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doogerie
11-12-2009, 11:49 AM
what did you start with what do you have now what got you in to it when did you first try combat.at what age did you try your first sim?
I will go first.

Age 5 an erly microsoft flight is probly v4 or v5.
alos had a littel combat sim when you played in the sopwith camel only had 4 aircraft.

Time passed
Age 14 fs 2000

Age 16 CFS2

Age 18 CFS3

Age 23 FSX &IL2 1946

so my first tast of combat was age 5 my first tast of real comat was age 16 CFS2 was so much better the CFS3 and IL2 just owns still

doogerie
11-12-2009, 11:49 AM
what did you start with what do you have now what got you in to it when did you first try combat.at what age did you try your first sim?
I will go first.

Age 5 an erly microsoft flight is probly v4 or v5.
alos had a littel combat sim when you played in the sopwith camel only had 4 aircraft.

Time passed
Age 14 fs 2000

Age 16 CFS2

Age 18 CFS3

Age 23 FSX &IL2 1946

so my first tast of combat was age 5 my first tast of real comat was age 16 CFS2 was so much better the CFS3 and IL2 just owns still

Mr_Zooly
11-12-2009, 12:16 PM
probably my first foray into flight games/sims:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/19857571/Mig-Alley-Ace

I would have been 13-14 years old http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

HayateAce
11-12-2009, 12:39 PM
I cut my combat teeth on the polygonal hills of A10:CUBA!

On a Mac, no less.

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http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/images/a10cuba.jpg

http://www.juegomania.org/A-10+Cuba!+%5BA-List+Essential+Game+Series%5D/fotos/pc/6/6832_t/Foto+A-10+Cuba!+%5BA-List+Essential+Game+Series%5D.jpg

Ba5tard5word
11-12-2009, 12:44 PM
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. Controls were so simple you could basically play with a keyboard, but at least I cut my teeth on mission building.

Messaschnitzel
11-12-2009, 12:45 PM
It was Lucasarts' 'Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain' in 1989, and I was 27 years old.

Warrington_Wolf
11-12-2009, 12:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HayateAce:
I cut my combat teeth on the polygonal hills of A10:CUBA!

On a Mac, no less.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/images/a10cuba.jpg

http://www.juegomania.org/A-10+Cuba!+%5BA-List+Essential+Game+Series%5D/fotos/pc/6/6832_t/Foto+A-10+Cuba!+%5BA-List+Essential+Game+Series%5D.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I thought that I was the only person who played this, it is thanks to this game that I still love the A-10.
Some of the missions were a bit silly, like having two A-10s escort a 727 or intercept enemy transport aircraft but it was an enjoyable sim. A-10 Cuba! wasn't my first sim, I bought this for 2.50 back in 1995.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...rum_(1990_video_game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiG-29_Fulcrum_(1990_video_game))

Choctaw111
11-12-2009, 01:41 PM
There were several decent ones I really enjoyed back in the 80's.
Spitfire Ace, for the C64 was probably the first purpose made WW2 combat flight "sim" that I recall.
There was the War Mode for the MS Flight Sim back when it was released by Bruce Artwick in the early 80's for the C64.
BattleHawks 1942 was OK for back then. This was followed by Their Finest Hour, also a very well done sim. I played TFH on the Amiga.
I remember being so excited about SWOTL that I preordered it and waited for months. When I finally got it in the mail, it was in such a beautiful box with a great manual. I still have many great memories of that game.
There are others but I guess I can safely say that I was flying the WW2 combat flight sims when they were in their infancy.
What I am constantly amazed by is how far these sims have come in 25 years. Then I think of how good they are going to be in another 25 years http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

AndyJWest
11-12-2009, 01:55 PM
Probably the first flight sim I had was 'Fighter Pilot' (1985) for the Amstrad CPC 464.

I've still got the game on cassette, and the computer: see here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2601013236/m/4201057187?r=1661029187#1661029187) for more on this...

Rjel
11-12-2009, 02:06 PM
Yup, BoB:TFH here too. Still have my game on 3.5" floppy disks and manual. I can't even guess how many hours I played that game. Archaic looking now, it's game play was great. Either that or it was just so new to me that it seemed great. None the less, it was fun.

Jagdgeschwader2
11-12-2009, 02:10 PM
My first flight sim was FS 95. My first combat sim was FA-18 Hornet and then the Air Warrior series. Then FS 98 and MS Combat Sim 1 and 2. Then I tried a demo of this unheard of game called IL-2. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


I remember thinking to myself how real this all looked! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/fa18_790screen001.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/fa18_790screen004.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x277/Jagdgeschwader2/FS95_-_Learjet_at_Meigs.png


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mmitch10
11-12-2009, 02:16 PM
Aviator on the BBC, a black and white wire fram spitfire sim where you could fly under bridges, shoot aliens and...erm...fly under another bridge.

Then RB3D, then IL2.

SeaFireLIV
11-12-2009, 02:31 PM
Spitfire I think. It was rubbish, but I tried to figure out the green and blue and black dots before getting bored. I think I was 19.

PolymerStew
11-12-2009, 02:43 PM
Probably was Gunship on my C64 when I was about 9. Sure it was just wireframes for graphics but it was fun to play.

