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Offline ikaruga

What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« on: December 31, 2009, 10:25:30 AM »
Hi all,

As I'm studying game development in 2010, I plan to program a (free) remake of some popular Amiga flight sim. In my experience as Amiga user, I think the most popular one was F-18 Interceptor, also helped by the fact it came in the bundle with many A500s sold. Am I right? :)

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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 10:35:46 AM »
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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 10:38:45 AM »
F/A-18 interceptor. I still play it in UAE sometimes :)

Offline mingle

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 10:41:40 AM »
Yup, F/A18 Interceptor was probably the best known and also one of the best to play - full stop!

The 'feel' was spot-on. It might not have been the most technically accurate (but most of those type of sims can be yawn-inducing), but it was the most playable by far.

I think TFX was the most up to date sim, but since it needed a pretty powerful system to be any good, I doubt it was very popular and it wasn't released until the late 1990s (from memory!)

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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 11:03:12 AM »
F15 Strike Eagle
F16 Combat Pilot
F19 Interceptor

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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 11:04:20 AM »
You just don't get games like these anymore do you? I bought an XBox360 and I expected there to be a whole load of really cool flight simulator games for it, but to date I have not found even one!

These modern games that come out have absolutely breathtaking graphics and some of them also have good gameplay, but there is definitely something missing from today's games as well.  You just don't get games like the ones we used to!

I'd like to see modern versions of games like Gunship, F/A18 Interceptor, Frontier Elite, Cannon Fodder, and even some adventure games - you don't get decent versions of those these days either.

Maybe this is something the Amiga platform could rectify, given the right resources!!!

That said, the Amiga was always more a creative machine than a gaming machine for me.

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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 11:24:58 AM »
most popular for me was f15 strike eagle II. a wonderful game that's easy to get into. of the later games, coala and tfx are ofcourse excellent.
 
@ikaruga: you didnt state on what platform you are programming your remake. if its amiga, consider porting some flightsim that was never released on amiga instead :)
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Offline Lockon_15

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 12:24:30 PM »
"Most popular" translates into "stuff runable at stock A500".
F/A-18 Interceptor is second to none.
 
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Offline paul1981

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 12:55:54 PM »
I think Reach For The Skies is one of the best Amiga flightsims....realistic aerodynamics/feel too.  The pc version was awfull though.  Another realistic one was AV8B Harrier Assault....superb flight model as well, and lot's of fun flying through heaps of flak, and it had a really good campaign....highly underrated in my opinion....and as for running it on an A500 it was definitely a no go!  Needs 030/50 minimum to be playable.
I thought Gunship2000 was superb also, along with CAP.

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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009, 02:39:52 PM »
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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2009, 02:47:35 PM »
Falcon was far and away a better game, but F-18 Interceptor was the most popular.
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Offline lionstorm

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009, 02:55:19 PM »
F18 interceptor is probably the most known...

then F29 retaliator, fighter bomber and Falcon.
for chopper, it is probably Gunship then thunderhawk.

the others, specially from microprose are IMHO less known (F15 strike eagle, F-19 stealth bomber, combat air patrol (this one from psygnosis AFAIR))
 

Offline desantii

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2009, 03:16:24 PM »
I agree, liked F-18 but the numer of "wasted" hours on Gunship....
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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2009, 03:23:43 PM »
Quote from: AppleHammer;535531


I'd like to see modern versions of games like Gunship, F/A18 Interceptor, Frontier Elite, Cannon Fodder, and even some adventure games - you don't get decent versions of those these days either.

Maybe this is something the Amiga platform could rectify, given the right resources!!!

That said, the Amiga was always more a creative machine than a gaming machine for me.

Remember when computing was fun?


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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2009, 03:52:14 PM »
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You just don't get games like these anymore do you? I bought an XBox360 and I expected there to be a whole load of really cool flight simulator games for it, but to date I have not found even one!


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