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Version 2.5: exclusive to MiGMan!

An self professed "old man" Mark Hermonat- waxes poetic about his first combat sim Falcon, The F-16 Fighter Simulation v1.0 by Spectrum Holobyte.

" I have always loved the original Falcon 1.0 by Spectrum Holobyte released in 1987. I would play the black bandit mission over and over trying to see how many MiGs I could down before the bingo fuel warning appeared.

(Me too - MiGMan)

Unfortunately it is not playable on todays PC's.

However, I have been playing around inside the assembly language code of Falcon for over a decade and, feeling real nostalgic, I decided to try and fix it so it could be played on todays PC's. My current PC is a Pentium II 266 and it now works fine on it. Hopefully others will benefit from this enhancement as well.

Included is the modified executable which is much improved. It is not the complete game, but, users can just place falcon25.exe in the same folder as falcon.exe and run the falcon25.exe to experience the new code. Over the years I have also made other enhancements and they are included in this version. Here is a compete listing of the changes

Download falcon25.zip - 75K

Some code took quite awhile to find so I could change it. Unfortunately, because I had to move some code so certain enhancements could be made, the multiplayer head-2-head code had to be cleaned out to make way for some extra code. So, do not select two-player mode as the code that runs it is no longer there.

That's it. Anyone who enjoyed Falcon 1.0 for the PC or Falcon up to version 2.2.2 for the Mac as much as I did can always write me.

Mark Hermonat

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