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#560633 - 06/04/01 05:21 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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It is what I thought I paid for,
Its worth what I paid for,
and I plan on playing it for a long time.....for a simple reason, it sort of grabs me and says play me! I dont need 1000 keys to kill something!

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#560634 - 06/04/01 06:02 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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How many other sims do you have?


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#560635 - 06/04/01 06:24 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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Right then? You want all ever owned? or just the resent ones?

on the AMIGA 1200:
F-15 Strike Eagle II
MIG-29
Gunship
M1 Tank Platoon

and a hell of a lot of others I can't remember!

On the PC:
DID Super EF2000
Jane's AH-64D
Jane's Longbow 2
Jane's Fighters Anthology
Jane's F-15
Jane's F/A-18
Jane's USAF
Falcon 4.0 (eFalcon 1.09)
M1 Tank Platoon II
Rowans Battle of Britain
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator II
Enemy Engaged Apache Havoc
Enemy Engaged Comanche Hokum
DID Eurofighter Typhoon

Oh, and I like to play on EA Superbike 2001, if you like the sense of speed, this thing WILL give it to you!

Joysticks owned:
Microsoft Precision Pro
Microsoft Force Feedback 2
Suncom F-15 Talon
Suncom SFS Throttle
CH Products CH PRO Pedals

and a headache after changing cables....also currently saving up for TM Cougar

And I DO like playing Typhoon


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#560636 - 06/04/01 07:23 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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Wow ValleyBoy! That's a collection!

Ok your opinion then is a very reliable opinion...in my opinion !

speaking of EFT, the thing that really kills it is the wait bethween one mission an another, and the default loadout.

I just hope Steve is going to fix that, I love the Eurofighter, so I want to keep flying this sim,let's hope for the best!

and since you started it here is my collection:

F19 (Microprose)
Gunship! (MP)
Chuck Yaeger aerial combat
TFX (DID)
EF2000(DID)
EF2000 TACTCOM (DID)
F22 ADF (DID)
Comanche 3
TAW (DID)
Jane's LongBow
Jane's LongBow Flashpoint Korea
Jane's F15
Jane's USAF
Jane's F/A-18
Jane's M1A1
Jane's 6881 H/K
Jane's Fleet Command
Falcon 4 (MP)( all patches and add- ons)
Flanker 2 ( to 2.5) ( SSI)
MiG Alley (Rowan)

And many other games...

Sticks:

Thrustmaster CH
Thrustmaster CH PRO
Logitech Wingman Interceptor

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AMD 1.2@ 266
GeForce 2 DP_ 64Mb
HD IBM 30GB
512MBPC133
WinME/2000

Lock, roll, dive!

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#560637 - 06/04/01 08:31 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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how many of you reading this can honestly say that what they bought was:

A: what you thought you paid for
Yes. Andy was pretty clear describing it. Actually, no surprises.
B: worth what they paid for
Yes. I have had more than a few "sweaty palms" moments.
C: plan on playing without addon for the forseeable future.
Probably a few times. I can't play it online due to some PC issues with my DSL/Network. Otherwise, I'm sure that would increase its longevity.

1: Did you play D.i.Ds games before Typhoon.. Yes
if so what were you expecting from typhoon?
Pretty much what it is. Again, I thought Steve and Andy represented what it is pretty well.
2: how long have you had typhoon ?
Since about 1 week from its release.
3: have you completed the campaign ?
Alas, no. My wife and I are expecting our first child and she is laid up with morning sickness. Getting in flight time is difficult.
4: counting TAW/EF2000/Falcon4 and the likes as a 'heavy sim' would you say that you were a litesim fan or a heavy sim fan?
I actually like both types.
I would say that F/A 18 is probably my favorite "heavy" sim.
I do like EECH, though, which many would qualify as a lite-moderate sim. As stated earlier, I really enjoy the campaign aspect of the sims.

As for Op Flash, I played the demo and think it will be a great boost to the first person sim genre. Love the fact that 1 or 2 bullets can end it for you.

#560638 - 06/04/01 11:10 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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My opinion is that your opinion in my opinion is a very good opinion in someone elses opinion
Yep....that waiting is a bummer.....
Talking of Superbike has given me a sudden urge to ride a Ducati.....in a game of course! I think I would die on a real one! The first lampost I come accross would be my last, SPLAT!



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#560639 - 06/04/01 11:25 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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Hey ValleyBoy , you are touching my Italian heart here

go http://www.ducati.com

enjoy the Monster.....ROAR ( an actual wav file!)

I had a blast with Motocross Madness 2, the Demo, and waiting to see the price of the game go down before buying it, hey I can spend 70$ on a jetSim, but not more than 20 on ANY other game

Actually I think that may be the right time for a copy of Colin MC Rae 2 rally too....Hummm

I see a CD sneaking in tonite, another black op against the WSF ( Wife Security Forces )

I know, I know, It's bad. But I am 35 and...I am addicted to sims! And yes! I've done that before !

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Long life to the Sim!

