Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarson
Developer: Digital Image Design (DID)
Comments: EF 2000 first saw the light of day (a gloomy Scandinavian day at that! ) in 1995. It's roots lay in F-29 Retaliator and TFX but it went much, much further, breaking new ground in combat flight fidelity.
remembers F22 ADF
" In Volume 4, No. 3 of INTERCEPT, the black and white dedicated combat flight simulation magazine that was published for a time by SIMCAP out of Kingston, NY, there is a full preview of EF2000 by Eric "Reckless" Pearson.
Here is how Eric begins his article:
"Digital Image Design's EF2000 is a huge leap in flight simulation technology. This advancement comes with a high price - it requires a Pentium for smooth graphics in high resolution. Software packages that have such high requirements on the hardware risk losing a significant portion of the game market. On the other hand, many flight simulation fans bought math coprocessors to play Falcon 3.0, so it is possible....
As DiD was planning this product, they had to weight the realism factor for every feature against the speed or hardware penalty. In the end, they chose no compromises..."
"EF2000 has an avionics suite that rivals MicroProse's Strike Eagle III and Digital Integration's Tornado..."
Sigh. Those were the days. It was previews like this one that provoked me to set up my first personal web site. I wrote up a few previews and reviews of my own, then contacted DiD myself. Soon the
"1st Canadian Tactical Eurofighter Squadron"