Lock On: Modern Air Combat Demo

A playable demo for Lock On: Modern Air Combat is now available, offering the chance to fly the unfriendly skies of the upcoming jet combat simulator. The demo offers the chance to take the controls of either the A-10 Warthog or the MiG-29 Fulcrum. Word is: "This demo is created from Beta code of the project and is not representative of the final code. There are known bugs in the demo and frame rates have not been fully optimized." The demo is a 123 MB download, available from 3D Gamers, Computer Games Online, Filerus, Gamer's Hell, and Worthplaying.
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Sep 27, 2003, 23:15
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Sep 27, 2003, 23:15
 
so is this good or bad

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Sep 27, 2003, 23:18
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Sep 27, 2003, 23:18
 
"This demo is created from Beta code of the project and is not representative of the final code. There are known bugs in the demo and frame rates have not been fully optimized."

<George Carlin>

Optimizations? Give me a fucking break. Like what in the fuck are they going to do - feed the code into some magical fucking computer that's going to churn out optimized code so we can have 30+ FPS in the heat of battle? What a load of shit. In my experience there's really no difference between beta code and the final master. "No really, we'll optimize it to make it run smoothly on your computer!" What a crock.

</George Carlin>


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Dr. Michael Bolton's Hairdreser PhD, MD, LLP, DDS
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Sep 27, 2003, 23:20
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Sep 27, 2003, 23:20
 
The mirrors are crap too. Same ones as the wings of honor, slow, busy or they want money for their d/l service.
Why isn't there a UBI link to d/l it from.

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Sep 27, 2003, 23:27
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Re: No subject Sep 27, 2003, 23:27
Sep 27, 2003, 23:27
 
Over at the official forums one of the devs said it was leaked early. It's supposed to be officially available on the 6th of October so maybe UBI will start hosting it by then.

Dr. Michael Bolton's Hairdreser PhD, MD, LLP, DDS
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Sep 27, 2003, 23:45
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Sep 28, 2003, 00:45
Bob
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Sep 28, 2003, 00:45
Bob
 
Yes they all have the "not representative of the final product" disclaimer about their demo's. Yes there are minor improvements but by and large it's the same.

BTW, regarding "leaked" demo's that seem to be more and more commonplace, do game devs have the worst security imaginable, or are they just covering their ass in case the demo is panned.

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Sep 28, 2003, 00:48
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Sep 28, 2003, 00:48
 
Over at the official forums one of the devs said it was leaked early. It's supposed to be officially available on the 6th of October so maybe UBI will start hosting it by then.

"Wags" isn't a developer, he's a Ubisoft monkey (same as "Stormin"). 50% of his comments are lies and the other 50% is bullshit.

The demo, to my understanding, is a rip from a UK gamer magazine. The magazine is on the shelves now in the UK. The torrent link that showed up early this morning was the installer from this CD.

It's not to shocking to see Ubisoft totally unaware of there own PR bullshit.

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After all these delays
Sep 28, 2003, 00:49
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After all these delays Sep 28, 2003, 00:49
Sep 28, 2003, 00:49
 
Downloading now, I've waiting FOREVER for this game. I was supposed to get it for my bday when it was originally due... anyway, it better not suck.

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no joystick = no fun ?
Sep 28, 2003, 00:59
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no joystick = no fun ? Sep 28, 2003, 00:59
Sep 28, 2003, 00:59
 
It looks fun, but I don't have a joystick. Should I even bother trying to play?

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demo no good
Sep 28, 2003, 01:30
Gog
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demo no good Sep 28, 2003, 01:30
Sep 28, 2003, 01:30
Gog
 
somewhat disapointed in the demo. instead of including the two different 'fly-now' planes they should have droped one and have included at least one tutorial. Considering that they are targeting this game at both hardcore flightsimmers and the casual gamer as well that is the least they could have done.

Overall the demo has a somewhat unpolished feel to it. Much more so than IL-2 did/does, and there were people who complained about IL-2 - I wasn't one of them, imo the game is as close to perfection as a flight sim could ever be.

I think the game will have to be patched a shit load of times, but it probably will be the next Falcon, it'll just take some time.

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Yay!
Sep 28, 2003, 01:39
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Yay! Sep 28, 2003, 01:39
Sep 28, 2003, 01:39
 
Oooh, wasn't expecting this one, time for some fun.

