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Jul 27 2010, 00:37
Well i took a trek up to birmingham to see my cousin and my mate for our 3 monthly linkup weekend, where we have a huge setup in the mancave. We drink, smoke and play arma and free falcon/open falcon through lan. All we needed is a prison toilet and the weekend would have been complete. Anyhow we have
3 pcs, 1 server pc 1 spare laptop, 3 cougar thrustmaster hotas control sticks/throttle, 3 track ir pro headsets, 3 saitek pedals (for rudder) and custom made hotas mounts made by my cousin. Ambient lighting attached to the back of the table and 3 men all in one room. The heat given off was absolutly unbearable. im sure a helicopter flying over would have taken a thermal reading and believed the mancave to be a marjuana farm. awesome weekend. Pics below
Jul 27 2010, 01:44
FreeFalcon 5.5 rocks : )
Jul 27 2010, 07:56
yeah we have all settings set to realistic and all 3 of us do wing tip formation flying before giving the enemy base some serious dakka!
That is so awesome, nice work :)
Jul 29 2010, 12:05
Love the lighting, great atmosphere. :D
Jul 29 2010, 20:47
Looks very lovely :)
Now if I may hijack the thread for just a little bit: can somebody point me in the direction for a website for downloading TEs for Falcon 4 Allied Force. I know there are some on the FF 5.5 forums but i dont think they would work with AF obviously, right ?
Jul 29 2010, 20:54
Awesome Archamedes! :D Hope you posted that over at FF! :)
@<hidden>: no, the FF TEs won't work on AF and vice versa. They are really different games... err.... sims now. ;) If you don't get a satisfactory response here, try SimHQ. I believe many of the AF fanbois... err... fans are there. :)
Would be great if Frugal's came back....
Jul 30 2010, 12:27
no not posted it over there, my cousin is in with them big time and is close to the developers. Im sure he's already posted the pics. We only meet up once every 3 months for a weekend and it seems, every time i go up there, falcon always has a new patch that requires a fresh reinstall. Its still buggy, and we get our crash that boots one of us out the game, but for a game that was released in 1998 it has really come a long way, its like a grandad who wanted to die 10 years ago has been kept alive on life support and new technology.
We did a 3 way coop campaign. It took about an hour and a half (real time) to get to the target, we had wing tip formations all the way, even had to do an air refuel. Very intense and after giving the base some serious dakka with jdams, and ccip bomb settings it was another hour and a half back with no auto pilot. It was a great sense of achievment when touching down. We all had a cigar and rested our strained and hurting arms.
We all said that an ultra realistic fighter sim is needed and as falcon is the only real one that has super realistic settings and buttons etc.. we are sticking with it. However we have heard that the developers who made dcs black shark are in the process of developing an uber realistic a-10 sim. anyone not seen black shark, i suggest you search on youtube for the 10 minute ramp start video. Thats 10 minutes of pressing pretty much every button and switch in the helicopter in order to get it off the ground and armed for combat.
Jul 30 2010, 13:33
its like a grandad who wanted to die 10 years ago has been kept alive on life support and new technology.
Ah - you've met Hustler?! :D (JUST KIDDING HUSTLER! You know I love you man!) ;)
Anyway, post/PM me your cousin's nickname. Its been a couple years now since I was deep into F4 dev with FF, but it would be cool if I knew him.
Glad you're enjoying it. Indeed, F4 (and the FF variant specifically) has come a long way, and looks to be ever-improving. It seems like every time I go to the forums (which is rarely these days), there's always posts from new players.
It is, indeed, the best military aircraft flight simulator you can use without being in the military.
And Black Shark did seem to be the only real competition.
Jul 30 2010, 13:42
yeah my cousin is simon jones, he usually goes by the name mr calm. not sure if thats what he uses on the falcon forum but i know hes always one there
Jul 30 2010, 13:51
Hmmm... cool. He must be a new guy. Great to get some new, younger, guys in there.
Jul 30 2010, 13:59
hes been on there for a good 2 years from what i know, maybe longer. wil lask him what his username is
Jul 30 2010, 18:10
Think we had an e-pilot named calm-something in the FF5 online sessions (you know, where only handsome Oden and derStef goes "excellent") before the Stef incident at FF
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