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MB_Avro_UK
09-13-2006, 02:28 PM
hi all,

Today I downloaded the Flyboys game demo. If you have never heard of Flyboys you must be new to this forum http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

It can be found here:

http://www.flyboysgame.com/

I am not a qualified judge of quality so I will leave this to many others here who are better qualified. I am always interested in any new WW1 Aviation sims.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

F6_Ace
09-13-2006, 02:34 PM
eh..you said 'my opinion' then didn't really give one(!)

I suspect you have to be wary of any game that boasts "easter eggs" although the ones in Deus Ex were quite good.

Xiolablu3
09-13-2006, 02:36 PM
Hope its Crimson Skies style dogfight fun.

I loved Crimson Skies.

MB_Avro_UK
09-13-2006, 03:23 PM
hmmm...no takers?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

han freak solo
09-13-2006, 03:36 PM
I just downloaded it here at the office.

I've giver 'er a whirl in a bit.

MB_Avro_UK
09-13-2006, 03:51 PM
hey HFS,

We await your views...

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Xiolablu3
09-13-2006, 04:04 PM
I will download it and try it later guys http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

han freak solo
09-13-2006, 04:16 PM
Need.
Joystick.
Mouse Fly.
Difficult.

Looks like fun though. I'll give it another shot tonight.

Kuna_
09-13-2006, 04:51 PM
Not a bad game IMO.
But needs some improvement. I'm not much amazed by either sound or visual.

On scale one to five I give it 3/5.

I flew a mission with joystick, but those keys need some major remapping... to suit my hat switch. I couldn't look around with mouse?! Only num pad keys. Thankfully I have much experience from FB so cockpit view with even not looking around (strait forward) is still good to play that game. Especially so if icons (directions) are on (they are by default).

One thing that I liked are names (!!?) of the Ai that you shot down. That way you will see message "razor has been killed" "You destroyed BiGHead's main elevator" etc. etc.
Nice touch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif.

BTW like F6 ace, I also wonder about MB_Avro_UK opinion. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MB_Avro_UK
09-13-2006, 05:19 PM
Hi Kuna,

I was not impressed. I flew on max settings but the whole thing seemed arcadey. I landed on a stained tablecloth..

IL2 is way ahead.

Maybe I'm wrong (not for the first time lol).

Best Regards,
MB_aVRO.

PF_Coastie
09-13-2006, 05:48 PM
PURE ARCADE guys.

I flew my first mission and got 32 airkills before I finally had to quit.

VMF-214_HaVoK
09-13-2006, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
PURE ARCADE guys.

I flew my first mission and got 32 airkills before I finally had to quit.

Maybe your just really gooooood! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

PF_Coastie
09-13-2006, 06:57 PM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
PURE ARCADE guys.

I flew my first mission and got 32 airkills before I finally had to quit.

Maybe your just really gooooood! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LMAO, Hardly!

MB_Avro_UK
09-13-2006, 07:03 PM
hi all,

Any tips as to how to uninstall ?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

PF_Coastie
09-13-2006, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
hi all,

Any tips as to how to uninstall ?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Add/remove programs or All Programs/Ient Total sims/flyboys game demo/uninstall.

wayno7777
09-13-2006, 08:49 PM
Hope it didn't have Starforce in it like the Blazing Angels demo did. Still ranked about that....

Bearcat99
09-13-2006, 09:18 PM
What we need to do is realize that 1C has set the bar so high.... and we who have been here for any length of time... will not be satisfied with anything that doesnt at the very least offer what we have here.
That means to me if I cant get the thrill I get when I take up the biplanes in this sim and fly them in combat..... then it really is just a waste of time and HD space.

Heavy_Metal1982
09-13-2006, 09:19 PM
I installed and played it, thought it was alright. It wasn't totally arcade like Heros of the Pacific. I liked the fact that you knew that you damaged such and such of your target. Although it was too confusing to play. I didn't know what team I was on.. First I was shooting the red team since I thought that they were German. Then I saw that they both teams had British markings http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

It was ok, but it just looked like a cleaner looking Red Baron 3D game... although without the fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif It's now off my PC. This demo did have a bright side though... it makes me look forward to Knights of the Sky even more http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TAW_Oilburner
09-13-2006, 09:40 PM
This is a re-do of RedBaron3d. I was playing RB3D today for the heck of it and saw this thread. Downloaded and played and it's the same game with updated graphics.