I'll post my thoughts afterwards

-DSR

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Thoughts
Sep 28, 2003, 02:26
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Thoughts Sep 28, 2003, 02:26
Sep 28, 2003, 02:26
 
Well, its not bad, but its not good. No where what I expected after all the delays. Takes FOR BLOODY EVER to figure some of the things out, even having to manually assign the rudder from default, which btw, causes your plane to roll and vibrate uncontrollably. Its REALLY bad for playability. Cant get past the mig mission. An F4 fantom flies straight at you, then missles your ass, you die... end of story.

Oh, and there's a nasty crash if you dont go to their website on exit.

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Demo Impressions
Sep 28, 2003, 02:35
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Demo Impressions Sep 28, 2003, 02:35
Sep 28, 2003, 02:35
 
I agree, not bad but not good. A tutorial is REQUIRED for something with this steep of a learning curve, took forever just to figure out how to get the weapons on target. Turning off a few effects boosts the framerate dramatically, but it definitely has the feature-set going for it.

BTW, it is a mirage that flies past and rams a missle up your ass, but I can't take him on either

And yeah, the rudder is MESSED.

Don't get me wrong, give me a few days once I figure everything out and I'll prolly enjoy the hell out of it. After all the delays this has gone thru I would expect a slight bit more polish, but I'm still excited for the november release.

-DSR <---Missile nine o clock high

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Re: Thoughts WR417H
Sep 28, 2003, 03:22
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Re: Thoughts WR417H Sep 28, 2003, 03:22
Sep 28, 2003, 03:22
 
Chalk 3 up to user inability or system problem(s). I have none of those.

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Re: Thoughts WR417H
Sep 28, 2003, 03:22
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Re: Thoughts WR417H Sep 28, 2003, 03:22
Sep 28, 2003, 03:22
 
Weird. Are you using a joystick?

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Potential is there
Sep 28, 2003, 04:34
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Potential is there Sep 28, 2003, 04:34
Sep 28, 2003, 04:34
 
I agree, this could be the next Falcon if the time is taken to fix this up right. If not, it'll just be another dismal flight sim failure.

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I am not sure I understand
Sep 28, 2003, 04:57
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I am not sure I understand Sep 28, 2003, 04:57
Sep 28, 2003, 04:57
 
this is not meant for everyone.. in particular and for no particular reason, i'll pick "Michael Bolton's hair dresser" or "Bob". But its everywhere, its frigin' rampant around here.

where is the gripe coming from? the game is free, its a demo, its a game. it might be good, it might not. who cares? its FREE!

it almost appears to me that you have forgoten the ridiculusness of all of it. this reality, this perception we gather through various instruments. the fact that distance and time and space is all just an illusion. like it is in a video game. with the advent of games where gravity and physics models hold laws and variables, you see the same thing.

But its just a game. forget the developers and their stupid politics and cover ups and scandals. dont loose yourself in that nonsense.

I dont know it just i want to see opinion about games and how they are and detailed description of it made you feel and if something blew your mind. not negative bullcrap! ( can i use cus words here?).

tap in to the eternal consciousness and enjoy the matrix fellas!

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Re: I am not sure I understand
Sep 28, 2003, 05:38
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Re: I am not sure I understand Sep 28, 2003, 05:38
Sep 28, 2003, 05:38
 
That was pretty heavy dood

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Re: I am not sure I understand
Sep 28, 2003, 05:41
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Re: I am not sure I understand Sep 28, 2003, 05:41
Sep 28, 2003, 05:41
 
#17

thats too long winded. This is all it takes:

SHUTTHEFUCKUPANDQUITYERWHINING

-fini

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Re: Thoughts WR417H
Sep 28, 2003, 06:54
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Re: Thoughts WR417H Sep 28, 2003, 06:54
Sep 28, 2003, 06:54
 
Yeah, Sidewinder ForceFeedback Pro and tried it out on my Logitech Wingman Extreme. Check your calibration settings in Game Options or Game Controls (whatever it is in your Control Panel).

I am disappointed in the replayability. They could have given us a random mission generator set to two kinds of levels (air combat and ground combat). That would have been MUCH better than just two single non-replayable missions. I mean for christsakes....

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