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ArjenKuifje
09-05-2004, 04:00 PM
Today I got my hands on a pc i bought in 1998.
Pentium 166Mhz, 32Mb's. Soundblaster AWE 32.

Dug up some old games like Red Baron, Flying Corps Gold, and found a 1.44Mb floppy disk containing a complete air combat sim: Chuck Yeager's Air Combat.
A screenshot:
http://www.grenier-du-mac.net/copiecran/1_c/aircombat.jpg
The game was new in 1990!
Took a while to configure it to run on the '98 Pentium, but hey, it worked eventually.
Big fun .....
okay, sound is poor, display is very sparse... Flight model? What flight model? Oh well, it does know how to stall...
I spent hours of fun with this, in a P51, FW190, and even in a F4-Phantom over Vietnam...
And all of this on a 486.... well, time flies...
Will we ever think of IL-2 in the same way?
I guess so, the weirdest thing in 10 years or so will be that we will remember we use to play this game on a 17" or 19" inch flat monitor, only in front of us.... in a static chair...
http://oldiz.free.fr/images/vol/aircombat-3.gif

ArjenKuifje
09-05-2004, 04:00 PM
Today I got my hands on a pc i bought in 1998.
Pentium 166Mhz, 32Mb's. Soundblaster AWE 32.

Dug up some old games like Red Baron, Flying Corps Gold, and found a 1.44Mb floppy disk containing a complete air combat sim: Chuck Yeager's Air Combat.
A screenshot:
http://www.grenier-du-mac.net/copiecran/1_c/aircombat.jpg
The game was new in 1990!
Took a while to configure it to run on the '98 Pentium, but hey, it worked eventually.
Big fun .....
okay, sound is poor, display is very sparse... Flight model? What flight model? Oh well, it does know how to stall...
I spent hours of fun with this, in a P51, FW190, and even in a F4-Phantom over Vietnam...
And all of this on a 486.... well, time flies...
Will we ever think of IL-2 in the same way?
I guess so, the weirdest thing in 10 years or so will be that we will remember we use to play this game on a 17" or 19" inch flat monitor, only in front of us.... in a static chair...
http://oldiz.free.fr/images/vol/aircombat-3.gif

Longjocks
09-05-2004, 04:31 PM
I just wish I had room to set up my Amiga. I might make room when I install my video cap card and get some images/video of some of my old sims in action. Too bad I don't still have my C64 lying around... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Maple_Tiger
09-05-2004, 06:01 PM
Lmfao, lol.

It looks alot better then CF3.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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ElektroFredrik
09-06-2004, 03:23 AM
Oh the memories, Chuck Yeager's Air Combat got
me into flight sims. If it hadn't been for that
game I'd probably play some cr*p game like doom3
today. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Anyone of you played a game named Corncob3D?
It came in '92 IIRC and was a what-if scenario
where ww2 never happened but aliens are invading
Earth so you fly around in a Corsair with
unlimited bombs and rockets blowing up flying
saucers and flashing orbs. That game rocked! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cockpit view(that yellow thing is the sun):
http://www38.tok2.com/home/avionics/wofs/corncob3d-1.png

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Cajun76
09-06-2004, 03:30 AM
CornCob3D was the first prop 'sim' I flew. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I was trying to get DOSBox to run it the other day on my current PC, but no success. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Good hunting,
Cajun76
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The_Ant
09-06-2004, 06:31 AM
yeah those where fine old days.

chuck yeagers aircombat.
Secret weapons of the luftwaffe.
Their finest hour
Battlehawks 1942
B17 Flying fortress
Red Baron
Aces of the pacific
Aces over Europe
Knights of the sky
Red baron 2/3d
Eaw
ahhhh shut up
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lil_labbit
09-06-2004, 07:43 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif my first sim was Flight Simulator 1 by SubLogic (1979) on a Tandy TRS80:
http://members.home.nl/lil.labbit/fs1trs80.jpg

Flight Simulator History (http://simflight.com/~fshistory/fsh/timeline.htm)

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Question: Did you back-up your files?
Answer: I didn't know they had a reverse...

TgD Thunderbolt56
09-06-2004, 08:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lil_labbit:
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif my first sim was Flight Simulator 1 by SubLogic (1979) on a Tandy TRS80:
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That game rocked!


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lil_labbit
09-06-2004, 10:01 AM
I know - It had a Fokker http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Can't say that of FB http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif yet http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Question: Did you back-up your files?
Answer: I didn't know they had a reverse...

SwingerSpecial
09-06-2004, 03:18 PM
Corncob 3D was very clever once you got past the fact that it was UGLY! I believe they mentioned that WW2 was avoided because Hitler was killed by a hit in the head with a beer bottle. I recall there was a mission where you had to land your Corsair at an airbase, and use radio guided planes to hit the targets, then get back in your plane and get home... also, I thought the fact that you had to call for the rescue crew after you bailed out was clever.

JG52Uther
09-06-2004, 03:48 PM
Still got Flying Corps Gold on my shelf.loved that game.oh how i wish they would make a new WW1 sim http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v299/JG52Uther/FW.jpg Achtung Baby!

lil_labbit
09-06-2004, 03:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Still got Flying Corps Gold on my shelf.loved that game.oh how i wish they would make a new WW1 sim http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v299/JG52Uther/FW.jpg Achtung Baby!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

We can hope baby! http://www.netwings.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum=DCForumID44&conf=DCConfID1
lol

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Question: Did you back-up your files?
Answer: I didn't know they had a reverse...

Multimetal
09-06-2004, 03:58 PM
Yeager's Air Combat was great! I also loved Aces over Europe and Aces over the Pacific. Lots of great memories-running games from DOS!

Red_Russian13
09-06-2004, 05:50 PM
Boy we've come a long way. I was just talking with a friend about early console games like Atari, etc. How when they came out they were absolutely amazing...

Now we've got stuff that is simply incredible. But I still say the first time I played Super Mario Brothers on Nintendo was something else! Now all this stuff is expected, and it's expected to get better from year to year. Back then with Atari and such, well, as you guys probably know, that was the best there was and we couldn't really imagine it getting any better...

Red Russian

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LEXX_Luthor
09-06-2004, 08:02 PM
Su~27 cockpit in the original 1994 sim still looks good, and you could read all the instruments easily at 640x480 res. I learned how to land in flight sims by turning off the HUD and using only instruments and starting landing practice about 30 minutes before mission time sunset and continued into darkness and I learned. My first flight sim.



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ASM 1
09-07-2004, 08:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Still got Flying Corps Gold on my shelf.loved that game.oh how i wish they would make a new WW1 sim http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
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http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/351.gif Boyght both versions (got the Gold version for 7 on the XPlosiv budget label. Wish it would run under XP http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

S!

Andrew

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leadbaloon
09-07-2004, 09:10 AM
My first was Red Baron 2. I'll never forget my first mission, a raid on an enemy airport, set everything to unlimited and the 'plane to indestructable and after bouncing along the floor for an eternity switched the autopilot on to get off the ground, then went back to manual control. I'd lost my squadron, but flew in the dirction I thought the enemy airbse was in. After about five or ten minutes I saw the base and attacked it for ages (bouncing off the floor at regular intervals), then flew back home and smashed into the runway. I thought it was fantastic. On the map at the end which showed you your progress in the mission (FB style) I discovered I'd taken off flown around in a couple of big circles attacked my own base then flown circles around it again, before landing at the same base.

I've been hooked ever since.