Xiolablu3
09-14-2006, 11:13 AM
I think you can safely say that it will be crimson skies style arcade, so lets get that out of the way.

Just how much fun is it in a Crimson Skies/Heroes of the Pacific style?

I loved Crimson Skies, but fdid like the HOTP game too much.

Crimson Skies had some great dogfighting action, with selectable bullet type etc. Really enjoyable game.

I forgot to download this last night, but will get it tonight and report back.

LEBillfish
09-14-2006, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
PURE ARCADE guys.

I flew my first mission and got 32 airkills before I finally had to quit.

Maybe your just really gooooood! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nooooo..........I've flown against him in RedBaron3d..........Game must be ultra arcade http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

PF_Coastie
09-14-2006, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
PURE ARCADE guys.

I flew my first mission and got 32 airkills before I finally had to quit.

Maybe your just really gooooood! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nooooo..........I've flown against him in RedBaron3d..........Game must be ultra arcade http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL, Good one Billfish! But I was just a rookie then. You experienced RB3Ders ate me for lunch, thats for sure.

Those were some fun times. I sure do Miss Pink Panther and Cornbread(wrongway). They have not been around for a long time. Panther taught me everything I know about E fighting.

Haigotron
09-14-2006, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by PF_Coastie:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
hi all,

Any tips as to how to uninstall ?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Add/remove programs or All Programs/Ient Total sims/flyboys game demo/uninstall. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

sure if you wanna do it the "automatic" way...just delete the folder, go to Regedit, and delete the entries...then mock technology and that movie based vg...

BillyTheKid_22
09-14-2006, 04:09 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

MB_Avro_UK
09-14-2006, 04:57 PM
thanks for the delete advice guys...

I'd tried the 'Add or Remove Programmes' but no success.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

BillyTheKid_22
09-14-2006, 05:14 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif I downloaded Flyboys GAME DEMO!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

lraccajr
09-16-2006, 11:08 AM
http://myweb.cableone.net/darkmoments/york/fbdemo.wmv

http://myweb.cableone.net/darkmoments/york/pen.jpg

lraccajr
09-16-2006, 05:41 PM
more online action

http://myweb.cableone.net/darkmoments/flyboys/fb1.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/darkmoments/flyboys/fb2.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/darkmoments/flyboys/fb3.jpg
http://myweb.cableone.net/darkmoments/flyboys/fb4.jpg

Xiolablu3
09-16-2006, 06:36 PM
Looks fun but I dont like the Icons. Would be better to have to ID the enemy planes yourself.

Is the online action any good?

james_ander
09-16-2006, 08:26 PM
It's sad that in 5 years there is not a prop sim that will even compete with the original IL2. There are some things I like about BoB2:WOV, but I would still choose the original IL2 over this if these were my only choices.

p1ngu666
09-16-2006, 10:23 PM
oh come on, target ware is much better http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

lraccajr
09-17-2006, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Looks fun but I dont like the Icons. Would be better to have to ID the enemy planes yourself.

Is the online action any good?

all you have to do is click F2 to toggle the icons to off...

cajun16
09-19-2006, 05:06 PM
Downloaded Demo and played for 2 days. Was not impressed with either the single player or MP functions. Yeah, a lot like RD3D, better graphics, but game play leaves a lot to be desired. Think I will pass on this one and hope the Red Baron movie will bring about an excellent PC game. One of the posters on this subject got it right...1C has raised the bar and most of us will not be satisfied with this (Flyboys) type of game.

Doug_Thompson
09-19-2006, 08:39 PM
What's the status of "Knights of the Sky" anyway?

shahram177
09-20-2006, 02:03 PM
Like most games based on movies this game sucks!
They could have utilized the IL2 engine they could have utilized X plane engine but no they used comadore 64 technology in an XBox 360 world!
Thanks but no thanks!

