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Flight combat games? (besides IL-2 and MS flight simulator)

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December 16, 2009 2:44:29 PM

Pretty simple question really. I tried searching game websites but flight sim and flight combat games are pretty hard to find. I know about IL-2 1946. I know about Microsoft Flight Simulator. But what else is out there for PC? I really enjoyed ace combat 5 for PS2 but that was a WHILE ago...
I'm looking for fun more than real-life simulation. Space games are cool, I remember x-wing vs tie fighter, a game which DEFINITELY deserves a remake.
December 16, 2009 3:35:00 PM

Have you taken a look at Ace Combat?

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which I should have added, is on the xbox 360, AFAIK not on PC.
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December 16, 2009 4:04:55 PM

I said, specifically, that I had. I also said, specifically, that I was looking for PC games. Thanks though!
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December 16, 2009 4:24:06 PM

^^ Not many, although I feel you're pain. [I should note, I HATE IL-2. Its not THAT hard to fly an airplane]

Crimson Skies was (And still is) a great game, but unless you use aged drivers (or a bug-fix .exe), you need to run on the software render, and the game has major problems with Vista/7. M$ Combat Simulator is decent from what I've heard, and Red Baron 3d is still a cult classic.

Outside of that, the only decent flight sims I know of are the aged (but surprisingly fun) Aces over Europe/Pacific from the late 80's...
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December 16, 2009 5:21:13 PM

zspturbo said:
I said, specifically, that I had. I also said, specifically, that I was looking for PC games. Thanks though!


You mean you expect people to read your posts? ;) 
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December 17, 2009 2:27:22 AM

Played HAWX?? its a great game with all new fighters and bombers...
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December 17, 2009 5:54:19 AM

Well, if you wouldn't mind mixing flight with a bit of sci-fi style space combat, there are a few older titles worth taking a look at. Specifically Freelancer, Darkstar One, and Free Space 2.
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December 17, 2009 10:46:14 AM

godbrother said:
Ace Combat? Pfft. You guys are all wannabies!

It's all about MiG-29 Fulcrum or F-16 Multirole Fighter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiG-29_Fulcrum_%28video_ga...
http://www.novalogic.com/games.asp?GameKey=F16MRF

Two of the best ever air combat games... Ever!


I hate all "modern" flight sims, as missles are just cheap. I actually played those two though, and found them decent, but not great. [BTW, did they ever fix the "You don't get ammo between campaign missions" bug?]
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December 17, 2009 1:08:39 PM

gamerk316 said:
I hate all "modern" flight sims, as missles are just cheap. I actually played those two though, and found them decent, but not great. [BTW, did they ever fix the "You don't get ammo between campaign missions" bug?]


You know, I havn't played the games in like... 3 years. But I do have the originals sitting on my cupboard. You know, how original it is? It even has the original fat box + all the fat manuals :D  - Classic I tells ya.

For a game that came out in 1998, they where pretty impressive without a doubt. Still is today, especially when you switch to cockpit cam, it is pure excellence. Do you remember the "paper plane" cheat? :D 
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December 17, 2009 3:27:47 PM

Wasn't there also a F-22 game released by the same people at that time, or is my memory going on me again?
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December 17, 2009 5:37:28 PM

gamerk316 said:
Wasn't there also a F-22 game released by the same people at that time, or is my memory going on me again?


Nah your right... F-22 from Novalogic. But I remember playing it once and hating it. Not sure why, I may download a copy to see why I hated it so bad. If its good, I'll buy it for my novalogic collection :) 
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December 17, 2009 7:15:58 PM

^^ Eh, got them in a pack together ages ago. As I said, decent, but Crimson Skies was a far better game (not to mention Red Baron 3d, which I still play a lot).

Funny thing, is how the oldest games (Heroes over Europe/The Pacific) have the most influence; IL-2 is basically a modern ripoff (right down to the difficulty customization options :D ). Still, if planes were actaully FLYABLE in IL-2, I might play it for more then 20 frustrating minutes per year...
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December 18, 2009 7:22:26 PM

http://riseofflight.com/en/about/features

Rise of Flight is a new WWI Combat Flight Sim. You should definitely take a look at it. It has a lot of great things going for it and the developers are devoted to it and are constantly improving it.

Regards,
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December 19, 2009 7:22:31 AM

^^ WOW... Minimum system requirements Core 2 Duo E6600 - 8800GT. Jesus christ, that game looks like it could run on a Pentium 1 machine, whats with the steap requirements? It's not like its Crysis, or MW2 with intense surroundings... Meh.
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