Recent air combat sim recommendations?


#2703

yes they do. viggen substitutes well tho. i need to learn that.


#2704

Wow. Now for a dynamic campaign including FPS ground operations, artillery, tanks, etc. all in VR.

One could dream. Maybe they should start selling plane JPGs to fund it. I’d buy a nice F14 wallpaper jpg!


#2705

I would love a modern version of this:


#2706

Oh very much yes please.


#2707

I have been dicking around with the DCS mission editor today, learning about triggers and flags and such.

So after much trial and error and some googlage, I managed to get the Top gun theme to start playing as soon as I closed the canopy of a parked F-5E. #proudasfuck


#2708

“Below the hard deck does not count.”

I approve of your mod, sir.


#2709

Hard deck my ass. We nailed that son of a bitch


#2710

Ok, time to make some new triggers for Danger Zone. ;)


#2711

man this thing goes to 11! if i want i could have it play a context-sensitive soundtrack from startup to shutdown :D


#2712

Holy crap that would be awesome. We need a short video or something. I quite honestly think you could pull a ton of the Top Gun score (different from the soundtrack) into that kind of setup.

Here’s a list of of the full score on YouTube:


#2713

Just strap a cassette deck to your leg like in Iron Eagle.


#2714

I had forgotten that one. There are a lot of good movie dogfights to draw music from. Didn’t Iron Eagle have Queen in the soundtrack?


#2715

It sure did.


#2716

Dude how could I forget One Vision. Excellent tune.


#2717

I actually prefer this bit.

This bit is great though:


#2718

I’ll see what I can cook up. Fun to see y’all are interested.


#2719

Apropos of nothing, what I did for my 40th


#2720

That looks incredible fun! You held your lunch?


#2721

Yes! Half an hour flight in the back seat of a Spitfire Mk IX trainer. I even got to try my hands (very gingerly) on the controls. Let’s just say I’m never going to complain about how unrealistically small the dead zone is on a flight sim again.

(Also I muttered at the start about how tricky I found taking off on modern prop flight sims because of the rudder and the torque. The pilot agreed and said he could never get the hang of them either.)


#2722

That’s a pretty darned awesome 40th!