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rodion_zero
10-29-2004, 06:23 PM
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All AOTP veterans and fans, say SLYE! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I realized that many of the combat simmers here in their late 20's or 30's started their combat flightsimming "carreer" with this venerable classic. I was able to play this sometime in 1993 and believe it or not, I still take a peek at it from time to time (and no, I never played CFS2), using DOSBox. Although I started my combat flight simming in 1987 (Spectrum Holobyte's FALCON v1.0), it was AOTP that really brought countless hours of sheer excitement and enjoyment. My brother and I took turns at playing this great sim, and AOTP became one of our "bonding" moments, and until this very day, with the advent of multiplayer gaming, we share the same enthusiasm when it comes to combat games. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Also, this this is important to me because it is perhaps the very first sim that introduced me to the world of game modification via HEX editing! I remember being able to change colors of some aircraft by mere HEX tweaks, and believe it or not I even managed to insert my own custom-built aicraft, the XP-54 "Airacobra", the stats of which I got from an old Jane's source. Later, I managed to port this skill to other games and began a fulfilling hobby of game modification (mods...I dunno if anyone remembers Red Storm Entertainment's Rogue Spear and Urban Operations, but I made a lot of mods for that game sometime in 1999-2001).

In honor of this sim and its fans, I recorded some of the in-game music and converted them to MP3. I'm making the MAIN MENU music available for download now:

http://www.angelfire.com/games5/rodion/aotp_menu1.zip

Unzip anywhere and play http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

What I personally did for my PF was to replace the default menu music with this one (WAV version of course), and boy did it bring back great memories of those late nights back in college, playing AOTP til the wee morning hours. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

If you guys like more, I shall post the Japanese menu music and the intro music as well.

Happy simming, fellow AOTP vets!

-RODION

Wseivelod
10-29-2004, 06:35 PM
Hello,

I too, am an AOTP veteran. I'm not in my 20's or 30's. I started younger then most of you. I was 8 when I first played AOE, then later, I started on AOTP. Now, I am 18, and will be 19 on OCT. 31. So cheers you guyz, I think I am going to go chug a 40 oz now.

Buh bye

chris455
10-29-2004, 06:37 PM
I'm 45 and I LOVED AOTP.

rodion_zero
10-29-2004, 06:40 PM
Uh, guys, my free Angelfire account doesn't seem to work well with ZIPfiles http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif So I hope you can bear waiting for the MP3's until I find a better server to upload them into.

-RODION

ArgonV
10-29-2004, 06:41 PM
21 here. Loved it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VW-IceFire
10-29-2004, 08:19 PM
I played AOTP when I was...oh I think it was 9 or 10. I loved it...still do. Still play it through DOSBox emulation software.

Flight sims have come a long way!

Waldo.Pepper
10-29-2004, 08:27 PM
I still have AOTP on a shelf behind me. My first flight sim was Knight of the Sky on a 286. I'm old.

ShadowHawk__
10-29-2004, 08:27 PM
Probably my favourite game of all time, with AOE coming in a close second. Was really the first flight sim for me. I remember the 1946 addon, flying F7Fs and F8Fs off the deck was definitely awesome.

Wemic
10-29-2004, 09:53 PM
Definitely was a great bit of fun. I'm gazing at my shelf and still see some classics up there: Red Baron II, EAW, EF2000, Tornado...good god, I see F19 Stealth Fighter still up there! Those were heady days.

Wemic

MK2aw
10-29-2004, 10:36 PM
I am 37.
I am an AOTP veteran. I played it from the 386 days into the Pentium era. I remember I had to use a program called go slo or something to slow it down a bit.

Probably the greatest simming experience i ever had (well falcon 3.0 and red baron were very close and so is the entire Il2 series including PF now). Do you remember the 1946 add on? man alive when that was released it felt like a new game again. I must of played with the Kikka for another year.

I started back with F-15 strike eagle commodore 64, then battle hawks 1942, battle over Britain, Swotl, Red Baron, then AOTP etc.

Mk2aw

D.H.S.
10-29-2004, 10:40 PM
I bought AOTP when I was 13 from Walmart, then AOE the following year. I'm 24 now and still have the original box, manual, and CD's.

