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SirLoinOfBeef
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posted 12-16-2000 12:16 PM     Profile for SirLoinOfBeef   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
It loaded and runs fine so far on my P3 450 TNT2 Ultra w 256...I've only flown 1 mission but couldn't wait to post.. Very nice graphics(Kewl plane reflections) and frame rates so far just fine.(Whew!..Thought I'd have to upgrade or go through some major setup hassles that I've seen posted)..Of course the first plane I jumped in was a p47 for a quick feel for the FM..Now I know this is a bomber sim,but what the heck?I point this overgrown piece of sheet metal up and I feel like Commander Tom...I'm at 37,000 ft and at an 80 deg incline at 55 knts(would make Ronald Reagan proud.. and no stall?I looked for a FM select option but didn't see it.Again,I know this is a buff sim but...First impression is that of arcadeness..
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FlightJockey
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posted 12-17-2000 11:45 AM     Profile for FlightJockey   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Yes the flight models are incorrect. Here's a quote from another user...

"If you want figures, references show that the B-17's historical climb rate was roughly 300fpm. In the game it's roughly 3,000fpm. Historical climb to 25,000ft was roughly 40 minutes. In the game, its under 10. You'll notice that the historical figures reflect changing performance with altitude. The game's climb performance is constant, meaning that it's independent of altitude."

Sad but true!


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SirLoinOfBeef
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posted 12-17-2000 01:13 PM     Profile for SirLoinOfBeef   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Been flying it for a couple of days now..It's different being a bomber sim and I'm glad I got it,but it seems unfinished.As flight models are usually the last stage of development,it seems unfinished a la SDOE when it was released.It needs an FM update.I feel it has potential though no multi is gonna kill it's longetivity.
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