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    Amiga Flight Sims

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    I would like to ask the older Amiga fans here about the flight sims that were released for the Amiga.
    I am by no means planning to buy any but I am curious which ones are considered the best by the people here.
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    I never saw the Miggy as a good platform for flight simulators.
    I always prefer the peecee for that.
    I can only remember the great FA18 Hornet. I enjoy it a lot.

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    The first one that really became popular was Falcon in 1988/89. It was first released on the Atari ST, then the Amiga. There were many other really good Flight Sims on the Amiga, many with built in analogue stick support.

    But, as you say, a lot of the same games were released on PC and were the better versions purely because by the time more Flight Sims were being released in the 90's the PC had started to gain proper graphics cards which could handle 256 colour modes with full textured 3D, so the Amiga couldn't match it.

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    "... many with built in analogue stick support ..." ?
    how? Never saw any Joy then digital (8 different positions), how doyou do that with DB9 ports? Or is it an external card?
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    When F/A 18 Interceptor was released, it was the best flight simulator for the Amiga. There are a couple of very good flight simulators (F29 Retaliator, Falcon F16, TFX etc) for the Amiga, but you will need at least 030 and a couple MBs of Fast RAM for the best pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    but you will need at least 030 and a couple MBs of Fast RAM for the best pleasure.
    Emulating perhaps?

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    Gunship2000 was always one of my favourites. The AGA version especially. As has been said before, in the early days the Amiga had some brilliant Flight Sims for the time but they were quickly overshadowed by the PC. TFX would've been a brilliant final hurrah for the Amiga had it been completely finished and the bugs fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon Cleaner View Post
    Emulating perhaps?
    That was never an option for me.
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    I forgot about Gunship 2000. Brilliant game. I still own both the AGA and CD32 versions.. and used to play the CD32 version a lot.

    Another really good flight sim was F15 Strike Eagle II.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiago View Post
    "... many with built in analogue stick support ..." ?
    how? Never saw any Joy then digital (8 different positions), how doyou do that with DB9 ports? Or is it an external card?
    You have to use an analogue joystick adapter which plugged into the Amiga joystick port to allow you to connect the 15 pin PC joysticks to the Amiga port. Remember that the Amiga's joystick ports also support mice, which are analogue, and therefore can be utilised for analogue joystick support.

    Details of how to build the adapter can be found here:

    http://www.epanorama.net/documents/j..._circuits.html

    I had (might still have somewhere) a Gravis analogue joystick that worked well, and an adapter which I think was made by Phoenix.

    Some racing games such as Microprose F1GP also supported this.

    A brief list of the games I know that support analogue joysticks include:

    A-10 Tank Killer Verison1.5
    Air Warrior
    AV8B Harrier Assault
    Birds of Prey
    Descent: Freespace - The Great War
    F-15 Strike Eagle II
    F-19 Stealth Fighter
    FA-18 Interceptor
    Fighter Duel Pro 1 and 2
    Flight of the Intruder
    Flight Simulator 2
    Gunship 2000
    Jet Pilot
    Knights of the Sky
    Microprose F1GP
    MiG-29 Fulcrum
    MiG-29M Super Fulcrum
    Reach for the Skies
    Red Baron
    Tornado

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    That is new to me, i always thought it only could work as digital. Back in time Microprose F1GP would be much better in analog.
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