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CaptainGelo
02-27-2004, 04:09 AM
???? the very 1st I played was MFS2000 and 2nd I played was IL-2, now FBhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I love sims, thx to IL-2http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif was playing stategi game be4, still play them, but spend most of gameing time on FB...

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CaptainGelo
02-27-2004, 04:09 AM
???? the very 1st I played was MFS2000 and 2nd I played was IL-2, now FBhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I love sims, thx to IL-2http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif was playing stategi game be4, still play them, but spend most of gameing time on FB...

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SlickStick
02-27-2004, 04:17 AM
My first sim was A10 Tank Killer Desert Storm. I used to play it on early AT and XT machines. A decent game for it's time and quite fun.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

My first online sim was CFS1. I only played it for two days because a friend gave me a copy of Jane's WWII Fighters and I was hooked! Jane's graphics were head and shoulders above CFS and still to this day they fare pretty well in comparison to newer games.

I played Jane's from 2000 until IL2 came out and everybody finally left. Now, FB is what I play 95% of my time online.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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AWL_Spinner
02-27-2004, 04:20 AM
My first sim was Micropose's Gunship (AH64 Simulator) on the 8-bit Amstrad CPC464.

It came on two cassettes and took about half an hour to load. If you died, you had to load it all again. Still, it was fantastic.

My first "PC" simulator would have been Fighter Bomber on an 8086. Wow! External views!

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MatuDa_
02-27-2004, 04:23 AM
first sim was M$ flight sim1 I think.. 4 colors (cga) and one aeroplane... at the same time a game called jet also hopped into my 20MB !!! hard drive.. btw the drive weighed around 3kg (6 lbs)..

those were the times http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Computer was an IBM AT 6mhz http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DeerHunterUK
02-27-2004, 04:29 AM
It was either Spitfire40 or Ace of Aces on the Spectrum.Although I did have a go on a version of Flight Simulator on my friend's Oric Atmos (I think that's what it was called) in the early 80's.

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F19_Orheim
02-27-2004, 04:30 AM
F16 Combat pilot fpr the Spectrum 48K back in the 80ies. Great fun! I did try it on a Spectrum Emulator for Windows just a few months ago, and I am sorry to say, it no longer appeal to mehttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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DerrHunterUK you can still play that favourite sim of yourshttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Lewallen8579
02-27-2004, 04:31 AM
My very first flight sim was Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer, c. 1986. My first *combat* flight sim was Microprose's F-19, c. 1988.

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Arnie_OT
02-27-2004, 04:43 AM
If it counts it is Retaliator, really old, maybe not really a sim, but I played it to death.
In case it doesnt count, IL:FB is my first sim. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

M0NS
02-27-2004, 04:45 AM
Mine was Spitfire Ace for C64 back in '85 I think - awesome! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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bladex30
02-27-2004, 04:46 AM
Very first one was Dam busters (1984) for Commodore 64, I think.
But first serious one - with manuals and lots of nights wasted in front of C64 - was F19 Stealth Fighter, created by Sid Meier for Microprose. It was very good sim for that time and it was with this sim that I made my first successful landing http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It also came on two cassettes and loading was a nightmare ...

Kampfmeister
02-27-2004, 05:01 AM
My first flight sim would have been Jane's WWII fighters http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif A great game even by todays standards. I just loved the graphics and the music. The museum with all of it's features and information including interviews with some fighter aces was just great. Still have it, and play it now and again when I'm feeling nostalgic.

After that I think I tried MS CFS1, which was a big waste of money http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif From there it was EAW another great game, and MS CFS2 which was fun and the only one around at the time I believe to deal with the Japanese and carrier operations.

Finally IL2 and FB and haven't really looked back since. Right now I can hardly wait for BoB to come out http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

If you are talking my very first anything sim, then that would have to be Silent Service on my old Atari around the mid 80's http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Antony_B
02-27-2004, 05:13 AM
Fighter Squadron: Screamin' Demons over Europe. Thanks to all the mods and new aircraft created by users it got me hooked - until I bought Il-2 Sturmovik and then FB in the last year

Bull-Dog.
02-27-2004, 05:13 AM
Had no interest in any games or sims before. Loaded IL2 out of interest and got hooked. Wish I had more Sim experience but i`m trying hard to get better on line.

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CaptainGelo
02-27-2004, 05:25 AM
wow some you was playing sims, be4 I was born http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif lolz......my 1st game ever was tetris http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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jensenpark
02-27-2004, 05:45 AM
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe...from 1991 I think...fun at the time. Had the Go229. And here it is 13 years later and here comes the Go229 again. Caught in a time warp...

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Seedking1
02-27-2004, 05:57 AM
Battle of Britain on an Amiga 500+ - I thought it was the number! have been back on it once since (yeah still have the old Amiga) - boy was I disappointed - i packed it all away - only to be bought out in another 10 years time!

TugZooey
02-27-2004, 06:03 AM
IL2-FB here, unless you count Top Gun on Nintendo (didn't think you would http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ).

This is my first sim and I can't see how they could get much better, but that's what I said when sega genesis came out too.

tsisqua
02-27-2004, 06:05 AM
I played CFS1 on a friend's new pc, and loved it. When I went looking for a flight sim for my machine I bought WWII Fighters first. It was still being played online by a lot of folks, but as interest was dying, I switched to CFS1. (I really liked WWII Fighters better, but had nobody to play with)

Since IL2 I have not played much else.

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(FIN)-Cowboy
02-27-2004, 06:15 AM
Either Ace of Aces or Gunship, both in 1986.

Edit: ...on C=64, of course!

