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posted 01-20-2001 01:50 PM     Profile for Bismarck   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
After putting a Rage 3D card in my P II 4000, doubling RAM to 256 MB and creating a 400 MB swap file, I'm running B-17 II and love it. No CTDs, screens load pretty well, great action.

The question is:

What is it?

It's not a flight sim per se. though it was touted as one. I think Hasbro/Microprose/ shot themselves in the foot in their ads.

Article will follow.

Jim Cobb

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posted 02-03-2001 10:42 AM     Profile for bjarashow     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
It's a role-playing game. Unfortunately, without multiplayer/online support, against whom do you play?
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posted 02-04-2001 02:52 PM     Profile for Groucho     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
What is it?

Great question. It's a role-playing game, sure.But I think I'd call it a combat it has a lot more in common with squad-level RTS games than any flight sim I've ever played. I have yet to master that damned Norden bombsight.
Rushing a formation of Forts in a Fw190 is quite fun, however.

It's also very addictive, and a great historical perspective on what those guys, now all old men, went through. Incredible.

Bob "Groucho" Marks
"Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones."
-Major Kong, USAF/SAC
(As played by Slim Pickens in "Dr. Strangelove")

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posted 02-05-2001 12:36 PM     Profile for Overkill   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I am almost ready to make the plunge into B17 II now that the patch is released and now I know that it is more a strategic combat simulation instead of flight sim.
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