Borton - S!
Glad you solved your lost up and down.
I've re -read the manual and there is a marked difference, in AI accuracy and manueverability if you make sure you are on Easy settings, ( in Classic mode , of course ) in Options.
Compared with FB one on one, it is harder if you get a dridecker against you, because of their skittish ability.Get a bigger enemy and he can be easier. Luck of the draw, I reckon.
It seems if you change or make a new pilot that your settings revert, and if on Classic it will be changed to "hard" again. It's worth a check now and then.
I run 98SE and I have fast loading, never had a CTD, nor a computer problem I can associate with WoW. Is like F B in that respect.
I think Windows 2000 is a prime suspect. Not really a "game" O. S.
Yes, I've just noticed in deathmatch that if you are flying British, then your AI opponent will be British
One of the few bugs, I presume.
If you can dogfight FB you will be able to dogfight this. But don't assume it's easy.