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Cajun76
02-27-2004, 06:18 AM
My first real sim was Birds of Prey. It had 40 different a/c, including the X-15, C-130, F-15 and some russiam planes like the Su-27, MiG-29 and the Frogfoot. 27 allied flyables and 13 Russian birds with lots of loadouts. I think our system was a 486 with the 33Mhz "turbo" button on the front. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif After I moved out of my folk's house, it wasn't until 2 1/2 years ago that I got a PC of my own. Then it was CFS 2 until IL2. Haven't looked back since, and I'm only looking forward now. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Good hunting,
Cajun76

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BSS_Goat
02-27-2004, 06:24 AM
Red Baron
CFS1
Mig Alley
CFS2
IL2
FB

.....and I still suck http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

blabla0001
02-27-2004, 06:26 AM
Spitfire 40 on my Atari 800XL with data recorder.

antifreeze
02-27-2004, 06:26 AM
http://www.jdourish.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/sinclair_zx_spectrum.htm

Back in 1986, I had 'F15 Strike Eagle' for the Spectrum. I had 'Tornado Low Level' too, also pictured, but it wasn't really a sim.

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blabla0001
02-27-2004, 06:31 AM
I had F15 Strike Eagle too but then also on my Atari 800XL.

I also played a lot of Silent Service in that time.

The only bad thing was it took sooooooooo long to load with those friggin tapes.

tazzers01
02-27-2004, 06:38 AM
DIDs EF2000 with Tactcom. 1995 I think; it loaded through DOS. It was the game that got me into computers.

porcupine1
02-27-2004, 06:41 AM
F-15 strike eagle on a commadore 64
WOW!!

bodaw
02-27-2004, 06:44 AM
I'm an old timer. F-18 Interceptor on Commodore's Amiga 500 back in 1991. Later, that game evolved into what we now know as "Jetfighter".

It was great fun and Amiga 500 was way ahead of it's time.Great memories.

karost
02-27-2004, 06:46 AM
My very first flight sim was Chuck Yeager'1987 not sure
just one diskket 1.44 can keep all the game to play any pc 386.


Oh..... 17 years I never forget this game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bearcat99
02-27-2004, 06:47 AM
My first real sim was F-117 Stealth..... My first Warbird sim was Warbirds II. That was where I first heard of the concept of online play...although I never tried it till I got CFS1 in the fall of 2001...shortly after 9/11. From there it was a short but lightnig quick decent into this madnress that has turned me into ..a flight sim junkie. After I discovered IL2 it was all over and any semblence of a life without simming barring some major cathastrophe that wipes out the power grid for the next few years was all shot to h@ll.

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Breeze147
02-27-2004, 06:52 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif Played Janes FA-18 for a good 2 years or more. Always wanted to play Falcon 4.0 but just never got around to it. After reading about it for quite a while, I found Il-2 in a bargain bin for $10 and decided to give it a try. In less than 2 weeks of flying it, I have already ordered the gold FB expansion pack. I have to say this: After catching wires at night in FA-18, landing is realtively easy. The sheer volume of material and information about this sim is mind boggling. I'm sure I will enjoy this community, but I will still make trips back to the Kola Peninsula with FA-18 from time to time. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

madsarmy
02-27-2004, 06:55 AM
A helicopter sim (cant remember the name) on a Spectrum about 1983ish

It was pantshttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

bodaw wrote:It was great fun and Amiga 500 was way ahead of it's time.Great memories.

Did you upgade yours to 1mb of RAM made all the difference.
Your right the Amiga was a fantastic. Elite Frontier,Cannon Fodder,World of sensible soccer. Good Days!

Now we have it all & everyone b1tchs. uuummm!

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[This message was edited by madsarmy on Fri February 27 2004 at 06:17 AM.]

Rajvosa
02-27-2004, 07:02 AM
Wings on Amiga.... Ahhh, the memories!

Regards,

Jasko

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diomedes33
02-27-2004, 07:10 AM
Chuck Yeager's Flight Sim, not sure how old, but had to be around the 80s. Loved that X-15. First Combat sim, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe by Lucas Arts.

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ELITE1499
02-27-2004, 07:11 AM
Comanche 3
simcopter
longbow 2
falcon 4.0
flanker 2.0
flanker 2.5
2`3 year break from sims (i regret it)
il2 fb
search and rescue vietnam medevac
SAR4

Jane's Longbow 2 has to be the best helo sim around and maybe the most rounded sim ever.

buffscrum
02-27-2004, 07:11 AM
Falcon 3.0 on a 486 back in 1994.

WWTaco
02-27-2004, 07:19 AM
Solo Flight - 1985
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer- 1987
Battlehawks 1942- 1988

oh i forgot about the little game my Atari had, you know the one with the biplane- going over the clouds and under shooting at the bombers lol total 2 d' 4 colors hehe

Does Joust count :P

S!

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Lixma
02-27-2004, 07:22 AM
DI's Fighter Pilot for the Spectrum. Never could land the bastard. The only other decent Speccy flight sim was Tomahawk also by DI (Digital Integration)...still have it, LensLock 'n all.

SpookyRuben
02-27-2004, 07:24 AM
Either Secret Weapons of the LW, or A10 Tank Killer, can't remember which was first. Of course I could count that fighter game on the Atari 2600, which I can't seem to remember the name of right now (one plane was blue and one was white, I think), it ROXXORd!

1.JaVA_Hornet
02-27-2004, 07:30 AM
hi,

The first one i had was "bomber" on the
C64.

I have had all sims i read on this forum.

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Grubenstein
02-27-2004, 07:33 AM
1. Combat Ace - Spectrum
2. Falcon - Atari ST
3. F19 - Atari ST
4. Flight of the Intruder - Atari ST
5. Gunship - Atari ST
6. Gunship 2000 - Atari ST
7. Thunderhawk - Atari ST
8. F15 strike eagle 2 - Atari ST
9. Birds of Prey - Atari ST
10, Dogfight - Amiga
11. B17 - Amiga
12. Air Combat (psygnosis) - Amiga
13. F117 nighthawk - Amiga
14. Apache/Havoc - PC
15. Mig Alley - PC
16. Falcon 4.0 - PC
17. Flying Corp Gold - PC
18. FA18 Korea - PC
19. Battle of Britain - PC
20. Janes F15 - PC
21. Janes Longbow 2 - PC
22. Janes FA18 - PC
23. Comanche/Hokum - PC
24. Flanker 2.5 - PC
25. IL2 - PC
26. IL2 FB - PC
27. Lock ON - PC

Phew that was an interstinng exercise didn't realise I had played that many F Sims.