PanzerAce
11-12-2009, 02:46 PM
A10: Cuba was one that I started playing as well


But I *started* with a fun little game called Terminal Velocity, and a three button joystick http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Then it was EAW, then no flight sims for a bit, then IL2

HayateAce
11-12-2009, 03:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:

Some of the missions were a bit silly... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

For shame!

Using the GAU-8/A against rickety tobacco trucks endlessly driving around a grid of streets...is perfectly legit.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

foxyboy1964
11-12-2009, 04:13 PM
Apache Gunship on the Commodore C64. Loved it!

VW-IceFire
11-12-2009, 04:53 PM
A-10 Tank Killer by Dynamix. Then Aces of the Pacific and then Aces Over Europe. After that I graduated to F-15 Strike Eagle II, F-15 Strike Eagle III (which I played by 14.4 modem with a friend a few times), and Fleet Defender.

And then I didn't play any sims for years... played C&C, WarCraft, Rainbow Six: Raven Shield, and Descent: FreeSpace and FreeSpace 2. Then IL-2 got a hold of me and I bought Forgotten Battles after playing the IL-2 demo for awhile.

And now here I am http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Eow_TK
11-12-2009, 06:25 PM
I cant remember the exact order, as I was so young. But

1942-the pacific one on a floppy disk

ATF- Advanced Tactical Fighters (played for hours!)
Red Baron-the first one, I played it until my compter got too fast. You remember when computers made those old games run too fast?

MSCFS1-Many hours

Janes WWII fighters- I need to get a new copy

FS2004- Still have this, but not FSX

Freespace 1- Thats a wonderfull game!

I tried Flight of the Intruder once but it didnt go so well. My computer was too fast at the time.

There are probably more. But the most played were Red Baron, 1942, MSCFS1 and ATF

Romanator21
11-12-2009, 06:48 PM
Red Ace Squadron (arcade, but first airplane game)

CFS 1. I thought this was the greatest thing ever when I had it. I thought it was soo realistic, and I still played it after having IL-2 FB because it played better on my 5 year old computer. (And wtf with floating pig, eh? Any one know what the heck that is? lol)

IL-2 FB and just last year 1946. After getting a computer that could run this on excellent, I tried CFS for nostalgia, and I could not believe the low poly, lack of wheel wells, only 8 planes flyable, 2d effects, etc. Still fun to play though.

I occasionally play shockwings, an internet flash jet sim http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

RAF_OldBuzzard
11-12-2009, 07:05 PM
ROFL the "Floating pig" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

That was an Easter Egg in the game. Actually there was a UFO above it as well. I think the UFO was supposed to be kidnapping the pig.

It was right over Stonehenge. I used to do flights from the Ark Royal to show the pig to guys that didn't know that it was there. I did that so often that RAF_Hollywood made some scenery for me and put a field there complete with a pub called "Buzzard's Roost".

My first "flight sim"? Corncob 3D on an 8088.

Here's a video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFVMvBljr0M

roybaty
11-12-2009, 07:36 PM
Man who'd a thunk it, HayateAce and I are both A-10 vets (Though I started on A-10 Attack!) All those nights on the mac after hours at work (my first real job) blowing up stuff, and firing uber HARMs at radar emitters. The polygon battlefield.

I only had a keyboard and mouse input, dodged Mig-29s by flying under bridges on a regular basis.

All those big dreams from Parsoft...


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HayateAce:
I cut my combat teeth on the polygonal hills of A10:CUBA!

On a Mac, no less.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/images/a10cuba.jpg

http://www.juegomania.org/A-10+Cuba!+%5BA-List+Essential+Game+Series%5D/fotos/pc/6/6832_t/Foto+A-10+Cuba!+%5BA-List+Essential+Game+Series%5D.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

GBrutus
11-13-2009, 05:33 AM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/Grisha7/Mirrorsoft-Spitfire40.jpg

HayateAce
11-13-2009, 06:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by roybaty:
Man who'd a thunk it, HayateAce and I are both A-10 vets </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Triangular mountains aside, A10 had a decently intricate weapons systems, with the ability to salvo weapons in a number of configs, plus it had chaff and flare, low and high rate gun speed and even LR fire suppression. Roy, I bet you too landed many a Warthog with half a tail and missing a wingtip.

The best part about that sim, and I wish SoW would have it, was the mouse interface to the cockpit graphics. If I recall, just about every keyboard function could be done on screen with mouseover clicks. The rotary switches had a circular arrow that would appear to indicate whether you were about to dial it left or right.

I think SoW would benefit from this extra bit of immersion.

Warrington_Wolf
11-13-2009, 01:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HayateAce:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:

Some of the missions were a bit silly... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

For shame!

Using the GAU-8/A against rickety tobacco trucks endlessly driving around a grid of streets...is perfectly legit.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I actually remember most of the missions in A-10! Cuba quite well, the only one I couldn't do was the one where you had to take out the building in the nuclear power station. Assuming a MiG didn't get me before I reached the target, the dozens of AAA and SAM sites in the power station would.
The last mission was pretty cool, blowing up the compound where the head honcho was hiding, it sort of reminded me of the Death Star run from Star Wars.

HayateAce
11-13-2009, 01:48 PM
Wow, I'd forgotten about that mission. I recall it was winnable, and involved skirting low around the backside to avoid the Migs, then firing a load of HARMS at long distance.