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Posts tagged “A2A Simulations”

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The Flare Path: Propliner Perfection

The DLC page for Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition doesn't do the alleged Best Simulation Game Ever Made any favours. Littered with the unambitious, the mediocre, and the aged (the listed 'release dates' are highly misleading) it suggests a third-party development scene short on craftsmanship and almost completely devoid of excellence. I fear there are users out there who assume that the tired selection…

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Feature: Military morsels. Mainly.

The Flare Path: Topical Titbits

Q's tail is a trip hazard. V and J often fall over in high winds. B lacks dignity*. Rain tends to collect in M and U... Many letters of the alphabet have inherent flaws but here at The Flare Path we treat all 26 with equal respect when we're compiling one of our breathtakingly superficial alphabetical sim and wargaming news round-ups. * It's easily transformed into…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Accosts Accomplished Add-On Artisans

2014 wasn't exactly a bumper year for standalone flight sim releases. Apart from the flak-nibbled IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, and eccentric WWI curios like ILYA Muromets and Canvas Knights simulated clouds had simulated skies almost all to themselves. Fortunately the add-on sector was as vigorous and ambitious as ever. Today in The Flare Path I catch up with five top flight sim supplementers, all…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Explains Rumpelstiltsims

Any reasonably competent sim dev can turn heads with a finely modelled Tiger tank, Vulcan bomber, or Schienenzeppelin railcar. It takes a rare talent to do the same with a vehicle so ubiquitous, so achingly ordinary, even a picture of it has the power to... power... to... ZZZ ZZZZ ZZZZ ZZZZ ZZZ ZZZ.

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Feature: Simulation & Wargame News

The Flare Path: Mustangled Up In Blue

You can tell a lot about a person from their favourite WW2 fighter. Hawker Hurricane admirers are hardworking, realistic, and loyal. Bf 109 fans are contrary and meticulous. Fiat Freccia fiends are Italian. Westland Whirlwind worshippers are prone to melancholy, and often smell faintly of aniseed. Mustang devotees are bold, impatient and have a very low tolerance for silly Flare Path introductions that claim you…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame news

The Flare Path: This One’s For Dobbs

October 18, 1923. While watching sycamore keys twirl from trees in a Kiev park, a young engineer called Igor Sikorsky has an extraordinary idea. What if rotary motion could be used to dry damp laundry. That evening over beer and mushroom broth in a local hostelry, Igor describes his idea to hard-of-hearing colleague Wolfgang Helicopter. The rest is history. This week is whirlybird week here…

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