Grubes

VonKlugermon
02-27-2004, 07:36 AM
Hmmm, so long ago...

Late 1970's or early 80's. Vector graphic (line drawing - wire frame) jet fighter simulator I played on an old RadioShack Tandy 1000. Jets looked like paper airplanes, missles were just a line! Two 5-inch floppies, and like someone above posted, if you died, you had to reload! Others I've played:

Atari's Red Baron (the first one)
Lucas Arts SWOTL and BOB
B17 Bomber (Atari or ?)
Aces Over Europe and Pacific
Sierra Arts Red Baron series
CFS 1,2, and 3
Turn and Burn (Nintendo Gameboy)
Commanche
Jane's WWII Fighters
Battle of Britain
Mig Alley
The Mighty 8th
EAW

and of course, IL2!

I'm a dinosaur!

Willy

02-27-2004, 07:40 AM
SubLogic Flight Simulator 1

westcoastphil
02-27-2004, 08:08 AM
I started on a friend's borrowed AppleIIe, I think and he had MS flight simulator 1 installed. This had to be around 1981 or so. Then I purchased MS Flight Sim for the Mac, and I used my father-in-law-to-be's Mac, as I didn't even have a computer at the time. I used only the keyboard for all of these sims. Finally, I bought my brother in law's IBM PCjr. and installed MS FS. Still in mochrome.

The color world didn't happen until I was given a 386 (again my father-in-law's) and bought and installed Lucas's BoB, the first Red Baron, f15 strike eagle.

Then the natural progression of SWOTL, the Sierra Combat over Europe and Pacific series, which barely ran well on a 486.

Next was the upgrade to Pentium1(around the time that Pentium IIIs were standard) and CFS 1 being the flight sim of choice.

Finally, last year, upgrading to a Pentium 4 2.4Ghz and found, through download demo, the fabulous world of IL2. FB had just come out the week I dowloaded the demo, so I was originally going to buy it, but I'm glad I got FB instead. Phew...sorry I digressed from the very FIRST sim.

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Sly_MaGill
02-27-2004, 08:26 AM
1942: Pacific Air War or Aces over the Pacific.

THat was when I was 7 years old. I got 24 kills in the Campaign before my dad killed my pilot! and it was a dead is dead campaign!

The first Sim I played where I had to worry about Torque and all that was Jane's, where I used to fly the Spit for HOURS AND HOURS!!! Loved that sim something wicked.

73GIAP_Milan
02-27-2004, 08:29 AM
Let me think....

Battle of Britain (on my 80-86AT 10MHz Pc - 1989)
Top Gun (Nintendo- NES)
F29 Retaliator
LHX Attack Chopper
Turn & Burn (Super Nintendo)
Apache
Apache Longbow
Werewolf VS Comanche
Dawn Patrol
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
Flying Corps
EF2000
A10 Cuba
A10 Tankkiller
A10 Tankkiller 2
Curse You Red Baron
Battle of Britain (Rowan's)
European Air War
Comanche 2
Comanche 3
F22 Lightning Series
FA18 Hornet (Janes)
Janes Attack Squadron
Screaming Demons Over Europe
Falcon 3
Combat Flightsim 1,2 and 3
MS Flightsim 3, '98, 2000 and 2002
KA-52 Team Alligator
B17 The Mighty Eighth...
IL2 Sturmovik (and a bit of FB)

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Probably missed a few but this is the list i can think up atm that i've played....i still love em all...

I think it also marks a bit of experience on flying and ACM... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I've seen a quite few nice lists here...keep it up guys!

regards,

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Freefalldart
02-27-2004, 08:39 AM
I think it was "Tomahawk" (Digital Integration?) on the Spectrum. Maybe "Spitfire 40" (Spectrum too).
The 1st on PC was "F-16 Combat Pilot" which I enjoyed on Spectrum too...

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Capt._Tenneal
02-27-2004, 08:54 AM
Since the title didn't specifically say "flight sim", I'd say my first sim was the original Silent Service by Microprose ( a WW 2 Pacific Theater sub sim). As for flight sims, it was the Jane's series (WW 2 Fighters, ATF, USAF, IAF).

madsarmy
02-27-2004, 09:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lixma:
DI's Fighter Pilot for the Spectrum. Never could land the bastard. The only other decent Speccy flight sim was Tomahawk also by DI (Digital Integration)...still have it, LensLock 'n all.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks Lixma
thats the name of it "Tomahawk" you've save me countless hours trying to remember that.
the TV was upgraded to an FST not long after I got that game & you could not read the code from the lenslock.
Nothing funnier than seeing 3 punk rockers with their faces pressed against a TV screen trying to read the code. then finally getting it then the game crashs.LMAO
thanks for thathttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Agamemnon22
02-27-2004, 09:07 AM
Wow reading this thread brings back memories

let's see.. my first..

Su-25 Frogfoot (circa 1990) (I dug up this little item on an ftp someplace recently, had SUCH a blast playing it again)

followed by

F-15 Strike Eagle 2
F-29 Retaliator
Dawn Patrol
Ka-50 Hokum
US Navy Fighters (the original, 1994)
Apache Longbow
Jane's ATF
B-17
(long lull)
CFS 2
IL-2!

CaptainGelo
02-27-2004, 09:18 AM
wow some of you played alot of SIMS http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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Fornixx
02-27-2004, 09:33 AM
Must have been any of the following

Dam Buster (C64)
Ace of Aces (C64)
Spitfire 40 (C64)

All time fav is FB without a doubt but Wings for Amiga will always have a special place in my heart...

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JHAT__
02-27-2004, 09:38 AM
My first sim was Secret Weapon of the Luftwaffe, from Luicasarts. I used to play it on a 386 when I was about 8 years old. It was a great game for the time!

JHAT

reddevil49
02-27-2004, 09:48 AM
Battle Hawks 1942 played on a Tandy sx puter that had a whopping 384K of ram.

PBNA-Flanker
02-27-2004, 10:12 AM
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.0 on my IBM 4 color XT compatible. I learned the basics of VOR and ADF navigation from that sim.. as well as ILS landings.. it was quite advanced for it's time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

u could fly a cessna, learjet or sopwith camel from what i remember.

