- Jos Grupping Flight Sim Fan Contributor
- A short chronology of the 1980's sims, courtesy of Jos Grupping Jos Grupping History
Despite professing to be not a serious gamer Jos has constructed a wonderful tribute to the Microsoft Flight Simulator series at History of Flight Simulator.
- Jos Grupping First Flight Sim
My first (and last) sim was Microsoft 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!!
- Jos Grupping
Air Combat is something I loathe.
I was born in Amsterdam in 1938 and lived during WWII just outside Amsterdam, between Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. Although I was young, I was old enough to still remember the sound of low flying screaming airplanes over our region and house. Fortunately there wasn't very much bombing, except around Schiphol.
And I still lively remember the hunger as well as the taste of sugar-beets, tulip-bulbs and the like, that we had to eat because of the lack of more normal food like potatoes, bread and milk.
So you must excuse me, I find nothing fun at combat games, how nicely finished they are (or just because they are!). This is again reinforced by the happenings in New York (2001) and consecutively in Afghanistan.
- Jos Grupping Favourite Sims
All time favorites: Dungeon games since around 1973 on the PDP-11, later: Myst. Flight Simulator and lately Bridge programs. And just for fun: Grachtenrace , which plays in the Amsterdam (my place of birth) canals and Amstel river. I am not much of a gamer. Too serious, I guess. Smiling
I also dabbled for quite some years (also since around 1989) in the Jack Nicklaus society, that was involved in designing golfcourses for the JN later GBC (Golden Bear Challenge) series of golf games. I was interested mainly because of the course-editor. The other reason was the worldwide JN-society (starting on the BBS's, like with FS), that was smaller, but had the same kind of friendly atmosphere as the FS-society.