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Horvald
05-14-2005, 12:08 PM
Just killing time while I wait for a new vid card. So the question is what was your first Sim or Simulatorish game. I believe mine was Silent Service for the nintendo or B17 Flying Fortress on my Tandy(yeah I said Tandy)

Horvald
05-14-2005, 12:08 PM
Just killing time while I wait for a new vid card. So the question is what was your first Sim or Simulatorish game. I believe mine was Silent Service for the nintendo or B17 Flying Fortress on my Tandy(yeah I said Tandy)

C_Flaro
05-14-2005, 01:27 PM
Mine was Microprose F-117 stealth Fighter! Man I LOVED that game!!! I spent most of my time flying into Libya dropping bombs!

I played it on a Tandy as well!

Jose.MaC
05-14-2005, 01:32 PM
Mine was Ace of Aces, for PC and compatibles. I played it in an Amiga. Was great to fly my Mosquito!

Treetop64
05-14-2005, 01:34 PM
The old LucasArts Battle of Britain for the PC in the early 1990s. I've been a friggin' addict ever since...

Great stuff.

DannyJim
05-14-2005, 01:39 PM
Fighter Pilot on my Milk Bottle cooled Spectrum 48K.
Memories

The_Gnat
05-14-2005, 01:55 PM
Can`t remember, either it was Silent Service or Gunship on C64.

GT182
05-14-2005, 02:01 PM
Jane's WWII Fightera and B17 Flying Fortress "The Mighty 8th". Hooked ever since also. As new sims come out they just get better and better, and keep us hooked but good.

One good thing tho, it keeps you young. But broke. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif LOL

parisg1974
05-14-2005, 02:08 PM
dambusters zx spectrum circa 86-87

S VIIC_41
05-14-2005, 02:14 PM
SimCity on the Commodore A500+ if that counts.

dagamecat
05-14-2005, 02:24 PM
Night Flight 2, on my spectrum 128k. musta been around 1986-7. Basically consisted of landing just using ILS, was very tricky for someone so young (in fact, I probably never even managed to land).

then when i got an amiga, was into a few flight sims like B-17, but especially Birds of Prey, had over a hundred planes to choose from, was a great game.

Kpt_Zig
05-14-2005, 02:25 PM
Some kind of split-screen wire-frame Tomcat on the Spekky.

First 'proper' one was SWoTL on my 486. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The Avon Lady
05-14-2005, 02:31 PM
Delta Force (1).

grumpyspock
05-14-2005, 02:36 PM
SHiii is my first sim but i'm waiting for 1.4 patch at least, to get back into it.

Reverend 66
05-14-2005, 02:39 PM
Warbirds 2.7 version I belive around 1997. Got into the sim business late in life http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Aenilus
05-14-2005, 03:08 PM
The old LucasArts Battle of Britain, and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. Both the best two World War II flight sims I have ever laid my hands on. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

SubSerpent
05-14-2005, 03:49 PM
F-15 Strike Eagle from Microprose was probably one of my first sims on a Tandy Sensation SX 33Mhz. Also, I remember playing Red Storm Rising, Sea Rogue, and all the early X-com games on that PC as well until I upgraded to a Dell DX 100Mhz for $2000.00. Favorite one of those games was X-com Terror From the Deep! I miss that game like crazy! I think the games that I played that sparked the 'Simmer' in me was actually a few Sega Genesis games. They were M1A1 Abrams Battletank, 688 Attack Sub, and LHX Attack Chopper. Ever since those games I was a sim fanatic.

I still play non-sim related games of course, but there are always those few such as AOTD that put you into sim mode for at least a few weeks straight. Unfortunately, I haven't felt that special vibe from any game since those old days. Maybe, I am just getting old and the magic of gaming is just dying away with me? I sure hope not!

The best part about being a kid back then was getting to sleep in every Saturday morning and then waking up just to get on the PC to play one of the many great hits Microprose had to offer. Sid Meier was like a gaming God back in the day! Oleg ain't got shiznit on him!

