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LO-MAC Demo Next Week - Game Delayed?

A post to the Lock On: Modern Air Combat Forums from Eagle Dynamics' Carl C. Norman (thanks Brad Vaughan) has word that the demo for this jet combat game will be released next week, though it's warned that this is not carved in stone if anything pops up in the meantime. The post also describes how certain aspects of the demo that will be fixed in the final version of the game will not be addressed in the demo in order to get it out the door. Meanwhile, there are other posts in that forum that refer to the game being delayed until Winter 2003, which also is mentioned second-hand in a forum post (thanks Dave), though that forum is down at the moment, but this does not seem to be officially confirmed anywhere.

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33. LHX Aug 22, 2003, 01:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I still have LHX Attack Chopper in the box somewhere. Man, I used to play the heck out of that game... on my 286.. with CGA monitor but damn it was fun

Oh yeah.. this is yet another reason I have to upgrade soon....




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32. Re: Freds Sig... Aug 22, 2003, 01:11 Scottish Martial Arts
 
for those who's head hurts when trying to figure it out, it says

"penis"

Yeah I noticed that earlier today too.


 
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31. Freds Sig... Aug 22, 2003, 01:05 The Half Elf
 
for those who's head hurts when trying to figure it out, it says

"penis"

wow color me impressed. I'd donate 50 bucks to have fred banned from the forums.

 
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30. hmmmm Aug 21, 2003, 21:07 Shataan
 
" Theres a few games who've had bad sales that were a direct result of a botched or just plain poor demo."

or the fact that the game itself was poor, or blew monkies even.

 
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29. Re: flightsims Aug 21, 2003, 21:06 Halsy
 
This is the first flight sim in a long while I've really been anxious to get my hands on.


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28. Re: Flight Sim Fans Aug 21, 2003, 21:01 Davbo
 
MS Combat Flight Sim then Crimson Skies

 
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27. Re: #25 Aug 21, 2003, 20:52 Nexus
 
B I N G O, B I N G O, B I N G O and bingo was his name-oh!

Oh, wait, that's not what it spells

I'm looking forward to this, and I haven't dug out my Flightstick pro in quite a while.
I tried the demo of IL2, just couldn't get into it. TFX tended to get really booring with a lot of missions, especially when you never saw any enemies because you got easy radar locks.

 
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26. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2003, 20:50 mcsterls
 
16 Disks! Memories, I had forgotten about that. What a pain in the ass.

I seem to recall always having HIMEM problems, if I loaded the mouse drivers the game didn't have enough RAM to run by a few K. It would slip into Extended but needed an insane base RAM of like 630 or something.

McSterls

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25. Re: Flight Sim Fans Aug 21, 2003, 19:59 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Hah I finally figured fredricksons smiley sig out.

 
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24. No subject Aug 21, 2003, 19:37 The Half Elf
 
Crimson Skies heh, well actually would have to say the Xwing Series. I'd love to get into a Flight Sim game, but my only 2 ventures were Falcon 3.0 (16 floppy disks) and Combat Flight Simulator.

I would love to see a game that can have the arcadey ness of Crimson Skies, but have the ability to turn up the realism in steps.... kinda like a rehab program.

I guess what I don't want is a game where I've gotta hit 1500 buttons to kill someone 4 miles away yet, I don't want a bi-plane type game either.

Now to pray for a Crimson Skies (PC) sequal or another Xwing Game.

Suggestions would be appreciated.

 
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23. Re Flight Sim Fans Aug 21, 2003, 19:23 BubbleMage
 
SubLogic Flight Simulator on the Apple II. Long before MS ganked it. Unless you count the vector-graphics Red Baron arcade game...

'Scuse me while I limp off to get my evening dose of Geritol.

Seriously, IL-2 is about as accessible as so-called "hard-core" sims get, although some don't consider it true hard-core since it's actually a survey sim rather than a study sim-- despite the title.

