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Topic # 233385 14-Apr-2018 01:03
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Hi gamer,

 

 

 

before I start I have frankly to state that I don't have any glue about gaming in detail. What I'm looking for is a not too demanding (in terms of add-on equipment/panels) flight simulator for Win and/or Linux/ubuntu, capable to do missions with others in the internet flying together as a squadron in multi Player dogfight environment - preferably with old WWII aeroplanes.

 

I have neither a sidestick nor a throttle yet (but if you have any recommendation I would highly appreciate) and I don't like to scavenge the cockpits of some real birds I know around me to get their instruments.

 

 

 

What I('ll) have:

 

32" 4k display

 

a mouse

 

a keyboard (with ruggedized gamer switches and I believe macro switches as well)

 

a intercom headset

 

in the next 2-3 weeks a Hades Canyon NUC, 2x8GB RAM, 512GB SSD.

 

I plan to add a sidestick and a thrust lever later on.

 

 

 

What could you suggest to have a closer look as a gaming noob to start with?

 

 

 

Thanks a lot.





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  Reply # 1999026 18-Apr-2018 23:53
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I found it by deeper investigation and cancel my request.

 

In the meantime I got the completing components for the barebone and still wait for the final shipment of the *BEAST*.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1999829 20-Apr-2018 14:12
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Out of interest what did you find?

 

War Thunder is the closest thing I can think of, it has arcade & simulator modes, and is especially cool because it supports VR.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1999865 20-Apr-2018 14:54
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Dairyxox:

 

Out of interest what did you find?

 

War Thunder is the closest thing I can think of, it has arcade & simulator modes, and is especially cool because it supports VR.

 

 

I'll go with the open source 'FlightGear' which has multi player mode, warbirds and VR support.





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  Reply # 1999878 20-Apr-2018 15:18
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Wow that looks really nice. I'm glad I asked now, as I'd never heard of it.


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  Reply # 2000091 21-Apr-2018 01:43
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Good old Microsoft flight simulator has add on that allow VR. 




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  Reply # 2000650 22-Apr-2018 14:53
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afe66:

 

Good old Microsoft flight simulator has add on that allow VR. 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately it's not the best in terms of flight dynamics and scenery.





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  Reply # 2000694 22-Apr-2018 16:28
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My first thought was to suggest FlightGear but I see you found that.

 

I haven't tried this, but World of Warplanes looks interesting, tho it looks like it is full of in-game purchases.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2000931 23-Apr-2018 10:38
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How about finding the actual game you want to play and workout the hardware from there.

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  Reply # 2000999 23-Apr-2018 11:54
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IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey was a very good game apparently, well reviewed, had easy modes though to really difficult stuff. Old and a bit difficult to find though. Not sure how it might like a modern PC. Anyway, just a thought.





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  Reply # 2001012 23-Apr-2018 12:06
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The il2 series is still going. Most recent variant came out 2017 and are available on Steam and has online coop play I think.

But each of his/her friends need a have bought it too, and these series have accurate flight models so will have a learning curve...

There are alternatives such as War Hammer with game arcade modes according to Wikipedia which might be better fit.

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  Reply # 2001014 23-Apr-2018 12:15
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Didn't know it was still going. Am not up to date on such things. Am not a gamer, mentioned it as No. 1 midget had / has a copy for his old XBox 360. He liked it but wasn't patient enough to play in Expert mode, or whatever its called. If its possible to still progress from an easy mode to the tough stuff thought it might appeal.





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  Reply # 2001028 23-Apr-2018 12:32
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Other thoughts.

Seriously, get a basic joystick from the start.


The thumb joystick controls your point of view so you can look for your opponent independently of the direction of flight. (this is why pilots used to have silk scarfs because they were chalfing their necks from looking all around them)

(Think about head direction controller such as trackir or similar not vital but interesting accessory)

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  Reply # 2001032 23-Apr-2018 12:38
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Tinkerisk:

afe66:


Good old Microsoft flight simulator has add on that allow VR. 



Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately it's not the best in terms of flight dynamics and scenery.



Actually, you will find it has the widest/best selection of scenery because it's been round for long time and subsequent Sims like prepar3d still use it.

http://windowlight.co.nz/godzoneWP/

You can download, photo realistic NZ scenery and NZ airports that have been created by NZ users.

Downloadable expansion sets can make FXS flight dynamics very accurate if you want.

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  Reply # 2001033 23-Apr-2018 12:39
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Tinkerisk:

 

afe66:

 

Good old Microsoft flight simulator has add on that allow VR. 

 

 

Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately it's not the best in terms of flight dynamics and scenery.

 

 

 

 

I can't speak for the flight dynamics, but I toyed with MS flight simulator a few years ago. I ended up buying a hi-definition mesh and photoreal scenery for NZ and other parts of the world and it ended up looking pretty good. I just had a quick google and it appears to look even better now.




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  Reply # 2001173 23-Apr-2018 15:27
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Thanks a lot for your suggestions. I'll check it hands-on when the NUC has arrived.





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