Tyke909
05-14-2005, 03:51 PM
Microprose Red Baron. World War 1 fighter game. No idea if you would call it a SIM, but it was good as games went.

Horvald
05-14-2005, 04:10 PM
SWOTL, lol I remember that one that was a good game. graphics were nothing to be desired.

cueceleches
05-14-2005, 04:19 PM
My first sim was FS5, though I really got involved with EF2000 from DID. I think it was in 1994.

Zauker
05-14-2005, 04:29 PM
SWOTL!!!!! i remember that i was very young and one day i played literally from dawn till dusk and my mother almost killed me! Great game!

RevRaz
05-14-2005, 04:34 PM
Probably Silent Service back around 1985-86 or so for the C64. I used to bring my C64 with me out on Army manuevers and hook up a generator at night and play.

1.JaVA_Hornet
05-14-2005, 04:40 PM
Bomber on the commodore c64.

PapaG39
05-14-2005, 05:30 PM
I got Janes WWll Fighter & MS CFS1 at the same time..
Man, they were fun with lots of fun single player scenarios.

Things have just gotten more complicated & less single player options since then...

The earlier gams were just more fun.

Budge4
05-14-2005, 05:32 PM
Microprose "Task Force 1942" Was'nt Red Baron by Sierra/Dynamix Tyke909, think i had the 256 colour version http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Know Microprose did "Knights of the Sky"

Budge

quillan
05-14-2005, 05:38 PM
Silent Service, way back when, if I am not mistaken. It's hard to recall that far back. I played Battle of Britain, Aces of the Pacific, the original Sim City, and a few other similar titles, but I'm pretty sure Silent Service was first. One question, is Lemmings considered a sim?

ltforce
05-14-2005, 09:45 PM
need for speed 1 lol, i love cars then when i was 11 my mom bought me CFS 1 and i taught myself how to fly landing was a problem at that age didnt know u had to come in slow and from there on i read all about history i play mostly war games but Flight sim and need for speed are still on my list

Bullbyte
05-14-2005, 10:32 PM
Asteroids. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Simmoxx
05-14-2005, 10:33 PM
knights of the sky / amiga 1980,s ish

U67
05-14-2005, 10:53 PM
For Amiga500 Silent Service 2 (1991) and for PC SWOTL (1992).

TooFastForLove.
05-14-2005, 10:58 PM
Knights of the Sky for the Commodore Amiga. I believe that was by Microporse?

witchking05
05-14-2005, 11:08 PM
EAGLE DYNAMICS .... """ FLANKER 2.5 """ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LW_lcarp
05-14-2005, 11:16 PM
Sceaming Demons Over Europe

Mylo42
05-14-2005, 11:53 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator (1985), for my Apple IIe. .....and I thought it was amazing. I only had a green phos. monitor though. The sky was light green and the ground was dark green. No land details. Just some air strips (grey lines) You had to use your imagination to fill in the rest.

I think it was the first MSFS ever....I can't imagine one with "worse" graphics. Oddly enough, the manual was really detailed, the instrument panel was good, and it gave you a sense of actually flying. ....you had to have a super hot rig to run it though. My IIe had 64 k of RAM (k...not mb. For those of you under 30, that's kilobytes.)

....the old days.

Jose.MaC
05-15-2005, 04:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by parisg1974:
dambusters zx spectrum circa 86-87 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I loved this game! Flying the Lancaster was great! Anyway, I needed some time to figure how to drop the depth charges -but doing some research about them in an enciclopedia proved rewarding.

Anyway, never managed to land again.

S_Z
05-15-2005, 05:11 AM
I think I played some sims on the C64 but the first one I really got in to was F-18 Interceptor for the Amiga.

onn1e
05-15-2005, 05:20 AM
Ah nothing like a good dose of nostalgia to raise the spirits..

My first sim would have been Microprose Project Stealth Fighter (http://www.lemon64.com/index.php?mainurl=http%3A//www.lemon64.com/reviews/view.php%3Fid%3D398) for the Commodore 64, if memory serves me correct.

