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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #25 on: 00:46, 08 April 16 »
Flight Path 373 just for the unforgettable music

gosh how it was hard!
yeah, had it on tape/464 during my very young age... and guess what, I forgot the music actually...


Fighter Bomber can seem slow from today perspective (and even at the time for me who had it on a EGA coloured AT at 12mhz PC...)
But really, impressive plain faces 3D with lots of view options...

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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #26 on: 14:58, 08 April 16 »
yeah, had it on tape/464 during my very young age... and guess what, I forgot the music actually...


That's because you drink too much beer  :P

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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #27 on: 02:22, 09 April 16 »
Guess Combat Lynx doesn't make the grade?  :'(  I've played that, but haven't played the others.  :D
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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #28 on: 03:02, 09 April 16 »
Yeah , I want to learn Combat Lynx always loved the look of it as a kid . I'd love to see a demo vid of it .

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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #29 on: 07:33, 09 April 16 »
Yeah , I want to learn Combat Lynx always loved the look of it as a kid . I'd love to see a demo vid of it .


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgdO2WR_n44[/youtube]


Video of it here complete with Swearing. It's been ages since I've played it, and I seem to be doing what the guy in the video was doing and just cruising around, there are different difficulty levels though, so I would of been on the Easiest. I don't think there was any Joystick control as the game has a number of options for flying your helicopter. Age wise it was written in 1985, it may not be the fastest Flight Sim around, but was still playable.



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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #30 on: 15:03, 09 April 16 »

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgdO2WR_n44[/youtube]


Video of it here complete with Swearing. It's been ages since I've played it, and I seem to be doing what the guy in the video was doing and just cruising around, there are different difficulty levels though, so I would of been on the Easiest. I don't think there was any Joystick control as the game has a number of options for flying your helicopter. Age wise it was written in 1985, it may not be the fastest Flight Sim around, but was still playable.
Thanks for the link , but unfortunately I remember seeing it and didn't learn anything more than I already knew, Not moaning at the vid though cos he makes no claim to be giving a demonstration of the game. 
I think the area of demo-ing more complex games is niche that needs to be filled on You Tube.

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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #31 on: 15:04, 09 April 16 »
Didn't Combat Lynx have an option for double joystick control? I'm sure I recall tht being an option. Really quite unique if it was considering it's age too

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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #32 on: 15:04, 09 April 16 »
Gunship for me as well, but I seem to remember ploughing hours into ATF!

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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #33 on: 01:07, 10 April 16 »
Didn't Combat Lynx have an option for double joystick control? I'm sure I recall tht being an option. Really quite unique if it was considering it's age too


Doesn't say anything about Double Joystick Control, just looking at the Playing Instructions for the Amstrad it only mentions Arrow Keys for Up Down Left Right, depending on what mode your in depends on the keys pressed so for:


In Flight:
Copy - Move Faster
Del - Move Slower
Arrow Keys - Up Down Left or Right


The Map:
M - Map (on/off)
Arrow Keys - Up Down Left or Right
Space - Map Moves Faster


Arming the Lynx:
Land at Base - Start Loading
+ - Increase Load
- - Decrease Load
Enter - Select Weapon
Space - End Loading


Firing Weapons Systems:
X and Z - Choose Weapon
Space - Fire
Arrow Keys - Sights Up Down Left or Right


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S - Sound (on/off)
P - Pause (on/off)
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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #34 on: 02:24, 10 April 16 »

Doesn't say anything about Double Joystick Control, just looking at the Playing Instructions for the Amstrad it only mentions Arrow Keys for Up Down Left Right, depending on what mode your in depends on the keys pressed so for:


In Flight:
Copy - Move Faster
Del - Move Slower
Arrow Keys - Up Down Left or Right


The Map:
M - Map (on/off)
Arrow Keys - Up Down Left or Right
Space - Map Moves Faster


Arming the Lynx:
Land at Base - Start Loading
+ - Increase Load
- - Decrease Load
Enter - Select Weapon
Space - End Loading


Firing Weapons Systems:
X and Z - Choose Weapon
Space - Fire
Arrow Keys - Sights Up Down Left or Right


Information about Bases:
1 to 6


General Controls:
S - Sound (on/off)
P - Pause (on/off)
Just looked it up on cpc power , and the instructions state that two joysticks are an option, the only game I know that does this on the cpc

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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #35 on: 02:26, 10 April 16 »
combat lynx &copy durell software (1985)
combat lynx &copy durell software (1985)


Written on here

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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #36 on: 08:08, 10 April 16 »
Just looked it up on cpc power , and the instructions state that two joysticks are an option, the only game I know that does this on the cpc


Well I cannot argue with that, but what I posted earlier was the controls given from Budget version edition of Combat Lynx which was distributed by Encore.
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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #37 on: 12:07, 10 April 16 »
The budget releases really used to screw you over with the lack of instructions, Captain Blood was a waste of time? Didnt teach you anything
 Slightly ironic considering the game is all about communication :D
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Re: Best Flight Sim recommendations on the CPC?
« Reply #38 on: 16:30, 15 April 16 »
I never played any flight sims on the CPC. I did love (REALLY love) Fighter Bomber on my 1040STFM, but I didn't remember the CPC version looked so cool! yeah, low frame rate of course, but...