#560640 - 06/04/01 11:36 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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Well, I can dream of owning one..........
I cant actually ride at the moment....or drive for that much! I have been on a back of a Kawasaki ER-5 @ 90 MPH and I thought I was going to die....well we were going round a corner at the time...all I know is that my friend was glad that I could lean into corners properly.....or it would have been SPLAT! and I have only ever driven a 4 tonne truck when at an Army thing for kids...and my brothers car. Though I am going to attempt to do a direct access course over the summer when my parents are away! I already own a motorbike helmet......I may as well get the rest of it!
Hmmmm my ultimate bike IS the Ducati 996....there is just something about that engine note that says "race me! I dare you!"

VVVVVVRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!



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#560641 - 06/04/01 11:46 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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LOL! Valleyboy!


I already own a motorbike helmet......I may as well get the rest of it!


LOL!!


#560642 - 06/05/01 03:40 AM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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I bought the game and I live in USA. If you like to buy it visit the following web site (I buy 99.9% of my games through them)

http://www.compuexpert.com

I have posted my notes, look under 'what I like and dislike about Typhoon'.

See, I played DID games before and my most favorite of theirs was TAW. At those times, the graphics of the TAW's enviorment alone was very hard to beat.

Typhoon follows their legacy in being ahead with such graphical implementations. The game play, honestly, could do some improvements. BUT it is nothing close to what negative others are screaming here.

See, let me tell you another thing. Pick any article, magazine or such and tell me how many sims are in pipeline? You'll be able to count them by fingers on just one hand. By this I do not mean to say that every sim that comes out we should jump on it and grab it. What I am saying is that we need to have more flexibility when judging the very hard to get sims.

I strongly wish that all those cry babies here go and play Counter-Strike or something like that. Hey! IT IS FREE FOR YOU ALL!

I will support the sim community, and will purchase their games if it gets at least couple of positive reviews. Typhoon got more than that. I give Typhoon 4 stars (5 being best)

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#560643 - 06/05/01 07:10 AM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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Quote:
Originally posted by colt51:
I strongly wish that all those cry babies here go and play Counter-Strike or something like that. Hey! IT IS FREE FOR YOU ALL!


Ooh look an insult. However this guy's also being positive about Typhoon.

I wonder if he'll get a warning about this?

I wonder if I'll get a warning for this?

Who knows?



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#560644 - 06/05/01 11:12 AM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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hey that insult was like being savaged by a dead sheep !

bahhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!

munch mumch - oh how tasty this fresh green grass is !

lol

i have heard of x men , men in black , but i really really hate YES men !

Bro , everyone here on his forum has paid for a boxed copy of TYPHOON , we are allowed to give feedback , the reason is that alot of it is negative , is becoz of the way the game was made !

No doubt if / when its fixed / patched / opened up , most of us here are decent enough folks , we will no doubt say thanks to Steve and co , and hopefully rave about , how sweet TYPHOON is after fixing -

Jesus , i just want a mission builder and smarter smart view - then im a happy bunny - im easily pleased !

as for your we must buy all sims becoz only 5 in the works - i say poppy cock !

let me think whats coming , F5 , IL2 , LOMAC , FS2002 , mmmm a few more no doubt - but i have no doubt they will all probably have merits ,

but each product is judged upon its own merits , and NO we don't all have to buy and support them ,if they turn out to be sub standard !

#560645 - 06/05/01 12:14 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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#560646 - 06/05/01 02:08 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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Boy! Lot's of passion om this forum...

I do not own Typhoon, and based on what I've read here I will not buy it either. (Loved Super EF2000...).

Forums here at SimHQ are great, as you can get the feel for a game beforehand, and judge weather it's good or bad. Based on this I'll pass on B17 2, even if WW2 propsims are my favorite.

Now to my main point: is it not dangerous to make "posting rules" that say that either your posting is positive in spirit, or forget about it...? This may be misunderstood by "fans" of the game, in that any negative posting is against the "rules" of the forum, and that the offendor therefore is a prime candidate for live bait...

In my opinion moderators should remain ABSOLUTLY neutral. If someone uses colorful language showing dissatisfaction over a game that seems to be flawed (and has just used hard earned money to buy it), so be it.

What should NOT be allowed is obscene (no spell check, sorry!) language, or personal attacks, by anyone, regardless of point of veiw.

I admit though, that the line between "coloful language", and generaly unnacceptable behavior (hidden insults, sarcasm, etc.) is a thin one.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll put my helmet on and take cover...

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#560647 - 06/05/01 03:09 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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In my opinion moderators should remain ABSOLUTLY neutral.

What should NOT be allowed is obscene (no spell check, sorry!) language, or personal attacks, by anyone, regardless of point of view.


Yes, I think what we should be aiming for here is 'constructive criticism'.

Remember, the folks at DID have a put a lot of effort into this project. All the developers I've ever met are passionate about their work and put in hundreds of extra hours to get their products shipped.

Software development, like most endeavours, is a resource and time-constrained pursuit. Many people bitch about why X or Y game is late, and then moan when it's not perfect. The folks at DID, and every software house, are human. They have lives, this is their job, and they work damned hard at it.