For true hard-core study sims, they simply don't get any better than the Realism Patched Falcon 4.0. But then I certainly wouldn't describe it as accessible, either. You've got to have your doctorate degree in Third-Party Patchology just get the damned thing running right. And then it takes hours and hours of dedicated practice flights to get to the point that you can successfully pull off a mission-- let alone a full campaign. It's definitely only for the dedicated wingnut.

For sheer fun factor, I far prefer a patched and third-party enhanced European Air War. There's still nothing come close to the feel of attacking a bomber formation the way it's done in that game. It's an absolute blast, and really tests your energy-management skills. Those Luftwaffe pilots who attacked Allied bomber formations late in the war had cojones so big, it required a forklift to get them into the cockpit.

 
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22. Re: flight sims Aug 21, 2003, 19:22 fredrickson
 
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    21. Re: flight sims Aug 21, 2003, 18:52 StarHawk
     
    First game that got me into multiplayer flight games, Novalogic's F22 Lightning. First game that got me into flight sims, Strike Commander, by the same guy that did the Wing Commander games. Then, of course, the 1st Falcon game.

    Really looking forward to LO-MAC. Is the demo multiplayer? Anyone know?

     
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    20. Re: flight sims Aug 21, 2003, 18:47 Shadowcat
     
    > Miss having a space sim that actually uses a stick.

    I-War will happily utilise a full HOTAS and rudder-pedal set-up

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    19. Re: flight sims Aug 21, 2003, 18:42 MeatForce
     
    Miss having a space sim that actually uses a stick.


    Did you give Indepencence War 2:EOC a try?

     
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    18. Re: Flight Sim Fans Aug 21, 2003, 18:41 Shadowcat
     
    > maybe there is one that is more newbie accessible.
    > If so what would you guys recommend?

    Check out some of the previews for "Secret Weapons Over Normandy" -- it's still in development, but you may find it fits the bill.

    http://www.homelanfed.com/index.php?id=16495

     
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    17. Re: No subject Aug 21, 2003, 18:36 wasp
     
    Flight simmers might be excluded from that Hump since they are a patient bunch. Anyone who flys 2-4 hours to get to their target has to be!

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    16. No subject Aug 21, 2003, 18:18 Hump
     
    Concerning the demo, I'm enthusiastic about it, but is it really necessary to have an announcement with a required disclaimer these days? It's just a demo, but it's really a beta. It's the final release, but it's really a beta. We're fixing all these problems that we should have fixed for 1.0, but there's still some showstoppers in there. Ugh.

    seeing how people jump on the developers for every little flaw even when they're told it's not representative of the final build I'm surprised any dev even releases a demo beforehand anymore. Theres a few games who've had bad sales that were a direct result of a botched or just plain poor demo.

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    15. flight sims Aug 21, 2003, 18:16 AxemaN
     
    Well, for me it was the wing commander series of games and then the red baron stuff, ah64 longbow, afterbuner (arcade)and su27 (which was by no means noob friendly). Miss having a space sim that actually uses a stick. That was the only reason I didn't buy freelancer. I'm hoping David Braben has some surprises in store for us for a new elite title or something rather than SUPER secret XXX weapons of WWX by wedontdogameswedomoney productions. Flight sims are neat in any age to me but I feel that the space end has been rather weak (in terms of those with stick support). And bring back some kind of new interactive mysty space quest or something too. Hithchikers guide and stuff...it would be zorktacular...

    And on a whole other topic...

    There has never been a good arcadey tank game except the whole battlezone thing. BF42 is the closest thing in a while in terms of semi interesting tank combat.
     
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    14. flightsims Aug 21, 2003, 17:54 ssh
     
    Can I be brutally honest? Battlefield 1942. It really gave me a taste for the joy of simulated death from above. Still doing that a lot, and saving for a decent stick. Then I'll get Lo-Mac and IL-2.

    The fredster is also right (hinting perhaps at his age as well, 20+?), Chuck Yeagers was great fun, though it must be at least 10 years old now.

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