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#1 dojoboy

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:51 AM

OT: Not Mac

I just came across this BBC article which discusses the end of Microsoft's flight simulator game.  Probably old news to those who follow the genre.

BBS: Microsoft Ends Flight Simulator
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:41 AM

I'm an X-Plane man myself and simply chuckled when that news broke a few weeks ago.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:10 PM

My first flight simulator was the Microsoft flight simulator on the Fat Mac 512.  I still have it, but it is on a single sided floppy and I don't have a machine to read the disks or run the game.  I had a LOT of fun with that, buying books on flying and so on.
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:31 PM

I got started with Flight Simulator back on the 512 like tBC. Given it hasn't been for Mac in quite some time, though, it didn't really bother me when I heard it was being ended in the news.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:10 PM

My first flight sim was Donald Hill's black and white wireframe P51 on a Mac Plus. But I've flown every single Mac simulator since then, except the helicopter ones.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:53 AM

Why not helos? In some ways, I think they would be more fun.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:36 AM

View PostThe Liberator, on February 24th 2009, 03:53 AM, said:

Why not helos? In some ways, I think they would be more fun.

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Just not that into them.

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:23 PM

Ahhh, I see. Fair enough, I like helos more, although I haven't really used them in proper simulation yet.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 02:16 AM

View PostDaveyJJ, on February 24th 2009, 05:36 AM, said:

Just not that into them.
When you use one to strafe an enemy position with hydras and subsequently dive behind a hill as an SA-7 that some jerkwad fired at you veers off course before you pop back up like a deranged savage warrior on a mission from the Great Rotary Spirit before blowing him to smithereens with your 30mm gun that you aimed just by looking at the guy you wanted dead, THEN...

... then you will know the true wonder of the helicopter.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:38 AM

I was not exactly thinking that, but now I need to find a helicopter simulator. That just sounds freaking awesome. :w00t:

By the way, I cannot really call BF2 and others like it simulation, but still it has made me think about the helicopter and what it can do.*

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:20 AM

View PostThe Liberator, on March 3rd 2009, 09:38 AM, said:

I was not exactly thinking that, but now I need to find a helicopter simulator. That just sounds freaking awesome. :w00t:
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:17 PM

Oh, cool thanks for the link. I will check into this game later, but now I need to go to school. ;)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:33 PM

View PostThe Liberator, on March 3rd 2009, 03:17 PM, said:

I will check into this game later, but now I need to go to school. ;)

Yeesh...kids these days have completely messed-up priorities....

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:20 PM

View PostEric5h5, on March 3rd 2009, 12:33 PM, said:

Yeesh...kids these days have completely messed-up priorities....

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:55 AM

View PostJanichsan, on March 3rd 2009, 06:20 AM, said:

Here you are. ;)

FYI we have a Universal patch in development so any EE owners PM me and I will see if I can send you the beta :)

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:13 AM

View Postedddeduck, on March 5th 2009, 01:55 PM, said:

FYI we have a Universal patch in development so any EE owners PM me and I will see if I can send you the beta :)

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:14 PM

View PostJanichsan, on March 5th 2009, 09:13 AM, said:

You've got mail. ;)
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:06 AM

View Postedddeduck, on March 5th 2009, 01:55 PM, said:

FYI we have a Universal patch in development so any EE owners PM me and I will see if I can send you the beta :)

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Will you also
1) Lower the price if you're planning to sell the game again? The game was released for PC in 2000 and for Mac in... what, 2004? 2005?. It isn't even available for sale for the PC anymore (in Sweden at least)
2) Release an Universal Demo
3) Make sure it's possible to DL the demo (the PPC one that you link to here can't be found on MacGameFiles anymore.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:57 PM

Indeed -- that link doesn't work.

I was forced to use BitTorrent -- which I loathe -- and after an hour it's 0.00% progress.

It's only 86 MB -- could someone put the "Enemy Engaged" demo online, please ?


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Posted 28 April 2009 - 03:28 AM

Yeah, I tried it also. I would like to play the demo, so I third that motion.

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Edit: this is to Eddeduck, will there be a port of EE 2?

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