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on: June 16, 2022, 04:00:53 AM
Saw this in the Upcoming section on Steam.

I remember when this first came out and I played it. I immediately called my dad and told him the best, most immersive WWII air war game is out.

Shame it's not aged well. I wish these companies would use old code and put a new package on top.

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Reply #1 on: June 16, 2022, 06:40:30 AM
It was a fun game. Those favorite old flight sims might look dated when you fire them up again now but after playing for a little while you can easily get caught up in the game play.

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Reply #2 on: June 16, 2022, 07:42:05 AM
I wonder how the AI compares to modern sims.

I have fond memories of the awesome printed manuals that often came with this era of flight/sub sims. EAW had one of the best.

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Reply #3 on: June 16, 2022, 08:57:50 AM
Also played the original a lot, back in the day. I remember one mission flying a P-51D to escort B-17's and attempting to shepherd a damaged one back. Its was gradually losing height and I eventually had to watch it hit the ground. I was pretty upset! It was great game for that period and very immersive.

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Reply #4 on: June 16, 2022, 05:21:21 PM
It is also available on GOG if you don't want the Steam apron strings. A classic and still very playable WWII sim.

And I still have my original printed manual as well. Also a classic.

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Reply #5 on: June 16, 2022, 11:37:47 PM
Printed manuals? With a game? You must've hit your head on something.  ???

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Reply #6 on: June 17, 2022, 01:39:42 AM
It is also available on GOG if you don't want the Steam apron strings. A classic and still very playable WWII sim.

And I still have my original printed manual as well. Also a classic.
I have to ask - who - at this stage - still does not have Steam installed?

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Reply #7 on: June 17, 2022, 07:26:52 AM
Almost impossible these days to play games without it.

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Reply #8 on: June 17, 2022, 09:30:51 AM
hell, even *I* have Steam installed

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Reply #9 on: June 17, 2022, 09:35:01 AM
It worries me that we are tied to something like Steam. I know it has its good aspects, but I really do feel vulnerable at times and somewhat object to the fact that you have no viable alternative. In some ways, its almost like being held to ransom.

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Reply #10 on: June 17, 2022, 11:51:55 AM
Shhh... They're listening.  :worried:

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Reply #11 on: June 17, 2022, 11:53:14 AM
It worries me that we are tied to something like Steam. I know it has its good aspects, but I really do feel vulnerable at times and somewhat object to the fact that you have no viable alternative. In some ways, its almost like being held to ransom.

+1

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Reply #12 on: June 17, 2022, 08:50:55 PM
And I still have my original printed manual as well. Also a classic.

Me too!  8)




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Reply #13 on: June 17, 2022, 10:54:32 PM
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Reply #14 on: June 17, 2022, 11:15:48 PM
I do believe I have my manual as well, somewhere...

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