Operation Iraqi Freedom Patch

A new version 1.01 (Open Beta) patch for F/A-18 Operation Iraqi Freedom is now available on the F-A-18 Operation Iraqi Freedom Support Page (thanks Frans).
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Re: truth?
Aug 9, 2003, 21:02
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Re: truth? Aug 9, 2003, 21:02
Aug 9, 2003, 21:02
 
Fair enough, nin. You sound like a wise man. As for getting the truth from various articles, I'd say we get part of the truth, maybe, at best. Having worked at a newspaper myself, I can tell you that what reporters know about a subject, and what actually makes it into the newspaper, are often two different things...

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Re: truth?
Aug 9, 2003, 19:19
nin
 
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Re: truth? Aug 9, 2003, 19:19
Aug 9, 2003, 19:19
 nin
 
With all due respect, nin, it isn't 50/50.

I was just trying to be diplomatic. And I'll be the first to admit I don't know a lot about napalm (either under it's old or new name), so I didn't want to sound like expert on the subject. I'm only as informed as the articles I read, and half of those, I wonder if I'm really getting the truth or not.


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Re: truth?
Aug 9, 2003, 16:06
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Re: truth? Aug 9, 2003, 16:06
Aug 9, 2003, 16:06
 
You were wrong, indiv. They DID use napalm. They changed the name, sure, but even soldiers in the field still refer to it as napalm.

With all due respect, nin, it isn't 50/50. They just changed the name, partially because napalm had certain, uh, "image problems" after the invasion of Vietnam (anyone remember the photo of the little Vientamese girl with her skin burned away?)
By the way, the United Nations has banned napalm, but the U.S. refused to sign the agreement ...

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Re: truth?
Aug 9, 2003, 13:58
nin
 
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Re: truth? Aug 9, 2003, 13:58
Aug 9, 2003, 13:58
 nin
 
Well, it's kinda a 50/50...

http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/7166474p-8113624c.html

...so a new weapon is now called "firebomb", but does virtually the same thing...

According to the Union-Tribune report, the Marines dropped "Mark 77 firebombs," which use kerosene-based jet fuel and a smaller concentration of benzene. Marine spokesman Col. Michael Daily acknowledged the incendiary devices were "remarkably similar" to napalm weapons, but have less impact on the environment.


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Re: truth?
Aug 9, 2003, 13:31
indiv
 
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Re: truth? Aug 9, 2003, 13:31
Aug 9, 2003, 13:31
 indiv
 
patch to let you drop napalm ... just like in the real invasion

I know you're trying to be clever and all, but I thought I'd point out that the US doesn't use napalm. You should replace that word with like "bunker buster" or something, and then maybe you'll actually be as witty as you were trying to be.

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Nice jet sim for XP.
Aug 9, 2003, 09:28
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Nice jet sim for XP. Aug 9, 2003, 09:28
Aug 9, 2003, 09:28
 
The patch added free-look inside the plane using the mouse was badly needed. Makes the sim more immersive. The sims landscapes are very photo real when viewed from a good altitude. A little blurry down low, but can't complain considering most of Araq and the borders of other surrounding countries are in the game. Its about time a nice modern fighter jet sim was released for Windows XP. My older ones were just not compatible with the new Windows.

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Re: truth?
Aug 9, 2003, 04:01
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Re: truth? Aug 9, 2003, 04:01
Aug 9, 2003, 04:01
 
I think they should make a patch to let you drop napalm to slaughter Iraqis, just like in the real invasion. Oh, and a patch that will make the magic, invisible WMDs suddenly become visible.

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truth?
Aug 9, 2003, 00:49
cia
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truth? Aug 9, 2003, 00:49
Aug 9, 2003, 00:49
cia
 

Not to sound cliche, but is this the patch that will tell the truth?

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