, I blew off both of my opponents wings and he was still flying.

IL2 Sturmovik is possibly the best Air Sim out there, it looks great, it runs great on any system, and its tough and intense.




jumjum

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#13 10 years ago

Meh, as far as IL-2 goes, as I complained in the fps thread, it's toooooooooo haaaaaaarrrd. I have to actually, like, fly and stuff.




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#14 10 years ago

Not really, all ya gotta do is set the settings correctly, after that you play just a few of the training missions, learn how to change the flap position, and land and take off and your all set

I play it on a less than realistic setting, but still with vulnerability. I just like to have Infinite Ammo amoung other things. Trust me, yea the full realism mode is hard, but you can change the settings so its still a lot of fun. It may take a few to get into combat, but when you do, its intense.




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#15 10 years ago
Sire_Apple;4752081Combat Flight Simulators are nice. 2 was my fav...

CFS2 was the last of the CSF greats. It was fun, simple to learn, had good graphics, and was somewhat realistic. CFS3 however seems a bit meh. It look's patched together and not very well developed at all. Dynamic campaign is lacking. even graphics at it's best were not awe-inspiring, and the damage system either you exploded or you were at full health.




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#16 10 years ago

1) Regarding Microsoft's CFS Europe, CFS 2 (Pacific)(I have both of these) and CFS 3, which if I understand correctly covers the Battle of the Bulge only - are there any reliable, solid mods or fan-created upgrades such as planes, scenarios missions? I suppose it's too much to hope that an air combat sim of the quality of FH exists*

2) I'm interested in checking out more recent releases, whether new games or updates for established games; anyone seen this 1998 game form MicroProse (are they evens still around?)? I undertsand there are a bunch of fan-created mods for this one:

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3) Any experience with this 2005 game from Shockwave?:

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4) I'm particularly interested in flying some of the up-gunned beasts meant for ground and surface attack, such as the B-25H or -J. Any games where these kind of planes get to share the spotlight with the P-51s, Spits, Me-109s and FWs?

5) Finally, anyone have any experience with a 1999 game from some outfit called Rowan and/or Moby Games called MiG Alley? Or some other good Korea air combat sim?:

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*edit: Okay, all you Sturmovikers, you're getting me fired up. I may just have to try to actually learn IL2 this time. Looks like I may have some exposure to an accusation of "RTFM". Drat.




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#17 10 years ago

Lol Jum I think you are looking for more of a "Heros of the pacific" or "blazing angels" type game. Personally WW2 for me is IL-2. CF-3 is ok, and If I just want to fly some toys and not shoot stuff, I turn on Microsoft flight sim 10 with the Wings of power aircraft.




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#18 10 years ago

Heh. Well, making an air-to-air kill using air-to-ground 2.5" rockets; or finding an aircraft carrier's deck jammed with 20 or so enemy aircraft for you to leisurely strafe to flames; and sinking the Yamato with a strafing run by a P-51 is a tad rich for my blood.

The flying/fighting style of the CFS series is about my speed.




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#19 10 years ago
jumjum;47526691) Regarding Microsoft's CFS Europe, CFS 2 (Pacific)(I have both of these) and CFS 3, which if I understand correctly covers the Battle of the Bulge only - are there any reliable, solid mods or fan-created upgrades such as planes, scenarios missions? I suppose it's too much to hope that an air combat sim of the quality of FH exists

Tons and tons. I can't really speak all that much for the other two as I don't own them, but there's addons of all type still being produced for CFS2 almost ten years after its release. There's guys out there with several installs of the game on their harddrive, each for a different theatre of the war.




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#20 10 years ago
jumjum;47526691) Regarding Microsoft's CFS Europe, CFS 2 (Pacific)(I have both of these) and CFS 3, which if I understand correctly covers the Battle of the Bulge only - are there any reliable, solid mods or fan-created upgrades such as planes, scenarios missions? I suppose it's too much to hope that an air combat sim of the quality of FH exists

Tons and tons. I can't really speak all that much for the other two, but there's addons of all type still being produced for CFS2 almost ten years after its release. There's guys out there with several installs of the game on their harddrive, each for a different theatre of the war (and even branching out into other conflicts - WWI, Spanish Civil War, Korea, etc.)