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#3933713 - 04/03/14 01:17 AM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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Hiding in the bushes
My recent encounter with a convoy that I stalked for 3 days sending it's coordinates to the BdU hoping for some other U-Boots to show up. And eventually decided to attacj it myself after night fall.


(the video is little choppy at times, but the gameplay is fluent in dosbox)

Not shown in the video was the initial attack - I positioned myself in the convoy's path surfaced, passed 2 escorts and attacked big juicy troop transport. Shot 3 torpedoes but two of them failed, so the ship was only damaged - fortunately it slowed down to 4 kts, giving me great shield to put between me and the closer escort vessel, which by now knew where I was. So I dove and followed the crippled trop transport using hydrophones in between burts of high speed. After about 20 mins while waiting for my crew to reload the tubes I went to periscope depth to check where the damaged troop transport and the second one which I cought a glimpse during initial attack were. After confirming their position I surfaced and the rest you can see in the video wink

Here is my logbook after the attack.




My best patrol so far.


#3933718 - 04/03/14 01:31 AM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: Arthonon]  
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Originally Posted By: Arthonon

4. Flying MS Combat Flight Simulator 2 against a friend of mine who insisted on flying simplified rules. He was killing me, and gave me a hard time about how he was beating someone with a lot of flight simulator experience. I told him it's because I only fly in full realism normally, and it just didn't work the way I expected in simple mode. So we switched to full realistic settings, and I toasted him.

I hear you on this one. I was playing BF1942 with a friend and commented about how ridiculous the controls were because you couldn't look around and control the plane at the same time. His comment to me was "And you were really a pilot? lots of guys do really well without having to look around."

Then I threw down the gauntlet and introduced him to IL-2. One guess how that turned out. boom


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#3936400 - 04/08/14 06:12 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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I still remember my first kill on Warbirds.

Overall I think I had more fun with EF2000 than any other sim.


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#3939683 - 04/15/14 03:05 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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I remember one evening in il-2 I did really great online in air-to-air

I got like 16 kills, and one death (which was deliberate risky attack alone, due to getting bored!!!)

The rest of those kills were made with good flying though. tomcat

And NO, it was not only with superior aircraft vs inferior aircraft EITHER. I'd say it was about 50-50%.


In some other day, we were playing F4F vs Zeke, and we did REALLY good together as TEAM.

We boom and zoomed the hell out of those zekes, with good tactics, including thach weaves, loose deuce etc...

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#3939751 - 04/15/14 04:36 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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Back when LO1 had come out, on some public server, my opponent and I went at it (Su-27 vs F-15) and dodged all of each other's missiles. We get to the merge, and my $5 breaks off right at the base as we get into the first circle.

I was incredulous, but I stuck that handle back onto the base, held it down with my other hand and I won that fight!


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#3941895 - 04/20/14 03:03 AM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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First time i played WW2 Fighters in Hyperlobby.

#4062280 - 01/10/15 10:39 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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Silent Service, by Microprose. Followed closely by Red Storm Rising. By Microprose. SS was my introduction to simulation. It was enthralling, and the lack of 'shoot em up' graphics made it so much more interesting. Sub simming has a special place in my heart.

After that? Aces of the Deep which I think placed in its era is the best sim I ever played. Then its spiritual successor(s), Silent Hunter II/III

Then Aces of the Pacific and Aces over Europe.

Il2 series

Grand Prix Legends. I'm still smitten with this sim, after jeez...17 years. Nearly perfect.

Rise of Flight.

But my most memorable simming experience was with CFS3. I wanted to like CF3 so much but it left me cold overall. But June 6 1944, flying over the channel over dense undercast in a P-47. And through small breaks in cloud below me I can faintly see gleams of light off lots and lots of little ships headed east. I make my bombing mission- a ship in drydock and then strafe targets of opportunity. On the way home I can see flashes on the beach and just offshore at Normandy.


