Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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16th September, 2006

Mustang vs Fw.190 - 2002 Mustang vs Fw.190 - 2002
Title - Mustang vs Fw.190
Host sim - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 and Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2
Release Date - 2002
Developer - Flight One
Publisher - Just Flight
Collection - - Yes, Retail box.
Comments - An alternate name for the product was "Double Trouble - Mustang vs Butcherbird"

14th September, 2006

More hardwareadvice : Applying Windows patches

PC World Magazine
Title - PC World Magazine
Publisher - IDG NETWORK
Collection - - October 2006 - Australian Edition
Comments - No flight sim specific material. Useful info about PC maintenance and advice on upgrades. DVD contains pdf versions of the magazine reviews, animated Windows Tutorials (in flash), and software demos.

13th September, 2006

USB power management
This problem first came to my attention when the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougarwould periodically disconnect from the computer - usually as I worked the rudders during final approach Sad... Sad... Sad...
Computer Pilot ran an article on this in a 2003 edition. The problem is Windows XP being a little over zealous in it's power management regime. - USB power management

12th September, 2006

External Review roundup

F/A-18E SuperHornet by Digital Integration - 1998 F/A-18E SuperHornet by Digital Integration - 1998 Advanced Tactical Fighters Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 3

Added links to reviews of:

Matrox Triple Head to Go
The Matrox Triple Head to Go enables you to plug 3 monitors into one PC, creating a wide field of view with little affect on frame rates.

11th September, 2006

Graphics settings in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Added a table showing the results of adjusting 20 different graphics settings in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

How and why it's a good idea to defrag your hard drive regularly.
Added a simple explanation of how and why it's important to defragyour hard drives regularly.

F15 Strike Eagle 3
Elvis sighted in F15 Strike Eagle 3

7th September, 2006

Eurofighter Typhoon
Updated the Eurofighter Typhoon pages - including a report of flying the sim at the EF-Mockup-02
2003 Paris Air Show .


Mirage IV in Air Power: The Cold War (2000)

Read about Dassaultaircraft in action and in sims here - Dassault


Atari ST
Added a link to VIDEOS of the Atari ST in the Atari ST section.

Validated current and purged obsolete
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6th September, 2006

Vista OZ AI Pack
Title - VOZ AI Pack
Host sim - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Release Date - 2006 - Freeware
Developer - Vista Oz
Publisher - Vista Oz
Collection - - Yes - freeware download.
Comments - Adds Australian AI traffic and liveries to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

PC Pilot magazine PC Pilot magazine PC Pilot magazine
Brought the PC Pilot Magazine exhibit up to date.

5th September, 2006

Royal Air Force 2000
Tidied up the Royal Air Force 2000exhibit.

2nd September, 2006

Added new videos to the Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2exhibit.

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000
This video runs for a couple of minutes and shows a dogfight between the P-38F Lightning and a Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Fighter over the mountainous terrain of Lae.

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000
Short videos - Guns firing - External View - Dogfight excerpt

1st September, 2006

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Alpha Sim's Neptune
Host sim - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004- Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Release Date - 2006
Developer -
Publisher - Alphasim
Collection - Yes - Download purchase.
Comments - A stable platform with good visibilty. Detailed up to the usual high Alphasimstandards.

25th August, 2006

Microsoft Flight Simulator X - A landmark in Flight Simulation.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X

One of the most important new features was left off the official list.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X will ship with "missions". This, I think is the cleverest thing they've done yet and will surely get a much wider audience interested in the sim, and flight sims generally.

Contact MiGMan with your experiences regarding this sim.



Added a feature list and Hardware to Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Fighter Ace 3.5
Fighter Ace 3.5 Fighter Ace 3.5 Fighter Ace 3.5
Title - Fighter Ace 3.5
Release Date - 2002
Developer -
Publisher - Was Jaleco, in 2006 it is Ketsujin
Collection - - Yes.
Comments - An attractive WW2 sim geared to online playing, with well organised arenas, training and special events.

... also added a listing for

Ketsujin Studios
Ketsujin in the gallery.

24th August, 2006

I couldn't get this classic 1998 sim running under Windows XP. Apparently it is possible, but not without making changes to the system beyond my comfort zone. This involved rolling back graphics drivers - possibly to a point that my current GeForce 6600 GTwould not even be suported. Still, there are people playing and modding the sim as we speak, so check it out here -

European Air War recreated the air battles over Europe during World War 2.
Title - European Air War
Release Date - Combat flight sims
Developer - Microprose
Publisher - Microprose
Collection - - Yes.
Comments - Microprose continued their tradition of creating sims which you could live in for months or years, never getting bored. European Air War recreated the epic west European air battles which helped change the course of World History 1939 - 1945. Every aspect of this sim was superb, from the graphics and sounds to the atmospheric interfaces.

21st August, 2006

Alpha Sim's Eurofighter for MSFS2004 Alpha Sim's Eurofighter for MSFS2004 has a working radar display, allowing you to make Air intercepts Alpha Sim's Eurofighter for MSFS2004 has a working radar display, allowing you to make Air intercepts
Title - Alpha Sim's Eurofighter for MSFS2004
Host sim - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Release Date -
Developer -
Publisher - Alphasim
Collection - Yes. Payware download.
Comments - The AA radar allows real intercepts to be made, commonplace in combat sims but a first for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

20th August, 2006

MiG-29  Fulcrum by Novalogic - 1998
Added a video of a typical sortie in MiG-29 Fulcrum - (Novalogic - 1998).

16th August, 2006

Dr. Carlo Kopp on simulators

Dr. Carlo Kopp includes accounts of his flight in the F/A-18E Superhornet and much more.

News of 3 new Hornet simulators going into operation puts, at the very least, a perspective on the value for money we get out of our simulators : RAAF simulators

14th August, 2006

The Dam Busters - Fly the famous missions in Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 and fly the aircraft in Microsoft Flight Sim 2000 and 2002.
Added a link on the Using the Virtual Cockpit page to the example sequence in The Dam Busters

Crimson Skies. Crimson Skies VIDEO.
Added an excellent video from the publisher of Crimson Skies.

Jetfighter
Jetfighter was rescued from the Flight Sim orphanage.

Fixed links to the entire series :