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#1532971 - 01/08/04 07:51 PM Looking GOOD !  

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The only decent flight simulator I know of that attempted to model VTOL / VSTOL flight , was from microprose . It was called Jump Jet . Man , it did'nt look anywhere near as good Jet Thunder . Here's hoping it flies as good as it looks , because it's looking GOOD !

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#1532972 - 01/11/04 03:25 PM Re: Looking GOOD !  
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Simis' "AV-8B Harrier Assault" (later upgraded to "SVGA Harrier", the first 640x480 PC flight sim) flew rings around "Jump Jet", IMO. Jump Jet may have had gouraud shading, but it was simply outdone in every other department by itss rival. To this day SVGA Harrier is my favourite flight sim of all time. (I can't get it running on a modern PC, though \:\(

Super-smooth hi-res graphics (with a gorgeous fading-colour/haze effect on the terrain as it got more distant), great flight modelling (for the time), and a truly dynamic campaign in which you controlled air, sea, and land forces, and could plan ahead for coordinated strikes, add new missions at will, and fly (or not) any harrier mission personally.

Harrier Assault rocked. And ever since the cancellation of Flying Nightmares 2, I've been pining for a modern Harrier sim! So my very best wishes to everyone at Thunderworks -- may the project go smoothly, and be successful!!!


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#1532973 - 01/11/04 04:36 PM Re: Looking GOOD !  
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Oh man... I just read this ... I hadn't realised that Jet Thunder was actually conceived as something of a remake of Harrier Assault!

I understand the project has probably evolved somewhat since then, but knowing that that idea was behind it I'm more excited than ever!


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#1532974 - 01/12/04 05:18 AM Re: Looking GOOD !  
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Hi people! And thanks for the positive feedback so far \:\)

To be fair, X-Plane flight simulator also has a Harrier V/STOL flightmodel with exhaust nozzles, but it's VERY unstable in hover - feels like you're riding a monocycle. So far, feedback from pilots I've heared tells the complete opposite! \:\)


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