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Where did it all start for you?

This was my first exposure to a combat flight game!

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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator. I flew the hurricane and the Jug a lot.

 

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Jane's WWII Fighters where I first fell in love with the Fw190.

 

 

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Bought the 486 - paid $400 xtra to go from a 14" monitor to a 17". Installed Chuck Yeager's AC, Aces of The Pacific, and B17 Flying Fortress all at the same time. Boot Disk?! WTF is that....🤔...

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Technically Falcon AT was my first, but the first one I really got into and played extensively was Aces over Europe and Aces of the Pacific. Been waiting for a proper successor to the second one still to this day...

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Secret weapons of the luftwaffe was where I got hooked.  My sisters boyfriend introduced me to it one day when I went to visit them.  It was a revelation.  In the weeks that followed I found every excuse under the sun to drop in so I could give it another go.  When they broke up I was devastated...  :(

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I think Janes. Followed by MCFS then into Sturmavik. The latter I still fly a lot (the original) and every now and then the older ones. 

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Ahh memories... EMS,XMS,MSDOS,VGA monitor, first soundblaster ...

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F/A 18 Interceptor for Amiga, 1988...

 

I got the Amiga from my grandparents in the day as a gift to help typing and printing my scrips at the Dutch Royal Militairy Academy, instead of handwriting or typing, as was required by an "innovative" professor...

 

Then found some more use of the machine 🤪

 

Landing on the carrier with full burner on was great fun, so were the missions:

 

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The game was absolutely awesome and powerful in the day!

 

Ah... the memories...

 

 

 

 

 

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Aviator by acornsoft, 1983. Created by Geoff Crammond . He was responsible for such classics as stunt car racer and the Grand Prix series. It was a spitfire simulator where you have to shoot down aliens. Ah those heady early days.

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There was also Fighter Pilot but I liked this more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBn8d-_C2Mc

 

Sci-Fi but so what? Graphics and game-play were well beyond what would be expected from 8bit machine; excellent (for the era) frame-rates too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbZ-chrOgGg

 

Sci-Fi and 3rd perspective but fast and dynamic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9jccDxFCwc

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Project Stealth Fighter on Commodore 64. It was almost the first game I ever bought, but the retailer was out of stock, so I had to buy Red Storm Rising instead. (Which was great also). Of course there was Gunship also, but it was not air combat so much.

 

Honorable mention goes to Battlehawks 1942, which forced me (read: my parents) to buy Amiga 500.

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Gunship!  by Microprose on my  trusty "Bread-bin" C64. I spent more hours on it than any other game back in the day. I don't know what I loved more, the simulator or the manual.  

Next one was F-19 Stealth Fighter, on PC.

Third one was the original Red Baron by Dynamix, also on PC.

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I can't honestly remember, think i might have early onset "oldtimers" lol

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36 minutes ago, 6./ZG26_Custard said:

Aviator by acornsoft, 1983. Created by Geoff Crammond . He was responsible for such classics as stunt car racer and the Grand Prix series. It was a spitfire simulator where you have to shoot down aliens. Ah those heady early days.

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Yep, I’m with custard here, this was my first too. God I feel old. 

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Chuck Yeager's Air Combat! Had quite a span - 6 flyables from WW2 (P-51 and Fw 190) over Korea (F-86, MiG-15) to Vietnam (MiG-21, F-4).

 

Rezultat iskanja slik za Chuck Yeager's air combat

 

Nailing a 190 in a Mustang:

Rezultat iskanja slik za Chuck Yeager's air combat

 

 

 

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Red Baron 3D. 

 

Too young to understand what was going on. But young enough to understand that a rocket to a Handley Page was heavenly.

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I think the first thing was Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 1 and later 2 😄 After that the old Il-2 Series

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And after that many more... C64, Amiga and PC. You name it, I've probably played it

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Aces of the Pacific by Dynamix, 1992.   My true love was Red Baron 3d.  Last time I played that was ~2011.

 

All the Dynamix stuff was solid gold IMO. 

 

 

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Lucasfilm, 1942 Battlehawks 1988 on a Amstrad 286 20mb hdd  1mb memory. vga display.

 

 

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Loooong time ago...."Fighter Bomber" 1989 by Vector Grafix. For Amiga 500.

 

 

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Flying Corps Gold

 

Or X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter....

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Of course, the first flight game was the old DOS classsic Sopwith...

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7 hours ago, SShrike said:

Where did it all start for you?

This was my first exposure to a combat flight game!

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This was my very first one too! Bought it with a Gravis joystick:

 

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God, are we spoiled nowadays! And does anybody remember the fiddling time to free up some high memory? Himem.sys etc. just to load the drivers in the correct

order to avoid wasting some precious upper memory? We are talking about KB here! Additional RAM was nearly unaffordable then back in time.

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Il-2 Sturmovil1946 & Cliffs Of Dover. 

 

Both bought on the same day February 2017.

 

Mike.

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7 hours ago, Vig said:

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Same if we are talking Online Combat Flight Sims.  Wire frame graphics over a slow modem 🙂 

 

The first flight sim in a combat aircraft was either Harrier or Spitfire on a BBC Micro.  I also have fond memories of A10 Tank Killer and the repeating music is still stuck in my brain 30 years later 🙂  

 

The first career based historical re-enactment style game was 1942: Pacific Air War.   I liked that one.  1942_-_The_Pacific_Air_War_(game_box_art

 

The progression to IL2-GB was a few years in Dawn Of Aces/ Warbirds, a few years in Aces High,  a few years in IL2 1946,  a few years in Cliffs Of Dover,  six months in DCS then a couple of years so far in IL2-GB

 

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CFS2.  Played it for a couple weeks then binned it as it was complete rubbish.  Online was overrun with cheats and hax0rs.  It was awful.

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3 minutes ago, BlitzPig_EL said:

CFS2.  Played it for a couple weeks then binned it as it was complete rubbish.  Online was overrun with cheats and hax0rs.  It was awful.

 

Same here.  I found it full of people flying 800mph P51s with Tank armour and 88mm cannons 🙂

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LHX Attack chopper on pentium 286 back in the early 90s....and the first with planes was I think Red Baron..

 

 

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Gosh, we are old farts...

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