January 11th, 2002
Emergency in Fighters Anthology!
Fighters Anthology Emergency checklists
Fighters Anthology is usually referred to as a "survey sim" - meaning that it covers a range of aircraft but doesn't go into great depth on each one. Well that may be so, but I for one never ran out of interesting things to do in the series. At one time I wrote a set of emergency checklists - and at one time or another every one of these problems happened to me! It was fun finding out just how many ways the programmers had provided to break the aircraft! Who can forget that screeching, irritating whine when you threw a turbine blade? - Fighters Anthology Emergency checklists
Jet Pilot ran in only 32 colours
I received more info from Vulcan Software about their classic "Cold War" sim. It ran at 320 x 200 pixels and in 32 colours. No - not "32 bit colour" - thirty two colours only! Those were the days when gameplay meant all! - Jet Pilot Hardware requirements.
Sinclair Spectrum screenshots for 1980's Ace of Aces
Ka-52 Team Alligator: wrong code shipped?
The sim looked fantastic and should have been a flagship product for the publisher. Sadly it was released without fanfare and at a budget price in April 2000. Unfortunately an early build of the code appears to be the one shipped to consumers. Read more: Ka-52 Team Alligator