F-22 Lightning 3 : System Requirements

Tag HW/OS Comments
Installation
Installation was a breeze. The full install only took 343 meg of disk space, which was modest by 1999 standards The Patch installation wasn't such a breeze.
Clicking on the Update Product button opened my internet connection and activated the Novalogic Update wizard. This downloaded a newer version of itself from the Novalogic server, which took a minute, then it checked for the latest patch and downloaded that, which took about 90 minutes at 3.0 k per second... it's a 13 Meg file. (That was with a 38K modem and a pretty good connection.)
This system makes updating painless and I dare say much less intimidating for the less 'computer literate' users than having to find a website and locate the patch. Of course Murphy's Law applied as usual and the connection dropped out with a "reset by server" message. Ok, try again!
Murphy wasn't done with me yet.
Now the sim wouldn't start at all!....Grrrrrrrr. I guess it had 1/2 installed the update. So off to www.novalogic.com then F-22 Lightning 3, then updates.
Download L3UPD8.EXE.
Patch Features
CTRL+SHIFT+T allows you to chat directly to other players in the game -- You can cycle between players with the [ and ] keys.
You are now able to bleed the fuel from the aircraft's tanks by pressing SHIFT+F -- Hold these keys down to bleed fuel to desired level.
Actual Performance:
As expected the sim ran smoothly smoothly with all graphics maxed out at 800 x 600. I ran it on my Celeron-466 with a Creative 3D Blaster Banshee and 64 MEG of system RAM.
Quoted System Requirements:
WindowsŽ 95, 98, NT
with a 3D accelerator card:
PentiumŽ 133, DirectX™ 6 (included on CD) without a 3D accelerator card
PentiumŽ 200 (P IIŽ recommended)
MMX required, DirectX™ 3
RAM: 32MB
hard disk space : 220MB available
CD-ROM: Quad Speed
WindowsŽ 95 compatible video card
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