269GA-Pag
02-27-2004, 11:03 AM
My first sim was 1942:Pacific Air War, for WWII and US Navy Fighters for jets, and I think that I played a lot of time with those sims, they was great for the time!
Then I tried many more (EAW, EF2000, MiG Alley, Red Baron 3D, WWIIF, Falcon 4 and many others), but only with the IL2 serie I've founded the same joy of the first sims...(I'm a nostalgic http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif, maybe because I'm 44 years old http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)... and, of course, maybe because only the last summer I discovered the online fightin'!
Cheers
Pag

Capt_Haddock
02-27-2004, 11:04 AM
Tomahawk, a helicopter sim on the Amstrac cpc 464

Still available in this nice online emulator (spectrum version):
http://www.spectrum.lovely.net/Tomahawk.html

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SeaFireLIV
02-27-2004, 11:07 AM
Spitfire 40 on the Sectrum. IMPOSSIBLE to play. Blue top of screen, green bottom of screen. A few black dots. VERY basic blocky cockpit.

Thinking about it compared to now is like comparing the spear to the MP5! But it had to start somewhere.

SeaFireLIV...

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Deathsled
02-27-2004, 11:09 AM
I can't believe it, no one else said it so i will: Mechwarrior!

"I was Inverted"

horseback
02-27-2004, 11:10 AM
after begging and pleading with my wife, finally put my foot down and bought my first real computer in early 2000, an eMachines Celeron 900MHz screamer with 128Mb of RAM. almost immediately after, we got the $10 CDs for sierra's Red Baron and Jane's WWII fighters.

I didn't care much for WWII Fighters after I realized the Me-262 was outturning my Mustang, but I was hooked on Red Baron. Loved that campaign mode; I was flying missions for three 'pilots' every day.

Eventually added CFS1 which was okay, but the campaigns stunk, and then CFS2, which taught me how to really land (if you can consistantly land the Wildcat on the carrier, you can land a 109 in IL2), but the Butch O'Hare mission with the sniper gunners in the Betties used to torque me off. Again, the careers were pretty cheesy.

I didn't get Il-2 until I had installed a PCI video card that could handle the game; the on-board video was only 4Mb (shared), and my Logitec joystick needed upgrading to something with a POV hat. So, above and beyond the $39 US for the game, I spent another $60 for the video card and $20 for a Sidewinder Precision2 to make the game initially playable.

I have seen the Light; I hardly waste my time on anything else except an occasional foray into MSFS2002.

cheers

horseback

"Here's your new Mustangs, boys. You can learn to fly'em on the way to the target. Cheers!" -LTCOL Don Blakeslee, 4th FG CO, February 27th, 1944

TXTeenPilot
02-27-2004, 11:19 AM
My first sim was Microsoft Flight Simulator 5.1. I bought it for 10 bucks. I remember how awesome I thought the graphics were... how pathetic. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
02-27-2004, 11:19 AM
Black and white, wireframe Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Mac in 1986. Followed by black-and-white wireframe Falcon on the Mac.

How times have changed.

DrDave242
02-27-2004, 11:37 AM
SubLogic (I think it was SubLogic) Flight Simulator II on the Apple IIe. It was a slideshow with 64K of RAM, and the only combat, if you could even call it that, was in the special "WWI biplane" mode in which your enemies looked like sideways H's...but I still got hours of enjoyment from it. I believe I was 10 years old at the time.

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Today is a good day for pie.

mortoma
02-27-2004, 11:40 AM
Falcon 3, circa 1993 or so. I bought at a Ham Radio show from a rack of shareware floppy disks. It had to be lauched from Dos. I was running Windows 3.1 at the time. In those days you went from Dos to Windows a lot, and not a Dos prompt either. You had to spend a lot of time rearranging the lines in your autoexec.bat and config.sys files, just to get enough conventional memory freed up to play games like Falcon 3!! But I remember thinking that Falcon 3 would never be surpassed, especially graphically.
I laugh at it now of course. But I had a lot of fun in those days. I also bought the early MSFSs on floppies.

DONB3397
02-27-2004, 11:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stiglr:
Black and white, wireframe Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Mac in 1986. Followed by black-and-white wireframe Falcon on the Mac.

How times have changed.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yup! Same game, but on a 286 PC. Thought I'd died and gone to heaven!

Then, for nearly 20 years, I bought every prop-sim available, and even a few jet sims -- all MS FSs, EAW, Janes WWII, CFS1-3, Falcon 4, Korean Aces, Aces, etc.

Then two+ years ago, I picked up IL2 on a business trip. Didn't load it for several months. When I did...thought I'd died and gone to heaven!

Winning isn't everything;
It's the only thing!
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SeaFireLIV
02-27-2004, 11:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mortoma:
Falcon 3, circa 1993 or so. I bought at a Ham Radio show from a rack of shareware floppy disks. It had to be lauched from Dos. I was running Windows 3.1 at the time. In those days you went from Dos to Windows a lot, and not a Dos prompt either. You had to spend a lot of time rearranging the lines in your autoexec.bat and config.sys files....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I will NEVER forget the autoexec.bat and config.sys files with DOS. I spent weeks trying to get Falcon to work by it. Those two terms are imprinted on my brain F O R E V E R!

SeaFireLIV...

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Interceptor_33
02-27-2004, 01:22 PM
my first game was Chuck Yeager's Air Combat


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tttiger
02-27-2004, 01:56 PM
Falcon 3.0, F/A-18 Hornet, F/A-18 Korea, Falcon 4.0, Dawn of Aces, WarBirds 2, Warbirds III, IL-2, FB

My heart is in WWI but there are no decent WWI sims out there right now. IEN neglected Dawn of Aces for so long that it's become pathetic.

My squaddies (6BL as we call ourselves in IL-2/FB or No 6 Black Lions Sqdn RFC when we ruled Dawn of Aces http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif) all are hard core World War I buffs. We keep our newsgroup going and a few of us fly FB, but most are waiting for a new and good WWI sim. Maybe Knights Over Europe will be the one.

