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Thursday, February 22, 2001
Fighter Squadron Update
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Between the releases of Majesty and Sin and the announcements of future ports such as Giants: Citizen Kabuto, United Developers/MacPlay has been a little quiet about a title that has been a long time coming: Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons Over Europe. A classic WWII flight sim, this long-promised title is sure to thrill fans of those early days of dogfighting. MacPlay's Jason Whong has released an update on the status of this title, with word that is expected on shelves this April:

I just wanted to let you know that MacPlay is throttling up the production
of Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons Over Europe, with an ETA on store
shelves of April 16. We are anticipating the arrival of the first alpha
release in-house.

This date is very important to us, and I promise to keep you all posted of
the game's progress. For those who don't know (and there's no reason to be
ashamed - we've admittedly been a bit stealthy about the game) Fighter
Squadron is an ultra-realistic World War II flight combat simulator set in
the European theatre of operations.

I'd like all of you to do me a favor. Most of you already have flight
joysticks for your Macs; I'll admit to you that I've always used a mouse to
play flight sims. That being said, we're entering alpha Real Soon Now, and
it would probably be a Very Good Idea (tm) for us to be testing the game
with YOUR joysticks. Please drop me a line at jason@macplay.com and let me
know what joystick/throttle controls you prefer to use on your Macintosh.
I'll do my part to let our internal testers know what joysticks we should
pay particular attention to.

If you have a particular favorite controller that you want support for in FS, be sure and mail Jason right away. We apologize for linking yet again to the MacPlay press release, but they have yet to produce a web site to link to.

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