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Just out to point out, this is now for sale on Steam for £1.24. Ok, so its now 20 years old, but its far more complicated and interesting than I remember it. Remarkably it actually runs fine under windows 10, and looks reasonable with more advanced graphics cards.

 

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1.74€ from Steam...damn, that is a steal...

 

Installing.

 

I also had the original, it's in storage in some country, donno which one... :D

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Its still good. Ok, so Ive some issues with starting the damn thing up and taxiing it to the runway, because the computer thinks it can do a better job (its probably right) and interfering at awkward moments when I change screens. But its really built around the navigation, the bomb aiming and the air gunnery, so its a minor gripe at best. Im actually amazed it looks as good as it does for a 20 year old game.

 

There are some renders of the new B17 game that Microprose are working on. I can only hope that gets a release one day, because it some excellent modelling.

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQWcXwhWkAU1Q3B?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

 

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQbjHuoWAAAva_Z?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPKRcuqWkAAvW4I?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

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  • 2 months later...

Now that I have my Thrustmaster joystick, been firing up this and IL-2:1946.

 

I am saddened how bad pilot I am :D

 

Including head-on collision with Zero in latter....

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That'd be...epic.

 

I have experience with team games...like War in the East where I stole (accidentally) couple of armies from STAVKA....

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By all means remember to start a new thread, I'm very interested.

 

It's NDA stuff, but it's lot like WitW on steroids, except easier to play.

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