Back then I was running an Atari ST, which would generally look better than PC games at the time, but they never released them for the Atari. I was always jealous of my friends who got to play BoB:TFH on their PCs - it looked great in its day, and Lawrence Holland knew how to do good game play.
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That info bar at the bottom is pretty clever. Nowadays almost every flight sim developer assumes that you enjoy reading a pdf while flying. I wish I could get a "Oh, so you're are trying to fire a maverick .. make sure SOI is on the correct MFD by pressing <button>"-info bar sometimes.
That guy also has a rock solid trim of that plane, I'm impressed. He can't be using a G940, must be a Tac2 or some other high end stuff.
Great game that is, not as good as Tornado or F16 combat pilot but still top marks.
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The realism is incredible, it even has Spit Mk I on the dash.. lol single shot guns too
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That is still my fave Battle of Britain game after all these years.
I blame pilot error. A console is just a PC with most of the non-gaming bits stripped out. i7 3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4 GHZ 8 GB DDR3 RAM NVIDIA 680 2GB HAF X Full ATX Tower Win 7 64 Home Premium
Don't forget the included DRM! That damned code wheel! LOL Great game!
Ha! The code wheel. Forgot all about it. I took it apart and copied it so I could install a copy of the game on my work PC and play during lunch break (complete with a spare joystick). Our Engineering Manager was a former Naval Aviator during Vietnam (F4) and he would sometimes play along with me and a friend.
During one lunchtime session my friend shot at the parachute of a German pilot that had ejected, collapsing the chute and sending the pilot to his death. The Engineering Manager did NOT like that at all. He shot my friend the dirtiest look. He didn't play with us again after that.
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My character somehow got all twisted up. I was playing the mission where you have to infiltrate the Golden Glow Estate and do multiple things. When I was out burning beehives and fighting I just eventually ran away to view my success from a distance. I first noticed it when I squated down on a tree trunk.Coot..the squatter../simHQ/2011
Came as a bit of a shock seeing that vid....when I fondly envisage this and other sims I played at the time, I see them in my mind's eye in as much detail as CLoD. (Knights of the Sky, Chuck Yeager & Swotl)
Due to limitation of the technology at that time, developers can only aim to convey the atmosphere of the air battle environment, but not the exact details. For those that got the key ingredients right, we easily suspended our disbelief and filled in all the details in our mind.
Battle of Britain: Their Finest Hour and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe certainly did this well, especially in the campaigns. (Spent countless hours trying to identify the best direction to approach different types of ground target and best aim points so as to inflict maximum damage in the B-17 formations)
Around the same period, there are also Dynamix's Aces of the Pacific and Aces Over Europe - truly great sims, and IMHO their quick battle and career modes are superb.
What I also miss about sims from that period:
1) The manuals - manuals from these four sims are good enough to read for historical background standalone, and 2) The music: