MiGMan, Thank you for keeping this game alive. I fell in love with this sim the year it came out.
I have an "vintage" 486DX2 @ 66 that I keep in the attic just so I can run this game. It is the perfect balance between "arcade" and "realistic simulation". Are you aware of any resources that enable this to be run from a USB thumbdrive or bootable CD?
I keep thinking I should get rid of the old computer, but nothing has ever met my expectations since F15III, and I refuse to part with my ability to run this game. Perhaps you can recommend a solution? I ran it successfully on Win98 but have since started using W2K for my main computer. I plan to "seek until I find" a way to make this work on new computers. I would sincerely appreciate your help.
I played this game into the ground (sometimes literally), and it became my all-time favourite multiplayer sim.
I played with a friend as often as possible, and our choice of game was almost always the front-back combo. He would be pilot, and I would be, well, everything else. I handled anything that didn't require a joystick, from WP management to handling targets - ground and air.
To this day I haven't seen a sim that captures the excitement of flying the way this game did. I mourn for the days when my life depended on the pilot in front of (or next to) me.
Thanks for bringing back the memories.