****! Those were the days, some of the best games I ever played come from my c64/amiga days, they looked terrible but just oozed gameplay in bucketful‚‚ā¨ôs‚‚ā¨¬¶ Something a lot of games these days sadly lack, which is silly really because the whole point of a game IS gameplay, but it seems the youngsters these days are happy with a crappy game just as long as it looks pretty‚‚ā¨¬¶ Anyways I digress.

Tomus
05-15-2005, 05:42 AM
Their Finest Hour by Lucas Arts great BOB game. And also SU25 Frogfoot, from the early 90's.

U107Wolff
05-15-2005, 06:39 AM
Supermarine Spitfire on MSX. My first subsim was Red Storm Rising. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Onthehunt1970
05-15-2005, 07:57 AM
This is my first subsim and all I have to say is WOW. Its very addictive and I have alot to learn. Am still playing at the 29% difficulty and having a tough enough time as it is. Sometimes I wonder if the crew are ready to throw me overboard with some stupid choices I've made.

jagtigermk2
05-15-2005, 08:16 AM
Not to sure which was the first sim i had, one which sticks to mind is hard driving on my trusty spectrum 48k. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://img231.echo.cx/img231/1936/harddrivin4sx.gif (http://www.imageshack.us)

KRJ1971
05-15-2005, 10:01 AM
Enduro a racing sim on the ATARI 2600 my first real pc sims were There Finest Hour Battle of Britian and Falcon

Pvt.Harm
05-15-2005, 10:06 AM
Hind, maybe? It's still fun to play it by the way.

shaggyofwv
05-15-2005, 11:08 AM
I think my first sim was Knights of the Sky (a WW1 flight sim), then it probably went something like this:

2. M-1 Tank Platoon
3. Red Baron
4. Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (SWOTL)
5. Falcon 3.0

I am sure I have forgotten some, but these are all over a decade ago and some 15-16 years ago. Wow, I feel old now.

Maj_Solo
05-15-2005, 01:12 PM
F4

Drebbel
05-15-2005, 02:03 PM
"Sub Battle Simulator" from Epyx

blue_76
05-15-2005, 03:26 PM
hmm first sim.. falcon 3.0, then i remember i bought wolfpack http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif i ruined my biological clock playing those two sims!

http://tinypic.com/53vfj9

http://tinypic.com/53vfo8

TheFastFreddie
05-15-2005, 03:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Treetop64:
The old LucasArts Battle of Britain for the PC in the early 1990s. I've been a friggin' addict ever since...

Great stuff. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That one was my first one to hook me. Came with a huge book and you had to look up a word or something off a page for copy protection. I remember playing F-15 Strike Eagle before that though.

Horvald
05-15-2005, 03:43 PM
Hey does anyone remember a game called Grey Wolf I believe it was for the mac I am not to sure. All i remember that it had some amazing graphics for its time and you could look around the sub.

alanschu
05-15-2005, 03:56 PM
I played the original Falcon by Spectrum Holobyte on my Mac Plus!!!

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

IcarusXP
05-15-2005, 04:14 PM
my 1st Sim...
...The first Sim

Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0

TI99 circa 1982

Mitch_A
05-15-2005, 04:58 PM
Pong 1975.

On the PC it was GATO 1984.

Mitch

Capt.LoneRanger
05-15-2005, 05:00 PM
DannyJim wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Fighter Pilot on my Milk Bottle cooled Spectrum 48K.
Memories </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wohooo - that was my first sim, too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Played it on CPC464 from Tape, LOL - that were loading times. 20min+ and you never knew if it would really work.

Sims I spent most time with:
1. Janes AH64 Longbow series
2. Falcon series.
3. Microprose M1 Tank Platoon
4. Silent Service

All great games!

Mitch_A
05-15-2005, 05:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by IcarusXP:
my 1st Sim...
...The first Sim

Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0

TI99 circa 1982 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Shouldnt that be Sublogic Flight Sim in 82?

