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Old 26 November 2008, 00:15   #1
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Best Flight Sim on Amiga OCS?

F/A-18 Interceptor was ace in the olden days. Bomber also got quite a bit of playtime. Also played Birds of Prey.

Anyone have suggestions of an 'immersive despite primitive vector graphics' OCS flight sim? Let's hear it! The flight sim you spent ages on, or gave you a sense of freedom or enjoyment of just flying, or the flight sim that actually made you want to complete missions!

I really don't know any more flight sims except Falcon and that heli game with circles instead of rotors.

If I get a bunch of game names I'll create a poll!
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Old 26 November 2008, 00:21   #2
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Old 26 November 2008, 00:21   #3
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F-16 Combat Pilot, Played this for many years, I even printed a keyboard layout sheet with all the different shortcuts for all the stuff you could do

Used to us one of the experimental aircraft for flying really high only to find, when I headed back to earth, that the world I was protecting was really square and flat
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Old 26 November 2008, 00:28   #4
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Maybe this thread : http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=723
can give you some directions and also the poll is already there
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Old 26 November 2008, 00:36   #5
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On my A500 I used to play F/A-18 (really good and simple flight sim) and F-19 Stealth Fighter. And there was helicopter sim Thunderhawk. I tried some other sims but I wasn't interested in them. Probbably because I'm not into real simulations, I like more simulations with arcade elements in it.
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Old 26 November 2008, 00:43   #6
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Thread moved here from the req.Old Rare Games section
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Old 26 November 2008, 00:43   #7
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Fair enough, I guess. The key word for us OCS/ECS folks is old. Was mainly to check for more sims that 'had something', like Interceptor did.
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What! We're jumping around the site a bit aren't we DamianD. One minute here then there and finally across somewhere else

Still, best to get it in the right place eh!

Edit: Was becoming confusing with all the changes of scenery
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OOooooh I wonder...

INTERCEPTOR!!!
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Old 26 November 2008, 00:51   #10
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What! We're jumping around the site a bit aren't we DamianD. One minute here then there and finally across somewhere else

Still, best to get it in the right place eh!
Yeah, first I merged the posts into this thread but then thought it's best to leave it as it's own thread

Sorry for the confusion, you guys just post too quickly
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Yeah! I already guessed that so while I was there I voted, when I went back to the thread I ended up here, if you follow me
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I played Retaliator to death, played Interceptor a lot as well, flying under the bridge and shit like that.....
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OOooooh I wonder...

INTERCEPTOR!!!
I was waiting for this.

Interceptor rules. I would turn out all the lights and turn up the sound and get so tense as I was playing. Totally immersive.
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For me the best was F15 II. Of course I like Interceptor, Fighter Bomber, Knights of the sky also, and could mention Armour Geddon I-II although that's not strictly flightsim, but F15 had the most detailed gfx with amazing speed together on a plain A500. Loved the copper background sky in fixed camera positions in external views. BTW landing with Fighter B. was truly exciting, was so proud when first did it.
Interceptor isn't a bad game, but somehow I feel myself in it as on a patrol at dawn (or dusk) because of the colors.
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F/A-18 Interceptor was ace in the olden days. Bomber also got quite a bit of playtime. Also played Birds of Prey.

Anyone have suggestions of an 'immersive despite primitive vector graphics' OCS flight sim? Let's hear it! The flight sim you spent ages on, or gave you a sense of freedom or enjoyment of just flying, or the flight sim that actually made you want to complete missions!

I really don't know any more flight sims except Falcon and that heli game with circles instead of rotors.

If I get a bunch of game names I'll create a poll!
For me the best is Wings. It is not much of a Flying Simulator by the definition of it, but I like it anyway. I prefer to skip the boring fly of scenes and be present in the middle of the battle. And the non simulator scenes give it even more fun.
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For me the best is Wings. It is not much of a Flying Simulator by the definition of it, but I like it anyway. I prefer to skip the boring fly of scenes and be present in the middle of the battle. And the non simulator scenes give it even more fun.
I also love Wings The 'head indicator' to your enemy's position is great and also the non-simulator parts are really fun The roster and ranks added even more. One of the great Cinemaware games
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I also love Wings The 'head indicator' to your enemy's position is great and also the non-simulator parts are really fun The roster and ranks added even more. One of the great Cinemaware games


Yes indeed. I played it thoroughly on my A500. But never got to finish it. Maybe some day I go back to it.
You guys are making me feel nostalgic.
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Old 26 November 2008, 13:29   #18
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You guys are making me feel nostalgic.
I always thought that's what this whole board is about
Like you said the funny thing is that you really play Wings to actually play it than to see the end Always a sign of a great game
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Old 26 November 2008, 15:54   #19
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F/A-18 Interceptor's the daddy but I also used to like F29 Retaliator, which I suppose is more of a vector graphics aeroplane shoot 'em up than a sim in terms of the way the gameplay works, and its helicopter equivalent Thunderhawk which kicks bottom too.
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Interceptor is the king, if only for the intro music!

Knights of the Sky was a fantastic experience in two player serial link mode!!

We must not forget about Coala ! http://hol.abime.net/3053
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