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#4514104 - 04/02/20 12:52 PM No internet = FU loyal customers  
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This is probably not news to most of you, but I was shocked yesterday to discover that none of my flight simulators worked while the internet was out. At best, some would start in a limited trial state.

The worst part is, the outage was a legitimate reason to skip work and get some stick time in. wink

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#4514105 - 04/02/20 12:58 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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Which flight sims were these? I play DCS World and IL-2 Stalingrad and both have an "offline" mode.


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#4514118 - 04/02/20 01:53 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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I thought I remembered an offline mode but couldn't find a way to activate it:

DCS - all my modules were considered unauthorized and were not available
IL2 - stuck on "Cannot find update"
X-Plane - reverts to free trial version

#4514137 - 04/02/20 03:09 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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That is concerning.

But also, consider if we had an apocalypse and civilization as we know it was gutted, including the internet, flight simulators likely wouldn't be something we would be entertaining ourselves with. We'd be too worried about cases of lead poisoning and proper meat over a spit recipes.


As far as I know, Falcon BMS doesn't require an internet connection...

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#4514142 - 04/02/20 03:17 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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Just checked, and apparently DCS allows 2d20h54 minutes (strange number) between server authorization and not being able to play, IF you have allowed the game to save your login data.

Considering the thievery in the flight sim community, (developers included) it is not an unreasonable timeframe.

Aren't you able to use your phone as a Wi-Fi point and use it to authorize every 3 days?

#4514151 - 04/02/20 03:57 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: Vaderini]  
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Possibly, if I had a phone and my PC had a wifi adapter. Good to know that it is possible, though!

#4514159 - 04/02/20 04:14 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman


As far as I know, Falcon BMS doesn't require an internet connection...



Naturally since BMS is running on a base game that was released 22 years ago. wink


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#4514162 - 04/02/20 04:31 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman


As far as I know, Falcon BMS doesn't require an internet connection...



Naturally since BMS is running on a base game that was released 22 years ago. wink


Nor do any Third Wire [PC] sims.

My primary flight simming/gaming PC doesn't even have online capability. smile



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4514165 - 04/02/20 04:46 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG


Nor do any Third Wire [PC] sims.





True and while those titles all came out post 2000, they were made by a team of essentially 2 guys. I don't think such a small scale operation will bother with online authentication. smile

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#4514166 - 04/02/20 04:50 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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Looking over some of my sims, IL-2 1946 is another (from GOG).



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4514174 - 04/02/20 05:27 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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B-17: Queen of the Skies doesn't need online activation.

Also, the sequel B-29: Superfortress doesn't need online activation either.

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#4514192 - 04/02/20 07:40 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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OBD,S sims WOFF and WOTR also don't need any online activation fellas...SP goodness only cheers


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#4514322 - 04/03/20 12:10 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: Adger]  
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Originally Posted by Adger
OBD,S sims WOFF and WOTR also don't need any online activation fellas...SP goodness only cheers


Right with you there mate thumbsup

#4514377 - 04/03/20 03:36 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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Today (and for the foreseeable future), the only older games almost guaranteed to work properly are DOS games (same with AutoCAD). That is, as long as DOSBox gets updated if necessary.



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4514384 - 04/03/20 04:00 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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I haven’t played a DOS game since about 1996.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4514385 - 04/03/20 04:09 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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You're missing out, Panzer.

I still play NES games.

#4514386 - 04/03/20 04:13 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
You're missing out, Panzer.

I still play NES games.



That could be a possibility but the PC games I currently have installed are keeping me plenty busy. I think the oldest game I currently have installed is Total War Rome 2 which was released in 2013.

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#4514392 - 04/03/20 04:46 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I haven’t played a DOS game since about 1996.


Getting back into EF2000, I'm inspired by the possibilities. The V2.0/Super Win95 version (looks and plays exactly like the pure-DOS version) runs so fast on my new laptop that a hat pan whips my head around the pit several times a second! Flying through the fjords and valleys and around icebergs is a trip at this speed (not really playable, but entertaining). Add Time Acceleration (Shift + T) and you're flying the Firefox! biggrin The EF2000 map is so freggin' big that it's doable to fly this 'fast', with the low-res terrain being detailed enough (IMO) that the blur of flying low-level through Scandinavia at Mach 6 is quite exciting!

I'm also pleased that DOSBox runs everything as expected on new my laptop.



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4514397 - 04/03/20 04:56 PM Re: No internet = FU loyal customers [Re: BlueHeron]  
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Mark what OS do you have EF200 up on..I tried win 7 64 bit and couldn't even get it to install..Great sim and would love to be flying up the fjords again


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
You're missing out, Panzer.

I still play NES games.



That could be a possibility but the PC games I currently have installed are keeping me plenty busy. I think the oldest game I currently have installed is Total War Rome 2 which was released in 2013.



My oldest games... IL2 (the first one), and Hidden and Dangerous, still on my hard drive!

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