BMS will allow you to load up bombs to hit a underground bunker, I think the GBU-12's. I just got into dropping guided/laser bombs and i must say it is fun. My system is pretty old also 2.4 dual core, 8800GT and 4 gigs of ram. I'll be getting a new system within a few weeks. BMS is the only Falcon that I have been able to play, the graphics were the main thing stopping me from flying OF and I never tried AF. From what I have seen of AF, it didn't look good.
What settings are you using? your set up is stretched!
You passed judgement on AF because of still images. Screenshots always fail to catch the beauty
, don't you know? And the few youtube AF movies out there are plain horrible.
AF's graphics is old for today standards, there's no doubt, but it is coherent in every aspect.
When viewed as a whole, you just accept it. It is clear that they did put more efforts in
'normalizing' the graphics than it is apparent at first glance. The tricky thing is... you don't
notice it because it looks so natural (as a whole). Look instead at BMS. Its beautiful lighting
(if not a bit garish) is in stark contrast with the shabby terrain. It's not coherent.
I'm sure they're working on it. Remains to be seen for how much longer you'll have to play with
pretty lighting and shabby everything else, on the promise that some day you'll receive better.
Yeah, promises promises... BMS has been around for ages. And the most part of the improvements
you play with, in BMS 4.32, are from the decade old BMS versions.
Turn off the hype, turn off the enthusiasm. Turn off the "everybody says it's cool" thing. Try to
be neutral and objective: how much of the actual BMS is truly 'new' stuff?
If we exclude the graphics, there is very little 'new' left.
I'm not saying that BMS is a fake. Gods, not at all. It's promising and the people behind it are
competent (what they have done speaks for itself). The problem is that they produce new stuff at
a snail's pace. It'll be months before you get to see terrain adeguate to the pretty levels of
the lighting and the cockpit. It'll be months before you get a proper and working 3D cockpit (lke
that of the F16) for each of the different jets they allow you to fly.
And it'll be months (to not say years) before you get to see the many bugs plaguing the new BMS
avionics finally squashed and buried.
Don't look down on AF. The LP guys made a choice. They chose to rid F4 of the infinite bugs it
had. And they chose to improve things while still keeping the product as accessible to pretty
much everybody-and-their-pet as was possible. They have succeeded magnificently. Top Score!
BMS, instead, by design, is not going for accessibility. They target people with modern hardware,
as they openly state somewhere in their main page or where there are the system requirements, I
don't remember, but it's there - just read around the front page.
With all that said, if you like BMS so much, do keep playing with it. Nobody says you should stop.
Just do not look down on AF because it hasn't the same graphics. There's more to Falcon 4 than
graphics. The many F4 mods in the last 12 years and counting have taught the world whole new
meanings of the terms 'CTD'.
AF doesn't CTD - barring system instability / hazardous mods on your part, that is.
Sometimes I wonder. If there was no AF, would there be a BMS 4.32 today?
Can't count on OF and FF to keep Falcon 4 alive. Their tendency to crash for the smallest thing
is the worst ads they could make to the simulator.