I've been spending a bit of time with the WWII flightsim 'Pacific Fighter' recently. This is the game that was lost but then was found (in an odd box in an odd place where it rested since we moved six months ago). My goal is to become a competent enough flier to make the most of it when I finally (hopefully) work out how to play realtime online.
At the moment this little project of mine thus proceeds on two fronts, off and on line. Offline, I have put in about 7 hours of actual 'flying time' this past week, videoing as I go. Haven't even progressed to simple dogfights yet, have occupied myself flying Kittyhawks on simple bomb and strafe runs to get the hang of the plane with the full flight model the system uses. Not easy. Love it.
Online, I have downloaded all of the various patches to make sure my copy of this 2004 game is fully up to date, and then tried to locate a server that plays Pacific Fighters. Seems that there are aussie flight communities that play with the next in line game of this 'IL2' series of simulations (IL '46), but that requires a DVD drive which our computer doesn't have. Maybe time to upgrade?
More on it later, time for another bomb run!
8 hours ago