IcarusXP
05-15-2005, 07:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mitch_A:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by IcarusXP:
my 1st Sim...
...The first Sim

Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0

TI99 circa 1982 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Shouldnt that be Sublogic Flight Sim in 82? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Could be. Black screen and green wire frames. That was a looooooooong time ago.

jamesk9
05-15-2005, 07:17 PM
AHHH, this brings back memories. My first sim was Sub Battle (1986). I loved this game and played it for years. I sunk well over 500,000 tonnes. Checkout the writeup at,

http://www.subsim.com/ssr/simhist.html

Budge4
05-15-2005, 09:13 PM
Noticed you can still download loads of these old sims from the underdogs site, ones that have now been made freeware that is.

Budge

ShinyBaldy
05-15-2005, 09:20 PM
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe

first submarine sim was Aces of the Deep - then later got Command! Aces of the Deep for the Type XXI and extra radio functions.

blue_76
05-15-2005, 09:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Budge4:
Noticed you can still download loads of these old sims from the underdogs site, ones that have now been made freeware that is.

Budge </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


yeah, also u can use this great little program to run most your old dos games on windows xp!

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/

TASKFORCE1x1
05-16-2005, 02:10 AM
Pong. The simulation of playing on a tennis court http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Praetorian_Elite
05-16-2005, 07:54 AM
It was a game called U-Boat for my old Machintosh. Made by Deadly games.

Heartland
05-16-2005, 08:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheFastFreddie:
That one was my first one to hook me. Came with a huge book and you had to look up a word or something off a page for copy protection. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ah, my old "Their Finest Hour" manual disappeared from a storage room that was broken into, along with a box of generally worthless computer items - nobody said thieves are clever! Still, wish I still had that nice manual. Seem to remember there was a "code-wheel" copy-protection involving squadron insignia or something...

My first sim was on the Commodore 64, either Spitfire '40 or something featuring the Harrier, possibly called Strike Force Harrier...?

Really started enjoying sims when I played Gunship, Silent Service, Stealth Fighter and others. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Horvald
05-16-2005, 10:13 AM
I used to like that in the old games you got those amazingly large novel size manuals. Now you get two pages stapled together ande have to make do with that. The most extensive one i had was for I think it was Falcon 3.0. It had tactics, techniques and a whole catalog of friendly and enemy prophiles as well several maps maps.

Capt.LoneRanger
05-16-2005, 12:53 PM
Indeed, Horvard.

I placed the Falcon3.0 manual between my other aviation related books. Great stuff to read and loads on information beyond the game.

IMHO this was the absolutely most effective copy-protection ever invented. Pitty most developers don't remember and spend millions for lousy software-protections, that are useless 24hrs after release http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

shaggyofwv
05-16-2005, 01:31 PM
As I recall, most anti-piracy attemps were simply questions that you needed the manual to answer or some other type of device that came in the box. If I recall correctly, SWOTL had some sort of wheel that you could spin and it would line up in a certain way to give you the answer to the question.

I remember looking through the manual for the answers to those questions.. Ahh, I miss those day.. Now that I look back, the graphics really stink, but I seem to remember having a LOT more fun with those games than I do now.

quillan
05-16-2005, 02:22 PM
Sim City came with a folded sheet of red paper, with all sorts of strange symbols on it. When you started up the game, it would flash some symbols on the screen, you'd have to reference it from the paper, and type in the response. The red prevented photocopying.

Budge4
05-16-2005, 02:23 PM
Yes Horvald, as you say its either 2 pages or a pdf file (Yuk). Used to love the big informative maunuals with some sims.

I recently ordered the deluxe edition of Dangerous Waters (Naval Sim, only available online from battlefront.com) and was surprised to find it was a step back to the old days with a very good 572 page manual. Big thumbs up to Sonalysts.

Budge

Horvald
05-16-2005, 02:28 PM
LOL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I completly forgot about SWOTL's yellow code wheel with all the airplanes and you would get some type of womans name as the answer. ahh the memories. just thought of another game of the past,the original Gunship pretty challenging helo sim for its time.

shaggyofwv
05-16-2005, 03:43 PM
Gunship 2000 was pretty good also, but I think my alltime favorite was Knights of the Sky or Red Baron, I would play them from Dusk 'til dawn. Unfortunately these little things called "growing up" and "wife" prevent me from doing that much anymore! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

V-MAN1981
05-16-2005, 04:19 PM
erm my first sim was prolly Elite on my Amstrad 464. If that even counts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

AStotzer
05-16-2005, 04:20 PM
Still have mine in the box.

