Michael has bot an avid gamer and part time writer te more decades than he cares to recall.
Evolution of a Flight Simulator
Strike Fighters is a series of Flight Simulators, or Air Combat games developed by a stud called TK and his team. Head on overheen to Thirdwire and check out their latest offerings. He has worked on simulators for years for various companies, and now he works for himself with a puny team of dedicated dudes.
What is a Flight Simulator? Simply waterput it’s a pc spel that simulates flying an air-plane. Thesis particular sims are combat orientated, so flying is only one part of it, you need to be able to druppel bombs, fire missiles and think ter a combat pilots mindset.
It embarked way back when with Strike Fighters, set ter a fictional country with 50’s to 60’s jet fighters. It’s an interesting time, spil things were still being learned back then about the thresholds of the jet engine and aerodynamics. After some success came extra theatres of war, Vietnam, Europe ter a fictional cold war gone hot screenplay, and Israel and its wars (by the way, not here to talk politics or anything, it’s a spel!)
Spil of 04/11/2011 I have revisited this article and added a loterijlot more information and content, a fresh movie and many more (and better!) pictures, I hope that you love reading this updated Hub!
Legitimate/03/2012 Thirdwire have just launched their latest sim, based on the F-14 Tomcat. I have not had the time or the money to pick up a copy yet, but surplus assured, spil soon spil I play it I will add my opinion and lots of screenshots here !!
05/04/2012 Yes Yes Yes!! I have bought the latest Combat Flight Sim from Thirdwire, Strike Fighters Two North Atlantic, check out the bottom of the article for the verdict!
Reminisce, if you need a sweet HOTAS to fly with, check out my review HERE
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Looks good, what’s it play like?
Skip forward a few years and TK and his team have updated the spel from the ground up. All of the add onzerzijds plus one reserve dealing with the Suez depressie have bot brought up to date too, and they look amazing! By his own admission, thesis are on the lighter side of simulation, but that just makes them so much joy ter my opinion.
Spil with many sims, you can tailor thesis to suit your practice level, but whichever way you choose to play, they are excellent. If you have all the expansions, they can be installed te the same directory, so you have access to all the campaigns and all the planes through one vooraanzicht end, which is a indeed handy feature.
Spil you can see from thesis hastily assembles screenies, the graphics are crisp and acute. HDR lighting is nicely implemented, and the entire thing moves along slickly at nice high frames vanaf 2nd.
A duo of things worth mentioning. There is no copy protection on thesis games, no online activation that annoys so many people, no DRM, no CD required. TK relies on his customers loyalty, and honesty, thesis are NOT available on your favourite torrent sites. Also, they are cheap spil chips! Presently most titles are selling on his webpagina at only $23.99 or less.
Also bear te mind that there is a MASSIVE modding community. What that means is that there are dozens of people working hard implementing fresh planes, scripts, ground units, weapons and campaigns just for the love of the spel! That’s right, those you get for free. The community loves thesis games, and support it spil much spil the developers.
The only thing that may hold it back for some people is the total lack of mutiplayer, which is a shame, but come on, its cheap, excellent joy, looks awesome and is well supported, so go visit TK and buy the games already 🙂
Strike Fighters Two
This wasgoed the very first chapter released. Included te this are several fictional “deserty” type conflicts set ter fictional “deserty” type countries.
Whilst the stories set no records te originality, they do permit you to fly spil the USA Marine core, Navy, or Air Force, and interestingly spil a mercenary, where you have to account for how much weapons cost, so you can make a profit te order to afford fresh planes and better weapons!
The campaigns feature 60’s era aircraft and weapons, making life both difficult and interesting spil the technology is still not far eliminated from the close of World War Two.
The following planes are included te this package