Discussion in 'PC and Console Simulations' started by Kai-Petri, Apr 12, 2005.
Anyone tried this? Released Apr 2003.
Errr - I've got it right here but have yet to load it up and try it !
But it was very well-reviewed in magazines when it was released....
Better late than never. How did it go? What happened to the dam?
It can't have made a big impression on me - I don't remember it at all !
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 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)
..I was following TFT, and was disappointed it was scrapped
..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
Combat Flight Simulator 2.
You can fly the aircraft with MS Flight Simulator 2000/2003, but you cannot fight with them.
thanks....I'm tempted to get it, if possible
......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
....here's Simviation Dam Busters mods...when I had Combat Flight Simulator, Simviation had innumerable free mods/aircraft/scenery/missions/etc ..carriers/etc..it was great
Simviation: Microsoft Flight Simulator Addons
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!
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.
...well, that was the higher priced......but for something that old, it should be about $5
..what's the currency down there? you use the Australian dollar? interesting
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
Australia has the best banknotes...
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.
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.
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.