Meanwhile, I luv FB http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ttt

"I want the one that kills the best with the least amount of risk to me"

-- Chuck Yeager describing "The Best Airplane."

jeroen_R90S
02-27-2004, 02:04 PM
A close call between Chuck Yeager's air combat and LHX attack chopper... I still wake up sweating from that ~cheep~cheep~cheep chopper sound!! I liked the TOWs in LHX, you could do a loop and shoot yourself down http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jeroen

il_gufo
02-27-2004, 02:07 PM
Like Taco said, does Combat on the Atari 2600 count?

Anyway, first sim was SubLogic Flight Simulator II on a C64. Then Chuck Yeager's. Then my dad bought a 286 and we got Their Finest Hour. Played that one every waking hour that I wasn't in school or eating. I'll never forget the names of RAF airfields because of that code wheel you had to use.

Mitlov47
02-27-2004, 02:08 PM
Red Baron (PC--by Dynamix)
Aces of the Pacific (PC--by Dynamix)

I'm surprised that no one else here has mentioned these games.

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I-16: the killer corgi.

Taylortony
02-27-2004, 02:18 PM
Heck this is going back, first PC i tinkered on was a commodore pet? then the first flight sim was, I can't remember its name, but it was about the first one that came out, it involved trying to catch a green wire framed vulcan shaped v bomber ( was a triangle with another triangle on top as the fin ) over flying a green wire squared terrain with i think 2 green triangles as the mountains . as it tried to bomb your bases........ came out about the mid 70's....... tried a few on commodore 64....ahhh those were the days 45 mins loading for a 10 second shot before you died, then another 40 mins loading........ progressed to falcon on the amiga cracking game for its time, after that had a harrier one on the amiga and that was amazing as it had a VALLEY you could fly down, not just a flat landscape with the odd triangle mountain........ left pc's for years after that then was in WH Smiths a uk newsagents getting an aircraft Magazine and saw a pc one with F22 on the cover and it had VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS, lots of them....... Bought the magazine drooled over the new look graphics for a week then went out and Blew 2000 on a PC to run it, a top of the range all singing all dancing pentium 2 300 hz....... and the rest is history

RichardI
02-27-2004, 02:28 PM
Jane's WWII Fighters and European Air War. I bought both of them at the same time. I still play Jane's and it's still my favorite.

Rich http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

jung0l
02-27-2004, 02:46 PM
Yeah, I remember Atari "Combat"..with those three fighters against that red bomber with that gigantic bullet....


Anyway my first ever FLight sim was after "Top Gun" was a hit; on my roomates 1987 Commodore 64 game ACE2http://www.c64.com/files/pics/small/a/ace-2-ingame3.gif

which actually allowed head to head with split screens, so my roommates could see how gracefull it displayed my immelmanns were right before I blasted there @sses(before I even knew they were called immelmanns) Good Times!!

C64 also had a F15 Strike Eagle; really crude graphics but well thought out with radar missles, precision bomb sites and pretty challenging gameplay, at least I thought.

A few years passed before I got my hands on a sega genesis, and I played F-22 Interceptor end to end on all levels, then went to F117 Nightstorm, and seem to remember a Mig 29 game

I finally got a computer in 97 and quickly procured Air Warrior 2, and became an online fanatic. and from there:

U.S. Navy Fighters 97
EF2000
IAF
F-15
USAF
CFS1&2
Il2 to here.



Completely O.T. I visited the Battlefield 1942 web site out of curiosity and it looks awesome.
Does anybody here and would u recommend it?

marvin042
02-27-2004, 02:46 PM
FS1, which came out about 1979 or 1980 for the Apple II and TRS-80 Model 1. It used keyboard input, but I had (still have) an add-on joystick (not standard on a TRS-80). A friend hacked the machine code so I could use it.

Redtail1
02-27-2004, 02:51 PM
ya.. 1st was sublogic B&W flight sim for my Atari ST 512. The most groundbreaking was on my 486DX called Tornado. Still the best mission planner ever and probably the best dynamic campaign. Logistics etc were modeled. EAW (not so old) was another highlight, as was FS2000. FB is my current fav. by a long margin

Redtail

"A crash is a landing with attitude. A landing is a crash with style"

LetterD
02-27-2004, 02:53 PM
My very first flight sim was Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer, c. 1986. My first *combat* flight sim was Microprose's F-19, c. 1988.

~Sam
______________________________

Those were my first two also. Played them on a Tandy HX 1000 back in the mid-late 80's.

ScrubbyMonkey
02-27-2004, 03:09 PM
First sim I had to have played would have been M$ flight simulator...LOL, I used to go over to grandma's house just to play that game (didn't have a compy at home at the time)

After that, I fondly remember a game called ATAC, I think by microprose. You could fly the F22 and the AH-64, and were supposed to pursue a war on the druglords in colombia. Full individual mission planning, and was fairly dynamic from what I remember.

After that:
original B17
EF2000
WWII Fighters
F/A 18 Hornet
IL2

Im sure im missing a couple in there as well, Ive been a computer sim nerd for as long as I can remember. Sometimes I think I learned how to use a flightstick before I learned to walk!

purzel08
02-27-2004, 03:18 PM
blue max @ commdore64 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
ooops... I had a 128
Then aces of the pacific on my 486

greetings...

Rata18
02-27-2004, 03:19 PM
Hmm, more or less in order - though I may be a bit hazy sometimes!

Spectrum 48K
ACE
ACE2
Gunship
Tomahawk
F19
Lightning Simulator - My favourite of the Speccy sims..

Atari
F16 combat pilot
Falcon AT

PC Dos-Days
Mig29 (domark)
Sturmovik (Frogfoot sim)
Falcon 3, Op Fighting Tiger, Mig 29
Gunship 2000
Longbow + Korea
Tornado (DI) best mission planner for single flights. (Op Desert Storm)

Win 95+
Apache 95(DI)
Hind 95(DI)
Falcon 4, (SP3, SP4 (not tested much yet))
Flanker (+Flanker 1.5)
Flanker 2
F-Sim 2000 (not used much)
X-plane 5.5, 7.3
B-17II
Il2
Il2-FB (and ACES when it's out)
Lo-MAC

TargetWare Beta

aerick2
02-27-2004, 03:51 PM
My first sim was Red Baron. AWESOME game.

