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.......flight simulator games available out there? Son has mentioned he would like one for xmas but I have only found one for the PC. Our main computer would no doubt crash and die as its so full of c… Read More
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
.......flight simulator games available out there? Son has mentioned he would like one for xmas but I have only found one for the PC. Our main computer would no doubt crash and die as its so full of carp and there is NO WAY he is using my lappy!
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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None, closest thing will be 'Over G Fighters' or 'Ace Combat'.

If he's interested in the Sim side of things its best to get the PC Version which inlcudes Air Traffic commentary as well as the very complicated landing / takeoff procedures...

Also the PC Version allows the use of specifically designed joysticks...
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thanks for the info......appreciated. Really dont want a PC one as im sure it will blow up if anything else is put on it! I will ask him about the other 2 for the xbox though. x
#3
http://www.saverstore.com/productinfo/product.aspx?product_id=20008998&pid=9&tid=5
Spec,
System Requirements
Minimum Processor Requirements 1.0GHz or higher processor
Minimum Memory Requirements 512MB
Media Requirement 32X or faster CD-ROM drive
Minimum Storage Requirements 1400MB
Minimum Display Requirements SVGA colour Monitor with 256 colours, 800 x 600
Operating System Requirements Microsoft Windows XP SP2 / Vista
Miscellaneous 32 MB DirectX 9 compatible video card required • Sound card, speakers or headphones required for audio • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device • 56.6 Kbps or better modem for online play


Slightly over the top but... http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5889740/Thrustmaster-HOTAS-Cougar-Joystick-And-Throttle/Product.html?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-PC-_-Peripherals-_-Thrustmaster%2BHOTAS%2BCougar%2BJoystick%2BAnd%2BThrottle&source=5066&engine=froogle_pc&keyword=Thrustmaster+HOTAS+Cougar+Joystick+And+Throttle

Just a thought... Wouldn't it be good to get a R/C Plane?
#4
http://www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2624

Think I might be adding one of these to my xmas list!!
#5
spann3rs
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Just a thought... Wouldn't it be good to get a R/C Plane?


have thought about it but nowhere round here where he could really make the most of it......he is really into the whole "want to be a pilot" thing at the moment.....gonna pack him off to the RAF as soon as hes old enough :)
#6
Blazing Angels 1 &2 might be alright.

Not sure about the age limit though.
#7
emasu
Blazing Angels 1 &2 might be alright.

Not sure about the age limit though.


hes nearly 14......that sounds good as he is into WW2 and all that, thanks emasu, another one to check out :thumbsup:
#8
Hehe, does he know?
#9
spann3rs
Hehe, does he know?


he will do when I drag him down the Armed Forces Careers offices :-D
#10
bitseylango;3680760
hes nearly 14......that sounds good as he is into WW2 and all that, thanks emasu, another one to check out :thumbsup:


I'd go for Ace Combat - it's more of an arcade flight game than sim however there aren't any sim games for the 360 and Ace Combat is the best of the bunch for its type. It's set in modern times with a faithful and very accurate recreation of most planes ranging from the fighters to the SR-71, AWACs etc. The game focuses very much on the combat which I find very enjoyable, pulling hard dives to take out ships while avoiding their AA fire, looping around trying to avoid your opponent while hitting him back or cranking up the afterburner to get enough height to bring down a jammer planer just waiting for the stall warning to come up then releasing your missiles.

John
#11
Il-2 Sturmovik: Birds of prey is coming out on PS3 and xbox next year.

It will be more realistic than most that are currently on consoles

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=U3SpB16qnK4
#12
bitseylango;3680782
he will do when I drag him down the Armed Forces Careers offices :-D


Why would you send ur son away to the RAF :w00t:
#13
dontdothatagain
Why would you send ur son away to the RAF :w00t:


he wants to join ( at the moment) and my dad was in the RAF for 22 years.....definately wont stand in his way if thats what he decides :-D
#14
Johnmcl7
I'd go for Ace Combat - it's more of an arcade flight game than sim however there aren't any sim games for the 360 and Ace Combat is the best of the bunch for its type. It's set in modern times with a faithful and very accurate recreation of most planes ranging from the fighters to the SR-71, AWACs etc. The game focuses very much on the combat which I find very enjoyable, pulling hard dives to take out ships while avoiding their AA fire, looping around trying to avoid your opponent while hitting him back or cranking up the afterburner to get enough height to bring down a jammer planer just waiting for the stall warning to come up then releasing your missiles.

John


Titchimp
Il-2 Sturmovik: Birds of prey is coming out on PS3 and xbox next year.

It will be more realistic than most that are currently on consoles

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=U3SpB16qnK4


thanks for the info guys :thumbsup:
[helper]#15
Bitsey - if son is seriously thinking about learning to fly - you should definitely go for the MS Flight Sim for the PC.

Last time I bought one was several years ago so I'm not too familiar with current versions but they did used to have "interactive" flying lessons. Coupled with a decent joystick and rudder pedals it would help develop his co-ordination.

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