Tater-SW-
09-20-2006, 02:09 PM
The game is actually "Dawn of Aces" which is the WW1 version of WarBirds. Sounds like they elected to set it up as a free for all arena. Every time I played DoA at WarBirds, it was a historical arena with Germans vs Allies. The icons have all kinds of possible settings as well as a host setting.

Haven't played in in a loooong time though.

tater

lraccajr
09-20-2006, 04:30 PM
when the full version flyboys comes out, ill personally post some more screenshots of it, because i for one will be playing it,,,,

Tater-SW-
09-20-2006, 04:42 PM
Regarding loads of kills, the WB engine has AI planes, even online, so there is every possibility you were shooting down drones---and I have no idea what they have the AI set to for Flyboys. Expecting loads of noobs, it might be dumbed way down.

tater

BaronUnderpants
09-20-2006, 05:29 PM
Flyboys demo...is that a flight sim? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Could have fooled me.

Reminds me of "Airfix..something" ( u know, the one where u fly arround insside a house as a model airplane, blowing up toytanks and planes )....exept Airfix have better graphics.

lraccajr
09-20-2006, 06:46 PM
new screens from the full version...


http://flyboysgame.com/art/media/media_lg1.jpg
http://flyboysgame.com/art/media/media_lg2.jpg
http://flyboysgame.com/art/media/media_lg3.jpg
http://flyboysgame.com/art/media/media_lg4.jpg
http://flyboysgame.com/art/media/media_lg5.jpg
http://flyboysgame.com/art/media/media_lg6.jpg

Xiolablu3
09-21-2006, 07:57 AM
Looks nice to me, I will give it a try http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I like arcade flying games as long as they are fun too play.

I still dont think one has been done better than Crimson Skies on the PC tho, yet.

Its the little things, like being able to chose AP or Incenary Ammo, which made it great.

Tater-SW-
09-21-2006, 08:07 AM
WarBirds (and DoA) has EZ mode settings, just like Il-2 does. There is every possibility that the for Flyboys they have EZ mode turned on, expecting noobs.

tater

Worf101
09-21-2006, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Looks nice to me, I will give it a try http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I like arcade flying games as long as they are fun too play.

I still dont think one has been done better than Crimson Skies on the PC tho, yet.

Its the little things, like being able to chose AP or Incenary Ammo, which made it great.
Hey X-Man, another BIG "Crimson Skies" lover here. Nothing like Bi-Planes with big honking .60 Caliber machine guns with hot and armor piercing rounds. Plus I thought the whole "alternative history" thing with a fractured U.S. and regional and private air forces, was just a hoot. I'd pay good money for a sequel to that game.

Da Worfster

triad773
09-21-2006, 09:13 AM
Thanks for the ratings guys, I had started downloading it then read the rest of the thread. I cancelled the d/l. Like Bearcat said, IL-2 set my expectations so hi that anything else pales in comparison (for now).

Looking forward to the lovely new maps for North Afrika here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Rommel's dust! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Triad

Doolittle81
09-21-2006, 01:35 PM
I downloaded. installed. ARCADE. Easily 5 years or more behind the power curve. I pity anyone who buys a retail version of this. 15 minutes later I tried to uninstall. Intentionally, or otherwise, the uninstall does not work simply...After trying a few times I had to use Windows SystemRestore to go back to where I was an hour earlier and deleting this Demo in the process. Bottom line: Wasted an hour of my life.


I hope going to the "Flyboys" movie tomorrow will not be the same disappointment.

Platypus_1.JaVA
09-21-2006, 01:59 PM
It must be hollywood's style of combat, no reloading needed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But any fly-game will do. Altough I'm a realism freak, I liked Crimson skies alot. arcade can be fun indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif But here you probably won't be able to build your own aircraft. I will give it a try tough...

aircargoo
09-22-2006, 01:51 PM
NAAA...ILFB MUCH BETTER...NICE TRY THOU....LOL