I would say, go ahead and post what you like BUT be polite and constructive :-) Even when I tear apart a game in a review, I provide solid reasoning and suggested remedies.

So let's support them by continuing to provide useful feedback, which I believe the folks on this forum are doing in abundance :-) And that does not mean saying 'yes' to everything ;-) I certainly do not trust anyone who agrees with me the whole time, you never know when they're lying!!!

Thanks for listening :-)
Kenji

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#560648 - 06/05/01 03:27 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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A magazine review is pointless since it is *one* person's couple-of-hours-fly-about....The big picture is made up of a majority don't you agree?

I have to disagree with you there - I have to defend my profession, right!!!

I DO agree that there are some magazines that take that stand. However, I've never agreed to work on one like that. I spend a minimum of 50-100 hours for every game I review. I've spent a lot more than that playing Typhoon since I received the Beta last Autumn. And I've loved every minute of it. Well apart from waiting between missions ;-)

Reviews are one person's view of a product. Sure. But I, like many others, take this job seriously. A review should give you enough to make an informed choice for purchasing a game. What an experienced reviewer can give you is perspective. I've reviewed many, many flight sims. Bad ones as well as good ones. 'Lite' and 'hardcore' ones. Therefore I can bring that experience to bear when considering the latest sim. It puts me in a better possition to assess a game, and its suitability to different audiences. Ultimately, the reader wants to know if they should buy the game. The worst reviews in the world are ones that do not give an opinion, but sit on the fence. 'This game will suit fans of the genre' is about the most uninformative conclusion you can give to a review.

Everyone is different, reviewers included. My suggestion is to check the Byline of reviews you read. Find out whose opinions you share, and who you do not agree with. Then you will know who to trust. I do my best to be objective, but I know what I like, and that might not be what you like. But diversity is a wonderful thing :-)

Cheers folks,
Kenji
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http://www.pcpilot.net

#560649 - 06/05/01 04:32 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  

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Valleyboy,

First of all, I'm dismayed to see your extensive library doesn't include F22TAW

Secondly, why can't you ride a bike yet? Is it about age? If it is, a have a couple of bikes that are probably older than you are! I have a 1981 Honda CB900F2 (this used to be my 'everyday' bike) and a 1980 Ducati 500Desmo (this was my 'baby' that I loved pampered). Both are now in need of a good overhaul, and even though they are hardly ever used I will never sell them - too many memories.

I have the EA Superbike Demo (one track, one bike ) and it's great - I specialy like the 'P' button

One last thing; how the hell do you remember how to fly that many sims? I only use 3, and even that gets confusing.

Die Hard

#560650 - 06/05/01 04:49 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sitting Duck:
Now to my main point: is it not dangerous to make "posting rules" that say that either your posting is positive in spirit, or forget about it...? This may be misunderstood by "fans" of the game, in that any negative posting is against the "rules" of the forum, and that the offendor therefore is a prime candidate for live bait...


Please reread my post. I specifically addressed this type of comment. The danger lies in mis-interpretation. My post should have clarified any previous posts that may have misled you.

There is no rule in effect that says negative posts are against the rules. There is no rule like that ANYWHERE on these boards. It just happens that many of the "negative" posts were so poorly written and ilconcieved in their delivery that they breached, or nearly breached, other rules of this board. Frequently posts were written, apparently, specifically to incite "flame wars". It is quite possible to voice your opinion without insulting someone else's opinion.

As far as moderators remaining neutral, my staff here pretty much is when it comes to posts. We all agree and understand that everyone has the right to voice their opinions as long as they do so withint the guidelines of our forums. When we moderate, it is not to make sure you agree with us, but to make sure the poster is following the boards rules. We fully expect our readers to have differing opinions. But to expect a staff member not to voice their own opinion, my god - that is what we do here - review and give our opinions, in support or to debate against a poster is unrealistic.

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#560651 - 06/05/01 04:50 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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Well, Back in the days of F-22 and TAW, the PC in my house was a P-133 with a voodoo 2, and when looking at minimum specs.....I decided not to risk it, so bought Longbow 2........but when I got my Pentium III 500 MHz, TAW was not to be found no more I have asked and asked people at Game and EB if they can get it but the same old answer....nope!
The reason I dont ride yet isn't because of age(Im 21)......it's parents......they have said that if I get a bike then I shall have to move out......so I am going to do a direct access in the summer.....get a proper job....and move out and get a BIG(ish) bike!
and probably hit the first lampost outside the shop! But atleast I shall be a happy man in those very few seconds before hitting the thing!
At the moment I have ten of them games on my HDD, use to be 11 until this morning....F/A-18 has gone ga ga on me, won't uninstall, wont install....so it's just there taking up space

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#560652 - 06/05/01 05:40 PM Re: Not a rant (for once..) atleast I'll try really hard *G*  
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I strongly wish that all those cry babies here go and play Counter-Strike or something like that. Hey! IT IS FREE FOR YOU ALL!

Colt... I never asked for your tears little one.. just a humble request to post your overall opinion.. not the reasons that make up that opinion.

This was a poll once *G*

I'll say no more *gglz*

take care
Ian

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