Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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September 15th, 2002


Looked amazing but was never released

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 interactive 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

Red Baron Roundup

Red Baron
Red Baron was a World War I air combat sim published by Sierra in 1991 and designed by Damon Slye.
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Cockpit
  • Cockpit 2
  • Menu 1
  • Menu 2
  • Menu 3
  • Splash Screen
  • External view
  • External view 2
  • Zeppelin


Aircraft silhouette ID screens

Strike Aces or Fighter Bomber Strike Aces or Fighter Bomber Strike Aces or Fighter Bomber
Exhibit: Strike Aces / Fighter Bomber (1989)

Developer:
Publisher: Activision and Accolade
Platform: Atari ST, Commodore Amiga and PC
Collection:
Comments: The sim was set in a bombing competition inspired by Gen. Curtis LeMay's training events. It featured an unusual mix of flyable aircraft: F-4 Phantom , F-15E Strike Eagle, F-111 Aardvark, MiG-27 Flogger, RAF and Luftwaffe Tornado and the Saab Viggen.

Francisco J. Campossent in some more screenshots for Strike Aces or Fighter Bomber.

This was a hot title on the early 16 bit computers - the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga series were capable of generating speedy polygon based aircraft and the occasional pyramidal hill at a reasonable frame rate.

Aircraft silhouette ID screen - Devices such as this were designed to combat pirating of the software. They are not dissimilar to aircraft ID training cards used in pilot training.
Splash screen
Saab Viggen
F-4 Phantom
Tornado
MiG-27 Flogger



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Damon Slye, co-founder of Dynamix
Developer - Damon Slye in profile

Publisher - Activision