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Jagdklinger
12-23-2004, 07:29 AM
As Xmas is coming, I'm out shopping for some flight sims. As IL2 seems to cater to my WWII needs, I'm considering Modern/Korean jet, or maybe WWI (if I could actually find a WWI sim besides the ancient Red Baron series...)
Points to consider:

A.Physics/realism of flight/combat
B. Playability (i.e. not 2 years to learn how to land it/250p manual)
C. Graphics
D. Reasonable choice of aircraft

I recall spotting MiG Alley in the shops - Korea (fast jets, cannons, no beyond visual range radar kills) sounds appealing; I remember Falcon 4.0 having a cult following years ago and Ubi has their own Lock-On. What about Jane's USAF?

Jagdklinger
12-23-2004, 07:29 AM
As Xmas is coming, I'm out shopping for some flight sims. As IL2 seems to cater to my WWII needs, I'm considering Modern/Korean jet, or maybe WWI (if I could actually find a WWI sim besides the ancient Red Baron series...)
Points to consider:

A.Physics/realism of flight/combat
B. Playability (i.e. not 2 years to learn how to land it/250p manual)
C. Graphics
D. Reasonable choice of aircraft

I recall spotting MiG Alley in the shops - Korea (fast jets, cannons, no beyond visual range radar kills) sounds appealing; I remember Falcon 4.0 having a cult following years ago and Ubi has their own Lock-On. What about Jane's USAF?

BSS_Goat
12-23-2004, 07:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jagdklinger:

I recall spotting MiG Alley in the shops - Korea (fast jets, cannons, no beyond visual range radar kills) sounds appealing; <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dont know about the others but Mig Alley was good IN ITS DAY. You will be disapointed now.

Sharpe26
12-23-2004, 08:58 AM
well, Strike fighters project 1 seems like an interesting choice as does wings over Vietnam. In both cases these games feature 1960's jets and electronics or, in other words 3 miles for a sparrow launch. And, tons of mods.

Stiglr
12-23-2004, 10:22 AM
Well, since for you graphics is C) and not A+++), like most folks, I'd say Target:Rabaul (http://www.targetware.net) is your huckleberry. Doesn't cost nothing to download, either, so it can be "under the tree" immediately. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

And for the same reason, your priority of sim features, I'd strike Strike Fighters/WOV off your list. They're firm believers in quantity over quality. Doesn't matter if the FM is correct or any of the details are right. As long as it appears to be a (fill in the name of kewl aircraft).

Can't beat that community for modding, though.

civildog
12-23-2004, 05:58 PM
The Korean War stuff on Targetware looks pretty hot, too. Anything with a Panther has my attention.

There seems to be a sorry shortage of good modern sims, but that's always been the case. If you want great gameplay and good graphics I'd go the Falcon route.

The current FreeFalcon project (www.freefalcon.com/content/content.php (http://www.freefalcon.com/content/content.php)) is good to update the game and so is the work being done on http://f4ut.frugalsworld.com/ by the Unfified Falcon Team.

In fact the Unified Falcon team has the thing so tweaked out and real it takes 20 minutes to bring your plane up to take-off status from "cold" on the ramp. Just like the real ones. It's so far the most realistic and immersive jet sim I've seen. At least check out those two before deciding.

LOMAC just didn't pan out.

Jagdklinger
12-24-2004, 05:16 AM
Thanks for the tips, guys - I'll check them out.