Combat Flight Sims of the 1990's

1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999



1992

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Exhibit: Aces of the Pacific



Air Warrior SVGA
Title - Air Warrior SVGA
Release Date - 1992
Developer - Kesmai
Publisher -Konami
Collection - Yes. Donated by Dan Crenshawof SimHQ.com
Comments - It was the first SVGA sim and ran at 600 x 400 pixels resolution and in 256 colours.

Apache
Title - Apache
Release Date - 1995
Developer - Digital Integration
Publisher - Interactive Magic
Collection - - - Yes. Donated by Dan Crenshawof SimHQ.com
Comments -

ATAC - The Secret War Against Drugs by Microprose
Title - ATAC: The Secret War against Drugs (1992)
Release Date - 1992
Developer - Argonaut
Publisher - Microprose
Collection - - Yes. Donated by in 2001 by Dan Crenshawof SimHQ.com
Comments - ATAC (Advanced Tactical Air Command) puts you in the position of group leader of a mixed squadron of F-22's and AH-64's deployed to Colombia by the United States.

Air Support

B17 Flying Fortress


Comanche


Comanche - Over the Edge

Comanche - Over the Edge

F15 Strike Eagle 3



F/A-18 Hornet 3.0

Graphic Simulation's F/A-18 3.0 remains one of the few Apple Mac combat flight sims. Graphic Simulation's F/A-18 3.0 remains one of the few Apple Mac combat flight sims. Graphic Simulation's F/A-18 3.0 remains one of the few Apple Mac combat flight sims. Graphic Simulation's F/A-18 3.0 remains one of the few Apple Mac combat flight sims.

Harrier Jump Jet (1992)

Harrier Jump Jet

Those were the days! A 270 page manual printed on glossy stock and well bound in a size ideal for throne room reading. As well as heaps of tables detailing air-to-ground weapon effectiveness there was diagram after diagram on air combat manoeuvres. Not to mention the 3 full - colour maps!

After scanning the material for this museum entry I moved with bated breath towards my P166 laptop, 3 disks in hand, all psyched up for some retro-viffing.

Alas it was not to be.... there was data corruption on Disk 1 ... Aaaaaaaaaaaaagghh! Never mind.

www.simhq.com sent me a copy with working disks and this time I at least got to see the menu screens!

Heroes of the 357th

Heroes of the 357th

Jetfighter II - Advanced Mission Disk

Jetfighter II - Advanced Mission Disk

Planetside

Back in 1992 CDROM's were showing up on PC's and "interactive movies" like "Dragon's Lair" seemed to point the way forward in interactve games. Planetside used a technique of scrolling pre-rendered landscapes which were originally created using fractal equations.

Planetside

was never released as far as I know but it shows one of the directions that seemed promising at the time - Planetside

Reach for the Skies

Reach for the Skies - Battle of Britain - 1993. Reach for the Skies - Battle of Britain - 1993. Reach for the Skies - Battle of Britain - 1993. Reach for the Skies - Battle of Britain - 1993.

One of the earliest SVGA sims. Reach for the Skies was a Battle of Britain sim developed by Rowan and published by Virgin in 1993. Flyable aircraft were the Spitfire, Hurricane, Messerschmidt Bf-109, Messerschmidt Bf -110, Heinkel He-111 and Dornier Do-117.

Specs :

SVGA Harrier Assault (1992)-

SVGA Harrier Assault - This was the first SVGA sim, which meant that instead of VGA graphics of 320 x 200 pixels, we now had 640 x 400.

SVGA Harrier Assault - This was the first SVGA sim, which meant that instead of VGA graphics of 320 x 200 pixels, we now had 640 x 400 - this was high fidelity !.

SWOTL CD edition

Specs :

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe

The background sound playing on this page is from - Falcon 3.0

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