Exhibit: Digital Image Design (DID)
Comments: This UK based development team have created a string of innovative Flight Sims which manage to place the gamer in the most sophisticated air combat environments while maintaining a high level of accessibility. They consistently pushed the limits of 3-D modelling and portrayed the most up-to-date combat avionics systems, reaching an apogee with the 1998 sim Total Air War, which reproduced a modern air war as seen from an AWACS and from the cockpit of the next generation fighter, the F-22.
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Developer: Digital Image Design (DID)
Publisher: Ocean Software Ltd.
Comments: TFX is an acronym for "Tactical Fighter Experimental". When you look at the graphics available in the other early combat flight sims it is easy to see why TFX caused so much excitement on it's release. The flight model could be adjusted from "arcade" to "military" and play modes ranged from arcade levels to the "UN Commander" mode. As UN Commander you planned missions, selected the aircraft and flew the Eurofighter, F22 or F117 Stealth Fighter.
|EF 2000 and F-22 ADF are now published by Infogrames.|
Total Air War
Comments: In 2001 Digital Image Design (DID) released Eurofighter Typhoon, an accessible and immersive simulation of tactical jet combat.
Release Date: 2002
TFX - here
EF 2000 - here
F-22 ADF - here
Total Air War - here
Eurofighter Typhoon - here
- 2002 Article about a visit to DiD headquarters by the Royal Aeronautical Society. - www.raes.org.uk/fl-sim/FSG%20Aerospace%20June%201997.php >> 2010 update - web page gone <<