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Offline SamuraiCrow

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2010, 04:34:00 AM »
Quote from: ikaruga;535650
Portability will be possible and desired, but initially x86/Mac/iPhone using a cool free development kit called Unity3D.  It would be great if something like that existed for Amiga (a game engine with usability comparable to a good authoring software).

Unfortunately porting Unity3D to the next-gen Amigas would require a source-code license for Unity which would probably cost more than the professional license at $1499 USD not to mention it would need better graphics drivers than any non-next-gen system has. :(
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 04:35:39 AM by SamuraiCrow »
 

Offline ikaruga

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2010, 06:10:20 AM »
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Unfortunately porting Unity3D to the next-gen Amigas would require a source-code license for Unity which would probably cost more than the professional license at $1499 USD not to mention it would need better graphics drivers than any non-next-gen system has. :(


Yup, but maybe a simpler way would be just to generate exes that are Amiga-compatible (not needing to port the Unity3D editors and all that). Also, things change, for example, some time ago the Unreal engine costed hundreds of thousands, now its free (for non-commercial development, but my one is non-commercial anyway).
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Offline lionstorm

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2010, 01:53:15 PM »
Tornado was also quite realistic.
 

Offline SKAN

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2010, 04:39:12 PM »
I have fond memories of Fighter Bomber, but dunno why! :)

Oh, btw: LAMBDA SECTOR!!! I drooled on the demo quite a bit! Now THAT would be a nice (space) flight sim! ;)
I hope you seriously consider picking it up again sooner or later... :)
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Offline Daedalus

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2010, 04:56:25 PM »
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I always liked Birds of prey, though wished it had a null/dial-modem linkup. Perhaps something like that with TCP multiplayer support? Air Warrior comes to mind, too..


Ooh yeah, I LOVED Birds of Prey. Had an analogue joystick to use it and once you turned off the "easy" mode that was on by default it was a fantastic game to play, and sometimes quite unforgiving. Coupled with being able to fly something like 30 or 40 planes (albeit with the same cockpit graphics) and even a chapter in the manual about the physics of flight, I reckon it was one of the most detailed from a flying point of view and for me at least, about the right level of realism.

The terrain was a little bit lacking however...
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Offline T3000

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2010, 10:42:53 PM »
I'd say the Falcon series. One of my favorites. I also enjoyed Their Finest Hour: Battle of Britain, F-117A Stealth Fighter and the obvious, Gunship. Played it since the C=64 days. One title that I own, but haven't been able to get to run is Mega Fortress.

Offline darkage

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2010, 03:22:54 AM »
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I have fond memories of Fighter Bomber, but dunno why! :)


Ditto!   Must be that funky intro with the rock music :)

Also 110% agree with F/A-18 Interceptor.   Intro music gave it a topgun feel. haha and those carrier landings!! whao!
 

Offline fishy_fiz

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2010, 06:40:28 AM »
Most popular would probably have had to have been Interceptor, but my personal favorite was Gunship2000, although I was never a big flight sin guy so didnt play many. Having said this though this thread has gotten me in the mood to play a flight sim. Does anyone know of any 68k flight sims that use rtg please ? Im an amithlon guy so have no chipset emulation. I can use 68k euae on os3.9 if need be, but Id prefer to avoid it if possible.
Near as I can tell this is where I write something under the guise of being innocuous, but really its a pot shot at another persons/peoples choice of Amiga based systems. Unfortunately only I cant see how transparent and petty it makes me look.
 

Offline koaftder

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2010, 07:57:14 AM »
Man, flight sim 2 by sub logic. wtf. Rocked that mess on my a1k back in like '88.

'88, I'm feeling old. Hahah! Not as old as some of y'all! Born in '80!

Good times!
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 08:00:24 AM by koaftder »
 

Offline Tomas

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2010, 12:27:14 PM »
There was also one called jetpilot. I have only barely tested it since my amiga was too slow for it.
 

Offline zipper

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2010, 02:04:59 PM »
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There was also one called jetpilot. I have only barely tested it since my amiga was too slow for it.


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Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2010, 04:25:07 PM »
Interceptor is a classic but I liked Combat Air Patrol better as a game.

Does Wings count? :)
 

Offline Chieftain

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2010, 04:39:25 PM »
Jet Pilot, well known for two things; being insanely realistic (90% plus of the real thing) AND for being insanely sluggish unless you have an 040 or 060...
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Offline zipper

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2010, 05:12:13 PM »
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Jet Pilot, well known for two things; being insanely realistic (90% plus of the real thing) AND for being insanely sluggish unless you have an 040 or 060...


Even with 060 it did between 4 and 12 fps...
 

Offline tasmanian guy

Re: What is the most well-known Amiga flight sim?
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2010, 11:55:29 AM »
Combat Air Patrol was awesome, after you released the bomb, you could pilot it straight on to the bulls eye, eg down a chimney stack!
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