Cpt.Confidence
10-30-2004, 12:57 AM
AOTP= IMHO the greatest game of all time. (And the greatest manual, too!)

LuftKuhMist
10-30-2004, 01:21 AM
Those were the years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif...

Flight sims used to have such great documentation.

rugame
10-30-2004, 02:25 AM
26 here and loved it, Spent many hours in this baby, and I really liked the 1946 addon

I cut my teeth on Battlehawks 1942 and moved up to BOB:TFH and then to my all time fav flight sim of all SWOTL. I had all the extra planes and I loved this game, it was the best, there is still no other game that has the same atmosphere for me as this one did (EAW was close)

Hopefully if they release the DO335, That will make the complete plane set in IL2 and it will be SWOTL remake time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bewolf
10-30-2004, 02:37 AM
Ha...great game.
Second one i played after BOB: TFH.

I guess this game gave me the final hook into simms back then. 26 here as well, btw.

DuxCorvan
10-30-2004, 03:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
I still have AOTP on a shelf behind me. My first flight sim was Knight of the Sky on a 286. I'm old. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You think you're old. First sim here: "Battlehawks 1942", in a XT 8086 that almost couldn't run the game. The Lucasfilm sequels were also great "BoB: Their Finest Hour" and "Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe".

"Aces of the Pacific" was fantastic. I also enjoyed Dinamyx's prequel "Red Baron" -IMHO, the best WW1 sim ever- and the later "Aces over Europe".

My PC history:

1989- XT 8086 8MHz, 640k RAM, No HD (!)
1992- AT 80286 16MHz, 1Mb RAM, 20Mb HD
1995- 80486 DX2 50MHz, 8Mb RAM, 420Mb HD
1998- Pentium II 350MHz, 64Mb RAM, 4Gb HD
2000----The starve years---
2003- Pentium IV 2.8GHz, 1Gb RAM, 80Gb HD

And all this running sims, sims and sims. I think I have nearly them all. Always the first 'kid' in the stores... I remember buying SWOTL in that gorgeous giant box, with that interesting book as manual... SoundBlaster sounds and VGA 256 colors! WOW! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-30-2004, 03:42 AM
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Hello;

Going along memory lane, you should also remembre;
"Battlehawk 1942" from Lucasfilms !
It is my first airgame, it did have two types of Wildcat, the SBD, the Devastator, the Zero, the Val and the Kate as flyable planes and there where no other in the game. The game did cover the battles of Coral sea and Midway nothing more but how many hours of fun from this VGA game it was magic.
I did not begin at a young age to play PC games but I am older (50) and did buy my first PC early (an Amstrad 286 with one MB of memory).
I want also to thanks Oleg and his great co-workers for this great game(s). Thanks.

Sensei

rodion_zero
10-30-2004, 08:46 AM
It's a good thing some people mentioned SWOTL because it too, is among my favorite classic combat flight sims, as well as BOB:TFH. This is my simming chronology:

1986: Microsoft Flight Simulator v2.02
1987: Spectrum Holobyte Falcon 1.0
1988: F-19 Stealth Fighter
1989: MS Flight Simulator 3.0
1990: (busy with some other games, RPG etc.)
1991: F-117 Stealth 2.0, LHX Attack Chopper
1992: BF:1942, BOB:TFH, SWOTL
1993: AOTP, 1946
1994: FALCON 3.0, MS Flight Simulator 4.0
1995: (busy trying to finish college LOL)
1996: (busy with some other games, RPG, FPS etc.)
1997: MS Flight Simulator for Windows 95, Gunship 2000
1998: MS Flight Simulator 98, Jane's Fighters Series
1999: CFS1, Red Baron II/3D
2000: (busy with 3rd Person Tactical Shooters)
2001: EAW, Falcon 4.0
2002: MS Flight Simulator 2002, IL2
2003: MS Flight Simulator 2004
2004: IL2:FB, AEP

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BTW the AOTP Menu Music MP3 is now ready for download:

http://www.msuiit.edu.ph/astrosoc/temp/aotp_menu1.mp3

(right click and SAVE TARGET AS, 1+mb)

I can also record the SWOTL music and make it into MP3 if anyone wants that as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

-RODION