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Digital Gaming => Computer Gaming => Topic started by: Grim.Reaper on June 18, 2021, 06:00:28 PM

Title: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 18, 2021, 06:00:28 PM
Rowan releasing one of their former games.....maybe they will consider Mig Alley someday.....releases June 21

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1643470/Flying_Corps/
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 18, 2021, 06:57:36 PM
Does it even support Windows 10?
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Staggerwing on June 18, 2021, 07:14:03 PM
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 98, 2000, ME or XP (Windows 95 not supported)
Processor: 400 MHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent
Graphics: DirectX
DirectX: Version 5.2
Storage: 70 MB available space


Exactly the reason to keep a few nice old Win98 and XP rigs around. Maybe even a Win95 box if you really want to hedge your bets on even older games.
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Tripoli on June 18, 2021, 07:22:27 PM
Looks like it is only OS: Windows 98, 2000, ME or XP.  While I really liked FC back in the day, I'm not sure that this will be worth it, especially when Wings over Flanders Field is available.
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Destraex on June 18, 2021, 07:39:23 PM
Perhaps it will run in one of the windows 10 compatibility mode. Otherwise a virtual machine might be in order.
Might I add that the English in the Steam description is a little broken.
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Gusington on June 19, 2021, 06:39:03 AM
Ordinarily my instinct would be to snatch it up but in this case because of the OS thing and the simple age of the game…not so much.
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Vox on June 19, 2021, 06:57:57 AM
Rowan?? They were known for their quality of their flight sims. It  was a sad day for me when they  dissolved. They were kind to release SC for their sims. FC, MigAlley, Battle of Britain  and others.   I still play MA occasionally on a old PC, and BOB2 with the BDG 2.13 patch on a Win 7 machine.

 BOB2 is a real "time machine" and a single player's dream. Still plays great.  Unfortunately, attempts at running BOB2 and the last BDG 2.13 patch under Win 10 have failed. Thus further development has stalled.  They could use help if anyone out there.
https://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=10&sid=7fe565194c9af86d49826fd9f900ab69
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Toonces on June 19, 2021, 09:10:50 AM
What a bloody waste of time.   ::)
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Staggerwing on June 19, 2021, 10:16:58 AM
I remember the BOB game as being pretty nice. IIRC, you can play from the map alone or dive in and fly some of the planes yourself.

The keyboard controls on Rowan games can be a bit overwhelming at first though. My first Rowan game was Air Power ( a Steampunky zeppelin-launched fighters game) and I struggled a bit to fly and use all the keys at the same time. A nice programmable HOTAS set up would have been nice to have back then.
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: steve58 on June 19, 2021, 12:46:41 PM
Still have my Flying Corps Gold box up on a shelf.  Seems kind of silly to re-release it, but not at least mod it to run on modern OSs/PCs.  Like Tripoli said, not worth it with Wings over Flanders Field and also Rise of Flight available.
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Father Ted on June 20, 2021, 11:21:23 AM
My Dad had this and I was so jealous (my PC wasn't up to it) - it all just looked so realistic!  It does make me wonder how good flight sims could be in 25 years' time...
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: SirAndrewD on June 20, 2021, 09:53:48 PM
What a bloody waste of time.   ::)

My sentiments exactly.  A total C-Tease. 

I mean, I'd do bloody murder for a remaster of the Rowan games, especially MiG Alley.
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Tripoli on June 21, 2021, 06:05:00 AM
What a bloody waste of time.   ::)

My sentiments exactly.  A total C-Tease. 

I mean, I'd do bloody murder for a remaster of the Rowan games, especially MiG Alley.

Ditto.  I am surprised that no one has.   MA was excellent
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Gusington on June 21, 2021, 09:13:09 AM
^+2
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Sir Slash on June 21, 2021, 10:38:49 AM
I well recall drooling all over those game boxes back in the day.  :dreamer:
Title: Re: Rowan Comeback - Flying Corps
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 21, 2021, 10:42:37 AM
Rowan and its progeny are responsible for some of the greatest flight sims of all time. In addition to the Rowan line, i believe some of the main founders of Rowan eventually broke off and started DID, which brought us EU2000 and F22.  Late 90s and early 2000s were definitely the golden age of combat flight sims, although I'm hard pressed to complain with the glory that is DCS, but it would still be nice to have some other competitors for high end combat simming, especially in VR.