ASH at S-MART
02-27-2004, 04:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by oleg86:
???? the very 1st I played was MFS2000 and 2nd I played was IL-2, now FBhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I love sims, thx to IL-2http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif was playing stategi game be4, still play them, but spend most of gameing time on FB...

http://img23.photobucket.com/albums/v68/wolf4ever/p38abig.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>LHX.. Around 1990..

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westcoastphil
02-27-2004, 04:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by EMitton:
Red Baron (PC--by Dynamix)
Aces of the Pacific (PC--by Dynamix)

I'm surprised that no one else here has mentioned these games.

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Actually, I did, but due to not playing it for ten years or so I forgot the title. Also Aces over Europe, the first of the series.

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fatbottom
02-27-2004, 04:20 PM
My first was a green and white wireframed flight sim on the commadore 64. Don't recall the title. My grandfather used to try to teach me how to fly when I was way to young to really understand much. I have it all stored away somewhere. I ought to try and fire it all back up...

westcoastphil
02-27-2004, 04:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DrDave242:
SubLogic (I think it was SubLogic) Flight Simulator II on the Apple IIe. It was a slideshow with 64K of RAM, and the only combat, if you could even call it that, was in the special "WWI biplane" mode in which your enemies looked like sideways H's...but I still got hours of enjoyment from it. I believe I was 10 years old at the time.

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HL callsign: FruitPieJones
Today is a good day for pie.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's right it was SubLogic....didn't Microsoft buy them out?

Remember the wireframed Mountain...that was the end of the grid, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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gates123
02-27-2004, 05:12 PM
F-16 falcon 1.0

http://gr.fipu.krasnoyarsk.edu/camms/archive/ww2_fighters/0112/pics/0112_2_1.jpg
Did anyone see that or was it just me?

Usberet
02-27-2004, 05:21 PM
A-10 Cuba I believe.

rpkiller
02-27-2004, 05:35 PM
ACE for the spectrum 48k.

fantastic game, but had a almost impossible anti-theft device which consisted of a plastic diffracting lens which one must hold at arms length infront of the screen. The task was to decipher a code randomnly generated, 3 attempts being given before the computer reset. I could only get the game to start 1 in every 3 load attempts - made actually playing the game a real treat since one had to go through so much to get to the playing stage! ACE2 was rubbish by comparison - arcadish and whimsical.

rpkiller
02-27-2004, 05:40 PM
go to

http://www.vgmuseum.com/images/spectrum/ace.html

to see how great the original ACE looked!
1986 - funny how things change in only 18 yrs.

CAP401
02-27-2004, 06:42 PM
Sabre Ace: Conflict Over Korea. It was fun. I really did enjoy it. Then I moved to fb.

Maj_Death
02-27-2004, 06:52 PM
My first was the Aces collectors edition. It had Aces over europe, Aces of the Pacific, Red Baron (original) and A10. A10 I never found very interesting but the others I played alot. But you could probebly tell that from my sig http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

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The F7F Tigercat in Aces Over the Pacific is overmodeled.

Wilburnator
02-27-2004, 07:11 PM
Lucas Arts' "Battle of Britain" on my 8086 based Tandy 1000, in stunning 16 color Tandyvision, lol. I remember thinking it was the most amazing game I'd ever seen.

wotan111
02-27-2004, 07:16 PM
Gunship Amstrad CPC 464.

Androck66
02-27-2004, 09:25 PM
Wow this post brings back some memories

My first sims were on the BBC B Microcomputer

AVIATOR
JAGUAR (I think this was the name of the sim)
Some flight sim that I typed in from a magazine and
ELITE (Well not really a flight sim, but a bloody good sim for its time)

Next was the Archemedes A300 which had few sims, but it did have the awesome chocks away.

Chocks away (the best 2 player split screen game ever in my book)
Mig-29 Fulcrum
Flight sim toolkit
some game called interceptor or something which had one massive on going campaign where you had to capture runaways

Then my father got a pc in 1995 and the rest of the sims I have played are very similar to the ones posted before (in fact I think I have played about 80% of all post 1995 flight sims on the pc).

Be kind, first post

Piscopoto
02-27-2004, 09:35 PM
My first sim was Microsoft Flight Simulator 98

GSNei
02-27-2004, 10:38 PM
Chuck Yeagers Air Combat and Aces of the Pacific. Both installed on my brand new first computer a 486 DX2 50. But Aces woudn't work - not enough memory!? What? I need to make a what?, "boot disk"? What the heck is that?

robotech
02-27-2004, 11:57 PM
For me it was Blue Max some WW1 game that started it all. Then LucasArts' BoB, Battlehawk 1942, Secret Weapons LW, Red Baron sealed the deal.

AVG_HotWind
02-28-2004, 04:11 AM
The first is Microprose F19, later - F15II, F117...Gunship...;
Jet I...;
LHX;
Then... Dynamix A10-tank killer;
Commanche...
LucarsArts Xwing...
Origin WingCommander I,,II...
StrikeCommander...
PacificStrke...
USAF,ATF....

Dynamix AceOverEurope, AcesOverPacific...
Lucars SecreatWeaponeOverLufftweffe
BlueMax, RedBaron, AV8B,...
AirDuel...

Now this time only play FB and his patch now...

Electric.Wizard
02-28-2004, 05:03 AM
Started out with ACE 2 on c64, 1987 ...
First real sim after that was Falcon 2.0 in black & white on a 386, then on to F14 Fleet Defender on my beloved 486. Some time after that I got myself a p120 and played Apache, Hind and F16 from DI, Apache Longbow ( perhaps the best sim ever ), Rowan's Flying Circus, Longbow II, EF2000 + Tactcom.
On to a ridiculously overclocked celeron 466@733 and F22 Raptor, Apache/Havoc, Commanche/Hokum, CFS2 ( ugh ), Il2 and finally FB. And hopefully very soon LOMAC.

