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Offline commodore_jim

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2003, 09:24:22 PM »
Wow. I can't believe hardly anyone has mentioned F-18 Interceptor. I know it's old and doesn't quite match later flight sims for features/depth/technical prowess, but it was so damn playable!

And the first time I went outside the plane and flew under the Golden Gate Bridge was one of those "I'm really glad I bought an Amiga" moments.
 

Offline Nick

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2003, 09:32:40 PM »
F/A-18 was the first flightsim I ever saw....I think. It was on my next door nieghbour`s A500. I borrowed it, but could only get it to work once :-(. I seem to remember it had a cardbord thing, for copy protection and it only worked once for me. Looked quite good, from what I saw (if it was F18 that is).

Somebody mentioned Bird of prey. I had that years ago on my A500+. "Good in theory", describes that game. Pretty damn turd. Loads of planes to choose from and pretty good weapons selection too. Bad control system though. Never managed to do that much in that game.
 

Offline AntonioX

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2003, 09:34:30 PM »
Looks like we might be needing a top 10 best Amiga Flight sims  :-D  :-D
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Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2003, 09:44:54 PM »
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AntonioX wrote:
Looks like we might be needing a top 10 best Amiga Flight sims  :-D  :-D


Biplanes is going to be number one... I defy any one to not love it!!! :lol:

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Offline Damion

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2003, 10:25:35 PM »
Depends...if you want a realistic flight sim,
Jet Pilot is the absolute best...it destroys
TFX in terms of realistic flight modeling...I
still play it often, in fact. It's a shame
Vulcan never released the update pack for
it.

@Bloodline

I'll check out Biplanes...the style looks a
bit like Wings of Fury, one of my old time
favorites. :)
 

Offline QuikSanz

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2003, 12:09:35 AM »
@ nomore
Birds of prey was that game. 40 planes to fly.
still one of my fav's, played all the time

Chris
 

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Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2003, 02:07:37 AM »
Well, he did ask for "old" flight sims, so I'd have to say Battlehawks 1942 from Lucasarts.  Wow, what a great game.
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Offline Ilwrath

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2003, 03:38:38 AM »
Man... I gotta side with Prmetime...  Fighter Duel Pro.

Play it over the null-modem link.  Great game.  Good graphics, fast framerate, pretty good handling on the planes, good control....  What more is there to want.

My gripe with so many of the Amiga flight games was the framerate....  They'd play too slow on an A500, and then crash on a faster machine.  :-(  
 

Offline ottomobiehl

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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2003, 05:03:37 AM »
Battle of Britian: There Finest Hour, which was by Lucasarts (or was it LucasFilm Games).  Loved the game and it seemed to consume many hours of my time. :-D
 

Offline Cerpheus

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2003, 06:32:41 AM »
If you like civil planes, there is still the Airbus A320 Vol.2. This simulation is still available on cd-rom, incl. all manuals.

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Offline whabang

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2003, 01:05:24 PM »
The bes flight sim I've played was F-19, but I assume that the planes ain't old enough... :-)
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Offline Zidz

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2003, 02:30:13 PM »
The best flight sim is F/A-18!
 

Offline Loki1

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2003, 02:48:58 PM »
I vote for F/A-18 as #1

Falcon as #2

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Offline Jope

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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2003, 04:08:05 PM »
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Glorix wrote:
I quite fondly remember a game, not really a flight sim, in which you flew wire-framed planes (amongst which a paper plane). It was one-windowed multiplayer, and you could dogfight the others with various weapons amongst which a boing-ball :-)

Skychase.. I still have it as an one-file version on the HD of my Amigas. It's a pity that it doesn't work on much more than an 1.3 OCS machine. :-(
 

Offline FuZion

Re: flight sims fans, give your opinion !
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2003, 08:37:46 PM »
I'd have to say I have 3 faves (In alphabetical order):

- Birds of Prey, offers plenty of aircraft, places to fly & is stunning on an 060 with it's light shading (I hadn't seen this before on an Amiga), day time, night time, balls for undercarridge ;-) Never liked the cockpit view, too much dashboard & not enough sky view & shame it didn't have a shadow for the aircraft.

- F/A-18 Interceptor, literally THE pick up & play flight sim, fast smooth, simple, addictive. I only wish Jet Fighter 2 (The almost follow up) had been converted to the Amiga. Never done the Sub mission but still loved it. Even flying up to the "roof" :-D

- TFX, gorgeous looking with it's colours, shades, vapour trails & flying up into & down out of the clouds feels strangley satisfying. Quite smooth on a low-mid GFX quality setting with my 060 & plays just how I like my sims. Love it using a mouse & the free look camera in the cockpit... Is ANYONE out there able to create a WHD installer for this, stablising it a touch & maybe smoothing out the frame rate as it was kinda not quite finished & probably contains a messy routine? But who am I to know?) I know there's some clever bods out there. I found a so called update for this but it wasn't any safer to use than the CUAmiga release.

To me at least, these 3 actually play quite similar, they all have that kinda pick up & play feel, even BOP in a fashion.

I miss fun sims...