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Jane's FA 18


Excellent graphics, not as much campaign depth as Falcon 4.

Mig Alley

V1.23 Patch


So-so graphics but good dynamic campaign and AI.  Excellent radio chatter.  Make sure to get the patch, I couldn't get it to run more than a couple minutes before crashing without the patch.

Flanker 2.0

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Flanker 2.5 patch is in development, screen shots at www.flanker2.com, proposed List of New Features:
  • Ability to fly the Mig-29K (navalized version).

  • Ability to give naval units waypoints.

  • Ability for naval units to engage one another.

  • Option to include MERs (Multiple Ejector Racks) and TERs (Triple Ejector Racks) in the loadouts.

  • Air to Air Refueling

  • An expanded loadout selection.

  • Ground Alert Intercept missions will no longer restrict runway usage.

  • An improved view system including: a weapon to target view, a new dogfight view, and a padlock from tower view.

  • Additional commands to slide the camera right and left and reverse cycle views.

  • A scalable map ruler.

  • Improved multiplayer chat.

  • Option to have Nagging Nadia in Russian.

  • Additional new scenarios and a new campaign.

  • Options for adjustable missile effectiveness

  • Improved wingman communication and responses.


Company Line:
  • New 3D graphics engine using full texture-mapped terrain.
  • New Aircraft: Su-33 Naval carrier-based Flanker.
  • New 3D sound system with shift and Doppler effects.
  • Interactive training modules - complete with an in-cockpit instructor.
  • Detailed 3D ships, aircraft and ground vehicles.
  • Mission editor allows the user to create a realistic theater of operation.
  • Campaign mission module includes resource management, realistic enemy engagement and save now/play later mission save system.
  • Multiplayersupport: 16 player network play via LAN, or 2 player head-to-head play over the internet.
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Sabre Fighter Plane Simulator


Sabre Fighter Plane Simulator is a freeware product under the GNU Public License, developed as a labor of love by flight-simulation enthusiasts. For now, the focus is on Korean War-era fighter aircraft, such as the classic North American F-86 SabreJet, which dueled with the nimble MiG-15 over the skies of Korea. Also featured are the F-84 ThunderJet, the F-51 Mustang and the Yak-9.
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F16 Multi-Role
Fighter & Mig29

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Happy Puppy
  • This could be the sleeper of the holidays, usually sold bundled together
  • Unfortunately, only supports voodoo 3dfx cards.
  • Play 128 player games on the internet, totally free
  • Both games fly in the same universe, so you can have F16 vs Mig29 battles.
  • Did I mention it only supports 3dfx? Hmm. Maybe my TNT card will get an add-on
Falcon 4
Falcon 4

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(do this if you have F4 !)

Falcon 4 patch V1.08 is out.  The development team has been laid off by Hasbro!   What did they do with their final days at work?  They managed to cram in a new patch V1.08i that fixes almost all of the multiplayer crashes !  You need to install the 1.08 patch then copy the executable from 1.08i into your falcon directory.

Falcon 4 Patch 1.08i2 is out.. this is an unsupported patch that fixes some crashes and improves network play.

FNG's Falcon 4 Site has a Falcon 4 settings editor and he is working on new terrains.

  • Plagued by a raft of bugs, Microprose promises at least four patches to bring this game up to snuff. It's getting there..
  • Many of the sounds that you hear have been digitized from the real F-16, from the button clicks to the whine of the engines
  • Dynamic campaigns, the whole war is simulated
  • Falcon 4.0 also is designed to allow players to jump into and out of the game. This will enable the game to eventually host players 24 hours a day. One of the areas which the team is working on is the creation of servers to support larger scale multiplayer campaigns over the Internet.
Total Air War
Total Air War

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ACMI Films
  • DID does it again with this sequel to F22-ADF.
  • Dynamic campaigns, the whole war is simulated
  • Pilot AI is pretty impressive!
  • Be a Tactical Mission Planner, Weapons Officer, AWACS Commander or Combat Pilot.
  • A suite of sound effects including an AWACS vocabulary of over 10,000 words.
  • 336 Page Spiral bound combat manual by Colonel Rich Reynolds, ex NATO Air War Planner and AWACS specialist.
  • ACMI allows the player to record and review a flight from any angle. This is hugely important in improving your skills, now you can see why you were shot down !
  • The dynamic campaign does not have bases that get taken over like Ef 2000 did.
  • Some graphics glitches on my system, maybe they do not show up if you are running 3dfx instead of Direct X.
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EF2000 V.2
  • Limited 3d card support
  • Great realism and graphics.
  • Simulates an entire war, and you can choose which mission in the war to fly.
  • Design your own missions
  • Highly Reccomended, but check out Total Air War as well, it is much newer and based on the same software.
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  • Do not buy this game, buy Total Air War instead. It is a newer version of the same thing with a dynamic campaign to boot.
F22 Raptor
F22 Raptor
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  • Incredible multiplayer internet support - 128 players online at the same time!
  • State of the art graphics
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Jane's F15

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  • Top Notch Graphics, explosions, fires
  • Most realistic jet sim available.
  • Very good flight model
  • Lots of wingmen commands
  • User createable missions you can download and share. You can even insert audio clips for radio communications.
  • Complicated.  If you want to fire up the computer and shoot things this is not for you.
  • Resolution limited to 640 x 480










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