F-117
F-19

RBBOT
05-16-2005, 04:20 PM
I can't remember which was my first sim although it was undoubtedly one of the many by Microprose. However, I do remember my first sub-sim: Red Storm Rising - one of the all time classic games.

fiachp
05-17-2005, 04:56 AM
the first sim i can remember playing is probably f-15 strike eagle for the pc. aound 1990 i think, it was on a 8086 computer with cga graphics, i also remember fondly playing lhx attack helicopter around 1991 i think??? excellent game aswell. the submarine games i can remember from the early days are 688 attack sub for the pc, (around 92 i think??) the controls were'nt very user friendly so i never got into it, However I had an excellent u-boat sim at the time called wolfpack (on pc) i think it was around 1992 aswell?? wolfpack was an excellent game, the main screen was nearly identical to silent hunter 2/3's main periscope view screen, with the periscope and a selection of important instruments aswell. i think it might have supported vga grapics but i am not sure. i didnt have a soundcard at the time, it was a luxury to have an mono/stereo 8bit sound card back then so the sound of the torpedo's being fired and the sound of hits was from the pc speaker, a little muffled ping!!! but the tense atmosphere of the game still had you sucked in, waiting ages for long range torpedos to hit!!! there was no time compression here!! i dont think there was an external view but the game still was one of my favorites back then. anybody else remember wolfpack???

onn1e
05-17-2005, 05:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Horvald:
I used to like that in the old games you got those amazingly large novel size manuals. Now you get two pages stapled together ande have to make do with that. The most extensive one i had was for I think it was Falcon 3.0. It had tactics, techniques and a whole catalog of friendly and enemy prophiles as well several maps maps. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ah yes you are so right, back then when i brought a game i felt like i got my moneys worth , a nice big box, with big heavy manual, keyboard overlays and maps...

I detest on disk PDF's and as you quite rightly say 2 pieces of paper stapled together... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

bertgang
05-17-2005, 06:35 AM
Wolfpack by Novalogic.

A bit arcadish, under some sides, but really well done for its time.

It was single mission oriented, but had lot of interesting features.

- boat and weapons upgrades according the war's year;
- resupply at sea by milkcow;
- quick mission editor;
- a whole wolfpack, or escorted convoy, to control jumping from boat to boat, or to set with AI orders.

My interest for submarines started with it.

JoeCorrado
05-17-2005, 12:01 PM
I remember Wolfpack.... had to enter a specific word from the manual each time you started the game. LOL... I still liked Silent Service better!

rbsreaper13
05-17-2005, 12:06 PM
F-15 Strike eagle Apple IIe

nstutt
05-18-2005, 01:58 PM
That would have to be MS Flight Simulator for the ZX81 which was just differnt shaded black and white blocks but it had me hooked.

Then I got into Spectrum and then Amiga games incl Microprose M1TP, Gunship 2000 and Stealth Fighter all of which I loved - the golded age of gaming to me.

Then I got a PC and got into Silent Service 2, EF2000 and Tornado which was a second golden ages for sims IMO.

Since then things have gone rapidly down hill and these days Im lucky if I can find a game I want to play. Very sad days. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

delphin-U190
05-18-2005, 03:45 PM
my 1st sim was Interceptor Delta on ZX81 wich need the 16k additionnal memory.

Many on my CPC 464, but i forgot theire names, my first sim on PC was Flight Simulator of course and just after Red Baron...

Hum i realize that i had played those games a long time ago... ooops i am so old ??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Jack_Stern
05-18-2005, 09:20 PM
Does "Sea Battle" on the intellivision count?

Budge4
05-18-2005, 11:12 PM
LOL, remember it well Jack.

Budge

Cavalier889
05-19-2005, 12:11 AM
Sublogic Flight Simulator 2.0 for the Apple IIe.