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IMG's Flight Sim Roundup 2006
December 7, 2005 | David Peck
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The Mac flight sim is a rare bird. The genre is currently a slow mover on the Mac. However, die-hard sim pilots have several good outlets for scratching their flying itch.

The latest Mac releases offer cutting-edge helo flying in Enemy Engaged and an update of Graphic Simulation's F/A-18 Hornet series called F/A-18 Iraqi Freedom. Other sims include the excellent X-Plane, Warbirds & Dawn of Aces, and an OSX version of an old favorite: Sky Fighters 1945. Don't forget to consider Targetware, an open architecture cross-platform combat simulator, with several community created mods, that is free to play during it's long beta and Flight Gear, a free FAA approved-for-training, open-source civil aviation flight sim.

Definitions
• A.I.: The game offers Artificial Intelligence controlled adversaries
• MMO Style Server: Massive Multiplayer Server usually (but not always) hosted by game publisher
• Multipurpose Joystick Buttons: Software that allows the programming of button "sets," effectively tripling the number of buttons on a joystick setup

Flight Sims Featured
• Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche versus KA-52 Hokum
• F/A-18 Iraqi Freedom
• Flight Gear
• OSX Sky Fighter 1945
• Targetware
• Warbirds & Dawn of Aces (OS9/OSX)
• WWII Online
• X-Plane

Classic OS 9 Games
• Skyfighters 1945
• Flying Circus
• Falcon 4.0

— Combat Flight Sims —

Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche versus KA-52 Hokum
By Feral Interactive


Enemy Engaged features the ultimate helicopter flight and combat experience with top notch graphics, realistic handling, and dynamic campaigns. Feral has created a mod installer that installs all of the best PC Mods for Enemy Engaged. Download via the link.

Features
Combat Damage ModelingYes
Multiplayer (Internet/LAN)Yes
Cross Platform MultiplayerNo
Solo Campaign GameplayYes
A.I.Yes
MMO ServerNo
DemoYes
Monthly ChargesNo
Purchase Price~$40

Mac System Requirements
• PowerPC G3 600 MHz
• Mac OS version 10.2 or higher
• 256 MB RAM required
• 16 MB 3D accelerator card
• Mouse & keyboard
• DVD Drive

Links
Feral's Enemy Engaged Page
• See the IMG Enemy Engaged Review for much more info

F/A-18 Iraqi Freedom
By GraphSim Entertainment


Graphic Simulations takes you to the Iraq war in this update of their classic F/A-18 series. Fly missions from Persian Gulf-based aircraft carriers against MIG and Sukhoi aircraft. Fly cooperatively with other allied aircraft such as the F-16 Falcon, F-15 Eagle, A-10 Warthog, and the B-2 Stealth Bomber.

Features
Combat Damage ModelingYes
Multiplayer (Internet/LAN)Yes
Cross Platform MultiplayerNo
Solo Campaign GameplayYes
A.I.Yes
MMO ServerNo
DemoNo
Monthly ChargesNo
Purchase Price~$40

Mac System Requirements
• PowerPC 500 MHz
• Mac OS version 10.2 or higher
• 256 MB RAM required
• 16 MB 3D accelerator card
• 1.25 GB hard drive space
• Mouse & keyboard (joystick recommended)

Links
Graph Sim's F/A-18 Iraqi Freedom Page
IMG F/A-18 Korea Gold Review



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