Started by republic, October 28, 2013, 06:25:38 AM
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Quote from: Yskonyn on November 02, 2013, 02:33:45 PMQuote from: Toonces on November 02, 2013, 01:21:19 PMThis is going to sound so pessimistic, but I've stopped waiting and hoping for DCS to fill my modern combat flight sim needs.If it happens it happens, and if not it doesn't. One could die from anticipation waiting for all the projects "in the works."Despite the fact I am really digging the A-10C, I am seriously looking back to Falcon again. Plans for 2014 releases by the BMS team seem to have pretty cool stuff for the old lady! Pretty exciting. Mostly because I am fed up with a) the theatre of ops and b) the instability of mutiplayer with every darn new patch.Doing the Teamspeak/TARS dance time and again is tiring.If only I could find a decent Falcon Wing who are accomodating to irregular working schedules.
Quote from: Toonces on November 02, 2013, 01:21:19 PMThis is going to sound so pessimistic, but I've stopped waiting and hoping for DCS to fill my modern combat flight sim needs.If it happens it happens, and if not it doesn't. One could die from anticipation waiting for all the projects "in the works."
Quote from: undercovergeek on November 02, 2013, 05:21:03 PMIt's there such a thing as a beginner flight SIM? I'm not too keen on spending a load on joysticks, track irs (whatever they are!)and the other bits of kit
Quote from: Toonces on November 02, 2013, 06:49:05 PM@ Yassy-I think the reason BMS installs over original Falcon rather than Allied Force is because the basis of BMS is the leaked source code. From what I remember, just before MicroProse closed up a disgruntled employee posted up the Falcon source code on the internet. If you remember eRazor, I think a lot of his mods were based upon that.At any rate, BMS splintered or evolved from the OpenFalcon guys that were using the source code for their mod. Freefalcon on the other hand actually bought the rights to Falcon and were therefore free to develop without being hassled. The other groups have always been trying to stay one step ahead of the law. Allied Force was sanctioned or affiliated with Hasbro, which most definitely cares about their proprietary code. So, by using the Falcon 4 .exe I think BMS exploits a loophole and can call itself a "mod" for Falcon. Since MicroProse no longer exists, nobody gives a shit. But if they had developed based on Allied Force they'd likely have been shut down. It's very much a gray area. I think that it is one of the reasons BMS is so super-sensitive about any discussions of payment on their website; the last thing they want is for anyone to even perceive that they might be making money from Falcon.The development of Falcon is a very interesting story. I'll see if I can find the link to the story- it's interesting even if you're not into the sim.