Reply 620 of 1705, by carlostex
I agree!...I played this at a friends house once and there were things about it that made Falcon 3.0 look like yesterdays news. […]
I agree!...I played this at a friends house once and there were things about it that made Falcon 3.0 look like yesterdays news.
4MB ram requirement...wow...this must have been more of a resource hog than I originally thought. I just love these old school flight sims, especially when you have the proper HOTAS controller setup.
What controller do you use to play this?
What do you think of the graphics?
Back in the day i had no choice but to use the keyboard as i didn't have a joystick.
As soon as i embarked on building retro systems i knew i had to get a joystick, so i got i thrustmaster FCS and a WCS. It makes the experience so much better and makes manouvering the F-14 much effectively. The pot on my WCS needs cleaning as it is spiking. Right now i cannot play this stuff since i moved to England and i couldn't bring all my retro stuff with me.
As far as graphicsthis game is 1994, they introduced some texture mapping tecghnique that looks nice, but unfortunately this game doesn't do any higher than VGA resolution. With the machines we can buil now it would be easy to run this game in 640x480 and still be fluid. This would help remove most of the pixelated feel of the game. The game recommends a 486DX-33, originally i played it in a 386DX-40. But his robs too much out of the experience. You shouldn't use anything lower than a 486DX2-66 for this game.
This is one of those games in which i would love to put my hands on the source code, although i would be screwed if most of the game was written in assembly.