SwingerSpecial
02-28-2004, 05:58 AM
Dementia comes early, this one's making me think... but my first flight sim was also the first game I had for my C64 - MicroProse's "F19 Stealth Fighter", on tape, specifically, multi-load tape... I guess that's why I will put up with 5 minute load times on my 850 Celeron, lol.

However it was Lawrence Holland's Lucasfilm flight simulators & Red Baron that finally turned me into a flight sim junkie. BOB & SWOTL still have the most addictive dynamic campaigns to date, even though they had their own flaws (e.g. best strategy for winning in BOB - Dive bombing with He111 / best strategy for SWOTL - Kamikaze fighter bomber attacks).

Capt_Haddock
02-28-2004, 06:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ASH_SMART:
LHX.. Around 1990..
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh. I was hooked to that one! Such a nice and polished little gem. If anything LHX is the sim that got me hooked on helicopters, specially thanks to those "hide-behind-house-and-pop-up-to-launch-missile" tactics.

http://www.virtualpilots.fi/feature/photoreports/fb-event2003/slide1-1990-lhx-attack-chopper.gif

I often set-up some LHX style missions in OFP. Just to bring back the old memories http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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S 8
02-28-2004, 06:50 AM
I dont know if it realy was the first but it was on C64,a game called Ace of aces.Quite nice,flying a mosqito,hunting v2 rockets??subs and trains.I remeber this game called Spitfire on C64.Had a moving stick,really awsome http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifcrapppy fps though,maybe 2 or sohttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/ah_113_1073048715.jpg

fradd
02-28-2004, 07:24 AM
Air combat by NAMCO for the psx(1) console back in 96' Well it maybe is a arcade style game but it was that game that got aviation hooked http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Piaggio108
02-28-2004, 10:53 AM
I played CFS 1 first, until I got to the point where I would take on 9 aces for a chalenge, then I got a computer that could do CFS 2, started to get too good in that, so I got IL-2:FB.

VonKlugermon
02-28-2004, 10:59 AM
Ahhh, remember when:

http://images.webmagic.com/klov.com/screens/R/wRed_Baron.png

Willy

lordxelous
02-28-2004, 11:02 AM
Carrier Command on my Atari ST.

BM357_Raven
02-28-2004, 11:02 AM
Apple's black and white wireframe Flight Simulator back in the mid 80's... had to fly with the keyboard..

I remember how cool I thought it was. Boy have we come a long way..

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masamainio
02-29-2004, 10:10 AM
http://members.iinet.net.au/~pegasus82/box_RedBaron_sm.jpg
http://members.iinet.net.au/~pegasus82/box_AcesPacific.gif http://members.iinet.net.au/~pegasus82/AOEbox.jpg

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BlindHuck
02-29-2004, 01:11 PM
Who can forget going after B-17's and B-24's in Aces Over Europe. Those gunners kicked my *** all the time. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

There were clouds and everything . . . http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

"I race full real exclusively in IL2:The Forgotten Battles." - Mark Donohue

robban75
02-29-2004, 01:21 PM
I remember playing ACE2 on my neighbors Commodore 64, and a little later my dad bought su kids an Amiga 500, and with came F/A-18 Interceptor. Man I loved that sim! It took a long time before i got as thrilled by another sim, and that sim was EF2000 by DiD. Kind of blows my mind how far we have come today looking at FB and LOMAC! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

F/A-18 Interceptor from 1988.

http://exotica.fix.no/gallery/games/images/i/Interceptor.jpg

http://members.chello.se/unni/D-9.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

Dmitri9mm
02-29-2004, 02:06 PM
I started off in 1992 with "Their finest hour" and "Secret weapons of the Luftwaffe". And to date I must say, that some of the features in especially SWOTL has yet to be beaten by a flight sim! :-D
I only stopped playing those games one or two years ago, and besides Il2 and FB they stand as some of the most enjoyable games ever!
Then again: After I first met Europian Air War (does anyone actually rember that game)I truly fell in love with the genre of combat flight sim. That game could still teach FB a thing or two... Just kiddin'

SKY_BOSS
02-29-2004, 02:20 PM
Dawn of aces. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://members.cox.net/ironwarlock/skynew.jpg

Highalt
02-29-2004, 02:27 PM
my first sim was Jane's Combat Simulations-Advanced Tactical Fighters. I was using a Pentium133 16MB RAM at these days. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Highalt
02-29-2004, 02:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by robban75:
I remember playing ACE2 on my neighbors Commodore 64, and a little later my dad bought su kids an Amiga 500, and with came F/A-18 Interceptor. Man I loved that sim! It took a long time before i got as thrilled by another sim, and that sim was EF2000 by DiD. Kind of blows my mind how far we have come today looking at FB and LOMAC! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

F/A-18 Interceptor from 1988.

http://exotica.fix.no/gallery/games/images/i/Interceptor.jpg

http://members.chello.se/unni/D-9.JPG

When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


man EF2000 DID was a good simulation for these days but i wasn't be able to refule even a single time? Did you managed to do this? it was verry difficult

weaselsan
02-29-2004, 04:33 PM
Atari Bi planes, The very first Atari.

[This message was edited by weaselsan on Sun February 29 2004 at 03:42 PM.]

Kamikaze_Gibbon
02-29-2004, 04:41 PM
Like Dimitri9mm I also started with Lucasarts BoB and SWOTL along with Strike Commander.

Just thinking about these makes me feel old http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif (and I am not even 23 yet!)

I can't wait for AEP then I can fly my old favourite from SWOTL, the GO-229 - hope we get the 4xMK103 cannon armed version http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Speco
02-29-2004, 04:51 PM
It was F-15 Strike Eagle by Microprose on my 386- 16 MHz, 2 MB RAM (later upgraded to 4 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

Nickle8
02-29-2004, 05:29 PM
I played a few on friends computers but the first I got was FS 4 for mac I think. I spent all of my time in that playing with the plane design feature.

Then I bought Hellcats over the pacific.
I played this for a long time.
The leyte gulf expansion which had a heap more aircraft. Ooooh those franks were a challenge to start with.

