November 22nd, 2001
Flameouts at high altitude
Jet Pilot was an incredible in-depth simulation of two famous vintage jets, in a ultra-hardcore way. Read about flameouts at high altitude and bad weather approaches with one eye on the fuel gauge.
LHX Attack Chopper
Exhibit - LHX Attack Chopper
Release Date - 1991
Platform - PC
Developer - Brent Iverson
Publisher - Electronic Arts
In collection - Yes
Comments - The cockpit is simple looking now, but in 1990 it was state of the art! You could configure the MFD's to your taste as well. You could fly the Apache, Blackhawk, Osprey or the LHX. The Boeing Osprey VTOL which was featured in the novel "Hammerheads" by Dale Brown . This was the only simulation of the Osprey until the year 2000!
LHX Attack Chopper
A classic chopper sim which set the goals for the 1990's. Realistic scenery, great cockpits and plenty of action! MiGMan thanks SimHQ.com for donating a copy of LHX to the Museum collection.
Brent Iverson info added
Brent Iverson created some of the most popuar and influential titles in the Flight Sim Genre. I tracked down some info and a picture of him in the LHX Attack Chopper Manual.
Earth 2150 enters the Museum
I played Earth 2140 back in 1997 - one of the last DOS games - and had been impressed by the gameplay and graphics. Topware.. who are these guys? What a brilliant debut. Well the follow-up, Earth 2150is bigger and better.
Comanche 3 working under Win 98Comanche 3 was released in 1997 by Novalogic. It was one of the last sims to run in DOS. It is pretty easy to run under Windows 98 although some trial and error was needed to select a workable sound card setup. It ran quite smoothly at near maximum detail on my P166 laptop and as you would expect I could totally max out the settings on my Celeron 466 Mk IIsystem.
Comanche Gold added
- new campaigns
- new missions
- mission design tool
- weather effects
- a campaign designed exclusively for NovaLogic by a former U.S. Army Team Comanche member
Comanche 4 new screenshots
Cajun Hawk sent in a couple of good screenshots. One shows the famous "ripple effect" that has tantalised the sim community for months - the rotor downwash creating ripple effects on the water. The other shows a awesome pyrotechnical display as oil tanks go up in flames - Comanche 4
Bargain World War 2 Fighters
With World War 2 Fighters available for $ 9.99 at Amazon - then get the 600 meg of shareware add-ons - Skins - Terrain Sets - Campaign sets - Utilities - DCE (Dynamic Campaign Engine) and better sounds - and you have a lot of flying to do !
Platinum add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
Platinum Plane Pack
Museum UtilitiesI'm often asked what software I use to maintain the Museum so answer that I added this section : Software Utilities
Jos Grupping: Friend of the Museum
Name: Jos Grupping
About: Jos grew up during World War 2 near Amsterdam. To this day he doesn't enjoy combat flight sims, but he has gotten a lot of enjoyment out of the Microsoft Civil flight simulations.
Despite professing to be not a serious gamer Jos has constructed a wonderful tribute to the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. "My first (and last) sim was Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, since version 3.0 in 1988/89. But up till I got color with an EGA card Microsoft Flight Sim 4 - I mostly used it to test for IBM-compatibility!!" Read on : Jos Grupping
Land Combat roundupXmas is coming so I did a whip 'round the land combat wing of the Museum. Mmmm... there are a few goodies I have to pick up myself... can someone sell me a Chronosphere, slightly used... you see I need to find a whole lot more time!
Command and Conquer Series
Command and Conquer
Command and Conquer Covert Ops
Red Alert Aftermath
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm- Complete GDI Mission guide
Red Alert 2
Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge