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Discussion in 'PC and Console Simulations' started by Kai-Petri, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Anyone tried this? Released Apr 2003.

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    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Errr - I've got it right here but have yet to load it up and try it ! [​IMG]

    But it was very well-reviewed in magazines when it was released....
     
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    Better late than never. How did it go? What happened to the dam? ;) ;)
     
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    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    It can't have made a big impression on me - I don't remember it at all ! o_O
     
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    I was a community manager for iEN's Warbirds between 2000 and 2008. There was a biggish European contingent. iEN eventually built a Lancaster. I used the simulation in a 2009 Dambusters Pilgrimage for the Royal British Legion. Letting people have ago at a Lancaster simulator even with dumbed down controls seemed to help them to appreciate what happened when we stopped at Schloss Waldeck overlooking the Edersee.
    At the same time there were a lot of volunteer based projects based on open source(?) Targetware I knew some of the volunteers and had copies of their test software. A lot of the Dutch chaps who run Eurocon were involved in Target [​IMG] Rabaul. Target Flanders was an interesting enthusiast project. First Aircraft - BE2C and Fokker Eindekker. Target Tobruck involved Italian aircraft G50(?) . Somewhere on my old hard drives are some image of these

    Ahhhh back to the topic. One of their sims was Target for Tonight. One of the participants was a Rolls Royce engineer who was a serious perfectionist. Check out the story here
    COMBATSIM.COM: Target For Tonight - The Ultimate Night Bombing Simulation
    A Sim that never quite made it, "Target for Tonight"
    Lancaster image here
    The Ultimate Resource for Combat Simulation and Strategy Gamers. (www.combatsim.com)
     
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    ..I was following TFT, and was disappointed it was scrapped
     
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    ..what's this an add-on for? looks like a Combat Flight Sim add on?? I want it
    ...I just listened to a Dam Busters' podcast today and had to check out this thread
     
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    Combat Flight Simulator 2.

    You can fly the aircraft with MS Flight Simulator 2000/2003, but you cannot fight with them.
     
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    thanks....I'm tempted to get it, if possible
     
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    ......dang!! ..some of these prices they want for these very old games is ridiculous ...I see Luftwaffe Commander for $42 plus shipping!! I liked that game..I think I got it cheap, and that was because it wasn't a great/popular game...I think I got it with another flight sim for under $20--both games ..this was many years ago
     
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    You pay more for a good night out...think of the hundreds plus hours of fun/enjoyment you get for your 42 bucks...Cheap mate cheap!
     
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    Volunteer based projects are easier to start than complete. We built terrain for iEN including a North West European theatre of operations at about 2/3 scale from Bristol to Stettin. The volunteers created skins for the aircraft and were building 3D models. I suspect iEN took fright when they thought about the copyright implications. It was used in a BBC documentary Billy Drake and the Fighter boys 2002.

    TFT failed after the core engine was pulled/folded.
     
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    ...well, that was the higher priced......but for something that old, it should be about $5
     
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    ..what's the currency down there? you use the Australian dollar? interesting
     
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    o, roger that.....I think the best WW2 game I've ever played was a free mod for Battlefield 2 called Forgotten Hope....seems like many of the volunteer/free mods are better than the original games
     
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    Two dams were breached with a significant but temporary impact on German industry Operation Chastise - Wikipedia

    8 of 19 aircraft were lost and 53 of 133 aircrew killed; 3 became POWs.
     
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    There were several combat flight simulators that allowed you to play against human opponents. The big thing going for iEN's warbiards that it could cope with a couple of hundred players in roughly the same patch of virtual sky. I was hooked when I found that they ran historic events with limited lives one life per hour. You had to sign up for specific slots and flew under command of a flight lead. The main events were the Squad Select Series - you had to sign up as a squad, but these were timed for US evenings which were very difficult for Europeans. We ran the Euro Microcampaigns at European evenings = US mid afternoon. We did run a night bombing campaign and I recall the spoof Mosquito raid to Berlin had the defenders in the wrong place while a low level raid his a precision target.
     
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    Some twenty years ago I liked to play the add-on Ju 87 game as well as Sturmböcke unit pilot which is a Fw 190 with 30 mm glass to protect the pilot and 30 mm mg's, and they attacked the B-17s from the front. I think the idea was to shoot the pilots. Considering the speed of both sides you don't have much time to aim correctly. I guess the game had different versions of difficulty as often just a couple of hits dropped the B-17 for me. That was somehow addictive to me. As well as Mosquito pathfinder or Battle of Britain.
     

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