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#4065643 - 01/18/15 06:19 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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Way to many to count, but one has always stuck in my head.

Lucas Arts, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (SWOTL), was one of my favorites (heck still is). I was flying a career as an FW-109 pilot. I don't recall how many kills I had to my credit, but it was a lot, and the majority were B-17's. It was difficult to get into a combat box and score more then a single kill and still be able to fly, home, but I'd gotten pretty decent at it. You could choose to resurrect your pilot if they had been killed, but I had never done so in this career. I had a Knights Cross with oak leaves, swords, and diamonds, and had played it straight through, on one life as it were.

I took off on a "routine" anti-bomber mission and got into position onto the flank of the box I was attacking. I began my attack, taking out a b-17, and as I pulled out of my run, I took a hit to the engine. Oil spattered over the windshield as I tried to figure out what a safe heading was to disengage. As I tried to accomplish that I somehow turned INTO the bomber formation, and collided with another B-17, killing me and downing the bomber. I sat staring at the end of mission screen for a while, before I exited out without resurrecting my pilot.

I never played SWOTL again, but I still have a ton of great memories from it.

-Jenrick

#4066318 - 01/19/15 10:16 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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like Jenrick, too many to count. Some of the best that come to my mind were sneaking my squad behind enemy territory in Gunship 2000, Microprose F-117 and F-15 Strike Eagle III. I still remember some missions in F-15 SE3 where I ended up sweating like I had run several miles, my hands shaking and my head almost exploding.
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#4068080 - 01/23/15 06:47 AM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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I haven't really played a sim (other than taking it out for a run round the block) in a long time so my most memorable moments are old. There were many a night where after my session I was covered in sweat and practically exhausted. One particular moment like that was way back with SWOTL when my B-17 was damaged sufficiently that I had to drop out of formation and head home.

While making my way back I was attacked 1 or 2 more times leaving me with 1 good engine and 2 damaged engines to make it to the coast and across the channel, losing altitude the whole way. I made it to the closest airfield in England with feet to spare - literally.

I just sat there for a few minutes staring at the screen - I was spent.

#4068478 - 01/23/15 11:18 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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Recreating those harrowing first nights of Desert Storm in Jane's F-15.

Defending San Francisco from....somebody....in Jetfighter IV.

Flying the campaign in Jane's USAF.

Flying over Ukraine in Flanker 2.5 in a Sea Flanker that could do multirole.

Flying and fighting ANYWHERE in Fighters Anthology.


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#4068811 - 01/24/15 08:24 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: PFunk]  
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Originally Posted By: PFunk
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Flying and fighting ANYWHERE in Fighters Anthology.

You're an old man smile

OnTopic, Various situations in ArmA Warfare (1 and 2) that actually gave me increased heart rate.
Good times, good times.
Eternally thankful to Mike Melvin for his creations (he also did MFCTI in OFP but few seem to be aware he created Warfare in ArmA1).

On par with above a few adrenaline rushes in Falcon4 trying to get the heck out of target area at insane speed at 3ft above ground popping chaffs and flares randomly screaming like a little girl.

#4068831 - 01/24/15 09:01 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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Flying EAW on line with friends


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#4079470 - 02/16/15 04:30 PM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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Playing DID's Ocean's EF 2000 2.0 for the very first time (First time ever playing a flight sim) and hearing that unforgettable voice saying "Incursions by hostiles at 300 degrees. Can you intercept?" IMO the greatest combat sim ever.
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#4089417 - 03/09/15 12:19 AM Re: What is your best sim experience? [Re: apelles]  
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Playing Ef2000 2.0 at The Merge. (Commercial LAN house with 12 pits setup)
Jane's F-15, especially the scud hunt..
Jane's F/A18, doing the Tripoli campaign. The Eagle Warrior campaign was pretty fun too, but gets kind of stale after all the repeats...
Falcon AF. The campaign works without most of the bugs!

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