The game also had B17s Corsairs P38s Bettys Zeros and franks but only as AI.

From the same company came F18 Hornet and the korean conflict sequel.

I think they made A10 and A10 cuba which I also had. All macintosh to this point.

I bought a PC a couple of years ago and IL2 and FB have had me covered since then.

Steaky_361st
02-29-2004, 05:34 PM
I got my first flight sim a few years ago. My bro got me CFS2 and a joystick. At first i just thought, "Ok this could be kinda fun." As soon as i shot down my first Zero in Quick Combat, i knew i had a new favorite game. I own right now CFS 1 & 2, Janes Attack Squadron, IL2 and IL2 FB.

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Sturmtrooper
02-29-2004, 05:34 PM
First one was either CFS2 or EAW.
I got them both about the same time .
I remember flying in my first squad online in CFS2 .

Hey ,cool .
300 !!

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EmbarkChief
02-29-2004, 05:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DrDave242:
SubLogic (I think it was SubLogic) Flight Simulator II on the Apple IIe. It was a slideshow with 64K of RAM, and the only combat, if you could even call it that, was in the special "WWI biplane" mode in which your enemies looked like sideways H's...but I still got hours of enjoyment from it. I believe I was 10 years old at the time.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

We must be about the same age, I remember that game very well complete with green on black monochrom monitor. Remember how the mountains were 2D? From there I went to Chuck "You really bought the farm on that one" Yeager's simulator and then progressed from one sim to another until now.

http://www.gamespy.com/halloffame/november00/flightsim/shot05.jpg

adlabs6
02-29-2004, 06:11 PM
My first "sim" was Top Gun on the NES. But on PC's, it was Microsoft's FS5 on floppy disks. Later came a CD version of FS, then some years later IL2 demo and IL2 followed. FB, was next, and now I'm on FS2004.

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Swivet
02-29-2004, 09:40 PM
"Top Gun" for original Play Station then Novalogics "F-22 Raptor" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

w\/ét

Istreliteli
02-29-2004, 09:54 PM
F-22 Lightning 2
Comanche3
MiG29 Fulcrum
US Navy Fighters (97)(won it using a keyboard!)
Jane's IAF(WTF happened to that company!?)
Mig Alley
FBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFBFB!!!!
I really doubt any game will beat this one, until one comes out where you play a game as realistic as this one but after you parachute you can kill 5 germans with you 9mm and then jump into an unoccupied tiger an use it(btw the tiger is also realistically modeled)
opium dream off/

The king called up his jet fighters, he said you better earn your pay; drop your bombs between the minarets, down the casbah way...- Yeah its Another Clash Fanatic

julien673
02-29-2004, 10:14 PM
SWOLT http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif

BoB1942 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

Su 27 Flanker http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

julien673
02-29-2004, 10:15 PM
and am only 18yr old http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

TX-Chukar
02-29-2004, 10:37 PM
First sim purchased -

http://www.migman.com/pics/simhis/StrikeCom.gif





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adlabs6
02-29-2004, 11:45 PM
Oh, and I also enjoyed Ace Combat 4 somewhere in all that too.

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Teufel_Eldritch
03-01-2004, 12:01 AM
My first sim? That would be Red Baron 2.

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Dr_Schmerz
03-01-2004, 07:57 AM
Interceptor for Amiga 500 !!! 6 static missions.. F16 and F18.. back in 1986 ..

I remember I bought the 500kB RAM expansion for about 50 Euros to hear the gear sound and music http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

robban75
03-01-2004, 08:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Highalt:
man EF2000 DID was a good simulation for these days but i wasn't be able to refule even a single time? Did you managed to do this? it was verry difficult<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't remember if I ever managed to A2A refuel. For sure I blasted the tanker out of the sky several times though!Man I just loved cruising in the Norweigan fjords! And the best part, I could fly over Gotland, my birthplace! Although only half of the island was on the map! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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When it comes to aircombat, I'd rather be lucky than good any day!

Vamandrac_Steam
03-01-2004, 10:14 AM
The first flight sim I can remember playing was this F-14 game on my Apple. The game consisted of like 3 of 4 lines to make up the cockpit for the plane. Pretty basic stuff http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Futter für das Fatherland

cmndrbob
03-01-2004, 11:09 AM
"Hellcats Over the Pacific" on blazing 33Mhz Mac.

"Have fun stormin'the castle"

x6BL_Brando
03-01-2004, 11:42 AM
A good pal gave me iMagic's Dawn of Aces and Warbirds on a CD just after I got out of hospital, minus my right arm - i guess maybe he thought it would be good for my morale! I played it in colour on a Compaq Presario with a M$ Sidewinder 3D stick.....and my 32Mb of RAM never struggled at all!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I went on-line in 1998 and was instantly recruited into No6 Sqdrn, "The Black Lions", and became a good Se5a pilot. But the arrival of Sturmovik saw us all move to a different Front - and now I'm running a 2800+Barton in an Abit NF-7S with a Gig of Mushkin, 9700 Pro, CH combo,blah blah blah.
Old Oleg may have given me two blisterin' good sims to enjoy....but he sure has helped to make a BIG hole in my wallet!
Worth every penny to me! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Viper_61
03-01-2004, 05:03 PM
Haha. Cool thread. Memories. Mine has to be Mig-29 Super Fulcrum on the Amiga 500 (albeit a demo) and first PC game was US Navy Fighters (DOS)! I think it was Jane's. That game was awesome. Had a carrier full of aircraft and after each mission you had to repair the planes that were damaged.

Awesome http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

elf___
03-01-2004, 08:43 PM
Ah ... Fighter Duel: Corsair vs. Zero ... on my Amiga 2000 ... one heck of a smooth combat sim ... &lt;snif&gt; ..

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darkhorizon11
03-01-2004, 11:49 PM
I don't know if anyone has named these three that I'm naming (I didn't run through the whole seven pages)!

TOP GUN FOR NES oh my god
F22 Interceptor for SEGA (Anyone remember that)
And the Classic Falcon 1.0 from 1986 on the old DOS Machine with my Dad when I wuz a wee tyke.