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#2849473 - 08/28/09 03:11 AM Dear Santa,  
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For Christmas, I would like:

- an Airco DH2





- a Fokker Eindecker



I've been very good this year, as far as you know.

Your friend,
Hedgehog


Last edited by Hedgehog; 08/28/09 03:15 AM.
Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#2849477 - 08/28/09 03:18 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Hedgehog]  
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Which Christmas ?

#2849491 - 08/28/09 03:40 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: catch]  
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I love it!.....

#2849573 - 08/28/09 08:00 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Hedgehog]  
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"...as far as you(I) know..."

My favorite phrase of all time.


bananadancebananadancebananadancebananadance attack ar15 bananadancebananadancebananadancebananadance
God damned bananas!!!
#2849591 - 08/28/09 09:27 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: BlueRaven]  
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It'll all be over by Christmas ....


Cheers
Stuntie.
#2849595 - 08/28/09 09:47 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Stuntie]  
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i think they'd be fun to fly, but i don't think i'd enter any combat zones in one... i'd worry too much about over-stressing (more than usual) the plane than the combat. but still you can't beat nostalgia

#2849606 - 08/28/09 10:22 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: alienax]  
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Hedgehog,

What about the Moran Bullet?

One problem with such a gift is it would require a career mode that was more than some canned missions strung together in a lifeless world........


Cheers,

Teddy Br

One of the stupidest things in game design is the lack of uncertainty given to the player

"beatings will continue until morale improves" brought to you by Ubisoft DRM!
#2849625 - 08/28/09 11:12 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Teddy Br]  
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The main reason I'd like to see these two planes is a bit of personal nostalgia.

Way back when... okay, maybe not 1916, but in the early 1980's... before my first Commodore 64, I had an air combat game called Ace of Aces. No, not the Ace of Aces you're thinking about. This was a book-based game. Each player got a small picture book, each page showing a view from your cockpit of the opponent's plane, relative to you. The bottom of each page provided a series of maneuvers you could choose from. Each player selected his next maneuver, announced the code page number to the other player, and by some fantastic game design, each player ended up on a new page that depicted the relative situation resulting from the combination of the selected maneuvers. If the page showed your opponent in your gunsights, you got a point for a hit.





It really was brilliant, and simple to play once you'd tried a couple of turns. It was portable... you could play it anywhere. The version I had pitted - you guessed - the Airco DH2 against the Fokker Eindecker.





http://maverick.brainiac.com/aoa/aoa1.html

I'd love to 'refly' some of those battles that, in the days before computer flight sims, only took place with the aid of a picture book and my imagination.

Last edited by Hedgehog; 08/28/09 11:46 AM.
#2849626 - 08/28/09 11:15 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Hedgehog]  
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...turn to page 20!!!!


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#2849630 - 08/28/09 11:29 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: WWBrian]  
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Yup!

You never wanted to end up on page 223 (unless you were trying to escape)...



...because that meant you had lost sight of each other. Then you had to start back on page 170...



...the neutral starting position for each encounter.


By the way, does this original game advertisement poster remind you original Rise Of Flight v1.0 owners of anything??


#2849635 - 08/28/09 11:41 AM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: WWBrian]  
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Originally Posted By: WWBrian
...turn to page 20!!!!



...was the close range "Head On".

I still have all my books.

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#2849643 - 08/28/09 12:00 PM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: WWBrian]  
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WWBrian,

I've been searching for my 'Flying Machines' version, the only one I had, without success.

I got in a bit of trouble one time when I was in the US Navy ahoy... I was in the submarine service, stationed aboard the nuclear sub USS Tecumseh as a reactor operator. The mid-watches in the reactor control room got pretty long and boring. I had brought my Ace of Aces books aboard and taken them on watch to play against the electrical operator. Except I left them there, 'hidden' in the CRDM fuse box.

Perhaps not quite hidden well enough. The Engineering Officer found them the next day.

oops

He was cool about it. He gave them back with a warning to keep them out of the engineering spaces. Smile2

#2849795 - 08/28/09 03:14 PM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Hedgehog]  
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SUPER:-)

#2849907 - 08/28/09 05:43 PM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: SLI=choy_10=]  
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My brother-in-law and I would have great fun with that.

"Um, one six seven."
"Sixteen."
"TWENTY!" we'd both shout, and then say budda-budda-budda.

Those two books have got to be the most clever thing I've ever seen outside of a computer, btw.


The opinions of this poster are largely based on facts and portray a possible version of the actual events.

More dumb stuff at http://www.darts-page.com

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#2850079 - 08/28/09 11:19 PM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Dart]  
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Did it have multiplayer? Any mods?

#2850080 - 08/28/09 11:21 PM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Pugio]  
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Well, you didn't have to be connected to the internet to play...

#2851097 - 08/30/09 11:21 PM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: Hedgehog]  
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Originally Posted By: Hedgehog

By the way, does this original game advertisement poster remind you original Rise Of Flight v1.0 owners of anything??



Reminds me of this smile



"Join the Army Air Service, Be an American Eagle, by Charles Livingston Bull, WWI Recruiting Poster"

But yeah you're right - the same motif is on the cover of the Russian edition of RoF smile


#2851100 - 08/30/09 11:25 PM Re: Dear Santa, [Re: franksvalli]  
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Cool find, Franksvalli!

The same fighting eagles image was also the 'mission loading' screen of the original (v1.0) English version of RoF. It's gone now, replaced by the random airplane images.


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