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major_setback
03-29-2007, 03:25 PM
As far as I remember this game came as a free tryout with CFS2. It was an online orientated game that could be used offline. The demo/tryout allowed you to fly a vast numbet of aircraft (including Tu2,Ki84, Ki100, Typhoon, Lancaster mosquito...) The flight models were terrible really, just like everything else at the time, but I used to fly the trial version quite a lot (only using key commands - no joystick) and thought that the graphics were really amazing.
There were trains and tanks that you could shoot up. Seperate engine start was modelled too.
Does anyone else have any fond memories of this simple and limited (but fun) game?

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crazyivan1970
03-29-2007, 03:28 PM
I use to play it before i came to IL2...I think it was version 3.0 back then. Had some great MP concepts... but it`s not sim... arcade all the way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

FritzGryphon
03-29-2007, 03:45 PM
Played the free trial, thrice.

Was very good to teach BFM. Simple FM and kill, kill, kill. BnZ the swarm of planes at the center of the map like shooting fish in the barrel.

AFJ_rsm
03-29-2007, 05:43 PM
it was tons of fun


i remember microsoft gave each cfs1 player a free month trial as an apology for not removing the auto follow autopilot mode in multiplayer mode (read: built in stock cheat), and I had immense amounts of fun in it


One of the things I remember is that the spit mk1 (i think it was the mk1 that was modelled in the game, i cant remember) was the best turn fighter in the game when you flew it inverted!

FM's where teh suck but the concept was great, and it was pulled off very well. 200 players at once with very little lag, control of territory, etc.

F0_Dark_P
03-29-2007, 05:52 PM
Yeah i flew that one

damn it looks dated now when i see it, we have come far indeed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Bearcat99
03-29-2007, 06:35 PM
I tried out the free trial when I was in CFS1. There was a Redtail squadron over there... I could never hook up with them though.... It was OK.... I still preferred CFS1 at the time.. but all that was rendered completely moot when I booted up IL2 for the first time.

wayno7777
03-29-2007, 08:03 PM
I actually still have 3.5 in the kid's computer.
Lots of planes....

major_setback
03-30-2007, 09:58 AM
I loved the mountains, at the time thought they were extremely realistic looking. I don't think they even look too bad by today's standards, in my opinion.

There's a site, with some screenshots:

https://fighterace.ketsujin.com//Default2.asp


Screenshots:
http://wikipedia.ketsujin.com/index.php/Fighter_Ace_Screenshots


http://wikipedia.ketsujin.com/images/0/03/FA_Screenshot_48.jpg

http://wikipedia.ketsujin.com/images/b/b0/FA_Screenshot_70.jpg

rnzoli
03-30-2007, 10:31 AM
LOL

i hate Fighter Ace

i tripped over the trial version by accident, and it was the beginning of the road to the deathtrap of IL-2

i will never forgive that to MS