Recent air combat sim recommendations?


#2502

Man, just ditch the old girl and get with the times: new Il-2, now in gorgeous VR, tho not bad at all on a screen either. It’s just like old il2 except with new tech. Il-2 2 so to say ;-)

In other news, I just bought me a 2nd hand Warthog HOTAS. What a machine! My flying precision tripled.


#2503

Yeah the new IL-2 Moscow/Stalingrad thingies are truly excellent.


#2504

i also got muscle pain from shooting messers for an hour. that stick is a fucking workout man! my right shoulder is going to get huge lol.


#2505

IF you’re still interested (and it is an interesting, unique thing), you can now get it in this bundle.

https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/mighty-sims-bundle-2


#2506

I love the shite that gets call a “sim” these days.


#2507

I saw this was just released a couple of weeks ago - anyone played it? From what I’ve read it is more of an arcade game than a sim - which is disappointing as I would really love to fly an accurate sim that models Zeros and P-40s.


#2508

Remove the name from the URL please.


#2509

Thanks, Brian. Wow, if I buy that bundle, it’s ONLY for the Soviet Monsters game. Who develops this stuff?


#2510

I played a lot of the beta. It is definitely more of an arcade game than a sim. I didn’t really care for the flying but as I dogged through the missions I found myself enjoying some of the historical missions. They cover some interesting parts of the war I wasn’t familiar with like involvement of the Indian pilots. It covers more than just the Flying Tigers. Mouse and keyboard flying wasn’t great though, and at least when I played I just kept wishing for War Thunder.

Edit: haven’t played it in months. Maybe they completely overhauled the flying, but I doubt it.


#2511

Very fun game!


#2512

Combat Air Patrol 2 is coming together very nicely… Looks amazing with the photoscenery.



#2513

I just saw that too. Getting a nice vibe from this one.


#2514

So I was actually just listening to Brian’s podcast and I had no idea that EF2000 had been remastered! My mouth is almost literally watering to replay that… I know that and F-22 TAW have modernized, cleaned up, souped up fan-modded editions… are there any other good flight/space sims other than those and FS2 that have had that treatment?


#2515

Hey, it’s not remastered as such, someone just made an amazing utility to make it run well. Sorry if I misled.


#2516

No I get what it is, a Dosbox glide wrapper… I just wanted to know if there are any other games out there like the ones I mentioned with packages that keep them up to date and playable on modern computers.


#2517

Oh okay. Whew. As for your question, I’ve found a few games that have had fans make patches for them, like Klingon Academy or Missionforce Cyberstorm. Not sure about flight sims though. This is a great site to start at I think


#2518

The DCS Hornet was first shown at E3, and now the obligatory intro/familiarization video series is starting. Early access in the relatively near future, I would think.

They’re also starting on the conversion of the Caucasus map to DCS 2.0 format, which is critical, long-disregarded work required to unify DCS 1.5 (Caucasus) and DCS 2.x (Nevada, Normandy). Hopefully that goes quickly.


#2519

God I hope they are further along with that than they are with the ww2 stuff.


#2520

https://imgur.com/NWU86WV


#2521

You’re not wrong!